Sierra Madre Public Transportation Changes

Sierra Madre, CA. – Changes to the Sierra Madre Dial-A-Ride and fixed route Gateway Coach services take effect June 1. 2015. Dial-A-Ride services in Sierra Madre will operate Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 10:30am and 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Dial-A-Ride services are available to Sierra Madre residents that are 62 years of age or older, or have a signed form by a physician attesting to a disability that hinders mobility. The cost of a one-way fare is $2.00. Dial-A-Ride travels up to 2 miles outside the City, however on Tuesdays one can travel as far east as Duarte’s City of Hope and on Thursdays one can travel as far west as Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dial-A-Ride users must submit an application prior to using the service for the first time.

Community Yard Sale in Sierra Madre

Sierra Madre, CA. – May 5, 2015 - The City of Sierra Madre Senior Community Commission is hosting the 5th Annual Community Yard Sale on Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located in the Sierra Vista Park (611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd). Community organizations and members are invited to come together with their neighbors to participate in a community yard sale. Participants have the opportunity to clean out their garages, attics, storage sheds and closets without sending those items to landfill.

Community Input Meetings, May 2015

The Sierra Madre City Council is seeking input on how to balance the City’s General Fund budget. During the month of May, Council Members will be visiting a number of community groups, commissions, and boards in order to listen to residents’ priorities on General Fund spending and seek out ways to reduce costs (services) or increase revenues (taxes and fees).

Sierra Madre's Tiered Water Rates and the Recent Court of Appeal Decision on Conservation Water Rates and Proposition 218

Sierra Madre, CA. - April 22, 2015 – On Monday, the Court of Appeal issued its decision analyzing whether conservation water rates (also known as tiered water rates or inclining block rates) utilized in the City of San Juan Capistrano are consistent with the provisions of Proposition 218 requirements that a fee charged to a property owner shall not exceed the proportional cost of the service attributable to the property. When the decision was issued, Sierra Madre, which has a tiered water rate structure created for compliance with Prop 218 requirements, reviewed its own water rate study to ensure that the City’s tiers are also consistent with the Court’s decision.