Chapter 2
ADMINISTRATION

Sections:

Article I. In General

2-1.    Hours of county offices in general.

2-1.1.    Repealed by Ordinance No. 740.

2-2.    Offices that may close from twelve noon to one p.m.

2-3.    County clerk-recorder hours.

2-3.1.    Planning and building unit’s hours.

2-3.2.    Public works department hours.

2-3.3.    Sheriff’s office and road crew hours.

2-3.4.    Emergency working hours.

2-4.    County offices to remain separate, etc.; exception.

2-5.    Offices consolidated – County agricultural commissioner and county sealer of weights and measures.

2-6.    Same – County clerk and county recorder.

2-6.1.    Same – County coroner and county sheriff.

2-7.    Repealed by Ordinance No. 459.

2-8.    Same – Treasurer and tax collector.

2-8.1.    Same – Treasurer-tax collector and public administrator.

2-9.    Treasurer-tax collector generally – Title.

2-10.    Same – Salary and travel expenses.

2-11.    Regular meetings of board of supervisors.

2-12.    Same – Adjourned meetings.

2-13.    Disposition of fees received by county constables.

2-14.    Compensation – Officers and employees generally.

2-15.    Same – Officers, employees, etc., of county road department – Pay period.

2-16.    Same – Same – Payday.

2-16.1.    Compensation and mileage for trial jurors and grand jurors.

2-16.2.    Compensation and mileage of the board of supervisors.

2-16.3.    Repealed by Ordinance No. 740.

2-17.    State employees’ retirement system contract – Authorized.

2-18.    (Reserved)

2-19.    County coroner to embalm bodies in his custody; embalming charges.

2-19.1.    Charge for the removal and storage of dead bodies.

2-20.    Certain state law concerning qualifications of county auditor adopted.

2-20.1.    Probation and corrections officers’ training standards.

2-20.2.    Law enforcement officers’ training standards.

2-20.3.    Recruitment and training standards of public safety dispatchers.

Article II. County Administrative Officer

2-21.    Position created and designated.

2-22.    Appointment and salary.

2-23.    Term of office – Suspension and removal.

2-23.1.    Employment agreement.

2-24.    Powers and duties generally.

2-25.    Qualifications.

Article III. Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

2-26.    Appointment of clerk of the board.

2-27.    Salary and benefits.

2-28.    Term of office – Suspension and removal.

2-29.    Qualifications.

2-30.    Duties.

2-31.    Clerk of the board consolidated with county administrative officer.

2-32.    (Reserved)

Article IV. Planning Commission, Zoning Administrator, and Community Development Department

2-33.    Planning commission.

2-33.1.    Designation – Composition – Appointment of members of the planning commission.

2-33.2.    Removal of planning commission member from office.

2-33.3.    Appointment of members – Term of office.

2-33.4.    Meetings – Compensation for attendance.

2-33.5.    Officer selection.

2-33.6.    Majority constitutes quorum.

2-33.7.    Vacancy filling.

2-33.8.    Duties of planning commission.

2-33.9.    Office of zoning administration.

2-33.10.    Designation of the zoning administrator.

2-33.11.    Hearings.

2-34.1.    Community development department.

2-34.2.    Appointment, qualifications and duties generally of director of the community development department.

2-34.3.    Departmental employees.

2-34.4.    Repealed by Ordinance No. 639.

2-34.5.    Powers and duties generally.

Article V. County Welfare Department

2-35.    Created.

2-35.1.    Partnership HealthPlan of California commission.

2-36.    Appointment, qualifications and duties generally of director of county welfare.

2-37.    Departmental employees.

2-38.    Powers and duties generally.

2-39.    Services of other county departments and employees.

2-40.    Applications for relief.

2-41.    Monthly report, etc.

2-42.    Administration of unemployment relief funds.

Article VI. Department of Public Works

2-43.    Created.

2-44.    Duties.

2-45.    County road commissioner and county surveyor.

2-46.    Qualifications of road commissioner and county surveyor.

Article VII. Public Guardian

2-47.    Office created.

2-48.    Appointment and compensation.

2-49.    Public guardian/LPS conservator appointed.

2-50.    Termination of prior public guardian’s authority.

2-51.    Official bond.

2-52.    Public guardian/LPS conservator’s powers, duties and responsibilities.

2-53.    Employment of private attorneys.

2-54.    Appointment of deputies.

2-55.    Public guardian/LPS conservator designated public representative payee.

2-56.    Predecessor public guardian to cooperate with successor.

2-57.    Funds for administrative expenses.

2-57A.    Fund for incidentals.

2-57B.    Role of the county counsel.

Article VIII. County Automobiles

2-58.    Definitions.

2-59.    Identification.

2-60.    Prohibited uses.

2-61.    Assignment of cars.

2-62.    Drivers to pay certain fines, etc.

2-63.    Accidents.

2-64.    Employees to use county cars, exception; use of private cars generally.

2-65.    Insurance requirements for private cars.

2-66.    Additional rules and regulations.

2-67.    Violations of article.

Article IX. Judicial Districts

2-68.    Consolidation and establishment.

2-69.    Boundaries.

2-70.    Justice court.

Article X. Supervisorial Districts

2-71.    Supervisorial districts.

Article XI. Peace Officer Recruitment and Training

2-76.    State aid desired.

2-77.    Standards adherence pledged.

Article XII. Claims Against County

2-78.    Waiver of three-day waiting period for warrants.

2-78.1.    Claims for money or damages.

Article XIII. Industrial Development Authority

2-79.    Purpose – Statutory authority.

2-80.    Findings.

2-81.    Declaration of necessity – Organization.

Article XIV. Annual Inventory of County Property

2-82.    Annual inventory of county property.

Article XV. First 5 Colusa Children and Families Commission

2-90.    Findings and purpose.

2-91.    Definitions.

2-92.1.    Establishment of commission.

2-92.2.    Establishment of trust fund.

2-93.    Membership.

2-94.1.    Terms – Appointments.

2-94.2.    Terms – Staggered.

2-95.    Vacancies and removal.

2-96.    Chairperson – Rules and regulations.

2-97.    Commission subject to Ralph M. Brown Act.

2-98.    Compensation.

2-99.    Duties.

Article XVI. Conflict of Interest Code

2-100.    Conflict of interest – Disclosure by employees/officials.

Article XVII. Community Advisory Committee

2-200.    Findings and purpose.

2-201.    Definition – Community advisory committee.

2-202.    Establishment of community advisory committees.

2-203.    Membership.

2-204.    Terms – Appointments.

2-205.    Vacancies and removal.

2-206.    Officers – Rules and regulations.

2-207.    Majority constitutes a quorum.

2-208.    Robert’s Rules of Order.

2-209.    Compliance with laws.

2-210.    Compensation.

2-211.    Duties.

Article XVIII. Administration Fees

2-212.    Medical marijuana identification card program fees.

Article XIX. Colusa County Personnel Rules and Policies

2-300.    Colusa County personnel rules and policies.

Article I. In General

2-1 Hours of county offices in general.

All county offices and departments, except as otherwise provided in this article, shall remain open for the transaction of the public’s business in the county continuously from eight-thirty a.m. until five p.m. of each

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each week, holidays excepted. (Ord. No. 740, § 2 (part).)

For state law as to offices and office hours generally, see Gov. C. A., § 24250 et seq.

2-1.1 Repealed by Ordinance No. 740.

2-2 Offices that may close from twelve noon to one p.m.

The county offices and departments named in this section are authorized to remain open from eight-thirty a.m. until twelve noon and from one p.m. to five p.m. or to remain open continuously from eight-thirty a.m. until five p.m. on each Monday through Friday of each week, holidays excepted, as determined by each respective department head:

(a) Information technology.

(b) Personnel.

(c) County counsel.

(d) Central services.

(e) Board of supervisors’ clerks. (Ord. No. 740, § 2 (part).)

2-3 County clerk-recorder hours.

The county clerk-recorder’s office shall be open to the public for the transaction of business from eight-thirty a.m. to four p.m. on Monday through Friday of each week, holidays excepted. (Ord. No. 740, § 2 (part).)

2-3.1 Planning and building unit’s hours.

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 2-1 and 2-2, the planning and building unit shall be open to the public for the transaction of business from eight-thirty a.m. to five p.m. on Monday through Thursday of each week and from eight-thirty a.m. to twelve noon on Friday of each week, holidays excepted. (Ord. No. 740, § 2 (part): Ord. No. 790, § 1.)

2-3.2 Public works department hours.

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 2-1 and 2-2, the public works department shall be open to the public for the transaction of business from seven-thirty a.m. to four p.m. on Monday through Friday of each week, holidays excepted. (Ord. No. 740, § 2 (part).)

2-3.3 Sheriff’s office and road crew hours.

The provisions of sections 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-3.1 and 2-3.2 do not apply to the sheriff’s office or the road crews of the county road commission. (Ord. No. 740, § 2 (part).)

2-3.4 Emergency working hours.

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, in the event of emergency or any other crisis situation which may arise, the board of supervisors may establish such other work hours and days of the week which it determines to be appropriate for those offices it selects, including separate offices within a department. It shall be the duty of each department head to stagger, arrange and assign the work of his or her department for public convenience and necessity; provided, however, that such arrangement or plan does not lessen the efficiency of the operation of the department and does not require the employment of additional help. (Ord. No. 740, § 2 (part).)

2-4 County offices to remain separate, etc.; exception.

Except as otherwise provided by sections 2-5 to 2-12, the duties of all other offices of the county shall remain separate, and be performed by a separate person. (Ord. No. 20, § 3.)

2-5 Offices consolidated – County agricultural commissioner and county sealer of weights and measures.

