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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
  • Maintain City right of way landscaping and upkeep of the City's urban forest.
  • Remove hazardous trees, shrubs and walls that obstruct traffic, and other obstructions to public property and the public right of way.
  • In conjunction with Cal Trans, maintain a portion of the landscaping adjacent to the freeway on/off ramps (New, Garfield and Fremont Avenues, and Atlantic Boulevard).
  • Maintain safe roads and walkways, including 150 miles of streets, 16 miles of alleys, 24,000 streets and 19 downtown parking lots, including maintenance/repair of sidewalks, alleys, bus shelters, curbs, gutters, and pavement markings, removal of graffiti and other hazardous materials.
  • Maintain street lighting/traffic signals involving 88 signalized intersections including emergency replacement of poles, controllers and signal heads, as well as 4,500 city-owned street lights and poles.
  • Install, paint and maintain over 300 traffic/street signs, paint approximately 40,000 linear feet of traffic striping, and 11,000 traffic control signs, approximately 39,000 linear feet of colored curbing, and install & paint approximately 300 pavement legends per year. Overall, this amounts to the maintenance of 80 line miles of striping, 85,000 square feet of pavement legends, curb markings and 11,000 traffic control signs.
  • Build and maintain a solid, secure infrastructure, including maintenance of the city's fleet and equipment.
  • Develop plans for the City's future transportation needs.
  • Handle administrative and managerial functions related to plan reviews, civil engineering and inspection services.
  • Investigate, research and analyze traffic safety problems and traffic flow conditions, and issue permits and inspect projects affecting the public right of way.
  • Work with other public agencies, such as the California Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Transit Authority on major transportation planning/transit system issues, as well as the South Coast Air Quality Management District on air quality issues.

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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