Board of Supervisors'  Objectives

The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted their 2020 Board Objectives of fiscal stability & core services, wildfire, preparation for PSPS events, economic development, housing, cannabis, homelessness and resiliency at their February 11, 2020 meeting. 

2020 Board Objectives

Fiscal Stability and Core ServicesFiscal Stability 

Maintain the County’s financial stability and core services.

Wildfire - Ready Nevada CountyWildfire

Reduce the loss of life during a wildfire by improving evacuation routes and early warning systems; creating more defensible space around private properties and driveways, building a network of maintained fuel breaks, engaging residents in emergency preparedness and fire-safe stewardship, and enhancing critical infrastructure.

PSPS EventsPSPS Events 

Provide community leadership to prepare for and minimize the impacts of Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events on residents and local businesses by providing timely and accurate public information, prioritizing and advocating for the hardening of critical public safety and telecommunications infrastructure, and assisting people with disabilities and older adults.

Economic DevelopmentEconomic Development

Proactively support job-enhancing economic development by implementing business friendly data-driven policies, investing in broadband and infrastructure projects that enhance the quality of life for all Nevada County residents, and partner with private sector, non-profit, Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee leaders to collaboratively support local businesses and promote tourism.


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


Maintain and continue to improve the cannabis permitting and enforcement program to promote permitted cannabis activities while investigating options for additional supply chain license types and a compassionate use program.

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.


Promote community resiliency by implementing policies, cost-saving programs and best practices supported by the County’s Energy Action Plan.

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Board Objectives Quarterly Reports

To report out on progress of Board Objectives, County staff prepares a quarterly report on progress being made.