On April 16, 2020, City Council passed Resolution No. 2020-06 changing the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and Big Bear Lake Tourism Improvement District Assessment (TBID) remittance schedule for rental receipts within the period January 1–March 31, 2020 (1st Quarter 2020). Normally, this remittance would be due on April 30; however, the owner/operator may extend this deadline to June 30, 2020, without penalty or interest if the documents required below are submitted on or before April 30, 2020.
COVID-19 Update #79 - June 30, 2020 https://conta.cc/2BrsJKL
COVID-19 Update #78 - June 29, 2020 https://conta.cc/3ga2Spp
COVID-19 Update #77 - June 26, 2020 https://conta.cc/2A59hCW
COVID-19 Update #76 - June 19, 2020 https://conta.cc/2NfBtWW
COVID-19 Update #75 - June 17, 2020 https://conta.cc/3hEbExC
COVID-19 Update #74 - June 15, 2020 https://conta.cc/30MOwXU
COVID-19 Update #73 - June 10, 2020 https://conta.cc/3fc3meb
COVID-19 Update #72 - June 5, 2020 https://conta.cc/2Yaasce
COVID-19 Update # 71 - June 2, 2020https://conta.cc/2XTIDFd
COVID-19 Update # 70 - June 1, 2020 https://conta.cc/3eDfwfZ
COVID-19 Update #69 – May 29, 2020 https://conta.cc/3dmfhWA
COVID-19 Update #68 - May 28, 2020 https://conta.cc/36DwZCh
COVID-19 Update #67 - May 27, 2020 https://conta.cc/2TNAAsh
COVID-19 Update #66 - May 26, 2020 https://conta.cc/3gpRAhU
COVID-19 Update #65 - May 23, 2020 https://conta.cc/2zs86Nz
COVID-19 Update #64 - May 22, 2020 https://conta.cc/2LNZh3o
COVID-19 Update #63 - May 21, 2020 https://conta.cc/2LLCBRn
COVID-19 Update #62 - May 20, 2020 https://conta.cc/2yjnhYU
COVID-19 Update #61 - May 19, 2020 https://conta.cc/3e2Jda6
COVID-19 Update #60 - May 18, 2020 https://conta.cc/3fZFoEh
COVID-19 Update #59 - May 15, 2020 https://conta.cc/3fUAPLy
COVID-19 Update #58 - May 14, 2020 https://conta.cc/2yXNixi
COVID-19 Update #57 - May 13, 2020 https://conta.cc/3bufchy
COVID-19 Update #56 - May 12, 2020 https://conta.cc/3dDSLrO
COVID-19 Update #55 - May 11, 2020 https://conta.cc/2yCYCyU
COVID-19 Update #54 - May 8, 2020 https://conta.cc/2Wy0Kj2
COVID-19 Update #53 - May 7, 2020 https://conta.cc/3dmbyri
COVID-19 Update #52 - May 6, 2020 https://conta.cc/3b8zAEY
COVID-19 Update #51 - May 5, 2020 https://conta.cc/2A3DLVI
COVID-19 Update #50 - May 4, 2020 https://conta.cc/2yhANwl
COVID-19 Update #49 - May 2, 2020 https://conta.cc/3fgKpYD
COVID-19 Update #48 - May 1, 2020 https://conta.cc/2VVBJ2k
COVID-19 Update #47 - April 30, 2020 https://conta.cc/2Sqni47
COVID-19 Update #46 - April 29, 2020 https://conta.cc/2SffaU7
COVID-19 Update #45 - April 28, 2020 https://conta.cc/2Shb8KJ
COVID-19 Update #44 - April 27, 2020 https://conta.cc/2KF1QEd
COVID-19 Update #43 - April 26, 2020 https://conta.cc/3eTqbnF
COVID-19 Update #42 - April 25, 2020 https://conta.cc/2W0BiT0
COVID-19 Update #41 - April 24, 2020 https://conta.cc/3aFTx5v
COVID-19 Update #40 - April 23, 2020 https://conta.cc/2yEBb7M
COVID-19 Update #39 - April 22, 2020 https://conta.cc/2VvF5ck
COVID-19 Update #38 - April 21, 2020 https://conta.cc/3cBQflf
COVID-19 Update #37 - April 20, 2020 https://conta.cc/34POrT4
COVID-19 Update #36 - April 19, 2020 https://conta.cc/3eycM4g
COVID-19 Update #35 - April 18, 2020 https://conta.cc/3bpo5K8
COVID-19 Update #34 - April 17, 2020 https://conta.cc/34J5Nku
COVID-19 Update #33 - April 16, 2020 https://conta.cc/3aj3INg
COVID-19 Update #32 - April 15, 2020 https://conta.cc/3epvSJU
COVID-19 Update #31 - April 14, 2020 https://conta.cc/3b9Au4F
COVID-19 Update #30 - April 13, 2020 https://conta.cc/2VtisDN
COVID-19 Update #29 - April 11, 2020 https://conta.cc/2xdaQNZ
COVID-19 Update #28 - April 10, 2020 https://conta.cc/3ecNYi9
COVID-19 Update #27 - April 9, 2020 https://conta.cc/2Xl4y9D
COVID-19 Update #26 - April 8, 2020 https://conta.cc/3e6Utmv
