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  • Goals
    1. Goal LU-6 Amendments to the Policy Plan

      Growth and development in the unincorporated county in a manner that requires few and infrequent amendments to the Policy Plan

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    Policies
    1. Policy LU-2.14 Contiguous land administration

      We support the consolidation of disconnected land areas under public ownership or administration to increase financial and environmental value, streamline the management of land and resources, and establish more complete and effective transition areas or buffers. Such consolidation may include transfer of title of property among public entities and the purchase or swapping of private property voluntarily sold when the consolidation is fiscally neutral or beneficial to the County.

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    2. Policy LU-6.1 Residential amendments that increase density in the Desert and Mountain regions

      We discourage policy plan amendments that would permit new development on lots smaller than 2.5 acres in the Desert regions and lots smaller than one-half acre in the Mountain region. We approve general plan amendments that would increase residential density only if:
      • The proposed change is determined to be compatible in accordance with policies
      LU-2.1, 2.2, 2.3, and 4.5.
      • Adequate infrastructure and services are available concurrently.
      • The increase in density would not degrade existing

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    3. Policy LU-6.2 Large residential development in the Desert and Mountain regions

      We require a specific plan or Planned Development process for proposed residential development in the:
      • North or East Desert regions: when the proposed development would include one or more lots that is 2.5 acres or smaller and the overall development would cover 40 or more acres.
      • Mountain region: when the proposed development would include one or more lots that is 1 acre or smaller and the overall development would cover 40 or more acres.

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    4. Policy LU-6.3 Commercial amendments

      We will only approve Land Use Plan amendments that would introduce new commercial areas in the context of a comprehensive Land Use Plan amendment. We may waive this requirement when the proposed amended area abuts an existing or designated commercial area and the amount of land available for new commercial uses falls below 15 percent of the total commercially-designated land in the area.

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    5. Policy LU-6.4 Industrial amendments near schools and parks

      We approve Land Use Plan amendments for new industrial development only if they are at least one-half mile from an existing or planned public primary or secondary school or public park. We may waive this requirement for obsolete school or park sites or for industrial amendments submitted through a specific plan.

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  • Goals
    1. Goal H-2 Governmental Development Regulations

      An efficient administrative process that recognizes the need for efficient and timely review of residential projects while also ensuring and valuing the need for quality design, environmental review, and planning.

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    2. Goal H-5 Implementation and Monitoring

      A planning and monitoring system whereby housing, employment, environmental, and other program data are integrated in a cohesive manner to implement the County’s housing vision.

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    Policies
    1. Policy H-2.5 Certain and transparent process

      We maintain a residential development review process that provides certainty and transparency for project stakeholders and the public, yet allows for the appropriate review to facilitate quality housing development.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy TM-1.2 Interjurisdictional roadway consistency

      We promote consistent cross-sections along roads traversing incorporated and unincorporated areas.

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    2. Policy TM-4.3 Funding

      We partner with SBCTA, Caltrans, and local agencies to fund active transportation systems in the county. We encourage unincorporated communities to apply for funding and cooperate with them in their funding applications for active transportation improvements that are identified in a non-motorized transportation plan that is accepted or adopted by the County.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy NR-1.7 Greenhouse gas reduction targets

      We strive to meet the 2040 and 2050 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in accordance with state law.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy RE-6.4

      Support the governor’s initiative to obtain 50% of the energy consumed in the state through RE generation sources by 2040.

      • RE 6.4.1: Continue to implement policies and strategies for energy conservation by the County in the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan, including capture and use of landfill gas, installation of renewable energy systems and use of alternative fuels.
      • RE 6.4.2: Consider options for entering into an energy services contract or power purchase agreement for expanding the renewable energy that serves County facilities while reducing the County’s overall utility costs.
      • RE 6.4.3: Consider utilizing public/private partnerships to install onsite solar energy on County government facilities, sharing costs and benefits.
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    2. Policy RE-6.5

      Encourage pilot projects to demonstrate energy efficiency retrofit investments and renewable energy opportunities.

