Strategic Planning

Each year Marin LAFCo holds a special meeting in January to conduct the Commission’s annual strategic planning workshop.   The workshop is open to the public and is an opportunity for the Commission to discuss Marin LAFCo’s performance in meeting goals and objectives set for the recently completed calendar year coupled with considering interests and priorities for the new calendar year.   The discussion generated from the workshop immediately informs the preparation and approval of a strategic plan for the new calendar year with the underlying goal of aligning the Commission’s vision with the collective goals of the membership in implementing LAFCo law in Marin County. 
The current strategic plan was approved as part of a regular meeting held on February 9th.    The document continues to orient Marin LAFCo to “stay the course” and continue to be proactive in meeting the agency’s regional growth management responsibilities.   The document is anchored by a vision statement and the outlining of near-term goals as provided below.
Vision Statement
Provide proactive and diligent oversight of local government agencies and their municipal service areas consistent with the provisions of the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 in a manner responsive to community needs.  The Commission will achieve this vision by emphasizing the following core values.
a)    Independence
        The Commission will exercise independent judgment in fulfilling its regulatory and planning responsibilities consistent with the agency’s adopted policies.
b)    Principled
The Commission will maintain a higher set of standards in fulfilling its prescribed duties and responsibilities with integrity and fairness in facilitating accountable and efficient municipal growth.
c)    Reasonable
        The Commission will be objective in its decision-making with particular focus in considering the “reasonableness” of all potential actions before the agency. 
Goals and Objectives
The Commission’s near-goals and objectives supporting the agency’s vision statement for the 2017 calendar year follow.
  1. Meet the requirements of the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 and keep Marin LAFCo compliant with all laws.

  2. Align the work plan and budget process with strategic plan.

  3. Prioritize public communication in promoting Marin LAFCo’s mandates and functions.

  4. Collaborate with other LAFCos and peer organizations to improve efficiency and value in Marin LAFCo’s work. 

  5. Serve as a venue for public discussion on pertinent countywide issues.

  6. Promote and achieve governmental efficiency in Marin County.