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The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors has established through policy and county ordinances a number of advisory boards, committees, and commissions. Certain boards, committees, and commissions are required by state law. Advisory committees are established to provide advice to the entire Board and reflect their commitment to transparency, engagement of the community, and high quality, evidence based decision making.
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Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Service Joint Powers Authority
Provide for the joint exercise, through the Authority, of powers common to the County of El Dorado, the City of Placerville, and the City of South Lake Tahoe to abate abandoned, etc. vehicles, or parts thereof, in the respective territories of the parties utilizing their respective ordinances each of which was enacted pursuant to the statutory authority contained in the Vehicle Code.
The Agricultural Commission is an advisory body to and for the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission on all matters pertaining to agriculture. The Commission shall advise the Board of procedures and techniques requiring legislative or policy sections that will encourage and promote agricultural activities that are conducive to the continued well being of El Dorado County. The Commission shall formulate and recommend to the Board, general policies related to the purposes of the Commission.
Annual Audit Committee
The responsibilities of the Committee shall include but not be limited to: On an annual basis, establish the method for selecting a public accounting firm to conduct the annual audit of the County's financial statements ("Annual Audit"). Make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors for the award of the contract for the Annual Audit. Review the Annual Audit findings and responses and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, if appropriate. In addition to the above, the Board of Supervisors may refer any other matters related to fiscal accountability to the Committee for review and recommendation.
Assessment Appeals Board
The Assessment Appeals Board constitutes the County Board of Equalization that shall equalize values of all property on the local assessment roll by adjusting individual assessments. This Board is to exercise its powers in the manner and subject to the limitations specified by California law.
Behavioral Health Commission
The Behavioral Health Commission reviews and evaluates community mental health needs, services, facilities and special problems. This Commission is advisory to the Board of Supervisors and the County Mental Health Director. Welfare and Institutions Code 5604.
Board of Appeals
The Board of Appeals determines the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction and provides for reasonable interpretations of the Building Code. This Board hears and determines appeals from the rulings of the Building Official concerning any codes adopted by Ordinance 3862.7.
Building Industry Advisory Committee
The Building Industry Advisory Committee will make recommendations to the Development Services Department and the Board of Supervisors regarding code interpretations, inspections, procedures, new construction techniques, product review, new codes, revised fees and other items of industry concern.
California Identification Remote Access Network (CAL-ID RAN) Board
The California Identification Remote Access Network (CAL-ID RAN) Board determines location for Remote Access Network equipment with the County, develops local procedures and authorizes use of funds from the Automated Fingerprint Identification Fund.
California State Association of Counties
The primary purpose of the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) is to represent County government before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government. CSAC places a strong emphasis on educating the public about the value and need for County programs and services.
Cameron Park Design Review Committee
The Cameron Park Design Review Committee reviews the process to provide protection, enhancement and use of places, sites, buildings and structures having special character, aesthetic interest and value; enhancement of tourism and the economy of the County by protecting and preserving places having special and unique character and interests.
Capital Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority
The Capital Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority will acquire, plan, design, finance, construct, operate and maintain a multi-model transportation corridor to connect the City of Elk Grove, the County of Sacramento, the City of Rancho Cordova, the City of Folsom and the County of El Dorado, known as the "Connector Project."
Cemetery Advisory Committee
The Cemetery Advisory Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding cemeteries located wholly or partly in the County consistent with the Board's wishes to protect and promote the public health, safety, and general welfare by preserving and enhancing the County's cemeteries; providing clear, fair, appropriate, and effective regulations for their use; ensuring appropriate treatment of Native American burial sites; compiling and recording cemetery information, records and historical data; and identifying and pursuing funding for all of these activities.
Charter Review Committee
As of January 2018, the Charter Review Committee was inactive. The Board of Supervisors shall convene a Charter Review Committee within five (5) years of the last charter review period. The committee shall review the County Charter and, after at least two (2) public hearings, make recommendations for amendments to the Board of Supervisors. (Charter Section 701).
Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission is responsible for hearing appeals on either dismissal, suspension or demotion of County employees who have attained Civil Service Status. See Section 502.2 of County Charter.
