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Derry To Hold Town Hall Meetings In Big Bear Lake & Forest Falls

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 9, 2012, 3:00pm – Supervisor Neil Derry will be conducting two town hall forums this week in Big Bear Lake and Forest Falls. The town hall meetings are free and open to the public. Supervisor Derry says “it is imperative that, as a county, we ensure that we are effectively providing our residents with vital county services and work to address any issues of concern that are affecting the quality of life in San Bernardino County”. The meetings will begin with a brief update on the state of the county, followed by a question and answer session where the audience is encouraged to ask questions directly to Neil Derry. Supervisor Derry is the local representative for the Third Supervisorial District, which includes both Big Bear and Forest Falls, and he’s been holding town hall meetings throughout his district on a rotating schedule since he took office in 2008. The Big Bear Lake meeting will take place tomorrow at 6:30pm in Hofert Hall at Big Bear Civic Center in Big Bear Lake. The meeting in Forest Falls is scheduled for Thursday, April 12, at 7pm in the Big Falls Lodge on Valley of the Falls Drive in Forest Falls. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP314561.mp3|titles=Derry Town Hall...

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Democratic Club Hosts Candidate Forum

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 3, 2012, 9:00am – A Candidate Forum for County Supervisor of the Third District will be held tonight at 6:30pm at the Masonic Lodge on Summit Boulevard. The Candidate Forum is hosted by the Democratic Club of Big Bear Valley. Neil Derry, James Ramos, and Jim Bagley will be featured and all Big Bear Valley residents are invited. All three candidates will share their vision for the valley and written questions will be taken from the audience. The event will be moderated by the League of Women Voters. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31448.mp3|titles=Democratic Candidate...

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Parking Regulations Revamped To Help Small Business Community

San Bernardino, CA, March 19, 2012, 8:00am – The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors voted to approve changes to the one-size fits all parking regulations universally applied to businesses throughout the county. The effort to recognize the need for greater flexibility was initiated by Supervisor Neil Derry after a mountain community business owner faced closure due to his inability to acquire the full complement of parking spaces needed to meet county code, and other business owners expressed concerns. Criteria such as square footage, type of business and others are used to calculate the mandated number of parking stalls for businesses.  Previously, these businesses were required to have at least 10 parking spaces and now they can operate under a four parking space minimum. Supervisor Derry says the business community needs to know that their government is responsive and dedicated to being partners in their success, not contributors to their failure. The ordinance must pass a second reading at the next board meeting on March 27 before going into effect. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31420.mp3|titles=Parking...

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New (Upgraded) Pool Coming Soon To Big Bear!

Big Bear, Ca, January 17, 2012, 4:00pm – Swim enthusiasts will be happy to know that construction on the pool at the sports ranch off of Highway 38 will begin in early March.  According to Reese Troublefield, General Manager for the Big Bear Valley Recreation and Park District, enhancements to the current pool will begin in March, weather permitting, and could be completed as early as late May.  Enhancements to the pool will include two lanes for lap swimming, an efficient heating system, an ADA walk in area, and a slide.  Supervisor Neil Derry told KBHR that he is excited about the enhanced pool opening up this summer, and that the County of San Bernardino donated $180,000 to the project.   The Soroptimists of Big Bear Valley raised and donated $380,000 to the pool enhancements in June of 2011.  Funds were raised over a three-year period, with a majority of the donation coming from Man About Town Campaign efforts.  The pool, once reopened will feature swim lessons, and lap swimming designated...

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San Bernardino County 2011 Year In Review

Big Bear, Ca, December 29, 2011, 12:00pm – 2011 was a busy year for the County of San Bernardino.  In the beginning of the year the County held 18 community meetings, including one in Big Bear to identify the Countywide Vision.  Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales was elected as the board chair for two years, with First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt being elected as the vice chair for two years.  Ground was broken in March for a new courthouse in downtown San Bernardino that was partially funded by the county.  Mark Hartwig was appointed as the new Fire Chief for San Bernardino County, and the Hill Fire burned 1,158 acres in the Oak Hills area.  County Supervisors  introduced several reform proposals during 2011, with hopes to restore the public’s trust in the government.  The district lines were redrawn after results from the 2010 census showed a need to do so.  The District Attorney’s office continued in its aggressive prosecution of gangs, and the county Sheriff’s Department once again partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration to participate in the nationwide drug take back day.  The board also extended supplemental military leave benefits for county employees called to duty.  And in November, in honor of National Adoption Month, the county held its annual Adoption Finalization event, which saw 50 children officially united with their new families.  2012 will be a big...

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