How We Operate
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In 2015, the Governing Board directed TRPA staff to move forward with ten Strategic Initiatives to be completed over the next five years (2015-2020) that align directly with the four objectives in the Agency’s Strategic Plan.
Detailed information on each of the 10 Strategic Initiatives can be found by clicking on the below links.
|2015-2020 Strategic Initiatives||Current Status||Aligned Strategic Plan Objectives|
|Development Rights (Commodities)||⊕||Accelerate Threshold Attainment|
|Forest Health||⊕||Accelerate Threshold Attainment|
|Aquatic Invasive Species Control||⊕||Accelerate Threshold Attainment|
|Stormwater Management Operations and Maintenance||⊕||Accelerate Threshold Attainment|
|Shoreline||⊕||Be a Leader in Sustainability, Use Best Science|
|Regional Transportation Plan Update||⊕||Accelerate Threshold Attainment, Be a Leader in Sustainability|
|Streamline Monitoring and Update Thresholds||⊕||Use Best Science|
|Ongoing Work Programs||Current Status||Aligned Strategic Plan Objectives|
|Permitting Assistance “Welcome Mat”||⊕||Accelerate Threshold Attainment, Operate as a High Performance Team|
|Local Government Area Plans||⊕||Accelerate Threshold Attainment, Operate as a High Performance Team|
|Thresholds Evaluation Report||⊕||Use Best Science|
In order to align TRPA staffs’ priorities and work activities with the Strategic Initiatives, TRPA developed the 2015/2016 Operations Work Program outlining the role of each Agency Division in implementing the first year tasks from the five-year Strategic Initiatives and ongoing annual activities. The Operations Work Program is, in part, implemented through the Annual Budget which allocates financial resources to carry out the annual program of tasks and activities.
TRPA reports on progress being made in implementing the Strategic Initiatives in the TRPA Annual Report and Quarterly Reports. The Annual Report is released in February and Quarterly Reports are released in April, July, and October.
2016 Quarterly and Annual Reports
2015 Quarterly and Annual Reports
2014 Quarterly and Annual Reports
2013 Quarterly and Annual Reports
TRPA prepares Strategic Initiatives Monthly Reports to report on recent progress and accomplishments and the future focus for implementation of the Strategic Initiatives during the months (January, March, May, June, August, September, November, and December) when the Annual Report or Quarterly Reports are not released. Strategic Initiatives Monthly Reports are included in the Executive Director’s report to the Advisory Planning Commission and Governing Board and are provided below.
2016 Strategic Initiatives Monthly Reports
2015 Strategic Initiatives Monthly Reports
2015 Year to Date Permitting (Updated 1/19/2016)
|Permitting||2015 Year to Date|
|Percent of Applications Reviewed for Completeness within 30 days of Submission||92.3%|
|Average # Days in Review from Complete Application||19.7 days|
|Average # Days in Review for Projects Requiring Governing Board Review||70.5 days|
|Average # Days in Review for Projects Requiring Hearings Officer Review||36.3 days|
|Average # Days in Review for Projects Requiring Staff Level Review||18.9 days|
|Percent of Permits Issued within 120 days of Complete Application||98.6%|
1Notes – these figures do not include Tree Removal Permits or Environmental Improvement Projects. Permits Issued exceeds the number of Applications Submitted due to projects carried over from Calendar 2014.
|Environmental Improvement Program||2015 Year to Date|
|Environmental Improvement Project Applications to TRPA||13|
|Environmental Improvement Project Permits Issued||19|
|Tree Removal Permits||2015 Year to Date|
|Applications to TRPA for Tree Removal||762|
|Tree Removal Permits Issued||745|
|Percent of Tree Removal Applications Submitted Electronically||56%|