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Supervisor Gary C. Ovitt’s Ordinance to Expand County “Predator-Free Zones” is passed by the Board of Supervisors

The Cunning Dental Group named Supervisor Ovitt’s Small Business of the Month

Highlighted County Service for July

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July 2011

Supervisor Gary C. Ovitt’s Ordinance to Expand County “Predator-Free Zones” is passed by the Board of Supervisors


Click the following link to view Supervisor Ovitt's Video:
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County Supervisor Gary Ovitt was a Statewide Chairman of Proposition 83 – the Jessica's Law Ballot Initiative. In 2006, the voters of California voted affirmatively, 70.5% to 29.5%, for its passage. California’s Jessica’s Law includes several new and strengthened provisions to state law, including GPS tracking of paroled sex offenders for life and new ‘predator-free zones’ for schools and parks. In addition, Jessica’s Law allows local governments to add additional areas for increased protection.

On October 17, 2006, the Board of Supervisors approved an Ordinance, that I proposed, which added several provisions to the County Code, including prohibiting registered sex offenders from residing within 2,000 feet of a daycare center and within one-half mile of a school. This Ordinance also created 300 foot “predator-free zones” around schools and parks where children are present in San Bernardino County’s unincorporated area.

The amendment to the Ordinance, approved today, amends the “predator-free zones” to include public libraries, public museums, public swimming pools, and arcades where children are present in San Bernardino County’s unincorporated area. This Ordinance will go into effect 30 days from today.

In addition, this amendment was drafted in a format to allow cities to easily adopt similar measures, so that cities, where most of the County’s citizens reside, will easily be able to provide their residents with these increased protections after the passage “Jessica’s Law.”

“The residents of San Bernardino County expect the Board of Supervisors to do everything within their power to protect our children. This ordinance is a proactive measure that prohibits registered sex offenders from going to more locations were children are known to congregate,” said Supervisor Gary Ovitt. “Parents and grandparents need to know that their children are safe at facilities, like libraries. I would encourage cities in our County to also adopt similar measures.”

The Cunning Dental Group named Supervisor Ovitt’s Small Business of the Month

Every month Supervisor Gary C. Ovitt will be accepting nominations of small businesses that are successfully working to improve our local economy and are making a difference in the community.

The latest honoree is Dr. Ronald Cunning from the Cunning Dental Group. This business has operated in Montclair since 1968, serving the dental needs of the community. It is located at 9595 Central Avenue, Montclair.

Dr. Cunning has been honored many times for his excellent work in dentistry through industry awards. He is a member of numerous professional associations, among them the American Dental Association and the California Dental Association.

The Cunning Dental Group is also known for its charity and philanthropic work throughout our community. Dr. Cunning is also a longtime supporter of local public safety. He has been a member of the Montclair Chamber of Commerce for decades and was once named the Businessman of the Year.

“Small businesses are vital to the economy of San Bernardino County,” said Supervisor Ovitt. “Owners of small businesses should be commended and recognized for their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit, especially now when the economy makes things difficult for them.”

Nominated businesses need to be located within the Cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Montclair, Ontario, and the unincorporated Fourth District areas. Small businesses can be nominated by emailing: SupervisorOvitt@sbcounty.gov or contact my district office at (909) 465-1895. Please include the name of the business, business owner’s name, address, and the reason why you are nominating that small business.

Map of Small Business of the Month

Highlighted County Service for July

Senior Nutrition Services

The purpose of the Elderly Nutrition Program is to provide nutrition services as described in the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, and to assist older individuals in San Bernardino County to live independently, by promoting better health through improved nutrition, and reduced isolation through programs coordinated with nutrition-related supportive services. Congregate and Home Delivered meals are served throughout the County to eligible individuals. Each meal shall provide at least 1/3 of the Daily Reference Intakes.

Individuals eligible to receive a meal at a congregate nutrition site are:
  • Any older individual – age 60 or older.
  • The spouse of any older individual.
  • A person with a disability, under age sixty (60), who resides in housing facilities occupied primarily by older individuals at which congregate nutrition services are provided.
  • A disabled individual who resides at home with and accompanies an older individual who participates in the program.
Individuals eligible to receive a home-delivered meal are:
  • Any older individual who is 60 or older, frail, and homebound by reason of illness, disability, or isolation.
  • A spouse of any older individual receiving home-delivered meals if an assessment concludes that it is in the best interest of the homebound older individual who participates in the program.
  • An individual with a disability who resides at home with older individuals if an assessment concludes that it is in the best interest of the homebound older individual who participates in the program.
Donations/Contributions: Eligible individuals will be provided an opportunity to contribute to the cost of the meal. Suggested donation signs are posted at each site and suggestion donation amounts may vary by site/provider. All donations are kept confidential and are used to benefit the Senior Nutrition Program.

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