The High Desert Survey Results are In, Event Planned for October

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– On August 1, 2019, the High Desert Survey was launched where residents were asked for their opinions on the issues affecting the High Desert region. The survey received 13,047± responses and 2,500± people who left contact information who want to be involved in the community. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 the results and Strategy Report outlining those issues along with strategies on how to fix the issues in our region were delayed significantly.

In the video, Bradco’s Joseph W. Brady describes being “at halftime” in the extensive High Desert Quality of Life survey project: Dr. Barbara Sirotnik has processed the data from 13,047 responses, and Dr. John Husing is analyzing solutions to the area’s problems. At a press conference on February 20, 2020, Dr. Husing disclosed what he found to be most shocking, and Dr. Sirotnik described what “blew her away” in terms of responses. She clearly stated that there is “no lack of apathy.”

A planned event was planned for May 28, 2020. However, the worldwide pandemic and the shutdown of the state and county caused us to move this event.

The event will now be a live stream presentation via social media as the organizers hope to have 10,000 or more participants from the High Desert (Mojave River Valley) region. The presentation will be moderated by Mr. Joseph W. Brady, and will include presentations by Dr. Barbara Sirotnik of Cal San Bernardino who conducted the survey and gathered the data, and Dr. John Husing, Economist, who analyzed the data and has written a Strategy Report that will clearly articulate what our region needs to do in order to turn the High Desert’s issues around, and to also point out what will happen if we do not take action

This event will be live streamed on Sunday morning, October 4, 2020. Residents are invited to participate in the event and ask questions that will be answered live.

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