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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

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Department of Finance is responsible for the administration of the fiscal affairs of the City and represents the consolidation of many functions of City Government into one centralized unit. This department performs all Accounting, Purchasing, Cashiering, Treasury Management, Banking, Debt Administration, Payroll, Billing, Collections, Business Licensing, Warehouse Operations, and prepares the City's annual budget and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The Director of Finance also acts as Treasurer of the Cal State L.A. Metrolink Station Authority, which is a joint power authority between the cities of Alhambra, Los Angeles, Monterey Park, County of Los Angeles, and California State University, Los Angeles.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Business, Bus, and Parking Processing – handles processing of business licenses, bus passes and tokens, parking citations and annual parking permits.
  • Annual Budget – develops an annual budget, working with the city manager and department heads and approval of the City Council.
  • Fiscal Reporting – prepares required reports, such as State Controllers Report & Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
  • Investment Portfolio – oversees the City's investment portfolio.
  • Animal Control Traps – lends free animal control traps to residents (with a deposit).
  • Cal State LA Metro Link Station Authority – the Finance Director serves as Treasurer/Controller of the Cal State LA Metro Link Station Authority (joint-powers authority between Alhambra, Los Angeles, Monterey Park, L.A. County, and California State University, Los Angeles).

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.

PROJECT SCHEDULE:

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

PREVIOUS COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS: 

  • 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)

DOCUMENTS:

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?

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

 Permits, Licenses, & Applications

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Alarm System PermitAlarm System Permit

Alarm System Permit Application/Make an Alarm System/Track Renewal or False Alarm Payment

Pay a Parking TicketPay a Parking Ticket

Pay your parking ticket here

Parking Permits (Annual)Parking Permits (Annual)

How to obtain an Annual Overnight Parking Permit

Parking CitationsParking Citations

Pay for or contest a parking citation Received in the City of Alhambra

Paramedic Subscription Program (Annual)Paramedic Subscription Program (Annual)

Residents who are not registered in the Paramedic Subscription Program but require medical attention/transport to a local hospital can expect an average bill of $900 for each transport

Metro Passes/Tokens & Tap CardsMetro Passes/Tokens & Tap Cards

The City of Alhambra Finance Department (City Hall first-floor) has application forms for all types of subsidized fare users. Add to your TAP card at the City's Finance Dept. counter.

Business LicenseBusiness License

All businesses and contractors operating in the City of Alhambra need a Business License

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