Below, please find an updated listing of many of the completed, current, upcoming, and ongoing projects throughout the City of San Fernando along with contact information for the department that oversees each project.
Public Works Department
(818) 898-1227 | PublicWorks@sfcity.org
Police Department | Sergeant Courtney James Chiasson
(818) 898-1254 | CJChiasson@sfcity.org
Currently, there are two alternatives for dedicated bus rapid transit service and two for light rail service, along with the federal and state required “no build” and “transportation systems management” alternatives. Public participation has been a critical part of the study process and as such, Metro has hosted numerous community meetings to update residents, businesses, elected officials and stakeholders on the study progress and to encourage input on the refined alternatives. All potential alternatives are being studied as part of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Environmental Impact Report (EIR) as required by federal and state laws. It is anticipated that the public review period for the EIS/EIR and associated public meetings will start up in the second to third quarter of 2017.
- Place Audit: Review of Demographic and Economic Data, SWOT (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) Analysis;
- Formulation of Vision, Goals, and Objectives;
- Formulate a Strategy: to implement goals and objectives;
- Establish an Operative or Action Plan: to provide detail on how strategies will be implemented;
- Development of an Implementation and Control Program: Establish implementation and control program to evaluate efficiency and success of program with specific economic indicators.
- Establish Business Retention and Business Attraction Strategies
Currently underway. Staff is working with representatives from the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce (the “Chamber”), Mall Association, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), and Valley Economic Alliance (VEA) to build greater coordination and communication with key City staff in Administration and the Community Development Department. (See update on 2017 BIZ Fair Event below)
- Establish a Rapid Economic Development or “RED” Team
The RED Team to assist prospective businesses with navigating the permitting and entitlement process and meet with existing businesses to address current and future needs. The RED team includes the City Manager, the Community Development Director, and the Mayor. Based on the level of need, staff is also exploring partnership opportunities with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, LAEDC, and VEA to assist the City with efforts to keep and attract new business to the City. These efforts have led to new businesses making their home in the City (Modern Props, CVS Pharmacy Store, Chipotle, Wingstop, Yogurtland, La Manzanita, La Michoacán, Throwback Junction, and The Industrial Shoe Store) and the expansion of local businesses such as Magaly’s Tamales and Papa Juan’s restaurants.
- Establish an Economic Development Division within Community Development Department
Completed. The Community Development Director in conjunction with existing department personnel are the primary point of contact for prospective business, real estate agents seeking new commercial business sites, and outreach to potential businesses that are currently looking for sites to expand their corporate brand.
- Update the City’s Website with Economic Development-focused information targeting new businesses
Completed. The redesigned City website and an economic development specific webpage within the Community Development Department is now live.
- Complete a Cost of Doing Business Analysis
Currently underway. City staff is working with the Valley Economic Alliance to put the final touches on the report, which should be presented to City Council in the second quarter of 2017. The City has always been responsive to meeting the needs of the business community with hands-on expedited services, which is reflected in the compliments received at the public counters. Staff anticipates the report will show the lower costs to set up and operate a business in town make it a no-brainer to establish your business in San Fernando.
The City understands our responsibility as stewards of the community’s financial resources and the need for greater transparency as to how those resources are used. In order to demonstrate the City’s commitment to transparent government and open communication, the City has included the City budget and expenditures on its new website that can be accessed and downloaded by the community.CONTACT
- Update City Fee Schedules
Currently underway in order to make sure that the City is recovering its fair share of the costs for providing certain fee based services in the City while maintaining competitiveness with surrounding jurisdictions to attract and retain businesses. City staff expects an initial draft from the consultant in the first quarter of 2017.
- City co-sponsorship of 2017 San Fernando BIZ Fair: Business Outreach and Networking Event
Held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The San Fernando Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the San Fernando business merchants, the City of San Fernando, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s Office, the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, and the Valley Economic Alliance held a successful business outreach and networking event. The event included more than 80 attendees that heard presentations on such topics as: internet marketing, building a “cool” website, access to capital, business coaching, making a connection with Chamber representatives, and learning how to do business with the City of San Fernando. The City co-sponsorship was consistent with the long-term economic development efforts of the City to provide resources to existing business in order to help them thrive. The event also demonstrated an enhanced partnership with the Chamber, Mall Association, LAEDC, VEA, and City to attract new businesses opportunities to the community.
(818) 898-7307 | Finance@sfcity.orgHealth is the most important aspect of our lives regardless of age. It is important that we maintain our health with regular checkups, proper nutrition, and exercise. Sometimes there is not enough time or money to properly care for ourselves. Fortunately, on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 10 am to 1 pm, the Recreation and Community Services Department will host a one-stop event at San Fernando Recreation Park (208 Park Ave., San Fernando) to meet health concerns for all ages of our community.
The Heart, Mind & Soul Health and Wellness Community Fair will provide, screenings, checkups and resources under one roof. The event is free to the public. The Fair will feature a pop-up farmer’s market, oral health services, blood pressure & glucose screenings, exercise demonstrations, vision exams, and much more. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to check up on your health.The City of San Fernando continues to evaluate and seek new opportunities to work with other agencies, and non-profit organizations through public-private partnerships that provides needed resources to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of the City and the County’s homeless population. To this end, the City participates in the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments Homeless Coalition efforts and Service Planning Area 2 homeless service providers meetings monthly. Locally, San Fernando Police Department personnel and representatives from the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health and Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority have conducted monthly outreach in the City. In areas where we have found homeless people, County outreach personnel have been provided referrals for social services to homeless individuals. The services being are made available through our County partners are voluntary.
