What if I Have a Concern I Want The Board of Supervisors to Address?
The best way to address your concerns to the board is by either addressing the board during the Call to Public time offered at the beginning of Supervisor meetings or contacting your district's Supervisor. Each method is explained below.
Call to Public
The public is allowed to address any concern to the entire board during this segment. Two things you should know:
First, the Board of Supervisors are not able to make decisions on any issues not listed in the day's agenda items. Do not expect Board Members to discuss or address your concern on the same day. However, you can always expect friendly leaders who are willing to listen. If the Board desires to discuss your issue, they will set a date for that discussion during another meeting.
Second, you have 3 minutes to address the Board. If you have several issues to address, it may be best to address one issue per meeting. If you attempt to discuss too much, you risk running out of time. As a general rule, it is best to write down and read your message to the Board on a single 8.5" x 11" page. This will help your message remain clear, on target and within the given time.
Contacting Your District's Supervisor
An effective way to have your concern addressed by the Board is to get one of its members to advocate a cause on your behalf. Developing a relationship with your district's Supervisor is easy and important. Supervisors rely on public input to make informed decisions on behalf of their constituents. Use this map to find out which Supervisor represents your district.