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. Last week’s preparations for a busy President’s Day Weekend and possible heavy rain/snow fall included making additional efforts to create the best scenario for our residents as well as our visitors. As we look forward to another weekend and potentially more snow, City staff will continue to work diligently to address the concerns of our residents, prepare for high number of visitors, and will also continue to coordinate 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. This weekend we will continue 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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