The duties of the separate offices of county agricultural commissioner and county sealer of weights and measures are hereby consolidated, the board of supervisors having determined that it is in the public interest that such offices be so consolidated, as authorized under the provisions of Section 24300 of the Government Code of the state. (Ord. No. 230, § 1.)

For state law as to consolidation of offices generally, see Gov. C. A., § 24300 et seq.

2-6 Same – County clerk and county recorder.

The duties of the offices of county clerk and recorder of the county are hereby consolidated. (Ord. No. 20, § 1.)

2-6.1 Same – County coroner and county sheriff.

Statutory authority exists for consolidation of the county’s offices of coroner and sheriff and is set forth in the California Government Code § 24300 et seq.

Therefore, the board of supervisors of the county authorizes and orders the consolidation of the offices of the county coroner and county sheriff. (Ord. No. 461, (part).)

2-7 Repealed by Ordinance No. 459.

2-8 Same – Treasurer and tax collector.

The duties of the offices of county treasurer and county tax collector are hereby consolidated, the board of supervisors having elected to so consolidate such offices in accordance with the provisions of Section 24300 of the Government Code of the state. (Ord. No. 224, § 1.)

2-8.1 Same – Treasurer-tax collector and public administrator.

Statutory authority exists for consolidation of the county’s offices of treasurer-tax collector and public administrator and is set forth in the California Government Code § 24300 et seq.

Therefore, the board of supervisors of the county authorizes and orders the consolidation of the offices of the treasurer-tax collector and public administrator. (Ord. No. 460, (part).)

2-9 Treasurer-tax collector generally – Title.

The duly elected and qualified incumbent of the offices consolidated pursuant to section 2-8 shall be known as “treasurer-tax collector.” (Ord. No. 235, § 1.)

For state law as to county treasurers generally, see Gov. C. A., § 27000 et seq.

As to business hours of office of treasurer-tax collector, see § 22 of this Code. As to duties of county treasurer-tax collector in connection with pawnbrokers, junk dealers and secondhand dealers, see § 15-10 of this Code.

2-10 Same – Salary and travel expenses.

The treasurer-tax collector shall receive as compensation for the services required of him by law, such salary as the board of supervisors may from time to time prescribe, which salary shall be paid from the salary fund. In addition, such officer shall receive his actual and necessary traveling expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of his official duties, for which he shall present his claim, the mileage rate thereof to be the same rate as other county officials. (Ord. No. 235, § 1.)

2-11 Regular meetings of board of supervisors.

The board of supervisors is authorized to hold not more than three regular meetings on Tuesdays each month in the board of supervisors’ room in the Hall of Records, in the city of Colusa, commencing at nine a.m. The board of supervisors need not hold a regular meeting in any particular month as it deems appropriate. The board of supervisors shall have the authority to set its regular meeting schedule as it deems appropriate consistent with this section. (Ord. No. 740, § 2 (part).)

2-12 Same – Adjourned meetings.

The board of supervisors may adjourn any regular meeting to a date certain, which shall be specified in the order of adjournment, and when so adjourned, such adjourned meeting shall be a regular meeting for all purposes. Such adjourned meeting may likewise be adjourned and when so adjourned shall be a regular meeting for all purposes. (Ord. No. 282, § 2.)

2-13 Disposition of fees received by county constables.

All fees received by county constables for all services performed by them in all civil and criminal actions shall be paid by such constables to the county treasurer monthly, which fees shall be deposited to the general fund of the county. (Ord. No. 268, §§ 1, 2.)

As to arrest, fines and imprisonment generally, see ch. 4 of this Code.

2-14 Compensation – Officers and employees generally.

Except as otherwise provided by the general laws of the state, the compensation paid to all county and judicial district officers and employees shall be hereafter fixed by resolution of a majority of the board of supervisors.

The provisions of this section are not intended to and shall not have any effect upon any provision of this Code or other ordinance of the county which provides for the establishment or creation of any county office or employment or the duties or responsibilities connected therewith. (Ord. No. 264, §§ 1, 3.)

As to compensation plan for county employees generally, see § 16-5.

2-15 Same – Officers, employees, etc., of county road department – Pay period.

The monthly pay period for all officers, deputies, assistants, clerks and employees of the county employed in the road department shall be upon the basis of the calendar month, and the monthly salary and compensation for all such officers, deputies, assistants, clerks and employees shall be computed and paid monthly upon the basis of services rendered during the preceding calendar month. (Ord. No. 272, § 1.)

2-16 Same – Same – Payday.

On a day not later than the fifth day of each month, unless such fifth day falls upon a nonbusiness day, then, in that event, upon the next business day following the fifth day of the month, but in no event later than the tenth day of each month, the auditor of the county shall draw his warrant upon the treasurer of the county in favor of each officer, deputy, assistant clerk and employee of the county employed in the road department for the amount of salary, wages and compensation due for the preceding calendar month. (Ord. No. 272, § 2.)

2-16.1 Compensation and mileage for trial jurors and grand jurors.

Effective January 1, 1981, trial jurors and grand jurors shall be compensated for the services required of them by law, as set forth hereunder:

(a) Trial jurors or prospective trial jurors. For attendance in Court $10.00 for one-half day or less: $20.00 for in excess of one-half day and twenty cents per mile per day for each mile traveled in going to and from their places of residence in attending court.

(b) Grand jurors or prospective grand jurors. Ten dollars for one-half day or less, twenty dollars for in excess of one-half day and twenty cents per mile, per day, for each mile traveled in going to and from their place of residence in attending meetings.

(c) Mileage rates payable to trial jurors or prospective trial jurors and grand jurors or prospective grand jurors in accordance with this section shall be subject to any applicable future change in county mileage rates. (Ord. No. 405, § 1.)

2-16.2 Compensation and mileage of the board of supervisors.

(a) Each member of the board of supervisors is a full time county-elected official and shall receive as compensation at the rate of four thousand nine hundred seventeen dollars per month beginning January 1, 2014. Commencing January 1, 2016, the salary shall be adjusted to equate to thirty-three percent of the salary of a Colusa County superior court judge as reported by the National Center for State Courts in effect on January 1st of the then current even-numbered year. For instance, an adjustment shall be made on January 1, 2016, 2018, and so on.

(b) Commencing May 4, 2008, the chairman of the board of supervisors shall receive, in addition to his/her regular compensation, the sum of five hundred dollars per month for each month the position is held. The vice-chairman of the board of supervisors shall receive, in addition to his/her regular compensation, the sum of three hundred dollars per month for each month the position is held.

(c) Each supervisor shall receive mileage for travel to and from each regular or special meeting of the board and for other necessary travel on county business within the county at the following rate:

District One Supervisor

$100.00 per month

District Two Supervisor

75.00 per month

District Three Supervisor

100.00 per month

District Four Supervisor

150.00 per month

District Five Supervisor

75.00 per month

(d) Each supervisor shall also receive his or her necessary expenses and mileage at the same rate as established for travel by all other Colusa County officers and employees when the performance of duties as supervisor takes him or her out of the county.

(e) Each supervisor shall receive county-paid life insurance with policy limits equal to that paid to all other county-paid elected officials.

(f) Except as specified herein, commencing January 1, 2013, each supervisor shall receive the same benefits of employment as have been negotiated for all other county-paid elected department heads for the county of Colusa except as follows:

(1) The board shall not receive management incentive pay.

(2) The board shall receive an “additional-in-lieu” payment of one hundred eighty-five dollars per month. (Ord. No. 583, § 1; Ord. No. 591; Ord. No. 601; Ord. No. 617; Ord. No. 634; Ord. No. 671; Ord. No. 697; Ord. No. 715; Ord. No. 716; Ord. No. 747, § 1; Ord. No. 751, § 1; Ord. No. 753, §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 758, § 1.)

2-16.3 Repealed by Ordinance No. 740.

2-17 State employees’ retirement system contract – Authorized.

A contract is hereby authorized between the board of supervisors and the board of administration of the state employees’ retirement system, a copy of such contract being attached to the original ordinance from which this section was derived, which ordinance is on file in the office of the county clerk, and which contract is marked Exhibit “A,” and by such reference made a part of this section as though set out in full in this section.

The chairman of the board of supervisors is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to execute such contract for and on behalf of the county. (Ord. No. 196, §§ 1, 2.)

Editor’s Note: The contract authorized by this section has been amended by Ords. 283, 343, 344, 346, 571, 604, 635, 658, 757, 779 and 808. The amendments are on file with the county clerk-recorder.

2-18 (Reserved)

2-19 County coroner to embalm bodies in his custody; embalming charges.

Whenever the coroner of the county takes custody of a dead body pursuant to law, he may embalm the body and charge the person entitled to its custody, except when the body is that of a child not more than fourteen years of age or a person for whose burial there is available less than seventy-five dollars, in which cases the expense of embalming is a county charge. The fee to be charged such person so entitled to the custody of the dead body is hereby fixed at fifty dollars. (Ord. No. 289, § 1.)

2-19.1 Charge for the removal and storage of dead bodies.

Pursuant to Section 27472 of the Government Code, whenever the coroner takes custody of a dead body pursuant to law, the coroner or the coroner’s authorized agent may charge and collect from the person entitled to control the disposition of the remains, as specified in Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code, the actual expense incurred by the coroner in removing the body from the place of death and keeping the body until its release to the person responsible for its interment. The charge shall not exceed one hundred dollars, shall not be imposed upon a person who claims and proves to be indigent and shall not include expenses of keeping the body during the time necessary for the coroner to perform his or her duties in connection with it. The charge, if not paid, may be considered a part of the funeral expenses and paid as a preferred charge against the estate of the decedent.

