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Brea City Council

  • Brea to honor Vietnam vets

    6 years ago by

      The City Council Meetings are held the first and the third Tuesday of every month at the Brea Council Chambers at 7:00 p.m. Next Tuesday, on March 18, a special council meeting in recognition of Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day is scheduled to honor all veterans of any era. In addition, the City of Brea will be named a Purple Heart City for its part alongside the county’s efforts to honor 400 living Purple Heart recipients and residents of Orange County. This special council meeting will be a memorable evening for all.

        For those who are interested in attending, be sure to R.S.V.P. to secure your seats.

  • Anseong Welcome Reception at Brea Community Center

    6 years ago by

      Join the city of Brea in a celebratory welcome for Anseong student delegation. The warm Welcome Reception for Brea’s Sister City is slated for this Friday, January 10, at 9:00 a.m. at the Brea Community Center.

  • City of Brea Veterans Day Ceremony

    6 years ago by

      Join Mayor Ron Garcia and the Brea City Council for the City of Brea Veterans Day Ceremony to honor retired, active military, and reflect upon and remember those those Breans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.

        Arrive early to ensure a parking space in the Civic Center underground parking, as the area will be blocked off at 9:45 a.m. Additional parking is available at the Brea Community Center. Guests needing assistance may part on the west side of the Civic & Cultural Center, or may be dropped off in the semi-circle in front of the Civic & Cultural Center until the 9:45 a.m. closure.

          Visit for information about purchasing Walk of Honor pavers, and to submit the name of a Brean who died in service for consideration on the Monument of Remembrance.

  • Community honors local Army Soldiers with a Christmas Party

    7 years ago by

    Wonderful things happen when a community unites together for a good cause: Christmas Party for North OC Army Recruiting Stations this Friday, December 21, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Cause Community Church at 950 Beacon Street in Brea.

    The Cause Community Church, Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour and Restaurants, Toys for Tots Foundation, Starbucks Coffee, Brea City Council, Haz Party Rentals, Kohl's Department Stores, and Chick-fil-A have all donated to help put on this event.

    Over 50 active United States Soldiers are expected to attend along with their spouses and children. A fabulous evening is planned starting with a feast for all, live jazz entertainment, face painters and balloon artists for children, Christmas photos with Santa, and a Farrell's Ice Cream dessert bar and a wrapped gift for every child.

    For further information, please contact Pastor Dave Duran at (909) 524-2277.


  • Ron Garcia named Brea’s Mayor for second time

    7 years ago by

    Brea Council Member Ron Garcia named Mayor

    Yesterday during a regular scheduled Brea City Council Meeting it was announced that council member Ron Garcia is Brea's new Mayor and Brett Murdock will continue as Mayor Pro Tem for the second time. Roy Moore, Marty Simonoff, and the recently elected Christine Marick are fellow council members. Don Schweitzer retired from council as mayor after serving eight years.

    Mayor Ron Garcia just finished serving a one-year term as a council member, and this is his second time serving as Mayor.

    The Brea City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Plaza Level, 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, California. Live and on-demand broadcasts of the council meetings are available on the City of Brea’s website,  Live presentations and replays of the meeting are broadcast on Cable Channel 3. For more information, please call the City Clerk’s office at (714) 990-7757.

  • Brea War Memorial dedication on Veterans Day

    7 years ago by

    Brea War Memorial will be dedicated November 11: Mayor Don Schweitzer and the Brea City Council will dedicate the new Brea War Memorial this Veterans Day, November 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brea Civic and Cultural Center. The war memorial is dedicated to those Brea citizens who were killed in action in past and present wars. In addition, all veterans will be recognized for their service.
    Susan Gaede

  • Big Red, a transportation van for Brea’s youth, hits the streets this week

    7 years ago by

    Shiny red and sporting the "City of Brea Community Services" signage on the van, you will see the  new passenger vehicle around town this week. “Big Red” is an additional vehicle that will be used to expand the existing services in transporting Brea elementary and junior high students to the Community Center for after school activities.

    This project was accomplished through a team effort of Brea’s Transportation Committee, Purchasing, Public Works, Finance, Community Services and the City Council.


  • City of Brea sets meeting for Eagle Hills neighborhood annual holiday light event

    8 years ago by

    Good Afternoon –

    My name is David Crabtree and I’m the City Planner here in Brea. I’m writing to you today because you were included in various past email communications regarding the recent challenges facing the “Eagle Hills Holiday Lights” event. I hope to identify those residents who are possibly interested in participation regarding the neighborhood’s annual home decorating activity.

    The City desires to facilitate discussion among residents in Eagle Hills regarding how you best see the holiday light event functioning in the future. We understand that many residents feel the event has grown to a point that some controls may be desired regarding traffic, vending, and perhaps other issues we may not be aware of at this time. That said, the City very much respects this as a residential neighborhood event and does not desire to impose unnecessary or unwanted controls. We do want to promote safe and positive activities. To that end, we need your input.

    Staff will be conducting a neighborhood input meeting on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at 6 pm at the North Hills Church, 3100 E. Birch Street, Brea, CA 92821 (Community Room, south side of the building—for those of you that attended the Maintenance District meeting a few months ago, it’s the same room!). This first “general” meeting is an opportunity to share your experiences and any ideas you may have for the future of the event with your neighbors and City staff. We hope to then gather a group of 6 to 12 resident volunteers to serve as an Advisory Committee to take all that input and create a set of policy guidelines or standards to be observed by event participants for the future. A presentation of the draft Policy Document would eventually be put forward for review and consideration by the neighborhood. Finally, a presentation of the endorsed Policy Document would be provided to the City Council for its consideration and support of your goals. The entire process is envisioned to be completed within approximately three months. We anticipate possibly three or four meetings for Advisory Committee members/

    I encourage you to attend the August 1 meeting. If you cannot attend, but have ideas you’d like to share with your neighbors and the City staff, please forward them to me and I’ll gladly raise them in the discussions. Finally, please be encouraged to share this email with your Eagle Hills neighbors—the more input, the better the process (we’ll also be providing an invitation to all the Eagle Hills residents via door hangers later this week). Ideally, we’d hear from everyone with something to say on this important issue! Please feel free to reach me via email or using my other contact information below.

    Sincerely, David

    David M. Crabtree, AICP, Deputy Director/City Planner

    Community Development Department

    phone: 714.990.7674 fax: 714.990.2258