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November 4 , 2016

Hagman Lauds Return of Ontario Airport

Ontario Airport Officials San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman participated in the official transfer ceremony returning Ontario International Airport to local control. Federal Aviation Administrator Michael P. Huerta presided over the transfer of the operating certificate from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to the Ontario international Airport Authority (OIAA). Honored guests in addition to Supervisor Hagman and Administrator Huerta included U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, U. S. Representatives Ken Calvert, Grace Napolitano and Norma Torres, State Treasurer John Chiang, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Ontario Mayor Paul Leon and OIAA President Alan Wapner. Hagman is also one of five OIAA Commissioners who now control the future of Ontario International Airport.

Ontario Airport Officials “As the only international airport in southern California not legally constrained by a maximum allowable number of passengers, Ontario Airport has a tremendous opportunity to drive economic and job growth in the Inland Empire” noted Hagman. “I am pleased to have had a role in returning Ontario Airport to local control, and I am looking forward to bringing new airlines and investors to the airport as Chairman of the OIAA Ad Hoc International Trade Committee. In the last year and a half I have worked hard to promote the Ontario Advantage to numerous airlines and business investors, both domestically and internationally. Expanding travel options and creating new jobs through economic growth are my highest priorities.”

Ontario Airport Officials Control of the airport has been the subject of a contentious legal battle for decades between Ontario and Los Angeles. Supervisor Hagman was able to reach across party lines last year and work behind the scenes with Democrat State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon to reinitiate serious dialogue between LAWA and OIAA on the transfer of control that led to the final agreement. Hagman was known during his tenure in the State Assembly from 2008-14 for working in a bipartisan manner to solve problems and help people.


Veterans Day

Veterans Appreciation Day

Supervisor Hagman announced his inaugural Veterans Appreciation Day on Friday, November 18, 2016. This first annual event will focus on providing services and jobs for all veterans residing in the Fourth Supervisorial District.

“Veterans Appreciation Day will provide services veterans can use and jobs they need,’ said Hagman. “My vision is not just to honor them on Veterans Day, but also to serve them as they so bravely served us in the United States military.” Veterans Appreciation Day is a joint effort with the City of Ontario, and Supervisor Hagman expressed his appreciation to Ontario Mayor Paul Leon, the City Council and City Manager Al Boling for their cooperation and support.

The event will be held at Westwind Community Center from 10 AM to 1 PM, and will feature 50 local veteran employers and 50 local service organizations all focused on serving the veterans who live in the Fourth District. Noteworthy San Bernardino County agencies participating include the Aging and Adult Services Department, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC), Child Support Services, Economic Development, Probation and Human Resources. ARMC will be providing veterans with free health screenings on site. The Chino Valley Medical Center will be providing free flu shots to veterans.

Non-governmental participants include the American Legion, AmVets, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bridging the Gap, Military Honor Detail, Frontsight Military Ministry, and the Reaching New Heights Foundation. Military, police and fire department equipment will be on display and therapy and service dogs will be on site for display and petting.

Supervisor Hagman extends a special thank you to the Ontario Professional Firefighters Association and the Ontario Police Officers Association, who will be providing free food to veterans and their families in attendance.

Celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 26

Shop Small Small Business Saturday is a shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed in 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, both of which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Small Business Saturday is a registered trademark of American Express Corporation. American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. Support a small business and use #SmallBusinessSaturday to post on social media.

Give Big

Give Big, Be Great

For the third year, The Community Foundation and the County of San Bernardino will present Give BIG San Bernardino County! On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 our community will come together for Give BIG San Bernardino County and we need you to join us. It's 24 hours of online giving - and it's your chance to make a real difference, right here in our community. Make it a great day for our county by giving to the charities you love and support! The kickoff for the 2016 campaign was held on October 24, with many dignitaries on hand. For more information about registering as a nonprofit organization, or donating, visit the Give Big website at:


County Works: Office of Governmental and Legislative Affairs

US Capital Under the direction of the Board of Supervisors, the Office of Governmental and Legislative Affairs is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the county’s legislative advocacy program. The office is responsible for the annual state and federal legislative platforms in accordance with the strategic priorities and policy direction of the Board of Supervisors and serves as a liaison between the county and the federal and state legislative delegation as well as regional entities. It also tracks legislation through the legislative process and works in conjunction with county departments to ascertain the impacts of pending legislation and regulations in order to provide recommendations to support or oppose pending legislation.

