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(a) Officers. The Board shall select from its membership a Chair and a Chair-Elect to serve for a two-year term. The maximum length of a given office shall be two consecutive terms.
(b) Rules. The Board shall prepare and adopt the necessary rules and regulations for the conduct of its business.
(c) Quorum. A majority of members currently appointed to the Board shall constitute a quorum. A majority of members in attendance shall be required to take action.
(d) Minutes. The Board shall keep written minutes of its meetings, a copy of which shall be filed with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and posted on the HSAB webpage.
(e) Meetings. The Board shall establish a regular meeting schedule and shall give public notice of the time and place of meetings in compliance with the requirements of the Brown Act. All meetings of the Board shall be open and public and all persons shall be permitted to attend any meetings of the Board.
(f) Staff Requests. County citizen committees are charged with advising the Board of Supervisors on the policies the Board establishes to guide the various functions of the County, and on the established procedures by which such functions are performed. Unless specifically designated in their establishing authority, the advisory committees are not charged with advising the Chief Administrative Officer regarding his or her function and responsibility to carry out the Board's policy decisions. Recognizing that this delineation of administrative authority has been established in County Charter section 501.9-Non-interference, Board Policy A-98, and Board Policy A-72, requests from advisory committees which will involve response from County management staff should informally be in writing and signed by the Chair of the advisory committee. Staff response requiring less than four (4) hours to research, prepare and submit an answer to specific requests readily obtainable should be responded to in an expeditious manner by the office or department to which addressed or assigned. More involved requests shall be discussed by the Chief Administrative Officer with the Chair of the Board of Supervisors and if necessary the requestor, and docketed with the Board for its direction. If the Board directs the Chief Administrative Officer to respond to the request, the Chief Administrative Officer will assign the matter to the appropriate staff within the County organization and monitor its progress to assure complete, coordinated and timely response.
(g) Government Code section 1098: County Citizen Committees shall be subject to the provisions of Government Code section 1098 - Confidential information; use or disclosure for pecuniary gain.
(Added by Ord. No. 8123 (N.S.), effective 9-3-92; amended by Ord. No. 9070 (N.S.), effective 9-9-99; amended by Ord. No. 9894 (N.S.), effective 12-6-07; amended by Ord. No. 10371 (N.S.), effective 2-26-15)