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Archive of Council Meetings

City of Pomona Archived Council Meetings




January 08, 2018 (archived)

January 07,2019

January 06, 2020

January 22, 2018 (archived)

January 28, 2019

January 27, 2020

February 05, 2018 (archived)

February 04, 2019

 February 03, 2020

February 26, 2018 (archived)

February 25, 2019 

 February 24, 2020

March 05,2018 (archive)

 March 05, 2019

 March 02, 2020

March 12, 2018 Study Session  (archive)

 March 18, 2019

 March 16, 2020

March 19, 2018  (archive)

 April 1st - Equipment Failure

April 06 2020 Video-Conf

April 02, 2018  (archive)

 April 15, 2019

 April 20, 2020 Video-Conf

April 23, 2018  (archive)

 May 06, 2019

 May 04, 2020 Video-Conf

April 30, 2018 Special Meeting  (archive)

 May 13, 2019 Budget

 May 18, 2020 Video-Conf

May 07, 2018 (archive)

 May 20, 2019

 Special Meeting May 23, 2020

May 14, 2018 - 2019 Budget  (archive)

 June 03, 2019

Budget Review May 26, 2020

May 21, 2018 

 June 17, 2019

 June 01, 2020

June 04, 2018 (archive)

 July 01, 2019

 June 15, 2020 Video-Conf

June18, 2018 (archive)

 Census Presentation 07-11-2019

 June 29, 2020 Video-Conf Budget

July 2, 2018

July 15, 2019 Part 1

 July 06, 2020 Video-Conf

July 16, 2018

 July 15, 2019 Part 2

 July 20, 2020 Video-Conf

August 06, 2018

 Special Meeting 7/29/2019

 August 03,2020 Video-Conf

September 10, 2018

 August 05, 2019

 August 07, 2020 Video-Conf Spec Meeting

September 17, 2018 - Part 1
September 17, 2018 - Part 2

 Special Meeting 8/19/2019

 August 17, 2020 Joint Council/Planning

October 1, 2018

 September 09, 2019

 September 14, 2020 Video-Conf

October 15, 2018

 September 16, 2019

 September 21, 2020 Video-Conf

October 22, 2018

 October 07, 2019

 October 05, 2020 Video-Conf

Special Meeting Nov 7, 2018

 October 21, 2019

 October 19, 2020 Video-Conf

November 19, 2018

 November 04, 2019

 November 16,2020 Video-Conf

,Thank You for Your Service

 November 18, 2019


16,ember 03, 2018

 December 02, 2019


December 12, 2018

 December 16, 2019


December 17, 2018



City Council - 909-620-2053


Mayor and City Council


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  • City Council Meeting Schedule: City Council Meetings are conducted on the first and third Monday of each month unless otherwise cancelled or rescheduled.  City Council Study Sessions are scheduled as needed, usually on other available Mondays.  For upcoming scheduled City Council Meetings and/or Study Sessions, please visit the City Calendar.

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  • City Council Priorities and Goals for Fiscal Year 2019/2020





Tim Sandoval
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District 1
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Rubio R. Gonzalez
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District 2
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Victor Preciado
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District 3
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Nora Garcia
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District 4
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Elizabeth Ontiveros-Cole
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District 5
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 Steve Lustro
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  Council Member Robert Torres

District 6
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The Mayor is the presiding officer of the City Council and is elected for a four year term, on November of even-numbered years, pursuant to the City Charter. Mayoral candidates are nominated and elected at-large.

Councilmembers are elected for over-lapping four-year terms. Each Councilmember is nominated by and represents the district in which he or she lives. The City of Pomona is divided into six Council Districts. The City Council selects one of its members as Vice-Mayor, excluding the mayor, every eight months.

General Municipal Elections are held on the First Tuesday after the First Monday in November of even-numbered years.

City Council Meetings

A vital part of the democratic process that is integral in the conduct of the City's affairs, are the regular monthly meetings of the Pomona City Council. It is here that the laws, policies and basic program decisions are made for governing Pomona. The City Council provides staff with goals and direction that is then implemented on a day-to-day basis by the employees and officials of the City.

Regular meetings of the City Council are held the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 6:45 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located between City Hall and the Library. The City Council considers certain permitted personnel matters, litigation and property acquisition in Closed Session meetings that begin at 5:30 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to attend City Council meetings to become better informed about how the City of Pomona works. Items for review and approval of the City Council are generally divided into several categories, including the Consent Calendar, Public Hearings, Old Business and New Business. Not all of these various categories will have an item at any given City Council meeting.

Public Participation

Copies of the Council Agenda are available at the City Clerk's Office, at City hall, on Thursday afternoon of the week prior to the Council Meeting and in the lobby of the Council Chambers during the meeting. A complete Agenda packet is also available for review at the Reference Desk on the main level of the Pomona Public Library and at the Council meeting.

Residents and concerned citizens may provide the Council with input on particular programs through the Public Hearing process, and through the Citizen Participation portion of each City Council meeting. During Citizen Participation, each person who wishes to address the City Council on an item not on the agenda may do so for three (3) minutes. Anyone wishing to present an oral communication should come forward to a microphone, be recognized by the Mayor and state his or her name. All remarks should be addressed to the Mayor. The City Council may direct staff to prepare a response at a later date.



