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  • Goals
    1. Goal LU-1 Fiscally Sustainable Growth

      Growth and development that builds thriving communities, contributes to our Complete County, and is fiscally sustainable.

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    Policies
    1. Policy LU-2.7 Countywide jobs-housing balance

      We prioritize growth that furthers a countywide balance of jobs and housing to reduce vehicle miles traveled, increase job opportunities and household income, and improve quality of life. We also strive for growth that furthers a balance of jobs and housing in the North Desert region and the Valley region.

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    2. Policy LU-4.5 Community identity

      We require that new development be consistent with and reinforce the physical and historical character and identity of our unincorporated communities, as described in Table LU-3 and in the values section of Community Action Guides. In addition, we consider the aspirations section of Community Action Guides in our review of new development.

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    3. Policy LU-4.7 Dark skies

      We minimize light pollution and glare to preserve views of the night sky, particularly in the Mountain and Desert regions where dark skies are fundamentally connected to community identities and local economies. We also promote the preservation of dark skies to assist the military in testing, training, and operations.

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    4. Policy LU-4.8 Public gathering spaces

      We require the development of safe and attractive public gathering spaces that facilitate social interaction, community events, and physical activity in master planned communities, large residential developments, and large commercial developments.

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    5. Policy LU-4.9 CPTED

      We require public gathering spaces to use CPTED (crime prevention through environmental design) principles and ensure sufficient access for public safety services.

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    6. Policy LU-4.10 Entry monumentation, signage, and public art

      We encourage the installation of durable signage, entry monumentation, and/or works of public art in commercial areas of unincorporated Community Planning Areas as a means of reinforcing a community’s character, culture, heritage, or other unique features.

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    7. Policy LU-4.11 Businesses in Joshua Tree

      We prohibit the establishment of franchise businesses in the commercial focus area/franchise-restricted in Joshua Tree to preserve the unique community character and its value as a year-round, world renowned tourist destination.

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    8. Policy LU-5.6 Military partnerships

      We maintain effective partnerships among military and community stakeholders and pursue joint projects that provide long-term mutual benefits for the military, County, and general public.

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  • Goals
    1. Goal H-1 Housing Production and Supply

      A broad range of housing types in sufficient quantity, location, and affordability levels that meet the lifestyle needs of current and future residents, including those with special needs.

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    Policies
    1. Policy H-2.3 Flexible standards

      We allow flexibility in the application of residential and mixed-use development standards to gain benefits such as exceptional design quality, economic advantages, sustainability, or other benefits that would not otherwise be realized.

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    2. Policy H-2.4 Incentives

      We maintain incentives that can be offered when projects provide benefits to the community such as exceptional design quality, economic advantages, environmental sustainability, or other benefits that would not otherwise be realized.

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    3. Policy H-3.4 Housing rehabilitation and improvement

      We encourage the rehabilitation, repair, and improvement of single-family, multiple family housing, and mobile homes and, if needed, the demolition of substandard housing through available loan and grant programs.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy IU-5.1 Electricity and natural gas service

      We partner with other public agencies and providers to improve the availability and stability of electricity and natural gas service in unincorporated communities.

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    2. Policy IU-5.2 Expanded high-speed internet and wireless communication

      We encourage the expansion of expand affordable, high-speed internet access in underserved and unserved unincorporated communities. We encourage the expansion of advanced mobile and fixed wireless communication technologies that improve service, coverage, and reliability throughout the county.

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    3. Policy IU-5.4 Electric transmission lines

      We support the maintenance of existing and development of new electric transmission lines along existing rights-of-way and easements to maintain the stability and capacity of the electric distribution system in southern California.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy TM-3.2 Trip reduction strategies

      We support the implementation of transportation demand management techniques, mixed use strategies, and the placement of development in proximity to job and activity centers to reduce the number and length of vehicular trips.

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    2. Policy TM-4.4 Transit access for residents in unincorporated areas

      We support and work with local transit agencies to generate a public transportation system, with fixed routes and on-demand service, that provide residents of unincorporated areas with access to jobs, public services, shopping, and entertainment throughout the county.

