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July 14, 2021 Update

The County Update publishes once a week on Wednesdays and also as needed to share important news and resources in our battle against COVID-19. We remain here for you. #SBCountyTogether

In today’s Update:

  • Vaccinations by the numbers
  • County shifts to neighborhood vaccination events to reach the unvaccinated
  • State orders masks for K-12 students returning to school, no distancing
  • Ayala Park in Bloomington gets $1.5 million for improvements
  • County Fleet Management recognized for pandemic safety measures
  • County Sheriff update

 Vaccinating San Bernardino County (as of July 13, 2021)

Doses administered to county residents 1,749,073
County residents fully vaccinated 836,389
Percentage of 12+ residents any vaccination 53.2%
Percentage of 12+ residents fully vaccinated  46.3%

To schedule an appointment, please visit the County vaccination page or call the COVID-19 helpline at (909) 387-3911, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Vaccination page at sbcovid19.com

Pop-up Neighborhood Vaccination Events Might be Best Way to Reach Unvaccinated

Despite over 32 County-operated locations giving vaccinations each week – not including dozens of pharmacies, hospitals and physician practices also distributing vaccines – approximately 47% of our county population has yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

While some of these individuals are unable to get a vaccine for medical reasons, most of these standouts are residents still hesitant for a variety of personal reasons. County health officials are recognizing that the best way to help educate and reach these people is a neighborhood-by-neighborhood campaign that gives people a chance to talk about their concerns, and most of all, make it easy to become protected.

County residents have revolving, weekly options for getting vaccinated — easily and conveniently. The vaccination page at SBCovid19.com is continuously updated with special vaccine opportunities being held across the county, such as upcoming events at San Gorgonio High School (7/19, 20, 21), Big Bear Lake City Hall (7/15, 22), Cardenas Markets in Rialto (7/19, 21) and San Bernardino (7/17), McDonalds (multiple locations) and many others.

“The sooner we can get our population vaccinated, the sooner we can put this pandemic behind us,” said Interim Public Health Director Andrew Goldfrach. “Our hospitals are seeing a rising number of COVID-19 patients, and if national statistics are any indication, they are all unvaccinated. We continue to have to keep masks in place for certain locations because the virus is still here and can reach the unvaccinated.

“What everyone needs to recognize is that we cannot end this pandemic until we have vaccinated the vast majority of our population,” said Goldfrach. “It was that way with polio, it was that way with small pox, it was that way with the measles, and it will take mass vaccination to eliminate COVID-19. The truth is that we have it within our collective power to stop the sickness and deaths.”

Although appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are welcomed at all locations. All special events and ongoing County-administered vaccine sites can be found on the County’s vaccination website.

Want to help? Community-based organizations and employers can request to host a vaccination event, or bring in a health education ambassador to address vaccine questions and concerns. To request either, simply email the County Department of Public Health at communityevents@dph.sbcounty.gov.

State Issues New K-12 Guidance for 2021/2022 School Year

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued new guidance for K-12 schools, incorporating recommendations from the CDC to help local schools develop and implement plans for in-person instruction during the 2021-2022 school year.

The guidelines’ key foundational principle is that “all students must have access to safe and full in-person instruction and to as much instructional time as possible,” the CDPH announced.

Details on the State’s Safe Schools for All program can be found on the State’s website or by contacting local schools or school districts.

The State says it will continue to assess conditions on an ongoing basis and will determine no later than November 1, 2021, whether to update requirements or recommendations.

Bloomington’s Ayala Park Gets $1.5 Million from State for Improvements

Improvements are coming to Ayala Park in Bloomington for amenities expected to improve and enhance recreational opportunities for residents following a $1.5 million request by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Reyes that has been included the newly signed state budget.

“The Board would like to commend Majority Leader Reyes for her leadership in working with the county to advocate for Ayala Park and the community of Bloomington,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman.

The county and Reyes, D-San Bernardino, requested the funding to complete the landscaping and recreational amenities proposed for the new Ayala Park, which is being relocated to 17909 Marygold Ave., adjacent to the Bloomington Library and Bloomington Grove and Lillian Court housing developments.

“Ayala Park is a valuable recreational resource for Bloomington and is part of the board’s overarching vision to improve this community,” said Fifth District Supervisor Joe Baca, Jr.  “The new library, along with affordable housing for seniors and low-income families, have improved this neighborhood and Ayala Park will be yet another place our residents can enjoy themselves close to home.”