      • RE 6.5.1: Where feasible, install renewable energy projects on County facilities that provide visible, public examples of the County’s commitment to cost-effective renewable energy.
      • RE 6.5.2: Consider utilizing County lands or facilities for research and development or university exploration of new renewable energy technologies that seek to minimize adverse effects to the environment.
      • RE 6.5.3: Encourage development of a highly visible private property pilot project for the small-scale use of distributed renewable energy, such as projects at local tourist-serving uses.
      • RE 6.5.4: Identify opportunities to create revenue for the County by leasing the rights to renewable energy resources on County property for distributed energy storage or distributed generation through power purchase agreements or similar arrangements.
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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-1.4 Planned business park and industrial areas

      We prefer master planned approaches through specific and area plans for business park and industrial development and redevelopment. We facilitate master planned approaches in order to discourage incremental general plan amendments that introduce or expand business park or industrial development.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy HW-1.1 Coordinated holistic approach

      We invest in a holistic approach to individual health and wellness to improve the continuum of care, providing coordinated services through departments and agencies associated with human services, economic development, law and justice, and housing, as well as other agencies and nongovernmental organizations.

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    2. Policy HW-1.3 Monitoring health and social conditions

      We prioritize our resources to address the most pressing needs by continually engaging residents and monitoring health and social conditions, trends, and emerging needs across the county, while complying with federal and state mandates.

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    3. Policy HW-1.4 Funding application coordination

      We coordinate the application for funding resources to maximize the long-term benefit of addressing multiple health and social issues, both within the County organization and between the County and other agencies and organizations.

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Policy HW-1.12 Equity

      We monitor and seek to achieve equitable access to County health and social services, with an emphasis on environmental justice focus areas countywide.

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    8. 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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    9. 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-3.20

      Updating EJFAs. We update the assessment of boundaries, issues, policies, objectives, and implementation strategies regarding environmental justice focus areas subsequent to updates in CalEnviroScreen, equivalent state tools, or as the County deems necessary.

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    2. Policy HZ-3.21 Emerging pollutants

      For pollutants that do not yet have established regulatory thresholds, we coordinate with regulatory agencies to assist their efforts to monitor pollutant levels, establish thresholds, and identify funding and mitigation options, particularly for pollutants that are found in environmental justice focus areas.

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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 D - Evaluate the feasibility and potential effectiveness of establishing truck routes to lessen traffic congestion and to reduce damage to roadways, and, if feasible, adopt designated truck routes, establish a program to upgrade truck route roadways, and prohibit truck traffic on non-truck route roads.
      Action Statement D.1

      4.1 Define the challenge and intended outcomes of a truck route plan

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      Action Statement D.2

      4.2 Prepare a truck route plan

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      Action Statement D.3

      4.3 Develop truck route community consensus and strategy

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      Action Statement D.4

      4.4 Establish final truck routes with collaboration and approval by Department of Public Works, County Board of Supervisors, and California Highway Patrol

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      Action Statement D.5

      4.5 Plan and Construct Improvements (Department of Public Works)

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    5. 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.1

      5.1 Present a summary of development impact fee and financing districts

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      Action Statement E.2

      5.2 Community Development and Housing Department conducts nexus studies and drafts ordinance

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      Action Statement E.3

      5.3 Prepare and adopt a development impact fee ordinance

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      Action Statement E.4

      5.4 Conduct a financing districts community workshop

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    6. 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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      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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      Action Statement A.4

      Adopt development standards and public infrastructure in commercial areas appropriate for a rural mountain community.

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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.8

      Create and maintain a healthy forest and forest fuels management program.

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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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      Action Statement B.2

      IN PROCESS: Advocate for implementation of the Big Bear Valley Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Equestrian Master Plan in collaboration with partners such as the City of Big Bear Lake, County of San Bernardino Public Works, the Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation, and the Southern California Mountains Foundation and under the leadership of the Big Bear Valley Trails Coordinator.

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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.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.3

      Coordinate with County of San Bernardino Human Services Department to assess local needs, such as wellness checks for seniors, substance abuse counseling, and support for families with children, and deliver mobile services and/or open a new service delivery location in Big Bear City.

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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.1

      Establish a resource conservation program to designate open space resources, establish a dedicated funding source, and actively promote open space protection through land acquisition, conservation easements, mitigation monitoring, volunteer support, and other similar tools.

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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 A - Improve housing options for Baker residents
      Action Statement A.1

      Coordinate with San Bernardino County Land Use Services on a community proposal to study subdivision and zoning requirements in Baker to better allow for a diverse and affordable housing stock.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Advertise and promote U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Residential Development Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants program to eligible residents as a source of financing for home repair.

