Tag: San Bernardino County

Special Senate Election Set For March 25

San Bernardino County, CA, March 5, 2014 – Voter Information Guides have started appearing in  mailboxes for the March 25th Special Primary Election for State Senate District 23. The District is shared by San Bernardino, Riverside, and Los Angeles counties, with the majority of voters residing in the Inland Empire. Each Information Guide includes information on candidates,  polling places and voting, as well as  a Sample Ballot. Those on the permanent mail ballot list will also get mail ballots delivered. If you’re not on that list and want to vote by mail,  fill out the Application found in the Voter Information Guide, or download an application from the Elections Office website. Voted mail ballots may be returned via the U.S. Postal Service, in person to any polling place on Election Day, or to one of the nineteen  mail ballot drop-off locations prior to, and on Election Day. To find a mail ballot drop-off location, voters can use the mail ballot drop-off map located on the Elections Office website. Voters in this election are also able to vote early at the San Bernardino County Elections Office. For details, call (909) 387-8300. And tune in to 93.3 FM in the 5 o’clock hour today for Rick Herrick’s interview with Assemblyman Michael Morrell from Rancho Cucamonga, who’s running for the recently vacated seat of Bill Emerson....

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Property tax deadline is approaching

San Bernardino County, CA, April 7, 2013 –  Tax Collector Larry Walker reminds property owners that April 10 is the last day to pay the second property tax installment without a 10% late fee. Bills can be viewed online at www.MyTaxCollector.com. There are several payment options to choose from: ~ Online: www.MyTaxCollector.com ~ By Phone: (909) 387-8308 ~ By Mail: Payments must be postmarked on or before April 10, 2013 and mailed to 172 West Third Street, First Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415. ~ In Person: 172 West Third Street, First Floor, San Bernardino, C. 92415 The electronic payment options online and by phone include E-check using your checking or savings account (free) or credit card (convenience fee...

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Alcohol Impacts San Bernardino County

Big Bear Lake, CA, January 17, 2013 – As the new year begins, San Bernardino County continues to struggle with public safety issues related to the use of alcohol, particularly among underage drinkers. In San Bernardino County alone in 2011, more than 10,000 people were hospitalized due to injuries or illnesses related to alcohol use, according to California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. Unfortunately, the bad news doesn’t end there. According to the most recent data released by the California Highway Patrol, the county ranked second in the state in the number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities in 2010. Despite national and state initiatives that have sought to regulate alcohol sales and keep it out of the hands of those under the age of 21, alcohol is still being consumed by underage...

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Caltrans Awards $350 Million In Grants To Improve Public Transit And Air Quality

San Bernardino, CA, June 2, 2012, noon – Caltrans has awarded approximately $350 million in grants to improve public transit across California. An estimated 80 projects will upgrade transit service, purchase eco-friendly buses, modernize transit stations and create jobs throughout the state. The grants are funded through Proposition 1B, the 2006 voter-approved transportation bond, which is providing $3.6 billion over a 10-year period to improve public transit in California. The projects are a direct investment in the state’s public transit system and will help energize California’s economy, according to Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. He also says the projects help create jobs, reduce traffic congestion, clean the air, and provide Californians with more viable alternatives to rising gas prices. One of the projects awarded Proposition 1B funding in San Bernardino County includes $144,915 for shelters, amenities, and solar lighting for the Victor Valley Transit Authority. So far, Proposition 1B has provided $1.7 billion in funding to more than 700 transit projects statewide, with 216 completed. Caltrans District 8 received $16,459,510 million for transit projects. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31534.mp3|titles=Caltrans...

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County Receives National Award For Effective Budgeting

San Bernardino, CA, May 21, 2012, noon – For the sixth year in a row, the County of San Bernardino has been honored for producing one of the best government budget documents in North America. The Board of Supervisors has recognized the County’s budget staff for receiving the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The award represents a significant achievement by the County of San Bernardino and reflects the county’s commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. To receive the budget award the county had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device. Budget documents must be rated “proficient” in all four categories to receive the award. The County of San Bernardino’s award-winning budgets can be viewed on the county’s website at http://www.sbcounty.gov/cao/. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31515.mp3|titles=Effective Budgeting...

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