LOOKING FORWARD TO UPLAND’S FUTURE WITH CAROL TIMM
Mayor Pro Tem Carol Timm
I heard this and thought, ‘that is why I moved to Upland. It has quaint older homes, kind and gracious folks, and a feeling of coming home to a place that is familiar and warm. “
Living in the old historic area, the Pleasant View District, my family and I have felt the history around us and got to know it is the people that make this town special. We are all from different walks of life, different ages and backgrounds, but we have one thing in common, our love for this town that extends back to its beginnings in the 1800’s and its official start in 1906 and we want it to be the best it can be.
It has been over three and a half years since I was elected to the Upland City Council. In that time the council and I have accomplished much in taking the city forward from what appeared to be a downward economic spiral. To advance economically would have been impossible if we had not restored financial stability to city government—a job many thought impossible.
Our savings in the General Fund—in 2013 — was almost nothing to take care of our city. Currently in 2018, it is over 17 ½%. My goal is to reach 25% in savings.
Our CALPERS liability was lowered with our switching out of CALPERS medical and putting aside 7.5 million dollars to cover our CALPERS and OBEP liability.
We’ve reorganized staff and management positions, created new revenue streams by renting out our underused city assets, and begun converting the Metrolink lot to paid parking—cumulatively saving or generating hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
OUTSIDE AUDITOR SAYS UPLAND’S ECONOMY IMPROVING THANKS TO UPLAND CITY COUNCIL
This year an outside auditor wrote, “The city of Upland is showing signs that the city has been able to cut costs and operate more efficiently, positive signs Upland’s economy is improving. The city has adopted a balanced operation budget for this fiscal year and controls are in place to keep spending at those budgeted amounts. The council made very good decisions this year to save money with the Fire Annexation with savings of 3.3 million already this year.” This will save the city five million dollars per year in the future.