Community and Economic Development Update, May 26, 2020
COVID-Compliant Business
Partnership Program

As business reopening begins and to ensure the safe reopening of businesses and their ongoing compliance with State and County Health order, San Bernardino County has implemented the COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program. This program has two components:
  1. Funding of $2,500 for eligible Small Businesses with 1-100 employees.
  2. Support and Partnership for ALL eligible County businesses who wish to become a COVID-Compliant Business Partner.

This program will support our local small businesses by reimbursing and/or offsetting costs and impacts directly related to complying with COVID-19 related business protocols and providing support to all eligible City and County businesses who apply for the program.

Prior to receiving funding, San Bernardino County small businesses must demonstrate compliance with State/County public health orders and incorporate safety and social distancing practices and measures in their business operations. 

Total funding available for this program is $30,000,000. Eligible businesses, per qualifying location, can receive up to $2,500. The deadline to submit an application is August 31, 2020. For more information, visit the County of San Bernardino's website.
COVID-19 Business Operation Plan Template Available

In an effort to support local businesses with a plan for reopening, the City along with Victorville and Yucaipa have created a “COVID-19 Business Reopening Plan Template” for local small businesses to use. The Plan can be customized to fit specific business operations and aid in the compliance of safety and physical distancing.


#ShopRC Local Businesses Pivot in the Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic has completely changed our lives and transformed the way we do business. For many, this can be an incredibly frightening time to be a business owner. You worry about the health of your employees and your business, the bills that keep coming, your income and family obligations. However, many businesses are finding creative ways to do business with customers amid Stay-at-Home orders.

Open for Business
To assist with the economic impact on our community and business owners, the City has created an  interactive map  of businesses that are deemed essential and operating in the community. We encourage residents to support our local businesses and #ShopRC, view the list of open businesses HERE . If you are a business owner in the City and you would like to be included on the map listing by clicking  HERE .
City Hall Services

The Community Development Department, comprised of Building & Safety, Engineering, and Planning as well as other City departments are now open for walk-in service between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Visitors to City Hall (10500 Civic Center Drive) will be greeted at the main doors and connected with the department and staff they wish to meet. Since nearly all aspects of business can be done through our website , email , or phone (909) 477-2710, we urge the public to use these resources first, however, if you need to visit city hall, please visit us during the hours stated and we will be glad to help you.

For those submitting plans and documents with the Engineering Department, please be aware that they are now accepting all plans and documents electronically. This process can be found on the City's website under “Construction and Development” and is a very effective and safe way to upload your project documents. 

We are excited to announce the City of Rancho Cucamonga has begun to develop the Empire Yards Plan, an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the area within and surrounding the Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink Station. As a community member, we are interested in receiving your input on potential opportunities to locate housing, retail, office, parks, open space, and transportation infrastructure around the station.
Your comments will be helpful in determining future improvements around the Rancho Cucamonga Metrolink Station.

We look forward to your input for the Empire Yards Plan!
#TakeoutTuesday
Join the Movement
As the State and County eases its way into reopening, we are encouraging, residents and consumers to order at least on delivery or pick-up meal on Tuesday to show support to the restaurant and food industry, which is struggling amid shelter-in-place orders. To participate in Take Out Tuesday, we ask you to:
  • Encourage friends and followers to take part with the hashtag #TakeOutTuesday #ShopRC.
  • Engage friends, family and colleagues to support their local restaurants by ordering takeout meals.
  • Order delivery or pick-up for at least one meal on Tuesday, sharing photos on social media and tagging them with #TakeOutTuesday #ShopRC.
As some of you may already know, the City has recently kicked off efforts to update its existing General Plan document,  PlanRC . There are currently three survey opportunities available for the public to provide feedback and input. We invite you to participate and are asking, you to encourage your community contacts to participate as well.

Thank you in advance for your time and input!

Kudos from GenMicro
"I wanted to thank you and your staff for accommodating Mr. Ryan Steely regarding the growth plans of General Micro Systems. I appreciate how extremely supportive you all have been and the willingness of your team to make this job possible in the timetable we required. I am more convinced than ever before that the decision to stay in Rancho Cucamonga was a good one. "
-Ben Sharfi
GenMicro
A Note from Cucamonga Valley Water District:  LAND DEVELOPMENT 

  ***NOTICE TO ALL DEVELOPERS: All projects are still being processed during the COVID-19 response. District staff are still working remotely to provide  service beyond expectation . There are new protocols for submittals and communication are described in the linked document  Development Division Protocols Response to COVID-19.