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III. Meetings

Rule 3. Regular Meetings and Annual Calendar

Regular meetings generally shall be held on each Tuesday of every month except the Board shall generally not meet on any fifth Tuesday of a calendar month, or on any Tuesday following a Monday holiday. In addition, any meeting may be cancelled upon the order of the Chair, or by a majority of the members of the Board.

Regular meetings shall commence at 8:30 a.m. and shall be held at the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 575 Administration Drive, Suite 102A, Santa Rosa, California, unless the time, date and location are changed by a majority vote of the Board, and so noticed. Business shall normally be conducted between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., but may continue past 5:00 p.m., without objection from the members present.

An annual calendar of meetings shall be adopted by the Board at their first meeting in January. The calendar will include all known regular meetings. Any meeting may be canceled upon the order of the Chair, or by a majority of Board members.

Rule 4. Special Meetings, Budget Hearings, Workshops and Planning Meetings

Special meetings may be called at any time by the Chair, or by a majority of the members. Upon the call of a special meeting, the Clerk will prepare and distribute, at least 24 hours before the time of the special meeting, written notice to each member and to a local newspaper of general circulation. The notice shall specify the time and place of the special meeting and the business to be transacted or discussed. No other business shall be considered at these meetings (Government Code §54956).

Budget Hearings, Workshops, Study Sessions and Planning Meetings may be called by the Chair or by a majority of the Board at times and locations in accordance with the law and specified notice provisions.

Rule 5. Emergency Meetings

Emergency meetings may be called by the Chair or by a majority of the Board, in the case of an emergency situation involving matters upon which prompt action is necessary due to the disruption or threatened disruption of public facilities. Upon the call of an emergency meeting, the Clerk shall give notice of the meeting, and comply with posting requirements (Government Code §54956.5).

Rule 6. Closed Sessions

Closed sessions of the Board can be called by the Chair or by a majority of the Board, for those purposes allowed by law (Government Code §54956.7).

Prior to holding any closed session, the Chair shall announce the session in an open meeting, and shall provide an opportunity for public comment on items on the closed session agenda. During the closed session the Board may consider only those items on the agenda. At the conclusion of the closed session the Board shall report, in an open meeting, as required by law, action taken (Government Code §54957.1).

Contact Information

County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
575 Administration Drive
Room 100 A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464626, -122.725441