BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

The League of Women Voters of the Eden Area supports a responsive, visible system of county and city boards and commissions as a means of ensuring effective resident involvement in the government decision-making process.
Position In Brief: 

The League of Women Voters of the Eden Area supports a responsive,visible system of county and city boards and commissions as a means of ensuring effective resident involvement in the governmen tdecision-making process.

Position History: 

 

Boards and Commissions:                                     Alternative Dispute Resolution:

 

Adopted

1980

(H) (SL)

Concurrence:

1996 (EA)

Updated:

1990

(EA)

 

 

Updated:

2005

(EA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

The League of Women Voters of the Eden Area supports a responsive, visible system of county and city boards and commissions as a means of ensuring effective resident involvement in the government decision-making process.

Policies to promote:

A.     An up-to-date directory of boards and commissions to make the following information available to the public, including electronically:

  • ·         Functions and jurisdictions
  • ·         Dates and places of regular meetings
  • ·         Staffing
  • ·         Dates of commissioners’ appointments and by whom appointed
  • ·         Length of terms.

B.     Public awareness of the obligations and responsibilities of elected and appointed members.

C.     Limitation of appointments to two full terms or ten years, whichever is longer.

D.     Listing of specific costs of commissions in budgets.

E.     Publicizing vacancies and applicant requirements.

F.     Periodic review of existing boards and commissions including Brown Act compliance.

G.   Justification for formation of new boards and commissions; discontinuance of unnecessary boards and commissions.

H.   Effective communication and coordination between boards and commissions and the elected  bodies which appoint them.

I.  Adoption by public agencies of policies and procedures which require the use of alternative  dispute resolution processes (ADR)* in local public policy disputes as a predecessor/supplement to the traditional litigation process, ADR:  non-adversarial collaborative approaches to building consensus and resolving differences.

League to which this content belongs: 
The Eden Area