Community Advocacy

  • In 2018, County Public Works completed projects on 105 miles of roads in the First District. Projects ranged from Lone Pine Canyon and Needles to Silver Lakes and Newberry Springs. Supervisor Lovingood has plans for continued road maintenance work throughout the First District in 2019 to ensure our roads are kept in good condition.
  • In 2017-18, County inmate crews cleared 433 parcels of 133 tons of trash and 3,089 tires in unincorporated First District communities. Previously, inmate crews cleared 578 tons of trash and 7,922 tires at an illegal dump in unincorporated Apple Valley.
  • The County opened a 16-bed crisis residential treatment facility in Victorville to provide behavioral health treatment in a home-like environment. The center fills a vital need in the High Desert community for folks in the midst of a crisis and helps to ease overburdened emergency rooms.
  • Working with the High Desert Association of Realtors and the Sheriff’s Department, Supervisor Lovingood’s office launched a series of Neighborhood Watch Information meetings in local communities. The goal is to teach residents basics on home and personal safety, unite neighbors and neighborhoods, and offer connections with local deputies.
  • Throughout the year, Supervisor Lovingood’s staff assisted over 400 local residents with issues they were experiencing and connected them with resources within the County.
Grand opening of a crisis center