“The new location of the 4.5-acre Ayala Park when completed will provide much-needed outdoor open space for members of the Bloomington Community,” said Assemblymember Reyes. “The $1.5 million in funding from the state budget to complete this project was among my top priorities this year because Ayala Park is important for the quality of life for those that live in Bloomington. Congratulations Bloomington! I look forward to the park opening.”

Ayala Park is moving from 18313 Valley Boulevard, just north of Interstate 10 and is expected to be completed later this year. The new park will also include large shade structures, jogging trails, enhanced fencing, curbs and irrigation, and a gaming area for teens.

The county has invested more than $10 million into the project so far, leveraging state, federal and county resources.

This video shares the award-winning sanitation process

County’s Fleet Vehicle Sanitizing Program Recognized Nationally

The National Association of Counties (NACo), an organization representing county governments throughout the United States, granted 60 Achievement Awards this year to departments within the County of San Bernardino, including the County’s Fleet Management department.

Fleet Management provides all County departments with safe and reliable vehicles to conduct its business, and is responsible for more than 7,000 vehicles and pieces of equipment ranging from golf carts to earth movers.

During the pandemic, Fleet Management recognized a need to keep our employees safe from the COVID-19 virus and developed a vehicle sanitizing procedure to keep essential workers and first responder vehicles on the road so they could continue to provide services to county residents.

“Winning the NACo award is a source of pride for the entire Fleet Management team, who work hard every day to provide exceptional customer service to the departments we serve,” said Ron Lindsey, director of Fleet Management.

The sanitizing process, which can be seen in this video, uses EPA-registered materials and was created in collaboration with Fleet staff, the Risk Management department, and the Department of Public Health. Once the sanitation process is completed, a decal is placed on the door jamb of the vehicle, showing it was treated and ready for the next driver.

This disinfecting process has been so successful that it will continue after the pandemic. The improved sanitizing process will help protect County employees and clients against bacteria and viruses such as influenza, as well as COVID-19.

Sheriff Update on Inmates and Employees Testing Positive for COVID-19

A total of 1,134 County jail inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic; of these, 25 current inmates are experiencing minor symptoms and are recovering. The infected inmates are isolated, monitored around the clock, and provided with medical treatment.

A total of 1,056 department employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,036 of the employees have recovered from the virus. Other employees are expected to return to work in the next few weeks. It is unknown when or where the employees were infected with the virus. The department continues to encourage all department members to heed the warnings of health officials.

Latest Stats

301,802 Confirmed Cases             (up 0.1% from the previous day)
4,796 Deaths                                  (up 0.4% from the previous day)
3,472,101 Tests                             (up 0.1% from the previous day)

For more statistics from the COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard, click the desktop or mobile tab on the County’s sbcovid19.com website.


For all COVID-19 related information, including case statistics, FAQs, guidelines and resources, visit the County’s COVID-19 webpage at http://sbcovid19.com/. Residents of San Bernardino County may also call the COVID-19 helpline at (909) 387-3911 for general information and resources about the virus. The phone line is NOT for medical calls and is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have questions about social services, please call 211.

Actualización del 14 de julio de 2021

La Actualización del Condado se publica una vez a la semana los miércoles y también según sea necesario para compartir noticias y recursos importantes en nuestra batalla contra COVID-19. Nos quedamos aquí por ti.  #SBCountyTogether

En la actualización de hoy:

  • Vacunaciones por numero
  • El condado cambia a eventos de vacunación en los vecindarios para llegar a los no vacunados
  • El estado ordena cubrebocas para estudiantes K-12 que regresan a la escuela, sin distanciamiento
  • Ayala Park en Bloomington recibe $1.5 millones para mejoras
  • Administración de Flotas del Condado reconocido por las medidas de seguridad pandèmicas
  • Actualización del Sheriff del Condado

Vacunación del Condado de San Bernardino (al13 de julio de 2021)

Dosis administradas a  residentes del condado 1,749,073
Residente del condado totalmente vacunados 836,389
Porcentaje de residentes 12+ de cualquier vacuna 53.2%
Porcentaje de residentes 12+ totalmente vacunados  46.3%

Para programar una cita, por favor visite la página de vacunación del condado o llame a la línea de ayuda Covid-19 al (909) 387-3911, de lunes a viernes de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m.