In the event such charge, after normal billing procedures are followed, proves to be uncollectible, then such charge shall be paid by the county, and the county will be subrogated to the collection on rights of the coroner or the coroner’s agent. (Ord. No. 436.)

2-20 Certain state law concerning qualifications of county auditor adopted.

The provisions of Sections 26945 and 26946 of the Government Code of the state, concerning the qualifications of the county auditor, are hereby adopted and shall be effective in the county. (Ord. No. 256, § 1.)

2-20.1 Probation and corrections officers’ training standards.

While receiving any state aid pursuant to Article 3, commencing with Section 6040 of the California Penal Code, the county will adhere to the standards for recruitment and training established by the board of corrections. (Ord. No. 402, § 1.)

2-20.2 Law enforcement officers’ training standards.

The governing body of the county of Colusa declares that it desires to qualify to receive aid from the state of California under the provisions of Section 13522, Chapter 1 of Title 4 of the California Penal Code.

Pursuant to Sections 13510.1 and 13512 of said Chapter 1, the Colusa County district attorney’s office will adhere to the standards for recruitment and training established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

The commission and its representatives may make such inquiries as deemed necessary to ascertain that the peace officer personnel of the Colusa County district attorney’s office adhere to the standards for recruitment and training established by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. (Ord. No. 626.)

2-20.3 Recruitment and training of public safety dispatchers.

The county of Colusa declares it accepts the requirements of Section 13510(c), Chapter 1 of Title 4, Part 4, of the California Penal Code, and will adhere to the standards for recruitment and training established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) for public safety dispatchers.

The county of Colusa will adhere to the requirements of Section 13512, Chapter 1, that the commission and its representatives may make such inquiries as deemed appropriate by the commission to ascertain that the Colusa County public dispatcher personnel adhere to standards for selection and training established by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. (Ord. No. 622.)

Article II. County Administrative Officer

Prior ordinance history: Ord. No. 273.

2-21 Position created and designated.

There is hereby created in and for the county a position to be known and designated as that of “county administrative officer.” (Ord. No. 759, § 2 (part).)

2-22 Appointment and salary.

The county administrative officer shall be appointed by a majority of the board of supervisors at a salary to be determined by the board. (Ord. No. 759, § 2 (part).)

2-23 Term of office – Suspension and removal.

The county administrative officer shall be an at-will employee serving at the pleasure of the board. The county administrative officer may be removed or suspended by a majority of the board at any regular or special meeting of the board; provided, that the county administrative officer shall not have less than thirty days’ notice in writing of the board’s intention to consider his or her removal, before the removal becomes final. The county administrative officer may be suspended or relieved of his or her duties at any time by a majority action of the board. (Ord. No. 759, § 2 (part).)

2-23.1 Employment agreement.

Nothing in this article shall be interpreted to preclude the board of supervisors from entering into an employment agreement with the county administrative officer except that any such agreement shall not alter the at-will employment status of the county administrative officer. (Ord. No. 759, § 2 (part).)

2-24 Powers and duties generally.

To the extent authorized by the board of supervisors, and permitted by law, the county administrative officer shall generally advise, assist, act on behalf of the board, and be responsible to the board, for the proper and efficient administration of such affairs of the county.

The duties, obligations, authority and responsibilities of the county administrative officer, including but not limited to his or her duties, obligations, authority and responsibilities within an integrated board liaison system, shall be defined by policy adopted by the board; provided, the board shall not grant any authority to, or impose any duty upon, the county administrative officer which cannot be assigned to him or her under the law. (Ord. No. 759, § 2 (part).)

2-25 Qualifications.

As determined from time to time by the board of supervisors, the county administrative officer shall have the background, education, experience, knowledge and ability to perform the duties, obligations, responsibilities, and authority of the position. (Ord. No. 759, § 2 (part).)

Article III. Clerk of the Board of Supervisors*

*Code reviser’s note: Ordinance 760 adds this article as Sections 2-25 through 2-30. The sections have been editorially renumbered to avoid duplication of numbering.

2-26 Appointment of clerk of the board.

The clerk of the board of supervisors shall be appointed by the board of supervisors in the same manner as other appointed county officers, as provided for in Government Code Section 25100.5. Accordingly, the county clerk shall no longer serve as the ex officio clerk of the board. (Ord. No. 760, § 1 (part).)

2-27 Salary and benefits.

The clerk of the board shall receive a salary and benefits to be determined by a majority of the board. If the clerk of the board is consolidated with another officer of the county, no additional compensation will be paid to said officer as a result of the consolidation unless otherwise determined by the board. (Ord. No. 760, § 1 (part).)

2-28 Term of office – Suspension and removal.

The clerk of the board is an at-will county officer who shall serve at the pleasure of the board and may be removed or suspended by a majority of the board at any regular or special meeting of the board; provided, that clerk of the board shall have not less than thirty days’ notice in writing of the board’s intention to consider his or her removal, before the removal becomes final. The clerk of the board may be suspended, or relieved of his or her duties, at any time by a majority action of the board. (Ord. No. 760, § 1 (part).)

2-29 Qualifications.

As determined from time to time by the board, and as required by law, the clerk of the board shall have the background, education, credentials and experience required to successfully perform the duties of the position. (Ord. No. 760, § 1 (part).)

2-30 Duties.

The clerk of the board shall perform those duties prescribed by law for the clerk of the board, those duties of the county clerk as ex officio clerk of the board and such other duties as may be assigned by the board. (Ord. No. 760, § 1 (part).)

2-31 Clerk of the board consolidated with county administrative officer.

Pursuant to Government Code Section 24308, the office of the clerk of the board of supervisors is consolidated with the office of the county administrative officer. The county officer overseeing the consolidated office shall be appointed and removed by the board of supervisors in accordance with sections 2-22 and 2-23. (Ord. No. 760, § 1 (part).)

2-32 (Reserved)

Article IV. Planning Commission, Zoning Administrator, and Community Development Department

For state law as to local planning generally, see Government Code Section 65100 et seq. As to duties, etc., of county planning commission in connection with variances under the junk storage regulations of the county, see §§ 15-29 to 15-37 of this Code. As to zoning generally, see Appendix I of this volume. As to recommendations by the county planning commission for variances under the Zoning Ordinance, see § 16 of Appendix II. As to county planning commission as the administrative agency under the Airport Zoning Ordinance, see § 8 of Appendix II. As to requirements for subdivisions generally, see Appendix IV.

2-33 Planning commission.

A planning commission is hereby created for the county under and by virtue of the provisions of Section 65100 et seq. of the Government Code. (Ord. No. 589 (part); Ord. No. 706 (part).)

2-33.1 Designation – Composition – Appointment of members of the planning commission.

The planning commission created pursuant to section 2-33 shall be known as the “Colusa County planning commission.” The commission shall consist of five members. Each member shall represent an individual supervisorial district, be a resident of that district, and be nominated by the supervisor representing that district. The appointment shall be effective upon the individual nominee receiving a majority vote of the board of supervisors. (Ord. No. 589 (part); Ord. No. 706 (part).)

For state law as to appointment of members and composition of county planning commission, see Government Code, § 65330 et seq. For state law as to regular meetings of local planning commissions, see Government Code, § 65401. As to compensation and travel expenses for members of planning commissions, see Government Code, § 65434.

2-33.2 Removal of planning commission member from office.

Planning commissioners serve at the pleasure of the board of supervisors and may be removed from office without cause at any time by a majority vote of the board of supervisors. (Ord. No. 589 (part); Ord. No. 706 (part).)

2-33.3 Appointment of members – Terms of office.

At the first meeting of the board of supervisors convening following the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section, the board of supervisors shall appoint all five members of the planning commission in the manner provided in section 2-33.1. The term of office for each commissioner for this initial planning commission appointed at the first meeting of the board of supervisors following the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section will be as follows:

Supervisorial District I – Term expires February 2008

Supervisorial District II – Term expires February 2008

Supervisorial District III – Term expires February 2008

Supervisorial District IV – Term expires February 2008

Supervisorial District V – Term expires February 2008

Thereafter, at the first meeting of the board of supervisors in each February of succeeding years, the procedure for appointing a new commission to serve for the succeeding twelve months shall be as provided in section 2-33.1. The term of these succeeding commissioner appointments shall be one year. A commissioner may be reappointed. (Ord. No. 589 (part); Ord. No. 706 (part).)

2-33.4 Meetings – Compensation for attendance.

The planning commission shall establish a regular day, hour and place for its regular meetings, and such regular meetings shall be held at least once a month. The commission may adjourn any regular or adjourned regular meeting to a date, time and place specified in the order of adjournment. When so adjourned, the adjourned meeting is a regular meeting for all purposes. In the event the regular meeting falls on a holiday, the regular meeting shall be held on a date determined by the commission at the meeting preceding the holiday. A special meeting shall be held upon the call of the chairman of the commission, or at the request of the planning director, upon giving of such notice as may be required by law. An emolument for each meeting attended will be given each commissioner. It will be set annually by the board of supervisors at the time the budget for the succeeding fiscal year is approved. (Ord. No. 589 (part); Ord. No. 706 (part).)

2-33.5 Officer selection.

The commission, at its first regular meeting following the first February meeting of the board of supervisors of each year, shall choose one of its members as chairman and one of its members as vice-chairman. The planning director of the county of Colusa shall serve as secretary to the commission. (Ord. No. 589 (part); Ord. No. 706 (part).)

2-33.6 Majority constitutes quorum.

A majority of the members of the planning commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. (Ord. No. 589 (part); Ord. No. 706 (part).)

2-33.7 Vacancy filling.

