Translate:
HomeCo
Home
Countywide Vision
Services A-Z
Services
Visiting
Living
Working
Contacts
Email Subscriptions
E-Subscriptions

Events, Posts, Files and News related to the Community Plan Continuum.

Bloomington CP | Event #3: Making It Happen

Dec 15 | 6:00 to 8:00 PM |  Bloomington High School Cafeteria

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

This event will include:

  • Presentation of draft goals and objectives generated by the second event
  • Display and discussion of the Draft Land Use Plan guided by input received from the community
  • Discussion and ranking of specific actions that are necessary to achieve the goals and objectives

Click here for more information about the event and the Bloomington Community Plan.

Bloomington CP | Survey #2: Bloomington’s Future

Click here (English / Spanish) to take a survey to prioritize local objectives for Bloomington’s future.  The survey includes draft goals and objectives on:

  • Community Image
  • Economy
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Safety
  • Quality of Life
  • Town Centers

The survey also presents choices regarding the types of residential neighborhoods to be planned for Bloomington’s future.

Click here for more information about the Bloomington Community Plan.

Bloomington CP | Event #2: Bloomington’s Future

Nov 17 | 6:00 to 8:00 PM  |  Bloomington High School Cafeteria

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

This event will include:

  • Presentation on input from the first event on the community’s values
  • Discussion and ranking of community goals
  • Discussion and ranking of objectives for priority goals
  • Discussion of potential land use changes and infrastructure improvements related to the goals and objectives

Click here for more information about the event and the Bloomington Community Plan.

Bloomington Community Plan / Action Guide

Image Gallery (click for more photos)

library grand opening

Above: Community members gather at the grand opening of the Bloomington Branch Library on May 14, 2016. The 6,700-square-foot library is part of the newly-completed Bloomington Grove affordable housing apartments and Lillian Court senior community, and features a children’s reading area, private study rooms and computer lab.

GET INVOLVED!

The Bloomington 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 Bloomington 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 Bloomington.  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 Bloomington Community and to make your opinion count.

COMMUNITY PLAN OUTREACH EVENTS

Outreach Event #1: What We Value
Outreach Event #2: Bloomington’s Future
Outreach Event #3: Making it Happen
Outreach Event #4: Bloomington Municipal Advisory Council
Outreach Event #5: Bloomington Municipal Advisory Council
Workshop with Planning Commission

FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS

Focus Group Discussions

LOGISTICS INDUSTRY STUDY

Public Meeting: Special Focus on Logistics

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

Bloomington Outreach
Bloomington resident letting his voice be heard at the first outreach event

OUTREACH EVENT #1: WHAT WE VALUE

The first event will introduce the Countywide Plan and Bloomington Community Plan efforts.  The event will also engage the public in a discussion about the development and improvement of Bloomington in the future, with a focus on levels of service for roads, infrastructure, and other public facilities and services. It will take place at the free Community Health and Resource Fair.

When: Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Where: Ayala Park, 18313 Valley Blvd, Bloomington, CA 92316

Highlights

  • Get information about the planning process to create a Countywide Plan
  • Find out about Affordable Bloomington and the proposed Valley Corridor Specific Plan
  • See the results of the planning studies for Bloomington
  • Help rank Bloomington’s most important strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Take a survey on the level of service and maintenance desired for infrastructure and other public facilities and services

Material and Information

Surveys

If you could not attend this event, please take an online survey in English or Spanish.

Did you attend this event? If so, please take a brief survey to tell us what your thought of the event in English or Spanish.

BACK TO TOP
Bloomington residents and other attendees voted on the draft goals and objectives for the Community Plan at the second outreach event.
Bloomington residents and other attendees voted on the draft goals and objectives for the Community Plan at the second outreach event.

OUTREACH EVENT #2: BLOOMINGTON'S FUTURE

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

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Where: Bloomington High School Cafeteria, 10750 Laurel Ave, Bloomington, CA 92316

Highlights

      • See input generated from the first event
      • 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

If you could not attend this event, please take an online survey in English or Spanish.

