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City of Alhambra - Community Development Department

The Community Development Department assists business owners and developers through the City's review and approval process, and works to encourage business growth and development.  For more information, call 626-570-5034.

City of Alhambra – Finance Department, Business Licenses

The Finance Department issues business licenses to new and existing businesses. For more information, call 626-570-5021.

Alhambra Civic Center Library

The Alhambra Civic Center Library offers a wealth of resources, guides and information on all aspects of business. For more information, call 626-570-3212.

Alhambra Chamber of Commerce

The Alhambra Chamber of Commerce provides members with numerous services including seminars, clinics and other marketing opportunities. Local chambers can help you boost business by helping professionals network and promote themselves in new ways. For more information, call 626-282-8481.

Alhambra Downtown Association

Downtown Alhambra is a ‘Business Improvement District’ established to promote the Downtown through promotions, advertising, and other programs; to encourage the financial well being of Downtown businesses; and to make Downtown Alhambra a more attractive place to conduct business.  The Downtown Association is managed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is comprised of and elected by assessed business owners in Downtown Alhambra.

The Downtown Association also advocates for businesses and serves as a representative with government agencies and other organizations when addressing issues specific or pertinent to the Downtown.

Downtown Association meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce, 104 South First Street  Meetings are open to all members and participation is greatly encouraged. Please call 626-282-5767 for more information.


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.


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 .

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:

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

City Clerk Department

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Modernizing the Voting Experience

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