Any vacancy occurring by reason of the death, disability, resignation or removal of a member shall be filled by appointment by the board of supervisors. All such appointments shall be for the balance of the unexpired term of the vacant office. The individual filling the vacancy is to be a resident of the supervisorial district in which the vacancy exists and is to be nominated by the supervisor representing that district.

Any member of the planning commission who has failed to attend three consecutive regular meetings of the commission shall forfeit his/her office and create a vacancy in the membership of the planning commission. The secretary of the planning commission shall advise the board of supervisors of such vacancy within fifteen days of its occurrence. Any member of the planning commission who has forfeited his/her office by reason of failure to attend three consecutive regular meetings of the commission shall nonetheless be eligible for nomination and appointment to fill the vacancy created by such forfeiture upon a majority vote of the board of supervisors. In the alternative, the board of supervisors may appoint a successor.

Whenever a planning commissioner shall cease to be a resident of the supervisorial district from which he/she was appointed, his/her office shall immediately be considered vacant. (Ord. No. 589 (part); Ord. No. 706 (part).)

2-33.8 Duties of planning commission.

The planning commission shall:

(a) Review, analyze and recommend for the board of supervisors’ approval or denial any and all requests for general plan amendments, zoning amendments, development agreements, or other legislative matters.

(b) Review, analyze and recommend for board of supervisors’ approval or denial any and all planned development proposals.

(c) Review, analyze and approve or deny any and all requests for major variances from existing zoning classifications.

(d) Review, analyze and approve or deny any and all requests for major use permits.

(e) Periodically review and recommend to the board of supervisors revisions as necessary to the Colusa County general plan.

(f) Review, analyze and approve or deny any and all requests for minor variances or minor use permits which the zoning administrator has determined are more appropriate to be considered by the planning commission.

(g) Perform any and all other duties requested by the board of supervisors. (Ord. No. 589 (part); Ord. No. 706 (part).)

2-33.9 Office of zoning administration.

An office of zoning administration is hereby created under and by the provisions of Section 65100, et seq. of the California Government Code. (Ord. No. 589 (part).)

2-33.10 Designation of the zoning administrator.

Unless otherwise determined by the board of supervisors, the director of the community development department or his or her designee shall serve as the zoning administrator for the county. (Ord. No. 589 (part): Ord. No. 790, § 3.)

2-33.11 Hearings.

The zoning administrator shall hold at least one regular monthly hearing at the office of planning and building. The meetings shall be appropriately noticed as required by Government Code Section 65090. (Ord. No. 589 (part).)

2-34.1 Community development department.

The department of community development is hereby created and shall consist of the planning unit, the building unit, the environmental health division, and the water resources division of the county and shall be known as the department of community development or the community development department. (Ord. No. 589 (part): Ord. No. 790, § 4.)

2-34.2 Appointment, qualifications and duties generally of director of the community development department.

The board of supervisors shall appoint a director of community development who shall be the executive officer of the planning unit, the building unit, and the water resources division and who shall provide management oversight of the environmental health division and who shall administer all work of such department subject to the jurisdiction and control of the board of supervisors. The county health officer shall continue to exercise statutory authority over environmental health functions and the director of community development shall assist the county health officer in the management and operations of the environmental health division as his/her authorized representative as allowed by state law. The director shall have the requisite qualifications and experience necessary to enable him or her to properly discharge the functions of the office. (Ord. No. 589 (part): Ord. No. 790, § 5.)

2-34.3 Departmental employees.

The director of community development is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint and employ such building inspectors, planners, assistant technicians, environmental health specialists, water resources staff, fiscal staff, other professional staff, and administrative assistants as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the affairs of the department. (Ord. No. 589 (part): Ord. No. 790, § 6.)

2-34.4 Repealed by Ordinance No. 639.

2-34.5 Powers and duties generally.

The duties to be performed by the department of community development shall be as follows:

(a) Prepare, periodically review, and revise, as necessary, the general plan and zoning code.

(b) Implement the general plan through actions including, but not limited to, the administration of specific plans, master plans, area plans, community plans, and zoning code.

(c) Prepare, review, and revise ordinances and resolutions related to the department’s tasks and duties.

(d) Assist the public in understanding the requirement of the county-adopted zoning ordinances and state requirements.

(e) Serve as staff to the planning commission and zoning administrator.

(f) Administer county grant applications obtained by the department.

(g) Permit and inspect all permittable activities under the California Code of Regulations, Title 24.

(h) Serve as the authorized representative of the county health officer in environmental health matters.

(i) Enforce zoning code as per section 42-4.

(j) Other duties as requested by the board of supervisors. (Ord. No. 746, § 2 (part): Ord. No. 790, § 7.)

Article V. County Welfare Department

2-35 Created.

A department of county welfare is hereby created, to be known as the county welfare department. (Ord. No. 116, § 1.)

2-35.1 Partnership HealthPlan of California commission.

(a) Title. This section shall be known as the Colusa County Partnership HealthPlan of California Commission Ordinance.

(b) Membership of Commission. Commission representation shall be based on the number of Medi-Cal beneficiaries enrolled in the HealthPlan in each county, as determined by the Partnership HealthPlan of California established formula. The commission members appointed by the Colusa County board of supervisors shall serve at the pleasure of the board and shall be selected as follows:

(1) Representation on behalf of Colusa County for Partnership HealthPlan’s commission shall be as follows:

(A) Individuals appointed to the partnership board may include the following:

(i) Employees of the county within health and human services.

(ii) Local healthcare and medical providers who provide services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

(iii) Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

(iv) Family members of Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

(2) Individuals may be appointed to the Partnership HealthPlan commission by the Colusa County board of supervisors, with recommendations from the Colusa County chief administrator and Colusa County director of the health and human services department.

(c) Term of Office. The term for the commissioners shall be for two-year periods. Nothing herein shall prohibit a person from serving more than one term. Each commission member shall remain in office at the conclusion of that member’s term until a successor member has been selected and installed into office. An office shall become vacant if a commission member discontinues to live or work in the area from which appointed, or fails to attend three meetings in a row of the commission.

(d) Committees. In collaboration with Partnership Health Plan, the county may establish a local managed care committee that may include any members of the partnership board, and that would inform the county members on the Partnership HealthPlan commission on behalf of Colusa County of local health needs, priorities and issues. Individuals on this local committee shall be nominated by Colusa County director of health and human services or designee.

(e) Termination of Membership. The commission shall continue to represent Colusa County until such time as the Colusa County board of supervisors terminates the representation. To terminate the representation, the Colusa County board of supervisors or its designee shall provide ninety-day notice to other participating counties and the State Department of Health Care Services, as specified in Welfare and Institutions Code Section 14087.54(g). (Ord. No. 815, § 3.)

2-36 Appointment, qualifications and duties generally of director of county welfare.

The board of supervisors shall appoint a director of county welfare who shall be the executive officer of the county welfare department and who shall administer all work of such department subject to the jurisdiction and control of the board of supervisors. The director shall have the requisite qualifications and experience necessary to enable him properly to discharge the functions of his office. (Ord. No. 116, § 2.)

2-37 Departmental employees.

The director of county welfare is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint and employ such assistants, trained social workers, clerical and stenographic help as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the affairs of the county welfare department upon the approval of the board of supervisors and to pay salaries authorized by such board. Such assistants, social workers, clerks and stenographers shall hold office at the pleasure of the director. (Ord. No. 116, § 3.)

2-38 Powers and duties generally.

The general powers and duties of the county welfare department shall be as follows:

(a) To organize and administer adequate relief for the indigent or dependent poor and indigent sick, state and county aid to the needy aged, needy blind, needy orphan, half orphan, abandoned and other dependent children, and all other noninstitutional relief dispensed or provided by the county;

(b) To disburse or distribute such funds or goods as shall be received from private or government sources, for the purposes defined in this article, and to administer any trust declared or created for these purposes, in accordance with the terms of such trust;

(c) To cooperate with other departments of county work in the maintenance and supervision of a county work relief program;

(d) To cooperate with other public and social welfare agencies and societies of the county, state and federal governments, and to cooperate with the state, county and city health authorities in advancing and maintaining standards of housing and sanitation;

(e) To maintain a modern system of records on county relief cases and relief expenditures;

(f) To cooperate with the county hospital, the county almshouse and the county jail, and to assist the heads of those institutions in matters of investigation and social service. (Ord. No. 116, § 4.)

2-39 Services of other county departments and employees.

The county welfare department shall avail itself, insofar as possible, of the services of existing county departments and county employees where the services of such departments and such employees can be rendered to such welfare department without interfering with their ordinary duties. (Ord. No. 116, § 5.)

2-40 Applications for relief.

Applications for relief made to the board of supervisors or any member thereof shall be referred promptly to the county welfare department for investigation and recommendation. (Ord. No. 116, § 6.)

2-41 Monthly report, etc.

The county welfare department shall file with the board of supervisors monthly a report of work done and shall render for the approval of the board of supervisors a written statement of expenses incurred and relief claims against the county with a list of additions, deductions and changes. (Ord. No. 116, § 7.)

2-42 Administration of unemployment relief funds.

In addition to, and independent of, the powers and duties conferred by any or all of the foregoing sections, the county welfare department is hereby designated as the county agency to administer unemployment relief funds made available by the state relief administrator and the state relief commission as provided by article 16, section 10 of the Constitution of the state and Section 2800 et seq. of the Welfare and Institutions Code of the state, for the relief of hardship and destitution due to and caused by unemployment within the county. Such funds, whether from state or federal source, shall be administered as follows:

(a) Any moneys made available by the state relief administrator and the state relief commission, whether from state or federal sources, shall be deposited in an unemployment relief trust fund in the county treasury, which trust fund is hereby created, and such moneys shall be expended in accordance with the laws of the state under the rules and regulations established by the state relief commission and the state relief administrator and the fiscal regulations established by the state controller. The conditions of eligibility for relief provided from such unemployment relief trust fund and the standards of such relief shall conform to the requirements fixed by the state relief commission and the state relief administrator.

