The City of Santa Fe Springs Department of Community Services, Family & Human Services Division in partnership with Cedars Sinai presents a six-week workshop series on Healthy Habits for Families. Starting Wednesday, March 3, 2021 to April 7, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
A virtual nutritional workshop will run discussing subjects on portion control, physical activity, chronic disease management and so much more. Participants are highly encouraged to attend all sessions. Participants who attend at least 5 sessions will receive a certificate of completion.
Come meet the mayor and have a private, one-on-one conversation to discuss your ideas or concerns via Zoom. Beginning March 2021, Virtual Meetings with Mayor John Mora will be available the first and third Thursday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The City's Spring Quarterly Brochure is here!
The City's Spring Quarterly Brochure has arrived! Please click the link below for more information on City news, virtual programs and activities.
On behalf of the City of Santa Fe Springs, a message from Mayor Mora and Mayor Pro Tem Rodriguez on the events that took place at the U.S Capitol on Wednesday.
Former Fire Chief Bob Wilson Passes
The City is deeply saddened by the news of the recent passing of former Santa Fe Springs Fire Chief Bob Wilson. Mr. Wilson was hired by the Santa Fe Springs Fire Department on September 2nd, 1960. He was promoted to Engineer in 1968 and Captain in 1970. Mr. Wilson was promoted to Battalion Chief in 1976 and was selected by former City Manager Don Powell to be the Fire Chief in 1985. Chief Wilson retired in 1993. During his tenure, Chief Wilson developed the department's Environmental Protection Division, and also was instrumental in starting the department’s HazMat Response Team. That team still exists today and is a Type-I State resource for Hazardous Materials response. Mr. Wilson was the son of former Santa Fe Springs Mayor and Councilmember Betty Wilson, whose legacy is a significant part of the City’s history.
Chief Wilson is survived by his wife Cheryl, two children, and multiple grandchildren. The City of Santa Fe Springs and Fire-Rescue Department appreciate his contributions that are still etched in the Department to this day. On behalf of the City, we send our most sincere condolences to Chief Wilson’s family and friends.
The Intersection of Telegraph and Norwalk Boulevard is currently closed. Please avoid this intersection until at least the early morning of Tuesday, November 10th. Thank you!
Clarification on Water Quality Notice
The City recently sent its water customers a State mandated notice in the mail that gave some customers the impression the City’s drinking water did not meet water quality standards—that is not accurate. The Santa Fe Springs Water Utility Authority is required to monitor your drinking water for lead and copper on a regular basis. During 2019, we did not collect three of the required 30 lead and copper samples during the June 1 to September 30 monitoring period; three of the required lead and copper samples were collected late, in October 2019. At no time was the water quality impaired or in question.
The collected samples show we are meeting drinking water standards. This sampling effort is required by the State of California, and is being accomplished through the cooperation of homeowners and residents. Unlike other contaminant monitoring, the samples for lead and copper testing must come from regularly used cold water taps inside customers’ homes, thus the City relies on the residents to collect and return water samples in a timely manner. The notice letter that was sent to each customer had confusing language that was required by the State of California and could not be amended in any way. Sorry for the confusion and it is hoped that this clarification is helpful in illustrating that your drinking water has always met water quality standards
Whittier Police Department's Newly Appointed Chief
The City of Santa Fe Springs congratulates newly appointed Chief of Police, Chief Aviv Bar. Chief Bar is proud to continue to serve the City of Santa Fe Springs and maintain a safe community for all.
Please Join in a Community Conversation: Re-imagine Our Future!
Community Workshop #2 - November 5, 2020 at 6:00pm
Large, bulky items may not be placed out for collection without first contacting your designated trash hauler and arranging for pick up. For more information on large bulky item pick up/schedule a pick up, please contact your waste hauler:
CR&R 562-944-4716, Republic Services 800-299-4898 or Serv-Wel Disposal 323-726-4056
Alert - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Los Angeles County Officials announced a local public health emergency in response to the spread of the Coronavirus across the country and in regards to additional confirmed cases of the virus found in Los Angeles County.
The City of Santa Fe Springs would like to remind residents that parking vehicles on City parkways is never permitted; this includes scheduled street sweeping days.
Pursuant to Municipal Codes 72.03 and 72.50, vehicles are prohibited from being parked in "parkways" at any time. The parkway is defined as the area between the curb line and the adjacent private property line; this includes all properties, with or without sidewalks.
The parkway is designed to create a safe space for pedestrians to walk, as well as to provide an accessible work space for Public Works and other utility maintenance. When vehicles are parked in the parkway, pedestrian access is often reduced or blocked, and may endanger the safety of pedestrians including those who may be utilizing wheelchairs, pushing strollers, and elderly or children walking to and from school. Additionally, when access is blocked, emergency and/or scheduled repairs and maintenance efforts may be hindered.
As a courtesy to our residents, enforcement of these municipal codes shall resume January 1, 2020. Residents are reminded to ensure compliance of all parking restrictions set forth in the City's municipal code. For additional information, contact the Police Services Center at 409-1850.
Paramedic Subscription Program
The City offers a Paramedic Subscription Program that allows residents the opportunity to purchase paramedic fee coverage at the moderate annual cost of $60 a year. Ambulance/Emergency transportation is NOT covered. The program's fee does not include ambulance costs.
Residents wishing to subscribe can request to pay the annual fee by adding a $5 monthly fee to their water bill. Please call the Department of Fire-Rescue at 944-9713 for more information.
