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After welcoming James McCubbin as the new Facility Maintenance Supervisor at last night’s meeting, the council heard a detailed report on the Elk Fire from Chief Tuttle of the San Bernardino County Fire Department. The council also received an updated report on this year’s Youth Commission activities and handed out certificates to each member.

Jennifer Cusack, Government Affairs Manager for Southern California Edison, reported on the extensive work and future efforts to reduce wildfire risk and minimize Safety Power Shutoffs (SPS) in high fire risk areas.

In addition, the Council approved a solid waste handling service charge added to the property tax roll. They emphasized a zero increase this year due in part to the efforts of Burrtec.

Finally, in anticipation of the California Fish and Wildlife’s pending decision as to the listing of the western Joshua tree as threatened under the state’s endangered species act,; the Council directed the Planning Commission to evaluate and prepare revised native plant regulations to conserve the Joshua trees while continuing to encourage appropriate development.

Public input in welcome.