Happy New Year Aliso Viejo, and welcome to 2022. As we look forward to the coming months, I anticipate many opportunities for economic recovery and growth in our city while we have fun with recreation, entertainment and education, and experiencing everything Aliso Viejo has to offer. I recognize that we will face challenges, with COVID-19 and now the Omicron variant impacting our ability to get back to our normal lives. The pandemic has presented our country, and the world, with obstacles that we did not anticipate, and the way we as a city face those challenges will distinguish Aliso Viejo among the 34 cities in Orange County, and make us proud.
In 2019 when I first served as your mayor, I established those twelve months as a year to “Work Together.” Each month we celebrated a different partner whom we have relied upon for our success as a city, and found new ways to work with to strengthen our relationship, and learn more about each other and our roles in supporting the residents of Aliso Viejo. Whether it was in appreciation of the arts, acknowledgement of the importance of education, enjoyment of our natural surroundings, or reliance of those who ensure our safety and well-being as residents of this wonderful city, we gained a greater understanding of how we can work together to benefit our citizens and enjoyed new activities while we celebrated these partnerships.
This year, I am looking forward to recognizing the many partners whom we rely on and trust for our fun, recreation, education, entertainment, personal growth, and public safety. This year is an important time to build trust in our city, share in our successes, support our friends and neighbors when they face challenges, and demonstrate integrity and transparency as we fulfill our commitments as government officials and representatives of the residents of Aliso Viejo. I look forward to working with the city council, our staff, and all of our partners in continuing to earn the trust of our residents, and build on the relationship we have with each other and the public.
During these challenging times, we will rely on the guidance of county, state, and federal health officials and work with our staff to ensure that we comply with COVID-19 restrictions to ensure the health and safety of our residents while finding new ways recreate, educate, entertain, and engage. Some of our events and classes may look different this year, and some of our scheduling will require flexibility, but we are all prepared to work hard to continue to grow Aliso Viejo as a city that is the envy of the entire county and a destination for people across the state. Each of our council members has their own background and experience, and brings their unique perspective to every issue and opportunity that comes before the Aliso Viejo City Council. We can benefit from every contribution that the members of the council make, and with the support of our staff and input from the public, we can expect that 2022 will be a memorable year. We look forward to serving you, and will demonstrate our dedication, experience and enthusiasm for our city with every decision we make. Live life inspired, and Trust in Aliso Viejo.
Mayor Ross Chun
Any views or opinions expressed in this message belong solely to the Mayor.