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SBIAA Welcomes the Eastgate Air Cargo Logistics Center

December 30, 2019 

San Bernardino- The San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) made great strides this morning in revitalizing our City’s economy. n a special meeting, all six SBIAA Board members voted to approve the development of the Eastgate Air Cargo Logistics Center in the Northeast portion of the San Bernardino International Airport. After receiving clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on December 23rd, SBIAA held a special meeting today in order to move the ground lease agreement forward with Hillwood Enterprises, L.P for the development of the Eastgate Cargo Facility.

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Ride Omnitrans free the week of Earth Day -April 22-26

April 19, 2019 

Don’t normally ride transit? Be kind (and overall awesome) to the Earth and ride Omnitrans free the week of Earth Day – April 22-26, 2019!

Our transportation use is responsible for 26% of greenhouse gases emitted in the United States. Riding Omnitrans for just one day, instead of driving your car, cuts carbon emissions by 20 pounds. Over a year, that translates to nearly 5,000 pounds of emissions! Omnitrans fleet of 178 transit buses is powered by natural gas, resulting in less pollution, which means cleaner air for us all to breathe.

If you’re convinced to go green for Earth Week, here’s how to redeem your mobile 1-day pass:

  • Download the free Token Transit app by texting TOKEN to 41411 or click here from your smartphone.

  • Once your account is created, visit www.tokentransit.com/omniearthweek2019 to access the free pass beginning on April 22. One per person.

  • That’s it. That’s the trick. You’re ready to save on gas and leave your car at home. Simply flash your paperless pass to the driver when boarding Omnitrans.

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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.

For more information including FAQs and Timeline CLICK HERE

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City of San Bernardino Considers Outsourcing Animal Control Services

June 15, 2018 

The City of San Bernardino Animal Control facility has reached a state of disrepair, and left unresolved, will affect our ability to care for the animals. TheCity’s shelter is more than fifty-years-old and does not meet modern shelter standards including animalcare facilities, kennel design, climate control, ventilation, drainage, and quarantine measures. Theprojected cost to rebuild is more than $18 million and simply not be feasible given our financialsituation.

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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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Community Newsletter Now Available! Sign up to receive it electronically every month.

June 4, 2018 

The Community Newsletter is published online monthly to highlight information, news and activities in the City of San Bernardino. Click here to download the June edition. View previous editions at www.SBCity.org/Newsletter.

To sign up to receive the newsletter electronically select "newsletter" at www.SBCity.org/SBConnect.

For more information, call the Office of the City Manager at 909-384-5122.

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The City is seeking public comment on the Draft Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan

May 8, 2018 

The City of San Bernardino is holding a public hearing on WEDNESDAY June 6, 2018 at 4:00PM, in the City Council Chambers, at 201 North E Street, 3rd Floor, San Bernardino, CA. The purpose of the hearing is to consider the City’s Draft 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan, obtain citizens’ comments on current housing, community and economic development needs, homeless prevention/outreach and consider fair housing needs for the Draft 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan.

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Downtown Redevelopment Progresses with Auction at Former Carousel Mall

May 3, 2018 

Work is in full swing as the City of San Bernardino continues to move toward a renaissance, and on May 11, 2018 at 1 p.m. an auction will be held at Carousel Mall. This next step in the downtown redevelopment gives residents and businesses the opportunity to purchase a piece of Carousel Mall history, including the famed carousel itself. Historical items have already been donated to the San Bernardino Historical Museum to be preserved and displayed.

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Community Newsletter Now Available! Sign up to receive it electronically every month.

March 30, 2018 

The Community Newsletter is published online monthly to highlight information, news and activities in the City of San Bernardino. Click here to view the April 2018 edition. View previous editions at www.SBCity.org/Newsletter.

To sign up to receive the newsletter electronically select "newsletter" at www.SBCity.org/SBConnect.

For more information, call the Office of the City Manager at 909-384-5122.

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Local Leaders Find New Partnerships in Recycled Water

November 22, 2017 

The San Bernardino Valley took another step toward the development of recycled water today, when the City of San Bernardino and its Water Department reached an agreement to resolve all current litigation with San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District and East Valley Water District. A negotiation team consisting of elected officials and staff members from each agency reached a solution that benefits residents living in this region.

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Citizens' Advisory Committee on Marijuana to hold first meeting on Monday, November 13 at 5 p.m.

November 8, 2017 

The Citizens' Advisory Committee (CAC) on Marijuana will hold their first meeting on Monday, November 13 at 5 p.m. at 201 North E Street, Council Chamber, San Bernardino, CA 92401.

On October 18, the Mayor and City Council approved the appointment of nine members to the Citizens' Advisory Committee on Marijuana (CAC). The CAC, first created on September 20, 2017, is charged with the duty to evaluate, analyze, and propose options and standards to establish marijuana regulations that will protect the public health, safety, and welfare of San Bernardino residents. To view the list of Committee members and other related City marijuana regulation information visit, www.SBCity.org/MarijuanaRegulations.

Click here to view CAC meeting dates, agendas and meeting minutes.

