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  • Policies
    1. 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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    2. Policy TM-6.2 Economic potential

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

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  • Goals
    1. Goal PP-3 Fire and Emergency Medical

      Reduced risk of death, injury, property damage, and economic loss due to fires and other natural disasters, accidents, and medical incidents through prompt and capable emergency response.

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    2. Goal PP-3 Fire and Emergency Medical

      Reduced risk of death, injury, property damage, and economic loss due to fires and other natural disasters, accidents, and medical incidents through prompt and capable emergency response.

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    Policies
    1. Policy PP-1.10 Qualified workforce

      The Sheriff’s Department attracts and retains a qualified workforce of law enforcement and support personnel, reflective of the people they serve, and invest in training and ongoing education.

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    2. Policy PP-2.6 Recidivism

      To prevent recidivism, we provide holistic rehabilitation to those incarcerated and engaged in the reentry process, and provide coordinated services through the departments and agencies associated with law and justice, human services, economic development, and housing, as well as other agencies and nongovernmental organizations.

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    3. Policy PP-3.1 Fire and emergency medical services

      We maintain a sufficient number and distribution of fire stations, up-to-date equipment, and fully-trained staff to respond effectively to emergencies.

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    4. Policy PP-3.3 Search and rescue

      We maintain up-to-date equipment and fully-trained staff to provide urban search and rescue and swift water rescue emergency response.

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    5. Policy PP-3.14 Qualified workforce

      We attract and retain a qualified workforce of fire fighters, emergency medical technicians, and support personnel, and invest in training and ongoing education.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy RE-1.3

      Promote the local economic benefits of energy efficiency retrofits.

      • RE 1.3.1: Support workforce development and certification for green trades.
      • RE 1.3.2: Provide networking opportunities to connect local contractors with energy efficiency retrofit programs such as the PACE program and Energy Upgrade California.
      • RE 1.3.3: Encourage energy efficiency retrofit projects as components of adaptive re-use of historic structures.
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    2. Policy RE-3.7

      Continue to foster local economic benefits of renewable energy facilities through community involvement.

      • RE 3.7.1: Require CORE project development applications to be sponsored or co-sponsored by local users who will be the primary consumers of the energy generated by the projects.
      • RE 3.7.2: Encourage RE generation facility developers to give preference to San Bernardino County residents in hiring for construction, operation, and decommissioning of the facility.
      • RE 3.7.3: Encourage local community colleges, vocational schools, and workforce training centers to offer programs on renewable energy installation and maintenance.
      • RE 3.7.4: Encourage innovation zones for manufacturers to locate and operate in the unincorporated county to research, construct, test, and distribute renewable energy technologies
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  • Goals
    1. Goal ED-2 Labor Force

      A skilled and educated labor force that helps businesses compete in the regional and global economy

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    Policies
    1. Policy ED-1.6 Industrial redevelopment

      We facilitate and promote redevelopment in the industrial redevelopment focus areas to provide land and facilities for non-mining industrial development.

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    2. Policy ED-2.1 Education pathways

      We collaborate with school systems and civic organizations to support countywide education pathways (P-14) to prepare students for jobs in high-skill, high-wage careers and/or to prepare for college.

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    3. Policy ED-2.2 English proficiency

      We support local and countywide programs that improve adult proficiency in the English language.

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Policy ED-3.2 Business assistance

      We collaborate with economic development service providers to offer training and other assistance to existing businesses and business startups countywide.

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  • Goals
    1. Goal HW-2 Education

      A common culture that values education and lifelong learning and a populace with the education to participate and compete in the global economy.

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    Policies
    1. Policy HW-1.7 Upstream issues

      We collaborate with partners to address upstream issues related to the social determinants of health and social stability (e.g., income, education, housing, neighborhood conditions, and job skills), and to reduce the occurrence of and costs associated with responding to acute and chronic conditions, while complying with federal, state, and local mandates.

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    2. 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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    3. Policy HW-2.3 Superintendent support

      We support the Superintendent of Schools in fulfilling the obligations for school district support, advocacy, and student services.

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    1. 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.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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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the built environment to increase quality of life for residents and businesses
      Action Statement A.3

      Coordinate with Economic Development Agency to encourage economic opportunities.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Grow the community through attracting and maintaining a skilled workforce
      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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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve community resources available to Baker residents.
      Action Statement C.3

      Work with transit providers such as Barstow Area Transit/Victor Valley Transit Authority to develop a fixed-route or dial-a-ride transit services between Baker and Barstow, including service between Baker and Barstow Community College to provide access to school and jobs.

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

      Establish a local wildlife engagement education program.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Provide a thriving and vibrant local small business environment
      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.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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    2. 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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      Action Statement F.2

      Investigate the declining enrollment and quality of public schools for the mountain communities through community organizing and involvement that fosters dialogue and collaboration with the local schools.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Grow the local economy in a manner consistent with the rural desert character
      Action Statement D.4

      Partner with local educational institutions such as Copper Mountain College to develop or expand educational programs that lead to higher wage employment.

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      Action Statement D.5

      Support local job training opportunities for area teens.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Encourage community involvement in civic beautification and maintaining the community’s rural character
      Action Statement B.3

      Encourage safe animal keeping through educational programs and partnerships.

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Provide a thriving and vibrant local small business environment
      Action Statement F.5

      Identify and develop entrepreneurial talent through a coaching program and entrepreneur training program, known as “Economic Gardening.”

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Provide a thriving and vibrant local small business environment
      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.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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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Increase community involvement and volunteerism.
      Action Statement D.7

      Establish a grant writing team.

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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.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.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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    1. 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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  • Policies
    1. Policy GV-2.1 Staff Development

      We invest in the training and development of County staff to ensure the provision of quality services and support their career development, consistent with the availability of resources.

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