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7/31/2018 2:26:44 PM

FREE Shred-Fest, Mulch Giveaway & Recycling Event:  Aug. 4

Need to off-load old paperwork, TVs, appliances, mattresses and more?  Come out to the Materials Recycling Facility, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Press Release

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7/24/2018 6:28:06 PM

City of Victorville & Airport Authority Reach Settlement with SEC,               Case Against Metzler To Be Dropped

At a Special Meeting, July 24, the Victorville City Council approved a settlement agreement with the SEC.  Learn more about the agreement in our press release.  

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7/24/2018 3:50:07 PM

Beat the Heat & Visit a Local Cooling Center

A heat advisory has been issued for Victorville and the surrounding area.  If you need some relief from the heat, the Victorville City Library is a cooling center.  It's open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday & Saturday  from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  The library is located at 15011 Circle Dr.  Here's a list of Cool Places to Go throughout San Bernardino County.  

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7/19/2018 8:36:23 PM

Update Regarding Victorville Golf Course

We have received many questions from the public regarding the future of our community golf course.  Please read our press release for the latest update. 

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7/11/2018 6:34:02 PM

New Water & Sanitation Rates

New water and sanitation rates went into effect July 1.  See information about the new Victorville Water District rates in our Flyer.  Also, review these helpful FAQ's for information about our new sanitation rates.    

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7/10/2018 11:17:38 AM

 Community Workshop about Bike Lanes:  July 19

Do you wish we had more bike lanes? Come share your thoughts at our Information Session and help us win a grant to fund more bike lanes in Victorville.  Join us at 6 p.m., July 19 at City Hall, or take our online survey.  Event Announcement    Online Survey

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7/9/2018 1:17:42 PM

$11.5 M in Summer Road Improvement & Safety Projects Launched

This summer, we will increase pedestrian safety at seven schools, reconstruct a 3.8-mile stretch of Village Drive and connect La Mesa Road to US 395.  Learn more about these projects in our press release.

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7/3/2018 3:17:33 PM

Bike Lane Survey

We're applying for grant money to construct bike lanes in Victorville, and we could use your input.  Please take our survey and tell us where you think we need bike lanes in Victorville and help us understand your biking needs.  

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6/29/2018 10:40:14 AM

Celebrate the 4th of July in Victorville

Bring the family out for the biggest and most spectacular fireworks show in the High Desert. Fireworks start at 9 p.m., gates open at 3 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. Admission and parking are free!  No pets, alcohol or BBQ's permitted. Tune into the Route 103.1 FM to hear the show!   As a friendly reminder, fireworks are prohibited in the City of Victorville.  Please leave the fireworks to the professionals. 


6/29/2018 10:37:14 AM

July 4th Holiday:  City Hall Closed & Trash Service Delayed

In observance of our National Holiday, City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, July 4; and there will be no trash or recycling collection on July 4.  Service will be delayed one day for customers with pickup on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.   

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6/29/2018 10:23:31 AM

New Water Rates

New water rates for the Victorville Water District take effect July 1.  Learn more in this Flyer.   

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6/29/2018 10:01:24 AM

Join us for National Night Out:  Aug. 7

Come out to City Hall Aug. 7 and meet your neighbors, visit with law enforcement and learn about Neighborhood Watch programs and other City resources.  There will be plenty of fun, food, games and prizes.  Join us from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Event Flyer

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6/29/2018 9:50:25 AM

Water & Sanitation Bill Inserts:  June 2018

Our most recent water and sanitation bill inserts include helpful information about how you can help us protect the environment.  Learn the simple ABC's of Recycling and proper disposal of pills and grease, which should never be flushed down your sink or toilet.

