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Published by City of Commerce, 2016-11-23 13:11:01

City of Commerce January 2016 RTTP

In this issue: Information on the Neighborhood Fix-Up Grant Program, the City’s new Veterans Resource Center and photos from various City holiday activities.

Keywords: Commerce, City of Commerce, Report to the People, RTTP, PIO, Public Information, Community 90040

INSIDE Beautify Your Home Through the
Neighborhood Fix-Up Grant Program
Page 2
Council Actions The City of Commerce is bringing back the Neighborhood Fix-Up Grant PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS ARE:
Program! This popular program provides financial assistance to res- • Household Income Qualification: Applicant must provide sup-
Page 3 idents for minor improvements to their homes. Residents must pre- porting income documentation for all household members 18 and
Sports Spotlight qualify based on income guidelines and those that are eligible will be placed over.
in a lottery. Applications are available now at City Hall and all four branch • Proof of tenancy (Copy of current gas, water, or electric bill).
Christmas Tree libraries. Residents must meet eligibility criterion and provide all docu- • Property owner consent (applicable to renters).
Recycling mentation to the Planning Division by January 15, 2016 to be entered in • Qualified applicants will be placed in a lottery.
the first lottery. The Neighborhood Fix-Up Grant will be an ongoing pro- • Before and after pictures of your home will be taken by staff.
Page 4 gram and applications will continue to be accepted for subsequent lotter- • Applicant must submit receipts to the City’s Planning Division and
New Tax Credit ies. must be no older than 6 months from the date printed on your
Wi-Fi at Camp Fix-Up Grant. The reimbursement process will take approximately
Veterans Resources The Program provides funding for the cost of materials associated with el- 4 to 6 weeks from the date of receipt submittal.
igible residence exterior upgrades that are visible from the street or public • Households must be within the maximum income limits.
Page 5 right of way. The Program may also assist with some improvements that
Holiday Photo Recap are not visible from the public right of way or street, but only if they are tied ANNUAL INCOME
to an improvement which is visible (e.g., fence, windows, etc.)
Page 6 SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION TO THE CITY’S
Commerce “Over the years, the Neighborhood Fix-Up Grant Program has proven to PLANNING DIVISION:
Gallery Rewind be successful in revitalizing residential areas within the City,” said Maryam
Babaki, Director of Public Works and Community Development. “The Pro- • A completed Neighborhood Fix-Up Grant application (only 1 per
Page 7 gram has made a significant visual impact in the City’s neighborhoods and property).
Calendar of Events has brought about great improvements within the community.”
• Copy of Driver License, California ID or school ID for all mem-
Facebook:ci.commerce.ca.us Grants of up to $2,000 every 2 years may be awarded to income-quali- bers of the household.
Flickr:commerceca fied residents.
Twitter:@CityofCommerce • Income Tax Return (1040 Form) for all members of household 18
Instagram:cityofcommerce ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: and over.
www.ci.commerce.ca.us • The dwelling unit must be located within the City of Commerce
boundaries. • The last 3 paycheck stubs, SSI or Pension statements for all
• Only 1 application will be accepted per property. members of household 18 and over (last 3 bank statements if di-
• Gross household income must not exceed 120 percent of Area rect deposit).
Median Income for Los Angeles County, as defined annually by
the California Housing and Development Department (HCD). • “No-Income Certification” form must be submitted for all unem-
• The Program will only cover material costs for eligible exterior re- ployed members of household 18 and over (if applicable).
pairs or alterations that are visible from the street or public right of
way (e.g. paint, stucco, fence, door, windows, etc.). The Program • Copy of current gas, water or electric bill.
may also assist with some improvements that are not visible from For more information about the program, contact the Planning Division
the public right of way or street, but only if they are tied to an im- at 323.722.4805 extension 2820.
provement which is visible (e.g., fence, windows).

From The Desk of Jorge Rifa CITY OF COMMERCE COUNCIL ACTIONS

CITY ADMINISTRATOR City staff receive accolades from the LA County Economic Development Coporation and the Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis.

