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File #: 19-0045    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Approval Status: Accepted
File created: 12/31/2018 In control: Executive Office
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action:
Title: Discussion and Possible Action Including Adopting a Numerically Sequential Order of Rotation for the Annual Election of Board of Supervisors Chair and Vice Chair (Sponsor: Executive Office)
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TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Executive Office
MEETING DATE: January 9, 2019


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Carmel J. Angelo
PHONE:
463-4441


ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 15 Mins


AGENDA TITLE:
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Discussion and Possible Action Including Adopting a Numerically Sequential Order of Rotation for the Annual Election of Board of Supervisors Chair and Vice Chair
(Sponsor: Executive Office)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
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Discuss and Approve CEO recommendation to adopt a numerically sequential order of rotation for the annual election of the Board of Supervisors Chair and Vice-Chair.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
The Board of Supervisors annually approves Rules of Order and Procedure. Under "Election of Officers" the rules state: "The Board observes a tradition of rotation for the election of Chair and Vice-Chair, but a member shall not be elected to serve as Chair unless he or she has been a member of the Board for the preceding year."

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
The Board of Supervisors' tradition of rotating the position of Chair and Vice-Chair began in the 1970's. Prior to that time, an individual could be elected to serve as Chair two or more years in succession.

The current "order" of rotation is District 3, District 1, District 4, District 2 and District 5. By rule, because the District 3 Supervisor has not served on the Board during the previous year, the District 1 Supervisor will be Chair in 2019. Although the Board observes a tradition of rotation, the current order is not based on a logical numerical sequence, but on the order in which the then existing Board members first took turns in the 1970's. This tradition has made it difficult for staff, Board members and the public to track the current non-sequential order of rotation.

The CEO recommends retaining the tradition of rotation, but adopting a numerically sequential order so that staff, Board members and the public can easily determin...

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