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      Action Statement A.3

      Promote housing assistance programs available through San Bernardino County including the California Homebuyer Fund and the California Homebuyer’s Down-payment Assistance Program.

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      Action Statement A.4

      Work with San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency, San Bernardino County Department of Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Rural Development to better understand grant and loan programs available to provide for and improve housing in Baker.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Grow the community through attracting and maintaining a skilled workforce
      Action Statement B.2

      Collaborate with San Bernardino County Land Use Services to expand the industrial zones in Baker.

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    3. 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 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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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve communication and coordination between Mentone and the County.
      Action Statement E.1

      Establish an effective communication process between Mentone, the County, and adjacent cities that increase information and understanding of planning projects and initiatives.

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      Action Statement E.2

      Coordinate with County Fire and Sheriff Departments on calls for service information that can be shared with businesses and residents.

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

      Advocate with the County to utilize density management to maintain and limit the community size

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      Action Statement A.2

      Advocate with the County to utilize sewer and water access availability when considering future development.

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

      Promote the US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service program to all community members.

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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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      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.1

      COMPLETED: Identify recreation needs, including facilities and programs, by working with residents from all age groups and abilities.* *Completed by Rim of the World Recreation and Parks District

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      Action Statement B.2

      IN PROCESS: Identify opportunities for joint-use of underused and vacant facilities to serve recreation needs.* *The Park District has a joint use agreement with the School District for classes.

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      Action Statement B.3

      IN PROCESS: Identify opportunities to incorporate bike trails within the communities.* *The Rim of the World Active Transportation Plan was adopted in March 2018.

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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.2

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

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      Action Statement C.4

      Develop programs and marketing materials that educate visitors on the natural environment and importance of its protection in order to foster responsible tourist behavior.

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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.6

      Initiate strategies to improve communications with business and develop a Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) program.

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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.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.3

      Partner with the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, United States 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 E.4

      Design and promote materials to educate about identifying and reporting illegal dumping activities.

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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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      Action Statement A.5

      Promote smart, sustainable, low-impact growth and development.

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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.4

      Establish a downtown business improvement district (BID), or similar financing mechanism, to assist in developing improvements to the gateway.

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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 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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    5. 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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    6. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Improve the delivery of essential services to the community
      Action Statement F.2

      Collaborate with the Morongo Basin communities on a regional plan to improve health care services and facilities in the area, emphasizing accessible, state-of-the-art care.

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      Action Statement F.3

      Collaborate with the Morongo Basin Transit Authority to improve bus routing.

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    7. 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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      Action Statement G.5

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

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    8. 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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      Action Statement H.2

      Explore the potential for incorporation.

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

      Re-establish Pioneer Days.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Strengthen communication through the community
      Action Statement A.2

      Enhance notification efforts on local issues.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Maintain local control of water
      Action Statement B.1

      Construct water capture infrastructure in the Rancho Cucamonga Channel.

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      Action Statement B.2

      Review state laws and San Antonio Water Company bylaws.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Investigate a variety of ways local property owners may control water, such as maintaining minimum shares at ¼, limiting sale of water to non-local property owners, allowing shareholders to sell or lease excess water shares as available.

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    3. 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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      Action Statement C.2

      Encourage the County to mail all communications to all residents of San Antonio Heights, which may be accomplished by coordinating distribution of notifications with water bill.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Create economic development opportunities
      Action Statement A.2

      Collaborate with San Bernardino County to take advantage of the future planned High Desert Corridor to capitalize on development opportunities presented from increased access to El Mirage.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve the park and enhance community
      Action Statement B.1

      Advocate to the County Board of Supervisors to ensure the MAC board is representative of the all of El Mirage.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Develop a working relationship with San Bernardino County Special Districts to improve the effectiveness of County Service Area 70.

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    3. 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 A - Improve the overall safety of the community
      Action Statement A.1

      Coordinate with the County to design walkable routes to local schools, Helendale Community Park, and Silver Lakes’ parks to improve pedestrian safety.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Coordinate with the County to improve safety issues caused by Route 66 tourism on National Trails Highway by advocating for speed limit reductions, potential road improvements in high crash areas, targeted traffic enforcement, and an education program in conjunction with Route 66 tourism groups to educate tourists on road safety and high-risk behaviors caused by driver inattention or distraction.

