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Draft Joshua Tree Community Action Guide

  • Introduction
  • Our Community
  • Our Aspirations
  • Our Action Plans
  • Maps & Links

  • Introduction

    Joshua Tree National Park

    In 2016, the community embarked on a new community planning process. Three 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 results are presented as the Draft Community Action Guide through this webpage, including the additional tabs above.

    The final format of the Community Action Guide will be web-based. The PDF version of the Draft Community Action Guide (linked below) 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.

    2019 Policy Matrix showing tracked changes since 2018


    • The Draft 2019 Community Action Guide for Public Review

      You may use the feedback form on this page to submit your comments online — look to the left or scroll down to the bottom depending on your device.

      In addition, you may e-mail comments to CommunityPlans@lus.sbcounty.gov or submit written comments by mail to:

      County of San Bernardino
      Land Use Services Department
      385 N. Arrowhead Ave., 1st Floor
      San Bernardino, CA 92415-0187

      This Draft Community Action Guide was created by the community members who attended workshops, provided comments online or sent in written comments. It is written in the words of those participating in the public engagement process. Therefore, the community’s action guide retains the voice and future image of the community presented by the community members participating in the public engagement process.

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

    • How to Use This Community Action Guide

      Purpose and Approach

      Overall, the Community Action Guides are a framework for communities to create the future character and independent identity, as identified in the workshops with community values and aspirations, through completion of a community action plan. As stated at the community workshops, the new Community Action Guides replace any existing 2007/2013 Community Plans, with a greater focus on community self-reliance, grass-roots action, and implementation. Goals, policies, land use, and infrastructure decisions are addressed in the Policy Plan of the Countywide Plan. The County Development Code will still regulate zoning and land development.

      The Community Action Guide is strategic in nature and provides clear Focus Statements and Action Statements identified by the community that led to creation of an Action Plan that can be implemented at the grass-roots level within each community. Some actions may require assistance by a County department, but the community will take the lead in moving the action forward, identifying funding or scheduling meetings or requesting information from specific County departments.

      A detailed implementation plan and training module will be set up by the County to guide communities in identifying Champions, setting up Action Teams, contacting County departments and answering questions. In addition, the County’s role will be clarified. This information will be included on the website for easy reference by communities.

      Plan Organization

      The Community Action Guide is organized into three main sections, the community’s Values, community’s Aspirations, and Action Plans.

      VALUES – Those shared assets, principles, standards, mores and in the judgement of the community, what is important to the lives of its residents and businesses. (Identified in Workshop #1 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #2)

      Community Values are listed under the Our Community tab.

      ASPIRATIONS– A written narrative illustrating the community’s desired look and function once the Community Action Guide is fully implemented. This is a long-term view of 10 to 20 years. It is written as if the community’s desired changes have already occurred. (Identified in Workshop #1 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #2)

      Community Aspirations are listed under the Our Aspirations tab.

      ACTION PLANS– The action plans consist of:

      • Focus Statements, which provide general direction towards realizing the Community’s aspirations and help organize the plan. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
      • Action Statements, which are measurable statements providing critical information on the program, initiative or project to complete. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
      • Action Plan Matrices, which provide general sets of action steps necessary to implement each action statement, identify those that would initiate and champion the action statement, provide a general timeline for implementation and identify resources for additional assistance. (Created to support and guide the Community’s identified Focus and Action Statements)

      The Focus Statements and Action Statements of the guide are not prioritized. It is up to the community to select the three to five priority Action Statements that they wish to begin implementing. The related Action Plans for each Action Statement provide guidance on the actions and timeline that may be necessary to implement the Action Statement. The Champions and Action Teams should review the Action Statement, Benchmark, and Action Steps. They may even hold a public meeting to get additional input before starting implementation of a specific Action Statement. Changes may be made as new input is received.

      Action Plans are listed under the Our Action Plans tab.

      The Action Guide as a Living Document

      The Community Action Guides and the Countywide Plan are designed to be web-based and therefore will be easily updated. The Community Action Guide is intended to be championed and implemented by the Community. The Focus Statements and Action Statement within the guide were created through public engagement workshops by community participants.

      The guide is meant as a way to organize activities and provide overall direction to move the Community forward. The plan should never be considered to be written in stone, but should be malleable as the needs of the Community continue to change. Focus Statements and Action Statements should be changed and amended as Action Statements are completed or new priorities take their place.

      The Community should consider reviewing its guide annually to celebrate what was accomplished and make changes to the guide, as necessary, to ensure it is a relevant work plan. Communities should report back to the County as they complete actions to ensure their online guide is updated with success stories included on their website and to ensure their Action Plans are updated reflecting completed actions. As communities complete their Action Plans, the County will determine when to revisit the community to expand or modify their Action Plans.

    • Relationship to the Countywide Vision and Countywide Plan

      Relationship to Countywide Vision

      The Community Action Guide’s values and goals are specific to each community. However, they are consistent with, build on, and contribute to the Countywide Vision.

      Relationship to Countywide Plan

      In 2010, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors set out to establish a vision for the future of the county as a whole, and subsequently adopted a Countywide Vision in 2011 after two years of input from the community and the county’s 24 cities and towns. Following the adoption of the Countywide Vision, which calls for the creation of a “complete county”, the Board adopted the County paradigm and job statements in 2012.

      In 2015, the County of San Bernardino launched an effort to go further than any county or city has ever gone with a general plan by creating a web-based comprehensive “complete county” plan. General plans are almost always strictly rule books for guiding development and growth. The County’s General Plan, last updated in 2007, will go well beyond a traditional general plan to become a comprehensive Countywide Plan that complements and informs the Countywide Vision by taking into account all services—not just land-use planning—provided by County Government, and the unique values and priorities of each unincorporated community.

      The Countywide Plan serves as a guide for County decision-making, financial planning, and communications. Its web-based format provides a wealth of easily accessible data on how the County operates, and allow independent research using County data and information.

      The Countywide Plan includes:

      • A County Policy Plan, which serves in part as the County’s General Plan for the unincorporated areas and also provides guidance for regional county services. The Policy Plan establishes goals and policies for the entire county as well as specific sub regions and communities.
      • A County Business Plan, which contains governance policies and operational metrics that outline the County’s approach to providing municipal and regional services.
      • A Regional Issues Forum, which is an online resource for sharing information and resources related to issues confronting the entire county.
      • A Community Planning Continuum of 35 Community Action Guides, which articulates what is important to each Community; sets out an Action Plan based on community input, and for the most part, would be implemented by the community; and provides a Community Profile. Links will also be provided for maps, goals, and policies in the Countywide Plan.

    • Where Did the Goals, Policies, and Land Use Map for My Community’s Plan Go?

      The existing Community Plan content was used in the development of the Community Action Guide and Policy Plan of the Countywide Plan. Goals and policies from the existing community plan, as well as proposed land use changes discussed during the community workshops, were considered for inclusion in the County Policy Plan and Land Use Map, components of the Countywide Plan. The Land Use Map will be adopted as part of the County Policy Plan. The content of the Community Action Guide focuses on those actions identified by the community that the community is willing to take to make desired changes to their community. The County Policy Plan and the Community Action Guides will be web-based, with adoption of the Countywide Plan in 2019.

      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

      Click here to download a Policy Matrix for your community’s 2007 Community Plan

      Click here to visit the webpage for the County Policy Plan

    • What is the Community Development Toolkit?

      The County of San Bernardino Land Use Services Department is creating an online Community Development Toolkit to expand the action topics and guidance on implementation as well as ideas for future amendments or additions to the Community’s plan.





  • Our Community


      Joshua Tree

    • Who We Are

      There is a uniqueness to Joshua Tree that sets it apart from other High Desert communities. The combination of people, culture, history, and landscape give the community a “sense of place” as distinctive as its namesake national park. Above all else, the people of Joshua Tree value the natural beauty of the desert and strive for a harmonious relationship with the environment. This translates into a strong desire to preserve the rural desert lifestyle for its spaciousness and tranquility, and for growth in the community to occur in a measured and sustainable way. The community prides itself on being the gateway to Joshua Tree National Park and recognizes the symbiotic relationship it has with the park. Although life in the Mojave Desert can present many challenges, Joshua Tree is committed to ensuring that the community has excellent public infrastructure and full access to essential services.

      Strengths and Opportunities

      Community workshops were conducted in each community as part of the engagement process. In addition, input was gathered through the Countywide Plan website. As part of the process, participants defined the strengths of and opportunities for their community. The word cloud below was created using the input provided during the Strengths, Opportunities, Values and Aspirations exercises and served as part of the base information utilized to develop the Focus and Action Statements of the Community Action Guide. The word cloud quickly informed participants of key issues and focus areas that could be addressed in the guide. The more a word or phrase was articulated, the larger the word appears in the cloud. The full results of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats gathered as a part of the engagement process is found in the Community Profile.

      Joshua Tree Word Cloud

    • Community Values

      The Values are those shared assets, principles, standards, mores, and in the judgement of the community, what is important in the lives of its residents and businesses. A community’s values are an important consideration in shaping its aspirations, focus and actions.

       

      Natural Beauty

      Joshua Tree residents value the natural beauty of the surrounding desert environment.


      Responsible Tourism

      Joshua Tree residents value the economic and cultural benefits of tourism to Joshua Tree National Park balanced with maintaining a respectful connection with nature.


      Cultural Reputation

      Joshua Tree residents value the community’s reputation as an educational, artistic, and cultural center with abundant social and cultural amenities.


      Sustainable Focus

      Joshua Tree residents value dark skies and the natural desert with a focus on sustainability and diversity.


      Vibrant Atmosphere

      Joshua Tree residents value the diverse group of local businesses, artists, and personalities who make life in the community vibrant and unique.

    • Community Profile

      The community profile is a summary of the social, cultural, economic, and historic dimensions of Joshua Tree. It presents data collected through secondary sources to inform future actions. The profile, together with future studies and information gathered from residents highlights essential facets and “tell the story” of the Joshua Tree Community.

      2019 Draft Community Profile (No changes made)

      2018 Revised Draft Community Profile

      2017 Public Review Draft Community Profile




  • Our Aspirations

    Joshua Tree Workshop #2

    The Aspirations Statement is a written narrative illustrating the community’s desired look and function once the Community Focus Statements and Action Statements are fully implemented. This is a long term view of 10 to 20 years. The Aspirations Statement serves as a foundation for developing Community Focus Statements and Action Statements.


    • 1. A Model Community for Sustainability

      Our community is at the forefront of the sustainability movement by focusing on healthy and balanced living practices that do not negatively impact the surrounding desert environment. Local community groups organize incentive programs for homes that convert to point-of-use solar units. Additionally, monthly programs are held for the community to educate residents and businesses on ways to recycle, compost, and reduce water consumption. Joshua Tree continues its efforts to preserve the desert ecosystem and maintain a harmonious relationship with the environment.


    • 2. Responsible and Respectful Growth and Development

      Growth and development within Joshua Tree progresses at a measured pace, with each project reviewed by a committee of residents and local stakeholders. Our community has an adopted set of design guidelines for the community to maintain the appearance, culture, and “Desert Funk” style of the area. We understand that growth is important in order to capture revenue from tourism to Joshua Tree National Park and to help the community continue to thrive. The design review committee and new guidelines help the new businesses and residences fit in seamlessly with the existing community and add value to the area.


    • 3. A Gateway to Nature

      The community of Joshua Tree distinguishes itself as a well-known gateway to Joshua Tree National Park. Economic development in the area meets the needs of both residents and tourists, and many of our local businesses are focused on promoting the natural environment around us, whether through the sale of outdoor gear or services such as hiking or climbing guides. We also have a signage and wayfinding program to promote the community and help visitors better navigate the area.


    • 4. Fostering Local Businesses with Rural Desert Character

      Joshua Tree is a community whose character is defined in part by local mom and pop shops The Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce, with advice from the County, developed a streamlined process that serves all the needs of both new and existing small-business owners to start and retain new businesses. The local Chamber of Commerce works with the surrounding chambers of Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms to coordinate business attraction, marketing, and business support activities, which benefits all three areas.


    • 5. Enhancing Community Services

      Growth and development in Joshua Tree has enhanced community services, such as education, fire, and law enforcement. Joshua Tree’s K–12 school system is a highly competitive learning environment whose students have access to the technology and resources needed for them to excel. Additional sheriff’s patrols increase safety and better serve the larger population and increased numbers of visitors to Joshua Tree National Park.




  • Our Action Plans

    Action Plans

    2019 Revised Draft Action Plans

    2018 Revised Draft Action Plans

    2017 Public Review Draft Action Plans

    The Action Plans consist of:

          • Focus Statements, which provide general direction towards realizing the Community’s aspirations and help organize the plan. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
          • Action Statements, which are measurable statements providing critical information on the program, initiative or project to complete. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
          • Action Plan Matrices, which provide general sets of action steps necessary to implement each action statement, identify those that would initiate and champion the action statement, provide a general timeline for implementation and identify resources for additional assistance. (Created to support and guide the Community’s identified Focus and Action Statements)

    Focus Statements and Action Statements

    Each Focus Statement is listed below. The Action Statements display under the corresponding Focus Statement. Expanded discussions of each Action Statement are included in the compiled Action Plans, linked at the top of this page.

    The Focus Statements and Action Statements of the plan are not written with a prioritization. It is up to the community to select the priority action statements that they wish to begin implementing. The related action plans for each Action Statement provide guidance on the actions and timeline that may be necessary to implement the Action Statement.

    Focus Statements


    • A. Preserve the desert ecosystem, its natural beauty, and the community’s harmonious relationship with the environment

      Action Statements

      A1. Partner with organizations such as Mojave Desert Land Trust to conserve natural desert habitats and wildlife corridors and to protect native plants and animals.

      A2. Promote water conservation as an essential part of living in the desert.

