City Council Recap

By Natalie Kim  

Diamond Bar – The February 7 Diamond Bar City Council meeting began following a closed study session. During the study session, the Council continued to discuss standards concerning communication and marketing designs, and selected a City logo. The Council also discussed the statewide election update SB 415, which requires cities to move all elections to even numbered year cycles. The Council then presented a City Tile to former state senator Bob Huff, thanking him for his many years of service, fighting for City issues on a statewide level.

During the public comments, ambassadors from new state assembly member Phillip Chen and state senator Josh Newman introduced themselves to the City and the Council. The Breakfast Lion’s Club also announced a multicultural drum concert, and a representative from the Diamond Bar public Library announced upcoming events.

The schedule of future events was read, which included the traffic and transportation commission meeting on February 9; a planning commission meeting on February 14; Presidents’ Day, during which City offices will be closed, on February 20; and the next City Council meeting on February 21.

The Council then approved all items on the consent calendar, including the minutes from the City Council meeting of January 17; minutes from the traffic and transportation commission meeting of November 10; minutes from the planning commission meeting of November 8; ratification of a check register totalling $2,162,999.23; the Treasurer’s Statement for the month of December, 2016; the General Plan status report for 2016; approval of an amendment to the professional services agreement with Go Live Technology, Inc.; approval of notice of completion for the traffic signal infrastructure upgrades phase I project; approval of notice of completion for the construction of Washington St. cul-de-sac at LIncoln Ave. project; authorization for the City manager to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the City of Industry establishing a reimbursement agreement for consultant costs related to the preparation of the Federal Fastlane Grant application; rejection of all bids for the Longview South Park Improvements Project; approval of an amendment to the memorandum of understanding between the City of Diamond Bar and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for State Route 60/Lemon AVe. partial interchange; and a resolution confirming existence of a local emergency, and concurrently, prove designation of applicant’s agent resolution for non-state agencies.

Following individual reports and comments, the Council adjourned to February 21 at 6:30 p.m. at 21865 Copley Dr.