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Welcome to the City of Montclair's Website!

We hope you find our website informative and interesting as you explore our City online.

Mayor Eaton Council Photo 2015

Montclair is a wonderful place to live, work, and do business. Originally named Monte Vista, the town was certified as a general law city on April 25, 1956. The opening of the Montclair Plaza mall (now called Montclair Place) in 1968 solidified the City's position as a leader in retail trade and opened a new era of growth for the entire area.

The vibrant City of Montclair is built on a bedrock of the basics—a premier location; a strong, stable community; and a prosperous, enterprising citizenry. Montclair occupies a power position poised between Los Angeles County and the thriving Inland Empire. Set squarely between the two on the I-10 travel corridor, Montclair benefits from both the dynamic business environment of Los Angeles and the fast-growing markets of the Inland Empire. This premier location is the foundation for Montclair's established position as a retail and business powerhouse and regional community leader.

In the City of Montclair, people are our most important resource, hence our motto, "The People Are the City." We welcome the involvement and commitment that produces a greater quality of life with citizens and city government working in partnership.

We encourage you to browse our website and we hope you enjoy your visit!