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File #: 2898   
Type: Discussion Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2020 Department: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Subject: Introduction of an Ordinance Amending the San Bernardino County Code Relating to the Filling of a Vacancy in an Elective Office
Attachments: 1. ORD-BOS-091520-Filling Vacant Elected Office Summary.pdf, 2. ORD-BOS-091520-Filling Vacant Elected Office.pdf, 3. ORD-BOS-091520-Filling Vacant Elected Office Proposed Summary.pdf
REPORT/RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
AND RECORD OF ACTION

September 15, 2020

FROM
CURT HAGMAN, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
JANICE RUTHERFORD, Second District Supervisor, Board of Supervisors

SUBJECT
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Introduction of an Ordinance Amending the San Bernardino County Code Relating to the Filling of a Vacancy in an Elective Office
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
Recommendation
1. Consider proposed ordinance adding Section 12.0104 to Chapter 1 of Division 2 of Title 1 of the San Bernardino County Code, relating to supplementary procedures for the filling of a vacant elective office.
2. Make alterations, if necessary, to proposed ordinance.
3. Approve introduction of proposed ordinance.
4. Read title only of proposed ordinance; waive reading of entire text and SCHEDULE FOR FINAL ADOPTION ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020, on the consent calendar.
(Presenter: Michelle D. Blakemore, County Counsel, 387-5455)
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COUNTY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Promote the Countywide Vision.
Improve County Government Operations.
Operate in a Fiscally-Responsible and Business-Like Manner.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
Approval of this item will not result in the use of additional Discretionary General Funding (Net County Cost).

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The proposed ordinance provides specific procedures to complement the more general procedures for the filling of a vacancy in a County elective office.

Section 7 of Article I of the County Charter provides general procedures for the filling of a vacancy on the Board of Supervisors. In summary, the remaining members of the Board of Supervisors may make an appointment by majority vote to fill the vacancy. The appointment must be made from the qualified electors of the Supervisorial District in which the vacancy exists. If the remaining members of the Board of Supervisors fails to make such appointment within 30 days of the vacancy, such appointment shall be made by the...

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