Children are welcome to practice their reading skills with friendly, certified therapy dogs. Studies show that practicing reading aloud to these sweet, non-judgmental animals, helps kids gain confidence and boosts their reading skills.
City Council Meeting Mayor & City Council - Meetings
The City Council serves as the City’s primary policy-making and legislative body. The City Council also serves as the Board of Directors for the Whittier Housing Authority, Whittier Public Financing Authority, Whittier Redevelopment Successor Agency, and Whittier Utility Authority. The City Council adopts the City's annual operating budget and capital improvement program.
The Planning Commission consists of five members who advise the City Council concerning the General Plan; make recommendations to the City Council on subdivisions, zoning, and land use matters; and hear requests for zone changes, variances, conditional use permits and development review applications. Conal McNamara, Director of Community Development, serves as the Secretary for the Planning Commission. Meets the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber in City Hall.