Did you attend this event? If so, please take a brief survey to tell us what your thought of the event in English or Spanish.

BACK TO TOP
Bloomington residents and other attendees worked in small groups to vote on and prioritize actions for the Community Plan at the third outreach event.
Bloomington residents and other attendees worked in small groups to vote on and prioritize actions for the Community Plan at the third outreach event.

OUTREACH EVENT #3: MAKING IT HAPPEN

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

When: Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Where: Bloomington High School Cafeteria, 10750 Laurel Ave, Bloomington, CA 92316

Highlights

  • See the draft Goals and Objectives generated from the second event
  • 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

If you cannot attend this event, please take an online survey in English or Spanish that allows you to provide your opinions on the same topics that will be covered at the event.

Did you attend this event? If so, please take a brief survey to tell us what your thought of the event in English or Spanish.

BACK TO TOP
Bloomington Community Plan Outreach Event #4
Bloomington residents and other attendees learn about how the Community Plan has been updated in response to their comments at the fourth outreach event.

OUTREACH EVENT #4: BLOOMINGTON MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

The County is coming to the Bloomington Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting to provide an update on the Community Plan.

When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Where: Ayala Park, 18313 Valley Blvd., Bloomington, CA 92316

Highlights

  • Summary of input received on community goals and objectives
  • Overview of draft land use plan
  • Discussion of community revenues, expenditures, and fiscal impacts

Material and Information

Surveys

Did you attend this event? If so, please take a brief survey to tell us what you thought of the event in English or Spanish.

BACK TO TOP

OUTREACH EVENT #5: BLOOMINGTON MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

The County is coming to the Bloomington Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting to provide an update on the Community Plan.

When: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Where: Ayala Park, 18313 Valley Blvd., Bloomington, CA 92316

Highlights

  • Follow up meeting with further discussion of options for community revenue, assessment districts, and land use changes.

Material and Information

Surveys

Did you attend this event? If so, please take a brief survey to tell us what you thought of the event in English or Spanish.

BACK TO TOP
focus group discussion at the Ayala Park Senior Center
A focus group discussion at the Ayala Park Senior Center, October 2015

FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS

The Fifth District Supervisor’s Office is organizing special discussions to ensure that Bloomington’s residents have an opportunity to raise and discuss unique issues faced by seniors and youths.

Focus Group: Seniors

The County conducted a focus group discussion with over a dozen members of Bloomington’s senior community on October 26, 2015 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Ayala Park Senior Center. The discussion focused on what is valued in Bloomington and opportunities to create a better community for seniors.

Download PowerPoint Presentation

Focus Group: Students

The County conducted a focus group discussion with over 37 student members of the leadership class at Bloomington High School on November 10, 2015. The discussion focused on how students perceive and experience their community as well as how they want to see Bloomington improve in the future.

BACK TO TOP

SPECIAL LOGISTICS INDUSTRY STUDY

The Fifth District Supervisor’s office is funding a special study on the logistics industry. As part of this special study, there will be a public meeting focusing on land use issues related to the logistics sector in Bloomington.

Public Meeting: Special Focus on Logistics

This is a public meeting to present the results of two special technical reports conducted in support of the Bloomington Community Plan. The first report is a preliminary growth assessment for warehousing and related logistics businesses in Bloomington. The second report is a logistics adjacency analysis that describes several issues and common mitigation approaches that arise when warehousing and related logistics businesses are developed in proximity to residential uses.

This public meeting will be held as part of the Bloomington Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting:

When: Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 7:00 PM

Where: MAC Meeting at Ayala Park, 18313 Valley Blvd, Bloomington, CA 92316

Download PowerPoint Presentation

Additional Information

This meeting is being held in response to several ongoing activities:

  • Developers are proposing to construct new warehousing and logistics facilities in Bloomington
  • Some developers are going door-to-door to see if property owners are willing to sell their property for development
  • The County has started to update community plans in unincorporated communities like Bloomington

This meeting is intended to give the community a clear understanding of what is going on so that residents can more effectively participate in the preparation of the Bloomington Community Plan. At this meeting, you can learn and talk about a range of issues with County staff and consultants, including:

  • The market demand that is fueling the growth in warehousing and logistics services
  • Issues commonly surrounding logistics facilities developed adjacent to non-industrial uses and residences
  • The development process for new logistics facilities
  • The process for updating community plans in San Bernardino County

Survey

Did you attend this event? If so, please take a brief survey to tell us what your thought of the event in English or Spanish.

