Resource Management System Administration

The RMS provides information to guide decisions about balancing land development with the resources necessary to sustain such development.  To accomplish this goal, the RMS focuses on collecting data, identifying problems, and helping decision-makers develop solutions.  

When a resource deficiency becomes apparent, several courses of action are possible to protect the public health, safety, and welfare:

  • The resource capacity may be expanded;
  • Conservation measures may be introduced to extend the capability of unused capacity;
  • Resource efficiencies may be introduced;
  • Development may be restricted or redirected to areas with remaining resource capacity.

In this way, the RMS addresses development in terms of appropriate distribution, location, and timing rather than growth versus no-growth. The Resource Summary Report is one of the key parts of the RMS.  The report is based on information gathered from service providers, County agencies, reports from state or regional agencies, environmental impact reports for major projects, research for the Land Use and Circulation Element Update program, and personal communications with agency staff.  Additional resource information was provided by staff of community services districts (CSDs), school districts, and private water companies.