The City of Whittier Community Development Department is soliciting Statements of Qualifications from Landscape Architects for On-Call Design/Plan Review, Plan Check and Inspection Services related to various City-initiated and City-reviewed privately developed projects. The services provided will be for various plan-check requirements, procedures and processes on an on-call basis. Click here to view the Landscape Services RFQ and Professional Services Agreement.
Warm weather is on its way. The list of L. A. County Cooling Centers is attached to these hot weather safety precautions. If you are planning to visit one of these Cooling Centers, it is advisable that you call in advance to make sure there is still seating available. If a Cooling Center is not operational, check the attached list for another Cooling Center nearest you or call 211 LA County. Check with your local library when looking for a place to cool down. They have great resources and plenty to read while you escape the heat. For further information on heat waves, click here.(read more)
At 11:00PM on March 28th, a Whittier Police Officer attempted to stop a pedestrian in the roadway in the area of Santa Fe Springs Road and Nogal Avenue. As the Officer drove towards the person, he suddenly turned, firing several rounds at the Officer’s patrol car. While keeping view of the suspect's direction of travel, the Officer broadcast information that initiated a substantial response resulting in the suspect being located and arrested. While the Officer’s unit sustained minor damage, the Officer is unharmed. The case remains under investigation at this time.(read more)
Coyotes have long been a common sight in some parts of Whittier and in many other communities in Southern California. Coyotes are seen more often in urban neighborhoods when water and food sources in the hills become scarce, as is the case now that we are in a drought condition.(read more)