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Montebello

Community Profile

October 16, 1986

City Services City Hall 725-1200 1600 W.Beverly Blvd. Police (business) 724-9500 1600 W. Beverly Blvd. Fire (business) 722-7804 600 N. Montebello Blvd. Post Office 728-7171 145 North 5th St. Library 722-6551 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. In Emergency, Dial 911 Government City Council: William Molinari (mayor), Arthur M. Glasman (mayor pro tem), William Nighswonger, Art Payan, Edward C. Pizzorno City Manager: Joseph Goeden Fire Chief: Bob King Police Chief: Leslie D. Sourisseau Area Lawmakers Congress: Matthew G. Martinez, Democrat, 30th District; 1712 W. Beverly Blvd., No. 201, Montebello, 90640; (213) 722-7731 State Assembly: Charles M. Calderon, Democrat, 59th District; 1712 W. Beverly Blvd., No. 202, Montebello, 90640; (213) 721-2904 State Senate: Joseph Montoya, Democrat, 26th District; 11001 Valley Mall, No. 204, El Monte, 91731; (818) 575-6956 County Supervisor: Edmund D. Edelman, 3rd District; Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple,Room 821, Los Angeles, 90012; (213) 974-1033 Statistics Population: 56,879 Area: 8.10 square miles Incorporation: Oct. 16, 1920 Median household income: $22,190 Median home value: $86,931 Median age: 31.0 years Racial/ethnic mix: Latino, 63.7%; white, 57.2%; black, 0.8%; other, 42.0%

(Total is more than 100% because racial/ethnic breakdowns overlap) FOCUS Rapid-Transit Pioneer A fleet of four rumbled down the streets of Montebello in 1922, and millions of Los Angeles bus riders should be thankful. Because in 1928, city fathers sold their experimental bus operation to Southern Pacific Railroad, which eventually spawned the countywide transportation system known as the Southern California Rapid Transit District. But Montebello wasn't finished. In 1931, it began what now is the Montebello Municipal Bus Lines, the county's third largest city-owned carrier. A modern, blue-and-white fleet of 45 travels 1.4-million miles a year, the equivalent of 50 trips around the world. And passengers annually take 5 million trips, via routes reaching west from Whittier to Los Angeles and north to San Gabriel. Part of its $5-million budget comes from serv ing neighboring Santa Fe Springs. Car drivers creeping up the congested Santa Ana Freeway can see a major city terminal on the east side and wonder if they, too, would find the trip more pleasant by taking a bus. Statistics: Donnelley Demographics (1985 estimates)

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