BACK TO TOP
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.

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 Bloomington Community Plan / Action Guide.

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

BACK TO TOP

What We Know about Bloomington

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

SWOT boards
Draft goals and objectives
List of draft actions
Map of current Land Use Plan
 (with draft Valley Corridor Specific Plan land use)
Map of proposed Land Use changes

Outreach Materials

Outreach Event #1 Materials
Maps and display graphics
SWOT boards

Outreach Event #2 Materials
Presentation
Maps and display graphics
Bloomington aerial board
Draft goals and objectives

Outreach Event #3 Materials
Presentation
List of draft actions
Map of current Land Use Plan
 (with draft Valley Corridor Specific Plan land use)
Map of proposed land use changes

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)

Summary
Summary of events and community input

Links to Related Projects

Valley Corridor Specific Plan: Use this link go to the website for the Valley Corridor Specific Plan, which is tentatively expected to be adopted by San Bernardino County in the spring of 2016 (this link opens in a separate window or tab)

Affordable Bloomington: Use this link go to the website for the Affordable Bloomington project, which will create new affordable housing units in a mixed-use environment with a new library (this link opens in a separate window or tab)

BACK TO TOP

2007 Bloomington Community Plan

Bloomington 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 Community Plans and updated Community Plans / Action Guides.

Click here to view the existing Bloomington Community Plan.

BACK TO TOP

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.

1. How does this Communities Plan / Action Guide affect current or pending development applications in or around Bloomington? 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 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 Communities Action Guide, available now for review.

BACK TO TOP

Bloomington CP | Survey #1: What We Value

Click here (English / Spanish) to take a survey on how Bloomington will be as a community.  The survey includes questions on:

  • Jobs and Income: Improving access to better jobs for Bloomington residents
  • Getting Around: Improving the ways of getting around Bloomington and getting to other communities
  • Recreation and Entertainment: Having more things to do in Bloomington
  • Shopping: Having more places to shop in Bloomington
  • New Development: The look and feel of Bloomington as it grows and develops
  • SWOT: the community’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats

Click here for more information about the Bloomington Community Plan.

Bloomington CP | Event #1: What We Value

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

The County held its first outreach event for the Bloomington Community Plan at the Community Health and Resource Fair on October 3 from 10 am to 2 pm at Ayala Park in Bloomington (18313 Valley Boulevard).

The event was hosted by Senator Leyva and Supervisor Gonzales (5th District), in partnership with the Inland Empire Healthcare Group.

Click here for more information about the event and the Bloomington Community Plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

This page provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Countywide 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.

Click on the links below to jump to an FAQ category and individual questions.

Fact Sheets

Countywide Plan

Community Planning

FACT SHEETS

Where can I download fact sheets about the effort?

Click below to download 2-page fact sheets to learn more about the Countywide Plan and the Community Plans.

Combo 

Countywide Plan 

Community Planning

FAQS ON THE COUNTYWIDE PLAN

Click below to see answers about the Countywide Plan.

  • What is the Countywide Plan?

    In 2010, the 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, San Bernardino County 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. San Bernardino 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. It will serve as a guide for County decision-making, financial planning, and communications.

    With a target adoption date of 2019, the Countywide Plan’s web-based format will provide a wealth of easily accessible
    data on how the County operates, and allow independent research using County data and information.

  • What are the components of the Countywide Plan?

