Additional Community Plan Workshops Scheduled

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The County wants to hear from you!

In September and October, the Countywide Plan team visited seven unincorporated communities to learn about what people value about where they live and work.  Approximately 200 people attended these workshops and shared their ideas about the future of their communities. Overall, the County has received thousands of comments on community values, local issues, and ways to make improvements.

Between November and January 2017, the County will be out in the field again soliciting feedback from 15 unincorporated communities.  Workshops for eight communities are scheduled for November 28 to December 1 for the first workshop and January 23-26 for the second workshop (see below).

The County will update existing Community Plans or create new plans based on local input.  Visit countywideplan.com/cp for meeting locations, additional information, and to sign up for email updates.

Each of the following workshops will be held from 6-8:30 p.m.

Baker
November 29 & January 23

Daggett
December 1 and January 24

El Mirage
November 30 & January 25

Newberry Springs
November 30 & January 25

Oak Hills
December 1 & January 26

Oro Grande
November 29 & January 24

Wrightwood
November 28  & January 23

Yermo
December 1 & January 26

All workshops will provide the opportunity for those who live or conduct business in each community to talk one-on-one with County representatives and in groups with their community neighbors.  At the first workshop, the County will facilitate discussions and obtain input about the local area’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges, and identify goals and objectives to improve each community. The second workshop will focus on specific implementation strategies and tools to achieve each community’s goals and objectives.

Visit the Community Plans website at countywideplan.com/cp for more information, including a comparison between the content of the existing Community Plans and the new Community Plans.  You can also find out more information about the overall Countywide Plan (an update of the current General Plan).

If your community is not identified on the website for a community plan and you would like the County to consider creating one in your area, please email the County at CommunityPlans@lus.sbcounty.gov.

ABOUT THE COUNTYWIDE PLAN AND COMMUNITY PLANS

In 2011, the Board of Supervisors adopted a Countywide Vision and in 2015, the County launched the preparation of the first Countywide Plan, which is being developed over the course of three years to enhance coordination with the public, with outside agencies and organizations, and within the County organization itself.  It will serve as a resource for efficient and effective decision-making regarding countywide services and resources.

The Countywide Plan includes a Community Plan program to guide local expectations for County services and set clear direction for the future of specified unincorporated communities.

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