City Not Responsible for Robo-Phone Calls

Sierra Madre, CA December 16, 2013

Residents have reported receiving a “robo-call” from a group identifying itself as, “Water for You”, no other identification or return number is provided for this group. A number of residents have reported the calls as “threatening” and the City felt it was important to clarify that the City is not responsible for the calls. The City of Sierra Madre does not know who has paid for these robo-phone calls, nor does the City have contact information for this group.

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 kschnurr@cityofsierramadre.com 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 OpenGov.com, 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 sierramadre.opengov.com.

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.