News Release

Temple City to Host First-Ever Burgers and the Brass Community Mixer

Connect with local law enforcement over free burgers on Jan. 16.

TEMPLE CITY, CA (Dec. 20, 2019)—Nothing brings people together like breaking bread, forging new connections over a shared meal.

The City of Temple City and Temple Sheriff’s Station puts that old adage into action by hosting a free Burgers and the Brass event for the community on Jan. 16, 2020, 6 to 8 p.m. in the City Hall Community Room, 9701 Las Tunas Dr.

The event hopes to begin conversations and strengthen connections between community members and local law enforcement in a casual setting—over burgers. It’s a perfect combo (meal).

“Oftentimes, the majority of law enforcement contacts with the public occur during emergencies or emotional situations,” said Temple City Mayor Nanette Fish. “Those interactions are not always the most effective means to build relationships.”

The Burgers and the Brass event is a great way for Temple Citians to meet Capt. David Flores and the deputies of Temple Sheriff’s Station to discuss issues, express concerns and ask questions about their neighborhood in a relaxed atmosphere, added Fish. “There’s no agenda, PowerPoint or guest speaker. It’s just about building dialogue and relationships.

“After the event, my hope is that community members have an even stronger connection to the deputies that serve their neighborhoods and will feel more at ease when problems do arise.”

Temple City-based catering company, 2 Fat Kids, will furnish burgers and sides. A vegetarian option will be available.

Reservations are required for the free meal. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Iliana Flores before Jan. 9 at (626) 285-2171, ext. 4111 or iflores@templecity.us.

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