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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

EIR Scoping Meeting: live stream, video recording, and presentation materials available online!

Can’t attend the Scoping Meeting?

We’ve got you covered! The County has multiple ways to keep you informed and let your voice be heard.

Click Here for links and materials.

  • Watch the Scoping Meeting online — live on October 26th or see the recorded meeting after.
  • Download and review the Scoping Meeting presentation.
  • Submit a comment online and see other ways to submit comments.

Have comments about the scope or content of the environmental information that will be analyzed in the EIR?

The Notice of Preparation (NOP) is currently available for a 30-day public review period from October 17, 2017, to November 20, 2017. Due to the time limits mandated by state law, written comments must be sent via mail, e-mail, or fax no later than 5:00 PM on Monday, November 20, 2017.

Still have questions?

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

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

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

Release Date: October 13, 2017

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

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

 

Draft Mt Baldy Community Action Guide

  • Introduction
  • Maps & Links
  • Mount Baldy

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

    In October 2017, the 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 in PDF format. The 2019 Draft Community Action Guide reflects changes made in response to public comments on the 2018 Draft.

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

    2019 Revised Draft Community Action Guide

    2018 Revised Draft Community Action Guide

    2017 Public Review Draft

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


    • Maps

      Proposed Land Use Maps

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

          Draft County Land Use Map      PDF | Web

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

    • Outreach Materials

    • Related Links

          Draft County Policy Plan webpage      web

          Draft County Land Use Plan webpage      web


Share your thoughts!

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

You may also 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

Draft Lytle Creek Community Action Guide

  • Introduction
  • Maps & Links
  • Lytle Creek

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

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

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

    2019 Revised Draft Community Action Guide

    2018 Revised Draft Community Action Guide

    2017 Public Review Draft

    2007 Community Plan Policy Matrix

    This community has an existing Community Plan, adopted in 2007 (Change to 2013 on Oak Hills only), 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

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


    • Maps

      Proposed Land Use Maps

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

          Draft County Land Use Map      PDF | Web

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

    • Policy Matrix

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

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

      Policy Matrix for your community’s 2007 Community Plan

    • Outreach Materials

    • Related Links

          Draft County Policy Plan webpage      web

          Draft County Land Use Plan webpage      web

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


Share your thoughts!

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

You may also 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

Draft Angelus Oaks Community Action Guide

  • Introduction
  • Maps & Links
  • Angelus Oaks Post Office

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

    In October 2017, the 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 in PDF format. The 2019 Draft Community Action Guide reflects changes made in response to public comments on the 2018 Draft.

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

    2019 Revised Draft Community Action Guide

    2018 Revised Draft Community Action Guide

    2017 Public Review Draft

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


    • Maps

      Proposed Land Use Maps

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

          Draft County Land Use Map      PDF | Web

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

    • Outreach Materials

    • Related Links

          Draft County Policy Plan webpage      web

          Draft County Land Use Plan webpage      web


Share your thoughts!

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

You may also 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

Draft Wrightwood Community Action Guide

  • Introduction
  • Maps & Links
  • Wrightwood

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

    In October 2017, the 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 in PDF format. The 2019 Draft Community Action Guide reflects changes made in response to public comments on the 2018 Draft.

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

    2019 Revised Draft Community Action Guide

    2018 Revised Draft Community Action Guide

    2017 Public Review Draft

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


    • Maps

      Proposed Land Use Maps

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

          Draft County Land Use Map      PDF | Web

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

    • Outreach Materials

    • Related Links

          Draft County Policy Plan webpage      web

          Draft County Land Use Plan webpage      web


Share your thoughts!

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

You may also 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

Regional Meeting Materials Available Online!

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

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

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