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6/26/2018 12:05:37 PM

Victorville Task Force Confiscates 130 Pounds of Fireworks, Cites Four

In the first of several fireworks sweeps to be conducted this holiday season, the City's task force confiscated 130 pounds of fireworks, issued four citations and responded to 27 fireworks-related calls.  The task force will conduct additional sweeps through July 4 to enforce the City's ban on fireworks and to promote safety in our community.  Press Release

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6/21/2018 5:26:14 PM

Victorville Task Force to Conduct Fireworks Sweeps

A task force comprised of Sheriff's Deputies, Code Enforcement Officers and Animal Control Officers will conduct sweeps throughout the City to locate and cite those using fireworks starting June 22.  All fireworks are illegal in Victorville.  Violators will be fined up to $1,000 and could receive up to six months in jail.  Press Release

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6/21/2018 5:05:30 PM

Sponsors & Vendors Invited to Join Fall Festival

Fall Festival is the High Desert's largest, family-friendly street festival; and we invite you to join us, Oct. 5 & 6!  Be a sponsor or vendor of this community event that attracts more than 15,000 people.  Learn more about sponsorship opportunities and how to register to be a food vendor in our Press Release.

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6/18/2018 10:26:18 AM

Fireworks are Illegal in Victorville

All fireworks, even those considered safe and sane, are strictly prohibited in the City of Victorville.   Penalties include fines up to $1,000 and six months in jail.  As a safe alternative, attend our FREE fireworks show at the Fairgrounds on July 4th, and leave the fireworks to the professionals.  Press Release

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6/15/2018 10:35:17 AM

FREE Desert Landscaping Workshops

In June, we will co-host two FREE workshops with the Mojave Water Agency that are designed to help you create and maintain drought-tolerant landscapes using water conservation strategies. The workshops are planned for June 23 and 30 at City Hall.   Press Release        Register Now:  June 23 Workshop     June 30 Workshop

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6/12/2018 1:33:21 PM

Contract Extension for Fire Services Announced

We joined forces with San Bernardino County Fire to announce approval of a nine-month extension to our existing fire services contract.  Learn more in our Press Release.

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6/7/2018 3:24:38 PM

Official Statement

We have received questions regarding the possible recall of one of our City Council Members.  Review this statement to see the City's official response.

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6/7/2018 3:18:18 PM

Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Fees

Information regarding our Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment fees can be found in this Notice.   

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6/7/2018 3:08:01 PM

Essay Contest Winners Recognized

The City Council recently recognized the winners of our Annual Public Works Essay Contest:  Ashley Kate Cristal, Trinity Decker and Leonidas Atimua.  Learn more about these talented fourth graders in our Press Release

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6/6/2018 12:12:39 PM

FREE Dump Day:  June 9

Got stuff?  We can help!  Bring your old furniture, electronics, garden trimmings and more to our FREE Dump Day at Victor Valley High School on June 9 from 8 a.m.  to  1 p.m.  Learn more in our Press Release

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5/31/2018 10:15:08 AM

Early Voting Available at City Hall  

Early voting has begun, and you can utilize the polling location in Conference Room D at City Hall.  Anyone registered to vote in the County of San Bernardino can use this polling location operated by the Registrar of Voters.  The hours are Monday - Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  On election day, they will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  You can drop of your completed ballot or vote on-site.

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5/24/2018 7:10:28 PM

7th Street Median Beautification Project

We're beautifying the 7th Street Medians.  The new desert scape will marry drought-tolerant plants with architectural elements that celebrate the City's location along Historic Route 66.  Learn more in our Press Release.           

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5/22/2018 2:22:46 PM

The Pool at Doris Davies Park Opens May 28 

Grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and head out to the grand opening of Doris Davies Park Pool, May 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Learn more in our Press Release.

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5/16/2018 7:14:54 PM


Water & Sanitation Bill Inserts:  May 2018

Our most recent water and sanitation bill inserts include details about our FREE Dump Day and The Right Stuff Curbside Recycling Contest

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5/16/2018 6:46:52 PM


Public Hearings Regarding Sewer & Solid Waste Rates:  June 5

The City of Victorville will hold public hearings regarding proposed revisions to rates for sewer and solid waste handling and collection services.  The hearings are planned for June 5 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.  More information is available in the Notices of Public Hearing and Rate Studies posted below.

Public Hearing Notice: Sewer (English)  (Spanish)              Rate Study: Sewer

Public Hearing Notice: Solid Waste (English)  (Spanish)    Rate Study: Solid Waste   Solid Waste Frequently Asked Questions  Resolution 18-012

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5/14/2018 4:54:12 PM

 Ham Radio Class:  June 9 & 10  

This two-day course is designed to help you pass the FCC Ham Radio Technician License Exam.  Sign Up Now 

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5/1/2018 3:10:53 PM

Summer Rec Pages Now Available! 

