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  • Policies
    1. Policy PP-1.5 Community-based crime prevention

      The Sheriff’s Department provides a range of outreach, education, and training programs for community-based and school-based crime prevention.

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    2. Policy PP-1.8 Public awareness

      The Sheriff’s Department engages the media and our communities to improve the public’s perception and awareness of personal and property protection and safety.

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    3. Policy PP-3.10 Community outreach

      We engage with local schools, community groups, and businesses to increase awareness of fire risk, prevention, and evacuation.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy RE-3.4

      Require renewable energy facilities developed in spheres of influence of incorporated cities to be compatible and consistent with standards of the sphere cities.

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    2. Policy RE-3.5

      Incorporate resident, business owner, and stakeholder input into the development and implementation of County policies for renewable energy.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy HW-1.5 Partnerships and capacity building

      We leverage partnerships with other agencies and organizations to address health and wellness issues, and, as funding allows, assist in building the capacity of service providers and partner organizations to expand their service and effectiveness.

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    2. Policy HW-1.6 Healthy behaviors

      We collaborate with other public agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and private service providers to offer education and training that enable individuals to make better health and wellness choices. We work to remove environmental and social barriers to healthy habits.

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    3. Policy HW-2.1 Lifelong learning

      We collaborate with educators, the business community, students and families, recreation departments and other public agencies, and civic and not-for-profit organizations to foster lifelong learning including early childhood literacy, cradle to career education, English as a second language, career development, and adult enrichment. We encourage approaches to learning that embrace diverse modes of learning for all.

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    4. Policy HW-3.2 Building social capital

      In unincorporated communities, we support the provision of neighborhood and community gathering places for social activities, and the provision of meeting spaces and facilities for community organizations in order to build social capital, establish a sense of community, increase volunteerism, and expand civic engagement.

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    5. Policy HW-3.9 Community-driven improvements

      We provide resources and information to assist unincorporated communities with the implementation of Community Action Guides.

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  • Goals
    1. Goal HZ-3 Environmental Justice

      For unincorporated environmental justice focus areas, equitable levels of protection from environmental and health hazards; expanded opportunities for physical activity and meaningful civic engagement; and access to healthy food, public facilities, safe and sanitary housing.

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    Policies
    1. Policy HZ-3.11 Public Health

      We utilize County Department of Public Health experience, expertise, and staffing resources to expand and improve outreach, community engagement, analysis, and implementation efforts in unincorporated environmental justice focus areas, with particular emphasis in addressing the types of health concerns identified in the Hazard Element tables.

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    2. Policy HZ- 3.16 Notification

      We notify the public through the County website, mail, and other means when applications are accepted for conditional use permits, changes in zoning, and Policy Plan amendments in or adjacent to environmental justice focus areas. We prepare public notices in the predominant language(s) spoken in the communities containing environmental justice focus areas.

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    3. Policy HZ-3.17 Community stakeholders

      We identify and coordinate with key community stakeholders through advisory committees or other methods to increase public awareness and obtain timely community input concerning potential funding opportunities, conditional use permits, changes in zoning, and amendments to the Policy Plan in or adjacent to environmental justice focus areas.

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    4. Policy HZ-3.18 Application requirements

      In order for a Planning Project Application (excluding Minor Use Permits) to be deemed complete, we require applicants to indicate whether the project is within, adjacent to, or nearby an unincorporated environmental justice focus area and, if so, to:

      • document to the County’s satisfaction how an applicant will address environmental justice concerns potentially created by the project; and
      • present a plan to conduct at least two public meetings for nearby residents, businesses, and property owners to obtain public input for applications involving a change in zoning or the Policy Plan. The County will require additional public outreach if the proposed project changes substantively in use, scale, or intensity from the proposed project presented at previous public outreach meeting(s).
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    5. Policy HZ-3.19 Community education

