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Beaumont – an overnight success 100 years in the making! Photos show some of our year long festivities!
Beaumont has grown significantly over the last decade even being recognized as The fastest growing city in the State of California in 2007 The 2nd fastest growing city in the State of California in 2008 The 2nd fastest growing city in the State of California in 2009 (cities with populations over 30,000) Even with the economic slow down, Beaumont has experienced a 14% increase since 2010.
For over a decade Beaumont’s expenditures have never exceeded our revenues. A balanced budget has been the key to Beaumont’s continued success.
Two of the top revenue sources in Beaumont are property and sales tax. Others include: public safety tax, utility users, franchises, and business licenses just to name a few.
For a more in‐depth look at the city’s budget process, please visit our website www.BeaumontCares.com!
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Currently the City of Beaumont has 141 full‐time and 26 part‐time employees. Recent job opportunities include: on‐call bus driver which will remain open until filled.
The City of Beaumont is broken down into 3 main “super departments”. Let’s take a look at each of them!
The first Super Department we will take a look at is “Administrative Services” or the Civic Center functions.
As you saw in a previous slide, each super department each has their own functions and a recent program called “City Hall 24/7” has enabled all departments are able to assist with basic customer service functions such as: passports, bus passes, dog license, building permits, utility payments, business license, etc. So if you are unable to make it to the Civic Center during regular business hours, feel free to stop by the police department or the CRC!
Beaumont is always looking for new ways to assist citizens. Listed are some of the many programs available. In the photo you see the pharmaceutical recycling container where citizens can drop off expired or unused medications.
The City of Beaumont Transit system operates 8 fixed routes and 1 commuter link to Calimesa and San Bernardino Metrolink, as well as Dial‐A‐Ride services within Beaumont and Cherry Valley. In 2012, Beaumont Pass Transit provided nearly 200,000 passenger trips! About 56% of the riders are school aged children.
In recent years employees have taken the initiative to improve their health through a variety of programs. Healthy recipes are emailed out each week and co‐workers often meet up to exercise together. The combination of healthy initiatives have meant fewer sick days, more productivity, lower insurance premiums and enhanced public service. The Healthy City Program will soon be extended to the community with recipes being available on the city’s website and health education classes sponsored by Beaver Medical Group.
What is “let’s move”: Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let's Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has y, affordable ff f food. And, , helping p g kids become more physically p y y active. access to healthy,
You can see by the map that we have plenty of trails in place, 28 miles to be exact and roughly 37 more miles planned for the future!
Beaumont is the first city in the Inland Empire to reach Platinum Certification in the Local Energy Leaders Partnership with Southern California Edison.
Community wide recycle events began on a small scale back in 2007 with tire recycling and have since grown into large scale operation taking in tons of material. This program is funded through state grants and volunteers.
The Office of Emergency Services provides training for employees and the public and to date has trained 630 people in the CERT program. Our OES department also handles cost recovery programs for Beaumont when we have an event such as the flooding in 2010. In those events alone they were able to recover almost $ 400,000.00 for the City.
The main functions of Planning and Economic Development are: • Provide information and recommendations to ensure that development projects are of the highest possible quality • Retain current and recruit potential employers to the City of Beaumont. • Ensure that development in the community produces the maximum benefit to the City and its citizens. • Ensure that commercial and industrial uses and related developments enhance the quality of life and provide a stable economic base for the community. community
What began as a small farming town in the early 1900’s has blossomed into one of the fastest growing cities in California in the mid 2000’s.
As of April 30th a total of 409 permits have been issued. By projecting those figures we expect a total of 1227 permits for the current year, a projected 16% increase over 2012.
So far, this visionary approach under the Community Facilities Districts program has built $22 8 million $227.8 illi in i public bli improvements i since i the h mid id‐1990s. 1990 It’s ’ been b d done through h h using i innovative financing that makes up the heart of the public improvements program. A few of the projects are: New reservoirs can hold 16.75 million gallons and help enhance our community water supply and fire protection. More than 25 miles of major new roads have been built. More than 40 miles of water pipelines have been built throughout the city. Fifteen traffic lights have been installed throughout the city. 92 acres of new parks have been built — that is equal to almost 70 football fields! Beaumont’s sewer plant can handle 4 million gallons a day (soon to be 8 million gallons a day.) Over a mile of city‐built railroad track has been installed for local businesses.
As you can see in the graph home prices have returned to pre‐housing bubble prices. With interest rates at an all time low and new model homes opening in Sundance, we expect to welcome a new wave of residents to Beaumont.
By looking at the graph we can see a snapshot of February 2013 showing that the 98.2% of homes in Beaumont are “non‐ distressed” properties meaning that they are not for sale or going through the foreclosure process.
Our shopping experience offers everything from nationally and internationally known retailers to quaint antique shops with hard‐to‐find items.
“If you think money can’t buy you happiness, you don’t know where to shop!” Beaumont is the premier location for all of your shopping needs. With the help of the Beaumont Chamber, Beaumont expects to welcome many new businesses in 2013 and receive $3,600,000 in sales tax revenue! It is important to remember that by buying local, you keep your tax dollars in Beaumont!
Family Dollar will be holding there Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening this Saturday following Breezin through Beaumont!
768 acres of available land zoned for industrial use 145 acres of completed building space available
Construction of the ICON Health and Fitness’ tilt up building began in mid‐ April.
Conveniently located at the Interstate 10 and State Route 60, Beaumont is ideally located for continued growth.
On February 17 2009, the City Council approved the Beaumont Economic Stimulus Program which contains measures to assist homeowners, businesses, property owners, and developers. To date the program has waived over 6 million dollars.
