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San Bernardino fills Deputy City Manager position internally

San Bernardino fills Deputy City Manager position internally

San Bernardino has appointed the former Director of Human Resources to Deputy City Manager. Asusena “Suzie” Soren, now a member of the City’s Executive Team, will oversee the departments of Finance, Information Technology, Animal Services, Human Resources, and the Call Center. “Suzie Soren has proven to be an integral part …

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City explores upgrading downtown surveillance system

City explores upgrading downtown surveillance system

A proposal for a San Bernardino Smart City Camera System was presented during a special public meeting January 31 at the Feldheym Library. City officials and staff were on hand for the two-hour discussion presented by Police Chief Darren Goodman. San Bernardino’s existing surveillance system, installed in 2009, has approximately …

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Court steps in on former American Sports University Dormitory

San Bernardino wins breach of contract case

The San Bernardino Superior Court has placed the former American Sports University Dormitory, located at 340 West Fourth Street under receivership, the City of San Bernardino announced in a statement. The ruling by Judge Thomas Garza, dated January 18, 2024, appoints Richardson Griswold of Griswold Law in Encinitas as Receiver. …

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State begins mass fruit removal to stop invasive fruit fly

State begins mass fruit removal to stop invasive fruit fly

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is preparing to begin large-scale fruit removal in the Redlands area of San Bernardino County to combat a fruit fly that has invaded the region. The Oriental fruit fly, a non-native, invasive species, targets citrus fruit to lay its eggs inside, posing …

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City names Merrill new Public Works Director

City names Merrill new Public Works Director

The City of San Bernardino has appointed Lynn Merrill the city’s new Public Works Director. Merrill has 40 years of experience in public works and waste management, with part of his career having been served at the City previously. “Lynn Merrill has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we …

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City Manager gets hands on with Housing and Homeless Division

City on right track to deal with vagrancy in public parks

San Bernardino City Manager Charles Montoya is taking matters into his own hands. Following a January 12 injunction prohibiting San Bernardino from removing homeless encampments, the Housing and Homeless Division will now be under direct oversight of the City Manager’s office. The reason, Montoya states, is due to several projects …

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City receives $35 Million to Build Housing for Homeless

City receives $35 Million to Build Housing for Homeless

San Bernardino announced last week it has been awarded a $34.9 million Project Homekey grant from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to provide interim housing for chronically homeless men in the City. It is the largest grant awarded during the current round of Homekey funding and …

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San Bernardino County offering free tax services for low income residents

Free VITA tax services available for eligible county residents

San Bernardino County’s Transitional Assistance Department has partnered with the IRS to once again provide free tax preparation and e-filing services to eligible low- to moderate-income taxpayers. Starting January 22, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)/Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program will provide free services to eligible individuals and families …

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Feldheym Library to hold book sale on Saturday Jan. 20

San Bernardino Public Library holding book sale to fund programs

The popular Saturday Book Sale is returning to San Bernardino’s Norman F. Feldheym Library on January 20 and 27 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. The sale is organized by the Friends of the San Bernardino Public Library (SBPL) and proceeds from the event enable the Friends of SBPL to …

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Volunteers needed for 2024 homeless point-in-time count

Volunteers Needed for January 27 Homeless Point-In-Time Count

The annual homeless point-in-time count (PITC) is coming January 25th and San Bernardino is looking for volunteers to assist with the count. “Addressing homelessness is a top priority for San Bernardino,” said Mayor Helen Tran. “We hope San Bernardino residents will once again turn out to be an important part …

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