      We make educational materials available to the public in unincorporated environmental justice focus areas so that they clearly understand the potential for adverse pollution, noise, odor, vibration, and lighting and glare, and the effects of toxic materials to promote civil engagement. We require that such educational materials be developed in accordance with Plain Language Guidelines. We require that this information be made available in public spaces such as libraries and community centers, as well as on County websites and other appropriate means.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Reduce the rate of crime in Bloomington relative to defined comparison communities
      Action Statement A.1

      1.1 Conduct a public safety community workshop.

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      Action Statement A.2

      1.2 Develop public safety community consensus and strategy.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Eliminate zoning and code violations, reduce non-conformities, and ensure compliance with use permit conditions to protect the investments made by residents, property owners, and business owners.
      Action Statement B.1

      2.1 Conduct a code enforcement community workshop

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      Action Statement B.2

      2.2 Develop code enforcement community consensus and strategy

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Facilitate the provision of sewer infrastructure and sewage treatment capacity to accommodate additional residential and business development in areas of Bloomington planned for more intense development.
      Action Statement C.1

      3.1 Evaluate potential sewer infrastructure needs

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      Action Statement C.2

      3.2 Develop sewer improvement community consensus and strategy

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Generate revenue to offset impacts of new development in Bloomington by establishing new development impact fees and financing districts, and also restricting the use of that revenue to improvements in Bloomington
      Action Statement E.4

      5.4 Conduct a financing districts community workshop

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    5. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Reduce incidence of health issues related to air quality by providing or expanding targeted programs—such as expansion of the breath-mobile, in-home health consultations, and air filters for sensitive receptors.
      Action Statement F.2

      6.2 Municipal Advisory Council conducts an air quality community workshop

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the quality of our built environment to enhance community health, safety, neighborhood character, and the image of our business corridors.
      Action Statement A.1

      Work with San Bernardino County Code Enforcement to develop educational materials to inform residents and property owners about County Codes, with a particular emphasis on inoperable vehicles, unpermitted construction, property maintenance, and other community concerns as they may change from time to time, and encourage local residents to report persistent problems to Code Enforcement.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Strengthen the relationship between Big Bear Valley and the County of San Bernardino to increase the County’s understanding of the community.
      Action Statement E.1

      Establish a Bear Valley Municipal Advisory Council as an avenue for accurate and transparent communications between local residents, Big Bear Valley leaders, and County officials.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve Public Safety
      Action Statement B.3

      Hold an annual Clean-Up Day to remove litter and illegal dumping sites.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Identify, enhance, and document the history and historic places in the Community
      Action Statement C.1

      Create a Historic Society of interested residents.

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      Action Statement C.3

      Research and identify historical stories and locations around the communities.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve community resources available to Baker residents.
      Action Statement C.2

      Work with local volunteers and the Baker CSD to provide a diversity of recreational programs and activities in Baker for persons of all ages.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Protect the community’s treasures for years to come.
      Action Statement A.3

      Construct a community center that accommodates community-focused events, evening meetings, and recreational activities.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Advocate for changes in development standards requiring new development to set aside land for open space and/or agricultural use.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Enhance pedestrian safety and mobility along Mentone Boulevard (Highway 38).
      Action Statement B.5

      Support the County’s expansion of the Santa Ana River Multipurpose Trail.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve public safety, health and welfare within the community.
      Action Statement C.2

      Establish an access and functional needs assessment for residents and businesses within Mentone.

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      Action Statement C.3

      Advocate for improved water quality and sewage infrastructure throughout the community, resulting in less groundwater pollution and water quality issues within local waterways.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Maintain the rural mountain feel, small population and peaceful community.
      Action Statement A.3

      Encourage community and neighborhood meetings.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Encourage and expand Greyback Disaster Preparedness Group and Angelus Oaks Community Association (AOCA) activities.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Increase road and traffic safety
      Action Statement C.1

      Establish a community group focused on traffic safety.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Clean up the community
      Action Statement D.2

      Host a community cleanup day to clean up trash from snow-play tourists.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Enhance the community through resiliency efforts and coordination with local, state, and Federal agencies
      Action Statement E.2

      Promote and expand the Greyback Disaster Preparedness Group programming and resources for all emergencies.

