A Message from the City Manager

May 2019

There is no shortage of exciting events and activities during the month of May for the entire family to enjoy.

The City of Fontana is celebrating May as Building and Safety Month. When structures are built to code, you can rest assure the buildings you walk into, or the homes you live in, are structurally sound. The men and women of the Building and Safety Division play a crucial role in keeping residents and visitors safe. Join our dedicated team of inspectors, plan checkers, permit aides and technicians as we take part in the international campaign of raising awareness about the importance of building safety. The Division will be posting interactive activities on the City’s social media accounts, have a book display at the Lewis Library and Technology Center all month long, and will have information displays in the Development Services Office.

On Tuesday, May 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., there will be a Fire Simulator Presentation in the City Hall Parking lot (8353 Sierra Ave). The San Bernardino County Fire Department will show the different ways fires may start in a home, along with tips to prevent, put out or contain a fire.

On Tuesday, May 21, stop by the Development Services Office (DSO) for an Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. located in the DSO first floor conference room. Building and Safety staff, along with Housing staff will be answering all your home improvement questions from pulling permits and scheduling inspections to discussing the Sewer Connection Program and Housing Rehabilitation Program.

Intergalactic forces align on Saturday, May 4 for the Fontana Days Parade themed, “May the 4th Be with You!” The parade will begin on Sierra Avenue and Arrow Boulevard, and make its way to Veterans Park. Expect to see many school marching bands and familiar faces participating in the parade this year.

Give back to your community by participating in the Park Clean-up event on Saturday, May 11. Volunteers will be sprucing up Southridge Bird Farm (14501 Live Oak Ave) starting at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

Lace up your sneakers and get ready for the next Fontana Walks! community walk on Saturday, May 18 at 8:00 a.m. at the Mary Vagle Nature Center (11501 Cypress Ave). This is an opportunity to meet your neighbors and exercise in a fun and supportive environment.

The summer season is beginning with a splash. On May 25, all pools are opening. Visit Aquatics.Fontana.org for more information about each pool’s amenities, fees, and family-fun events. 

We close out the month with the much-anticipated Fontana Days Festival from May 30 to June 2 at Veterans Park (17255 Merrill Ave). Enjoy live entertainment, carnival rides and games, and an array of food vendors. We hope to see you all out there enjoying the best that Fontana has to offer.

For a complete list of all the upcoming summer fun, check out the new summer activities brochure available here.

The City looks forward to another productive month. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to make Fontana the shining example of exceptional municipal service.

Best regards,

Ken Hunt

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