(b) Such personnel of the county welfare department as will authorize or in any manner commit the expenditure of moneys in such unemployment relief trust fund shall be approved by the state relief administrator, and the salaries of all personnel paid out of such trust fund shall be approved by the state relief administrator.

(c) The county auditor shall pay only such claims against such unemployment relief trust fund as will be authorized in a list of authorized expenditure items compiled by the relief administrator and furnished to such auditor by the state controller.

(d) The county welfare department shall furnish such reports and maintain such records with respect to the administration of such employment relief trust fund as may be required by the relief administrator and the state controller, and all such records shall be open to the inspection of the relief administrator and the state controller, or their agents or representatives. (Ord. No. 116, § 8.)

Article VI. Department of Public Works

2-43 Created.

There is hereby created in the county a department of public works. (Ord. No. 281, § 1.)

2-44 Duties.

The duties to be performed by the department of public works shall be as follows:

(a) Supervise, prepare, or obtain designs and plans for roads and bridges.

(b) Handle all technical matters pertaining to subdivisions.

(c) Perform surveying and mapping.

(d) Inspect county roads, bridges, and buildings.

(e) Construct and maintain, and contract for the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and drainage of county roads.

(f) Assist the board of supervisors in all things pertaining to county solid waste facilities.

(g) Assist the board of supervisors in all things pertaining to county ferries.

(h) Assist the board of supervisors in all things pertaining to water development and control.

(i) Perform the duties of the road department, as defined by law.

(j) Perform all other activities and duties that may be ordered by the board of supervisors. (Ord. No. 746, § 2 (part).)

2-45 County road commissioner and county surveyor.

(a) The board of supervisors shall appoint a qualified individual as county road commissioner in accordance with the California Streets and Highways Code, and shall serve at the will of the board of supervisors.

(b) The board of supervisors shall appoint a qualified individual as county surveyor, and shall serve at the will of the board of supervisors. (Ord. No. 746, § 2 (part).)

2-46 Qualifications of road commissioner and county surveyor.

(a) The county road commissioner shall be registered as a professional civil engineer with the California State Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.

(b) The county surveyor shall be licensed as a land surveyor by the California State Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, or a professional civil engineer, registered with California State Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists, who is authorized to practice land surveying in accordance with California Business and Professions Code Sections 6731 and 8731. (Ord. No. 746, § 2 (part).)

Article VII. Public Guardian

For state law as to public guardians, see Welfare & Institutions Code, §§ 5175 to 5188.

2-47 Office created.

The office of the public guardian/LPS conservator is created in the county. (Ord. No. 463 (part); Ord. No. 755 (part).)

2-48 Appointment and compensation.

The board of supervisors shall by ordinance appoint the person to fill the position of public guardian/LPS conservator and by ordinance shall fix the compensation payable to the public guardian/LPS conservator in consideration for the duties to be performed as set forth in this article, and the Welfare and Institutions, Probate and Government Codes of the state of California. (Ord. No. 463 (part); Ord. No. 755 (part).)

2-49 Public guardian/LPS conservator appointed.

As authorized by California Government Code Section 27431(a) the board of supervisors of the county appoints the director of health and human services to fill the office of the public guardian/LPS conservator and all authority of the public guardian is vested in the director of health and human services. (Ord. No. 463 (part); Ord. No. 755 (part).)

2-50 Termination of prior public guardian’s authority.

The office of the public guardian heretofore having vested by ordinance in the office of the Colusa County counsel is terminated. (Ord. No. 463 (part); Ord. No. 755 (part).)

2-51 Official bond.

The public guardian/LPS conservator shall carry an official bond in such amount as may be fixed, from time to time, by the board of supervisors, which bond shall inure to the joint benefit of the several conservation/guardianship estates and the county, and such public guardian/LPS conservator shall not be required to file bonds in individual estates. (Ord. No. 463 (part); Ord. No. 755 (part).)

2-52 Public guardian/LPS conservator’s powers, duties and responsibilities.

All powers, duties and responsibilities of the public guardian/LPS conservator shall be as provided by law, and no powers, duties or responsibilities other than those provided for in the Government, Probate and Welfare and Institutions Codes of the state of California is created. (Ord. No. 463 (part); Ord. No. 755 (part).)

2-53 Employment of private attorneys.

If necessary, the public guardian/LPS conservator in his/her discretion may employ private attorneys where the cost thereof can be defrayed out of conservatorship estate funds or as authorized by the board of supervisors. (Ord. No. 463 (part); Ord. No. 755 (part).)

2-54 Appointment of deputies.

The public guardian/LPS conservator may appoint two subordinate deputies necessary to perform the duties required of that office. (Ord. No. 463 (part); Ord. No. 755 (part).)

2-55 Public guardian/LPS conservator designated public representative payee.

The public guardian/LPS conservator is designated as authorized public representative payee for the county and may collect such fees as may be authorized by the board of supervisors for public representative payee services. (Ord. No. 463 (part); Ord. No. 755 (part).)

2-56 Predecessor public guardian to cooperate with successor.

The predecessor public guardian shall cooperate fully with the successor public guardian/LPS conservator in order to facilitate an orderly and efficient transfer of conservatee estates pursuant to Section 8005 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. (Ord. No. 463 (part); Ord. No. 755 (part).)

2-57 Funds for administrative expenses.

The county shall provide to the public guardian/LPS conservator such funds as are necessary to cover initial administrative expenses such as office furniture, stationery supplies, utilities, etc. (Ord. No. 463 (part); Ord. No. 755 (part).)

2-57A Fund for incidentals.

The Colusa County auditor is directed to establish a fund for the use by public guardian/LPS conservator and his designated deputies for necessary incidental expenses of conservatees in an amount not to exceed one thousand five hundred dollars. The public guardian/LPS conservator shall render an annual account to the board of supervisors on this fund and the public guardian/LPS conservator is authorized to seek reimbursement for such sums as are expended as permitted by law. (Ord. No. 463 (part); Ord. No. 755 (part).)

2-57B Role of the county counsel.*

The office of the county counsel shall provide legal representation in conservatorship proceedings, advise the public guardian on the application of law as it pertains to the duties of the office of public guardian, and prepare and manage legal documents and pleadings in conservatorship proceedings. (Ord. No. 755 (part).)

*Code reviser’s note: Ordinance 755 adds these provisions as Section 2-58. The section has been editorially renumbered to avoid duplication of numbering.

Article VIII. County Automobiles

As to motor vehicles and traffic generally, see ch. 12 of this Code.

2-58 Definitions.

For the purposes of this article, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:

Car. The word “car” shall mean all automotive vehicles owned and operated by the county.

Employee. The word “employee” shall include all officers and employees of the county and all persons operating county-owned automotive vehicles on county business. (Ord. No. 269, § 1.)

2-59 Identification.

The board of supervisors may, by resolution, provide that proper identification shall be affixed to county cars, excepting those cars that, in the judgment of the board, should not be so marked by reason of the use to which they are put. (Ord. No. 269, § 2.)

2-60 Prohibited uses.

It shall be unlawful for any person to use, drive, employ or operate any car owned by, kept or maintained for use or service of the county, for any purpose of other than a county purpose of, in or about the performance of a duty of a county employee. (Ord. No. 269, § 3.)

2-61 Assignment of cars.

The board of supervisors may from time to time assign county cars to departments or designated employees. (Ord. No. 269, § 4.)

2-62 Drivers to pay certain fines, etc.

Fines and penalties levied for violation of the state, county or city laws and ordinances for which the driver of a county car is responsible shall be paid by such driver. (Ord. No. 269, § 5.)

2-63 Accidents.

All accidents involving a county car shall be reported promptly by the employee using the car at the time of the accident on accident report forms supplied by the county administrative officer. (Ord. No. 269, § 6.)

2-64 Employees to use county cars, exception; use of private cars generally.

Employees shall use county cars for official automotive travel except where no county cars are assigned to the particular department, or in case of emergency. The use of private cars shall be previously authorized by the department head or the board of supervisors, and the use of such authorized private cars shall be paid therefor the sum stipulated in the current resolution of the board of supervisors fixing compensation for use of private vehicles. (Ord. No. 269, § 7.)

2-65 Insurance requirements for private cars.

The board of supervisors may require a certificate of insurance before any personally owned car is used for official travel. Such certificate of insurance, if required, shall state that coverage exists at least in the specified amounts indicated by the board. (Ord. No. 269, § 7.)

2-66 Additional rules and regulations.

The board of supervisors may by resolution provide for such additional rules and regulations for the operation of county cars from time to time as it deems proper. (Ord. No. 269, § 8.)

2-67 Violations of article.

If any employee violates any of the provisions of this article, the board of supervisors may take such disciplinary action against such employee involved as in the discretion of the board the case warrants. This provision shall not be exclusive, but shall be in addition to any other penalty provided by law. (Ord. No. 269, § 3.)

 

As to general penalty, see § 4-12 of this Code.

Article IX. Judicial Districts

As to arrest, fines and imprisonment, see ch. 4 of this Code. Prior ordinance history: Ord. No. 222.

2-68 Consolidation and establishment.

On and after May 15, 1975, those presently existing judicial districts in the county named and known as the “Colusa Judicial District” and the “Williams Judicial District,” which two districts comprise all of the judicial districts of the county, shall be consolidated into, and there shall be established therefrom, one county-wide judicial district which shall be named and known as the “Colusa-Williams Judicial District.” (Ord. No. 359, § 1.)

