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Heavy rain in the forecast: free sand and bags now available

March 20, 2018 

Live in a flood area? Sand and empty sandbags are available at the following locations during the rainy season:

Wildwood Park - E 40th Street and N Waterman Avenue

Blair Park - Little Mountain Drive and W 33rd Street

Nuñez Park - W 5th and Medical Center Drive

Lytle Creek Park - On S K Street and north of West Mill Street

Don't forget to bring your own shovel and gloves! At times, empty sandbags may run out, if that is the case, bags are available for purchase at your local home improvement center.

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Help keep San Bernardino clean. Volunteers needed for the March 31 Fight Blight Cleanup Day

March 13, 2018 

Calling all volunteers! Join the #FightBlight Cleanup group at Perris Hill Park.

The Quality of Life Team’s Fight Blight program goes beyond litter pickup and focuses on paint and landscape enhancements. The more volunteers we have, the more that can get done, so join us!

Download the volunteer kit at http://bit.ly/2G7GZpT or for more ways to help keep San Bernardino clean, go to www.SBCity.org/KeepSBClean.

Have questions, call Marion Vories at 909-384-5233 or email FightBlight@SBCity.org.

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Eggstravaganzas: March 31

March 13, 2018 

City Community Centers will be hosting Eggstravaganzas and other festive activities on Saturday, March 31. Children under the age of 18 are welcome to participate in painting activities, games and egg hunts at the following Centers:

Lytle Creek Community Center
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Ruben Campos Community Center
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Delmann Heights Community Center
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Rudy C Hernandez Community Center
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

All activities are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Measure O ruled invalid, new City cannabis regulations expected to go into effect April 8, 2018

March 13, 2018 

Measure O, a citizen-sponsored cannabis initiative which City of San Bernardino voters approved in November 2016, was deemed invalid and unenforceable in its entirety by the Superior Court on February 28.

The Superior Court in its final ruling stated, “…Measure O is invalid. It creates a zoning monopoly for the dispensing of marijuana, due to “spot zoning” which lacks a rational basis. It allows only two addresses within the City to qualify for business licenses for the dispensing of marijuana.” Those addresses are the only two locations that have been issued permits, which will be revoked as a result of the Court’s decision.

With the Court’s invalidation of Measure O, there is now in effect a temporary moratorium on commercial cannabis activities in the City of San Bernardino, pending the effectiveness of new regulations enacted by the Mayor and City Council that will allow for commercial cannabis businesses to obtain a new local permit. The new regulations are to go into effect on April 8, 2018. The Mayor and City Council incorporated community concerns into the new ordinance such as favoring local ownership and small business. The City will be establishing a permitting procedure and fees over the next month. Until those new regulations take effect and new local permits are issued thereunder, all commercial cannabis activities are currently prohibited in the City of San Bernardino, including: cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, testing, or retail sale. These activities are prohibited even if an entity previously held a permit under Measure O or hold a state license.

The current moratorium and the upcoming regulations are available on the City’s website at, www.SBCity.org/CannabisRegulations or at the Community Development Department, 201 North “D” Street, San Bernardino, California

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

March 7, 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 March 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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Road Closure Alert: Sections of Sterling Avenue between 3rd and 6th Streets for three weeks starting February 28

February 27, 2018 

Please advised that starting on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 sections of Sterling Avenue between 3rd Street and 6th Street will be closed for approximately three weeks. The closures will only take place between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on each work day.

The closures are necessary to facilitate construction of 24-inch water line in this area. Due to the location of the new line within the street, it was determined that it would not be safe to allow traffic to travel on Sterling Avenue during construction.

To minimize impact on traffic, construction/closures are scheduled in three phases as follows:

  • Phase I – Sterling Avenue between 3rd Street and 5th Street – from Wednesday, February, 28, 2018 through Wednesday, March 7, 2018

  • Phase II – Sterling Avenue between 5th Street and 6th Street – from Thursday, March 8, 2018 through Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • Phase III – Sterling Avenue at the intersection of 6th Street – from Friday, March 16, 2018 through Friday, March 23, 2018

Please keep in mind that the dates of the phases may vary depending on work progress, however, the phases will not overlap. The contractor is required to complete one phase before starting the next one.

This is part of a 10 month project that will continue into the City of Highland’s jurisdiction after this section is completed.

The contractor will provide all traffic control and detours during the construction operation.

Access to local properties will be maintained at all times.

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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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Proposed Trash Fee Increase

February 27, 2018 

On March 21 at 5 p.m. in the Council Chamber, the Mayor and City Council will consider proposed refuse rate increases.

The City has an exclusive franchise agreement with Burrtec to provide trash, recycling and some right-of-way services. As part of the agreement, the City sets rates to ensure that Burrtec is able to fund the costs of providing safe and reliable services while protecting the residents and businesses from unreasonable rate increases.

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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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