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San Bernardino Int’l Airport (Cont’d) relocated their warehouse and logistics centers, creating thousands of jobs and revitalizing the area. The airport is also home to cutting edge aviation companies, such as Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. Kelly Space established the Aerospace Research & Development Center (ARDC), which focuses on technologies for advancement in aviation, space, homeland security, energy generation, and other technologies for military and commercial system applications. Moreover, the ARDC attracts other aviation businesses to the airport, bringing technical jobs and key products of national significance to our region. "The company has a number of leading-edge facilities that were developed to enable a wide range of standard and tailored environment simulation testing for commercial and government customers operating in all industry sectors," said Jason Lee, Director of Operations at Kelly Space. Within the next five years the site will generate between 3,000 and 5,000 jobs, varying from

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

(909) 580-1000

Child Abuse Hotline Children & Family Services

(800) 827-8724

Adult Protective Services Aging Adult Services

(877) 565-2020

CalWorks Human Services Dept.

(909) 388-0245

Grafitti Removal Public Works

(909) 387-7906

In Home Support Services Aging & Adult Services

(909) 891-3900

Jobs & Employment Services Workforce Development Dept.

(800) 451-5627

Preschool Services

(909) 383-2000

Registrar of Voters Citizenship & Voting

(909) 387-8300

SB County Museum Website: sbcounty.gov/museum

(909) 307-2669

SB County Library Website: sbcounty.gov/library

(909) 387-5728

Victim Services District Attorney Office

(909) 387-6540

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warehousing to high-tech positions, such as aviation mechanics and aviation service providers. The benefits the airport footprint brings to the Inland Empire will help fuel our economy and create local employment opportunities for county residents.

San Bernardino International Airport

For more information about the San Bernardino International Airport Authority and the Inland Valley Development Agency, visit www.sbdairport.com or call (909) 382-4100. To learn more about Kelly Space & Technology Inc. visit www.kellyspace.com or call (909) 382-2010. - Aurora Hernandez

A Gateway to the Future The San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) and the Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA) are poised to propel the county to the forefront of logistics and technology development. Connecting the cities of Highland, San Bernardino, and unincorporated areas of the county, this strategic site provides access to the southwest market through two of the region’s busiest goods movement corridors: the I-15 and the I-10 freeways. Add the abundance of rail and trucking ground services in close proximity, and the San Bernardino Airport stands ready to serve as one of Southern California’s newest logistics hubs. "As the economy recovers one can envision growing interest in the excellent terminal and support facilities as well as the pivotal location for persons traveling not only to the Inland Valley, but to San Diego, the Coachella Valley and the eastern portions of LA County,” said A.J. Wilson, Interim Executive Director of the airport authority and the IVDA. The entire project is led by SBIAA and the IVDA – the two governmental agencies created after the Norton Air Force Base closure. Both agencies are regional joint powers authorities with membership representing San Bernardino County and the cities of San Bernardino, Colton, Loma Linda, and Highland. Formed in 1990, the IVDA is responsible for the redevelopment of the non-aviation portion of the former air base. Many businesses, including Kohl’s, Mattel, Pep Boys, Stater Bros., Kohler, and Leggett & Platt, have Continued on page 4

Rediscover Glen Helen Park Get your camping gear ready! Glen Helen Regional Park will soon open 46 Recreational Vehicle campsites for all you outdoor enthusiasts. With the recent allocation of $50,000 the Board of Supervisors for infrastructure improvements to the park, existing dry campsites will be upgraded to include electric and water hook ups. These amenities will be an added benefit for our overnight campers. The site offers visitors and campers over 1,300 acres of beautiful park space and fun activities for the entire family. Its two wellstocked lakes provide year-round fishing for recreational fishermen, as well as serious anglers vying for the top prize in our popular Trout Derby – the next Derby is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th. With 1,000 pounds of trout stocked weekly from November through April, and 900 pounds of catfish stocked every week during the summer months, everyone is bound to go home a winner. Continued on page 3

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In this issue San Bernardino Intl. Airport ……...... 1 Glen Helen Revitalization ………..… 1 Tax Prep Job Training ………………. 2 Talking Taxes …..….………………... 3 Josie’s Journal …………………….…. 4 San Bernardino County Resources ... 4


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Glen Helen (Cont.)

