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Countywide Connection Newsletter | December 2017

The second issue of the Countywide Connection has been released!

Click here to read the full newsletter.

The newsletter provides a quick update on the project, highlights public input from regional and environmental scoping meetings, illustrates where growth is planned over the next 20+ years, and explains next steps for the EIR (environmental impact report).

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INPUT! 

As you know, the past two years included 75 public meetings with communities, agencies, businesses, and organizations to better plan and improve our county. Public feedback generated numerous land use changes, adjustments in policy direction, and refinements to Community Plans.  Below are key deadlines for public input on two aspects of the Countywide Plan.  The next opportunity for formal public input will occur later in 2018 when we release the draft Policy Plan and draft EIR.

  • December 15, 2017 | Draft Community Plans. Public comments are due on Draft Community Plans (look for revised Plans in early 2018).  Visit countywideplan.com/cp to view draft Community Plans and provide input.
  • December 31, 2017 | Regional Open House Survey. There is still time for you to tell us what is important to you as we update County policies.  Visit countywideplan.com/surveys to take the survey.

We encourage you to share this newsletter with friends, family and colleagues so that they can keep up with the process, too! Click the image below to read the full newsletter.

Newsletters will be prepared periodically so that we can provide you updates with project progress and highlights at key milestones in the process.  Have suggestions for articles or topics for future newsletters? Let us know! CountywidePlan@lus.sbcounty.gov

Countywide Plan Connection Issue #2

 

Nov. 20th deadline for comments on the EIR scope

Let us know what you think should be included.

The deadline is approaching for agencies and other members of the public to comment on the scope and content of the information and analysis to be included in the EIR.  See below for more information and some FAQs.

The 30-day comment period, as dictated by state law, began on October 17th and runs through November 20, 2017.  A formal scoping meeting was held on October 26, 2017.  Click here for related links and materials.

Please send your comments (via mail, e-mail, fax, or our online comment form) as soon as possible—and no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, November 20, 2017.  

Your comments should be directed to:

Jerry L. Blum, Countywide Plan Coordinator
County of San Bernardino
Land Use Services Department
385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415

Email: CountywidePlan@lus.sbcounty.gov

Fax: (909) 387-3223

Click Here to go to our online comment form.

Will the County extend the 30-day review and comment period?

No, the County does not plan on extending the 30-day period to receive comments on the proposed scope of the EIR.  The County is preparing a comprehensive EIR, which means that all 18 environmental topics included in the Appendix G CEQA Checklist will be addressed.  Additionally, the County and its consultants must start the technical studies as soon as possible to remain on schedule.

Will the County still accept comments beyond Nov. 20th?

Yes, the County will continue to accept comments throughout the preparation of the EIR.  However, comments on the NOP and scope of the EIR that are submitted after the 30-day review period may not be formally documented in the EIR.

Will there be other opportunities to comment on the EIR?

Yes, the County anticipates releasing the draft EIR around mid-2018.  The public review and comment period for the draft EIR will be a minimum of 45 days per state law.

Dec. 15th deadline for comments on Draft Community Plans

Make sure your voice is heard.

Thank you to those who have already provided comments on their Community Plan to County Staff!  The County is looking for all public comments on the Draft Community Plans, including areas that need to be updated or corrected. The County has already made a number of corrections based on public feedback during the Regional Open Houses, survey entries, and online comments.

We want your comments by December 15, 2017 so that the County can revise the Draft Community Plans for release in early 2018.  Remember, the Community Plans will be easily updated as communities complete their action items.

The best way to provide comments is to use the feedback form on your plan’s webpage to submit your comments online (left part of the screen or at the bottom of the page). Click here for links to your Community Plan webpage.  However, you can also use the general online feedback form and email addresses provided on the Contact Us page.

You can also submit written comments by mail to:

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

Draft Oak Hills Community Plan

Oak Hills

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

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

Click here to download the PDF Draft Community Plan.

Share your thoughts!

The County is looking for public comments about this Public Review Draft Community Plan. You may use the feedback form below to submit your comments online.

