Chapter 2.12


2.12.010    Office created.

2.12.020    Appointment—Authority.

2.12.030    Powers and duties.

2.12.040    Creation of subordinate positions.

2.12.010 Office created.

Pursuant to the provisions of California Probate Code Section 2900 et seq., there is created within the County of Santa Cruz the office of Public Guardian. [Ord. 4007 § 1, 1989; Ord. 688, 1961; prior code § 2.25.010].

2.12.020 Appointment—Authority.

The Public Guardian shall be appointed by resolution of the Board of Supervisors and shall exercise the authority of that office for two-year terms or until the termination of the office upon order of the Board of Supervisors. [Ord. 4347 § 1, 1995; Ord. 688, 1961; prior code § 2.25.030].

2.12.030 Powers and duties.

The Public Guardian shall have such powers and duties as are prescribed by the applicable provisions of the Welfare and Institutions Code and the Probate Code which pertain to the office of Public Guardian. Conservatorship services and investigations required by Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5000 et seq. shall be carried out by the Public Guardian. [Ord. 4007 § 2, 1989; Ord. 688, 1961; prior code § 2.25.020].

2.12.040 Creation of subordinate positions.

The Public Guardian may appoint such Deputy Public Guardians as may be necessary to enable said Public Guardian to properly prosecute and perform the powers and duties of his office. [Ord. 688, 1961; prior code § 2.25.040].