Since its incorporation in 1960, the unprecedented growth of San Dimas has transformed the City from an essentially rural area to a well-balanced community offering industrial, commercial, and residential living. In addition to the 1,700 acre Frank G. Bonelli Recreational Area which lies within the City boundaries, there are many parks such as San Dimas Canyon Park, a city-owned golf course (San Dimas Canyon Golf Club), and over 27 miles of equestrian trails for riding. The city services include an extensive recreational program for youth and for senior citizens, and the City boasts a new modern City Hall, with excellent provisions made for County Sheriff and Fire Departments, along with a fine Los Angeles County Library and Engineering Regional Office.
The City of San Dimas is committed to excellence in the planning of the community with due consideration for the physical and social environment. The City Council and all City employees are committed to well-maintained facilities and being responsive to the needs of residents by providing necessary programs.
The City recognizes that its function is to serve the San Dimas residents and businesses and to address their concerns in a cooperative and courteous manner. San Dimas acknowledges that the community has a character that is enhanced by the preservation of its history, historical buildings, and terrain. The City serves as a resource giving all people a sense of belonging to the City through programs, organizations, and activities.
The City of San Dimas has something for everyone. Our goal is to provide inclusive programs and services to foster health and wellness, lifelong learning, and community.
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Fact Check San Dimas provides a Question and Answer approach to answering concerns regarding critical topics.
1) Is the City approving a homeless housing project at 740 E. Foothill Blvd?
No. On April 18, 2023, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors was considering a recommendation from the Los Angeles County Community Development Authority (LACDA) to provide loan funding for five projects. One of the projects included a $7 million loan for a 54-unit project located at 740 E. Foothill Blvd. This location is in the unincorporated area between San Dimas and La Verne. Supervisor Kathryn Barger requested and received approval from the Board of Supervisors to pull the 740 E. Foothill project funding from consideration and deferred its potential approval until community input and discussion occurs.
The project is considered a "by right" project. In a nutshell, by right means that the project complies with certain State laws which circumvent the ability of the County, cities, or other agencies to impose undue restrictions which would impair the developer from constructing the project. While the loan the Board of Supervisors was considering on April 18, 2023 is discretionary and subject to approval by the County, the developer's right to move forward with the project is not. Further, this project is not within the city limits of San Dimas and La Verne, but rather, it is in unincorporated County. Thus, the cities do not have any say in how the development moves through the development process, as the County is the public agency responsible for development review. Additionally, the County is severely limited by State law in what it can and cannot require in this project. The reason the County and cities are limited in their options is the State's desire to remove roadblocks to affordable housing.
Nevertheless, the cities of San Dimas and La Verne have been involved with the County to ensure proper community engagement occurs. Further, San Dimas created a webpage where we have uploaded various documents related to this project, including an Official Notice of Opposition by the San Dimas City Council and a similar notice from the City of La Verne (click on the link below).
(Update - 5/23/2023) The cities of San Dimas and La Verne are working to schedule a joint community meeting to bring the County, LACDA, and the developer, National Core, together to answer questions about the proposed project and for the community to provide their perspective. Stay tuned for details.
Is Glenn Rockey Camp going to be converted to a Secure Youth Treatment Facility?
Information has been presented and suggests that the Afflerbaugh-Paige facilities located in the City of La Verne are on a preferred list of the County's Realignment subcommittee and Glenn Rockey Camp could serve as an alternate. Although the decision has not been made nor a recommendation has been finalized by the County, the City of San Dimas has expressed concerns and opposition to either San Dimas or La Verne sites being converted during this process.
On January 5, 2022, the Probation Oversight Commission held a virtual town hall meeting on Secure Youth Treatment Facilities. There were so many residents wanting to speak that the Commission limited public comment to 1 minute for each speaker, and many of us were not able to address the Commission.
(Update - 1/5/2022) The Commission took written questions prior to the meeting and provided a written Questions and Answers response to the questions during the meeting. In the Questions and Answers, it was stated that Glenn Rockey is no longer in consideration for recommendation as a Secure Youth Treatment Facility. Afflerbaugh-Paige still is being considered.