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Eight Regional Meetings | October 2017

Download PDF version of the event flyer here .

Open House Events

The County is hosting eight open houses in October:

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

Yucaipa Community Center
34900 Oak Glen Road
Yucaipa, CA 92399

2. Crestline
October 4th | 5 to 8 PM

San Moritz Lodge
24640 San Moritz Drive
Crestline, CA 92325

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

Barstow Senior Citizen Center
555 Melissa Avenue
Barstow, CA 92311

4. Rialto
October 6th | 11 AM to 3 PM

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

5. Ontario
October 10th | 3 to 7 PM

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

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

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

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

Lime Street Community Center
16292 Lime Street
Hesperia, CA 92345

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

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

Can’t attend one of these dates? Take the online survey here .

Open House Highlights

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

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

Open House Activities

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

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

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

Draft Detailed Community Plans now available for review!

See the results of your hard work.  Come take a look at this new resource for your community to steer its own course toward a better future.

In 2016 and 2017, over 1,700 people from over 50 communities embarked on a planning process to develop new system of Community Plans.

During 66 workshops, the public identified values, aspirations, ideas for action, and priorities unique to each community area.  The Community Plans include a set of actions that can be initiated by residents, businesses, property owners, local groups, etc. to improve their community.

Click here to download a PDF flyer about the Draft Detailed Community Plans and the public review process.

Draft Community Plans can now be viewed online for the communities listed below. Draft Framework and Foundation Plans will be available by October.

Public Feedback

Thank you for participating in the Community Plan update process!  After viewing your draft community plan, the County welcomes your feedback and comments submitted via:

  • Online through the submittal area on each draft community plan’s webpage
  • Email
  • Attendance at one of the Regional Open Houses scheduled for October 2017 (notice and flyer coming soon)
  • U.S. mail:
    County of San Bernardino
    Land Use Services
    Attn: Suzanne Peterson
    385 North Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor
    San Bernardino, CA 92415-0187

View Maps of Potential Land Use Changes

Click on the links below to download the staff report and maps of potential land use changes being considered for Detailed Community Plan areas.  These maps illustrate the community’s input and will be presented at the upcoming November 3rd Planning Commission workshop.  Please note that no official action will be taken at this workshop — the purpose of the workshop is to present the community’s input on existing and potential land use based on public outreach conducted to date.

You can also visit each individual community plan webpage and view the maps under the “What We Know About” section.  You can view the staff report and other materials on the County’s website.

Staff Report 

Background: During the second Detailed Plan workshop, each community participant was asked to review the community’s Land Use Plan and propose changes. The recommended changes ranged from specific parcel-level land use designation changes to the inclusion of overlay districts to address issues, opportunities, or problems identified by the community.  Participants were asked if they agreed with the changes identified on the land use map and to provide further recommendations.

At the Planning Commission workshop, County staff will present each community’s proposed land use map revisions. The presentation will also include a discussion of the values and aspirations identified by attendees at the community workshops.

Again, please note that no official action will be taken at this workshop.  The purpose of the workshop is 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 late 2017, with public hearings expected in 2018.

Planning Commission Workshop – November 3, 2016

Come see potential land use map revisions proposed for study in Detailed Community Plan areas in a study session with the Planning Commission.  Check back on the website on October 28th for materials you can review in advance of the workshop.

When: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.*

Where: County of San Bernardino Government Center
Covington Chambers – First Floor
385 North Arrowhead Avenue
San Bernardino, CA  92415

*Note that this workshop will be held as part of the Planning Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting and other agenda items may be taken in advance of the workshop.

Remote Video Conferencing Options:

  • Jerry Lewis High Desert Government Center
    15900 Smoke Tree Street
    Hesperia, CA  92345
  • Bob Burke Joshua Tree County Government Center
    63665 Twentynine Palms Highway
    Joshua Tree, CA  92552

Purpose of the Workshop

The Community Plans Team will present potential land use map revisions proposed by each community.  The presentation will also include a discussion of the values and aspirations identified by attendees at the community workshops.

The Planning Commission will not take a formal action at the workshop, but will have the chance to comment on the proposed map revisions to be evaluated in land use modeling and environmental analysis for the Countywide Plan.

Feedback from the Planning Commission and comments from the public will be summarized for review at a similar workshop planned for the Board of Supervisors later in the year.  Final Land Use Map revisions will occur with adoption of the Countywide Plan in 2018.


The County Of San Bernardino, in coordination with County residents, is developing a Community Plans Continuum to update existing Community Plans and create new plans throughout the County.  Over the past six months, the County has held 36 public workshops for the 12 communities with Detailed Plans.  As part of the workshop activities, community residents identified community values, problem areas and recommended revisions to the land use designations in their respective communities.

Detailed Plan communities where land use changes were considered include: Bear Valley, Bloomington, Crest Forest, Hilltop Communities, Helendale, Joshua Tree, Lake Arrowhead, Lucerne Valley, Mentone, Muscoy, Oak Glen, and Phelan/Pinion Hills.

Additional Information

Interested persons may submit comments or questions in writing prior to the workshop or appear in person and be heard at the time of workshop.

On or before October 28th, related discussion materials may be viewed on the Land Use Services Planning website online at, or at the County Government Center Land Use Services, 385 N. Arrowhead Ave., First Floor, San Bernardino, CA from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  If review is desired in person, staff requests you call the department at (909) 387-8311 to set up a time to review the materials.

Existing Community Plans Get a New Look!

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

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

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

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

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

Take Survey #3 from the Detailed Community Plan Workshops

The County of San Bernardino recently hosted a series of public workshops as part of the Countywide Plan and Community Plan Update efforts. In order to allow additional input, we are providing this survey of the same questions posed in person to attendees during Workshop #3.

Click here to take a 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. Responses to this survey will be considered alongside the input we received for each community during Workshop 3.

The survey will remain open until September 16, 2016.

Para la traducción en español de esta encuesta, por favor, llame al 909-387-8311.


Countywide Connection Newsletter

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

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

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

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

Have suggestions for articles or topics for future newsletters? Let us know!

Newsletter 1 Cover Page

Take Survey from Workshop #2

**Since Hilltop Communities’ Workshop #2 was rescheduled to Tuesday, May 3, 2016, we encourage you to still attend the workshop in person.

However, if you are unable to attend the workshop or have additional thoughts you want to share with us, click here to take a survey. Responses to this survey will be considered alongside the input we received for each community during Workshop 2.

The survey will remain open until May 20th, 2016.


The second community workshop in the planning process for the Hilltop Communities Plan has been rescheduled to:

Date: May 3, 2106
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Robert Hootman Senior/Community Center: 2929 Running Springs School Road, Running Springs, CA 92382

Highlights of this event will include:

  • 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

Click here for more information about the event and the Hilltop Communities Plan.

Click here to download a flyer for the dates, times, and locations of community workshops in the Hilltop Communities.


Due to the Winter Weather Advisory and  hazardous driving conditions in Running Springs and the surrounding areas, we will be cancelling tonight’s workshop for the Hilltop Communities. The workshop will be rescheduled for a later date and more information will be provided as it becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please stay tuned to for updates and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.