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File #: 2021-0478   
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/23/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors District 1
On agenda: 6/8/2021 Final action:
Title: First District Municipal Advisory Council Update
Department or Agency Name(s): Board of Supervisors
Attachments: 1. Summary Report, 2. Attachment 1 - North Valley MAC Bylaws.pdf, 3. Attachment 2 - North Valley MAC Bylaws REDLINE.pdf
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To: Sonoma County Board of Supervisors

Department or Agency Name(s): Board of Supervisors

Staff Name and Phone Number: Supervisor Susan Gorin, 707-565-2241

Vote Requirement: Majority

Supervisorial District(s): First District




First District Municipal Advisory Council Update



Recommended Action:

Recommended action

Approve update to the North Valley Municipal Advisory Council Bylaws. (First District)



Executive Summary:

The Board of Supervisors (Board) approved the North Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) on September 17, 2019. This item will update the bylaws.



The proposed changes to the Bylaws will make changes to the name, geographical representation requirements, and term limits. Specifically:

1)                     Name change from North Valley MAC to North Sonoma Valley MAC

2)                     Allow alternates to fulfill the geographical representation requirements outlined in the bylaws

3)                     Allow the Supervisor to reappoint for terms beyond the initial term limits at their discretion


These changes will allow for more specificity regarding the MAC’s geographical jurisdiction, and flexibility for membership of the MAC.


This update also makes a few non-substantive adjustments to wording and grammar.


Prior Board Actions:

                     Pre-incorporation, the Board established the now-dissolved Windsor Municipal Advisory Council in 1987 (Resolution No. 87-0139).

                     The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and the Sonoma City Council established the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission in 1993 (Resolution 93-1552 on 10/12/93; Joint Powers Agreement 98-1281 on 10/6/98; 04-0026 on 1/6/04; 06-0776 on 9/12/06; 14-0086 on 3/11/14).

                     The Board created the Mark West Area Citizens Advisory Council in 2016 (Resolution No. 16-0231) and Dry Creek Valley Citizens Advisory Council in 2012 (Resolution No. 12-0410).

                     The Board adopted the Sonoma County Municipal Advisory Council Policies & Procedures on July 18, 2017.

                     The Board created the Lower Russian River Advisory Council (Resolution No. 18-0405) and the Sonoma County Coast Municipal Advisory Council on 9/25/2018 (Resolution No. 18-0406).

                     The Board created the Springs Municipal Advisory Council (Resolution No. 18-0508) on December 11, 2018.

                     The Board created the North Valley Municipal Advisory Council (Resolution No. 19-1346) on September 17, 2019.


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Attachment 1: North Valley Municipal Advisory Council Bylaws

Attachment 2: North Valley Municipal Advisory Council Bylaws Redlined


Related Items “On File” with the Clerk of the Board: