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  • Policies
    1. Policy LU-4.8 Public gathering spaces

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

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    2. Policy LU-4.9 CPTED

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

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    3. Policy LU-5.1 Military land use compatibility

      We coordinate with military stakeholders to ensure compatible land uses in areas where military operations on or off installations could affect public health and safety, or where civilian activities could have an impact on current or future military operations. We will coordinate with military stakeholders to resolve existing land use conflicts and protect public safety in the Military Influence Overlay.

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  • Goals
    1. Goal H-3 Housing and Neighborhood Quality

      Neighborhoods that protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community, and enhance public and private efforts in maintaining, reinvesting in, and upgrading the existing housing stock.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy IU-5.5 Energy and fuel facilities

      We encourage the development and upgrade of energy and regional fuel facilities in areas that do not pose significant environmental or public health and safety hazards, and in a manner that is compatible with military operations and local community identity.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy TM-4.6 Transit access to public service, health, and wellness

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

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  • Goals
    1. Goal PP-4 Emergency Preparedness and Recovery

      A reduced risk of and impact from injury, loss of life, property damage, and economic and social disruption resulting from emergencies, natural disasters, and potential changes in climate.

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    Policies
    1. Policy PP-4.5 Vulnerable populations

      We coordinate with and encourage the use of community-based networks to aid vulnerable populations prepare for emergencies and provide assistance with evacuation and recovery.

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    2. Policy PP-4.7 Public outreach and education

      We engage with the community to increase awareness of and preparedness for emergencies and natural disasters.

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  • Goals
    1. GOAL NR-1 AIR QUALITY

      Air quality that promotes health and wellness of residents in San Bernardino County through improvements in locally-generated emissions

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  • Policies
    1. Policy RE-3.6

      Encourage renewable energy facilities to meet community goals, including supporting community health, wellness, and recreational needs.

      • RE 3.6.1: Include opportunities to incorporate public art and encourage design features that provide screening in renewable energy facilities on public spaces, nonresidential facilities, and multi-family buildings.
      • RE 3.6.2: Encourage the use of renewable energy facilities as shade structures in parks and community centers, and over parking lots and parking structures.
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  • Goals
    1. Goal HW-1 Health and Social Wellness

      Supportive public facilities and services that assist and guide individuals to achieve and sustain self-sufficiency, social stability, and excellent physical and behavioral health and wellness.

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    2. Goal HW-2 Education

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

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    3. Goal HW-3 Community Development

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

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    Policies
    1. Policy HW-1.1 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-1.2 Cultural humility and inclusion

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

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Policy HW-1.8 Assistance for veterans

      We invest in services to assist veterans and their families countywide connect with service providers and apply for benefits from federal, state, and local governmental agencies.

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    9. Policy HW-1.9 Homelessness

      We address homelessness by coordinating a comprehensive countywide network of service delivery and by focusing on transitional and permanent supportive housing for the homeless, including the chronically homeless and near-homeless families and individuals.

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    10. Policy HW-1.10 Safety net

      We use state and federal funding to provide a safety net of services that provides temporary, transitional, and ongoing assistance to protect those most vulnerable.

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    11. Policy HW-1.11 Insurance and medical services

      We collaborate with other public agencies, non-profit organizations, and private health and wellness service providers to facilitate residents obtaining medical insurance, vaccines and preventative care, behavioral health, and treatments, through private service providers, County health and wellness facilities, and public programs.

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    12. 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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    13. Policy HW-1.13 Health care professional capacity

      We collaborate with other public agencies, non-profit organizations, and private health and wellness service providers to ensure that an adequate number of medical, behavioral, and dental health professionals serve residents countywide, with an emphasis on health care professional shortage areas.

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    14. Policy HW-1.14 Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

      We provide quality general and specialty health care services, operate medical residency programs, conduct community outreach and wellness programs, and act as a safety-net hospital for the countywide under-insured and uninsured. We also leverage ARMC as an economic asset to stimulate the local economy and attract investment and professionals from outside the county.

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    15. Policy HW-2.2 Land use compatibility for schools

      We prioritize the safety and security of public schools in unincorporated areas by minimizing incompatible land uses near instructional facilities. We encourage school districts to place new schools where existing and planned land uses are compatible.

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    16. Policy HW-2.3 Superintendent support

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

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    17. Policy HW-2.4 Health and enrichment programs

      We provide additional support for school districts for nutrition, physical activity, arts, and other enrichment programs, commensurate with the availability of grants and other funding resources.

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    18. Policy HW-3.2 Building social capital

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

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    19. Policy HW-3.3 Public libraries

      We operate public libraries in unincorporated areas and contract cities/towns to provide programs and facilities that ensure equitable access to information and digital technology, provide places and activities for people to connect with other people, promote literacy and reading for pleasure for children and adults, and foster a culture of creativity, innovation, and collaboration. We invest in the modernization and expansion of public library facilities as adequate funding is available.

