View Palmdale’s ‘State of the City’ address

Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford, left, and City Manager Dave Childs presented the State of the City address to the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce on October 17.

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s 2012 State of the City address, co-presented by Mayor Jim Ledford and City Manager David Childs, was hosted by the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce at the Palmdale Embassy Suites Hotel on Wednesday, October 17, and is now available for viewing on the City’s cable channel 27 on Time Warner cable and on the City’s Web site at

With the theme of “Success Through Sustainability,” Ledford and Childs discussed the importance of focusing on three main goals: Community, Organization and Economy in achieving stronger partnerships and maintaining Palmdale’s high quality of life.

They encouraged everyone to “change their language” about Palmdale in order to develop a deeper pride and positive attitude within the community.

“The State of the City address is a yearly event that provides the City of Palmdale with the opportunity to connect with local businesses and residents and give an overview of how the City is doing and where we are going,” said Palmdale’s Communications Manager John Mlynar.  “By rebroadcasting the address on television and the Internet, Palmdale residents can get up to date on what is happening and become more informed about their City.”

For more information, call the City’s communications department at 661-267-5115.

(Information via press release from the city of Palmdale.)

  8 comments for “View Palmdale’s ‘State of the City’ address

  1. Sasha
    October 30, 2012 at 11:10 am

    The City of Palmdale has ridiculous priorities. They want companies to bring their businesses here, but they can’t even water the lawn at City Hall. The parks, the library and the schools all look like crap. Not the picture of a prosperous community. It is embarrassing.

    • Adam Chant
      October 30, 2012 at 1:32 pm

      uh.. a lot of the grass around city hall is synthetic..

    • John Mlynar
      October 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

      Hi Sasha:
      We’re in the process of putting in xeriscape around the library. About a year or so ago, we added some synthetic grass around some City Hall buildings to help conserve water. In about two weeks, we’ll be watering McAdam Park with reclaimed water—the first of our parks that will be irrigated with non-potable water. Once we’ve have all our parks hooked up to the reclaimed water, we’ll be saving about 2 billion gallons of potable (drinkable) water each year. There will most likely be opportunities for schools to take advantage of recycled water as well. (Cities and school district are separate agencies and each is responsible for its own irrigation.) The new water partnership between the City of Palmdale and Palmdale Water District has great potential to provide reclaimed water to various entities in Palmdale.

  2. Josh
    October 30, 2012 at 10:32 am

    People of the west side think they are better than everyone else. If they took the time to look crime stats they would realize they have just as much or more crime. Stop acting like your house is in Beverly Hills.

    • Letlow
      October 30, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Don’t buy in to the flame tactics of a few trolls. This west side dweller does not think that way. Palmdale as a whole is a very diversified city and that’s a good thing. People talking mess about separating east and west are just being divisive and ignorant. Perhaps they should build a wall around themselves to separate their ignorance from pervading the rest of the population.

      Thank goodness the majority of people in Palmdale don’t think that way. It’s a different atmosphere in Palmdale. From the Mayor all the way down to the city staff… all friendly, warm and welcoming people.

      I really wish I knew this before buying in the Antelope Valley. If I did, I would be in Palmdale right now.

  3. Aghast
    October 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    “Palmdale’s high quality of life”

    As long as you don’t drive too far east of the freeway!

    whoopsie daisy…

    I better “change my language”.

    • Melanie
      October 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      I’ve always thought they should break both cities up at the freeway and let the west side form its own city. If they did, the difference would be like Rancho Cucamonga vs. Fontana and I-15 being the divider

      • qhr
        October 30, 2012 at 5:13 am

        Agree, we need to separate the ghetto side. Maybe build a wall like Israel did to the Palestinians

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