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City Council Works to Alleviate Impacts of COVID19 on the Community


Press Release – December 17, 2020

 On Friday, December 11, 2020, the County of San Bernardino outlined their vaccine rollout plan.  Phase 1a vaccinations will give priority to frontline healthcare workers working in intensive care units (ICU), emergency rooms (ER) and COVID units, along with first responders. The California Department of Public Health, in partnership with CVS and Walgreens pharmacies, will be responsible for distributing the vaccines to seniors in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities in the City, perhaps as early as next week.  

In the interest of alleviating the impacts of recent State stay-at-home orders, the County of San Bernardino has filed a petition for a writ of mandate directly in the California Supreme Court seeking among other relief 1) an immediate order commanding the Governor and other State officials to cease enforcing the recently issue stay-at-home laws, 2) an order annulling the stay-at-home laws that exceed the Governor and other State officials’ powers under the California Emergency Services Act, and 3) a writ commanding the Governor and other State officials to terminate the stay-at-home laws.  

The City Council has authorized the City Attorney to prepare an amicus letter in support of the County’s effort to be filed with the California Supreme Court on behalf of the City of Yucaipa and support of the County’s writ petition. While the County is seeking immediate relief from the stay-at-home orders, the Court has requested briefing from the State and the County, with the County reply brief due no later than January 5, 2021, suggesting a decision would not be rendered before that time.  

The City Council has also sent a letter to Governor Newsom expressing concerns about the State’s stay-at-home orders and the impacts to the City’s restaurants and other businesses.  The letter includes the following statements:

The City Council respectfully requests that outdoor dining be reopened immediately statewide, given that there is no medical evidence to support the need to shut down outdoor dining, and in fact some contact tracing studies indicate that all types of dining contribute to only about 1% of the COVID-19 cases nationwide. 

We believe all businesses are essential, because they create jobs and provide the funding necessary to support the essential services that provide the quality of life needs and safety for our residents.

The City Council continues to work to alleviate the impacts of COVID-19 on the community and wishes everyone a happy and healthy holiday.

Mayor Greg Bogh

Western Yucaipa Boulevard Developments


 

September 24, 2020:  Western Yucaipa Boulevard Developments

Yucaipa Boulevard motorists may have noticed construction activities occurring along the western edge of the City, near Interstate 10. Several projects that had been approved by the City’s Planning Commission and City Council are now underway, and their construction teams are making great progress. This includes the first phase of the Yucaipa Pointe Project, where a new Chick Fil A restaurant, famous for its chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, and “Icedream” cones, is going to be built next to the In-N-Out site.

Pictured: Rendering of new Chick Fil A

As part of that project, other restaurants and a 60,000 square foot medical office facility are also proposed and will be happening soon. This exciting project will add additional dining and retail options to the community, and the medical office facility will help bring more accessible healthcare options to Yucaipa residents. The site, covering over 24 acres, represents one of the largest economic development projects for the City in decades, and is poised to transform and enhance the entry to the City. Across from the Yucaipa Pointe is a proposed 7-11, which has been designed to compliment the Yucaipa Pointe site, and is the start to further progress at the entry to town. Generous landscaping will also be installed to provide an attractive view along Yucaipa Boulevard.

In addition to new businesses, other sites along the City’s gateway are expanding. An existing engineering and surveying firm, Hillwig and Goodrow, located on the other side of Interstate 10 along Outer Highway 10, is expanding their operations and constructing a new two-story office facility. In addition, Sorenson Engineering, located along Dunlap Boulevard, continues to expand and add high-tech jobs to the community. Sorenson Engineering, which began in City of Yucaipa in 1956, employs hundreds, and their expansion efforts will continue to provide jobs to the community. The City is excited to see new businesses coming and existing ones grow. Mayor David Avila commented on how “exciting it is to see the activity happening in Yucaipa and these resources will be beneficial to the community.” In addition, he remarked that “this new development demonstrates the partnership that City projects, such as the Yucaipa Boulevard widening project, provide to create opportunities to help encourage and support the economic growth of the City.”

Pictured: Rendering of new Hillwig Goodrow Office

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