Category: Government

Senator Morrell and Assemblyman Obernolte to Hold Fire Tax Town Halls in Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear

Big Bear, CA, April 13, 2016 – On Saturday, April 16, Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) and Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Big Bear Lake) will hold two community forums to discuss the status of the controversial state fire prevention “fee”, more commonly known as the fire tax. Senator Morrell recently authored Senate Bill 198 (co-authored by Assemblyman Obernolte) to repeal the fire tax, but it was rejected on a party-line vote. However, Senate Bill 1136, legislation authored by Senator Morrell to require more detailed information on how CalFire spends money generated by the controversial fire prevention fee, was recently passed by a unanimous...

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Senator Morrell Staff to Hold Office Hours in Big Bear

Big Bear, CA, March 29, 2016 – District staff from the office of State Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) will hold office hours at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce once a month. Constituents can stop by to discuss statewide or community issues as well as seek help with problems they may be having with state agencies. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by contacting the District Office at (909) 919-7731. Mobile office hours are held at the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce on the second Thursday of every month. A full district schedule of mobile office hours can...

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Senator Morrell Announces Veterans Legislative Package

SACRAMENTO, CA, March 21st, 2016 – Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) has announced that he is authoring three bills this legislative session to help veterans transition to civilian life and honor the memories of fallen service members. “Our veterans and their families devoted their lives to our country,” said Morrell. “While we can never fully thank them for their sacrifices, we can take steps to make their transition back home a little easier. This package of bills works toward this goal as well as honoring the memories of all those who have served in the Armed Forces.” Senate Bill...

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Assemblyman Obernolte Seeks Nominations for Small Business of the Year

Big Bear, CA, March 16, 2016 – Every year, Assembly Members select a small business owner in their District to be recognized by the California Small Business Association on California Small Business Day. Assemblyman Jay Obernolte is currently seeking nominations to recognize a small business owner from the 33rd Assembly District for their contributions in the community. He invites residents in the 33rd District to nominate a business who has gone above and beyond to improve and support their community. The nominee that is chosen as Small Business of the Year will be honored in Sacramento with a ceremony and...

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BBLTBID Final Public Hearing Tonight, March 14th, 2016

Big Bear Lake, CA, March 14th, 2016 – Tonight’s public hearing is the last steps required of the City Council in order to establish the BBLTBID (Big Bear Lake Tourism Business Improvement District).  If written protests are received from the businesses in the proposed district that will pay 50% or more of the proposed assessment, the district may not be formed.  Additionally, the Visitor’s Bureau and Lodging Association agreed to a voluntary stipulation to not move forward with formation if 34% of a 100 member control group vote was in opposition.  At the time, zero protests have been received...

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