The Department of Police Services is offering low-cost vaccinations for all community dogs and cats at the annual "Pet Vaccine-A-Thon." Dog licensing, rabies vaccinations and flea control products may be purchased at discounted prices. To participate all dogs must be on secure leashes and all cats must be safely secured in pet carriers.
Florence Avenue Road Closure between Norwalk Boulevard and Bloomfield Avenue
The City of Santa Fe Springs will be undertaking major road work on Florence Avenue between Norwalk Boulevard and Bloomfield Avenue. This work will result in the complete closure of Florence Avenue to all traffic between Norwalk Boulevard and Bloomfield Avenue beginning at 9:00PM on Friday, December 14, 2018 and remain closed until 5:00AM, Monday, December 17, 2018.
The month of October is National Community Planning Month. In support, the Planning Department is hosting a Photo Contest. If you Live, Work, or Study in the City, you can enter for a chance to win a $100 prize. Submit a photo between September 24th and October 10th showing us your favorite place or location within the City. Click “Read More” for all contest rules and information.
The City of Santa Fe Springs and the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) are proud to support military personnel with an initiative called "Pets 4 Troops". This new program offers residents a complimentary pet adoption from SEAACA if they are active or retired military personnel. Pets 4 Troops helps military veterans and active personnel find and adopt the perfect pet companion. Current animals waiting to be adopted receive a second chance at life while giving our returning troops a second chance at health and happiness.
The adopted animal will be altered, micro-chipped and receive initial vaccinations. In addition, the City of Santa Fe Springs, Police Services Department will also offer the opportunity for complimentary dog training classes from a local pet store/training center.
Calling all teens! Enjoy summer activities while getting a head start on college at THE CLUB.
For more information, including upcoming trips, call 863-4896.
Tips for Safeguarding Your Home This Summer
With summer comes vacation time, which is why it's especially crucial to safeguard your home. In order to minimize the chance of a home burglary and protect material possessions and personal information, here are some tips to practice:
Tip #1: Burglars love unlocked or open windows which signal that an alarm system is not activated. Make sure all doors and windows are secure before leaving your house.
Tip #2: Never ignore a knock on the door! Burglars will knock on doors and if there is no answer, they will usually kick in the front door or enter through the back door. Do not open the door, but let it be known that someone is home.
Tip #3: Set up the illusion of a routine and occupancy by using light timers. However, keeping lights on constantly is a dead giveaway that you are out of town.
Tip #4: Alarm systems are effective and posting company alarm signs and window decals are compelling deterrent for burglars.
Tip #5: Use home alarm system technology with visible cameras and video doorbells. These can serve as a deterrent.
Tip #6: Be a good neighbor and watch out for other neighbor’s homes. Establishing a trusting bond will help other neighbors return the favor if you ask when you are away.
The City has a "zero tolerance" policy against discharging illegal fireworks. Violators will be issued a $1,000 fine. Fireworks are meant to be enjoyed, but you'll enjoy them much more knowing your family is safe.
Take extra precautions this Fourth of July and your holiday will be a blast! Don’t miss the City’s spectacular fireworks show on July 3rd at Los Nietos Park. Show is scheduled for 9 p.m. sharp.
The September/October City newsletter is here!
The September/October City newsletter is here! Click on the link for news and event information, including Fashion Friday and the Red Ribbon Parade! (
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Summer Camp for Kids!
Seize the summer and keep your kids active, at the City's Summer Day Camp. The camp is geared for children who have completed K – 7th grade. Under the supervision of trained and energetic staff, children will enjoy new experiences through crafts, games, and special activities. Four different two-week sessions are available.
Contact the Parks and Recreation Services Division at 863-4896 for more information, including camp sessions and hours.
60th Anniversary Celebration - May 15th marks this City's incorporation! (video)
Click here for a brief historical video on how Santa Fe Springs was born. (Video rights reserved/copyrighted by the SFS Chamber of Commerce & Industrial League Inc. Funding was made possible through grants provided by Southern California Edison)
The City offers state licensed programs that can accommodate your before and after school childcare needs. Child Development Programs are geared for children 2 to 12 years of age, call 944-6419 today!
President's Day Penny Carnival
Come celebrate Presidents' Day at the annual Penny Carnival at Lakeview Park! Enjoy penny games, crafts & more! Festivities take place Monday, February 20, from 1 – 4 p.m. Call 683-4896 for more information.
Come join the Polar Bear Party at the Library!
Saturday, January 21st from 2 - 4 p.m. A fun polar bear experience the whole family will enjoy. Admission is free!
Visit the Activity Center today!
Open court to enjoy basketball or volleyball, fitness facility, and racquetball courts. Call 948-1986 for more information.
Celebrate Native American Life at the Pow Wow
The event will be held at Heritage Park on November 5th from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., and November 6th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Call 946-6476 for more information.
The holiday season is right around the corner!
The City encourages the community to participate in the Holiday Basket Programs and donate food, time, or money to assist those in need during the holidays. Call 692-0261 to find out how you can make a difference.
Shop For A Cause - Fashion Friday on October 21st at Town Center Plaza
Looking to support a good cause through an evening of shopping under the stars? Join others in your community at Fashion Friday on October 21st at Town Center Plaza (located at 11740 Telegraph Road) from 5 – 9 p.m. In partnership with the Abigail Barraza Foundation, Fashion Friday provides an opportunity to not only support the fight against breast cancer by shopping for trendy new clothes, but also help families in need by donating gently used clothing for the City’s Community Closet.$0The event will feature fashion trucks, food trucks, music, raffles, and fun for the entire family! There will be plenty of great items available for purchase. Call 692-0261 for more information. The event is FREE!$0
Do you want to learn more about Robotics?
