November 2023

Upcoming City and Community Civic Events



Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Centennial Park - 296 N. Main St.




PPD Christmas Toy Drive

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Walmart - 1250 W. Henderson Ave.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Target - 1363 W. Henderson Ave.




Children's Christmas Parade

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Street Closure: Main St. will be closed 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM




Food Trucks in the Park

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Veterans Park - 1501 W. Henderson Ave.




Senior Christmas Luncheon

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Burton Middle School - 1155 N. Elderwood

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29th Annual Myers Christmas Memorial Tree Lighting

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Street Closure: E Street will be closed between Putnam and Cleveland Ave. 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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New Year's Eve Gala

8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Veterans Memorial Building - 1900 W. Olive Ave.

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City News

State of the City Address

The City of Porterville will again proudly sponsor Porterville Chamber’s “First Friday Coffee” event on Friday, December 1, 2023, beginning at 7:00 AM. The event will be streamed live for the community.

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PPD SMART Team Presentation

The Police Department's Special Methods and Resources Team (SMART) gave a presentation at the November 7th City Council meeting to address the steps they are taking in approaching the unhoused population. To view their full presentation click on the link below!

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Shop Local Porterville Contest

The City of Porterville, the Porterville Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses and organizations have launched the 2023 Shop Local Porterville Contest featuring local businesses.

Visit local businesses for a chance to win prizes. No purchase is necessary to participate, but local shopping is encouraged.

Shop Local Porterville Contest Passports are available for pickup by doing any of the following:

  • Stopping by City Hall (291 N. Main St.). Please go to the Community Development Counter. Monday - Friday (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
  • Visiting participating Porterville businesses. Please take a look at their business hours.

More information: download the FLYER

or visit

Community Info & Resources

Porterville Library November Calendar

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Christmas Home Decorating Contest

Show off your holiday spirit and light up this special season!

We are proud to host the fourth annual Christmas Home Decorating Contest.

The contest invites community members to deck their walls, rooftops, doors, and yards with the brightest of lights to show how your family celebrates! Trophies will be awarded to the top winners.

Entries will be accepted December 1-18

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Arena Soccer League

Registration Opens: December 6, 2023

All the excitement of playing outdoor soccer with the added fun of being able to play the ball off the walls! 

Registration is $60. Register online or in person at our office located in Centennial Plaza, 15 E. Thurman Ave., Suite A

For ages 5-13 years old

Practices start in February 2024 

Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Register Here!

Virtual Bingo

Let's play B-I-N-G-O! Join us online for an hour-packed evening of family fun with everyone's favorite game!

This FREE activity is great entertainment for the entire family and suited for players of all ages. Plus, the best part, you could win prizes!


December 1

January 5, 2024

February 2, 2024

Register Here!

Thursday Night Dance -featuring Jerry Hall & Trick Shot

If you are looking for a place to hear great music, practice your moves on an open dance floor, or just socialize with friends, don’t miss out on the Thursday Night Dance.  

The event is held every Thursday from 7:00-10:00 PM at the Porterville Veterans Memorial Building on Olive Avenue.  

The admission fee is only $5 for adults. Coffee and water is always provided and guests often organize potluck style refreshments. 

Questions: (559) 791-7695

Zalud House Museum Candlelight Tours

If you a The Zalud House will come alive with the holiday spirit featuring special seasonal displays, vintage decorations and yuletide piano music. The guided tours and refreshments are sure to provide an enjoyable evening for the whole family. No reservation needed.

Dates: December 8,9,15,16

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Admission: Adults $3, Children $1

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Military Banner Program Application Opens

Registration Opens: December 1, 2023 - February 1, 2024

REGISTER ONLINE or in person at our office located in Centennial Plaza, 15 E. Thurman Ave., Suite A

For more information on this event, visit the City website or call (559) 791-7697

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City Business & Housing Resources

City of Porterville's Business Assistance Program

The City of Porterville offers various financing options for businesses within city limits to help promote the economic vitality of our community.

Current programs include:

• Microenterprise Forgivable Loan Program

• Revolving Loan Program

Questions? Please contact the Economic Development Division:

([email protected] • 559-782-7460)

Housing Program

Do you want to BUY A HOUSE? Do you need HOME REPAIRS? Do you need a WHEELCHAIR RAMP outside your home? Do you need to Connect to City WATER or SEWER?

If you answered YES, please call to see if you qualify (559) 782-7460 or email

Who Do I Call? City Directory

Click the link below for a directory of the City's most requested services


Submit a Service Request

The City of Porterville uses the myPorterville App as a method to easily submit resident requests. You can submit service requests (potholes, street lights, trash collection, graffiti, and other non-emergency items) directly to us online or by using your mobile device and they will instantly be routed to the appropriate department administrator!

You can download the app or simply go on our website through the link below.

City Council News

City Council Meeting Recap: November 21, 2023

Public Hearing

The City Council authorized the adoption of increases to the rates for sewer service, solid waste service, and recycled water/meter service fees. After the public hearing was conducted the City Council authorized the increased fees, which will be effective starting in January 2024.

The increased fees are required to cover operating costs, adequately fund the sewer system so it can be operated safely and provide timely maintenance of existing facilities. Fore more information on the fee structure please click on the link below.

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Other actions and announcements:

  • Mayor Flores was invited to record a 30-minute segment for the "EL INFORMADOR" show on Radio Lazer station 100.5 FM. Information on upcoming events and much more was provided for the Spanish-speaking community! To listen to the full interview click on the following link: Lazer Interview

Stream Meeting Online

Next Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

City Council Meetings and Agendas
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