OCTOBER 2022
The City Manager’s Monthly Report includes important information related to the City's major projects and programs, opportunities for public participation in steering the future of the City, and key updates from each City Department to keep community members informed about your City government. 

Please take the time to read through this entire Report so you can stay connected to your community! 
Subscribe to all of the City's notification methods to ensure you receive current information and connect with the official City of San Fernando social media channels through your computer or mobile device!
SAN FERNANDO SPOTLIGHT PROGRAMS
WATERING RESTRICTIONS FOR LAWNS & LANDSCAPE REGULATIONS
Due to the current drought conditions, the City of San Fernando implemented a restricted watering schedule. Effective October 16, 2022, all homes that end in an odd number may water their lawns (10 minutes per station) on Mondays. All homes that end in an even number may water their lawns on Tuesdays. Watering of plants, gardens, and trees can continue using hand-watering methods and drip irrigation systems.

The City is also exploring modification to front yard landscape standards to encourage replacement of lawns with drought-tolerant landscape. Modification to the landscape standards will provide flexibility for property owners to change their front yard landscape and to take advantage of the Turf Replacement Program currently offered by Metropolitan Water District (MWD). 

For more information on the Turf Replacement Program, please visit BeWaterWise.com/Turf-Replacement-Program or call (888) 376-3314.

As the City explores modification to front yard landscape regulations, the City encourages community members to email suggestions or photographs of desirable front yard landscapes that you would like to see in San Fernando to CommunityDevelopment@sfcity.org.

Please visit SFCITY.ORG/SFPublicWorks/#Water-Conservation for more information.
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY MILE RUN
October 29, 2022 | 8 am | Maclay Ave.
Celebrate Día de los Muertos while improving your fitness! Register for the Anthem Blue Cross Día de los Muertos San Fernando Valley Mile Run! Enjoy vendors, food, entertainment, and altars in remembrance of your loved ones. Runners will earn a beautiful finisher medal!

Visit the City's website for more information and a registration link:
GET WALKING THIS WALKTOBER!
With cooler temperatures expected and daylight savings around the corner, October is the perfect month to encourage walking in San Fernando.

Benefits of walking include:
  • increased physical activity;
  • get to know your city, neighbors, and businesses;
  • take advantage of cooler weather and remaining daylight; and
  • walk to local outdoor events.
 
This Walktober, remember to:
  • park farther to get more steps in;
  • take a post-dinner walk and talk;
  • take your pets on a walk;
  • be mindful of traffic patterns and driver behavior; and
  • walk to the Dia de los Muertos San Fernando Valley Mile Run event on Saturday, October 29, 2022.
COYOTE MANAGEMENT AND CO-EXISTENCE PLAN AND FENCE AND WALL REGULATIONS
On August 15, 2022, the City Council adopted a Coyote Management and Co-Existence Plan that includes best management practices and strategies for managing coyotes in the City. A mailer providing valuable information was sent to all residents in September 2022. The Coyote Management and Co-Existence Plan also includes a recommendation to consider revising the height limits for fences and walls on residential properties. City staff will explore modification fence and wall regulations, and the City encourages community members to email suggestions or photographs of desirable fences and wall that you would like to see in San Fernando to CommunityDevelopment@sfcity.org.

Visit the City's website to view the full Coyote Management and co-Existence Plan: SFCITY.ORG/Animal-Insect-Control/#Coyotes.
NOTICE: San Fernando Recreation Park will be closed from May 2022 through September 2023, due to construction. Visit the City's website for more information: SFCITY.ORG/SF-Regional-Park-Infiltration-Project
RECREATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The San Fernando City Council established a Recreation Scholarship Program (RSP) to provide financial assistance to families wishing to participate in the fee base programs offered to San Fernando residents. RSP assistance is available to San Fernando residents for all recreational programs offered by the Recreation and Community Services Department, including programs for youth, adults, and seniors. Scholarships cover 50% of the cost of the activity.

