Big Bear Lake, CA — The City Council of Big Bear Lake convenes for their first regular meeting since the big storms (at which time they ratified a proclamation of a local state of emergency). This evening’s meeting, to be held at 6:30pm in Hofert Hall in the Big Bear Lake Civic Center, will include a Public Hearing, during which time funding recommendations for Community Development Block Grants will be reviewed before Council makes their funding decisions, to be submitted to San Bernardino County. Last year’s local beneficiaries of CDBG funding included the Big Bear Library’s literacy program, Healthy Start children’s counseling services through BVUSD, school supplies and tuition scholarships for children through the Hummingbird Project, in-home therapy and parent support through DOVES, gardening education through the Lighthouse Project, free parenting classes offered through the MOM Project, senior nutrition and meal programs offered through the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District, and the senior outreach and food distribution programs offered through Lutheran Social Services.