Community and Economic Development Update May 7, 2020
Greetings Business Community Member,  

The past several weeks have been busy as we evolve to meet the needs of the business and development community. Growth has been robust for several years in Rancho Cucamonga and during recent global events, the development community remains active. We have implemented a couple of changes recently to adapt to the pandemic: we are encouraging appointments with City staff and we are extensively using remote conferencing methods such as Zoom, Facetime, and teleconferencing. These changes are resulting in reduced wait times, less travel time for applicants, and better use of time with City staff. 
 
We are still here to support and encourage development, process permits for construction improvements and emergency repairs, and reviewing applications for new businesses while supporting existing businesses in our community.  
Rancho Cucamonga Community Development receives, processes, and issues approvals and permits entirely online through our Online Permit Center. The  Construction and Development  page on the City's website hosts a variety of tutorial videos and learning aides to help you apply for and manage your project from beginning to end from the convenience and safety of your home or office.  

Also, be sure to check the City's website for updates on services as we adjust to economic and social changes. We continue to focus on providing services via telephone, email, and online tools as our community adapts to new ways of doing business. We wish you well and look forward to serving your development and business needs.   
Sincerely,
The Community and Economic Development Team
City of Rancho Cucamonga
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 .
California Allows for Qualifying Low-Risk Businesses to Reopen with Modifications Beginning Friday, May 8, 2020.
The Governor announced Wednesday, May 5th that based on the State’s progress in meeting metrics tied to indicators, the State can begin moving into Stage 2 of modifying the stay-at-home orders this Friday, May 8, beginning with the reopening of low-risk businesses. Guidelines will be released Thursday, May 7. Some examples of businesses that can open with modifications include bookstores, clothing stores, florists, and sporting goods stores. The announcement for Friday does not include offices, seated dining at restaurants, shopping malls, or schools. The Stage 2 sectors not opening on Friday will be part of a later Stage 2 opening.  
  
The Governor is allowing counties to move through Stage 2 if the County can meet the State's readiness criteria, including demonstrating they have a low prevalence of COVID-19, they meet testing and contact tracing criteria, their health care system is prepared in case they see a sudden rise in cases, and that they have plans in place to protect vulnerable populations. San Bernardino County is currently working on creating and submitting the readiness plan to the State of California.  
  
For more information surrounding California's reopening plan,  click HERE . To stay up-to-date on the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s actions,  click HERE .  
Kudos from Van Daele Development
On behalf of Van Daele Development,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the City of Rancho Cucamonga for its commitment to serving the building industry during these difficult and uncertain times.  

Because of the City's dedication to helping essential businesses like ours remain open by providing plan reviews and inspections, we are able to complete homes for our customers in a timely manner and provide meaningful employment for many people at our company.  

We thank you for your support and truly appreciate all of the City of Rancho Cucamonga staff. 

Mike Van Daele
Chief Operating Officer
Van Daele Development Corporation
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Resumes
The U.S. Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Program (PPP) resumed on April 27, 2020. The program provides critical additional funding for American workers and small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Small Business Administration is now accepting PPP loan applications from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower. All eligible borrowers who need these funds should work with an approved lender to apply. Borrowers should carefully review PPP regulations and guidance and the certifications required to obtain a loan. Learn more about the program and begin the application here .
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.