March 17 Update

Dear Business Community,

The City of Vernon has declared a local state of emergency and is taking proactive steps to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 and to protect the public health, safety and welfare of local citizens, businesses, and employees of Vernon. As City officials continue to monitor the most recent developments and recommendations with regards to the COVID-19 outbreak, they have implemented necessary adjustments to City operations and suspended non-essential City services until further notice. 

Please be advised that effective March 16, 2020, City Hall facilities including meeting spaces, public service counters, and police and fire administration will be closed to the public. While the City is committed to supporting all businesses and residents, the closure of City Hall is a necessary step to help protect the public and prevent the spread of the virus. 

Despite City Hall being closed, please be assured that essential services including police, fire and emergency medical services, will remain intact and fully operational. Additionally, many internal operations will continue as the majority of the City workforce will be equipped to work remotely. Small teams of staff will report to City Hall as needed to maintain operational continuity. 

For urgent business, email the Department Head directly at:

City Administration - Carlos Fandino

Health - Frederick Agyin

City Attorney’s Office - Zaynah Moussa

Public Works - Daniel Wall

City Clerk - Lisa Pope

Fire - Jim Enriquez

Human Resources - Michael Earl

Police - Anthony Miranda

Finance - Scott Williams

Public Utilities - Abraham Alemu


Non-emergency Phone Number
(323) 826-3648



For the most current information, visit the City’s website at

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding during this challenging time.