Our Strategic Plan
Adopted in 2022 and shaped through comprehensive community input, the Bear Valley Springs Strategic Plan is a five-year blueprint to foster a safe, stable, and sustainable future for our beloved community. This plan illuminates our roadmap to ensure Bear Valley Springs thrives as Southern California's premier gated community, reflecting our commitment to serving our residents in an environmentally conscious manner.
Our Strategic Plan is focused on four key areas:
- Responsible Stewardship of Public Funds - We're committed to enhancing financial stability and sustainability by reducing costs and boosting non-tax revenue streams, addressing the funding challenges our community faces today.
- Effective Infrastructure and Asset Management - Our goal is to safeguard and enhance our infrastructure, a crucial component for community safety, productivity, and efficiency.
- Operational Excellence - Our dedication to providing exceptional customer service and encouraging citizen engagement remains steadfast. We believe in the power of collaboration and partnership with our community members.
- Community Safety - By developing and implementing strategies that build community resilience, we're working towards not just maintaining, but continually improving our community's safety.
Our mission is at the heart of our Strategic Plan:
"To provide safe, stable, sustainable municipal services that enhance the quality of life of Bear Valley Springs residents in an environmentally conscious manner".
We are guided by principles of transparency, ethical governance, inclusive public engagement, and the careful stewardship of the community’s financial, capital, and natural assets. We're always striving for service innovation, embracing new technologies, and forging a robust partnership with our residents.
Many actions from our strategic plan have been implemented successfully, and we continue to work diligently on those that remain. Information on the specific ongoing projects can be found on the individual department's projects pages.
Every five years, we revisit and update our Strategic Plan to reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of our community. This regular review ensures that we remain responsive, dynamic, and forward-looking in our approach.
Our Strategic Plan dovetails with our 20-year Capital Improvement Plan, ensuring that the key projects and initiatives outlined in our Strategic Plan for the first five years align with our long-term infrastructure and capital project goals.
We look forward to the journey ahead and thank you for your trust in us as we strive to make Bear Valley Springs a model of effective, community-focused governance. Your input and feedback are always welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
The District is proud to present our 20-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), a robust and strategic document designed to effectively manage our community's infrastructure and investments.
Our 20-year CIP provides a comprehensive overview of our long-term strategic planning, showcasing our commitment to the sustainable development and maintenance of our District's key facilities and services. It ensures that we are financially prepared for the costs associated with these projects, effectively coordinates our efforts, and promotes transparency and stakeholder engagement in our long-term development efforts.
Our CIP covers several key departments and areas:
- Water Utility: Our plan identifies necessary improvements and updates to water infrastructure, over 100 miles of distribution pipes, pumps, boosters, water tanks, and metering systems.
- Sewer Utility: The CIP outlines necessary improvements and replacements for sewer lines, pumps, manholes, and the wastewater treatment plant.
- Roads Department: The plan incorporates the maintenance, construction, and upgrading of our local roadways, and includes plans for equestrian crossings, an essential part of our District's character and functionality.
- Police Department: The CIP details the investments required for our Police Department, such as the construction or upgrading of the police station, the purchase of new vehicles and equipment, and investments in technology.
- Administration Department: Our plan accounts for any required investments in our administrative facilities and technology, ensuring the continued smooth operation of our District's services.
- General Services Department: Our CIP also covers our three crucial divisions under the General Services department - Fleet, Facilities, and Solid Waste Transfer.
- Fleet: The plan includes any necessary upgrades or additions to our fleet of vehicles.
- Facilities: The plan details the maintenance and potential upgrades to our various District facilities.
- Solid Waste Transfer: Our CIP addresses the future needs of our solid waste transfer station, which accommodates recycling, manure, and green waste.
The 20-year CIP was designed with an understanding that it needs to be a living document, adaptable to changes over time. While we have projected as accurately as possible, we will review the plan regularly to ensure that it continues to reflect our District's needs and circumstances.
For more detailed information, please refer to our complete [Proposed 20-Year Capital Improvement Plan].
We are excited to embark on this journey of planning and improving our District's future, and we welcome your input and engagement in this crucial process. Together, we can build a resilient and thriving community for generations to come.
A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a strategic document that outlines significant projects necessary to maintain or improve our community's infrastructure over a specific period.
In our case, the CIP covers a 20-year period, detailing planned improvements for our water, sewer, and transfer station utilities, roadways with equestrian crossings, police department, administration department, and general services department.
A 20-year CIP allows us to take a long-term view of the community's needs and financial capabilities, facilitating better strategic planning. It helps us project long-term costs and identify potential funding sources. It also enables us to plan for the replacement of aging infrastructure in a way that is orderly and financially sustainable
While our CIP spans 20 years, it is a dynamic document. We recognize that community priorities, available technologies, regulatory requirements, and funding sources can change over time. Therefore, we review and update our CIP regularly to ensure that it continues to reflect our District's needs and circumstances accurately.
Funding for capital improvements typically comes from a variety of sources. This can include local taxes, fees for services, grants, bonds, and state or federal funding programs. Our 20-year CIP includes a financial plan that outlines the expected costs of each project which enables us to not only plan ahead within our current budget, but also prepares us to take advantage of non-tax funding opportunities that may arise.
Public input is a critical component of the CIP process. There will be public meetings and opportunities for community members to provide their insights and priorities for the long term. Details about these meetings will be posted on our website and local bulletins. You can also share your thoughts by contacting our district office directly.