The City of West Covina continues to monitor the public health situation associated with COVID-19 and is taking necessary precautions due to the heighten concerns over the spread of COVID-19.  

As the health and safety of our residents is of paramount importance, the City of West Covina has closed City Hall to the public and suspended all City-sponsored events until further notice.  In addition, several City facilities have been temporary closed.  Please note the City Hall has been reopened to the public.  For more information please visit the City’s webpage: Coronavirus (COVID-19)


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  • Incorporated February 17, 1923
  • 16.04 square miles
  • Population: 110,212
  • Average rainfall: 15 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: Lily of the Nile (agapanthus)
  • City Tree: Diamond Leaf Pittosporum
  • First Mayor: Benjamin F. Maxson - February 1923 to April 1928

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. 


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