March/April 2012

Tax Season Brings New Hope for Job Seekers Tax season is typically associated with either the excitement of a refund or the sobering news of owing the state or federal government. However, this tax season also offers a fresh start for some local job seekers. In January, San Bernardino County’s Transitional Assistance Department (TAD) kicked off its annual Income Tax Assistance Program for county residents. Through the program, filers whose household earnings were less than $49,000 in 2011 may receive free tax preparation services. At the heart of the program is a team of tax Evelyn Guitierrez preparers who received training as part of TAD’s workforce re-training programing. TAD, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, provided entry level tax preparation training for residents currently receiving social services from the county. Evelyn Gutierrez and Belinda Lyons are among the 80 individuals who gained new job skills through the program. When her personal circumstances changed, Evelyn, a single mom with prior experience as a security guard, found herself in need of assistance. She completed the tax preparation training, and then earned

San Bernardino County's Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding has been a critical asset to our local economic recovery. Last year, the County Workforce Investment Board, which is comprised of private business representatives and public partners, used these funds to employ 5,700 people and provide 1,000 employers with key services, such as the Subsidized Training Employment, Onthe-Job Training programs, as well as business consulting, employee recruiting, and hiring assistance. My colleagues and I are committed to working with our Congressional delegation, various associations, and local stakeholders to support reauthorization of the WIA. I am traveling to Washington D.C. to attend the National Association of Counties’ 2012 Legislative Conference. Over 2,000 elected and appointed county officials from 2

a certificate in accounting/payroll. With the customer service experience Evelyn has been acquiring, she is paving her way to become a full-time county employee. Belinda Lyons For over 20 years, Belinda supported her family working as a phlebotomist, EKG technician, and PST technician. Unfortunately, at a time when she expected to plan for her retirement, Belinda found herself displaced due to cutbacks. She is now pursuing new certification that requires paying significant testing fees. The tax preparation program allows her to earn extra income to help pay for the training she needs. Many of the trainees will use their new skills to obtain long-term employment. “Last year, roughly half of our tax preparers went on to obtain regular employment in tax preparation/bookkeeping or customer service positions, a few with the county,” said Jessica Paran, Work Experience Program Supervisor. As you can see, despite their different situations, the individuals in the tax preparer program share one common factor – the economic uncertainty they once faced is replaced with optimism for the future. “I am grateful for the encouraging environment,” said Belinda. “The staff is always doing what they can to help us - Michelle Parker

across the country will gather there to focus on legislative issues facing county government. While I am there, I will be meeting with various members of Congress to identify support for the much needed WIA funding. In doing so, we can continue to offer career growth and job advancement opportunities for residents, as well as provide skilled-based training programs that are successfully building a customized workforce to meet growing demand. Our goal is to fund resourceful, economic development workshops and activities for new, as well as established, local businesses in the priority industries of Healthcare, Aviation, Green Technology, Transportation & Logistics, and Manufacturing.

It’s April…That Taxing Time of the Year        As the month of April approaches, our thoughts turn to tax season. We pay sales tax on things we purchase, ranging from gasoline to automobiles. However, it’s the property tax and income tax deadlines that draw greater attention – and really make us wonder, where do our tax dollars go? Federal and state laws require residents to pay taxes on income and property. Depending on your situation and possessions, you may pay taxes multiple times a year. In San Bernardino County, the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector office collects taxes assessed on properties through three common billings: a supplemental tax and unsecured and secured property taxes. A supplemental tax bill is generated either when a property changes ownership or when construction is completed. The one-time bills are mailed out twice a year, in August and May. Bills for unsecured properties, such as aircraft, boats, and business personal property, are due August 1st. Then there is the tax bill for secured properties, like your home, vacant land, or commercial property. Divided into two installments, these taxes are due December 10th and April 10th of each year. “Taxpayers can choose to pay their property taxes online, by phone or by mail, without leaving the comfort of their homes,” said San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/ Treasurer/ Tax Collector Larry Walker. “I encourage property owners to pay early using one of these convenient payment options.” For the third consecutive year, assessed property values in San Bernardino County have declined. This means local schools, cities, and the county will receive less tax dollars than previous years. Less tax revenue means local government agencies have fewer resources to support many of their public services, such as road and park improvements, as well as community programs and services funded by local taxes. Working with less generates innovative solutions, like the County Pavement Improvement Program created by the Board of Supervisors in June 2011. This program established a more efficient, effective use of taxpayer dollars to repair county roadways. To date, over $960,000 of the $8 million program budget has been used to repair roads in the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy. For more details on tax deadlines, property assessments and more visit www.mytaxcollector.com or call (909) 387-8308. - Lisha Smith

