Standing Rules for County Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Committees

The standing rules document refers to the laws governing the Board, Commissions, and Committees and the functional responsibilities of the groups. The notable responsibilities include terms of service, annual report plans, delegation powers, and removal of a board or commission. Several laws and modes of conduct are non-discriminatory actions, the brown act, political reform act, and the conflict of interest law. The complete guideline of the rules and responsibilities is provided in the document.

Standing Rules for County Boards, Commissions, and Advisory Committees

Boards and Commissions Local Appointments List

The roster document provides an entire list of all the advisory and non advisory boards and commissions in San Mateo County. The list provides the details of each commission. These are mission statements, authorities, membership, terms of service, duties of the commission, appointment, contact information, meeting location, and membership roster with appointment and expiration dates.

Boards and Commissions Local Appointments List

Boards, Commissions, and Committees' Handbook

The handbook covers all the guidelines needed to serve on a board, commission, and committee. First time members would greatly benefit from reading and reviewing the handbook. The document is organized into chapters guiding the reader through the brown act, public records act, ethics code, and guidelines for conduct after appointment.

Boards, Commissions, and Committees' Handbook

Boards & Commissions Customer Service Survey

The customer service survey allows the public to rate and rank the Clerk of the Boards services as it relates to Boards and Commissions.

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Form 700

Form 700s are economic interest forms. The form safeguards against possible conflicts of interest and is part of a state mandate for elected officials to disclose income, investments, business positions, property holdings and gifts. Reporting an economic interest does not present a conflict. A conflict of interest arises when a government decision is made by an elected official that benefits their economic interests.

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Brown Act

The Ralph M. Brown Act provides guidelines and ensures the right for the public to participate in all local California government meetings. The act applies to cities, counties, boards, and councils.The act was enacted due to rising public concerns about government officials meeting in secret to avoid public inquiry.  

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October 19, 2010 Brown Act Training Presentation by County Counsel