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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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2018 Community Dump Day Schedule

February 27, 2018 

Need to get rid of an old mattress, couch or appliance but can't make it to the County dump or forgot to schedule a bulky item pickup from Burrtec?

Dump it for FREE at any of the 11 Community Dump Day events scheduled for 2018. This service is for City of San Bernardino residents only and takes place the last Saturday of the month, except in November (due to the holiday). Residents should be prepared to show proof of residency by providing a valid drivers license, gas, electric, water or Burrtec bill.

This year, Burrtec will offer free shredding services at the April and October events.

Download the program flier at http://bit.ly/2z6Hrjo.

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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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