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Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Scoping Meeting for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Released.

NOTICE OF PREPARATION AND SCOPING MEETING
for the San Bernardino Countywide Plan Environmental Impact Report have been released!

Click here to learn more about the the Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Scoping Meeting.

Release Date: October 13, 2017

Notice of Preparation Review Period: October 17 through November 20, 2017 (30 days)

Scoping Meeting: October 26, 2017, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the County Government Centers in San Bernardino, Hesperia, and Joshua Tree (see NOP for more details)

 

Draft Homestead Valley Communities Action Guide

  • Introduction
  • Maps & Links
  • Homestead Valley

    In 2016, the community embarked on a new community planning process. Two public workshops, open to any community resident, or business, or property owner, addressed strengths and weaknesses of the community, the community’s values, and what the community aspires to be in the future. Participants brainstormed areas of focus and actions to help the community move forward to achieve its aspirations.

    In October 2017, the initial results were released for public review as a draft community plan. In response to public comments, the plans were renamed Community Action Guides. This name change along with a first set of revisions that resulted from public review were incorporated into the Draft Community Action Guide, released for public review in August 2018. The 2019 Draft Community Action Guide reflects changes made in response to public comments on the 2018 Draft.

    The final format of the Community Plan will be web-based. The PDF version of the Draft Community Plan is provided as a courtesy for simplifying public review, but may not be available once the online version of the plan is finalized.

    2019 Revised Draft Community Action Guide

    2018 Revised Draft Community Action Guide

    2017 Public Review Draft

    2007 Community Plan Policy Matrix

    This community has an existing Community Plan, adopted in 2007, and intended to guide the future use, character, and independent identity of the community. As part of Countywide Plan, the County is consolidating goals and policies from both the overall 2007 General Plan and the 2007/2013 Community Plans into a single source of policy direction called the County Policy Plan. Consolidating policy into one document alleviates consistency issues and avoids redundancy between the General Plan and Community Plans. As a result, the policy direction is easier to navigate, understand, and implement.

    To enable residents to better understand how the County addressed the existing Community Plan goals and policies in the County Policy Plan and elsewhere, the County created a Policy Matrix that lists each goal and policy from the current Community Plan and where it will be addressed in the future. This matrix was originally released in August 2018, alongside the 2018 Draft Policy Plan and 2018 Revised Draft Community Action Guides. The May 2019 Policy Matrix has been updated to reflect changes released with the 2019 Draft Policy Plan and the 2019 Revised Draft Community Action Guide.

    Policy Matrix for your community’s 2007 Community Plan

    This document was revised after the September 2018 regional meetings based on community input. To see changes to the document since 2018, view the tracked changes version below, in which new text is underlined while deleted text is struck out.

     Policy Matrix showing tracked changes since 2018

  • Material in this section will be added as it is completed with community input. Click on each item for more information and a link to download the material.


    • Maps

      Proposed Land Use Maps

      The proposed land use designations respond to both the community recommendations as well as information gathered during the countywide planning process.

          Draft County Land Use Map      PDF | Web

      Note: Use the Bookmarks feature in the upper right-hand corner of the web-based maps to quickly zoom to your community.

    • Policy Matrix

      To enable residents to better understand how the County addressed the existing Community Plan goals and policies in the County Policy Plan and elsewhere, the County created a Policy Matrix that lists each goal and policy from the current Community Plan and where it will be addressed in the future:

      • Policy Plan:the location for updated goals and policies that apply to unincorporated areas
      • Implementation Plan:the location for actions to be undertaken by the County to implement the Countywide Plan (to be released in 2019)
      • Community Action Guide: the location for actions to be undertaken by community members, in coordination with the County
      • Development Code: detailed standards or regulations that are already addressed in the Development Code or can be considered in the upcoming Development Code update
      • Other:those issues, goals, policies, or actions that have already been accomplished, are outdated, or are no longer a community priority

      Policy Matrix for your community’s 2007 Community Plan

    • Outreach Materials

    • Related Links

          Draft County Policy Plan webpage      web

          Draft County Land Use Plan webpage      web

      2007 Community Plan: Homestead Valley is one of 14 communities in San Bernardino County that has an existing Community Plan to guide its future development, character, and independent identity. The County is updating these existing Community Plans to become more action oriented, while moving goals, policies, and figures into the Countywide Policy Plan.