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

      Coordinate with the County to design a corridor plan for National Trails Highway that improves aesthetics, provides wayfinding and addresses safety from Oro Grande through Helendale.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Coordinate with the County to re-evaluate an alternative access to Helendale from Wild Road or Shadow Mountain Road.

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      Action Statement B.4

      Advocate for the County to re-evaluate an access strategy from Helendale to Interstate 15.

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      Action Statement B.5

      Coordinate with the County to re-evaluate a grade separated crossing at Shadow Mountain Road.

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    3. 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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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Attract new development to Helendale while maintaining the existing community character and rural desert lifestyle.
      Action Statement D.1

      Coordinate with the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency (EDA) to market available properties for industrial and commercial development.

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      Action Statement D.2

      Promote the San Bernardino County EDA Business Services website and the California Businesses Portal to business prospects and existing businesses for potential incentives and programs available.

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      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.4

      Develop stronger coordination on planning between the Silver Lakes HOA, Helendale Community Services District and the County.

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

      Advocate to the County to enforce parking violations in Mountain View Acres, especially those of vehicle storage.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Advocate to the HOA to clean up the lake.

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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.1

      PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED: Coordinate with the County Public Works Department and Caltrans to prioritize local roads in need of improvement, to ensure regular maintenance of the road system, and to increase the safety of the community’s roads

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      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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      Action Statement C.4

      PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED: Coordinate with the County, Caltrans, the school district, and other stakeholders to develop a Safe Routes to School Program for Lucerne Valley children.

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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.3

      Coordinate with County Flood Control to improve flood mitigation measures throughout the community and advocate for a stormwater retention basin to effectively capture stormwater runoff or recharge basins.

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      Action Statement D.4

      Coordinate with the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) to have the agency update its analysis of the Lucerne Valley Groundwater Basin.

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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.4

      COMPLETED: Coordinate with the County Public Works Department and the Lucerne Valley Transfer Station to reduce solid waste disposal fees and to expand the types of materials acceptable for disposal.

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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.2

      Coordinate with the County Service Area 29 to convert the community’s street lights to low color temperature LED street lighting.

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      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 C - Improve mobility and reduce vehicle trips through the development of multi-purpose trails that connect key nodes/activity areas within and between the communities
      Action Statement C.3

      PLAN ADOPTED 2018: Coordinate with the Rim of the World Recreation & Park District to implement the Active Transportation Plan.

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Provide a thriving and vibrant local small business environment
      Action Statement F.1

      Coordinate with the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency (EDA) and Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce to expand strategies to improve communications with business and develop Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) program.

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      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.6

      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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      Action Statement F.7

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

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

      IN PROCESS: Identify opportunities for joint-use of facilities with the school district to serve recreation needs.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Coordinate with the San Bernardino County Special Districts to identify improvements at MacKay Park, providing a wider range of age-appropriate facilities, including a senior exercise trail and ballfields.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Provide quality educational opportunities at all levels
      Action Statement C.1

      Establish partnership for joint use of existing public school infrastructure with universities and junior colleges to provide expanded educational opportunities for residents.

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      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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    4. 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.5

      Coordinate with the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency (EDA) and Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce to establish a marketing plan with incentives to attract new businesses to the area.

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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.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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      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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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      Action Statement G.6

      Advocate and coordinate with the County and emergency service providers to create better maps and directional street signs/markings to assist emergency drivers in navigating the communities.

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    8. FOCUS STATEMENT H - Maintain roadway infrastructure and improve traffic flow and vehicle safety within the communities
      Action Statement H.4

      Advocate with the County and Caltrans to regularly maintain public roadways and drainage infrastructure.

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    1. 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.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.5

      Research the designation of Lytle Creek Road as a State Scenic Highway.

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      Action Statement C.6

      Educate residents and businesses about dark skies and guidelines.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Increase resident and community safety
      Action Statement D.3

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

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    3. 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.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 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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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Enhance communication and cooperation with county, state, and federal institutions; especially Los Angeles County
      Action Statement C.1

      Form committee to examine local opinions about construction of an additional antenna or other cellular infrastructure to improve cellular service, and if consensus is reached in favor of improved services, consult with San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency to identify best approach to attract such private investment.

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      Action Statement C.2

      Coordinate with San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, the Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE) to identify appropriate locations for call boxes along Mt Baldy Road and, if viable locations exist, plan for installation.

