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File #: 2020-0836   
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/11/2020 In control: Clerk-Recorder-Assessor
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action:
Title: November 3, 2020, General District Election Appointments
Department or Agency Name(s): Clerk-Recorder-Assessor
Attachments: 1. November 3, 2020, Election Appointments Agenda Item Summary Report.pdf, 2. November 3, 2020, Election Appointments Resolution.pdf
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To: Sonoma County Board of Supervisors

Department or Agency Name(s): County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor

Staff Name and Phone Number: Deva Marie Proto, (707) 565-3246

Vote Requirement: Majority

Supervisorial District(s): All




November 3, 2020, General District Election Appointments



Recommended Action:

recommended action

Adopt the resolution appointing nominees to the office of Director of their respective districts for the following districts: Coast Life Support District, Cazadero Community Services District, Bodega Bay Fire Protection District, Cloverdale Fire Protection District, Forestville Fire Protection District, Gold Ridge Fire Protection District, Kenwood Fire Protection District, Monte Rio Fire Protection District, North Sonoma Coast Fire Protection District, Northern Sonoma County Fire Protection District, Rancho Adobe Fire Protection District, Schell-Vista Fire Protection District, Sonoma County Fire Protection District, Timber Cove Fire Protection District, Cloverdale Health Care District, North Sonoma County Healthcare District, Petaluma Health Care District, Sonoma Valley Health Care District, Sweetwater Springs Water District, Valley of the Moon Water District.



Executive Summary:

An election is scheduled for November 3, 2020, to elect directors to numerous special districts.  In those districts in which the number of nominees is equal to or less than the number of offices to be filled, Elections Code §10515 provides for appointment of the nominees by the Board of Supervisors, rather than requiring an election.



The attached resolution includes the names of the candidates who have qualified for appointment to their respective districts pursuant to the above-stated provision of state law.  Further, Elections Code §10515 requires that these appointments be made by the Board of Supervisors, as the supervising authority, prior to November 3, 2020.  Each person so appointed shall qualify, take office, and serve exactly as if elected at a general district election for such office.


For those offices for which no nominations were made the law provides that the Board of Supervisors appoint any person who is qualified to hold the office as of November 3, 2020, and fill the vacancies prior to November 30, 2020.  Separate memos to the Clerk of the Board and to the Supervisors will list the vacant positions and the necessary qualifications for appointment.  It will be incumbent upon the Board to identify qualified candidates and make the necessary appointments to fill the vacant seats. 


Upon adoption of this resolution the Registrar of Voters Office will issue certificates of election to the respective nominees


Prior Board Actions:

On September 10, 2019, the Board authorized appointment of directors in districts with insufficient nominees for the November 5, 2019, General District Election (Resolution 19-0352).


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There are no fiscal impacts associated with his item.


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November 3, 2020, Election Appointments Resolution


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