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    3. Policy TM-4.6 Transit access to public service, health, and wellness

      In unincorporated areas where public transit is available, we prefer new public and behavioral health facilities, other public facilities and services, education facilities, grocery stores, and pharmacies to be located within one-half mile of a public transit stop. We encourage and plan to locate new County health and wellness facilities within one-half mile of a public transit stop in incorporated jurisdictions. We encourage public K-12 education and court facilities to be located within one-half mile of public transit.

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    4. Policy TM-6.2 Economic potential

      We seek to maximize the economic development potential of County airports.

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    5. Policy TM-6.3 Regional airports

      We advocate for expanded passenger and cargo service at regional airports.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy RE-4.10

      Prohibit utility-oriented RE project development on sites that would create adverse impacts on the quality of life or economic development opportunities in existing unincorporated communities.

      • RE 4.10.1: Prohibit development of utility-oriented RE projects in the Rural Living land use districts throughout the County.
      • RE 4.10.2: Prohibit development of utility-oriented RE projects within the boundaries of existing community plans, which at the time of adoption of this Element are the Bloomington, Muscoy, Bear Valley, Crest Forest, Hilltop, Lake Arrowhead, Lytle Creek, Oak Glen, Homestead Valley, Joshua Tree, Lucerne Valley, Morongo Valley, Oak Hills and Phelan/Pinon Hills Community Plans.
      • RE 4.10.3: Establish exclusion areas in the Development Code regulations for renewable energy development, beginning with the prohibitions in Policies 4.10.1 and 4.10.2 and provide for additional exclusion areas, such as new community plan areas, to be designated by amendment to the Development Code.
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  • Goals
    1. Goal ED-1 Unincorporated Land and Facilities

      Increased business investment in land and facilities and job growth in key unincorporated areas.

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    Policies
    1. Policy ED-1.2 Infrastructure improvements

      We support and facilitate the establishment of special funding and financing mechanisms for road, water, sewer, and drainage infrastructure improvements in order to generate private investment in employment and commercial focus areas.

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    2. Policy ED-1.3 Site aggregation

      We may assist in aggregating smaller lots and parcels to create more marketable and developable sites in employment focus areas.

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    3. Policy ED-2.3 Industry-driven workforce training

      We support countywide education and workforce training programs with a demonstrated ability to expand skills and improve employment opportunities, and we also promote innovative approaches that address the diversity of education, job skills, geography, and socioeconomics of the countywide labor force.

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    4. Policy ED-2.4 Business engagement

      We engage with businesses throughout the county to identify current and future skill and education needs. We assist businesses with recruitment, hiring, on-the-job training, and short-term training needs.

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    5. Policy ED-2.5 Individual assistance

      We provide job search and application assistance to residents countywide, and we provide training and education assistance to eligible individuals.

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    6. Policy ED-3.1 Countywide jobs-housing ratio

      We strive to achieve countywide job growth in excess of household growth to improve the jobs-housing ratio, reduce out-commuting, and enhance quality of life.

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    7. Policy ED-3.4 Site and facilities inventory

      We collaborate with real estate brokers, developers, municipalities, and building owners to maintain a countywide inventory of available sites and facilities for businesses.

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    8. Policy ED-3.5 Countywide marketing

      We regularly analyze economic and market conditions and trends to identify target economic sectors and actively market sites and facilities countywide to prospective businesses.

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    9. Policy ED-3.6 Countywide tourism

      We coordinate with a variety of partners to promote San Bernardino County as a regional, national, and international tourist destination and collaborate with tourism industry businesses to improve visitor experience.

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    Related Materials
    1. Policy Maps ED-1 Commercial, Employment, and Industrial Redevelopment Focus Areas (PDF | WEB)
  • Goals
    1. Goal HW-3 Community Development

      Assets that contribute to a complete county and healthy neighborhoods and communities

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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-3.1 Healthy environments

      We collaborate with other public agencies, not-for-profit organizations, community groups, and private developers to improve the physical and built environment in which people live. We do so by improving such things as walkability, bicycle infrastructure, transit facilities, universal design, safe routes to school, indoor and outdoor air quality, gardens, green space and open space, and access to parks and recreation amenities.

