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2014 Board of Supervisors Assignments

Adopted February 4, 2014

Appointments to County Initiated Committees

Standing Committees

Assignment Creation Date Description Gorin Rabbitt Zane McGuire Carrillo
Advertising Program (2)   Reviews multi-year financial projections and provides feedback on funding designations for the new year as recommended by staff.  Assures that staff’s work plan is in alignment with the full Board’s priorities regarding the program.       Member Member
First 5 Commission   The California Children and Families First Act of 1998 provided for the creation of a county Commission charged with promoting, supporting and improving the early development of children from the prenatal stage through five years of age. The Commission, now called First 5 Sonoma County Commission, was established by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in December 1998.     Member    
Health Action  (1 Primary + 1 Alternate)   Identifies priority health and health care issues and develops specific recommendations on local approaches to promote the health of our community and improve the health care delivery system. Primary   Alternate    
Upstream Investments (2 Primary + 1 Alternate)   Chartered by the Board of Supervisors to understand the antecedents to criminal behavior and to identify upstream interventions that reduce downstream criminal justice costs.  Primary   Alternate   Primary
Water Advisory Committee (Appointed by Water Agency Board of Directors)
(1 Primary + 1 Alternate)
  Advises the Agency’s Board of Directors on policy and fiscal matters affecting the Water Contractors, and helps make decisions regarding water supply issues in the Agency’s service area.  Members of the WAC are appointed by their respective city council or board, and represent the major cities and water districts that receive water via the Sonoma County Water Agency’s aqueduct system.  Alternate shall serve only in the absence of the primary representative. Alternate       Primary

Appointments to External Boards and Committees

Countywide Assignments

Assignment Creation Date Description Gorin Rabbitt Zane McGuire Carrillo
Building Economic Success Together (BEST)
(2 Primary)
  BEST is a collaborative partnership between the private and public sectors with a goal of creating jobs and encouraging economic vitality.  It works towards encouraging the following objectives and initiatives in partnership with the Sonoma County Economic Development Board and Workforce Investment Board: (1) Business retention and expansion; (2) Create a
strong, vibrant and supportive business climate; (3) Foster innovative businesses; (4) Attract new businesses providing high quality jobs; (5) Build a world class workforce based on educational attainment.
  Primary Primary    
Library Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) Review Advisory Committee
(1 Primary + 1 Alternate)
8/9/2012 Established by the Sonoma County Mayors & Council members’ Board of Directors. Composition of a committee to be made up of 11 members: 9 members representing one from each city; 1 member from the County; and 1 member from the Library Commission.  Appointments can be an elected official, staff member, or other individual as designated by each of the jurisdictions. The committee’s objective is to develop recommendations for the approval of Councils and Board of Supervisors to update the JPA Library System governing document.         Primary Alternate
Local Agency Formation Commission  (2 Primary + Alternate)   A separate government agency established by state law to oversee orderly development of the county related to the boundaries of local governments. LAFCO can approve or deny annexations or changes to these boundaries and can make determinations allowing the provision of services by a local government outside of its boundary. Primary Alternate     Primary
North Coast Air Basin Control District (1 Primary + 1 Alternate)   Air districts are grouped by air basins which represent an air shed. Northern Sonoma County belongs to the North Coast Air Basin along with Mendocino County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and the North Coast Unified AQMD.  By statute, these Districts are members of the North Coast Air Basin Control Council (BCC).  A representative from Lake County Air Pollution Control District also participates through an MOU. The purpose of the BCC is to work with the Districts to coordinate all air pollution control activities and programs to best serve the public and ensure that the North Coast Air Basin is, or will be, in compliance with the requirements of State and Federal law.     Alternate Primary  
Sonoma Clean Power Authority   Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is the new, locally controlled electricity provider in Sonoma County.  SCP provides residential and business customers across the county the option of using environmentally friendly power, generated by renewable sources, like solar, wind and geothermal. At competitive rates. SCP is a non-profit agency, independently run by the Sonoma County cities that have joined the program and the County, which represents unincorporated communities.
Participant cities: Windsor, Santa Rosa, Cotati, Sebastopol, and Sonoma, and Sonoma County
Primary     Alternate
(for Gorin)
(for Carrillo)
Remote Access Network Board (1)   The Remote Access Network Board(RAN) board shall determine the placement of RAN equipment within the county or counties, and coordinate acceptance, delivery, and installation of RAN equipment. The board shall also develop any procedures necessary to regulate the ongoing use and maintenance of that equipment, adhering to the policy guidelines and procedures adopted by the department. (California Penal Code Sections 11112.1-11112.7)     Member    
Solid Waste Hearing
Panel (1)
4 year term
(1/1/2012 – 1/1/2016)
  The hearing panel consists of three persons (The hearing panel consists of a solid waste technical expert, a member of the public at large, and a member of the Board of Supervisors) for the purpose of considering various appeals related to the Sonoma County Local Enforcement Agency Solid Waste Hearing Panel (LEA) actions, such as, denial, suspension, or revocation of a permit, recommended permit conditions, or enforcement actions and the LEA’s failure to act as required by law or regulation. DHS is certified LEA.     Member    
(1 member - 3 Year Term)
(Note: 3 year term expires 12/31/2015)
  Sonoma County Employee Retirement Association - Sixth Trustee Position (qualified elector)

