Board of Supervisors Assignments
2020 Countywide Boards & Committees
Local Agency Formation Commission
A separate government agency established by state law to oversee orderly development of the county related to the boundaries of local governments. LAFCO can approve or deny annexations or changes to these boundaries and can make determinations allowing the provision of services by a local government outside of its boundary.
Meets monthly the first Wednesday.
North Coast Air Basin Control District
Air districts are grouped by air basins which represent an air shed. Northern Sonoma County belongs to the North Coast Air Basin along with Mendocino County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and the North Coast Unified AQMD. By statute, these Districts are members of the North Coast Air Basin Control Council (BCC).
A representative from Lake County Air Pollution Control District also participates through an MOU. The purpose of the BCC is to work with the Districts to coordinate all air pollution control activities and programs to best serve the public and ensure that the North Coast Air Basin is, or will be, in compliance with the requirements of State and Federal law.
Sonoma Clean Power Authority
Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is the new, locally controlled electricity provider in Sonoma County. SCP provides residential and business customers across the county the option of using environmentally friendly power, generated by renewable sources, like solar, wind and geothermal. At competitive rates.
SCP is a non-profit agency, independently run by the nine Sonoma County cities and the County, which represents unincorporated communities
Remote Access Network Board
The Remote Access Network Board (RAN) board shall determine the placement of RAN equipment within the county or counties, and coordinate acceptance, delivery, and installation of RAN equipment.
The board shall also develop any procedures necessary to regulate the ongoing use and maintenance of that equipment, adhering to the policy guidelines and procedures adopted by the department. (California Penal Code Sections 11112.1-11112.7)
Meets as needed.
(Typically the Criminal Justice Services Functional Group Liaison)
Renewal Enterprise District JPA
A Joint Powers Authority (JPA) will govern the RED with the initial governing Board consisting of two elected officials each from the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa.
The initial RED JPA will be limited to a 24-month pilot phase.
More information about the Renewal Enterprise District JPA.
Solid Waste Hearing Panel
The hearing panel consists of three persons (The hearing panel consists of a solid waste technical expert, a member of the public at large, and a member of the Board of Supervisors) for the purpose of considering various appeals related to the Sonoma County Local Enforcement Agency Solid Waste Hearing Panel (LEA) actions, such as, denial, suspension, or revocation of a permit, recommended permit conditions, or enforcement actions and the LEA’s failure to act as required by law or regulation. DHS is certified LEA.
4-year term – Meets only as needed.
Sonoma County Employee Retirement Association (SCERA)
Sonoma County Employee Retirement Association - Sixth Trustee Position (qualified elector)
Per provisions in the County Employees Retirement Law, the appointment of the fourth, fifth, sixth, and ninth trustees of the Retirement Board are to be members of the local community who are not connected with County government in any capacity, except that one of them may be a member of the Board of Supervisors, and they shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
Meets monthly the fourth Thursday of the month at 8:30 AM.
Sonoma County Indian Gaming Local Community Benefit Committee
Established by State statute, the LCBC is comprised of representatives from the County Board of Supervisors, the City of Healdsburg, and the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians, and is charged with selecting grants to be funded through the local Tribal Casino Account.
LCBC meets one or two times per year, when funds are allocated by the State.
Sonoma County Transportation Authority / Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority
Sonoma County Transportation Authority serves as the coordinating and advocacy agency for transportation funding for Sonoma County and is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors who work to maintain and improve the transportation network.
Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority improves coordination on climate change issues and establish a clearinghouse for efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The RCPA is made up of the same Board of Directors as the SCTA and includes representatives from each of the nine cities in Sonoma County and the Board of Supervisors.
Meets monthly the second Monday.
(Note: 2 of the 3 members need to sit on SMART)
Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District
Board Chair and 1st District Supervisor required members.
Zero Waste Sonoma
The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency, formed in April 1992, is the joint powers authority of the nine incorporated cities and the County of Sonoma.
The mission of the Agency is waste diversion required by State law AB939. The Agency's programs include household hazardous waste, composting, wood waste recycling, planning and education.