The City Library is offering free Lego® Robotics Workshops this November 5th and 19th. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 868-7738 for more details.
Measure M Information
November 8, 2016 – Los Angeles County General Election Ballot – Measure M
Metropolitan Transportation Authority – Measure M: Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan
Measure M is a transportation tax and spending plan proposed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and placed on the November 2016 ballot.
If enacted, Measure M will double the County’s transportation sales tax rate approved by voters in 2008 and will be permanent, if passed. It requires a two-thirds vote to pass.
Reconstruction of the Florence Avenue Bridge over the I-5 freeway is currently underway. Florence Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction. The best way to make sure you’re in the know is to sign up for notifications at www.my5la.com today. It takes just a few minutes to make sure you receive all the information related to the reconstruction of Florence Avenue at the I-5 freeway.
April 20th – September 28th – The Market Place at the Plaza
NEW Seasonal Farmer's Market and Family Festival
Bring the entire family every Wednesday from 5 – 9 p.m. at Town Center Plaza. The Marketplace will offer food vendors, live entertainment, artisans & crafters, and a children’s zone through September 28th! Don’t forget to purchase your fruits and vegetables, grab dinner, and enjoy live music.
For more information, please call (562) 692-0261.
Independence Day Celebration - New Date - Sunday, July 3rd
The City’s Independence Day Celebration is moving to Sunday, July 3rd and promises to be a fun-filled event with spectacular activities for the entire family. Come celebrate at Los Nietos Park, located at 11143 Charlesworth Road. Food, beverages, and entertainment will be available from 3 – 9 p.m. Don’t forget your blankets and chairs to relax and enjoy the smooth sounds of “Soto” from 7 – 9 p.m. The grand finale will be a highlight fireworks extravaganza at 9 p.m. sharp!
For more information on this family event, call the Parks and Recreation Services Division at 863-4896.
Recently the Santa Fe Springs Department of Fire-Rescue has received reports regarding individuals who are fraudulently representing the fire department and conducting “quarterly fire inspections” or “routine” to city businesses.
Please see the attached document for more information.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on March 26 at Los Nietos Park, located at 11143 Charlesworth Road from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. At the event, children can participate in crafts, games, and hop on board the Bunny Express train ride. There will be fun for everyone! Activities will also include the famous Cake Walk, raffles, and prizes!
The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 10 a.m. and will be conducted in the following age groups: Ages: 3-4 Ages 5-6 Ages 7-8 Ages 9-12
The Sister City Young Ambassadors are hosting a delicious pancake breakfast fundraiser starting at 8 a.m.
Call the Parks and Recreation Services Division at 863-4896 for more information.
The City of Santa Fe Springs is providing free sand bags to help you protect your home from damage caused from flooding. Sandbags will be available for City residents at the first sign of rain or a few days before a projected storm. Residents are allowed up to ten (10) sand bags per household or business. A picture identification with proof of residency is required.
Sand bags are available at the City’s Municipal Services Yard located at 12636 Emmens Way. Please call 941-5484 for more information.
Get to know your local police officers proudly servicing Santa Fe Springs at this neighborhood "Coffee with a Cop" event taking place on Monday, October 26, 2015 at Cherri’s Donuts, located at 10017 Orr and Day Road, Santa Fe Springs. The event is FREE and open to the community. No reservations required. This is a perfect opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the police officers serving your community.
For additional information contact Police Services at (562) 409-1850.
Join A Halloween Activity or Event This October
Halloween is around the corner and the City of Santa Fe Springs invites you to participate in a City event this October. Come out and show us your creativity by creating sugar skulls, creepy crafts, and carving a pumpkin. For the fearless thrill seekers there is haunted house designed to give you a good scare! To conclude this years’ Halloween celebrations bring the entire family to the annual Halloween Carnival and Costume Parade.
Click on the link below for more information on each of these events. (
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Important Notice: Maintenance at the City Hall Campus
Public Works will be performing maintenance in the City Hall Campus on Sunday, September 13, 2015. The City's website and email services will be temporarily down while the maintenance is going on. We will resume services once the maintenance has been completed.
Fiestas Patrias - September 11, 2015
Come and join the festivities of the 48th Annual Fiestas Patrias celebrating Mexico's independence from Spain. This year’s theme will recognize the culture and crafts, music, and dance of Jalisco, Mexico. This year's Fiestas also celebrates the 50th anniversary with our Sister City, Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico!
Fiestas Patrias will be held September 11th, 6 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Town Center Plaza, located at 11740 E. Telegraph Rd. The event will feature live entertainment, Mexican food and activity booths. The evening’s festivities will include a demonstration of the traditional “grito” or shout, to ring in the day of independence, and entertainment featuring the sounds of Hector Dominguez y Mariachi Alma De Jalisco, Trio Ellas, and The Company Band.
A special shuttle service will be provided free of charge from Los Nietos Park to Town Center Plaza.
Fiestas Patrias provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate a City tradition!
Please contact the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center at 692-0261 for more information on this event.
The City's Summer Quarterly Brochure has arrived!