Per provisions in the County Employees Retirement Law, the appointment of the fourth, fifth, sixth, and ninth trustees of the Retirement Board are to be members of the local community who are not connected with County government in any capacity, except that one of them may be a member of the Board of Supervisors, and they shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

Sonoma County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee (2 Primary + 1 Alternate)   Established by State statute, the LCBC is comprised of representatives from the County Board of Supervisors, the City of Healdsburg, and the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians, and is charged with selecting grants to be funded through the local Tribal Casino Account. LCBC meets one or two times per year, when funds are allocated by the State. Alternate Primary Alternate Primary  
Sonoma County Transportation
Authority  (3)
(Note: 2 of the 3 members need to sit on SMART)
  Serves as the coordinating and advocacy agency for transportation funding for Sonoma County and is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors who work to maintain and improve the transportation network.   Member Member Member  
Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District (2 Primary + 1 Alternate)     Board Chair and 1st District Supervisor required members. Primary Primary   Alternate  
Waste Management Agency JPA  (1 Primary + 1 Alternate) Note: Alternate will be Susan Klassen, Director, Transportation and Public Works Department 4/1992 The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency, formed in April 1992, is the joint powers authority of the nine incorporated cities and the County of Sonoma. The mission of the Agency is waste diversion required by State law AB939. The Agency’s programs include household hazardous waste, composting, wood waste recycling, planning and education     Member    

