City of Montebello


Population: 63,903
Median Home Value: $488,600
Median Household Income: $49,051

The colorful and romantic history of Montebello dates back to the days of the Franciscan Missionaries, Fathers Angel Somera and Pedro Cambon, who, on September 9, 1771, established the original San Gabriel Mission, “La Mision Vieja,” built by the conquered indigeous people, the Kizh, now called Gabrielenos, out of willows and tulles, near where San Gabriel Boulevard now crosses the Rio Hondo River. Visit City Website


Key Information

Business Incentives

On January 5, 1995, the Federal government established a requirement that all state and local governments must prepare a Five-Year Consolidated Planning Document (CPD) strategy, which includes an Action Plan for each program year designed to address the housing needs of extremely low-, low- and moderate-income households within the community.

Major Employers

Kaiser Permanente
Montebello Unified School District
Monarch Litho
Montebello Town Center
Beverly Hospital

City Facts

The discovery of oil by Standard Oil Company on the Anita Baldwin property in 1917 brought about a revolutionary change to Montebello. The agricultural hills soon became a major contributor to oil production. By 1920, Montebello oil fields were producing one-eighth of our state’s crude oil. On October 19, 1920, Montebello was incorporated as the 35th of the present cities in Los Angeles County.

Key City Contacts

Director of Planning and Community Development

Ben Kim
1600 W. Beverly Blvd. Montebello, CA 90640

City Manager

Francesca Tucker-Schuyler
1600 W. Beverly Blvd. Montebello, CA 90640

Chamber of Commerce

Pamela Wilkinson
109 N. 19th Street Montebello, CA 90640


Art Barajas

Mayor Pro Tem

Vivian Romero

City Council Member

William M. Molinari

City Council Member

Vanessa Delgado

City Council Member

Jack Hadjinian



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