Rancho Cucamonga Seal

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 03/03/15, 5:30 PM PST | Updated: 1 min ago

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> Mayor Dennis Michael touted the city’s healthy finances during his annual address.

For the past three years, Rancho Cucamonga has adopted balanced budgets and is taking steps to build on the accomplishment, Michael said at the annual state of the city address Tuesday.

The event was hosted by the Rancho Cucamonga Chamber of Commerce and drew more than 250 community and business leaders to the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center.

“We like to keep the residents and business abreast with what is going on in the city,” said Steve Robarge, chairman of the board. “We want to be able to maintain open communication between everybody.”

As part of the theme of the event, “Shining Bright,” Michael said the true stars in the city are its employees.

“They come to work ready to do service to create the environment that we all enjoy in our community, and they do it in the most sincerest way possible,” he said.

During his 40-minute address, Michael highlighted a series of projects and events for the rest of the year:

• Wilson Avenue extension: the two-lane project between East Avenue to Wardman Bullock Road, is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in April.

• Paul Biane Library expansion: envisioned in the original design, the this year marks a complete new endeavor for the library services team with the build out of a 14,000 square foot shell. The initial build out phase is expected to begin in the fall and be completed in the last half of 2016, to coincide with the 10-year anniversary of the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, Michael said.

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