    Driven by the Countywide Vision, the Countywide Plan will include:

    • County Policy Plan, which provides:
      • An update of the County’s General Plan addressing physical, social, and economic issues facing the unincorporated portions of the County.
      • An expansion of the County’s General Plan to address supportive services for adults and children, healthcare services, public safety, and other regional county services provided to both incorporated and unincorporated areas.
    • Community Planning Continuum, which will be a new system of community planning that articulates what is important to each community, with a greater focus on community self-reliance, grass-roots action, and implementation. Goals, policies, land use, and infrastructure decisions will be addressed in the Policy Plan.
    • A County Business Plan, which will contain governance policies and operational metrics that outline the County’s approach to providing municipal and regional services.
    • A Regional Issues Forum, which will be an online resource for sharing information and resources related to issues confronting the County as a whole, including the work of the Countywide Vision element groups.

    Additional supporting components will include:

    • An Outreach program, which will include online and in-person efforts:
      • A project website and other online engagement tools
      • Over 80 public meetings (workshops, briefings, study sessions, and hearings) with the general public and key stakeholders held throughout the unincorporated communities
      • Coordination with local, regional, state, and federal agencies and organizations
    • An Environmental Impact Report to provide environmental clearance for the County Policy Plan and facilitate streamlined CEQA review for future planning and development projects.
    • A number of Modeling Tools and Technical Studies, which will provide an understanding of potential implications of growth scenarios on the following topics:
      • Land use
      • Traffic
      • Economics
      • Fiscal
      • Biological, cultural and paleontological resources
      • Fire hazards
      • Storm water, hydrology, and water quality
      • Utilities, including water, wastewater, and water supply
      • Air quality and greenhouse gas emissions
      • Noise
  • What are the project objectives?

    INSTITUTIONAL

    • Countywide Vision and Collective Impact. A Plan that continues the County’s commitment to the Countywide Vision and a framework for investing the County’s time and resources in ways that yield greater returns, enhanced efficiencies, and more collective impact.
    • Institutional Ownership and Buy-In. A partnership with County staff so that the Plan truly belongs to the entire County organization upon adoption and benefits from staff insights during its preparation. The Countywide Plan will relate to the entire County organization and will not be solely a Land Use Services Department product.
    • Expanded General Plan. An expanded role of the General Plan that goes beyond typical land use and development services to incorporate policy direction for regional services in the context of ongoing operations and maintenance requirements.
    • Long and Short Term Linkages. A strong link between long term goals and short term decisions and implementation.
    • Strategic Public Investments. A framework for making strategic public investments and a system of continuous reflection and evaluation.

    PUBLIC

    • Trust. Increased trust with the public, jurisdictions, outside agencies, and those within the County organization through improved communication, transparency, and involvement.
    • Building Partnerships. The identification, building, and refinement of public and private partnerships to create a more complete county.
    • CPC Integration. A seamlessly integrated continuum of community plans in the County Policy Plan.
    • Technology. Use of technology that makes information more accessible, scalable, and adaptable.
    • Opportunities and Expectations. Participation and involvement by various public and private entities that will identify many opportunities while managing expectations regarding the Countywide Plan and County commitments.

    TOOLS

    • Web-Based Gramework. A web-based framework that is dynamic, flexible, and based on user needs.
    • Tracking and Geedback. A tracking and feedback mechanism that can grow and expand in functionality and
      complexity alongside the County’s institutional capacity and needs.
    • Countywide GIS Platform. A coordinated GIS platform for the entire County organization that is effective, efficient, stable, flexible, and dynamic.
    • Best Practices and Continuous Improvement. The use of organizational best practices and a system of continuous improvement.
    • Streamlining CEQA. A programmatic environmental impact report that facilitates tiering and streamlining for future development projects that are consistent with the Countywide Plan.

    REGIONAL

    • Competing as a Collective Whole. A collective positioning of the entire county (unincorporated municipality, regional services, incorporated jurisdictions, and unincorporated communities) to compete in regional, state, western U.S., national, and international markets.
    • Regional Coordination and Solutions. Regional coordination that capitalizes on a shared Countywide Vision, despite a vast diversity of geography and communities, to craft regional solutions to regional issues.
    • Repository for Informed Decisions. A platform of tools and information that offer insight into the regional data and implications for use in the decisions of local jurisdictions, agencies, and organizations.