Clean Tahoe Program - Board of Directors
The Clean Tahoe Program, formerly referred to as the Clean Tahoe Community Task Force, is an advisory Board in both the City of South Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Basin of the County to formulate general policies and long-term general organizational program design, act in an advisory capacity for coordination of enforcement of City/County codes.
Coloma Lotus Advisory Committee
Committee Scope and Purpose
The Committee shall review and make recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Commission, the Planning Commission, and the Board regarding issues within the Coloma Lotus Valley, including the area of influence along South Fork of the American River from Chili Bar Dam to Folsom Lake. The Committee shall review and make recommendation to the Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission and the Board regarding the following in the Area of Responsibility: 1. Updates and Amendments to the River Management Plan. 2. Accountability of the River Trust Fund. 3. Ordinances or regulations related to private or commercial activities on the South Fork of the American River. 4. Discretionary project applications. 5. Implementation of the current General Plan. 6. Other matters referred by the Parks and Recreation Commission. 7. Other matters referred by the Planning Commission. 8. Other matters referred by the Board. 9. Other matters of concern referred by the community or any other unnamed board, committee, or commission. 10. Nothing in this resolution shall require that comments or recommendations from the Committee be a prerequisite for a decision by any Commission or Board.
Commission on Aging
The Commission on Aging is advisory to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. The Commission works with the Director of the Area Agency on Aging on community interests and issues or challenges facing the senior population of El Dorado County. This includes, but is not limited to, developing community centers in strategic areas of the county to make services accessible to all seniors, promoting services that enable seniors to remain in their homes and preventing elder abuse.
Community Action Council
The Community Action Council is advisory to the Community Services Department and potentially the Board of Supervisors on issues affecting low income residents of the County. Mandated by Federal Community Services Block Grant Legislation. Comprised of volunteers and agency representatives to share information and coordinate resources in addressing issues of homelessness in the County.
Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee
The Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee is advisory to the Board of Supervisors in developing the Countywide Economic Development Plan, preparing annual reports concerning activities, achievements and recommendations, sponsoring business related seminars, forums and training workshops, reviewing existing County regulations and procedures to eliminate unneeded inconsistent and redundant legal requirements; and reviewing on a periodic basis the County government structure for consistency with efficient and cost effective regulation of business.
Diamond Springs and El Dorado Community Advisory Committee
The Diamond Springs and El Dorado Community Advisory Committee shall review and make recommendations to staff, Zoning Administrator, Planning Commission, and the Board of Supervisors regarding the following in the area of responsibility: 1) Discretionary project applications; 2) Implementation of the 2004 General Plan land use designations; 3) The Zoning Ordinance update; 4) Design Guidelines; and 5) Other issues as directed by the Board of Supervisors.
El Dorado County Airports Advisory Committee
The El Dorado County Airports Advisory Committee will act only in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors regarding County policy matters applicable to the airports. This Committee is without authority to act upon operational matters or to exercise authority or direction over County staff. On April 10, 2018, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution 052-2018 which consolidated the respective Placerville and Georgtown Airport Advisory Committees.
El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council
The Child Abuse Prevention Council works to coordinate the Community's efforts to prevent and respond to child abuse.
El Dorado County Early Care and Education Planning Council
The purpose of the El Dorado County Early Care and Education Planning Council is to provide a forum for the identification of local priorities for child care and development of policies to meet the needs identified within those priorities and to make recommendations concerning said priorities.
El Dorado County Water Agency
The El Dorado County Water Agency is a long-term water planning organization that leads, assists and participates in important projects such as securing water rights for El Dorado County and promoting water conservation.
El Dorado County Youth Commission
The El Dorado County Youth Commission advises the Board of Supervisors on issues relating to children and youth in the community. The Youth Commission operates under the jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors and the El Dorado County Office of Education.
El Dorado Solid Waste Advisory Committee
The El Dorado Solid Waste Advisory Committee was created pursuant to the Integrated Waste Management Act of 1989 (AB939). This Committee assists and advises the agencies responsible for developing and implementing solid waste management plans and aids in ensuring that the County adequately plans for meeting future solid waste handling and disposal needs.
