For over a century, Dinuba has maintained a forward thinking attitude and strives to positively impact the economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in the region. Read More
California is entering a fourth year of severe drought, and as a result the California State Water Resources Control Board recently adopted an expanded emergency regulation to reduce urban potable water consumption by 25% in order to safeguard the state’s remaining water supplies. In 2014, the City of Dinuba implemented its Stage II Mandatory Compliance – Water Alert of the Water Conservation Ordinance in response to the State emergency. Effective May 5, 2015, additional regulations were issued by the State for California water providers to further reduce potable water usage. The City of Dinuba, specifically, must reduce its total water production by 32% beginning June 1, 2015 through February 2016, unless otherwise extended or repealed. As of April 2015, water usage reduction by Dinuba water customers is at 14%, less than half of the mandated conservation standard.
Turf Replacement Rebate Program – The Department of Water Resources has a rebate program for removing turf and replacing it with landscapes that require little water at California single-family residences to support the State's drought response. For more information please go to Turf Rebate site
Toilet Rebate Program– Department of Water Resources has a rebate program that provides rebates for replacing toilets at California single-family residences to support the State's drought response. The $6 million program budget is expected to support the replacement of 60,000 toilets throughout the state. Up to $100 will be rebated for purchase and installation of one qualified high-efficiency toilet (1.28 gallons per flush or less) per household that replaces a less-efficient toilet. Additional information is available here.
Regional Active Transportation Plan
The Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG) has begun to develop the first Regional Active Transportation Plan (RATP) for the county, called “Walk ‘n Bike Tulare County.” The plan seeks to make walking and biking in Tulare County safer and more convenient. Most importantly, it will identify the highest-priority pedestrian and bicycle improvements for the County and its eight cities for the next ten years, and will aim to position those projects to compete well for grant funds. Also, the plan will make up the pedestrian and bicycle component of the Tulare County Regional Transportation Plan.
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Dinuba Economic Development Commission: Must be a registered voter, at least 18 years old, with a primary economic interest in the Dinuba business community and should represent at least one of these but not be limited to, banking, real estate, commercial businesses, industrial businesses, job developers, not-for-profit organizations, educators, transportation and energy providers and agriculture.
Historic Preservation Commission: Must be a registered voter, at least 18 years old, may be a lay person and/or those who have demonstrated interest, competence or knowledge in historic preservation. The Commission is comprised of 2 at-large seats, 4 seats from the Alta Historic District, and 1 city staff member.
Vacancy at-large *
Parks & Community Services & Pro-Youth Commission: Must be a registered voter, at least 18 years old and a resident of Dinuba.
Vacancy at-large *
Vacancy District 3
Public Safety Commission: Must be a registered voter, at least 18 years old, and a resident of Dinuba.
Vacancy District 1
Vacancy District 2
Vacancy District 3
Vacancy District 4
Vacancy District 5
Vacancy at-large *
Vacancy at-large *
*At-large means within the Dinuba Unified School District.
Please note that some vacancies may be filled to complete a partial term.
Dinuba, California–The City of Dinuba Fire Department is pleased to report that their Public Protection Classification (PPC) will be reclassified from a 4 to a 2, effective October 1st, 2015. For approximately 20 years, the City of Dinuba’s PPC classification has held steady at Class 4. After many years of improvements in the Fire Department and the City’s water system, as well as other areas that affect public protection, the Insurance Services Office re-evaluated the City of Dinuba’s services and determined that they have improved sufficiently to earn the PPC Classification of “2”. The best Classification a fire department can receive is Class 1. The City received the confirmation via a letter from ISO on July 2nd, 2015.
According to the letter, “ISO’s Public Protection Classification Program plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. In fact, most U.S. insurers – including the largest ones – use PPC information as part of their decision-making when deciding what business to write, coverages to offer or prices for personal or commercial property insurance.”
(Left: Mayor Joey Morales | Right: Incoming City Manager Luis Patlan)
Luis Patlan was introduced to the community as the new Dinuba City Manager at the June 9, 2015 City Council Meeting. Mr. Patlan is a Central Valley native who has served as the City Manager in Kerman for the last 4 years. He previously held positions in Kerman as its Planning and Development Director and in Sanger as its Development Services Director, Interim City Manager, RDA Deputy Executive Director and Housing Specialist. Mr. Patlan worked as a land developer for two years between his Sanger and Kerman employment.
