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Planning Commission Workshop – November 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

Remote Video Conferencing Options:

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

Purpose of the Workshop

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

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

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

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.  Over the past six months, the County has held 36 public workshops for the 12 communities with Detailed Plans.  As part of the workshop activities, community residents identified community values, problem areas and recommended revisions to the land use designations in their respective communities.

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

Additional Information

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

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

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.

Take Survey #1 from the First Framework & Foundation Community Plan Workshops

The County recently conducted a series of public workshops in seven communities the County 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.  Click here to see if your community is addressed by a Framework & Foundation Plan.

Click here to take the survey.

If you were unable to attend the workshop in your community, or attended the workshop and had additional thoughts you wanted to share with us, please click on the above link to take the survey.  Responses to this survey will be considered alongside the input we received for each community during Workshop 1.

This survey will remain open until November 1st.

*Please note: This survey is for the Framework & Foundation Plan workshops that have occurred in recent months, which includes: Angelus Oaks,  Homestead Valley, Lytle Creek, Morongo Valley, Mt Baldy, Pioneertown, and San Antonio Heights.

*NEW LOCATION* PIONEERTOWN WORKSHOP #2

*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION FOR THE PIONEERTOWN COMMUNITY WORKSHOP #2*

Date: November 15, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace: 53688 Pioneertown Road Pioneertown, CA 92268

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.

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

Click here to access the Pioneertown Community Plan page.

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.

Second round of Community Plan workshops coming up!

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 September and running through January 2017, the County will be out in the field again soliciting feedback from 15 additional unincorporated communities, with two workshops conducted in each community. The first workshop for the first seven communities have been scheduled for September with the second workshops scheduled for November (see below).  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.

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

  • Angelus Oaks
    September 14 & November 9
  • Homestead Valley (Landers, Flamingo Heights, Johnson Valley, and Yucca Mesa)
    September 12 & November 17
  • Lytle Creek
    September 12 & November 7
  • Morongo Valley
    September 14 & November 16
  • Mt Baldy
    September 13 & November 14
  • Pioneertown
    September 13 & November 15
  • San Antonio Heights
    September 15 & November 10
WORKSHOPS TO BE SCHEDULED
(November through January)
  • Baker
  • Daggett
  • El Mirage
  • Newberry Springs
  • Oak Hills
  • Oro Grande
  • Wrightwood
  • Yermo

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.

 

Take Survey #3 from the Detailed Community Plan Workshops

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

Click here to take a survey if you were unable to attend the workshop in your community, or attended the workshop and had additional thoughts you wanted to share with us. Responses to this survey will be considered alongside the input we received for each community during Workshop 3.

The survey will remain open until September 16, 2016.

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

 

Countywide Connection Newsletter

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

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

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

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

Have suggestions for articles or topics for future newsletters? Let us know! CountywidePlan@lus.sbcounty.gov

Newsletter 1 Cover Page

*NEW LOCATION* LAKE ARROWHEAD COMMUNITIES WORKSHOP #3

*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION FOR LAKE ARROWHEAD COMMUNITIES WORKSHOP #3*

Date: July 20, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Burnt Mill Beach Clubhouse, 27910 Lakes Edge Road, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352

This is the third community workshop in the planning process for the Lake Arrowhead Communities Plan.

Highlights of this event include:

  • See the draft Goals and Objectives report generated from the second workshop
  • 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

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

Take Survey #2 from the Detailed Community Plan Workshops

The County recently conducted the second series of public workshops in 11 areas of the County as part of an effort to update its Detailed Community Plans.  During these workshops, we asked attendees to tell us about and rank their community goals and objectives, potential land use changes, and infrastructure improvements. Click here to see if your community is addressed by a Detailed Plan.

Click here to take the survey.

If you were unable to attend the workshop in your community, or attended the workshop and had additional thoughts you wanted to share with us, please click on the above link to take the survey.  Responses to this survey will be considered alongside the input we received for each community during Workshop 2.

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