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Regional Open Houses for the Countywide Plan coming in September

The public is invited to a second round of regional open houses for the Countywide Plan that will include a formal presentation and opportunities to provide feedback on draft goals and policies, community actions and the land use map.

WHAT WILL THE MEETINGS COVER?

  • Presentation. The County will provide an overview of progress since the 2017 Regional Open Houses, draft changes in County policy, and next steps in the Countywide Plan.  The presentation will begin 30 minutes after the open house start time.
  • Draft Material for Review. Come view and provide feedback on 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.
  • Open House Discussion. County and consultant staff will be on hand to answer questions and talk with attendees one-on-one, both before and after the presentation.

People may drop in to any location at any time during the advertised time frame to review material, ask questions, and share ideas with County staff.  Open house materials will be posted in advance on the project website: countywideplan.com/openhouse.  For people who cannot participate in person, please visit the project website to view meeting materials and submit questions and feedback.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All persons are welcome at any open house, as the Countywide Plan will touch on aspects that may affect anyone who lives, works or owns property in a city, town, or unincorporated community in San Bernardino County.  The Countywide Plan will primarily address unincorporated areas.  However, County policies, programs, and services can also affect incorporated cities and towns.  In addition to residents, we encourage the attendance of service providers, nonprofits, the business community, and representatives from local, state, federal, and tribal agencies.

COUNTYWIDE PLAN REGIONAL OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE

Joshua Tree

Sept.10

5:30 to 7:30 pm

Joshua Tree Community Center

6171 Sunburst Ave

Newberry Springs

Sept. 11

6 to 8 p.m.

Newberry Springs CSD

30884 Newberry Rd

Lucerne Valley

Sept. 12

6 to 8 p.m.

Lucerne Valley Community Center

33187 Old Woman Springs Rd

Running Springs

Sept. 18

6 to 8 p.m.

Hootman Senior/Comm Center

2929 Running Springs School Rd

Big Bear Lake

Sept. 19

6 to 8 p.m.

Big Bear Area Reg. Waste Water Agency

121 Palomino Dr

Phelan

Sept. 20

6 to 8 pm

Phelan Community Center

9463 Sheep Creek Rd

Ontario

Sept. 24

10 a.m. to noon

De Anza Community Center

1405 S. Fern Ave

Rialto

Sept. 24

6 to 8 p.m.

County Behavioral Health Dept.

850 E. Foothill Blvd

Yucaipa

Sept. 26

10 a.m. to noon

Yucaipa Community Center

34900 Oak Glen Rd

ABOUT THE COUNTYWIDE PLAN AND COMMUNITY PLANS

From 2010 to 2011, the creation of a Countywide Vision included input from over 100 topical experts, 25 special districts and agencies, 18 community meetings, and over 3,600 resident surveys.  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 effort includes updating Community Plans to guide local expectations for County services and set clear direction for the future of specified unincorporated communities.

The ongoing civic engagement process for the Countywide Plan has included over 75 public meetings in dozens of communities, attracting over 2,400 participants.  This public input led directly to substantial changes to the draft documents and maps. Thank you for continuing to participate to improve your community and county!

Visit countywideplan.com for additional information, and to sign up for text or email updates.

 

Survey for Fundamental Community Plans Now Available

The County wants to hear from residents, businesses and property owners in 22 Fundamental Plan Communities!

The County is seeking input from its smaller or more remote communities as part of the Countywide Plan and Community Plan Continuum efforts.  The public is invited to take a survey to tell the County about your community and how you want your community to improve.  We need your input!

The information will be used to create a Fundamental Plan that includes a Community Profile and a list of Action Items for the Community to make changes.  The following communities have been identified to receive a Fundamental Plan:

  • Amboy
  • Barstow Heights
  • Cadiz
  • Forest Falls
  • Goff
  • Hinkley
  • Hodge
  • Kramer Junction
  • Lenwood
  • Ludlow
  • Mountain Home Village
  • Mountain View Acres
  • Nipton
  • Red Mountain
  • Rice
  • Siberia
  • Spring Valley Lake
  • Trona
  • Vidal
  • Vidal Junction
  • Wonder Valley
  • Zzyzx

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

Please visit countywideplan.com/surveys to take an online survey by March 30, 2018 to ensure your voice is heard.

