eNEWSLETTER
AUGUST 2021
6th Cycle Housing Element Workshop

The City of Beaumont is in the process of updating the 2021-2029 Housing Element and is looking for your input on the draft document!

The Housing Element is a state-mandated and city-initiated policy document included in the City of Beaumont General Plan. The Housing Element identifies policies and programs to meet existing and projected future housing needs across all income levels in Beaumont. The 2021-2029 Housing Element identifies specific actions to be taken over the planning period to address local housing needs.

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
The public is invited to attend our second community workshop to learn about the Draft Housing Element, discuss draft policies and provide input!

WHEN: Tuesday, August 10 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: In-person at the Beaumont Civic Center, located at 550 E. 6th Street OR live on Beaumont's Youtube channel.

For more information on the Draft Housing Element, please visit BeaumontCa.gov/Housing or contact the Planning Department at (951) 769-8520.
2021 State of the City Luncheon
Residents and business owners are cordially invited to attend the 2021 State of the City hosted by the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce. The annual update will feature a variety of topics including public safety, capital construction projects, budget details, and future direction for Beaumont.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, August 25th – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Albert A. Chatigny Sr. Community Recreation Center, 1310 Oak Valley Parkway
COST: $45 per person
 
For reservation information, please contact the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce at (951) 845-9541.
Elevate Your Career - Join Team Beaumont!
Interested in working with the public to make a positive impact in your community? If so, you're invited to consider the following employment opportunities:

NEW: Wastewater Collections Compliance Manager
We are looking for a detail-oriented individual to join our team at Beaumont's state-of-the-art Wastewater Treatment Plant!

  • Bus Driver
  • On-Call Bus Driver
  • Lateral Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Reserve Police Officer
  • Police Cadet

The City of Beaumont is a local employer of choice, offering fulfilling career opportunities with competitive wages and benefits. Didn't see your dream job? Sign up for future employment opportunity notifications at governmentjobs.com/careers/beaumontca
Flex Alerts
Voluntary calls for consumers to conserve electricity
During the summer season, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) will issue Flex Alerts to encourage electricity conservation, reduce stress on the grid, and avoid power outages.

A Flex Alert is typically issued in the summer when extremely hot weather pushes up energy demand as it reaches available capacity. This usually happens in the evening hours when solar generation is going offline and consumers are returning home and switching on air conditioners, lights, and appliances.

If demand outstrips supply after Flex Alerts and other measures are taken, the ISO could again order utilities to begin rotating power outages. That would extend available power supplies and guard against longer and more extensive disruptions while protecting high-voltage transmission lines from damage.

As California’s ability to store solar and wind energy with batteries or other technology continues to increase, the crucial evening hours will be less challenging. But for now, concerted action to conserve is our most effective way of keeping the grid working for everyone.
Residents needing to escape the daytime heat are encouraged to visit the Beaumont Cool Center hosted at the Albert A. Chatigny Community Recreation Center (CRC), located at 1310 Oak Valley Parkway. The Cool Center opens during normal business hours when temperatures exceed 97 degrees.

Attendees are required to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing while at the Cool Center. For additional Cool Center locations, hours, and tips on how to protect yourself from heat-related illnesses, please visit www.capriverside.org.
CHIEF'S CORNER | BACK-TO-SCHOOL
The month of August means that summer is ending, and school is returning to session. As parents, students, and teachers return to in-person instruction, the Beaumont Police Department extends a friendly reminder to all drivers to be mindful of driver and pedestrian safety.

We will have officers present in the school zones during the morning and afternoon hours. We will maintain high visibility to remind parents and other motorists alike in our community that our children’s safety is a priority. Our objective is to remind drivers to drive slowly and attentively when children are present and to be mindful of bus safety rules.

