CITY TESTIMONIALS

State-Of-The-Art Library

“Our beautiful state-of-the-art Calabasas Library has become the center for study, social, cultural and community interaction in Calabasas. As part of our new Civic Center complex, the library,...

Brandon's Village Attracts Families

“Brandon’s Village at Gates Canyon Park in Calabasas is the first universally accessible playground in the region and a huge attraction for families from all over the San Fernando Valley and...

Councilmember Mary Sue Maurer

“The Calabasas Secondhand Smoke Control Ordinance has become an international model for municipalities to protect the public from the dangers of secondhand smoke. We worked to develop, and then to...

City Founder Dennis Washburn

"Calabasas people make the most of their community because they set high expectations of themselves and their leaders for quality of life issues, public safety, economics and financial management...

Population:
22,864
Year founded:
1991

San Marino's Lacy Park, Old Mill, and Taiwanese Sister City

San Marino is home to one of the world’s greatest cultural, research, and educational centers the Huntington Library. A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens.

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Calabasas

The City of Calabasas is located in the southwest portion of the San Fernando Valley north of Malibu and west of Los Angeles. Calabasas was founded as a community away from the urbanization and congestion of the sprawling Los Angeles metropolitan area. A family-oriented community that is home to about 25,000 people, Calabasas is a city youthful in age but with deep roots. From its early days, Calabasas has maintained a pioneer spirit as "The Last of the Old West." Native Americans, explorers, squatters, and bandits are all part of Calabasas history. The Chumash Native Americans had permanent villages throughout the region, connected by well-established trails. The main trail spanning Chumash territory passed through Calabasas. It later became El Camino Real, the principal north-south route used by the Spanish. The Juan de Anza party, on a journey from Mexico to Mission San Francisco, camped just west of Calabasas.

Officially incorporated on April 5, 1991, Calabasas places a high priority on the protection of the health of residents and of the preservation of open space. Residents and visitors enjoy high-end shopping, numerous family-friendly restaurants, beautiful parks and recreation facilities, scenic trails, and modern municipal facilities. Calabasas has eight beautiful parks cast against the backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center and a community center offering plenty of year-round recreational opportunities. Brandon’s Village, a universally accessible playground for children of all abilities is located at Gates Canyon Park and attracts children of all abilities from the entire Los Angeles region. All of these public spaces are free from the dangers of secondhand smoke thanks to the Calabasas Comprehensive Secondhand Smoke Control Ordinance. The City also produces a number of annual events for the community including the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival held each October at Juan Bautista de Anza Park. The City of Calabasas also is a strong supporter of education and reaching out to seniors in need. The Ruth Willer Rental Assistance Program is a special program that provides monthly rental assistance to those seniors in need within the City.

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Population: 
22,864
Year founded: 
1991
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Calabasas

The City of Calabasas is located in the southwest portion of the San Fernando Valley north of Malibu and west of Los Angeles. Calabasas was founded as a community away from the urbanization and congestion of the sprawling Los Angeles metropolitan area. A family-oriented community that is home to about 25,000 people, Calabasas is a city youthful in age but with deep roots. From its early days, Calabasas has maintained a pioneer spirit as "The Last of the Old West." Native Americans, explorers, squatters, and bandits are all part of Calabasas history. The Chumash Native Americans had permanent villages throughout the region, connected by well-established trails. The main trail spanning Chumash territory passed through Calabasas. It later became El Camino Real, the principal north-south route used by the Spanish. The Juan de Anza party, on a journey from Mexico to Mission San Francisco, camped just west of Calabasas.

Officially incorporated on April 5, 1991, Calabasas places a high priority on the protection of the health of residents and of the preservation of open space. Residents and visitors enjoy high-end shopping, numerous family-friendly restaurants, beautiful parks and recreation facilities, scenic trails, and modern municipal facilities. Calabasas has eight beautiful parks cast against the backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center and a community center offering plenty of year-round recreational opportunities. Brandon’s Village, a universally accessible playground for children of all abilities is located at Gates Canyon Park and attracts children of all abilities from the entire Los Angeles region. All of these public spaces are free from the dangers of secondhand smoke thanks to the Calabasas Comprehensive Secondhand Smoke Control Ordinance. The City also produces a number of annual events for the community including the Calabasas Pumpkin Festival held each October at Juan Bautista de Anza Park. The City of Calabasas also is a strong supporter of education and reaching out to seniors in need. The Ruth Willer Rental Assistance Program is a special program that provides monthly rental assistance to those seniors in need within the City.

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Brandon's Village: A Universally Accessible Playground
The Calabasas Pumpkin Festival
Ruth Willer Rental Assistance Program
Environmentally Friendly Civic Center Complex
Comprehensive Secondhand Smoke Control Ordinance
Brandon's Village: A Universally Accessible Playground

Gates Canyon Park in Calabasas is home to Brandon’s Village, a universally accessible playground that has become a magnet in the Los Angeles area for families seeking a safe, clean and accessible playground for children of all abilities.

The Calabasas Pumpkin Festival

The Calabasas Pumpkin Festival is an October family tradition and the premiere annual event in the City of Calabasas. The two day festival draws thousands of residents and visitors to Juan Bautista de Anza Park to celebrate the arrival of autumn with pumpkin-themed activities, food, and games.

Ruth Willer Rental Assistance Program

The Ruth Willer Rental Assistance Program provides financial support to keep seniors and permanently disabled Calabasas residents in their homes amidst challenges faced by rising rents, economic hardship, and an aging population.

Environmentally Friendly Civic Center Complex

In July 2008, the City of Calabasas moved into a new Gold LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Civic Center complex which serves as the first permanent home for municipal services in the City.

Comprehensive Secondhand Smoke Control Ordinance

Calabasas is an international pioneer in protecting residents and visitors from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. Scientific studies have concluded that cigarette smoking causes a number of serious health ailments.

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THE COUNCIL MANAGER RELATIONSHIP

What is a City Manager? Imagine your city government as a football team, with skilled players and keen instincts, ready to lead a drive to the goal line. On the field is the City Council, acting in every way as the city’s coaching staff. The...

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