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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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  • 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-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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    2. 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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    Policies
    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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  • Goals
    1. Goal HW-1 Health and Social Wellness

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

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    Policies
    1. Policy HW-1.1 Coordinated holistic approach

      We invest in a holistic approach to individual health and wellness to improve the continuum of care, providing coordinated services through departments and agencies associated with human services, economic development, law and justice, and housing, as well as other agencies and nongovernmental organizations.

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    2. Policy HW-1.2 Cultural humility and inclusion

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

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    3. Policy HW-1.5 Partnerships and capacity building

      We leverage partnerships with other agencies and organizations to address health and wellness issues, and, as funding allows, assist in building the capacity of service providers and partner organizations to expand their service and effectiveness.

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    4. Policy HW-1.6 Healthy behaviors

      We collaborate with other public agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and private service providers to offer education and training that enable individuals to make better health and wellness choices. We work to remove environmental and social barriers to healthy habits.

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    5. Policy HW-1.7 Upstream issues

      We collaborate with partners to address upstream issues related to the social determinants of health and social stability (e.g., income, education, housing, neighborhood conditions, and job skills), and to reduce the occurrence of and costs associated with responding to acute and chronic conditions, while complying with federal, state, and local mandates.

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    6. Policy HW-1.8 Assistance for veterans

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

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    7. Policy HW-1.10 Safety net

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

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    8. Policy HW-1.11 Insurance and medical services

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

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    9. Policy HW-1.12 Equity

      We monitor and seek to achieve equitable access to County health and social services, with an emphasis on environmental justice focus areas countywide.

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    10. Policy HW-1.13 Health care professional capacity

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

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    11. Policy HW-1.14 Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

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

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    12. Policy HW-2.4 Health and enrichment programs

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

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  • Policies
    1. 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 C - Build human capital and promote enterprise, with a focus on environmentally friendly businesses, to strengthen the local economy and provide opportunities for residents and families to be self-reliant.
      Action Statement C.1

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

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      Action Statement C.3

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Maintain the rural mountain feel, small population and peaceful community.
      Action Statement A.3

      Encourage community and neighborhood meetings.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Provide a thriving and vibrant local small business environment
      Action Statement D.5

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Improve the delivery of essential services to the community
      Action Statement F.2

      Collaborate with the Morongo Basin communities on a regional plan to improve health care services and facilities in the area, emphasizing accessible, state-of-the-art care.

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

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

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      Action Statement A.2

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

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Encourage community involvement in civic beautification and maintaining the community’s rural character
      Action Statement B.3

      Encourage safe animal keeping through educational programs and partnerships.

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

      Increase participation in the neighborhood watch program throughout the community.

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

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

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

      Enhance notification efforts on local issues.

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      Action Statement A.3

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

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

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve open space and recreational opportunities for Helendale residents
      Action Statement E.9

      Establish a public access computer center with internet access.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT E - Improve the delivery of essential services such as police and fire to the community
      Action Statement E.5

      Treat our local homeless and disadvantaged population with respect and assist them with finding adequate housing.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Create greater recreational and educational opportunities within Lucerne Valley
      Action Statement F.2

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Increase water availability and accessibility
      Action Statement A.7

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

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

      Protect and manage future access to the community.

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

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

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      Action Statement A.4

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

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Promote a respect for nature and the surrounding environment
      Action Statement B.2

      Educate visitors and tourists about respecting the forest landscape, wildlife, and surrounding community.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Increase community involvement and volunteerism.
      Action Statement D.7

      Establish a grant writing team.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Increase community involvement in community beautification and social cohesion
      Action Statement F.5

      Establish a multifunctional space to be used by the youth and the community.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the quality of the community to enhance the quality of life for citizens
      Action Statement A.3

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

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

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

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Create more local activities for Wonder Valley residents
      Action Statement C.3

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

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