But water isn’t just for fishing. Glen Helen’s Swim Complex is designed with the family in mind. Swim areas, water slides, and the play park can accommodate water babies of all ages. It’s a great way to beat the heat! For those who prefer to play in the dirt... Glen Helen Raceway is the happening spot for dirt bike and off-road race fans. In addition, the annual Sheriff’s Benefit Rodeo is held at Glen Helen’s rodeo grounds in the fall. From hosting a picnic with a couple hundred of your closet friends, to taking a quiet hike on a winding trail, to rocking out at a concert with 60,000 other fellow music lovers, Glen Helen has something for everyone. All this fun is only a few miles away, where the I-215 and I-15 freeways meet! Right in your own backyard! To learn more about Glen Helen Regional Park, visit www.sbcounty.gov/parks or call (909) 387-2757. - Chris Mardis

Co-Location Clinic Opens San Bernardino County’s first co-location clinic opens in March in Rialto. The Clinic, located at 850 W. Foothill Boulevard, houses medical, public, and behavioral health services all under one roof. Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s Westside Family Health Center is now relocated to the new clinic, with double the space for medical services! The County Public Health’s North Rialto WIC clinic also moved to the new site. These two sets of services add to the County Behavioral Health offerings, which include a walk-in crisis center and alcohol and drug services at the brand new facility. - Angel Baltazar

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Glen Helen (Cont.)

March/April 2012

Tax Season Brings New Hope for Job Seekers Tax season is typically associated with either the excitement of a refund or the sobering news of owing the state or federal government. However, this tax season also offers a fresh start for some local job seekers. In January, San Bernardino County’s Transitional Assistance Department (TAD) kicked off its annual Income Tax Assistance Program for county residents. Through the program, filers whose household earnings were less than $49,000 in 2011 may receive free tax preparation services. At the heart of the program is a team of tax Evelyn Guitierrez preparers who received training as part of TAD’s workforce re-training programing. TAD, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, provided entry level tax preparation training for residents currently receiving social services from the county. Evelyn Gutierrez and Belinda Lyons are among the 80 individuals who gained new job skills through the program. When her personal circumstances changed, Evelyn, a single mom with prior experience as a security guard, found herself in need of assistance. She completed the tax preparation training, and then earned

San Bernardino County's Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding has been a critical asset to our local economic recovery. Last year, the County Workforce Investment Board, which is comprised of private business representatives and public partners, used these funds to employ 5,700 people and provide 1,000 employers with key services, such as the Subsidized Training Employment, Onthe-Job Training programs, as well as business consulting, employee recruiting, and hiring assistance. My colleagues and I are committed to working with our Congressional delegation, various associations, and local stakeholders to support reauthorization of the WIA. I am traveling to Washington D.C. to attend the National Association of Counties’ 2012 Legislative Conference. Over 2,000 elected and appointed county officials from 2

a certificate in accounting/payroll. With the customer service experience Evelyn has been acquiring, she is paving her way to become a full-time county employee. Belinda Lyons For over 20 years, Belinda supported her family working as a phlebotomist, EKG technician, and PST technician. Unfortunately, at a time when she expected to plan for her retirement, Belinda found herself displaced due to cutbacks. She is now pursuing new certification that requires paying significant testing fees. The tax preparation program allows her to earn extra income to help pay for the training she needs. Many of the trainees will use their new skills to obtain long-term employment. “Last year, roughly half of our tax preparers went on to obtain regular employment in tax preparation/bookkeeping or customer service positions, a few with the county,” said Jessica Paran, Work Experience Program Supervisor. As you can see, despite their different situations, the individuals in the tax preparer program share one common factor – the economic uncertainty they once faced is replaced with optimism for the future. “I am grateful for the encouraging environment,” said Belinda. “The staff is always doing what they can to help us - Michelle Parker

