Individual Supervisor Functions
Board meetings are
only a part of the work of the members, who must attend dozens of other
types of meetings, listen to suggestions and complaints of county residents,
participate in a variety of civic activities, and investigate and resolve
a wide assortment of problems. They are called on to meet with elected
representatives and officials of other government agencies.
Supervisors also belong to the San Joaquin Valley Supervisors Association
(SJVSA), the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and many
other state and federal special committees which promote county interests.
A county supervisor may serve in other capacities on various boards, commissions,
or special districts. State statute authorizes, and in some cases mandates,
that various services or functions be carried out by entities other than
the Board of Supervisors. Some of these entities include:
Formation Commission (LAFCO)
Association of Governments (KCAG)
Control Districts (UNIFIED APCD)
Public Transit Agency (KAPTA)
Authority of Kings County
The roles and functions of these entities primarily relate to planning
for future development and the associated services needs (e.g., water,
sewer) and impacts (e.g., air quality, housing, etc.). Board members serving
on one or more of these entities may find themselves making decisions
on a variety of issues from regional planning to establishing spheres
of influence for new cities or special districts within the county.
County Code of Ordinances
For more information see CSAC link here:
Assessment Appeals info click here:
The duties of the Kings County Board of Supervisors are as follows:
most County department heads, except elected officials.
for the compensation of all County officials and employees.
officers, boards, commissions and advisory committees as needed, appointing
the members and fixing the terms of office.
contracts for public works projects.
appellate body for employee grievances, planning and zoning.
Board Meeting Information
public Board meetings are held Tuesdays starting at 9:00 a.m. The meetings
are held in the Board Chambers, located on 1400 W. Lacey Boulevard,
Administration Building No. 1, Hanford, California. An agenda is prepared
on the Friday prior to the next Tuesday's meeting. All meetings are
open to the public, and residents are encouraged to attend. Click here for specific agenda information, or contact:
Clerk, Board of Supervisors,
at (559) 852-2362.
The business of the Board is conducted publicly each Tuesday in the
Board Chambers of the Administration Building in Hanford, the County
Seat. Public hearings are usually set at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Public Requests: If you have a matter which you wish to place
before the Board of Supervisors, you may contact the Clerk of the Board
Office either by mail, phone, or e-mail.
Public Presentations: Persons desiring to address the Board on
any matter not on the Agenda, and that is within the jurisdiction of
the Board, may do so under the UNSCHEDULED portion of the Agenda. Speakers
are limited to five minutes. No formal action will be taken by the Board
regarding this portion of the agenda other than to make a referral to
county staff for review or action.
Board Member Items: This portion of the meeting is reserved for
Supervisors to present to other Board members and to the public, information,
announcements, and items that have come to their attention. The Board
will take no formal action on this portion of the agenda.
Hearings: Proponents and opponents may address the Board. The
most effective manner of communicating your thoughts to the Board on
public hearing matters is by submitting a written form. The Clerk of
the Board should receive written communications no later than 5:00 p.m.
on Thursday of the week prior to the board meeting so that the information
may be reproduced and provided with the Agenda packets. However, legally
you may submit written material up to and including the time of the
actual public hearing.
Local Appointment List 2013
General Committee Application