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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-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-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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  • 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-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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    Related Materials
    1. Policy Maps PP1(A-C) Critical Facilities (PDF | WEB)
  • Policies
    1. Policy NR-3.6 Regional park land

      We coordinate with other jurisdictions and agencies to provide regional park land. We prioritize the maintenance and improvement of existing County parks and trails over their expansion or creation of new facilities.

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    2. Policy NR-3.7 Regional park revenue

      We generate revenues from County-owned parks and facilities to offset the costs of operation and maintenance. We may also coordinate with local jurisdictions and leverage other resources to support the maintenance and improvement of park and trail facilities.

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    Related Materials
    1. Policy Maps NR-2 Parks and Open Space Resources (PDF | WEB)
  • 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-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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    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 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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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Evaluate the feasibility and potential effectiveness of establishing truck routes to lessen traffic congestion and to reduce damage to roadways, and, if feasible, adopt designated truck routes, establish a program to upgrade truck route roadways, and prohibit truck traffic on non-truck route roads.
      Action Statement D.1

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

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      Action Statement D.2

      4.2 Prepare a truck route plan

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      Action Statement D.3

      4.3 Develop truck route community consensus and strategy

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      Action Statement D.4

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

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      Action Statement D.5

      4.5 Plan and Construct Improvements (Department of Public Works)

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Generate revenue to offset impacts of new development in Bloomington by establishing new development impact fees and financing districts, and also restricting the use of that revenue to improvements in Bloomington
      Action Statement E.1

      5.1 Present a summary of development impact fee and financing districts

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      Action Statement E.2

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

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      Action Statement E.3

      5.3 Prepare and adopt a development impact fee ordinance

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      Action Statement E.4

      5.4 Conduct a financing districts community workshop

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

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

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      Action Statement F.2

      6.2 Municipal Advisory Council conducts an air quality community workshop

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Reduce traffic congestion by improving transit services, roadways and recreational networks for pedestrians and bicyclists, and transit riders.
      Action Statement B.1

      Advocate for improved transportation options and reduced automobile traffic through Big Bear City on State Route 18 and State Route 38, which become congested with tourist traffic during peak holiday weekends and seasons. Solutions should be integrated with valley-wide and regional strategies and may include transit improvements, shuttle services, streetscape improvements (including pedestrian and bicycle facilities), marketing, or transportation access guides implemented in coordination with Mountain Transit, the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, the City of Big Bear Lake, the California Department of Transportation, the Big Bear Valley Tourism Business Improvement District, and/or other relevant organizations.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Build human capital and promote enterprise, with a focus on environmentally friendly businesses, to strengthen the local economy and provide opportunities for residents and families to be self-reliant.
      Action Statement C.2

      Establish entrepreneurship, business training, and career development programs in partnership with local colleges and universities that empower locals to grow careers or businesses related to the Big Bear Valley economy such as outdoor recreation, high altitude training, health, wellness, and rehabilitation services, environmental science, and natural resource extraction and management.

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      Action Statement C.3

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Enhance pedestrian safety and mobility along Mentone Boulevard (Highway 38).
      Action Statement B.1

      Advocate and collaborate with Caltrans to develop a master plan for signage, striping, and lighting along Highway 38 that enhances public safety and pedestrian connectivity.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Increase road and traffic safety
      Action Statement C.3

      Coordinate with Caltrans on future safety needs and improvements.

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      Action Statement C.4

      Advocate with Caltrans to install crosswalks with signaling on Highway 38 where children cross from school buses.

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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.6

      Coordinate with the Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire Department and CalFire to thin vegetation on land surrounding the community.

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

      IN PROCESS: Identify opportunities for joint-use of 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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    2. 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.8

      Identify and develop entrepreneurial talent in coordination with existing programs at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) through a coaching program and entrepreneur training program, known as “Economic Gardening”.

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    3. 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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      Action Statement E.4

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

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      Action Statement E.5

      Identify infrastructure improvements that would increase and improve access within and between the communities.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Preserve the desert ecosystem, its natural beauty, and the community’s harmonious relationship with the environment
      Action Statement A.1

      Partner with organizations such as Mojave Desert Land Trust to conserve natural desert habitats and wildlife corridors and to protect native plants and animals.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Become a model gateway community to Joshua Tree National Park
      Action Statement C.8

      Collaborate with businesses and property owners to discourage Caltrans from widening of Twentynine Palms Highway.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Provide more community activities
      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 - Strengthen communication through the community
      Action Statement A.2

      Enhance notification efforts on local issues.