FAQS ON COMMUNITY PLANNING

Click below to see answers about Community Planning.

  • What is Community Planning?

    The purpose of Community Planning is to guide the future use, character and independent identity of our communities. The County is working with residents and stakeholders to identify how to maintain and improve the quality of life in unincorporated communities through updated goals, policies, mapping, and implementation guides. The resulting plans, guides, and maps will be implemented by County government, community residents, local stakeholders, and/or service providers.

  • Don't we already have a Community Plan? What's changing?

    2007/2013 Community Plans. In 2007, in conjunction with an overall revision to the County’s General Plan, the County adopted 13 Community Plans to guide future growth and development in select unincorporated communities while maintaining their distinct character and sense of identity.  A fourteenth Community Plan was adopted in 2013 for the Oak Hills Community.  These 14 Community Plans contain goals and policies that augment the County’s overall General Plan and attempt to address unique issues and concerns facing each community.

    Consolidation of Community Goals and Policies. The 2007 General Plan, including the 14 Community Plans, contains over 400 goals and 1,700 policies (over 250 goals and 1,000 policies in the Community Plans alone). This is an incredibly large number of goals and policies to review—for members of the public, County staff, and decision makers—when evaluating potential projects, improvements, and other changes. The large number of goals and policies also creates potential problems when trying to maintain consistency between and avoid redundancy among the General Plan and Community Plans.

    Accordingly, the County is proposing to update and consolidate 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.

    Transition from Community Plans to Community Action Guides. As part of the Countywide Plan preparation, the County took a fresh look at the purpose, functionality, and cost implications of Community Plans. The County was able to eliminate a substantial amount of redundancy and resolve consistency issues by consolidating all goals and policies into one Policy Plan. The County was also able to expand the application of key goals and policies beyond singular communities to help guide multiple communities and regions.

    However, the County determined that it does not have the financial resources to implement many of the policies in the current Community Plans without potentially compromising existing local and regional levels of service. The updated goals and policies guide and improve the county while remaining fiscally sustainable.

    In addition to updated goals and policies, the County prepared draft Community Plans containing hundreds of grass-roots tools, actions, and strategies—shaped by over two years of public outreach. Public feedback led to the renaming of the documents from “Community Plans” to “Community Action Guides”, which more accurately reflects their purpose and content. The Community Action Guides also include updated information on each community’s background, character, issues, values, and aspirations provided by the community.

  • How did the County update existing Community Plan goals and policies? Where did they go?

    2007/2013 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 for each current Community Plan 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

    Where to find the 2007/2013 Community Plan Policy Matrix. If you have a 2007 or 2013 Community Plan, you will find the Policy Matrix on the same web page as your community’s draft Community Action Guide.

    The County also created a graphic to illustrate where the existing Community Plan content will be found in the updated Community Action Guides and updated and expanded County Policy Plan.

    To see if your community has an existing plan that will be updated, or to see if a new Community Action Guide will be created for your area, click here to visit the main Community Planning portion of the website.

  • What are Community Action Guides?

    The Community Action Guides provide action-oriented direction for each community to remain and become the type of community that current and future residents desire. The Guides include Action Plans that place a focus on self-reliance, grass-roots action, and implementation, allowing the community to take the lead in moving actions forward. Furthermore, the Guides frame these potential actions in a set of community-driven values and aspirations generated through three years of outreach involving thousands of residents in over 70 communities.

    The Guides will also link to a Community Development Toolkit to help residents engage in self-help and/or partnership activities that will facilitate the changes they would like to see in their community.

    As stated elsewhere, the Community Action Guides and the County Policy Plan combined will replace the 2007/13 Community Plans. The Community Action Guides focus on community-led implementation, while goals and policies are now located in the broader Policy Plan.

  • How will I be able to find what goals and policies are unique to my community?

    All goals and policies will be tagged and searchable on the Countywide Plan website to make it easier to find content applicable to your topic or area of interest.

  • What is the Community Planning Continuum?

