Board of Supervisors'  Objectives

The County of Nevada Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted their 2021 Board Objectives at the February 23 Board Meeting via Resolution 21-049. The Board Objectives for 2021, listed below, include fiscal stability and core services, emergency preparedness including wildfire and public safety power shutoffs, economic development, affordable and workforce housing, cannabis, and homelessness. To access Resolution 21-049, click here

2021 Board Objectives

Fiscal Stability and Core ServicesFiscal Stability

Maintain the County’s financial stability and core services.

Wildfire - Ready Nevada CountyEmergency Preparedness

Lead the community in all hazards planning, preparedness, response, and recovery with a focus on wildfire. Do this by focusing on improving countywide evacuation safety, continuing to strengthen early alert and warning systems; creating more defensible space around properties and roadways, engaging residents in emergency preparedness and fire-safe land stewardship, leading the community in recovery from Federally declared disasters and by mitigating the impact of Public Safety Power Shutoff Events

Economic DevelopmentEconomic Development

Focus on a post-pandemic economic recovery strategy emphasizing resiliency and entrepreneurship; retaining and attracting high quality jobs; investing in major infrastructure projects; and working in partnership with our municipalities to support our small business and tourism sectors.

Broadband BOS Objective IconBroadband

Equitably expand broadband to support economic development, distance-learning, telework, telemedicine, and general quality of life for all residents by championing the implementation of Nevada County Broadband Strategy Plan policies and last-mile infrastructure projects.


Maintain and continue to improve the cannabis permitting and enforcement program to promote permitted cannabis activities while investigating options for additional license types related to larger cultivation area and micro-businesses.


Coordinate with local jurisdictions, developers and other partners to facilitate development of and access to affordable and workforce housing development.

Homelessness - BetterTogetherHomelessness

In partnership with community providers and other jurisdictions, utilize housing first and continue efforts to prevent homelessness, provide emergency shelter, expand supportive services, secure housing, and enhance coordination to address the needs of the homeless population and to mitigate impacts on the community.