      A3. Develop a master plan to connect existing designated open spaces with Joshua Tree National Park.

      A4. Promote respect for local ecosystems and be stewards of the environment.

      A5. Promote smart, sustainable, low-impact growth and development.

      A6. Encourage small-scale rooftop solar rather than large industrial solar farms.


    • B. Maintain the rural desert lifestyle and character

      Action Statements

      B1. Establish a welcome program to greet new residents, educate them on the unique desert experience, and offer them information regarding the community.

      B2. Prepare a landscaping and lighting guide to help current and new residents, landscaping companies, and construction and development companies either install or modify landscaping and lighting to meet the needs of the desert landscape and dark sky regulations.

      B3. Develop community-based design guidelines that explain the “Desert Funk” design style that helps define the unique character of Joshua Tree. The guidelines should focus on design concepts for the downtown area and include both residential and commercial development guidelines to assist designers in meeting community expectations.

      B4. Combine a harmonious vibe of peace and spaciousness with community activities to bring Joshua Tree’s diverse population together.


    • C. Become a model gateway community to Joshua Tree National Park

      Action Statements

      C1. Enhance the community’s identity as “The Gateway to Joshua Tree National Park.”

      C2. Establish a plan to create a vibrant downtown with more restaurants, cafes, bakeries, craft shops, galleries, and the like.

      C3. Coordinate with business and property owners to develop a series of guidelines for wayfinding and advertising signage that embraces the community’s design vision while providing direction and information to both residents and visitors.

      C4. Establish a downtown business improvement district (BID), or similar financing mechanism, to assist in developing improvements to the gateway.

      C5. Partner with SBCTA and Caltrans to advocate and seek funding for pedestrian and parking enhancements to provide a safer environment for residents and visitors on Twentynine Palms Highway (SR 62), in particular, through downtown Joshua Tree.

      C6. Construct a lighted crosswalk at the intersection of Twentynine Palms highway and Sunset Road.

      C7. Construct pedestrian refuge areas at key intersections to aid pedestrians crossing Twentynine Palms Highway.

      C8. Collaborate with businesses and property owners to discourage Caltrans from widening of Twentynine Palms Highway.

      C9. Establish a parking management plan within the downtown/gateway area.

      C10. Locate open spaces such as courts, plazas, and park areas near and around businesses to encourage visitors to stop in the core downtown/gateway area.


    • D. Grow the local economy in a manner consistent with the rural desert character

      Action Statements

      D1. Enhance ecotourism by creating an economic development and marketing strategy that promotes the local environment and associated activities.

      D2. Encourage the sustainable development of lodging for Joshua Tree National Park visitors and advocate for responsible short-term rental (e.g., Airbnb) operations.

      D3. Support local business ownership and investment while attracting new entrepreneurs that share similar values with the community.

      D4. Partner with local educational institutions such as Copper Mountain College to develop or expand educational programs that lead to higher wage employment.

      D5. Support local job training opportunities for area teens.

      D6. Explore opportunities to strengthen the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce, partner with the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce to coordinate business attraction, marketing, and business support activities.


    • E. Improve roads and other public infrastructure throughout the community while preserving the desert landscape and rural character

      Action Statements

      E1. Design a trail system for both bicycles and pedestrians, connecting the downtown with surrounding open space and communities.

      E2. Establish desert road development standards that downplay the need for urban street improvements such as street lighting, curb and gutter, and sidewalks except as needed for safety.

      E3. Encourage rapid maintenance of key roadways immediately following storm events.

      E4. Embrace the Complete Streets approach to the construction and operation of the community’s transportation network, balancing the needs of all modes of travel.

      E5. Manage off-highway vehicle (OHV) use within the community boundaries through creation of an educational campaign to better educate OHV users on existing laws and legal use of their vehicles.


    • F. Improve the delivery of essential services to the community

      Action Statements

      F1. Advocate for increased police patrols.

      F2. Collaborate with the Morongo Basin communities on a regional plan to improve health care services and facilities in the area, emphasizing accessible, state-of-the-art care.

      F3. Collaborate with the Morongo Basin Transit Authority to improve bus routing.


    • G. Reinforce the sense of “community”

      Action Statements

      G1. Prioritize and develop community recreational facilities such as a community cultural center, an open space venue for live performances, and/or a dog park.

      G2. Advocate for substantial improvements to the Joshua Tree Library.

      G3. Organize more community events and activities to bring Joshua Tree’s diverse population together.

      G4. Embrace the Transition Movement, which aims to increase community self-sufficiency to reduce the potential effects of peak oil, climate change, and economic instability.

      G5. Partner with appropriate agencies in pursuing grant and other financing opportunities to fund local improvement projects.

      G6. Promote the unique artistic culture of Joshua Tree.


    • H. Strive for greater independence and self-government

      Action Statements

      H1. Reestablish the Joshua Tree Municipal Advisory Council to more specifically address the issues affecting the community.

      H2. Explore the potential for incorporation.


    Action Plan Matrices

    The Action Plan Matrix for each Action Statement listed above can be found in the compiled Action Plans, linked at the top of this page.

    How to Implement the Action Plans

    The Action Plans provide a general organization of the action steps necessary to implement each Action Statement. The Community may want to meet to identify the top three to five priority Action Statements to work on first. Some of these may be those actions that the community believes could be completed quickly and easily. Completion of one Action Statement will provide the community and local groups with the motivation to move forward with another Action Statement.

    Once an Action Statement is selected for implementation, the community identifies a Champion for that Action Statement to initiate activities, identify those responsible for carrying out action steps, identify and secure resources that will be required, and develop a timeline. The champion is not responsible for completing the action, but serves to facilitate and guide the Action Team. While suggested action steps are included in the guide, each community should develop more specific assignments based upon available community resources such as volunteers (e.g., individuals, businesses, property owners, etc.), community groups (e.g., chamber of commerce, non-profits, etc.) and organizations (e.g., scouts, community service districts, churches, schools, etc.). This step of planning for implementation is an important first step necessary to help ensure successful implementation.

    Potential resources are identified for each Action Statement. These may be guides on implementation, case studies of how other communities have implemented similar projects, sources of potential external funding, and organizations and agencies that can provide guidance and advice.

    A more detailed Implementation Plan will also be developed. The Implementation Plan will include information about how to inform the County about changes to your Community Action Guide. In addition, the County will want to know when work starts on an Action Statement and when each Action Statement is completed. It is important for the community to celebrate as actions are fulfilled.

    The Action Plans are Not Set in Stone

    The Action Plans are to be used to guide community actions and are not “set in stone”. Champions and Action Leaders are suggestions, but your community has a better idea of the best Champion for individual actions. The Action process is a general set of tasks that can be modified by the Champion, Action Leaders and/or Action Teams to best fit your community. The community should feel free to make changes and find alternatives for completing actions.

    The Community Development Toolkit

    San Bernardino County Land Use Services is in the process of creating an online Community Development Toolkit to expand the action topics and guidance on implementation as well as ideas for future amendments or additions to the Community’s plan.



  • 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.

    Draft Bear Valley Communities Action Guide

    • Introduction
    • Our Community
    • Our Aspirations
    • Our Action Plans
    • Maps & Links

    • Introduction

      Big Bear Discovery Center

      In 2016, the communities embarked on a new community planning process. Three public workshops, open to any community resident, or business, or property owner, addressed strengths and weaknesses of the communities, the communities’ values, and what the communities aspire to be in the future. Participants brainstormed areas of focus and actions to help the communities move forward to achieve their 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 results are presented as the Draft Communities Action Guide through this webpage, including the additional tabs above.

      The final format of the Communities Action Guide will be web-based. The PDF version of the Draft Communities Action Guide (linked below) 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 Communities Action Guide

      2018 Revised Draft Communities 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.

      2019 Policy Matrix showing tracked changes since 2018


      • The Draft 2019 Communities Action Guide for Public Review

        You may use the feedback form on this page to submit your comments online — look to the left or scroll down to the bottom depending on your device.

        In addition, you may e-mail comments to CommunityPlans@lus.sbcounty.gov or submit written comments by mail to:

        County of San Bernardino
        Land Use Services Department
        385 N. Arrowhead Ave., 1st Floor
        San Bernardino, CA 92415-0187

        This Draft Communities Action Guide was created by the communities members who attended workshops, provided comments online or sent in written comments. It is written in the words of those participating in the public engagement process. Therefore, the communities’ action guide retains the voice and future image of the communities presented by the communities members participating in the public engagement process.

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

      • How to Use This Communities Action Guide

        Purpose and Approach

        Overall, the Communities Action Guides are a framework for communities to create the future character and independent identity, as identified in the workshops with communities values and aspirations, through completion of a communities action plan. As stated at the communities workshops, the new Communities Action Guides replace any existing 2007/2013 Community Plans, with a greater focus on community self-reliance, grass-roots action, and implementation. Goals, policies, land use, and infrastructure decisions are addressed in the Policy Plan of the Countywide Plan. The County Development Code will still regulate zoning and land development.

        The Communities Action Guide is strategic in nature and provides clear Focus Statements and Action Statements identified by the communities that led to creation of an Action Plan that can be implemented at the grass-roots level within each of the communities. Some actions may require assistance by a County department, but the communities will take the lead in moving the action forward, identifying funding or scheduling meetings or requesting information from specific County departments.

        A detailed implementation plan and training module will be set up by the County to guide communities in identifying Champions, setting up Action Teams, contacting County departments and answering questions. In addition, the County’s role will be clarified. This information will be included on the website for easy reference by communities.

        Plan Organization

        The Communities Action Guide is organized into three main sections, the communities’ Values, communities’ Aspirations, and Action Plans.

        VALUES – Those shared assets, principles, standards, mores and in the judgement of the communities, what is important to the lives of its residents and businesses. (Identified in Workshop #1 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #2)

        Communities Values are listed under the Our Community tab.

        ASPIRATIONS– A written narrative illustrating the communities’ desired look and function once the Communities Action Guide is fully implemented. This is a long-term view of 10 to 20 years. It is written as if the communities’ desired changes have already occurred. (Identified in Workshop #1 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #2)

        Communities Aspirations are listed under the Our Aspirations tab.

        ACTION PLANS– The action plans consist of:

        • Focus Statements, which provide general direction towards realizing the Communities’ aspirations and help organize the plan. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
        • Action Statements, which are measurable statements providing critical information on the program, initiative or project to complete. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
        • Action Plan Matrices, which provide general sets of action steps necessary to implement each action statement, identify those that would initiate and champion the action statement, provide a general timeline for implementation and identify resources for additional assistance. (Created to support and guide the Community’s identified Focus and Action Statements)

        The Focus Statements and Action Statements of the guide are not prioritized. It is up to the communities to select the three to five priority Action Statements that they wish to begin implementing. The related Action Plans for each Action Statement provide guidance on the actions and timeline that may be necessary to implement the Action Statement. The Champions and Action Teams should review the Action Statement, Benchmark, and Action Steps. They may even hold a public meeting to get additional input before starting implementation of a specific Action Statement. Changes may be made as new input is received.

        Action Plans are listed under the Our Action Plans tab.

        The Action Guide as a Living Document

        The Communities Action Guides and the Countywide Plan are designed to be web-based and therefore will be easily updated. The Communities Action Guide is intended to be championed and implemented by the Communities. The Focus Statements and Action Statement within the guide were created through public engagement workshops by community participants.

        The guide is meant as a way to organize activities and provide overall direction to move the Communitiesorward. The plan should never be considered to be written in stone, but should be malleable as the needs of the Communities continue to change. Focus Statements and Action Statements should be changed and amended as Action Statements are completed or new priorities take their place.

        The Communities should consider reviewing its guide annually to celebrate what was accomplished and make changes to the guide, as necessary, to ensure it is a relevant work plan. Communities should report back to the County as they complete actions to ensure their online guide is updated with success stories included on their website and to ensure their Action Plans are updated reflecting completed actions. As communities complete their Action Plans, the County will determine when to revisit the communities to expand or modify their Action Plans.

      • Relationship to the Countywide Vision and Countywide Plan

        Relationship to Countywide Vision

        The Community Action Guide’s values and goals are specific to each community. However, they are consistent with, build on, and contribute to the Countywide Vision.

        Relationship to Countywide Plan

        In 2010, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors set out to establish a vision for the future of the county as a whole, and subsequently adopted a Countywide Vision in 2011 after two years of input from the communities and the county’s 24 cities and towns. Following the adoption of the Countywide Vision, which calls for the creation of a “complete county”, the Board adopted the County paradigm and job statements in 2012.

        In 2015, the County of San Bernardino launched an effort to go further than any county or city has ever gone with a general plan by creating a web-based comprehensive “complete county” plan. General plans are almost always strictly rule books for guiding development and growth. The County’s General Plan, last updated in 2007, will go well beyond a traditional general plan to become a comprehensive Countywide Plan that complements and informs the Countywide Vision by taking into account all services—not just land-use planning—provided by County Government, and the unique values and priorities of each unincorporated community.

        The Countywide Plan serves as a guide for County decision-making, financial planning, and communications. Its web-based format provides a wealth of easily accessible data on how the County operates, and allow independent research using County data and information.

        The Countywide Plan includes:

        • A County Policy Plan, which serves in part as the County’s General Plan for the unincorporated areas and also provides guidance for regional county services. The Policy Plan establishes goals and policies for the entire county as well as specific sub regions and communities.
        • A County Business Plan, which contains governance policies and operational metrics that outline the County’s approach to providing municipal and regional services.
        • A Regional Issues Forum, which is an online resource for sharing information and resources related to issues confronting the entire county.
        • A Community Planning Continuum of 35 Community Action Guides, which articulates what is important to each Community; sets out an Action Plan based on community input, and for the most part, would be implemented by the community; and provides a Community Profile. Links will also be provided for maps, goals, and policies in the Countywide Plan.

