On June 16, 2012, the Commission adopted the following mission statement to reflect the unique circumstances and conditions which exist within San Bernardino County and to promote the Countywide Vision:
“The broad mission of the Local Agency Formation Commission for San Bernardino County is to implement the legislative direction and policies embodied in the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 in a manner that provides for an orderly and efficient growth pattern that reconciles the varied needs of San Bernardino County, promotes the Countywide Vision Statement, is in keeping with the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act, and addresses the parameters of the principle acts for Cities and Special Districts.
One of the fundamental principles of the Local Agency Formation Commission is to ensure the establishment of an appropriate, sustainable, and logical municipal level government structure for the distribution of efficient and effective public services. The Local Agency Formation Commission for San Bernardino County will encourage and promote communication among agencies (public and private), property owners and residents of the County to achieve these goals. The Commission’s policies shall be carried out in an efficient and courteous manner.”
On June 16, 2012, the Commission also adopted the Countywide Vision Statement, which the County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors and the Board of Directors of the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), made up of members from each of the County’s 24 cities and each member of the Board of Supervisors adopted on June 30, 2011:
"We envision a complete county that capitalizes on the diversity of its people, its geography, and its economy to create a broad range of choices for its residents in how they live, work, and play."
"We envision a vibrant economy with a skilled workforce that attracts employers who seize the opportunities presented by the county’s unique advantages and provide the jobs that create countywide prosperity."
"We envision a sustainable system of high quality education, community health, public safety, housing, retail, recreation, arts and culture, and infrastructure, in which development complements our natural resources and environment."
"We envision a model community which is governed in an open and ethical manner, where great ideas are replicated and brought to scale, and all sectors work collaboratively to each shared goals."
"From our valleys, across our mountains, and into our deserts, we envision a county that is a destination for visitors and a home for anyone seeking a sense of community and the best life has to offer."