Chapter 2.125
SYRINGE SERVICES PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMISSION

Sections:

2.125.010    Established—Statutory authority.

2.125.020    Membership.

2.125.030    Term of office.

2.125.040    Organization and procedures.

2.125.050    Powers and duties.

2.125.010 Established—Statutory authority.

The Syringe Services Program Advisory Commission is established under the authority of California Government Code Section 31000.1. [Ord. 5315 § 1, 2019].

2.125.020 Membership.

The Syringe Services Program Advisory Commission shall consist of seven voting members, residents of the County, appointed by the Board of Supervisors in the following manner:

(A) Each Supervisor shall nominate one person who may reside within the Supervisor’s district; and

(B) The remaining two members shall be appointed at-large. [Ord. 5315 § 1, 2019].

2.125.030 Term of office.

Each member nominated by an individual Supervisor shall serve for a term of four years, commencing on April 1st of the year in which such member’s nominating Supervisor begins a full term. At-large members shall serve for a term of four years, commencing on the date of appointment. [Ord. 5315 § 1, 2019].

2.125.040 Organization and procedures.

(A) General Organization. The Commission shall comply in all respects with SCCC 2.38.110 through 2.38.250, unless otherwise provided herein.

(B) Quorum. The quorum for the Commission shall be one person more than one-half of the appointed members. This quorum requirement constitutes an exception to SCCC 2.38.150.

(C) Support Staff. The Health Services Agency of the County shall provide administrative staff support to the Commission. [Ord. 5315 § 1, 2019].

2.125.050 Powers and duties.

The Syringe Services Program Advisory Commission shall exercise the following responsibilities:

(A) Help increase coordination between agencies, departments, jurisdictions and other stakeholders related to the delivery of services provided by the Syringe Services Program;

(B) Review policies related to the delivery of services under the Syringe Services Program and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding any proposed changes;

(C) Review pending State and Federal legislation that may impact the Syringe Services Program, consumers, and/or providers and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding any proposed changes;

(D) Stay informed and educated on syringe services and related public health strategies; and

(E) Provide a forum for consumers and other parties interested in syringe services to contribute ideas to policy and program development. [Ord. 5315 § 1, 2019].