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  • Policies
    1. Policy LU-1.2 Infill development

      We prefer new development to take place on existing vacant and underutilized lots where public services and infrastructure are available.

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    2. Policy LU-5.2 Military Influence Overlay

      We require conditional use permits for projects within the Military Influence Overlay that could penetrate the defined floor elevation of the military airspace, or that could encroach upon military operations. We consider how development of roads and infrastructure within the Military Influence Overlay will promote growth that might lead to incompatible land use.

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    3. Policy LU-5.5 Transportation and infrastructure

      We consider military needs for operations and training when planning and improving local and regional transportation and infrastructure systems.

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    4. 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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    5. 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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  • Policies
    1. Policy H-2.6 Critical infrastructure

      We ensure that the efficient provision of critical infrastructure accompanies residential development and the building of complete communities, and ensure that the costs are fairly apportioned to the development community.

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    2. Policy H-3.1 Public Services, amenities, and safety

      We support the provision of adequate and fiscally sustainable public services, infrastructure, open space, non-motorized transportation routes, and public safety for neighborhoods in the unincorporated area.

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    3. Policy H-5.2 Local and regional infrastructure

      We support the integrated planning and provision of appropriate infrastructure (including water, sewer, stormwater, and roadways) to create more livable residential environments. This effort will contain:
      • Cooperation with the San Bernardino Local Agency Formation Commission and service providers in service planning
      • Coordination of capital improvement planning efforts with cities and through the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority
      • Review minimum improvement standards for rural areas in the update of the County development code
      • Coordination with the Southern California Association of Governments to include transportation improvements into the regional transportation plan

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  • Goals
    1. Goal IU-1 Water Supply

      Water supply and infrastructure are sufficient for the needs of residents and businesses and are resilient to drought

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    2. Goal IU-2 Wastewater Treatment and Disposal

      Residents and businesses in unincorporated areas have safe and sanitary systems for wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal

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    3. Goal IU-3 Stormwater Drainage

      A regional stormwater drainage backbone and local stormwater facilities in unincorporated areas that reduce the risk of flooding

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    4. Goal IU-4 Solid Waste

      Adequate regional landfill capacity that provides for the safe disposal of solid waste, and efficient waste diversion and collection for unincorporated areas.

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    5. Goal IU-5 Power and Communications

      Unincorporated area residents and businesses have access to reliable power and communication systems

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    Policies
    1. Policy IU-1.1 Water supply

      We require that new development be connected to a public water system or a County-approved well to ensure a clean and resilient supply of potable water, even during cases of prolonged drought.

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    2. Policy IU-1.2 Water for military installations

      We collaborate with military installations to avoid impacts on military training and operations from groundwater contamination and inadequate groundwater supply.

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    3. Policy IU-1.3 Recycled water

      We promote the use of recycled water for landscaping, groundwater recharge, direct potable reuse, and other applicable uses in order to supplement groundwater supplies.

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    4. Policy IU-1.4 Greywater

      We support the use of greywater systems for non‐potable purposes.

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    5. Policy IU-1.5 Agricultural water use

      We encourage water-efficient irrigation and the use of non-potable and recycled water for agricultural uses.

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    6. Policy IU-1.6 User fees

      For water systems operated by County Special Districts, we establish user fees that cover operation and maintenance costs and set aside adequate reserves for capital upgrades and improvements.

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    7. Policy IU-1.7 Areas vital for groundwater recharge

      We allow new development on areas vital for groundwater recharge when stormwater management facilities are installed onsite and maintained to infiltrate predevelopment levels of stormwater into the ground.

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    8. Policy IU-1.8 Groundwater management coordination

      We collaborate with watermasters, groundwater sustainability agencies, water purveyors, and other government agencies to ensure groundwater basins are being sustainably managed. We discourage new development when it would create or aggravate groundwater overdraft conditions, land subsidence, or other “undesirable results” as defined in the California Water Code. We require safe yields for groundwater sources covered by the Desert Groundwater Management Ordinance.

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    9. Policy IU-1.9 Water conservation

      We encourage water conserving site design and the use of water conserving fixtures, and advocate for the adoption and implementation of water conservation strategies by water service agencies. For existing County-owned facilities, we incorporate design elements, building materials, fixtures, and landscaping that reduce water consumption, as funding is available.

