<br />CHAPTER 2
<br />GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
<br />The framework for the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Comprehensive Plan lies with the Goals
<br />and Objectives, when implemented , help guide Jefferson County’s vision for the guidance of
<br />parks and recreation over the next six years.
<br />MISSION STATEMENT
<br />The Mission of Jefferson County Parks and Recreation is to improve the health,
<br />welfare, and safety of the citizenry; protect the environment, and promote economic
<br />development through state of the art recreational and educational programs and
<br />facilities supported by public tax revenue, fees, grants and private donations. The
<br />vision of Jefferson County Parks and Recreation is not to s erve every purpose, but
<br />to lead towards cooperation and comprehensive community solutions.
<br /> ADMINISTRATIVE GOAL
<br />#1 SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES AND COORDINATED MANAGEMENT: Create
<br />effective and efficient methods of acquiring, developing, operating and maintaining facilities and
<br />programs that accurately distribute costs and benefits to public and private interests.
<br />Financial Objectives:
<br />a. Investigate innovative available methods, such as growth impact fees, land set-a-side or
<br />fee-in-lieu-of-donation ordinances, and inter-local agreements, for the financing of
<br />facility development, maintenance, and operating needs in order to reduce costs, retain
<br />financial flexibility, match user benefits and interests, and increase facility services.
<br />b. Consider joint ventures with other public and private agencies such as Port Townsend,
<br />the Port Townsend, Chimacum, Quilcene, and Brinnon School Districts, regional, state,
<br />federal, and other public and private agencies including for-profit concessionaires,
<br />where feasible and desirable.
<br />Public and private resource coordination:
<br />a. Create a comprehensive, balanced park, recreation, and open space system that
<br />integrates Jefferson County facilities and services with resources available from Port
<br />Townsend, the Port Townsend, Chimacum, Quilcene, and Brinnon School Districts, and
<br />other state, federal, and private park and recreational lands and facilities in a manner
<br />that will best serve and provide for resident area interests.
<br />b. Cooperate with other public and private agencies to avoid duplication, improve facility
<br />quality and availability, reduce costs, and represent resident area interests through joint
<br />planning and development efforts.
<br />Cost Benefit Assessment Objective:
<br />a. Define existing and proposed land and facility levels-of-service that differentiate
<br />requirements due to population growth impacts versus improved facility standards,
<br />neighborhood versus county nexus of benefit, city versus the combination of city,
<br />county, school, and other provider agency efforts in order to effectively plan and