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Consumer Assistance Program
The Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) is administered by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) and is designed to help improve California's air quality. A consumer may retire a qualified vehicle and receive $1000. Consumers meeting low income eligibility requirements may receive $1500. In addition, CAP provides qualified consumers who own a vehicle that cannot pass its biennial (every other year) Smog Check inspection up to $500 in financial assistance toward emissions-related repairs.Applications are available here and must be mailed to 10949 North Mather Boulevard, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 as indicated on the application form.
City of La Puente - Recreation Services Department
Excursions At Dodger Stadium
Recreation Spring 2013 Classes Flyer
Make La Puente Beautiful Annual Spring Clean-Up!
Senior Resident Discount Program for Sewer Charge
Applications are now available for the senior resident discount program for the City’s Sewer Charge Ordinance for property tax year 2013 - 2014.
Information about how to qualify for the discount can be obtained by clicking here.
The application form to be completed can be obtained by clicking here.
Completed applications must be returned to City Hall no later than 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Application forms will also be available at La Puente City Hall, the Senior Center, Community Center, and Youth Learning Activity Center. For more information, please contact City Hall at (626) 855-1500.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AVAILABLE
The City of La Puente awards scholarships to high school seniors, adult education students, and Veterans returning to school. The Scholarship Program was created to expand educational opportunities for students who have demonstrated financial need, good character, and a strong desire to obtain a college education; but without financial assistance, would not be able to attend. Scholarships will be awarded to individuals who meet the criteria upon which the scholarship program is based and applicants must reside within City limits.
Applications will be available beginning February 19, 2013 and may be obtained at local schools, career centers, on the City’s website (www.lapuente.org), or at City Hall. All applications and supporting documentation must be received by Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. for the following Fall Semester of the academic year. A five-member committee will review all applications and supporting documentation and make its recommendations to the City Council in May 2013.
The City will award scholarships which can be used towards tuition or books. The scholarships will be paid directly to the school where the applicant has been accepted or reimbursed to the student upon receipt of proof of expenditure. Once awarded a scholarship, a scholarship recipient will not be eligible for future scholarships from the City. If you have any questions regarding the Scholarship Program, please contact (626) 855-1522.
The City of La Puente is currently accepting applications for the position of Administrative Services Director. The first screening of applications will take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Position will remain open until filled. For more information, click here.
The City of La Puente is currently accepting applications for the position of Management Assistant. The first screening of applications will take place on Monday, April 8, 2013. Position will remain open until filled. For more information, click here.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT RECOGNIZES
Joins with national public safety leaders to promote 9-1-1 awareness and proper usage
The Los Angeles County Fire Department began a month-long campaign in April to help its four million residents of all ages recognize the importance of 9-1-1 and the role they play in ensuring effective and efficient emergency response in times of crisis. Fire departments across our nation join the United States Congress and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) in recognizing April as National 9-1-1 Education Month, and are encouraging everyone to engage in 9-1-1 awareness and education activities throughout April.
The Department decided to launch its new Monthly Public Education Campaign during the month of April to stress the importance of 9-1-1 as the first step in any call for help. Follow our 9-1-1 tips to test your knowledge of 9-1-1, and teach friends and family members about this critical topic. Look for continual updates on our social media sites. Make 9-1-1 work for you so that when you need it, you will know exactly how to use it!
For more information please click here.
EPA to Install Groundwater Monitoring Wells and Conduct Additional Site Investigation in the La Puente Area
Beginning this Fall and continuing through Spring 2013, the United States
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be overseeing remedial investigation activities in the
Cities of Industry and La Puente, as part of its groundwater cleanup project for the San Gabriel
Valley (SGV) Area 4 Superfund Site (known as the Puente Valley Operable Unit, or PVOU).
Animal License Canvassing Efforts In City of La Puente
Officers from the Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) will be in the City of La
Puente beginning October 17, 2012, checking for current rabies vaccinations and ensuring residents are in
compliance with licensing requirements. Securing a dog license is an important part of identification and
can assist animal control agencies if your pet becomes lost.
