Business View Magazine | November 2019

261 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2019 Fillm ore , California Anytown, USA F illmore, CA is a paradise. Located one hour from Los Angeles and just thirty minutes from the Pacific Ocean, the city appointed itself “the last best small town in Southern California” about 15 years ago. It’s an identity that it still very much holds to today. “People rarely think that 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles, there’s actually a community that not only goes back in time and looks like Anytown, USA, but also has all of the modern conveniences,” says Ernie Villegas, Fillmore’s Special Projects Manager. “I was a former mayor here. One thing that I’m proud of is the ability for our city to have effective leadership in moving us forward.” Fillmore has a population of approximately 15,600, but the city