Be Storm Ready
Life Changes in a Flash - Be Prepared for the Rainy Season
The City of Beaumont, the Beaumont Police Department, as well as our counterparts at the County level are working to prepare for the upcoming storm season. The recent El Dorado and Apple Fires have created a potential for flash flooding and debris flow that can damage property and threaten life. A team of experts from state and federal agencies have also been working together to evaluate soil impacts and the potential for runoff due to these fires.
 
Predictions from experts have identified areas within the City of Beaumont at risk for flooding, mud and debris flows. Impacts to these areas may include flooded roadways, debris filled drainage pathways, disrupted utilities, etc.
 
The Riverside County Emergency Management Department (EMD), has posted a map of areas at risk with labeled evacuation zones. The map is interactive, you can type your address into the search field to see if your home or business lies within one of these zones.
It is important to check if your property is at risk so that you can be prepared. Public Safety officials will utilize these zones to alert residents of emergencies and to conduct evacuations. By knowing your zone you will be able to quickly react when evacuations are called for. Some of the areas most affected have unique topography and/or limited evacuation routes, so it’s important to plan ahead of time so that you can evacuate safely.
Alert RivCo

Alert RivCo is used to alert Riverside County community members of urgent actions to take during disasters. Pay attention to these warnings to determine what you need to do and where to go.
During evacuation warnings and orders, you should leave immediately and seek shelter outside all evacuation zones.  If you are told to evacuate but you stay, you are risking your life. If you do not evacuate when evacuations are called for you could be isolated and trapped without help for several days. Plan ahead, be prepared, and let’s work together to keep our community safe

To find out more information about how to prepare for a flood event or other information, resources and emergency alert notifications go to BeaumontCA.gov/StormReady
Beaumont Transit Full Schedule & Free Fares
Beginning Tuesday, October 13, Beaumont Transit will return to a full service schedule! In addition to several route modifications, the following public health protocols will be in place:

  • Face masks are required for all riders.
  • Load from the rear doors only.
  • Please stay at least 6 feet back from the driver.
  • Seats will be closed to ensure social distancing.
  • Limit 10 riders per bus.

Please visit BeaumontCa.gov/Transit for updates to route schedules.
Free Fare Promotion
To encourage ridership, Beaumont Transit will be offering FREE FARES through December 2020.
 All Beaumont routes, including commuter links, are eligible for free fares. The free fare promotion is made possible through a grant from the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) funded through the State of California and administered by California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) in coordination with Air Resource Board (ARB) and State Controller’s Office (SCO) in an effort reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  

Something Big is Coming…
Be on the lookout, Beaumont Transit has a fresh new look coming soon! 
Free Community Shred Event
On Saturday, October 17, 2020, the City of Beaumont will host a free Community Shred Event at Stewart Park. The event will take place from 8:00 am to 11:00 am or until the truck reaches capacity.
 
The event will feature free document shredding provided by Shred-It and Waste Management. Households may bring up to two standard-sized boxes of confidential documents for shredding, such as old financial statements, canceled checks, and credit card offers. All shredded material is securely disposed of and recycled.
 
This free event is open to Beaumont residents only – ID must be provided. Public health protocols in will be in place including social distancing, wearing of face coverings and limited contact drop off. For additional information please contact Beaumont Solid Waste & Recycling Manager Karee Keyser at 951-572-3223.
2020 Municipal and Consolidated General Election
This Election Voting Process is Different
All registered voters in Riverside County will be mailed a ballot in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order. Return your ballot as soon as possible to ensure that it is included in the first Election Night results!

VOTE-BY-MAIL
Vote at home using your Vote-By-Mail ballot - No Postage Required. Quick, easy, convenient...from the comfort of your home!

OR

BALLOT DROP-OFF LOCATION
Drop off your ballot at any of the Ballot Drop-off locations in Riverside County - No Postage Required

OR

VOTER ASSISTANCE CENTER
Vote in-person at any of the Voter Assistance Centers in Riverside County
October 31 - November 2, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and
Election Day - November 3, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Important Dates:
  • October 5 - First day you can vote. Each eligible registered voter will begin receiving their ballot by mail beginning this day.
  • October 19 - Registration Deadline. Check your registration status online or by calling our office.
  • October 31 - November 2 - Voter Assistance Centers open for in-person voting from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Approximately 130 locations throughout Riverside County.
  • November 3 - Mail in or drop off your Vote-by-Mail ballot by today! Mailed-in ballots must be postmarked by this date and received no later than November 20 to be counted.

More information
For more information on voting in Riverside County, please visit www.voteinfo.net or call (951) 486-7200 or (800) 773-VOTE (8683)
DID YOU KNOW: Voters can sign up to receive automatic notifications by text (SMS), email, or voice message about the status of their ballot, from when it is mailed until it is processed and counted by elections officials. Sign up today: https://WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov
Code Enforcement Officer Week
Celebrated Annually During the Second Week of October

Beaumont's Community Enhancement (Code Enforcement)Officers are responsible for the enforcement of the Beaumont Municipal Code within the city. Officers work to ensure that properties within the city comply with all municipal, zoning, and building codes. They also assist with the understanding of city codes and issues, such as health and safety and property maintenance, as it relates to the quality of life.

Meet Our Community Enhancement Officers Jack and Kelly!
Jack (pictured left) - "I enjoy working as a Code Enforcement Officer because the job is never boring, always encountering new and different situations with the enforcement of Municipal, County and State law. Also, a big factor making this job enjoyable is that the employees of the City of Beaumont are fantastic to work with!"

