The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved a countywide strategic plan for fiscal years 2019-2022, which outlines measurable goals to help the county achieve its mission of regional leadership, fiscal responsibility, and necessary public services that enable residents to enjoy living in a healthy and safe environment.
The strategic plan encompasses five areas of primary focus: safe communities; regional services; government operations; growth and economic development; and, fiscal strength and responsibility. The previous strategic plan listed 16 goals; the 2019-2022 plan includes 30 that cut across dozens of departments. They include:
- Work toward becoming an all-digital county
- Increase access to court services and reduce the costs of litigation by developing Online Dispute Resolution programs
- 80% of first reviews of permit plans and applications completed within 20 days or less
- Reduce water and electricity consumption by 8% within County-owned facilities
- 92% of Priority 1 emergency calls dispatched to field deputies within two minutes
- Reduce Part 1 Crime by 5%
- Assist 90% of seniors receiving in-home and community-based services to remain in their home and avoid costly nursing home placement
- Redirect 30% of County emergency shelter funds to permanent housing solutions for people facing homelessness
The FY 2019-2022 County Strategic Plan was discussed at a May 7 meeting of county leaders and elected officials, then revised and adopted by the Board of Supervisors on June 25. You can view the plan in its entirety here.