BIG BEAR LAKE, CA – At the February 26, 2018 Mid-Year Budget Workshop, City management shared with Council that despite a winter fraught with light precipitation the local economy continues to prosper. Major revenue sources are performing well and expenditures remain in line with budget projections. The lack of snowfall this winter season has allowed for an excess of funds in the City’s snow budget, giving Council the opportunity to approve a contribution of $300,000 into Snow Reserves to support future snow removal efforts as well as a $300,000 contribution to Street Improvement Reserves continuing the City’s commitment to infrastructure development.
Application filing Period February 1, 2018 - March 15, 2018
Community Events Grant Program Guidelines
PURPOSE OF THE CITY OF BIG BEAR LAKE COMMUNITY EVENTS GRANT PROGRAM
To assist local not-for-profit 501 organizations in hosting a variety of community events.
To minimize traffic congestion in the Big Bear area during the morning hours of heavy skier traffic, a new traffic flow plan has been implemented for select dates. The traffic control will begin at 7AM and continue unt il traffic subsides . Skiers are also asked to consider taking Highway 38 through Redlands and Highway 18 from Lucerne Valley. Both routes are less traveled and may save you time.
Starting before the Big Bear Dam, Electronic message boards and signage will direct skiers to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain parking areas. Traffic will be directed to use Highway 38 and Highway 18 to alleviate traffic congestion. Highway 38 is the recommended route for all Bear Mountain ski traffic.
BIG BEAR LAKE, CA —Council and city staff are persistently working towards constructing a community in which winter is enjoyable for both residents and visitors alike. In an effort to do so, the city will be imposing a series of enforcements that include altering residential parking standards. The supreme goal of these changes is to ease congestion and limit illegal parking for the benefit of our residents and to enhance the experience of our visitors.
These specific parking restrictions, which were approved by Council on November 13, are a direct response to the substantial amount of complaints received by residents in regard to unwarranted parking in neighborhoods adjacent to ski resorts and empty parcel lots used for snow play. We are optimistic that these changes will reduce the myriad of issues our residents experience in the winter season.
Each year on November 11th Americans are given the opportunity to pay tribute to and thank every veteran in all branches of the military for their service to our country and the freedoms we enjoy every day. This year, in conjunction with the annual Veterans Day Ceremony, we will also have the privilege of recognizing and honoring those who have lost a loved one in service of our country through the United States Armed Forces with the unveiling and dedication of a Gold Star Family Marker at Big Bear Lake’s Veterans Park.