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Mayor and City Council Strategic Planning Workshop

November 3, 2017 

The public is welcome to attend a Mayor and City Council strategic planning workshop being held at the San Bernardino Police Department.

The Mayor, City Council and City Manager will discuss the following:

Strategic Planning

  • 2015 Priority Goals and Action Plans

Charter implementation update

  • Citizen Advisory Bodies to the Mayor and City Council and Council Committees
  • Compensation for City-elected Officials
  • City Elections

Community Facilities Districts and Development Incentives Workshop

Location Details:

San Bernardino Police Department
Training Room - 2nd Floor
710 North D Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401

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Military Vehicle Preservation 91st Anniversary Convoy to Stop in San Bernardino

October 11, 2017 

On Friday, October 13, 2017, the Military Vehicle Preservation Association will make a lunch time stop in the City of San Bernardino. The Association is conducting its 91st Anniversary Convoy with as many as 80 Historic Military Vehicles (HMVs), retracing the original 1926 course across Route 66.

San Bernardino community members are welcome to gather at Nunez Park to see Historic Military Vehicles that will range from WWI-era, to HMV’s that have just been released from the U.S. Armed Forces inventories. The convoy will also showcase privately owned HMVs, including motorcycles, jeeps, and large cargo trucks.

The event will be hosted from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Nunez Park, 1717 W. 5th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411. For more information, visit www.MVPA.org.

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Evening With the Mayor

June 15, 2017 

Join Mayor Davis for his monthly meeting with the San Bernardino community to get an update on the progress being made in the community and to get your questions answered.

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Joint Special Meeting - Budget Workshop on Monday, May 8

May 4, 2017 

On Monday, May 8 at 6 p.m., an initial 2017-18 budget workshop will be held at 201 North E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401, 3rd floor board room. The current main building entrance is accessible through the rooftop level of the City Hall parking structure (southwest corner). There is no direct street level entrance to this building at this time.

The agenda and backup materials are available here, http://bit.ly/2qjIkFf. This workshop will air live on Channel 3 and online at http://iemediagroup.tv/tv3.

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Unreinforced Masonry Building Ordinance Workshop

May 4, 2017 

You're invited! The Community Development Department will be hosting a workshop to discuss the proposed Ordinance for Unreinforced Masonry Building (URM).

At the workshop:

  • Our goal is to improve public safety
  • City Staff, State and Industry Trade Groups will be available to answer questions.

Your involvement is critical for the overall success of the program.

May 8, 2017
4 p.m. 6 p.m.
City Hall
Basement Conference Room

Questions, please contact:
Melina Perez
909-384-7272 ext. 3399

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Statement Regarding Shooting at North Park Elementary School

April 10, 2017 

This morning, the students and staff at North Park Elementary were victims of a shooting event. San Bernardino City and School Police responded immediately and are currently on scene with other local public safety agencies. We encourage the community to stay clear of the area and to keep the students, staff, and families of North Park Elementary in prayer.

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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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Public Works Initiates New Pothole Repair Program

February 13, 2017 

A new pothole repair program is underway! The program began last week along Tippecanoe (between 5th and I-10), covering 173 potholes. This week they are working on Waterman (between 5th and I-10). Please adhere to traffic signs and use caution around roadwork zones. Learn more about the program here.

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Feb. 6 Council Meeting Cancelled - Special Meeting set for Feb. 8 @ 5 p.m.

February 6, 2017 

Please note: Tonight’s Council meeting has been cancelled due to a posting error that would have violated The Brown Act.

However, a special Council meeting has been called for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8 to address time-sensitive Agenda Items. Agenda Items 5D and 6A will be moved to a later date.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused.

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Community Partners Unite for Dec. 2nd Anniversary

November 22, 2016 

In memory of the events that impacted San Bernardino and the nation a year ago, the San Bernardino community and partners will gather to honor, reflect and rebuild. The San Bernardino Mayor’s Office has partnered with California State University, San Bernardino, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, San Bernardino Community College District, and others to plan for a gathering of the community for a night of remembrance. These partnerships will allow the community to honor and remember those affected by the December 2nd events.

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Citizen-based Charter Review Committee presents final report to Mayor & Council

May 16, 2016 
Tonight the citizen-based Charter Review Committee will present and discuss their final report on the City's Charter. The report includes a 24-page staff report outlining the Committee's rationale behind the proposed changes, along with the proposed 12-page Charter and their working timeline over the last year. According to the staff report, the Committee is asking the Mayor and Common Council to consider putting the proposed Charter on the November 2016 ballot.
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2016 State of the City

May 4, 2016 
Click here to view the 2016 State of the City

#SBReady - City's Flood Safety Plan 2015/2016

January 5, 2016 
Want to learn more about the city's flood safety plan? Here is our 2015/2016 plan, development by our emergency preparedness planning team. The team consists of multiple departments such as San Bernardino Police, Fire, Public Works, Parks & Recreations and more. The plan will be updated as we make further progress in our safety preparedness program.

