CITY MANAGERState of the City Addresses

2017 "... We have grown from 30 thousand to 50 thousand people in an orderly and intelligent manner while preserving our friendly environment. We live in a safe and comfortable community with outstanding Police, Fire and Paramedic protection and an excellent School District. We’ve redeveloped our Historic Uptown, and developed an inviting and prosperous business community. We have constructed new, and have improved existing public facilities that support the day-to-day life in our City. We’ve acquired land for open space for our citizens to enjoy..."

2016 "A Class Act"

"Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilled execution. A class act is something regarded as outstanding or elegant in quality or performance. And I would argue that the work we have done and plan to do have transformed Yucaipa into a Class Act. It is a grand performance indeed and cannot be accomplished without an amazing team…"
2015 "Polishing the Gem"

"Yucaipa is a Hidden Gem within the Inland Empire, and this afternoon we are going to highlight the parks, facilities, streets, drainage and businesses that have been polished over the past 12 months. El Doroado Ranch Park... Transformed through grant funding and our partnership with the Wildlands and Yucaipa Valley Conservancies into a 334 acre open space ..."
2014 "Explore Yucaipa"

"In spite of the sporadic global economic recovery, the City of Yucaipa has maintained a balanced budget with a healthy reserve. This has been achieved through strong leadership, smart planning, creative partnerships and a very conservative approach to budgeting..."
2013 "Progress Through Partnerships"

"I honestly believe our City has advanced toward a higher stage and improved steadily through the cooperation and shared responsibility of our community-wide partners..."
2012 "... Yucaipa has a strong commitment as a family friendly community. As one of the best places to raise a family, Yucaipa has over 3,000 acres of open space and parks, incredible recreational opportunities, a vibrant business community, great leadership from the City Council and a small, but experienced City staff dedicated to making Yucaipa an even better place to live, work and play..."