Council Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month beginning at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
The City of West Covina was incorporated in 1923 to prevent the City of Covina from establishing a sewage farm within the current city boundaries. The 507 residents of the area banded together to maintain local control of their land. Walnut and orange groves continued to flourish during the following decades.
The City of West Covina began the second-half of the 20th century with exciting new developments and projects. The City Hall and Police facility were built in 1969 as an example of a Joint Powers Authority in the County of Los Angeles. The Civic Center Joint Powers Authority, consisting of the County of Los Angeles and the City of West Covina, also completed a three-level parking structure in the Civic Center complex. The Civic Center complex includes the Los Angeles County Regional Library, the West Covina Courthouse (formerly Citrus Municipal Court) and the City Hall offices.
Incorporated February 17, 1923
16.04 square miles
Average rainfall: 22 inches
Elevation above sea level: 362 feet
Area devoted to recreation: Approximately 181 acres
Seventeen Public Elementary Schools and Three Public High Schools
City Flower: Lilly of the Nile (agapanthus)
City Tree: Diamond Leaf Pittospourus
First Mayor: Benjamin F. Maxson - February 1923 to April 1928