Development Services
Development Services
Development Services

Alverno High School Master Plan

Final Mitigated Negative Declaration for Alverno High School Master Plan-click below to view, file is large, please be patient as it downloads.

Notice of Availability and Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Alverno High School Master Plan

Public review copies of the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for Alverno High School Master Plan are available at the City Hall and the Sierra Madre Public Library during regular business hours. To make this document easier to download, pages identified with "This page intentionally left blank" were removed to reduce the file size.

Initial Study for Alverno High School Master Plan

Contact Danny Castro, Director of Development Services, with questions about the proposed project.

Danny Castro, Director, Development Services
Phone: (626) 355-7135
Fax: (626) 355-2251

Building & Safety

The Building and Safety Division is responsible for structural and life-safety concerns in the construction, demolition or alteration of buildings including, but not limited to, matters such as electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems, energy conservation and access for the disabled.

The Building Inspector and Building Official are available to check plans and specifications, make field inspections of buildings during construction, alteration or repair and interpret and explain safety regulations and compliance with the Uniform Building Code and other codes. Inspection and consultation appointments are made by calling the Development Services Department during City Hall business hours. The Building Inspector is available without an appointment on a first-come-first-serve basis at the Development Services Department Counter, Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Building Official is available every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., and on the first and third Thursdays of the month, between 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Telephone (626) 355-7138

Service Counter Hours:

  • Monday through Thursday 7:30am - 2:00pm
  • Closed Friday

Code Enforcement

The City of Sierra Madre Code Enforcement Division's goal is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. The Code Enforcement Officer works with residents, neighborhood associations, public service agencies and other City departments to ensure compliance with the City's Municipal Code and land use regulations. To report a code violation contact Development Services at (626) 355-7135 or email the Code Enforcement Officer.

General Plan

The General Plan is a long-range planning document. It conveys a future vision of the City through policies and guidelines for land-use development, transportation, energy conservation, parks and public services; and shapes future budget decisions and allocations of resources for City services. The current City of Sierra Madre General Plan was adopted on June ll, 1996 by Resolution No 96-28.

General Plan Update

The City of Sierra Madre is updating its General Plan a document which includes a collection of policies and maps that defines what the city will look like and how it will be economically managed and developed over a long period of time. The General Plan guides the policy-making of city government. Every city in California has a General Plan, and it must include the background and the policies of seven elements: 1) Circulation 2) Conservation 3) Housing 4) Land Use 5) Noise 6) Open Space, and 7) Safety and Seismic Safety. A General Plan may also include other topics of local interest.

Sierra Madre's current General Plan dates to 1996. A General Plan should be updated periodically so that it remains a true reflection of the community's values and goals. The update process allows the City to reflect on challenges of the past, and use these experiences to shape new policy.

Draft General Plan Update Document as of May 11, 2015
(approved by City Council)

Draft General Plan Update Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) May 2015
(Hard copies available at City Hall and the Library)

Additional Documents

Questions or Comments?

Contact Development Services Department at (626) 355-7138, or Email