Share your thoughts!

You may use the feedback form below to submit your comments online.

Regional Meeting Materials Available Online!

The County has made all of the materials that will be presented at the eight open houses in October available online.

Click here to learn more about the open house dates and locations.

Click here to visit the online open house materials and leave your thoughts about the Countywide Plan. 

Eight Regional Meetings | October 2017

Download PDF version of the event flyer here .

Open House Events


The County is hosting eight open houses in October:

1. Yucaipa
October 4th | 10 AM to 1 PM

Yucaipa Community Center
34900 Oak Glen Road
Yucaipa, CA 92399

2. Crestline
October 4th | 5 to 8 PM

San Moritz Lodge
24640 San Moritz Drive
Crestline, CA 92325

3. Barstow
October 5th | 4:30 to 7:30 PM

Barstow Senior Citizen Center
555 Melissa Avenue
Barstow, CA 92311

4. Rialto
October 6th | 11 AM to 3 PM

County Behavioral Health Department
850 E. Foothill Blvd
Rialto, CA 92376

5. Ontario
October 10th | 3 to 7 PM

Ontario Senior Center
225 E. B Street
Ontario, CA 91764

6. Joshua Tree
October 11th | 5 to 8 PM

Joshua Tree Community Center
6171 Sunburst Street
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

7. Hesperia
October 12th | 10 AM to 1 PM

Lime Street Community Center
16292 Lime Street
Hesperia, CA 92345

8. Big Bear Lake
October 12th | 5 to 8 PM

Big Bear Valley Senior Center
42651 Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92314

Can’t attend one of these dates?

Click here to take the online survey here .

Click here to visit the online open house materials and leave your thoughts about the Countywide Plan. 

Open House Highlights


At each open house, the County will present progress on the Countywide Plan and discuss your thoughts on a variety of topics including:

  • Land use (current & proposed)
  • Draft Community Plans
  • Public safety & security
  • Economic & social resources
  • Health & wellness
  • Circulation & mobility
  • Natural resources & hazards
  • Public & social services
  • Environmental justice
  • Web-based maps

Open House Activities


Each regional open house will feature many ways to participate, including:

  • Complete surveys
  • Fill out comment cards
  • Review the proposed Land Use Plan
  • Review draft Community Plans
  • Explore web-based maps
  • Draw at the kids coloring station
  • Take pictures at the selfie station

These events are part of an ongoing outreach process that has included over 66 community meetings. Thank you for getting involved in improving your community and county!

New Surveys for Framework & Foundation Community Plan Workshops!

The County recently conducted public workshops in 15 communities as part of an effort to establish and update Framework & Foundation Community Plans.  During these workshops, we asked attendees to tell us about their community — both as they see it today and how they see it in the future.  The survey links below are for those who were unable to attend these workshops, or for those who attended but had additional thoughts and ideas.

Click here to take Survey #1 for Workshop 1 in Oaks Hills, Baker, Wrightwood, El Mirage, Oro Grande, Newberry Springs, Daggett, and Yermo.

Click here to take Survey #2 for Workshop 2 in Mt Baldy, Morongo Valley, Homestead Valley, Angelus Oaks, San Antonio Heights, Pioneertown, and Lytle Creek.

Responses to these surveys will be considered alongside the input we received for each community during the workshops.  Have other questions or don’t see your community listed above?  Click here to see if your community is addressed by a Community Plan.

These surveys will remain open until Thursday, January 27th, 2017.

 

Take Survey #1 from the First Framework & Foundation Community Plan Workshops

The County recently conducted a series of public workshops in seven communities the County as part of an effort to establish and update Framework & Foundation Community Plans.  During these workshops, we asked attendees to tell us about their community — both as they see it today and how they see it in the future.  Click here to see if your community is addressed by a Framework & Foundation Plan.

Click here to take the survey.

If you were unable to attend the workshop in your community, or attended the workshop and had additional thoughts you wanted to share with us, please click on the above link to take the survey.  Responses to this survey will be considered alongside the input we received for each community during Workshop 1.

This survey will remain open until November 1st.