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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-3.5 Arts and culture

      We increase awareness of the benefits of the arts throughout the county by recognizing and promoting the arts, artists, performing arts, and cultural organizations as valuable resources for community identity, economic vitality, and tourism. We encourage private and not-for-profit support of artistic and cultural activities through mutual programs and public-private partnerships.

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    6. Policy HW-3.6 Multi-use facilities and integrated development

      We encourage those who build and/or operate community assets to accommodate multiple functions and programs. We encourage the development of new residential, commercial, and institutional uses and public facilities that incorporate one or more community assets.

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    7. Policy HW-3.7 Attracting local-serving businesses

      We actively work across County departments and agencies to attract businesses that provide desired goods and services in unincorporated communities, especially in environmental justice focus areas, including but not limited to food stores with fresh produce, health care, child care, pharmacies, and other retailers. We balance community desires with comprehensive assessments of market demand to guide our business attraction efforts.

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    8. Policy HW-3.8 Attracting leisure and entertainment

      We advocate for the establishment and retention of leisure and entertainment businesses and venues, countywide, that contribute to the complete county concept.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy HZ-3.14 Community desired improvements

      We assist unincorporated environmental justice focus areas to identify ways in which they might establish special funding and financing mechanisms to provide community‐desired public facilities and services, recreational facilities, sidewalks and bike trails, and access to fresh and healthy food.

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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 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.1

      6.1 Municipal Advisory Council assesses health conditions in Bloomington (with support of Department of Public Health and South Coast Air Quality Management District)

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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.2

      Establish a community cleanup program in collaboration with community service organizations, local schools, and Big Bear Disposal to assist with large item trash pickup at least two times per year.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Establish and implement a façade and sign improvement program for existing and future businesses.

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      Action Statement A.6

      Construct improved bus stops with permanent and accessible benches and shelters in order to improve comfort and safety for bus riders, in partnership with Mountain Transit and local organizations such as the Community Services District, community service organizations, and local businesses.

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      Action Statement A.7

      Promote cleanup and repurposing of underutilized properties along Big Bear Boulevard, in Fawnskin, and in other key locations as identified by program partners.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Reduce traffic congestion by improving transit services, roadways and recreational networks for pedestrians and bicyclists, and transit riders.
      Action Statement B.1

      Advocate for improved transportation options and reduced automobile traffic through Big Bear City on State Route 18 and State Route 38, which become congested with tourist traffic during peak holiday weekends and seasons. Solutions should be integrated with valley-wide and regional strategies and may include transit improvements, shuttle services, streetscape improvements (including pedestrian and bicycle facilities), marketing, or transportation access guides implemented in coordination with Mountain Transit, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, the City of Big Bear Lake, the California Department of Transportation, the Big Bear Valley Tourism Business Improvement District, and/or other relevant organizations.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Build human capital and promote enterprise, with a focus on environmentally friendly businesses, to strengthen the local economy and provide opportunities for residents and families to be self-reliant.
      Action Statement C.1

      Promote child and youth development, social and civic responsibility, and environmental stewardship by establishing a multigenerational community council with youth in leadership positions to advocate for and support activities that enrich our community and our environment.

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      Action Statement C.2

      Establish entrepreneurship, business training, and career development programs in partnership with local colleges and universities that empower locals to grow careers or businesses related to the Big Bear Valley economy such as outdoor recreation, high altitude training, health, wellness, and rehabilitation services, environmental science, and natural resource extraction and management.

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      Action Statement C.4

      Collaborate with the local chambers and County EDA to establish a valley-wide economic development initiative that links emerging entrepreneurs with mentors and potential investors and fosters new business development.

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      Action Statement C.5

      Identify barriers to and implement solutions for building environmentally sensitive recreational businesses (including mountain biking, rock climbing, model plane and drone flying, and high-altitude field training) on publicly owned land.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Become a destination renowned for culture, environment, health, and well-being for people of all ages and abilities.
      Action Statement D.2

      Promote family- and eco-friendly tourism that educates people about our natural surroundings, dark skies, and quiet nature.

