The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the local economy, but the City of Temple City is looking to shoppers with social media savvy to help lead the recovery. As virus cases wane and stay-at-home restrictions ease, the City is encouraging members of the public to purchase goods and services from Temple City businesses with a recently launched social media campaign—#SupportTCBiz—and complementary contest that will run Sept. 2-23. All patrons visiting Temple City businesses are welcome to participate in both the campaign and contest.

Entering the contest is simple: Social media users need only post a photo of themselves shopping at a local business on one or more of their personal channels (Instagram, Twitter or Facebook). “The past few months have been especially tough on our business community,” said Mayor Tom Chavez. “Many establishments have been forced to shut their doors temporarily—or permanently—while others have had to reduce hours and services to survive. The #SupportTCBiz campaign is a fun way for shoppers to engage with and show support for our local businesses.”

For entry in the contest, each post must be public (not private), feature the hashtag #SupportTCBiz and include a location tag for the Temple City business shown in the photo. Participants also must follow the City of Temple City (@ConnectWithTC) on the social media platform on which they’ve posted the photo (Instagram, Twitter or Facebook). Each qualifying post will automatically be entered into a drawing for one of 40 Visa gift cards ($25 each). Multiple social media posts/entries are allowed as long as the photos and businesses are different. And participants are asked to keep track of their #SupportTCBiz receipts: Winners will be randomly selected on Sept. 24 and asked to show proof of purchase from the Temple City business identified in the winning post. One gift card per winner will be issued, regardless of the number of entries. For more information CLICK HERE or call Tinny Chan at (626) 285-2171, ext. 4122



At the September 15, 2020 City Council Meeting, the City Council will consider the following items: Propose process for outdoor dining and waiving of associated fees, review the Chamber of Commerce Agreement, discuss the Co-Sponsorship of Relay for Life Event, receive an overview of temporary emergency action related to continuity of city services and personnel and request for direction, review the League of California Cities Annual Conference Resolutions and review the first reading and introduction of Series A Zoning Code Amendments.

To view the full agenda CLICK HERE


A reminder that members of the public can participate in the teleconference Council meetings by following the instructions stated on the meeting agenda. Members of the public can listen to the meeting audio livestream by CLICKING HERE. Requests to speak during “Public Comment” will be accepted by email to cityclerk@templecity.us before and during the meeting, prior to the close of public comment on an item. Efforts will be made to read written comments received before the end of the meeting. Comments that are not read into the record will be made part of the record. Lengthy public comment may be summarized in the interest of time. For questions please contact the City Clerk's Office at (626) 285-2171 ext. 2316.


For the 2020 Presidential General Election, all registered voters will be mailed a vote-by-mail ballot and safe in-person voting options will be available as well. Voters can mail their ballot, drop it off at any of the vote-by-mail drop boxes available throughout the County, or cast their vote at any of the vote centers.

A 24-hour ballot drop off box was installed in front of City Hall (on Kauffman side) this past week. Temple City voters will be able to drop off their ballot at this 24-hour ballot drop off box during located in front of City Hall.


The Youth Committee will resume their monthly meeting starting on September 24, 2020. For more information, email the City Clerk’s office at cityclerk@templecity.us



Have you been walking around Temple City and noticed a street light out, a street tree that needs to be trimmed, a pothole, illegal construction, or property maintenance issue? You can report these by using the City’s online Request Tracker. Through the Request Tracker you can submit all sorts of requests and even go back and find out the status of your request. We especially love it when people provide us a picture; it often helps us solve the problem faster. Contact information is optional but providing us that information allows City staff to ask you questions about the issue. The names of all code enforcement complaints are kept confidential.



The Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to kick off the City’s brand new Family Trivia Night every second Thursday of the month. Family Trivia Night provides the opportunity to challenge your family and friends in a spirited game of trivia, covering a variety of topics. Games are best suited for kids over the age of 5, but all ages are welcome to attend the program on Zoom. Each monthly trivia night will have a main theme with three different categories ranging between 20-30 questions per round. After each category, winners will be announced and the top three finishers receive gift cards! It is absolutely free to participate in the City's monthly Family Trivia Night. Pre-registration is required for each monthly trivia night and the deadline to register is the day before the event. This month’s trivia topic is Star Wars on September 10th. For more information and registration CLICK HERE


Speed up or move over! Join us on Saturday, October 10th for Temple City’s Classic Car Show Showcase. This virtual showcase attracts classic cars from all over Temple City showcasing pre 1980’s antiques, hot rods, classic, customs, muscle cars and more For this year’s event there is a $20 per participant. One entry vehicle is allowed per participant. The entry fee will include a 2020 Virtual Car Showcase t-shirt and dash plaque. For the 2020 Classic Car Showcase, viewers at home can vote for their favorite vehicle. For more information and registration CLICK HERE

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