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    10. Policy IU-1.10 Connected systems

      We encourage local water distribution systems to interconnect with regional and other local systems, where feasible, to assist in the transfer of water resources during droughts and emergencies.

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    11. Policy IU-1.11 Water storage and conveyance

      We assist in development of additional water storage and conveyance facilities to create a resilient regional water supply system, when it is cost effective for County-owned water and stormwater systems.

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    12. Policy IU-2.1 Minimum parcel size

      We require new lots smaller than one-half acre to be served by a sewer system. We may require sewer service for larger lot sizes depending on local soil and groundwater conditions, and the County’s Local Area Management Program.

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    13. Policy IU-2.2 User fees

      For wastewater systems operated by County Special Districts, we establish user fees that cover operation and maintenance costs and set aside adequate reserves for capital upgrades and improvements.

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    14. Policy IU-2.3 Shared wastewater facilities for recycled water

      We encourage an expansion of recycled water agreements between wastewater entities to share and/or create connections between wastewater systems to expand the use of recycled water.

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    15. Policy IU-3.1 Regional flood control

      We maintain a regional flood control system and regularly evaluate the need for and implement upgrades based on changing land coverage and hydrologic conditions in order to manage and reduce flood risk. We require any public and private projects proposed anywhere in the county to address and mitigate any adverse impacts on the carrying capacity and stormwater velocity of regional stormwater drainage systems.

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    16. Policy IU-3.2 Local flood control

      We require new development to install and maintain stormwater management facilities that maintain predevelopment hydrology and hydraulic conditions.

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    17. Policy IU-3.3 Recreational use

      We prefer that stormwater facilities be designed and maintained to allow for regional open space and safe recreation use without compromising the ability to provide flood risk reduction.

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    18. Policy IU-3.4 Natural floodways

      We retain existing natural floodways and watercourses on County-controlled floodways, including natural channel bottoms, unless hardening and channelization is the only feasible way to manage flood risk. On floodways not controlled by the County, we encourage the retention of natural floodways and watercourses. Our priority is to reduce flood risk, but we also strive to protect wildlife corridors, prevent loss of critical habitat, and improve the amount and quality of surface water and groundwater resources.

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    19. Policy IU-3.5 Fair share requirements

      We require new development to pay its fair share of capital costs to maintain adequate capacity of the County’s regional flood control systems.

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    20. Policy IU-4.1 Landfill capacity

      We maintain a minimum ongoing landfill capacity of 15 years to serve unincorporated waste disposal needs.

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    21. Policy IU-4.2 Transfer stations

      We locate and operate transfer stations based on overall system efficiency.

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    22. Policy IU-4.3 Waste diversion

      We shall meet or exceed state waste diversion requirements, augment future landfill capacity, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and use of natural resources through the reduction, reuse, or recycling of solid waste.

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    23. Policy IU-4.4 Landfill funding

      We require sufficient fees for use of County landfills to cover capital costs; ongoing operation, maintenance, and closure costs of existing landfills; and the costs and liabilities associated with closed landfills.

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    24. Policy IU-5.1 Electricity and natural gas service

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

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

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

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    26. Policy IU-5.3 Underground facilities

      We encourage new and relocated power and communication facilities to be located underground when feasible, particularly in the Mountain and Desert regions.

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    27. Policy IU-5.4 Electric transmission lines

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

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    28. 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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    29. Policy IU-5.6 Dig once approach

      We encourage infrastructure, telecommunication, and utility planning and projects to coordinate so that improvements are made concurrently or in such a manner that minimizes disruption to rights-of-way and reduces costs.

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    Related Materials
    1. Policy Maps IU-1 Water Service Wholesale Provider (PDF | WEB)
    2. Policy Maps IU-2 Groundwater Basins (PDF | WEB)
    3. Policy Maps IU-3 Wastewater Treatment Facilities (PDF | WEB)
    4. Policy Maps IU-4 Regional Flood Control Facilities (PDF | WEB)
    5. Policy Maps IU-5 Waste Disposal & Landfills (PDF | WEB)
    6. Policy Maps IU-6 Natural Gas Service (PDF | WEB)
    7. Policy Maps IU-7 Electric Utility Service (PDF | WEB)
  • Policies
    1. Policy RE-3.2

      Encourage community-oriented renewable energy (CORE) generation that primarily serves local uses in the county.