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      Action Statement D.3

      Enhance existing and create new cultural attractions for diverse groups of people with programs like Shakespeare in the Forest, a vaquero/cowboy festival, mining tours, and similar events.

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    5. 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 - Grow the community through attracting and maintaining a skilled workforce
      Action Statement B.1

      Develop a marketing and branding strategy to attract visitors to Baker, especially targeted at travelers along I-15.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Establish a program to connect Baker residents who are looking to start and grow a home business to training and financing.

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      Action Statement B.4

      Establish workforce training and internship/mentorship programs for area youth.

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      Action Statement B.5

      Support Barstow Community College’s College Promise program and encourage Baker youth to take advantage of the educational opportunity it presents.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Protect the community’s treasures for years to come.
      Action Statement A.4

      Promote expanded economic and tourism activity along Mentone Boulevard (Highway 38) that highlights the community’s history, and proximity to the San Bernardino Mountains.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Organize the community to promote increased access to communication technologies
      Action Statement B.1

      Promote a petition to demonstrate community desire for expanded communication services.

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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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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Provide a unified downtown area that is active and thriving
      Action Statement A.3

      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 A.5

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

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      Action Statement A.6

      Collaborate with the County to establish a consistent/compatible design theme for the downtown/business district areas.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Develop and improve parks and recreational facilities and services for all ages
      Action Statement B.4

      Host family-friendly activities/events such as movie nights at Lake Gregory.

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      Action Statement B.5

      IN PROCESS: Identify centralized open space/community gathering areas for programming of community events.* *In progress by the Crestline Community Development Alliance and Chamber of Commerce.

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      Action Statement B.6

      Encourage locally-sponsored events by advocating with the County for a simplified and streamlined permit process.

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    3. 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.1

      Provide dumpsters and signage that encourages proper disposal of trash in high-traffic visitor areas.

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      Action Statement C.5

      Encourage the establishment of ecotourism businesses.

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      Action Statement C.6

      Establish an annual Arts and Music Festival while supporting arts and music programs.

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      Action Statement C.7

      Partner with the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency (EDA) to provide information for visitors and local experts to provide educational tours.

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

      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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      Action Statement D.2

      Establish a marketing plan that focuses on the natural environment and existing tourist attractions and amenities, such as Lake Gregory Regional Park.

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      Action Statement D.3

      Establish a marketing plan with incentives to attract new businesses to the area.

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      Action Statement D.4

      Establish a marketing plan with incentives to encourage home-based businesses.

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      Action Statement D.5

      Establish regional collaborative relationships mountain-wide 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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      Action Statement D.7

      Establish a business appreciation program, including events, webinars, and awards.

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      Action Statement D.8

      Identify and develop entrepreneurial talent in coordination with existing programs at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) through a coaching program and entrepreneur training program, known as “Economic Gardening”.

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      Action Statement D.9

      Equip the local Chamber of Commerce to be a one stop shop for help with regulatory permits, financing sources, and serve as ombudsperson with local agencies.

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    5. 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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    6. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Provide quality education opportunities at all levels
      Action Statement F.1

      Establish mountain-wide partnerships for joint use of existing Public School infrastructure and junior colleges to provide expanded educational opportunities for residents.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Develop and improve existing amenities and programming to promote community revitalization.
      Action Statement C.1

      Approach Special Districts regarding Glen Helen Regional Park and Amphitheatre enhancements; the School District regarding community use of the existing school; and Special Districts to promote a community center proposal.

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      Action Statement C.2

      Organize a community farmer's market to encourage and support local agriculture.

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      Action Statement C.4

      Collaborate with Economic Development Agency to promote small businesses and support community- led events.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Grow the local economy in a manner consistent with the rural desert character
      Action Statement D.6

      Explore opportunities to strengthen the Joshua Tree Chamber of Commerce, partner with the Yucca Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Twentynine Palms Chamber of Commerce to coordinate business attraction, marketing, and business support activities.

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

      Partner with appropriate agencies in pursuing grant and other financing opportunities to fund local improvement projects.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Increase recreational opportunities to enhance the quality of life in Muscoy
      Action Statement A.1

      Conduct a community-based asset inventory to identify physical assets like vacant lots and spaces to be used for parks, open spaces, and community activities.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Coordinate with nonprofits, local business, and institutional partners to identify resources to purchase adjacent vacant lots and convert them to parks.

