Community and Economic Development Update - March 2021
San Bernardino County Moves to Less-Restrictive Red Tier
On Sunday, March 14, 2021, San Bernardino County moved into the less-restrictive red tier. Below are some of the changes:
  • Restaurants, movie theaters, museums may open indoors at 25% capacity.
  • Gyms at 10% capacity
  • Retail at 50% capacity
  • School may reopen at the local school officials' discretion
  • On April 1, 2021, live outdoor events may be held at 20% capacity.
California Employer Portal Website

The Employer Portal is a one-stop hub for California employers to quickly find up-to-date state and local county COVID-19 guidance by business industry. As the pandemic presents new challenges in health and the workplace, employers must take steps to protect their workers and business from COVID-19. Use the resources available to generate a tailored road map based on answers to a few questions about your business type, county of operation, and compliance practices already in place. Your road map will provide guidance relevant to your business industry as well as online trainings, links to helpful resources, and more.
California COVID-19 Rent Relief
Beginning March 15, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. the State of California will be accepting COVID-19 rent relief applications from both renters and landlords. This program will help income-eligible households to pay rent and utilities, both for past due and future payments. For additional information on this program or to fill out an application visit or call 1-833-430-2122.
The City of Rancho Cucamonga proudly presents the 2021 Virtual State of the City Address on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. via LIVE stream at

Although this will not be the traditional in-person event, the hour-long program will provide an opportunity for Mayor L. Dennis Michael and City Council members to highlight progress made on City projects and initiatives for residents, the business community and partners, while also sharing the vision of the future for Rancho Cucamonga. 
To celebrate the honorable designation the City of Rancho Cucamonga received in 2020 as an All-America City, this year’s theme “State of the All-America City,” presents an insider’s view into the projects and developments that broaden Rancho Cucamonga’s status as a world-class community. The State of the City address is an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments and resiliency we experienced in 2020, and to look forward to what is to come in 2021.

To learn more about Rancho Cucamonga’s State of the City Address 2021, please visit 
RC Hot Topics Episode #2
RC Hot Topics is a video series designed to inform the public on city programs and services available, explains what they entail, why they are important and how to access and best utilize them. Covered in RC Hot Topics Episode No.2 is accessing public records requests, the Library's new service operations, and an update on outdoor dining facilities. We hope you enjoy this series!
Register for an informative webinar happening on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. This session will cover COVID-19 tenant protections, rent control laws, and fair housing laws.

This webinar will be presented by the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board and Inland Counties Legal Services.
Seeking Planning Commissioners
The Rancho Cucamonga City Council invites individuals to apply to serve on the Planning / Historic Preservation Commission. Currently, there are three terms expiring on December 31, 2021. Members serve four-year terms. Applicants must be a resident of Rancho Cucamonga and be at least 18 years old.

The Planning / Historic Preservation Commission meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

Applications are available online at or at City Hall, Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021. For questions call the City Clerk’s office at 1-909-774-2023 Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Need Help Looking for a Business Site in Rancho Cucamonga?

Let us help you find the right location for your business. Economic Development staff have access to a database of available commercial and industrial properties with a wide range of criteria. We can help you research the right location for your business. 

This service is available at no cost and can also provide custom reports with market analytics to help you make the right choice. Send us an email at to start today.