Board Functions

The Board of Supervisors, as authorized under California law, functions as both a legislative and executive body. In its legislative duties the Board adopts ordinances, resolutions and minute orders within the limits prescribed by State law. As an executive body, the Board:

  • Establishes policy
  • Approves the annual budget
  • Appoints a County Executive Officer, County Counsel, Clerk of the Board, Internal Auditor, Public Defender and Public Guardian
  • Approves contracts for projects and services
  • Conducts public hearings on land-use and other matters
  • Makes an appointments to boards, committees and commissions

Legislative and executive activities of the Board are conducted at public meetings. Certain personnel and legal matters are discussed in closed sessions.