About Temple City

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Temple City is centrally located in the west San Gabriel Valley, approximately five miles southeast of Pasadena and 13 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The community is predominantly residential with two major commercial arterials (Las Tunas Drive and Rosemead Boulevard) and a downtown district.

 Temple City  
 Population (2012) 36,099 (U.S. Census Bureau)
 Area 4 square miles 
 Surrounding cities Arcadia, San Gabriel, Rosemead, L.A. County unincorporated areas 
 Founded May 23, 1923 
 Incorporated May 25, 1960 
 Slogan "Home of Camellias" 

The City of Temple City was incorporated in 1960 and is a Charter City with a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council, as the elected body, adopts legislation, sets policy, and establishes the City Budget. The City Council also appoints a City Manager to oversee daily operations and services.  

Comprised of five members, each are elected at large by Temple City voters. Terms for City Council seats are staggered at four years, and non-partisan elections are held every two years. The position of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem rotate annually in March. 

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