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      Action Statement E.3

      Establish a HAM Radio club and promote within the community.

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      Action Statement E.5

      Encourage Explorer Scout groups or other service groups to assist senior residents.

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      Action Statement E.7

      Expand fire safety education to the community and general public.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Provide a unified downtown area that is active and thriving
      Action Statement A.5

      Coordinate and implement a clean-up program for the downtown/business district areas.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Create affordable outdoor recreation activities that capitalize on the natural environment, attract visitors, and provide entertainment for residents while also reducing the associated impacts to the communities
      Action Statement C.2

      Investigate opportunities to establish designated sledding areas with parking to avoid visitors establishing undesignated sledding and parking areas.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve public safety
      Action Statement E.1

      Neighborhood watch programs are established for at least 50 percent of the Crest Forest communities’ residential areas, with each program continuing to function for at least five years from its inception. Ensure each program has established leadership that meets regularly (at least once a quarter), and meets with representatives from the Sheriff’s Department at least once annually.

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      Action Statement E.2

      Encourage community members to participate in the Citizens Patrol Program coordinated through the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

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      Action Statement E.5

      Identify infrastructure improvements that would increase and improve access within and between the communities.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Preserve the desert ecosystem, its natural beauty, and the community’s harmonious relationship with the environment
      Action Statement A.3

      Develop a master plan to connect existing designated open spaces with Joshua Tree National Park.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Maintain the rural desert lifestyle and character
      Action Statement B.1

      Establish a welcome program to greet new residents, educate them on the unique desert experience, and offer them information regarding the community.

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      Action Statement B.2

      Prepare a landscaping and lighting guide to help current and new residents landscaping companies and construction and development companies either install or modify landscaping and lighting to meet the needs of the desert landscape and dark sky regulations.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Develop community-based design guidelines that explain the “Desert Funk” design style that helps define the unique character of Joshua Tree. The guidelines should focus on design concepts for the downtown area and include both residential and commercial development guidelines to assist designers in meeting community expectations.

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      Action Statement B.4

      Combine a harmonious vibe of peace and spaciousness with community activities to bring Joshua Tree’s diverse population together.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Become a model gateway community to Joshua Tree National Park
      Action Statement C.1

      Enhance the community’s identity as “The Gateway to Joshua Tree National Park."

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      Action Statement C.2

      Establish a plan to create a vibrant downtown with more restaurants, cafes, bakeries, craft shops, galleries, and the like.

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      Action Statement C.8

      Collaborate with businesses and property owners to discourage Caltrans from widening of Twentynine Palms Highway.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve roads and other public infrastructure throughout the community while preserving the desert landscape and rural character
      Action Statement E.5

      Manage off-highway vehicle (OHV) use within the community boundaries through creation of an educational campaign to better educate OHV users on existing laws and legal use of their vehicles.

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    5. FOCUS STATEMENT G - Reinforce the sense of “community”
      Action Statement G.3

      Organize more community events and activities to bring Joshua Tree’s diverse population together.

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      Action Statement G.4

      Embrace the Transition Movement, which aims to increase Volunteer group or person or can be identified by the community self-sufficiency to reduce the potential effects of peak oil, climate change, and economic instability.

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    6. FOCUS STATEMENT H - Strive for greater independence and self-government
      Action Statement H.1

      Reestablish the Joshua Tree Municipal Advisory Council to more specifically address the issues affecting the community.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Clean up Dagget
      Action Statement A.2

      Identify volunteer groups to participate in clean up events.

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      Action Statement A.4

      Promote community recognition to support cleanup efforts.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Preserve and protect historic sites
      Action Statement B.2

      Identify volunteers to assist in protecting historic sites.

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      Action Statement B.6

      Host events to teach community history, with a community historian or research library.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Provide more community activities
      Action Statement C.4

      Re-establish Pioneer Days.

