Even in seemingly the worst of times, there is reason for hope and Cliff Cummings is providing some of that in San Bernardino.
Last week Mr. Cummings did something historic for one of the world’s most successful companies and one of America’s struggling cities. On the same day that he was celebrating the opening of a new Toyota dealership in Indio, he was clearing the way for the expansion of his Toyota dealership in San Bernardino.
The San Bernardino Auto Center is the largest single contributor to the tax base in the City of San Bernardino and despite all of the troubles that the City is facing Mr. Cummings has remained a stalwart at the auto center buying up defunct properties and expanding his operation and attracting others to join him.
Mr. Cummings is showing belief in the future of the City of San Bernardino while literally tying his financial success to the City. We could certainly use more people with the intestinal fortitude and foresight as Mr. Cummings in the City of San Bernardino.
Now if we could only get him to run for Mayor…