Kelly (pictured right) - "I enjoy working with the residents here in Beaumont, it is unlike any other I have worked in. People here care about each other and it shows. They take pride living in Beaumont and truly care about each other and are always willing to help." 

Cleaning Up the Community
Recently, Beaumont Community Enhancement oversaw the cleanup of a transient camp located near Luis Estrada Road. Approximately 1.59 tons of trash and 15 shopping carts were removed from the property during the cleanup. Debris from transient camps located in gullys can be swept away by rain water and potentially clog culverts or drains resulting in significant flooding to surrounding areas.
Public Hearings - General Plan
The City of Beaumont is excited to release the draft General Plan for public review!

Upcoming Public Hearings on the plan:
  • Planning Commission – October 27, 2020
  • City Council – November 3, 2020
  • City Council – November 17, 2020

Learn more about the plan and how it serves as the City's blueprint for future development and decision-making by visiting www.elevatebeaumont.com
EV Charging Stations NOW OPEN at the Beaumont Civic Center
The City of Beaumont has installed three new ChargePoint DC Fast Charging (DCFC) Electric Vehicle charging stations at the Beaumont Civic Center. The new charging stations are open 24 hours a day to all plug-in electric vehicles that visit the Civic Center and downtown.

Installation of the ChargePoint Station was made possible through grants from the Southern California Incentive Program (SCIP), Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Committee (MSRC) and Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC).
Earthquake Warning California
Don't Let Earthquakes Catch You Off Guard
Earthquake Warning California is the country’s first publicly available, statewide warning system that could give California residents crucial seconds to take cover before an earthquake. The Earthquake Warning California system uses ground motion sensors from across the state to detect earthquakes before humans can feel them and can notify Californians to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” in advance of an earthquake.
Download the MyShake App Today!
Cal OES aims to fulfill the goal of keeping Californians safe by encouraging residents to download the MyShake app, a free mobile app currently available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The app alerts you and your family that shaking is coming. The app will send out alerts when the shaking is damaging after a magnitude 4.5 earthquake. The Alert will be sent out to anyone will experience intensity 3 (light) shaking.
 If you live in an area that could be impacted by an earthquake, preparation is vital, as these events can strike suddenly, at any time, with little warning. Visit My Hazards to see if you live or work in an area prone to earthquakes.

Know Before You Go!
To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to Caltrans District 8 and sign up for commuter alerts. Follow us for the latest information on Facebook and Twitter. To assist in planning your commute, view live traffic conditions using QuickMap and planned lane closures.
The City of Beaumont and Beaumont Cherry Valley Recreation and Parks District will host a Drive-thru Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 5 pm to 8 pm. The free event will take place at Noble Creek Regional Park, located at 390 W. Oak Valley Parkway. 
 
Attendees are encouraged to dress up and bring a treat bag to collect candy safely from the window of their vehicle. The event is drive-thru only, and attendees must always remain in their vehicle. The entrance to the event will be from the upper parking lot adjacent to the district office. Public health protocols will be in place for vendors, including social distancing and wearing a mask. 
 
If you would like to host a “trunk” at the event, please contact Beaumont Parks and Recreation at (951) 769-8524 or email parks@beaumontca.gov. Please follow Beaumont Parks and Rec on Facebook for additional information and upcoming events. 
Get Ready to be SILLY
Beaumont Parks and Rec is hosting a Silly Walk! If you're feeling SILLY, take a stroll down Palm Avenue between October 5 - 9.

Some of silly walks you can expect will be:
  • Zero Gravity
  • Sideways
  • Ballerina Twirl
  • Disco
  • and more!

To participate, all you have to do is follow the signs! Take pictures of your friends and family and share them with us on our Facebook page at BMTparks!
Lego Build Challenge
Recently we asked our Facebook followers to design the perfect playground using Lego bricks and recycled materials. Stay tuned for the results and vote on your favorite build!
EXTENDED - Miles with Mila
We have extended the VIRTUAL Miles with Mila Fun Run through October 10th!

The Miles with Mila Virtual Fun Run is a walk/run 1K, 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon for all ages and their canine friends! With your participation, a portion of each registration fee will go directly towards K9 Mila's daily expenses.

All 5K/10K and Half Marathon participants will receive a t-shirt. All 1K participants will receive a MILA plush toy w/dog tag.

COVID-19 Updates
Riverside County enters state’s red tier, more businesses resume indoor operations

Riverside County is now in the red tier of the state’s reopening plan, paving the way for more businesses and community places to resume indoor operations.

Under the red tier, all remaining personal care services may return indoors, including nail salons, tattoo shops, massage services and esthetician services. As a reminder, hair salons and barber shops were returned indoors under the previous purple tier.

In addition, restaurants, places of worship, movie theaters, as well as museums, zoos and aquariums may resume indoor operations up to 25 percent capacity. Gyms may resume indoors up to 10 percent capacity and indoor shopping malls up to 50 percent capacity.

“Now that Riverside County is in the red tier, more of our local businesses that have been badly hurting throughout this pandemic can return indoors,” said Board Vice Chair Karen Spiegel. “As we continue our focus to slow and contain this virus, we must also focus on the recovery of our whole community. Reaching the red tier is an important step towards getting there.”

For more information on Riverside County’s case and positivity rate, as well as which businesses are currently allowed to reopen, please visit www.covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy.

Additionally, the Board of Supervisors decided to consider, at their October 6 meeting, other potential options at the county level for reopening businesses.

“Now is the time to come together; to safely support our health, children, and livelihoods,” said Supervisor Jeff Hewitt, Fifth District.

For more information on California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, please visit covid19.ca.gov
Funding & Assistance Programs