FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2000
Contact: Diane Thomas
Board of Supervisors
Schedules Study Session
The Board of Supervisors will meet in special session
August 3 for an offsite study session to discuss the 2001
Strategic Financial Plan. The all-day meeting will
begin at 9 a.m. at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community
Center at 1845 Park Avenue in Costa Mesa.
Prior to discussing its priorities for 2001, the Board
will receive an update on accomplishments achieved through
goals set in departmental business plans and through the
strategic priorities. Esmael Adibi, Ph.D., from
Chapman Universitys Center for Economic Research,
will give an economic forecast update for the county.
A new item on this years agenda will be the presentation
of the Top 10 priorities developed by department
heads at a workshop earlier this month. Half of the group
are ongoing or previously discussed items. They
include jail expansion; new juvenile hall; credit and
debt management; MCAS El Toro master development program;
and assessment tax system. The other five are new
or enhanced programs that will be presented at the study
session for the first time by the respective department
heads to the Board. The five being presented are watersheds
and coastal resources; Los Pinos Conservation Camp; health
care access for children; communication upgrades; and
older adults programs.
The Board will consider these presentations in its deliberation
about updating County priorities.
In the afternoon session, after hearing public comment,
the Board will set priorities and give specific staff
Since developing the long-range strategic financial
plan, the Board has effectively used it as a tool to identify
priorities, balance competing needs, recognize financial
constraints and set the Countys path for a successful
future, said Chief Financial Officer Gary Burton.