Happy New Year Commerce! I hope you all enjoyed a Regular Meeting of October 20, 2015 •Received and filed presentation on El Nino preparation ef-
wonderful holiday season with your loved ones. As forts.
we enter 2016, we can expect many resolutions and •Presentation by Greater Los Angeles County Vector Con- •Received a presentation on the status of the Los Angeles
predictions, however, there is one prediction in particular trol District. Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA_RICS)
we need to pay close attention to and that is of the upcom- •Presentation of Certificate of Recognition to Chloe and authorized the City Administrator to exercise discretion in
ing El Niño storm. This year’s storm is predicted to be the Romero for earning several awards in competitive speak- continuing the City’s membership in LA-RICS or withdraw-
worst we’ve seen in years. The City is committed to pro- ing at the collegiate level. ing.
viding as much education and assistance as possible to our •Presentation by the Los Angeles County Economic De- •Received and filed the presentation on the Broadband Grant
residents. In this issue of the RTTP, you will find informa- velopment Corporation Acknowledging the City of Com- obtained by the Library Services Department.
tion about how to sign up for alerts during emergencies, merce as a Finalist for the 2015 Eddy Awards for the Most •Approved authorization engineering design, geotechnical in-
free sandbag distribution and tips to prevent flooding. Pre- Business Friendly City. vestigation services and database for the $4 million Pave-
paredness is the key to weathering this storm and City staff •Approved support of the motion of Supervisor Hilda Solis ment Rehabilitation program.
is available to answer your questions. for Community Alternative 7 as part of the I-710 Freeway •Continue the item of rescheduling community vigil related to
Corridor Project EIR. Exide Technologies.
We’re proud to announce that City staff will also soon be •Approved release of the $500,000 Escrow “Holdback” to •Approved committee and commission appointment.
available to answer questions and provide information Morley Justman in order to address the cost of unforeseen •Approved interim urgency ordinance enacting a moratorium
about resources for military Veterans. On January 14th, remediation. on the establishment of new office space uses including em-
the Rosewood Park Library will open the Veterans Re- •Approved the reinstatement of the City’s Neighborhood ployee training centers and other related uses that are not
source Center which will provide information on education, Fix-Up Grant Program. related to manufacturing in the M-2 zone.
employment, housing, health and other benefits for Veter- •Approved the creation of the “Court of Champions” at the
ans and their families. Please read more on page 4. Bristow Park handball courts. Regular Meeting of December 1, 2015•
•Approved and adopted a resolution requesting the Over-
We are also excited about the return of the “Neighbor- sight Board validate six existing loan agreements were for •Presentation of Certificate of Recognition to the Commerce
hood Fix-it” Grant. This popular program helps income legitimate redevelopment purposes an should e recognized Hotel and Casino for its support of Library programs.
qualified residents make needed home improvements. Ap- as an enforceable obligation. •Adopted a resolution approving the First Amendment to the
plications are available at all four library branches and at •Approved participation in a Countywide Parks Needs As- Economic Development Agreement between the City of
City Hall. Winners are selected through a lottery drawing sessment Study and community engagement meeting. Commerce and Union Pacific Railroad.
with the first 10 selected in January. This program is on- •Continued community vigil related to Exide Technologies. •Received and filed an update regarding the removal of three
going and residents who qualify are encouraged to turn in •Approved first reading of ordinance amending Municipal existing uncontrolled crosswalks across Washington Boule-
their applications for the next scheduled lottery. Code Chapter regarding Industrial Districts. vard at Strong Avenue, Fitzgerald Avenue and Daniel Av-
enue.
Speaking of winners, take a look at the photo gallery on Regular Meeting of November 3, 2015 •Approved emergency roof repair and construction manage-
page 6 to see pictures from the unveiling of the Court of ment and investigation services at the Bristow Park building.
Champions at the American Handball Courts at Bristow •Presentation of Certificate of Recognition to Employee of •Continued item regarding Bristow Park Sheriff’s Department
Park. Several American Handball athletes from Commerce the Quarter, Juan Muniz, Custodian. deployment options.
were commemorated with a plaque. Among the athletes is •Presentation of Certificate of Recognition to Commerce •Approved an agreement with Craig Realty Group Citadel,
the founder of American Handball in Commerce, Tony Casino for hosting the City of Commerce at a Los Angeles LLC for traffic control for the Citadel Black Friday and Holiday
Huante. Congratulations to Tony and all the honorees! Clippers basketball game. event.
•Approved option two of proposed bus stop changes on •Adopted a resolution authorizing Transtech Engineers, Inc.
2015 was a year of accomplishments for your City gov- Ferguson Drive. to provide engineering design, specifications and project
ernment. 2016 promises to be more of the same. My pre- •Approved fourth restated and amended agreement of the management for the Slauson Avenue Sidewalk Improvement
diction for 2016 is that we will stay on the path of California Cities for Self-Reliance Joint Powers Authority. project.
accomplishment and together we will continue to move the •Approved adoption of Standards and Specifications for •Continued item to purchase and install a video security sys-
community forward. On a personal note, I wish a wonder- Public Works improvements and construction. tem and approved enhancement of the Wi-Fi signal at Camp
ful 2016 for our community: the residents as well as all of •Approved resolution urging AT&T not to move jobs out of Commerce.
those who work and do business in our City. Good fortune, the City of Commerce. •Authorized the purchase of the Unitrends 824 storage back-
good health, joy and happiness for us all. God Bless. •Approved rescheduling Bristow Park workshop. up appliance system and a one-year support agreement from
•Approved rescheduling of community vigil related to Exide CTL Corporation.
Sincerely, Technologies. •Authorized agreement with Network Management Corpora-
•Approved Ordinance second reading amending Municipal tion for the City to purchase an uninterrupted power supply
Published Monthly and Mailed to Commerce Residents Code Chapter regarding Industrial Districts. system.
•Continued action on interim urgency ordinance enacting a
Deputy City PIO Staff: moratorium on the establishment of new office space uses
Administrator Marie Hovik including employee training centers and other related uses
Fernando Mendoza Edward Torres that are not related to manufacturing in the M-2 Zone.
Adriana Torres
Editing/Writing: Darryl Leyden
Herlinda Chico Joe Sandoval

