Diamond Bar voters reject ZIP code consolidation

While everyone at City Hall thought it would be a slam dunk, they were wrong.

Since the U.S. Postal Service insisted the city send out a survey and that the survey results would be binding, the city would have to await the voice of the people. As it turns out, the no change vote won by 192 votes.

The upshot was, every Diamond Bar resident with a 91789 ZIP code, the ZIP code of Walnut, will continue with that ZIP code/address. There will be no change.

One thing that is interesting is the Postal Service said about two-thirds of the ballots were returned. But that a good number were returned blank. Did some residents think simply returning the ballot meant voting for the ZIP code change (to Diamond Bar’s 91765)?

It is something to think about.

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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.