If you (or know others that do not) have good internet access, please contact Jess Bruckhart at (909) 387-4738 or Jessie.Bruckhart@lus.sbcounty.gov.   Please mail completed hard copies back to the County by March 30, 2018, addressed to:

  • Jess Bruckhart, Planner
  • County of San Bernardino
  • Land Use Services Department
  • 385 N. Arrowhead Ave, First Floor
  • San Bernardino, CA 92415-0187

ABOUT THE COUNTYWIDE PLAN AND COMMUNITY PLANS

From 2010 to 2011, the creation of a Countywide Vision included input from over 100 topical experts, 25 special districts and agencies, 18 community meetings, and over 3,600 resident surveys.  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 effort includes updating and creating new Community Plans Continuum to guide local expectations for County services and set clear direction for the future of specified unincorporated communities.  Within this continuum, Fundamental Plans are created for communities that are primarily characterized by open space or farmland with a scattering of residential homes and/or highway commercial uses, or an area where growth is constrained by adjacent land ownership, such as federal lands and state park lands.

The ongoing civic engagement process for the Countywide Plan has included over 75 public meetings in dozens of communities, attracting over 2,000 participants.

Visit countywideplan.com for additional information, and to sign up for text or email updates.

Draft Detailed Community Plans available for public review

Draft Detailed Community Plans available for public review

After two years of outreach and coordination with over 1,700 people from more than 50 unincorporated communities, the County of San Bernardino is releasing the first set of Draft Community Plans.

During 66 workshops, the public embarked on a planning process to develop a new system of Community Plans and identified values, aspirations, ideas for action, and priorities unique to each community area.  Framed by this input, the Draft Community Plans present a set of actions that can be initiated by residents, businesses, property owners, local groups, etc. to improve their community.

Draft Community Plans can now be viewed online for the communities listed below. Draft Framework and Foundation Plans will be available by early October.

  • Bear Valley Communities
  • Bloomington (online mid-Sept)
  • Crest Forest Communities
  • Helendale
  • Hilltop Communities
  • Joshua Tree
  • Lake Arrowhead Communities
  • Lucerne Valley
  • Mentone
  • Muscoy
    Oak Glen
  • Phelan/Piñon Hills

WHAT ARE THE COMMUNITY PLANS?

The Countywide Plan effort includes updating and creating new Community Plans to guide local expectations for County services and set clear direction for the future of specified unincorporated communities.

The future of the County’s unincorporated areas is currently guided by the 2007 General Plan and 13 Community Plans. The Countywide Plan includes innovative and action-oriented updates of those documents and expands the total number of Community Plans from 13 to 27.

As stated at the community workshops, the new Community Plans replace existing 2007/2014 Community Plans, with a greater focus on community self-reliance, grassroots action, and implementation.  Goals, policies, land use and infrastructure decisions will be addressed in the Policy Plan of the Countywide Plan.

The new system of Community Plans includes a hierarchy of plan-types (see below) that ensures that planning details, tools, and resources match the conditions and needs of each community.

  • Detailed Plans. Applies to communities that contain, or have the potential for, a variety of housing opportunities and supporting uses, such as commercial and industrial businesses, schools, a library, parks and recreation facilities, and religious and civic organizations.

 

  • Framework Plans. Applies to communities that are primarily characterized by single-family residential properties and a limited number of supporting uses, such as a school, post office, and commercial businesses.

 

  • Foundation Plans. Applies to communities that are primarily characterized by single-family residential properties.  Residents of these communities typically drive to nearby towns or cities for employment, shopping, entertainment, education, and recreation opportunities.

 

  • Fundamental Plans.  Applies to communities that are primarily characterized by open space or farmland with a scattering of residential homes and/or highway commercial uses, or an area where growth is constrained by adjacent land ownership, such as federal lands and state park lands.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF MY COMMUNITY HAS A PLAN?