across the country will gather there to focus on legislative issues facing county government. While I am there, I will be meeting with various members of Congress to identify support for the much needed WIA funding. In doing so, we can continue to offer career growth and job advancement opportunities for residents, as well as provide skilled-based training programs that are successfully building a customized workforce to meet growing demand. Our goal is to fund resourceful, economic development workshops and activities for new, as well as established, local businesses in the priority industries of Healthcare, Aviation, Green Technology, Transportation & Logistics, and Manufacturing.

It’s April…That Taxing Time of the Year        As the month of April approaches, our thoughts turn to tax season. We pay sales tax on things we purchase, ranging from gasoline to automobiles. However, it’s the property tax and income tax deadlines that draw greater attention – and really make us wonder, where do our tax dollars go? Federal and state laws require residents to pay taxes on income and property. Depending on your situation and possessions, you may pay taxes multiple times a year. In San Bernardino County, the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector office collects taxes assessed on properties through three common billings: a supplemental tax and unsecured and secured property taxes. A supplemental tax bill is generated either when a property changes ownership or when construction is completed. The one-time bills are mailed out twice a year, in August and May. Bills for unsecured properties, such as aircraft, boats, and business personal property, are due August 1st. Then there is the tax bill for secured properties, like your home, vacant land, or commercial property. Divided into two installments, these taxes are due December 10th and April 10th of each year. “Taxpayers can choose to pay their property taxes online, by phone or by mail, without leaving the comfort of their homes,” said San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/ Treasurer/ Tax Collector Larry Walker. “I encourage property owners to pay early using one of these convenient payment options.” For the third consecutive year, assessed property values in San Bernardino County have declined. This means local schools, cities, and the county will receive less tax dollars than previous years. Less tax revenue means local government agencies have fewer resources to support many of their public services, such as road and park improvements, as well as community programs and services funded by local taxes. Working with less generates innovative solutions, like the County Pavement Improvement Program created by the Board of Supervisors in June 2011. This program established a more efficient, effective use of taxpayer dollars to repair county roadways. To date, over $960,000 of the $8 million program budget has been used to repair roads in the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy. For more details on tax deadlines, property assessments and more visit www.mytaxcollector.com or call (909) 387-8308. - Lisha Smith

But water isn’t just for fishing. Glen Helen’s Swim Complex is designed with the family in mind. Swim areas, water slides, and the play park can accommodate water babies of all ages. It’s a great way to beat the heat! For those who prefer to play in the dirt... Glen Helen Raceway is the happening spot for dirt bike and off-road race fans. In addition, the annual Sheriff’s Benefit Rodeo is held at Glen Helen’s rodeo grounds in the fall. From hosting a picnic with a couple hundred of your closet friends, to taking a quiet hike on a winding trail, to rocking out at a concert with 60,000 other fellow music lovers, Glen Helen has something for everyone. All this fun is only a few miles away, where the I-215 and I-15 freeways meet! Right in your own backyard! To learn more about Glen Helen Regional Park, visit www.sbcounty.gov/parks or call (909) 387-2757. - Chris Mardis

Co-Location Clinic Opens San Bernardino County’s first co-location clinic opens in March in Rialto. The Clinic, located at 850 W. Foothill Boulevard, houses medical, public, and behavioral health services all under one roof. Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s Westside Family Health Center is now relocated to the new clinic, with double the space for medical services! The County Public Health’s North Rialto WIC clinic also moved to the new site. These two sets of services add to the County Behavioral Health offerings, which include a walk-in crisis center and alcohol and drug services at the brand new facility. - Angel Baltazar