To be eligible for RSP assistance you must be a resident of the City of San Fernando. Assistance will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A brief self-certifying form and a water bill must be submitted to the Department when registering for any fee base activity. For additional information and eligibility requirements regarding RSP please call (818) 898-1290 or visit SFCITY.ORG/SFRecreation/#Scholarships.
GRANDPARENT'S DAY
In celebration of Grandparent’s Day, the Recreation and Community Services (RCS) Department offered the first ever Grandparent and Me art class on September 10, 2022, at Las Palmas Park. Families came together, shared memories, and created new ones through art.
While we honor our grandparents every day, RCS staff took an extra moment to appreciate all the joy and wisdom that grandparents bring to our lives by extending an invitation to enjoy coffee, pan dulce (sweet bread), and giveaways on September 12, 2022, at Las Palmas Park.  
TUTČINT YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
Tutčint Health Leadership Program began a new six-month program (Cohort 7) that runs September through February, 2023. For the first six weeks, the program will focus will be on Body/Physical Wellness with presentations on Physical Fitness, Yoga, Plant-Based Cooking and Art workshops all led by local professionals. In October, the focus will be on Emotions/Mental Wellness.

LOPEZ ADOBE HAPPENINGS
Preserving the Past is hosting a book signing and special presentation by Beverley Whitaker Rodgers, direct descendant of the Lopez family. Tours of the Lopez Adobe and refreshments will follow the presentation.

For more information, visit:
FITNESS CLASSES
Register for a fitness class at the park and join the Fall meltdown. The classes are affordable and great for beginners, the instructors are high energy and motivating. Not sure if you can handle the heat? Come by and observe a class for free.

For more information, visit:
LINE DANCE
Polish off them boots and get ready to two-step! Classes resumed in August 2022 featuring a new instructor and new day and time! Cynthia De Leon will bring with her a fresh interpretation of the classic dances by incorporating different styles, keeping the class fun and energetic. Register today! 

For more information, visit:
YOUTH BASKETBALL WINTER LEAGUE
Registration is now open for the Youth Basketball Winter 2023 season. Participants that register by November 18, 2022, will receive access to the “Pre-Season Training” sessions (included with program registration).

For more information, visit:
OPEN GYM HOURS
The indoor basketball gyms are available at both Las Palmas and Recreation Park for open play. Refer to the schedule on the website or call the office to inquire. 

For more information, visit:
SENIOR SERVICES
Las Palmas park offers a variety of health and wellness programs for Seniors, including:
  • Walkable Wednesdays - Get active together! Join this fit and fun club that meets to complete a 30 minute walk. All fitness levels are welcome. Meets Wednesdays at 8:30 am, at Las Palmas Park Outdoor Pavillion.
  • Movement for Life - Join instructor David Jimenez in a six-week fun fitness challenge. Build your strength and endurance through challenging but rewarding workouts to help you feel independent. Mondays (October 24, 2022 - November 28, 2022) at 9:30 am, $10 per six-week session.
  • Senior Zumba - This is a great class for active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original Zumba at a lower intensity. This class will improve your physical health, as well as boost your mood! Tuesdays at 10:30 am, in the Las Palmas Park Gym.
  • Senior Meals - In collaboration with ONEgeneration, Las Palmas Park is once again hosting the Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP) for seniors. Stop by and register with the ONEgeneration team, Rene and Hayle, and enjoy a free Grab’n Go lunch bag that is tasty and nutritious! Folks that are 60+ can receive a hot lunch (suggested donation is $3) Mondays through Fridays. The congregate program will resume to in-person dining in the next month. If you know of anyone that is 60+ and is homebound, ONEgeneration can deliver hot meals 5 days a week! Please call 818-898-7340 for more information. 

Visit the City's website for additional information:
LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK
The Regional Food Bank distribution was held on October 3, 2022, at Las Palmas Park. This monthly drive-through Food Bank distribution continues to serve seniors age 60+ on the first Monday of every month at Las Palmas Park. The program provides a free food kit containing nutritious items such as meats, canned fruits and vegetables, cereals and grains and serves an average of 150 seniors each month.