      • Where Did the Goals, Policies, and Land Use Map for My Community’s Plan Go?

        The existing Community Plan content was used in the development of the Communities Action Guide and Policy Plan of the Countywide Plan. Goals and policies from the existing community plan, as well as proposed land use changes discussed during the communities workshops, were considered for inclusion in the County Policy Plan and Land Use Map, components of the Countywide Plan. The Land Use Map will be adopted as part of the County Policy Plan. The content of the Communities Action Guide focuses on those actions identified by the communities that the community members are willing to take to make desired changes to their communities. The County Policy Plan and the Community Action Guides will be web-based, with adoption of the Countywide Plan in 2019.

        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

        Click here to download a Policy Matrix for your community’s 2007 Community Plan

        Click here to visit the webpage for the County Policy Plan

      • What is the Community Development Toolkit?

        The County of San Bernardino Land Use Services Department is creating an online Community Development Toolkit to expand the action topics and guidance on implementation as well as ideas for future amendments or additions to the Communities Action Guide.





    • Our Community

        Bear Valley Horses

      • Who We Are

        Bear Valley is made up of several small mountaintop communities where residents enjoy a slow, relaxed, unhurried pace of living in the tranquil setting of the San Bernardino National Forest. Bear Valley residents value the pristine beauty of its environment, supportive and neighborly bonds, and quiet, uncrowded neighborhoods built upon a well-established tourist economy. Stakeholders in Bear Valley strive to enhance the built environment, preserve natural resources, expand recreational opportunities, promote health, safety, and well-being, diversify and balance the economy, and expand their input on local matters.

        Strengths and Opportunities

        Community workshops were conducted in each community as part of the engagement process. In addition, input was gathered through the Countywide Plan website. As part of the process, participants defined the strengths of and opportunities for their community. The word cloud below was created using the input provided during the Strengths, Opportunities, Values and Aspirations exercises and served as part of the base information utilized to develop the Focus and Action Statements of the Community Action Guide. The word cloud quickly informed participants of key issues and focus areas that could be addressed in the guide. The more a word or phrase was articulated, the larger the word appears in the cloud. The full results of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats gathered as a part of the engagement process is found in the Community Profile.

        Bear Valley Word Cloud

      • Community Values

        The Values are those shared assets, principles, standards, mores, and in the judgement of the community, what is important in the lives of its residents and businesses. A community’s values are an important consideration in shaping its aspirations, focus and actions.

         

        Small-Town Mountain Lifestyle

        Bear Valley residents value the beauty and tranquility of living in a small mountaintop environment where connections to community and nature are both strong and family-oriented.


        Slower Pace of Life

        Bear Valley residents value a slow pace of life in quiet, uncrowded crime-free neighborhoods, and respect for privacy.


        Quality Environment

        Bear Valley residents value clean air, dark skies, breathtaking views, natural habitats, and well-managed recreational resources.


        Supportive, Neighborly Bonds

        Bear Valley residents value supporting those in need and investing in community well-being by donating time and financial resources to local organizations.


        Established, Evolving Economy

        Bear Valley residents value recognition as a historic tourist destination with a well-established local economy offering a reasonable cost of living and opportunities for future economic growth.

      • Community Profile

        The community profile is a summary of the social, cultural, economic, and historic dimensions of Bear Valley. It presents data collected through secondary sources to inform future actions. The profile, together with future studies and information gathered from residents highlights essential facets and “tell the story” of the Bear Valley Communities.

        2019 Draft Communities Profile (No changes made)

        2018 Revised Draft Communities Profile

        2017 Public Review Draft Communities Profile




    • Our Aspirations

      Bear Valley Workshop #3

      The Aspirations Statement is a written narrative illustrating the community’s desired look and function once the Community Focus Statements and Action Statements are fully implemented. This is a long term view of 10 to 20 years. The Aspirations Statement serves as a foundation for developing Community Focus Statements and Action Statements.


      • 1. Improved Built Environment

        As a four-seasons resort destination, our communities attract business-supporting tourists throughout the year. Community members prioritized improvements to our built environment, including updated and well-maintained building facades, road maintenance, street improvements, and addressing accessibility concerns throughout the communities. These improvements have helped to enhance our commercial areas and decrease traffic and safety issues during peak tourism months.


      • 2. Clean, Safe, and Healthy Future

        Residents created a number of programs to address health and safety within the communities. Through regular community cleanup events, volunteers work to keep the pristine mountain area free of debris that takes away from the beauty of the environment and community. As a result of increased engagement with the San Bernardino County Human Services Department, increased services are available for people of all ages to promote mental and behavioral well-being. The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department also established an annual class with community members that teaches residents how to safely and properly protect themselves and their neighbors through the implementation of a neighborhood watch program, which empowers residents to proactively address code violations, vacation home rental problems, and other potential nuisances.


      • 3. Balanced Economy

        The Bear Valley communities have a vibrant and balanced economy that includes tourism, health and wellness, environmental sciences, recreation, forestry, and activities and employment for people of all ages. Residents created community groups that work with the County of San Bernardino to market all aspects of the area, boost the local workforce in all industries, and bring investment into the area.


      • 4. Preservation of Natural Beauty

        The Bear Valley communities are unique in terms of their location in Southern California. Residents work to create educational materials for new community members and visitors, including a “welcome packet” that gives recommendations for how to live and play within a mountain environment without having a negative impact on the area.


      • 5. Recreational Opportunities

        The mountain environment offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities throughout the year. During the winter, residents and visitors enjoy alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow play, and biking. During the other three seasons, residents and visitors enjoy hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, off-road touring, golfing, fishing, and watersports. Local interest groups collaborate with the County of San Bernardino and the US Forest Service to increase signage on trails and in outdoor spaces, which help to increase safety and enjoyment when using these areas.


      • 6. Expanded Input in Local Matters

        Our communities take pride in our ability to ensure personal freedom and integrity and local strength in decision-making. Through the creation of a local committee of community leaders who are responsible for working with the County of San Bernardino and other outside agencies the voice of the communities is heard in all matters impacting the area. Opportunities for making the communities’ voice heard is available through an increased number of community meetings and the preparation of formal recommendations for consideration by the County.




    • Our Action Plans

      Action Plans

      2019 Revised Draft Action Plans

      2018 Revised Draft Action Plans

      2017 Public Review Draft Action Plans

      The Action Plans consist of:

            • Focus Statements, which provide general direction towards realizing the Community’s aspirations and help organize the plan. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
            • Action Statements, which are measurable statements providing critical information on the program, initiative or project to complete. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
            • Action Plan Matrices, which provide general sets of action steps necessary to implement each action statement, identify those that would initiate and champion the action statement, provide a general timeline for implementation and identify resources for additional assistance. (Created to support and guide the Community’s identified Focus and Action Statements)

      Focus Statements and Action Statements

      Each Focus Statement is listed below. The Action Statements display under the corresponding Focus Statement. Expanded discussions of each Action Statement are included in the compiled Action Plans, linked at the top of this page.

      The Focus Statements and Action Statements of the plan are not written with a prioritization. It is up to the community to select the priority action statements that they wish to begin implementing. The related action plans for each Action Statement provide guidance on the actions and timeline that may be necessary to implement the Action Statement.

      Focus Statements


      • A. Improve the quality of our built environment to enhance community health, safety, neighborhood character, and the image of our business corridors

        Action Statements

        A1. Work with San Bernardino County Code Enforcement to develop educational materials to inform residents and property owners about County Codes, with a particular emphasis on inoperable vehicles, unpermitted construction, property maintenance, and other community concerns as they may change from time to time, and encourage local residents to report persistent problems to Code Enforcement.

        A2. Establish a community cleanup program in collaboration with community service organizations, local schools, and Big Bear Disposal to assist with large item trash pickup at least two times per year.

        A3. Construct public restrooms in two locations accessible to people arriving to the east end of the Big Bear Valley. If permanent restrooms are infeasible due to maintenance costs, install portable restrooms during peak visitor seasons, including three-day holiday weekends.

        A4. Adopt development standards and public infrastructure in commercial areas appropriate for a rural mountain community.

        A5. Establish and implement a façade and sign improvement program for existing and future businesses.

        A6. Construct improved bus stops with permanent and accessible benches and shelters in order to improve comfort and safety for bus riders, in partnership with Mountain Transit and local organizations such as the Community Services District, community service organizations, and local businesses.

        A7. Promote cleanup and repurposing of underutilized properties along Big Bear Boulevard, in Fawnskin, and in other key locations as identified by program partners.

        A8. Create and maintain a healthy forest and forest fuels management program.


      • B. Reduce traffic congestion by improving transit services, roadways and recreational networks for pedestrians and bicyclists, and transit riders

        Action Statements

        B1. Advocate for improved transportation options and reduced automobile traffic through Big Bear City on State Route 18 and State Route 38, which become congested with tourist traffic during peak holiday weekends and seasons. Solutions should be integrated with valley-wide and regional strategies and may include transit improvements, shuttle services, streetscape improvements (including pedestrian and bicycle facilities), marketing, or transportation access guides implemented in coordination with Mountain Transit, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, the City of Big Bear Lake, the California Department of Transportation, the Big Bear Valley Tourism Business Improvement District, and/or other relevant organizations.

        B2. Advocate for implementation of the Big Bear Valley Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Equestrian Master Plan in collaboration with partners such as the City of Big Bear Lake, County of San Bernardino Public Works, the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, and the Southern California Mountains Foundation and under the leadership of the Big Bear Valley Trails Coordinator.


      • C. Build human capital and promote enterprise, with a focus on environmentally friendly businesses, to strengthen the local economy and provide opportunities for residents and families to be self-reliant

        Action Statements

        C1. Promote child and youth development, social and civic responsibility, and environmental stewardship by establishing a multigenerational community council with youth in leadership positions to advocate for and support activities that enrich our community and our environment.

        C2. Establish entrepreneurship, business training, and career development programs in partnership with local colleges and universities that empower locals to grow careers or businesses related to the Big Bear Valley economy such as outdoor recreation, high altitude training, health, wellness, and rehabilitation services, environmental science, and natural resource extraction and management.

        C3. Coordinate with County of San Bernardino Human Services Department to assess local needs, such as wellness checks for seniors, substance abuse counseling, and support for families with children, and deliver mobile services and/or open a new service delivery location in Big Bear City.

        C4. Collaborate with the local chambers and County EDA to establish a valley-wide economic development initiative that links emerging entrepreneurs with mentors and potential investors and fosters new business development.

        C5. Identify barriers to and implement solutions for building environmentally sensitive recreational businesses (including mountain biking, rock climbing, model plane and drone flying, and high-altitude field training) on publicly owned land.


      • D. Become a destination renowned for culture, environment, health, and well-being for people of all ages and abilities

        Action Statements

        D1. Construct road access to Big Bear Valley Historical Museum from Greenway Drive.

        D2. Establish a resource conservation program to designate open space resources, establish a dedicated funding source, and actively promote open space protection through land acquisition, conservation easements, mitigation monitoring, volunteer support, and other similar tools.

        D3. Promote family- and eco-friendly tourism that educates people about our natural surroundings, dark skies, and quiet nature.

        D4. Enhance existing and create new cultural attractions for diverse groups of people with programs like Shakespeare in the Forest, a vaquero/cowboy festival, mining tours, and similar events.


      • E. Strengthen the relationship between Big Bear Valley and the County of San Bernardino to increase the County’s understanding of the community

        Action Statements

        E1. Establish a Bear Valley Municipal Advisory Council as an avenue for accurate and transparent communications between local residents, Big Bear Valley leaders, and County officials.


      Action Plan Matrices

      The Action Plan Matrix for each Action Statement listed above can be found in the compiled Action Plans, linked at the top of this page.

      How to Implement the Action Plans

      The Action Plans provide a general organization of the action steps necessary to implement each Action Statement. The Community may want to meet to identify the top three to five priority Action Statements to work on first. Some of these may be those actions that the community believes could be completed quickly and easily. Completion of one Action Statement will provide the community and local groups with the motivation to move forward with another Action Statement.

      Once an Action Statement is selected for implementation, the community identifies a Champion for that Action Statement to initiate activities, identify those responsible for carrying out action steps, identify and secure resources that will be required, and develop a timeline. The champion is not responsible for completing the action, but serves to facilitate and guide the Action Team. While suggested action steps are included in the guide, each community should develop more specific assignments based upon available community resources such as volunteers (e.g., individuals, businesses, property owners, etc.), community groups (e.g., chamber of commerce, non-profits, etc.) and organizations (e.g., scouts, community service districts, churches, schools, etc.). This step of planning for implementation is an important first step necessary to help ensure successful implementation.

      Potential resources are identified for each Action Statement. These may be guides on implementation, case studies of how other communities have implemented similar projects, sources of potential external funding, and organizations and agencies that can provide guidance and advice.

      A more detailed Implementation Plan will also be developed. The Implementation Plan will include information about how to inform the County about changes to your Community Action Guide. In addition, the County will want to know when work starts on an Action Statement and when each Action Statement is completed. It is important for the community to celebrate as actions are fulfilled.

      The Action Plans are Not Set in Stone

      The Action Plans are to be used to guide community actions and are not “set in stone”. Champions and Action Leaders are suggestions, but your community has a better idea of the best Champion for individual actions. The Action process is a general set of tasks that can be modified by the Champion, Action Leaders and/or Action Teams to best fit your community. The community should feel free to make changes and find alternatives for completing actions.

      The Community Development Toolkit

      San Bernardino County Land Use Services is in the process of creating an online Community Development Toolkit to expand the action topics and guidance on implementation as well as ideas for future amendments or additions to the Communities’ Action Guide.



    • 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.

