City Manager's Report March 2024

City Clerk's Corner

NOW LIVE! - eCode360 Municipal Code Online Now Available

We are excited to share that the new eCode360 (Municipal Code Online) hosted by General Code is now available to all. Some of the new features include:

  • User-friendly Interface
  • Bookmark Code Sections
  • Ability to create a free account and save searches
  • Printing and Downloading Options Ability to translate City code into multiple languages via google translate
  • And more!

Please visit the City Clerks website at to experience the newly enhanced City of Pico Rivera Municipal Code and access all the great features.

Coming Soon! All New Online Records Center

The City of Pico Rivera has partnered with ECS Imaging, Inc. and Laserfiche an electronic document management database solution to enhance the City Clerk’s office records management system. Along with improving the efficiency and accuracy in document storing, tracking, and retrieval, residents will now be able to access City records online via an Online Records Center. Residents will experience:

  • Accessibility to City Records
  • Easy-to-use Interface
  • Printing and Downloading Options
  • Translation options available
  • Mobile Access

Stay Tuned for the Launch of the City’s New Online Records Center!

2024 Elections

Election Results

  • The 2024 Primary Presidential Election is over, what happens next?
  • The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk has 30 days to process and verify that all ballots are complete with signatures and that every vote is counted only once.
  • The completion of the official canvass where the County will certify a statement of election results is scheduled for April 4, 2024.

Did you know...

  • All candidates for voter-nominated offices are listed on one ballot and only the top two vote-getters in the primary election – regardless of party preference – move on to the general election per the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act of 2011.
  • The Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act only applies to state constitutional offices, state legislative offices, and U.S. congressional offices.
  • The office of U.S. President is a “Partisan Office”. For more detailed information please visit the California Secretary of State at

For all up-to-date Elections related information please visit the City Clerk’s Election website at

Departmental Updates

Office of the City Manager

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez Secures $850,000 for the Historic Whittier Boulevard Paseos Project

  • Thanks to the leadership and support of Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, the City of Pico Rivera was awarded $850,000 in Congressional Community Project Funding that will go towards the implementation of Phase 1 of the Historic Whittier Boulevard Paseos Project.
  • Los Paseos de Whittier Boulevard, will serve as an accessible, walkable, community oriented walkway that connects the businesses of Whittier Boulevard while beautifying the future "uptown" district of Pico Rivera!

Pico Rivera City Council Host Chinese Consulate Officials

  • The Pico Rivera City Council and Staff welcomed and hosted officials from the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles for a briefing and tour of the city.

City Submits Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2024 Requests and FY25 Community Project Funding Requests to Federal Legislators

  • The City of Pico Rivera has submitted its formal WRDA request to Congress requesting a legislative directive authorizing the US Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild Rooks Road and maintain access to the Pico Rivera Sports Arena following completion of the Whittier Narrows Dam Safety Modification Project.
  • Staff have also prepared and submitted Community Project Funding Requests in the amount of $2 million to the Offices of Senator Padilla, Senator Butler and Congresswoman Sanchez for a total of $6 million for the Rosemead/Lakewood Complete Corridor Project.
  • Staff will continue to engage our federal representatives to advance each request in their respective chamber and committees of jurisdiction.

Office of Sustainability/PRIME

Earth Day - April 22, 2024

Every April 22nd, individuals around the world come together to bring awareness to sustainability and climate action in commemoration of Earth Day. The City of Pico Rivera understands that our world needs transformation and that we can use our role to call for bold, creative, and innovative solutions. This transformation requires action at all levels, from businesses to residents and investments in our City. Throughout April, we commemorate Earth Month by walking or taking the bus instead of driving, recycling, and undertaking new practices to help our environment. We can drive change with energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to a sustainable and equitable future for our planet. Below are some City initiatives that aim to help our environment:

  • PRIME Power Choice program, an offer to residential customers to install solar + battery storage at NO UPFRONT COSTS and NO CREDIT CHECK.
  • Development of the City’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP). A CAP is a comprehensive strategy that outlines measures and policies to mitigate climate change, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), adapt to climate change conditions, and foster a transition to a low-carbon economy.
  • Hosting several composting workshops where residents can participate in a raffle to receive backyard compost bins.
  • Providing City-wide coordination for food recovery and donation.
  • Pursuing funding for the installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.

Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy - Wall Charger Incentive

  • The City of Pico Rivera is offering the first 50 customers who apply and sign on to the PRIME Power Choice program A FREE WALL CHARGER!
  • The PRIME Power Choice program is a residential rooftop solar and battery program that is available to PRIME customers with NO UPFRONT COSTS and NO CREDIT CHECKS.
  • The program aims to provide long-term rate savings. For more information or to sign-up now, visit


Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy (PRIME) offers a fun program with OhmConnect to help residents adjust energy usage and save money on electricity. OhmConnect is a free service that alerts customers when energy prices are high and incentivizes reduction during those alerts. Your reduction helps to create bill savings and also earns customer great rewards. Here is how to participate:

  • Link your utility account to OhmConnect to earn rewards while saving energy.
  • Customers who join the program are eligible to get free or discounted smart home devices.

Power Outage Reminders

  • Extreme weather conditions may impact power lines, potentially causing a power outage. The City of Pico Rivera and Pico Rivera Innovative Municipal Energy (PRIME) will help to keep the community informed.
  • When experiencing a power outage, residents can create a report and view updates through Southern California Edison’s (SCE) outage center.
  • Customers who require medical equipment should keep all contact information updated with SCE and consider participating in the Medical Baseline and/or Critical Care programs.
  • Your participation in the Medical Baseline/Critical Care program does not affect your enrollment or eligibility with PRIME.
  • Please call 1.800.655.4555 if you have any questions about participating or sign up online at

Community and Economic Development

Comprehensive Zoning Code Update Project

6540 Rosemead Boulevard

  • On November 21, 2023, the Planning Division received an application from Southern California homebuilder, Brandywine Homes to build a new, 95-unit, gated townhouse community with private community pool and associated guest and private parking at the current site of the Knights Inn hotel at 6540 Rosemead Boulevard.
  • Each unit will have two enclosed parking spaces and there will be 24 guest parking spaces within the 4-acre development.
  • The site plan includes 16 separate townhouse buildings, three stories in height with each unit having enclosed parking garages. The common open space consists of a private community pool and recreation room.

Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) and Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) Update

The City of Pico Rivera is proud to announce that it is working on getting its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) and Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) under way. Prioritizing the safety of the community is of utmost importance.

LHMP Update

  • Request for Proposals are underway.
  • FEMA requires and update to a LHMP every five years.
  • An LHMP will identify the City’s vulnerabilities to natural hazards such as dam failure, earthquake, and flooding.
  • Objective: Develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from similar events.
  • Approximately a one-year process to update LHMP due to engagement from the community.
  • Approximate start time is early summer.

EOP Update

  • Request for Proposals are underway.
  • Last update was in 2011.
  • What is an EOP? An EOP specifies procedures for handling sudden or unexpected occurrences such as road damage, loss of electrical power, and other natural and man-made disasters.

Objectives of EOP

  • Prevent fatalities and injuries.
  • Reduce damage to buildings and equipment.
  • Protect the environment and the community.
  • Accelerate the resumption of normal operations.
  • Approximately 6-8 months to update EOP.
  • Approximate start time is early summer (concurrent with LHMP Update).

9003 Beverly Boulevard

  • One March 12th the City Council approved an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement with Tierra Mia for the property located at the northeast corner for Rosemead Blvd and Beverly Blvd.
  • Tierra Mia plans to purchase the site in order to construct a new café.
  • There are currently two scenarios for the development.
  • Scenario 1 features a 3,000 square foot drive-thru Tierra Mia café and scenario 2 features a 1,700 square foot drive-thru café with a complementary 1,300 square foot restaurant to be determined.
  • Both scenarios will have an 800 square foot outdoor patio.

Public Works and Citywide Project Updates

Pico Rivera Regional Bikeway Project Update (Mines Ave)

