The Resource Management Agency was created in 1996 by combining the Planning and Development and the Public Works Departments and the Community Development / Redevelopment and Capital Projects Divisions. General Services was added in 1997. The mission of the Agency is to coordinate these disparate activities to provide the appropriate balance of:
Economic Development consistent with the goal of being the preeminent Agriculture County in the country, Stewardship of the County's natural resources to protect the health, welfare and safety of the public, consistent with the need for a timely and predictable permitting process that also preserves private property right. Infrastructure and services which provide for the public health and safety needs in transportation, flood control and refuse disposal, consistent with the categorical funding available, and County-owned/leased facilities and internal support services which facilitate all County department's services to their clientele in a cost-effective and courteous manner.