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David Dolphin, Deputy Director of Utilities
(626) 570-3230
111 South First Street
Building Division Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Plan Check Counter Hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm


The City Manager is the chief administrative officer for the city and appoints all chief appointive officials, except the City Attorney. The City Manager oversees the administration of Citywide departments, functions, and finances. The City Manager makes reports to the City Council and implements the vision, broad policy goals and ongoing strategic programs of the City Council.
The Management Services Department is headed by the Assistant City Manager, who is responsible for the general oversight of the department. The Management Services Department is also responsible for CDBG administration, strategic planning 710 freeway outreach, marketing and communications, special events, intergovernmental relations, legislation and special projects. Within the Management Services Department, the Management Analyst is responsible for solid waste and recycling programs, and building maintenance.


  • HDCA – Housing and Community Development Citizen Advisory Committee
  • CDBG Administration - the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides cities with funds for eligible activities in the areas of housing, economic development, public facilities, social services and planning. 
  • 710 Funding Opportunities
  • Risk Management - serves to protect personnel and physical assets of the City from injury and loss.
  • Marketing & Communications – promotes the mission and objectives of the City, as well disseminate news and events to various media outlets.
  • Environmental Programs  oversees solid waste and recycling contract as well as the Environmental Committee
  • Online/Televised City Council Meetings – provides public with access to an online version (generally the day after the meeting). Cable rebroadcasts (Charter Channel 3 only) are aired at 7:30 p.m. on "off-Mondays" and Thursdays after the "live" council meeting. Obtain links to online meetings
  • Building Maintenance – maintains city facilities; for more information, call 626-570-5011
  • ADA Compliance – the Management Analyst, Julio Donayre, also serves as the ADA Coordinator for the City of Alhambra.  He can be contacted by phone at 626-570-5011 or by email at jdonayre@cityofalhambra.org.  

What's the Status of the General Plan Update?

(Update as of March 19, 2018). You may have seen a notice in Around Alhambra indicating that the Draft General Plan Update and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) would be available for public review beginning March 23, 2018. However, the City and its consultant continue to refine both documents, and they will not be completed by this date. A new notice indicating a revised date for public review will be issued once the documents are ready. We anticipate that this will occur in the next couple of months and apologize for any inconvenience that this delay has caused. If you have already signed up for email notifications, you will be emailed when the documents are available for review. If you have not signed up and wish to be notified please send an email to: generalplan@cityofalhambra.org. Please type “Request for Notification” in the subject line.


Interested in the anticipated timeline for the General Plan update process? Click here


  • Eco Fair: Informational Booth (Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Alhambra Park)
  • Kick-Off and Introduction: Joint Meeting of the City Council/Commissions/Boards (Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Granada Park Gym)
  • Community meeting to Introduce the Project and Identify Issues (May 20, 2015, Civic Center Library-Reese Hall)
  • 710 Day Celebration: Informational Booth (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Valley/Fremont)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, June 28, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, July 19, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Community Meeting #2  (Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Alhambra Civic Center Library -Reese Hall)
  • Community Meeting #3 (Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Alhambra Civic Center Library- Reese Hall)



If you have any comments or questions, or would like to receive an email to be notified of upcoming events, please send an email to generalplan@cityofalhambra.org.

e project created needed retail space (including a Denny's Restaurant), affordable housing for seniors, and the elimination of slum and blight. The project has provided the City with $20,000 per year in sales tax revenue and $44,344 in annual property tax revenue.

New Century BMW dealership: Many of the Main Street Auto Row dealerships were given financial incentives to locate and/or expand, leading to approximately $3.3 million annually in sales tax revenue to the City.

Howard Street Town homes Affordable Housing Project

Main Street - Northwest Corner of First & Main

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