Tag: Planning Commission

Master Plan of Trails Process Discussed at Planning Commission

Big Bear, Ca, November 15, 2011, 12:00pm – Earlier this year the City of Big Bear Lake was awarded a grant from Cal Trans to develop a Master Plan of Trails for pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian trails on the valley floor.  Siri Eggebraten, city planner responsible for the grant, will be presenting on the Master Plan of Trails process at the Planning Commission meeting, which will take place tomorrow/ today at Hofert Hall at 1:15pm.  Eggebraten will be presenting the planning process, including the scope of work, the need for advisory committees, and public participation. The goal for the Master Plan is to produce a document that will list and prioritize pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian projects on the valley floor with connections to the National Forest, resources for active and healthy lifestyles, to act as stewards of natural resources including habitat conservation, and to make city partners such as the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation eligible for future grants to construct trails and paths.  Eggebraten told KBHR that public participation will be very important in the planning process.  Those interested in hearing more about the Master Plan of Trails and how they can get involved are encouraged to attend the Planning Commission meeting, as everyone is welcome to...

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Planning Commission To Look Into Alternative Methods To Inform Public

Big Bear, Ca, October 28, 2011, 4:00pm – In the future the City of Big Bear Lake may be using other methods to get information out to the public than the newspaper.  Historically public notices have legally had to be published in the newspaper to announce issues that need public input, or that are to be brought to the public’s attention.  At a recent California League of Cities meeting, the issue was brought up that newspapers may not be the best venue to get information out to the community anymore as readership levels have gone down across not only California, but the entire United States. The Big Bear Lake City Council sent the idea to Planning Commission to look into alternative forms of getting public notices out to the residents of the Valley.  Some of the ideas are email alerts, fliers in newsletters or mailers, or a page on the city website for these items.  Jim Miller, City of Big Bear Lake Community Development Direct told KBHR that the city is “not trying to eliminate anything, we are just trying to see how we can reach people better.”  Miller also added that the younger generations don’t read newspapers like past generations.  The issue will be discussed at the November 16th meeting of the Planning Commission, and the public is encouraged to attend and provide...

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Three New Planning Commissioners Selected

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Planning Commission Meeting To Hear Big 5 Proposal

Big Bear, Ca, March 31, 2011, 12:00pm – The City of Big Bear Lake Planning Commission will meet on April 6th in Hofert Hall.  Big 5, a sporting goods retail store, will go before planning commission to obtain approval to start construction on a 10,000 square foot building on the south east corner of Big Bear Blvd, and Conklin Road.  Big 5’s proposed plan includes a 10,000 square foot building, a parking lot with 43 spaces, and driveway, sidewalk, gutter, and curb improvements, as well as a trash enclosure, loading zone, parking lot lighting, landscaping, and business advertising signs.  According to Big Bear Lake Director of Building and Planning, Jim Miller, this will be the 4th time Big 5 has attempted to find a location in Big Bear Lake.  In previous attempts, the developer for the store was unable to meet Big 5 requirements.  The Planning Commission meeting will start at...

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Appeal To Planning Commission At City Council

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