At tomorrow’s regular 10 a.m. meeting of county supervisors in San Bernardino, the board will consider several items relevant to our Morongo Basin. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us what is on the agenda…
Supervisors are expected affirm an updated contract with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, stipulating that only those cities, including Yucca Valley and Twentynine Palms, that comply with Fair Housing Rules will be eligible for HUD funds.
In what is all but certain to be the final nail in the coffin of the proposed Joshua Tree Solar Farm at the former site of the Joshua Tree Airport, supervisors will rescind all related approvals for the project which became mired in court challenges.
And at an end-of-meeting public hearing, supervisors will consider a handful of updates and clarifications to the County Development Code sections on recreational cabins, camping, landscaping, signs, community gardens, and short-term rentals.
And finally, the board will approve the appointment of Kevin Cole to the Twentynine Palms Cemetery District Board.
The public may survey tomorrow’s supervisors’ meeting online or at the county government building in Joshua Tree where comments may be made via live video link. Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health, the Governor’s Executive Order and Office and the San Bernardino County Public Health Officer:
(1) The public may view the Board Meeting live stream at http://www.sbcounty.gov/Main/Pages/ViewMeetings.aspx;
(2) If you wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item or a general public comment prior to the Board meeting, please submit comments via U.S. Mail*, email at BoardMeetingComments@cob.sbcounty.gov or online at http://www.sbcounty.gov/cob/publiccomments/default.aspx. Comments received prior to the start of the meeting will be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for review and kept with the meeting record; (3) If you wish to make a comment on a specific item or a general public comment while watching the live stream, please submit comments, limited to 250 words or less, to the Clerk of the Board at http://www.sbcounty.gov/cob/publiccomments/default.aspx. All comments received prior to the end of the meeting will be provided to the Board of Supervisors after the meeting and kept with the meeting record;
(4) If attending the meeting in person, facial coverings are required and seating in the board chambers is limited to maintain appropriate social distancing.
(5) Any person interested in viewing or addressing the Board during a Board approved meeting by interactive video (the Board members may see as well as hear speakers) may do so at the Bob Burke Joshua Tree Government Center, 63665 Twentynine Palms Highway, in Joshua Tree.