Existing Community Plans can be found at: http://cms.sbcounty.gov/lus/Planning/CommunityPlans.aspx

Updated and new Community Plans can be found at the following link once the draft plan is complete: http://countywideplan.com/cp/.

If your community is not listed separately or listed as part of a larger plan (e.g., Wonder Valley, Hinckley, etc.), you may come to any Regional Open House to provide information regarding your community and request a Fundamental Plan be considered.

HOW CAN I REVIEW AND COMMENT ON THE COMMUNITY PLANS?

Public feedback and comments regarding the Draft Plans can be submitted via the Countywide Plan website, email, U.S. mail, or by attending one of the Regional Open Houses scheduled for October 2017.

  • Online through the submittal area on each Draft Community Plan’s webpage (see countywideplan.com/cp for links to each Community Plan webpage)
  • Email

o   CommunityPlans@lus.sbcounty.gov

o   general contact us page

o   email link on each Community Plan’s webpage

  • Attendance at one of the Regional Open Houses scheduled for October 2017
  • U.S. mail:County of San Bernardino
    Land Use Services
    Attn: Suzanne Peterson
    385 North Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor
    San Bernardino, CA 92415-0187

ABOUT THE COUNTYWIDE PLAN AND COMMUNITY PLANS

From 2010 to 2011, the creation of a Countywide Vision included input from over 100 topical experts, 25 special districts and agencies, 18 community meetings, and over 3,600 resident surveys.  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.

Visit countywideplan.com for additional information, and to sign up for text or email updates.

Regional Open Houses for the Countywide Plan coming in October

The public is invited to a series of eight open houses in October where the progress of the Countywide Plan will be discussed along with 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

Drop in to any location at any time during the advertised time frame and share ideas by completing a survey, filling out a comment card, or discussing issues and questions with County staff.  Review the proposed Land Use Plan, review draft Community Plans, and explore new web-based maps.  Children can get involved through a coloring activity and people are invited to share their thoughts at the selfie station.

Those who cannot participate in person, please visit countywideplan.com/surveys to take an online survey.  Additionally, the Draft Community Plans will be available for review online in advance of the regional open houses at countywideplan.com/cp.

Everyone is welcome at the open houses, as the Countywide Plan will touch on aspects that may affect anyone who lives, works or owns property in a city, town, or unincorporated community in San Bernardino County.  The Countywide Plan will primarily address unincorporated areas.  However, county policies, programs, and services can also affect incorporated cities and towns.  In addition to residents, we encourage the attendance of service providers, nonprofits, the business community, and representatives from local, state, federal, and tribal agencies.

COUNTYWIDE PLAN REGIONAL OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE
Yucaipa

October 4

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Yucaipa Community Center

34900 Oak Glen Road

Crestline

October 4

5 to 8 p.m.

San Moritz Lodge

24640 San Moritz Drive

Barstow

October 5

4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Barstow Senior Citizen Center

555 Melissa Avenue

Rialto

October 6

11 AM to 3 p.m.

County Behavioral Health Department

850 E. Foothill Blvd

Ontario

October 10

3 to 7 p.m.

Ontario Senior Center

225 E. B Street

 Joshua Tree

October 11

5 to 8 p.m.

Joshua Tree Community Center

6171 Sunburst Street

Hesperia

October 12

10 A.M. to 1 p.m.

Lime Street Community Center

16292 Lime Street​

Big Bear Lake

October 12

5 to 8 p.m.

Big Bear Valley Senior Center

42651 Big Bear Blvd

 

ABOUT THE COUNTYWIDE PLAN AND COMMUNITY PLANS

From 2010 to 2011, the creation of a Countywide Vision included input from over 100 topical experts, 25 special districts and agencies, 18 community meetings, and over 3,600 resident surveys.  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 effort includes updating and creating new Community Plans to guide local expectations for County services and set clear direction for the future of specified unincorporated communities.

