City Manager's Report May 2024

City Clerk's Corner

City Council Meetings and Agendas


  • City Council meetings take place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, with the exception of the second meetings in July, November and December in accordance with Resolution No. 6827. These meetings are live-streamed on the City’s YouTube and CTV3 channels.
  • The City Council Agenda provides a structured outline of the topics, issues, and items to be discussed during the meeting, ensuring organization and transparency for the constituents of Pico Rivera. Agenda packets are published every Thursday prior to a meeting. To view and download the agenda packet, please visit the City’s online agenda portal at

2024 Elections

The 2024 General Elections are scheduled for November 5, 2024. The City of Pico Rivera will hold its General Municipal Elections in November to elect three members to the City Council.

Candidate Information

Interested in running for office in the upcoming City elections? The nomination period for the November 5th election will begin Monday, July 15th through Friday, August 9th. Our office will begin taking appointments for nomination paper submittals beginning July 1, 2024. Candidate nomination handbook and forms will be distributed by appointment only during the nomination period. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk or visit the City Clerk’s Elections page using the button below for more information.

Departmental Updates

Office of the City Manager

Feasibility Study for Potential Pico Rivera Metrolink Station Underway

  • The City of Pico Rivera has made significant strides towards exploring the feasibility of a Metrolink passenger rail station in the City.
  • This month, the City hosted staff from Los Angeles Metro, Metrolink, BNSF Railroad, High Speed Rail Authority, community stakeholders, and various consultants to launch the feasibility study working group which will determine preferred alternatives for a future station in Pico Rivera.

Office of Sustainability/PRIME

Free Countertop Compost Kitchen Pails for Pico Rivera Residents

  • The City of Pico Rivera is providing residents with a free countertop compost kitchen pail to help divert organic materials from landfills. This supports California Senate Bill (SB) 1383’s goal to reduce organic waste disposal by 75% by 2025. Organic waste in landfills emits methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG) 84x more potent than carbon dioxide.
  • The countertop compost kitchen pail is easy to use for collecting food scraps before transferring them to the green cart for weekly collection. Made of durable plastic with a vented lid, the pail speeds up composting, reduces odors, and minimizes waste weight. Key features include 1) a 1.9-gallon capacity, 2) handle and side grips, and 3) dishwasher safe.
  • Pick up a free kitchen pail at City Hall during regular business hours (Monday – Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5 PM) and help make Pico Rivera greener and cleaner!

Composting Workshop

  • On April 25, 2024, the Office of Sustainability hosted a free and engaging composting workshop for residents at the Pico Rivera Senior Center. This event aimed to empower the community to transform food and yard waste into valuable compost, significantly reducing the community’s carbon footprint.
  • Participants learned the essentials of backyard and worm composting, as well as smart gardening practices like water conservation, grass-cycling, and edible gardening. The highlight was a raffle giveaway, with four lucky attendees winning a backyard compost bin.
  • The Office of Sustainability will offer more composting workshops throughout the year. The community is invited to join and discover how to turn waste into rich, nourishing compost, contributing to a greener Pico Rivera.

Earth Day Recycling Event

On April 20, 2024, the City hosted a dynamic recycling event, promoting efforts to divert waste and raise awareness about reducing pollution from reusable or recyclable goods. The Office of Sustainability’s Earth Day Recycling Event attracted enthusiastic residents eager to share their eco-friendly actions and participate as a community.

Together, the community achieved remarkable results:

  • Shredded 2,810 pounds of Paper
  • Recycled 6,469 pounds of E-Waste
  • Donated 1,800 pounds of Textiles

Stay tuned for more opportunities to get involved and learn about recycling.

Youth Climate Meeting

The Office of Sustainability held a youth climate meeting on April 25th at the Pico Rivera Boys & Girls Club, where local youth aged 12-18 gathered to shape the City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP). The youth brought enthusiasm and fresh perspectives to the table, highlighting innovative ways to make Pico Rivera healthier and greener. The City extends a special thank you to the youth participants for their invaluable contributions! For more information on the City’s Climate Action Plan, please click the button below.

Community and Economic Development

SoCal Gas - 8101 Rosemead Boulevard

  • Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) is currently building a new two-story 68,837 square foot office building for a test and development center, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and customer service training facility. SoCalGas received approval for a Precise Plan of Design (PPD) on November 15, 2022, and a construction permit was issued on April 5, 2023. Construction is well under way with an estimated completion date of Winter 2024.
  • To further the local and statewide sustainability goals, SoCalGas is in the process of applying for a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Award.
  • The estimated valuation of the project is $40 million.