      • RE 3.2.1: Specific standards shall be established and maintained for community-oriented RE generation facilities appropriate to the Valley, Desert, and Mountain regions.
      • RE 3.2.2: Encourage through the regulatory system the establishment of local and regional organizations to pursue community-oriented RE production and storage.
      • RE 3.2.3: CORE facilities shall be designed primarily to meet the needs of the local users, with an adequate overage margin to meet peak demands and defray the cost of the systems.
      • RE 3.2.3: Encourage utilities and developers to establish community-shared solar programs that allow residents and businesses to purchase shares of the output of RE generation facilities to offset their electricity bills.
      • RE 3.2.4: Provide information and educational opportunities in the Countywide Plan Community Development Tool Kit for local organizations pursuing the acquisition of Community-Oriented Renewable Energy (CORE).
      • RE 3.2.5: Encourage utilization of micro-grid technologies to support the principle of “local production primarily for local consumption,” to enhance local energy security and to improve local costs of living and commerce.
      • RE 3.2.6: Apply minimal discretion in the permit approval process for CORE facilities.
      • RE 3.2.7: Encourage infrastructure, net metering and regulatory systems that support CORE facilities.
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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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  • Policies
    1. Policy HZ-1.6 Critical and essential facility location

      We require new critical and essential facilities to be located outside of hazard areas, whenever feasible.

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    2. Policy HZ-1.7 Underground utilities

      We require that underground utilities be designed to withstand seismic forces, accommodate ground settlement, and hardened to fire risk.

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    3. Policy HZ-1.10 Energy independence

      We encourage new residential development to include rooftop solar energy systems and battery storage systems that can provide backup electrical service during temporary power outages.

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    4. Policy HZ-3.7 Well Water Testing

      In unincorporated environmental justice focus areas that are not served by public water systems, we periodically test well water for contamination, identify potential funding sources, and, where feasible, provide technical assistance to implement necessary improvements, with particular emphasis in addressing the types of contamination identified in the Hazard Element tables.

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    5. Policy HZ-3.9 Public improvements and services

      In directing discretionary investments in County provided public facilities, infrastructure, and services in unincorporated communities, we prioritize investments that also address environmental conditions identified in the Hazard Element tables.

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    Related Materials
    1. Policy Maps HZ-10 Environmental Justice & Legacy Communities (PDF | WEB)
    1. 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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    2. 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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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Enhance pedestrian safety and mobility along Mentone Boulevard (Highway 38).
      Action Statement B.2

      Identify and advocate for improvements along major roadways in Mentone that are impacted by development activities outside of the community.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve public safety, health and welfare within the community.
      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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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Organize the community to promote increased access to communication technologies
      Action Statement B.3

      Explore feasibility of expanding tower facilities and/or locating a new facility within Forest Service lands.

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      Action Statement B.4

      Explore possibility of improving bandwidth to community.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Clean up the community
      Action Statement D.1

      Maintain chipper service and green bins two times a year.

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      Action Statement D.4

      Provide bear proof trash containers for the entire community.

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      Action Statement D.5

      Provide trash cans for the restaurant and store area.

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    1. 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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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve public safety
      Action Statement E.4

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

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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.2

      Promote water conservation as an essential part of living in the desert.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Maintain the rural desert lifestyle and character
      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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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve roads and other public infrastructure throughout the community while preserving the desert landscape and rural character
      Action Statement E.3

      Encourage rapid maintenance of key roadways immediately following storm events.

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      Action Statement E.4

      Embrace the Complete Streets approach to the construction and operation of the community’s transportation network, balancing the needs of all modes of travel.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Clean up Dagget
      Action Statement A.1

      Provide free community trash pickup day(s) that include dumpsters placed within the community.

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      Action Statement A.3

      Establish a permanent dump site.

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    1. 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.2

      Coordinate and implement a large item trash pickup and dump day quarterly.