      Draft Bloomington Community Action Guide

      • Introduction
      • Our Community
      • Our Aspirations
      • Our Action Plan
      • Maps & Links

      • Introduction

        Welcome to Bloomington sign

        This Community Action Guide was created with the members and stakeholders of Bloomington through multiple workshops between 2015 and 2016. These workshops, open to any Bloomington resident or business, addressed strengths and weaknesses of the community, the community’s values, and what Bloomington 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 results are presented as the Draft Community Action Guide through this webpage, including the additional tabs above.

        The final format of the Community Action Guide will be web-based. The PDF version of the Draft Community Action Guide (linked below) 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

        • The Draft 2019 Community Action Guide for Public Review

          You may use the feedback form on this page to submit your comments online — look to the left or scroll down to the bottom depending on your device.

          In addition, you may e-mail comments to CommunityPlans@lus.sbcounty.gov or submit written comments by mail to:

          County of San Bernardino
          Land Use Services Department
          385 N. Arrowhead Ave., 1st Floor
          San Bernardino, CA 92415-0187

          This Draft Community Action Guide was created by the community members who attended workshops, provided comments online or sent in written comments. It is written in the words of those participating in the public engagement process. Therefore, the community’s action guide retains the voice and future image of the community presented by the community members participating in the public engagement process.

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

        • How to Use This Community Action Guide

          Purpose and Approach

          Overall, the Community Action Guides are a framework for communities to create the future character and independent identity, as identified in the workshops with community values and aspirations, through completion of a community action plan. As stated at the community workshops, the new Community Action Guides replace any existing 2007/2013 Community Plans, with a greater focus on community self-reliance, grass-roots action, and implementation. Goals, policies, land use, and infrastructure decisions are addressed in the Policy Plan of the Countywide Plan. The County Development Code will still regulate zoning and land development.

          The Community Action Guide is strategic in nature and provides clear Focus Statements and Action Statements identified by the community that led to creation of an Action Plan that can be implemented at the grass-roots level within each community. Some actions may require assistance by a County department, but the community will take the lead in moving the action forward, identifying funding or scheduling meetings or requesting information from specific County departments.

          A detailed implementation plan and training module will be set up by the County to guide communities in identifying Champions, setting up Action Teams, contacting County departments and answering questions. In addition, the County’s role will be clarified. This information will be included on the website for easy reference by communities.

          Plan Organization

          The Community Action Guide is organized into three main sections, the community’s Values, community’s Aspirations, and Action Plans.

          VALUES – Those shared assets, principles, standards, mores and in the judgement of the community, what is important to the lives of its residents and businesses. (Identified in Workshop #1 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #2)

          Community Values are listed under the Our Community tab.

          ASPIRATIONS– A written narrative illustrating the community’s desired look and function once the Community Action Guide is fully implemented. This is a long-term view of 10 to 20 years. It is written as if the community’s desired changes have already occurred. (Identified in Workshop #1 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #2)

          Community Aspirations are listed under the Our Aspirations tab.

          ACTION PLANS– The action plans consist of:

          • Focus Statements, which provide general direction towards realizing the Community’s aspirations and help organize the plan. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
          • Action Statements, which are measurable statements providing critical information on the program, initiative or project to complete. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
          • Action Plan Matrices, which provide general sets of action steps necessary to implement each action statement, identify those that would initiate and champion the action statement, provide a general timeline for implementation and identify resources for additional assistance. (Created to support and guide the Community’s identified Focus and Action Statements)

          The Focus Statements and Action Statements of the guide are not prioritized. It is up to the community to select the three to five priority Action Statements that they wish to begin implementing. The related Action Plans for each Action Statement provide guidance on the actions and timeline that may be necessary to implement the Action Statement. The Champions and Action Teams should review the Action Statement, Benchmark, and Action Steps. They may even hold a public meeting to get additional input before starting implementation of a specific Action Statement. Changes may be made as new input is received.

          Action Plans are listed under the Our Action Plans tab.

          The Action Guide as a Living Document

          The Community Action Guides and the Countywide Plan are designed to be web-based and therefore will be easily updated. The Community Action Guide is intended to be championed and implemented by the Community. The Focus Statements and Action Statement within the guide were created through public engagement workshops by community participants.

          The guide is meant as a way to organize activities and provide overall direction to move the Community forward. The plan should never be considered to be written in stone, but should be malleable as the needs of the Community continue to change. Focus Statements and Action Statements should be changed and amended as Action Statements are completed or new priorities take their place.

          The Community should consider reviewing its guide annually to celebrate what was accomplished and make changes to the guide, as necessary, to ensure it is a relevant work plan. Communities should report back to the County as they complete actions to ensure their online guide is updated with success stories included on their website and to ensure their Action Plans are updated reflecting completed actions. As communities complete their Action Plans, the County will determine when to revisit the community to expand or modify their Action Plans.

        • Differences from Other Community Action Guides

          The Bloomington Community Action Guide is different from others. Outreach on the future of the entire community began in 2013 during the preparation of the Valley Corridor Specific Plan. The Community Action Guide effort officially launched in 2015 and continued with multiple workshops and related events through early
          2017.

          During this time, the community was evaluating how to react to strong development interests from the logistics industry while also expressing a desire for more suburban levels of housing, commercial centers, and amenities. Additionally, the Countywide Plan analyzed multiple growth scenarios for the county and determined that
          Bloomington is a desirable and logical area for substantial housing and commercial growth. Based on the extensive outreach effort and increased immediate and long-term development pressures, the Bloomington community went through an extensive prioritization effort informed by cost estimates—both for
          implementation of improvements and potential property tax implications.

          The resulting Action Plans include the community’s prioritized action statements and a set of actions for the next 5 to 10 years, as resources are available, to make progress toward realizing the aspirations. Note that with this level of prioritization, no focus statements are required. How to Implement the Plan & the Community Development

        • Relationship to the Countywide Vision and Countywide Plan

          Relationship to Countywide Vision

          The Community Action Guide’s values and goals are specific to each community. However, they are consistent with, build on, and contribute to the Countywide Vision.

          Relationship to Countywide Plan

          In 2010, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors set out to establish a vision for the future of the county as a whole, and subsequently adopted a Countywide Vision in 2011 after two years of input from the community and the county’s 24 cities and towns. Following the adoption of the Countywide Vision, which calls for the creation of a “complete county”, the Board adopted the County paradigm and job statements in 2012.

          In 2015, the County of San Bernardino launched an effort to go further than any county or city has ever gone with a general plan by creating a web-based comprehensive “complete county” plan. General plans are almost always strictly rule books for guiding development and growth. The County’s General Plan, last updated in 2007, will go well beyond a traditional general plan to become a comprehensive Countywide Plan that complements and informs the Countywide Vision by taking into account all services—not just land-use planning—provided by County Government, and the unique values and priorities of each unincorporated community.

          The Countywide Plan serves as a guide for County decision-making, financial planning, and communications. Its web-based format provides a wealth of easily accessible data on how the County operates, and allow independent research using County data and information.

          The Countywide Plan includes:

          • A County Policy Plan, which serves in part as the County’s General Plan for the unincorporated areas and also provides guidance for regional county services. The Policy Plan establishes goals and policies for the entire county as well as specific sub regions and communities.
          • A County Business Plan, which contains governance policies and operational metrics that outline the County’s approach to providing municipal and regional services.
          • A Regional Issues Forum, which is an online resource for sharing information and resources related to issues confronting the entire county.
          • A Community Planning Continuum of 35 Community Action Guides, which articulates what is important to each Community; sets out an Action Plan based on community input, and for the most part, would be implemented by the community; and provides a Community Profile. Links will also be provided for maps, goals, and policies in the Countywide Plan.
        • Where Did the Goals, Policies, and Land Use Map for My Community’s Plan Go?

          The existing Community Plan content was used in the development of the Community Action Guide and Policy Plan of the Countywide Plan. Goals and policies from the existing community plan, as well as proposed land use changes discussed during the community workshops, were considered for inclusion in the County Policy Plan and Land Use Map, components of the Countywide Plan. The Land Use Map will be adopted as part of the County Policy Plan. The content of the Community Action Guide focuses on those actions identified by the community that the community is willing to take to make desired changes to their community. The County Policy Plan and the Community Action Guides will be web-based, with adoption of the Countywide Plan in 2019.

          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

          Click here to download a Policy Matrix for your community’s 2007 Community Plan

          Click here to visit the webpage for the County Policy Plan

        • What is the Community Development Toolkit?

          The County of San Bernardino Land Use Services Department is creating an online Community Development Toolkit to expand the action topics and guidance on implementation as well as ideas for future amendments or additions to the Community’s plan.




        • Bloomington looking north from the hills at the southern border.

        • Who We Are

          Bloomington is the largest and most developed unincorporated community in San Bernardino County. The original Bloomington town was first laid out in 1887. Some of the original town remains in the area around Cedar Avenue and Valley Boulevard, but most has been replaced by Interstate 10 (I-10) and the Colton Rail Yard.

          Today Bloomington is a residential mix of large-lot rural estate homes, contemporary single-family detached housing subdivisions, a small amount of rental apartments, and several mobile home parks. The areas along I-10 have a variety of industrial businesses, and there is a mix of small retail business and restaurants along Valley Boulevard and Cedar Avenue. With 700 acres of vacant land and a number of underutilized properties, Bloomington still has considerable development potential.

          Strengths and Opportunities

          As part of the outreach process, participants listed strengths of and opportunities for their community.  Using this input, a word cloud (see below) was created to identify and illustrate the most prominent statements—the more frequently a word or phrase was written or said, the larger the word appears in the cloud.  This word cloud reflects some of the community’s key issues and helped develop the Community Plan’s Action Statements.

          Word cloud of words and statements made by outreach participants.


        • Community Values

          The Values are those shared assets, principles, standards, mores, and in the judgement of the community, what is important in the lives of its residents and businesses. A community’s values are an important consideration in shaping its aspirations, focus and actions.

           

          Personal Safety

          Bloomington residents value low crime rates and a common public awareness that people are safe from crime in their homes and in public


          Clean and Attractive Neighborhoods

          Bloomington residents value neighborhoods and districts with well-maintained properties and attractive landscaping, streetscapes, and buildings


          Community Gathering Places

          Bloomington residents value town centers with parks, plazas, and civic spaces that provide a location for the community to gather and socialize


          New Development

          Bloomington residents value a mix of housing types and densities, and attractive and convenient places for shopping, dining, and entertainment, while maintaining rural areas that foster a small town feel


          Mobility

          A balanced system where pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles can move efficiently and safely


          Healthy Community

          Improvement of regional air quality, programs to mitigate the health impacts of air quality, and expanded parks facilities and recreation programs


          Economic Development

          Businesses and investment that generate jobs and financial resources to support expanded public facilities and services, without degrading residential neighborhoods


        • Community Profile

          The community profile is a summary of the social, cultural, economic, and historic dimensions of Bloomington. It presents data collected through secondary sources to inform future actions. The profile, together with future studies and information gathered from residents highlights essential facets and “tell the story” of the Bloomington Community.

          2019 Revised Draft Community Profile

          2018 Revised Draft Community Profile

          2017 Public Review Draft Community Profile




      • Our Aspirations

        Bloomington residents and other attendees discussed potential land use changes for the Community Plan at the third outreach event.

        The Aspirations Statement is a written narrative illustrating the community’s desired look and function once the Community Action Statements are fully implemented. This is a long-term view of 10 to 20 years. The Aspirations Statement serves as a foundation for developing Community Action Statements.


        • 1. Community Image

          Bloomington is a beautiful, clean community known to residents across the San Bernardino Valley as a great yet affordable place to live.


        • 2. Local Economy

          Bloomington offers a local economy that provides jobs for residents, opportunities for entrepreneurs, and revenues for public facilities and services. Bloomington residents have the skills and education to qualify for well-paying jobs in Bloomington and in nearby cities.


        • 3. Infrastructure and Mobility

          There is sufficient sewer service to support new businesses and new residential neighborhoods, and roadways that are maintained in good condition.


        • 4. Quality of Life

          Bloomington contains great neighborhoods, parks and recreation centers, and local services, while maintaining a safe, small-town feel.


        • 5. Town Centers

          The community enjoys attractive and well-maintained town centers with plazas, landscaping and street furniture, and community services. These spaces, filled with independent shops and restaurants, provide residents with options to shop, socialize, recreate, and participate in community events.





      • Our Action Plan

        Background


        • Composition of The Bloomington Action Plan

          The Action Plan consists of:

          • Priority Action Statements, which are measurable statements providing critical information on the program, initiative or project to complete, along with a list of resources for additional assistance (Identified in Community Plan Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Community Plan Workshop #3)
          • A set of Actions, which provide specific direction to assist County staff, members of the Bloomington community, and other stakeholders in achieving the Priority Action Statements.  Each Action also identifies the primary entity or lead, supporting entities, a general timeline for implementation, and estimated costs.
          • Other Action Statements that were raised by the community, but were not identified as priorities during the outreach process.  As the Action Plan is implemented and/or issues facing the community change, this section can be a resource for identifying future prioritized action statements.


        • How is the Bloomington Action Plan different from others?

          As stated in the Introduction, the Bloomington Community Action Guide is different from others. Outreach on the future of the entire community began in 2013 during the preparation of the Valley Corridor Specific Plan. The Community Action Guide effort officially launched in 2015 and continued with multiple workshops and related events through early 2017.

          During this time, the community was evaluating how to react to strong development interests from the logistics industry while also expressing a desire for more suburban levels of housing, commercial centers, and amenities. Additionally, the Countywide Plan analyzed multiple growth scenarios for the county and determined that
          Bloomington is a desirable and logical area for substantial housing and commercial growth.

          Based on the extensive outreach effort and increased immediate and long-term development pressures, the Bloomington community went through an extensive prioritization effort informed by cost estimates—both for
          implementation of improvements and potential property tax implications.

