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California State Parks OHV Grants 2016/2017

The California City Police Department will conduct a Public Hearing to take input on the California State Parks OHV Grants 2016/2017.

This hearing will be conducted in compliance with the grant requirements as we are soliciting input from stakeholders and the general public.

Time: Saturday, February 18 @ 10 AM
Location: Borax Bill Park, 16363 Twenty Mule Team Parkway, California City, 93505 

Police Administrator Interim

January 4, 2017

Craig Junginger, who has served as the interim administrator of the California City Police Department since November 28th, 2016 has completed his contract and has ended his service to the City effective January 3rd, 2017. We are grateful to Mr. Junginger for his assistance during a challenging time and wish him well in his future endeavors.

While California City Police Chief Eric Hurtado remains on administrative leave, the administrative duties at the Police Department will be performed by Lt. Frank Huizar, who will serve as acting Chief of Police.

Our responsibility to our community requires that we act deliberately and thoroughly to resolve any concerns regarding the integrity and professionalism of our Police Department. This important process cannot be abbreviated, and we are grateful to the men and women of our Police Department for their continued commitment to serving our community during this time.

Fire Chief Resigns

12/21/16 -

California City Manager Tom Weil today has accepted the resignation of Fire Chief Jeff Armstrong. Chief Armstrong’s resignation is effective immediately. 

Chief Armstrong’s resignation comes as the City conducts an independent review of accounting practices of the Fire Department. Preliminary internal audits found apparent concerns that merit a more detailed examination by an independent investigator. City Manager Weil authorized that review earlier this month. 

The existence of an internal review is not in itself an indication of wrongdoing. Our City has an obligation to review all complaints or concerns involving city departments in a thorough, impartial and fair manner. 

While this review is underway, the City will be limited in its ability to share detailed information related to it. When the review is concluded, however, the City will make public whatever findings it is legally permitted to release.

Following Chief Armstrong’s resignation, administrative duties will be distributed among the Fire Department’s three captains, under direction of the City Manager’s Office.

Medical Marijuana

Medical MJ Reminder:

Applicants must turn in their indemnification paperwork required as part of the application package, and if electing to sub-divide a parcel, begin the parcel map process with the California City Planning Department no later than 4pm on Friday January 20th, 2017 for review consideration.

Why are we considering this issue?

In October 2015 the Governor signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MRSA). In June 2016 theCalifornia City Council directed the City Manager and the City Attorneys office to research and provide recommendations in regard to establishing regulations for the sales, cultivation, manufacturing and testing of medical marijuana in the City of California City.  In addition to the MMRSA, a state voter initiative regarding recreational marijuana has gathered the required signatures to be placed on the ballot in November. 

Contact Information:

For more information or updates, please contact Tom Weil, City Manager at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  
or Tiffany Carter at  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)