Trash Collection Delayed Due to Thanksgiving Holiday
Trash, recycling, and green waste will not be collected on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015.


The parental abduction 1-year-old victim has been located safe and sound with a family member. The mother is still outstanding. Thank you all for your help.

News ImageThe Veterans Resource Center
will be closed the week of November 23rd. We will reopen on Monday, November 30th at 10 a.m.

Whittier, CA- On Thursday November 19th, at approximately 9:45 a.m., Whittier Police Officers were called out to the 12800 Block of Foxley Dr., regarding a "Parental Abduction".

Non-Residential Historic Resources Survey Meeting
Historic Resources Commission meeting held regarding the City-wide Non-Residential Historic Resource Survey August 26, 2015

News ImageMusical Memories of Christmas Past
Join us for holiday cheer with our favorites Saul and Bob, music and laughter guaranteed! Monday, December 14th @ 6:30p.m. Whittwood Branch. Free tickets at both libraries. Click here for more information.

News ImageThe Gaslight Chorus
Enjoy the music of the holidays-- A Cappella Barbershop style! The Gaslight Chorus will be at the library singing all your favorites. Central Library December 17 @ 6:30 p.m. Free tickets at both libraries. Click here for more information.

News ImageIn observance of Thanksgiving
Both libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th and will reopen at the regular scheduled time on Monday, November 30th.

Whittier Residents Wake Up to KKK Propaganda
Neighbors on several streets in the west side of Whittier woke up this morning to find printed KKK propaganda in plastic bags on their front lawns.

News ImageDUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend
Whittier, CA – The Whittier Police Department Traffic Unit, part of the Los Angeles County Avoid DUI Task Force, will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on 11/13/15, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:30pm – 3:00 am.

News ImageWanted for Assault With a Deadly Weapon
On October 9th, 2015 at approximately 7:50 p.m., the suspect walked into a liquor store located on the 12600 block of Imperial Highway in the City of Santa Fe Springs.

News ImageThe Whittier Police Department will again be teaming up with the Salvation Army Whittier Corps to conduct the annual Christmas Toy Drive
The Whittier Police Department has set up collection sites at the following locations: Whittier PD, Whittier City Hall, Palm Park, Parnell Park, Whittier Senior Center, Whittier Community Center, Whittwood Branch Library and the Whittier Public Library. The last day to make a donation is Wednesday, December 16th.

News ImageSay No To Scams!
Criminals are using technology to run various scams and frauds through phones, emails and texts. Get educated on the latest scams and share this information with family members, neighbors, co-workers, and especially seniors, who often fall victim to these crimes.

News ImageCharles Phoenix-Retro Holiday Slide Show
He's back!! Let your holiday spirit soar! Get your ticket to the quirky, sentimental, nostalgic-utterly charming show presented by Charles Phoenix, the "Ambassador of Americana."
For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

Thursday, December 3 @ 6:30 p.m.

Whittier Community Theatre

News ImageInternational Game Day @ the Library
Whittier Public Library will join more than 1,000 libraries on every continent, including Antarctica, in celebration! Join us for an evening of fun for the whole family!

Saturday, November 21st @ 5-8p.m.
Central Library
Free tickets available at both libraries!
( View PDF )

Social Services Commission and Personnel Board Applicants Sought
The City Council is seeking applicants to fill open positions on the Personnel Board and the Social Services Commission.

News ImageEl Niño Online Resource Guide
As part of the preparations underway for El Niño, Los Angeles County has launched a webpage to communicate emergency information and share preparedness tips with residents, businesses, and community partners.

News ImageJoin Us for Tip-A-Cop
Join the Whittier Police Department and help us support Special Olympics.

News ImageBoth libraries will be CLOSED
Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. Both libraries will open at the regularly scheduled time on Thursday, November 12th.

Whittier Police Arrest Bank Robber Dubbed as the "Windy City Bandit"
On October 15, 2015 at approximately 2:54pm, Whittier Police responded to a report of a bank robbery that had just occurred on the 13400 block of Telegraph Road in the City of Santa Fe Springs.

