Board of Supervisors
ResponsibilitiesThe 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.
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 of Planning Commission decisions and considers General Plan amendments.
The Board of Supervisors meets on Tuesdays at 9:00 am in the Board Chambers located at the Humboldt County Courthouse (825 5th Street, Eureka, CA 95501). The Board generally does not meet on the 5th Tuesday of a month.
Matters on the Agenda
Members of the public may address the Board about an Agenda Item at the time the item is being considered by the Board.
Matters Not on the Agenda
At regular meetings of the Board, members of the public may address the Board of Supervisors on matters not appearing on the agenda during the "Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items" portion of the meeting. Members of the public may address the Board on any topic.
Submit Public Comment
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 during the meeting or in the Clerk of the Board’s office at 825 5th Street, 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). You may also submit public comment to the Clerk of the Board via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Boards and CommissionsThe Board of Supervisors establishes several committees, commissions, and boards to represent and advise the Supervisors on an array of topics. The Board appoints persons to these commissions to represent individual Board members or in an at-large capacity. Please contact Tracy D'Amico at the Clerk of the Board's office for information about these committees, rosters, and vacancies.
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.