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    20. Policy HW-3.4 Public museums

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

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    21. Policy HW-3.5 Arts and culture

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

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

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

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    23. Policy HW-3.7 Attracting local-serving businesses

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

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    24. Policy HW-3.8 Attracting leisure and entertainment

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

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    25. 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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    Related Materials
    1. Policy Maps HW-1 Educational Facilities (PDF | WEB)
    2. Policy Maps HW-2 Public Facilities (PDF | WEB)
  • 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-3.2 Studying and monitoring

      We coordinate with state and regional regulatory entities to monitor pollution exposure, publicize pollution data, and identify solutions in unincorporated environmental justice focus areas. We work with state and regional regulatory entities to pursue grant funding to study cumulative health risks affecting such areas.

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    2. Policy HZ-3.8 Indoor Air Quality

      We educate and raise awareness in unincorporated environmental justice focus areas about indoor air quality, and we pursue grant funding to address asthma and other respiratory illnesses.

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    3. Policy HZ-3.11 Public Health

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

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    4. Policy HZ-3.12 Barriers to physical activity

      We prioritize identification of appropriate remedies to improve and remove, where feasible, barriers to outdoor physical activity, such as inadequate infrastructure, when doing County projects in environmental justice focus areas, with particular emphasis in addressing the types of health and mobility issues identified in the Hazard Element tables.

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    5. Policy HZ-3.13 Safe routes to school

      We work with our regional transportation authority, school districts and local law enforcement to ensure that schools have safe walking and bicycling routes to school. In applying for Safe Routes to School grants, we will prioritize schools that are either located in the environmental justice focus areas, or serve children residing in environmental justice focus areas.

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    6. Policy HZ-3.15 Food access

      We increase access to healthy food in underserved areas by promoting local food production, community gardens, and urban farms in agricultural zoning districts or on vacant or underutilized lands. We also encourage existing and new small grocery or convenience stores to sell fresh foods in underserved areas. We require the County Healthy Communities Program to prioritize environmental justice communities for technical assistance and grant making, and ensure that residents of environmental justice communities are provided educational materials related to food assistance programs, healthy eating habits and food choices.

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    7. Policy HZ- 3.16 Notification

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Reduce incidence of health issues related to air quality by providing or expanding targeted programs—such as expansion of the breath-mobile, in-home health consultations, and air filters for sensitive receptors.
      Action Statement F.1

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the quality of our built environment to enhance community health, safety, neighborhood character, and the image of our business corridors.
      Action Statement A.3

      Construct public restrooms in two locations accessible to people arriving to the east end of the Big Bear Valley. If permanent restrooms are infeasible due to maintenance costs, install portable restrooms during peak visitor seasons, including three-day holiday weekends.

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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.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.1

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

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      Action Statement C.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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    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.3

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

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

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve housing options for Baker residents
      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.4

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

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      Action Statement B.5

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

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

      Continue efforts to establish a medical clinic in Baker.

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      Action Statement C.2

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

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      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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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Enhance and expand connectivity to regional open space and recreational areas.
      Action Statement D.1

      Establish a non-vehicular mobility plan to advocate for additional bike paths and pedestrian paths that connect to existing and proposed regional trail networks.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Provide a unified downtown area that is active and thriving
      Action Statement A.2

      Install improved lighting in public spaces to promote activity and deter crime.

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      Action Statement A.4

      Construct sidewalks and additional or improved parking, to enhance safety and efficiency in business 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.4

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

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      Action Statement B.5

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

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      Action Statement B.6

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

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Create affordable outdoor recreation activities that capitalize on the natural environment, attract visitors, and provide entertainment for residents while also reducing the associated impacts to the communities
      Action Statement C.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.3

      Provide signage, maps, and other informational materials that identify trails and amenities.

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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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      Action Statement C.6

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

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Provide a thriving and vibrant local small business environment
      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.5

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

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

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

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      Action Statement F.2

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

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

      Prioritize and develop community recreational facilities such as a community cultural center, an open space venue for live performances, and/or a dog park.

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      Action Statement G.2

      Advocate for substantial improvements to the Joshua Tree Library.

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      Action Statement G.3

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

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

      Construct a community library and computer center.

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      Action Statement C.2

      Develop more community activities such as music concerts, art exhibitions, cultural events, and outdoor recreation programs.

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      Action Statement C.5

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

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

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

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      Action Statement A.2

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

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      Action Statement A.3

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

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

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

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      Action Statement B.3

      Encourage safe animal keeping through educational programs and partnerships.

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

      Increase participation in the neighborhood watch program throughout the community.

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

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

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      Action Statement E.2

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

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

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

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      Action Statement F.3

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

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

      Enhance notification efforts on local issues.

