Ontario Living Magazine - Summer 2014 - page 2

As the summer months near, I would like to update you on some of
the exciting developments happening around town and also let you know
about the many upcoming family events offered in the City of Ontario.
This year’s Huck Finn Jubilee, to be held at Cucamonga-Guasti
Regional Park in Ontario, has been reinvented and is expected to
attract thousands of attendees from all over the United States. The
three-day festival, from June 13-15, is a celebration of old Americana,
featuring bluegrass and country music, themed activities and
contests, fishing, camping, raft-building, living history displays, and
everything Huck Finn. This event is billed as one of the largest
bluegrass festivals west of the Mississippi and is one more example
of our City Council’s commitment to building Ontario as a destination
and premier event host.
We’ll come together on Friday, July 4 for the annual City of Ontario
Fourth of July Parade in downtown, followed by the fireworks show at
Westwind Park later that evening. The City Council will host local
marching bands, car clubs, and local dignitaries for fun, food and
activities for the entire family. The theme for our parade and fireworks
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City Manager’s Update
show is “Star Spangled Spectacular” and will attract attendees from all over
the County. So make sure to arrive early and wear your red, white, and blue!
Ontario’s award winning National Night Out takes place on Tuesday,
August 5, and will once again provide an opportunity for you to meet with
public safety personnel as we keep Ontario a model of safety and
prosperity. The City of Ontario was the first Southern California city to
receive national recognition for its participation in this event, and we
consistently rank among the top five cities in the nation for Night Out
activities. If you would like to become more involved in this year’s event,
please contact our Police Crime Prevention Unit at (909) 395-2093.
We’ll need housing for all those moving into the Ontario area as a
result of our strong business climate and family-friendly living; and we are
ready. The new single-family residences at Parkside adjacent to
Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park are almost sold out, and the New Model
Colony is experiencing an unprecedented boost in investment. In fact, the
number of residential construction permits is up over 600% from last year
in only six months. Ontario continues to be the place to do business and
raise your family.
Finally, for all of you making your summer travel plans, you will notice
that Ontario International Airport continues to struggle. Owned and
operated by the City of Los Angeles, the airport has lacked an owner with
a vested interest in its success and growth. But that will change. The
Ontario Mayor and City Council were able to reopen negotiations with Los
Angeles while keeping the lawsuits against LA as a viable option in case
negotiations fizzle. The Council has been clear that “no is not an option”
and we are cautiously optimistic that
change is coming. Our Council
stands committed to restoring our
region’s most important economic
and jobs engine.
Enjoy all the wonderful activities
Ontario has to offer, and I look
forward to seeing you at one of our
many community celebrations.
Al C. Boling, City Manager
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