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DSRSD approves five-year strategic plan

By District Energy posted 04-09-2021 11:50


A new five-year plan approved by the Dublin San Ramon Services District Board of Directors on Tuesday includes nine "strategic goals" addressing the district's financial sustainability, long-term management strategy, local partnerships, and more.

The 2022-2026 Strategic Plan will act as the district's framework when making a number of decisions over the next five years. District officials will refer back to the plan's nine strategic goals and action items whenever they update the district's business practices and procedures, for example, or overhaul its information systems.

While the Board stated there was no priority and that all nine strategic goals are "equally important," the district has been working on certain aspects related to them such as an update of the Emergency Response Plan. DSRSD spokesperson Lea Blevins told the Weekly that the plan "will incorporate lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, and PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff Program (PSPS)."

The district is also "continuously working on collaborating with Tri-Valley partners in the development of a more diversified and resilient water supply," Blevins said, adding the board "has placed new emphasis on building public awareness of long-term water supply challenges and opportunities."

Blevins also said DSRSD plans to develop a district energy policy and master plan in the next two years, along with phased targets to comply with the state's long-term greenhouse gas emissions mandates. That plan will evaluate sustainable energy sources and a long-term fleet management program, according to the district.

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