Meet Our Newest Member – Alhambra
The Authority is pleased to welcome its newest member, the City of Alhambra. The city joined the Authority’s Excess Liability Program and Excess Workers’ Compensation Program. Alhambra was formerly a member of the Independent Cities Risk Management Authority risk management pool.
The city’s motto is “Gateway to San Gabriel Valley.” Alhambra is bordered by South Pasadena on the northwest, San Marino on the north, San Gabriel on the east, Monterey Park on the south, and the Los Angeles districts of Monterey Hills and El Sereno on the west. With a population of over 85,000 residents, the city spans approximately 7.6 square miles. The city’s mission statement exemplifies its commitment to the community: “The City of Alhambra is dedicated to responsive and creative leadership and quality services, ensuring desirable neighborhoods and a supportive business environment, while being sensitive to the diversity of our community.”
Alhambra has its own police department and fire department. The city has five parks, a library and museum, a golf course, a senior center, and its own water department. Alhambra ‘s parks are comprised of more than 200 acres that often are used in television and motion picture productions. The city operates a broad recreational program not only for adults but also for children in parks and on school playgrounds after school. The city hosts several special events including a weekly farmers market, Alhambra Lunar New Year Festival, Alhambra Night Out, and the Alhambra Pumpkin Run and Halloween Fest.
“The City of Alhambra is proud to have been recently selected to join the California JPIA. After considering the various options available to the City, we determined that the California JPIA provides the best value in terms of mitigating the City’s level of risk and liability, while delivering high quality services at an affordable rate. The City of Alhambra is excited to begin this new, mutually beneficial partnership and looks forward to being an active member that contributes positively towards the future of the organization,” conveyed Jessica Binnquist, City Manager.
The Authority’s Underwriting Committee reviewed the city’s membership application and initial risk management evaluation report and recommended Executive Committee approval. Following input from members of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee approved membership for the City of Alhambra beginning July 1, 2018.
The Authority’s membership is composed of 116 municipal agencies throughout California: 91 cities, 19 joint powers authorities, and six special districts.
Welcome, City of Alhambra!