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.