AUSD teacher José Sanchez invited U.S. Rep. Judy Chu to talk with his summer school students about the census. The deadline for responding to Census 2020 has been extended to Oct. 31. Reply online, by phone or mail.
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.
The City of Alhambra has paid 50 families' first installment of coronavirus-related emergency housing aid, but the remaining 150 are still in various stages of processing.
City Council action on ballot measure paves way for legal challenge to be withdrawn. Strategic Planning Meeting is scheduled and Police Chief Vu is planning Town Hall on APD procedures.
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.
Dispersal of funds for COVID-19 housing relief hits some snags. Request for $1.25 million from emergency funds to upgrade Almansor Court is rejected.
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 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.
City Council offers guidance of CDBG-CV funding use but decides to keep Alhambra ordinance stipulating 6-month timeframe to repay overdue rent.