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  • Policies
    1. 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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    2. 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-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-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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    Policies
    1. 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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    2. Policy IU-4.2 Transfer stations

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

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    Related Materials
    1. Policy Maps IU-5 Waste Disposal & Landfills (PDF | WEB)
    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Clean up the community
      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 - 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 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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    1. 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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    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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    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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