Mr. Patlan was raised in Parlier and currently resides in Kingsburg. He holds a BA in Public Administration from CSU Fresno. He was selected from a pool of seven semi-finalist on April 27 and three finalists on May 7. His three year employment contract was approved by a 5-0 unanimous vote on June 9.
Mr. Patlan succeeds City Manager Beth Nunes, who was selected to serve as Dinuba’s City Manager in late 2013. Ms. Nunes replaced Ed Todd who served as Dinuba’s City Manager from May 1988 to December 2013. Ms. Nunes died unexpectedly in October 2014. Dan Meinert, who retired from the City in 2010, has served as Interim City Manager since February 2015.
Mr. Patlan will begin his tenure with the City of Dinuba on July 6, 2015.
The local weather forecast indicates temperatures over 100 degrees over the next week.
- Drink plenty of water
- Wear light, loose fitting clothing
- Take frequent breaks while performing outdoor activities
locations available as cooling centers are:
Dinuba Recreation Center or Dinuba Transit Center: open M-F 8-5
- Dinuba Public Library
- Wal-Mart is open 24 hours a day
Dial 211 from your telephone to learn about additional resources available
Reedley College will begin a Computer Concepts class at the Dinuba Vocational Center on Tuesday, August 17, 2015. For more information, or to register, contact Reedley College at (559) 638-3641, web site ww.reedleycollege.edu or at the college at 995 N. Reed Ave., Reedley
Please be advised that effective July 1, 2015 the DART fixed-route fare will be adjusted to $1.00.
This modification applies to ‘Route 1’ and ‘Route 2’ but NOT to the Jolly Trolley or the Dinuba Connection.
Please contact the Dinuba Transit Center at (559) 591-DART / (559) 591-3278 if you have any questions.
In order to help create the safest possible environment for our students traveling to and from school, we have created the Safe Routes To School survey.
Please download, print, and complete the survey below. The completed printed survey may be dropped off at the Dinuba Public Works office at:
Dinuba Public Works
1088 E Kamm Ave, Dinuba, CA 93618
FOODLINK FOR TULARE COUNTY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CITY OF DINUBA
WILL BE DISTRIBUTING FOOD FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE DROUGHT.
WHERE: DINUBA TRANSIT CENTER, 180 W. MERCED ST
WHEN: MARCH 2015 – JUNE 2016 / 3RD FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH
TIME: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
ANYONE WHO HAS HAD NO WORK OR FEWER HOURS OF WORK BECAUSE OF THE DROUGHT IS ELIGIBLE.
FOODLINK DEL CONDADO DE TULARE EN ASOCIACIÓN CON LA CIUDAD DE DINUBA
ESTARÁ DISTRIBUYENDO COMIDA PARA LAS FAMILIAS QUE HAN SIDO AFECTADAS POR LA SEQUÍA.
DÓNDE: CENTRO DE TRANSITO DE DINUBA / 180 W. MERCED ST
CUÁNDO: MARZO 2015 - JUNIO 2016 / 3CER VIERNES DE CADA MES
HORA: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
CUALQUIER PERSONA QUE NO HAYA TENIDO TRABAJO O HAYA TRABAJADÓ MENOS HORAS LABORALES POR CAUSA DE LA SEQUÍA ES ELEGIBLE.
Chicago--The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that City of Dinuba, California has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.
The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:
- a policy document
- a financial plan
- an operations guide
- a communications device
Budget documents must be rated "proficient" in all four categories, and the fourteen mandatory criteria within those categories, to receive the award. When a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is granted to an entity, a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Presentation is also presented to the individual or department designated as being primarily responsible for its having achieved the award. This has been presented to Cass Cook, Financial Services Director.
The City of Dinuba is committed to promoting health and safety while also improving the quality of life of its residents. The construction of adequate pedestrian facilities (i.e. sidewalks, curbs and gutters) is one way of working towards that goal. With that in mind, the City Council has directed that the Sidewalk Improvement Program be reinstated effective fiscal year 2013-14. A one-time allocation of $50,000 will be deposited into a revolving fund that will be disbursed pursuant to the guidelines established below.