Section 1. Brown Act
All meetings of Springs MAC and, its committees and subcommittees, shall comply with the Brown Act (Government Code section 54950 et seq.).
Section 2. Regular Meetings
Regular meetings of Springs MAC shall be held monthly at a place open to the public and at a consistent date and time. Notice of the meeting time and place should be given to the public and the MAC members at least 72 hours before the meeting. After conferring with the District Supervisor, the Chair or Vice Chair may cancel any regular meeting by giving written notice of at least seventy-two hours before the regularly scheduled meeting time. This requirement of notification prior to cancellation shall not be waived.
Section 3. Special Meetings
The Chair may call and preside over special meetings. The Chair may call a special meeting by providing notice of the time, place, and agenda to each member and the public at least 24 hours before the special meeting. Only items on the agenda of the special meeting may be considered at said special meeting.
Section 4. Quorum
A quorum of the Springs MAC members must be present at any regular or special meeting in order for a decision to be made on any matter. A quorum is defined as a majority of MAC membership (four members), or three members plus an alternate.
Section 5. Voting.
While Springs MAC will strive for consensus, every official action taken by Springs MAC shall be adopted by a quorum vote. An alternate of the Springs MAC may vote under the following circumstances:
- If an at large member of the MAC is absent from a meeting and the alternate replaces that MAC member for the full meeting;
- If an at large member of the MAC recuses themselves from an item the alternate may replace that MAC member for the full meeting. If an alternate is sitting for a MAC member and the agenda includes items continued from a prior meeting, the alternate must state on the record that she/he has reviewed the relevant materials for the items on the agenda, including the minutes (if available) from the prior meeting.
Section 6. Abstention
When any member abstains from participation in any matter before Springs MAC because of a conflict of interest, that member shall not be counted as present for purposes of determining whether or not there is a quorum. An alternate may fill the MAC member’s seat as outlined in sections four and five.
Section 7. Secretary
As discussed in the Policies and Procedures, administrative support for the Springs MAC shall be provided by staff identified by the District Supervisor, through a voluntary agreement, a contract, or other appropriate means.
Section 8. Notice
Springs MAC meetings will be open and public, with notice of the time and place given to the public and Springs MAC members at least 72 hours before the time of regular meetings and at least 24 hours before special meetings.
Section 9. Public Comment
At each Springs MAC meeting, members of the public will be given the opportunity to directly address the items on the agenda before being voted on, and on Advisory Topics within the jurisdiction of Springs MAC.