Hearts of Love and Remembrance
Please join us for the Hearts of Love and Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday, August 25th at 5:00pm. We will pay tribute to loved ones that have passed away from COVID-19, and show our appreciation to healthcare workers, teachers, police officers, firefighters and all the frontline workers who have supported the community through the pandemic. Hundreds of hearts will be hung from white trees placed in front of City Hall. Residents are encouraged to stop by and write a name on one of the hearts of someone they are remembering or appreciating. The hearts will be on display through September 23rd.
Draft Housing Element Released and
Community Meeting Scheduled
The City of Alhambra is inviting the public to review and provide comment on the Draft Housing Element, beginning August 26, 2021. The document guides the City's plans for housing and outlines important aspects like future housing needs, different housing types, zoning, and policies that can make housing more affordable and more available. The City has been updating the Housing Element as part of its General Plan. The public can get involved and provide feedback on the Draft Housing Element until September 26, 2021. Be sure to watch for announcements on the project’s webpage for information and public engagement here:

The City will host a second community workshop to provide more information about the public comment period on September 8, 2021 at 6pm.  The workshop will include an overview of the Draft Housing Element 2021-2029 update, instructions for how to provide feedback, and the next steps in the process. You can register for the event on the project website:

The Housing Element is NOT a mandate to build new housing – it is a requirement to plan for housing. The State told the City of Alhambra that it must zone capacity for 6,825 new housing units over these 8-years, and the City is in the process of figuring out how and where to put this housing capacity. This capacity must address both market rate and affordable housing need. The City is working on creating new programs and strategies to ensure that these new housing units meet the identified needs of all community members. 

To inform and engage the community on this project, the City has hosted a community workshop, a community survey, a housing element town hall event, and a Planning Commission meeting that the community was invited to attend. If you missed any of these engagement opportunities, you can visit and click on the “Get Involved” tab to find meeting recordings and other information.
City of Alhambra's Redistricting Process
Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Assembly Bill 849 (2019) requires cities and counties to engage communities in the redistricting process by holding public hearings and/or workshops and doing public outreach, including to non- English-speaking communities.
What is redistricting?
Every ten years, districts must be redrawn so that each district is substantially equal in population. This process, called redistricting, is important in ensuring that each city councilmember represents about the same number of constituents. In the City of Alhambra, the City Council is responsible for drawing council districts. Redistricting is done using U.S. Census data, which will be released in August 2021.
Why does redistricting matter to me?
Redistricting determines which neighborhoods and communities are grouped together into a district for purposes of electing a councilmember.
The City Council will seek input in selecting the next district map for our City Council. You have an opportunity to share with the City Council how you think district boundaries should be drawn to best represent your community.
To learn more about how the process works, visit our website.
FY19-20 SB1 Street Rehabilitation Project Underway

The City of Alhambra has contracted Sully-Miller Contracting Company for the FY 2019-2020 Street Rehabilitation Project. They will be paving several streets south of Mission, north of Valley, and east of Atlantic for the next few weeks.

Temporary No Parking signs have been posted in the construction areas at least 72 hours in advance. Please do not park in the construction area between 7am to 5pm.

Learn more about the project on our website.

Application Deadline Extended For
Water Utility Grant

The City of Alhambra has extended the deadline for residents to apply for the Residential Utility Assistance Grant. The program provides financial assistance to low to moderate income residents who experienced financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They may be eligible to receive a one-time grant up to $500 to pay delinquent water bills, on a first come first served basis. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2021. To learn more, visit our Utilities Department website.
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Alhambra Civic Center Library Offers Passport Service
If you would like to get your passport processed, please call the Alhambra Civic Center Library at 626-570-5028 to schedule an appointment with our Passport Services.

More information, including when our services are available via this link.
Go Human Campaign
California has the nation’s highest number of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities. If you drive, take extra care around people walking and biking. Watch for people at intersections, especially now that children are back in school. 
Drive Safely: Tips On The Go
  • Slow down. Drive the speed limit or less. Be alert for people walking, bicycling, skateboarding or in wheelchairs (CVC 21954(b)).
  • Every intersection is a crosswalk, even if unmarked. Always stop for people crossing the street (CVC 21950).
  • Give people biking at least 3 feet when passing. Do not pass unless safe to do so (CVC 21760).
  • When parallel parking, look in the side view mirror and over your shoulder for people biking or other vehicles before opening the door. Only open door when safe to do so (CVC 22517).
  • Look twice for people walking or biking before you make a turn. Always come to a complete stop before turning right on red (CVC 21453).
  • If another car is stopped at a crosswalk, you should stop too. There may be someone crossing the street that you can’t see (CVC 21950).
  • Be alert. Put your cell phone away. Keep your eyes on the road and watch for other roadway users, including people walking and biking (CVC 23123.5).
  • Only enter a bike lane to park where permitted, to leave the roadway or to prepare to enter an intersection (CVC 21209).
Learn more by visiting this website.

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