Looking for a fun summer camp?  Do you want to take an exercise class or learn a new sport?  Our Recreation Division offers hundreds of summer programs, classes and activities for youth, teens and adults.  See a full listing in our Summer Rec Pages.   Press Release

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4/26/2018 12:55:02 PM

Fall Festival, Oct. 5 & 6:  Sign up today to be a Vendor

Don't miss your opportunity to be a vendor at this year's Fall Festival.  This family-friendly event is the biggest street fair in the High Desert and attracts tens of thousands of people.  Vendor applications will be accepted starting April 30 on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Learn more in our Vendor Information Flyer, and Vendor Application

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4/25/2018 5:59:50 PM

FREE Shred-Fest, Mulch Giveaway & Recycling Event:  May 5

If you're looking to off-load old paperwork, TVs, mattresses and more; come out to the Materials Recycling Facility between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. on May 5 for this FREE event.   Read our Press Release for more information.

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4/19/2018 5:15:46 PM

Public Hearings Regarding Sewer & Solid Waste Rates:  June 5

The City of Victorville will hold public hearings regarding proposed revisions to rates for sewer and solid waste handling and collection services.  The hearings are planned for June 5 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.  More information is available in the Notices of Public Hearing and Rate Studies posted below.

Public Hearing Notice: Sewer (English)  (Spanish)              Rate Study: Sewer

Public Hearing Notice: Solid Waste (English)  (Spanish)    Rate Study: Solid Waste   

 Solid Waste Frequently Asked Questions 

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4/17/2018 8:48:52 PM

Keith C. Metzler Named Victorville City Manager

Assistant City Manager Keith C. Metzler, a Victorville native with more than 22 years of service to the City, was appointed City Manager on April 17 by the City Council.  Learn more about Keith in our Press Release.   

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4/17/2018 5:04:53 PM

2018 State Of The City

Members of the Victorville City Council recently reported on the State of our City.  Click here to watch a video of the presentation and to learn about the key ingredients in our "Recipe for a Strong Victorville."

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4/13/2018 11:06:49 AM

Job Openings for Fire Captains, Engineers & Firefighter/Paramedics

We are seeking qualified applicants for our new city fire department.  Applications for Captains, Engineers and Firefighter/Paramedics have just been posted in our Current Jobs section.  Learn more in our Press Release and follow this link to see the applications.  The positions will be open until filled. 

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4/5/2018 5:40:18 PM

Low-Cost Dog Vaccination & Adoption Event:  April 21

Need to get that cute pooch of yours vaccinated?  Looking for a new 'fur-ever' friend?  Come out to City Hall for our Low-Cost Dog Vaccination & Adoption Event, April 21 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Learn more in our Press Release and Flyer

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3/21/2018 11:08:38 AM

City Selects Greg Benson to Lead New Fire Department

After a nationwide search, we have selected Greg Benson to serve as Fire Chief for the City of Victorville Fire Department.  Benson is a former fire chief with more than 35 years of experience in the public safety sector and oversaw the formation of a fire department previously.  He will begin work on April 23.  Learn more about Chief Benson in our press release

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3/15/2018 6:19:23 PM

Skate Park Design Survey

What features do you want to see in the new #VictorvilleSkatepark2018 at Doris Davies Park?  Click here to take our survey. Also, share photos and videos of your favorite parks on  Instagram @pharmacy_boardshop and Facebook

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3/8/2018 6:06:45 PM

FREE Outdoor Water Conservation Workshop:  March 16

Join us at City Hall for this free workshop that will teach you water conservation strategies using mulch, drip-irrigation design, grading and soil erosion strategies, how to select desert-native, drought-tolerant plants, and how to apply for Turf Replacement Rebates.  Click here to register and learn more in our Press Release and Flyer.

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3/8/2018 1:12:43 PM

Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Festival:  March 31

Hope you will join us for this family-friendly festival at Hook Park featuring an egg hunt, bunny trail, carnival games, rides, craft booth and food vendors!  See our Event Flyer for more details. 

