We have already implemented several changes in an attempt to keep our employees, their families, and the community safe, and aimed at slowing the spread of Coronavirus. The changes announced below are effective immediately and will remain in place indefinitely. We will be announcing additional changes that will also go into effect immediately and remain in place indefinitely. 

We have two sets of changes, the first list impacts employees and the public. The second list will be changes that impact the public only.

Changes for City Staff and Public:
City Hall and all City facilities are closed to the public indefinitely. This includes the Police Department. We will be operating with essential personnel only, but this personnel will include a number of employees to answer phone calls, emails, and social media contacts or requests as they are received from the public. City Hall will continue to operate, but will not be accessible to the public.
We will stagger start/end times of shifts and rotate days when employees come to work. We will also move working locations and stations to establish 6 ft. of space between office employees.
Any employee with an underlying health condition will be offered the opportunity to stay at home until we are able to return operations to normal.

Changes to the Public:

All Commission and Board meetings will operate under the Governor's Directive suspending certain elements of the Brown Act. We will encourage all Commission and Board Members to call in for meetings.
We are suspending all water/utility service disconnections.
We are suspending all late payments and penalties for utility bills that come past due during this time period.
We will allow repayment plans to be made to the maximum practical benefit of the customer during this time period.
We will consider all financial hardship claims from our residents whose work status is impacted during this time period.
As stated above, this list will change as new or better information becomes available. As a City we remain committed to the safety of our employees, their families, and the community. Our primary mission at this stage, as a government, is to protect public safety and our first responders from any unnecessary exposure, so they can continue to provide critical services and respond to the needs of our community.
Please remember:

  • Wear face masks or face coverings
  • Wash your hands often and at least for 20 seconds each time
  • Cough/sneeze into your elbow
  • Don't touch your face
  • Stay more than 6 ft apart and practice social distancing at all times
  • If you feel sick, stay home
  • Limit all travel to the extent practical
  • If you are older than 65 or have a chronic condition, isolate at home

If you have ideas that will improve any of the items on the list above or think we should add or change what is on the list, please contact me.

Gabriel L. Engeland, City Manager
City of Sierra Madre

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The City of Sierra Madre has joined the Clean Power Alliance to provide residents and business owners a choice for their energy needs. Clean Power Alliance is a public entity, formed as a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) made up of 31- member jurisdictions across Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Clean Power Alliance purchases clean power on the wholesale market and Southern California Edison (SCE) delivers it. Nothing else changes—SCE will continue to deliver power to your home or business, send the bill, and be responsible for resolving any issues
with your electricity service. 

To change your level of service (percentage of clean energy) or opt out of Clean Power Alliance and return to SCE, please click here.

For any other questions please you can call the Clean Power Alliance at 888-585-3788 or email at customerservice@cleanpoweralliance.org

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