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      Action Statement A.3

      Establish joint-use agreements with Muscoy Elementary School and the PAL Center for the community to utilize existing soccer fields and green spaces.

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    2. 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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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve public and equestrian safety within Muscoy
      Action Statement C.7

      Install additional lighting on streets and in other public spaces.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Encourage home-grown businesses and small enterprises that provide jobs and economic development opportunities to Muscoy residents
      Action Statement D.1

      Establish a community-based economic development initiative that promotes the development of small businesses through mentorship programs and other outside resources.

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      Action Statement D.2

      Encourage the establishment of microenterprise loan programs to improve access to capital providing small affordable loans to entrepreneurs and new businesses that may not be eligible for traditional business financing.

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      Action Statement D.3

      Encourage means and champions to develop a food-based small businesses support system with links to capacity building and training on issues such as compliance, health and safety, business planning financial management, and marketing.

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    5. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Create opportunities for community connectedness where residents of Muscoy know their neighbors, are connected to their community, and have diverse opportunities for social interaction
      Action Statement E.1

      Engage local churches and faith-based institutions in Muscoy to sponsor local events, activities, and community cleanups.

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      Action Statement E.2

      Promote events and activities that celebrate Muscoy’s cultural heritage and connect diverse resident groups within the community.

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    6. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Increase educational opportunities for youth and adults in Muscoy
      Action Statement F.1

      Coordinate with local and regional nonprofits and community development groups to offer English language classes for youth and adults at the Baker Family Learning Center and local elementary schools.

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      Action Statement F.2

      Enhance after-school programs for youth in elementary school, middle school, and high school through partnerships with local nonprofits and youth development agencies.

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      Action Statement F.3

      Coordinate with the San Bernardino City Unified School District and the Baker Family Learning Center in further developing existing parent engagement classes.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Strengthen communication through the community
      Action Statement A.1

      Encourage residents to read the San Antonio Heights Gazette, published by the San Antonio Heights Association to increase awareness about local events/news.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Enhance notification efforts on local issues.

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      Action Statement A.3

      Host more community events to allow opportunities for education on key issues.

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    2. 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 C - Develop a sense of community pride
      Action Statement C.4

      Collaborate with San Bernardino County EDA, USDA Rural Development, San Bernardino County Land Use Services and local non-profits to identify funding source opportunities for community development, funding events and activities and improving the quality of life for residents.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve the visibility and access to Helendale from Route 66 and Interstate 15
      Action Statement B.2

      Establish a more visible gateway to Helendale on Vista Road and National Trails Highway to attract tourism traffic to local retail.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Promote responsible and sustainable development consistent with Lucerne Valley’s rural character
      Action Statement B.5

      Investigate methods of financing a revolving fund to assist with the rehabilitation of owner-occupied homes, which would improve the community’s aesthetics while creating local jobs for contractors and handy-men.

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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.1

      Establish a marketing strategy to promote the natural environment and associated activities to encourage the eco-tourism businesses (e.g. snow-related, parasailing, off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails, hiking, etc.).

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

      Establish a marketing campaign that promotes the mountain communities and educates visitors on the importance of protecting the natural environment.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve the appearance of the community
      Action Statement E.1

      Establish a compatible/unifying theme for downtown areas and businesses.

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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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      Action Statement F.7

      Establish a marketing plan with incentives to encourage home-based businesses.

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    1. 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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      Action Statement D.6

      Accommodate 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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      Action Statement D.8

      Identify and develop entrepreneurial talent in coordination with existing programs at CSUSB through a coaching program and entrepreneur training program, known as “Economic Gardening”.

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      Action Statement D.10

      Partner with the County Economic Development Agency to offer incentive programs for new businesses that move into existing commercial and industrial locations.

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      Action Statement D.11

      Establish a marketing plan with incentives to encourage home-based businesses.

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

      Coordinate a fundraising event to construct a water storage tank at Lytle Creek Ranger Station.

