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High Level of Care and Competency

“I want to thank you and all others involved in responding to my request. This is the level of professionalism we should expect in our city. Thank you so much for your thorough response and care...

Serving the Community

“This letter is to address my appreciation toward your recent visit at my home … My impression now has been changed because of the way you have come as serving the community. I could not have been...

Where the Action Is

"[It’s] where the action is - From dim sum to pastry, the new hot spot for Chinese food is San Gabriel's Valley Boulevard." - Charles Perry in the Los Angeles Times, Jan 2003...

Vibrant San Gabriel

“Cultures and cuisine blend in newly vibrant San Gabriel.” - Sunset Magazine, website and magazine

Population:
39,718
Year founded:
1913

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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San Gabriel

Birthplace of the Los Angeles region, historic San Gabriel is uniquely poised to capitalize on the history, culture, and diversity of the region.

San Gabriel traces its history to 1771 when Mission San Gabriel, “Pride of the California Missions,” was founded -- the oldest settlement between San Diego and San Luis Obispo. Diversity is not new to San Gabriel which, in addition to thriving Latino and Gabrielino/Tongva communities, has developed a vibrant Asian/Pacific Islander population.  

The legendary Mission Playhouse hosts acclaimed performances while the Mission District’s restaurants, galleries and museums captivate visitors. The bustling Valley Boulevard district, San Gabriel’s “Golden Mile,” then tempts them with a rich array of shopping and dining cultures from Asia, Latin America, and Europe. 

The City’s agenda for success is being implemented daily. Strong municipal services distinguish San Gabriel; a stable, effective City Council works in partnership with staff to implement an ‘Agenda for the Decade’ including infrastructure, public safety, economic development, the arts, and quality of life. Here are three examples:

  • Infrastructure First: The $450 million ‘San Gabriel Trench,’ a partnership with the Alameda Corridor East Authority, will depress rail lines, creating safer, quieter neighborhoods while enhancing infrastructure, aesthetics, open space and historic resources – part of a larger strategy committing $50 million to local needs including streets, sewers and lighting.
  • Community Based Policing: San Gabriel’s acclaimed National Night Out features more than 40 simultaneous block parties hosted by an equal number of Neighborhood Watch groups, all in a community only 4.0 square miles in size. The recent launches of online crime data reporting for residents and Nixle communications technology round out the Police Department’s commitment to community policing.
  • Renaissance for Parks: San Gabriel’s commitment to parks includes several initiatives: the renovation of scenic Vincent Lugo Park; preservation of the La Laguna de San Gabriel, the nation’s first preservation effort focused exclusively on a historic playground; and a $4.5 million State grant to build a new park in southern San Gabriel in partnership with the Garvey School District.
  • Community and Culture: The legendary San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, one of the anchors of San Gabriel’s Mission District, is at the heart of a renaissance that brings together business, tourism, history, the arts and culture to forge a vital community.
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Population: 
39,718
Year founded: 
1913

San Gabriel

Birthplace of the Los Angeles region, historic San Gabriel is uniquely poised to capitalize on the history, culture, and diversity of the region.

San Gabriel traces its history to 1771 when Mission San Gabriel, “Pride of the California Missions,” was founded -- the oldest settlement between San Diego and San Luis Obispo. Diversity is not new to San Gabriel which, in addition to thriving Latino and Gabrielino/Tongva communities, has developed a vibrant Asian/Pacific Islander population.  

The legendary Mission Playhouse hosts acclaimed performances while the Mission District’s restaurants, galleries and museums captivate visitors. The bustling Valley Boulevard district, San Gabriel’s “Golden Mile,” then tempts them with a rich array of shopping and dining cultures from Asia, Latin America, and Europe. 

The City’s agenda for success is being implemented daily. Strong municipal services distinguish San Gabriel; a stable, effective City Council works in partnership with staff to implement an ‘Agenda for the Decade’ including infrastructure, public safety, economic development, the arts, and quality of life. Here are three examples:

  • Infrastructure First: The $450 million ‘San Gabriel Trench,’ a partnership with the Alameda Corridor East Authority, will depress rail lines, creating safer, quieter neighborhoods while enhancing infrastructure, aesthetics, open space and historic resources – part of a larger strategy committing $50 million to local needs including streets, sewers and lighting.
  • Community Based Policing: San Gabriel’s acclaimed National Night Out features more than 40 simultaneous block parties hosted by an equal number of Neighborhood Watch groups, all in a community only 4.0 square miles in size. The recent launches of online crime data reporting for residents and Nixle communications technology round out the Police Department’s commitment to community policing.
  • Renaissance for Parks: San Gabriel’s commitment to parks includes several initiatives: the renovation of scenic Vincent Lugo Park; preservation of the La Laguna de San Gabriel, the nation’s first preservation effort focused exclusively on a historic playground; and a $4.5 million State grant to build a new park in southern San Gabriel in partnership with the Garvey School District.
  • Community and Culture: The legendary San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, one of the anchors of San Gabriel’s Mission District, is at the heart of a renaissance that brings together business, tourism, history, the arts and culture to forge a vital community.

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SUCCESS STORIES

Infrastructure First
Community-Based Policing
Renaissance for Parks
Culture and Community Blend
Infrastructure First

A 30-year regional effort to provide safer reached an important milestone in June when the San Gabriel City Council acted on a proposed construction, operations, and maintenance agreement (COM) for the ambitious three-year, $500 million project.

Community-Based Policing

San Gabriel’s nationally recognized National Night Out program celebrated its 17th anniversary this year, with more than 40 block parties. It’s just one of a host of public safety initiatives that keep San Gabriel a highly desirable community for residents and businesses alike.

Renaissance for Parks

With only 26 acres of parkland in four square miles of land area, San Gabriel has historically fallen short of State and national standards for parks and open space.

Culture and Community Blend

The legendary San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, one of the anchors of San Gabriel’s Mission District, is at the heart of a renaissance that brings together business, tourism, history, the arts and culture to forge a vital community.

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THE COUNCIL MANAGER RELATIONSHIP

Building a strong community can only occur when the Council and management team work together. With one of the most experienced management teams in Southern California, San Gabriel benefits from a stable, efficient and caring Council and a...

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