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PlanRC, encapsulated a year of community visioning, analysis and planning, the City of Rancho Cucamonga is excited to share a full draft of the General Plan Update for public review! The plan includes a long-term vision for the future that supports health, equity, and stewardship. To implement that vision, the Plan sets forth a comprehensive set of citywide policies and actions around land use, mobility, the environment, and more. The Draft document is available HERE for review and comment by the community now through mid-July 2021.

Volume 1: Vision, includes chapters 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

Be sure to join us for one of many opportunities for an overview presentation of the General Plan Update Public Review Draft and to share your feedback on the Draft. Visit www.CityofRC.us/General Plan in the coming weeks for more opportunities.

  • General Plan Update Public Review Draft Informational Webinar
Monday, June 7, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Register HERE

  • General Plan Update Public Review Draft Q & A and Comment Session
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Register HERE

Click HERE to subscribe to the General Plan eNewsletter. 
The Summer Reading Program is a free reading program encouraging children, teens and adults to read throughout the summer and earn virtual badges, fun incentives and tickets for raffle drawings. Summer reading is important for all ages, to prevent the loss of learning over these next few months and to build a lifelong love of learning. 

Registration is currently open and the Summer Reading Program will run from now through Friday, July 23, 2021. 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 detailed Summer Reading Program instructions, visit the Library’s website.

In addition to logging your reading hours, you can sign up to receive personalized recommendations on what to read based on your titles logged. 

For more information, visit our website.
Proper Disposal Helps Make Homes Healthy and Safe 
Keep your home healthy and safe by properly disposing of unused household toxics,
like cleaners, paint, used motor oil, and electronics at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility. The collection facility located at 8794 Lion Street, is open the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Due to the high volume of participants, the City is limiting use of the facility to 200 vehicles on each HHW day. Participants should expect longer than normal wait times. Rancho Cucamonga residents may use other San Bernardino County operated toxic waste collection sites, locations and hours of operation can be found at www.tootoxictotrash.com or by calling 1-800-645-9228

The HHW collection facility will be closed on July 3, 2021 

It is illegal to abandon hazardous substances outside the facility when it is closed.

The facility only accepts waste from residents of Rancho Cucamonga or San Bernardino County. Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per trip in containers no larger than 5 gallons. Business waste is not accepted. Call the Environmental Programs Info Line at 1-909-919-2635 for a complete list of acceptable items, transportation guidelines, and for holiday closure information.
The City of Rancho Cucamonga invites you to come celebrate our Nations freedom by attending the 2021 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. Join us Sunday, July 4th at LoanMart Field at the Rancho Cucamonga Epicenter for a fun-filled evening of live entertainment followed by a firework display scheduled for 9:00 p.m. sharp.

Parking lots will open at 6:00 p.m. You must show your ticket to park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Single tickets will be available to purchase for $15 or a table of 4 for $100. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on June 21st! Don’t miss out on a night of fun, family, and fireworks! There is limited space, so get your tickets early!

County and State health guidelines will be followed. Event subject to change based on current guidelines at the time of the event.
The City of Rancho Cucamonga is excited to enter into the Esports realm. Are you the leading scorer on your Rocket League team or are you looking to improve your game? Do you need assistance outsmarting your opponents in Fortnite? Or do you want to build a better world in Minecraft? Then register for a camp or a league today. 

The City is now offering individuals and teams the opportunity to participate in Rocket League, Fortnite Creative, Box Fights and Zone Wars, and Minecraft Mini Game Leagues.

Not interested in participating in a league? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Check out one of our camps, where instructors will teach you basic strategies and game play to get you ready for your league debut. 

For more information on leagues and camps, visit RCpark.com
The Animal Center is currently tracking two diseases in our wildlife populations; Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD) and Distemper. Here are ways to keep your pets safe.
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHDV) is a serious viral disease found in wild and domestic rabbits. 