          The resulting Action Plans include the community’s prioritized action statements and a set of actions for the next 5 to 10 years, as resources are available, to make progress toward realizing the aspirations. Note that with this level of prioritization, no focus statements are required.
          How to Implement the Plan & the Community Development


        Priority Action Statements


        • 1. Public Safety

          Action Statement: Reduce the rate of crime in Bloomington relative to defined comparison communities.

          ACTIONS

          1.1 Conduct a public safety community workshop

          The Bloomington MAC will invite the Sheriff’s Department to a workshop to present and discuss an assessment of crime and safety in Bloomington. The Sheriff’s Department will also describe progress made toward public safety with the 2017 redistribution of deputies and service areas. The workshop will determine whether additional public safety efforts are warranted such as improved neighborhood watch, public education campaigns, or new funding for additional Sheriff’s Department resources.

          Champion: Bloomington MAC supported by Sheriff’s Department

          Time Required: 1 month

          Estimated Cost: No new additional cost; use of existing budgeted funds

          1.2 Develop community consensus and strategy

          If the results of action 1.1 indicate a need for more community efforts to promote public safety, the Champion will convene residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to identify appropriate strategies and funding resources. If warranted or needed, the Champion would coordinate with Special Districts and Sheriff’s Department to establish a local funding mechanism such as a community facilities district (where local revenue is spent for the Bloomington community).

          Champion: Bloomington MAC or a volunteer group or person identified by the community (supported by Sheriff’s Department and Special District)

          Time Required: 2-6 months

          Estimated Cost: some efforts may not require new costs and use existing budgeted resources; other efforts could require new funding; e.g., $10,000 to $15,000 to establish a local funding mechanism

          RESOURCES


        • 2. Code Enforcement

          Action Statement: Eliminate zoning and code violations, reduce non-conformities, and ensure compliance with use permit conditions to protect the investments made by residents, property owners, and business owners.

          ACTIONS

          2.1 Conduct a code enforcement community workshop

          The Bloomington MAC will invite the Code Enforcement Division to a MAC meeting to describe progress made in code enforcement over the past year and lead a discussion on whether additional solutions are warranted such as community awareness campaigns or new funding for additional code enforcement and legal resources.

          Champion: Bloomington MAC supported by the Code Enforcement Division

          Time Required: 1 month

          Estimated Cost: No new additional cost; use of existing budgeted funds

          2.2 Develop community consensus and strategy

          Should the discussion in action 2.1 determine that there are efforts that the community can and should undertake with little or no additional funding, the Champion will convene residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to identify appropriate strategies and funding resources.

          Should the discussion in action 2.1 indicate a need for additional code enforcement and legal resources dedicated to Bloomington, a funding mechanism will need to be established. The Champion would coordinate with County Special Districts and Code Enforcement Division to establish a local funding mechanism such as a community facilities district (where local revenue is spent for the Bloomington community).

          Champion: Bloomington MAC or a volunteer group or person identified by the community (supported by the Code Enforcement Division, Special Districts Department, and Supervisor’s office)

          Time Required: 2-6 months

          Estimated Cost: No new additional cost; use of community resources and/or existing budgeted funds

          RESOURCES


        • 3. Sewer

          Action Statement: Facilitate the provision of sewer infrastructure and sewage treatment capacity to accommodate additional residential and business development in areas of Bloomington planned for more intense development.

          ACTIONS

          3.1 Evaluate potential sewer infrastructure needs

          The Bloomington MAC will invite the Community Development and Housing Agency to present the results of a sewer infrastructure technical assessment. This presentation will cover needs and alternatives, as well as possible financing mechanisms, such as user fees, grants, and a special funding and financing district.

          Champion: Bloomington MAC (with support from Community Development and Housing Department and Special Districts)

          Time Required: 1 month

          Budgeted Cost: No new additional cost; use of existing budgeted funds

          3.2 Develop community consensus and strategy

          The Community Development and Housing Agency will facilitate a community workshop on ways to fund sewer improvements in Bloomington, including likely costs for property owners. The purpose of the workshop is to generate community consensus on a preferred funding mechanism and identify next steps.

          Champion: Bloomington MAC or a volunteer group or person identified by the community (with support from Community Development and Housing Departmentand Special Districts)

          Time Required: 1 month

          Estimated Cost: No new additional cost; use of existing budgeted funds

          RESOURCES


        • 4. Truck Routes

          Action Statement: Evaluate the feasibility and potential effectiveness of establishing truck routes to lessen traffic congestion and to reduce damage to roadways, and, if feasible, adopt designated truck routes, establish a program to
          upgrade truck route roadways, and prohibit truck traffic on non-truck-route roads.

          ACTIONS

          4.1 Define the challenge and intended outcome

          By invitation of the Bloomington MAC, the Department of Public Works will describe planned roadway projects in Bloomington and how these are intended to address traffic and related issues. The public will have the opportunity to identify local issues with truck through-traffic.

          Champion: Bloomington MAC with support from the Department of Public Works

          Time Required: 1 month

          Budgeted Cost: No new additional cost; use of existing budgeted funds

          4.2 Prepare a truck route plan

          The Department of Public Works will evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of potential truck routes in Bloomington. The results will be presented at a Bloomington MAC meeting. Additionally, the Supervisor’s office will present information on possible funding mechanisms.

          Champion: Department of Public Works (with support from the Bloomington MAC and Special Districts)

          Time Required: 6-12 months

          Estimated Cost: $25,000, as fund are available

          4.3 Develop community consensus and strategy

          The Department of Public Works will facilitate a community workshop on ways to fund truck routes and other roadway improvements in Bloomington, including likely costs for industrial and/or other property owners. The purpose of the workshop is to generate community consensus on a preferred funding mechanism and identify next steps.

          Champion: Department of Public Works (with support from the Bloomington MAC and Supervisor’s office)

          Time Required: 1 month

          Estimated Cost: No new additional cost; use of existing budgeted funds

          4.4 Establish truck routes

          If the community workshop determines that truck routes could lessen traffic congestion and/or reduce damage to roadways, the Department of Public Works will collaborate with appropriate agencies to finalize truck routes through Bloomington. If truck routes are to be established, the Board of Supervisors may consider an ordinance to codify where truck routes are in Bloomington and notify the California Highway Patrol.

          Champion: Department of Public Works

          Time Required: 3-6 months

          Estimated Cost: No new additional cost; use of existing budgeted funds

          4.5 Plan and Construct Improvements

          If a truck route ordinance is adopted, the Department of Public Works will prepare preliminary plans and cost estimates for identified truck routes. Based on this information, the Department of Public Works will prepare a prioritized list of discrete improvements needed.

          Once a plan is completed, the Department of Public Works will coordinate the construction of improvements to identified truck routes as funding becomes available. If funds are available, individual improvement projects would be placed in the capital improvement budget for design, engineering, environmental review, and construction.

          In the year following the adoption of a truck route ordinance in Bloomington, the Department of Public Works will present an evaluation of the effectiveness of truck route restrictions at a Bloomington MAC meeting.

          Champion: Department of Public Works (with support from the Bloomington MAC and California Highway Patrol)

          Time Required: TBD, as funds become available

          Estimated Cost: $375,000 for planning, $18 million for capital improvements, $250,000 per year for ongoing maintenance and reserve funds; as fund are available (cost estimate subject to revision based on planning and design)

          RESOURCES


        • 5. Dedicated Development Impact Fees

          Action Statement: Generate revenue to offset impacts of new development in Bloomington by establishing new development impact fees and financing districts, and also restricting the use of that revenue to improvements in Bloomington.

          ACTIONS

          5.1 Present a summary of development impact fee and financing districts

          At the request of the Bloomington MAC the Community Development and Housing Department will gather and present a summary of relevant development impact fee and financing district information at a Bloomington MAC meeting.

          Champion: Bloomington MAC (with support from the Community Development and Housing Agency, Finance Department, Land Use Services Department, and Special Districts)

          Time Required: 3-6 months

          Estimated Cost: No new additional cost; use of existing budgeted funds

          5.2 Conduct nexus studies

          The Community Development and Housing Department will conduct nexus studies and draft ordinance required to establish development impact fees. The number of (and cost to prepare) nexus studies will depend upon the number of development impact fees identified for evaluation.

          Champion: Community Development and Housing Department (with support from other County agencies/departments as appropriate)

          Time Required: 6-12 months

          Estimated Cost: $25,000 to $125,000, as funds are available

          5.3 Prepare and adopt a development impact fee ordinance

          Based on the results of the nexus studies, County Counsel will review the draft development impact fee ordinance for consideration by the Board of Supervisors.

          Champion: County Counsel (with support from Land Use Services Department)

          Time Required: 3-6 months

          Estimated Cost: No new additional cost; use of existing budgeted funds

          5.4 Conduct a financing districts community workshop

          The Community Development and Housing Department and Special Districts will facilitate a community workshop on different financing district options, boundaries, and eligible improvements for Bloomington, including likely costs for industrial and/or other property owners. The purpose of the workshop is to generate community consensus on preferred funding mechanisms and identify next steps.

          Champion: Community Development and Housing Department and Special Districts (with support from other County agencies/departments as appropriate)

          Time Required: 1 month

          Estimated Cost: No new additional cost; use of existing budgeted funds

          RESOURCES


        • 6. Air Quality Health Impacts

          Action Statement: Reduce incidence of health issues related to air quality by providing or expanding targeted programs—such as expansion of the breathmobile, in-home health consultations, and air filters for sensitive receptors.

          ACTIONS

          6.1 Assess health conditions in Bloomington

          At the request of the Bloomington MAC, the County Department of Public Health will assess health conditions related to air quality and potential interventions for Bloomington.

          Champion: Bloomington MAC (with support from the Department of Public Health and South Coast Air Quality Management District)

          Time Required: 1 month

          Estimated Cost: No new additional cost; use of existing budgeted funds

          6.2 Conduct an air quality community workshop

          The Department of Public Health will present the results at a Bloomington MAC meeting and collect additional public concerns and priorities regarding air quality and health. The Department of Public Health will facilitate a second workshop to generate community consensus on preferred interventions, explain funding options, and to identify next steps.

          Champion: Bloomington MAC or a volunteer group or person identified by the community (with support from the Department of Public Health and South Coast Air Quality Management District)

          Time Required: 3-6 months

          Estimated Cost: No new additional cost; use of existing budgeted funds

          RESOURCES


        Other Action Statements


        • OTHER ACTION STATEMENTS

          The following action statements were not identified as priorities during the Bloomington Community Action Guide public outreach process. However, as the Action Plan is implemented, there will be opportunities to re-evaluate the
          issues facing the community and add new priority action statements and actions.

          Topic: Community Image

          Action Statements

          • Streetscaping. Install and maintain attractive streetscapes along important roads in Bloomington.
          • Gateways. Install and maintain signs and other gateway features at key places where people enter Bloomington.

          Topic: Local Economy

          Action Statements

          • Jobs. Attract businesses that provide jobs suited to the skills and education of Bloomington residents.
          • Home-Based Businesses. Create and maintain a program to assist Bloomington residents to establish home-based businesses, such as urban agriculture and homemade foods.
          • Fiscal Balance. Attract more non-residential uses to improve the fiscal balance of Bloomington and provide resources for public facilities and services.

          Topic: Infrastructure and Mobility

          Action Statements

          • Roads. Maintain roadways and, when necessary, expand roadways to reduce or alleviate traffic congestion.
          • Sidewalks. Construct an interconnected sidewalk network in Bloomington, connecting residences with schools, parks, and places for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
          • Streetlights. Install and maintain streetlights throughout Bloomington.
          • Bikeways. Construct and maintain safe on-street bikeways and off-street bike paths throughout Bloomington.

          Topic: Quality of Life

          Action Statements

          • New Neighborhoods. Develop new residential neighborhoods with a mix of housing types and neighborhood parks.
          • Park Improvements. Complete the improvements to Kessler Park, and clean up and improve (or relocate) Ayala Park.
          • New Parks. Build and maintain new parks in Bloomington.
          • Community Recreation Center. Build and maintain a community recreation center in Bloomington, including a community swimming pool.
          • Senior Center. Improve and expand the senior center and provide more activities.

          Topic: Town Centers

          Action Statements

          • Affordable Bloomington. Provide additional community facilities and services in the area around Affordable Bloomington.
          • New Retail. Develop new retail in town centers.
          • Gathering Places. Develop new town centers with plazas and other places where residents can gather and socialize.


        How to Implement the Action Plan

        The Action Plans provide a general organization of the action steps necessary to implement each Action Statement. The Community may want to meet to identify the top three to five priority Action Statements to work on first. Some of these may be those actions that the community believes could be completed quickly and easily. Completion of one Action Statement will provide the community and local groups with the motivation to move forward with another Action Statement.

        Once an Action Statement is selected for implementation, the community identifies a Champion for that Action Statement to initiate activities, identify those responsible for carrying out action steps, identify and secure resources that will be required, and develop a timeline. The champion is not responsible for completing the action, but serves to facilitate and guide the Action Team. While suggested action steps are included in the guide, each community should develop more specific assignments based upon available community resources such as volunteers (e.g., individuals, businesses, property owners, etc.), community groups (e.g., chamber of commerce, non-profits, etc.) and organizations (e.g., scouts, community service districts, churches, schools, etc.). This step of planning for implementation is an important first step necessary to help ensure successful implementation.

        Potential resources are identified for each Action Statement. These may be guides on implementation, case studies of how other communities have implemented similar projects, sources of potential external funding, and organizations and agencies that can provide guidance and advice.

        A more detailed Implementation Plan will also be developed. The Implementation Plan will include information about how to inform the County about changes to your Community Action Guide. In addition, the County will want to know when work starts on an Action Statement and when each Action Statement is completed. It is important for the community to celebrate as actions are fulfilled.

