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“Those Who Host Lose The Most” Theme for Community Information Night Regarding the Social Host Ordinance

Big Bear, CA, May 16, 2012, 5:00pm – The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station is partnering with the Breakthrough Task Force and Rim Youth Prevention Leadership Coalition to host a Community Information Night to educate the public on the provisions of the new Social Host Ordinance.  The City of Big Bear Lake City Council adopted the Ordinance at their regularly scheduled meeting on May 14th.  The ordinance will go into effect on June 13, 2012.  The Ordinance was introduced and public comment was taken at the Council’s regularly scheduled meeting on April 23rd.  Council members voted to make hosting a party where alcohol is provided or available for non-legal drinkers a violation of the law making it illegal for adults to provide a place for under-aged drinkers to congregate or what is commonly known as “partying”.  It is believed that the new law will be an effective tool in combating teen alcohol abuse.  Adults who abuse the new law will be subject to fines and possible jail time.  More information will be available at the Community Information Night on Tuesday, May 22nd from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in Hofert Hall at the Civic Center located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd in Big Bear...

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Bear Valley Unified School District Holds Second Community Meeting Tonight on Parcel Tax

Big Bear, CA, March 22, 2012, 3:00pm – Tonight will be the second of two community meetings hosted by the Bear Valley Unified School District to help inform, educate and receive feedback from the public regarding an upcoming Parcel Tax.  A Parcel Tax would provide locally controlled funding for our schools that could not be taken away by the State or be sent to another school district.  Already $3.3 million dollars have been cut from the school budget over the past two years and cuts to education are expected to continue.  These additional cuts will further diminish the quality of education the District can provide for our students.  The meetings are conducted by Kurt Madden, Superintendent of BVUSD and Walter Con, Director of Business Services for the District.  Approximately 100 community members with many showing support for a parcel tax attended the first meeting on March 13th although few spoke out in opposition given the economy and, as one member noted, the view of being doubly taxed for educating our students since we already pay taxes for that purpose.  And, the big question at this time is how much?  District consultants are suggesting a dollar range between $45 to $60 per parcel with exemptions available for senior citizens.  The District is planning on placing the local Parcel Tax measure in the form of a mail in ballot to be...

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