COMB is committed to providing exemplary services that are consistent with our history, mission and unique composition. To be successful, we must be sustainable. Sustainability is most often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. The term is broadly used to indicate the responsibility associated with implementation of programs, initiatives and actions focused on the preservation of vital resources. The principles necessary to preserve those resources can be depicted as three concentric circles: economic, environmental, and social pillars of sustainability. These principles overlap and interconnect and, if followed in action, achieve results consistent with operating a sustainable organization.
The development of this Sustainability Plan (Plan) will provide COMB the foundation for promoting and maintaining a sustainable service model that balances economic, environmental, and social principles as a fundamental component of achieving COMB’s mission. As a steward of valuable natural resources, it is our inherent responsibility to protect our present and future assets.
This Plan is intended to illuminate how sustainability practices have historically been, and will continue to be, woven into the daily operation and maintenance of critical infrastructure necessary to manage the Cachuma Transferred Project Works. In addition, the Plan supports the work associated with implementation of the Lower Santa Ynez River Fish Management Plan and the 2000 Cachuma Project Biological Opinion.
COMB Sustainability Plan (Adopted 06.27.2022).pdf