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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

Bloomington CP | Outreach Event #5: Bloomington MAC meeting 05/02/17

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

Further discussion of options for:

  • Community revenue
  • Assessment districts
  • Land use changes

Purpose of the Workshop

In follow up to community input received to date, the County will discuss options for generating revenue for the community, including assessment districts and land use changes.

Feedback from the community will be summarized for review.

Background

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.  The Bloomington Community Plan is part of the this effort. The County held three previous public outreach events for the Bloomington Community Plan and added a fourth based on community input.

Bloomington CP | Outreach Event #4: Bloomington MAC meeting 03/07/17

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

Purpose of the Workshop

The County will present an overview of the community input received to date, including a summary of the community goals and objectives, as well as the draft land use plan.  The County will then discuss projected revenues and expenditures along with a focus on the fiscal impacts of additional services requested by the community including: law enforcement, code enforcement, and parks and recreation.

Feedback from the community will be summarized for review.  Final Land Use Map revisions will occur with adoption of the Countywide Plan in 2018.

Background

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.  The Bloomington Community Plan is part of the this effort. The County held three previous public outreach events for the Bloomington Community Plan and added a fourth based on community input.

 

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.

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.

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! CountywidePlan@lus.sbcounty.gov

Newsletter 1 Cover Page

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.