2-69 Boundaries.

The boundaries of the “Colusa-Williams Judicial District” shall be the boundaries of the county established by Section 23106 of the Government Code of California, as follows:

Beginning at the southeast corner being the northeast corner of Yolo, in the Sacramento River, at its intersection with the south line of T 13 N, M.D.B.; thence west on said township line to the ridge dividing the waters flowing into Bear Creek and Stony Creek from those flowing west into the north fork of Cache Creek and Clear Lake; thence northerly along said ridge to the summit line of the Coast Range, being the eastern line of Lake, forming the southwest corner of Colusa and northwest corner of Yolo; thence northerly on said eastern boundary of Lake, to the southwest corner of Glenn; thence easterly on the southern line of Glenn to Butte Creek; thence down Butte Creek to Butte Slough; thence up Butte Slough to the Sacramento River; thence down the Sacramento River to the place of beginning. (Ord. No. 359, § 2.)

2-70 Justice court.

Sessions of the justice court for the “Colusa-Williams Judicial District” shall be held within the district in both the city of Colusa and the city of Williams. (Ord. No. 359, § 3.)

Article X. Supervisorial Districts

2-71 Supervisorial districts.

The supervisorial districts of the county of Colusa are designated and constituted as follows:

(a) Supervisorial District Number One shall consist of all that portion of the county of Colusa bounded as described in this subsection.

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT NO. 1

Introduced September 13, 2011

Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of the Colusa Basin Drain with the boundary line between the County of Colusa and the County of Yolo, said point of intersection being near the southwest corner of Section 31, Township 13 North, Range 1 East, M.D.B. & M.; thence westerly on the south boundary of said County of Colusa to its intersection with the centerline of Sand Creek Road, County Road No. 13, said point of intersection being on the south line of Section 36, T. 13 N., R. 4 W.; thence northerly and easterly on the centerline of said Sand Creek Road to its intersection with the centerline of Cortina School Road, County Road No. 14, said point of intersection being within Section 36, T. 14 N., R. 3 W.; thence northerly on the centerline of said Cortina School Road to its intersection with the centerline of Hahn Road, County Road No. 15; thence easterly on the centerline of said Hahn Road to its intersection with the centerline of Grimes-Arbuckle Road, County Road No. 4, said point of intersection being the north one-quarter corner to Section 19, T. 14 N., R. 1 W.; thence easterly on the centerline of said Grimes-Arbuckle Road to its intersection with the centerline of the Colusa Basin Drain; thence southeasterly on the centerline of the Colusa Basin Drain to the point of beginning.

(b) Supervisorial District Number Two shall consist of all that portion of the county of Colusa bounded as described in this subsection.

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT NO. 2

Introduced September 13, 2011

Beginning at the intersection of the centerline of Butte Creek with the centerline of the Sacramento River, said point of intersection being on the east boundary of the County of Colusa; thence westerly, upstream, on the centerline of said Sacramento River to its intersection with the northerly projection of the east right of way of D Street as shown on that plat of Goad’s Extension to Colusa recorded in Book C of Patents at Page 205; thence southerly on the east right of way of said D Street to its intersection with the centerline of East Clay Street; thence west on the centerline of said East Clay Street to its intersection with the centerline of Bridge Street; thence southerly on the centerline of said Bridge Street to its intersection with the centerline of Sioc Street; thence westerly on the centerline of said Sioc Street to its intersection with the centerline of 5th Street; thence southerly on the centerline of said 5th Street to its intersection with the south boundary of the City of Colusa as shown on that certain plat of survey recorded in Book 1 of Record Maps at Page 45 in the office of the County Recorder; thence westerly on said south boundary of Blocks 148, 149 and 150 to its intersection with the centerline of State Highway 20; thence southwesterly on the centerline of said State Highway 20 to its intersection with the centerline of the Colusa Basin Drain, said point of intersection being within Section 34, T. 16 N., R. 2 W., M.D.B. & M.; thence southeasterly on the centerline of said Colusa Basin Drain to its intersection with the south boundary of Township 13 North, Range 1 East, said point of intersection being on the boundary line between the County of Colusa and the County of Yolo near the southwest corner of Section 31 of said township and range; thence easterly on the south boundary of said County of Colusa to its intersection with the centerline of the Sacramento River; thence northerly, upstream, on the centerline of the Sacramento River, said centerline being the east boundary of the County of Colusa, to the point of beginning.

(c) Supervisorial District Number Three shall consist of all that portion of the county of Colusa bounded as described in this subsection.

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT NO. 3

Introduced September 13, 2011

Beginning at a point on the boundary line between the County of Colusa and the County of Yolo, said point of beginning being on the south line of Section 36, T. 13 N., R. 4 W., M.D.B. & M., at the intersection of said south line with the centerline of Sand Creek Road, County Road No. 13; thence westerly on the south boundary of said County of Colusa to the southwest corner thereof, said southwest corner being on the south line of Section 31 of said township and range; thence northwesterly on the west boundary of the County of Colusa to its intersection with the centerline of State Highway 20, said point of intersection being near the southeast corner of Section 33, T.14 N., R. 5 W.; thence easterly on the centerline of said State Highway 20 to its intersection with the centerline of E Street in the City of Williams; thence easterly on the centerline of said E Street to its intersection with the centerline of Eleventh Street; thence northerly on the centerline of said Eleventh Street to its intersection with the centerline of D Street; thence easterly on the centerline of said D Street to its intersection with the centerline of Interstate 5; thence northerly on the centerline of said Interstate 5 to its intersection with the centerline of State Highway 20; thence northeasterly on the centerline of said State Highway 20 to its intersection with the centerline of the Colusa Basin Drain, said point of intersection being within Section 35, T.16 N., R.2 W.; thence southerly on said centerline of said Colusa Basin Drain to its intersection with the centerline of Grimes-Arbuckle Road, County Road No. 4; thence westerly on the centerline of said Grimes-Arbuckle Road to its intersection with the centerline of Hahn Road, County Road No. 15, said point of intersection being the north quarter corner to Section 19, T. 14 N., R. 1 W.; thence westerly on the centerline of said Hahn Road to its intersection with the centerline of Cortina School Road, County Road No. 14; thence southerly on the centerline of said Cortina School Road to its intersection with the centerline of Sand Creek Road, County Road No. 13, said point of intersection being within Section 36, T. 14 N., R. 3 W.; thence westerly and southerly on centerline of said Sand Creek Road to the point of beginning.

(d) Supervisorial District Number Four shall consist of all that portion of the county of Colusa bounded as described in this subsection.

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT NO. 4

Introduced September 13, 2011

Beginning at a point on the boundary line between the County of Colusa and the County of Lake, said point of beginning being the intersection of the west boundary of said County of Colusa with the centerline of State Highway 20, said point of intersection being near the southeast corner of Section 33, T. 14 N., R. 5 W., M.D.B. & M.; thence easterly on the centerline of said State Highway 20 to its intersection with the centerline of E Street in the City of Williams; thence easterly on the centerline of said E Street to its intersection with the centerline of Eleventh Street; thence northerly on the centerline of said Eleventh Street to its intersection with the centerline of D Street; thence easterly on the centerline of said D Street to its intersection with the centerline of Interstate 5; thence northerly on the centerline of said Interstate 5 to its intersection with the centerline of State Highway 20; thence northeasterly on the centerline of said State Highway 20 to its intersection with the centerline of the Colusa Basin Drain; thence northerly on the centerline of said Colusa Basin Drain to its intersection with the boundary line between the County of Colusa and County of Glenn; thence westerly on said boundary line between the County of Colusa and County of Glenn to the northwest corner of said County of Colusa; thence southerly on the west boundary of said County of Colusa to the point of beginning.

(e) Supervisorial District Number Five shall consist of all that portion of the county of Colusa bounded as described in this subsection.

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT NO. 5

Introduced September 13, 2011

Beginning at the northeast corner of the County of Colusa, said northeast corner being the intersection of north boundary of said County of Colusa with the centerline of Butte Creek; thence southerly on the east boundary of said County of Colusa to its intersection with the centerline of the Sacramento River, said east boundary being the centerline of Butte Creek; thence westerly, upstream, on the centerline of the said Sacramento River to its intersection with the northerly projection of the east right of way of D Street as shown on that plat of Goad’s Extension to Colusa recorded in Book C of Patents at Page 205; thence southerly on the east right of way of said D Street to its intersection with the centerline of East Clay Street; thence west on the centerline of said East Clay Street to its intersection with the centerline of Bridge Street; thence southerly on the centerline of said Bridge Street to its intersection with the centerline of Sioc Street; thence westerly on the centerline of said Sioc Street to its intersection with the centerline of 5th Street; thence southerly on the centerline of said 5th Street to its intersection with the south boundary of the City of Colusa as shown on that certain plat of survey recorded in Book 1 of Record Maps at Page 45 in the office of the County Recorder; thence westerly on said south boundary of Blocks 148, 149 and 150 to its intersection with the centerline of State Highway 20; thence southwesterly on the centerline of said State Highway 20 to its intersection with the centerline of the Colusa Basin Drain, said point of intersection being within Section 34, T. 16 N., R. 2 W., M.D.B. & M.; thence northerly on the centerline of said Colusa Basin Drain to its intersection with the boundary line between the County of Colusa and the County of Glenn; thence easterly on said boundary line between County of Colusa and the County of Glenn to the northeast corner of said County of Colusa, said northeast corner being the point of beginning for this description.

