A Message from the Interim City Manager

September 2019

Hello, Fontana,

Summer vacations may be coming to an end, but the City of Fontana has many exciting events and news for the month of September.

National Payroll Week, September 2-6, celebrates America’s employees and the payroll professionals who pay them. The City of Fontana’s Payroll Division staff will be sharing important tips and quizzes regarding 2019 taxes on the City’s social media accounts. Staff encourages everyone to perform a “paycheck checkup” with the IRS’ new Tax Withholding Estimator. The Estimator helps you identify your tax withholding to make sure you have the right amount of tax withheld from your paycheck in order to prevent an unexpected tax bill. Use the Estimator here.

The Community Services Department has released their Fall Activities Brochure. From aquatics to Zumba, this guide includes a multitude of services and programs from A to Z. View the brochure online or pick up your copy from any city facility.

If you see a U.S. Census Bureau representative walking around your neighborhood or knocking on your door, please do not be alarmed. Representatives are conducting Address Canvassing – visiting specific locations only to verify, correct, or add addresses to the existing census address list. Canvassers will have a badge with photo ID, an official Census Bureau bag, and laptop with the United States Census 2020 logo.

The Fontana Kindness Challenge launched early August, has evolved into a yearlong initiative. Kindness is contagious, and we believe that by performing one random act of kindness each day, we can make the world a better place…beginning right here in Fontana. The City wants to know about your acts of kindness. Post them to social media using the hashtag #FontanaKindnessChallenge, and we will share.

In honor of the lives lost on September 11, 2001, the City of Fontana and Veterans Partnering with Communities invites you to attend the 9/11 Day of Service. The event takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, at the Fontana Community Senior Center. Assist in creating military care packages for service members and visit numerous booths with a variety of community resources.

Give back to your community through a Park Clean-Up event at Martin Tudor Jurupa Hills Regional Park from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. Work consists of picking up trash, raking, and removing weeds. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Lunch will be provided.

Last month, Fontana Walks! celebrated its two-year anniversary. Fontana has collectively taken over 6.6 billion steps. Keep the momentum going at the next community walk on Saturday, September 21 at 7:00 a.m. at Fontana Park.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with La Gran Fiesta on Saturday, September 28 at Miller Park Amphitheater from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The celebration includes live musical performances, art activities, artisanal shopping, and a variety of authentic Hispanic food.

The City of Fontana is looking forward to September’s events, and we hope to see you there.

Have a great month, Fontana,

Michael Milhiser