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  Consent-General Government   #   9.    
Board of Supervisors Clerk of the Board  
Meeting Date: 01/15/2019  
Brief Title:    Revised Board Governance Manual
From: Board of Supervisors
Staff Contact: Beth Gabor, Manager of Operations & Strategy, County Adminstrator's Office, x8042

Adopt revised Board Governance Manual with new provisions on grand jury reports and public expression during Board meetings. (No general fund impact) (Board of Supervisors)
Recommended Action
Adopt revised Board Governance Manual.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Operational Excellence
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
The attached Governance Manual is a result of ongoing discussion sessions the Board of Supervisors has held since 2013. The Board of Supervisors felt it was important to identify and codify the principles, norms, practices and protocols that lay the foundation for, and support an effective governance team. This manual reflects the Board’s culture and incorporates traits associated with highly effective governing boards. 

The Board continues to regularly review and revise this document so that it remains current and supports a climate of excellence for the Board of Supervisors for years to come. Revisions following the December 4, 2018 Board Governance Discussion Session include new protocols concerning Response to Grand Jury Reports and Public Expression.  The new protocols appear at pages 25-26 of the revised manual that is attached to this Board letter.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
County Administrator
County Counsel

Fiscal Information
No Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact of this Expenditure
Total cost of recommended action
Amount budgeted for expenditure
Additional expenditure authority needed $0
On-going commitment (annual cost)
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
General Fund $0
Att. A Board Governance Manual

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Phil Pogledich Phil Pogledich 01/10/2019 01:47 PM
Elisa Sabatini Elisa Sabatini 01/10/2019 02:04 PM
Form Started By: Beth Gabor Started On: 12/18/2018 09:14 AM
Final Approval Date: 01/10/2019
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