Chapter 2.78


2.78.010    Established—Statutory authority.

2.78.020    Membership.

2.78.030    Term of office.

2.78.040    Organization and procedures.

2.78.050    Powers and duties.

2.78.010 Established—Statutory authority.

The Seniors Commission is hereby established under the authority of Government Code Section 31000.1, in compliance with SCCC 2.38.060. [Ord. 3464 § 1, 1983; Ord. 2119, 1975; prior code § 3.25.010].

2.78.020 Membership.

The Commission shall consist of 10 voting members, residents of the County, appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Each Supervisor shall nominate two persons, one of whom shall be over 60 years of age, who may reside within the Supervisor’s district to serve on the Commission. In addition, the local representatives to the California Senior Legislature shall from time to time select one of the local representatives of that body to be a nonvoting member of the Commission. [Ord. 5278 § 21, 2018; Ord. 4303 § 1, 1994; Ord. 3464 § 1, 1983; Ord. 2119, 1975; prior code § 3.25.030].

2.78.030 Term of office.

Each voting member shall serve for a term of four years, commencing on April 1st of the year in which the member’s nominating Supervisor begins a full term. [Ord. 4303 § 2, 1994; Ord. 3464 § 1, 1983; Ord. 2119, 1975; prior code § 3.25.040].

2.78.040 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)    Staff Support. The County’s Commissions Coordinator shall serve as administrative staff to the Commission and shall provide to the Board of Supervisors copies of all minutes, reports and recommendations created by the Commission. [Ord. 5278 § 21, 2018; Ord. 4325 § 3, 1994; Ord. 4303 § 3, 1994; Ord. 3464 § 1, 1983; Ord. 2119, 1975; prior code § 3.25.050].

2.78.050 Powers and duties.

The Commission shall be responsible for performing the following duties:

(A)    Advise the Board of Supervisors on all matters affecting senior citizens and make recommendations to the County Administrative Officer and the Board of Supervisors on any senior citizens program proposal to be considered by the Board of Supervisors;

(B)    Review the needs of senior citizens in the County, and develop a set of comprehensive goals and objectives for effectively meeting those needs;

(C)    Monitor the various services made available to senior citizens by public and private agencies in this County to ensure efficient delivery of those services; and

(D)    Communicate with Federal and State agencies and commissions serving senior citizens, and assist in the preparation, implementation and review of any regional plan or program designed to serve senior citizens. [Ord. 3464 § 1, 1983; Ord. 2119, 1975; prior code § 3.25.020].