This Monday, July 20, 2009 at 7:00 PM the Pomona City Council will hold a public hearing regarding renewal of the DPOA. After public hearing a tally of the returned ballots from downtown property owners will take place with the City Council instructing the City Manager to vote aye,nay, or abstain, regarding city owned properties in the downtown . After the ballots are counted the City Council will vote up or down to renew the DPOA. The City Council has the deciding vote and authority to renew, disband, or modify the DPOA.
A strong show of support for the DPOA by way of attending the meeting and submitting a speaker card requesting the council to instruct the City Manger to vote yes on the city's ballot will show the Council in a tangible way the community's desire for the DPOA to be renewed so that it can continue its work revitalizing downtown Pomona. With your help it will prevail. Your support in the past has been heartwarming to all of us at the DPOA, and has had a tremendous impact on the City Council. Monday night is the last step in the process, and the decisions made will be FINAL. There is no appeal process. So, please attend the meeting, show your support, email your Council member and urge them to instruct the City Manager to vote yes on the ballot, and allow us to continue to serve the interests and well being of downtown Pomona.
Why should you care what happens to the DPOA? If the DPOA were to go away here are some of the benefits and services that would no longer be available:
- Farmers Markets
- Metro Night Out and car show
- Antique Collector's Fair
- Fresh Air Flicks
- Private Security
- Dedicated Police Officers
- Trash Pick Up
- Parking Lot cleaning
- Power Washing sidewalks and graffiti removal
- Insurance to cover any downtown special event
- Street Banners
- Metro Minute
- Metro Pomona Web Site and Blog
- A voice and organization representing the downtown's interests at City Hall
- Miss Pomona Pageant
- Downtown Christmas Parade
- Second Saturday Art Walk promotion
- This is LAST CALL!