The official maps of the supervisorial district boundaries shall be kept on file with the county clerk. (Ord. No. 743, § B (Exhs. 1 – 5).)

Article XI. Peace Officer Recruitment and Training

2-76 State aid desired.

The board of supervisors of the county hereby declares that the county desires to qualify to receive aid from the state under the provisions of Chapter 1 of Title 4 of the Penal Code of California, beginning with Section 13500. (Ord. No. 334, § 1.)

2-77 Standards adherence pledged.

Pursuant to Section 13522 of the Penal Code of California, the county, while receiving any state aid pursuant to said Chapter 1 of Title 4 of the Penal Code of California, will adhere to the standards for recruitment and training of peace officers established by the California commission on peace officer standards and training. (Ord. No. 334, § 2.)

Article XII. Claims Against County

2-78 Waiver of three-day waiting period for warrants.

The county auditor-controller is authorized to waive the three-day waiting period for the issuance of warrants in accordance with California Government Code Section 29742. (Ord. No. 384, § 1; Ord. No. 811, § 1 (Exh. A).)

2-78.1 Claims for money or damages.

(a) This section applies to all claims against the county of Colusa for money or damages which are excepted by Section 905 of the Government Code or which may not otherwise be subject to claims presentation requirements under the California Government Claims Act (Section 810, et seq.), and which are not expressly governed by any other statute or regulation to the contrary.

(b) No suit for money or damages may be brought against the county on any claim under this section until such claim has been presented in writing to the clerk of the board of supervisors and acted upon in conformity with this section and Government Code Sections 945.4 and 945.6.

(c) Claims required to be presented under this section shall be presented in the manner and timelines provided for in Government Code Sections 910 through 915.4, as may be amended. (Ord. No. 811, § 1 (Exh. A).)

Article XIII. Industrial Development Authority

2-79 Purpose – Statutory authority.

The California Industrial Development Financing Act, Title 10 (commencing with Section 91500), Government Code (the “Act”), has established an industrial development authority of this county for the achievement of specified public purposes. The public purposes are to increase opportunities for useful employment or otherwise contribute to economic development. The need for the establishment of an industrial development authority in the achievement of such purposes is based upon findings that industry requires the new and alternative method of capital finance that such authorities can provide in order for it to undertake the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of facilities the use of which will serve those public purposes. (Ord. No. 411, § 1.)

2-80 Findings.

There is a need in the county of Colusa for the acquisition, construction or rehabilitation of facilities for the use of industry, which will increase employment opportunities or otherwise contribute to economic development, and further, the new and alternative method of capital finance that industrial development authorities can provide will aid in satisfying that need. (Ord. No. 411, § 2.)

2-81 Declaration of necessity – Organization.

(a) Need. There is a need in the county of Colusa for an industrial development authority to provide industry with an alternative and additional method of finance in accordance with state policy as set forth in the Act.

(b) Organization. The industrial development authority of this county established by the Act is hereby declared organized, and shall function under the name “Industrial Development Authority of the County of

Colusa,” and be authorized to transact business and exercise all of the powers and other authority conferred upon industrial development authorities by such Act. (Ord. No. 411, § 3.)

Article XIV. Annual Inventory of County Property

2-82 Annual inventory of county property.

The inventory of all county property required by Section 24051 of the California Government Code shall be made annually and filed in the office of the county clerk/recorder on or before August 31st of each and every year. (Ord. No. 579.)

Article XV. First 5 Colusa Children and Families Commission

2-90 Findings and purpose.

The board of supervisors of the county of Colusa do find that the voters of the state of California passed the California Children and Families Act of 1998. The purpose of this article is to implement that law. (Ord. No. 729, (part).)

2-91 Definitions.

(a) “Act” means the California Children and Families Act of 1998 as amended.

(b) “California Children and Families Commission” means the state commission established in accordance with Health and Safety Code Section 130110.

(c) “Commission” means the First 5 Colusa children and families commission established pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 130140.

(d) “County strategic plan” means the plan adopted by the commission and submitted to the California Children and Families Commission pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 130140.

(e) “Trust fund” means the children and families trust fund established pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 130105. (Ord. No. 729, (part).)

2-92.1 Establishment of commission.

There is established a county commission to be known as the First 5 Colusa children and families commission. (Ord. No. 729, (part).)

2-92.2 Establishment of trust fund.

There is established a trust fund to be known as the First 5 Colusa children and families trust fund. (Ord. No. 729, (part).)

2-93 Membership.

The commission shall have five voting members, selected as follows:

(a) One member of the board of supervisors appointed by the chair of the board.

(b) The director of the Colusa County health and human services department or his or her designee.

(c) The superintendent of schools or his or her designee.

(d) The remaining members of the commission shall be from the following categories: representatives of a local child care resource or referral agency, or a local child care coordination group; representative of a local organization for prevention or early intervention for families at risk; representatives of community-based organizations that have the goal of promoting nurturing and early childhood development. (Ord. No. 729, (part).)

2-94.1 Terms – Appointments.

Commission members shall be appointed by the board of supervisors. Commission members shall serve at the pleasure of the board of supervisors, and may be removed for any reason without cause. The term of office of each member shall be for three years or until the appointment of his/her successor. Vacancies on the commission are filled by appointment by the board of supervisors. Appointees shall serve for the unexpired term of the vacant position. (Ord. No. 729, (part).)

2-94.2 Terms – Staggered.

Terms of office of the commission members shall be staggered. At the first meeting of the commission, those members present shall classify themselves by lot so that one member shall have a term of office for one year, one member shall have a term of office for two years, and three members shall have a term of office for three years. (Ord. No. 729, (part).)

2-95 Vacancies and removal.

A vacancy on the commission shall occur automatically on the happening of any of the following events before the expiration of the term:

(a) Removal of the incumbent for any reason;

(b) Death or resignation of the incumbent; or

(c) Ceasing to be a representative from the various categories provided for in section 2-93. (Ord. No. 729, (part).)

2-96 Chairperson – Rules and regulations.

The members of the commission shall annually elect a chairperson who shall serve for a term of one year. The commission shall make such rules and regulations as are necessary to conduct its business. (Ord. No. 729, (part).)

2-97 Commission subject to Ralph M. Brown Act.

The commission shall perform all functions as required by applicable state law and regulations, and shall carry out all of its functions in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including the Ralph M. Brown Act. (Ord. No. 729, (part).)

2-98 Compensation.

The members of the commission shall serve without compensation, but may receive actual and necessary expenses as are incurred in carrying out their duties in accordance with commission adopted policies and procedures. (Ord. No. 729, (part).)

2-99 Duties.

The First 5 Colusa children and families commission is charged with the following duties:

(a) To implement the goals and objectives of the Act.

(b) To administer the monies in the First 5 Colusa children and families trust fund.

(c) To adopt, maintain, and oversee an adequate and complete county strategic plan for the support and improvement of early childhood development within the county as outlined in the Act.

(d) To conduct at least one public hearing on its proposed county strategic plan before the plan is adopted.

(e) To conduct at least one public hearing on its periodic review of the county strategic plan before any revisions to the plan are adopted.

(f) To submit its adopted county strategic plan, and any subsequent revisions thereto, to the California Children and Families Commission and the board of supervisors.

(g) To prepare and adopt an annual audit and report pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 130150. The commission shall conduct, prior to November, annually, at least one public hearing prior to adopting any annual audit and report.

(h) To conduct at least one public hearing on each annual report of the State Commission prepared pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 130150.

(i) To make copies of its annual audit and reports available to members of the general public upon request.

(j) To exercise all powers, duties, and functions as are prescribed by statute, by the board of supervisors, and by the commission.

(k) To report to the board of supervisors annually on the activities of the previous year.

(l) To hold regular meetings not less than six times per year on dates and times set by the commission. (Ord. No. 729, (part).)

Article XVI. Conflict of Interest Code

2-100 Conflict of interest – Disclosure by employees/officials.

(a) The Political Reform Act (Government Code Section 81000 et seq.) requires state and local government agencies to adopt and promulgate conflict of interest codes. The Fair Political Practices Commission (hereinafter “FPPC”) has adopted a regulation (2 Cal. Code of Regs., Section 18730) which contains the terms of a standard conflict of interest code. The FPPC terms can be incorporated by reference in an agency’s code and as may be amended by the FPPC to conform to amendments in the Political Reform Act, following public notice and hearing. The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires that agency conflict of interest codes designate the employee positions within that agency “which involve the making or participating in the making of decisions which may foreseeably have a material effect on any financial interest” of the designated employee in Government Code Section 87302(a).

(b) Therefore, the terms of 2 Cal. Code of Regs., Section 18730 et seq. and any amendments thereto which become duly adopted by the FPPC are hereby incorporated into this Code by reference. This regulation and Appendix A, designating Colusa County officials and employees required to file FPPC Form 700 Statement of Economic Interest disclosure forms in addition to the mandatory statutory filing employees and officials pursuant to Government Code Section 87200, and Appendix B, establishing disclosure categories, shall constitute the conflict of interest code for the county of Colusa.

(c) Designated employees and officials shall file statements of economic interest with the county of Colusa county clerk, by April 1st of each year on the form which can be obtained from the office of the county clerk. The county clerk agency shall make all statements available for public inspection and reproduction pursuant to Government Code Section 81008.

(d) Upon the hiring of a new employee and as well as upon the termination of employment for every employee whose position is listed in Appendix A, the county payroll department shall advise the office of the county clerk on a form to be provided by the county clerk of the dates of new hire or termination. Based thereon, the office of the county clerk shall provide information to such employees concerning reporting requirements under this Code.

