City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | Issue 12, June 2019
June is Pride Month. The Pride flag is flying outside City Hall through June 30.
Hello Neighbor! Welcome to the City of Signal Hill's monthly e-newsletter. Keep reading to learn about free cupcakes for the City's 95th Anniversary, fun summer contests, Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, and much more! If there is something you would like to see in a future edition, we'd love to hear from you. Happy reading!
Upcoming Events 

Tuesday, June 18: Second Community Meeting: Cannabis Regulations, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
Monday, June 24: Movies in the Park - Happy Feet, 6:30 p.m. @ Signal Hill Park
Tuesday, June 25: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
Thursday, July 4: Independence Day, City Hall Closed
Tuesday, July 9: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m. @ City Hall
Wednesday, July 10: Concerts in the Park - Stone Soul, 6:30 p.m. @ Signal Hill Park
Saturday, July 13: Movies in the Park - Night at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. @ Signal Hill Park

Community Meeting on Cannabis Regulations: Tuesday, June 18 @ City Hall
The City is hosting two Community Meetings at City Hall to present information on the current state of cannabis regulation and collect community input on potential regulation of cannabis-related uses in Signal Hill. The second meeting is on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Planning Commission Meeting. View this event on our Facebook page or call 562-989-7300 for more information. All are welcome.
Help Us #NametheDino Contest
A very special dinosaur is moving into the new Signal Hill Public Library, and we need your help to name her! Send your name suggestion to before June 30. Then stay tuned to vote for your top three submissions in an online survey during the week of July 8 - July 12. The person who suggests the winning name will receive a $100 gift card at the Library Grand Opening on August 10! One suggestion per e-mail address, please.
Be Part of the Legacy! Community Photo Contest
Submit up to 3 photos depicting life in Signal Hill for a chance to be featured on the Library's Legacy Wall for one year and be recognized at a City Council meeting. This is your chance to be a part of history!

All ages are welcome to submit. This contest is open to Signal Hill residents and students only. Please e-mail high-resolution photos to by Wednesday, July 10 at 4:00 p.m.
Community Photo Contest
Movies in the Park Starts June 24
On Monday, June 24, see Happy Feet at Signal Hill Park. On Saturday, July 13, we'll show Night at the Museum at Signal Hill Park. Movies begin at dusk and activities start at 6:30 p.m. Bring the whole family and your picnic blanket for a free evening of cinematic fun! There will be a bounce house, free popcorn, and concessions for sale. Movies in the Park is brought to you in partnership with Signal Hill Petroleum and the City of Long Beach.
Concerts in the Park Kicks Off July 10 With Free Cupcakes Celebrating the City's 95th Anniversary
Concerts in the Park gets underway on Wednesday, July 10, with the smooth Motown sounds of Stone Soul! We'll also be giving away cupcakes to celebrate our 95th Anniversary! Every Wednesday in July and August, Signal Hill Park comes alive with music and family fun, starting at 6:30 p.m. Check out the event flyer for the full schedule of bands. This summer, we're celebrating our 95th Anniversary with a special giveaway every week. Rotating food trucks will also be on hand. Don't forget to arrive at 6:00 p.m. for the Voice of Signal Hill competition, featuring local middle school and high school students.
Summer First Friday Book Club
Join us for First Friday Book Club at the Library from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Participants are provided a copy of the books, and light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required, please call 562-989-7323.
Temporary Library Closing After July 27
The temporary Library's last day of operation will be Saturday, July 27. After that date, the temporary Library will be permanently closed to prepare to move into the new Signal Hill Public Library. Regular Library services will resume in the new library, 1800 E. Hill Street, on Monday, August 12. Community Services offices will be moving out of City Hall and into the new Public Library building in mid-July. Please check our website and Facebook page for updates!
Public Library Grand Opening Set for Saturday, August 10
We are thrilled to announce the August 10 Grand Opening of the future Signal Hill Public Library! Please stay tuned for more information about this exciting event as it approaches. We'll be sharing more details here, on our website, and on Facebook. Please join us for this historic Grand Opening!
Missed the Budget Workshop? Watch Online!

If you missed the Budget Workshop, you can watch the meeting online or on your television! You can watch on the City website by following this link. You may also view the Budget Workshop daily on Charter Spectrum (Channel 3) and Frontier FiOS (Channel 38) at 7:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

The annual Budget Workshop is a comprehensive review of our past years' programs, capital improvements and services that we provided for our community and a great overview of the priorities we will focus on in the coming year.  
Download the Go Signal Hill Mobile App Today!
Have you downloaded the City of Signal Hill's official app, Go Signal Hill? You'll get quick access to City information, online bill pay, service requests, and more, all from your smartphone. The app is currently available for both Android and Apple smartphones. Simply visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store from your smartphone and search "Go Signal Hill".
Congratulations to Nelson Academy Principal Denise "Sparkle" Peterson on Retirement

Congratulations to Denise "Sparkle" Peterson, Principal of Jessie Elwin Nelson Academy, on her retirement after 35 years of service with the LBUSD. The City presented Ms. Peterson with a proclamation at the May 28 City Council meeting, recognizing her great contributions and her commitment to our local students. Ms. Peterson is committed to leadership at Nelson Academy and within our community. She has been instrumental in building connections between the school and the City, and she also serves on the Signal Hill Police Foundation Board. We thank her for all she's done and congratulate her on her retirement.
Question of the Month: Where can I charge my electric vehicle in Signal Hill?

ChargePoint electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are 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. We encourage EV drivers and owners to take advantage of this great resource in our community! These charging stations are made possible thanks to the Clean Transportation grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District's Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee. 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