The City's Summer Quarterly Brochure has arrived! Please click on the link below for City news, upcoming events, programs, and classes.
Low-Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic
The City of Santa Fe Springs will offer low cost vaccinations for all community dogs and cats at our annual "Vaccine-A-Thon" event on Wednesday July 8, at Santa Fe High School from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
Southern California Edison will be replacing power poles throughout the City over a six month period.
For more information please call SCE at (562) 903-3130. (
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Come Have Coffee With A Cop - May 15th
The Department of Police Services and Whittier Police Department invite the community for a cup of coffee on Friday, May 15 at the new Starbucks located at 11570 E. Telegraph Rd., from 9:00 – 11 a.m.
Join us to discuss neighborhood issues, learn about police services, and get to know the officers that patrol their community. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in our neighborhoods.
We encourage Santa Fe Springs residents and business owners to stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee! (
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The City of Santa Fe Springs has been working with the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) to make repairs to the railroad crossings on Florence Avenue and Pioneer Boulevard. UPRR has agreed to make such repairs, but will need to close each road for two days in order to make such repairs. The City has mandated that this work be completed on the weekend (Saturday and Sunday). UPRR has scheduled September 6-7 to make the repairs to Florence Avenue and September 13-14 to make repairs on Pioneer Boulevard.
Water Conservation Tips from the Department of Water Resources
In an effort to address California's drought, the City reminds residents of how important it is to preserve this precious resource and offers the following tips (from the Department of Water Resources) to conserve water:
1. Stop leaks! Check water using appliances for leaks. Replace your old toilet, the largest water user inside your home.
2. Replace your clothes washer, the second largest water user in your home. Star™ rated washers with a Water Factor at or lower than 9.5, use 35-50% less water per load.
3. Run water only when using it, not while brushing teeth or shaving, and keep showers short.
4. Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your sidewalk or driveway.
5. Plant the right plants with proper landscape design and irrigation. Select plants that are appropriate for your local climate conditions.
6. Adjust sprinklers so only your landscaping is watered and not the sidewalk or street.
7. Minimize evaporation by watering during early morning hours, when temperatures are cooler and winds lighter.
8. Water only what your plants need. You can install a weather adjusting Evapotranspiration irrigation controller that automatically saves water by only watering when necessary. Check with your local water provider to inquire if ET controllers work in your area.
Do one thing each day that will save water. Remember, every drop counts!
Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Presentation and Open House
Meet The Mayor
Come meet Mayor Juanita Trujillo and have a private, one-on-one conversation with her to discuss your ideas or concerns.
Mayor Trujillo is available the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Library Study Room, located at 11700 Telegraph Road. No appointment is necessary.
Tank Demolition at the former Cenco Refinery Site begins Monday, February 24th
On Monday, February 24th, Ridgeline Energy Services, USA will begin removing 4 tanks from the former Cenco Refinery located on the northwest corner of Florence & Bloomfield. It is estimated to take approximately 30 days for these 4 tanks to be completely demolished and removed from the property. Significant odors should not result from this demolition operation since these tanks are empty and have been certified clean by an independent licensed marine chemist. If you do experience any odor or dust issues resulting from the demolition, please call the South Coast Air Quality Management District at (800) CUT-SMOG [288-7664].
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2014-2021 Housing Element-Negative Declaration
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UPDATE: Phone/e-mail service has been restored at the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center
January 6, 2014
Attention: The City is currently experiencing a phone and e-mail outage at the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center. Verizon is working hard to resolve the issue. Please contact City Hall at 562-868-0511 for assistance.
January 8, 2014
UPDATE: Verizon has finally restored phone and e-mail services at the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
MAJOR CONSTRUCTION WORK ON TELEGRAPH THRU JANUARY; USE ALTERNATE ROUTES
MAJOR CONSTRUCTION WORK ON TELEGRAPH ROAD WILL CONTINUE THRU JANUARY. PLEASE USE ALTERNATE ROUTES
I-5 Corridor Public Information Meeting – Nov. 18
When: Monday, November 18, 2013 6 PM to 8 PM Where: Town Center Hall, 11740 E. Telegraph Rd
Meeting to Discuss: Construction Activities Traffic Mitigation Design Plans Right-of-Way
On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, a General Municipal Election will be held for the purpose of electing three members of the Santa Fe Springs City Council, each to hold office for a term of four years, and for the submission to the voters a question relating to the amount of the oil barrel tax.
Update: All City computer systems have been restored as of 8:45 A.M.
Southern California Edison has planned a power outage (#565944) for Thursday, June 13, 2013 3:00 am to 8:30 am. The City's website and email service will shutdown between Midnight and 1 am and those services will be restored between 8:30 am and 9:00 am.
SCE customer can contact SCE at 1-888-759-6056 or their website at www.sce.com/outage. Please refer to the outage number # 565944.
Two Steps to Staying Alive - 15 Minute Hands Only CPR Training
15 Minute Hands-Only CPR Sessions at two City locations! In partnership with the LA County Department of Health Services, the Santa Fe Springs Department of Fire-Rescue will provide 15-minute Hands-Only CPR Training Sessions at two locations on June 4th.
The first location will be at Town Center Plaza (located at 11740 Telegraph Rd.) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. A second location will be set up in front of Wal-Mart (located at 13310 Telegraph Rd.) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Training sessions are free! Come out and learn how you can save a life!
For more information call the Department of Fire-Rescue at 944-9713. (
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I-5 Corridor Improvements Continue
Visit www.I-5info.com for updates, information on upcoming closures, and construction notices, and more.