Neighborhood Beautification Survey
The City Council has formed an ad-hoc committee consisting of Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Klinakis
and Councilmember Vince House to develop and strategize clean-up efforts for removal of blighted conditions
throughout the City.
How to Recognize and Respond to a Natural Gas Leak
The following information is provided by the Southern California Gas Company:
Code Enforcement Launches Educational Campaign to Make La Puente Beautiful
To provide a better understanding of the City of La Puente's municipal code regulations, the Code Enforcement Division is introducing an educational campaign to the community.
CITY ELECTION RESULTS
The ballot count for the April 10, 2012 Election is final. The results are as follows:
Recycle Household Batteries
In 2006, household batteries were banned from disposal in the trash because they are corrosive and may contain heavy metals. Battery recycling sites are available throughout the San Gabriel Valley, including Merritt's Ace Hardware in La Puente.
Invasive Species Alert
Asian Tiger Mosquito Update
The Asian Tiger Mosquito was recently identified in an El Monte neighborhood.
Click here for more information.
Click here for a slideshow on mosquito prevention.
City Authorizes $10,000 Reward
The La Puente City Council unanimously passed a motion to set aside $10,000 in a reward fund at its special meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Although details of issuing the reward need further action, the Council intends for this initial reward be used for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the sexual assault of a female juvenile on January 2nd.
Unauthorized Curb Painters
It has been brought to our attention that several City of La Puente residents have received flyers indicating street addresses will be painted on the curbs in their neighborhoods. These street address painters have not been authorized by the City to paint street addresses on the curbs. These notices typically do not contain any contact information nor have they applied for a business license to operate legally in La Puente. Painting street addresses without proper City permit is illegal and persons painting the curbs must have a copy of the permit with them when painting curbs or soliciting contributions.
Southern California Edison Safety Reminders
With high winds in the forecasts, Southern California Edison (SCE) would like to remind its customers to be prepared in the event of weather-related outages. If you see a downed line or dangling wire; even if it appears not to be live, do not touch or approach it and call 911 immediately. SCE suggests:
Updated Useful Phone Numbers
Our useful phone numbers have been updated to assist callers in reaching the appropriate departments.
Call or Register Online Before You Dig!
Anyone planning to dig must call 811 or input the information online (www.digalert.org) at least two working days before starting their work.
Military Banner Recognition Program
The City of La Puente has adopted a Military Banner Recognition Program for our residents who are currently active in the Military Service. The banners will be displayed along major street corridors in La Puente. Weather permitting the military banners will go up within thirty (30) days. For more information on how to participate in this program,
La Puente TV Bulletin Board & Programming Policy Guidelines
The City of La Puente's local television channels, LPTV, provide cablecast information and programs for non-commercial informational purposes in furtherance of the health, welfare and education of the La Puente community.
Channel 3: Will cablecast City of La Puente and City of La Puente-funded organizations' information and programs.
Channel 98: Will cablecast county, state and federal agencies, educational institutions and public utilities information and programs.
California Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program
The primary goal of the California Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program (CLCA) is to provide an affordable auto insurance option to low-income good drivers.
California Law requires that all drivers be insured. However, too many low-income drivers remain uninsured because the costs of standard insurance premiums are beyond their financial reach. The California Low Cost Automobile Insurance Program provides affordable liability only auto insurance that meets the state's financial responsibility laws.
For program details including income eligibility requirements and liability premiums broken down by County, please click on the following link:
Metro Freeway Service Patrol
Los Angeles has one of the largest intertwining freeway systems in the world, and the city's 27 intertwining freeways service million of commuters each day. Of those millions of commuters, thousands experience some kind of car trouble every day.
Thanks to the Metro Freeway Service Patrol, if you experience car trouble on any one of over 400 miles of Los Angeles Country Freeways the nearest callbox is now as close as your cell phone.
By dialing #399, stranded motorists can obtain free roadside service which includes:
* Changing flat tires
For more information please click here:
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