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  • Goals
    1. Goal LU-3 Annexations and Sphere Development

      Annexations and development in spheres of influence that improve the provision of public services to incorporated and unincorporated residents and businesses.

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    Policies
    1. Policy LU-3.1 Annexation of unincorporated areas

      We support the annexation of unincorporated areas when it will result in a more effective and efficient provision of public services and a net fiscal benefit to the County.

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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 Policy H-3.6 Neighborhood improvements

      We support comprehensive neighborhood efforts to address housing conditions, property maintenance, infrastructure repair, public safety, landscaping, and other issues affecting the livability of neighborhoods

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  • Goals
    1. Goal TM-1 Roadway Capacity

      Unincorporated areas served by roads with capacity that is adequate for residents, businesses, tourists, and emergency services

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    Policies
    1. Policy TM-1.8 Emergency access

      When considering new roadway improvement proposals for the CIP or RTP, we consider the provision of adequate emergency access routes along with capacity expansion in unincorporated areas. Among access route improvements, we prioritize those that contribute some funding through a local area funding and financing mechanism.

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  • Goals
    1. Goal PP-1 Law Enforcement

      Effective crime prevention and law enforcement that leads to a real and perceived sense of public safety for residents, visitors, and businesses.

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    2. Goal PP-2 Law & Justice

      An equitable justice system for violations of law in the county, adequate care and effective rehabilitation for inmates in the County’s custody, and the holistic rehabilitation and aided reentry and transition of parolees, probationers, and others living in the county engaged by the criminal justice system.

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    3. Goal PP-3 Fire and Emergency Medical

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

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    4. Goal PP-3 Fire and Emergency Medical

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

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    5. 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-1.1 Law enforcement services

      The Sheriff’s Department provides law enforcement services for unincorporated areas and distributes resources geographically while balancing levels of service and financial resources with continuously changing needs for personal and property protection.

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    2. Policy PP-1.2 Contract law enforcement

      When requested, the Sheriff’s Department provide law enforcement services to incorporated jurisdictions by contract at the full cost of services as determined by the County, without direct subsidy by the County.

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    3. Policy PP-1.3 Holistic approach to crime prevention

      We recognize that the roots of crime are found throughout a spectrum of psychological, social, economic, and environmental issues, and we coordinate proactive planning and activities among the Sheriff’s Department and county and non-county agencies and organizations to intervene and effectively prevent crime.

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    4. Policy PP-1.4 Crime prevention resource allocation

      The Sheriff’s Department uses crime data analysis, professional expertise, and community input to allocate patrols and other crime prevention resources.

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    5. Policy PP-1.5 Community-based crime prevention

      The Sheriff’s Department provides a range of outreach, education, and training programs for community-based and school-based crime prevention.

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    6. Policy PP-1.6 Agency partnerships

      The Sheriff’s Department partners with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and private security providers to enhance law enforcement service.

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    7. Policy PP-1.7 Community partnerships

      The Sheriff’s Department establishes and maintains partnerships to help identify public safety needs, strengthen community confidence, and improve service to our communities.

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    8. Policy PP-1.8 Public awareness

      The Sheriff’s Department engages the media and our communities to improve the public’s perception and awareness of personal and property protection and safety.

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    9. Policy PP-1.9 Periodic needs assessment

      The Sheriff’s Department periodically assesses their facility, equipment, and staffing needs and use the assessment to allocate funding resources in the annual budget and capital improvement program.

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    10. Policy PP-1.10 Qualified workforce

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

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    11. Policy PP-2.1 Equity

      We, in conjunction with the Sheriff’s Department, monitor and improve our law and justice functions, including for those accused of violating state and local law, victims, and witnesses, to ensure that individuals and corporations are treated equitably.

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    12. Policy PP-2.2 Capacity

      We advocate for and support sufficient capacity in the justice system, including the criminal and civil courts, District Attorney’s office, and Public Defender’s office, to effectively and efficiently adjudicate violations of law committed in the county.

