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    Paradise Valley Voted Down by Riverside County Planning Commission

    We have just received word that the proposed Paradise Valley housing development planned for the southern edge of Joshua Tree National Park was voted down by the Riverside County Planning Commission, in a 4-1 vote.  We will update this story with additional information when available. (Thanks to MBCA President Steve Bardwell for the good news texted from the venue!)
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  • Upcoming events

    Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    Water Use Workshop for Owners of Rental Properties

    Join Joshua Basin Water District for an opportunity to gain helpful hints on how to curtail costly septic system abuse, encourage guests’ water conservation efforts and offer your occupants emergency water guidance information, complete with useful handouts: It’s FREE, but please RSVP as space is limited. Email kjradnich@jbwd.com or call 760.821.5716.

    Thursday, September 05, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Bob Burke Government Center in Joshua Tree, CA

    Planning Commission Public Meeting on Short-Term Rentals

    This Planning Commission hearing on the Short-Term Rental Development Code Amendment is a follow-up to the Commission's August 8 meeting and public hearing. The code is intended to regulate Short-Term Rentals (AirBnB to use the vernacular) in both mountain and desert areas. After a number of concerns expressed by rental owners, including a number who participated by video conference from Joshua Tree, County staff will submit some modifications for the Planning Commission's consideration and vote. The Planning Commission Meeting will be held at the San Bernardino County Government Center and by video conference in Joshua Tree.

    Attend in-person at:                                                                                                                                           County Government Center Covington Chambers
    385 N Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor
    San Bernardino, CA 92415

    or

    Attend via video conferencing at:
    Bob Burke Government Center
    63665 Twentynine Palms Highway
    Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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  • Pat Flanagan
    commented 2017-07-12 21:28:54 -0700
    Thank You. this new Events service is much appreciated.