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    1. 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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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve communications between San Antonio Heights and the County
      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.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 C - Develop a sense of community pride
      Action Statement C.3

      Encourage residents to replace mail boxes for security and beautification.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the overall safety of the community
      Action Statement A.6

      Enhance the bridge across the Mojave River on Vista Road to meet minimum ADA criteria for pedestrian access.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve the visibility and access to Helendale from Route 66 and Interstate 15
      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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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Maintain and enhance Helendale’s aesthetic value
      Action Statement C.3

      Design a recycled water system for irrigation and landscaping.

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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.5

      Coordinate with the CSD and incumbent utilities, such as Frontier, to provide higher speed internet access for Helendale residents including broadband internet (20Mbps or higher) and public hotspots.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve quality of life concerns
      Action Statement A.4

      Advocate to the HOA to develop the RV and boat parking/storage facilities as originally planned.

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    1. 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.2

      IN PROCESS: Support the Mojave Basin Area Adjudication as it relates to water production rights.

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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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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve the delivery of essential services such as police and fire to the community
      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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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT G - Strive to make Lucerne Valley energy self-sustainable
      Action Statement G.1

      Promote programs that assist home and business owners with financing energy-efficiency upgrades.

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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.2

      COMPLETED: Provide amenities to support visitors to the area such as parking, restrooms, seating areas, open space, trails connecting key nodes/activity centers, and a visitor information center/kiosks.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Reduce the impacts associated with seasonal visitors and tourist activities
      Action Statement B.1

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

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      Action Statement B.6

      Establish a strategy/implementation plan for large events that proactively considers and responds to challenges associated with a large influx of visitors at one time.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Improve resources to support seasonal visitors and tourist activities in the Lake Arrowhead communities
      Action Statement F.1

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

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      Action Statement F.2

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

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT G - Improve public safety within the Lake Arrowhead communities
      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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    3. 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 A - Increase water availability and accessibility
      Action Statement A.1

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

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      Action Statement A.2

      Construct standalone fire hydrants and blue reflectors at each hydrant location throughout all neighborhoods of Lytle Creek.

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      Action Statement A.3

      Establish a map of fire-fighting water resources.

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      Action Statement A.4

      Explore grants for water storage programs or a Lytle Creek fire hydrant study.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Provide information about water availability for short-term needs.

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      Action Statement A.6

      Improve fire hydrant networking.

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      Action Statement A.7

      Provide well drilling assistance to residents in need and outreach services.

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      Action Statement A.8

      Explore well-drilling economies of scale.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Retain natural beauty of community.
      Action Statement C.3

      Provide property maintenance education programs.

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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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    1. 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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    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.3

      Explore the possibility of improving bandwidth to the communities.

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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.2

      Install a distributed water supply in case of fire emergencies (10 – 12 tanks).

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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.4

      Work with incumbent utilities to improve internet services.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Address the cost of water and sewer services
      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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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Increase community involvement in community beautification and social cohesion
      Action Statement F.1

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

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      Action Statement F.2

      Establish a community cleanup program utilizing local youth organizations to clean up trash, debris, weeds, and illegal dump piles in Phelan and Piñon Hills at least two times a year.

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

      Construct new water infrastructure and hold the water company accountable for water quality.

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      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.4

      Construct gravity fed water storage at a sufficient elevation to increase water pressure.

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      Action Statement B.5

      Explore grant funding for water infrastructure and storage tanks.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Provide greater access to important services for Homestead Valley residents and businesses
      Action Statement C.2

      PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED: Work with local utilities to provide higher-speed Internet access for Homestead Valley residents, including broadband internet (20Mbps or higher), free public hotspots, and improved cell phone reception.

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      Action Statement C.3

      Increase the number of rooftop solar photovoltaic installations through incentive programs and financing mechanisms, changes to building and design codes to easily allow these installations, and educational campaigns about the benefits of rooftop solar.*

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      Action Statement C.4

      Explore establishing a community-scale water distribution system to replace hauled water, provided that the water is affordable and sourced responsibly.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Promote balanced growth and a viable Town Center around Mane Street.
      Action Statement B.3

      Advocate for a sustainable water supply system accessible by local businesses.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the delivery of essential services to the community
      Action Statement A.3

      Advocate to the Twentynine Palms Water District to annex Wonder Valley and provide water connection to the community in order to provide a cleaner and more reliable source of water for residents.

      GO TO ACTION PLAN