State of the City Address January 30, 2020

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Fontana California


January 30, 2020

Mayor Warren Gives 2020 State of the City Address

State of the City

Click on the image to view the opening video showed at the State of the City

Fontana, Calif.- The City of Fontana and Fontana Chamber of Commerce held the 23rd annual State of the City event on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at the Jessie Turner Community Center. Mayor Warren gave the State of the City address celebrating Fontana's 2019 accomplishments and sharing exciting plans for 2020 and beyond. 

The theme of the event was "Remarkable Community," and the banquet room of the Jessie Turner Center reflected the theme with an array of yellow, green, blue and red balloon arches spread throughout the room. The event opened with a video highlighting 2019 for Fontana. Click here to view the video.  

Mayor Warren's speech focused on topics including education, census, upcoming developments, and our booming economy. 

Quality education is of the highest importance for the City of Fontana. In 2019, the Mayor's Education Coalition was launched dedicated to filling the skills gap between employers and soon-to-be-graduates. Through the coalition, students are provided the opportunities to learn real-world employable skills directly from the business community. In 2020, Fontana will be welcoming a new charter school recently approved by the County Board of Education. 

As the 2020 census approaches, Fontana is positioned to become the most populous city in San Bernardino County, resulting in Fontana being the largest city in the largest county in the United States. "Big eyes will be on us," states Mayor Warren. "Those eyes will see smart development, balanced budgets, increased housing, a decrease in homelessness, empowering our youth, and many more wonderful outcomes which makes this city remarkable."

New developments coming to the City include an affordable housing complex on Sierra and Ramona Avenues, a mixed-use development project in the downtown area, a commercial retail center at Citrus and South Highland Avenues, and Fontana's first-ever outdoor exercise park.

Before drawing a close to the event, Mayor Warren gave advice for going into 2020: "Our future is brighter than ever. We live in the greatest country on Earth; a country of opportunities. Dream big and take risks. The future is yours."