Climate Action Plan-Update Upcoming

The City is currently in the process of updating the CAP in concert with updates in the State climate change regulations. On September 28, 2016, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 32 into law. SB 32 sets a statewide goal of reducing GHG emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) was directed to develop a climate change scoping plan update that would provide the regulations and policies to achieve the 2030 reduction target. On December 14, 2017, CARB finalized “California’s 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan,” providing quantitative summaries of the regulations needed to achieve the 2030 reduction target.

It is important that the CAP update reflect the community character of Chino. As the City moves ahead with developing the CAP update, we would like to hear from the residents and other key stakeholders regarding their perspectives of the CAP and what priorities they would like to see addressed in the CAP update. As a resident and a stakeholder, your input is valuable. Below is a link to the survey designed to understand Chino residents’ and stakeholders ‘perspectives regarding the CAP update.

Take the Climate Action Plan Survey Here

For more information and to view the current Climate Action Plan, click here.

Gearing Up for the 2020 Census 

census form As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, our nation gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. census counts every resident in the United States.  The data collected by the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.

The next census in 2020 will require counting an increasingly diverse and growing population of around 330 million people in more than 140 million housing units.

What is the Census?

The purpose of the Census to count everyone.  The census counts every person living in the U.S. once, only once, and in the right place.

View a sample form by clicking here.

Why is it Important?

The census aims to provide those residing in our city, state, and federal government fair representation. After each decade’s census, state officials redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts in their state to account for population shifts, a process known as redistricting.  Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.

Additionally, the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties, and communities for schools, hospitals, roads, public works, and other vital programs are based on census data.

Is it mandatory that I take the Census?

Yes, completing the census is mandatory.  The U.S. Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790. It’s a way to participate in our democracy and say, “I COUNT!”

What is the process like? How do I take the Census?

The official Census Day is April 1, 2020, but households will start receiving information before then.  When it is time to respond, most households will receive an invitation in the mail.  Since most areas of the country are likely to respond online, most households will receive a letter asking them to go online to complete the census questionnaire.  All households will also have the option to respond by mail or by phone.  Households that do not complete the online questionnaire will receive reminders and will eventually receive a paper questionnaire.  In May 2020, census representatives will follow up in person with all households that have not responded by late April 2020.

Do I take the census if I and/or members of my household are in undocumented?

Yes.  U.S. Census figures are based on actual counts of persons dwelling in U.S. residential structures. They include citizens, non-citizen legal residents, non-citizen long-term visitors and undocumented immigrants.

What is a Census Complete Count Committee?

Complete Count Committees are local partnerships composed of local governments, community-based organizations, faith-based groups, schools, businesses, the media, and others that come together to educate and motivate residents to participate in the 2020 Census.

These committees utilize local knowledge, influence, and resources to educate the public and promote the census through locally based, targeted outreach efforts.  The committees will be eligible for funding in support of these efforts.

The City of Chino is putting together the Chino Census Complete Count Committee.  Would you like to help us identify local hard-to-count groups and barriers to participation?  Can you help us formulate plans to make sure everyone in Chino is counted?  If you are interested in helping us educate and engage our community, please sign up at

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning. The 2019 theme is "Prepared, Not Scared."  How can you prepare?

Right Now:  Sign up for Chino Notify at 
to receive messages about warnings, hazards, emergencies and other urgent matters happening in our community. 

Today: Find out more about other timely and reliable systems used by other public safety officials to alert you and your family in the event of natural or man-made disasters. Visit to learn more about the different warning alerts you can receive, what they mean and how you should respond, and the types of devices that receive the alerts.

The City of Chino encourages households, businesses, schools, and places of worship to be prepared by participating in National Preparedness Month’s weekly themes for 2019:

Week 1: Save Early for Disaster Costs (
Week 2: Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters (
Week 3: Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters (
Week 4: Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness ( and take the Chino Cares pledge at 

Sphere of Influence Study

In late 2017, the Chino City Council, after hearing multiple requests for development and annexation of properties within the Sphere of Influence (SOI), directed City staff to develop an Economic Analysis of the SOI. This analysis was required to evaluate four different potential annexation scenarios, and evaluate the budgetary impacts to the City for each scenario, both through revenues received in the form of taxes, and costs incurred in the form of providing services (police, roadway repair, code, enforcement, etc.)

The Public Review Draft of the Sphere of Influence Economic Analysis is now ready. While the SOI Steering Committee will be providing direct review and input to City staff, we encourage the community to review the document and provide comments as well. 

We invite you to review the two documents linked below and to provide your comments in writing to us, either by emailing or mailing it to 13220 Central Ave, Chino, CA 91710.

Sphere of Influence Introduction

Sphere of Influence Annexation Study Fiscal Analysis Technical Appendixes

If you have questions or would like to have a conversation with City staff about the SOI, please call 909-334-3314.

60 Swarm

60 swarm logoThe California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin a paving project on State Route 60 (SR 60) on Monday, July 22, 2019 to repair deteriorated pavement slabs from Euclid Avenue in Ontario to the 60/91/215 Junction in Riverside. Caltrans will also begin a bridge project in fall 2019 on SR 60 to replace Pipeline Avenue, Monte Vista Avenue and Benson Avenue bridge structures. The combination of these two projects and two other local interchange projects has been dubbed the “60 Swarm”. 

For more information and to sign up for updates, visit

Excessive Aircraft Noise

Airplane in flightWe've heard from several concerned residents about excessive aircraft noise in the area. Although some aircraft noise is inevitable, airport management has put certain measures in place to monitor, address and reduce noise effects on the citizens in the area. If you are hearing excessive aircraft noise in your area, please report it by visiting this site:

For information on Ontario Airport's Noise Management plan, please visit:

Upcoming Events
   City Council Meeting
   Oct 15 2019 at 07:00 PM
   Planning Commission Meeting
   Oct 21 2019 at 07:00 PM
   50+ Spooky Dance
   Oct 24 2019 at 11:00 AM
   Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off
   Oct 26 2019 at 08:00 AM
   Community Services Commission Meeting
   Oct 28 2019 at 07:00 PM