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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


To promote community safety and enhance the role of the Alhambra Police Department in the community 


The Police Explorer Program enables young men and women, ages 14 to 20, to determine through actual experience and training if they would like to pursue a career in law enforcement. Teens learn through lecture and practical experience about the day-to-day operations of the Alhambra Police Department, and the skills and education necessary to be a law enforcement officer. After completing the Police Explorer "Academy," Explorers may continue their relationship with the Alhambra Police Department by performing non-hazardous duties around the police station, and participating in ride-alongs with a police officer on a regular tour of duty. For more information or to obtain a Police Explorer application form, call 626-300-1514. 


Police Station tours are available to schools, youth organizations and other community groups. If you would like to arrange a police station tour, call 626-570-5177.


Safe Moves is a teaching tool using props to train young children about traffic safety in a realistic setting. Props include child-sized buildings, traffic signals, and vehicles. Children traveling through Safe Moves City learn safe behaviors and how to avoid dangerous traffic hazards. The program is made possible through a generous donation by the Alhambra Exchange Club. For additional information, call 626-570-5177.


The Police Department's Speaker's Bureau offers a variety of law enforcement and crime prevention topics available to civic, professional, educational and other community groups. For more information, call 626-570-5177.


The Chaplain Program is available to the Department and community as a spiritual, ethical, relational and encouragement resource, and does not promote any particular religion or house of worship. Chaplains serve to listen and offer comfort, and provide a variety of resources and assistance, such as making death notifications, helping in traumatic and emergency situations, plan for funerals, being available for pastoral counseling, providing referrals to mental health professionals and other community resources, assisting in suicide intervention, notice and comfort, etc.

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: 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)



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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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