MORONGO BASIN MAC TO ANALYZE ENERGY CONSERVATION TOMORROW

The effort by San Bernardino County to deal with renewable energy projects in its General Plan is a work-in-progress, with public input meetings planned for months to come. But the product of another long-running effort in this area—the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP)—is expected to be released this week.

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MORONGO BASIN MAC SUPPORTS HIGHWAY 247 AS SCENIC HIGHWAY

What’s special about special districts, and what is to be gained from declaring Highway 247 a scenic road? Reporter Dan Stork heard some answers at the Morongo Basic Municipal Advisory Council meeting… In the featured informational presentation at the Monday, August 11, meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, County Special

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MORONGO BASIN MAC MEETS TONIGHT IN JOSHUA TREE

Special Districts and a scenic highway proposal fill out the agenda of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council for tonight. Reporter Dan Stork has the details… In the featured informational presentation at the August meeting of the Morongo Basin MAC, County Special Districts Regional Manager Tim Millington will touch on

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MORONGO BASIN MAC CANCELS RENEWABLE ENERGY MEETING

Today’s Morongo Basic Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) subcommittee meeting on the Desert Renewal Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) will be rescheduled because a number of key players will not be available. The committee was to have met at 9 am on July 29 at the Joshua Tree District Office of Supervisor

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS LOCAL CONCERNS, DISCUSSES VACANCY

Branding the Morongo Basin, the concerns of two Basin communities, and a Council vacancy were subjects of discussion at the June meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council. Reporter Dan Stork fills in the details… The featured informational presentation during the June 9 meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO HEAR TOURISM MARKETING PLAN

The featured informational presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting tonight is a tourism marketing plan. Reporter Dan Stork has the full agenda… At this month’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Art Miller Jr. presents the plan to market Morongo Basin as a tourist destination under Joshua

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MORONGO BASIN MAC WILL ANNOUNCE A VACANCY

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council has incurred the first vacancy in its young life. Reporter Dan Stork reveals who is leaving, and what other issues affecting the Morongo Basin will be before the County Board of Supervisors at its next meeting… A consent item on the agenda of the

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MAC LAND USE COMMITTEE LOOKS AT JOSHUA TREE RESTRICTIONS TOMORROW

The Morongo Basic Municipal Advisory Council is looking into the possibility of an ordinance regulating future chain stores in Joshua Tree. Reporter Dan Stork says there’s a committee meeting on the subject on Tuesday… The Land Use Study Committee of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will hold a meeting

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MORONGO BASIN MAC PART 2: DOGS, DESERT HEIGHTS, AND SAFETY

The meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Committee on Monday night was chock-full of community information. Reporter Dan Stork broke his report into two parts. Today: packs of abandoned dogs, Desert Heights MAC representation, motorcycle safety, formula retail, and sand hazards… A scheduled discussion at the Morongo Basin Municipal

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MORONGO BASIN MAC TO GET AN UPDATE ON FIRE STAFFING

The featured informational presentation at the Morongo Basin MAC meeting on May 12 is on fire staffing. Dan Stork has the full agenda…

At this month’s meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, Battalion Chief Steve Lasiter will give a guest presentation on County Fire staffing levels. There will

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NOISE AT JOSHUA LAKE CAMPGROUND A CONCERN

Joshua Tree residents who are concerned about noise from concerts and parties at the Joshua Tree Lake campground should email their concerns to joshuatreeserenity@usa.com. These concerns will be presented to the Municipal Advisory Committee’s meeting April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua Tree Community Center. Residents are urged to

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COUNTY LAND USE MEETING IN JOSHUA TREE WEDNESDAY

Although the County’s Land Use Services department has stood up the Morongo MAC a couple of times in recent months, LUS representatives are coming soon in another forum. Reporter Dan Stork has the topics for a community open house…

The San Bernardino Land Use Services department will hold a community

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MORONGO BASIN MAC IN SPECIAL MEETING TODAY

The Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council will gather for a special meeting on Tuesday, March 18, in the County Government Center on Whitefeather Road, at 11 a.m. During that meaning, the MAC will be treated to an overview of the Brown Act, and training in its application, compliments of the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC APPROVES RECCOMENDATIONS AND NEW LANDERS SLOGAN

The Morongo Basin MAC gave its support to recommendations to improve public notification for solar projects and annexation of a county water operation by Big Horn Desert View. It also learned the new Landers slogan, and heard local reports on road and community cleanup issues. Reporter Dan Stork has the

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MORONGO BASIN MAC HEARS COMMERCIAL SOLAR DEVELOPMENT CONCERNS

At last night’s regular meeting of the Morongo Basin Municipal Advisory Council, representatives heard from Greg Rice who heads up Code Enforcement for the desert region. Rice put into perspective the County’s General Plan and related how it is used to develop County Code, which his office must enforce. The

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