Despite budget reductions across city departments, Glendora city officials focused on the city’s improvements and successes when discussing Glendora’s past 2012.
Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro said the arrest rate in the city continues to climb following the release of AB 109 Public Safety Realignment prisoners. Still, the department’s compliance checks on the prisoners have resulted in a 100 percent re-arrest rate for these prisoners, he said.
Castro took pride in the fact that 2012 once again saw no murders in Glendora, nor any fatal traffic collisions. However, arrests continue to climb, as well as thefts and drug arrests. Robberies and traffic citations remained low, he said.
City Manager Chris Jeffers also highlighted the city’s current and upcoming projects, including its new economic development action plan.
Jeffers pointed to several development projects of 2012, including the annexation of county land connected to the Monrovia Nursery Specific plan. The 53-unit Glendora Village complex, the Glendora Shopping Center and 17 condos on Foothill Blvd were all completed in 2012.
Castro and Jeffers also listed the following as 2012 city highlights:
- Received the 12th consecutive GFOA award of excellence for the city’s budget.
- The Glendora Public Library installed the automated check-in and check-out system known as RFID.
- The Glendora Police Department hosted an Active Shooter training for both SWAT and patrol personnel at Citrus College.
- A medical marijuana dispensary on Arrow Highway was shut down.
- Citizens may now file minor, non-suspect police reports on-line from their home or business and have a copy of the report sent to them via email.
- Citizens are now able to access up-to-date Calls for Service and Arrest Log information on-line.
What will you remember from Glendora's 2012? What do you think the city can improve upon in 2013?