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      Action Statement A.8

      Explore well-drilling economies of scale.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Preserve small alpine community (character, history, aesthetics)
      Action Statement D.5

      Construct a gateway sign welcoming visitors to Mt Baldy.

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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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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Establish a Water Plan
      Action Statement A.4

      Enhance opportunities for viable grants for individuals who need or require wells.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve public safety; EMS, fire and sheriff.
      Action Statement B.1

      Establish a neighborhood watch program for Newberry Springs.

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      Action Statement B.5

      Educate property owners to maintain a 100 foot clearance around homes in the community to reduce fire risk.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Provide for a stable economy focusing on economic development, eco-tourism and Route 66 tourism
      Action Statement C.2

      Establish a small farmers market with fresh produce supplied by local farmers.

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      Action Statement C.3

      Host seasonal community events to attract visitors to the community.

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      Action Statement C.9

      Create a website or Facebook page to promote community activities and events.

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      Action Statement C.10

      Establish a community calendar to organize and schedule community events.

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      Action Statement C.13

      Support Newberry Springs economic development association (NSEDA) activities and efforts.

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      Action Statement C.14

      Establish a Route 66 Village with arts and crafts, farmers market, car shows, etc.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Increase community involvement and volunteerism.
      Action Statement D.1

      Host more community events throughout the year.

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      Action Statement D.2

      Establish an incentive program to get people involved in the community.

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      Action Statement D.3

      Host quarterly meetings to bring community organizations together to discuss community issues and solutions.

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      Action Statement D.4

      Promote a social media campaign to broaden awareness of volunteer activities and events.

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      Action Statement D.6

      Partner with faith based organizations and community organizations to coordinate outreach and involve the community.

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      Action Statement D.7

      Establish a grant writing team.

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    5. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Maintain a clean community.
      Action Statement F.1

      Establish a community code education program, with a focus on local blight.

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      Action Statement F.2

      Partner with volunteer trash haulers to haul on a regular basis.

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      Action Statement F.4

      Host a community clean up/recycling event that unites schools, churches, and other service organizations.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the quality of life for residents
      Action Statement A.5

      Increase community and county communication.

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      Action Statement A.7

      Establish a Neighborhood Watch Program.

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    1. 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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      Action Statement B.2

      Establish a neighborhood watch group and promote membership in the Sheriff Department’s Citizens on Patrol program.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Address the cost of water and sewer services
      Action Statement C.1

      Establish a MAC to represent the Oro Grande community.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Improve services and generate community pride
      Action Statement D.1

      Coordinate events and activities that allow people to meet and know their neighbors.

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      Action Statement D.3

      Encourage revitalization of vacant buildings in commercial areas of the community.

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      Action Statement D.4

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

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      Action Statement D.5

      Reduce visual blight and improve property maintenance by providing a code enforcement education program aimed at property owners and tenants.

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      Action Statement D.6

      Construct a welcome sign in the Oro Grande community in coordination with the Mohave Historical Society.

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      Action Statement D.7

      Collaborate with CSA 42 and Special Districts to provide improvements to the ball field and community center.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Celebrate and maintain the rural character of Phelan Piñon Hills.
      Action Statement A.2

      Establish programs for organized livestock education for community members.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Encourage commercial and light industrial uses in Phelan Piñon Hills.
      Action Statement B.1

      Encourage coordination between the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency (EDA) and the Phelan and Piñon Hills Chambers of Commerce to link communications with existing businesses to the County’s business retention and expansion program.

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      Action Statement B.2

      Encourage more retail and service uses within the existing commercial zones by regularly updating the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency (EDA) on local available sites.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Promote the CalGOLD and San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency (EDA) websites to local business for the latest information and assistance on business incentives, permit assistance, and training programs.

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      Action Statement B.4

      Coordinate with the Phelan and Piñon Hills Chambers of Commerce to develop a business appreciation program, including events, webinars, and awards in addition to the referral program and visibility services the Chambers already provide.

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      Action Statement B.5

      Enhance coordination between the Phelan Chamber of Commerce and the Piñon Hills Chamber of Commerce to be a one-stop shop for help with regulatory permits and financing sources and to serve as an ombudsperson with local agencies.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Preserve the historic treasures within the community for future generations
      Action Statement C.1

      Identify and preserve historic and current assets in the community.

