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Alta Loma Riding Club
P.O. Box 8116
Alta Loma, California  9170

 
 
                                       



LAFCO will begin the process of consideration for the sphere of influence establishment for CSA 120 (LAFCO 3157 – Open Space District) through the following schedule:
 


March 19, 2014 – Hearing to consider the proposal LAFCO 3157
 

Should you wish to be included on the distribution listing of information related to these hearings please respond with your mailing address to Kathleen Rollings-McDonald (See contact info below).  In addition, should you have any questions regarding the process overall please do not hesitate to contact me directly. 

  

Larry Henderson, 

  

LAFCO Contact Info: 

Kathleen Rollings-McDonald 

Executive Officer 

San Bernardino LAFCO 

215 North "D" Street, Suite 204 

San Bernardino, CA  92415 

(909) 383-9900 


West-Side Parks and Street Lighting
District Update

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On February 5, 2014, results were reported to the City Council on the recent community engagement effort regarding the financing of parks and street lighting in the City's

western neighborhoods.

  

The report follows months of outreach to homeowners and local businesses about funding shortfalls in the West-side assessment districts that fund 10 parks and more than 9,000 street lights, as well as trails and landscaping. Because of rising utility and maintenance costs, and assessments frozen since 1993, many of the City's assessment districts have insufficient funds. Over the last 3 years, the City has explored all potential funding and cost savings options, but existing funds simply cannot maintain current service levels. The City has been seeking to simplify and streamline our neighborhood-based parks and street lighting districts, so each property owner is paying a fair rate, while clearly understanding the services they are receiving for their assessment dollars.

  

A telephone survey and more than 1400 returned postcards show that residents value well maintained, clean and attractive parks, trails, and landscaping. Most are not aware that these parks and lights are maintained by special property assessments, and a majority of West-side residents are not ready to support an increase to their assessment district rates at this time. Key telephone survey results, which had  a margin of error of +/- 3%, include:

  • 71% think things in Rancho Cucamonga are going in the right direction
  • 85% think parks, trails, and recreation facilities are adequately maintained
  • 56% are not aware that they pay an assessment for the maintenance of parks and street lights
  • 32% initially support an assessment increase; with more information, the number increases to 46%

This issue has been talked about in other areas of town in recent years, with property owners in the Victoria, Terra Vista and Caryn neighborhoods approving new assessment rates to preserve their parks and other services. However, the survey results show that West-side residents want the City to tighten its belt further while they learn more about potential rate increases.

 

"Following this report, the City is making changes to maintenance levels in parks and landscaping to live within our means," said Mayor Pro Tem Sam Spagnolo. "Our goal is to preserve our core services in all 10 parks, so things like restrooms, play equipment, park shelters, and general use park areas are still maintained." Changes to maintenance include partnering with sports and equestrian groups to maintain sports fields and the equestrian facility at Heritage Park, reducing mowing and overall maintenance, deferring replacement of equipment, reducing staff and contracting for more services, and temporarily draining and fencing the Red Hill lake feature while developing new maintenance options.

 

"The lake needs maintenance," said Public Works Director Bill Wittkopf. "By temporarily draining it and relocating the wildlife, we can get in there to see the pumps and develop a more cost-effective, long-term option. We'll be reporting back to the City Council on that plan within 120 days."

 

While these maintenance changes take place, the City Council also directed staff to continue the outreach effort with West-side residents. "We need to keep sharing information and hearing back from the community," said Mayor Dennis Michael. 

 

You may also view this information in the West-Side Parks and Street Lighting Updatebrochure.

 


Its 3 AM you hear a noise and discover your horse is in distress (Barn Collapse, Fell in Swimming pool, etc…).  You need help, because it is beyond your capability.  What should you do?  Call 911 give your location and that you have a horse rescue situation and ask for RC Fire Rescue.  Also be sure and notify your Veterinarian.In terms of if there is a horse rescue here in Rancho it will come from the Banyan Station, where the heavy rescue squad is based.  The proper procedure is for any owner / veterinarian to call 911, and then Fire Dispatch will make surecontact is then made for appropriate people to handle the situation.  Alert operates under the Fire Department; they are not a separate entity and they will be requested if Fire Department determines there is a need.


Be sure to check out our Calendar for future events!  We have Playdays, Local Rides, Trailer Out rides and Charity Rides all listed for your convenience.  Be sure to keep checking the calendar and the newsletter for details and any possible date changes, since inclement weather and other things can always bring about changes!!

CHECK OUT THE ALERT tab on the top of the webpage to get the latest CERT Training news.  There are 3 flyers for your review.
                                       


Its 3 AM you hear a noise and discover your horse is in distress (Barn Collapse, Fell in Swimming pool, etc…).  You need help, because it is beyond your capability.  What should you do?  Call 911 give your location and that you have a horse rescue situation and ask for RC Fire Rescue.  Also be sure and notify your Veterinarian.In terms of if there is a horse rescue here in Rancho it will come from the Banyan Station, where the heavy rescue squad is based.  The proper procedure is for any owner / veterinarian to call 911, and then Fire Dispatch will make surecontact is then made for appropriate people to handle the situation.  Alert operates under the Fire Department; they are not a separate entity and they will be requested if Fire Department determines there is a need.


Be sure to check out our Calendar for future events!  We have Playdays, Local Rides, Trailer Out rides and Charity Rides all listed for your convenience.  Be sure to keep checking the calendar and the newsletter for details and any possible date changes, since inclement weather and other things can always bring about changes!!

CHECK OUT THE ALERT tab on the top of the webpage to get the latest CERT Training news.  There are 3 flyers for your review.
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