Baldwin Park City Manager Vijay Singhal, referred to as the city’s CEO, on Wednesday laid out Baldwin Park’s accomplishments in the last year during his presentation of the city’s Year in Review report Wednesday night.
Among the achievements, he cited the city’s one homicide last year as the lowest in 32 years.
However, local businessman Greg Tuttle said the numbers don’t tell the whole story.
“We have a gang problem. We have a lot of problems in this city. It’s not safe,” he said during public comment Wednesday night.
During his report, Singhal said no city is crime-free.
“It doesn’t mean we are crime free, but no city is,” he said.
Singhal also highlighted the city’s upgraded bond rating and success in enacting more strict policies on tobacco, which has earned the city a top rating from the American Lung Association.