Strategic Plan 2010/11 Actions

2010/11 Actions to Support Long-Term Strategic Plan Goals

Since the inception of the Yolo County Strategic Plan in 2007, action agendas have been developed which support the Board of Supervisors long-term goals. Attached is a list of actions likely to occur in 2010/11. Progress on these actions will include consideration of the impact on the General Fund along with long-term fiscal sustainability.


Goal: Financially Sustainable County Government

  • Initiate plan for long-term fiscal sustainability
  • Create reserve policy
  • Establish parks and roads development impact fees
  • Educate residents on costs and value of county services
  • Pursue local revenue raising options
  • Pursue recovery zone bonds to bring sales, transient occupancy tax and property tax
  • Identify owned warehouse facility and consolidate all county storage needs
  • Protect and preserve primary sources of county revenue
  • Pursue other possible sources of revenue

Goal: Environmentally Sensitive and Quality County Infrastructure, Facilities and Technology

  • Complete solar project at justice campus and shift solar project from Department of Employment & Social Services to West Sacramento and Winters libraries
  • Consolidate buildings where appropriate (i.e., District Attorney, Department of Employment & Social Services Child & Adult Services)
  • Pursue grant funding to construct the replacement low-water bridge and finalize memorandum of understanding with the Bureau of Land Management for maintenance of bridge and former County Road 40
  • Implement COPlink – records management with other county partners
  • Complete Davis library enhancements
  • Pursue grant funding to identify, analyze and obtain public input on potential sites for the creation of a State-funded and operated OHV park
  • Complete proposal and seek grants for Countywide Agriculture Center
  • Reduce carbon footprint by further eliminating fleet vehicles and unnecessary facilities
  • Upgrade telecommunications infrastructure as it relates to improving connectivity to branch libraries
  • Construct park restoration and facility grant projects at county facilities

Goal: Top Quality Workforce Providing Responsive Services

  • Develop a department by department cross training plan aligned with each department’s Continuity of Operations Plans
  • Continue to improve the recruitment process by aligning screening strategies to core values and county competencies
  • Research and implement creative tools to retain a mission focused workforce
  • Foster enhanced relationships between employees and management through honest, transparent communications

Goal: Preservation of Agriculture and Open Spaces with Planned Economic Development

  • Identify local Williamson Act solution
  • Pursue grant to design and construct improvements at Grasslands Regional Park and pursue endowment from City of Davis to better manage and restore habitat
  • Identify and implement business-friendly practices, economic development for ag enterprises
  • Expand organic certification program
  • Identify method to maintain A Taste of Yolo website
  • Work with other Delta Counties to identify specific strategies and financial and staff resources to influence outcomes of various ongoing State and Federal activities in the Delta with particular emphasis on mitigating Yolo impacts
  • Complete Clarksburg Ag District
  • Complete technical studies, and conduct public hearings to update Cache Creek area plan

Goal: Partnering and Collaboration for a Successful Yolo County

  • Foster healthcare partnerships for healthcare delivery, including mental health
  • Foster multijurisdictional partnerships to support existing county efforts, i.e. environmental projects, tax-sharing, emergency response, resource enhancement
  • Increase public/private/other partnerships to broaden scope of participation
  • Partner to strengthen lobbying efforts
  • Maintain and strengthen existing effective partnerships
  • Enhance collaborations with cities and Yolo Emergency Communications Agency to share telecommunications infrastructure and reduce costs
  • Partner with stakeholders to create countywide water agency

Goal: Safe and Healthy Communities

  • Finalize agreement with cities and Yolo Emergency Communications Agency to share communications infrastructure
  • Complete Dunnigan Specific Plan as model of safe and healthy community
  • Obtain funding for Alternative Transportation Corridor
  • Increase access to, and utilization of, existing assets (i.e., Parks land through marketing/sponsorships/support of parks)
  • Complete departmental and countywide Continuity of Operations Plans
  • Expand integrated waste programs
  • Obtain financing for County Road 98 upgrade