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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.

 

*RESCHEDULED* WRIGHTWOOD COMMUNITY WORKSHOP 2

The second community workshop in the planning process for the Hilltop Community Plan has been rescheduled to:

Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Wrightwood Community Building, 1275 State Hwy 2 Wrightwood, CA 92397

Highlights of this event will include:

  • 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 for more information about the event and the Wrightwood Community Plan.

Click here to download a flyer for the dates, times, and locations of community workshops in the Wrightwood Community.

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.

*CANCELLED* Wrightwood CP | 01/23/17 Workshop #2

Due to the Winter Weather Advisory and  hazardous driving conditions, we will be cancelling the second workshop for the Wrightwood community scheduled on Monday, January 23, 2017. The workshop will be rescheduled for a later date and more information will be provided as it becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please stay tuned to www.countywideplan.com/cp for updates and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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.

 

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.

*NEW LOCATION* MORONGO VALLEY WORKSHOP #2

*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION FOR THE MORONGO VALLEY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP #2*

Date: November 16, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Covington Park Community Center, 11165 Vale Dr. Morongo Valley, CA 92256

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 Morongo Valley Community Plan page.

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.