*Please note: This survey is for the Framework & Foundation Plan workshops that have occurred in recent months, which includes: Angelus Oaks,  Homestead Valley, Lytle Creek, Morongo Valley, Mt Baldy, Pioneertown, and San Antonio Heights.

Existing Community Plans Get a New Look!

The Countywide Plan process touches upon many facets of the County’s operations, including governance tools such as Community Plans.  Historically, Community Plans have guided the future use, character and distinctive identity of a community and outlined how the County should manage future growth.

As part of the Countywide Plan preparation, we have taken a fresh look at the purpose and functionality of these documents and have enhanced them by adding new content that also makes them more action-oriented.

In doing so, the new content will refine the way the current community plans are organized.  Although the plans will have a somewhat new look, communities with existing plans can be assured that pertinent information from the existing plans will be carried forward into the new plan, shaped by the input received during community workshops over the past several months.

The new organization of the Community Plan documents is intended provide the County and community with more effective tools for future decision making.  We have created a graphic to illustrate how the new community plans will look in comparison to the existing plans.

To see if your community has an existing plan that will be updated, or to see if a new community plan will be created for your area, click here.

New Community Plan Workshops Scheduled

The County wants to know how YOU envision the future of your community:

  • What priorities do you have for your community?
  • What would you like your community to look like 20 years from now?
  • What unique qualities does your community have that you would like to preserve?

New Community Plan Workshops Scheduled!
Two workshop dates have been scheduled for your community! Click the “workshop” links below to see the workshop details (dates and locations) for each community. For all other communities not listed, please check back soon!

Overall Countywide Plan Outreach Schedule.
See how the Community Plan workshops fit into the Countywide Plan process by visiting the Project Schedule and About pages. Additional public meetings that address the communities and the overall County will take place during the next two years.

Get Involved Stay Informed!
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and sign up for email updates. Make sure to regularly check the What’s New? section for the latest Countywide Plan news and happenings. To see when the next workshop will be held for your community, visit the Meetings and Events page.

The County looks forward to seeing you in person at one of the upcoming workshops!

 

Homestead Valley Communities Plan / Action Guide

Image Gallery (click image below for more photos)

Homestead Valley Communities

GET INVOLVED!

The Homestead Valley Communities Plan will only be as good as the input we receive from residents, businesses, and property owners.  Please use the following opportunities to tell us what you think about the Homestead Valley Communities today and what they should be in the future.

Click here to download a flyer for the dates, times, and locations of outreach events in the Homestead Valley Communities.  Click on each of the events below to see more information about the topics and information that will be covered. If you cannot attend, the links below will also take you to online surveys so you can still participate and voice your opinions.

Participate in the following events to express your desires for the future of the Homestead Valley Communities and to make your opinion count.

COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOPS

Workshops #1: What We Value
Workshop #2: Our Roadmap to Making It Happen

Share Your Photos, Comments, or Questions
Share a Photo | Submit your photos and show us the best of Homestead Valley Communities as well as the things that could be improved.

Comments or Questions? | Have a general comment or question that is not addressed in the events or surveys? Send an e-mail to let us know.

Homestead Valley Communities Workshop #1
Homestead Valley Communities first Workshop held on September 12, 2016.

WORKSHOP #1: WHAT WE VALUE

The first workshop will introduce the Countywide Plan and Homestead Valley Communities Plan efforts.  The workshop will also engage the public in a discussion about the development and improvement of the Homestead Valley Communities in the future.

Landers, Flamingo Heights, Johnson Valley, Yucca Mesa

When: September 12, 2016, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: Johnson Valley Community Center: 50567 Quailbush Road, Johnson Valley, CA

Highlights

  • Get information about the planning process to create a Countywide Plan and the Homestead Valley Communities Plan
  • Help rank the Communities’ most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Begin to identify Community goals and objectives

Material and Information

Surveys

Click here to take Survey #1.  Please tell us what you think if you could not attend this event, or if you attended but would like to provide additional feedback.

Click here to provide feedback on the event itself.  Did you attend this event? If so, please take a brief survey to tell us what you thought of the event.

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Homestead Valley Communities Workshop #2
Homestead Valley residents identify top community goals at the second community meeting.

WORKSHOP #2: OUR ROADMAP TO MAKING IT HAPPEN

This workshop will begin with a presentation on input from the first workshop and then focus on implementation strategies and tools to achieve the Communities’ goals and objectives.  Champions for actions will be identified by the Community.

