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What is it?

The Business Plan provides overarching and ongoing guidance for existing County processes (i.e., budget, goals and objectives, performance measures, etc.). The Business Plan consists of a policy-based governance element and an action-oriented implementation plan, and two new implementation tools: a tracking and feedback system and fiscal analysis model. Combined, these sections and tools provide clarity and transparency to the public regarding County governance while ensuring the Countywide Plan remains meaningful and current.

The Governance Element attempts to capture and preserve the existing way in which the County provides consistent, transparent, effective, and accountable governance for future leaders and the public. The Governance Element lays the foundation for County leadership, decision-making, and operational processes.

The Implementation Plan identifies the key next steps (immediate, short-term, and mid-term) the County needs to take to implement the various aspects of the Countywide Plan. The actions include initiatives by the County as well as decisions that involve public and private development projects, investments, and programs.

The Tracking and Feedback system charts the County’s progress toward achieving the Policy Plan goals, providing data and analysis that enables decision makers to make strategic course corrections in response to changing circumstances and monitor ongoing operational effectiveness.

The Fiscal Analysis Model gives the County an ability to better evaluate the potential fiscal implications of proposed projects and changes in land use and policy, ensuring the County continues along a path of fiscal sustainability.


While the implementation tools will be finalized during the first year after adoption, the County has developed and adopted (October 2020) its Governance Element and Implementation Plan.

Governance Element

Implementation Plan

Tracking & Feedback [link coming in 2021]

Background and Reference Material