City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | Issue 10, April 2019
Residents enjoy Hilltop Park on a sunny day in March
Hello Neighbor! Welcome to the City of Signal Hill's monthly e-newsletter. Here you'll find information on City events, important topics, and relevant issues. If there is something you would like to see in a future edition, we'd love to hear from you. Happy reading!
Upcoming Events 

Saturday, April 13: SDLAC Earth Day Celebration, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20: Spring Fest, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 23: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 4: Ellen Ward Community Yard Sale, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Road Repair Work on Orange Avenue Between Spring and Hill Streets

Please note that road repair work will be taking place on Orange Avenue between Spring Street and Hill Street for the next four weeks. During the repairs, traffic lanes may be shifted, closed or narrowed. The majority of extended duration lane closures are expected TODAY, Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13. Please help us keep everyone safe by expecting delays while work takes place between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. If you have any questions about this repair project, please contact Public Works at 562-989-7352. View the full notice here .
City of Signal Hill Celebrates 95th Anniversary
The City of Signal Hill is celebrating its 95th anniversary this month! The City was officially incorporated on April 18, 1924. The City has come a long way from the oil fields of yesteryear. Today, Signal Hill is a thriving, diverse community with beautiful parks, a welcoming business environment, and safe neighborhoods. We'll be celebrating this milestone all year long! We're always looking for stories of Signal Hill's past to feature in an upcoming e-newsletter or City Views edition. Please send any historical photos and/or stories to .
Free Family Earth Day Event: Saturday, April 13
The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County are hosting a free, family-friendly Earth Day event on Saturday, April 13. Enjoy over 50 free exhibitors, Earth-friendly arts and crafts, music and dance performances, live karaoke, face painting, facility tours and more. It's all happening at the Sanitation Districts' Parking Lot, 1955 Workman Mill Road in Whittier. View the event flyer for more details.
Join Us for Spring Fest on Saturday, April 20
Bring the whole family to Spring Fest, Saturday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Avenue. This family-friendly springtime celebration includes a bounce house, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, egg hunts, carnival games and more! A wristband is required for all activities (ages 2 - 18). Through April 19, pre-sale wristbands are on sale for $3 at City Hall, the Signal Hill Public Library, and the Signal Hill Youth Center. On the day of the event, wristbands are $4 and will only be sold until 12:30 p.m. More Information or call 562-989-7330.
City Council Certifies Election Results, Reorganizes
On Tuesday, March 26, City Council certified the official results of the March 5 General Municipal Election. You can view the official results here . Council recognized outgoing Vice Mayor Larry Forester as well as outgoing City Treasurer Larry Blunden, welcomed newly-elected Council Member Keir Jones and re-elected Council Member Tina Hansen, as well as City Clerk Carmen Brooks and City Treasurer David Hopper. Council also selected Lori Y. Woods as Mayor and Robert D. Copeland as Vice Mayor for 2019-20 .
City Now Accepting Applications for Open Commission Seats
The City of Signal Hill is currently accepting applications for open Commission seats:

Commissioners receive a stipend per meeting in recognition of their service. To serve as a commissioner, you must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, a resident of the City of Signal Hill for at least 29 days prior to date of appointment, and a registered voter. For full details and to apply, visit the application page. Application deadline is April 25, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Space Available for Spring Day Camp
Space is still available for the 2019 Spring Day Camp, open to kids in grades K-5. Camp is in session April 22-26, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Signal Hill Youth Center. Resident cost is $50/week, Non-Resident cost is $70/week. There is an optional excursion on April 25 for an additional cost. More information or call 562-989-7330.
Spring Events at the Signal Hill Public Library
Earth Day Terrarium
Monday, April 22, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

In honor of Earth Day, you're invited to create a self-sustained garden known as a terrarium at Signal Hill Public Library on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 5 - 7 pm. This is a free event and space is limited. Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 562-989-7323 or visit the Library.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Friday, May 3, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Signal Hill Public Library! You'll learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo, make a craft, and enjoy music. Submit a homemade salsa recipe into the Salsa Contest, or simply stop by and cast your vote for your favorite recipe. This is a free event, all ages welcome. For more information, please call 562-989-7323 or visit the Library.
Spring Cleaning Season is Here!
Your home might need some TLC after a cool and rainy winter. Now that the weather is improving, consider spring cleaning the outside of your home! You'll get fresh air and a refreshed home that you can enjoy all summer long. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Remove all weeds from your lawn, driveway, patio, sidewalks, etc.
  • Pressure wash your home's exterior, your driveway, front steps (any surface that isn't wood or delicate).
  • Wash winter's grime from the outside of your windows.
  • Trim and prune trees and shrubs to encourage growth and eliminate an untidy appearance. 
For more outdoor cleaning tips and tricks, check out this list from
Calling for Vendors: Ellen Ward Community Yard Sale, Saturday, May 4
Join your neighbors in a community yard sale! We're calling for vendors for the Ellen Ward Community Yard Sale, sponsored by the Signal Hill Community Foundation. It's on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Signal Hill Park. Clean out your garage, attic, storage shed and closet. Vendor fees include a 10' x 15' space to sell your items, and Signal Hill residents receive a discounted fee. Proceeds benefit Senior Programs. More information or call 562-989-7330.
Save the Date: May 30 Budget Workshop
Mark your calendars for a Budget Workshop on May 30. The workshop starts at 6 p.m. at City Hall, inside Council Chambers. It's your chance to give feedback on the draft budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20.
Question of the Month: What should I do before starting a digging project?

April is National Safe Digging Month! If you're planning a digging or landscaping project this spring, always dial 811 a few days before you start , regardless of the depth of your project. Why? Even a small project could put you at risk for striking an underground utility, possibly resulting in serious injury, costly repairs, and service disruptions. Everyone who calls 811 a few days before digging is connected to a local notification center that will take their information and communicate it to local utility companies. Professional locators will then visit the dig site to mark the approximate location of underground utility lines with spray paint, flags or both. Once a site has been accurately marked, it is safe to begin digging around the marked areas. For more information, visit .
Signal Hill City Hall
2175 Cherry Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Mon.-Thurs.: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Signal Hill City Council
Lori Y. Woods

Vice Mayor:
Robert D. Copeland

Council Members:
Tina L. Hansen
Keir Jones
Edward H.J. Wilson