Dear City Team,
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(January 15, 2019) – The City of San Bernardino was awarded nearly $10 million from the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program for projects that focus on improving safety and traffic management at intersections throughout the City. Securing the funding was a significant accomplishment that demonstrated San Bernardino’s need to reduce accidents and make travel more efficient.
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2019) – The City of San Bernardino has partnered with the Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services’, Inc. (NPHS) office in Rancho Cucamonga to transform once blighted and vacant lots into new infill housing for first-time homeowners, making home ownership more accessible and increasing the quality of life in San Bernardino. With federal grant funding from the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) of $650,000 approved by City Council in 2017, the City partnered with NPHS to build three affordable homes across San Bernardino.
New leadership makes swift progress with staffing, health and safety as top priorities
Public Information about the 2018 general election ballot measures: Measure W and Measure X
(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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Today, the Interagency Council on Homelessness released the 2018 Point-in-Time Count for the County of San Bernardino (link to release). A total of 646 homeless individuals were recorded in the City of San Bernardino, with 313 in sheltered housing and 333 unsheltered.