El Dorado Water and Power Authority
The El Dorado Water and Power Authority was created to coordinate the exercise of those powers in a unified manner, to foster communication among the parties of the issues that arise in the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) Upper American River Project (UARP) proceedings and to minimize the burdens of the SMUD UARP while maximizing benefits for parties, constituents and the El Dorado County community as a whole.
Environmental Board of Appeals
The Environmental Board of Appeals was created to provide for reasonable application and interpretations of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency El Dorado County Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.) and the Tahoe Regional Plan as it pertains to the M.O.U. The Board has no authority relative to interpretation of the administrative provisions of these code amendments and is not empowered to waive code requirements.
Evelyn Horn Scholarship Committee
The Evelyn R. Horn Scholarship Program was established by the Last Will and Testament of Evelyn Horn. The scholarships are to be awarded to well-rounded students who intend to continue their education to obtain a Bachelor's Degree. Consideration may be given to scholastic achievement, school activities, community involvement and a demonstrated ability to work hard; however, no one factor shall control. Need is not to be a basis for awarding a scholarship nor is it to be considered. The most important consideration is whether the student will, after completing her or his education, be a benefit to the Placerville and/or Georgetown communities in California.
Fair Association Board of Directors
The purpose of the Fair Association Board of Directors is to sanction and promote an annual County Fair, encourage orderly and profitable development of agriculture, horticulture, mechanics, manufactures, stock raising and general domestic industry in the County.
First 5 El Dorado Children and Families Commission
First 5 El Dorado Children and Families Commission is committed to improving the lives of children 0 through 5 and their families by promoting, enhancing, and developing comprehensive early childhood systems through collaborative partnerships, early care and education, health and community services. (Non-District Specific Appointments)
Fish and Wildlife Commission
The Fish and Wildlife Commission is advisory to the Board of Supervisors on matters affecting the conservation of fish and wildlife within the jurisdiction of the Board of Supervisors, makes recommendations to Board of Supervisors regarding expenditures of funds for fish and wildlife.
Golden Sierra Job Training Agency
The Golden Sierra Job Training Agency is a consortium made up of Alpine, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer and Sierra Counties. The Agency will provide occupational training programs, on-the-job training, job search workshops for laid off plant workers and/or people out of the work force for an extended period of time and summer youth work experience for high school youth ages 16 thru 21.
Golden State Finance Authority (GSFA)
The Golden State Finance Authority is a Joint Powers Authority whose purpose is to provide financing for the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of homes in accordance with applicable provisions of law for the benefit of residents of the members of said Authority and other participating agencies.
Happy Homestead Cemetery District
Happy Homestead Cemetery is governed and managed by an Advisory Committee with three or five trustees appointed by the Board of Supervisors as stated in Chapter 7 of the Health and Safety Code 8950. The Happy Homestead Cemetery District operates with limited public funds and activity.
Historical Museum Commission
The County Historical Museum Commission is established to assist the County in maintaining a vision and subsequent goals for the County Museum; to encourage opportunities for County residents to become involved in the historic interpretation and presentation of historical artifacts and documents important to the County.
Human Rights Commission
The purpose of the Human Rights Commission is to promote tolerance and mutual respect among all persons, and to foster peaceful relations in the interest of preserving the public peace among residents of different races, religions, national origins, and the other characteristics listed in Government Code section 11135.
Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee
The Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee is to select proposals to receive grant funds from the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund. The Government Code establishes application policies and procedures for the grant selection process; specified priorities and requirements for funding eligibility; and the composition of The Committee.
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Advisory Committee
The In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity regarding In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and the Public Authority to the County Board of Supervisors, the governing body of the Public Authority, and any administrative body in the County that is related to the delivery and administration of IHSS. It provides recommendations on IHSS Programs which provides personal and domestic services to low income aged, blind or disabled persons.
Kelsey Cemetery District
Kelsey Cemetery is governed and managed by an Advisory Committee with three or five trustees appointed by the Board of Supervisors as stated in Chapter 7 of the Health and Safety Code 9020. The Kelsey Cemetery District operates with limited public funds and activity.
