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Tres Hermanos Ranch-testTres Hermanos

Diamond Bar City Council is strongly opposed to Industry’s plans to build a massive solar facility on the Tres Hermanos property.  Compounding this concern is mounting evidence of flagrant and repeated violations, inconsistencies and contradictions on the part of the Successor Agency, the Oversight Board and the City of Industry with regard to actions taken in relation to the Tres Hermanos property and the proposed development. Diamond Bar has filed several lawsuits to protect the interest of the City and its residents challenging the Oversight Board’s decision to approve the sale of Tres Hermanos Ranch to Industry, and the lease agreement between Industry and a private entity to develop a solar generating facility on the property. City of Chino Hills has filed similar lawsuits. Read More

TOT Local Funding MeasureTransient Occupancy Tax (Hotel Tax)

The City has been exploring options to maintain and bolster funding for Sheriff’s patrols, to support parks and recreation programs, maintain our roads and infrastructure and fulfill other city services. Additional resources will help keep Diamond Bar among the safest cities in California and help ensure that residents continue to enjoy the high quality of life that our city provides. The City has placed a local funding measure on the November 2018 ballot to increase its existing transient occupancy tax, also known as a hotel tax, from the 10% rate. It is anticipated that this measure could provide up to an additional $450,000 annually in locally‑controlled funding that would only be paid by overnight hotel guests. Read More

Sycamore Canyon Park Slope Erosion RepairSycamore Canyon Park Slope Erosion Repair

A series of powerful winter storms in mid-January 2017 triggered flooding, mudslides, and other destructive damage throughout California. In Diamond Bar, these storms hit Sycamore Canyon Park particularly hard. In addition to playground and creek bed damage, the heavy rains created resulted in significant erosion and slope failure near the Diamond Bar Boulevard trailhead. The slope failure undermined two of the four tiers of stairway that lead to the trail, rendering access unsafe. The County of Los Angeles, State of California, and federal government declared a local state of emergency, making the cost of the repairs associated with these severe storms eligible for reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Read More

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Homelessness

The City’s response to homelessness is primarily focused on the safety of individuals who live, work, or attend school in Diamond Bar.  It is based on the main principles of: (1) acknowledgment that homelessness is a national concern, (2) recognition that homelessness cannot be solved by a single entity; rather, it requires involvement and collaboration among various government, private, nonprofit, service, and faith-based entities, and (3) understanding that not having a home is not a crime. Read More