Santa Cruz County is engaging in a strategic planning process that will chart the long-term direction of the county. As a community member, your participation is extremely important to us.
Your responses to this survey will provide us with valuable information as we develop county government's first-ever strategic plan. It shouldn't take long to respond - we'll ask you to choose a few words to help define our vision and values, and then ask your input on community changes and needs. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact us at email@example.com. But first, a bit about us.
Santa Cruz County government provides a range of services to local residents, and is the primary conduit for state programs including environmental protection, health care and social services. The county also provides municipal services to residents in the unincorporated area, which make up about half the county's 272,000 residents. They include road repair, public safety/law enforcement, parks, libraries, planning/development and more. County government also runs local corrections programs and the jail, and contracts for fire protection with Cal Fire.
We plan to present the strategic plan to the Board of Supervisors for approval by June 2018. Once adopted, it will help guide future decision-making when it comes to county government resources and priorities. To stay in touch with future developments, go to www.santacruzcounty.us/sp and sign up.