Message From the Mayor

City Council 15-16
April 2015

Fernando Dutra - Mayor of Whittier from City of Whittier.

Mayor Dutra Welcomes You!

Thank you for visiting the City of Whittier website. I hope that you find the information you are looking for and, perhaps, even learn a little more about our wonderful City!

I am honored to be chosen by my colleagues on the Council to serve as Mayor this year. My focus as Mayor is on economic and social development, continuing the City's longstanding collaboration with the local school districts and youth sports programs to grow healthy children and strong families. We also continue to improve our business environment and the business friendly culture we have created.

The year ahead is another great time of development and growth. The new Whittier Dog Park will be open soon, the new main water pumping plant is under construction, and we're planning to begin expansion of the Whittier Greenway Trail eastward. Southern California Edison is investing to improve our power infrastructure and much private development is underway.

In the next few years, we will see the City invest millions of dollars on infrastructure in Uptown and along Whittier Boulevard with a total of $25,954,451 in redevelopment bond funds. These bonds offer an opportunity to implement some of the improvements slated for our historic Uptown business district. The redevelopment bond funds also provide the impetus to assist with infrastructure improvements for the Fred C. Nelles development project. This state-owned 74-acre site on Whittier Boulevard and Philadelphia Street presents the largest development opportunity in Whittier in recent history. The site will be privately developed with a mix of residential, retail and open park space.

Thank you for visiting our website and please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our City staff with any questions, concerns and suggestions.

Fernando Dutra