    The Community Planning Continuum (CPC) is an all-new system of community planning that will guide local expectations for County services and set a clear direction for the future of our unincorporated communities. The CPC will consist of updates to existing plans, goals, policies, and maps as well as the creation of new action-oriented guides and tools. The CPC will be implemented by both County government (Policy Plan and Implementation Plan) and community residents and stakeholders (Community Action Guide and Community Development Toolkit). The resulting plans, guides, maps, and tools will be web-based, living documents that will be updated regularly to reflect progress and change. The CPC will include a hierarchy of community planning areas (CPAs – see below) that will ensure that planning details, tools, and resources match the conditions and needs of each community:

    • Detailed CPAs. Includes communities that contain, or have the potential for, a variety of housing opportunities and supporting uses, such as commercial and industrial businesses, schools, a library, parks and recreation facilities, and religious and civic organizations.
    • Framework CPAs. Includes communities that are primarily characterized by single-family residential properties and a limited number of supporting uses, such as a school, post office, and commercial businesses.
    • Foundation CPAs. Includes communities that are primarily characterized by single-family residential properties. Residents of these communities typically drive to nearby towns or cities for employment, shopping, entertainment, education, and recreation opportunities.
    • Fundamental CPAs.  Includes communities that are primarily characterized by open space or farmland with a scattering of residential homes and/or highway commercial uses, or an area where growth is constrained by adjacent land ownership, such as federal lands and state lands.
  • How does Community Planning relate to the Countywide Plan?

    Driven by the Countywide Vision, the Countywide Plan is a comprehensive strategic plan that will guide the County’s future. One component of the Countywide Plan is the creation of a Policy Plan that updates the County’s existing General Plan for unincorporated areas and expands policy direction to address regional issues and services for the entire county.

    The Community Action Guides will update and replace the existing Community Plans, with a greater focus on action and implementation. The policy direction found in the existing Community Plans will be placed into the overall County Policy Plan. Both the Policy Plan and Community Action Guides will be web-based, allowing for policy direction and implementation to be applied at multiple scales (e.g., Valley Region and Bloomington), and topics (e.g., land use compatibility, health and wellness, and trails).

  • How long will the Community Planning process take?

    The process for Community Planing will occur over the span of approximately three years, with targeted public engagement taking place in specific community planning areas over the span of approximately 6 to 10 months, along with two rounds of regional outreach (round 1 in 2017 and round 2 in 2018).

  • Will the land use designation (zoning) of my property change?

    Overall, the majority of changes to privately-owned land will be considered in Detailed Community Planning Areas (CPAs) based on community and property owner input.  The County will also be considering minor changes to properties throughout the unincorporated county to more accurately reflect existing land use and ownership.

    Map of Draft Proposed Changes. To see if your property is identified for a potential change in land use, click on the following link to view the Proposed Land Use Web Map. This link will take you to an interactive map where you can search for a property by street address or Assessor’s Parcel Number, change the background (e.g., aerial vs street map), turn information on and off, and click on an area or parcel to see the current land use district and proposed land use category.

    Proposed Land Use Categories. The County’s current Land Use District (LUD) system serves as its Zoning and Policy map (aka, a one-map system). The County is proposing to transition to a two-map system that retains the current LUD system as Zoning Districts and introduces a second land use mapping system that groups the current LUDs into simplified Land Use Categories (LUCs).

    While the Draft Land Use Plan may look different because of the introduction of simplified LUCs, the vast majority of areas retain the same intent, nature, and development potential as under the currently adopted Land Use Plan.

    Click on the following link to view an interactive Proposed Land Use Categories story map and learn more about the Proposed Draft Land Use Categories, including density/intensity, primary purpose, typical uses, implementing Land Use/Zoning District, and locations throughout the unincorporated county.

  • How can I help my community obtain improvements, such as paved roads and parks?

    The primary way is to become and stay engaged with the community planning process and join others in implementing the Community Action Guides.

    Additionally (coming in 2019), the County will prepare a Community Development Toolkit to supplement the Community Action Guides and help residents engage in self-help and/or partnership activities that will facilitate the changes they would like to see in their community.  Toolkits will include guidance and information links on a wide range of community improvement and development issues, such as:

    • How to create a nonprofit community development corporation
    • Guidelines for organizing a farmers market
    • Methods, tools and process for establishing and maintaining a community park
    • Process for creating a special district for landscaping, street lights, roads, etc.