COVID-19 Update #25 - April 7, 2020 https://conta.cc/3cbVvvZ
COVID-19 Update #24 - April 6, 2020 https://conta.cc/2JGEH3M
COVID-19 Update #23 - April 5, 2020 https://conta.cc/2XnF5MT
COVID-19 Update #22 - April 4, 2020 https://conta.cc/2XgFY9A
COVID-19 Update #21 - April 3, 2020 https://conta.cc/2UGMHbm
COVID-19 Update #20 - April 2, 2020 https://conta.cc/2X2Ffsz
COVID-19 Update #19 - April 1, 2020 https://conta.cc/2w2RgDg
COVID-19 Update #18 - March 31, 2020 https://conta.cc/2ygkzTB
COVID-19 Update #18 - March 31, 2020 https://conta.cc/2ygkzTB
COVID-19 Update #17 – March 30, 2020 https://conta.cc/2URYC5b
COVID-19 Update #16 – March 29, 2020 https://conta.cc/2UqkiWM
COVID-19 Update #15 – March 28, 2020 https://conta.cc/2wLfNNt
COVID-19 Update #14 – March 27, 2020 https://conta.cc/3buEYTb
COVID-19 Update #13 – March 26, 2020 https://conta.cc/33ON72d
COVID-19 Update #12 – March 25, 2020 https://conta.cc/2UAaZT3
COVID-19 Update #11 – March 24, 2020 https://conta.cc/2xjk5vI
COVID-19 Update #10 – March 23, 2020 https://conta.cc/2WCU0SN
COVID-19 Update #9 – March 22, 2020 https://conta.cc/2xYaBGl
COVID-19 Update #8 – March 21, 2020 https://conta.cc/3aapNhN
COVID-19 Update #7 – March 20, 2020 https://conta.cc/2weYKmZ
COVID-19 Update #6 – March 19, 2020 https://conta.cc/395vQTA
COVID-19 Update #5 – March 18, 2020 https://conta.cc/2U4D1at
COVID-19 Update #4 – March 17, 2020 https://conta.cc/2TZ6W3R
COVID-19 Update #3 – March 16, 2020 https://conta.cc/2Wuu1x1
COVID-19 Update #2 – March 14, 2020 https://conta.cc/2vpYrVW
If you are a resident of Big Bear Lake, the City encourages you to remain vigilant, and adhere to the following recommendations:
The City, our businesses, and our residents have all worked hard for the past 10 weeks+ to keep our community safe, and we're pleased to be one of the safest places anywhere.
We truly want others to enjoy this special place, and we welcome our visitors' significant contributions to our community. We do, however, need ALL visitors to respect our community, act responsibly, and be especially mindful of our COVID-19 concerns. The City asks ALL visitors to adhere to the following:
With businesses finally reopening in the Big Bear Valley, the City encourages ALL businesses to diligently implement the following:
Please post the flyer below in multiple visible locations to provide a constant reminder!
GOVERNOR NEWSOM’S RESILIENCE ROADMAP
Essentially all businesses in Big Bear Lake are now permitted to operate under the Governor's Resilience Roadmap (with some restrictions in place for certain businesses).
In order to eliminate confusion for Business owners, the City advises all City businesses to adhere to business-specific guidance included in the Governor's Resilience Roadmap when opening.
As a result of these recent changes, essentially all businesses in Big Bear Lake are now permitted to operate under the Governor's Resilience Roadmap (with limitations for some).
The City encourages all Big Bear Lake businesses to take all appropriate steps to keep your employees, your customers, and our community safe! PLEASE implement appropriate physical distancing, require face coverings, promote good hygiene, implement proper disinfection procedures, and other health and safety measures - help us keep Big Bear Lake SAFE and OPEN!
The City of Big Bear Lake is focused on making sure our community continues to experience a low incidence of COVID-19. One way we can all help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to wear face coverings when interacting with others. We get it - the face coverings can be uncomfortable, unnatural, and some question their effectiveness or need - but they are one of the easiest protection measures to implement, and far more preferable than shutting down our entire community again!
