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  • Goals
    1. Goal LU-4 Community Design

      Preservation and enhancement of unique community identities and their relationship with the natural environment

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    Policies
    1. 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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    2. Policy LU-4.6 Adaptive reuse

      We encourage the rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, and revitalization of existing structures to preserve and celebrate the unique sense of place, identity, and history of our communities.

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    3. 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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  • Goals
    1. Goal NR-4 Scenic Resources

      Scenic resources that highlight the natural environment and reinforce the identity of local communities and the county

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  • Goals
    1. Goal CR-2 Historic and Paleontological Resources

      Historic resources (buildings, structures, or archaeological resources) and paleontological resources that are protected and preserved for their cultural importance to local communities as well as their research and educational potential.

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    Policies
    1. Policy CR-2.1 National and state historic resources

      We encourage the preservation of archaeological sites and structures of state or national significance in accordance with the Secretary of Interior’s standards.

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    2. Policy CR-2.2 Local historic resources

      We encourage property owners to maintain the historic integrity of resources on their property by (listed in order of preference): preservation, adaptive reuse, or memorialization.

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    3. Policy CR-2.5 Public awareness and education

      We increase public awareness and conduct education efforts about the unique historic, natural, tribal, and cultural resources in San Bernardino County through the County Museum and in collaboration with other entities.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy HW-1.2 Cultural humility and inclusion

      We guide the development and delivery of appropriate health care, health services, and social assistance by recognizing and continuously learning about the diverse values, cultures, languages, and behaviors found throughout the county, especially for those that are underserved or isolated.

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    2. Policy HW-3.4 Public museums

      We operate County museums to preserve and depict the history, culture, and natural science of San Bernardino County. We invest in facilities and technology and collaborate with other institutions, organizations, and businesses in order to increase public exposure to museum holdings.

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    1. 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.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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    2. 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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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT G - Reinforce the sense of “community”
      Action Statement G.6

      Promote the unique artistic culture of Joshua Tree.

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