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Vol. 1 Issue 2

San Bernardino Int’l Airport (Cont’d) relocated their warehouse and logistics centers, creating thousands of jobs and revitalizing the area. The airport is also home to cutting edge aviation companies, such as Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. Kelly Space established the Aerospace Research & Development Center (ARDC), which focuses on technologies for advancement in aviation, space, homeland security, energy generation, and other technologies for military and commercial system applications. Moreover, the ARDC attracts other aviation businesses to the airport, bringing technical jobs and key products of national significance to our region. "The company has a number of leading-edge facilities that were developed to enable a wide range of standard and tailored environment simulation testing for commercial and government customers operating in all industry sectors," said Jason Lee, Director of Operations at Kelly Space. Within the next five years the site will generate between 3,000 and 5,000 jobs, varying from

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

(909) 580-1000

Child Abuse Hotline Children & Family Services

(800) 827-8724

Adult Protective Services Aging Adult Services

(877) 565-2020

CalWorks Human Services Dept.

(909) 388-0245

Grafitti Removal Public Works

(909) 387-7906

In Home Support Services Aging & Adult Services

(909) 891-3900

Jobs & Employment Services Workforce Development Dept.

(800) 451-5627

Preschool Services

(909) 383-2000

Registrar of Voters Citizenship & Voting

(909) 387-8300

SB County Museum Website: sbcounty.gov/museum

(909) 307-2669

SB County Library Website: sbcounty.gov/library

(909) 387-5728

Victim Services District Attorney Office

(909) 387-6540

4

warehousing to high-tech positions, such as aviation mechanics and aviation service providers. The benefits the airport footprint brings to the Inland Empire will help fuel our economy and create local employment opportunities for county residents.

San Bernardino International Airport

For more information about the San Bernardino International Airport Authority and the Inland Valley Development Agency, visit www.sbdairport.com or call (909) 382-4100. To learn more about Kelly Space & Technology Inc. visit www.kellyspace.com or call (909) 382-2010. - Aurora Hernandez

A Gateway to the Future The San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA) and the Inland Valley Development Agency (IVDA) are poised to propel the county to the forefront of logistics and technology development. Connecting the cities of Highland, San Bernardino, and unincorporated areas of the county, this strategic site provides access to the southwest market through two of the region’s busiest goods movement corridors: the I-15 and the I-10 freeways. Add the abundance of rail and trucking ground services in close proximity, and the San Bernardino Airport stands ready to serve as one of Southern California’s newest logistics hubs. "As the economy recovers one can envision growing interest in the excellent terminal and support facilities as well as the pivotal location for persons traveling not only to the Inland Valley, but to San Diego, the Coachella Valley and the eastern portions of LA County,” said A.J. Wilson, Interim Executive Director of the airport authority and the IVDA. The entire project is led by SBIAA and the IVDA – the two governmental agencies created after the Norton Air Force Base closure. Both agencies are regional joint powers authorities with membership representing San Bernardino County and the cities of San Bernardino, Colton, Loma Linda, and Highland. Formed in 1990, the IVDA is responsible for the redevelopment of the non-aviation portion of the former air base. Many businesses, including Kohl’s, Mattel, Pep Boys, Stater Bros., Kohler, and Leggett & Platt, have Continued on page 4

Rediscover Glen Helen Park Get your camping gear ready! Glen Helen Regional Park will soon open 46 Recreational Vehicle campsites for all you outdoor enthusiasts. With the recent allocation of $50,000 the Board of Supervisors for infrastructure improvements to the park, existing dry campsites will be upgraded to include electric and water hook ups. These amenities will be an added benefit for our overnight campers. The site offers visitors and campers over 1,300 acres of beautiful park space and fun activities for the entire family. Its two wellstocked lakes provide year-round fishing for recreational fishermen, as well as serious anglers vying for the top prize in our popular Trout Derby – the next Derby is scheduled for Saturday, April 14th. With 1,000 pounds of trout stocked weekly from November through April, and 900 pounds of catfish stocked every week during the summer months, everyone is bound to go home a winner. Continued on page 3

Contact us at (909) 387-4565 Email: supervisorgonzales@sbcounty.gov Website: www.sbcounty.gov/gonzales

Join us on Facebook Scan it!

In this issue San Bernardino Intl. Airport ……...... 1 Glen Helen Revitalization ………..… 1 Tax Prep Job Training ………………. 2 Talking Taxes …..….………………... 3 Josie’s Journal …………………….…. 4 San Bernardino County Resources ... 4

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