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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Fall 2019 County Progress Report Available

In an ongoing effort to increase transparency and accountability regarding the work and resources dedicated to the Board of Supervisor's annual objectives, the County Executive Office (CEO) has implemented performance management software which tracks progress on objectives set by the Board. At the July 9th Board of Supervisors meeting, Assistant County Executive Officer Mali Dyck presented the County's first mid-year report. Since the July report, County departments have continued to track progress on Board objectives. The second report covers progress made from July through September and can be viewed on the Boards website.

Each quarterly update will allow the Board and the public to have greater insight into how County departments are accomplishing the Board's objectives. The reports include progress updates and highlights several of the many initiatives with additional detailed information.

In January, the Board sets annual priorities for the coming year during their Board Workshop. Last year the Board objectives included: maintaining financial stability and core services, wildfire preparedness, addressing homeless and housing, implementing a cannabis ordinance, economic development and civic engagement as their top priorities for 2019/2020 fiscal year.

Highlighted initiatives for the third quarter include:

Wildfire Preparedness 

  • Complete the Ponderosa West fuel break project
  • Increase the number of county staff trained and responsible for responding to emergencies
  • Provide information to citizens as to how to best solve neighborhood planning challenges such as vegetation management on residential properties and private roads, private gates, etc.
  • Update and enforce the County’s hazardous vegetation ordinance

Address Homelessness

  • Utilize the Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) team to provide unified
  • homeless outreach and case management between existing programs, community partners and
  • county departments.
  • Develop, implement and communicate a strategic plan for homeless efforts that unifies existing
  • plans and efforts with community oversight
  • Expand access to residential substance use treatment and options for post-treatment housing
  • Expand permanent supportive housing in Truckee through partnerships with other jurisdictions
  • and community providers
  • Partner with cities to coordinate emergency homeless shelters during extreme weather events

Cannabis Regulations

  • Implement a Cannabis Permitting Program

Economic Development

  • Assist local businesses through technical and coaching services via a contract with the Nevada
  • County Economic Resource Council
  • Work with partners to provide workforce development programs to local businesses

Civic Engagement

  • Host Annual Citizens Academy

Assistant CEO Mali Dyck said, “This third quarterly report provides context for the Board as they set their annual priorities in January 2020. We look forward to continuing to provide these reports so the Board and community will remain informed on the work County staff is accomplishing.”

Over 70 initiatives were identified across the Board priorities for the current year. Using the performance management software, ClearPoint, the quarterly report provides quickly understood symbols showing the progress for each initiative. Graphs and more detailed information on each initiative are provided further into the report allowing the reader to learn more about each particular initiative that may interest them.

Find the most recent Progress Report on the Board of Supervisors website

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