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      Action Statement C.3

      Convene residents and representatives of Los Angeles and San Bernardino County to learn, share concerns, and discuss opportunities to improve services through a possible Memorandum of Understanding between Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County and addressing the emergency road network, coordination of police response, and coordination of emergency operations.

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      Action Statement C.4

      Work with the San Bernardino County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services to learn about the existing 9-1-1 system, share evidence of address/phone number errors, and discuss methods to correct and maintain the 9-1-1 system database.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Defend community safety including on roads in the forest
      Action Statement E.1

      Meet with City of Glendora, County of Los Angeles County, California Highway Patrol, and the United States Forest Service (USFS) to discuss conditions of Glendora Ridge Road and Glendora Mountain Road to consider how and when to close the roadways during adverse conditions or to permanently close the road for exclusive use by non-motorized pedestrian and bicycle users.

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      Action Statement E.2

      Coordinate with San Bernardino County Public Works on traffic calming options in the village.

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      Action Statement E.3

      Coordinate with San Bernardino County Sheriff and Public Works to study speed of traffic and street racing on Mt Baldy road and work with them to implement strategies to reduce travel speeds using signs and/or other methods where warranted.

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      Action Statement E.4

      Work with San Bernardino County Public Works to identify areas for delineated on-street parking on roadways to improve safety.

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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 A - Establish a Water Plan
      Action Statement A.1

      Encourage the county to adopt a water conservation ordinance.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Establish a fair reporting system and use structure for basin in coordination with the Mojave Water Agency (MWA).

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      Action Statement A.3

      Encourage a partnership between the MWA and the San Bernardino County Water Element Group for increasing and spreading basins.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Encourage honest discourse with MWA and County regarding the water situation.

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      Action Statement A.6

      Construct a catch basin at the Kane Wash.

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      Action Statement A.7

      Construct retention ponds for the areas.

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      Action Statement A.8

      Encourage MWA to monitor and enforce rules for minimal producers.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve public safety; EMS, fire and sheriff.
      Action Statement B.3

      Establish primary and back-up emergency communication systems.

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      Action Statement B.6

      Construct access across the Mojave River at Harvard Street for emergency service calls.

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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.5

      Coordinate a comprehensive review of zoning and circulation.

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

      Coordinate with Caltrans and the County to pave roads with the next freeway cut.

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      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.1

      Advocate to the County to increase sheriff patrols in the area.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Collaborate with County Code Enforcement to educate citizens about county codes.

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      Action Statement A.4

      Coordinate with County Public Works and Caltrans to maintain public roads.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Increase community and county communication.

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      Action Statement A.6

      Improve public transportation options for the area.

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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.3

      Coordinate with the Oro Grande School District to add crossing guards at State Street and Olive Street and 3rd Street.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Advocate to the County Public Works Department to lower the speed limit on National Trails Highway between Polish Lane and Walton Drive.

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      Action Statement A.6

      Advocate to the County Public Works Department to install signage and or road markings for speed reduction at the entrance to Oro Grande on National Trails Highway at Walton Drive.

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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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      Action Statement B.3

      Collaborate with the Sheriff’s Department and the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership to provide services to those experiencing homelessness in Oro Grande.

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      Action Statement B.5

      Advocate to the County Department of Public Health to schedule the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Mobile Medical Clinic for regular stops in Oro Grande.

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    3. 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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      Action Statement C.2

      Advocate with our County Supervisor to conduct a study on water supply, quality, cost, and transparency and provide recommendations for further action.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Improve services and generate community pride
      Action Statement D.2

      Collaborate with CSA 42 and County Solid Waste Management to schedule large item/bulk pick-up.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Celebrate and maintain the rural character of Phelan Piñon Hills.
      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 - 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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    3. 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.5

      Enhance the enforcement programs for illegal use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) on public and private roads.

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    4. 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.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.1

      Collaborate with County Code Enforcement to address illegal dumping and sub-standard housing.

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      Action Statement A.3

      Collaborate with County Public Health Department to provide healthcare services for the residents.

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      Action Statement A.4

      Advocate to the County Public Works Department for road maintenance on County-maintained roads.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Improve public transportation in the community.

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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.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.1

      Meet with County Sheriff to discuss safety issues.

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      Action Statement C.3

      Discuss addition of Street Lights through a Special District.