Graphics Design
Anthony Aguilar

Please call (323) 887-4453
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. or
visit us online at www.ci.commerce.ca.us.

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Twitter:@CityofCommerce
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2 • January 2016 • Report to the People Regular Meeting of November 17, 2015

SPORTS SPOT LIGHT

Commerce Swimmers Pick Up Medals at Junior Olympics

Last month, the Commerce each event returned at night to compete in finals.
Aquatics Swim Team trav- As usual, Commerce did very well and all three of our ath-
eled to Palm Springs to
compete in the three-day South- letes received top honors. Casey Barragan placed 14th in
ern California Short Course the 50 Breast. Bianca Becerra placed 13th in the 50 Free,
Younger Junior Olympic Championships. Casey Barragan 6th place in the 200 Free, and 3rd place in the 500 Free.
(12), Bianca Becerra (12) and Alexsa Gimenez (10) quali- Alexsa Gimenez placed 9th in the 50 Free and 100 Individ-
fied to compete and represent Commerce. ual Medley, 8th place in the 100 Backstroke, 5th place in the
There were 736 swimmers from 53 Southern California 200 Individual Medley, 2nd place in the 100 Fly and 1st place
teams that competed in prelims and the top 16 qualifiers in in the 100 Free. Congratulations to our outstanding athletes!

Alexsa Gimenez (10) placed in several events but took 1st in the 100 Freestyle event at the Junior Olympics held in Palm Springs. Alexsa is The holidays have come to an end and
the youngest of the swimmers representing Commerce at this event. it is time to remove the wonderful
smelling, live Christmas tree that has
Bianca Becerra (12) pictured here in 3rd place in the 500 Freestyle event at the Junior Olympics held in Palm Springs. Commere competed been in our living room for the past few
against 736 swimmers from 53 Southern California teams. weeks. The National Christmas Tree Asso-
ciation recommends not throwing away real
Christmas trees in the trash because they
are biodegradable, which means they can
be easily reused or recycled for mulch and
other purposes.

Commerce residents can recycle their
trees by simply placing it in the green waste
container at the curb on your regular recy-
cle trash day. The tree must be small
enough to fit in the green waste container
with the lid closed. CalMet will collect
Christmas trees December 26 – January
15.

