The Board of Supervisors, as authorized
under California law, functions as both legislative and
executive body. In its legislative duties the Board adopts
ordinances, resolutions and rules within the limits prescribed
by State law.
As an executive body, the Board:
Oversees the activities of County agencies and departments
Determines annual budget allocations
Approves contracts for public improvement projects
and other specialized services
Conducts public hearings on matters such as zoning
appeals and planning
Makes an appointment to various boards and commissions.
Legislative and executive activities of the Board
are performed at public meetings. Certain personnel
and legal matters are discussed in closed sessions.