More street improvements on the way
Del Mar resurfacing and beautification programs progressing
Despite winter rain delays, a host of major street rehabilitation programs are getting under way this year in San Gabriel.  The following projects are underway on Del Mar Avenue:
  • Roses Road to Las Tunas: crack sealing was completed in January 2017
  • Broadway to Clary Ave.: reconstruction will take place in late Summer 2017
  • Clary Ave. to Mission Road: reconstruction will take place in June 2017
  • Mission Road to Chestnut Ave.: reconstruction completed in the Fall 2016
  • Chestnut Ave. to Dewey Ave.: design contract to Council on February 21; sewer upgrades and pavement reconstruction will take place from Fall 2017 to Spring 2018
  • Dewey Ave. to Norwood Ave.: design completed; new bridge construction will take place from late 2017 through September 2019
  • Norwood Ave. to I-10 Freeway: bids due Mar. 9; Council award April 4; reconstruction completed by Summer 2017.

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

  News from City Hall
What is a poll watcher?
Are you interested in becoming a Poll Watcher?  Poll Watchers are people who have taken an interest in elections who are entitled to observe polling place operations.

Among various tasks, Poll Watchers assist to promote transparency and openness throughout Election Day. However, poll watchers may not disrupt the election process or interfere with a voter's right to cast a secret ballot.

For more information, please attend a training session on Feb. 27 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

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SG sales tax receipts higher by 7.7%
San Gabriel's sales tax receipts from July through September were 7.7% above the third quarter sales period in 2015.  Excluding reporting aberrations, actual sales were up 3.0%.

Net of aberrations, taxable sales and use tax receipts for all of Los Angeles County rose 0.8% over the comparable time period, while Southern California as a whole was up 1.5%.

Monthly financial report available online
The City's monthly financial report, which includes a revenue and expenditure summary as well as a trial balance for the month ending January 31, 2017 is now available online.

Capital and Special Projects:  All one time and multi-year expenditures are budgeted in the Capital and Special Projects Fund. The January Expenditure Summary includes items approved with the 2016-17 Annual Budget and also includes budget adjustments that result due to prior fiscal year unexpended Capital and Special Project budgets.

Budgeted transfers for Retirement Fund, State Gas Tax Fund, and Mission Playhouse Facility Fund:  An annual transfer is made at the end of each fiscal year from the Retirement Fund to both the General Fund and the Mission Playhouse Fund to reimburse these funds to active employee costs and to the Self-Insurance Fund to reimburse that fund to cover retired employee costs. As a resut, there are no actual expenditures in the Retirement Fund. In addition to these transfers, there is also a transfer from the General Fund to the Mission Playhouse Facility Fund to provide for an anticipated operating subsidy of $599,584. Historically, there has also been an annual transfer made at the end of the fiscal year totaling $600,000 from the State Gas Tax Fund to the General Fund to support street maintenance related expenditures, however this year that will not be the case as the $600,000 will be spent on the Great Streets program.

For more information, contact Finance Director Tom Marston at 626.308.2812, Ext. 4610 or
  Mission Playhouse
Dedication set for the Playhouse marquee
Launch of the new facade restoration campaign
Join us at the Playhouse Plaza on Feb. 28 at 4:00 p.m. as we celebrate the official dedication of the new Playhouse marquee! The new marquee is the culmination of 10 years of planning, and it replaces a worn structure that has seen better years. It employs the latest digital technology in a design that sensitively echoes the historic Mission Playhouse architecture.

This will be an opportunity to thank all those who have worked so diligently to create this beautiful and important element of the Playhouse landscape and learn more about our plans to repair and repaint the front of the building itself as we launch our new Facade Restoration Campaign.

Light refreshments will be provided.  This is a free event.  Click here to RSVP at the Playhouse's Facebook Event Page.

Take a ride to the magical world of Aladdin

Follow Aladdin as he tries to win the love of a beautiful princess in Pasadena Civic Ballet's full length original ballet, "Aladdin," Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26.   Before select performances purchase ticket to the Arabian Tea.  
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
Insertion of the ballast rock bed that the railroad tracks sit on.  Photo: D. Grilley
  On the agenda
Upcoming City Council meetings
No upcoming study sessions.

  • 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
  • Tues., Apr. 4 - 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. 27 - 7:00 p.m., Design Review Commission
  • Mon., Mar. 6 - 7:00 p.m., Community Services Commission
  • Mon., Mar. 13 - 6:30 p.m., Planning Commission
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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:
  • 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
  • Administrative Assistant I - Continuous
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