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      Action Statement C.5

      Coordinate community events with sponsors (e.g., BLM, Death Valley 49’ers, etc.).

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Encourage community involvement in civic beautification and maintaining the community’s rural character
      Action Statement B.1

      Establish a community cleanup program utilizing local youth organizations to clean up trash, debris, and weeds in the Muscoy community at least four times a year.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve public and equestrian safety within Muscoy
      Action Statement C.1

      Increase participation in the neighborhood watch program throughout the community.

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      Action Statement C.2

      Coordinate with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to establish a Citizen Patrol.

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      Action Statement C.3

      Partner with the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, County Fire Department, local safety experts, and insurance companies to educate property owners on securing homes and businesses.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve communications between San Antonio Heights and the County
      Action Statement C.1

      Identify ways to promote community member involvement with County decision-making processes.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Create economic development opportunities
      Action Statement A.1

      Establish an educational program to educate community members on private-property lighting that is dark skies compliant.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve the park and enhance community
      Action Statement B.2

      Develop a volunteer drive to increase the number of residents that are involved in the planning and operation of local community events.

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      Action Statement B.4

      Develop a contact list of community volunteers including contact information and what activities and organizations they are involved in to help with finding local expertise within the community.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the overall safety of the community
      Action Statement A.7

      Promote the relationship between the County and the Community Services District by designating a community liaison that communicates the need and desires of Helendale residents to the Board of Supervisors and County agencies.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Maintain and enhance Helendale’s aesthetic value
      Action Statement C.1

      Expand the desert cleanup program to at least 2 times a year to reduce the overall amount of refuse and litter on undeveloped and public lands within Helendale.

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      Action Statement C.2

      Design and promote education materials to help residents understand what constitutes potential code violations and how to report illegal dumping activities.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Attract new development to Helendale while maintaining the existing community character and rural desert lifestyle.
      Action Statement D.3

      Establish a local Design Committee to provide advisory input to the County on land development matters.

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      Action Statement D.6

      Collaborate with the U.S. Postal Service to improve service at the local post office.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve quality of life concerns
      Action Statement A.2

      Advocate to the HOA to clean up the lake.

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      Action Statement A.3

      Maintain a clean community by establishing community clean-up days several times a year.

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      Action Statement A.4

      Advocate to the HOA to develop the RV and boat parking/storage facilities as originally planned.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve community safety and reduce crime
      Action Statement B.1

      Collaborate with the Sheriff’s Department to conduct “Coffee with a Cop” to improve communications and address local concerns.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Maintain the rural character of the community
      Action Statement A.2

      Encourage the County to adopt rural desert development standards more befitting the high desert community and in keeping with Lucerne Valley’s rural character and sense of openness.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Establish a welcome program to greet new residents, educate them on the unique desert experience, and offer them information regarding the community.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Promote responsible and sustainable development consistent with Lucerne Valley’s rural character
      Action Statement B.3

      IN PROCESS: Advocate for limiting industrial development to only those areas adjacent to the existing railroad tracks in southeastern Lucerne Valley.

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      Action Statement B.4

      Partner with a housing advocacy group or nonprofit to identify and rehabilitate existing housing stock, recognizing a number of existing homes are in need of repair or have been abandoned.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve the local road system for increased safety and function
      Action Statement C.2

      Partner with the Lucerne Valley & Johnson Valley Municipal Advisory Council on a project to install new and more readable street name signs throughout the communities.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Improve Lucerne Valley’s water and sewer infrastructure with a focus on the community’s sustainability
      Action Statement D.1

      Encourage community members to lobby the California State Legislature to change state law to allow hauled water for certain types and locations of homes.

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      Action Statement D.5

      Coordinate with the County to centralize a refuse transfer station, sewage treatment plant, bio-solid energy plant, and electrical substation at Tamarisk Flats.

