August 2023

Upcoming City and Community Civic Events



Parks & Leisure Community Workshop #1

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

City Hall - 291 N. Main Street



Porterville Breakfast Rotary Club

Run for Life 5K Run/Walk

Time: 8:00 AM

Granite Hills High School - 1701 E. Putnam Avenue



Drive-Thru Dinner Fundraiser

Kings/Tulare Homeless Alliance (KTHA)

Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Trinity Lutheran Church - 764 W. Henderson Avenue

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City News

New City Employees!

Join us in welcoming our newest City Employees!

Brian and Isaac have joined the Wastewater Division. Paul has joined the Refuse Division, Hipolito has joined the Parks Maintenance Division and Salvador has joined the Police Department as a Community Service Officer.

Pictured left to right: Brian Smith, Paul Plata, Hipolito Fernandez and Isaac Gudino. Pictured on the bottom right: Salvador Perez.

August is Back to School Safety Month

The Porterville Police Department would like to remind parents and residents to slow down and be extra careful driving through school zones as the the new school year begins.

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2023 Porterville Corporate Games

Organizations of all sizes will be competing in a variety of fun and entertaining activities for two weeks in September, all while vying for the most accumulated points and ultimately, for ownership of the coveted Corporate Cup. 

Corporate Game Info and Schedule

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Community Info & Resources

City Pool Schedule

There are a few weeks left to take advantage of the City Pool!

August 14 - September 4


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Located at: 97 N. Park Drive

(559) 782-7543

Porterville Library August Calendar

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Balloon Animal Class

Join the Porterville Library for a balloon animal making class.

Learn how to make a balloon animal dog and get free stickers!

August 20th, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

50 W. Olive Avenue, Suite B

(559) 784-0177

Youth Basketball Registration Opens soon!

Registration for youth basketball opens September 11th!

Registration is $50 for ages 5-13

Sign up online or in person at the Parks & Leisure Department located at:

15 E. Thurman Avenue, Suite A

(559) 791-7695

Register Online

Pioneer Days & Rib Cook-Off

Saturday, October 14, 2023

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Veterans Park

Registration is open NOW for pageant contestants, rib cook-off teams and vendors. Register online or in person at 15 E Thurman Ave, Suite A.

For more information on this event, visit the City website or call (559) 791-7695

Register Here!

California Parks Pass

Did you know that our library provides a pass for California State Parks?

The pass grants access to FREE parking for any California State Park!

The library is also offering a Parks Pass Backpack to checkout when visiting a State Park!

Contact the library for more information!

(559) 784-0177



One of our City parks was previously known as "Burbank Park," what is the current name of that park?

Submit your answer by sending us a direct message through our Instagram Page. First three to submit the correct answer will win a stainless-steel water bottle as shown in this picture. Winner will be notified via direct message from @cityofporterville_ca.

Follow us on Instagram to find out the answer to this month's trivia question.

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City Business & Housing Resources

CAPER Review For 22/23 Action Plan (AP)

The City of Porterville is soliciting public review and comment on the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the City’s 2022/2023 Action Plan (AP).

The AP is submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to enable the City to receive federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

Questions? For more information about the CAPER or to present oral comments regarding the CAPER, please contact the Community Development Department by calling (559) 782-7460.

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

housi[email protected]

Pre-Approved Auxiliary Dwelling Unit (ADU) Plans Now Available!

Accessory Dwelling Units ("ADU") are an innovative and affordable way for many individuals and families to create additional housing units on their existing properties.

View available plans online:

View Here

Street Projects


The City's Streets Division staff will be performing Asphalt overlay in designated neighborhoods over the next few months.

Click on the link below to find out if your neighborhood is on the list.

August and September Asphalt Work

Main Street Construction Starting

The construction on Main Street will be starting September 1, 2023.

Construction will be between Morton Avenue and Putnam Avenue.

Please adhere to traffic signs and slow down for any cone zones. Please prepare for any potential traffic delays and detours.

Please call (559) 782-7462, if you have any questions.

Who Do I Call?

Commonly Requested City Services


Have questions on your water, sewer & trash bill? Call (559) 782-7438, Press #2

for Utility Billing.



To dispatch Animal Control, call the Police Department non-emergency line

at (559) 782-7400.



Questions on the status of a building permit or the permit process call (559) 782-7480.



Do you have a question on a business license application or renewal? Call

(559) 782-7457 or send an email to [email protected].



If you have any questions regarding Code Enforcement and their role in the City, please

call the Fire Department at (559) 782-7526 Press #1 for Code Enforcement.



For passport information or to make an appointment call (559) 782-7441.



Broken, cracked or missing trash can? Was your black, green or blue can missed? Call

Field Services at (559) 782-7514.



Have a recycling question? Call Field Services at (559) 782-7514.



Have questions on routine street maintenance or need to report a pothole? Call Field Services at (559) 782-7514.



Do you have a water leak and not sure if it's on the City side or property owner side?

Call Field Services at (559) 782-7514. For emergency water issues that occur

after hours or on the weekend call the Police Department non-emergency line at

(559) 782-7400.

See a problem or hazard?

Report the issue and watch it get fixed!

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!

Here's how it works:

  • See something that needs to be fixed?
  • Submit a request from our various categories (i.e. barking dogs).
  • Attach a photo if applicable.
  • City staff receives the request.
  • The corresponding department fixes the problem!
  • You get notified when the request is completed.

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

City Council News

City Council Meeting Recap: August 15, 2023

Design Consultant Selected for New Porterville Library

City Council authorized the Consultant Service Agreement with Paul Halajian Architects. In order to ensure the successful design and construction of the library and future sports complex, additional scope items, such as a traffic study and a sportsplex master plan were included in the consultant contract.

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Other actions and announcements:

  • The Animal Control Commission provided a report on the status of the new animal shelter. They reported that the new shelter is getting closer to completion and are looking forward to having the new shelter in town. The Commission has also proposed a name change for the new shelter and a name change for the Animal Control Unit, which will be decided at a later time.
  • City Council approved a Supplemental Agreement for the Butterfield Stage Corridor Project and the Rails to Trails Corridor Lighted Crosswalk Project. The Butterfield Stage Corridor project will develop an active transportation corridor of approximately 3.9 miles in length that will include solar lighting, water stations, wayfinding, benches, and controlled crossing systems.
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Next Regular City Council Meeting

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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291 N. Main Street, Porterville, CA 93257

(559) 782-7499

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