Community Planning

“Thought you guys did a great job getting the unique ideas from each individual in an enjoyable manner…”

– Oak Glen attendee

“This was great—nothing like we feared or expected. Thank you for your interest in our community AND we had fun!!”

– Phelan attendee

“Thank you for this forum. It was nice to come together and put our minds together to discuss our needs and wants.”

– Mentone attendee

“Very well-functioning process! Timely, informative and open.”

– Joshua Tree attendee

“As new residents we learned a lot. Was very easy to discuss our likes and dislikes. We are very interested in getting more involved as we learn more.”

– Lucerne Valley attendee

Let’s get you involved with the planning of your community.

The easiest way to get involved is to click on your community’s name in the list below to visit the area of this website dedicated to your Community Plan.  Once there, you will be able to view information, ask questions, provide input, and see upcoming or past meetings.

Click below to access FAQs, a fact sheet, and maps
FAQs on Community Planning
Community Planning Fact Sheet
Boundaries Map 1 (regions, supervisorial districts, cities, towns, spheres of influence, and community plans)
Boundaries Map 2 (cities, towns, spheres of influence, and community plans)


Valley Region

Detailed

Bloomington *

Mentone

Muscoy *

Foundation

San Antonio Heights

Fundamental

Devore Communities
Devore, Devore Heights

Mountain Region

Detailed

Bear Valley Communities *
Baldwin Lake, Big Bear City, Erwin Lake, Fawnskin/Northshore, Lake Williams, Moonridge, Sugarloaf

Crest Forest Communities *
Cedarpines Park, Crestline, Lake Gregory, Valley of Enchantment

Hilltop Communities *
Arrowbear, Green Valley Lake, Running Springs

Lake Arrowhead Communities *
Agua Fria, Blue Jay, Cedar Glen, Crest Park, Deer Lodge Park, Lake Arrowhead, Rimforest, Skyforest, Twin Peaks

Oak Glen *

Framework

Wrightwood

Foundation

Angelus Oaks

Lytle Creek *

Mt Baldy

Fundamental

Mountain Communities
Forest Falls, Mountain Home Village

Desert Region

Detailed

Helendale

Joshua Tree *

Lucerne Valley *

Phelan/Pinon Hills *

Framework

Baker

Homestead Valley Communities *
Flamingo Heights, Johnson Valley, Landers, Yucca Mesa

Morongo Valley *

Oak Hills *

Foundation

Daggett

El Mirage

Newberry Springs

Oro Grande

Pioneertown Communities
Gamma Gulch, Pioneertown, Pipes Canyon, Rimrock

Yermo

Fundamental

East Desert Communities
Nipton,  Rice, Vidal, Vidal Junction

High Desert Communities
Mountain View Acres, Spring Valley Lake

North Desert Communities
Barstow Heights, Hinkley, Hodge, Kramer Junction, Lenwood, Red Mountain

Route 66 Communities 
Amboy, Cadiz, Goffs, Ludlow, Siberia

Trona

Wonder Valley


What does the “*” mean next to my community name?

If your community name includes an asterisk (*), it means that it is one of 14 communities in San Bernardino County that has an existing Community Plan.  A link to the existing Community Plan is provided  under “Related Links” on the Maps & Links tab of the Draft Community Plan / Action Guide webpage for your community.  If your community name does not include an asterisk, it means that the Community Plan / Action Guide is a completely new effort.

What if my community is not listed?

If your community is not listed, you can attend one of the many upcoming regional meetings (click here to see all scheduled meetings, and filter by region).  You can also participate through the Get Involved! link on the main navigation menu or by emailing questions or comments through the emails provided on the Contact Us page.

Everyone can also find information, comments, and stay connected through the County’s social media sites dedicated to the Countywide plan.

Have questions?

Visit the FAQ page to see questions and answers about the Countywide Plan and Community Plans.