 Página de vacunación en sbcovid19.com

Eventos de Vacunación “pop-up” en Vecindarios Podrían ser la Mejor Manera de Alcanzar a los no Vacunados

A pesar de que más de 32 ubicaciones operadas por el condado administran vacunas cada semana, sin incluir docenas de farmacias, hospitales y consultorios médicos que también distribuyen vacunas, aproximadamente 47% de la población de nuestro condado aún no ha recibido una vacuna COVID-19.

Aunque algunos de estos individuos no pueden recibir una vacuna por razones médicas, la mayoría de estos destacados son residentes que todavía dudan por una variedad de razones personales. Los funcionarios de salud del condado están reconociendo que la mejor manera de ayudar a educar y llegar a estas personas es una campaña de vecindario a vecindario que le da a la gente la oportunidad de hablar sobre sus preocupaciones y, sobre todo, hacer que sea fácil estar protegido..

Los residentes del condado tienen opciones semanales rotativas para vacunarse, fácil y convenientemente. La página de vacunación en SBCovid19.com se actualiza continuamente con oportunidades especiales de vacunas que se llevan a cabo en todo el condado, como los próximos eventos en San Gorgonio High School (7/19, 20,21), Big Bear Lake City Hall (7/15, 22), Mercado de Cardenas en Rialto (7/19, 21) y San Bernardino, McDonalds (varias ubicaciones) y muchos otros.

“Cuanto antes podamos vacunar a nuestra población, antes podremos dejar atrás esta pandemia”, dijo el director interino de Salud Pública, Andrew Goldfrach. “Nuestros hospitales están viendo un número creciente de pacientes con COVID-19, y si las estadísticas nacionales son una indicación, todos están sin vacunar. Seguimos que mantener el uso de un cubrebocas en ciertos lugares el uso de cubrebocas para ciertos lugares porque el virus todavía está aquí y puede llegar a los no vacunados.

“Lo que todos necesitan reconocer es que no podemos poner fin a esta pandemia hasta que hayamos vacunado a la gran mayoría de nuestra población,” dijo Goldfrach. “Así fue con la polio, fue así con la viruela, fue así con el sarampión, y hará falta vacunación masiva para eliminar el COVID-19.  La verdad es que lo tenemos dentro de nuestro poder colectivo para detener la enfermedad y las muertes.”

Aunque se recomiendan las citas, se les da la bienvenida a todos. Todos los eventos especiales y sitios de vacunas operados continuamente por el Condado se pueden encontrar en el sitio web de vacunación del Condado.

¿Quiere ayudar? Las organizaciones comunitarias y empleadores pueden solicitar ser anfitriones de un evento de vacunación, o traer a un embajador de educación sobre la salud para abordar   preguntas y preocupaciones sobre las vacunas. Para solicitar cualquiera de los dos, simplemente envié un correo electrónico al Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado a communityevents@dph.sbcounty.gov.

El Estado Publica Nueva Guía K-12 para el Año Escolar 2021/2022

El Departamento de Salud Pública de California (CDPH, por sus siglas en inglés) ha publicado nuevas guías para las escuelas K-12, incorporando recomendaciones de la CDC para ayudar a las escuelas locales a desarrollar e implementar planes para la instrucción en persona durante el año escolar 2021-2022.

El principio fundamental de las guías es que “todos los estudiantes deben tener acceso a una instrucción en persona segura y con instrucción en persona tiempo completo con la mayor cantidad de tiempo de instrucción posible,” anuncio CDPH.

Los detalles sobre el programa Escuelas Seguras para Todos del Estado se pueden encontrar en el sitio web del Estado o comunicándose con las escuelas o distritos escolares locales.

El Estado dice que continuara evaluando las condiciones de manera continua y determinara, a más tardar el 1 de noviembre de 2021, si actualizara los requisitos o las recomendaciones.

Ayala Park de Bloomington Recibe $1.5 Millones del Estado para Mejoras

Vienen mejoras al Parque Ayala en Bloomington para  amenidades esperadas a realzar y mejorar oportunidades recreacionales para residentes después de una petición para $1.5 millones por la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de San Bernardino y Eloise Reyes, Líder Mayoritaria de la Asamblea, que haya sido incluida en el recién aprobado presupuesto del estado.

“La junta quisiera elogiar a la Líder de la Mayoría Reyes por su liderazgo trabajando con el condado para abogar por Ayala Park y la comunidad de Bloomington,” dijo Curt Hagman, Presidente de la Junta de Supervisores.

