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Please Join Assemblymember Laura Friedman for her College Affordability Town Hall June 30th!

posted by Arabo Parseghian

Asm. Laura Friedman’s College Affordability Town Hall
Friday, June 30, 2017
7p.m. – 8:30p.m.
Glendale Community College, Auditorium
1500 N. Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208

A college degree can open the door to a lifetime of opportunity, but the rising cost of tuition can challenge students and families. Please join me and a panel of experts for a rich discussion about the current state of higher education and learn more about the tools and solutions available to help all Californians afford a degree.

Featuring Guest Speakers and Panelists: 
Ryan Corner, LACCD Vice Chancellor of Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness 
John McDowell, Director of Government Relations for the Los Angeles College Faculty Guild 
Sarah Hernández, Founder of HYPE 
Dr. David Viar, Superintendent of Glendale Community College

RSVP

Contact: Blake Dellinger, Field Representative – (818) 558-3043

NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL VACANCY

posted Jun 13, 2017, 11:03 AM by Arabo Parseghian   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 11:07 AM ]

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of La Cañada Flintridge is seeking applications for appointment to fill an unscheduled vacancy on the City Council.  The candidate appointed to fill the vacant seat will serve as a City Councilmember until the next General Municipal Election to be held on March 5, 2019.

Interested applicants may obtain information and forms at the office of the City Clerk, 1327 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada Flintridge, CA.  To be considered, applications (see below) should be returned to the office of the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Applicants must meet the following requirements (1) must be a resident; (2) be a registered voter of the City and (3) selected by a majority vote of the City Council.  Verification of voter registration will be confirmed upon submittal of applications.  

For further information or to obtain an application, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 818-790-8880.

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La Cañada Flintridge Mayor Michael T. Davitt Installed as President of California Contract Cities Association

posted Jun 5, 2017, 3:12 PM by Arabo Parseghian   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 3:13 PM ]

La Cañada Flintridge, CA – Michael T. Davitt, Mayor of La Cañada Flintridge, was installed as President of the California Contract Cities Association (CCCA) at its 58th Annual Municipal Seminar, May 11-May 14, in Indian Wells. He will serve a one-year term.

The California Contract Cities Association (CCCA) is a collection of member cities that collaborate to contract for municipal services, ensuring constituents the best service at the minimum cost. Through municipal seminars, education and exchange of ideas and information, the association combines resources to influence policy decisions affecting member cities.

At the Seminar, themed “Strength in Numbers,” Mayor Davitt thanked his fellow La Cañada Flintridge City Council Members and the La Cañada Flintridge City Staff, and recognized past CCCA leaders.

“Thank you to everyone who has kept CCCA running for so many years,” said Mayor Davitt. “You have been very supportive of the City of La Cañada Flintridge. It’s a big deal, and it’s all good.”

A La Cañada Flintridge resident since childhood, Mayor Davitt was appointed to the Planning Commission in 2003. After serving two four-year terms as a City Commissioner, he was elected to the City Council in 2011. Mayor Davitt serves on the Business Support and Development Committee and the Hillside & Open Space, Rockridge Terrace and Specific Plan Subcommittees; he is liaison to the Joint Use Committee and a representative to the Youth Council.

Mayor Davitt, a member of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, is Director of Real Estate for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and a Partner in the local restaurant North Shore Burgers. An active community volunteer, he has served as an AYSO soccer coach and referee, coached basketball for the YMCA Y-Winners and baseball for the La Cañada Junior team, and led a Cub Scout Troop. Mayor Davitt is also a former president of the St. Bede School Parent Association Board and a current member of the Board of Directors of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. He is an alumnus of Loyola Marymount University. He and his wife, Alison, have four children.

For more information, please contact City Hall at (818) 790-8880 or visit the city’s website at www.lcf.ca.gov

Memorial Services for Council Member David A. Spence

posted May 18, 2017, 10:51 AM by Arabo Parseghian   [ updated May 23, 2017, 11:43 AM ]



Memorial Services for Council Member David A. Spence
Wednesday, May 31, 2017; 11:00 a.m.
La Cañada Presbyterian Church
626 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the "La Canada Presbyterian Church" or the "City of La Canada Flintridge", two organizations that Dave loved so dearly. Funds will be used to support children's ministry or a fitting memorial at the new City Hall, respectively. 


Checks may be made payable and sent to:

La Canada Presbyterian Church

626 Foothill Blvd.

La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

or 

City of La Canada Flintridge

1327 Foothill Blvd.

La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011



In Memoriam - City of La Cañada Flintridge Council Member David A. Spence

posted May 16, 2017, 4:02 PM by Arabo Parseghian   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 6:02 PM ]


La Cañada Flintridge, CA – It is with tremendous sadness that the City Council announces the passing on the morning of Tuesday, May 16, 2017, of long-time City Council member and six-time mayor David A. Spence. Preliminary indications are that Council member Spence suffered a heart attack at his home. He was 80.

“David Spence was an invaluable source of wisdom, guidance and support, both to the La Cañada Flintridge community and to me personally,” said La Cañada Flintridge Mayor Michael T. Davitt. “His tireless dedication and legacy of excellence set the standard for our community.”