        The Action Plan is Not Set in Stone

        This is your Action Plan to be used to guide community actions and is not “set in stone”. Champions should be identified by your community or created by organizations, community groups or community members who volunteer to champion, lead or participate. The Action Plans include a set of tasks that can be modified by the
        Champions to best fit your community needs at the time of action implementation. The Champions could include people who were not at the workshops and may have additional input to enhance the Action Statement or action steps. The community should feel free to make changes and find alternatives for completing actions. You may decide to expand the action, modify it, or only select to complete a few tasks of the Action Plan..

        The Community Development Toolkit

        San Bernardino County Land Use Services is in the process of creating an online Community Development Toolkit to expand the action topics and guidance on implementation as well as ideas for future amendments or additions to the Community’s plan.



      • 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.

        Draft Muscoy Community Action Guide

        • Introduction
        • Our Community
        • Our Aspirations
        • Our Action Plans
        • Maps & Links

        • Introduction

          Muscoy

          In 2016, the community embarked on a new community planning process. Three 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 results are presented as the Draft Community Action Guide through this webpage, including the additional tabs above.

          The final format of the Community Action Guide will be web-based. The PDF version of the Draft Community Action Guide (linked below) 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.

          2019 Policy Matrix showing tracked changes since 2018


          • The Draft 2019 Community Action Guide for Public Review

            You may use the feedback form on this page to submit your comments online — look to the left or scroll down to the bottom depending on your device.

            In addition, you may e-mail comments to CommunityPlans@lus.sbcounty.gov or submit written comments by mail to:

            County of San Bernardino
            Land Use Services Department
            385 N. Arrowhead Ave., 1st Floor
            San Bernardino, CA 92415-0187

            This Draft Community Action Guide was created by the community members who attended workshops, provided comments online or sent in written comments. It is written in the words of those participating in the public engagement process. Therefore, the community’s action guide retains the voice and future image of the community presented by the community members participating in the public engagement process.

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

          • How to Use This Community Action Guide

            Purpose and Approach

            Overall, the Community Action Guides are a framework for communities to create the future character and independent identity, as identified in the workshops with community values and aspirations, through completion of a community action plan. As stated at the community workshops, the new Community Action Guides replace any existing 2007/2013 Community Plans, with a greater focus on community self-reliance, grass-roots action, and implementation. Goals, policies, land use, and infrastructure decisions are addressed in the Policy Plan of the Countywide Plan. The County Development Code will still regulate zoning and land development.

            The Community Action Guide is strategic in nature and provides clear Focus Statements and Action Statements identified by the community that led to creation of an Action Plan that can be implemented at the grass-roots level within each community. Some actions may require assistance by a County department, but the community will take the lead in moving the action forward, identifying funding or scheduling meetings or requesting information from specific County departments.

            A detailed implementation plan and training module will be set up by the County to guide communities in identifying Champions, setting up Action Teams, contacting County departments and answering questions. In addition, the County’s role will be clarified. This information will be included on the website for easy reference by communities.

            Plan Organization

            The Community Action Guide is organized into three main sections, the community’s Values, community’s Aspirations, and Action Plans.

            VALUES – Those shared assets, principles, standards, mores and in the judgement of the community, what is important to the lives of its residents and businesses. (Identified in Workshop #1 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #2)

            Community Values are listed under the Our Community tab.

            ASPIRATIONS– A written narrative illustrating the community’s desired look and function once the Community Action Guide is fully implemented. This is a long-term view of 10 to 20 years. It is written as if the community’s desired changes have already occurred. (Identified in Workshop #1 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #2)

            Community Aspirations are listed under the Our Aspirations tab.

            ACTION PLANS– The action plans consist of:

            • Focus Statements, which provide general direction towards realizing the Community’s aspirations and help organize the plan. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
            • Action Statements, which are measurable statements providing critical information on the program, initiative or project to complete. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
            • Action Plan Matrices, which provide general sets of action steps necessary to implement each action statement, identify those that would initiate and champion the action statement, provide a general timeline for implementation and identify resources for additional assistance. (Created to support and guide the Community’s identified Focus and Action Statements)

            The Focus Statements and Action Statements of the guide are not prioritized. It is up to the community to select the three to five priority Action Statements that they wish to begin implementing. The related Action Plans for each Action Statement provide guidance on the actions and timeline that may be necessary to implement the Action Statement. The Champions and Action Teams should review the Action Statement, Benchmark, and Action Steps. They may even hold a public meeting to get additional input before starting implementation of a specific Action Statement. Changes may be made as new input is received.

            Action Plans are listed under the Our Action Plans tab.

            The Action Guide as a Living Document

            The Community Action Guides and the Countywide Plan are designed to be web-based and therefore will be easily updated. The Community Action Guide is intended to be championed and implemented by the Community. The Focus Statements and Action Statement within the guide were created through public engagement workshops by community participants.

            The guide is meant as a way to organize activities and provide overall direction to move the Community forward. The plan should never be considered to be written in stone, but should be malleable as the needs of the Community continue to change. Focus Statements and Action Statements should be changed and amended as Action Statements are completed or new priorities take their place.

            The Community should consider reviewing its guide annually to celebrate what was accomplished and make changes to the guide, as necessary, to ensure it is a relevant work plan. Communities should report back to the County as they complete actions to ensure their online guide is updated with success stories included on their website and to ensure their Action Plans are updated reflecting completed actions. As communities complete their Action Plans, the County will determine when to revisit the community to expand or modify their Action Plans.

          • Relationship to the Countywide Vision and Countywide Plan

            Relationship to Countywide Vision

            The Community Action Guide’s values and goals are specific to each community. However, they are consistent with, build on, and contribute to the Countywide Vision.

            Relationship to Countywide Plan

            In 2010, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors set out to establish a vision for the future of the county as a whole, and subsequently adopted a Countywide Vision in 2011 after two years of input from the community and the county’s 24 cities and towns. Following the adoption of the Countywide Vision, which calls for the creation of a “complete county”, the Board adopted the County paradigm and job statements in 2012.

            In 2015, the County of San Bernardino launched an effort to go further than any county or city has ever gone with a general plan by creating a web-based comprehensive “complete county” plan. General plans are almost always strictly rule books for guiding development and growth. The County’s General Plan, last updated in 2007, will go well beyond a traditional general plan to become a comprehensive Countywide Plan that complements and informs the Countywide Vision by taking into account all services—not just land-use planning—provided by County Government, and the unique values and priorities of each unincorporated community.

            The Countywide Plan serves as a guide for County decision-making, financial planning, and communications. Its web-based format provides a wealth of easily accessible data on how the County operates, and allow independent research using County data and information.

            The Countywide Plan includes:

            • A County Policy Plan, which serves in part as the County’s General Plan for the unincorporated areas and also provides guidance for regional county services. The Policy Plan establishes goals and policies for the entire county as well as specific sub regions and communities.
            • A County Business Plan, which contains governance policies and operational metrics that outline the County’s approach to providing municipal and regional services.
            • A Regional Issues Forum, which is an online resource for sharing information and resources related to issues confronting the entire county.
            • A Community Planning Continuum of 35 Community Action Guides, which articulates what is important to each Community; sets out an Action Plan based on community input, and for the most part, would be implemented by the community; and provides a Community Profile. Links will also be provided for maps, goals, and policies in the Countywide Plan.

          • Where Did the Goals, Policies, and Land Use Map for My Community’s Plan Go?

            The existing Community Plan content was used in the development of the Community Action Guide and Policy Plan of the Countywide Plan. Goals and policies from the existing community plan, as well as proposed land use changes discussed during the community workshops, were considered for inclusion in the County Policy Plan and Land Use Map, components of the Countywide Plan. The Land Use Map will be adopted as part of the County Policy Plan. The content of the Community Action Guide focuses on those actions identified by the community that the community is willing to take to make desired changes to their community. The County Policy Plan and the Community Action Guides will be web-based, with adoption of the Countywide Plan in 2019.

            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

            Click here to download a Policy Matrix for your community’s 2007 Community Plan

            Click here to visit the webpage for the County Policy Plan

          • What is the Community Development Toolkit?

            The County of San Bernardino Land Use Services Department is creating an online Community Development Toolkit to expand the action topics and guidance on implementation as well as ideas for future amendments or additions to the Community’s plan.





        • Our Community

            Muscoy

          • Who We Are

            Muscoy is a diverse community with a strong appreciation for a rural lifestyle and the natural environment. Muscoy values community involvement, community diversity, respect, local ownership, and the spacious lifestyle and tranquil environment throughout the community. Muscoy strives to improve a sense of community ownership, expand local input throughout the county, build upon local amenities existing in the community, and increase the recreational infrastructure available to residents.

            Strengths and Opportunities

            Community workshops were conducted in each community as part of the engagement process. In addition, input was gathered through the Countywide Plan website. As part of the process, participants defined the strengths of and opportunities for their community. The word cloud below was created using the input provided during the Strengths, Opportunities, Values and Aspirations exercises and served as part of the base information utilized to develop the Focus and Action Statements of the Community Action Guide. The word cloud quickly informed participants of key issues and focus areas that could be addressed in the guide. The more a word or phrase was articulated, the larger the word appears in the cloud. The full results of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats gathered as a part of the engagement process is found in the Community Profile.

            Muscoy Word Cloud

          • Community Values

            The Values are those shared assets, principles, standards, mores, and in the judgement of the community, what is important in the lives of its residents and businesses. A community’s values are an important consideration in shaping its aspirations, focus and actions.

             

            Local Services and Resources

            Muscoy residents value the available local services and urban resources that enrich the community.


            Community Involvement

            Muscoy residents value the friendly atmosphere and level of commitment of community members.


            Health and Safety

            Muscoy residents value a healthy and safe community with opportunities for recreational enjoyment.


            Community Diversity

            Muscoy residents value the diverse backgrounds, knowledge, and experiences of community members.


            Community Integrity and Respect

            Muscoy residents value respect, individual rights, and the integrity of the local people.


            Spacious Lifestyle

            Muscoy residents value large lot sizes and open spaces to enjoy their homes and property.


            Tranquil Environment

            Muscoy residents value the calm, tranquil environment while being near urban resources.

          • Community Profile

            The community profile is a summary of the social, cultural, economic, and historic dimensions of Muscoy. It presents data collected through secondary sources to inform future actions. The profile, together with future studies and information gathered from residents highlights essential facets and “tell the story” of the Muscoy Community.

            2019 Draft Community Profile (no changes made)

            2018 Revised Draft Community Profile




        • Our Aspirations

          Muscoy Workshop #3

          The Aspirations Statement is a written narrative illustrating the community’s desired look and function once the Community Focus Statements and Action Statements are fully implemented. This is a long term view of 10 to 20 years. The Aspirations Statement serves as a foundation for developing Community Focus Statements and Action Statements.


          • 1. Expanded Local Input

            Our community enjoys a larger voice in matters impacting Muscoy through increased communication with officials from the County of San Bernardino. We have a clear and efficient path to collect and pass on local input from all residents, making sure that everyone feels heard and respected. This process allows the community to be more self-sufficient.


          • 2. Sense of Community Ownership

            In conjunction with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Muscoy residents came together to create a formal neighborhood watch program that continues to increase safety within the community and unify residents through a joint effort. This increased communication and coordination creates stronger bonds between neighbors and a heightened sense of pride in the appearance and character of the community.


          • 3. Cultural and Volunteer Opportunities

            Local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and volunteer groups collaborate to increase the number of community festivals and celebrations for residents to attend. These events include workshops and informational classes that teach useful skills such as gardening or cooking, volunteer cleanup days, and holiday festivals that help residents get to know one another while also learning and benefiting the community.


          • 4. Expanded Local Amenities

            Increased access to and awareness of the educational programs and business development materials available to small business owners help them to run their businesses more efficiently and successfully, leading to a small influx of diverse stores to serve the community’s needs. Our parks also benefit from the addition of public art programs, which showcase the talents of local artists and provide safe spaces for residents to enjoy.


          • 5. Improved Recreational Infrastructure

            Local community interest-based organizations continue to increase recreational opportunities in Muscoy through fundraising and volunteer efforts. Infrastructure improvements and signage updates continue in areas designated for walking, biking, and riding horses, contributing to the spaces’ functionality and safety. Additionally, educational programs are organized regularly to teach residents the best way to properly use these areas.




        • Our Action Plans

          Action Plans

          2019 Revised Draft Action Plans

          2018 Revised Draft Action Plans

          2017 Public Review Draft Action Plans

          The Action Plans consist of:

                • Focus Statements, which provide general direction towards realizing the Community’s aspirations and help organize the plan. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
                • Action Statements, which are measurable statements providing critical information on the program, initiative or project to complete. (Identified in Workshop #2 and reviewed and finalized in Workshop #3)
                • Action Plan Matrices, which provide general sets of action steps necessary to implement each action statement, identify those that would initiate and champion the action statement, provide a general timeline for implementation and identify resources for additional assistance. (Created to support and guide the Community’s identified Focus and Action Statements)

          Focus Statements and Action Statements

          Each Focus Statement is listed below. The Action Statements display under the corresponding Focus Statement. Expanded discussions of each Action Statement are included in the compiled Action Plans, linked at the top of this page.

          The Focus Statements and Action Statements of the plan are not written with a prioritization. It is up to the community to select the priority action statements that they wish to begin implementing. The related action plans for each Action Statement provide guidance on the actions and timeline that may be necessary to implement the Action Statement.

          Focus Statements


          • A. Increase recreational opportunities to enhance the quality of life in Muscoy

            Action Statements

            A1. Conduct a community-based asset inventory to identify physical assets like vacant lots and spaces to be used for parks, open spaces, and community activities.

            A2. Coordinate with nonprofits, local business, and institutional partners to identify resources to purchase vacant lots and convert them to parks.

