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1). The Big Bear Lake Village owes the City of Big Bear Lake taxpayers approximately 1/2 million dollars in uncollected funds. The City Council is currently contemplating how to resolve this problem. Should the City:
2). In recent months, the City of Big Bear Lake has been approached by several cannabis (marijuana) lobbyist, seeking to change the city laws to allow a cannabis shop to open and sell cannabis products in the City of Big Bear Lake. Do you:
3). The City Council is currently reviewing changes to the city ordinance related to vacation rental homes. Over the last 10 years, there has been over 1,000 new vacation home rentals licenses issued by the City. There are over 2,400 vacation rentals within the City of Big Bear Lake. There are now more vacation rental homes than actual full-time residents occupied homes. Do you support:
4). Currently, Big Bear Lake City collects less Transit Occupancy Tax (TOT) than other tourist communities. The TOT is not a tax paid by our full-time residents. Instead, this tax is paid for by tourists staying overnight in vacation rental homes or traditional lodging facilities. The taxes are collected by the City to help mitigate the negative impacts to local residents. Would you support the City of Big Bear Lake imposing a:
5). There are too many governmental agencies for our small Big Bear Valley Community. In many instances, these agencies duplicate services, create inefficiencies and waste tax dollars. In Big Bear Lake, our City Department of Water and Power operates as its own governing agency, separate from the city itself. This structure is different than most other cities similar to Big Bear Lake. This system is inefficient and increases the cost to our rate payers.
Would you support a citizens' led initiative to amend the City Charter to consolidate the City of Department of Water and Power into the City's operation if it saved tax dollars and created greater efficiencies for our community?