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3/8/2018 1:01:24 PM

Sponsors & Volunteers Sought for Community Cleanup Day:  April 14

We are seeking sponsors and volunteers to support our Community Cleanup Day on April 14.  Help us beautify our community and see your logo on t-shirts worn by hundreds of volunteers during our event.  Learn more in our Press Release

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3/8/2018 12:34:53 PM

Scheduled Road Closure for Sections of Third Avenue:  March 9 & 12

Third Avenue between Teton & Talpa Streets will be closed for road work March 9 & 12.  Please see our Media Alert for more information.   

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2/28/2018 12:10:11 PM

Volunteers Complete Emergency Response Training

We are happy to recognize the first group of volunteers to complete our Community Emergency Response Team Training.  Please see our Press Release and Picture for a full listing of the volunteers. 

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2/27/2018 10:58:46 AM

City Receives Gold Tier Status for Energy Conservation

The High Desert Regional Partnership and Southern California Edison awarded us Gold Tier Status for our energy conservation efforts.  Since 2006, we have saved $118,000 in energy costs.  Read more in this article published by the Daily Press.

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2/16/2018 2:59:39 PM

Division Chief and Three Battalion Chiefs Sought for New City Fire Department

Applications are now available for these leadership positions with our new City Fire Department.  The first application review is planned for Feb. 28.  Follow this link to the applications and learn more in our Press Release

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2/16/2018 2:48:41 PM

FREE Dump Day:  Feb. 24

Do you plan to spruce up your yard or neighborhood?  Join us for this FREE disposal event on Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Victor Valley MRF on Abbey Lane.   Bring your garden trimmings, old furniture, mattresses, appliances, scrap metal and more!  See our Flyer and Press Release for more details.   

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2/12/2018 11:49:31 AM

New Traffic Signal at Mojave Drive & East Trail

We've installed a new traffic signal at the intersection of Mojave Drive & East Trail.  The signal will be on four-way flash, Feb. 13 then fully operational on Feb. 14.  Please use caution as people become aware of the new signal.   Media Alert

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2/8/2018 11:04:53 AM

State of the City 2018:  Recipe for a Strong Victorville

During this year's State of the City presentation, Council Members described the key ingredients in our recipe for a strong Victorville.  See our Handout for a summary of each ingredient.  Check back in a few weeks to see a video of the presentation. 

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2/1/2018 6:29:07 PM

FREE Tree & Shrub Pruning Workshop

Learn the art and science of good pruning at this hands-on workshop, Feb. 9 from      8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at City Hall.  Please see registration information in our flyer and press release.

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1/25/2018 5:39:14 PM

FREE Shred Fest & Mulch Giveaway

Hope you can join us for this free event open to all High Desert Residents at the Materials Recovery Facility, Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

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1/23/2018 5:42:07 PM

Applications Sought for New Fire Chief

We are seeking qualified applicants to lead our new city fire department.  Applications are now available.  The first screening will be Feb. 6. 

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1/23/2018 9:09:15 AM

Water & Sanitation Bill Inserts

Our most recent water and sanitation bill inserts include details about our upcoming FREE Dump Day, information about our Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Centers and tips for disposing of waste properly in order to protect your pipes and sewer system.  Click here to view:  Insert 1 and Insert 2

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1/22/2018 9:53:59 AM

Recruitment Launched for New Fire Chief

We are seeking qualified applicants to lead our new city fire department.  Applications will be available Jan. 23.  Use the quick link for Current Jobs.  Learn more in our Press Release

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1/17/2018 6:46:25 PM

Old Town Specific Plan Workshop

You're invited to share your thoughts for the Old Town Specific Plan at our workshop on Feb. 7.  Come join in our discussion about potential traffic and circulation changes for Old Town.  Event Flyer

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1/16/2018 2:21:17 PM

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Come out for this FREE Meeting and learn how to keep your home and neighborhood safe.  The meeting is open to all High Desert Residents and will be held at the Apple Valley Conference Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 23.  Learn more in the Event Flyer.

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1/9/2018 4:59:06 PM

FREE Community Emergency Response Team Classes 

Register now for this free, FEMA-approved course that will give you basic disaster response skills.  Training will be held at City Hall on three consecutive Saturdays - Jan. 20, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3.  Learn more in our Event Flyer.  Click here: to register.

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