The next general municipal election for the City of Big Bear Lake will be held on November 3, 2020, for two City Council seats – Districts 1 and 5. Districts 2, 3, and 4 will be voted upon in 2022.  Click here to determine which district you live in.

The nomination period for the November 2020 election is July 13, 2020 – August 7, 2020. It is only during this nomination period that candidates may be issued and file nomination papers. Nomination papers are issued by and filed with the City Clerk. Candidates must be over the age of 18 and a registered voter in the City of Big Bear Lake, at their current address in their respective district, to run for office. Candidates are nominated by and voted upon by registered voters in their district.

Please contact City Clerk Erica Stephenson at or call (909) 866-5832 to make an appointment to obtain the required candidacy forms.


Register to Vote

To register to vote for the upcoming election, please contact the  San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters at (909) 387-8300, or register online at

The special City Council meeting contemplated for Monday, June 22, at 6 pm has been cancelled, and will not be held. The next regular City Council meeting will be held at 6 pm on Monday, July 13, at City Hall.

(Annual Salary Range $130,270 - $ 158,870)

The Director of Planning & Inspections is a management level position responsible for a wide variety of professional duties related to long-term planning, development plan review, permit issuance and building inspection functions, ensuring they are performed in accordance with all applicable Federal/State laws, the General Plan, City Policies, accepted planning and safe construction practices, and building code compliance regulations. Also, this position will ensure the City's Development Code, Housing Element, and other community development and building-related ordinances and policies are updated to reflect the general plan, changes to Federal/State laws, and community values as directed by the City Council and Planning Commission. In addition, the successful candidate will be the Primary City representative responsible for all Planning Commission related activities. Overall, this Director will be accountable for working with the City's residents, business owners, contractors, developers and community stakeholders to promote effective customer service within the Planning & Inspections department and ensure applications, permits and inspections are processed and completed in a professional, timely and responsible manner.


(Annual Salary Range $130,270 - $158,870)

The Director of Tourism Management is a management level position responsible for a wide variety of professional duties that develop strategies, programs, and policies to promote responsible tourism, effectively manage the impacts of tourism on the community, and stimulate economic development through tourism. On behalf of the City, this position will collaborate with local organizations such as; Visit Big Bear, The Big Bear Lake Tourism Improvement District (TBID) Board, and the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce and will serve as the staff liaison to event organizers and other governmental partners. In addition, the successful candidate will administer the City's Transient Private Home Rental (TPHR) program, coordinate any related TPHR/citywide code compliance issues, and will oversee the City's Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) and TBID registration, permitting and remittance process. Overall, this position will continually work to promote tourism while responsibly managing community impacts resulting from the City's thriving tourism-based economy.


CalTrans Scaling Operations Keep Motorists Safe During Winter ...

Press Release Number: 20-211
Project ID: Maintenance
District: 8 Riverside/San Bernardino
Phone: (951) 232-4268 or (909) 383-6799

State Route 18 Rock Scaling to Close the Arctic Circle in June

SAN BERNARDINO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Maintenance crews will be rock scaling on State Route 18 (SR-18) in the ‘Arctic Circle’, from post mile 37.0 to post mile 44.33.

A full closure is necessary for the scaling operation for the safety of motorists and the work crews. The closure will take place Monday through Thursday from June 8th to June 26th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Motorists are advised to use State Route 38 (SR-38) from Mentone or State Route 18 (SR-18) from Lucerne to Big Bear as alternate routes. Know before you go! To stay on top of roadwork in the Inland Empire go to Caltrans. District 8 and sign up for commuter alerts. Follow us for the latest information on Facebook and Twitter. To assist in planning your commute, view live traffic conditions using QuickMap and planned lane closures.

For those with sensory disabilities requiring alternate formats (i.e. Braille, large print, sign language interpreter, etc.) and those needing information in a language other than English, please contact Public Affairs at 909-383-4631 or TTY 711.


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