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DTSC’s Draft Strategic Plan for 2019-2023

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is finalizing our strategic plan, which will guide our work to serve the public over the next four years. We invite you to share your feedback and ask questions about DTSC’s Draft Strategic Plan for 2019-2023 (Summary).

The plan was provided on June 20, 2019. DTSC is requesting public input by August 2, 2019. Please submit your questions and comments on the plan to DTSCPublicMeeting@dtsc.ca.gov.

DTSC held two webinars for the public on June 24. See more information and materials from the webinars below . DTSC is also hosting several workshops throughout the state in July. Please see below for updated information on the workshops.

July 2019 Workshops

DTSC will also hold interactive in-person workshops throughout July 2019 in several regions across the state. Please click on the below links to see additional information about the workshops, access materials, and RSVP. Bring your phone to participate in instant polling.

  • July 8 – Richmond, Contra Costa County

    East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
    339 11th Street
    Richmond, CA 94801

  • July 15 – Bakersfield

    East Bakersfield Veterans Hall
    2101 Ridge Road
    Bakersfield, CA 93305

  • July 18 – LA-Commerce

    Commerce City Senior Citizens Center
    2555 Commerce Way
    Commerce, CA 90040

June 24, 2019 Webinars

The first webinar was held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the second from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The same materials were used for both webinars. You can view the presentation slides and hear the audio recording of the webinars by clicking on the links below:

  • Presentation Slides
  • June 24 afternoon webinar audio recording
  • June 24 evening webinar audio recording

What is DTSC’s Draft Strategic Plan?

DTSC’s Draft Strategic Plan for 2019-2023 is a roadmap to a more effective Department, prioritizing our activities and aligning our resources. It outlines our values, vision, mission, and goals in protecting the people and environment of California. This plan has been shaped by internal and external stakeholders over the past two years.

There are five goals that make up the plan:

  1. Strong Partnerships to collaborate with all stakeholders.
  2. Environmental Justice to prevent harm and protect the most vulnerable.
  3. High Performing Programs and Services to deliver our mission effectively and on time.
  4. Organizational Health to be inclusive, productive, and accountable.
  5. Fiscal Stewardship to use transparent fiscal practices and secure reliable funding.

Why Provide Input on DTSC’s Draft Strategic Plan?

Our plan will be strengthened by continuing to incorporate input from the public we serve. We are inviting feedback from all stakeholders, including communities, tribes, regulated businesses, and government agencies. During the webinars and workshops, we plan to:

  • Reconnect with our stakeholders who helped shape the plan
  • Answer your questions and listen to your feedback
  • Set the stage for sharing our progress in meeting the plan’s goals and objectives

How Can I Provide Input and What Should I Expect Next?

Based on the information we receive through August 2, 2019, we will identify themes and develop summary responses. These responses will describe how comments are being incorporated into the final plan and will also be provided on our website.

Meeting Accessibility

If you would like assistance to participate in any of the above meetings, or if you have an additional language preference, please contact DTSCPublicMeeting@dtsc.ca.gov or call (916) 324-3131. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable staff to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. Hearing-impaired individuals can obtain information by using the California State Relay Service at (888) 877-5378 (TDD).


Please contact Angela Pimentel at DTSCPublicMeeting@dtsc.ca.gov or call (916) 324-3131.

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