news for the fourth district supervisor curt hagman

June 2017

Supervisor Hagman Addresses Housing Shortage at BIA Conference


San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Curt Hagman addressed members of the Building Industry Association (BIA) on Friday, June 2nd and urged them to bridge the gap between the supply of homes and the increased demand for homes due to economic growth within the Inland Empire.

"I believe the opportunity to meet people's housing needs in our region requires a partnership between public and private entities", said Hagman.  "If we don't work together, we will never build enough homes or unlock the massive economic potential that comes with meeting our housing needs."

Growth within the Inland Empire is projected to exceed other fast-growing metropolitan areas in coming years; including Phoenix and Houston and other built-out coastal areas.

Over the past year, the Board of Supervisors have worked to implement new electronic permitting systems that will save developers time and money by streamlining the approval process.  Other actions to speed approvals and lower costs include Building and Safety switching to direct cost of service method in order to reduce user fees.  The County Land Use Services Department also created an Early Release of Utilities application to set gas and electrical meters in a more timely fashion.  This ultimately can save up to eight weeks of processing time towards final inspection of homes for homebuyers.

Supervisor Hagman continued, "I have personally seen the direct impact that government has on housing.  I've also witnessed firsthand the benefits that new homes have on our economy, on job growth, on establishing family roots and on bringing stability to communities.  The County Board of Supervisors is committed to working with the building industry to address and resolve our housing shortage."

San Bernardino County Means Business

In a recent press release to business owners and constituents San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Curt Hagman high-lighted the County's economic growth and the 21 federal, state and local programs that Fourth District businesses can be connected to through the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency (EDA).

"The EDA can help you with site selection, the labor market, market analysis, project facilitation, permitting, regulatory and tax assistance," said Hagman. "San Bernardino County is open for business and job creation.  Economic growth and high paying jobs for my constituents are top priority, and I encourage you to contact them directly or contact me through my District Office if we can help connect you to resources you need to start or grow your business."

Economic sectors leading the way during 2016-17 in San Bernardino County were Construction with 13.6% increase in the past year, Finance/Real Estate at 3.9% and Education/Health Services at 3.7%.  Fourth District cities had the largest percentage in the First Quarter 2017 Industrial Market Inventory Report.  Ontario had 21.7% of this inventory while Chino had 8.8%, ahead of Riverside's 8.5% and San bernardino's 7% according to the Cushman Wakefield Industrial Overview.

Since Ontario International Airport was returned to local control in November 2016, passenger numbers are consistently up month over month.  Ontario served 4.3 million passengers in 2016 and airport officials predict a 5% growth rate in 2017.  Next steps for the airport include making Uber and Lyft services available for travelers, attracting JetBlue back to Ontario and persuading Chinese carriers to include Ontario on their expanding list of air destinations.

The 21 programs offered by the County to assist local businesses include the California Competes Tax Credit, California State Hiring Credit, California Sales and Use Tax Exemption, California Research and Development Tax Credit, California Employment Training Panel, California Sales and Use Tax Exclusion, California Manufacturing Technology Consulting, Hybrid and Zero-Emission truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project, Figtree Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing, GO-BIZ Permit Assistance, Federal Investment Credit, Workforce Development Incentives, Foreign Trade Zones, EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, Recycling Market Development Zones, California Veterans (CALVETS) assistance program, California Film and Tax Credit Program, New Market Tax Credits, Industrial Development Bonds and the USDA Rural Development Business Programs.

The California Competes Tax Credit is a good example of a program that can put money in a business owner's pocket.  Two hundred million dollars is allocated in the upcoming fiscal year for businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California.  Applications are being accepted today online at www.calcompetes.ca.gov

The Economic Development Agency is located at 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., 3rd Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415 and their phone is (909) 387-4700.  They can also be reached online at www.SBCountyAdvantage.com.

Upcoming Events


  • 06/15 - Supervisor Hagman Satellite Office Hours, Ontario Chamber of Commerce 3200 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite 130, Ontario


Dates to Remember

  • 06/14 - Flag Day
  • 06/18 - Father's Day
  • 06/21 - Summer Begins

Shanghai, the City of Innovation


On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Supervisor Curt Hagman was the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony of the 2017 "Innovate Shanghai" promotional activities was held at Ontario International Airport, Terminal 4.  This exhibition showcased the growth, trends, and development in Shanghai. Four American photographers were featured in order to provide an American's first person point of view on how they viewed Shanghai. The event was hosted by Shanghai Municipal Government, Shanghai Pudong New Area People's Government and the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Los Angeles.

Coffee with Curt


Have you had a casual conversation over coffee with your County Supervisor? Supervisor Curt Hagman will be hosting a "Coffee with Curt" on a monthly basis within his Fourth District cities (Chino, Chino Hills, Montclair, Ontario and Upland). The next "Coffee with Curt" event will be held in August.

On Saturday, June 3, 2017 Supervisor Curt Hagman hosted a "Coffee with Curt" with special guest Mayor Debbie Stone.  The event was held and sponsored by the Wicked Cow located at 131 W. Foothill Blvd., Unit 1 in Upland.  Guests were encouraged to ask questions in regards to the City and/or the County.  

Pictured below from left to right: Chad Schnitger (Supervisor Hagman's Special Projects Manager), Mayor Pro Tem Gino Fillipi, Mayor Debbie Stone, Councilmember Sid Robinson, Officer John Bonhus, Chief Brian Johnson, Andie Castañeda (Supervisor Hagman's Special Assistant) and Ingrid Iwasko (Owner of the Wicked Cow).



Sponsored Pet of the Month Provided by West End Animal Shelter


Dodger is an adorable 3 year old male Terrier mix that loves to be petted, fed treats and all around spoiled.  He is great with children and other dogs, enjoys long walks in the park, or just lying on your lap watching your favorite show.  Dodger is looking for his furrever home.

Featured Pet of the Month Provided by West End Animal Shelter

Otis is a 3 year old male Terrier Mix, who has never had someone to play fetch with or to show off his tricks. Although he is a little shy, he is looking for one person to really connect to. Like Dodger he likes to be fed treats and is also looking for his furrever home. 


For more information on Dodger or Otis please contact West End Animal Shelter at
(909) 947-3517 or stop by 1010 Mission Blvd. Ontario, CA 91761.

Fourth District Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies




Contact Supervisor Hagman

Phone Number: (909) 465-5265

Email: Supervisor.Hagman@bos.sbcounty.gov

Website: www.sbcounty.gov/bosd4/

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