Marin County Board of Supervisors
The Marin County Board of Supervisors is the governing body for the unincorporated areas of Marin County, California in the San Francisco Bay Area's North Bay region. The current board members are Susan Adams (District 1), Harold Brown (District 2), Charles McGlashan (District 3), Steve Kinsey (District 4), and Judy Arnold (District 5).
The board also is in charge of the following services: public works, roads, voter registration, health and welfare programs, courts, district attorney, public defender, jail facilities, recording of official documents.
As in other counties the board provides municipal services for the unincorporated areas, such as: fire and police protection, planning, zoning, land use regulation, traffic regulation, and parks and recreation.
The board is in charge of enforcing the county code, commanding the Marin County Sheriffs Department, and creating or repealing county ordinances.
The current president is Charles McGlashan and the Vice President is Harold Brown while the second vice president is Judy Arnold. The president has made a point of having open communication and transparency as priorities in his government.
The supervisors also help nominate and appoint citizens to 61 different boards which vary from vector abatement, major crimes task force, youth commission, redevelopment councils to Oakland International Airport noise abatement.
Board of Supervisors meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM at the Board of Supervisors' Chambers in San Rafael, the seat of Marin County.
The board is against the USA Patriot Act and the Homeland Security Act. The Board of Supervisors is strongly in support of freedom of speech and freedom for its libraries from the government's prying eyes.
- ^ a b c Marin County - Board of Supervisors website. Retrieved on 2008-05-31.
- ^ a b c About Us, Marin County, Board of Supervisors website, access date May 31, 2008
- ^ A Welcome from Supervisor Charles McGlashan, Marin County Board of Supervisors, access date May 31, 2008
- ^ Boards, Marin County Board of Supervisors website, access date May 31, 2008
- ^ Calendar, Marin County Board of Supervisors website, access date May 31, 2008
- ^ Resolution of the Marin County Board of Supervisors Affirming Support for Constitutionally Guaranteed Rights and Liberties Threatened by the USA Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Act, and Specific Executive Orders and Rulings: No. 2003-44, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, May 6, 2003, access date May 31, 2008