The City Charter mandates that the City Council adopt a budget on or before July 1 of each year. Staff begins working on the budget in February and after extensive review by department staff and the City Manager, the budget is usually presented to the City Council in late April or early May. The City Council may hold one or more study sessions to discuss the budget and usually holds a public hearing at their second meeting in June, when the budget is before them for consideration. The public is welcome to attend any of the budget study sessions as well as the City Council meeting at which the budget is adopted.
I have a suggestion for the City – who do I send it to?
The City welcomes and appreciates feedback from residents and we also want to hear any suggestions you may have for how we can improve. Please send your comments to the attention of the City Manager at P.O. Box 60021, Arcadia, CA 91066. You may also submit your thoughts and concerns through the online Arcadia Advocacy Form.
How do I become a volunteer for the City of Arcadia?
Volunteer opportunities exist in many areas of the City including the Police Department, the Fire Department, the Library, Historical Museum and the Recreation and Community Services Department. Every effort to help is appreciated, but we are particularly in need of volunteers who are able to work a set schedule on a regular basis.
If you would like to volunteer for the City, please contact the Department in which you are interested.
Another way to volunteer for the City is by serving on a board or commission. Please contact the City Clerk’s office at (626) 574-5455 to learn about current vacancies.
What City offices are located at City Hall proper?
City Hall (240 West Huntington Drive) houses the Administrative Services Department, City Clerk’s Office, City Manager’s Office and the Development Services Department. The Police Department is located in the building just to the south of City Hall.
How do I get information listed on the cable television community bulletin board?
The City offers space on the community bulletin board to local service, civic and/or non-profit groups to assist them with publicizing their events and activities. To submit information for the bulletin board, please fax the details of your event to (626) 446-5729, Attention: Community Bulletin Board. Please include your name and telephone number in the event staff needs to ask you a question, and the dates you would like the information broadcast.
How often is the City Newsletter published and how is it distributed?
The City Newsletter is published four times a year and is mailed at no charge to all Arcadia Postal Customers. The last issue of the calendar year focuses on holiday related activities.
How can I obtain a copy of a City Resolution or Ordinance?
Copies of Resolutions and Ordinances are available in the City Clerk’s office. An Ordinance is a City law and laws are summarized in the Arcadia Municipal Code. The Municipal Code is available online and may also be viewed at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall and the Library.