On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Mayor Mike Lara delivered the 2021 State of the City highlighting a variety of topics concerning Beaumont's future. Mayor Lara began his speech with the following:
Good afternoon and welcome to the 2021 Chamber of Commerce annual State of the City luncheon!! My name is Mike Lara, Mayor of the City of Beaumont. It’s great to be here…actually after these past 18 months, it’s great to be anywhere! This afternoon we’re going to review a little bit of the past, let you know where we are today and give you just a glimpse of what you can expect to see in the future.
Today we have a vision, to improve the quality of life while making progress for a better tomorrow. We now have a balanced budget, with a reserve. We have both a fiscal and a sustainability plan and a robust capital improvement plan. Let me show you what all this looks like!