By Grace Wong, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/29/15 – 4:49 PM PDT |

CHINO >> The city’s finances and public safety were the focus of this year’s State of the City event.

Music played as the Chino State of the City video began at the Chaffey Chino Community Center Friday afternoon.

This year’s theme was “Chino Safe and Sound.” The video showcased the city’s commitment to public safety and the benefits the community receives from positive relationship with first responders.

During the event, awards were also presented to various businesses and developers. Edgewood at College Park won the Best New Residential Development award, Ivy at College Park won the Reva Salter “Ma Chino” architectural award, Chino Hills Ford remodel won the Special Recognition Award, Watson Commerce Center won Best New Industrial Development award, Ramona Market won for Best New Commercial Development award and Bernadette Heldon won the Mayor’s Home Beautification Award.

Mayor Dennis Yates presented Linda Takeuchi with the Spirit of Achievement award which recognized her years of volunteer service to the city, from the Police Department Support team to raising money for youth programs.