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Posted on: February 3, 2024

Chief Colleen Flores Announces Her Retirement

Colleen Retirement

LA VERNE, CA – The City of La Verne expresses its deepest appreciation to Police Chief Colleen Flores, who has announced her retirement after an illustrious six-year tenure marked by outstanding accomplishments and a steadfast commitment to public service...

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Posted on: December 26, 2023

Due to Lack of Nominees, City Council Unanimously Appoints Council Members to Another Term

2024 General Municipal Election Update

LA VERNE, CA – In accordance with §10229 of the California Elections Code, due to only one nominee per open City Council District, the City Council appointed Council Member Rick Crosby and Council Member Wendy Lau to the District 2 and 5 City Council posi...

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Posted on: December 14, 2023

Mayor Tim Hepburn's Open Letter to the Community Opposing Hate Crimes

Hate Crime

LA VERNE, CA – As we approach the holiday season, many people of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds celebrate their customs and share goodwill.  It is a time to reflect upon our relationships and our acceptance of what should be c...

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Posted on: October 2, 2023

La Verne Joins Cities Seeking Injunction for Zero-Bail Schedule to Safeguard Public Safety

Press Release Zero Bail

LA VERNE, CA – The City of La Verne, in partnership with 11 other cities across Los Angeles County, took a strong proactive measure to protect public safety by seeking an injunction against LA County Superior Court in its implementation of a new bail sche...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

City Completed First EIFD Project at E & 2nd Street

E & 2nd Street

LA VERNE, CA – In 2017, the City established the Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) to fund infrastructure projects that will support the expected increase in development due to the extension of Metro’s Light Rail System, now named the “A” ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2023

Press Release: Rodeo Jewelers Reward

Press Release Rodeo Reward 1

La Verne, CA – On July 1, 2023, La Verne Police Officers responded to Rodeo Jewelers, located at 1560 Foothill Boulevard regarding a robbery that had taken place at approximately 12:16 PM, when a white four door sedan was driven through the glass storefro...

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Posted on: August 5, 2023

Study Session: Christmas Morning & Holiday Events

Christmas Morning Study Session info

Attached, please find the presentation for the Monday, August 7, 2023, Study Session. Study Sessions, when scheduled, are an opportunity to present community issues, upcoming policy questions, or otherwise conduct informal and typically more in-depth disc...

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Posted on: June 3, 2023

Proposed Annual Budget - FY 2023-24

Budget Process

The City of La Verne has released their Proposed Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-2024.

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Residents and City Council of La Verne Oppose Proposed "By-Right" Residential Project

May 2nd 740 Press Release

LA VERNE, CA – United in opposition, City leaders in La Verne strongly support the concerns of residents opposing the proposed National CORE residential development at 740 East Foothill in the unincorporated area of San Dimas, immediately adjace...

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Posted on: April 20, 2023

Cities of La Verne & San Dimas Issue Joint Statement on Proposed PSH at 740 E Foothill Blvd

Press Release: 740 E Foothill

LA VERNE, CA – The County of Los Angeles has been considering an affordable housing development and associated funding for a proposed permanent supportive housing project located at 740 East Foothill Boulevard. This is an unincorporated area bet...

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Posted on: May 4, 2023

Arrow Highway Tree Removal - Gold Line Project

tree removal

The City of La Verne was recently notified that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is requiring the removal of six trees from a median on Arrow Hwy, west of San Dimas Canyon Rd, as part of an expanded left turn lane from Arrow Hwy to San Di...
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Posted on: April 3, 2023

E Street and 2nd Street Improvement Project Underway

EIFD UPDATE

LA VERNE, CA – The E Street and 2nd Street Improvement Project is the first project funded by the Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) in the City of La Verne to reach construction, which will start after March 27th. &nb...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

2023 Pride of La Verne Award Recipients

Jack Huntington Award

Please join us in congratulating our most recent Pride of La Verne Award Recipients!The Jack Huntington Award was presented to Linda Logan. A long-time resident, she was involved in La Verne Little League as a team mom and a founding member of the La Vern...

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Posted on: March 14, 2023

Local Elementary Students Get Hands-on Civic Education During Visit to La Verne City Hall

Mayor Hepburn addresses group of students

On March 8, the City of La Verne hosted a School Government Day for 70 students from La Verne Heights Elementary School. The program, led by Assistant City Manager JR Ranells and Community Development Director Eric Scherer, provides a unique, hands-on lea...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

La Verne Participates in Regional Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN (1)

In February, the City of La Verne participated in the Southern California Association of Governments’ (SCAG) effort to develop a regional Electrical Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Plan. The plan provides an overview of the current barriers to expan...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

City of La Verne’s General Plan Takes Next Step

general plan update nears completion

The City of La Verne is making strides in updating its General Plan, which functions as a blueprint for how decisions about growth and development are made in La Verne over the next 20 years. With the update process fully underway, the City will conduct a...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

La Verne Seniors Help to Keep La Verne Safe with the RSVP Program

RSVPs standing in Council chambers, wearing masks

The La Verne Police Department’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) program was founded in 1991 and uses the skills and experience of senior citizens in the community to supplement the efforts of the La Verne Police Department (LVPD). The RS...

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Posted on: February 16, 2023

La Verne Reflects on Accomplishments and Upcoming Goals at State of the City

Mayor addresses participants at La Verne State of the City

On Monday, February 13, the City of La Verne partnered with the La Verne Chamber of Commerce to host the State of the City address, which was held in-person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Tim Hepburn addressed a full room at the Uni...

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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Meg McWade Appointed as New Public Works Director

PW Press Release

LA VERNE, CA – Meg McWade will join the City of La Verne as the new Director of Public Works. McWade, currently the Director of Public Works for the City of Fullerton, has 32 years of public service experience including serving as the Director o...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Show Some Love at La Verne’s Annual Sweetheart’s Dance!