  • The first phase of the Regional Bikeway Project was completed with improvements along the north side of Mines Avenue. The second phase of construction will commence this month with construction along the south side of Mines Ave scheduled to begin with sidewalk/ADA improvements and underground utility work followed by construction of the bike lanes and bioswale in the coming weeks.
  • Motorists and pedestrians should be aware of the temporary change in traffic patterns. During the second phase of construction, traffic is shifted to the north side of Mines Avenue to allow for construction activities on the south side of Mines Ave. During this period of construction, it’s important that all motorists adhere to all directional signage including No Left Turn restrictions. As a reminder, traffic fines are doubled in construction zones.
  • As with all construction projects on major roadways, delays are to be expected. Residents and commuters are encouraged to use alternate routes while the construction area from Mines Avenue starting at Paramount Boulevard up to the east of Rimbank Avenue will be impacted.
  • The overall goal of the project is to provide a safe regional bicycle connection to existing trails, promote active transportation, promote stormwater quality, and beautify the community. In addition to the bicycle lanes, improvements within the project limits include pavement reconstruction, construction of bio-swales for stormwater capture, ADA improvements, traffic signal modifications at the intersections of Paramount Boulevard at Mines Avenue and Rosemead Boulevard at Mines Avenue, landscaping improvements, and signage.
  • While the City understands that this is a short-term inconvenience, in the end it will be a long-term benefit for the overall quality of life for the residents. The Regional Bikeway Project is anticipated to be completed in Summer 2024.

PFAS Treatment System Project Update

  • As of Spring 2024, construction of the PFAS Filtration Systems at Water Plant 2 and the plant at Well 5 will be complete, and at Plant 1 the construction is on-going.
  • In the coming months the systems that are completed will be filled with ion exchange media prior to testing, start-up and commissioning for the delivery of filter water to Pico Rivera consumers.
  • Construction completion at Water Plant 1 will follow, with start-up and commissioning anticipated by Summer 2024.
  • A separate project for the future construction of PFAS filtration at Water Plant 3 is planned to start as early as Fall of 2024.

Community Events & Programming Recap

Opening Day for Community Baseball and Softball Organizations - March 2024

  • It is springtime in Pico Rivera and with the departure of winter comes the start of baseball and softball season!
  • Throughout the months of March and April, the Pico Rivera City Council joined the community festivities as each league celebrated their Opening Days!
  • Pony Baseball held their Opening Day on March 9, Pico Fastpitch held theirs on March 16, Rivera Baseball Association held theirs on March 23 and the Pico Boys will hold their Opening Day on April 6th.

Easter Eggstravaganza - April 23, 2024

It was a rainy Easter Eggstravaganza event! Despite the inclement weather, our staff and volunteers were able to put on a great event for our residents! Out of abundance of caution, the final hour of the event was cancelled. Many thanks to our valued staff and volunteers who worked hard to put on this event and to our residents who came out and joined in on the festivities!

Jacob Hodgden-Baltierra, Recreation Leader, Receives Scholarship from the California Park and Recreation Society District 13

City of Pico Rivera Recreation Leader IV Jacob Hodgden-Baltierra was a recipient of a CPRS District 13 Student Scholarship Award! Jacob currently attends Cal State Long Beach, congratulations Jacob!

Upcoming Events & Programs

City of Pico Rivera to Host the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall: May 24 - May 27, 2024

The City of Pico Rivera is proud to be hosting the Mobile Vietnam Memorial Wall (AV Wall), a half-scaled replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. It is cared for by Point Man Antelope Valley (PMAV), a veterans outreach organization that ministers to veterans of all wars. The AV Wall will be coming to Smith Park during Memorial Day Weekend.

  • The AV Wall contains over 58,000 engraved names of those who lost theirs lives in the Vietnam War.
  • This mobile wall is one of only 5 traveling walls in the United States.
  • The mobile wall will be installed at Smith Park, more specifically in the outfield of field number 4, which is entirely fenced in.
  • Residents who have a family member on the wall are invited to carry their family member’s panel and put it in its place during set up as part of the “In Memory of Program.” In addition, members of the AV Wall Committee Members will be presenting pins and certificates from the Department of Defense to immediate family members during one of the planned ceremonies.
  • An Opening Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m., with a Candlelight Ceremony on Saturday, May 25 at 8:00 p.m.
  • During the Candlelight Ceremony, there are plans for a Gold Star Family Member to speak, and the reading of the 27 names on the wall that were from Pico Rivera, and of those from surrounding cities.
  • Beginning from the Opening Ceremony of Friday, May 24 through the closure date of Monday, May 27, the wall will be accessible to the public 24 hours a day.
  • Volunteers are needed for this program. Duties will included: Set-up, Greeter, Computer Worker, Wall Walker, Overnight Watch, and Tear Down.
  • Interested individuals can reach out to City Staff – Kristin Baca at no later than March 8.

Views of Pico Rivera

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

REACH student from Durfee Elementary focuses on her target as she participates in the archery event at Smith Park for the Mini Olympics