Policy Priorities

Policy Priorities

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.