Fair Housing Workshop
The Housing Rights Center will be conducting a fair housing workshop for Whittier residents at 5pm on Thursday, November 5, 2015, at the Whittier Senior Center. Click here for more information.
( View PDF )

Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan Update
The City of Whittier is in the process of updating its 2010 Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) or “Hazard Mitigation Plan.” Click here to view the Draft 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Cooling Stations for Excessive Heat!
The City has setup several Cooling Stations around the city.

News ImageBeat the heat!
The City has set up Cooling Stations at the following city facilities:

Every Drop Counts Event Video
Click here to view the video of the recent "Every Drop Counts" meeting hosted by the City.

Water Main Leak on Whittier Blvd.
Due to a water main break below Whittier Boulevard earlier this week across from Mimi’s restaurant at the Whittwood Town Center, you may be experiencing ongoing traffic congestion

Every Drop Counts
Every Drop Counts -- Water Conservation Forum and Resource Fair on August 5, 2015
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News ImageBoth libraries will close early...
Due to a special literacy event both libraries will close early on Wednesday, July 29th!
Central Library @ 5:00 p.m.
Whittwood Branch @ 3:00 p.m.

Cultural Arts Commission Applicants Sought
The Whittier City Council is seeking applicants to fill an unexpired term on the Cultural Arts Commission.

Mosquito Advisories
Click here and here for more information.

All Fireworks are Prohibited in the City of Whittier
The Whittier Police Department reminds you that fireworks of any kind, even those labeled “Safe & Sane” are illegal to possess or exhibit anywhere in the City.

Public Service Announcement

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Tax season is upon us and the Board of Equalization (BOE) will be assisting thousands of low-income individuals and families in free tax preparation that will result in millions of dollars of unclaimed tax credits.

Click here for video link information


Upcoming Events and Programs

Adult Softball


Club Parnell Dance Class and Social

Dog Park Wall Art Request for Proposal

WYN Club

Whittier's Got Talent

Whittier Theatre Productions

Whittier Playful City USA

Temporary Water Restrictions Due To Drought Conditions
Click here to learn more about water usage restrictions and conservancy.

News ImageLibrary Closures
The Library will be closed Friday, May 22nd for Staff Training Day. The Library will remain closed from Saturday, May 23rd through Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen at our regularly scheduled time on Tuesday, May 26th.

Youth Services - SUMMER!

Click here for Summer Day Camp

Click here for Summer WYN Club

Cultural Arts Commission Applicants Sought
The Whittier City Council is seeking applicants to fill an unexpired term on the Cultural Arts Commission.

Voting Districts Numbered – Distritos Electorales Numerados
See the map here and click here for more information/Va el mapa aquí y haga clic aquí para obtener más información.


Voting Districts Formation hearing postponed / Distritos Electorales audiencia Formación pospuesto
Click here for more information. / Haga clic aquí para más información.

1st Annual Best of the Best Awards
The inaugural "Best of the Best" Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Whittier, will recognize and celebrate the area's finest local businesses.

News ImageThe Library will be closed
Saturday, April 4th. Both libraries will open at the regular scheduled time on Monday, April 6th.

Board and Commission Applicants Sought
The City Council is seeking applicants for openings on various boards.

1st Annual Best of the Best Awards
The Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Whittier present the 1st Annual Best of the Best Awards.

Upcoming Community Participation Opportunities / Próximas oportunidades de participación comunitaria
Save the Date! / ¡Reserve la fecha!

Planning Commission Meeting Cancellation - February 9th
The Special Meeting of the Planning Commission for February 9, 2015 has been cancelled. For more information call Community Development at (562) 567-9320. Click here to read the amended agenda.

Students Run Whittier!

Special Meeting of the Historic Resources Commission
A Special Meeting of the Historic Resources Commission is scheduled for February 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber regarding the Lincoln Specific Plan. Click here to view the agenda for this meeting. Links to the complete agenda packet, including the Responses to Comments for the Lincoln Specific Plan Draft EIR submitted during the public review period of October 17, 2014 - December 1, 2014, can be viewed in the Supporting Materials window to the right of the agenda.

Amateur Radio Volunteers Wanted
Click here for more information.

City Hall Holiday Closures for 2014
Click here to view the City Hall Holiday Closures 2014 calendar.

Winter Water Conservation


Holiday Tree Collection
The City's contracted recyclers will collect and recycle holiday trees Friday, December 26, 2014 through Saturday, January 17, 2015.