The second Super Department we will take a look at is “Community Services”.
The City of Beaumont owns and maintains 16 parks including Stewart Park which is home to ‘The Plunge”, the skate park, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, and many events including the Breezin’ through Beaumont, Cherry Festival, 4th of July Celebration, and Summer Concert Series just to name a few!
Our Community Service staff can do it all, from mowing to maintenance to event staffing! Here is just a short list of their normal activities.
The Albert A. Chatigny Sr. Community Recreation Center, also known as the CRC, has 174 children enrolled in the Say Camp Program. 90‐100 children attend on a normal day, coming in before and after school to participate in crafts, computer time, sports, and spend time on homework. The CRC also runs a Teen Center which gives children 6th – 12th grade the opportunity to socialize, do homework and play games, like Guitar Hero, in a safe and cool environment.
The last Super Department we will take a look at is “Public Safety Services” including police and fire.
Many of our programs follow the Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving, or COPPS philosophy. Community policing brings police and citizens together to prevent crime and solve neighborhood problems. In the photo you can see an officer speaking with a child at one of the Home Depot Safety Fairs.
As you can see crimes remain relatively low and show only a short increase as our population continues to grow. Against people: assault, rape, homicide, robbery Against property: burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft
As you can see our Animal Care Officers are very busy running calls for Beaumont as well as our neighboring cities of Banning and Calimesa. Calls cover a variety of topics such as: Locate and remove stray, uncontrolled, or abused animals from undesirable conditions Examine animals for injuries or malnutrition Investigate reports of animal attacks or animal cruelty Issue warnings or citations in connection with animal‐related offenses Service to our neighboring cities began in July of 2010
In 2012 Code Enforcement opened 758 cases, 695 or 91% of those cases have been closed out/completed
Beaumont benefits from the Regionalized fire protection of CalFire. Beaumont is protected by Engine 66 ( Beaumont Fire station ), Engine 21 ( Calimesa Fire station), Engine 20 (Beaumont/Banning City west), Engine 22 (Cherry Valley Fire station). In 2012 CalFire provided 2,944 calls to Beaumont!
As the old saying goes, there is success in numbers. By collaborating with other agencies Beaumont has been able to accomplish many projects for its citizens. Representatives often come together at “Cooperative Agencies Meetings” to ensure
In recent years, Beaumont has worked hand‐in‐hand with our neighbors ‐ using redevelopment money, development fees, and other funds to improve and expand facilities and services in our hometown. A couple of the most recent projects are the pedestrian bridges located on Beaumont Avenue and Brookside Avenue keeping our children safe and dry.
City and community events would not be possible without the cooperation of our many service groups and organizations in town. We thank you for all of your service! Cherry Festival Association Beaumont Spirit Run Chamber of Commerce
There is always something new and exciting coming to Beaumont! Many of the proposed projects receive federal, state and county funding. Each year, staff travels to Washington DC to meet with officials and share Beaumont’s plans. Over the years Beaumont has received roughly 9 million dollars in funding that was a direct result of these trips. Let’s take a look at what’s in store for 2013!
Commuter Link 120 is a new proposed new route that will take riders to the San Bernardino Metrolink Station and the Loma Linda Veterans Hospital. Details are pending approval and more information will be coming soon!
The bridge and new regional bypass will offer local motorists an alternate route around the Interstate10/Highway 79 interchange. Commuters from as far away as French Valley, Hemet and San Jacinto also will benefit. Motorists will have safer, easier access where I‐10 and Highway 60 come together. And if the freeway or Hwy. 60 happen to be shut down, the new Potrero Boulevard Bypass will provide an emergency access route.
The SR 60/Potrero Blvd. Interchange would not be possible without the completion of the Centennial Memorial Bridge which unlocked 2,000 acres of land and provides access to Oak Valley Parkway and the 10 freeway.
High‐tech control rooms, big, blue ponds, and 140 miles of underground lines keep up with sewer treatment in Beaumont. The treatment facility handles 4 million gallons a day and uses a seven‐step process to turn waste into environmentally safe recycled water and sludge. — 1.8 million gallons a day are fed into Cooper’s Creek to preserve riparian habitat. — 700,000 gallons a day are poured into the Basin to replenish water levels. In 2013 we hope to increase volume of treatment while also improving energy efficiency. efficiency The future goal is to increase to 8 million gallons a day.
Beaumont’s newly designed website will go live on July 3rd. The new look will feature streamlined menu options, quick link buttons, scrolling slide show, and social media feeds. Don’t forget to “Make us your Homepage!”
Civic Center – planters, traffic calming bumps, parallel parking – enhance the campus feel of the Civic Center Grace Avenue – Possible street vacation 4th & Viele – Possible installation of a 4‐way stop sign with future plans to build a signaled intersection – help control commercial traffic exiting freeway
There are plenty of ways you can become more involved with your city!
The 2012 the Beaumont Charitable Foundation raised $70,000 during 2012! Past events have included a murder mystery dinner, golf tournament, disc golf, dunk tanks, corn booth, fill the boot, tip a cop, etc. The events are always fun and we encourage everyone to come out and participate.
Volunteer through the VIBE Program and receive money back for your time! There are plenty of opportunities available to you including: events, the CRC, the PD, just to name a few.
Have students in high school? Encourage them to join the Beaumont Youth Advisory Committee and get involved with government!
Beaumont Cares Meeting are the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6pm at the Beaumont Civic Center. This relaxed environment is the perfect place to discuss a concern or question about your neighborhood with City staff.
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Join us for these upcoming events!
All concerts begin at 7pm – Chamber Market Night also going on! Shop local
We sincerely appreciate the support of our amazing community.