Face coverings are more important to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from you to others, especially if you are not exhibiting symptoms and don't know you're carrying the virus. The face covering reduces the likelihood that droplets containing the virus make it out of you and into the air near others, and wearing a face covering shows that YOU CARE about others around you. PLEASE do your part by ALWAYS wearing a face covering when interacting with others!
To clarify, in Big Bear Lake:
Given the alternative of shutting everything down again, it's not too much to ask our residents, businesses, and visitors to wear face coverings. Show others that you care about their safety and well-being, and PLEASE wear face coverings any time you come within 6 feet of others - period!
As Mayor Rick Herrick notes, "We are living in interesting times and with each new day we need to adjust to new orders and new realities which can be confusing or seem contradictory. As Mayor, I am asking that we set the right tone for our residents and our visitors by practicing social distancing, proper hygiene and wearing face coverings while shopping or encountering non-family members in public. Face coverings are the most visual indicator that we care about your health. Please join me along with our City Council, community leaders, our houses of worship, our stores, and restaurants by creating a space where residents and visitors can feel confident that we are doing our part to curtail COVID-19."
Thank you for EVERYONE'S cooperation! Show others that you care!
With communities all over California reopening, including Big Bear Lake, it is more important than ever to quickly identify COVID-19 cases and take appropriate steps to quarantine infected individuals and engage in contract tracing as quickly as possible. With COVID-19 testing now readily available, the City encourages EVERYONE with potential COVID-19 symptoms to get tested immediately.
COVID-19 testing is now readily available in many locations in San Bernardino County, and a complete list of testing sites, hours, and instructions is located here. Big Bear Lake residents are eligible for testing at any of these locations.
The City continues efforts to schedule antibody testing in Big Bear Lake. City staff continues to work with public health officials to offer this testing at City Hall in mid-June, and additional information will be included in future City COVID-19 updates.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, people with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus, and may include:
If you have one or more of these symptoms, please call your medical provider or visit one of the County's COVID-19 test sites as soon as possible. It's in your best interest, your family's best interest, and our community's best interest to diagnose any new cases as quickly as possible.
Several assistance programs have already been announced, including the following:
Numerous California banks and mortgage companies are offering grace periods, relief from late fees and other charges, and limiting foreclosure actions. To learn more, click here.
For detailed information on business funding options, as well as unemployment and tax information, please click HERE. This information was compiled by Accountingprose, a business bookkeeping & accounting service, and is updated almost daily.
For assistance navigating these potential opportunities, please contact Christine Bennett, Senior Administrative Services Analyst at 909-866-5831.
Update: Bridge Railing Replacement on SR-330
SAN BERNARDINO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will continue work on the bridge rail replacement project on State Route 330 (SR-330) at the West Fork City Creek Bridge.
The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires that local governments, as a condition of receiving federal disaster mitigation funds, adopt a mitigation plan describing the process for identifying hazards, risks and vulnerabilities, identify and prioritize mitigation actions, encourage the development of local mitigation and provide technical support for those efforts.
The 2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan is a multi-jurisdictional plan (MJHMP) impacting the City of Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City (Big Bear City Community Services District or CSD) as the Big Bear Fire Authority provides Fire Suppression and Prevention services to both jurisdictions. This MJHMP helps identify the needs within the Big Bear Valley to reduce our community’s risk of natural disasters such as wildfires, earthquakes, flooding, and strong wind storms.
This document is drafted and updated by a team of subject matter experts within the City, CSD, and the Big Bear Fire Authority, with input from the community, and is approved by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CALoes) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Planning Commission AND Department of Water & Power (DWP) Board of Commissioners
The City Council of the City of Big Bear Lake is seeking qualified citizens who are interested in serving on the City’s Planning Commission on the DWP’s Board of Commissioners.
The Planning Commission has two (2) vacancies that will be open July 1, 2019 for a four (4) year term ending June 30, 2023. The Planning Commission meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 1:15 p.m. in Hofert Hall at the Big Bear Lake Civic Center. Responsibilities include decisions related to land use issues such as the General Plan, zoning, development, environmental ordinances, etc. All applicants must be full-time residents and a registered voter in the City of Big Bear Lake.
The DWP Board has one (1) immediate vacancy with the term ending on June 30, 2021 and three (3) vacancies that will be open July 1, 2019 for a four (4) year term ending June 30, 2023. The DWP Board meets at 9 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the DWP offices located on Garstin Drive. Responsibilities include decisions related to water conservation, supply, generation, distribution and sale of water and related services. All applicants must be registered voters and reside in an area served by the DWP.
Deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.