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Rialto PD Recognized for "Operation Chill"
As part of the national Operation Chill program, Rialto police are looking to reward children for performing a good deed, public service, or helpful act. The program, in partnership with 7-11, provides Officers with coupons for a free Slurpee that they can give kids who get caught doing something good. Since the program began in 1995, participating police departments have handed out more than 12.5 million coupons. [Source: San Bernardino Sun]
Time to Register for the PARSAC Meetings
Every three years, the Board guides the future of PARSAC through strategic planning. All Members are encouraged to get involved in the session this year as we tackle succession management, claims trends, and pool competitiveness. Please register online by November 12th.
Wednesday, December 3
Strategic Planning: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm*

Thursday, December 4
Executive Committee: 8:00 am - 9:00 am*
Board of Directors: 9:00 am - 3:45 pm*

*Meeting times are subject to change as the agendas are developed. Please watch your email for final meeting details from Amanda.
Rancho Cucamonga Receives Top Honors 
In July, the City was awarded Esri's Presidents Award for its work using GIS for city planning and to sustain growth. The city was recognized in front of more than 15,000 attendees from over 130 countries. The City is one of the first Esri users in the country, and among only a few local governments who successfully implemented GIS citywide. John Gillison said â€œEvery day we find new ways to use GIS to make Rancho Cucamonga a better place. It saves us money, lets us do things more efficiently and lets us do things that we normally wouldn’t be able to do.” [Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin]

Then in September, the City was recognized at the League of Ca. Cities conference with the Ruth Vreeland Award for Engaging Youth in City Government. "Healthy RC Youth Leaders" is an innovative program that provides local youth an opportunity to collaborate with the City in developing policies, programs, and strategies to improve health and wellness in the community. [Source: League of CA Cities]
9th Circuit: On-Street Parking Must be Accessible
In Fortyune vs. City of Lomita, the Court upheld a prior ruling that the City has an obligation to provide ADA accessible on-street parking. The City had requested a dismissal on the basis that ADA regulations lacked guidelines specific to on-street parking. The Court disagreed stating on-street parking is a City service and therefore, the City has a statutory duty under Title II of the ADA to make it accessible.

2nd Appellate Court: City Trees Constitute a Public Improvement for the Purposes of Inverse Condemnation
In Pasadena v. CA Superior Court (Mercury Ins), the Court found that a City-owned tree was a "public improvement" in support of a claim for inverse condemnation wherein the tree fell on a house during a severe storm. The Court stated the City's urban forest met the standards for a public improvement because 1) it was planned, maintained and controlled by the City, and 2) because the trees were intended to beautify the streets and benefit the public. The judge stated his opinion was further supported by statements made by the City's arborist that the trees "enhance the quality of life" in the community.

$1.6 Million Grant Available for
ADA-Compliant Sidewalks

EfficentGov recently announced a Federal Transportation Alternatives (TAP) grant allocated to Transportation Enhancement activities involving surface transportation projects in categories such as: Pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure; Safety and education programs for pedestrians and bicyclists; Environmental mitigation; and Scenic or historic highway programs. Visit for more info.

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The Art & Science of Getting the Other Guy to Pay

by Ruth Cazden, CPCU

November 13, 2014
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