Since 2010, the Claremont Police Department has joined forces with the Sunrise Rotary Club of Claremont and the DEA in the education of the safe disposal of prescription medication. Since the program first started in 2010, the Police Department has collected over 3,500 pounds of prescription medication. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the program, the Sunrise Rotary Club of Claremont has graciously donated a new collection box to meet the Police Department's growing needs.
The debut of the new collection box will take place Tuesday, December 23 at 3:00 p.m. in front of the Claremont Police Department, which is located at 570 West Bonita Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711.
The City of Claremont is inviting bids from qualified manufacturers for three (3) CNG refuse trucks. The refuse trucks will be utilized to provide solid waste and recycling collection services. Bids are due on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by 2:00 p.m. For more information, please review the bid document and specifications.
The City of Claremont is now accepting grant applications for the 2015-16 Community Based Organization (CBO) program. The CBO program's mission is to partner with non-profit service providers in order to strengthen the social, economic, and family infrastructure in the Claremont community.
Filing of Eminent Domain Lawsuit
On November 25, the City Council unanimously adopted two Resolutions of Necessity determining that acquisition of the Claremont Water System by the City of Claremont was in the public interest. Today the City filed an eminent domain lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against Golden State Water Company. The City awaits a response from Golden State Water. During the court proceedings, a judge will rule on the legality of the acquisition and a jury will determine the value of the system. In November, voters overwhelmingly voted to approve financing for the acquisition by 71%.
City Will Not Hold Municipal Election in March
The City of Claremont holds City Council elections in March of odd numbered years. This year, there are three Council seats to be filled. On December 9, 2014, following the close of the nomination period, three individuals had filed papers and declared their candidacy for City Council.
Pursuant to State law, when there are not more candidates than offices to be elected, the City Council may appoint the candidates to office. On December 16, 2014, the City Council appointed Joseph Lyons, Opanyi Nasiali, and Sam Pedroza to office. All three candidates are incumbent Council Members. The law allows for the City Council to cancel the election scheduled March 3, 2015 under these circumstances.
The City budgeted $90,000 for the election, which will be put back in the general fund.
The last time the City did not hold an election was in 1988.
The City has prepared and completed a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Pomona College 2015 Campus Master Plan. The project consists of a long range Master Plan for planned future improvements to the Pomona College campus over a period of 15 years from the date of City approval of the Master Plan, plus associated actions.