Board of Supervisors
Board Chambers is Currently Closed to the Public
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Governor of the State of California has issued Executive Order N-29-20 and Order N-25-20 establishing social distancing measures and suspending provisions of the Brown Act. For this reason, we ask that you:
VIEW THE MEETING AND COMMENT REMOTELY: A link to view the meeting will be posted on https://humboldt.legistar.com. Public comment on ALL agenda items as well as general public comment will be taken at the prescribed time. Please submit only one comment per agenda item number and only one general public comment.
Email Public Comment
To submit public comment to the Board please email email@example.com, provide your name and the agenda item number(s) on which you wish to comment. All public comment submitted after the agenda has been published will be included with the administrative record after the fact.
Zoom Public Comment
When the Board of Supervisors announce the agenda item that you wish to comment on, call the conference line and turn off your TV or live stream and press star (*) 9 on your phone, this will raise your hand. You’ll continue to hear the Board meeting on the call. The phone number and meeting ID can be found on the front page of the Board of Supervisors agenda for that meeting.
When it is time for public comment on the item you wish to speak on, the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors staff will unmute your phone. You’ll hear a prompt that will indicate your phone is unmuted. Staff will then ask you to state your name and begin your comment. You will have 3 minutes to comment.
The County of Humboldt is committed to providing equal access to all county programs, services and activities through the provision of accommodations for individuals with disabilities as required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). With 72 hours prior notice, a request for reasonable accommodation or modification can be made. Please contact the Clerk of the Board Office at 707-476-2390 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or the ADA Coordinator at 844-365-0352 or by email at email@example.com.
This notice is also available via PDF: Board Chambers Closed to the Public (PDF)
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.