You may also e-mail comments to OakHillsCP@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

Draft Morongo Valley Community Plan

Morongo Valley

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

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

Click here to download the PDF Draft Community Plan.

Share your thoughts!

The County is looking for public comments about this Public Review Draft Community Plan. You may use the feedback form below to submit your comments online.

You may also e-mail comments to MorongoValleyCP@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

Draft Homestead Valley Communities Plan

Homestead Valley

In 2016, the communities embarked on a planning process to develop a new Communities Plan. Two 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. Plan participants brainstormed areas of focus and actions to help the communities move forward to achieve their aspirations.

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

Click here to download the PDF Draft Communities Plan.

Share your thoughts!

The County is looking for public comments about this Public Review Draft Communities Plan. You may use the feedback form below to submit your comments online.

You may also e-mail comments to HomesteadValleyCP@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

Draft Baker Community Plan

Baker

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

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

Click here to download the PDF Draft Community Plan.

Share your thoughts!

The County is looking for public comments about this Public Review Draft Community Plan. You may use the feedback form below to submit your comments online.

You may also e-mail comments to BakerCP@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

Draft Wrightwood Community Plan

Wrightwood

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

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

Click here to download the PDF Draft Community Plan.

Share your thoughts!

The County is looking for public comments about this Public Review Draft Community Plan. You may use the feedback form below to submit your comments online.

You may also e-mail comments to WrightwoodCP@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

New Surveys for Framework & Foundation Community Plan Workshops!

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

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

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

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

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

 

Oak Hills Community Plan

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GET INVOLVED!

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

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

Participate in the following events to express your desires for the future of the Oak Hills Community and to make your opinion count.

COMMUNITY PLAN WORKSHOPS

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

Share Your Photos, Comments, or Questions
Share a Photo | Submit your photos and show us the best of Oak Hills 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.

Oak Hills Workshop#1
Oak Hills residents discuss community strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats during the first community meeting.

WORKSHOP #1: WHAT WE VALUE

The first workshop will introduce the Countywide Plan and Oak Hills Community Plan efforts.  The workshop will also engage the public in a discussion about the development and improvement of Oak Hills in the future.

When: Thursday, December 1, 2016 6:00-8:30pm

Where: Oak Hill High School – Room F3 (Dance Studio), 7625 Cataba Road Oak Hills, CA 92344

Highlights

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

Material and Information

Surveys

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

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

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Oak Hills Workshop#2
Oak Hills residents develop community-based goals and objectives during the second community workshop.

WORKSHOP #2: OUR ROADMAP TO MAKING IT HAPPEN

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

When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:00-8:30pm

Where: Oak Hill High School – Room F3 (Dance Studio), 7625 Cataba Road Oak Hills, CA 92344

*Oak Hills Workshop 2 Directional Sign*

Highlights

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

Material and Information

Surveys

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

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

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What is the Community Plan?

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 Hills Community Plan.

The Community Plan sets forth the Community’s values and aspirations, and provides an action plan to help Oak Hills 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 Hills Community Plan, click here to jump to the FAQ section at the bottom of this page.

For more general questions and answers on the Community Plan 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 Hills

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

Reports or Analysis

(Forthcoming)

Outreach Materials

(Forthcoming)

Links to Related Projects

(Forthcoming)

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Draft Communy Plan

The County is looking for public comments about this Public Review Draft Community Plan. You may use the feedback form on Public Review Draft Community Plan page to submit your comments online.

In addition, you may e-mail comments to OakHillsCP@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 Plan 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 plan retains the voice and future image of the community presented by the community members participating in the public engagement process.

Click here to view the Public Review Draft Morongo Valley Community Plan.

 

2007 Oak Hills Community Plan

Oak Hills 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 and the Countywide Policy Plan.

Click here for FAQs on existing and updated Community Plans.

Click here to view the existing Oak Hills Community Plan.

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FAQs

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Community Plan.  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 Plan 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 Community Plan affect current or pending development applications in or around the Oak Hills Community?  Who can I talk to about current or pending development applications?

The Community Plan process will not be completed until 2018.  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 be available to review?

The target release date for the Draft Oak Hills Community Plan is fall 2017.

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