A Message from the City Manager

March 2019

Happy March Fontana. The City of Fontana is springing into the new season with fun events and a few ways to give back to the environment throughout March.  

While wrapping up the month of February, Fontana received a special visit from United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson. Secretary Carson met with Mayor Acquanetta Warren, held a roundtable discussion about opportunity zones, and toured the CityLink Water of Life Community Church.

As for events, the Fontana Car Show is back. View the most distinguishable cars in Fontana every first Friday of the month until September (excluding June) in the City Hall Parking Lot from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The first show took place last Friday, March 1 with music from Mirage Groove. Every month, there are specialty food vendors, entertainment for children, and an array of musical guests. The lineup is as follows:

  • April 5, 2019 – Cold Duck
  • May 3, 2019 – HUGE
  • July 5, 2019 – Fresh
  • August 2, 2019 – Smokin' Cobras
  • September 6, 2019 – Chico

Visit CarShow.Fontana.org for the listing of rules and regulations.

Give back to the community and help keep our parks beautiful through a Park Clean Up on Saturday, March 9 at Jurupa Hills Park. Volunteers will rake, sweep and pick us debris from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Public Works staff will be on site with rakes, shovels and trash bags. Lunch is provided for all volunteers.

The City of Fontana is also working on the Urban Greening Master Plan. This plan will act as a landscaping blueprint for current and future developments. We invite you to share your input about what greenery you would like to see in Fontana at the upcoming community meeting on Wednesday, March 20. Let’s talk trees from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Fontana Community Senior Center located at 16710 Ceres Avenue. You can also pick your favorite landscaping strategy through the online survey found here: https://bit.ly/2IJpgud.

You can do your part in reducing pollution to the environment and human health through the Household Hazardous Waste facility. If you have used motor oil, batteries, cooking oil or any hazardous waste material that you are looking to dispose of, please stop by the Household Hazardous Waste facility to do so. The facility is open every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 16454 Orange Way.

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

Best regards,

Ken Hunt

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