( coming soon )
Presentation of Draft Plan
December 12, 2023, 7:00 PM
It is with mixed feelings that I make the following announcement:
I will not run for re-election in the March City Council election.
After a long career, I have decided it is time to retire and give someone else a chance to serve the City in this capacity. I plan to devote more time to my wife and family, and I have a few other things that will keep me busy. I will also stay involved in city issues.
I will post a lengthier statement in the coming days, but for now, thank you for your encouragement and support over the years. And let me make it clear: I don't plan to slow down in my remaining time on the City Council. As they say in the track world, you have to run through the tape!
More than ever, I remain committed to you, the people of San Dimas.
After all, It's YOUR Town!
San Dimas – It's Your Town!
(Written for the 2020 campaign. Still true in 2023.)
San Dimas is a wonderful community, and it’s an honor to serve as your Councilmember.
My commitment remains unchanged: We must foster strong neighborhoods, create a vibrant downtown, support small businesses, promote parks, trails, trees, and open space, provide programs for everyone from toddlers to seniors, and preserve our small-town feel – all built on a foundation of solid finances, top-notch public safety, and good infrastructure.
Over the past four years, we accomplished park renovations, major roadwork, and a downtown facelift. We saved a historic wall, allowed microbreweries, planned for the Gold Line, put on great community events, and responded to residents’ concerns.
If reelected, I will continue to offer fresh ideas and innovative solutions. I will insist that projects fit our community, and that government is accountable, fair, and friendly. I will redouble my efforts to make our downtown vibrant, warm, and inviting, with more restaurants and shops, and a westward expansion along Bonita Avenue. I will fight to protect the outstanding history, stability, and diversity that San Dimas is known for.
It’s all about Quality of Life – A town where Families grow up, Businesses thrive, and Visitors are amazed – A place you want to call home.
This is San Dimas. Your town. Together, let’s make it the best it can be!
Past website content of interest
2020 - 2023
January - March 2020
Snow(!) at the Holiday Extravaganza
John with the twins and proud papa Philip
The city partnered with a conservation group to buy this land. Soon new trails will traverse this tranquil plateau above Walnut Creek.