Each year in February the LWVMC board and members meet to discuss priorities for the upcoming year. The following issues for emphasis, initially adopted for the 2021-2022 program year, were continued for 2022-2023:
1) Countywide water issues including both those affecting the Salinas Valley and Monterey Peninsula
2) Affordable housing, with a focus on farmworker housing
3) Criminal justice reform at the local level.
An additional area was added for 2022-23:
4) Consideration of mitigation of climate impacts and adaptation to climate-change in local government policies.
The annual program planning meeting for 2023-24 was held on February 6, 2023. The recommendations of that meeting will be presented for ratification by the full membership at the May 10, 2023, annual membership meeting.