After January 15th, residents must sched-
ule a bulky item pick up by calling
562.259.1239. Trees must be clear of all
décor and lights and if over 4 ft tall, the tree
must be cut in half (no need to bundle).
Flocked trees cannot be recycled and
should be placed in your refuse container
for disposal. And never burn your Christ-
mas tree in a fireplace or wood stove.

HERE’S A TIP: The best way to avoid a
mess when removing your tree is to place
a plastic tree bag (available at hardware
stores) underneath and pull the bag up
around the tree, stand and all, and carry it
outside. Obviously, you will want to remove
the stand before recycling the tree. If some
needles do scatter inside, it is better to
sweep them up as needles can clog vac-
uum cleaners.

Commerce is well known for the high calibur of aquatics athletes it produces and the new crop of young swimmers are already making their
mark. Bianca Becerra is pictured here in competition.

Report to the People • January 2016 • 3

New State Tax Library Grant Helps Reach Out to Area
Credit 2015
VETERANS
Benefits Low Income Families

California is now offering an Earned Income Tax In partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs
Credit (EITC) for working low-income families (CalVet), the Commerce Library is pleased to announce the
and individuals starting with calendar year grand opening of the Veterans Resource Center at the Rose-
2015 tax returns. In addition to the federal EITC, the wood Neighborhood Library on Thursday, January 21st from 5
new state Earned Income Tax Credit will put more pm – 8 pm. The community is invited to join area dignitaries and
money in the pockets of those who need it most. The members from the the CalVet local interagency network to cel-
CA EITC is "refundable," meaning that you will receive ebrate this project which focuses on improving the quality of
a refund if the amount of the credit is greater than the life for our Veterans. This valuable resource will highlight in-
tax you owe. It is available to California households formation available to veterans and their families about state
with adjusted gross incomes of less than $6,580 if and federal education, employment, housing, health, disabil-
there are no qualifying children, less than $9,880 if ity and other benefits that may be available to them.
there is one qualifying child, or less than $13,870 if “We are honored to be able to offer this service to all our
there are two or more qualifying children. Veterans,” said Director of Library Services Beatriz
Sarmiento. “As Americans and as a community, we need to provide as
QuALifiCAtiOnS: much support as possible to help our brave military men and women transi-
• You must file a state tax return, even if you tion back to civilian living. It’s the least we can do.”
do not owe any tax or are not otherwise re- Funded through a grant from CalVet and the California State Library, the re-
quired to file. source center will be staffed by knowledgeable and trained volunteers that will
• You must have earned income from W-2 focus on providing information to reintegrate California veterans into the workforce
wages, salaries, tips, or other employee com- and, more importantly, our communities.
pensation subject to California withholding. The resource center will maintain a collection of books and websites with links
(For the CA EITC, earned income does not to local Veterans resources and access to computer equipment for extended pe-
include income from self-employment.) riods to allow time to complete online applications and do research. Anyone inter-
• You, your spouse, and any qualifying chil- ested in being a trained volunteer can contact Olivia Audoma, program coordinator,
dren must each have a social security num- at 323.722.4805 ext 2851.
ber issued by the Social Security
Administration that is valid for employment. TECHNOLOGY
• You must file using the single, married/regis-
tered domestic partner (RDP) filing jointly, or Meets Nature at Camp Commerce
head of household filing status. The “mar-
ried/RDP filing separately” status may not be Camp Commerce offers residents the chance to un- delight of many campers. The campfire is being held
used. plug and escape to the great outdoors. And while indoors and outdoors and features skits and movies.
there are plenty of activities and excursions to par- Family game night and family canoeing were also
YOu muSt: ticipate in while at
• Meet the rules for those without a qualifying Camp, sometimes res- added to the list of
child or have an individual that meets all of idents just want to be activities for resi-
the qualifying child rules for you or your able to share their ex- dents to participate
spouse if you file a joint return. perience on social in.
• Your principal residence must be in California media, check their
for more than half the tax year. email or research all Revered British
• Both your adjusted gross income and earned they great things they Poet, Lord Byron
income (defined above) must be no more learned about on their wrote “There is
than: mountain hike. pleasure in the path-
• $6,580 if there are no qualifying children. less woods, there is
• $9,880 if there is one qualifying child. The City Council re- rapture in the lonely
• $13,870 if there are two or more qualifying cently approved an shore, there is soci-
children. agreement to enhance ety where none in-
• Your investment income, such as interest, the Wi-Fi signal at trudes, by the deep
dividends, royalties, and capital gains cannot Camp Commerce. Wi- sea, and music in its
exceed $3,400 for the entire tax year. Fi will now be avail- roar; I love not Man
able in the lodge and the less, but Nature
For more information, visit the California Franchise kitchen areas. This exciting addition follows several re- more.” Now residents
Tax Board website at www.ftb.ca.gov or call cent enhancements at Camp Commerce. Over the sum- can enjoy the serenity of the outdoors and if they
800.852.5711. mer, the traditional campfire was brought back to the choose, occasionally plug back in to the world outside.

