City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | Issue 7, January 2019
Construction continues on the future Signal Hill Public Library
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 

Monday, January 21: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - City Hall Closed
Tuesday, January 22: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 23: Signal Hill/Greater LA Homeless Count
Thursday, January 31: Parks & Recreation Community Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 12: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Register to Volunteer TODAY for the Signal Hill Homeless Count!
Register TODAY as a volunteer for the 2019 Signal Hill Homeless Count, Wednesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. Help us determine the number of homeless individuals and families in the City of Signal Hill as part of the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. This effort will help us better understand homelessness in our region and direct resources where they’re needed most. The registration deadline is TODAY, don't wait! To register and for more information, visit
Public Library Construction Update
Walls are going up and plumbing lines are going in! Signal Hill's future public library continues to evolve. Over the last month, crews completed the 2nd floor terrace roof installation and the storm drain retention system, continued plumbing/HVAC preparations, began installing electrical wiring, and installed scaffolding around the structure to prepare to close in the exterior. Over the next month, work will continue on the electrical wiring, drywall, and wall framing/insulation. More Information
Help Plan the Future of Signal Hill's Parks & Recreation!
We want to hear your thoughts on the future of Signal Hill's Parks & Rec! You're invited to a Community Meeting on Thursday, January 31, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at City Hall Council Chambers, 2175 Cherry Avenue. Snacks and child care are provided. Your feedback will help the City create a plan to carry our community into a healthy and active future. If you have questions, please call 562-989-7330. More Information
Upgraded LED Streetlights
The City is proud to announce the upgrade of all streetlights (totaling approximately 1,150 lights) in the public right-of-way to LED. These new fixtures are brighter and considerably more energy-efficient, providing the City with an energy cost savings and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Check out this map (PDF) showing where the new lights are installed.
From left to right, Senior Officer Don Moreau, Signal Hill Police Chief Chris Nunley
From left to right, Senior Officer Don Moreau and Signal Hill Police Chief Christopher Nunley
Congratulations to Signal Hill's 2018 Employee of the Year
Senior Police Officer Donald Moreau is the City of Signal Hill's 2018 Employee of the Year. Sr. Officer Moreau serves as a senior patrol officer and is the Police Department's Homeless Liaison Officer. He's been with SHPD since he was 19 years old, when he started as a part-time police aide. Sr. Officer Moreau prides himself on helping others, and he does his job with great care and compassion. Congratulations!
Create Your New Online Utility Bill Payment Account
The City is no longer using Xpress Online Bill Pay's online utility bill payment system. In November 2018, we transitioned to Municipal Online Payments to facilitate online utility payments. If you pay your water bill online and have not already done so, you need to create a new online account with Municipal Online Payments and set up a new payment method. Visit for instructions . For assistance with setting up an account or for help with any questions, please call Water Customer Service at 562-989-7315.
Signal Hill Municipal Election Set for March 5
Information for the March 5, 2019 Municipal Election is now available. Voters will be choosing two new members of the City Council, one City Clerk and one City Treasurer. Voters will also be choosing from two competing Charter Amendments to change future municipal election dates. Please review the Election Information posted on our website at For voter registration information, please visit .
LA Metro Holding Public Workshops
Metro wants your input on its NextGen bus system! Metro is holding a series of public workshops around LA County now through February 6. You’ll meet with Metro staff, learn about the study and share your thoughts on how to improve LA’s bus system. Metro wants your thoughts on bus routes, frequencies, days and times of operation. You can stop in anytime during the workshop hours. To find a meeting and time near you, visit .
LA Metro Blue Line Closures Begin January 26
Due to significant improvement work, Metro is temporarily closing major portions of the Blue Line from January - September 2019. The first phase, starting at 4:00 a.m. January 26, 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:
Public EV Charging Stations Now Available For Use

New ChargePoint electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now available for public use in the upper Civic Center parking lot on Legion Drive, across from City Hall. Charging fees are $0.55/kWh. We encourage you to create a ChargePoint network account and download the ChargePoint mobile app prior to your first charging session. The charging stations are made possible by a grant from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, whose sole mission is to invest state funds to reduce air pollution. We encourage EV drivers and owners to take advantage of this new resource! For more information, visit
First Friday Book Club at the Signal Hill Public Library
Join us for First Friday Book Club, the first Friday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Signal Hill Public Library. Participants are provided a copy of the books, light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required, call 562-989-7323 or visit the Library.
Question of the Month: Where can I dispose of household waste items?

Twice a month, EDCO holds free Household Hazardous Waste pickup events, with one happening tomorrow, Saturday, January 12. Hazardous waste is unused or leftover portions of products containing toxic chemicals used around the home. Products labeled Caution, Warning, Danger, Poison, Toxic, Flammable or Corrosive are considered hazardous. Residents can properly dispose of household toxic items at no cost at the Environmental Collection Center located at EDCO Recycling & Transfer in Signal Hill, open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, and a full list of accepted items, visit EDCO's website.
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