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Residential Utility Assistance Grant Program
The City of Alhambra’s Residential Utility Assistance Grant Program provides financial assistance to low - moderate income residents with an emphasis on those negatively impacted by COVID-19.

This program offers a one-time grant up to $500 to pay delinquent water bills on a first come first served basis. Grant awards will only cover water charges for accounts that are 90 days or more past due.  Payments will be applied to the applicant’s outstanding balance. Applicants are not expected to pay back this assistance.

Awards will be based on the availability of funding. Residents will need to submit an application and documentation proving eligibility. Applications are now available and must be received or postmarked by 5:00pm on July 29, 2021 to the Customer Service Center at 68 South First Street, Alhambra, CA 91801.

Smoking Restrictions Take Effect June 20th
On May 10th, the City Council adopted Ordinance O2M21-4785. It updates Chapter 9.18 of the Alhambra Municipal Code to identify additional areas where smoking is prohibited. The ordinance takes effect on June 20th. Please see below for a list of frequently-asked questions regarding this ordinance. To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/AlhambraTRL.
Advancing Alhambra Community Meeting - June 16th
The City of Alhambra invites you to the second community meeting for Advancing Alhambra. Advancing Alhambra is the City’s plan for reducing cut-through traffic by focusing on specific on- and off-ramp improvements at Fremont Avenue, Atlantic Boulevard and Garfield Avenue, and modifying the North 710 & I-10 Interchange.

Since launching the project last month, we’ve been pleased to receive input from the Alhambra community and greatly appreciate the time that residents have taken to share ideas, concerns and personal experiences. Put together, your comments help piece together a complete picture of the challenges at the four interchanges – and will ultimately help shape a targeted solution to the cut-through traffic on our roads.

On June 16, we will be discussing preliminary analysis and design concepts for the interchange improvements at both I-710/I-10 and Fremont/I-10. Click here to register for the meeting.
State and County Lifts Restrictions

Beginning today, the State is lifting most capacity limits and distancing restrictions at businesses, and the LA County will align with the State in order to allow businesses to fully re-open. Specific requirements will continue for large capacity events, schools, day cares, day camps, high-risk congregant settings and health care facilities. The County will also follow the State on lifting current travel restrictions on June 15 to align with CDC travel recommendations. Businesses must comply with all Cal/OSHA requirements at worksites past the June 15 reopening.

This week, L.A. County issued a modified Health Officer Order to align with the State that will include new masking guidance, requirements for workplaces to adhere to the Cal/OSHA standards, and any needed sector-specific protocols that remain in place for schools, day cares, camps, and high-risk congregate settings. These sector specific guidance documents will be aligned with the State guidance for these sectors. The many other sector-specific protocols that are currently on the Public Health website will be retired on June 15. For more information, visit the LA County Department of Public Health's website.
Alhambra Launches Mobile Library To Further
Connect With The Community
The Alhambra Civic Center Library recently debuted its new Mobile Library, bringing literacy and fun to all corners of the community.
This new library on wheels is making stops at local parks and Summer Camp at Granada Park. 
“For some residents, finding the time or transportation to get to the library building can be difficult or inconvenient,” said Mayor Katherine Lee. “This Mobile Library will roll into different neighborhoods, allowing us to make library materials accessible to people in all parts of town.”
“The van will grant us the capacity to provide programming and services outside the confines of our building”, said Hilda LohGuan, Library Director. “We can now pop-up in different parks, schools, and neighborhoods to meet our patrons where they are. While we are focused on families with children this summer, we are working on plans to visit venues where seniors gather this fall!”
The library has ordered a special collection for mobile services—primarily some of the most popular titles requested by children and their families. Staff will bring easy ups, tables, and books to the parks that they’re visiting. The public will not be able to go inside the vehicle, but they’ll be able to browse the new materials, as well as make requests. 
Library staff will issue library cards, circulate materials, answer simple reference questions, and share upcoming programming and digital resources. During the Summer Reading Program, staff will also be giving away project/craft kits for our community members to enjoy.
The Mobile Library Project was the result of a multi-departmental collaboration. The Alhambra Police Department donated the van to the library. Staff from the Public Works Department cleaned the vehicle and helped design and wrap the exterior with graphics. Parks and Recreation staff assisted in coordinating park visits and Human Resources staff provided safety and risk management training.
The library is working on securing additional funding to procure mobile hotspots and Chromebooks so that future visits into our community will include light tech hours and enhanced connectivity.
Visit the City’s website to see the Mobile Library Summer Schedule. 
Fireworks Safety Tips
The Alhambra Police Department has zero tolerance for illegal fireworks. Please celebrate this 4th of July responsibly with fireworks labeled "Safe and Sane" ONLY. Fines for illegal fireworks are $1,000 each; repeat violators will be subject to multiple penalties.

To report the use of illegal fireworks, call Dispatch at (626) 570-5151. To report the sale of illegal fireworks, please contact the Investigation Tip Line at (626) 308-4875 or email us at fireworks@alhambrapd.org.
Register for Classes!

It's not too late to register for fun classes, programs and activities offered by the City. Check out the Leisure Guide for computer and academic classes, dance classes, health and fitness classes, sports and martial arts classes and more.

You can register several ways: online, via phone by calling 626-570-3242, in person by visiting our park offices, or mailing in your registration form and payment.

To learn more about the registration process, click here.
The California COVID-19 Rent Relief program is here to help landlords and income-eligible renters. Check your eligibility and apply for rent and utility payment assistance at http://HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122.
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