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    13. Policy PP-2.3 Information sharing

      We continually improve the sharing of non-privileged information from the time of arrest through trial, among the Sheriff’s Department and city police departments, courts, District Attorney’s office, Public Defender’s office, and Probation Department.

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    14. Policy PP-2.4 Housing and care of inmates

      We provide adequate care and effective rehabilitation for those incarcerated in County jails or housed in County juvenile detention facilities, consistent with state and federal law, and we advocate for adequate state funding.

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    15. Policy PP-2.5 Support for victims and witnesses

      In conjunction with the District Attorney’s office, we provide supportive services for victims of and witnesses to crime through a holistic approach considering physical, psychological, and basic needs.

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    16. Policy PP-2.6 Recidivism

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

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    17. Policy PP-3.1 Fire and emergency medical services

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

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    18. Policy PP-3.2 Fire District

      We support the expansion of the Fire District to serve additional incorporated jurisdictions, and the use of special funding and financing mechanisms to augment Fire District revenues to improve service and coverage.

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    19. Policy PP-3.3 Search and rescue

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

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    20. Policy PP-3.4 Fire prevention services

      We proactively mitigate or reduce the negative effects of fire, hazardous materials release, and structural collapse by implementing the California Fire Code, adopted with County amendments.

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    21. Policy PP-3.5 Firefighting water supply and facilities

      We coordinate with water providers to maintain adequate water supply, pressure, and facilities to protect people and property from urban fires and wildfires.

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    22. Policy PP-3.6 Concurrent protection services

      We require that fire department facilities, equipment, and staffing required to serve new development are operating prior to, or in conjunction with new development.

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    23. Policy PP-3.7 Fire safe design

      We require new development in the Fire Safety Overlay to comply with additional site design, building, and access standards to provide enhanced resistance to fire hazards.

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    24. Policy PP-3.8 Fire-adapted communities

      We inform and prepare our residents and businesses to collaboratively plan and take action to more safely coexist with the risk of wildfires.

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    25. Policy PP-3.9 Street and premise signage

      We require adequate street signage and premise identification be provided and maintained to ensure emergency services can quickly and efficiently respond.

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    26. Policy PP-3.10 Community outreach

      We engage with local schools, community groups, and businesses to increase awareness of fire risk, prevention, and evacuation.

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    27. Policy PP-3.11 Post-burn risk

      In areas burned by wildfire, we require new and reconstructed development to adhere to current development standards, and may require additional study to evaluate increased flooding, debris flow, and mudslide risks.

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    28. Policy PP-3.12 Fire protection and emergency medical resource allocation

      We use fire and emergency services data analysis and professional expertise to allocate resources, reduce fire risks, and improve emergency response.

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    29. Policy PP-3.13 Periodic needs assessment

      We periodically assess our facility, equipment, and staffing needs and use the assessment to allocate funding resources in the annual budget and capital improvement program.

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    30. Policy PP-3.14 Qualified workforce

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

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    31. Policy PP-4.1 Emergency management plans

      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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    32. Policy PP-4.2 Critical and essential facility operation

      We ensure that critical and essential County facilities remain operational during emergencies.

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    33. Policy PP-4.3 Automatic and mutual aid

      We participate in agreements for automatic and mutual aid with other local, state, federal, and nongovernmental emergency service providers to improve protection services and emergency response throughout the county.

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    34. Policy PP-4.4 Emergency shelters and routes

      We identify and publicize emergency shelters and sign and control evacuation routes for use during emergencies.

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    35. 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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    36. Policy PP-4.6 Recovery

      We reestablish and expedite County services to assist affected residents and businesses in the short- and long-term recovery from emergencies and natural disasters.

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    37. 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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    Related Materials
    1. Policy Maps PP-3 Sheriff Operations (PDF | WEB)
  • Goals
    1. Goal HZ-1 Natural Environmental Hazards

      Minimized risk of injury, loss of life, property damage, and economic and social disruption caused by natural environmental hazards and adaptation to potential changes in climate

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    Policies
    1. Policy HZ-2.2 Database of hazardous materials

      We maintain up-to-date databases of the storage, use, and production of hazardous materials, based on federally- and state-required disclosure and notification, to appropriately respond to potential emergencies.

