The City of Big Bear Lake is a Charter City operating under the Council-Manager form of government. Five council members are elected at large for four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor is chosen on an annual basis by the members of City Council. The Council is responsible for policy-making and general oversight and appoints the City Manager to conduct daily operations through a professional staff in accordance with the law and appropriate procedures. The Council and City Manager are also involved in inter-governmental relations, coordinating directly with the State, various cities, joint power authorities and other jurisdictions on a wide range of regional issues.
We encourage public meeting attendance and seek input on all matters being considered by the City Council. In addition, during our public meetings citizens can take the opportunity to communicate issues that they would like to bring to the attention of their elected officials. City Council meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the City of Big Bear Lake Civic Center (Hofert Hall), located at 39707 Big Bear Blvd. if you are unable to attend a City Council meeting, you can also watch the meeting live on the City's Public, Educational and Government (PEG) access channel, Spectrum Channel 182, or stream it through the City's website.
If you plan to attend a meeting, download some helpful information about meeting protocol, etc.