Transition from Community Plans to Community Action Guides.
As part of the Countywide Plan preparation, the County took a fresh look at the purpose, functionality, and cost implications of Community Plans. The County was able to eliminate a substantial amount of redundancy and resolve consistency issues by consolidating all goals and policies into one Policy Plan (above). The County was also able to expand the application of key goals and policies beyond singular communities to help guide multiple communities and regions.
However, the County determined that it does not have the financial resources to implement many of the policies in the current Community Plans without potentially compromising existing local and regional levels of service. The updated goals and policies (included in the Policy Plan above) guide and improve the county while remaining fiscally sustainable.
In addition to updated goals and policies (included in the Policy Plan above), the County prepared draft Community Plans containing hundreds of grass-roots tools, actions, and strategies—shaped by over two years of public outreach. Public feedback led to changing the name of the documents from “Community Plans” to “Community Action Guides”, which more accurately reflects their purpose and content. The Community Action Guides also include updated information on each community’s background, character, issues, values, and aspirations provided by the community.
Click below for links to the Updated 2018 Draft Community Action Guides
- Bear Valley Communities*
(Baldwin Lake, Big Bear City, Erwin Lake, Fawnskin/Northshore, Lake Williams, Moonridge, Sugarloaf)
- Crest Forest Communities*
(Cedarpines Park, Crestline, Lake Gregory, Valley of Enchantment)
- Hilltop Communities*
(Arrowbear, Green Valley Lake, Running Springs)
- Lake Arrowhead Communities*
(Agua Fria, Blue Jay, Cedar Glen, Crest Park, Deer Lodge Park, Lake Arrowhead, Rimforest, Skyforest, Twin Peaks)
- Oak Glen*
- Mountain Communities – Coming Soon
(Forest Falls, Mountain Home Village)
- East Desert Communities
(Nipton, Rice, Vidal, Vidal Junction)
- High Desert Communities – Coming Soon
(Mountain View Acres, Spring Valley Lake)
- North Desert Communities- Coming Soon
(Barstow Heights, Hinkley, Hodge, Kramer Junction, Lenwood, Red Mountain)
- Route 66 Communities – Coming Soon
(Amboy, Cadiz, Goffs, Ludlow, Siberia)
- Trona – Coming Soon
- Wonder Valley
*If your community name includes an asterisk (*), it means that it is one of 14 communities in San Bernardino County that has an existing Community Plan. If your community name does not include an asterisk, it means that the Community Plan / Action Guide is a completely new effort.
Outreach: A History of Connecting with the Community
Updating the County’s Existing Community Plans