The next Food bank distribution will be held on November 7, 2022. For more information on food assistance programs please contact Las Palmas Park at (818) 898-7340. 

HOMELESS OUTREACH
The Police Department continues its homeless outreach efforts with the assistance of Los Angeles Family Housing. The goal of these outreach operations is to connect people experiencing homelessness with services and governmental entities that can connect them to resources. Officers are currently going out once a week to contact as many individuals in need as possible.
FOCUSED PATROL ON THE MISSION CITY BIKE TRAIL
The Police Department continues to focus its effort of directed enforcement on the Mission City Bike Trail during all hours of the day. On September 21, 2022, the Police Department joined with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Metrolink to conduct outreach to individuals experiencing homelessness. This was a joint effort to offer services and to relocate the individuals experiencing homelessness that were encamping on the railroad track property. Several individuals were contacted and left the area. The encampment will be removed by Metrolink and they are committed to trimming back the vegetation in the area.
INTERNET CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN TASK FORCE
On September 8, 2022, Police Department Detectives and Patrol Officers were joined by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Parole Agents who conducted parole compliance checks and searches of three sex registrant residences in San Fernando as part of Operation Protect the Innocent, a five-county operation focused on protecting our community’s children. In San Fernando, this operation resulted in one arrest of a subject for violation of parole conditions for possessing pornographic materials. Across all five counties, 141 arrests were made by a total of 64 law enforcement agencies. The Police Department was proud to be a part of an operation that’s sole purpose is to protect the children of this community and children all across Southern California.
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH AND BUSINESS WATCH
Join the San Fernando Police Department at the monthly Neighborhood Watch or Business Watch meetings for an opportunity to share your concerns and engage in discussion with Police, community members, and fellow business leaders/merchants.
OCTOBER 19, 2022 - 6 pm
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
OCTOBER 26, 2022 - 12 pm
Council Chambers
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando
Visit the City website for more information and updates:
CHAT WITH THE CHIEF
Take a moment out of your day and stop by for a Chat with the Chief! This casual conversation meeting is the perfect opportunity to to discuss community issues that are important to you. 

Chat with the Chief October 2022 Schedule:

  • October 22, 2022, 10 am, location TBD

Visit SFCITY.ORG/SFPolice/#Chat-with-the-Chief for more information.

SAN FERNANDO REGIONAL PARK INFILTRATION PROJECT
Construction on the San Fernando Regional Park Infiltration project continues along various locations of the project. The underground portion of construction along Glenoaks Boulevard between Griswold Avenue and Jessie Street is scheduled to be completed in October 2022. Work will continue along Park Avenue between Fourth Street and First Street. Installation of the underground infiltration system at Recreation Park is scheduled to be completed in November 2022.

Visit the City's website for additional information on the San Fernando Regional Park Infiltration Project: SFCITY.ORG/SF-Regional-Park-Infiltration-Project.
RESERVOIR SITE IMPROVEMENTS
Site improvements at the lower reservoir site began in September 2022. The project includes the extension of a concrete pad to install a second nitrate treatment system along with some modifications to underground utility lines and other modifications required to have a fully functional treatment system. Staff anticipates that all work will be completed by December 2022 and that the treatment system will be operational by the beginning of January 2023.
PHASE 1, ANNUAL STREET RESURFACING PROJECT
The City has contracted Toro Enterprises, Inc., to slurry seal 3,534,095 SF of street in the City, which is approximately 18 miles of roadway. Additional work includes repairs to curb and gutter, replacement and compaction of subsurface material and replacement of traffic striping and pavement markings. Work is scheduled to begin in October 2022.
PEDESTRIAN FENCING GLENOAKS BOULEVARD BRIDGE PROJECT
The City received two bids on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, for the Pedestrian Fencing Glenoaks Boulevard Bridge Project. The project will install new fencing along both sides of the Glenoaks Boulevard Bridge that spans the Pacoima Wash. On October 17, 2022, the City Council is scheduled to consider the contract for award. Construction is expected to begin in November 2022 and be completed by December 2022.
HOW TO SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR SERVICES
Submit a Request for Services to report Public Works-related items such as raised sidewalks, excessive water run-off, dumped items, potholes, or to request services such as City-owned tree trimming/removal.
CALL
(818) 898-1293