El condado y Reyes, D-San Bernardino, solicitaron los fondos para completar   paisajismo y amenidades recreacionales propuestas para el nuevo Ayala Park, que se está reubicado en17909  Marygold Ave, adyacente a la Biblioteca Bloomington y los complejos habitacionales Bloomington Grove y Lillian court.

“Parque Ayala es un valioso recurso recreativo para Bloomington y es parte de la visión de la junta para mejorar esta comunidad,” dijo el Supervisor del Quinto Distrito Joe Baca, Jr.  “La nueva biblioteca, junto con viviendas asequibles para personas mayores y familias con bajos ingresos, ha mejorado este vecindario y Ayala Park será otro lugar donde nuestros residentes puedan disfrutar a s mismo cerca de casa.”

“La nueva locación del Ayala Park de 4.5 acres, una vez completado, proporcionara un espacio abierto al aire libre muy necesitado para miembros de la Comunidad de Bloomington,” dijo asambleísta Reyes. “Los $1.5 millones de dólares en fondos del presupuesto estatal para completar este proyecto fue una de mis principales prioridades este ano porque Ayala Park es importante para la cualidad de vida aquellos que viven en Bloomington. ¡Felicidades Bloomington! Espero con ansias la apertura del parque.”

Ayala Park se está trasladando de 18313 Valley Boulevard, justo al norte del Interestatal 10 y se espera que se completado este ano. El parque nuevo también incluirá grandes estructuras de sombra, senderos para de correr y mejorías a los: vallas, sistemas de riego, y área de entretenimiento para adolescentes.

El condado ha invertido más de $10 millones en el proyecto hasta ahora, tomando ventaja de recursos estatales, federales y del condado.

Este video comparte el premiado proceso de saneamiento

Programa de Desinfección de Vehículos de la Flota del Condado es Reconocido a Nivel Nacional

La Asociación Nacional de Condados (NACo), una organización que representa los gobiernos de los condados en todo Estados Unidos, otorgo 60 Premios de Logros este año a departamentos dentro del Condado de San Bernardino, incluyendo el departamento de Administración de la Flotas del Condado.

La Administración de Flotas proporciona a todos los departamentos del Condado vehículos seguros y confiables para llevar a cabo los negocios, y es responsable se mas de 7,000 vehículos y piezas de equipo que van desde carritos de golf a vehículos que mueven tierra.

Durante la pandemia la Administración de Flotas reconoció la necesidad de mantener a nuestros empleados a salvo del virus COVID-19 y desarrollo un procedimiento de saneamiento de vehículos para mantener a los trabajadores esenciales y a los vehículos de primera respuesta en la carretera, de manera que pudieran seguir prestando servicios a los residentes del condado.

“Ganar el premio NACo es un motivo de orgullo para todo el equipo de Administración de Flota, que trabaja duro cada día para brindar un servicio excepcional al cliente a los departamentos que atendemos”, dijo Ron Lindsey, director de Administración de Flota.

El proceso de sanitización, que se puede ver en este video, utiliza materiales registrados por la EPA y fue creado en colaboración con el personal de Flota, el departamento de Gestión de Riesgos y el Departamento de Salud Pública. Una vez completado el proceso de saneamiento, se coloca una calcomanía en el manubrio de la puerta del vehículo, mostrando que fue tratado y listo para el siguiente conductor.

Este proceso de desinfección ha tenido tanto éxito que continuará después de la pandemia. El proceso mejorado de saneamiento, ayudará de proteger a los empleados y clientes del condado en contra de bacterias y virus como la influenza, así como COVID-19.

Actualización del Sheriff Sobre Reclusos y Empleados que Probaron Positivo para COVID-19

Un total de 1,134 reclusos de la prisión del condado han dado positivo al COVID-19 desde el inició de la pandemia; de los cuales, 25 reos están experimentando síntomas menores y están recuperándose. Los internos infectados se encuentran aislados, son monitoreados las 24 horas del día y proporcionado tratamiento médico.

Un total 1056 empleados de departamento han probado positivo para COVID-19, y 1036 de estos empleados se han recuperado del virus. Se espera que otros empleados vuelvan a trabajar en las próximas semanas. Es desconocido cuándo o dónde se infectaron los empleados con el virus. El departamento sigue alentando a todos los miembros del departamento a que presten atención a las advertencias de los funcionarios de salud.