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      Action Statement C.2

      Construct community monuments along historic trails and within the community that can be sponsored by businesses and individuals.

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      Action Statement C.3

      Partner with local schools to sponsor student art contests for historic monument and trail wayfinding signage.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Enhance public safety by improving communication and coordination with law enforcement.
      Action Statement D.2

      Establish new and enhance existing neighborhood watch programs that can be implemented and replicated throughout the communities.

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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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    5. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Create or provide a cost-effective approach to developing equestrian trails and trails for non-motorized vehicles.
      Action Statement E.1

      Establish a community equestrian center and park areas in coordination with existing local equestrian groups.

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    6. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Increase community involvement in community beautification and social cohesion
      Action Statement F.1

      Partner with local recycling companies to develop and expand programs and incentives for hazardous waste and large item pickup and recycling to discourage the dumping of tires, old furniture, and other large items.

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      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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      Action Statement F.4

      Coordinate with youth and cultural organizations to offer programs and activities in Phelan Piñon Hills.

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      Action Statement F.5

      Establish a multifunctional space to be used by the youth and the community.

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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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      Action Statement A.6

      Create a community park that is fun for all ages.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Build human capital and promote local businesses
      Action Statement B.1

      Work with local stakeholders to establish training programs for adults and youth.

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      Action Statement B.2

      Advocate to the County Economic Development Agency to help attract local businesses to the area.

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

      Create a Neighborhood Watch Program.

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

      Design community themed murals for Community Service District buildings and attractions.

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      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.4

      Provide more updates to social media platforms to inform the community about events.

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      Action Statement A.8

      Coordinate with hauling/trash service providers to provide more frequent large item pickups.

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      Action Statement A.9

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Restore, preserve, and enhance the rural characteristics of Homestead Valley
      Action Statement A.6

      Establish financing mechanisms, which may include low or no-interest revolving loans, property-assessed programs, and grant programs, to rehabilitate properties in Homestead Valley.*

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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.2

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Preserve the historic western themed rural lifestyle
      Action Statement A.1

      Preserve and restore original buildings in the community.

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      Action Statement A.4

      Promote community history awareness.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Promote balanced growth and a viable Town Center around Mane Street.
      Action Statement B.1

      Advocate with the County to establish a commercial zoning overlay on Mane Street that restricts big box retail, encourages neighborhood commercial scale retail and lodging, and establishes flexibility for locally-grown businesses.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Support opportunities for Wonder Valley to accommodate travelers and tourists of the Mojave Trails National Monument and Joshua Tree National Park
      Action Statement B.1

      Identify local historic, artistic, or recreational areas that may interest travelers or tourists to stop and create brochures to leave in tourism locations throughout the Morongo Basin.

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      Action Statement B.2

      Develop a visitor’s center with information about the history and natural environment of the area and market to tourists.

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    2. 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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  • Goals
    1. Goal GV-2 Staff Resources

      County staff that have the education and skills necessary to provide responsive and effective service to the County’s residents, businesses, and visitors

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    2. Goal GV-3 Implementation and Partnerships

      Continuous progress toward achievement of the Policy Plan Goals and Countywide Vision through sustained initiatives and leadership by the County, in partnership with other agencies and organizations.

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    Policies
    1. Policy GV-3.5 Interagency Cooperation

      We collaborate with initiatives and programs of other agencies such as local, county, regional, state and federal governments and non-profit agencies to implement the Countywide Plan.

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    2. Policy GV-4.10 Grant Funding

      We proactively pursue grant funding from federal, state, and local agencies and private foundations, but in deciding which opportunities to pursue, we consider the current and future implications of accepting or declining grants, including the amount of local matching funds required, the extent and nature of in-kind services required, duration, the obligation of the County to continue the service after the grant ends, and related operating expenditures.

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    3. Policy GV-4.12 Maintenance and Replacement Costs

      We shall incorporate maintenance and replacement costs in the pricing of new programs and facilities as well as recording such deferred costs as debits against revenues.

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    4. 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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