Regular Business Hours:
  • Monday through Thursday, 7 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday, 7 am to 3:30 pm
VISIT
Public Works Operations Center
120 Macneil Street
San Fernando, CA 91340

Regular Business Hours:
  • Monday through Thursday, 7 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday, 7 am to 3:30 pm
EMAIL

24 Hours Per Day
NEW HOUSING DIVISION
A new Housing Division has been created in the Community Development Department and welcomes its new Housing Coordinator, Hermineh Davidian. The Housing Division provides housing programs and resources to support affordable housing and homeless prevention efforts in the City. 

For more information on available resources and programs, please contact Hermineh Davidian at hdavidian@sfcity.org or call (818) 837-1540.
FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS LOAN PROGRAM
San Fernando residents qualify for first-time homebuyers loan program through the Los Angeles Development Authority’s (LACDA) Home Ownership Program (HOP). The Home Ownership Program provides a second mortgage loan of up to $85,000, or 20% of the purchase price, whichever is less, with 0% interest. Repayment of the loan is required when the home is sold, transfer of title, or home is longer owner-occupied. Eligible properties are single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums with a maximum purchase price of $700,000. 

If you're interested in this program, please contact Housing Coordinator, Hermineh Davidian at hdavidian@sfcity.org or call (818) 837-1540.
SAN FERNANDO IS THE PLACE FOR BUSINESS!

Now Open:
  • Bodevi Wine and Expresso Bar - 909 San Fernando Rd. (Spring 2022)
  • Lola's Kitchen - 128 N. Maclay Ave. (Spring 2022)
  • Shy's Surf and Turf - 1030 San Fernando Rd. (Summer 2022)
  • Advance Auto - 1231 San Fernando Rd. (Summer 2022)
  • City Business Shipping - 1201 Truman St. (Fall 2022)
  • Game Tower - 209 N. Maclay Ave. (Fall 2022)

Coming Soon*:
  • UPS Store - 120 N. Maclay Ave. (Winter 2022)
  • R&R Auto Performance - 2010 Glenoaks Blvd. (Winter 2022)
  • Dog Haus - 1001 San Fernando Rd. (Winter 2022)
  • Target - 12920 Foothill Blvd. (Summer 2023)

*Anticipated opening dates are subject to change.
HELP KEEP SAN FERNANDO BEAUTIFUL AND SAFE
A “Help Keep San Fernando Beautiful & Safe” postcard was sent to all residents in the City asking everyone to help keep our residential properties beautiful and safe for their family and the community. The postcard encourages all residents to keep trash cans, large household items, portable canopies, abandoned or wrecked vehicles, and other unattractive items out-of-sight from the street to keep the San Fernando community beautiful. The postcard also encourages everyone to fix or remove broken fences or walls to keep the community safe. Please see postcard for more information. 

If you did not receive the postcard or have question, please contact the Community Development Department at CommunityDevelopment@sfcity.org or (818) 898-1227.
DOWNTOWN MASTER PLAN
On June 9, 2022, the City released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking qualified consultants to prepare the City’s Downtown Master Plan with a focus on completing a Downtown Vision, which is the first step towards development of a Downtown Master Plan. This visioning process gives residents, business owners, property owners, local organizations, and other stakeholders the opportunity to express ideas about the future of San Fernando Downtown, and help set goals and priorities for economic development. The visioning effort will focus on identifying the community’s desired level of Downtown economic vibrancy, what type and intensity of development is required to achieve that, and the related consequences/impacts. As part of the visioning effort, an economic and fiscal evaluation will be conducted to determine an Economic Vitality Strategy appropriate for Downtown San Fernando into the future.

