ARCADIA PROVIDES LANGUAGE ACCESS SERVICES
CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEER TRANSLATORS
June 1, 2018 – In order to ensure equal access to City services, the City of Arcadia has adopted a Language Access Services Policy to ensure that translation services are accessible to all. Included in the mix of translation service offerings, the City is seeking the assistance of volunteer translators to support the City’s language access goals. If you are interested in serving your community as a volunteer translator, please visit the City’s website at ArcadiaCA.gov/translate and download the City’s Volunteer Translator Application. Volunteer translators are expected to be available on an on-call, as-needed basis based upon your availability.
The City of Arcadia understands and appreciates the value of providing outreach and access to City services, information, and programs for limited English-proficient (LEP) residents. The City serves a significant population of limited English-proficient residents, businesses, visitors, and their families. According to the 2010 census, approximately 60% of Arcadia residents are of Asian/Pacific Island descent, and the vast majority of residents are ethnic Chinese who predominantly speak Mandarin. The City has formally recognized the following languages: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Hindi.
If you would like to learn more about the program of the City’s Language Access Services Policy, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 574-5401.
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Nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, Arcadia is an 11.38 square mile community with a population of just over 56,000. Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Arcadia is known for combining small-town charm with the conveniences and amenities of a mid-size city. Arcadia is a full-service charter city governed by a five member City Council. Recognized for exceptional education and recreation opportunities and beautiful neighborhoods, Arcadia is also defined as the “Community of Homes” and has twice been designated the “Best City in California in which to Raise Kids” by Business Week Magazine.