Good Evening,
We hope you had a restful Memorial Day weekend. In this issue of City Beat, we'll be outlining some upcoming community events being offered by the city, including Surf's Up San Gabriel on June 8 - the kickoff to our Summer Nights series.

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Metro elects to fund road improvements in lieu of completing 710 gap
Photo by Walt Mancini
Last Thursday, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) - in a 12 to 0 vote - elected to fund local road improvements instead of closing the 4.5 mile SR-710 gap between Alhambra and Pasadena. One of five options proposed by Metro staff, these improvements (known as the "Transportation System Management/Transportation Demand Management" option) would channel $105 million of Measure R funds to develop and implement local road improvements within the San Gabriel Valley.

  News from City Hall
Summer Nights kicks off new season
June 8 with Surf's Up, San Gabriel
Kicking off the city's Summer Nights series, Surf's Up San Gabriel will bring live music, food trucks, games and activities to the historic Mission District on Thursday, June 8. The free event, which runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., aims to bring community members together to celebrate the start of the summer season under a festive Polynesian-themed block party.
'411 with the Chief' to be held on June 7
Ask questions, get to know San Gabriel's police chief
Police Chief Eugene Harris will be holding his monthly '411 With The Chief' event on June 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 425 S. Mission Drive.

This is your chance to ask questions and interact with Chief Harris in an informal setting. '411 With The Chief' occurs on every first Wednesday of each month. For more information, please call 626.308.2834 or email
Community celebrates Public Works Day with demonstrations, food and giveaways
Last Thursday, the Public Works Department celebrated Public Works Day with a free barbecue lunch, equipment demonstrations and giveaways for local community residents. The event, which took place at Vincent Lugo Park, was held to commemorate Public Works Day - a nationwide day meant to highlight the difficult work that goes into maintaining infrastructure across the country.

The event also featured several booths from local utilities and contractors that serve San Gabriel, including Southern California Edison, the San Gabriel Humane Society, Athens Services, West Coast Arborists and the San Gabriel County Water District. Dozens of schoolchildren and local residents were on hand to interact with our Public Works staff.

Be sure to view some photos from the event on our Facebook page.
Valdez graduates from leadership program
Congratulations to Police Lt. Fabian Valdez for graduating from one of the nation's highest ranked leadership training programs in law enforcement.

The LAPD Leadership Program, formerly known as the West Point Leadership Program, was established in 1996 as a 136-hour, four-week course attended by command staff personnel over the span of four months. 

The principal aim of the program is to teach students how to think more systematically about leadership, challenges and situational awareness. 

April finance report now available
The city's monthly financial report, which includes a revenue and expenditure summary as well as a trial balance for the month ending April 30, 2017, is now available on our website.
  Mission Playhouse
Dance showcase this weekend
Jenny An Dance Studio presents their annual dance performance Saturday evening, June 3rd, at 7:00pm. The exciting dance program will feature ballet, Chinese folk dance, jazz, and tap. For more information, please call Jenny An Dance Studio at 626.287.0602.
The San Gabriel Mission Playhouse is owned and operated by the City of San Gabriel. Unless otherwise stated, all events are presented by independent producers and are subject to change or cancellation without notice. The Mission Playhouse is not responsible for the content of such events, artistic or otherwise. The views expressed by these independent producers do not necessarily reflect those of the Mission Playhouse or the City of San Gabriel. 
  ACE construction updates
ACE photo of the week
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
Here's a look at the pavement removal process on the south half of Grand Avenue. If you look carefully, you can also see that a new base layer of pavement has been installed on the north side of the street. Photo: Daren Grilley

  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
  • Tues., June 6 - 5:30 - 7:15 p.m., Preliminary CIP and Operating Budget, City Hall, Conference Room A
  • Tues., June 6 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., June 20 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers

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Upcoming commission meetings
All meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chambers.
  • Mon., June 5 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission Meeting
  • Mon., June 12 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting
  • Mon., June 26 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission Meeting
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  Upcoming Community Events
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
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  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Plan Check Engineer - Open until filled
  • Administrative Assistant I - Continuous
  • Auto Mechanic Intern - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic- Continuous
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Multiple positions available!
  • Mission Playhouse Usher - Continuous
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Continuous
  • Police Assistant - Continuous
  • Police Cadet - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
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