Law Library Trustees
There is in each County of the State a Board of Law Library Trustees which governs the law library established for the County under provisions of Business and Professions Code Section 6300.
The Library Commission is advisory to the Board of Supervisors on ways and means of improvement of County free library services; advise Board of Supervisors of rules and regulations governing operation of County library system; make recommendations to Board of Supervisors for future development and maintenance regarding library services.
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)
The Local Agency Formation Commission coordinates logical and timely changes in local governmental boundaries; conducts special studies which review ways to reorganize, simplify and streamline governmental structures; and prepares spheres of influence for each city and special district within the County. The Commission promotes provision of efficient and economical services, while encouraging protection of agricultural and open space lands.
Local Enforcement Agency Independent Hearing Panel
The Local Enforcement Agency Independent Hearing Panel was created by Public Resources Code 44800(b), which requires a three member independent hearing panel to assist the Local Enforcement Agency for addressing issues regarding solid waste management.
Meyers Advisory Council
The Meyers Advisory Council (MAC) was established by the Board of Supervisors upon adoption of the Meyers Area Plan (MAP) on March 25, 2018 and the council framework was adopted August 28, 2018 by Board Resolution 150-2018. Policy 1.2 in Chapter 7 of the MAP states that the council shall provide recommendations to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), the El Dorado County Planning Commission and/or Board of Supervisors on the implementation of the MAP. (Refer to the MAP for additional information)
Mountain Counties Air Basin Control Council
The Mountain Counties Air Basin Control Council was formed by all member districts of the Joint Powers Agreement. Jointly involved in enforcement, engineering, administration, planning and air monitoring as part of an active and effective basin-wide air pollution control program.
National Association of Counties (NACo)
The National Association of Counties is a full-service organization that provides an extensive line of services including legislative, research and technical as well as public affairs assistance to its members. The Association acts as a liaison with other levels of government, works to improve public understanding of counties, serves as a national advocate for Counties and provides them with resources to help them find innovative methods to meet the challenges they face.
Parks and Recreation Commission
The Parks and Recreation Commission oversees development and maintenance of recreational opportunities within its borders. The Commission works closely with those jurisdictions endeavoring always to retain as much local control and citizen involvement as possible.
The Planning Commission is the Board of Supervisor's advisor on land use planning. The Commission reviews matters related to planning and development (e.g., specific plans, rezoning, use permits and subdivisions). Depending upon provisions in the County Code, the Commission either approves/denies or makes recommendations to the Board regarding land use proposals.
Pollock Pines Design Review Committee
The Pollock Pines Design Review Committee provides protection, enhancement and use of places, sites, buildings and structures having special character, aesthetic interest and value; and enhancement of tourism and economy of the County by protecting and preserving places having special and unique character.
Rural Counties Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority (ESJPA)
The Rural Counties' Environmental Services Joint Powers Authority (ESJPA) was created in 1993 to help meet new challenging and costly State and Federal mandates regulating local solid waste management. The ESJPA works on behalf of its twenty-two member Counties and assists Counties in their efforts to comply with State and Federal environmental requirements.
Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC)
The Rural County Representatives of California is an Association of Counties organized to serve and strengthen County and local government through definition, study and actions relative to problems affecting member Counties and their resources to include but not be limited to social, economic, environmental and ecological importance.
Sacramento Area Council of Governments
Sacramento Area Council of Governments serves as the forum for the discussion and study of problems of regional interest and is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization serving the western portion of El Dorado County.
Sacramento-Placerville Transportation Corridor Joint Powers Authority
The Sacramento-Placerville Transportation Corridor Joint Powers Authority is an agreement to provide for acquisition of Southern Pacific Transportation Company's Placerville Branch, to provide reciprocal use agreements for transportation and transportation preservation uses as may be decided by the agencies through the creation of the Joint Powers Authority.
Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board provides an opportunity to undertake a variety of cooperative resource conservation, tourism and economic enhancement, natural disaster protection and public recreational projects throughout the Sierra Nevada Region.
