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Strategic Priorities 

2017 Board of Supervisors Work Priorities

On January 31, 2017, the Board of Supervisors held its annual Strategic Planning Study Session with senior staff from all County departments and agencies to discuss, both individually and collectively, the County’s strategic priorities. During the Session, four broad categories were identified: resource conservation through a holistic Healthy Watersheds approach; investing and incentivizing Housing for All in our community; Rebuilding our Infrastructure through investments in road, facilities, and neighborhood resources; and Securing our Safety Net by focusing on the most vulnerable individuals In Sonoma County.

Through a collaborative, department-wide effort, the strategic areas were further developed to support these multi-year priorities. Links to the priority papers below provide details of each initiative area. Updates on the County’s progress toward achieving the goals of each priority area will be provided at Board of Supervisors meetings and on this page.

Healthy Watersheds Priority(PDF: 113 kB)
Housing for All Priority(PDF: 99 kB)
Rebuilding Our Infrastructure Priority(PDF: 107 kB)
Securing Our Safety Net Priority(PDF: 105 kB)
Strategic Priorities Executive Summary Report(PDF: 139 kB)
Strategic Priorities PowerPoint Presentation
(PDF: 3.29 MB)

Safe, Healthy & Caring Community

Increase the affordable housing inventory in the County

Strengthen mental health services’ safety net (focus on services)

Provide access to preschool for all Sonoma County children

Address the safety, health, environmental and economic impacts of marijuana

Advocate for continued services and proposed reuse of the Sonoma Developmental Center

TownCore Principles

Maximize on the investments already made

Economic & Environmental Stewardship

Implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA)

Develop a Russian River sustainability initiative

TreeCore Principles

Balance between investment and natural resources

Invest in the Future

Ensure the long-term fiscal health of the County:

  • Increase revenues such as:
    • Sales tax
    • Transient occupancy tax
    • General obligation bonds
  • Increase reserves
  • Reduce debt
  • Pension reform

Identify solutions to address safety concerns at Penngrove SMART crossing

Complete planning for the Chanate campus

SphereCore Principles

Long term predictable and sustainable finances

Civic Services & Engagement

Identify opportunities for streamlined County governance

Advance Southwest Santa Rosa Annexation efforts

Gear75Core Principles

Strengthen collaborative relationships

Contact Information

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Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235

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