4 • January 2016 • Report to the People

THANKSGIVING

5K RUN

2015 Recap

Event emcee, Adolfo Marquez, Miss Commerce, the Royal Court and Young Man of the Year cheered on the audience members who partici-
pated in one of the many skits at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The inaugural Fun Run was held before the 5K Turkey Trot for
kids 5 years of age and under.

Two young dancers strike a pose at the end of their performance. Several four-legged runners participated in the Turkey Trot
They were among several dance groups who entertained the crowd. alongside thier humans.

Santa and Mrs. Claus greeted children with warm smiles and fun toys The competition was fierce at the finishline. Clearly this win
at the Annual Holiday Cheer event hosted in partnership with the Com- came with bragging rights.
merce Hotel and Casino.
A young family enjoys the performances at the Tree Lighting event.

Resident Sharon Basic enjoys a sled ride at the Com- Young Commerce residents line up to visit Santa at the the Children’s Holiday Faire. These twins ran in tandem throughout the 5K run. It was def-
merce Annual Snow Day event held at Veterans Park. Participants were also treated to gifts and goodies. initely a photo finish.

Report to the People • January 2016 • 5

tHAnkSgiving gift COurt Of CHAmpiOnS

John Griffo and Commerce Hotel and Casino staff distributed 100 turkeys to Commerce seniors. The Commerce Tony Huante (pictured center) is surrounded by his former players who were on hand to see
Casino surprised residents with the generous donation the day before the Thanksgiving holiday. their names along with Coach Huante on the new Court of Champions plaque at Bristow Park.

DAY Of rESpECt AnD grAtituDE inSpiring wOrDS SAYing tHAnk YOu

The City’s facilities maitnenance staff worked in the The City’s facilities maitnenance staff worked in the A mother and her sons write thank you notes to our active serv-
early hours of the morning to give the Bristow Park early hours of the morning to give the Bristow Park ice men and women. All the cards collected will be sent to mem-
Boxing Gym some much needed TLC. Boxing Gym some much needed TLC. bers of the military serving our country abroad.

A Veteran recites the military oath at the Commerce Veterans Day Keynote speaker Nicholas Perez talked about being born and raised in tHE ArtiSt inSiDE
Ceremony. Attendance at the annual event tripled due in part to the City of Commerce and the inluence the community had on his suc-
the programs and services offered at the Veterans Resource Fair. cess in the military.

LibrArY StAff ALwAYS LEArning tHE DArk SiDE

The City’s facilities maitnenance staff worked in the The Teen Center caught Star Wars fever and in anticipation of the new movie, City Employee Ray Zamora is the creative artist behind the
early hours of the morning to give the Bristow Park teens were treated to a month long schedule of Star Wars themed activities. The many of the City’s set designs. His Yoda stands ready at the
Boxing Gym some much needed TLC. Darth Vadar Christmas tree was a special holiday touch. Teen Center to help guide the young Jedis.
Commerce has an outstanding library staff that conitnuously
looks for new ideas to bring home. Staff attended the California
Library Association Conference where they collaborated and
learned from professional peers.

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34 5 6 New Year’s Day 9
City Hall & Libraries
Miss Commerce & YMOY Crafts for Adults Senior Citizens Royal Tea Party
Applications Available Rosewood Library 11 a.m. Commission 12:30 p.m. Closed Senior Center
Youth Advisory 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Commission 7 p.m. Teen Movie Teen Video Games 8
Bristow Library 3 p.m. Bristow Library 4 p.m.
Teen Video Games
3D Printing Class Crafts for Adults Rosewood Library 4 p.m.
Rosewood Library 5 p.m. Rosewood Library 6 p.m.

