Good Afternoon,
Don't miss the Candidates' Forum on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mission Playhouse.

Here's what else is going on in San Gabriel this week.
Candidates' Forum set for Feb. 16
Meet the candidates
Be informed! Join your neighbors and friends at a candidates' forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the City of San Gabriel, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the Mission Playhouse.

Seven candidates, including two incumbents, are running for three seats on the City Council. Three candidates are running for City Clerk and one for City Treasurer.

Free parking will be available in the Mission Playhouse parking lot. For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Department at 626.308.2816.
  News from City Hall
SGPD commemorates fallen officer
On Tuesday, Feb. 7 2017, the San Gabriel Police Department commemorated the 91st anniversary of the killing of one of its own, police officer Elmer H. Griffin. The San Gabriel Police honored the memory of Officer Griffin by laying a beautiful wreath to memorialize his passing beside the bronze plaque in the front of the police station.

Tragically, he was not be the only San Gabriel police officer killed in the line of duty. On Sept. 6, 1933, San Gabriel police officer Alvin W. Haynes was struck and killed by a drunk driver.

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City receives CSMFO budget award
For the first time ever, the city's Finance Department received a California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) Budget Award. 

The award recognizes the city for outstanding work on the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Budget. In awarding this recognition, CSMFO evaluators look at a city's budget for transparency, clarity and accessibility.  
  Mission Playhouse
Free tango event at the Playhouse Plaza
Dance lessons, wine tasting, appetizers and music
On Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:00 p.m., come to the Mission Playhouse Plaza for Wine, Dine & Dance, a FREE event. 

Get your dancing feet ready for Valentine's Day with an authentic tango lesson and performance, along with complimentary appetizers and wine tasting, while supplies last. Then, practice what you've learned to the Latin sounds of a live DJ (Mijo Entertainment).

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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. 
Traffic alert
Vault construction on Mission Drive
Use alternate routes
Nighttime lane closures on Mission Drive and Santa Anita will take place over the next two weeks.  

Southern California Edison contractors will be installing a vault and conduits from Feb. 8 through Feb. 16 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. 

At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times with flaggers assisting motorists.  Please expect minor delays and use alternate routes when possible.

For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at 626.308.2825.

  ACE construction updates
ACE photo of the week
Questions? Call the project help line at 888.ACE.1426
Union Pacific Railroad tracks installed in the San Gabriel Trench. Photo: Daren Grilley
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • Tues., Feb. 21 - 7:30 p.m., City Council Meeting, City Hall, Council Chambers
  • Tues., Mar. 7 - 7:30 p.m., CANCELED for General Municipal Election
  • Tues., Mar. 21 - 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., Feb. 13 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
  • Mon., Feb. 27 - 7:30 p.m., Design Review Commission
  • Mon., Mar. 6 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission
Learn More

  Upcoming Community Events
Here is a list of events coming up in the San Gabriel community:
More Events

  We're hiring!
The city is recruiting for the following positions:
  • Management Assistant (Public Information Officer) - Closes Feb. 17
  • Administrative Assistant I - Open until filled
  • Mission Playhouse Stage Crew - Continuous
  • Mission Playhouse Usher - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Entry Level Recruit) - Continuous
  • Police Officer (Lateral/Academy Graduate) - Continuous
  • Police Cadet - Continuous
  • Police Dispatcher Clerk - Continuous
  • Police Assistant - Continuous
  • Firefighter/Paramedic - Continuous
  • Recreation Leader - Continuous
  • Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Continuous
Apply Now

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