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City Progresses to Hold Multi-unit Property Owners Accountable for Resident, Neighborhood Safety

September 17, 2018 

(September 14, 2018) -- The City of San Bernardino is continuing work to ensure property owners of multi-unit complexes create a safe and crime-free environment for residents and surrounding neighborhoods.

This week, the City is taking steps to prioritize enforcement at those multi-family properties that generate the highest number of calls for law enforcement service and which have the most code violations. The high priority enforcement properties are generally located in two areas that include Golden Ave. to the east, Del Rosa Ave. to the west, Lynwood to the north, and Date Street to the south; and north of 40th Street. The complexes in this area have collectively amassed 1,924 calls for police service in the past year alone. Also of concern is the more than 888 code enforcement cases processed in the last nine years, each one of those cases involving multiple units. Crimes at these complexes include gang and drug activity, as well as a number of other issues associated with violent crime.

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Investigation Continues, Safety Paramount at Lynwood and All City Complexes

September 7, 2018 

(September 7, 2018) -- The City of San Bernardino continues to make progress in the investigation of the eight-person shooting at 1277 East Lynwood Drive on September 2. Major steps are underway to ensure the property owner, PAMA Management, will create a safe and crime-free environment for those that live in the complex and the surrounding neighborhood.

The investigation continues with the San Bernardino Police Department (SBPD) now receiving and actively pursuing tips through the anonymous TIP Line at 909-953-4673. In addition, an SBPD Officer is assigned to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) task force so we now have access to resources to help with the investigation. This allows SBPD access to high-tech evidence tools like the Integrated Ballistic Identification System (IBIS), which expeditiously helps investigators solve crimes faster by analyzing bullet casings and bullet striations. An investigation like the Lynwood event, with an abundance of physical evidence and lack of witness information, takes time.

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From the City Manager Andrea Miller: Enough is Enough

September 3, 2018 

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. (September 3, 2018) – On Sunday night at approximately 10:45 pm, our City experienced extreme violence where eight people were shot during an eruption of gunfire between multiple people at an apartment complex at 1277 E. Lynwood Drive (between Golden and Del Rosa). Lives were threatened and innocent people that live in or were simply driving through the area were put in harm’s way. This is unacceptable.

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Best Best & Krieger LLP to Lead San Bernardino Legal Services

August 22, 2018 

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. (August 3, 2018) - San Bernardino City Council made a unanimous decision to retain Best Best & Krieger LLP for San Bernardino’s municipal legal services (Resolution No. 2018-224) during the August 1 City Council Meeting. This vote was supported by Mayor Davis and comes on the heels of the FY 2018/2019 budget adoption in June 2018 and a strategic effort to explore services that provide a greater benefit to residents while also providing a cost-savings to the City – and we couldn’t be more optimistic about our new partnership with BB&K.


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Help San Bernardino Write its Next Chapter: San Bernardino Launches Public Input Survey

August 1, 2018 

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. (July 31, 2018) – On August 1, 2018, the City of San Bernardino will launch a public survey to help garner input to guide the city’s rebranding effort. The effort is currently underway with focus groups taking place amongst City employees, residents, business leaders and affiliated organizations to discuss how it will reshape its image into a world-class city that can attract residents, businesses and visitors.

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San Bernardino Allocates $107 Million for Capital Improvements

July 19, 2018 

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. (July 18, 2018) – San Bernardino’s City Council has approved a five year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and Operating Budget for fiscal years 2018-2023. The Public Works Department is moving quickly on improvements with an immediate $46 million for capital projects and $9 million already awarded and allocated since July 1. The five-year plan totals $107 million and represents the largest allocation of citywide capital improvements in years.

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Application Process for Commercial Cannabis Business Permits in San Bernardino Underway

June 20, 2018 

Window to apply ends June 25, 2018

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. (June 19, 2018) – Since April 25, the City has accepted applications for 17 available permits to open commercial cannabis businesses. This followed the March 7, 2018 City Council approval of San Bernardino Municipal Code Chapter 5.10 for Commercial Cannabis Activity, an ordinance that allows commercial cannabis permits for businesses that agree to regulation and adhere to local and state laws. Applications will be accepted through June 25, 2018 and permits will be awarded based on a merit system that was requested by the community. The merit system evaluates location and proposed plans for overall business operations, neighborhood compatibility, safety, and security.

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City of San Bernardino Presents Proposed Fiscal Year 2018/19 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program at City Council Meeting

June 7, 2018 

On Wednesday, June 6, the City of San Bernardino held a public hearing for its proposed fiscal year 2018/19 operating budget and Capital Improvement Program. The final budget will be presented again for adoption on June 20, by the City Council. The proposed budget is available online for public viewing.

“San Bernardino is beginning to experience positive economic growth and we must make responsible and prudent decisions that will allow this growth to continue,” said City Manager Andrea Miller. “We are in a good position for 2018/19 but must be diligent in the way we conduct the future business of the City to ensure it is run effectively and with positive momentum.”

The proposed budget for FY 2018/19 includes:

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Nominate a Neighbor or Local Business for the Neighborhood Pride Program

March 28, 2018 

Impressed by a neighbor or business that has a neatly kept property? Has someone turned a blighted property into a gem? Nominate them for the Neighborhood Pride Award! The program is intended to recognize the efforts of the many community members who demonstrate pride in their home or business by maintaining the exterior of their properties. Up to 30 properties may be selected for recognition during each nomination period.

Award recipients will be presented with a beautiful yard sign to display for 45 days, recognized at a City Council Meeting and featured on the City’s website and social media channels. Don't wait, download the nomination form at www.SBCity.org/NPP.

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Passport Service hours now 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday. By appointment only.

January 31, 2018 

Effective January 31, 2018, Passport Service hours are now 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, by appointment only. Please call 909-384-5128 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Office location:
215 North D Street, 3rd Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92401

Visit www.SBCity.org/Passports for more detailed information or click here for a list of services and fees.

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San Bernardino Public Library Supports Footsteps2Brilliance Countywide Early Literacy Program

June 19, 2017 

The San Bernardino Public Library (SBPL) has joined in supporting a new countywide early literacy program called Footsteps2Brilliance that is part of the San Bernardino Countywide Vision2Read literacy campaign, a collective impact initiative involving multiple agencies working collaboratively to increase literacy rates among children and families in the county.

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San Bernardino Quality of Life Team Wins Award from Regional Economic Development Organization

February 24, 2017 

Last night, the region’s only economic development organization, Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP), recognized the San Bernardino Quality of Life Team with the Public-Private Partnership Award at their Fourth Annual Red Tape to Red Carpet Awards sponsored by J.P. Morgan Chase. The purpose of the event is to recognize agencies that have developed innovative ways to avoid bureaucratic red tape for the betterment of local economies and communities.

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