Through a series of meetings, workshops, surveys, and growth-scenario comparisons facilitated by the City, participants (residents, business owners, property owners, and other stakeholders) will create a Downtown Vision that reflects the community’s goals and priorities and describes how the Downtown area should look and feel in years to come. The Downtown Vision will help shape and cultivate a sense of place, and buy-in for future land-use decisions and regulations. The Downtown Vision will outline the community’s vision, mission, and goals for San Fernando Downtown, and identify strategies and specific actions to achieve the goals.

If you’re interested in the process or would like to be involved, stay tuned for more information on the Economic Development webpage at: SFCITY.ORG/Economic-Development.
HOUSING ELEMENT AND SAFETY ELEMENT UPDATE
On August 9, 2022, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) certified the City’s 2021-2029 Housing Element as being in full compliance with State Housing law. To remain in compliance with State Housing law, City staff is working on Phase 2 of the Housing Element, which includes:

  1. Zoning Code Amendment to create a Mixed-Use Overlay to allow residential use on commercial sites that are identified as opportunity housing sites in the Housing Element.
  2. San Fernando Corridors Specific Plan (SP-5) Amendment to expand existing residential overlay to allow residential use on opportunity housing sites identified in the Housing Element.

The adopted Housing Element and Safety Element are available on the City’s website: SFCITY.ORG/Community-Development/#Housing-Element-Update.

If you’re interested in the process, would like to be involved, or have questions or comments, please contact the Community Development at (818) 898-1227 or CommunityDevelopment@sfcity.org.
SMOKE FREE MULTI-UNIT HOUSING ORDINANCE
On June 6, 2022, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1710, adding Chapter 24 to the San Fernando Municipal Code (SFMC) to prohibit smoking in multi-unit housing. This is a proactive step to prevent or eliminate secondhand smoke from infiltrating living spaces. 

The Ordinance applies to all multi-unit properties (two or more units) in the City, including duplexes, condominiums and apartments. It does not apply to single-family residential properties. The smoking regulations apply to traditional tobacco smoke, electronic cigarettes/vaping devices, and marijuana smoke.

EFFECTIVE JULY 7, 2022:

  1. Smoking is prohibited in new, renewed, or extended leases for all multi-unit housing and associated outdoor exclusive-use unenclosed areas such as private balcony, deck, porch, or patio. 
  2. Smoking is permitted inside the enclosed area of a detached unit, but no smoking is allowed in any outdoor exclusive-use unenclosed areas such as balconies, decks or patios associated with a detached unit. Smoking inside detached unit is allowed until July 7, 2027.

EFFECTIVE JULY 7, 2024:

  1. Smoking is prohibited anywhere on the premises of a Multi-Unit Housing as follows:
  • In all units, together with any associated outdoor exclusive-use areas such as balconies, decks, or patios; and
  • In all common areas and other outdoor areas except for a Designated Smoking Area established in compliance with the Ordinance.

Landlords and homeowners associations have specific requirements to achieve compliance. For more information, please visit the City's website: SFCITY.ORG/Community-Development/#Multi-Unit-Housing-Smoking-Regulations.

If you have questions about the new ordinance, please contact the Community Development Department at: (818) 898-1227 or CommunityDevelopment@sfcity.org.

To report a smoking violation, please contact the Community Development Department - Community Preservation Division, Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. and Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm: CodeEnforcement@sfcity.org or (818) 898-1227.
COMMUNITY PRESERVATION STATISTICS: SEPTEMBER 2022
Data provided below describes efforts in Code Enforcement and Graffiti Abatement for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 and Fiscal Year 2022-2023 to date.
CITY'S ONLINE ZONING PORTAL
Try the City’s Online Zoning Portal to find the zoning for your property. Simply enter a street address to interactively view and investigate zoning, permitted uses, and other land use regulations for a specific site. Access the Online Zoning Portal on the City’s website: SFCITY.ORG/Community-Development/#Planning.
If you encounter any technical issues accessing the Online Zoning Portal, please email to CommunityDevelopment@sfcity.org or call (818) 898-1227. 
JOIN THE SAN FERNANDO CITY TEAM
Below, please find the current jobs that the City is recruiting for with their filing deadlines and/or status:

