A public hearing on the long-awaited restoration of Santa Monica Pier is scheduled for Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. in City Council chambers at City Hall.
A summary of plans that call for restoration and commercial development of the pier, a county landmark, will be presented. City staff employees will answer questions.
The plan was submitted to the City Council earlier this month for approval, but council members decided to hold a public hearing and a study session before voting.
Under the plan, designed by the nonprofit Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corp., the city would spend $7 million over three years to reenforce the pier's platform and upgrade utilities, sewage facilities and railings. A second $4-million phase, which includes a parking structure, would follow.