Good Evening,
We hope you had a restful 4th of July. In this week's issue of City Beat, we'll be detailing the San Gabriel Police Department's new headquarters, which is expected to begin construction later this year. In addition, be sure to visit Vincent Lugo Park this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for a concert by The Band Fresh as the city continues its Summer Nights series. 

We hope to see you there!
New police headquarters to start construction in late 2017
SGPD's new 30,000 square foot facility set to open in 2019
Nearly two decades in the making, the new headquarters for the San Gabriel Police Department is poised to begin construction in late 2017. We take an inside look at the new 30,000 square foot facility that is set to open in 2019.  

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  News from City Hall
Council adopts 2017-18 fiscal year budget
New budget devotes $6.8 million to infrastructure 
The City Council has formally adopted the city's budget for fiscal year 2017-18. Overall, the budget includes proposed revenues of $55.4 million and expenditures of $54.8 million. Of those expenditures, approximately $48 million will be dedicated to the city's operating budget, with the remaining $6.8 million dedicated to infrastructure improvements across the city. These projects include improvements to street and sidewalk infrastructure, sewer division improvements and enhanced stormwater management. 
You can learn more about the new budget by reading the City Manager's budget message here, or by visiting the city's website.  
Join The Band Fresh at Vincent Lugo Park this Thursday
San Gabriel Summer Nights continues with live music
The Band Fresh will be performing at Vincent Lugo Park this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. as San Gabriel Summer Nights continues! Come join us for a concert underneath the stars as The Band Fresh plays top 40 hits!
City to hold public meeting on the Parks and Open Space Master Plan
Community meeting to be held at San Gabriel Library on July 10
The city will be hosting a public meeting to discuss the Parks and Open Space Master Plan on Monday, July 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the San Gabriel Library at 500 S. Del Mar Avenue. Featuring a findings presentation that will present information gathered from community focus groups and surveys, the meeting will allow members of the public to share their input with the city.

For more information about the Parks and Open Space Master Plan or the upcoming community meeting, please view this flier or contact Community Services Director Rebecca Perez at 626.308.2875 or at You may also RSVP on Facebook here
City celebrates Independence Day with annual Kids' Day and 4th of July Parade
Annual celebration featured food, a parade, games and more
In recognition of Independence Day, the city hosted its annual Kids' Day and 4th of July Parade this past Tuesday. Featuring games, activities, food and more, hundreds were on hand to watch the city's parade, which included local veterans, representatives from the San Gabriel Library, the Boy Scouts of America, the San Gabriel Fire Department, members from Church of our Savior and more. 

Be sure to view some of our favorite photos from yesterday's event on our Facebook page
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting awarded to the city
Award comes from the Government Finance Officers Association
The city has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for its 2015-16 fiscal year comprehensive annual financial report.

Awarded to the city for the twenty-seventh consecutive year, the certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
National Night Out to be held in the Mission District on August 1
Join the SGPD for an evening of food, music and fun
Mark your calendars and be sure to join the city and the San Gabriel Police Department on Tuesday, August 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to celebrate the 23rd annual National Night Out event!

This year, the police department will be hosting its festivities in the historic Mission District located at 320 South Mission Drive between Broadway and Santa Anita Street. Police, fire and military vehicles and equipment will be on display in addition to various public safety exhibits and demonstrations. We'll also have food and games for the whole family to enjoy. 

For more information about National Night Out, please view this poster or contact Crime Prevent Officer Stacy Gutierrez at 626.308.2846 or at
  Mission Playhouse
Playhouse receives $5,000 for facade restoration campaign
The Historical Preservation Foundation of the Native Sons of the Golden West has awarded the Playhouse a grant of $5,000 in support of the theater's facade restoration project. This grant is the second foundation grant awarded to the Playhouse's Facade Restoration Campaign - the first being an award of $25,000 from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. The Playhouse has additional foundation proposals pending, and is actively seeking individual donor support for this project.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity to help preserve a California landmark, please contact Development/Special Projects Coordinator Kelly Salloum at

  ACE construction updates
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
ACE photo of the week
Here's a look at the bridge along West Mission Road that runs over the trench. With work along the trench walls, flooring and bridges at all four railroad crossings completed, ACE officials are now focusing on mainline construction. Union Pacific crews expect to install new mainline tracks in the trench by mid-summer, allowing freight traffic to transfer from the railroad shoofly - or temporary track - onto the new permanent tracks in the trench. 

In the meantime, a contractor for ACE will remove and replace the pavement along San Gabriel Boulevard from Valley Boulevard to Interstate 10 from July 10 to August 25. During this period, northbound and southbound traffic lanes on San Gabriel Boulevard will be intermittently closed for construction. The street will remain open, and at least one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained. More information about this project can be found here
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., July 18 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., August 1 - 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., July 10 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting
  • Mon., July 24 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission Meeting
  • Mon., August 14 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission Meeting
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  Upcoming Community Events
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
Click on the links in each event for more information, or  click here for more events.
  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Senior Civil Engineer - Open until filled
  • Plan Check Engineer - Open until filled
  • Administrative Assistant I - Continuous
  • Auto Mechanic Intern - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic (Lateral) - 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 Dispatcher Clerk (Part-Time) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
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