Council member Spence was appointed to a four-year term on the Public Safety Commission in 1988. First elected to the City Council in 1992, he served for the past 25 years and was elected and appointed mayor six times.

Council member Spence’s service extended beyond the City Council as he represented the community on many regional governmental agencies.  A Past President of both the California Contract Cities Association and San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments, he also represented La Cañada Flintridge with organizations including the National League of Cities, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority Executive Committee, Southern California Association of Governments, Los Angeles County Local Agency Formation Commission, Los Angeles County Sanitation District Personnel Committee and Los Angeles County Liability Trust Fund Claims Board and Oversight Committee. He also was a member of the La Cañada Noon Kiwanis and served on the Board of Directors for the La Cañada Valley Water Company. 

David Spence is survived by his two sons, Steve, Andy and his current love, Jacky Hollingsworth.  He was preceded in death by his wife Alice Spence.  The couple met at Ohio Wesleyan University, in the 1950s and moved to this city in 1969.   They were active in community events, volunteering their time to local efforts and earning the shared distinction of "La Cañadans of the Year" in 1994.  

.In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the "City of La Canada Flintridge", organizations Dave loved so dearly. Funds will be used to support a fitting memorial at the new City Hall.

 

Checks may be made payable and sent to:

City of La Canada Flintridge

1327 Foothill Blvd.

La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

 


David A. Spence's Biography


2017 Music in the Park Summer Concert Series

posted May 16, 2017, 7:30 AM by Arabo Parseghian   [ updated Jun 1, 2017, 3:26 PM ]

The City's Music in the Park Summer Concert Series is held at Memorial Park during the summer on Sunday evenings from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Concerts traditionally begin Memorial Day weekend and continue through the end of August.  Featured bands play a variety of music from rock and roll, blues, reggae, and country.  All are welcome to bring a picnic basket, blankets, and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening with family and friends.

Spring into Wellness Get Active together

posted Apr 17, 2017, 4:51 PM by Arabo Parseghian   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 8:07 AM ]

The City of La Cañada Flintridge Park and Recreation Commission will host a multi-week recreational activity at Memorial Park to promote active living.  The activities will take place on Saturdays, from 8AM to 9AM (check in begins at 7:45AM).  The City has partnered with local non-profits and businesses to put together, fun, high energy and low impact activities Saturday mornings at the park. 

The activities will begin April 22nd and conclude on May 20th. No Cost.  Free activity.  Bring your own mat and water. 

Registration is required.  Please register here.

View the event flyer for more information.

https://sites.google.com/a/lcf.ca.gov/city-of-la-canada-flintridge-site/announcements/springintowellnessgetactivetogether/Get%20Active%20together-Flyer.jpg


San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership's EASY Program

posted Feb 28, 2017, 9:41 AM by Arabo Parseghian

Residents are invited to take advantage of the San Gabriel Valley Energy Wise Partnership's EASY Program. The EASY Program provides residents with a free energy efficiency assessment that can ultimately result in cost savings on water and energy bills, as well as help the environment. For more information, click on the EASY informational brochure.

Rain Storm Preparedness

posted Feb 16, 2017, 4:38 PM by Arabo Parseghian   [ updated Feb 17, 2017, 3:52 PM ]

Utility Safety Tips
  • SCE reminds customers if you see a downed power line, never try to remove it or touch it or anything in contact with it.  The line may be energized.  Call SCE at 1-800-611-1911 or 911 immediately.

  • Wet yards with puddles on cement or grass can carry electricity.  If a line is down in your yard, remain indoors and call 911 immediately.

  • Never try to remove a broken tree limb or branch that has come in contact with a power line.

  • Make sure you have battery-operated radios and flashlights.  Check the batteries to make sure they’re fresh.  Use flashlights for lighting during a power outage.  Do not use candles because they pose a fire hazard.

  • When power is out, traffic signals may be out so approach those intersections as four-way stops.

  • If you use a generator, place it outdoors and plug individual appliances directly into it using heavy-duty extension cords.  Connecting generators directly to household circuits creates “backfeed,” which is dangerous to repair crews.
Report an Outage (24-hours a day, 7-days a week): 1-800-611-1911.
If you see a downed power line, call 911 immediately.

Sand and Sandbags

Sand and sandbags are now available to residents at the following locations with 24-hour access:

  • LA County Fire Station #19 (1729 Foothill Blvd.) - sandbags only
  • LA County Fire Station #82 (352 Foothill Blvd.) - sandbags only
  • Camp 2 (4810 N. Oak Grove Dr.) - sandbags only
  • Mayors' Discovery Park (1800 Foothill Blvd.) - sand & sandbags*
  • Paradise Valley (at community sign adjacent to 5489 Ocean View Blvd.) - sand & sandbags*
*The City does not provide pre-filled sandbags nor shovels at these locations.

City to Acquire Former Sport Chalet Headquarters Office Building for New City Hall

posted Jan 20, 2017, 7:37 AM by Arabo Parseghian

The City Council announces that it has reached final agreement with La Canada Properties, Inc. to
purchase the office building located in the La Canada Flintridge Town Center (formerly the
corporate headquarters of the Sport Chalet, Inc. retail sporting goods chain) for use as City Hall,
following several months of negotiations and due diligence review.

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