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The City of La Palma would like to hear your thoughts and ideas for making our city better. Please take a few moments to submit your Community Voice. On this page you can submit ideas for improvements and changes you would like to see implemented within the community; and in turn other residents can comment on your ideas and vote them up or down. We have started the conversation; now sign in and tell us what you think.

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  1. Contracting City Services

    If the City’s revenues were reduced by 20%, would you support contracting out City services like Public Works Maintenance or Police services?

    Feb 14, 2012 by City of La Palma (284 points)

    5Votes Up 8Votes Down 39Comments

  2. New Retail Construction?Does anyone know what is being built in the middle of Marie Callenders and El Torito?

    Does anyone know what is being built in the middle of Marie Callenders and El Torito?

    Aug 2, 2012 by nensie michel (10 points)

    0Votes Up 0Votes Down 17Comments

  3. Get rid of decorative grass.

    Besides being the environmentally correct thing to do, it will save money on water, fertilizer, mowing and other maintenance. By decorative grass I mean the grass in front of City Hall and trimming...
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    Apr 12, 2012 by Ron Rosenthal (5 points)

    2Votes Up 2Votes Down 9Comments

  4. Increase Fees

    If the City’s revenues were reduced by 20%, would you support increases in fees and fines, like recreation charges, building permits, and parking fines to help maintain important La Palma programs?

    Feb 14, 2012 by City of La Palma (284 points)

    0Votes Up 7Votes Down 7Comments

  5. Lack of Shopping/Dining in the city

    I love living in the city of La Palma, I just wish that the retail plaza's were geared to a more diverse community. The city is becoming more diverse and with that the city management should think...
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    Apr 16, 2012 by nensie michel (10 points)

    5Votes Up 0Votes Down 6Comments

  6. Property Tax Assessment

    If the City’s revenues were reduced by 20% would you support a new property tax assessment to maintain important La Palma local programs? How much would you be willing to pay? $2 per month? $50/year?...
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    Feb 14, 2012 by City of La Palma (284 points)

    0Votes Up 9Votes Down 6Comments

  7. One Day Events vs. Year Round Programs

    If the City’s revenues were reduced by 20%, assuming the cost is the same, would you support cutting large one day events (like the Fitness Run for Fun) or a group of year round programs (like...
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    Feb 14, 2012 by City of La Palma (284 points)

    3Votes Up 3Votes Down 5Comments

  8. Hotel Tax Increase

    If the City’s revenues were reduced by 20%, would you support increasing the hotel transit occupancy tax to help maintain important local programs? La Palma’s hotel tax is currently 8%. The area...
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    Feb 14, 2012 by City of La Palma (284 points)

    5Votes Up 3Votes Down 7Comments

  9. Intersection of La Palma and Walker

    The new protected left on (southbound) Walker and (turning east on) La Palma is delayed too long. There's often extended periods where no traffic is passing through the intersection. Can we shorten...
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    Nov 27, 2012 by Kirk Lum (5 points)

    0Votes Up 0Votes Down 1Comments

  10. Teen Safety

    The parents in our city need to do a better job of teaching their children to be safer in our streets. Kids in this generation are increasingly oblivious to cars as they ride or walk in the streets....
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    Aug 27, 2012 by Kevin Sequeira (270 points)

    3Votes Up 0Votes Down 2Comments

  11. Can we get a Sprouts store or Trader Joes out here?

    The corner of Moody and La Palma would be a great place for a Trader Joes or Sprouts.

    Apr 11, 2013 by E.R (5 points)

    0Votes Up 0Votes Down 1Comments

  12. Crosswalk Safety

    I walk in this city a lot. I observe many violations by drivers regarding observance of laws concerning pedestrians and crosswalks. I would like to see more presence of LPPD at the intersections of...
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    Sep 12, 2012 by Linda Houston (36 points)

    0Votes Up 0Votes Down 1Comments

  13. Public Safety is Number One Concern

    I think we should keep our Police Force and should add to it by bringing back the motorcycle officer. Without a safe neighborhood our property values will decrease rapidly. On my street of seven...
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    Jun 11, 2016 by Jane Harding Ciesinski (16 points)

    1Votes Up 0Votes Down 18Comments

  14. Proposed sales tax - Get the facts!

    Visit WWW.FACTCHECKLAPALMA.COM before you place your vote on the city's sales tax measure. City leadership is not sharing all of the facts with the community. Voters deserve transparency and the...
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    Jul 28, 2016 by R. Carruth (18 points)

    1Votes Up 1Votes Down 18Comments

  15. How can we get rid of the numerous massage parlors/spas in La Palma?

    Can the city put in a process to slowly phase out the massage parlors and spas that La Palma is infested with? Something like enforcing an annual review of their business licenses and not renewing...
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    Aug 31, 2013 by prad81 (257 points)

    1Votes Up 1Votes Down 7Comments

  16. Another gas station/liquor store for La Palma? WHY??

    The Crescent Car Wash facility is planning for a 24 hr gas station and a liquor store right next to Kennedy High. No city would even consider this request, but our beloved city is apparently willing...
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    Aug 31, 2013 by prad81 (257 points)

    0Votes Up 0Votes Down 1Comments

  17. Protected Left on entrance to Brookside Apartments

    I have addressed this issue in the past but it has not been resolved. At 5600 Orangethorpe Boulevard, there is a problem with making a left turn into the apartments. Heavy traffic flows because it is...
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    Oct 8, 2013 by Shane Barker (5 points)

    0Votes Up 0Votes Down 5Comments

  18. Dog Park

    A lot of our residents in La Palma have a dog that they love to take outside. This community is very friendly and a dog park will be a great idea for everyone to become closer as their dogs make new...
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    Aug 29, 2013 by Susan Kim (5 points)

    1Votes Up 0Votes Down 0Comments

  19. Serious Financial Planning

    As a retired local government employee, I find the letter just received from Mayor Goedhart just another in a long list of wasted words. The fact that the City is in financial difficulties again (I...
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    Jan 10, 2016 by Jack McKnight (7 points)

    1Votes Up 1Votes Down 3Comments

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