City Council/Successor
Agency 6:30 p.m.

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Veterans Library 4 p.m.
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Crafts for Adults
Bristow Library 6 p.m.

Traffic Commission
6:30 p.m.

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Rosewood Library 5 p.m. Bandini Library 4 p.m. Rosewood Library 4 p.m.

City Council/Successor Veterans Resource Center
Agency 6:30 p.m. Open House

Rosewood Library 5 p.m.

Martin Luther King Day
City Hall & Libraries
Closed

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Teen Book Club Teen Video Games Planning Commission Spanish Reading Club Teen Video Games
Rosewood Library 5 p.m. Veterans Library 4 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Rosewood Library 6 p.m. Rosewood Library 4 p.m.

Library Commission 56th Birthday
6 p.m. City Incorporation

City Hall & Miss Commerce & YMOY
Libraries Closed Application Deadline

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mandará.

Report to the People • January 2016 • 7

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M-F 8 am to 6 pm (323) 887-4460

Weekends/Evenings (562) 940-6898

E.L.A. Sheriff’s Office (323) 264-4151

Mayor Lilia R. Leon Graffiti Hotline (323) 887-4444
Mayor Pro Tem Tina Baca Del Rio
Councilmember Ivan Altamirano FREE Bulky Item Pick-up call
Councilmember Hugo A. Argumedo
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Vector Control (562) 944-9656

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Protect Your Home from Record Rainfall CABLE
GUIDE
The City of Commerce is helping residents prepare for one of the strongest El Niño
storms predicted in years by providing sandbags to protect homes from flooding. Award winning cablecasts of the
Agencies throughout Los Angeles County are preparing for double the normal Successor Agency meeting / City Council
rainfall and possibly flooding and mudslides. Sandbags can help protect your home. Concurrent regular meeting

Sandbags have been filled and are free to residents with a current Resident Card or Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (Live every 1st and 3rd Tues.)
valid California Driver License with a City of Commerce address. There is a limit of 10 Mondays 8 a.m. Wednesdays at 10 a.m., Thursdays
sandbags per address and can be picked up at the City of Commerce Transportation at 5 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Department located at 5555 Jillson Street during the designated dates and times.
“in A Council minute” A recap of the City
Residents with special needs or those currently on the City’s Homebound List may Council meeting in One minute
call the Public Safety and Community Services Department at 323.887.4460 to make
special arrangements. Additional sandbags are available at LA County Fire Stations Mondays at 4 p.m., Tuesdays at 9 a.m., Wednesdays
#22, #27 and #50 located in the City of Commerce. at 1 p.m., Thursdays at 4 p.m., Fridays at 3 p.m., Satur-
days at 11:00 a.m., Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
Monday, January 11th 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 13th 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Commerce public Affairs Show
Saturday, January 19th 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. “Adopt a pet”

Monday, January 25th 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Mondays at 12 p.m., Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., Wednes-
Wednesday, January 27th 4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 30th 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m days at 4 p.m., Thursdays at 3 p.m. Fridays

Distribution Location: at 9 a.m., Saturdays at 6 p.m.,

City of Commerce Transportation Department Sundays at 8 p.m.
5555 Jillson St, Commerce, CA 90040
“City of Commerce 2015 Year in review”
Heavy Rain to Impact Street Sweeping Service
During or after heavy rainfall, street sweeping service in the City of Commerce will be Mondays at 6 p.m., Tuesdays at 12 p.m., Wednesdays
at 8 a.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m. or after City Council Meet-
suspended due to the sweeper’s inability to operate around excess water. Weather per- ing, Fridays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at 11:30 a.m., Sundays
mitting, street sweeping service will resume on the following scheduled street sweep- at 5:30 p.m.
ing day. Parking enforcement will remain in effect at all times so drivers should abide
by posted “No Parking” signs. Highlights from
City of Commerce Snow Day
For information about street sweeping service, call the Public Works & Development
Services Department at 323-722-4805, ext. 4451. Mondays at 5 p.m., Tuesdays at 3 p.m., Wednesdays
at 5 p.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 3:30 p.m., Sat-
urdays at 3 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

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