Each year San Diego LAFCO establishes a workplan in step with developing an operating budget for the fiscal year. The workplan draws on the recommendations of the Executive Officer as vetted and approved by the Commission. The workplan is divided into two distinct categories – statutory and administrative – with one of three priority rankings: high; moderate; or low. The underlying intent of the workplan is to serve as a management tool to allocate Commission resources in an accountable and transparent manner over the 12-month period. Further, while it is a stand-alone document, the workplan should be reviewed in relationship to the adopted operating budget given the planned goals and activities are facilitated and or limited accordingly. Additionally, and as needed, the Commission reserves discretion to amend the workplan during the fiscal year to address changes in resources and or priorities as needed.
The 2019-2020 workplan continues to guide the Commission to prioritize resources in addressing statutory duties and responsibilities. This includes continuing work on existing projects established – but not yet completed – from earlier fiscal years and marked by completing municipal service reviews for the Vista and San Marcos regions. New priority municipal service reviews involving the Fallbrook region, resource conservation services, and County Service Area No. 135 are also included as well as performing a policy review on outside service extensions. Other high priority projects include working with the County of San Diego to update an existing memorandum of understanding between the two agencies and preparing a policy review on outside service extensions with a focus on establishing local definitions and exemptions.