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    5. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve the delivery of essential services such as police and fire to the community
      Action Statement E.2

      NEEDS FUNDING: Conduct a community inventory of properties that may be in need of code enforcement action and meet regularly with County Code Enforcement to point out issues and to determine if there are community-based solutions, in particular, with regard to enforcement of property maintenance standards and illegal dumping.

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      Action Statement E.5

      Treat our local homeless and disadvantaged population with respect and assist them with finding adequate housing.

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    6. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Create greater recreational and educational opportunities within Lucerne Valley
      Action Statement F.1

      IN PROCESS: Partner with local organizations such as the Lucerne Valley Museum Association to establish and operate a Lucerne Valley Museum.

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      Action Statement F.4

      Partner with the Lucerne Valley Unified School District, the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, and other educators to ensure that the community’s schools meet average to high performance levels and graduation rates.

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    7. FOCUS STATEMENT G - Strive to make Lucerne Valley energy self-sustainable
      Action Statement G.3

      Programs to educate the community on the importance of a sustainable lifestyle and ways to minimize the footprint left on the environment.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Provide economic development opportunities that capitalize on the natural environment, attract visitors, and provide entertainment for residents
      Action Statement A.3

      Coordinate with local businesses, community groups, and organizations to support an arts and theatre program with the potential for hosting an annual festival.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Preserve the unique natural environment
      Action Statement D.3

      Establish targeted clean-ups within less urbanized/forest areas at least two times per year.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve the appearance of the community
      Action Statement E.2

      Encourage property owners to maintain and improve their properties (e.g., new paint, façade improvements, trash/debris clean-up).

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      Action Statement E.3

      Organize a community clean-up to be held at least two times a year.

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      Action Statement E.4

      Establish a social media campaign to solicit community involvement in preserving and enhancing the community.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Provide a thriving and vibrant local small business environment
      Action Statement F.3

      Attract and retain permanent residents by developing and implementing a marketing campaign to highlight the values of mountain living for young families focusing on education, family values, community, natural environment, and activities.

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    5. FOCUS STATEMENT H - Improve public safety
      Action Statement H.2

      Encourage community members to participate in the Citizens on Patrol Program coordinated through the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

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      Action Statement H.3

      Partner with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, United States Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, local safety experts, insurance companies to educate property owners on securing homes and businesses to deter crime and make properties safe.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Preserve and enhance the unique environmental features of the Lake Arrowhead Communities and surrounding areas
      Action Statement A.4

      Organize community members to participate in the development review process through public hearing meetings and reviewing and commenting on public documents.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Partner with environmental groups and associations to develop programs, activities, and educational materials that preserve and protect the natural environment.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Provide quality educational opportunities at all levels
      Action Statement C.2

      Investigate the declining enrollment and quality of public schools in the mountain communities through community organizing and involvement.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Provide a thriving and vibrant local small business environment
      Action Statement D.1

      Encourage local ownership and investment of the Village.

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      Action Statement D.3

      Establish mountain-wide regional collaborative relationships between employers and high schools and local public or local non-profit junior colleges such as San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College to offer low-cost credentialing and certification programs to increase educational opportunities for employees to gain job skills.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Provide economic development opportunities that capitalize on the natural environment, attract visitors, and provide entertainment for residents
      Action Statement E.2

      Investigate opportunities with the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce, San Bernardino County Special Districts, US Forest Service, and other agencies as appropriate to provide amenities to support visitors to the area such as parking, restrooms, seating areas, open space, and trails that connect key nodes/activity centers.

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    5. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Improve resources to support seasonal visitors and tourist activities in the Lake Arrowhead communities
      Action Statement F.5

      Establish an education campaign specific for visitors of the Deep Creek area regarding the safe and environmentally-sensitive use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) and hiking and snow play activities.

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    6. FOCUS STATEMENT G - Improve public safety within the Lake Arrowhead communities
      Action Statement G.3

      Partner with the Sheriff’s Department, US Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, local safety experts, and insurance companies to educate property owners on securing homes and businesses.

