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The 2016-2017 winter months have brought the Big Bear community a record amount of precipitation which has been a welcome change to the drought Southern California has experienced in recent years. Along with the snowfall, an influx of visitors, narrowed streets, power and utility issues, berm reduction concerns, dangerous road conditions, etc. have made for a challenging time. While the overwhelming number of visitors we recently experienced is certainly beneficial for our economy here in Big Bear, it can also be stressful on those of us who have chosen our community for its calm and serenity. City staff has been continuing to work diligently to address the concerns of our residents and is continuing to work with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Caltrans and the U.S. Forest Service to combat many of the concerns arising out of this winter’s precipitation.

Plans have been established to:

  • Double the amount of law enforcement in order to direct traffic
  • Add additional Code Compliance personnel to assist with Private Home Rental enforcement
  • Implementation of alternative parking for the mountain resorts not involving city streets or public lots
  • Additional law and code enforcement personnel are assigned to patrol areas of concern regarding snow play and illegal parking
  • Caltrans will be responsible for clearing all four lanes on Big Bear Blvd., allowing city Public Works crews the opportunity to concentrate on removing snow on city streets
  • Arrangements have been made for additional tow companies to be available for towing of illegally parked cars on city streets; and all entrances to the city are being signed with “No Parking During Snow Conditions, Violators Will Be Towed” electronic message boards

It is our supreme goal to provide the best service we can to our residents and we encourage you to contact us with any additional questions or concerns you may have. Additionally, please reference the list below of contacts to help guide you when help is needed:

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