The City is accepting applications for one (1) vacancy for a seat on the City’s Planning Commission expiring June 30, 2021. Applicants must be full-time residents and a registered voter in the City of Big Bear Lake.

The Planning Commission meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 1:15 p.m. Responsibilities include decisions related to land use issues such as the General Plan, zoning, development, environmental ordinances, etc. The Appointment is for term ending on June 30, 2021.

The City Council will interview prospective candidates.

Applications are available at the Civic Center, 39707 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, or by contacting the City Clerk’s office at 909-866-5831or online at



During the past two budget cycles, City of Big Bear Lake staff has been recognized by the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers and the Government Finance Officers Association with four awards for their outstanding budget preparation. This year, staff again presented a balanced budget, and at their June 11th Regular Meeting, Big Bear Lake City Council adopted this budget which includes funding for more than $3 million in Capital Projects in the coming year.

Capital Projects 2018 19

City of Big Bear Lake (909) 866-5831
39707 Big Bear Boulevard

To assist with the increased traffic during peak times on the fourth of July (9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.) the City of Big Bear Lake, in conjunction with the Sheriff's Department, Fire Department, California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Caltrans, have devised a plan to better accommodate the flow of traffic. This plan will enhance both the visitor and resident experience for the annual "Fireworks Spectacular over the Lake."

Motorists will be directed to make only right turns onto Big Bear Blvd. (Highway 18) from Georgia to Temple, they will be further aided by Sheriff Deputies and CHP controlling traffic at all major intersections. Residents of Big Bear City are advised to park on the south side of the Blvd., while residents of the North Shore are advised to park on the north side of the Blvd. Following the Fireworks show, Marina exits will be open with the option of making a right turn only.


What is the scope of the project?

The most important maintenance practice is the sealing of cracks that have developed within asphalt pavements. This crack sealing significantly reduces the likelihood that surface runoff will seep into the aggregate base course beneath the asphalt and compromise the structural integrity of the street sec- tion. When the structural section of a street fails, the repair cost is typically very high. The relatively low cost annual practice of sealing these cracks defers the need to employ more costly street rehabili- tation and restoration practices. This project includes sealing various cracks on 65 residential street segments.

What is the project duration?

Work is scheduled to begin in mid June and will take approximately 8 days to complete. Hours of con- struction will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We expect the project to be com- pleted by June 25, 2018.

What about parking?

“No Parking” signs with the exact date of the crack sealing will be posted adjacent to the areas of work at least 2 days in advance of the work. If unexpected delays occur, the new date will be posted at least 48 hours prior to the rescheduled date.



BIG BEAR LAKE, CA —Beginning Monday, April 2, 2018, the City of Big Bear Lake’s Public Works Department will be conducting maintenance on the City’s sewer system all along Big Bear Boulevard. Performed twice annually, this preventative measure aims to avoid blockage and build-up caused by grease and other oils threatening the sewer’s


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