South Lake Tahoe Basin Waste Management Authority
The South Lake Tahoe Basin Waste Management Authority is a Joint Powers Authority (City of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County and Douglas County) created to accomplish goals and encourage construction of a materials recovery facility and other solid waste handling facilities in the Tahoe Basin.
South Lake Tahoe Recreation Facilities Joint Powers Authority
The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Facilities Joint Powers Authority consists of City of South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County and Tahoe Paradise Resort Improvement District. The purpose of this Authority is to enhance the recreational facilities in the South Lake Tahoe Area of the County.
South Tahoe Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board
The role of the South Tahoe Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board is to determine whether a debt or obligation as listed by the Successor is an "enforceable obligation," and if so, to review, evaluate and approve the Recognized Obligation Payment Schedules (ROPS). Both the Successor Agency and the Oversight Board have a fiduciary responsibility to the approved and enforceable debts and obligations. Oversight Board members are also responsible to review the Due Diligence Reports (DDRs) submitted by the Successor Agency, approve and adopt the Successor Agency's Long Range Asset Management Plan following Certificate of Completion by the Department of Finance. The Oversight Board's role is not to review the projects previously constructed by the former redevelopment agency, but to ensure debts and obligations pledged by redevelopment area property Tax Increment continue to be paid in a timely and accurate manner.
The mission of the California Tahoe Conservancy is to lead California's efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency was created by Senate Bill 118 adopted November 5, 1969. The Agency's purpose is to enhance efficiency and governmental effectiveness of the Lake Tahoe Region. Established with power to adopt and enforce a regional plan of resource conservation and orderly development, to exercise effective environmental controls and to perform other essential functions.
Tahoe Resource Conservation District
The purpose of the Tahoe Resource Conservation District is to promote the conservation and improvement of the Lake Tahoe Basin's soil, water and related natural resources by providing leadership, information, programs and technical assistance to all land managers, owners, organizations and residents.
Tahoe Transportation District
Article IX of the Tahoe Regional Planning Compact created the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD). TTD has responsibility for implementing transportation plans, programs and projects. TTD may acquire, own and operate public transportation systems and parking facilities serving the Tahoe Region and provide access to convenient transportation terminals outside of the Region. The TTD is represented by the Counties within the Region, the City of South Lake Tahoe, the Basin's two Transportation Management Associations, an at-large member representing transit providers, and a representative of any special transit districts formed under California or Nevada law. Caltrans and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) are ex-officio members.
The Transit Authority is a Joint Powers Agreement with the City of Placerville to provide for a Joint Exercise of Powers to provide and maintain a public transportation system within the Western Slope of the County, including the city.
It shall be the duty of the El Dorado County Transportation Commission to establish rules and regulations to provide for administrating transportation planning and allocating the Local Transportation Fund and State Transit Assistance Fund in accordance with the applicable sections of the Government Code, Public Utilities Code and Administrative Code included within the Transportation Development Act, or as each may be amended. It shall be the duty of the Transportation Commission to adhere to the applicable rules and regulations promulgated by the Secretary of the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency of the State of California as addressed in the Transportation Development Act, Title 3, Division 3, Chapter 2, Article II, Section 29535, or as amended.
University of California-Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Advisory Council
The University of California-Cooperative Extension Advisory Council will be responsible for advising the UCCE Multi-County Partnership director of their input regarding UCCE programs. The Advisory Council will consider issues including but not limited to, new program areas to be expanded into, program areas no longer needed, and so on. The Advisory Council will be responsible for the delivery of an annual budget and will review the annual Plan of Work for the coming program year and the Report of Work for the previous program year.
Veterans Affairs Commission
The Veterans Affairs Commission shall act in an advisory capacity to the Board of Supervisors in the following way: a) Promoting, aiding and encouraging public support for veterans affairs; b) Promoting, aiding and encouraging public support to and recruitment for the National Guard and the Armed Forces of the United States of America; c) Reviewing policies and programs affecting veterans; and d) Providing appropriate and timely information and recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the public concerning veterans affairs and the National Guard.