Sweetheart's Dance flyer for February 10 at the La Verne Community center with pictures of attend

Love is in the air and La Verne is excited to host its annual Sweetheart's Dance for individuals with special needs on Friday, February 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m! The dance will be held at the La Verne Community Center and is sponsored by the Order...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

La Verne Approves Four-Year Agreement with La Verne Firefighters’ Association

Picture of firetruck with La Verne city seal

At its December 19 meeting, the La Verne City Council approved a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the La Verne Firefighters’ Association (LVFA). The new MOU, which includes updated benefits for LVFA members, is a reflec...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

La Verne Honors City Staff at Annual Employee Holiday Recognition Lunch and Service Awards

Jennifer Brown receiving Mike Shaw award from La Verne City Council

On December 20, the City of La Verne held its annual Employee Holiday Recognition Lunch and Service Awards to celebrate City staff’s hard work and dedication to La Verne. 

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

Get Involved in La Verne’s Youth and Family Action Committee

YFAC

For over 30 years, the City of La Verne's Youth and Family Action Committee (YFAC) has helped advance efforts to combat substance abuse issues, gang activity and community violence. YFAC meets on a monthly basis, and residents are encouraged to p...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

City of La Verne Celebrates Mainiero Square Reopening

Mainiero Square

On Saturday, December 3, the City of La Verne celebrated the reopening of the newly renovated Mainiero Square at the City’s annual Holiday Stroll event. Mainiero Square construction began in July 2022 to improve its features and accommodate futu...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

La Verne Makes Progress in Search for City Manager and Public Works Director

Recruitment efforts

The City of La Verne’s search for a permanent City Manager and Public Works Director are well underway. Interim City Manager Jesse Duff and Interim Public Works Director Anthony Ciotti are currently filling the positions until permanent replacem...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

La Verne to Conduct State Required Stormwater and Organics Recycling Inspections

Inspections article

To remain in compliance with State mandates, the City of La Verne Public Works Department will be conducting inspections related to stormwater as well as organic waste recycling in accordance with Senate Bill 1838 (SB 1383). Businesses can expect SB 1383 ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

La Verne to Begin E Street and 2nd Street Improvement Project

Copy of CIP

At its meeting on September 19, the La Verne City Council awarded a public works contract to Gentry Brothers, Inc. to complete the E Street and 2nd Street Improvement Project. The project will improve the Old Town La Verne streetscape at the E Street and ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Carve Out Some Fun This Fall with La Verne’s Fall Recreation Guide!

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Carve out some fun in La Verne this fall by checking out the new Fall Recreation Guide! This edition offers the latest information on the City’s recreation classes, programs, events and more. 

“La Verne’s variety of program and event offerings is ...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

La Verne City Council Approves $11.8 Million Toward Capital Improvement Program

CIP

During its meeting on June 20, the La Verne City Council approved and adopted the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 (FY 22-23) Budget, allocating $11.8 million in funding toward 22 projects and improvements as part of the City’s Capital Improvement Program ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Stay Prepared! La Verne Recognizes Emergency Preparedness Month

Fire Operational Review

September is Emergency Preparedness Month! The La Verne Fire Department (LVFD) and the La Verne Police Department (LVPD) encourage residents to register for Nixle notifications, learn about emergency preparedness tactics and take the steps to be prepared ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

LVPD and Tri-City Partner to Create Homeless Outreach Support Team

LVPD+Tri-City parnership

At its regularly scheduled meeting on August 1, the La Verne City Council unanimously approved the allocation of $300,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support the creation of a part-time Homeless Outreach Support Team (HOST) and its ongoi...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

City Manager Bob Russi Retires After 12 Years

Bob's retirement

Following the June announcement of his intent to retire, City Manager Bob Russi’s last day with the City of La Verne is today, August 19. Russi served as La Verne’s City Manager for over 12 years.

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

AP Triton Report shows La Verne Fire Department has made significant strides

Copy of Fire SOC  station image

At its adjourned meeting on July 25, City Council received a presentation from AP Triton regarding La Verne Fire Department’s (LVFD) standard of coverage and if it meets the community’s assessed level of risk. The report analyzed LVFD’s current operationa...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Council Adopts Resolution to Finance Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Projects

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At its meeting on June 6, the La Verne City Council and the Joint Public Financing Authority (JPFA) Board of Directors adopted Resolution 22-32 to initiate the financing of the first Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD) projects. The EIFD are...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

La Verne Reduces Beverage Container Usage and Promotes Recycling

LA VERNE, CA – The City of La Verne was awarded a one-time $170,000 grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to lower dependency on single-use beverage containers and improve recycling practices. Upon...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

City of La Verne Adopts Council District Map For June 2022 Election

After going through the districting process and months of deliberation, the La Verne City Council adopted a map of the city with five districts which established a new by-district electoral system with a rotating mayor in the City of La Verne.

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

La Verne Plans to Address Community Needs Thanks to Help of American Rescue Plan Act Funds

On Monday, December 6, the La Verne City Council held a study session to discuss the use of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to address the community’s needs and priorities. The federal government allocated over $7.6 million to the City...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Business Friendly La Verne Offers Residents New Shopping Options and Provides Opportunity and Growth

La Verne, CA – Although the past year has been filled with newfound challenges and developments, the City of La Verne’s local economy has continued on a healthy trajectory having welcomed 55 new businesses and business owners (and coun...

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

‘Tis the Season to Save Water in La Verne

LA VERNE, CA – With the State of California currently experiencing its second driest year on record despite recent storms, the City of La Verne reminds residents to continue their water conservation efforts. While La Verne residents have collect...

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