  • Spread by rabbit-to-rabbit contact via contaminated urine, feces, food, bedding, and fur.  
  • Rabbits may show symptoms such as loss of appetite, lethargy, fevers, seizures, bleeding from nose, mouth, or rectum, and sudden death.  
  • Since July 2020, five cases have been confirmed in San Bernardino County.
  • It is not transferrable to humans.  
How to Protect Your Pet Rabbit.
  • Prevent contact with wild rabbits.
  • Keep domestic rabbits indoors.
  • House rabbits off the ground when possible.
  • Avoid contact with rabbits that do not reside in your own home.
  • Report deceased, injured, and sick rabbits found in RC to the Field Services Division. 
In the past few months, the Animal Center has responded to an increase in the number of sick raccoons exhibiting symptoms consistent with Canine Distemper Virus. 

  • Distemper is a contagious disease that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous system in dogs, cats, and wildlife (including raccoons). 
  • Distemper Virus in cats is called Panleukopenia.  
  • Signs of Distemper include fever, heavy eye and nasal discharge, lethargy, and neurologic deficiencies.
  • Distemper is often fatal. Dogs that may survive have permanent neurologic damage.  
  • Distemper and Panleukopenia are not transferrable to humans. 
How to Protect your Pets from Distemper:
  • Ensure your dogs and cats are current on their distemper and rabies vaccines. 
  • Do not leave pet food outside.
  • Never approach wildlife. Do not let pets interact with wildlife.
  • Report sick or injured wildlife to the RC Field Services Division.
VetCare offers low cost vaccine clinics at the Animal Center on Saturday and Sundays. 
For more information on hours and prices visit https://vetcarepetclinic.com/

For more information, visit www.RCPets.info or contact Field Services at 1-909-466-7387 option 1.
The safety of our RCcommUNITY remains a top priority, which is why the Rancho Cucamonga Fire District wants to remind all residents, businesses, and visitors about the dangers of fireworks. With the recent incident earlier this year involving an unexpected fireworks explosion in our region, it is a stark reminder how dangerous fireworks truly are. 

Fireworks can cause fires, property damage, injuries and even death. Not to mention, the unexpected loud noises can be traumatic for our sound sensitive neighbors including our veterans and pets. 
For this reason, all fireworks are prohibited in the City of Rancho Cucamonga, including safe and sane fireworks. To report the use or sales of illegal fireworks, contact the Fire District during normal business hours at 1-909-477-2770. After hours and on weekends, report to non-emergency dispatch at 1-909-941-1488. And fireworks can always be reported via the City’s RC2GO Reporting Portal. We encourage you to be as specific as possible when reporting, including specific addresses when possible. Your efforts to report fireworks help keep our community safe.
The Fire District also provides the opportunity to surrender fireworks at any time, no questions asked. Give us a call at 1-909-477-2770 or email us at RCfire@CityofRc.us to schedule a pick up. 
We hope you join us in this community-wide effort to decrease injuries and preventable fires and we encourage you to enjoy a professional fireworks display whenever possible, as they are monitored and managed for the safety of others. Your Fire District wants you to celebrate a great holiday, but please be safe and keep your fellow neighbor in mind.
State Makes Plans for Reopening and “Mega Events”

In mid-May, the State provided an update on the Beyond the Blueprint Framework for the State’s June 15 reopening. In less than three weeks, the State will clear all industry and business sectors listed in the current Blueprint Activities and Business Tiers Chart to return to usual operations with no capacity limits or physical distancing requirements, with limited exceptions for what the State is calling “mega events.”

The State defines “mega events” as planned public or social occasions that include over 5,000 participants or spectators indoors and over 10,000 outdoors. Examples include conventions, shows, nightclubs, concerts, sporting events, theme parks, fairs, festivals, large races, and parades. Verification of full vaccination or a negative test result will be required for indoor mega events and recommended for outdoor mega events.

Verification can take the form of written or even verbal self-attestation. A person making reservations or purchasing tickets for a large group can attest on behalf of the entire group. There will be no restrictions on capacity for mega events or social-distancing requirements. Current State guidance on masks will apply to mega events.
Employers will be subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS), if applicable to them, and CDPH will continue to provide updated guidance for youth, healthcare, and high-risk congregate settings. Learn more at SBcovid19.com
For questions, email coronavirus@DPH.sbcounty.gov or call the County’s hotline at 1-909-387-391, available Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
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 Tuesday 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
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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