Area leaders to endorse direction for SB County
Staff Reports
Posted: 06/29/2011 04:04:49 PM PDT

San Bernardino County leaders will meet this evening in Rancho Cucamonga to endorse a county vision plan – a sort of long-term goal list for the county.

The county Board of Supervisors and the San Bernardino Associated Governments, the county’s transportation planning agency, will hold a special joint meeting to endorse the goals.

“The Vision is designed by the people of San Bernardino County to project the fulfillment of their hopes and dreams for their communities,” Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Josie Gonzales said. “To ensure success, the `Vision’ needs to be adopted and embraced.”

The vision is the product of input gleaned from county residents at 18 community meetings and through nearly 4,000 online surveys, as well as from two dozen expert roundtables and from the county’s 24 cities.

All that input showed that county residents are generally pleased with the county’s recreational opportunities and its relatively affordable housing but are concerned about the county’s image, the lack of good local jobs and the quality of the county’s roads.

And perhaps more importantly, it showed residents feel things are getting worse in the county in terms of employment opportunities, the quality of schools, the quality of roads and the county’s image.

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