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Supervisors adopt 2015-2016 Goals & Objectives
Achieving the Countywide Vision, increasing jobs and economic value, and ensuring the development of a well-planned, balanced, and sustainable county are among the goals and objectives established April 7 by the Board of Supervisors for the coming year.
“The Goals & Objectives are a promise to the people of San Bernardino County that the Board of Supervisors is fully committed to creating an outstanding quality of life for our residents, visitors, and investors,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos. “Continuing our work toward achieving the Countywide Vision in collaboration with our cities and towns, schools, businesses, and other stakeholders will ensure that our county community will continue to thrive and succeed for generations to come.”
Annual goals and objectives were established to create a clear line of authority between the public, as represented by the Board of Supervisors, and the activities carried out by County Government. The Board meets annually with the Chief Executive Officer as part of the CEO’s performance evaluation to develop the Goals & Objectives, which are then publicly discussed and acted upon by the Board. All proposals submitted to the Board and all activities carried out by County departments and staff must be tied to one or more of the Goals & Objectives.
“This Board has a strong commitment toward open and honest government,” Chairman Ramos said. “Publicly setting goals and objectives ensures that the public sets the County’s course and that County Government is accountable to the public for the work it does in our communities and how it spends the taxpayers’ dollars.”
The categories under which the Goals & Objectives fall are
— Implement the Countywide Vision
— Create, Maintain and Grow Jobs and Economic Value in the County
— Improve County Government Operations
— Operate in a Fiscally Responsible and Business-like Manner
— Ensure Development of a Well-Planned, Balanced, and Sustainable County
— Provide for the Safety, Health, and Social Service Needs of County Residents
— Pursue County Goals and Objectives by Working with Other Agencies
The County’s primary goal remains implementation of the Countywide Vision, www.sbcounty.gov/vision, by convening conversations on community collaboration and collective action, and supporting the work of the Vision element groups.