Committee Members and Volunteers Wanted for the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee

Join in the fun of hosting Sierra Madre’s favorite hometown tradition, 4th of July! The Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee is looking for motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and friendly volunteers to serve as a committee member or day-of volunteer.

Committee members would assist with various tasks to help with the planning and execution of the parade and festivities. Day-of volunteers would provide their support for festivities on July 3 or July 4.

If you are interested in becoming involved please provide your name, phone number and email address to Recreation Supervisor Kyle Schnurr at or by calling the Community services Department at 626-355-5278.

OpenGov - City Open Data Program

City Increases Government Transparency, Launches Open Data Program

The City of Sierra Madre has launched an interactive and user-friendly online platform of the City’s financial data, using software developed by, a Silicon Valley software startup. By leveraging OpenGov Transparency, the City has provided its employees and citizens with an unprecedented ability to access, understand, and analyze the City’s budget.

“OpenGov has provided a low-cost way for residents to dig deeper into the City’s budget,” said City Manager Elaine Aguilar. “I hope Sierra Madre residents will make use of this new tool to see how the City spends the residents’ money.”

The public is encouraged to explore the City’s financial data via the OpenGov platform on the City’s web site, or directly at

Halloween Happenings 2013 Winners and Thank You's

Halloween Happenings Downtown Trick or Treating 2013

Trick-or-Treating, Parade, and Costume Contest a Great Success!
On Thursday, October 31st the streets of Sierra Madre were filled with monsters, ghosts, witches, and many other fabulous costumed creatures for the City of Sierra Madre’s Annual Halloween Happenings. The festivities began with trick-or-treating at the Downtown businesses sponsored by the Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce. Following the trick-or-treating over 200 costumed participants marched in a parade down Sierra Madre Boulevard to Memorial Park where 126 contestants competed in the Costume Contest.

Housing Element Workshop

The City of Sierra Madre has initiated the process to update the Housing Element of the General Plan for the 2014-2021 period as required by State law. The workshop will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers, 232 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard. At the meeting, an informational presentation will be provided to address: an overview of the process, accomplishments of the most recent housing element cycle, proposed programs and the City's RHNA (regional housing needs) requirements. We encourage you to attend the meeting if you are interested in contributing to Sierra Madre's 8-year Housing Plan. If you have any questions, or if you cannot attend but wish to submit comments, please contact Danny Castro, Director of Development Services at 626.355.7138 or by e-mail at