The City of Big Bear Lake (the City) and the Community Services District (the CSD) govern Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City, respectively. Big Bear Lake is the western portion of the Big Bear area and Big Bear City, the eastern, with the dividing line being Division Street.
The City was incorporated in 1980, with the establishment of its first charter three years later in 1983. The City currently operates under the council-manager form of government with a five-member council, elected at large for four-year overlapping terms. The City provides general administrative services, community development, and public works functions and also maintains the Performing Arts Center. The subsidiary districts, Big Bear Lake Fire Department and Big Bear Lake Department of Water and Power, provide fire prevention and protection and water services, respectively.
The CSD is the governing authority in the unincorporated, eastern areas of Big Bear that are under the jurisdiction of the County of San Bernardino. The CSD is an independent special district. The CSD Board of Directors is comprised of five elected members from the district’s service area. Elected members are responsible for overseeing the fire protection, water and sewer service, refuse collection and street lighting for the district. The district’s General Manager who is employed by the Board of Directors administers day-to-day operations.
The Big Bear Municipal Water District is a special district of the State of California and is responsible for managing Big Bear Lake, Southern California’s premier recreational lake. The water district focuses primarily on stabilizing the lake’s water level, managing watershed and water quality, managing recreation, preserving and enhancing wildlife habitat, and maintaining the Bear Valley Dam and Reservoir.
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- Big Bear Lake Winter of 2009, Photograph by Mike Russell … – Big Bear Lake winter scene taken one afternoon when a storm was passing over. Photograph by Mike Russell. EDITOR: BLOG.JETSETTINGMAGAZINE.C.
- El Nino Comes to Big Bear Lake, California Jan 19, 2010 … – The same storms that struck the southern California region beginning on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 and continued to Saturday, January 23 causing fl.
- Big Bear Lake – One of the best place to take the family out for a relaxing vacation located in the San Bernadino Mountains, California. Big Bear Lake is 7 miles long and 2.5 miles wide. Like any other lake it’s the perfect place to kick back and enjoy …
- Big Bear Horror Film Festival | Horror Society – The festival will open October 15, 2010 and run through October 17, 2010 at the Performing Arts Center in Big Bear Lake, CA. The festival is an intimate event where horror fans can come to the peaceful, idyllic surroundings of Big Bear …
- Big Bear Lake Snow Conditions – Big Bear Lake has received five feet of snow and another foot of fresh powder is expected to arrive tonight. The snow conditions at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are the best they’ve been in the last forty years.