  • Administrative Assistant (full-time): Filing is closed. Testing of qualified candidates has been scheduled.
  • Associate Planner (full-time): Filing is open until vacancy is filled.
  • Community Preservation Officer (full-time): Filing is open until vacancy is filled.
  • Community Preservation Officer (part-time): Filing is open until vacancy is filled.
  • Crossing Guard (part-time): Filing is open until vacancy is filled.
  • Deputy City Manager/Economic Development (full-time): Filing is open until vacancy is filled.
  • Management Intern (Administration/City Clerk/Personnel; part-time): Filing is open until vacancy is filled.
  • Management Intern (Finance; part-time): Filing is open until vacancy is filled.
  • Management Intern (Public Works/Engineering; part-time): Filing is open until vacancy is filled.
  • Office Clerk (part-time): Filing is closed. Testing of qualified candidates has been scheduled.
  • Personnel Office Clerk (part-time): Filing is closed. Testing of qualified candidates has been scheduled.
  • Police Officer (full-time): Filing is open until vacancies are filled.
  • Recreation Program Specialist (full-time): Filing is closed. Testing of qualified candidates has been scheduled.
  • Public Works Maintenance Helper (part-time): Filing is open until vacancies are filled.
  • Recreation Leader I & II (part-time): Filing is open until vacancies are filled.
  • Water Operations Manager (full-time): Filing is open until vacancy is filled.  

Visit the City website to view the job bulletins and to download a City Employment Application: SFCITY.ORG/Hiring-Now.
WELCOME THE NEWEST CITY TEAM MEMBERS
The City wishes to formally welcome the following San Fernando City Team Members who joined the City or were promoted on the respective dates specified:

  • Victor Perez, Public Works Maintenance Worker (promoted August 29, 2022);
  • Eric M. Smith, Police Reserve Officer (joined the City August 31, 2022);
  • Guadalupe Femat, Management Intern (Recreation & Community Services) (joined the City September 6, 2022);
  • Eric A. Fines, City Maintenance Helper (joined the City September 6, 2022);
  • Andres Lozano, Recreation Leader I (joined the City September 6, 2022); and
  • Ruby C. Cornejo, Management Intern (PW) (joined the City September 20, 2022).

The City Team wishes to express our appreciation and excitement about these new team members. Their skills and talents will be a great addition to the San Fernando Family, especially at this critical time, as we navigate through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Welcome aboard!
FAREWELL TO OUR FORMERCITY TEAM MEMBERS
The City wishes to express appreciation to the following City Team members who recently separated from the City:

  • Catalina Gonzales, Recreation Leader I (resigned August 24, 2022);
  • Roger Hernandez, Public Works Maintenance Worker (resigned September 8, 2022)
  • Julisa Anguiano, Public Works Maintenance Helper (resigned September 15, 2022).
LOCAL TRANSACTION TAX TOWN HALL MEETING
On September 26, 2022, the City hosted the biannual Local Transaction Tax Town Hall report that provides a summary on how Local Transaction Tax revenues were spent in the prior fiscal year. Copies of the current and past reports are available on the City's website: SFCITY.ORG/Transaction-Tax.

A Frequently Asked Questions area is also available on the City's website that provides additional detail on the background and use of Local Transaction Tax revenue. 
BUSINESS LICENSE PERMIT RENEWALS
The Business License Permits Renewals for calendar year 2023 have been mailed to all businesses required to have an approved Business License Permit. The deadline to submit permit renewals is September 30, 2022. The City Council will consider approval of the Business License Permits at the December 5, 2022 Council meeting.