Questions About the I-5 Freeway Project? Residents and businesses can contact a Caltrans representative directly by calling 213-359-7367 with I-5 related questions. Caltrans has an advocacy office open at Norwalk City Hall, located at 12700 Norwalk Blvd. Office hours are Monday thru Thursday from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Public Meeting to Discuss Permit for Phibro-Tech, Inc.
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will hold a public meeting from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23rd to discuss the request from Phibro-Tech, Inc. to renew their waste facility permit.
Discussion will include the current status of corrective action, health risk assessments, and public participation activities. The meeting will be held at the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center.
Grand ReOpening and Health & Wellness Fair at the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center
Come enjoy entertainment, kids fun zone, and free health screenings! (
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Stay Up-to-Date on the I-5 Corridor Improvements
To find the latest I-5 Corridor information, please visit www.i-5info.com or call the toll-free hotline at (855) 454-6335.
Celebrate the Holidays at a City Event
Take part in one of the City’s holiday events (or all!) this holiday season! The City has a number of events and activities planned for the entire family this December to help make your season merrier! More information is available by viewing the City’s Winter Quarterly, Activities, and Class Schedule or by calling City Hall at 562-868-0511 for information on any of the following events:
Holiday Craft at the Library December 1, 2 – 4 p.m. City Library Free!
Traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony December 1, 5 – 8 p.m. Town Center Green Free!
Holiday Home Decorating Contest Entry Deadline: December 3 Judging: December 10 Entry forms available at Town Center Hall or online
First Friday Cultural Event December 7, 7 p.m. City Library Free!
Holiday Makeup Tips at the Library December 8, 2 – 4 p.m. City Library Free!
Christmas Crafts at City Parks December 12, 7 – 8 p.m. Little Lake Park
December 19, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Lakeview Park
Free! Pictures with Santa available for $2 on both dates
Las Posadas Cultural Event December 14, 6:30 p.m. Heritage Park (meet at the windmill) Free!
Family Movie Night – “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” December 15, 7 p.m. Activity Center Admission Fee: 1 canned or toiletry item donation or a bag of canned goods per family. (All items will be donated to the City’s Christmas Basket Program, which assists disadvantaged families during the holiday season).
Police Services Center Closure
The Center will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23.
We will open again on Monday, November 26 at 7:30 a.m.
If you need assistance during this time, please call (562) 409-1850 or Whittier Police Department at (562) 567-9240.
Police Services Center
Beginning Monday, November 19, 2012, the Police Services Center's new walk-in office hours will be Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; closed on alternate Friday, and closed Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays.
The October newsletter has arrived!
Click on the link to read updated City news and learn about upcoming events and programs. (
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Safe Neighborhood Team Block Party - October 13, 2012
The City of Santa Fe Springs Department of Police Services and the Safe Neighborhood Team invites you to a Block Party!
Saturday, October 13, 2012 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Location: 11576 E. Telegraph Rd. (Police Services Parking Lot) (
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September is National Senior Center Month!
The month of September is National Senior Center Month. In celebration and appreciation, the Family & Human Services staff is planning a number of fun and educational activities for senior patrons at the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center. This year’s celebration theme highlights senior centers as the place to connect – a place to build new skills, join a community, and stay healthy and active.
Call 562-692-0261 for information on upcoming activities and to learn more about the services offered through our Senior Center.
City Council Appoints Laurie Rios To Fill Vacant Seat
On July 31st, the Santa Fe Springs City Council unanimously voted to appoint community member Laurie Rios, to fill the Council seat left vacant by former Councilmember Joe Serrano. Rather than conduct a special election to fill the vacant seat, the Council elected to appoint Mrs. Rios to serve the remainder of his four-year term, which expires in December of 2015. By appointing a Councilmember versus holding a special election, the City Council saved approximately $60,000.
Mrs. Rios was serving as a Planning Commissioner, in which she served for the past 20 years. She is an active member of this community and has been involved in a variety of City committees for over 40 years, including the Family and Human Services Advisory Committee (served 43 years, Chairperson for the last 21 years), Sister City Committee (for the past 21 years), and the Heritage Arts Advisory Committee (for 20 years). She is a member of the Little Lake Educational Advancement Foundation (LLEAF), and previously served as a Board Trustee for the Little Lake City School District Board.
She has lived in Santa Fe Springs since 1957 and is a retired employee of the Little Lake City School District, where she was employed at Jersey Avenue School for 26 years. She has been married to Albert Rios for 61 years and is the mother of three children, grandmother to nine grandchildren, and great-grandmother to three grandchildren, including twins. She is happy to join the City Council and looks forward to serving her community. Laurie Rios was sworn at the August 7th City Council meeting.
Fall Quarterly - Activities & Class Schedule
The City's Fall Quarterly Brochure has arrived! Please view the attached file for news, upcoming events, programs, and classes. (
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Councilmember Joe Serrano announced his intentions to resign his office, effective July 31, 2012, citing his desire to spare the City Council and Community any unwarranted distractions related to his legal woes. The charges being leveled against Mr. Serrano involve alleged bribes from an unpermitted Marijuana Dispensary and call for him to enter guilty pleas to Federal charges in August. It is important to note that neither the City nor any other City Councilmembers have been implicated in any wrongdoings. In fact, it is worthy of note that, since July of last year, the City Council has aggressively pursued the removal of unpermitted marijuana dispensaries from the City.