News ImageLibrary Holiday Hours
Both Libraries will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 22 and 23rd and will remain closed until Monday, January 5, 2015.

Credit Transaction Limit
The City of Whittier has established a $5,000 limit on credit card transactions.
( View PDF )


Come check out the local band talent at Concert Share 2015!

Where: Whittier Community Center- 7630 Washington Avenue, Whittier

When: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Please click
here for the Registration Form

Please click here for the Band Registration Form

Veterans Day City Hall Closure
City Hall will be closed Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of Veterans Day. There will be a Veterans Day ceremony at City Hall at 9:00 am.

Whittier Boulevard Paving Underway
Click here for more information.
( Click here to view the City of Whittier press release. )

Voting Districts Formation / Creación de Distritos Electorales
Click here for more information. / Haga clic aquí para más información.

Economic Development Update
The City of Whittier is currently experiencing a resurgence of commercial activity.
( Economic Development Update 10-28-14 )

Public Meeting on the DEIR for Nelles
A public meeting has been scheduled for the Draft Environmental Impact Report on the Fred C. Nelles site to be held on October 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Nelles / Brookfield Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR)
The Draft EIR for the Lincoln Specific Plan is available for public review (click here) from October 17, 2014, through December 1, 2014, and can also be reviewed in hardcopy at the following locations: Whittier City Hall, Whittier Central Library and Whittwood Branch Library.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires jurisdictions that receive federal funding for community development activities to assess the status of fair housing in their community.
( View PDF )

LA County Flu Vaccination Schedule
Here is a link to Los Angeles County's flu vaccination outreach flyers in both English and Spanish with the schedule for this flu season. LA County Flu Shot Schedule

Cultural Arts Commission Applicants Sought
The Whittier City Council is seeking applicants to fill an unexpired term on the Cultural Arts Commission.

Cooling Centers open in Whittier
Click here for more information.
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News ImageIt's here!
The September events calendar is here...
( View PDF )

Metro Eastside Light Rail Public Hearing Dates
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). As of August 22, the document is now available for public review and comment.

I-5 South Corridor Improvement Projects
For CalTrans I-5 traffic information, click here.
( Click here for more information. )

State Library highlights early Whittier travel brochure
Whittier has been highlighted on the State Library's online exhibit of brochures from 1870 to 1940 promoting California. Click here to go to the State Library website.

Senior Fair-August 15, 2014
Rep. Linda Sánchez (CA-38) is inviting constituents to attend her 12th Annual Senior Fair.

Earthquake Preparedness Town Hall
Please join Assemblymember Ian C. Calderon, the American Red Cross and the California Earthquake Authority for an Earthquake Preparedness Town Hall on Thursday, July 17 at the Uptown Whittier Senior Center. Members of the community are invited to learn about emergency preparedness guidelines, fire safety information, preparing and practicing disaster plans, and home safety tips. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
( Earthquake Preparedness Town Hall Flyer )

Learn about Pool Safety at Movie Night on June 28th!
Learn how simple steps save lives in and around pools. Join the Building and Safety Division at Whittier Movie Night, June 28th at Parnell Park. Learn about pool safety and enjoy a snow cone on us! Click here for more information.

Veterans Resource Center
The Whittier Public Library is proud to offer a Veterans Resource Center at our Central Library which is staffed by trained volunteers who offer information and referral services to veterans and their families. Hours are Monday - Thursday 10-2 and Friday 10-5.

Council Proclaims May 25 - 31, 2014 as Pool Safely Week
The Whittier City Council presented a Pool Safely Proclamation on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 and declared May 25 - 31, 2014 as Pool Safely Week.
( Pool Safely Brochure )

4th of July Flag Raising Ceremony
Whittier will commemorate Independence Day, Friday, July 4, with a Flag-Raising Ceremony and Freedom Walk at the Palm Park Greenway Trailhead, 5703 Palm Avenue. Event starts at 8:00 A.M.
For more information, please contact Palm Park at 562-908-3666.
( View PDF )

City Elections/Elecciones Municipales
Response To Election Results / Respuesta A Los Resultados Electorales
Election Results / Resultados Electorales
More Election Information / Más Información Sobre La Elección

Surviving the Heat
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.
( Cooling Center Information and Location List )

Long-Time Whittier Business Signs 15-Year Lease
The Whittier City Council is pleased to learn that Russ Bassett Corporation has signed a new 15-year lease and will remain in Whittier saving over 100 full-time jobs.
( Russ Bassett Press Release )

Whittier Election Final Results
Click here to view final election results. You can also see the election night coverage in the City Council Videos, Meetings and Archives page by clicking here.