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      Action Statement C.4

      Meet with County Code Enforcement to rehabilitate substandard housing.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Clean up the community
      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.5

      Establish a façade improvement program to improve community buildings.

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

      IN PROCESS: Advocate for San Bernardino County to adopt and enforce “Dark Skies” requirements for buildings and outdoor lighting to minimize light pollution.

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      Action Statement A.2

      Collaborate with San Bernardino County Land Use Services to develop and adopt design guidelines that reflect the unique characteristics of the community, and will lead to residential and nonresidential buildings that are compatible to the architectural style within Homestead Valley.

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      Action Statement A.4

      IN PROCESS: Collaborate with San Bernardino County Land Use Services as it develops a draft short-term rental ordinance for the County.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Advocate to San Bernardino County Land Use Services to review the Rural Residential zoning in Homestead Valley, and revise the zoning designation as needed to be more responsive to community values and priorities, including preventing large-scale industrial and solar developments.

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      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 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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      Action Statement B.3

      IN PROCESS: Support the San Bernardino County Sherriff’s Department Citizens on Patrol program by assisting with volunteer recruitment to increase patrols and to monitor vacant properties for any issues, e.g., trespassing, illegal dumping.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Improve transportation options and road conditions in Homestead Valley
      Action Statement D.2

      Partner with Caltrans and the County on a project to install new and more readable street name signs and street markings to improve navigation and restore degraded existing street signs and markings as needed.*

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    4. 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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      Action Statement E.4

      Partner with the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency to support local business ownership and investment to attract new small businesses and to enable growth of existing small businesses that are consistent with the community.*

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    5. 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 A - Preserve the historic western themed rural lifestyle
      Action Statement A.7

      Protect, maintain, and expand open spaces in the community.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the delivery of essential services to the community
      Action Statement A.2

      Advocate to County Fire to explore options to re-open the Wonder Valley Fire Station.

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    2. 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.3

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

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  • Goals
    1. Goal GV-1 Decision Processes

      Decision making that implements the Countywide Plan in a clear and consistent manner

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Goal GV-4 Budgeting and Fiscal Sustainability

      An easily understood, transparent, and accountable finance system that implements the Countywide Plan, safeguards the County’s assets, and maintains the public’s trust and confidence.

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    5. Goal GV-5 Training and Feedback

      A system and process that facilitates updates to the Countywide Plan and the Board’s priorities, by tracking progress toward Policy Plan Goals and measuring the effectiveness of implementation objectives.

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    6. Goal GV-6 Communication and Participation

      Informed and connected leaders, staff, and public through transparent, frequent, and effective communication.

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    Policies
    1. Policy GV-1.1 Consistency With Policies and Priorities

      We require that staff recommendations to the Board of Supervisors be consistent with: the Countywide Plan; the Board’s priorities; other County strategic plans, master plans, and other long term planning documents; and the parts of the Countywide Vision that are within the authority and responsibility of the County.

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    2. Policy GV-1.2 Long-Term Benefit

      When considering and evaluating short term opportunities, we prioritize those that best move the County towards its long-term Countywide Plan goals and adds long-term value.

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    3. Policy GV-1.3 Policy Plan Amendments

      We will consider approving amendments to the Policy Plan only when the following conditions are met:

      A. The proposed change is and will be fiscally neutral or positive.

      B. The proposed change can be adequately served by public facilities and will not negatively impact existing level of service or the ability to provide future development with County services.

      C. Amendments that do not meet the conditions in A or B above may still be considered for approval if the amendment is needed to satisfy state or federal mandates (for example: state housing laws), or to enact new policy decisions consistent with the Countywide Vision.

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    4. Policy GV-1.4 Data Use for Decisions and Regulations

      We make decisions and adopt regulations based on the best data available. In order to determine the quality of data, we evaluate the legitimacy of the data source, accuracy, timeliness, resolution, and completeness.

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    5. 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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    6. Policy GV-2.2 Recruiting

      We seek to strike a balance between promoting from within, in order to maintain institutional knowledge and employee morale, and the need to seek external sources, who may bring in new perspectives and skills.

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    7. Policy GV-3.1 Board of Supervisors Priorities

      We set priorities and direct timely actions for implementing the Countywide Plan through periodic adoption of Board of Supervisors priorities.