Whatever wrongdoings Mr. Serrano may have engaged in were not at all representative of the City or any other City officials, elected or otherwise. Government in Santa Fe Springs has been and remains clean and transparent. The City's commitment to open, honest and transparent government has not been dampened by these troubling turn of events. If anything, we will re-double our efforts to ensure that the alleged misdeeds of one person do not compromise the hard earned public trust in government.
The City of Santa Fe Springs was recently recognized by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to saving play, for increasing opportunities for play for children in the community. Presented by The Humana Foundation, Playful City USA is a national program advocating for local policies that increase play opportunities for children.
Santa Fe Springs is proud to be one of 213 cities and towns in the nation, to be recognized for these efforts. "Santa Fe Springs has long been known as the City of parks, and now we are proud to add the moniker of Playful City USA. Creating and maintaining a healthy community is one of our top priorities. The City goes to great lengths to ensure that the children of our community have access to parks, playgrounds and other recreation areas, which provides them opportunities to stay fit, healthy, and ready to learn." stated Santa Fe Springs Mayor Bill Rounds.
This designation supports the City's commitment in taking an active role in sustaining the healthy development of the children of Santa Fe Springs. The City encourages families in the community to take advantage of the many parks, green spaces, and playgrounds available for play, and make play a priority in their lives. Contact the City’s Parks and Recreation Services Division at 863-4896 for more information.
City Adjusts Utility Users Tax
Due to the extraordinary and historic fiscal crisis created by the State's decision to eliminate redevelopment, the City has taken action to adjust the Utility User’s Tax (UUT) from the current "phase-in" rate of three and one-half percent (3.5%) to its voter-approved maximum authority of five percent (5%). This action is necessary to help offset the $13.4 million of revenue that is lost through the elimination of redevelopment. Setting the UUT at 5% will provide the City with an additional $1.5 million of revenue, which will be dedicated to fund ongoing public infrastructure and other capital improvement projects. The adjusted 5% UUT rate will go into effect beginning July 1st.
The City’s action to adjust the UUT is one of several austerity measures taken to make up for the significant loss in revenue that redevelopment’s elimination has wrought. Other actions include cuts to programs and services, employee layoffs, and pension reform measures. Each component in and of itself won’t come close to curing our $13.4 problem, but collectively they provide a solid and balanced foundation for the City’s fiscal future.
Call City Hall at 562-868-0511, Ext. 7355 with any questions.
The City Invites You to the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
RING IN THE HOLIDAYS!
THE CITY INVITES YOU TO THE ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Saturday, December 3rd Town Center Plaza 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Come enjoy a variety of holiday performances from local schools and community groups, and for children, a craft area in which they will be entertained. The traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. Most importantly, Santa Claus will be available for children to share their Christmas wish and for photos for just $2 each. Join others and kick off the holiday season at this community event! Call the Parks and Recreation Services Division at 863-4896 for more information.
Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste the right way on Saturday, August 13th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Los Angeles County Office of Education. Please note that you must be an L.A. County resident. Business waste will not be accepted.
Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste the right way on Saturday, August 6th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Rio Hondo College. Please note that you must be an L.A. County resident. Business waste will not be accepted.
For more information on items that will be accepted:
The City is happy to present the proposed preliminary budget for fiscal year 2011-2012. The file is in Adobe Acrobat Format. Click on the link below to download the budget file. The file is 23.3 Megabytes.
The City invites you to visit your local park this spring and take advantage of the great weather for sun, fun, and relaxation. All parks offer daily programming in arts and crafts, games, and sports activities. Springtime at your Local ParksMore...
On Friday, February 19, 2010, the Whittier Police Department will conduct a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint. The checkpoint will be conducted in the area of Telegraph Rd. and Norwalk Blvd. in the City of Santa Fe Springs. The time of the checkpoint will be 7:00 PM to 3:00 AM.
The City of Santa Fe Springs would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who provided generous donations of their time and/or money, to the Neighborly Elf Christmas Basket Program this past holiday season. Thank You Santa Fe Springs CommunityMore...
Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Round-Up
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Watch First Night Celebration Live!
Happy New Year!
Now you and your family can watch the City's First Night Celebration live in the comfort of your own home. Starting at 7pm on December 31st, a free live webcast can be viewed by clicking the link below.
The webcast will run from 7pm till 12:30 am. If you miss it on New Year's Eve, highlights will be replayed on January 1st, 2010 at 7pm, just click on the link above.
The entrie City Council would like to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy 2010 New Year.
Curbside Christmas Tree Recycling
Christmas Trees will be picked up by your trash hauler for recycling between Monday, December 28, 2009 - Wednesday, January 13, 2010. Please remove stands, ornaments, nails and lights before placing tree on your curb.
The holiday season is upon us; plans are in place for parties, shopping and traveling to friends and family. However, each year motorists will be in harm’s way thanks to the careless ones who will drink and drive this season.
Beginning Friday, Whittier Police Department will join law enforcement across the state as part of California’s 18 Day Holiday DUI Crackdown Campaign with law enforcement agencies deploying 300 DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints statewide. Funding for the special enforcement campaign, December 18, 2009 through January 3, 2010 comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. DUI checkpoint to be conducted on Friday, December 18, 2009More...
