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Animal Care and Control Announces New Fee Schedule


 

NEWS RELEASE – Public Health

San Bernardino County’s Animal Care and Control (ACC) is announcing the new licensing fee schedule for the next fiscal year that begins Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  These fees apply to residents of all unincorporated county areas and the cities of Highland, Yucaipa and Big Bear Lake.

Dog licensing fees have increased, though discounts still exist for dogs that are altered (spayed or neutered) and for senior citizens and disabled citizens with altered dogs.  Proof of spay/neuter certificate, senior citizen status, and disability are required to receive discounts.  Additionally, there are discounts for purchasing a multi-year license.  The last time that fees were increased was in 2016.  Click here to review the new fee schedule.

ACC recommends all dogs be spayed or neutered to receive discounted licenses and top help control the homeless animal population.  Spaying/Neutering is mandatory in the unincorporated county areas and in the cities of Highland and Yucaipa for pit bull and pit bull-type dogs.  Financial assistance for spaying and neutering dogs and cats may be available by calling the Pet Over-Population Coalition (POPCO) at (888) 767-2550 for more information or visit www.popco-inc.org.

For licensing information, residents can call ACC at (800) 472-5609 or visit http://wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/programs/acc/licensing/licensing for online licensing.

SB County Sheriff’s Department Partners with Ring and the Neighbors App


 

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department is excited to announce our partnership with Ring and the Neighbors App.  Detectives and station personnel from across the county completed their training today and out stations are now live.  Station staff are able to receive information and interact with residents through the app.  Customers with a Ring camera will be able to share videos with their local Sheriff’s station.  The Neighbors App connects communities with the goal of creating safer and stronger neighborhoods and one of the benefits is you do not need to own a Ring device to use the app.

While the Ring system and Neighbors App are great tools for interaction and sharing information, they are not monitored 24/7.  The Neighbors App is not designed to replace traditional crime reporting.  If you are a victim of a crime, or you want to report suspicious activity, please call your local San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department – Dispatch Center.  For emergencies call 9-1-1. For all other reports call our nonemergency lines: Valley residents call (909) 387-8313 and Desert residents call (760) 956-5001.

To learn more about Ring or download the Neighbors App visit: https://ring.com or https://shop.ring.com/pages/neighbors

 

Sharps Collection Program


The City of Yucaipa and Yucaipa Disposal have partnered to provide a community sharps container program that can be used, free of charge, by any Yucaipa resident to safely and legally dispose of used medical sharps. The drop box is located just outside the front entrance to the Police Department (34144 Yucaipa Blvd.) You may pick up free disposal sharps containers at City Hall (34272 Yucaipa Blvd.). Once ¾ full, snap the cap firmly to close and place the container in a plastic bag, then in the metal drop box. Please do not drop loose sharps, drugs, pills or any other items in this box. It is for sharps approved containers only. For questions, please contact Kim Everts at 909/797-2489 ext. 221.

Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFD)


Facts and Myths – Mechanism for the use of Property Tax Increment for the financing of certain infrastructure including, but not limited to the following: Roads, transit facilities, sewers, flood control; Child care facilities, libraries, parks and recreational facilities; Solid waste facilities, Industrial structures; and Affordable housing. Click HERE to read Facts and Myths with IEFD’s…

Prescription MedReturn Receptacle


The City of Yucaipa, the Yucaipa Valley Water District, and Yucaipa Police Department are making it easy to dispose of excess and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.  A new MedReturn receptacle has been installed at the Yucaipa Police Station thanks to funding from the City of Yucaipa and Yucaipa Valley Water District.  This drop off  box will be available to Yucaipa citizens all year round, during Yucaipa Police Department’s regular business hours of  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

What can be dropped off:

  • Excess and expired prescriptions
  • Prescription Patches
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Vitamins
  • Medication for pets
  • *Syringes will not be accepted

COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH


Partner with the City of Yucaipa and our Police Department to protect your neighborhood!  Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. If you have an interest in forming a neighborhood watch program, please contact Sherrie O’Connell, Assistant Coordinator for the City of Yucaipa, at 909 797-2489 x 260.