Strategic Plan

wooden blocks with gears, bullseye, lightbulb, and magnifying glass on themThe billionaire founder of one of the world's largest semiconductor facilities, Morris Chang, once said, "Without strategy, execution is aimless. Without execution, strategy is useless."  This statement emphasizes the critical reality that strategy drives the best path to achieving the desired results of an organization.

For the past ten years, the Costa Mesa Sanitary District has created and implemented two strategic plans that focused on executing long-term strategies as a roadmap for success. While the District has made significant progress on achieving our desired results, we understand strategic planning as an "infinite game" where there is no defined endpoint to the vision we are working towards. That is because this vision is an idealized portrait of what we want our community to look like when our grandchildren reach adulthood. We want to inspire others to join the District in the pursuit of this vision because they believe in the cause and will sacrifice their individual interests for its advancement.

After numerous meetings between the District's staff, the Citizens Advisory Committee, the Board of Directors and the public, we have adopted our latest vision, "Leading a community that is free from solid waste and wastewater pollution." Solid waste and wastewater, if not properly managed, can devastate the environment and threaten public health. Therefore, we strongly believe in being a leader in the sanitation industry to ensure that we are protecting our community through the use of Best Management Practices to
manage solid waste and wastewater collection.

To fulfill our vision, District staff and stakeholders created the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. Through this collaborative process, the District has adopted explicit strategies for the organization's main objectives. Unlike prior plans, the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan holds District departments to a higher degree of accountability for achieving its full value. We believe the Plan will keep us on the path of continued success. 

To view the District's current and past Strategic Plans, select the "Strategic Plans" drop down menu below.
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  • 2020-2025 Strategic Plan
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  • 2015-2020 Strategic Plan
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  • 2010-2015 Strategic Plan
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