            A3. Establish joint-use agreements with San Bernardino Unified School District and the PAL Center for the community to utilize existing soccer fields and green spaces.


          • B. Encourage community involvement in civic beautification and maintaining the community’s rural character

            Action Statements

            B1. Establish a community cleanup program utilizing local youth organizations to clean up trash, debris, and weeds in the Muscoy community at least four times a year.

            B2. Coordinate and implement a large item trash pickup and dump day quarterly.

            B3. Encourage safe animal keeping through educational programs and partnerships.


          • C. Improve public and equestrian safety within Muscoy

            Action Statements

            C1. Increase participation in the neighborhood watch program throughout the community.

            C2. Coordinate with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to establish a Citizen Patrol.

            C3. Partner with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, County Fire Department, local safety experts, and insurance companies to educate property owners on securing homes and businesses.

            C4. Establish a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program.

            C5. Identify existing and potential horse and pedestrian trails with a community-sponsored wayfinding program.

            C6. Construct traffic calming measures on State Street and major arterials.

            C7. Install additional lighting on streets and in other public spaces.


          • D. Encourage home-grown businesses and small enterprises that provide jobs and economic development opportunities to Muscoy residents

            Action Statements

            D1. Establish a community-based economic development initiative that promotes the development of small businesses through mentorship programs and other outside resources.

            D2. Encourage the establishment of micro-enterprise loan programs to improve access to capital providing small affordable loans to entrepreneurs and new businesses that may not be eligible for traditional business financing.

            D3. Encourage means and champions to develop a food-based small business support system with links to capacity building and training on issues such as compliance, health and safety, business planning, financial management, and marketing.


          • E. Create opportunities for community connectedness where residents of Muscoy know their neighbors, are connected to their community, and have diverse opportunities for social interaction

            Action Statements

            E1. Engage local churches and faith-based institutions in Muscoy to sponsor local events, activities, and community cleanups.

            E2. Promote events and activities that celebrate Muscoy’s cultural heritage and connect diverse resident groups within the community.


          • F. Increase educational opportunities for youth and adults in Muscoy

            Action Statements

            F1. Coordinate with local and regional nonprofits and community development groups to offer English language classes for youth and adults at the Baker Family Learning Center and local elementary schools.

            F2. Enhance after-school programs for youth in elementary school, middle school, and high school after-school activities through partnerships with local nonprofits and youth development agencies.

            F3. Coordinate with the San Bernardino City Unified School District and the Baker Family Learning Center in further developing existing parent engagement classes.


          Action Plan Matrices

          The Action Plan Matrix for each Action Statement listed above can be found in the compiled Action Plans, linked at the top of this page.

          How to Implement the Action Plans

          The Action Plans provide a general organization of the action steps necessary to implement each Action Statement. The Community may want to meet to identify the top three to five priority Action Statements to work on first. Some of these may be those actions that the community believes could be completed quickly and easily. Completion of one Action Statement will provide the community and local groups with the motivation to move forward with another Action Statement.

          Once an Action Statement is selected for implementation, the community identifies a Champion for that Action Statement to initiate activities, identify those responsible for carrying out action steps, identify and secure resources that will be required, and develop a timeline. The champion is not responsible for completing the action, but serves to facilitate and guide the Action Team. While suggested action steps are included in the guide, each community should develop more specific assignments based upon available community resources such as volunteers (e.g., individuals, businesses, property owners, etc.), community groups (e.g., chamber of commerce, non-profits, etc.) and organizations (e.g., scouts, community service districts, churches, schools, etc.). This step of planning for implementation is an important first step necessary to help ensure successful implementation.

          Potential resources are identified for each Action Statement. These may be guides on implementation, case studies of how other communities have implemented similar projects, sources of potential external funding, and organizations and agencies that can provide guidance and advice.

          A more detailed Implementation Plan will also be developed. The Implementation Plan will include information about how to inform the County about changes to your Community Action Guide. In addition, the County will want to know when work starts on an Action Statement and when each Action Statement is completed. It is important for the community to celebrate as actions are fulfilled.

          The Action Plans are Not Set in Stone

          The Action Plans are to be used to guide community actions and are not “set in stone”. Champions and Action Leaders are suggestions, but your community has a better idea of the best Champion for individual actions. The Action process is a general set of tasks that can be modified by the Champion, Action Leaders and/or Action Teams to best fit your community. The community should feel free to make changes and find alternatives for completing actions.

          The Community Development Toolkit

          San Bernardino County Land Use Services is in the process of creating an online Community Development Toolkit to expand the action topics and guidance on implementation as well as ideas for future amendments or additions to the Community’s plan.



        • 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.

          Take Survey #1 from the First Detailed Community Plan Workshops

          The County recently conducted a series of public workshops in 11 areas of the County as part of an effort to update its Detailed 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 Detailed 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 April 8th.

          Muscoy Community Plan / Action Guide

          Image Gallery (click image below for more photos)

          Muscoy

          GET INVOLVED!

          The Muscoy Community 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 Muscoy today and what it should be in the future.

          Click here to download a flyer for the dates, times, and locations of community workshops in Muscoy.  Click on each of the workshops 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 Muscoy Community and to make your opinion count.

          COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOPS

          Workshop #1: What We Value
          Workshop #2: Our Roadmap
          Workshop #3: Making it Happen
          Workshop with Planning Commission

          SHARE YOUR PHOTOS, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS

          Share a Photo | Submit your photos and show us the best of Muscoy 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.

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          Muscoy Workshop #1
          Muscoy residents participate in a SWOT activity at the first community workshop on March 1, 2016.

          WORKSHOP #1: WHAT WE VALUE

          The first workshop will introduce the Countywide Plan and Muscoy Community Plan efforts.  The workshop will also engage the public in a discussion about the development and improvement of Muscoy in the future, with a focus on levels of service for roads, infrastructure, and other public facilities and services.

          When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

          Where: PAL Center, 2450 Blake Street San Bernardino, CA 92407

          Highlights

          • Get information about the planning process to create a Countywide Plan and the Muscoy Community Plan
          • Help rank the Community’s most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats

          Material and Information

          Surveys

          Click here to take Survey #1. (Spanish) 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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          Muscoy Workshop #2
          Community goals and objectives identified by Muscoy residents at the second community workshop

          WORKSHOP #2: OUR ROADMAP

          This workshop will begin with a presentation on input from the first workshop and then focus on community goals and objectives, potential land use changes, and infrastructure improvements.

          When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

          Where: PAL Center, 2450 Blake Street San Bernardino, CA 92407

          Highlights

          • See input generated from the first workshop
          • Discuss and rank community goals
          • Discuss and rank objectives for priority goals
          • Discuss potential land use changes related to 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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          Muscoy residents review the draft Land Use Plan generated from the second workshop.
          Muscoy residents review the draft Land Use Plan generated from the second workshop.

          WORKSHOP #3: MAKING IT HAPPEN

          This workshop will begin with a presentation on input from the second workshop and then focus on implementation strategies and tools to achieve the community’s goals and objectives.

          When: Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

          Where: PAL Center, 2450 Blake Street San Bernardino, CA 92407

          Highlights

          • See the draft Goals and Objectives report generated from the second workshop
          • See the draft Land Use Plan generated from the second event
          • Discuss and rank specific actions that are necessary to achieve the goals and objectives

          Material and Information

          Surveys

          Click here to take Survey #3.  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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          PC Workshop

          WORKSHOP WITH PLANNING COMMISSION

          County staff will present community input on potential land use map revisions to the Planning Commission at a workshop in November 2016. The workshop presentation will also include a discussion of the values and aspirations identified by attendees at the community workshops.

          No official action will be taken at this workshop, as it is intended to present the community’s input on existing and potential land use based on outreach conducted to date. Any official map changes will still need to be evaluated through an environmental impact report (EIR). The EIR is estimated to be completed in 2018, with public hearings following later in 2018.

          Planning Commission Workshop

          When: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 9:00 AM

          Where: County Government Center, Covington Chambers. 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor San Bernardino CA 92415

          Highlights

          • See the community’s input on land use options
          • See the community input on values and aspirations
          • Hear discussion from staff, decision makers, and the general public

          Material and Information

          Surveys

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

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          What is the Community 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 Muscoy Community Plan / Action Guide.

          The Community Plan / Action Guide sets forth the Community’s values and aspirations, and provides an action plan to help Muscoy 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 Community 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 this Community, 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 Muscoy

          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

          Working Draft Community Profile
          Muscoy Location Map
          SWOT Analysis Handout

          Outreach Materials

          Workshop #1 PowerPoint Presentation
          Workshop #2 PowerPoint Presentation
          Workshop #3 PowerPoint Presentation

          Planning Commission Workshop (11/3/16)
          Planning Commission Staff Report
          Planning Commission Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
          Map of potential land use changes (current and proposed land use plans and areas of potential change)

          Summaries
          Workshop #1 Summary
          Workshop #2 Summary
          Workshop #3 Summary

          Links to Related Projects

          (Forthcoming)

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          2007 Muscoy Community Plan

          Muscoy 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 Community Plans / Action Guides.

          Click here to view the existing Muscoy Community Plan.

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          FAQs

          This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Community 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 Helendale? Who can I talk to about current or pending development applications?

          The Community 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 Community Plan/Action Guide be available to review?

          In October 2017, the 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 other revisions that resulted from the public review are incorporated in the 2018 Draft Community Action Guide, available now for review.

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          Mentone Community Plan / Action Guide

          Image Gallery (click image below for more photos)

          Mentone

          GET INVOLVED!

          The Mentone Community 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 Mentone today and what it should be in the future.

          Click here to download a flyer for the dates, times, and locations of community workshops in Mentone.  Click on each of the workshops 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 Mentone Community and to make your opinion count.

          COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOPS

          Workshop #1: What We Value
          Workshop #2: Our Roadmap
          Workshop #3: Making it Happen
          Workshop with Planning Commission

          SHARE YOUR PHOTOS, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS

          Share a Photo | Submit your photos and show us the best of Mentone 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.

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          Mentone Workshop #1
          Mentone residents discuss the communities’ strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats at the first community workshop on February 29, 2016.

          WORKSHOP #1: WHAT WE VALUE

          The first workshop will introduce the Countywide Plan and Mentone Community Plan efforts.  The workshop will also engage the public in a discussion about the development and improvement of Mentone in the future, with a focus on levels of service for roads, infrastructure, and other public facilities and services.

          When: Monday, February 29, 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

          Where: Portuguese American Club: 1133 Crafton Ave. Mentone, CA 92359

          Highlights

          • Get information about the planning process to create a Countywide Plan and the Mentone Community Plan
          • Help rank the Community’s most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats

          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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          Mentone Workshop #2
          Mentone residents attended the second community workshop on March 28, 2016

          WORKSHOP #2: OUR ROADMAP

          This workshop will begin with a presentation on input from the first workshop and then focus on community goals and objectives, potential land use changes, and infrastructure improvements.

          When: Monday, March 28, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

          Where: Portuguese American Club: 1133 Crafton Ave. Mentone, CA 92359

          Highlights

          • See input generated from the first workshop
          • Discuss and rank community goals
          • Discuss and rank objectives for priority goals
          • Discuss potential land use changes related to 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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          Mentone residents rank actions necessary to achieve the goals and objectives at the third community workshop.
          Mentone residents rank actions necessary to achieve the goals and objectives at the third community workshop.

          WORKSHOP #3: MAKING IT HAPPEN

          This workshop will begin with a presentation on input from the second workshop and then focus on implementation strategies and tools to achieve the community’s goals and objectives.

          When: Monday, July 18, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

          Where: Portuguese American Club: 1133 Crafton Ave. Mentone, CA 92359

          Highlights

          • See the draft Goals and Objectives report generated from the second workshop
          • See the draft Land Use Plan generated from the second event
          • Discuss and rank specific actions that are necessary to achieve the goals and objectives

          Material and Information

          Surveys

          Click here to take Survey #3.  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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          PC Workshop

          WORKSHOP WITH PLANNING COMMISSION

          County staff will present community input on potential land use map revisions to the Planning Commission at a workshop in November 2016. The workshop presentation will also include a discussion of the values and aspirations identified by attendees at the community workshops.

          No official action will be taken at this workshop, as it is intended to present the community’s input on existing and potential land use based on outreach conducted to date. Any official map changes will still need to be evaluated through an environmental impact report (EIR). The EIR is estimated to be completed in 2018, with public hearings following later in 2018.

          Planning Commission Workshop

          When: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 9:00 AM

          Where: County Government Center, Covington Chambers. 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor San Bernardino CA 92415

          Highlights

          • See the community’s input on land use options
          • See the community input on values and aspirations
          • Hear discussion from staff, decision makers, and the general public

          Material and Information

          Surveys

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

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          What is the Community 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 Mentone Community Plan / Action Guide.

          The Community Plan / Action Guide sets forth the Community’s values and aspirations, and provides an action plan to help Mentone 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 Community 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 Mentone Community Plan / Action Guide, 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 Mentone

          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

          Working Draft Community Profile
          Mentone Location Map
          SWOT Analysis Handout

          Outreach Materials

          Workshop #1 PowerPoint Presentation
          Workshop #2 PowerPoint Presentation
          Workshop #3 PowerPoint Presentation

          Planning Commission Workshop (11/3/16)
          Planning Commission Staff Report
          Planning Commission Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
          Map of potential land use changes (current and proposed land use plans and areas of potential change)

          Summaries
          Workshop #1 Summary
          Workshop #2 Summary
          Workshop #3 Summary

          Links to Related Projects

          (Forthcoming)

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          FAQs

          This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Community 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 Mentone? Who can I talk to about current or pending development applications?

          The Community 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 Community Plan/Action Guide be available to review?

          In October 2017, the 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 other revisions that resulted from the public review are incorporated in the 2018 Draft Community Action Guide, available now for review.