Últimas Estadísticas

301,802 Casos Confirmados        (0,1% más que el día anterior)
4,796 Muertes                                  (0.4% más que el día anterior)
3, 472,101 Pruebas                          (0.1% más que el día anterior)

Para obtener más estadísticas del Tablero de Vigilancia COVID-19, haga clic en la pestaña de escritorio o móvil en el sitio web sbcovid19.com del condado.

Para toda la información relacionada con COVID-19, incluyendo estadísticas de casos, preguntas frecuentes, guías y recursos, visite la página web de COVID-19 del Condado en http://sbcovid19.com/.  Los residentes del Condado de San Bernardino también pueden llamar a la línea de ayuda COVID-19 al (909) 387-3911 para obtener información general y recursos sobre el virus. La línea telefónica NO es para llamadas médicas y está disponible de lunes a viernes, de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. Si tiene preguntas sobre servicios sociales, llame al 211.

 

County Fleet Management among the best on the continent – again!

For the 14th time in the past 15 years, San Bernardino County Fleet Management has been named one of the 100 Best Fleets in North America, coming in 17th place this year – up from 23rd last year.

The 100 Best Fleets competition recognizes fleet operations that perform at a high level using industry recognized processes and procedures, key performance indicators and best practices. The 100 Best Fleets results are announced every year at the National Association of Fleet Administrators Institute and Expo conference.

The approximately 100 men and women of San Bernardino County Fleet Management provide acquisition, maintenance, repair, modification, and disposal services for the majority of county vehicles and equipment. Fleet Management’s main garage in San Bernardino includes four shops: automotive, heavy duty, welding/metal fabrication, and generator services, as well as a parts room and fueling station. The department also operates five smaller service centers in Barstow, Victorville, Needles, Rancho Cucamonga and Twentynine Palms and 60 strategically located fueling sites.

Additionally, Fleet Management operates a motor pool, which has ownership and/or maintenance and replacement responsibility for approximately 1,940 vehicles and pieces of equipment assigned to or used by county departments.

County Fleet Management among the best on the continent – again!

For the 13th time in the past 14 years, San Bernardino County Fleet Management has been named one of the 100 Best Fleets in North America, coming in 23rd place this year.

The 100 Best Fleets competition recognizes fleet operations that perform at a high level using industry recognized processes and procedures, key performance indicators and best practices. The 100 Best Fleets results are announced every year at the National Association of Fleet Administrators Institute and Expo conference.

The approximately 100 men and women of San Bernardino County Fleet Management provide acquisition, maintenance, repair, modification, and disposal services for the majority of county vehicles and equipment. Fleet Management’s main garage in San Bernardino includes four shops: automotive, heavy duty, welding/metal fabrication, and generator services, as well as a parts room and fueling station. The department also operates five smaller service centers in Barstow, Hesperia, Needles, Rancho Cucamonga and Twentynine Palms and 60 strategically located fueling sites.

Additionally, Fleet Management operates a motor pool, which has ownership and/or maintenance and replacement responsibility for approximately 1,940 vehicles and pieces of equipment assigned to or used by county departments.

 

County Fleet Management named #1 fleet in the nation

County Fleet Management is on a roll.

The agency that acquires and cares for the vast majority of county vehicles was named the top government fleet in the nation on Tuesday at the Government Fleet Expo and Conference

San Bernardino County earned the top spot for showing leadership with staff, with customers and within the community; staying efficient and competitive; overcoming challenges; and having a vision and direction for the Fleet Management operation.

Falling in closely behind San Bernardino County were the counties of Riverside, San Diego, Ventura and Sacramento; the cities of Long Beach, Anaheim, Oakland and Beverly Hills; and other notables including New York City, Boston, Houston, Milwaukee and Indianapolis.

San Bernardino County was also recognized as one of five fleets nationwide for its completion of the Certified Fleet Management Operation (CFMO) program and CLEANFleet program.

The CFMO certification benchmarks fleet practices against private-sector companies with which the public-sector group competes most directly. The certification testing process addresses 20 categories and eight foundation categories to ensure fleet management success and aims to make a fleet operation cost-effective, efficient, competitive, and well-managed.

The CLEANFleet certification ensures fleet operations are energy-efficient and environmentally responsible.