For more information, please contact the Finance Department at (818) 898-1245 or Finance@sfcity.org.
WATER BILLS
If you are behind in your account, the City encourages you to set-up a payment plan, if possible. If your water bill is due, currently, there are three payment options:

  1. By Mail: City of San Fernando, 117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340.
  2. Night Dropbox: Located outside City Hall’s main entrance on the right-hand side. Place your payment in an envelope and put it in the drop box. NO CASH PLEASE. Payments received in the drop-box will be processed by 9:00 am the next business day.
  3. AutoPay: Available to all City of San Fernando water customers. It is a direct debit program that works with your bank for a quick and simple way to pay your utility bill electronically. Click Here to download an AutoPay Application.
  4. In Person: Customers are welcome to pay at the Finance Counter at City Hall, 117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340.

Please contact the Finance Department with questions or to set-up payment plans: Finance@sfcity.org or (818) 898-1212.

The City has a low-income bill assistance program for qualified residents. For additional details on eligibility and an application for this program, please contact the Finance Department at Finance@sfcity.org or (818) 898-1212.
FINANCIAL REPORTS
As a reminder, all of the City's financial reports, including annual budgets, audited financial statements, quarterly sales tax reports, and annual local transaction tax report can be found under the Finance Department page on the City's website SFCITY.ORG/Finance/#Financial-Documents.
YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
November 8, 2022 Election is just around the corner! Please visit Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Elections Division for detailed additional information. You can cast your vote by mail (must be postmarked no later than November 8, 2022), visit the County’s website to locate an in-person 11-day early Vote Center or a 4-day early Vote Center, or drop off your ballot in a Vote-by-Mail 24-hour Ballot Drop Box.
By voting, every citizen can participate in the democratic process, including voting for leaders to represent them and community interests. To register to vote, check your registration status or view instructions on how to register to vote, please click on the links below for more information:


Registration Deadline: If you are registering or re-registering less than 15 days before an election you will need to complete the Same-Day Voter Registration process and request your ballot in person at your county elections office or polling location. For more information on voter registration and voting locations, please contact the City Clerk Department at (818) 898-1204; via email at: cityclerk@sfcity.org or visit the City’s website at SFCITY.ORG/Elections.
NOTICE OF NOMINEES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2022 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Below, please find the list of individuals that have been nominated for the offices designated to be filled at the November 8, 2022 General Election for the City of San Fernando. Registered voters in the City of San Fernando will have the opportunity to elect three Councilmembers, each to serve for a term of four years.
 
Candidate Nominees for City Councilmembers in the order in which the candidates’ names will appear on the ballot are:


Additional information is available by contacting the City Clerk Department at (818) 898-1204, cityclerk@sfcity.org; or SFCITY.ORG/Elections.
ONLINE RECORDS COUNTER
The City Clerk Department has launched a new feature to provide the ability to search for records through the Online Records Counter. The portal below provides instant access to public record documents that are available for instant viewing.

CLICK HERE to access the Online Records Counter.
IN PERSON MEETINGS ARE BACK!
Conducting City Council and Commission meetings in-person in the Council Chambers (117 Macneil Street, San Fernando) have resumed. Meeting attendees will be required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while in the Council Chambers. Members of the public may still access meetings live on-line, with audio and video, via the City's YouTube Channel. CLICK HERE to subscribe.

CLICK HERE to view the City Council agendas.

CLICK HERE to view Commission agendas.
CITY COUNCIL
The next regular meeting of the City Council will be held on Monday, November 7, 2022, at 6 pm.

The City Council has resumed meeting in person in the Council Chambers, located at 117 Macneil Street, San Fernando. Meetings are also live streamed via Youtube. Meeting agendas and audio/video is available on the City website at SFCITY.ORG/City-Council/#Agenda-Minutes-Audio.
EDUCATION COMMISSION
The next regular meeting of the Education (EDU) Commission will be held on October 25, 2022, at 4:30 pm.

