Hemet State of City address cites residential and commercial gains in 2020

The city of Hemet, despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, continues to grow with new housing developments, retail businesses and restaurants with more on the way, according to Mayor Russ Brown in his virtual State of the City address recently. The 18-minute broadcast on YouTube and the city website featured Brown as the key speaker with Hemet city manager Chris Lopez doing the introductions. “Mayor Brown leads our city with composure, wisdom and compassion,” Lopez said. Brown, a retired law enforcement officer and District 2 councilmember since 2014, was named the city mayor for 2020. In the State of the City address, he reviewed the past year’s growth and progress, saying the city staff’s efforts will result in a city anyone can call home. Starting
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