Here are some things Curt Hagman is doing as our County Supervisor:
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Protecting Jobs and the Strengthening the Economy
- Invested in infrastructure, like bridge repairs and road improvements, creating jobs for local families and helping families spend less time in their car and more time at home.
- Added thousands of good paying local jobs, by attracting new businesses like Top Golf, the Boring Company, and other businesses that employ county residents, adding jobs in key employment sectors that include logistics, manufacturing, and healthcare.
- Created career pathways for better jobs by investing in workforce training and programs.
- Championed county programs connecting students with careers, and sourced laptops for 60,000 low-income students so they could keep up with their classmates at home during the pandemic, leading to less kids being left behind during a global crisis.
- Improved internet services and continues working to increase internet connectivity for the whole county and to expand internet-related services provided through the county which already include doctor visits and virtual courts.
Protecting Neighborhoods from Crime
- Added deputies to patrols.Increased the number of deputies on patrol and added investigators to solve crimes.
- Helping victims of domestic violence. Supported funding victim’s advocates to help women leave domestic violence situations.
- Fully funding the $100 million Valley Communications Center that will serve to streamline emergency communications. The Valley Communications center is a facility that serve as the primary emergency call center and include significant improvements in emergency operations and communications in the County.
- Kept 10,000 prisoners behind bars. Curt led successful efforts to keep 10,000 felons in state prisons and out of our neighborhoods.
- Keep guns from convicted felons and the mentally ill. Curt co-authored legislation to increase penalties for the illegal possession of firearms by convicted felons and the dangerous mentally ill.
- Protecting children from sex offenders.Curt helped enact a new law increasing penalties for sex offenders and requiring the monitoring of parolees through GPS. Curt’s campaign also donated thousands of dollars to help protect kids from sexual predators and keep sex offenders away from schools.
- Reducing recidivism.Supported efforts to open a new juvenile justice center to give young people and their families the tools to provide counseling and support services to break the cycle of recidivism and serve families in and out of custody or who have a mental illness.
Fighting the High Cost of Living
Curt has fought to protect Proposition 13 and help keep property taxes down on working families.
- 100% Rated by the California Taxpayers Association
- Helped save $30 million by taking action to improve San Bernardino County’s credit rating to AA+ by S&P Global. The better rating will save $30 million in borrowing costs.
- Saved for a rainy day. Under Curt’s leadership San Bernardino County built up a 20% reserve
- Paid down Pension Liabilities to ensure the County remains in a strong financial position
Improving Ontario Airport
- Helped Take ONT back from LA by working together with county leaders. Curt Hagman helped Ontario and San Bernardino County take back Ontario Airport from the City of Los Angeles and make it into a regional economic engine.
- Introduced innovative solutions to save tax dollars while reducing congestion issues that have become a problem for other airport communities by leading efforts to have Elon Musk’s “The Boring Company” build a tunnel underground that will shuttle thousands of passengers each day between Metrorail and ONT. Savings to taxpayers are estimated to be over $1.4 Billion.
- Creating a Thriving Ontario Airport. As a commissioner, Curt oversaw the successful comeback of Ontario airport and established Ontario as an economic engine. Since taking control of the airport, the authority increased the number of airlines by 50%, welcoming a record 5.5 million passengers and ranking among the Top 10 in North America for cargo operations.
Creating Solutions for Homelessness
- Helping homeless veterans. Worked with his colleagues to help hundreds of homeless veterans in San Bernardino County find housing.
- Prioritizing Families Facing Homelessness. Supported programs that provided families facing homelessness with resources, support, and options.
- Providing options for homeless individuals and families. Curt provided grants to local women’s shelters, homeless organizations, and other non-profits to give a hand up to those struggling. He paid for shower services at a local YMCA so that homeless individuals had access to showers.
- Getting the homeless out of parks and off the streets and into shelters. Bernardino County, under Curt’s leadership was recognized by the State of California for innovative efforts help solve homelessness. The County repurposed existing infrastructure and converted a hotel in a private-public partnership as part of ongoing efforts to provide homeless individuals with housing and services. The County assisted nearly 2,000 homeless individuals through Roomkey and Homekey programs so we can get people out of parks and off the street and into shelters.
