Massive Agenda Sits Before the Rialto Budget Advisory Committee


Monday, February 26, 2018

6:00 pm

City Council Chambers

150 S. Palm Avenue


I. Call to Order/Roll Call – 6:00 pm

II. Review/Modification of Agenda Items for Discussion

III. Review and Approval of the Minutes of the January 22, 2018 Meeting and the February 5, 2018 Meeting

IV. Oral Communications from the Audience on Items not on the Agenda

V. Reports/Discussion Items (Public is offered opportunity to speak prior to Action)

a. Old Business/Follow Ups

i. Legal Service Costs by Subject

ii. CIP Contract Services

iii. Contract Services vs Employees (Lucy Garcia)

b. New Business

i. Fire Protection District (Sean Grayson)

ii. Mailboxes

iii. Schedule Update

VI. Items Requested for Next Budget Advisory Committee Meeting (March 5, 2018)

VII. Adjournment – 8:00 pm

As you can see above the Budget Advisory Committee has quite an agenda ahead of them.

Anyone looking to see what goes on at these meetings is welcome to attend, you can also speak on and off the agenda.

One major thing everyone is going to want to hear are the plans for the Fire District Tax that the Mayor nad City Council want to cram down your throats.

10 Freeway Comes to a Standstill

KFI Traffic first reported a accident on the 10 westbound at Rancho Ave where wood was dropped on the 10 freeway causing a backup that streached to the 215 freeway.

Now the San Bernardino Sun is reporting more details below:

A big-rig carrying a forklift struck a bridge under construction on the westbound 10 Freeway, forcing officials to initiate a SigAlert Wednesday morning.

“At approximately 9 a.m., a tractor-trailer carrying a forklift struck a beam of the Pepper Avenue overpass above the 10 Freeway,” California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Alvarez said. “No injuries were reported, and crews estimate a reopening of the freeway to be around 1 p.m.”

All westbound lanes are closed. Traffic is being diverted off the freeway and back on again.

Alvarez said a few cars were damaged from the falling debris but didn’t go into detail.

Investigators are on scene trying to determine if the load height was over the limit.

As SANBAG looks to add toll lanes to the 10 freeway more accidents like these are coming due to the fact that lanes will be shrunk to fit in the toll lanes on a already tight freeway.



Coffee With The Chief August

Lt Smith stood in for Chief Deanda for this months Coffee with the Chief.

Lt Smith statred off talking about National Night Out and the event was a success but they Lt. did talk about looking at how the event can combat decreasing attendance at the event.

Sgt Brochard talked about current staffing. Sgr Brochard said that Rialto Police is fully staffed on the sworn and non sworn side of things. He also talked about how difficult it is to vet, train and hire new police staff. He also spoke to the high level of training our officers have.

Cpl Russo spoke to traffic at rialto police. Last six months they have removed many DUI suspects from Rialto roads. The current OTS grant that the police department is using is $250,000. Right now the traffic department is fully staffed and they have added more training and now have new motor units to help reduce dangerous traffic situations. Cpl Russo said that they write tickets to stop people from making bad choices that eventually lead to traffic accidents. Cpl Russo and Lt Smith took questions from the audience about one dangerous intersection and they brainstomed possible solutions to the community concerns. Andy Carrzales asked about street light timing switching from one direction to another to reduce accidents from people pushing the light. Lt Smith said that they have pulled data on the Etiwanda Corridor due to their OTS grant and the Etiwanda improvement project.

Next Citizens Academy will begin  9-27-16 thru 11-29-16 applications can be recived at the front counter of the Rialto Police Station or by emailing Lt Smith at Joe Britt said that the Rialto Police Citizens Academy is a great reasource for residents to meet the movers and shakers and learn about your police agency.

Joe Britt also said the Police Deparment should package a training program  for other agencies to be better prepared for using cameras in their agency. Lt smith said that large agencies have come to learn from Rialto Police Department but by in large what works for Rialto wont work for Los Angeles or New York.

The Coffee event was a hit and well attended the dining area of the Coffee Nuttz was filled up and people overflowed into the Ice Cream section of the resturant.

If you would like to see the entire event we Streamed it Live on our Facebook Page

Major Power Outage Kicks Off Rialto Students Spring Break

Thanks to the lazy way Southern California Edison maintains the power equipment over 1,024 rialto homes are spending the early afternoon without power. Rialto Unified School District kicked off their spring break last Friday but today is the first day of the week off and now they have to spend it without power. Edison is unsure what equipment failed or how long it will take to restore power. All through the streets of Flores Park one of the main communities effected you can see people spilling out of their homes and into the streets for light and information.

Next Community Clean Up Is Saturday January 23rd

community clean up


Little League and Softball skills expo



San Bernardino Terrorist Attacks & The Rialto Connection

randy speaks

Were sure you have heard by now that the former county health inspector turned radical terrorist effected the fine city of Rialto and also left his mark on the community. By now you have also heard the scare tactics being spread throughout social media. These tactics are not linked to any fact and have opened the door to sick people using peoples fear to feed their sick minds. As we have stated many times in the last 6 years Rialto is in a unique position to feel safe and know that our public safety officials are more than equal to the task of keeping us safe.

What these terrorist attacks have also shown us is that terror does not play by our set rules of engagement. We also saw that seeing something that doesn’t look right and not reporting it because we didn’t want to sound racist can cost lives. The mantra of SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING is not just a catchy phrase it is a call to let the authorities know if something doesn’t look right. Neighbors and other people in Redlands saw activity that didn’t look right for MONTHS and said nothing. It is beyond comprehension to know we could have saved 14 lives and kept 21 people from being injured if someone had made a phone call.

We cannot change the past but it is beyond vital that we learn from it. Our all time favorite quote is  “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” by George Santayana. If we cannot learn from our past we will keep making the same mistakes. St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Coffee Nutzz and Carter High School are just a few of the locations that the county health inspector turned radical terrorist had some type of ties. Probably the most chilling tie were the photos found in the terrorists possession of Carter High School. Luckily our public safety officials were equal to the task to see that our schools were safe.

letter from sup

So we need to show our public safety officials that we will not remain silent. We need to share information that they need to keep us safe. One great way yo do that is Area Command Meetings see the flyer below:

Area Command 2016

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