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About Pomona


Incorporated in 1888, the City of Pomona has a rich past and exciting future. Pomona is a city with a bright vision for its future, and is dedicated to the quality of life for our diverse community.

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

The City of Pomona improves the quality of life for our diverse community.

FIVE-YEAR VISION STATEMENT:

Pomona will be recognized as a vibrant, safe, beautiful community that is a fun and exciting
destination and the home of arts and artists, students and scholars, business and industry.

CORE VALUES:

Cultural Diversity

Fiscal Responsibility

Focusing on the Future

Excellent Customer Service

Leadership

Clear and Open Communication

 


 

Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) City of Pomona Profile

 


 

This project was funded by the Southern California Association of Governments and shared with the City of Pomona.  SCAG regularly provides local governments with services including planning data and information, technical assistance such as GIS training, and planning assistance such as analysis of visioning, infill, real estate investment, and fiscal impact.

View SCAG profile of Pomona.

Southern California Association of Governments

 


 

History Of Pomona

 


 

Named in honor of the Roman goddess of fruit, the City of Pomona has a history as rich as its fertile soil. The Pomona area was situated along a trade route used by Native Americans. The first recorded inhabitants were the Gabrieleno Native Americans. The valley became known in the 1700's as Rancho San Jose. A year later it became part of the Mission San Gabriel Grazing lands. Over fifty years later, two soldiers, Don Ingacio Palomares and Don Ricardo Vejar petitioned the governor and on April, 1837 were granted rights to the land.

Roman goddess of fruit

 

In the early 1800s, Pomona was known as an "urban garden". Pomona quickly became an economic leader in citrus. In the 1870s, the coming of the railroad spurred agriculture. Pomona's role in the expanding industry influenced the citrus community to name "Pomona" after the Roman goddess of fruit and fruit trees. The name proved prophetic and vineyards flourished in the 1880's, supplying the winemaking and raisin industries. Citrus orchards and olive groves replaced vineyards in the 1890's and, through its agricultural enterprises Pomona maintained an economic lead in the valley.

Urban Garden

On January 6,1888, Pomona was incorporated as a City and became a charter City in 1911. Today, Pomona is the fifth-largest city in Los Angeles County, with a population of over 163,000 residents. Pomona boasts a progressive economy, business opportunity, and a strong workforce with attractive shopping, recreational, and real estate offering. The Pomona Valley had been a fruitful valley in the past and is now fruitful from the strength and efforts of its people. With a vision to promote harmonious diversity and economic prosperity, Pomona is vibrant community with progressive citizens leading, testing the limits of progress, and striving to provide a high quality of life for all of Pomona.

5th Largest City in L.A. County

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