Good evening, San Gabriel

Summer is quickly approaching, so be sure to mark your calendars for Surf's Up San Gabriel , occurring on June 14 in the Mission District! This year's event features a live performance by Woodie & The Longboards, food trucks, a kids zone, fun and games and more! Share this event with your friends, and be sure to RSVP on Facebook .

Also, please note that strict enforcement of temporary parking permits begins on June 1. As a general rule, temporary overnight parking permits may not be used for motor homes or commercial vehicles. You may read more about the City's parking policies here .

Now, here's what's making news for the week of May 30, 2018:
City seeks amendment for accessory dwelling units
In 2016 and 2017, Governor Brown signed several bills designed to alleviate California’s housing crisis by expediting the construction of accessory dwelling units (or ADUs). As a result of these new regulations, any local ordinance that addresses ADUs will become invalid if it does not comply with state law.

You may read more about this item and others in our June 5 City Council preview.
Commission to hear final draft of Dream Your Park plan
In October 2016, the City contracted with GreenPlay, LLC to develop San Gabriel’s first comprehensive Parks and Open Space Master Plan known as Dream Your Park . The final plan will be reviewed by the Community Services Commission at their meeting on June 4, with a public meeting held at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall.

We invite you to attend to review our final plan next Monday to learn more.
Summertime fun: sign up for a San Gabriel youth class
Youth programs are coming to San Gabriel, and Community Services is offering free programs at Smith Park, McKinley Elementary, Roosevelt Elementary and an all new program at Marshall Park.

You can play games, make crafts and more this summer. For more information on registration and events, click the link below.
LA County Public Works removes two lanes from Alhambra Wash Bridge
We’ve got some exciting progress to show you from the Alhambra Wash Bridge Replacement Project.

Since our last update, construction crews have already deconstructed a portion of the bridge, removing the bridge deck and revealing the structural beams. Crews have also begun deconstructing the roadway leading to the bridge so that the steel beams may be removed and utility lines may be relocated.
City Council to reevaluate Mission District in new study
To help draw more economic activity to the City’s historic core, the City Council has agreed to move forward with an economic analysis and feasibility study to reevaluate the Mission District.


Since the adoption of the Mission District Specific Plan in 2004, these sites have not been fully developed despite several aesthetic and infrastructure improvements. With the City Council’s decision to move forward with the study, a report will be created that studies development scenarios in the City's historic core.
Olympia Philharmonic Society at the Playhouse
The Olympia Philharmonic Society presents a free community concert this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Catch "Summer Romance" and the masterful works of the Romantic era, featuring Brahm's "Piano Concert No. 2," Dvorak's "Silent Woods," Liszt's "Les Prelude" and Offenback's "Orpheus of the Underworld Overture."
SGPD attends LA County Peace Officers memorial
Chief Harris, Captain Valdez, Captain Quijada and several SGPD police personnel attended the 49th annual Los Angeles County Peace Officers memorial ceremony and dedication. Held at the Biscailuz Center Training Academy, San Gabriel officers attended to honor heroes who ultimately gave the highest sacrifice.

San Gabriel has two officers - Officer Elmer H. Griffin and Alvin W. Haynes - who lost their lives serving Los Angeles County.
Kids day camp registration now open
Registration for summer day camp is now open at Coolidge Elementary School! This year, the camp will run from June 11 through August 17, running from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our camp features a variety of fun summer activities for youth entering 1st through 8th grade.

You must be at least six years old to register. Register now at the Community Recreation Center at 250 South Mission Drive.
Upcoming meetings
  • City Council: June 5 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
  • Community Services Commission: June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers
Upcoming events
  • Mission Playhouse: Olympia Philharmonic Society's Summer Romance on June 3 at 3:00 p.m. at 320 South Mission Drive
  • San Gabriel Fire Department: Hands on CPR on June 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 1303 South Del Mar Avenue
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