Lompoc Mayor Jenelle Osborne gave her first virtual State of the City address on Wednesday and said she hoped it would be in-person next time.
Osborne highlighted business projects including the community health center, new homes, a new Boot Barn and Aldi Grocery Store.
She said people are supporting the return of the outdoor market.
"As of last Saturday it completely sold out and had many local vendors and walk up COVID shots."
The mayor said Measure A sales taxes and $13 million from the American rescue plan has helped Lompoc.
"So, the future is looking brighter for our city as we emerge from the pandemic," said Osborne.
She hopes people will look forward to a daytime launch in September that will come with a month of activities to bring the community together again outdoors.
The city is also hiring and she encouraged people to apply for all kinds of positions that need filling as the city prepares to fully reopen on June 15.
The city will post a link to the virtual State of the City event on Lompoc.com in the coming days.