City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | Issue 6, December 2018
A volunteer hands out cookies at the Tree Lighting Ceremony, November 28
Hello Neighbor! Welcome to the City of Signal Hill's monthly e-newsletter. This is the last newsletter of 2018, and we look back on this past year with gratitude and joy. We wish you a very happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year, from our family to yours. See you in 2019!
City Hall Holiday Closures

City Hall will be closed on the following dates:

Monday, December 24: Day before Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25: Christmas Day
Monday, December 31: Day before New Year's Day
Tuesday, January 1: New Year's Day

There will be no trash collection on Tuesday, December 25, or Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Trash collection will be delayed by one day both weeks.

Free Christmas Tree Pickup
EDCO will collect Christmas trees and pine wreaths free of charge on Thursday, December 27, and Thursday, January 3. Please place your tree or wreath at the curb for collection on either date. Trees over four feet tall should be cut in half. Please remove all lights, ornaments, and watering bowls before putting out your tree. Residents of multi-family residential buildings should call EDCO at 562-597-0608 in advance to schedule a special pickup.
Create Your New Online Utility Bill Payment Account
Starting in November, the City is implementing a new online utility bill payment system. If you pay your bill online or through automatic payments, you will need to create a new online account and set up a new payment method. Visit for instructions . I f you haven't been paying your utility bills online, now is the time to get started! It's easy, convenient, and allows you to see your water usage and billing history any time. For assistance with setting up an account or for help with any questions, please call Water Customer Service at 562-989-7315.
The Signal Hill Holiday "Tree" is Lit!
We kicked off the holidays with festive treats, music, train rides, and of course, the tree lighting at the 2018 Tree Lighting Ceremony! The "tree" is actually a permanent communications tower on the hilltop. When lit, it can be seen for miles around! Thank you to our staff, volunteers, and sponsors for making this event a successful one. Check out our Tree Lighting event photo album on Facebook !
Shop Signal Hill This Holiday Season! (Video)
2018 is coming to a close, and holiday shopping season is in full swing! Our city is chock-full of stores, shops, services and more, everything you need to make your holiday bright. Check out this video highlighting everything Signal Hill has to offer!
LA Metro Blue Line Closures Begin January 25, 2019
Due to significant improvement work, Metro is temporarily closing major portions of the Blue Line from January - September 2019. The first phase will close our local stations, from Willowbrook/Rosa Parks to the Downtown Long Beach Station while the northern portion remains open. In May 2019, the southern portion will reopen while the northern portion will close, from the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station to the 7th St/Metro Center. Metro is offering three levels of bus shuttle service during these closures. Please share this important information! More info from LA Metro here:
Mandatory Organic Recycling for Businesses and Multi-Family Dwellings: AB 1826

Effective January 1, 2019, businesses and multi-family dwellings of 5 or more units that generate 4 cubic yards or more of solid waste per week shall arrange for organic waste collection services. Organics include food scraps, clean/non-hazardous wood waste, landscape and pruning waste. Are you prepared? To comply with the state mandate, contact EDCO at 562-597-0608 to set up organics recycling service. 

Heritage Square Information Available Online
Thank you to all who attended the community meeting regarding the proposed Heritage Square Project on December 4. We’ve posted materials and information from the meeting here for those unable to attend. We hope you’ll check it out! There will also be a second Community Meeting sometime after January 1. We'll announce the date and time as soon as it is set.
Spotlight on Signal Hill Small Businesses
Rug'it Cleaning provides eco-friendly residential and commercial carpet, upholstery, area rug, tile and grout cleaning and natural stone polishing services. Rug'it Cleaning is the only company that offers eco-friendly rug pads in the City. The business offers online appointment booking and free estimates. To make an appointment or learn more, visit their website at
Ten Mile Brewing is Signal Hill's first craft brewery and tap room. Father-and-son duo Dan and Jesse Sundstrom started home brewing in their garage and now craft a wide variety of beer styles, both popular and traditional. The brewpub is located at 1136 E. Willow Street, open Wednesday - Sunday (hours vary). Check out their website at
Question of the Month: How do I report an issue to the City?

We encourage our residents to report issues such as street flooding, potholes, downed trees, code enforcement concerns and more. You can use our iWorq online service to make a request, report a concern, or ask a question. Our staff receives these requests directly and will contact you as soon as possible.
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
Tina L. Hansen

Vice Mayor:
Larry Forester

Council Members:
Robert D. Copeland
Edward H.J. Wilson
Lori Y. Woods