City Manager

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Jessica Binnquist
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Effective June 1, 2020 City Hall and the Utilities Customer Service Center will reopen to the public from 7:00 am - 12 pm, Monday - Thursday. Afternoon meetings are available by appointments only, please call 626-570-5007 to make an appointment.

Please note: street sweeping and overnight parking enforcement have resumed effective May 16, 2020. Due to the countywide curfew, overnight parking enforcement was suspended for a few days in early June, however overnight parking enforcement resumed on June 4, 2020.

While City facilities will be back open,residents are encouraged to conduct their businesses through the city’s website, over the phone, or by mail to minimize gatherings. 


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Headshot of City Manager Jessica Binnquist
Jessica Binnquist was appointed to City Manager January 2018

City Manager

Alhambra is a council-manager form of government whereby citizens elect council members to make important decisions on policy-related issues. The City Manager, appointed by the City Council, serves as their chief advisor, and also directs and oversees the day-to-day operations of eleven City departments and staff (plus Boards & Commissions and City Attorney).


  • Serves as the City Council-appointed “chief executive officer” (CEO) to carry out policies under the council's direction to ensure that the entire community is being served.
  • Serves as the City Council's chief advisor, directing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of all eleven city departments and staff (and boards and commissions and city attorney).
  • Prepares the city's annual budget with the assistance of department heads.
  • Provides the council and citizens with complete and objective information, pros and cons, alternatives, and long-term consequences pertaining to various issues.
  • Works to enhance quality of life for Alhambra residents through better housing and recreational opportunities, community events, and the creation of a diversified and sustained economic base.
  • Oversees development of the Strategic Plan which provides the overall framework for translating broad community values and expectations into specific strategies for managing growth and enhancing the community's quality of life.
  • Enforces city laws and ordinances.
  • Implements policies, directives and makes recommendations to the Alhambra City Council.
  • Represents the city with respect to legislative actions, environmental issues, emergency management, and interactions with other governmental entities.


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