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      Action Statement G.5

      Design and promote education materials to help residents understand what constitutes potential code violations and how to report illegal dumping activities.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Increase water availability and accessibility
      Action Statement A.5

      Provide information about water availability for short-term needs.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Manage and improve open space recreational resources.
      Action Statement B.2

      Establish and implement standards for recreational facilities such as bicycle paths, appropriate for rural environments.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Provide canyon recreational site maps and history, recreational, environmental, and other educational materials for canyon visitors and new residents.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Retain natural beauty of community.
      Action Statement C.1

      Protect and manage future access to the community.

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      Action Statement C.2

      Coordinate and increase work with Forest Service Volunteers.

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      Action Statement C.3

      Provide property maintenance education programs.

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      Action Statement C.4

      Develop a youth volunteer workforce for yard maintenance and fire clearance.

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      Action Statement C.6

      Educate residents and businesses about dark skies and guidelines.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Increase resident and community safety
      Action Statement D.2

      Encourage participation in San Bernardino County Fire’s Community Emergency Response Team program.

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      Action Statement D.3

      Establish a Fire Corps program for the community in coordination with County Fire.

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    5. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Encourage community education, outreach and concierge service
      Action Statement E.1

      Establish a web-based information concierge and how-to toolkit service that provides accurate and up-to-date information for residents covering a wide variety of topics such as public transportation, health, building and safety, wells, fire codes, group homes, etc. The site can guide users to obtain permits, participate in programs, solve related problems, or take other types of actions to improve the community.

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      Action Statement E.2

      Establish a web-based and/or radio community forum where residents can share information.

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      Action Statement E.3

      Promote opportunities and for Lytle Creekers on how to become involved in Canyon activities and affairs, including training and education workshops and other activities.

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      Action Statement E.4

      Periodically update the welcome booklet distributed to new residents explaining how to live in a mountain community.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Promote and enhance responsible use of natural resources
      Action Statement A.1

      Promote volunteering in the Sheriff Department’s Citizens on Patrol program to improve overall eyes on the community.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Discourage graffiti and dumping through educational signage and education pamphlets to local residents educating residents about San Bernardino County Code Enforcement’s illegal dumping program and response.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Implement Community Action Guide
      Action Statement B.1

      Coordinate with County Supervisor to learn about implementation of the Mt Baldy Community Action Guide and ways for community members to participate.

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      Action Statement B.2

      Consult with County Supervisor about formation of a Municipal Advisory Committee to strengthen the roles of community members in Community Action Guide implementation.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Organize the communities to promote increased access to communication technologies
      Action Statement A.1

      Promote a petition to demonstrate community desire for expanded communication services (cell and internet).

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      Action Statement A.2

      Coordinate with County Supervisor’s office for help and guidance on contacting communication providers.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Promote a respect for nature and the surrounding environment
      Action Statement B.1

      Develop educational signage that promotes environmental stewardship and discourages dumping of trash.

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      Action Statement B.2

      Educate visitors and tourists about respecting the forest landscape, wildlife, and surrounding community.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve public infrastructure
      Action Statement E.7

      Identify key roads for maintenance and grading.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the quality of life for residents
      Action Statement A.3

      Organize community clean up days twice a year.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Increase community and county communication.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Create solutions for pedestrian safety concerns
      Action Statement A.1

      Advocate to the County and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) to work toward identifying a location and constructing a safe pedestrian railroad crossing to connect the community.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Collaborate with Community Service Area (CSA 42) and Special Districts to install additional lighting on National Trails Highway through Oro Grande.

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      Action Statement A.7

      Collaborate with businesses and advocate to the (County Public Works Department) to study and install on-street parking between Antique Station and Oro Grande Market on National Trails Highway.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve community safety and reduce crime
      Action Statement B.1

      Collaborate with the Sheriff’s Department to conduct “Coffee with a Cop” to improve communications and address local concerns.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Improve services and generate community pride
      Action Statement D.4

      Develop a volunteer community clean-up committee to conduct vacant lot clean-up events.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Enhance public safety by improving communication and coordination with law enforcement.
      Action Statement D.1

      Establish an open forum with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (e.g., community open talk night, “Coffee with a Cop”) to discuss local law enforcement issues.

