The Planning Commission's meeting was commandeered 30 minutes after it began. The meeting has been rescheduled for July 16.
The annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at Almansor Park has been cancelled this year due to the pandemic. We look forward to bringing the celebration back next year. A reminder, the Alhambra Fire Department would like to remind our…
The 2020 annual Fourth of July fireworks show and entertainment program has been cancelled The Recreation and Community Services Department regrets that our traditional July 2020 event with fireworks and entertainment has been canceled due to measures regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19. Reminders…
The City of Alhambra’s Strategic Planning meeting on Tuesday was an inside view into each council member’s goals for the coming year and a look at the progress since the last planning meeting.
Alhambra Police Department gave presentations on use-of-force and showed a video of APD officers responding to a call. Residents asked questions about fireworks and the police force's ability to respond to a range of emergency calls.
The city removed its objections to by-district voting in negotiations with Grassroots Alhambra, which sponsored the initiative. Other parts of the ordinance involve November's elections for council and school board seats.
Those in favor of the initiative say the city is trying to obstruct democratic process, while opponents blast Grassroots Alhambra for legal action.
Alhambra's at-large voting system violates state law by diluting the votes of a protected class of citizens, an attorney representing Grassroots Alhambra and another client states in a letter to the city. A second attorney, representing a separate group, also urges the city to voluntarily change voting practices.
The City of Alhambra began testing symptomatic residents on Monday. Testing will be Monday-Friday through May. The state will move forward with reopening on Friday, with state and local announcements setting those guidelines through the week.
The charter reform initiative on November ballot urges a $250 cap on campaign contributions and new by-district voting but the Alhambra council suggests an alternate measure embracing spending limits but retaining at-large elections.