The EDU Commission has resumed meeting in person in the Council Chambers, located at 117 Macneil Street, San Fernando. Meetings are also live streamed via Youtube. Meeting agendas and audio/video is available on the City website at SFCITY.ORG/Commissions-Board/#Education.
PARKS, WELLNESS AND RECREATION COMMISSION
The next regular Parks, Wellness and Recreation (PWR) Commission meeting will be held on November 8, 2022, at 6:30 pm.

The PWR Commission has resumed meeting in person in the Council Chambers, located at 117 Macneil Street, San Fernando. Meetings are also live streamed via Youtube. Meeting agendas and audio/video is available on the City website at SFCITY.ORG/Commissions-Board/#Parks-Wellness-Recreation.
PLANNING AND PRESERVATION COMMISSION
The next regular P&P Commission meeting will be held on November 14, 2022, at 6:30 pm.
The P&P Commission has resumed meeting in person in the Council Chambers, located at 117 Macneil Street, San Fernando. Meetings are also live streamed via Youtube. Meeting agendas and audio/video is available on the City website at SFCITY.ORG/Commissions-Board/#Planning-Preservation.
TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION
The next regular Transportation and Public Safety (T&PS) Commission meeting will be held on November 2, 2022, at 6 pm.

The T&PS Commission has resumed meeting in person in the Council Chambers, located at 117 Macneil Street, San Fernando. Meetings are also live streamed via Youtube. Meeting agendas and audio/video is available on the City website at SFCITY.ORG/Commissions-Board/#Transportation-Public-Safety.
SAN FERNANDO CITY HALL
Effective January 3, 2022, San Fernando City Hall reopened to the public Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm; and Fridays, from 8 am to 5 pm.

SAN FERNANDO POLICE DEPARTMENT
  1. Records Bureau: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm;
  2. Detective Bureau: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm; and
  3. Livescan Services continue have resumed: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm
  4. Court Commitment Services has resumed: Call the Police Department to schedule.

RECREATION FACILITIES
Outdoor recreation programming and services have resumed at City parks with the condition that the current County of Los Angeles Health Officer Order and Protocols are observed. 

Contact the Recreation and Community Services Department or visit their website for a detailed listing of programs and services: (818) 898-7340, Recreation@sfcity.org or SFCITY.ORG/SFRecreation.

All visitors to City facilities must adhere to the current County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our community.

We strongly encourage the public to continue to conduct business with City Hall via telephone and email.

Planning & Zoning Permits; Building Permits & Inspections; Graffiti Removal

Water & Sewer Utilities
(818) 898-1212 | Finance@sfcity.org

Police (non-emergency)
(818) 898-1267 | Police@sfcity.org

Tree & Street Services
(818) 898-1293 | PWDispatch@sfcity.org

Right-of-Way Permits, Projects & Inspections
(818) 898-1222 | PublicWorks@sfcity.org

Adult, Youth & Senior Programs
(818) 898-1290 | Recreation@sfcity.org

General Information
(818) 898-1200 | Info@sfcity.org

ONLINE PERMIT COUNTER
For additional convenience, the public may use the Online Permit Counter to submit building permit applications, track progress, and schedule inspections online:
ALL INDIVIDUALS AGE 5 AND OLDER ARE ELIGIBLE TO BE VACCINATED
VACCINATION AND TESTING CLINICS IN SAN FERNANDO

  • San Fernando Park (208 Park Ave., San Fernando):
  • Providence Community Health Vaccination Clinic at Vaughn International Studies Academy: There will be a mobile vaccination clinic every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Residents may call (818) 847-3860 to schedule an appointment.

  • San Fernando Community Health Center and Northeast Valley Health Corporation: Both of these federally qualified health centers receive a limited supply of vaccine. Residents may contact the following vaccination hotlines for additional information:
  • San Fernando Community Health Center: Call (818) 963-5690.
  • Northeast Valley Health Corp: Call (818) 792-4949 to check availability.
This information is also available on the City’s website: SFCITY.ORG/Coronavirus/#COVID-19-Vaccine.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER ORDER & MASKING GUIDANCE
Please visit the City’s website for additional information and to download the current Health Order and Masking Guidance.