Improve public safety response and service delivery capabilities to increase resiliency in our rapidly-growing community.
Strategies to Achieve Goal 2.1
a. Prepare for, pursue, achieve and maintain local, regional and national accreditations, while ensuring each division supports accreditation-based risk assessments and accreditation standards.
b. Increase public education and public information outreach to provide actionable information to our citizens during emergencies and recoveries and to ensure swift and efficient services are provided to our citizens and visitors of Pasco County.
c. Protect life, property and the environment from the effects of fire, medical emergencies, disasters and hazardous materials accidents to current and expanding service delivery areas.
d. Increase E-911 staffing to ensure call takers are available to answer incoming 911 calls following International Academies of Emergency Dispatch protocols, while implementing a consistent and comprehensive training program.
e. Evolve and support each department’s mission to ensure intact buildings and property rights of citizenship through a valid building code and fire safety inspection process.
f. Ensure adequate training, available resources and current technology to effectively respond to, mitigate and recover from any local, state or national event that Pasco County may be requested to respond to.
g. Update the county’s Post Disaster Redevelopment Plan every 5 years.
Deliver services creating impactful change that enhance self-sufficiency and quality of life.
Strategies to Achieve Goal 2.2
a. Provide programs and services that assist citizens in overcoming transit, housing, educational and nutritional barriers to support self-sufficiency and enhanced quality of life.
b. Focus equitable outreach and awareness efforts of available services and resources to underserved or vulnerable populations across the different districts within the county.
c. Evaluate and satisfy unmet needs of citizens.
d. Engage area partner agencies and service providers to share resources, align efforts and eliminate duplication of efforts to provide services that are efficient, equitable and adaptable.
Provide cultural, educational, recreational and social opportunities in Pasco County to improve overall quality of life.
Strategies to Achieve Goal 2.3
a. Implement customer needs assessments to gauge citizen interest in the types of quality of life services desired by the community.
b. Facilitate cultural, educational, recreational and social programming which fosters economic sustainability, supports job opportunities, and enhances the quality of life in Pasco County.
c. Enhance awareness of, and community engagement with, cultural, educational, recreational (including coastal), social and economic assets that demonstrate an improved quality of life in Pasco County.
Protect, conserve, manage and restore the county’s natural resources including land, water and wildlife habitat.
Strategies to Achieve Goal 2.4
a. Protect land in designated Ecological Corridors, Ecological Planning Units and other areas of priority.
b. Protect Category 1 wetlands through development review (minus allowable uses).
c. Improve or maintain natural habitats on passive parks and preserves.
d. Deploy a sustainability plan to ensure efficient use of energy, water and other resources across operations, and deploy a coastal protection and resiliency plan.
e. Improve water quality by preventing pollutants and hazardous materials from entering the natural waterways through regulatory and educational programming.
f. Reduce water usage and stormwater runoff through water conservation strategies, including promoting Florida-Friendly Landscaping Principles.