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For questions regarding building and safety general questions or permitted fees, please email building@cityofalhambra.org
Business hours: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday - Thursday, closed on Fridays. Plan Checker counter hours: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday & Tuesday, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Wednesday & Thursday

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Community Development Department is comprised of five (5) divisions : Planning, Building, Housing, Economic Development, and Code Enforcement. The Department's primary roles include the day to day administration of the City's land use regulations, building permit review of conformance with zoning regulations, rehabilitation and creation of affordable housing, creation of a vibrant and stable local business community, and ensuring compliance with the Zoning Code and other City and state regulations. The department partners with other departments and agencies to stimulate economic growth, create new jobs and plan for long-term development in the city.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Planning- administer and implement the City's planning and land use functions
  • Building – ensure safe construction of buildings
  • Housing – administer housing programs which includes First Time Homebuyer and Homeowner Rehabilitation Programs
  • Economic Development – promote access to economic opportunities
  • Code Enforcement – promote a safe and blight-free community by addressing substandard housing, unauthorized land and building uses, zoning violations, un-permitted work, and other Health and Safety code violations

CHANGES IN VOTING IN 2020

New Ballot Format

MeasureAL is the only local item on your ballot. Please make sure to find the local section of your ballot and participate.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY'S NEW VOTING EXPERIENCE

An innovative voter-centered approach to voting for Los Angeles County begins in 2020. In March 2020, the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters will be experimenting with a new ballot format and voting system – Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) where new voting technology will be implemented and City-related elections and ballot measures appear in a different place on your ballot.  

Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) was developed by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) in 2009 to address an aging voting system and an increasingly large and complex electorate. The project seeks a collaborative approach to voting system design that will put voters at the center and maximize stakeholder participation. Through field research and coalition building, the RR/CC has pioneered a voter-centered approach to voting system design and development.

The entire ballot format and voting system will look different, and the City of Alhambra wants to make sure our voters understand these changes and can fully participate in the election. To get more information or to experience the new format, visit: the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters at www.lavote.net .

Changes in State Voter Registration Laws

Exciting news! Due to recent changes in California voter registration laws, eligible Alhambra residents now have more time to register to vote and participate in the upcoming March 3 Municipal Election!  

If you’ve recently moved and need to re-register, or are registering to vote for the first time, you can register to vote on the same day of the election by visiting any voting center in Los Angeles County.  For more information, visit the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters: www.lavote.net.

Learn More About Voting Solutions for All People Project

Explore the New Voting Experience at a VSAP Demo Center

Attend a Public Hearing and/or Provide Input on the County's Election Administration Plan

Measure AL FAQ

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Code Enforcement DivisionCode Enforcement Division

Compliance and correction of violations with the City's municipal codes.

Housing DivisionHousing Division

First-time Homebuyer Assistance and Home Improvement Assistance Programs.

Economic Development DivisionEconomic Development Division

Business Recruitment, Retention and Expansion.

Building DivisionBuilding Division

Building and safety standards for design, construction, use and occupancy.

Planning DivisionPlanning Division

Implementation of City's Zoning Ordinance and General Plan.

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