Landers, Flamingo Heights, Johnson Valley, Yucca Mes

When: November 17, 2016, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: Yucca Mesa Community Center: 3133 Balsa Ave, Yucca Valley, CA 92284

Highlights

  • See input generated from the first workshop
  • Discuss and rank Community goals
  • Discuss and rank objectives for priority goals
  • Discuss and rank specific actions that are necessary to achieve the goals and objectives

Material and Information

Surveys

Click here to take Survey #2.  Please tell us what you think if you could not attend this event, or if you attended but would like to provide additional feedback.

Click here to provide feedback on the event itself.  Did you attend this event? If so, please take a brief survey to tell us what you thought of the event.

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What is the Communities Plan / Action Guide?

As part of the major effort to create a Countywide Plan, San Bernardino County is working with residents, businesses, and organizations to develop the Homestead Valley Communities Plan / Action Guide.

The Communities Plan / Action Guide sets forth the Communities’ values and aspirations, and provides an action plan to help Homestead Valley continue to grow into the type of community that current and future residents desire. The action plan places a focus on self-reliance, grass-roots action, and implementation, allowing the Communities to take the lead in moving actions forward.

Goals, policies, land use, and infrastructure decisions will be addressed in the Policy Plan of the Countywide Plan..

For questions and answers specific to the Homestead Valley Communities, click here to jump to the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

For more general questions and answers on the Community Planning process and the Countywide Plan, click here for fact sheets or click here to visit the general FAQ section of the website.

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What We Know about Homestead Valley Communities

Documents in this section will be added as they are completed with community input.  Click on each item for more information and a link to download the material.

Reports or Analysis

(Forthcoming)

Outreach Materials

Workshop #1 PowerPoint Presentation

 

Links to Related Projects

(Forthcoming)

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2007 Homestead Valley Community Plan

Homestead Valley is one of 14 communities in San Bernardino County that has an existing Community Plan to guide its future development, character, and independent identity. The County is updating these existing Community Plans to become more action oriented, while moving goals, policies, and figures into the Countywide Policy Plan. Click here for an infosheet that illustrates where the contents of existing Community Plans will be in the updated Community Plans / Action Guides and the Countywide Policy Plan.

Click here for FAQs on existing Community Plans and updated Communities Plans / Action Guides.

Click here to view the existing Homestead Valley Communities Plan.

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FAQs

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Communities Plan / Action Guide.  The information will be updated and added to from time to time.

If you don’t see answers to your questions on this page, want more information, or want to let us know what you think, send us an email.

For more general questions and answers on the Community Planning process and the Countywide Plan, click here for fact sheets or click here to visit the general FAQ section of the website.

1. How does this Communities Plan / Action Guide affect current or pending development applications in or around the Homestead Valley Communities? Who can I talk to about current or pending development applications?

The Communities Planning process will not be completed until 2019.  You should continue to monitor, review, and comment on development applications through the current public review process. Please contact the Land Use Services Duty Planner by email to be directed to the appropriate County staff person.

2. When will the Draft Communities Plan/Action Guide be available to review?

In October 2017, the results were released for public review as a draft communities plan. In response to public comments, the plans were renamed Communities Action Guides. This name change along with other revisions that resulted from the public review are incorporated in the 2018 Draft Communities Action Guide, available now for review.

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Countywide Connection Newsletter

The very first issue of the Countywide Connection has been released! Newsletters will be prepared periodically over the next few years so that we can provide you updates with project progress and highlights at key milestones in the process.

The focus of this newsletter is community outreach. As you know, over the past year we have been out in the community gathering ideas, input, and recommendations to be considered as we prepare the Countywide Plan. The newsletter explains the process, provides excerpts of input we’ve received so far, identifies upcoming outreach efforts, and provides an overview of the schedule of next steps in the Countywide Plan process.

Future newsletters may include topics such as: how we grow, how we get around, how to improve County services, and how to create a more effective County government.

We encourage you to take a look at what we’ve done so far, and to share this newsletter with friends, family and colleagues so that they can keep up with the process, too! Click the image below to read the full newsletter.

Have suggestions for articles or topics for future newsletters? Let us know! CountywidePlan@lus.sbcounty.gov

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