BIG BEAR LAKE, CA – On February 13, 2017 members of the community, City Council and City staff gathered to discuss the recent frustrations which resulted from the January 2017 snow storm.

At the Regular City Council Meeting, David Lawrence City Engineer/Director of Public works offered a recap of snow plow operations during the January 19-January 23 snow storm. This once in ten year snow event caused a number of issues for residents and visitors alike due to snow removal issues and overcrowded streets. Following presentations from representatives of Snow Summit, LLC, Big Bear Fire Authority, United States Forest Service, and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department the floor was opened to the public.

Council and staff addressed the comments and issues of public speakers and discussed options for improvements to snow removal services, traffic control and a variety of other matters related to peak times during winter months. Council plans to address this issue again with a “Winter Wrap-up” at their April 24, 2017 Regular Meeting, which members of the public are invited to attend.

For more information please contact the City at (909) 866-5831 or  


For Immediate Release
For information contact:
Sarah Siep, Senior Administrative Analyst
(909) 866-5831


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