Regional Assignments

Assignment Creation Date Description Gorin Rabbitt Zane McGuire Carrillo
Association of Bay Area Governments (1 Primary + 1 Alternate)
(Note: 2 year term 7/1/12-6/30/14)
  Acts as the official planning agency for the SF Bay region, with a mission to strengthen cooperation among local governments. Alternate Primary      
Bay Area Air Quality Management District (1)    (Note: 4 year term 1/6/13-1/6/17)   Committed to attaining and maintaining air quality standards, increasing public awareness of positive air quality choices, developing and implementing protocol and policies for environmental justice.     Member    
Bay Conservation Development Commission (1 Primary + 1 Alternate)   Dedicated to the protection and enhancement of San Francisco Bay and its responsible use.  Primary activities are planning the protection, enhancement, and restoration of wetlands; protecting wetlands, and balancing the protection of wetlands against other often high priority objectives.  Primary   Alternate    
Community Advisory Board of the San Francisco Bay Water Transit Authority (1)   Assists and advises the WETA Board of Directors in carrying out its functions as a regional agency with responsibility for establishing and operating a comprehensive public water transportation system that connects communities, reduces congestion, and provides an emergency response capability.  Members are primarily elected officials from around the bay area.
WETA was established by SB 976, and replaces the WTA (Water Transit Authority). The intention of SB 976 is to improve the ability of ferries to respond in an emergency. SB 1093 provides additional detail regarding WETA’s mandate.
Eel Russian River Commission  (1 Primary + 1 Alternate)   Promotes proper watershed conservation and flood control measures, and promotes public and private economic development activities in the Eel and Russian River watersheds for the general benefit of the citizens in the participating counties of Humboldt, Mendocino and Sonoma.       Primary Alternate
Golden Gate Bridge District (1)   Operates the Golden Gate Bridge and two public transit systems with a mission to provide safe and reliable operation, maintenance and enhancement of the Golden Gate Bridge and to provide transportation services, as resources allow, for customers within the U.S. Highway 101 Golden Gate Corridor.   Member      
North Bay Watershed Association
(1 Primary + 1 Alternate)
  A group of 15 regional and local public agencies located throughout Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties whose mission is to facilitate partnerships across political boundaries that promote stewardship of the North Bay watershed resources.     Alternate   Primary
North Bay Water Reuse Authority - Sonoma County Water Agency Representative (1 Primary + 1 Alternate)
(Note: No official term)
2/8/2011 Cooperative program in the North San Pablo Bay region that promotes sustainability and environmental enhancement by expanding use of recycled water.   Primary   Alternate  
North Bay Water Reuse Authority – Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District Representative
(1 Primary + 1 Alternate)
(Note: No official term)
2/8/2011 Cooperative program in the North San Pablo Bay region that promotes sustainability and environmental enhancement by expanding use of recycled water. Primary   Alternate    
Northern  California Counties Tribal Consortium (1 Primary + 1 Alternate)   The Board of Supervisors for Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties formed this consortium to develop a common approach and strategy to address the off-reservation impacts of tribal gaming.     Alternate Primary  
Public Policy Facilitating Committee (3)   Created when the Sonoma County Water Agency, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Mendocino Russian River Flood Control and Water Conversation Improvement District began a Section 7 consultation-a federal process, spelled out in the Endangered Species Act – on the Russian River project.  The agencies were consulting on three listed fish species and meet annually or biannually to receive updates and information as the Biological Opinion is implemented.     Member Member Member
Russian River Watershed Association
(1 Primary+ 1 Alternate)
  An association of nine cities, counties and special districts in the Russian River Watershed that have come together to coordinate regional programs for clean water, fisheries restoration and watershed enhancement, and to promote cooperation and implementation of projects that protect watershed resources, restore fisheries and improve water quality at reduced cost to taxpayers.       Alternate Primary
Sonoma/Marin Area Rail Transit II Board of Directors (2)
(Note: 4 year term)
  A passenger rail project located in San Francisco’s North Bay providing rail service along 70 miles of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad alignment.  Provides an alternative to Highway 101 traffic by upgrading the existing rail line and building a new bicycle/pedestrian pathway linking the 14 rail stations.   Member Member    

State Assignments

Assignment Creation Date Description Gorin Rabbitt Zane McGuire Carrillo
CSAC Board of Directors (1 Primary + 1 Alternate)   Committed to representing county government before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government.  Places a strong emphasis on educating the public about the value and need for the programs and services of California’s 58 counties.     Alternate     Primary

Department Liaisons

Assignment Creation Date Description Gorin Rabbitt Zane McGuire Carrillo
General Administrative Services   Board of Supervisors
County Administrator
County Clerk/Recorder/Assessor/ Registrar of Voters
County Counsel
General Services
Human Resources
Information Systems
Fiscal Services/Consumer Protection Services   Agricultural Commissioner
Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector
UC Cooperative Extension
Development Services   Ag Preservation and Open Space District
Community Development Commission
Economic Development Board
Emergency Services
Permit & Resource Management
Regional Parks
Transportation & Public Works
Water Agency/Sanitation
Criminal Justice Services   Courts Administration
District Attorney           
Law Library      
Probation & Juvenile Halls
Public Defender
Health and Human Services   Child Support Services
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Health Services
Human Services