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  • Policies
    1. Policy H-2.5 Certain and transparent process

      We maintain a residential development review process that provides certainty and transparency for project stakeholders and the public, yet allows for the appropriate review to facilitate quality housing development.

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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 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 E - Strengthen the relationship between Big Bear Valley and the County of San Bernardino to increase the County’s understanding of the community.
      Action Statement E.1

      Establish a Bear Valley Municipal Advisory Council as an avenue for accurate and transparent communications between local residents, Big Bear Valley leaders, and County officials.

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

      Establish an effective communication process between Mentone, the County, and adjacent cities that increase information and understanding of planning projects and initiatives.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT D - Provide a thriving and vibrant local small business environment
      Action Statement D.9

      Equip the local Chamber of Commerce to be a one stop shop for help with regulatory permits, financing sources, and serve as ombudsperson with local agencies.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT H - Strive for greater independence and self-government
      Action Statement H.2

      Explore the potential for incorporation.

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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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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT B - Maintain local control of water
      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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    3. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Improve communications between San Antonio Heights and the County
      Action Statement C.1

      Identify ways to promote community member involvement with County decision-making processes.

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      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 B - Improve the park and enhance community
      Action Statement B.1

      Advocate to the County Board of Supervisors to ensure the MAC board is representative of the all of El Mirage.

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      Action Statement B.3

      Develop a working relationship with San Bernardino County Special Districts to improve the effectiveness of County Service Area 70.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Maintain and enhance Helendale’s aesthetic value
      Action Statement C.2

      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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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Preserve and enhance the unique environmental features of the Lake Arrowhead Communities and surrounding areas
      Action Statement A.4

      Organize community members to participate in the development review process through public hearing meetings and reviewing and commenting on public documents.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Provide quality educational opportunities at all levels
      Action Statement C.2

      Investigate the declining enrollment and quality of public schools in the mountain communities through community organizing and involvement.

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    1. 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 B - Implement Community Action Guide
      Action Statement B.1

      Coordinate with County Supervisor to learn about implementation of the Mt Baldy Community Action Guide and ways for community members to participate.

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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT C - Enhance communication and cooperation with county, state, and federal institutions; especially Los Angeles County
      Action Statement C.3

      Convene residents and representatives of Los Angeles and San Bernardino County to learn, share concerns, and discuss opportunities to improve services through a possible Memorandum of Understanding between Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County and addressing the emergency road network, coordination of police response, and coordination of emergency operations.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Establish a Water Plan
      Action Statement A.5

      Encourage honest discourse with MWA and County regarding the water situation.

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      Action Statement A.8

      Encourage MWA to monitor and enforce rules for minimal producers.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Improve the quality of life for residents
      Action Statement A.5

      Increase community and county communication.

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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 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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    2. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Increase community involvement in community beautification and social cohesion
      Action Statement F.3

      Encourage citizen involvement in county government and the state legislature.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT A - Clean up the community
      Action Statement A.4

      Provide more updates to social media platforms to inform the community about events.

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    1. FOCUS STATEMENT F - Improve communication within the community, and between community members and government agencies
      Action Statement F.1

      Improve communication between the County and community members (including the Homestead Valley Community Council) through regular public meetings and other events.*Improve communication between the County and community members (including the Homestead Valley Community Council) through regular public meetings and other events.*

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  • Goals
    1. Goal GV-1 Decision Processes

      Decision making that implements the Countywide Plan in a clear and consistent manner

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    2. Goal GV-4 Budgeting and Fiscal Sustainability

      An easily understood, transparent, and accountable finance system that implements the Countywide Plan, safeguards the County’s assets, and maintains the public’s trust and confidence.

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    3. Goal GV-5 Training and Feedback

      A system and process that facilitates updates to the Countywide Plan and the Board’s priorities, by tracking progress toward Policy Plan Goals and measuring the effectiveness of implementation objectives.

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    Policies
    1. Policy GV-1.1 Consistency With Policies and Priorities

      We require that staff recommendations to the Board of Supervisors be consistent with: the Countywide Plan; the Board’s priorities; other County strategic plans, master plans, and other long term planning documents; and the parts of the Countywide Vision that are within the authority and responsibility of the County.

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    2. Policy GV-4.2 Fiscal Impact Disclosure

      We require requests for Board of Supervisors action to disclose the full fiscal impacts, including direct and indirect costs, to ensure that all decisions are fiscally sustainable. Proposals for projects or programs requesting County support or funding must also disclose whether County support or funding is required to maintain the project or continue the program in the future.

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    3. Policy GV-4.4 Resource Allocation

      We consider the complete comparative context of all County needs and responsibilities when making resource allocation decisions.

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    4. Policy GV-4.5 District Considerations

      We allocate resources, while acting as a body of the whole, for their highest and best use within the County. Each Supervisor is responsible for communicating the needs and opportunities within their District to the body, so that they can be given appropriate consideration by the entire Board in this process.

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    5. Policy GV-4.9 Program Efficiency

      We prioritize efficiency and economy in the provision of County services, and we measure and evaluate performance to encourage productivity improvements.

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    6. Policy GV-5.1 Data-Influenced Decisions

      We maintain a tracking and feedback system to provide meaningful data and useful information to influence public decisions.

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    7. Policy GV-5.2 Awareness

      We monitor external forces impacting San Bernardino County to build on their positive impacts and to ameliorate their negative impacts.

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    8. Policy GV-6.1 Quality and Accessibility

      We require a professional standard of quality and accessibility, across mediums, to communicate information with the accuracy, validity, and honesty that befits this County.

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    9. Policy GV-6.2 Internal Coordination

      We require coordination of communication activities and products across the County organization so that coherent and consistent information is delivered.

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    10. Policy GV-6.3 Regular Communication

      We foster an organizational culture that communicates regularly and proactively with customers, employees, and stakeholders.

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    11. Policy GV-6.5 Broad and Diverse Participation

      We engage all segments of the community in County planning efforts and local decision making and facilitate robust participation by: A. Providing materials and information to enable those interested in public processes to have informed and effective participation;
      B. Using convenient and accessible locations and facilities for public meetings;
      C. Providing other means of participation, such as written comments or online surveys, as an alternative to attending public meetings; and
      D. Encouraging broad and diverse membership on County committees and commissions, seeking to provide voice to the underrepresented.

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