EL DORADO COUNTY CHARTER
Complete Charter [.pdf]

The Charter for El Dorado County was ratified by majority vote at the election of November 8, 1994, and became effective when accepted and filed by the Secretary of State on December 27, 1994. Includes Amendments through 2016.

Charter Review Committee

AMENDMENTS

PREAMBLE

"We, the people of El Dorado County, adopt the charter to provide a county government that is responsive to the public safety, infrastructure and other appropriate needs as to be provided by county government in a democratic and just manner.

  The people expect that the business of the county will be conducted using equitable methods and that the results shall benefit no individual or group(s) of individuals to the detriment of the people."

Image of the County Charter Cover ARTICLE I -POWERS OF THE ELECTORS
101. Elections
102. Initiative, Referendum, Recall and Charter Change

ARTICLE II - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
200. Governing Body
201. Residence Requirements
202. Term of Offices
203. Filling of Vacancies
204. Compensation
205. Setting of Meetings
206. Election of Officers
207. Quorum
208. Ineligibility for Appointments
209. Recall
210. Powers and Duties
211. Communications with Employees

ARTICLE III - CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
301. Chief Administrative Officer
302. Appointment and Removal
303. Compensation
304. Duties
305. Board Meetings

ARTICLE IV - DEPARTMENT HEADS, BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
401. Powers and Duties
402. Elected Department Heads
403. County Counsel
404. Appointed Department Heads
405. Boards and Commissions
406. Vacancies
407. Agriculture Commissioner
408. Probation Officer

ARTICLE V - PERSONNEL
501. Policy
502. Civil Service
502.1 Classified and Unclassified Employees
502.2 Civil Service Commission
502.3 Scope of Authority of Personnel Commission
502.4 Disciplinary Actions
502.5 Other Remedies
502.6 Subpoenas
503. Compensation of Elected Officials, Officers and Employees
504. Sheriff's Salary Limitation

ARTICLE VI - FINANCE
601. County Preference
602. Contract Administration

ARTICLE VII - GENERAL
701. Charter Review
702. General Law Governs
703. Grand Jury
704. Implementation of Charter Duties