The $31.1 million operating budget and $8.6 million capital improvement program support the city’s strong quality of life and standing as one of the safest cities in the region by funding street and road maintenance and enhancements, park and facility improvements, community special event and recreation offerings, business support and economic development efforts, and public safety services.
Among the capital improvement work that is set to start or continue this fiscal year is the repair of slope and creek bank erosion within Sycamore Canyon Park, the enhancement of the Grand Avenue and Golden Springs Drive intersection, the installation of an electric charging station at City Hall, the establishment of a quiet zone at the Lemon Avenue railroad crossing, the improvement of the groundwater drainage system on Flapjack Drive, and the replacement of the bus shelter at Diamond Bar Boulevard and Temple Avenue.
As in previous fiscal years, the largest share of General Fund expenditures is in public safety. This area includes a $6.96 million contract law enforcement program with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to protect the community by preventing and suppressing crime and apprehending suspects. Beyond general patrolling and enforcement of laws, the program is tailored for Diamond Bar and includes special assignments and investigations targeting specific crime trends, suppression patrols in identified hot spots, as well as community outreach and education.
Fiscal Year 2019 started July 1 and runs through June 30, 2020. A copy of the budget, which was adopted by the Diamond Bar City Council at its regular meeting of June 4, is posted on the City website.