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    8. Policy GV-3.2 Related Planning

      We implement the Countywide Plan through strategic plans, master plans, and/or other long-term plans adopted and maintained by County agencies, departments, and divisions, consistent with the Policy Plan.

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    9. Policy GV-3.3 Tools

      We create and maintain systems, procedures and technology that leverage County resources and state and federal funding to implement the Countywide Plan.

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    10. Policy GV-3.4 Private Sector

      We recognize the importance of private sector and nongovernmental organizations in helping implement the Countywide Plan, and we structure regulations and procedures to facilitate their role in implementation.

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    11. 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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    12. Policy GV-3.6 Data Maintenance

      We regularly update County-maintained datasets as resources permit, and we encourage other agencies and organizations to regularly update their data that the County uses for decision making.

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    13. Policy GV-4.1 Balanced Budget

      We adopt an annual budget that is balanced inclusive of carry-over fund balances and reserves. We only use one-time funds for ongoing operational cost as part of a larger plan to balance ongoing revenues and expenses over a multi-year period.

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    14. Policy GV-4.2 Fiscal Impact Disclosure

      We require requests for Board of Supervisors action to disclose the full fiscal impacts, including direct and indirect costs, to ensure that all decisions are fiscally sustainable. Proposals for projects or programs requesting County support or funding must also disclose whether County support or funding is required to maintain the project or continue the program in the future.

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    15. Policy GV-4.3 Assessment of Risk

      We require a thorough exploration and analysis of the short and long term risks associated with recommendations for Board actions on County commitments.

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    16. Policy GV-4.4 Resource Allocation

      We consider the complete comparative context of all County needs and responsibilities when making resource allocation decisions.

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    17. Policy GV-4.5 District Considerations

      We allocate resources, while acting as a body of the whole, for their highest and best use within the County. Each Supervisor is responsible for communicating the needs and opportunities within their District to the body, so that they can be given appropriate consideration by the entire Board in this process.

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    18. Policy GV-4.6 Budget Forecasts

      We forecast revenues for the annual budget based on historical trends analysis of federal, state, and local economic projections, and an assessment of economic, demographic, business cycle, and other factors. We conservatively estimate and budget revenue sources that tend to be volatile and most sensitive to changes in the economy. We specify the assumptions underlying our forecast and adjust such assumptions based on actual performance.

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    19. Policy GV-4.7 Property Tax Revenue Stabilization

      We appropriate anticipated property tax revenue growth, in excess of the lesser of eight percent or the average annualized rate of growth of actual revenues, to an ongoing revenue stabilization set-aside contingency.

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    20. Policy GV-4.8 Prop 172 Revenue Stabilization

      We set aside any Prop 172 revenue in excess of the lesser of eight percent or the average annualized rate of growth of actual revenues, to an ongoing Prop 172 revenue stabilization set-aside contingency.

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    21. Policy GV-4.9 Program Efficiency

      We prioritize efficiency and economy in the provision of County services, and we measure and evaluate performance to encourage productivity improvements.

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    22. 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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    23. Policy GV-4.11 Cost Recovery

      We annually review and update the full direct- and indirect-costs of providing County services, and we establish and annually update fees or charges to recover the full cost of County services.

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    24. 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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    25. Policy GV-4.13 Retirement System Funding Reserve

      For savings resulting from negative Unfunded Accrued Actuarial Liability contribution rates, we prioritize setting aside these savings in reserve for reduction of any existing pension obligation bonds or in reserve against future rate increases.

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    26. Policy GV-4.14 Risk Management

      We maintain an 80 percent confidence level in all risk management self-insurance funds as determined by a yearly actuarial study.

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    27. Policy GV-4.15 Funding Municipal Services

      We seek to reduce and ultimately eliminate the ongoing subsidization of municipal services in unincorporated areas.

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    28. Policy GV-5.1 Data-Influenced Decisions

      We maintain a tracking and feedback system to provide meaningful data and useful information to influence public decisions.

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    29. Policy GV-5.2 Awareness

      We monitor external forces impacting San Bernardino County to build on their positive impacts and to ameliorate their negative impacts.

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    30. Policy GV-5.3 Proactive Approach

      We shall seek to influence external factors impacting San Bernardino County sooner rather than later.

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    31. 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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    32. Policy GV-6.3 Regular Communication

      We foster an organizational culture that communicates regularly and proactively with customers, employees, and stakeholders.

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    33. 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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    34. 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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