City of Signal Hill E-Newsletter | Issue 9, March 2019
Guests enjoying an interactive drum performance by CHAZZ Ross during the
´╗┐African American History Month Celebration at the Signal Hill Public Library, February 23
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 ´╗┐

Thursday, March 14: 4th Annual Police Awards Celebration, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26: Mayor's Reception, 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 8: City Council Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20: Spring Fest, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

4th Annual Community Celebration &
Police Awards Celebration: Thursday, March 14
Join the Signal Hill Police Foundation for the 4th Annual Community Celebration and Police Awards Dinner TONIGHT, Thursday, March 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 5761 East Colorado Street, Long Beach. Tickets are $50 and include a Signal Hill Police Foundation Membership and dinner. Call 562-400-0310 or visit
Save the Date! Mayor's Reception, Tuesday, March 26
Mayors Reception Tuesday March 26 8 pm. Help us welcome the new mayor and thank the outgoing mayor for her service. Light refreshments will be provided. Alpert JCC 3801 East Willow Street Long Beach
You're invited to the Mayor's Reception, Tuesday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. or immediately following the conclusion of the City Council Meeting. Help us welcome the new Mayor and thank outgoing Mayor Tina Hansen for her service this past year. Light refreshments will be provided, all are welcome. The Reception will be held at the Alpert Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Willow Street, Long Beach.
Signal Hill General Municipal Election Update
The General Municipal Election has come and gone! Thank you to all the poll workers and volunteers who helped voters cast their ballots smoothly on March 5. Visit the County's website for the latest unofficial results. County officials are expected to certify the results no later than March 22. Local certification of the unofficial results and the Mayor's reorganization is expected at the March 26 City Council Meeting.
SHPD Wins Award for 35th Annual National Night Out
Congratulations to the Signal Hill Police Department! The National Association of Town Watches selected SHPD's 35th Annual National Night Out event as a National Award Winner for outstanding participation. NNO is an annual August event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Save the date for 2019's event, set for Tuesday, August 6.
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). April 1 through April 19, pre-sale wristbands will be available 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.
Library Construction Update
The future Signal Hill Public Library is really transforming into an exciting facility. Inside, the plumbing, electrical and mechanical rough-in work is mostly complete. Interior drywall is installed and is currently being painted. Exterior finishes are also starting to go up, including glass windows. The building will be made weather-tight over the next couple of weeks and exterior plaster work will soon begin. Also over the next month, crews will continue to paint inside, start installing flooring and carpet, and continue with exterior work. More Information
Youth Programs at the Signal Hill Public Library
Colorful Kingdom Story Time
Thursday, March 14, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
This fun story time investigates how animals use color to hide from predators, catch food, and find a mate! By combining songs, artifacts, live animals and stories, children will use all their senses to explore the colorful kingdom.

Anime Club
Mondays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Anime is a style of Japanese film and television animation. Watch anime, discuss manga, play games, and have fun! Free for ages 12 and up. Register by calling 562-989-7323 or visiting the Library.
Spotlight on Signal Hill Small Businesses
The Long Beach Business Journal was founded in 1987. It's been located in Signal Hill since January 1991. The Long Beach Business Journal is a news magazine that is published bi-weekly, covering a wide range of business and community issues, with special focuses on international trade, real estate and development, healthcare, tourism, aviation and aerospace, technology, financial services, the arts, education and the environment. Visit
The Small Business Development Center provides high quality business & economic development assistance to small businesses & entrepreneurs. Their no- and low-cost services help with business planning, sales and marketing, loan advice, management and operations, web and e-commerce strategy and more. Several workshops are held each month in our area free of charge. SBDC Los Angeles is located at 4900 E. Conant Street, Building 02, Suite 108, Long Beach. Visit or call 562-938-5010. 

AB 1826: Are You In Compliance?
AB 1826 requires businesses and multi-family dwellings that generate four cubic yards or more of organic waste per week to recycle. This includes food scraps, food-soiled paper, and landscape debris. Contact EDCO at 562-597-0608 to ensure your compliance. Visit CalRecycle's website for more information on AB 1826.
Central Basin Municipal Water District Announces "Water Is Life" Student Art Calendar Contest
This contest is designed for students K-12 to express the value of water through their artwork. The contest offers the chance to be featured in the Metropolitan Water District's 2020 Calendar and grand prizes are awarded to each grade level (elementary, middle, and high school). The deadline to enter is Friday, April 12, at 5:00 p.m. For full details and contest rules, visit
CBMWD Program Offers Rebates for Premium High-Efficiency Toilet Installation
A new program encouraging installation of premium high-efficiency toilets offers rebates of up to $250 per toilet for owners of multi-family dwellings built before 1994. Funding is limited for the program, conducted by the Central Basin Municipal Water District and the Metropolitan Water District. For more information, visit
Question of the Month: How do I sign up for automatic payments for my water bill?

If you are a current Signal Hill water utility customer and would like to sign up for paperless billing and/or auto draft, please complete this form (PDF) . You can either e-mail it to or bring it to the Finance Counter in-person at City Hall. If you are a Signal Hill resident and you need to open an account for new water service, please call 562-989-7315 or you may visit the Finance Counter at City Hall. If you have questions or concerns related to your water account, please call the Water Customer Service line at 562-989-7315 during regular business hours.
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