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    1. 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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      Action Statement C.4

      Collaborate with San Bernardino County EDA, USDA Rural Development, San Bernardino County Land Use Services and local non-profits to identify funding source opportunities for community development, funding events and activities and improving the quality of life for residents.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the overall safety of the community
      Action Statement A.7

      Promote the relationship between the County and the Community Services District by designating a community liaison that communicates the need and desires of Helendale residents to the Board of Supervisors and County agencies.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Attract new development to Helendale while maintaining the existing community character and rural desert lifestyle.
      Action Statement D.6

      Collaborate with the U.S. Postal Service to improve service at the local post office.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Maintain the rural character of the community
      Action Statement A.3

      Partner with organizations and land trusts to protect and conserve Lucerne Valley’s unique natural desert habitats and wildlife corridors, protect public access to locally-, state-, or federally designated open space or resource conservation areas, and to maintain the balance between the human and natural communities to maintain a functioning desert/mountain transitional ecosystem.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Promote responsible and sustainable development consistent with Lucerne Valley’s rural character
      Action Statement B.4

      Partner with a housing advocacy group or nonprofit to identify and rehabilitate existing housing stock, recognizing a number of existing homes are in need of repair or have been abandoned.

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve the local road system for increased safety and function
      Action Statement C.4

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

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Improve Lucerne Valley’s water and sewer infrastructure with a focus on the community’s sustainability
      Action Statement D.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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    5. 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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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Reduce the impacts associated with seasonal visitors and tourist activities
      Action Statement B.5

      Advocate with the National Forest Service (NFS) to provide snow play/recreation areas and parking that does not impact the environment.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT H - Improve public safety
      Action Statement H.3

      Partner with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, United States Forest Service, San Bernardino County Fire, local safety experts, insurance companies to educate property owners on securing homes and businesses to deter crime and make properties safe.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Preserve and enhance the unique environmental features of the Lake Arrowhead Communities and surrounding areas
      Action Statement A.3

      Coordinate with Caltrans to identify opportunities to provide tunnels and wildlife corridors under or over roadways as well as incorporating requirements as part of the development review process.

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      Action Statement A.5

      Partner with environmental groups and associations to develop programs, activities, and educational materials that preserve and protect the natural environment.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT 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.2

      Coordinate with Caltrans to enhance and change signage on I-215 from “Highland” to “Mountain Resort Communities” or another alternative wording that capitalizes on the mountain areas.

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    4. FOCUS STATEMENT G - Improve public safety within the Lake Arrowhead communities
      Action Statement G.4

      Advocate with the US Forest Service to increase staffing and enforcement of forest lands.

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

      Coordinate and increase work with Forest Service Volunteers.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Promote and enhance responsible use of natural resources
      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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      Action Statement A.5

      Collaborate with the USFS and the County of San Bernardino to design and construct a sign plan intended to educate users about feeding animals and hunting in legal areas.

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

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Encourage commercial and light industrial uses in Phelan Piñon Hills.
      Action Statement B.3

      Promote the CalGOLD and San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency (EDA) websites to local business for the latest information and assistance on business incentives, permit assistance, and training programs.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Enhance public safety by improving communication and coordination with law enforcement.
      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 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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      Action Statement A.4

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

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      Action Statement A.5

      Improve public transportation in the community.

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      Action Statement A.6

      Create a community park that is fun for all ages.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Build human capital and promote local businesses
      Action Statement B.2

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

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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Enhance Public Safety
      Action Statement C.1

      Meet with County Sheriff to discuss safety issues.

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      Action Statement C.2

      Create a Neighborhood Watch Program.

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

      Establish a façade improvement program to improve community buildings.

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      Action Statement A.8

      Coordinate with hauling/trash service providers to provide more frequent large item pickups.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Establish a stable water system
      Action Statement B.2

      Coordinate with the water company to hold quarterly meetings to advocate for the needs of the community.

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    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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  • Policies
    1. Policy GV-2.1 Staff Development

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

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    2. 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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    3. Policy GV-4.15 Funding Municipal Services

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

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