RFQ - On Call Landscape Architectural Services
On March 10th the City's Community Development Department released a Request for Qualifications soliciting qualifications from Landscape Architects for Plan Review, Plan Check and Inspection Services related to various City-initiated and City-reviewed privately developed projects. Requests for Information (RFI) were due by March 28th. To view the RFI's and responses please click here.

Low-Cost Pet Vaccination & Microchip Clinic
Low-cost pet vaccination, microchip & license clinic will be held at Joe Miller Field on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.
( View PDF )

RFQ for Landscape Architectural Services
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.

Bike to Work Day

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Greenway Trail at Palm Park
7:30am -9:30am

Open to Public
Free Giveaways
Free snacks and water
Bike Information
Prize Drawing

( Flier )


Saturday, April 12, 2014

11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Parnell Park - 15390 Lambert Road

5$ Wristband-
Face Painting
Information Booths
Egg Hunt
Food Vendors

Click here for flier

Public Hearing to Discuss Over-Sized Commercial Vehicles in Residential Areas
Regulation of over-sized commercial vehicles parked in residential areas will be discussed by City Council at their March 11th meeting.

Public Hearing on Noticing Requirements for Residential Construction
Noticing requirements for residential construction activities will be presented to the City Council at their March 11th meeting.

Long-Term Lane Closures on Imperial Highway
Begin on Monday, March 3

City Elections/Elecciones Municipales
City Elections, April 8, 2014 and June 3, 2014, click here/Elecciónes Municipal, 8 de abril de 2014 y 3 de junio de 2014, haga clic aquí
View the How to Vote video here/Ver Cómo Votar video aquí.

County asks all residents to shut sprinkler systems completely off until next week
With heavy rain in the forecast for this weekend, Los Angeles County leaders are asking residents and businesses to shut all irrigation systems off.

City Council Study Session Concerning the Workplace District
On February 18, 2014, at 6:30 pm, in the City Council Chambers at the Whittier City Hall, the City Council will hold a study session to consider the potential options for changes to the land-use vision of the Workplace District.

Whittier Named Among the Top 100 Best Places to Live
Whittier has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by, a website that ranks quality of life and travel amenities of America's small and midsized cities.

Fred C. Nelles Scoping Meeting
The city is hosting a Fred C. Nelles California Youth Authority Site EIR Scoping meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Radisson Hotel Whittier, 7320 Greenleaf Ave.

City Council Public Hearings on February 11
The City Council will hold two public hearings on February 11, 2014 on the topics of "Regulation of over-sized commercial vehicles parked in residential areas" and "Noticing requirements for residential construction activities."

Living with Coyotes
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.

New State Economic Development Incentives
During the summer of 2013, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation approving a new Economic Development Initiative which includes incentives and tax credits for businesses.
( GEDI PowerPoint )

City Hall goes 24/7 with AccessWhittier
It’s easier than ever for you to contact us with your requests, questions, and concerns. AccessWhittier is a new system that will allow you to contact us 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week using your smart phone, tablet or PC. AccessWhittier is available to iPhone and Android smart phone users by downloading the free application. Click here for more information.

City eNewsletters are here!
Click here to view more information about the City's new eNewsletter subscription service.

Residential Moratorium in the Workplace District
The Whittier City Council adopted Urgency Ordinance No. 3010 to extend the residential moratorium in the Workplace District of the Whittier Boulevard Specific Plan for an additional ten (10) months and fifteen (15) days and will expire on July 23, 2014. For more information, click here to view Ordinance No. 3010 and click here to view the Press Release.

Two Centennial Pieces Returning to Civic Center
Two well-loved and historic Whittier Centennial pieces will be returning to the Civic Center Complex.

Mineral Extraction
Click here to view the Final Environmental Impact Report, notices and other information re: Mineral Extraction in the Whittier Hills.