- Supporting the Sheriff’s Hope Team. Curt supported the expansion of the Sheriff’s Hope team, a team that helps assist vulnerable individuals in the county and connecting them with resources.
Giving Working Families More Job Opportunties
- Providing job training. Worked to strengthen the skills of our local workforce, prepare them for career opportunities by attracting new good paying jobs to our community and ensuring growing businesses have a pipeline of trained and qualified employees.
- Investing in advanced training. Curt supported the County’s Workforce Development Board (WDB)and Economic Development Agency (EDA) to partner with employers, educators, and businesses to provide advanced training in careers like welding, helping workers gain stronger skills and earn higher pay.
Increasing Access to Health Care
- Using telemedicine to improve care. Curt improved access to health care by expanding the usage of telemedicine, so doctors can diagnose and treat patients remotely using web videos and other technology.
- Expanding access to care. As Chair of the Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP), Curt is leading efforts to expand access to care and make health care more accessible.
- Helping the underserved get care. Curt championed a new community paramedicine program at Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) that will improve access to primary care for our County’s most underserved populations.
- Providing Free COVID Tests to the community during critical testing shortages. Led efforts to set up testing sites and distribute free coronavirus tests to county residents and frontline workers. Sourced kits ahead of the surge to ensure there were enough resources to keep up with the needs of the community.
- Providing PPE to keep workers, families, and others safe. When the pandemic hit, Curt moved quickly to acquire personal protective equipment for residents, health care providers, and first responders.
- Empowered County Healthcare programs by working with all 26 mayors in the County and healthcare stakeholders to share information, resources, and help stop the spread of COVID.
- Helped our small businesses survive by creating an award-winning grant program that provided that helped 5,500 businesses stay open through the COVID Compliance Partnership Program.
- Introduced Microbusiness Grants to help microbusinesses get the help they need to recover from state business interruptions and closures.
Cleaning Up Corruption
- Revised the County Charter in 2021 to add more measures to prevent corruption, closed the term limit loophole, and increased government transparency and elected official accountability to the public.
- Stopping corrupt politicians from spending tax dollars by supporting AB 309. Curt removed local government officials who have been indicted or convicted for a criminal offense from commissions that spend tax dollars on government contracts.
- Bringing high speed internet to residents. Curt worked with Starlink to provide remote areas of the County with access to internet.
- Creating public private partnerships that sustain County operations. Top golf and the parks system.
- Revitalizing County assets like Adobe-Slaughter Historic Home. The County is investing in the revitalization of this historic home for residents to enjoy.
- Improving County facilities like Chino Airport. Curt championed efforts to master plan the Chino Airport, improving the roads, facilities, and amenities.
- Restoring Prado Park by upgrading the restrooms and shower facilities, rebuilding the entrance, funding a new fishing platform and boat dock, improving the playgrounds, and more.
- Authorized negotiations to bring The Boring Company to the County of San Bernardino to create an underground loop that will shuttle passengers between Ontario Airport and the Rancho Metrolink Station, reducing congestion and making travel easier.
Fighting Discrimination and Racism
- Ensuring equal opportunity, Curt has always fought discrimination, as commissioner at Ontario Airport, board member at OmniTrans and on the Board of Supervisors. He has supported policies ensuring disadvantaged, disabled, minority and women led business get equal opportunity to get government contracts.
- Fighting racism. Under Curt’s leadership San Bernardino County was the first County in California to declare racism a public health crisis and formed an equity element group focused addressing health disparities in minority communities.
Making Housing More Affordable
- Making housing more affordable. Worked on public-private housing partnerships to provide residents safe and affordable places to live and raise their families.
- Supporting policies that encourage public-private partnerships. The County built partnerships that provided hundreds of affordable housing units throughout the County for families and seniors.
- Provided housing stability during the pandemic by launching a Rental Relief program in 2021 to provide rental payments and financial support for families behind on rent as a result of the pandemic.
Promoting Animal Welfare
- Created a Fourth District Program that covered over $8,500 in adoption fees to help families find their forever dog or cat friend.
- Fully funded county efforts to build a new state of the art animal shelter and retrofit the existing animal shelter, building more capacity so that the shelter can be used for overflow and emergencies.
- Worked with the community to help “Sheba” find her forever home.
- Supported additional County animal adoption efforts through Animals aRe First Fund.