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      Action Statement A.3

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

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

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

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      Action Statement B.4

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

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      Action Statement B.5

      Develop and host community events and activities, such as movies in the park and fun activities for youth, to improve the recreational and cultural offerings within the community.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Develop a sense of community pride
      Action Statement C.1

      Coordinate with the MAC to provide for activities for youth during MAC meetings or provide for an additional meeting to coordinate with area youth on activities and issues that they face.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Maintain and enhance Helendale’s aesthetic value
      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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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve open space and recreational opportunities for Helendale residents
      Action Statement E.1

      Continue the development of, and expand upon, a parks and recreation program that is for all Helendale residents, including completing development of Helendale Community Park.

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      Action Statement E.3

      Enhance recreation programs for youth as well as programs for life-long learning

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      Action Statement E.4

      Create a little league park and practice fields.

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      Action Statement E.5

      Establish more family-friendly programming such as “Movies in the Park”.

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      Action Statement E.6

      Construct a community gym with workout facilities and an indoor pool.

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      Action Statement E.8

      Coordinate with the Helendale School District on a joint use agreement in order to expand before and after school activities for youth.

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      Action Statement E.9

      Establish a public access computer center with internet access.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve the delivery of essential services such as police and fire to the community
      Action Statement E.3

      COMPLETED: Advocate for improved health care services for the community with a near-term focus on attracting a mobile medical clinic staffed with a nurse practitioner for regularly scheduled visits to Lucerne Valley.

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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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    2. 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.2

      IN PROCESS: Provide better senior programs and activities on a level comparable to those provided to in other neighboring communities.

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      Action Statement F.3

      Enhance appreciation for the desert in school age children by partnering with local organizations and land trusts to develop a desert education program that studies the natural environment, geology, history, etc. and incorporates field trips.

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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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    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 B - Reduce the impacts associated with seasonal visitors and tourist activities
      Action Statement B.4

      Provide readily available 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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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Preserve the unique natural environment
      Action Statement D.1

      Coordinate with the local schools and other youth organizations to develop a program focused on educating children regarding the natural environment and its protection.

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

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Develop and improve parks and recreational facilities and services for all ages
      Action Statement B.1

      Identify recreation needs, including facilities and programs, by working with residents from all age groups and abilities.

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      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.4

      Identify opportunities for a variety of recreational activities and amenities such as walking, hiking, horseback riding, biking, off-highway vehicles (OHVs), tennis courts, ballfields, and open space areas.

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    2. 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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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Provide a thriving and vibrant local small business environment
      Action Statement D.6

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Manage and improve open space recreational resources.
      Action Statement B.1

      Working with the U.S. Forest Service, provide adequate bilingual signage to instruct people on the rules and regulations in recreating in Lytle Creek Canyon.

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      Action Statement B.2

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

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      Action Statement B.3

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

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

      Protect and manage future access to the community.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Encourage community education, outreach and concierge service
      Action Statement E.2

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Promote and enhance responsible use of natural resources
      Action Statement A.2

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

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      Action Statement A.3

      Advocate with the United States Forest Service (USFS) to require permits for use of high volume trails.

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      Action Statement A.4

      Collaborate with the USFS to design and construct wayfinding signage to guide locals and visitors on recreational trails.

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

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

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      Action Statement C.4

      Work with incumbent utilities to improve internet services.

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      Action Statement C.9

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

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      Action Statement C.10

      Establish a community calendar to organize and schedule community events.

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      Action Statement C.11

      Coordinate desert tour trips.

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

      Host more community events throughout the year.

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      Action Statement D.7

      Establish a grant writing team.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve public infrastructure
      Action Statement E.5

      Coordinate improvements for broadband service.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Maintain a clean community.
      Action Statement F.4

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve community safety and reduce crime
      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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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Improve services and generate community pride
      Action Statement D.1

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

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      Action Statement D.7

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

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

      Establish programs for organized livestock education for community members.

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

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

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

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

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      Action Statement E.2

      Protect and develop equestrian, walking, bicycle, and multi-use trails using dedicated easements (utility and drainage) or connecting to existing destinations (e.g. parks, trails, etc.).

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Increase community involvement in community beautification and social cohesion
      Action Statement F.4

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

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    5. FOCUS STATEMENT G - Improve traffic flow and vehicular safety
      Action Statement G.2

      Investigate traffic safety at major intersections and in areas susceptible to vehicle/pedestrian conflict in conjunction with a Safe Routes to School Program.

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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.3

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Clean up the community
      Action Statement A.6

      Construct and implement a community garden program.

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      Action Statement A.7

      Engage community youth to participate and volunteer in community service and programs.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Provide greater access to important services for Homestead Valley residents and businesses
      Action Statement C.1

      Work with regional medical institutions, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health, and community groups to establish a mobile medical center that visits Homestead Valley on a regular basis.*

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

      Advocate for periodic health care services through a mobile medical clinic and mental health services.

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

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

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      Action Statement C.3

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

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