The approximately 100 men and women of San Bernardino County Fleet Management provide acquisition, maintenance, repair, modification, and disposal services for the majority of county vehicles and equipment. Fleet Management’s main garage in San Bernardino includes four shops: automotive, heavy duty, welding/metal fabrication, and generator services, as well as a parts room and fueling station. The department also operates five smaller service centers in Barstow, Hesperia, Needles, Rancho Cucamonga and Twentynine Palms and 60 strategically located fueling sites.

Additionally, Fleet Management operates a motor pool, which has ownership and/or maintenance and replacement responsibility for approximately 1,940 vehicles and pieces of equipment assigned to or used by county departments.

Government Works: Fleet Management recognized for excellence

fleet management 3Continuing San Bernardino County’s recognition at national levels, the County’s Fleet Management Department received four awards at the Government Fleet Expo in Tennessee last month.  The national “Leading Fleets Award” is an open competition to all 34,000 public entity fleets in the United States and Canada.  All applicants are recognized but only the top 50 best fleets are named in the final round of competition.  From the final 50, the top 20 receive numbered rankings.  San Bernardino County’s Fleet Management department placed 20th this year.

In conjunction with Government Fleet Magazine and the American Public Works Association, the awards program, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, recognizes fleet operations that are performing well in the areas of fleet leadership, efficiency, future goals planning and overcoming challenges.

The Fleet Management (SBC Fleet) department also received its “CleanFleet Certification, a national program certifying fleet operations as energy efficient and environmentally responsible.  This program is the industry-recognized method of measuring and rewarding high maintaining standards in clean fleet management.  Certification categories include hazardous waste generator identification, general waste management requirements and storage, recycled oil products and used oil management program, vehicle and equipment washing facilities, facility air quality, Freon management, contract repair work (outside services), product storage, facility management, administration and general management, including purchasing policies, vehicle replacement and carbon footprint, facility utilities and carbon footprint.

Additionally, SBC Fleet received its second certification as a “Certified Fleet Management Operation”, from Government Fleet Management Alliance (GFMA).  This program identifies fleets that are efficient and cost effective. With over 120 certification criteria addressing 20 critical operational areas of fleet management, SBC Fleet is one of 22 fleets certified in the nation.  The certification process includes eight foundation categories: staffing and productivity, company and employee goals, mission statement and business plan, parts inventory management, replacement policy and financial program, fleet utilization management, fleet policy and procedures documentation, preventive maintenance program and customer service and level of support.Final Government Works Stamp

The fourth and final award, also presented by GFMA, is the “Master Certification” award, given to those fleets that are both “certified and CleanFleet” certified.  There are only six public fleets in the United States and Canada which have achieved GFMA’s Master level certification.

Earlier this year, SBC Fleet also placed 8th in the 100 Best Fleets in the Nation competition.  This is the 12th year San Bernardino County Fleet Management has placed in the top 100 fleets in the nation and ranking as high as number two in the nation.

“I am exceedingly proud that our Fleet Management Department continues to contribute to the Countywide Vision by operating in a businesslike manner and being good stewards of taxpayer’s resources.  Being recognized as one of the most professional and efficient fleets in the nation is a great honor and a testament of the hard work and dedication of the Fleet staff,” said Roger Weaver, Director of Fleet Management. “Congratulations to every employee in the department for what they do in improving our vehicles and services, saving taxpayer dollars, and in contributing to San Bernardino County’s vision of creating a better place to live.”

This is an example of how Government Works.

For San Bernardino County, it’s easy being green

San Bernardino County’s fleet of more than 2,000 public service vehicles have been chosen as one of the nation’s most environmentally friendly government fleets in the nation.

Governing Green Fleet Art Jan 2014 (2)Among thousands of federal, state, county, city, school district, and other public agency fleets from Hawaii to Maine, San Bernardino County’s fleet ranked 40th in the Government Green Fleet Award program, it was announced this week. Other notable entries included the New York City Department of Sanitation, ranked at 42nd, the County of Riverside, ranked at 45th, and the City of Thousand Oaks, ranked at 50th.

Criteria for the awards included use of renewable and alternative sources of energy. It compared the total use of conventional versus renewable fuels such as BioDiesel & Ethanol, and non-renewable  fuels such as propane and compressed natural gas. The program also considered green fleet sustainability, examining whether agencies will continue to budget and purchase green technologies.

So when you look up at our beautiful local mountains and can actually see them, you can give some of the thanks to the San Bernardino County Fleet Management Department.

 

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