San Bernardino CountyCommunity Indicators Report
Created in 2010 to support the development of a countywide vision, the San Bernardino Community Indicators Report provides the community with an annual assessment of how the county is faring across a range of indicators.
GenerationGo! is a countywide effort spearheaded by the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board that provides work-based learning opportunities to high school students so they are ready to enter the workforce with the skills they need. Healthcare jobs in the Inland Empire are expected to grow by about 20 percent in the next five years, with more than 17,900 openings each year due to growth and replacement needs.
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools’ Regional Occupational Program (ROP) is developing a new pipeline of students who possess a combination of industry-recognized credentials and degrees in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity. Called Cyber SB, the program partners with school districts, San Bernardino Valley College and California State University, San Bernardino, to offer students an education pathway to a lucrative and high-demand career.
During the 2018 Poverty Awareness Month, the County of San Bernardino’s department of Human Services launched #EmpowerSBC to promote awareness and education through social media. #EmpowerSBC postings and videos highlighted community collaborations, resources and services. Fifteen county departments, community-based organizations and residents came together to identify innovative solutions to create pathways out of intergenerational poverty. Campaign efforts support the Countywide Vision through meeting the safety, health and social service needs of residents. Ongoing efforts include multi-agency education and training and an innovative pilot project that brings those affected by poverty together to examine how poverty impacts communities. The Public Relations Society of America Inland Empire Chapter recognized #EmpowerSBC with social media and video awards.
In 2018, California’s Strategic Growth Council awarded Arrowhead Grove Neighborhood $20 million through the California Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program – a first for the Inland Empire. This will help fund two upcoming phases of the Arrowhead Grove Neighborhood, formerly known as Waterman Gardens Public Housing including 147 affordable housing units and 36 market-rate units.
The California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) welcomed its inaugural class of 64 future physicians in July 2018, partnering with Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) and Prime Healthcare Foundation. The medical school, known as CalMed, was conceived by Dr. Prem Reddy and Dr. Dev GnanaDev to address the shortage of physicians in the Inland Empire and scarcity of medical school slots in California.
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors authorized additional funding for fiscal year 2017/2018 to assist with crime suppression throughout San Bernardino County. This funding was used for the Desert and Valley Guardian operations, investigative purposes, and to supplement the three regional gang teams with six additional deputies assigned to the Gang Division for the duration of the crime suppression program.
Regular maintenance is critical to longer lasting roads and the efficient movement of traffic, and San Bernardino County is on top of its game! The Department of Public Works developed a systematic, cost-efficient, and effective preventative maintenance program to achieve and sustain an overall pavement condition index rating of “good or above” using a variety of technologies to reduce costs and raise efficiency. The pavement condition index for more than 2,175 miles of County-maintained roads is 81.5, one of the highest in the state.
The California legislature passed Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act, in 2006. As a result, local cities and counties must seek to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions consistent with statewide goals. Yet, local jurisdictions face a difficult challenge to reduce emissions while population and economic activity are growing in the region. To proactively address this need, the San Bernardino Council of Governments, in partnership with 21 cities, developed the San Bernardino County Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and Environmental Impact Report.