Thank you for helping to chart the course for the future of San Bernardino County!
The County hosted a second round of regional open houses for the Countywide Plan in September 2018. Each of the nine meetings included a formal presentation and opportunities to provide feedback on draft goals and policies, community actions, and the land use map.
Each open house consisted of the following:
- Presentation. The County provided an overview of progress since the 2017 Regional Open Houses, draft changes in County policy, and next steps in the Countywide Plan.
- Draft Material for Review. The Draft County Policy Plan (goals and policies), updated Draft Community Plans / Action Guides, the latest Draft Land Use Map, and other policy & information maps were available.
- Open House Discussion. County and consultant staff were on hand to answer questions and talk with attendees one-on-one, both before and after the presentation.
All of the materials presented at the open house events are available for public review on this web page. The headings below mirror the stations that were set up, and the associated links will lead to digital copies of all materials that were available at the meetings. Please look under “We would love to hear what you have to say!” to see how you can leave your comments.
Presentation & Orientation
This section is intended to provide general information about the Countywide Plan, including:
- An overview of progress since the 2017 Regional Open Houses
- A discussion of what the Countywide Plan is and what purpose it will serve
- An overview of the project schedule
- A summary of outreach efforts to-date
Draft County Policy Plan, Land Use & MapsThe public review Draft Policy Plan is now available! The public is invited to provide feedback at the September 2018 Regional Open Houses or by emailing comments to CountywidePlan@lus.sbcounty.gov.
The Policy Plan is the component of the Countywide Plan that addresses the County’s General Plan and local services for the unincorporated areas. The Policy Plan will also introduce a new approach to county planning by integrating regional services, such as health and wellness, public safety, economic development, and other services provided for both incorporated and unincorporated areas.
Click on the links below to download a hard copy or view web-based versions of the Draft Policy Plan and related materials.
DRAFT POLICY PLAN
Key Terms in the County Policy Plan PDF
Summary of Policy Changes PDF
Draft Policy Maps
Draft Focus Areas PDF
DRAFT LAND USE
Draft Land Use Categories PDF
Growth Forecast PDF
DRAFT LAND USE MAPS BY AREA (PDF only)
Valley Land Use:
Mountains Land Use:
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 (above). 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 (included in the Policy Plan above) guide and improve the county while remaining fiscally sustainable.
In addition to updated goals and policies (included in the Policy Plan above), 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 changing the name 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.
Click below for links to the Updated 2018 Draft Community Action Guides
- Devore – Coming Soon
- 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*
- Mountain Communities – Coming Soon
(Forest Falls, Mountain Home Village)
- Homestead Valley Communities*
(Flamingo Heights, Johnson Valley, Landers, Yucca Mesa)
- Morongo Valley*
- Oak Hills*
- El Mirage
- Newberry Springs
- Oro Grande
- Pioneertown Communities
(Gamma Gulch, Pioneertown, Pipes Canyon, Rimrock)
- East Desert Communities
(Nipton, Rice, Vidal, Vidal Junction)
- High Desert Communities – Coming Soon
(Mountain View Acres, Spring Valley Lake)
- North Desert Communities- Coming Soon
(Barstow Heights, Hinkley, Hodge, Kramer Junction, Lenwood, Red Mountain)
- Route 66 Communities – Coming Soon
(Amboy, Cadiz, Goffs, Ludlow, Siberia)
- Trona – Coming Soon
- Wonder Valley
Show us what you love the most about your community!
We’d love to see your imagination at work, download our activities pages and:
- Submit a photo of the finished product online
- Tag us on social media: # SanBernardinoCounty | @CountywidePlan
OTHER FUN THINGS
We would love to hear what you have to say!
There are many ways to participate online:
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