About Community Development
The Community Department champions
economic vitality and safe livable neighborhoods, which reflect,
preserve, and enhance Temple City's unique cultural and historic
character; the department also promotes informed decision-making
which facilitates sustainable development, affordable housing and
reinvestment in the community. Services provided by the department
include; Planning, Building & Safety, Housing, Business License,
Emergency Services, Parking Administration, Animal Control,
Maintenance, Public Safety Volunteers, and Code Enforcement.
Division consists of the Planning, Building & Safety, Housing, and
Business License programs.
Planning Commission Agendas
The Planning program encompasses the City’s General Plan,
Downtown Specific Plan and Citywide Zoning and Subdivision
Administration. The Planning Program provides direct assistance
to the public in terms of providing zoning and development
information. The Planning Program also includes administration
of the City’s Façade Improvement Program and assists in the
overall business attraction and retention effort.
For more information please call Jennifer at (626) 285-2171 or
Building & Safety
The Building & Safety program encompasses Building plan check,
permit issuance and inspection services. The City contracts
with Los Angeles County for building and safety services, but
operates from City Hall. Building and construction services are
provided over the counter directly to the public.
Construction plans may be submitted and permits may be obtained
between 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday
through Thursday. The City's Building
Inspector is available between 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. If you are
traveling a long distance to obtain building permits, it is
recommended to contact Sylvia (email)
at (626) 285-0488 to ensure that someone is
available to issue permits.
The Housing program consists of creating, formulating and
implementing efforts to preserve and improve the City’s housing
stock. Utilizing United States Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) monies, as well as redevelopment set-aside
funds, the program currently offers housing rehabilitation
assistance. Income eligible owner-occupants may receive a loan
at a fee-simple rate of 3% a year, with no payments due until
the property is sold. The maximum loan amount at this time is
$25,000. The program makes it possible for lower income
households to make necessary repairs, correct code violations
and cure deferred maintenance.
For information please call Micheal Neal at (626) 285-2171
The Business License program consists of issuing applicable
licenses to business enterprises including commercial and
manufacturing businesses, independent contractors, home
occupations, specialty businesses and businesses by vehicle.
When appropriate, Fictitious Name Statements, Articles of
Incorporation and/or Seller’s Permit may be required as part of
the business license application. Additionally, businesses
that employ full-time employees must provide evidence of
worker’s compensation insurance.
For more information please call Jennifer at (626) 285-2171 or
Safety Division consists of the Emergency Services, Parking
Administration, Animal Control, Maintenance, and Public Safety
It oversees contracts for law enforcement with the Los Angeles
County Sheriff's Department (LASD), crossing guards, and traffic
Public Safety Commission Agendas
Public Safety Commission Minutes
The City contracts with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's
Department for law enforcement services. The City is served by
the Temple Station which is located at 8838 Las Tunas Drive,
Temple City, California 91780. For non-emergency information
please call (626) 285-7171.
The Parking Administration program coordinates municipal vehicle
parking enforcement operations. The program processes
vehicle-parking citations, collects citation penalty
assessments, and issues delinquent payment notices. It also
facilitates vehicle registration suspensions and clearances
required to collect delinquent penalties. This section also
coordinates vehicle parking habitual offender enforcement with
the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and District
Parking Administration also issues special vehicle parking
permits and collects related fees in accordance with applicable
municipal code requirements.
For more information please call Bryan Ariizumi at (626) 285-2171 or
The Animal Control program provides an effective level of animal
control services commensurate with community public health and
The program provides daily field patrol services designed to
facilitate the capture and impoundment of all stray animals
observed in violation of the City's animal control ordinance.
Citizen complaints regarding animal control violations are
investigated and informants are advised of enforcement action or
Animal Control provides comprehensive animal shelter services
including emergency veterinary care services for the treatment
of all injured and diseased animals impounded or seized by
animal enforcement personnel. It also provides for the expedient
and sanitary removal of all dead animals from both public and
Animal Control issues animal licenses and collects the
For more information please call Yansy Monroy at (626) 285-2171 or
The Maintenance program is responsible for the City's infrastructure including
maintenance and repair of the streets, sidewalks, traffic
signals, street lights, and City parking facilities. The
Maintenance program also manages the graffiti abatement program.
The City contracts with Los Angeles County
Public Works Division for several public works services, such
as: road maintenance, road repairs, etc.
Preservation staff members are dedicated to providing
superior service to our community. Community Preservation officers are
required to be customer service oriented and sympathetic. At the
same time, the nature of their work requires them to be firm,
fair and consistent in carrying out their enforcement duties. We
assist residents in creating solutions for every problem, our
code enforcement program is progressive, and our staff is
dedicated to putting forth their very best efforts. The mission
of Community Preservation is to promote and maintain a safe and
desirable living and working environment.
For more information please call Viet Tran at (626) 285-2171 or