Council Member Steve Lustro

District 5

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Steve Lustro has been a resident of Pomona since 1982.  He grew up in Monterey Park, attending Repetto Elementary and Mark Keppel High School.  Steve’s interest in his neighborhood and community was evident when, at nine years of age, he wrote to City Hall and asked that additional streetlights be installed on his block and that “stop” signs be erected at a nearby intersection for increased safety.  The City found the requests to be warranted and both requests were honored.  Steve’s first foray into public service was as a two-year member of the Monterey Park Youth Commission while he was in high school.

After being involved in various aspects of running a small, family-owned building maintenance business for nearly a decade, Steve made a life-changing decision to pursue a longtime passion – Urban and Regional Planning – at Cal Poly Pomona.  Upon graduation, Steve joined the Community Development Department staff at the City of Claremont, first as the City’s sole Code Enforcement Officer and then in progressively more responsible positions in the Planning Division.  In 2000, he pursued a promotional opportunity as City Planner in the City of Montclair.  Seven years later, Steve was promoted to Director of Community Development, overseeing the Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement functions of the City.  After nearly 25 years of public service, Steve retired in April 2016.

Steve has been married to Sharon Weltmer Lustro since January 1983.  Sharon grew up in Honolulu, Long Beach, and Fullerton and is an alumna of Cal State Fullerton's Business program.  Before retiring in 2019, she taught English as a Second Language and citizenship preparation classes at Chino Valley Adult School.  Steve and Sharon are the proud parents of two adult children, both products of Pomona schools and UC Berkeley.  Olivia is an assistant ER clinical director at Kaiser Permanente, and Drew is a software engineer.



Bachelor of Science, Urban and Regional Planning, Cal Poly Pomona



  • Member, American Planning Association
  • Member, American Institute Of Certified Planners
  • Former Member, International Council of Shopping Centers
  • 24 years professional municipal and regional planning experience
  • 20 years management experience in a small, family-owned business

Community Service

  • City of Pomona Board of Parking Place Commissioners, 2017-2018
  • City of Pomona Planning Commission, 1991-1997
  • Governing Board Member, Pomona Unified School District, 1997-2005, 2008-2009
  • Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity Design & Construction Committee, 2007-2016
  • Member, City of Pomona Sign Code Revision Committee
  • Member, Pomona Host Lions Club
  • Decker Elementary School Site Council
  • Ranch Hills Elementary School, PTA Board Member and Newsletter Editor
  • Diamond Ranch High School Steering Committee, 1993-1997
  • Campaign for Proposition E, Lead Community Organizer, 1990-1991
  • Phillips Ranch Homeowners Association Board of Directors

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Council Member Robert S. Torres

District 6

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Robert Torres has dedicated his life to public service.  Robert is a 30-year resident of the City of Pomona and a graduate from Cal Poly Pomona.  He volunteered on the Vehicle Parking Commission, Planning Commission and served as District Director for the California State Assembly.

On November 8, 2016, Robert was elected to the Pomona City Council representing the 6th district, which includes Ganesha Park, Fairplex, Casa Colina and the Pomona Valley Hospital. Robert was also an Elector for the State of California during the 2016 election for President and Vice President of the United States. He is currently a governing board member for the Foothill Transit and an alternate board member for the Foothill Gold Line Project. He is the eldest son of Louis and Norma Torres.  Robert lives in North Pomona with his family and son.

* 30-Year Pomona Resident
* City Council Member
* Elector for President and Vice President of the United States 2016
* Foothill Transit Governing Board Member
* District Director at the California State Assembly
* Planning Commissioner
* Vehicle Parking Commissioner
* BS in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona

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Council Member Elizabeth Ontiveros-Cole


District 4

EColeElizabeth Ontiveros-Cole has lived in Pomona for six decades – she was raised in Pomona, graduated from Pomona schools, was married and raised her children in Pomona. She has worked for Pomona Unified School District Health Services for 22 years.

As a dedicated Pomona citizen and District Four resident, she played a vital role in the installation of traffic calming provisions in her neighborhood to prevent speeding and promote pedestrian safety. In response to an increase of residential break-ins, she successfully petitioned to increase the number of street lamps for better security at night in both the street and the adjacent alleyway. She has also dedicated herself to preserving the neighborhood’s historic 100 year-old camphor trees in midst of both the California drought and an infestation of plant fungal disease. In addition, she helped organize a neighborhood watch group in alliance with Unity Church of Pomona.

As District Four’s Councilmember, Councilmember Ontiveros-Cole will continue to be an active Pomona citizen and civil servant by continuing her efforts to improve and clean up streets and alleyways; promote community safety, crime prevention programs and neighborhood watch groups; address and alleviate homelessness; beautify Pomona parks and recreation areas; bring new projects and developments to the City; promote and fund the Pomona Public Library; and preserve historical landmark and buildings.

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