The Beaumont Police Department asks drivers to review these back-to-school safety tips:
  • Never pass a school bus from behind while it’s loading or unloading children. Drivers must stop (at least 10 feet from the front or the rear of the bus) if the lights on the bus are flashing and the stop arm is extended.
  • Always follow the speed limit in school zones.
  • Stop for pedestrians, bicyclists and/or crossing guards assisting students and parents crossing the street.
  • Be alert, don’t text and drive or otherwise use cellular devices while driving.
  • If you’re dropping a student off, make sure to drop off on the same side of the road as the school. Do not double park or park in fire or no parking zones.
  • Exercise caution when putting your car in reverse. Check your blind spots for children on the sidewalk, in the driveway and around your vehicle before slowly backing up.
  • Plan ahead, be patient and try to carpool, when possible, to reduce the congestion and frustration that back-to-school traffic can bring. 
COMMUNITY SERVICES
Parks & Rec and Beaumont Transit
Beginning Monday, August 2, Beaumont Transit will combine Facebook pages with Beaumont Parks & Rec to bring you even more exciting news, events and programs happening in the city!

We encourage our followers to “like” and “follow” Beaumont Parks & Recreation and Transit to continue receiving route updates and other transit information
Head Back to School with Beaumont Transit!

Here is some helpful information before heading back to class on Thursday, August 5:

  • Beginning in August, all routes will resume at full capacity.
  • Updated route maps, including Routes 7 & 9 which provide service to local schools, are posted online at BeaumontCA.go/Transit
  • Beaumont Transit is offering FREE FARES for all riders on all routes for a limited time!
  • Per Federal guidelines, face coverings are REQUIRED to be worn by all people while on public transportation per CDC Order.

For questions regarding public transportation in Beaumont, please call (951)769-8530.
Programming Returns to the CRC!
The Beaumont Parks and Recreation Department is excited to welcome residents back to the CRC for in-person classes and programs! Please visit our website at beaumontca.recdesk.com for online registration and current schedule information!

Bingo
Friday | 10:30 am to 11:30 am
50 cents donation per card

Basketball
Monday | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Wednesday | 11 am to 1 pm

Pickleball
Monday | 11 am to 1 pm
Tuesday | 8 am to 10 am

Fit After 50
Monday/Wednesday/Friday | 9:15 am to 10:15 am

Gentle Yoga
Wednesday | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
$10 per class - pre-registration required

Chair Yoga
Tuesday/Thursday | 1 pm to 1:45 pm
$8 per class - pre-registration required

Cookie Decorating
Adult and youth cooking decorating with royal icing. Schedule varies.
$30 - $45 per person per class - pre-registration required

RECREATION PASSES
Beginning in August, recreation activities will require a Recreation Pass. Passes can be purchased for $10 per month/per activity. For questions on becoming a member, please speak with the front desk receptionist. Become a member now by registering on beaumontca.recdesk.com
The City of Beaumont is dedicated to building strong communities through recreational and enrichment opportunities. We utilize independent contract instructors to provide recreational services to our community that are designed for children, teens, adults, seniors and families. 

Park Reservations and Event Permits
Looking to host a gathering at a public park? Reserve your space with the Parks and Rec team! Residents are able to reserve fields, pavilions, and picnic tables for special events. For more information, please call (951)769-8524.
Local Meal Programs
Beaumont Parks and Recreation is pleased to host Feeding America, Riverside County Office on Aging and Family Service Association (FSA) which offers meal programs to local area residents.
Senior Meal Program
Frozen grab-and-go meals
Seniors age 60 and older
Every Thursday | 10 am to 12 pm
CRC Parking Lot
Feeding America
Free groceries for local households
No age restrictions
2nd Saturday | 9 am to 11 am
CRC Overflow Parking Lot
The Albert A. Chatigny Sr. Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located at 1310 Oak Valley Parkway, The overflow parking lot at the CRC is located north of the building. For more information on food resource programs, please contact our Senior Center at (951) 769-8524.
CONTACT US

Beaumont Civic Center
550 E. 6th Street
Beaumont, CA 92223

Phone: 951-769-8520

HOURS
Monday - Thursday:
8 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8 am - 12 pm
BEAUMONT | A CITY ELEVATED