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Board defines County government role in Vision
The Board of Supervisors today adopted a Job Statement and Paradigm that define the role County government will play in the achievement of the Countywide Vision. The board also adopted Goals & Objectives for the County Chief Executive Officer and the County organization
for the coming year.
“The Board of Supervisors today took major steps toward helping the region achieve the Vision it has set for itself as well as setting a course for County government to follow toward economic recovery and public service,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Josie Gonzales.
Last year San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) and the County worked with residents, government agencies, community organizations, and businesses to identify a vision for the county’s future. SANBAG and the Board of Supervisors adopted the Vision on
June 30, and since then County government has been working to determine what the County’s part will be in making the Vision a reality. Information on the Vision is available at www.sbcounty.gov/vision.
The Job Statement adopted by the board today is designed to make it clear to County employees and the public that the County’s job is to do its part to create a community in which residents and businesses can prosper and achieve well-being in all aspects of life.
The Paradigm is the framework within which County government will do this job – as a regional government that takes responsibility for ensuring that all elements of the “complete county” the Vision seeks to create are being addressed. This places the County in the role of convener and facilitator, seeing to it that the appropriate agencies and stakeholders continue to work toward achievement of the Vision.
“The Vision will come to life only when all sectors of the community work to make it a reality,” Chair Gonzales said. “It will not take hold if only one entity, such as County government, is involved in carrying it forward. However, County government is accepting the responsibility to encourage those sectors to continue to work on achieving the Vision.”
Determining County government’s role in achieving the Vision is one of the 39 Goals & Objectives for the coming year the Board of Supervisors established today.
The 39 Goals & Objectives fall into eight categories:
• 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
• Maintain Public Safety
• Provide for the Health and Social Services Needs of County Residents
• Pursue County Goals and Objectives by Working with Other Governmental Agencies
Besides adopting the Job Statement and Paradigm, the Board of Supervisors moved
toward fulfilling another one of the Goals & Objectives today when it voted to form a Joint
Powers Authority with the cities of Fontana, Hesperia and Ontario to explore development of a
program to assist homeowners suffering from negative equity caused by the economic
“There are thousands of homeowners, who through no fault of their own, are strapped
with homes valued below the amount of their mortgages,” Chair Gonzales said. “These are
people who might otherwise be buying new homes and making their current homes available
for new buyers. We hope our efforts can help these families and stimulate the county’s
A complete list of the Goals & Objectives adopted by the board today, as well as
information on the County budget and organization, can be found on the County
Administrative Office homepage at www.sbcounty.gov/cao.