GoStoreIt – 6605 Rosemead Boulevard

The new public storage facility on 6605 Rosemead Blvd. has just opened to the public. The building is 4 stories tall and 63,000 sq. ft. and includes 640 storage units for rent. The storage facility opened before its estimated Summer 2024 target date and is now renting. Its modern design and attention to details are already catching the eye of many who drive by. The estimated valuation this brings to the City is over $8.2 Million.

Now renting!

Public Works and Citywide Project Updates

National Public Works Week

  • Every year, National Public Works Week is observed during the whole third week of May to recognize the importance of public works in an organized society. During the week-long recognition, the City acknowledges Public Works and all the professional and dedicated women and men who contribute daily to public works-related efforts, including designing, planning, and improving the City’s infrastructure.
  • Public Works is responsible for a wide range of services, including graffiti removal, street repairs, water treatment, engineering, traffic control, and park maintenance to enhance the residents' and patrons' quality of life.
  • Thank you, Public Works, for your dedication to serving the community and ensuring the city operates safely and efficiently.

First Fully Electric Vehicle Joins City Fleet

  • The City of Pico Rivera is committed to doing its part to reduce pollution, conserve energy, and reduce its carbon footprint.
  • On May 28, 2024, the City Council approved the purchase of its first fully electric vehicle, a 2023 Ford F150 Lightning for the Public Works Department.
  • The benefits of fully electric vehicles include lower emissions production, maintenance cost savings, improved fuel efficiency, and improved vehicle performance.
  • This is the first of more purchases to come as the City shifts its focus to a safer and more sustainable approach for its fleet.
  • As more electric vehicle inventory becomes available, the city will continue seeking to purchase these vehicles to achieve a more environmentally friendly future.

Community Events & Programming Recap

Student Leadership Day - May 2, 2024

  • On Thursday, May 2nd, the City of Pico Rivera City Council and leadership team hosted students from the Montebello Unified School District for Student Leadership Day, a day where students were exposed to various careers in city leadership and where they received education on the different roles and responsibilities needed to manage a city.
  • Students were assigned to a city staff member and learned their roles and responsibilities leading up to a City Council meeting.
  • Students held a mock City Council meeting, where every student had a role to play and they discussed issues that are impacting their communities.

Mother Daughter Paint Party - May 11, 2024

The City held a "Mother Daughter Paint Party" on Saturday, May 11 at the Senior Center. The event included photo stations, snacks, and drinks. The event was sold out and 100 participants were able to join in on the fun!

Pico Rivera Media Team Recognized at CAPIO Awards Luncheon - May 14, 2024

  • On May 14, the City of Pico Rivera won Award of Distinction (2nd Place) in the category for Photography at the California Association of Public Information Officers (CAPIO) conference.
  • This year the City submitted an entry as a themed series and it was for “Sunsets over Pico Rivera” where the media team went out to various locations in Pico Rivera. The shots that were highlighted were of Pico Park just over the new Futsal court and of the Dal Rae Restaurant facing west looking down Whittier Blvd.
  • The photographs were shot with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro. Our Media Team is amazing and these pictures really help highlight how beautiful our town is. Congrats to everyone in the Media Team!

Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall and Memorial Day Ceremonies - May 24 - 27, 2024

  • The City of Pico Rivera had the honor of hosting the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall throughout Memorial Day weekend. The monument served as a somber reminder honoring those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country.
  • The City held an Opening Ceremony on Friday night, followed by a Candlelight Ceremony on Saturday.
  • The City held its annual Memorial Day Ceremony, complete with a breakfast, flyover, posting and retiring of colors, folding and unfolding of the flag, taps performance, reading of names, ringing of the bell, recognition of Gold Star Families, and remarks by various special guests and the City Council.
  • A special thanks to Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Senator Bob Archuleta, Assemblymember Lisa Calderon, the Office of Supervisor Janice Hahn and the Office of Assessor Prang for joining us for these powerful and heartfelt ceremonies.

Upcoming Events & Programs

Summer Food Program Returns - June 17 through August 9, 2024

  • Through funding from the California Department of Education and the USDA Summer Food Service Program, The City of Pico Rivera will begin the free, Summer Meal Program for children ages 18 and younger.
  • The Program will be held at Rivera Park, Smith Park, Pico Park, Rio Hondo Park, and Rio Vista Park.
  • The Program will take place between Monday, June 17, 2024, until Friday August 9, 2024.(No meals on June 19 & July 4).
  • Meals will be distributed between 8:00–9:00 am for breakfast and from 12:00-1:00pm for lunch, through the duration of the summer break on a first come, first-serve basis. No enrollment paperwork is required. Meals must be consumed on site. Volunteers are heavily relied on to assist with the meal distribution.

Views of Pico Rivera

Stunning views, landmarks, and moments around Pico Rivera as captured by City Photographer Robert Moreno

The Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall installed at Smith Park in Observation of Memorial Day Weekend, serving as a somber and powerful reminder of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.