Diamond Bar Council Recap

By Raymond Mendoza

Diamond Bar – Diamond Bar’s City Council met on Tues., Feb. 3, with a new Business of the Month recipient, and continuing discussion on the moratorium concerning the City’s massage establishments.

Council Member Jimmy Lin was absent from the meeting.

Mayor Steve Tye and the rest of the council members congratulated owners, Manindber and Raviya Tej, of the Dilliwala Indian Kitchen (located at 303 S. Diamond Bar Blvd.), for being named Business of the Month for February 2015.

“In recognition of the Diamond Bar City Council, we are proud to welcome the new Business of the Month, Dilliwala Indian Kitchen,” Tye said. “We thank you so much for choosing and investing in Diamond Bar, and we appreciate your business and contribution to the City’s economy.”

Tye mentioned that local businesses like Dilliwala Indian Kitchen help create a better atmosphere for Diamond Bar, stating that “When you succeed, we succeed.”

The meeting then progressed to the list of scheduled events to include the possible cancellation of the Planning Commission meeting on Feb. 10; the scheduled Traffic and Transportation Commission meeting on Feb. 12; the Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup on Feb. 14; City office closures on Feb. 16 for President’s Day; and the next City Council meeting on Feb. 17.

The Council then approved all the items on the consent calendar regarding the minutes for the City Council Study Session and regular meeting on Jan. 20; the Planning Commission minutes for Nov. 25, 2014; a ratification of the check register dated Jan. 15 through Jan. 28 totaling $506,672.18; the Treasurer’s Statement for December 2014; the General Plan Status Report for 2014; the approval of the Notice of Completion for the Residential Area 2 and Arterial Zone 1 road maintenance project; the Landscape District numbers 38, 39 and 41; the authorization to exceed the City Manager’s purchasing authority to approve expenditures with Diversified Printers, Inc. for printing services in the amount not-to-exceed $65,000 during the 2014/2015 fiscal year; the authorization to exceed the City Manager’s purchasing authority to approve professional services expenditures with Simpson Advertising, Inc. for specialty graphic design services in an amount not-to-exceed $80,4000 for the fiscal year of 2014/2015; and to adopt a resolution authorizing a renewal of the general services agreement with the county of Los Angeles.

For public hearings, the Council approved an extension of ten months and 15 days for the interim ordinance prohibiting the issuance of land use permits of business licenses for establishment, expansion, or relocation of massage establishments Citywide. The extension was called for when the City decided it needed more time to consider certain terms and conditions concerning massage parlors.

For the Council considerations, the Council approved a resolution amending the fiscal year 2014/2015 municipal budget and ratifying an appointment to Bob Nishimura to the Planning Commission to fill an unexpired term, previously held by newly appointed Council Member Lin.

After the final topic was discussed, the Council adjourned with plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 17, at the Government Center Auditorium at 21865 Copley Drive.