Board of Supervisors

The County of Humboldt is a general law county. The Board of Supervisors, which serves as the legislative and executive body of county government and many special districts, is comprised of 5 full-time members elected by their respective districts.
Humboldt County Supervisorial Districts Map
Agendas, Minutes & Videos
We recently launched our new website and we are in the process of centralizing all agendas for the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission. Until then, please use the following links to find the agenda information you need.

 May 2014 - Current
 Archived Video
2010 - 2014
 April 2013 - May 2014
 2009 - April 2013
 1992 - 2008

Addressing the Board on Agenda Items
Persons wishing to file documentation on any agenda item for the official record must submit an original and 7 copies of each document on 8.5" x 11" sized paper to the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th St, Room 111, Eureka, CA 95501. Failure to submit the required number of copies will result in the document(s) not being placed in the official record. (Per Board of Supervisors' policy adopted on March 21, 1995.)

Public Comment

Members of the public may address the Board about an Agenda Item at the time it is taken up in the meeting. During the "Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items" portion of the meeting, members of the public may address the Board on any topic. (Usually 1:30 pm)
Meeting Information
The Board of Supervisors meets every Tuesday at 9:00 am in the Board Chambers located at the Humboldt County Courthouse (825 5th Street, Eureka, Ca. 95501). The Board does not meet on any 5th Tuesday in a month.
Canceled Meetings
There will be no Board meetings on the following dates (all Tuesdays):
February 17, 2015 September 29, 2015
March 31, 2015 November 24, 2015
June 30, 2015 December 1, 2015
August 4, 2015 December 22, 2015
August 11, 2015 December 29, 2015
Pursuant to the California Government Code, the board enacts legislation governing Humboldt County and determines overall policies for county departments and various special districts, adopts the annual budget and fixes salaries.

The board also hears appeals from decisions of the Planning Commission, and considers General Plan amendments.

Board Appointed Offices
The County Administrative Officer is appointed by the Board and serves as the chief executive officer responsible for the day-to-day administration of county affairs.

County Counsel, appointed by the Board, advises and represents the county and board in all legal affairs.

The Clerk of the Board, also appointed by the Board, is responsible for keeping a complete record of Board meetings and performing various mandated tasks.