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Curt's Courier
September 4, 2015

Supervisor Curt Hagman at Your Service

Supervisor Curt Hagman Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman’s experience in community service began many years ago when he and his wife Grace became active members of the PTA in the Chino Valley Unified School District in support of their children Jonathan and Elizabeth. Supervisor Hagman became a Parks & Recreation Commissioner in Chino Hills before he was elected to the Chino Hills City Council in 2004. In 2008, Curt Hagman served as Mayor of Chino Hills before being elected to represent California’s 55th Assembly District in November of that year. As an Assemblyman, Curt served on five committees and was elected to Assembly leadership by his peers. Among his many accomplishments was the creation of the Middle Class Scholarship, which slashed the cost of in-state tuition of students whose families earned less than $150,000 per year.

In 2014, Curt Hagman was elected to the San Bernardino Board of Supervisors to represent the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Montclair, Ontario, and the southern portion of Upland. “Constituents are the reason I ran for public office, and serving you is my top priority,” noted Hagman, “Please let me know how I may be of service.”

Supervisor Hagman Helps Win The Fight for Ontario Airport

Upon assuming office as Supervisor, Curt Hagman made his number one priority to give the City of Ontario control of Ontario International Airport (ONT). He helped lead an on-going movement that received more than 130 formal endorsements, including four Congressmen, nine California Assemblymen, the Los Angeles Times, and dozens of cities. The airport currently employs 55,400 people and had a total revenue of $63.8 million dollars in 2013. It has been under the control of Los Angeles and Los Angeles World Supervisor Hagman with local leaders Airports (LAWA) since 1967. Supervisor Curt Hagman hoped to bring the airport under the jurisdiction of San Bernardino County and the City of Ontario so that local residents, not Los Angeles County, can benefit from this job-creating economic engine. In fact, a company already plans to build a new facility that will create over 1,000 jobs for Ontario and will utilize the airport for its operations (see page 3, Huge Economic Opportunities with New QVC Facility in Ontario).

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County Supervisors Declare Drought Emergency

California’s record-breaking drought has severely impacted San Bernardino County. The Board of Supervisors has declared a local drought emergency in the county since August 2014, and conditions only continue to worsen. With the combination of low water levels, extremely dry weather, and high temperatures, it is more important than ever for residents to conserve water and undertake measures to prevent wildfires.

One hundred percent of the State of California is currently in some form of drought, but Drought Emergency
the situation in San Bernardino County is particularly severe. The groundwater levels in the San Bernardino Basin are at record lows at 550,000 acre-feet below full; for reference, this level is even below the previous record that was after a 20-year drought. This basin is one of the major water sources in this region, as it serves both the San Bernardino county and parts of Riverside.

The drought conditions are also making this year’s fire season extremely active and dangerous, since the county’s dry desert landscape has become even more susceptible to catching fire. As demonstrated by the Lake Fire in June that burned more than 30,000 acres and the fire on the I-15 freeway, the county’s fire season is going to be intense.

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Do your part to help keep San Bernardino beautiful and safe!

To conserve water, residents can adopt simple measures including:

  • Only running the dishwasher and washing machine with full loads
  • Cleaning driveways and sidewalks with a broom instead of water
  • Growing drought-friendly landscaping

To prevent the spread of wildfires, residents can assist by:

  • Removing debris and dry plants from around their homes
  • Keeping trees trimmed
  • Completely putting out campfires with the “drown, stir, and feel” method

For water conservation and fire prevention tips visit: http://saveourwater.com and www.readyforwildfire.org







San Bernardino County Ranks 8th in National Digital Survey

The Digital Counties Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government was impressed with San Bernardino County’s Countywide Vision plan. All counties in the United States are invited to participate in the survey, and San Bernardino County was ranked 8th among all other counties.

The survey measures how open and transparent the government is, how engaged with citizens the government is, if the government has a sound
if the government has a sound fundamental infrastructure, and if the government is customer-focused and data-driven.

The Countywide Vision plan was a large driving force in San Bernardino. Renovations to the county website made it easier for residents to view information surrounding the county, and automation in the appointment center for the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center expedited health care.
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Huge Local Economic Opportunities with New QVC Distribution Center in Ontario

QVC, a major international television retailer based in Pennsylvania, is building its first West Coast distribution center in Ontario. The 1 million square foot facility is projected to be complete in summer 2016. The company plans to hire 500 new employees by 2018 and over 1,000 employees when the center expands to full operations by 2020. This facility is projected to handle 20% of all of QVC’s U.S. business.

The facility is located at Fourth Street and Vineyard Avenue just north of the I-10 freeway and is a strategic location due to its proximity to Ontario International Airport. QVC has shipped over 1.7 billion packages in the U.S. alone over the past 28 years. With the recent power transfer of Ontario Airport from Los Angeles County to the City of Ontario and the Counties of San Bernardino and Riverside, local Fourth District residents will benefit economically from this new source of employment . The coveted facility is a fruit of Supervisor Hagman’s plan to increase investment in infrastructure and improve the quality of life for residents of San Bernardino County.

QVC Distribution Center in Ontario

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Making Transportation Easy

Road The San Bernardino Association of Governments (SANBAG) is collaborating with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to enhance the quality of life for all residents by expanding highways, creating new Metrolink tracks, and improving the air quality.

The California Legislature and the federal government approved the plan, dubbed the Countywide Transportation Plan, in 2012 and its anticipated completion date is 2040. The Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) developed by SANBAG is serving as San Bernardino County’s input to the statewide plan controlled by SCAG.

The Countywide Transportation Plan has established a list of objectives as they move forward with their plan:

  • Reduce travel times for both highway and transit travel
  • Maximize the efficiency and reliability of the transportation system
  • Reduce vehicle hours traveled
  • Reduce accidents
  • Preserve existing infrastructure in a cost-effective manner
  • Encourage development around existing and planned transit stations

Concerns have arisen regarding the potential impacts during construction. In areas nearby construction zones, the closing of roads and buildings may actually increase traffic congestion and decrease air quality while the project is underway. Supervisor Hagman will strive to minimize the number and duration of these closures.

Supervisor Hagman at Chino Relay For Life

On August 1, Supervisor Curt Hagman and his staff joined residents in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Residents donated items to Goodwill Southern CA, with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Chino Relay