The Office of Governmental and Legislative Affairs maintains effective working relationships with the California Congressional and State Legislative delegation and the federal and state administration while overseeing legislative activities and outreach by fostering relationships with appropriate local, state and federal delegations, caucuses, associations, joint powers authorities, and public and private sector officials.

Speedbump is the Featured Pet for November

Featured Pet Speedbump is a very cool dog; he is a male miniature Pinscher. He loves to go on walks, but he also has a very independent streak. When he wants your attention (it’s usually on his time) he will look at you and give a “pay attention” growl to be picked up. This adorable dog lives with a family of three female dogs. Yes, he is king in the home; but also knows the queen dog rules. He has also spent time with two big dogs that weigh 70-80 pounds. He will probably do better with at least one other dog in the home. He loves his chew toys and a morning treat. His main love is food and toys. He is not food aggressive, but a food hog. He likes men, women and kids around 5 and up. He is an indoor/outdoor dog. He loves to sleep on a soft dog bed. He is dog door trained, and housebroken. Come to Priceless Pets to see Speedbump, along with many other cats and dogs looking for their forever home. Their orphanage is located at 2587 Chino Hills Parkway, Suite C, Chino Hills, CA 91709. For more information, visit the Supervisor’s website or contact Priceless Pets directly at (909) 203-3695 or visit their website at


Your Supervisor in the Community

County Proclamation Honoring Coordination Efforts Between FEMA and the VA
Supervisor Hagman presented a County Proclamation to Robert McCray for his part in helping to coordinate efforts between the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to use the medical center as a training and evacuation center in case of an emergency. Additionally, the Supervisor presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Captain Bradley Burris of the California State Military Reserve (CSMR) for his efforts in training and preparedness. Supervisor Hagman is a Sergeant in the CSMR under Capitan Burris. The theme of the ceremony was “Super Heroes,” and the efforts these honorees put into making the training a reality, were certainly heroic.

Bark For Life Bark For Life of Chino Valley
Supervisor Curt Hagman attended the Chino Valley Bark For Life, the annual celebration of man and man’s best friend walking together to end cancer. Supervisor Hagman’s furry best friend Skipper watched as therapy and service animals sat, shook, and spoke out against cancer, while wagging his tail of approval to the cancer survivors present. Supervisor Hagman recognized Jennifer Rudin for planning and coordinating the Bark For Life event. The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of canine caregivers. These dogs demonstrate unconditional love, joy, compassion, without judgment as to the cancer survivors' abilities or appearances. Families and their dogs come together for a few hours during the day to complete the walk to honor the caregiving qualities of their canine "best friends" and cancer survivors. The event was held October 15 at Boys Republic High School in Chino Hills.

IE Mixer The Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer Celebrates 10 Years in Ontario
Supervisor Hagman helped kickoff the festivities to celebrate the Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer. The kickoff ceremony was held October 5, and the mixer was held October 24, at the Ontario Convention Center. The Supervisor congratulated Event Producer Dave Linden for his efforts in uniting the Inland Empire business community for the tenth year. The Largest Mixer is about collaboration and uniting business membership organizations. As their website says, it is “The Ultimate Business Networking Event.” Mixers are held throughout Southern California and Nevada with a combined attendance of more than 10,000 people.

Charter Welcome Charter Spectrum
Charter Communications has completed the transaction to merge with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, and soon you’ll get to know them by the name Charter Spectrum. They are the fastest growing TV, Internet and Voice provider in the United States. As part of the growing process, Charter Spectrum recently opened a new store in Chino Hills. On October 23, Supervisor Hagman was in attendance to welcome Spectrum to Chino Hills and he congratulated Michael J. Henry, Vice President of Spectrum Stores – West, on the Grand Opening. Spectrum will continue offering their current suite of services to customers in their markets including cable, internet, TV, and land line phones. The store is located at 4200 Chino Hills Parkway Suite 170, Chino Hills, CA 91709.

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