Tips for a Greener Christmas
Tips on how your family can have a "Greener Christmas" (
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Make sure everyone in the family gets home safely this holiday season by buckling your seat belt every trip, day and night. That's the message that Whittier Police Department and your Santa Fe Springs Policing Team is telling drivers as part of the 2009 holiday Click It or Ticket mobilization, November 17-30. Officers will be out in force looking for anyone - driver, passenger or child - not properly restrained.
The Santa Fe Springs Department of Fire-Rescue is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for Fire Prevention Week 2009 – October 4-10 – to urge Santa Fe Springs residents to "Stay Fire Smart! Don’t Get Burned." This year’s campaign focuses on ways to keep homes fire safe and prevent painful burns. Fire Prevention Week 2009More...
Santa Fe Springs named as 2009 Most Business-Friendly City
The City of Santa Fe Springs was bestowed the title "Most Business Friendly City" in Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), for Cities with a population under 60,000.
A new law recently went into effect (Assembly Bill 2286) that will affect how businesses submit data to the Santa Fe Springs Fire-Rescue Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA).AB 2286 requires the implementation of an electronic data reporting system. CUPA Electronic Data Reporting is ComingMore...
Residents interested in running for a seat on the City Council (3 available) should contact the City Clerk’s office between July 13 and August 7 for Nomination Papers. City of Santa Fe SpringsMore...
Santa Fe Springs Water Quality Report for 2008
Santa Fe Springs 2008 water quality report, as in previous years, gives the results of water quality tests mandated by state and federal drinking water standards. The City's water sources are from City owned wells and purchased water through the Municipal Water District (MWD).
As a property owner, you can request a free reassessment from the Los Angeles County Assessor’s office which might reduce your property tax liability. Click here to get more information. Property Tax ReassessmentMore...
The March/April edition of the city newsletter has now arrived! (
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Council Meeting Agendas Streamlined
Beginning with the February 12 Council meeting date, you will notice that the meeting Agendas for the City Council, Community Development Commission and Public Financing Authority will no longer be separate documents.
The Council has given direction to streamline the agendas into one document, a direction which will save staff time and City resources. The Joint Agenda will be posted on the City Council folder prior to each scheduled meeting.
Any questions concerning the Agenda can be directed to the City Clerk: e-mail the City Clerk or by calling (562) 868-0511, Ext. 7314.
Shut Your Tap!
State water supplies are at a record-low. Shut Your Tap! is a public outreach campaign designed to protect our clean water supplies.
Click here to see how you can get involved in your area.
City Council Re-Organizes
At its Regular Meeting of January 8, 2009 the City Council of the City of Santa Fe Springs re-organized.
Robert Scheer, host of NPR’s "Left, Right and Center" program and editor-in-chief of Truthdig.com, will discuss the results of the 2008 national election at the City Library on Thursday, January 15th. Robert Scheer @ the City LibraryMore...
In an effort to increase efficiency and become more environmentally conscious through the reduction of paper use and printing costs, beginning January 1, 2009, the City will mail water bills every other month. You may continue to make monthly payments if you wish. Your payment will appear on your bi-monthly bill.
Please call City Hall at (562) 868-0511 x7333 with any questions regarding your water bill.
You may have heard that Downey residents are being warned about bacterial contamination in the Downey Water System. This warning is specific to residents who receive their water from the City of Downey Water Utility. The potentially contaminated water from the Downey Water System is completely separate from and not physically connected to the Santa Fe Springs Water System. The precautionary safety measures that the City of Downey Water Utility customers are being asked to follow do not apply to customers of the City of Santa Fe Springs Water Utility.
This year, the Santa Fe Springs Department of Fire-Rescue is celebrating 50 years of service to the City. The Department's 50th Anniversary makes this year's Fire Prevention Week very special. The Santa Fe Springs Department of Fire-Rescue is teaming up with NFPA from October 5-11 to urge our residents to "Prevent Home Fires" during Fire Prevention Week and throughout the year. Members of the community are invited to the Fire Prevention Week Open House and 50th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for October 11th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station 4, 11736 Telegraph Road. Fire Prevention Week Open House and 50th Anniversary CelebrationMore...
The City of Santa Fe Springs Presents Stargaze 2008
Rock and Roll legend, Eddie Money comes to Santa Fe Springs this September 19th to bring you some of his most memorable hits. The Guess Who will open the night, with their chart-toppers here in your hometown!
Friday, September 19, 2008 8 p.m.
Town Center Plaza 11740 Telegraph Road Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Property Maintenance Ordinances have been amended…
On June 26, 2008, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 993, which updates the current Property Maintenance Ordinance.
Ordinance 993 is attached below for your review and will go into effect on July 26, 2008. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact the Planning Department at extension 7550.
Join us for this exciting concert featuring the two-time Grammy Award-winning L.A. based mariachi ensemble. Other performers include Ellas Son, Ballet Folklorico de Carolina Russek and Mariachi Los Aventureros de Juan Rodriguez (
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Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, July 3 Los Nietos Park 11143 Charlesworth Rd.
Come enjoy musical entertainment and family fun.
FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR At 9:00 p.m. sharp
For more information please call the Parks and Recreation Services Division at 863-4896.
Recent City Computer Systems Outage
Due to a significant network failure, the City of Santa Fe Springs experienced a outage of the City web site and the City E-mail system on Wednesday, January 14th.
While most of the incoming e-mails will be delivered once e-mail service is restored, if you sent an e-mail to a City e-mail address, we would strongly recommend:
1. Placing a call to the recipient to verify that he or she has received the important e-mail. 2. Re-sending the e-mail.
We apologize for any inconveniences suffered by our residents and resident businesses as a result of this outage.