The ongoing civic engagement process for the Countywide Plan has included over 66 public meetings in dozens of communities, attracting over 1,700 participants to develop the content of the Community Plans. The Draft Community Plans will be available for review online in advance of the regional open houses at countywideplan.com/cp.  Attendees of the open houses will be able to discuss the Draft Community Plans with County staff.

The future of the County’s unincorporated areas is currently guided by the 2007 General Plan and 13 Community Plans. The Countywide Plan will include innovative and action-oriented updates of those documents and will also expand the total number of Community Plans from 13 to 27.

Visit countywideplan.com for additional information, and to sign up for text or email updates.

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. Countywide-Plan-w-Tagline2

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.

Inaugural Countywide Plan newsletter hits the streets

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

The focus of this newsletter is community outreach. As you know, over the past year the County has 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 here to read the full newsletter.

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

Your County – Your Future

County residents and other community stakeholders will play a key role in developing the first-of-its-kind Countywide Plan, which will be used by the Board of Supervisors to evaluate development projects, establish County priorities, and make budgetary decisions for years to come.

“This is a historic and pivotal moment for San Bernardino County,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos. “Some counties and cities have made their general plans more comprehensive than before, but no one has set out to create anything like the Countywide Plan, which will address and improve all areas of life in all of our great and diverse communities.”

During the past six months, the County initiated work on the plan and conducted a pilot outreach effort in Bloomington. The majority of outreach will take place this year as the County conducts events and meetings throughout the county nearly every month.  Additional outreach will take place during 2017 and 2018. countywide plan logo

The Countywide Plan outreach program will build upon the previous five years of public engagement conducted through the Countywide Vision, Community Vital Signs Initiative, and Renewable Energy and Conservation Element. Thousands of residents, all 24 cities and towns, and hundreds of stakeholders from local, regional, state, and federal agencies and organizations participated in those engagement efforts.

Public input will be sought at both the community and countywide level through workshops, meetings, events, and through the project’s website, www.countywideplan.com, where a timeline of the outreach schedule will be maintained.

The new Countywide Plan website serves as a key component of the public participation and engagement process for updating the Countywide Plan and Community Plans.

The site serves as a 24-hour resource for the public to provide input and access background information, public meeting schedules, and copies of relevant documents, presentations and other meeting materials. Draft documents and other work products will be added to the website as they become available. Visitors to the site will be able to take surveys, and submit comments and photos for use in the Countywide Plan. The public can use the website to sign up for email or text notifications to stay up-to-date on project-related news.

Also, beginning next month, the County will publish the Countywide Connection, an electronic newsletter specific to the Countywide Plan project. The Countywide Connection will provide timely information about progress on the project, meeting announcements, how residents can be heard during the planning process, and links to the latest project surveys, documents, and resources.

The first issue of the Countywide Connection will focus on an overview of the Countywide Plan, provide an update of major project components, and highlight public outreach events for Community Plans. Three more newsletters are anticipated to be released over the duration of the project to provide updates to the community of key milestones and achievements of the process. Countywide Connection will be available at www.countywideplan.com, on CountyWire at http://wp.sbcounty.gov/cao/countywire/, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/countywideplan/. Residents will also be able to subscribe to Countywide Connection and have it emailed to them.

The Community Plans component of the Countywide Plan effort will generate customized action plans for recognized communities in unincorporated areas. Outreach to various community areas will begin in the spring and be conducted in multiple phases throughout this year and 2017.

Workshops for the first 11 communities are planned for February, March, and July at locations within each community. Specific workshop locations, dates, and times are available on the page of the Countywide Plan website dedicated to Community Plans: www.countywideplan.com/cp.

The workshops will focus on identifying and prioritizing what each community values, explore what each community wants for its future, and identify specific actions to implement community goals and objectives. Ultimately, the County is seeking to partner with the public to prioritize how County resources should be utilized for each community and how the community can participate in the creation of its own future.

Those who are unable to attend the workshops will be able to participate by exploring workshop materials online and taking online surveys on the website.

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