Visit www.SBCity.org/SBReady for more information.
City of San Bernardino Flood Safety Plan

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Updated statement on IRC Tragedy.

December 14, 2015 

Updated statement on IRC Tragedy.

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OpenGov, financial transparency portal launches

November 5, 2015 

We’ve launched a financial transparency platform powered by OpenGov that makes it easy to explore how your tax dollars are collected and spent visit www.SBCity.org/OpenSB to learn more!

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Annual Financial Report FY 2012-13 Now Available

October 30, 2015 
The Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2012-13 has been completed and is available for review. This report includes the annual financial audit.

Please see link below to access the PDF document.
PDF (179 pages)

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Senior Talent Review

October 23, 2015 

Join our community's talented seniors at the Senior Talent Review.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 3pm to 6pm

at the Fifth Street Senior Center located at: 600 West 5th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410.

See attached flyer for additional information.

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Mayor and Common Council Adopted Goals

July 20, 2015 

On July 18, 2014 the Common Council adopted a series of goals which were then reaffirmed in the City's Recovery Plan in support of the Plan of Adjustment on May 18, 2015.

I have asked the City Manager to report back to the Mayor and Common Council on the respective plans for each goal and the progress.

Please see the document I shared at today's council meeting. I look forward to the status update from our City Manager and will share once I receive this information.

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The Great Race - Free Car Show

June 23, 2015 
Join the City of San Bernardino and welcome the 2015 Hemmings Motor News "Great Race" to the last overnight stop before the finish in Santa Monica on Sunday the 28th.

Great Race Schedule
Great Race Map
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Groundbreaking Invitation

June 2, 2015 
Waterman Gardens
Valencia & 9th Apartments

Monday, June 15, 2015, 10:30 AM
950 N. Valencia Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Refreshments will be served

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Strategic Planning Core Team Meeting

May 11, 2015 

The next meeting of the Strategic Planning Core Team will be on Saturday, May 16th from 8:00 am — 12:00 pm at 1257 Northpark Blvd W, San Bernardino, CA 92407 in the Executive Dining Room.

Please see the attached agenda for more information.


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Strategic Planning Workshop

April 20, 2015 
Friday, April 24,2015
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

EDA Building
201 North E. Street
San Bernardino, CA 92418

Agenda Goals

Grand Opening of the San Bernardino Homeless Access Center

April 14, 2015 
Thursday, April 23, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Need help with a Federal Agency?

March 12, 2015 
My staff can help you with the following services:

Social Security, Medicare, Passport, VA Benefit Claims, US Post Office, Housing, Immigration, Internship Information, Healthcare

Event is FREE to the public and NO RSVP is required
Parking: E St. and 2nd, third floor of Parking Structure

For more information, please call (909) 980-1492
Community Office Phone Number: (909) 503-8595

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Free Tax Assistance

March 9, 2015 
The free tax service is offered to seniors and income qualified people. The service is done by IRS certified volunteers. The dates are as follows:

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

This service is available from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on all of the dates
above at ITT Tech, 670 East Carnegie Drive. You can walk in or call
(909) 894-9049 to schedule an appointment.
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The Passing of Beloved San Bernardino Advocate

March 4, 2015 
San Bernardino, CA - Statement addressing the passing of San Bernardino Advocate J. Loraine O'Campo:

J. Loraine O'Campo represented a driving spirit in our community. Her dedication to creating change in San Bernardino will be cherished and remembered. I extend my sincerest condolences to the family and friends of J. Loraine O'Campo. I urge our community at large to join me in the hope that Lorraine's spirit will be carried on in our City. My prayers are with her family.

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Budget Workshop

June 30, 2014 
Based on concerns about insufficient space in the EDA board room, tonight’s budget workshop (6/30/14), set for 5 p.m., will be in the Council Chamber at 5 p.m. instead.

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June 19, 2014 

In recent filings before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the City Council, the San Bernardino City Professional Firefighters association made claims that the City has approximately $75M in "stockpiled" money. This is an incorrect claim that deserves clarification.

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June 18, 2014 
San Bernardino, CA. The City of San Bernardino continues to negotiate the terms of its Chapter 9 plan with its largest creditors, and new contracts for its unionized employees with their collective bargaining agents, all within the confidential court-ordered mediation process, with U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gregg Zive appointed as the mediator. The mediation is governed by confidentiality requirements.
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May 21, 2014 

FREE cat/dog spay and neuter services for low income residents of the City of San Bernardino.

*Proof of residency and income will be required*

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City Clean up Day

January 6, 2014 
Wildwood Park Neighborhood Cluster Association is having a clean-up at Wildwood Park,536 E. 40th Street from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. January 11, 2014. Participants are asked to bring gloves.

2014 Time of Use Information for Businesses

December 26, 2013 

Time-Of-Use (TOU) is part of a statewide initiative designed to keep the electric grid reliable so everyone will have power when they need it. Unlike, flat rates, TOU rates vary by the time of day and season the energy is used. Southern California Edison encourages business customers to learn more about TOU and take advantage of a full suite of available tools and solutions.

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