The City of Santa Fe Springs presents a Cesar E. Chavez Photo Exhibit. This free exhibit features two collections of photos documenting the "1,000 Mile March" and a set of personal portraits of Cesar E. Chavez.
The exhibit runs April 30 – May 30 2008, 12 P.M. – 4 P.M. daily in the Carriage Barn at Heritage Park, 12100 Mora Drive, Santa Fe Springs.
For more information, please call (562) 944-8106. (
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New Wireless Telephone Laws
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds motorists two new laws dealing with the use of wireless telephones while driving go into effect July 1, 2008. Attached is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning these new laws. (
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The City invites all families to attend Children's Day, a fun event designed to enlighten children about turn-of-the-century entertainment, technology, and chores. Children's Day at Heritage ParkMore...
City Newsletter - March/April 2008
The March/April edition of the city newsletter has now arrived! (
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Environmental Protection Specialist Brenda ten Bruggencate of the Santa Fe Springs Department of Fire – Rescue's Environmental Protection Division is the recipient of a 2008 Outstanding Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) Individual Award. Environmental Protection Specialist Receives AwardMore...
The City of Santa Fe Springs is now accepting applications for its Blue Star Service Banner Program. Earlier this year, the City Council initiated the "Blue Star" Service Banner Program to honor the men and women of Santa Fe Springs who are currently serving in the Armed Services. (
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Due to a major phone outage in the area near the City's Neighborhood Center, the Neighborhood Center is without phone service and will remain without service for the next couple of days. We expect phone repairs to take place on January 31. Until this situation is resolved, please call the Town Center Hall (TCH) at (562) 863-4896. Faxes should sent to the TCH fax line, (562) 863-4231.
We will provide updates as they become available. We apologize for any inconveniences suffered as a result of this outage.
Too Toxic To Trash - Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup
Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste the Right Way on Saturday, February 2, 2008.
Las Posadas (posada means lodging, shelter or inn) is a pre-Nativity commemoration of Mary and Joseph's cold and difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter. This traditional candle-lit procession, now in its seventeenth year, will take place at Heritage Park with many new features and community involvement. Las PosadasMore...
City Hall Holiday Open House
City Hall is hosting a open house December 17th through December 21st. Stop by for holiday cheer. Come enjoy free holiday cookies and refreshments.
Department of Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Official Canvass Election Returns.
Candidate Votes Joe Serrano 1,125 Bill Rounds 1,099 Michael Madrigal 991 Jim Burton 276 Francis Carbajal 197 Annette Rodriguez 192 Jane McEntee 105
This is the Official Statement of Votes Cast for the Santa Fe Springs City General Municipal Election held on November 6, 2007.
Saturday, October 6 10-2 pm Fire Station 4 11736 Telegraph Road
This year's theme for Fire Prevention Week is "Practice your Escape Plan" It's not enough just to have a fire escape plan. To escape safely from a home fire you've got to make sure that everyone in the home has practiced the plan as well. Fire Prevention Week - Open HouseMore...
City Newsletter - September 2007
The September edition of the City newsletter has arrived! (
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Santa Fe Springs 2007 water quality report, as in previous years, gives the results of water quality tests mandated by state and federal drinking water standards. The city's water sources are from city owned wells and purchased water through the Municipal Water District (MWD). (
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Santa Fe Springs Relay for Life 2007
Saturday, September 28, 2007 Lake Center Athletic Park, 11641 E. Florence Avenue
Be part of this event, designed to celebrate survivorship. Become a sponsor or create a team and take the opportunity to fight back against cancer. For more information, click here or call 802-2238.
Friday, September 14, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm Saturday, September 15, 2:00 pm - Midnight
Come celebrate 40 years of a cultural and festive celebration with the Fiestas Patrias in Santa Fe Springs! This year the City celebrates its 40th annual Fiestas Patrias Celebration, commemorating the 197th anniversary of Mexico's independence from Spain. Fiestas PatriasMore...
City Newsletter - June 2007
The June edition of the City Newsletter is now available! (
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The Santa Fe Springs City Council has proclaimed May 20-26, 2007 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. The proclamation was received by the City’s partners in emergency medical services, that in addition to the Fire Department, included representatives from the Los Angeles Department of Health Services, CARE Ambulance, and PresbyterianIntercommunityHospital. EMS Week May 20-26, 2007More...
A City Parade will be held on Saturday, May 12th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The parade begins at the Neighborhood Center, travels down Orr & Day Road and concludes at the City's Lake Center Athletic Park.
City 50th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk Results
City 50th Anniversary 5K Run/Walk was a tremendous event for the City. The City would like to thank all the participants, sponsors and staff that made this event a memorable one.
Businesses and interested residents are encouraged to attend this informative review of the City’s projects, including the 50th Anniversary Celebrations, and visions for the future. Call the Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce at 944-1616 to register to attend. State of the City LuncheonMore...
In a collaborative effort to save lives, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Caltrans, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the Santa Fe Springs Policing Team are working together to prevent impaired driving this holiday season. Report Drunk Drivers - Call 911More...
Las Posadas (posada means lodging, shelter or inn) is a pre-Nativity commemoration of Mary and Joseph’s cold and difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter. This traditional candle-lit procession, now in its sixteenth year, will take place at Heritage Park with many new features and community involvement. Las PosadasMore...