June 2013

Proposed Budget
San Bernardino County’s Proposed Budget is Available Online

San Bernardino County is working on our annual budget and this year we find it at around $4 Billion.

Some of the highlights from this year’s budget are:

Budgeted Staffing for 2013-14 is 19,489, a Total Increase of 366 Positions from Last Year

General Fund staffing has been increased by 299 positions, from 13,200 to 13,499 primarily resulting from increased staffing for Human Services’ Transitional Assistance Department, due to increased funding for the Department as caseloads continue to grow, as well as the possible effects of the Affordable Care Act and Medi-Cal expansion. In addition, Sheriff/Coroner/Public Administrator, District Attorney, and Behavioral Health have added staffing in order to address additional workload associated with 2011 Prison Realignment.

$10.0 million one-time set-aside for Animal Shelter

This set-aside of $10.0 million will fund the County’s share of the cost to construct a new animal shelter in the valley area of San Bernardino County. It is anticipated that the new facility may be a joint venture with other cities who may wish to participate and contribute to the development of a new facility that will be located in a more populous area and replace the County’s aging facility located in Devore.

$524,276 one-time for Homeownership Protection Program

This funding will provide support staff and operational costs for the Homeownership Protection and Foreclosure Prevention Program. The support staff will identify all housing funding mechanisms and programs to help families keep their homes.

$15.7 million one-time for New Crime Lab

In 2012-13, the Board approved $1.3 million for design to expand and remodel the existing Sheriff’s Crime Lab located at 200 S. Lena Road in San Bernardino. The total estimated project cost is $17.0 million to expand the existing facility approximately 20,000 square feet. $15.7 million is proposed for funding in 2013-14 for the estimated cost of construction for this project.

The full County Proposed Budget can be found here: http://www.sbcounty.gov/cao/budget/

Huck Finn Jubilee
Huck Finn Jubilee Coming to Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park

It's a great American family event and it's close to home! Music, camping, classic cars, hot air balloons, food, and crafts form the backdrop to this vacation style weekend at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario on Father's Day Weekend, June 14, 15 and 16. Visit www.KIDS.huckfinn.com to save on family admission.

Click Here for Volunteer Brochure

Dump the Pump
Free Ride on Omnitrans Bus on National Dump the Pump Day

Thursday, June 20th is National Dump the Pump Day, a day that encourages people to save money by riding public transportation instead of driving a car.

Riding public transit is an economical way to save money, particularly when gas prices are high. The latest APTA Transit Savings Report shows that a two person household that downsizes to one car can save – on the average – more than $9,700 a year.

One person with a 20-mile round trip commute who switches from driving to public transit can reduce his or her daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds, or more than 4,800 pounds in a year.

Ride for Free

As an incentive to new riders, Omnitrans is offering a coupon redeemable for a free bus ride on June 20th. The coupon can be found in the Sunday, June 16th edition of The Sun/Daily Bulletin. It is also available as a PDF download on the Omnitrans website. Click here for the free coupon!

Last year Omnitrans saw nearly 53,000 boardings on Dump The Pump Day, the highest on record for that day in the past five years.

Supervisor Ovitt speaks to seniors
Supervisor Ovitt Hosts His 2013 Chino Senior Center BBQ

Supervisor Gary Ovitt was proud to host the 15th Annual County Supervisor’s BBQ for the Chino Senior Center. One hundred and fifty senior citizens were attended and enjoyed a nice day of barbecue, music, and bingo. Congressman Ed Royce, Chino Mayor Dennis Yates, Chino Councilmembers Earl Elrod and Glenn Duncan, Chino Hills Mayor Peter Rogers, Chino Councilmembers Cynthia Moran, Ray Marquez, and Art Bennett, all attended and help to serve meals to attendees. It was an enjoyable afternoon that paid tribute to our senior citizens.

Free Booklet – “Helpful Phone Numbers for Seniors”

Supervisor Gary Ovitt is offering a booklet that has helpful phone numbers for services in his district. The booklet is tailored to the needs of senior citizens. If you would like one mailed to you: please call 909-465-1895 or email SupervisorOvitt@sbcounty.gov and give your name, address, and phone number.

Events Around the County

• Jun •
  Huck Finn Jubilee
Location: Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • Jun•
  Huck Finn Jubilee
Location: Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

• JUN •
  Huck Finn Jubilee
Location: Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

  • JUL •
  Upland 4th of July
Fireworks Spectacular Celebration

Location: Upland High School Football Staduim
5:30 - 9:30 pm