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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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    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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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve Public Safety
      Action Statement B.1

      Meet with Sheriff Department to discuss major community safety issues.

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      Action Statement B.2

      Create a Neighborhood Watch Program.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve communication and coordination between Mentone and the County.
      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.5

      Encourage and expand Greyback Disaster Preparedness Group and Angelus Oaks Community Association (AOCA) activities.

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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.2

      Promote and expand the Greyback Disaster Preparedness Group programming and resources for all emergencies.

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

      Neighborhood watch programs are established for at least 50 percent of the Crest Forest communities’ residential areas, with each program continuing to function for at least five years from its inception. Ensure each program has established leadership that meets regularly (at least once a quarter), and meets with representatives from the Sheriff’s Department at least once annually.

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

      Advocate for increased police patrols.

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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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    2. 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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      Action Statement C.2

      Coordinate with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to establish a Citizen Patrol.

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      Action Statement C.3

      Partner with the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department, County Fire Department, local safety experts, and insurance companies to educate property owners on securing homes and businesses.

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      Action Statement C.6

      Construct traffic calming measures on State Street and major arterials.

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      Action Statement C.7

      Install additional lighting on streets and in other public spaces.

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

      Coordinate with the fire department on community events.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the overall safety of the community
      Action Statement A.5

      Develop a neighborhood watch program.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve community safety and reduce crime
      Action Statement B.2

      Develop a community neighborhood watch program.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Advocate to the HOA to increase night patrolling in Spring Valley Lake.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT H - Improve public safety
      Action Statement H.1

      Establish a neighborhood watch program that can be implemented throughout the communities.

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      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 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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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Increase resident and community safety
      Action Statement D.1

      Establish neighborhood watch program and promote membership in the Citizens on Patrol program.

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      Action Statement D.2

      Encourage participation in San Bernardino County Fire’s Community Emergency Response Team program.

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      Action Statement D.3

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

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      Action Statement D.4

      Improve fire truck ingress and egress for each neighborhood.

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

      Promote volunteering in the Sheriff Department’s Citizens on Patrol program to improve overall eyes on the community.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Defend community safety including on roads in the forest
      Action Statement E.5

      Meet with the local United States Forest Service (USFS) District Ranger’s office to consider allowing members of the public to use USFS System Roads for evacuation purposes.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve public safety; EMS, fire and sheriff.
      Action Statement B.1

      Establish a neighborhood watch program for Newberry Springs.

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      Action Statement B.4

      Establish a local resident recruiting program for both the Citizens on Patrol and the Volunteer Fire Department.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Maintain a clean community.
      Action Statement F.3

      Coordinate increased code enforcement efforts to address blight.

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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.7

      Establish a Neighborhood Watch Program.

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    1. 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.2

      Establish a neighborhood watch group and promote membership in the Sheriff Department’s Citizens on Patrol program.

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      Action Statement B.4

      Collaborate with the San Bernardino Fire Department to conduct fire safety education programs for the community.

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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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    1. 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.2

      Establish new and enhance existing neighborhood watch programs that can be implemented and replicated throughout the communities.

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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.4

      Partner with the Sheriff’s Department, Cal Fire, local safety experts, and insurance companies to educate property owners on securing homes and businesses.

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    1. 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.2

      Create a Neighborhood Watch Program.

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      Action Statement C.3

      Discuss addition of Street Lights through a Special District.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Improve public health and safety in Homestead Valley
      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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      Action Statement B.4

      Advocate for the reactivation of Fire Station #43 in Johnson Valley and research state and federal grant funding opportunities along with local fundraising efforts and other strategies to assist with funding operation of the Fire Station.*

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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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  • Policies
    1. 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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