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      Action Statement D.3

      Coordinate with the Sheriff’s Department to educate the community on the existing policing program.

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      Action Statement D.6

      Educate off-highway vehicles (OHV) enthusiasts on local OHV trails and area to keep sand rails and OHVs off private roads.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Increase community involvement in community beautification and social cohesion
      Action Statement F.2

      Establish a community cleanup program utilizing local youth organizations to clean up trash, debris, weeds, and illegal dump piles in Phelan and Piñon Hills at least two times a year.

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      Action Statement F.3

      Encourage citizen involvement in county government and the state legislature.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the quality of the community to enhance the quality of life for citizens
      Action Statement A.2

      Create a community cleanup program in collaboration with community organizations holding two events per year.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Enhance Public Safety
      Action Statement C.1

      Meet with County Sheriff to discuss safety issues.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Clean up the community
      Action Statement A.2

      Establish regular neighborhood cleanup events.

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      Action Statement A.3

      Establish building rehabilitation committees and work toward re-establishing old historic buildings.

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      Action Statement A.6

      Construct and implement a community garden program.

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      Action Statement A.9

      Host Yermo clean up days as an event two times a year.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Establish a stable water system
      Action Statement B.2

      Coordinate with the water company to hold quarterly meetings to advocate for the needs of the community.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Investigate and research ideas for sustainable water programs.

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      Action Statement B.5

      Explore grant funding for water infrastructure and storage tanks.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve public health and safety in Homestead Valley
      Action Statement B.2

      IN PROCESS: Host regular community clean-ups of trash and illegal dumping on public land and in public rights-of-way.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Grow the local economy in a manner consistent with the rural character of Homestead Valley
      Action Statement E.1

      Develop a marketing and branding strategy for Homestead Valley to promote community identity and visitor attractions.*

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Improve communication within the community, and between community members and government agencies
      Action Statement F.1

      Improve communication between the County and community members (including the Homestead Valley Community Council) through regular public meetings and other events.*Improve communication between the County and community members (including the Homestead Valley Community Council) through regular public meetings and other events.*

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      Action Statement F.2

      Prepare a welcome packet to distribute to all new community members and businesses with information about Homestead Valley.*

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      Action Statement F.3

      Coordinate with officials in the Town of Yucca Valley on issues of mutual importance to both communities.*

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Create more local activities for Wonder Valley residents
      Action Statement C.1

      Create an online and written survey for local residents to list the types of activities they would like to participate in.

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      Action Statement C.2

      Create a list of local residents who are willing to share their expertise with others.

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      Action Statement C.3

      Compare the survey results and the local expertise to identify opportunities to create local groups (e.g., arts, walking, games, reading, etc.) and educational opportunities (e.g., painting, stargazing, resume writing, or children’s programs).

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  • Policies
    1. Policy GV-6.1 Quality and Accessibility

      We require a professional standard of quality and accessibility, across mediums, to communicate information with the accuracy, validity, and honesty that befits this County.

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    2. Policy GV-6.5 Broad and Diverse Participation

      We engage all segments of the community in County planning efforts and local decision making and facilitate robust participation by: A. Providing materials and information to enable those interested in public processes to have informed and effective participation;
      B. Using convenient and accessible locations and facilities for public meetings;
      C. Providing other means of participation, such as written comments or online surveys, as an alternative to attending public meetings; and
      D. Encouraging broad and diverse membership on County committees and commissions, seeking to provide voice to the underrepresented.

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    3. Policy GV-6.6 Social Capital

      We cultivate broad support for public decisions by encouraging voting and civic engagement, promoting the development and use of gathering places, and facilitating volunteerism in the public sphere. In unincorporated areas, we also coordinate such actions through Community Action Guides.

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