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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 Yermo Community Plan

Yermo

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 YermoCP@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

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?

Click here to take the online survey here .

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

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!

Survey #2 Available for 7 Framework & Foundation Community Plan Workshops!

The County recently conducted a second public workshop (see community list below) to focus on implementation strategies and tools for the community to achieve goals and objectives crafted during the previous workshop.  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 #2 for Workshop 2 in Baker, Daggett, El Mirage, Newberry Springs, Oak Hills, Oro Grande, and Yermo.

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 Friday, March 10th, 2017.

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.

 

Final Round of Community Plan Workshops Scheduled

The County wants to hear from you!

Over the past eight months, the Countywide Plan team has been visiting various unincorporated communities meeting with people and learning more about what people value about where they live and work. To date, more than 1,000 people have attended Countywide Plan workshops and shared their ideas about the future of their communities. The County has received thousands of comments on community values, local issues, and ways to make improvements.

Starting this November and running through January 2017, the County will be out in the field again soliciting feedback from eight unincorporated communities (see below), with two workshops conducted in each community.  The first workshop for these communities is scheduled for November or December with the second workshops scheduled for January.  The County will update existing Community Plans or create new plans based on local input.

Visit countywideplan.com/cp for meeting locations, additional information, and to sign up for email updates.

NEW WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED
(6-8:30 p.m.)

  • Baker
    November 29 & January 23
  • Daggett
    December 1 & January 24
  • El Mirage
    November 30 & January 25
  • Newberry Springs
    November 30 & January 25
  • Oak Hills
    December 1 & January 26
  • Oro Grande
    November 29 & January 24
  • Wrightwood
    November 28 & January 23
  • Yermo
    December 1 & January 26

Both workshops will provide the opportunity for those who live or conduct business in each community to talk one-on-one with County representatives and in groups with their community neighbors. At the first workshop, the County will facilitate discussions and obtain input about the local area’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges, and identify goals and objectives to improve each community. The second workshop will focus on specific implementation strategies and tools to achieve each community’s goals and objectives.

Visit the Community Plans website at countywideplan.com/cp for more information, including a comparison between the content of the existing Community Plans and the new Community Plans.  You can also find out more information about the overall Countywide Plan (an update of the current General Plan).

If your community is not identified on the website for a community plan and you would like the County to consider creating one in your area, please email the County at CommunityPlans@lus.sbcounty.gov.

ABOUT THE COUNTYWIDE PLAN AND COMMUNITY PLANS

In 2011, the Board of Supervisors adopted a Countywide Vision and in 2015, the County launched the preparation of the first Countywide Plan, which is being developed over the course of three years to enhance coordination with the public, with outside agencies and organizations, and within the County organization itself.  It will serve as a resource for efficient and effective decision-making regarding countywide services and resources.

The Countywide Plan includes a Community Plan program to guide local expectations for County services and set clear direction for the future of specified unincorporated communities.

Yermo Community Plan

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Yermo

GET INVOLVED!

The Yermo 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 Yermo 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 Yermo.  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 Yermo 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 Yermo 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.

Yermo Workshop #1
Yermo residents discuss community issues during the first community workshop.

WORKSHOP #1: WHAT WE VALUE

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

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

Where: Yermo Community Services District, 38315 McCormick Street Yermo, CA 92398

Highlights

  • Get information about the planning process to create a Countywide Plan and the Yermo 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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Yermo Workshop #2
Yermo residents vote on top community goals 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: Yermo Community Services District, 38315 McCormick Street Yermo, CA 92398

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 Yermo Community Plan.

The Community Plan sets forth the Community’s values and aspirations, and provides an action plan to help Yermo 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 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 Yermo

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 Community 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 YermoCP@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 Yermo Community Plan.

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FAQs

This section provides answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Yermo 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 Yermo 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 Yermo Community Plan is fall 2017.

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