The City of West Covina, California was incorporated in 1923 to prevent the City ofCovina from establishing a sewage farm within the current city boundaries. The507 residents of the area banded together to maintain local control of theirland. Walnut and orange groves continued to flourish during the followingdecades.
The City of West Covina began the second-half of the 20th century withexciting new developments and projects. The City Hall and Police facility werebuilt in 1969 as an example of a Joint Powers Authority in the County of LosAngeles. The Civic Centre Joint Powers Authority, consisting of the County ofLos Angeles and the City of West Covina, also completed a three-level parkingstructure in the Civic Centre complex. The Civic Centre complex includes the LosAngeles County Regional Library, the Citrus Municipal Court building and theCity Hall offices.
The city is substantially "built out" with few major vacant development sitesremaining. The city is a residential and commercial centre with limitedindustry. Retail merchandising is the principal business activity.
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