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          Oak Glen Community Plan / Action Guide

          Image Gallery (click image below for more photos)

          Oak Glen

          GET INVOLVED!

          The Oak Glen Community 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 Oak Glen today and what it should be in the future.

          Click here to download a flyer for the dates, times, and locations of community workshops in Oak Glen.  Click on each of the workshops 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 Oak Glen Community and to make your opinion count.

          COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOPS

          Workshop #1: What We Value
          Workshop #2: Our Roadmap
          Workshop #3: Making it Happen
          Workshop with Planning Commission

          SHARE YOUR PHOTOS, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS

          Share a Photo | Submit your photos and show us the best of Oak Glen 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.

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          Oak Glen Workshop #1
          Oak Glen residents discuss what they value about their community at the first community workshop on March 2, 2016.

          WORKSHOP #1: WHAT WE VALUE

          The first workshop will introduce the Countywide Plan and Oak Glen Community Plan efforts.  The workshop will also engage the public in a discussion about the development and improvement of Oak Glen in the future, with a focus on levels of service for roads, infrastructure, and other public facilities and services.

          When: Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

          Where: School House Museum: 11911 South Oak Glen Road Yucaipa, CA 92399

          Highlights

          • Get information about the planning process to create a Countywide Plan and the Oak Glen Community Plan
          • Help rank the Community’s most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats

          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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          Oak Glen Workshop #2
          Oak Glen Residents share their community values and aspirations during the second community workshop.

          WORKSHOP #2: OUR ROADMAP

          This workshop will begin with a presentation on input from the first workshop and then focus on community goals and objectives, potential land use changes, and infrastructure improvements.

          When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

          Where: School House Museum: 11911 South Oak Glen Road Yucaipa, CA 92399

          Highlights

          • See input generated from the first workshop
          • Discuss and rank community goals
          • Discuss and rank objectives for priority goals
          • Discuss potential land use changes related to 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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          Oak Glen's School House Museum set up for the third community workshop.
          Oak Glen's School House Museum set up for the third community workshop.

          WORKSHOP #3: MAKING IT HAPPEN

          This workshop will begin with a presentation on input from the second workshop and then focus on implementation strategies and tools to achieve the community’s goals and objectives.

          When: Wednesday July 20, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

          Where: School House Museum: 11911 South Oak Glen Road Yucaipa, CA 92399

          Highlights

          • See the draft Goals and Objectives report generated from the second workshop
          • See the draft Land Use Plan generated from the second event
          • Discuss and rank specific actions that are necessary to achieve the goals and objectives

          Material and Information

          Surveys

          Click here to take Survey #3.  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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          PC Workshop

          WORKSHOP WITH PLANNING COMMISSION

          County staff will present community input on potential land use map revisions to the Planning Commission at a workshop in November 2016. The workshop presentation will also include a discussion of the values and aspirations identified by attendees at the community workshops.

          No official action will be taken at this workshop, as it is intended to present the community’s input on existing and potential land use based on outreach conducted to date. Any official map changes will still need to be evaluated through an environmental impact report (EIR). The EIR is estimated to be completed in 2018, with public hearings following later in 2018.

          Planning Commission Workshop

          When: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 9:00 AM

          Where: County Government Center, Covington Chambers. 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor San Bernardino CA 92415

          Highlights

          • See the community’s input on land use options
          • See the community input on values and aspirations
          • Hear discussion from staff, decision makers, and the general public

          Material and Information

          Surveys

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

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          What is the Community 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 Oak Glen Community Plan / Action Guide.

          The Community Plan / Action Guide sets forth the Community’s values and aspirations, and provides an action plan to help Oak Glen 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 Community 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 Oak Glen Community, 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 Oak Glen

          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

          Working Draft Community Profile
          Oak Glen Location Map
          SWOT Analysis Handout

          Outreach Materials

          Workshop #1 PowerPoint Presentation
          Workshop #2 PowerPoint Presentation
          Workshop #3 PowerPoint Presentation

          Planning Commission Workshop (11/3/16)
          Planning Commission Staff Report
          Planning Commission Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
          Map of potential land use changes (current and proposed land use plans and areas of potential change)

          Summaries
          Workshop #1 Summary
          Workshop #2 Summary
          Workshop #3 Summary

          Links to Related Projects

          (Forthcoming)

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          2007 Oak Glen Community Plan

          Oak Glen 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 Community Plans / Action Guides.

          Click here to view the existing Oak Glen Community Plan.

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          FAQs

          This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Community 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 Helendale? Who can I talk to about current or pending development applications?

          The Community 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 Community Plan/Action Guide be available to review?

          In October 2017, the 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 other revisions that resulted from the public review are incorporated in the 2018 Draft Community Action Guide, available now for review.

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          Lucerne Valley Community Plan / Action Guide

          Image Gallery (click image below for more photos)

          Lucerne Valley

          GET INVOLVED!

          The Lucerne Valley Community 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 Lucerne Valley today and what it should be in the future.

          Click here to download a flyer for the dates, times, and locations of community workshops in Lucerne Valley.  Click on each of the workshops 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 Lucerne Valley Community and to make your opinion count.

          COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOPS

          Workshop #1: What We Value
          Workshop #2: Our Roadmap
          Workshop #3: Making it Happen
          Workshop with Planning Commission

          SHARE YOUR PHOTOS, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS

          Share a Photo | Submit your photos and show us the best of Lucerne Valley 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.

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          Lucerne Valley Workshop #1
          Lucerne Valley residents discuss what they value about their community at the first community workshop on February 24, 2016.

          WORKSHOP #1: WHAT WE VALUE

          The first workshop will introduce the Countywide Plan and Lucerne Valley Community Plan efforts.  The workshop will also engage the public in a discussion about the development and improvement of Lucerne Valley in the future, with a focus on levels of service for roads, infrastructure, and other public facilities and services.

          When: Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

          Where: Community Center: 33187 Highway 247 East, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356

          Highlights

          • Get information about the planning process to create a Countywide Plan and the Lucerne Valley Community Plan
          • Help rank the Community’s most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats

          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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          Lucerne Valley Workshop #2
          Lucerne Valley residents discuss community goals and objectives at the second workshop.

          WORKSHOP #2: OUR ROADMAP

          This workshop will begin with a presentation on input from the first workshop and then focus on community goals and objectives, potential land use changes, and infrastructure improvements.

          When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

          Where: Community Center: 33187 Highway 247 East, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356

          Highlights

          • See input generated from the first workshop
          • Discuss and rank community goals
          • Discuss and rank objectives for priority goals
          • Discuss potential land use changes related to 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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          WORKSHOP #3: MAKING IT HAPPEN

          This workshop will begin with a presentation on input from the second workshop and then focus on implementation strategies and tools to achieve the community’s goals and objectives.

          When: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

          Where: Community Center: 33187 Highway 247 East, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356

          Highlights

          • See the draft Goals and Objectives report generated from the second workshop
          • See the draft Land Use Plan generated from the second event
          • Discuss and rank specific actions that are necessary to achieve the goals and objectives

          Material and Information

          Surveys

          Click here to take Survey #3.  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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          PC Workshop

          WORKSHOP WITH PLANNING COMMISSION

          County staff will present community input on potential land use map revisions to the Planning Commission at a workshop in November 2016. The workshop presentation will also include a discussion of the values and aspirations identified by attendees at the community workshops.

          No official action will be taken at this workshop, as it is intended to present the community’s input on existing and potential land use based on outreach conducted to date. Any official map changes will still need to be evaluated through an environmental impact report (EIR). The EIR is estimated to be completed in 2018, with public hearings following later in 2018.

          Planning Commission Workshop

          When: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 9:00 AM

          Where: County Government Center, Covington Chambers. 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor San Bernardino CA 92415

          Highlights

          • See the community’s input on land use options
          • See the community input on values and aspirations
          • Hear discussion from staff, decision makers, and the general public

          Material and Information

          Surveys

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

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          What is the Community 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 Lucerne Valley Community Plan / Action Guide.

          The Community Plan / Action Guidesets forth the Community’s values and aspirations, and provides an action plan to help Lucerne 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 Community 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 Lucerne Valley Community Plan / Action Guide, 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 Lucerne Valley

          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

          Working Draft Community Profile
          Lucerne Valley Location Map
          SWOT Analysis Handout

          Outreach Materials

          Workshop #1 PowerPoint Presentation
          Workshop #2 PowerPoint Presentation
          Workshop #3 PowerPoint Presentation

          Planning Commission Workshop (11/3/16)
          Planning Commission Staff Report
          Planning Commission Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
          Map of potential land use changes (current and proposed land use plans and areas of potential change)

          Summaries

          Workshop #1 Summary
          Workshop #2 Summary
          Workshop #3 Summary

          Links to Related Projects

          (Forthcoming)

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          2007 Lucerne Valley Community Plan

          Lucerne 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 Community Plans / Action Guides.

          Click here to view the existing Lucerne Valley Community Plan.

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          FAQs

          This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Community 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 Lucerne Valley? Who can I talk to about current or pending development applications?

          The Community 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 Community Plan/Action Guide be available to review?

          In October 2017, the 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 other revisions that resulted from the public review are incorporated in the 2018 Draft Community Action Guide, available now for review.

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          Joshua Tree Community Plan / Action Guide

          Image Gallery (click image below for more photos)

          Joshua Tree National Park

          GET INVOLVED!

          The Joshua Tree Community 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 Joshua Tree today and what it should be in the future.

          Click here to download a flyer for the dates, times, and locations of community workshops in Joshua Tree.  Click on each of the workshops 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 Joshua Tree Community and to make your opinion count.

          COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOPS

          Workshop #1: What We Value
          Workshop #2: Our Roadmap
          Workshop #3: Making it Happen
          Workshop with Planning Commission

          SHARE YOUR PHOTOS, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS

          Share a Photo | Submit your photos and show us the best of Joshua Tree 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.

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          Joshua Tree Community Plan Workshop #1
          Joshua Tree residents learn about the Community Planning process at the first community workshop on February 25, 2016.

          WORKSHOP #1: WHAT WE VALUE

          The first workshop will introduce the Countywide Plan and Joshua Tree Community Plan efforts.  The workshop will also engage the public in a discussion about the development and improvement of Joshua Tree in the future, with a focus on levels of service for roads, infrastructure, and other public facilities and services.

          When: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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

          Highlights

          • Get information about the planning process to create a Countywide Plan and the Joshua Tree Community Plan
          • Help rank the Community’s most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats

          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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          Joshua Tree Workshop #2
          Notes from a SWOT analysis exercise at the second community workshop.

          WORKSHOP #2: OUR ROADMAP

          This workshop will begin with a presentation on input from the first workshop and then focus on community goals and objectives, potential land use changes, and infrastructure improvements.

          When: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

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

          Highlights

          • See input generated from the first workshop
          • Discuss and rank community goals
          • Discuss and rank objectives for priority goals
          • Discuss potential land use changes related to 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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          Joshua Tree residents discuss and rank specific actions necessary to achieve the goals and objectives.
          Joshua Tree residents discuss and rank specific actions necessary to achieve the goals and objectives.

          WORKSHOP #3: MAKING IT HAPPEN

          This workshop will begin with a presentation on input from the second workshop and then focus on implementation strategies and tools to achieve the community’s goals and objectives.

          When: Thursday, July 21, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 PM

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

          Highlights

          • See the draft Goals and Objectives report generated from the second workshop
          • See the draft Land Use Plan generated from the second event
          • Discuss and rank specific actions that are necessary to achieve the goals and objectives

          Material and Information

          Surveys

          Click here to take Survey #3.  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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          PC Workshop

          WORKSHOP WITH PLANNING COMMISSION

          County staff will present community input on potential land use map revisions to the Planning Commission at a workshop in November 2016. The workshop presentation will also include a discussion of the values and aspirations identified by attendees at the community workshops.

          No official action will be taken at this workshop, as it is intended to present the community’s input on existing and potential land use based on outreach conducted to date. Any official map changes will still need to be evaluated through an environmental impact report (EIR). The EIR is estimated to be completed in 2018, with public hearings following later in 2018.

          Planning Commission Workshop

          When: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 9:00 AM

          Where: County Government Center, Covington Chambers. 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor San Bernardino CA 92415

          Highlights

          • See the community’s input on land use options
          • See the community input on values and aspirations
          • Hear discussion from staff, decision makers, and the general public

          Material and Information

          Surveys

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

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          What is the Community 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 Joshua Tree Community Plan / Action Guide.

          The Community Plan / Action Guide sets forth the Community’s values and aspirations, and provides an action plan to help Joshua Tree 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 Community 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 Joshua Tree Community, 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.

          BACK TO TOP

          What We Know about Joshua Tree

          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

          Working Draft Community Profile
          Joshua Tree Location Map
          SWOT Analysis Handout

          Outreach Materials

          Workshop #1 PowerPoint Presentation
          Workshop #2 PowerPoint Presentation
          Workshop #3 PowerPoint Presentation

          Planning Commission Workshop (11/3/16)
          Planning Commission Staff Report
          Planning Commission Workshop PowerPoint Presentation
          Map of potential land use changes 
          (current and proposed land use plans and areas of potential change)

          Summaries
          Workshop #1 Summary
          Workshop #2 Summary
          Workshop #3 Summary

          Links to Related Projects

          (Forthcoming)

          BACK TO TOP

          2007 Joshua Tree Community Plan

          Joshua Tree 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 Community Plans / Action Guides.

          Click here to view the existing Joshua Tree Community Plan.

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          FAQs

          This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Community 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 Joshua Tree? Who can I talk to about current or pending development applications?

          The Community 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 Community Plan/Action Guide be available to review?

          In October 2017, the 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 other revisions that resulted from the public review are incorporated in the 2018 Draft Community Action Guide, available now for review.

          BACK TO TOP