(e) In the event that the office of the county clerk determines a failure to comply with this reporting requirement has occurred, notice shall be given to the appropriate employee/officer/official. If compliance with the filing does not occur after notice has been given within the time specified in the notice, the county clerk shall report to the board of supervisors the failure to comply. Thereafter, the county clerk shall levy a fine for any statement that is filed late, in the amount of ten dollars per day up to a maximum of one hundred dollars (see Government Code Section 91013). In addition, the county clerk shall report to the board of supervisors any failure to comply on the part of employees/officials subject to the FPPC enforcement division for investigation and possible prosecution. A fine of up to five thousand dollars per violation may also be imposed (see Government Code Section 83116).

Appendix A

Schedule of Designated Employees/Officials 

(Including Temporary or Interim Appointments and the Officials’ Designees)

Positions

Disclosure Categories

Assistant Agricultural Commissioner, Sealer of Weights and Measures

1, 2, 5, 6

Assistant Auditor/Controller

1, 2, 4, 5, 6

Assistant Chief Probation Officer

1, 2, 5, 6

Assistant County Clerk/Recorder

1, 2, 5, 6

Assistant Director, Public Works

1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Assistant Risk Manager

1, 2, 5, 6

Assistant Sheriff

1, 2, 5, 6

Assistant Treasurer/Tax Collector

1, 2, 4, 5, 6

Associate Planner, Community Development

1, 2, 3, 5

Building Inspector

1, 2, 3, 5

Building Maintenance Supervisor

1, 2, 5

Purchasing Coordinator

1, 2, 5

Chief Appraiser, Assessor’s Office

1, 2, 3, 5

Chief Deputy District Attorney

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Chief Deputy Probation Officer

1, 2, 5, 6

Chief Probation Officer

1, 2, 5, 6

County Administrative Officer

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

County Administrative Officer Budget Management Analyst

1, 2, 4, 5

County Agricultural Commissioner, Sealer of Weights and Measures

1, 2, 5, 6

County Airport Advisory Committee Members

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

County Assessor

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

County Auditor/Controller

1, 2, 4, 5, 6

County Board of Supervisor Members

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

County Clerk/Recorder

1, 2, 5, 6

County Groundwater Commission Members

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

County Planning Commission Members

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

County Counsel

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

County Librarian

1, 2, 5, 6

County Sheriff Lieutenants

1, 2, 5

County Sheriff/Coroner

1, 2, 5, 6

Deputy County Counsel

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Senior Deputy County Counsel

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Deputy Director Clinical Program Services, Behavioral Health

1, 2, 5, 6

DHHS Staff Services Manager

1, 2, 5

Director Child Support Services

1, 2, 5, 6

Director of Behavioral Health

1, 2, 5, 6

Director of Environmental Services

1, 2, 5, 6

Director of Health and Human Services

1, 2, 5, 6

Director of Nursing

1, 2, 5, 6

Director of Community Development

1, 2, 3, 5, 6

Director of Public Works

1, 2, 3, 5, 6

District Attorney

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Human Resources Director

1, 2, 5, 6

Water Resources Division Manager

1, 2, 3, 5

IHSS Public Authority Services Manager

1, 2, 5

Program Manager II, APS and CPS

1, 2

Treasurer/Tax Collector

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Environmental Health Division Manager

1, 2, 3, 5

Local District Entities Appointed by Board of Supervisors

As required by district conflict code

Consultants*

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

*Consultants shall be included in the list of designated employees and shall disclose pursuant to the broadest disclosure category in the code subject to the following limitation: The county may determine in writing that a particular consultant is hired to perform a range of duties which is limited in scope and thus is not required to comply fully with the disclosure requirements in this section.

Appendix B

Schedule of Designated Employees and Officials 

The disclosure categories listed below identify the types of investments, business entities, sources of income, or real property which the designated employee and official must disclose for each disclosure category to which they are designated.

Category 1: All investments and business positions in, and sources of income from, business entities that do business or own real property within the jurisdiction of the county, plan to do business or own real property within the jurisdiction of the county within the next year, or have done business or owned real property within the jurisdiction of the county within the past two years.

Category 2: All interests in real property which is located in whole or in part within, or not more than two miles outside, the jurisdiction of the county.

Category 3: All investments and business positions in, and sources of income from, business entities that are engaged in land development, construction or the acquisition or sale of real property within the jurisdiction of the county, plan to engage in such activities within the jurisdiction of the county within the next year, or have engaged in such activities within the jurisdiction of the county within the past two years.

Category 4: All investments and business positions in, and sources of income from, business entities that are banking, savings and loan, or other financial institutions.

Category 5: All investments and business positions in, and sources of income from, business entities that provide services, supplies, materials, machinery, vehicles or equipment of a type purchased or leased by the county and when the authorization to purchase, lease, acquire or make recommendations on such goods and services is within the scope of responsibilities of the designated employee or official.

Category 6: All investments and business positions in, and sources of income from, business entities that provide services, supplies, materials, machinery, vehicles or equipment of a type purchased or leased by the designated employee’s or official’s department.

(Ord. No. 810, §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 739, § 2; Ord. No. 782, § 1; Ord. No. 790, § 8.)

Article XVII. Community Advisory Committee

2-200 Findings and purpose.

The Colusa County board of supervisors (board) finds a need for the creation of community advisory committees to serve as a forum in the unincorporated areas of the county (“communities”) for gathering and communicating community input to the board. (Ord. No. 727, (part).)

2-201 Definition – Community advisory committee.

A “community advisory committee” (“committee”) is a committee established by the board to make nonbinding recommendations and issue reports reflecting community and member sentiment on matters of interest to the board, county departments, the Colusa County planning commission, and/or other county entity. A committee has no power to take final action on behalf of the county or any related entity. (Ord. No. 727, (part).)

2-202 Establishment of community advisory committees.

Committees will be created for the communities of Arbuckle/College City, Grimes, Princeton, Stonyford/Lodoga/Leesville, Maxwell/Sites/Delevan, city of Colusa environs, city of Williams environs, and such other communities as the board may designate. (Ord. No. 727, (part).)

2-203 Membership.

Each committee will have five members who are registered voters of the community represented by the committee, which may be increased by the board. (Ord. No. 727, (part).)

2-204 Terms – Appointments.

The board will appoint committee members following an application process directed to the residents of each community. Applications will be solicited in December of each year and advanced by the board clerk to the board in January of each year with appointment effective February 1st, unless otherwise directed by the board and/or in the year of creation of the committee. Committee members will serve at the pleasure of the board, and may be removed for any reason without cause. Each member is appointed for a one-year term or until the appointment of his/her successor, except that initially members of a committee may be appointed for a shorter term. (Ord. No. 727, (part).)

2-205 Vacancies and removal.

A vacancy on a committee will occur automatically on the happening of any of the following events before the expiration of the term:

(a) Removal of the incumbent for any reason; or

(b) Death or resignation of the incumbent; or

(c) Ceasing to be a resident from the community for which appointed; or

(d) Failure to attend meetings.

Vacancies on a committee are filled by board appointment for the remainder of the term. (Ord. No. 727, (part).)

2-206 Officers – Rules and regulations.

The members of each committee will at the first meeting following appointment elect officers: a chair to preside over meetings, a vice-chair to act in the absence of the chair, and a secretary to post notices of meetings, keep minutes and all committee records. The committee will operate pursuant to bylaws approved by the board of supervisors. (Ord. No. 727, (part).)

2-207 Majority constitutes a quorum.

A majority of the members of a committee constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. Except for the adjournment of a meeting, no business may be transacted unless a quorum is present. (Ord. No. 727, (part).)

2-208 Robert’s Rules of Order.

Robert’s Rules of Order will not govern the proceedings. However, they may be used for procedural guidance when considered appropriate by the chair unless a majority vote of the members who are then present decide otherwise. (Ord. No. 727, (part).)

2-209 Compliance with laws.

Each committee will operate as a standing committee of the board in accordance with the Brown Act (Government Code Section 54950 et seq.), the Political Reform Act and conflict of interest laws (Government Code Sections 1090 et seq. and 87100 et seq. and the Colusa County conflict of interest code, Article XVI of this chapter) and the Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), as may be amended from time to time, as well as other applicable laws and regulations. (Ord. No. 727, (part).)

2-210 Compensation.

The members of each committee will serve without compensation, but subject to prior board approval may receive actual and necessary expenses as are incurred in carrying out their duties in accordance with county policy and procedures. (Ord. No. 727, (part).)

2-211 Duties.

The committees will serve as the liaisons for Colusa County citizens living in the communities, providing a forum for discussion and communication on topics of interest to the communities and the board. The committee will direct written reports and nonbinding recommendations on matters affecting the communities to the board, its departments, and the planning commission. (Ord. No. 727, (part).)

Article XVIII. Administration Fees

2-212 Medical marijuana identification card program fees.

(a) Colusa County’s medical marijuana identification card program (“MMICP”) is administered through the Colusa County public health department.

(b) The county shall charge one hundred dollars per application or renewal under the MMICP to cover its administrative costs. Fees must be submitted at the time the completed application is submitted.

(c) MediCal beneficiaries shall receive a fifty percent reduction in the fees. Indigent individuals and individuals participating in the county medical services program shall have their fees waived. (Ord. No. 794, § 1 (Exh. A).)

Article XIX. Colusa County Personnel Rules and Policies

2-300 Colusa County personnel rules and policies.

The board of supervisors, by resolution, shall adopt and establish a “Colusa County Personnel Rules” and other policies as needed, which shall provide for the administration and regulation of all county personnel, regulate the method of appointment and promotions of employees, the conditions of employment, and employee-employer rights. The personnel rules and policies may be amended from time to time by resolution of the board. (Ord. No. 818, § 3(B).)