The City continues to work for greater coordination at a regional level between the County, municipalities, metropolitan planning organizations, and the various council of governments to create a comprehensive planning effort to allocate resources and address the existing needs of our homeless population.CONTACT
Police Department | Sergeant Courtney James Chiasson
(818) 898-1255 | CJChiasson@sfcity.org
|Alexander St.||Library St.||Lucas St.||In Progress|
|Glenoaks Blvd.||Hubbard St.||Arroyo Ave.||Construction Scheduled For Spring 2020|
|Lucas St.||N Workman St.||Orange Grove Ave.||In Progress|
|N Lazard St.||Fourth St.||Glenoaks Blvd.||In Progress|
|N Workman St.||Glenoaks Blvd.||Seventh St.||In Progress|
|San Fernando Rd||S Huntington St.||San Fernando Mission Blvd.||Completed|
|Arroyo Ave.||Fifth St||Glenoaks Blvd.||Scheduled for Summer 2020|
|Phillippi St.||West City Limit||Orange Grove Ave.||Scheduled for Summer 2020|
|Pico St.||Kalisher St.||S. Brand Blvd.||Scheduled for Summer 2020|
|Fermoore Street||Cul-de-sac S/O Second Street||Fourth Street||Preliminary design|
|Macneil Street||Fourth Stree||Morningside Court||Preliminary design|
|Meyer Street||Fourth Street||Fifth Street||Preliminary design|
|North Huntington Street||First Street||Fourth Street||Preliminary design|
|North Workman Street||Second Street||Fourth Street||Preliminary design|
|Orange Grove Avenue||First Street||Second Street||Preliminary design|
Public Works Department
(818) 898-1222 | PublicWorks@sfcity.org
Most recently in Spring 2016, 12 flow monitors were installed over a two-month period at several locations in the City. Six monitors were installed in areas where wastewater flows in to the City of San Fernando from the City of Los Angeles while the other six monitors were installed within San Fernando (see map with locations).
Based on data taken from each of these sites, a report was developed that summarizes the flow conditions at each site, including sewer flow and capacity information. This information is summarized in the table below and the full report is available here. Of note, the data included the following observations:
- The location within the City with the highest observed average sewer capacity was found in Basin 3 (the southern portion of the City), with an average flow of 28% of the pipe’s full capacity (0% would mean no flows and 100% would mean full).
- The location within the City with the highest observed maximum sewer capacity was found in Basin 3 (the southern portion of the City), with a maximum flow of 48% of the pipe’s full capacity (0% would mean no flows and 100% would mean full).FLOW MONITORING REPORT SUMMARY
Location I.D & Address Location Pipe Size (Inches) Average Flow (Inches) Average Capacity (%) Maximum Flow (Inches) Maximum Capacity (%) Bound 3
Eighth St/ Leach St
8 1.39 17 2.26 28 Bound 6
Eighth St/ Lazard St
8 1.16 15 1.62 20 Bound 112
Eighth St/ Harding Ave
8 2.57 32 3.52 44 Bound 432
Eighth St/ Macneil St
8 1.76 22 2.42 30 Bound 817
Fourth St at Hubbard Ave
8 1.14 16 1.87 27 Bound 595
San Fernando Rd/ Meyer St
14.88 .51 3 .94 6 Basin 1: Northeast
617 Harding St
10.13 2.65 26 3.57 35 Basin 2: North-Central
Jessie St/ First St
12 2.48 21 3.11 26 Basin 3: Southeast
Wolfskill St/ O’Melveny St
10.88 3.07 28 5.17 48 Basin 4: Business District, Southwest
Fox St/ Woodworth St
18 4.40 24 6.02 33 Basin 4A: East
Truman St/ Wolfskill St
15 3.61 24 5.39 40 Basin 4B: Northwest
Fox St/ Ilex St
12 1.78 15 2.91 24CONTACT
(818) 898-1222 | PublicWorks@sfcity.org
The Reservoir property is bordered by the Foothill Freeway and is located adjacent to commercial establishments on the north side of Foothill Blvd., near the intersection with Hubbard St. A nearby landmark is the Sylmar Post Office located across the street from the Reservoir at 13700 Foothill Blvd.
The City received state funding to assist with the Project which is needed due to damage sustained by seismic activity. This damage has reduced the capacity of storage space within the Reservoir and compromised the facility’s overall integrity. The Project will benefit the City of San Fernando, as well as neighboring communities such as Sylmar.
In 2019, the City retained the services of several expert engineering firms (the Consultant Team). In February 2020, the Consultant Team began its work, the first phase of which is preliminary planning and design, to be completed by mid-2020. Then, based on City and public input, the Consultant Team will complete planning and design, with construction likely to begin in 2021.
Throughout all phases of the Project, the City wants you to be informed and aware of Project milestones, to provide input to improve the project, to anticipate impacts the Project could create, and to help mitigate those impacts. Below, please find a fact sheet with basic information about the Project, along with a rendering of the new reservoir and a map showing the Project location.
The programing for Puig’s House is expected to start in Fall 2020. The types of programs that have been considered include: childhood development (First 5), parenting skill-building, intergenerational activities, and youth sports development.