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Have you had an opportunity to review the Draft General Plan Update?
Visit www.cityofrc.us/generalplan to review the Plan and ways to participate in discussions and provide feedback.
A city is people. Not buildings, roads, or cars, but people define a city. Despite excellent design, beautiful color, and designer intent, buildings, roads, and cars are inanimate. Alone they provide no life for the city. When designers talk about “activating a street or space,” they are talking about adding people, who interact, socialize, recreate, and live in that space. The vibrancy of a city is measured by its people, not its things. The overarching goal of every General Plan is to create places where people want to be and can thrive—places that people will find vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive, connected by safe, comfortable streets for all users.
This General Plan aims to build places that are focused around people, creating a city and future that will meet the diverse needs and preferences of the community for all residents and visitors. Be a part of creating that future and share your comments on the draft General Plan Update

Volume 1: Vision, includes chapters on Core Values, Context and Administration

Volume 2: Built Environment, includes chapters on Land Use & Community Character, Focus Areas, Open Space, Mobility & Access, Housing, and Public Facilities & Services

Volume 3: Environmental Performance, includes Resource Conservations, Safety and Noise

We encourage you to participate in the public review survey series, join us for an online discussion or visit us at one of our pop up information booths, click HERE for a schedule of participation opportunities.
General Plan Update Draft Public Review Survey Series is a three-part survey to obtain your feedback on the Draft General Plan Update — particularly on the goals and policies. 
SURVEY #1 Land Use, Focus Area, and Mobility 
SURVEY #2 Housing, Open Space and Public Facilities
SURVEY #3 Resource Conservation, Safety and Noise

  • General Plan Update Public Review Draft Q & A and Comment Session
Saturday, July 10, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Register HERE

  • General Plan Update Public Review Draft Q & A and Comment Session
Monday, July 12, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Register HERE

  • General Plan Update Public Review Draft Informational Webinar #3
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Register HERE

Click HERE to subscribe to the General Plan eNewsletter. 
Reading Colors Your World is the theme of this year’s free, Summer Reading Program. The Library encourages children, teens and adults to read throughout the summer and earn virtual badges, fun incentives and tickets for raffle drawings. Upon completion, participants will earn an incentive bag filled with fun prizes for all ages.  
Some raffle prizes for children include slime kits, LEGOs, finger painting kits, Play-Doh starter sets, watercolor sets, mystery prizes and more! For teens and adults, there are gift cards, coloring sets, webcams, electronics, and gaming consoles. The Summer Reading Program is made possible by generous donations from our Friends of the Library and Library Foundation. 
The program runs from Tuesday, June 1, 2021 through Friday, July 23, 2021. Participants can register at any time. To register and track your weekly reading, visit rcpl.beanstack.org on your computer or download “Beanstack Tracker” on your Android or iOS phone.  
For teens who are interested in volunteering to assist with the Summer Reading Prize pick up, please contact the Library at library.reference@cityofrc.us.  
Join the City of Rancho Cucamonga's award-winning Healthy RC Youth Leaders program!

The Youth Leaders Program gives teens an active meaningful voice and empowers the next generation of leaders to take action and promote a healthier community. This unique program provides students with the leadership experience and local government knowledge to work on issues that matter to them. Healthy RC Youth Leaders have helped shaped policies and programs to make Rancho Cucamonga the healthiest it can be. They take a proactive approach in identifying areas that can be improved and initiate action that will lead to long-term solutions.

Why join the Youth Leaders:
  • Work on issues that matter to youth
  • Promote healthy living
  • Work with City officials
  • Develop communication and leadership skills that will enhance your confidence and personal growth
  • Participate in trainings and conferences
  • Learn about local government
  • Build your resume and gain career experience
  • Have fun!

The Healthy RC Youth Leaders are currently looking for passionate students ages 12-17 to join the program. Meetings are held twice a month on Wednesday's from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in making Rancho Cucamonga the healthiest it can be, then Healthy RC Youth Leaders is for you!
Summer Concerts & Movies are just around the corner!

We’ve got a small, but mighty line up of FREE Concerts and Movies in the Park planned for you! Join us for 4 fun nights of FREE family entertainment at Red Hill Community Park (7484 Vineyard Ave.), Tuesdays (7/20 & 7/27) and Thursdays (7/22 & 7/29) in July.

Concerts are from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Movies begin at dusk which is approximately 8:00 p.m.

Don't forget your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks!
The City of Rancho Cucamonga and the Lewis Family Playhouse at Victoria Gardens Cultural Center (VGCC) have engaged AMS Planning & Research to promote support in planning future operations and programming. Hearing from community members like you is important to this process, and we invite you to participate in our community survey.
The Arts Live Here and City Council is committed to live performance and the arts in Rancho Cucamonga. We appreciate the support and are excited for programming to return to the Playhouse – we cannot wait to raise the curtain and welcome you back! 
Did you know that July is the peak month for grill fires? Rancho Cucamonga firefighters continue to respond to a number of emergency calls involving grill and kitchen fires every year. When cooking is taken outdoors, RCFD encourages you to follow these 11 important grilling safety tips so we can ensure a safe and happy summer for everyone: 

  • BBQ grills should only be used outdoors
  • Keep grill away from your home, deck railings, branches, and other flammable objects
  • Remove grease or fat buildup from the grill and trays before use 
  • Make sure the grill lid is open before lighting it
  • Check gas tank hose for leaks before using the grill
  • If the grill flame goes out, turn grill and gas off and wait five minutes before re-lighting
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from grill
  • Never leave the grill unattended
  • If using charcoal, let coals cool completely before disposing in a metal container
  • Charcoal grills are not allowed in apartment complexes or condominium communities
  • Use extra precaution when using a grill to avoid burn injuries
Testing and Vaccination Opportunities
Free COVID-19 testing continues to be available at the RC Sports Center (8303 Rochester Ave.) provided by San Bernardino County Department of Public Health on Mondays or by request Tuesday through Saturday. The facility recently expanded to offer vaccinations Monday through Saturday, appointment preferred with walk-ins accepted based on availability. To book a testing appointment, click HERE and to book a vaccine appointment, click HERE.
General Information 
As the City works closely with the County to provide information and resources regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to stay connected with us on social media and our website. To learn more about the vaccine roadmap and to read Frequently Asked Questions, visit the County’s vaccine webpage.  
For San Bernardino County COVID-19 related information, including case statistics, FAQs, guidelines and resources, visit the County’s COVID-19 webpage
For questions, email coronavirus@DPH.sbcounty.gov.

Residents of San Bernardino County may also call the COVID-19 helpline at 1-909-387-3911 for general information and resources about the virus. The phone line is NOT for medical calls and is available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have questions about social services, please call 211.
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