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In response to Governor Brown's Executive Order, the City of Arcadia has adopted more stringent water use regulations. On April 7 the City Council introduced an ordinance that will implement additional water restrictions (over and above the restrictions already in place); this ordinance was approved by the City Council on April 21.
Beginning April 22, 2015, Arcadia water customers will not be allowed to water between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and will be permitted to water on the following days ONLY:
Please review your automatic sprinkler system to make sure that the schedule adheres to these new regulations. For more information, visit the City's Water Conservation web page.
If you have questions about water conservation, please contact the Public Works Services Department at 256-6554.
Are You Interested in Serving on a City Board or Commission?
Applications are now being accepted for board and commission service. Information about the City’s commissions, as well as an application form, can be found here. Please call the City Clerk’s Office at 574-5455 if you have any questions. To be considered for appointments that will be made in June, applications must be submitted by May 28.
Lawn Mower Exchange Program
Looking to save some green? Trade in your old, operable gas-powered lawn mower, replace it with a high-performance electric mower, and score up to 70 percent in savings. Choose from two brands and six models. They’re cordless, more than 50 percent quieter than a traditional gas-powered mower, environmentally friendly and lighter for easier operation. You must pre-register to cash in on this offer at www.aqmd.gov/lawnmower or call (888) 425-6247.
Registration is now open! The exchange will be in Arcadia on June 20.
Program sponsored by South Coast Air Quality Management District and the California Air Resources Board.
State of the City Presentation
Check out some of the fun things to do, cool restaurants and great shopping Arcadia has to offer.
Enjoy this excerpt from More Visions of Arcadia:
Conquering My Fears in the City of Arcadia by Sophia A. Duran
" At the ripe 'old age' of thirty, I decided to become a college student. That decision came with many fears and self-doubt. However, living in the City of Arcadia has really made it possible for me to discover how strong and capable I really was. I attribute much of my budding self-confidence to the city's beauty and generosity of the community. I am not trying to be sappy and overly melodramatic about the city I live in just because this essay was written to pay homage tot it. I can honestly say that I have had many profound experiences living in Arcadia.
As a child, I was extremely shy and had very low self-esteem. As an adult, I live with a debilitating anxiety disorder. It is hard for most people to tell that I have this disorder because I have become very good at covering it up. Some days I must challenge myself to do the simplest things like talking on the phone or meeting a friend for lunch at the mall. Other days are not quite as bad, but on those days I still have to gather up the nerve not to run and hide from the world.
One place that has made it easy for me to face my fears (and alleviate much of my anxiety) is the Arboretum. It is so peaceful with all its beauty and, of course, the peacocks! What kind of Arcadian would I be if I did not mention the peacocks? I love sitting by the pond and walking up to the waterfall just like everyone else who visits there. But the best thing about the Arboretum is that it is only a mile or so from my house. This is significant to me because I can choose to walk through my neighborhood or walk up busy Baldwin Avenue to get there..."
As good neighbors, we all want to keep our community a safe and attractive place to live. Taking and using a store shopping cart to get your packages home is against the law. Leaving these carts on the sidewalk or in the street is not only unattractive, but it can also be dangerous and cause an accident. If you need assistance getting your groceries home, please look into purchasing a two-wheel cart that can be used on an ongoing basis. These carts are often available at a reasonable cost from local grocery and drug stores.
If you see an abandoned cart in Arcadia, please report it at http://www.cartretrieval.net/, or by calling 800-252-4613. Thank you for your cooperation!
Connect with Your Neighbors
More than 1,100 Arcadia residents have connected with their neighbors online through Nextdoor.com - now it is your turn!
Click on the icon below for information about Nextdoor and the City of Arcadia's participation:
Interested in volunteer work?
Check out our new "Helping Hands" brochure for information about local volunteer opportunities.
The City of Arcadia encourages residents to make sure they are prepared for a potential disaster or emergency situation. Planning ahead is the first step to a calmer and more assured disaster response. Having a plan and supplies in place is critical to your well-being, and possibly survival, should a catastrophic event take place in or near Arcadia.
Visit the following websites for information about how you can get prepared:
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