WE’LL GET THROUGH THIS, TOGETHER
It is with great honor and privilege that I had the opportunity to serve this incredible community as Mayor once again. 2020 proved itself to be unprecedented. Entering this year, we had no idea what challenges lied ahead and many of us coped as best as we could with all of the uncertainty.
In the midst this pandemic, the City continued to push forward, accomplishing impactful strategic plan initiatives to ensure continued operations in support of serving the Diamond Bar public. Of those many items, two stood out in terms of impact. In support of the goal of Responsible Stewardship of Public Resources, the City allocated $470,000 in federal funding to the Business Recovery Program and 94 small businesses ended up receiving much needed Business Recovery Grants. Additionally, in support of providing an Open, Engaged and Responsive Government, the City quickly developed an online building permit application. This resulted in over 800 applications being submitted through the system from mid-March to mid-October. Through all of the uncertainty, one thing is for certain: the City strives to provide a continuity of excellent services while turning challenges into opportunities.
As we look to the future, my hope is that Diamond Bar continues to come together and support one another. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted us or someone we know, we can choose to focus on the positive – we can choose joy. Together, we will get through this. Let’s continue to prioritize safety and focus on the health and well-being of both you and your family.
On behalf of the Diamond Bar Council, we wish you a very safe and happy holiday season and a Happy New Year!
The City Council welcomes your comments, concerns, or questions. You can reach me or any other Council Member by calling 909-839-7010 or by using the links to our email addresses located on the City Council Members page of the City website. We look forward to hearing from you.