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.
LAFCo Work Plan
Each year Marin LAFCo establishes a workplan in step with developing an operating budget for the fiscal year. The workplan is divided into two distinct categories – statutory and administrative – with one of three priority rankings: high, moderate, or low. The underlying intent of the workplan is to serve as a management tool to allocate Marin LAFCo’s resources in an accountable and transparent manner over the 12 month period. Further, while it is a stand-alone document, the workplan should be reviewed in relationship to the adopted operating budget given the planned goals and activities are facilitated and or limited accordingly.
The current workplan was adopted by Marin LAFCo as part of a noticed public hearing held on October 2018 and continues to guide the Commission to prioritize resources in addressing statutory duties and responsibilities. Most notably this includes scheduling two comprehensive municipal service reviews involving the San Rafael/Lucas Valley and Novato regions.Commission-initiated reorganizations involving Murray Park and San Quentin Village Sewer Maintenance Districts are also scheduled. Notable new administrative projects include filling staff positions, performing policy updates, and establishing long-term bookkeeping and payroll protocols instep with the Commission’s recent transition to a stand-alone accounting system. The complete workplan follows.