Diamond Bar: Survey says?

The residents of Diamond Bar have voted and now, the city is awaiting the results.

I’m talking about the survey to consolidate the city under one single ZIP Code which was due Nov. 30. See, right now, most of Diamond Bar has a 91765 ZIP code. But a slice of the city — about 3,000 residential and business addresses — has the Walnut 91789 ZIP Code. This has caused confusion, even lost revenues.

City Hall says they lose about $150,000 a year in sales and property tax revenues. Some residents said they would order Christmas gifts online but never get them. So, the city and the U.S. Postal Service sent out a survey to all Diamond Bar residents asking them if they wanted to dump the 91789 ZIP Code and consolidate under “Diamond Bar, CA 91765.”

It would appear the results would be a slam dunk. But even though it has been almost a week since the survey was finalized, no one knows the tally. That’s because the U.S. Postal Service in Santa Ana is still tallying the results.

“‘We are making the final count,’ was how the person from the U.S. Postal Service in Santa Ana put it,” said Cecilia Arellano, public information coordinator for the city of Diamond Bar.

You won’t find the item on tonight’s (Tuesday, Dec. 6) City Council agenda. Arrellano said that was the city manager’s intent. But without the results, the item was pulled.

Seems with all the troubles the postal service is having, this is just one more delay.

We at Leftovers will post as soon as we get the conclusion. If you know anything, or would like to give your opinion, by all means, do so.

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About Steve Scauzillo

I love journalism. I've been working in journalism for 32 years. I love communicating and now, that includes writing about environment, transportation and the foothill/Puente Hills communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Walnut and Diamond Bar. I write a couple of columns, one on fridays in Opinion and the other, The Green Way, in the main news section. Send me ideas for stories. Or comments. I was opinion page editor for 12 years so I enjoy a good opinion now and then.