Monterey County Board of Supervisors

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The Monterey County Board of Supervisors is the central governing body for Monterey County, California. The Board is made up of five elected officials, each of whom represent a distinct geographical district within the County.[1]

The Board of Supervisors[edit]

Under California Law, the Board of Supervisors is empowered with both legislative and executive authority over the entirety of Monterey County and is the primary governing body for all unincorporated areas within the County boundaries. Monterey County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood, and served as the capital of Alta California under Spanish and Mexican rule.[2][3] As of fiscal year 2011, the Board administered a county budget of nearly $385 million in current assets and $670 million in capital assets.[4]

The Board has five elected members, each of whom represents one of five districts. Taken together, the five districts comprise the entirety of Monterey County.[5]

Current Board Members:

  • Fernando Armenta - 1st District
  • Louis Calcagno - 2nd District
  • Simon Salinas - 3rd District
  • Jane Parker - 4th District
  • Dave Potter - 5th District (current Board Chair)

The Board conducts its meetings in the county seat, Salinas, and is a member of the regional governmental agency, the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments.[6][7]

Supervisorial Districts[edit]

Supervisorial district boundaries are divided roughly equally according to population, using data from the most recent census.[1] In addition, any redistricting changes must comply with both California law as well as the federal Voting Rights Act.[1] Boundaries are adjusted decennially based on data reported by the United States Census Bureau for the most recent census.[1]

District 1[edit]

The 1st District is geographically the smallest supervisorial district in Monterey County and falls entirely within the city limits of the city of Salinas.[5][8]

Fernando Armenta represents the 1st District on the Board of Supervisors.[9] His current term expires in January, 2013.[5]

District 2[edit]

As the northernmost supervisorial district in Monterey County, the 2nd District includes the communities of Boronda, Castroville, Las Lomas, Moss Landing, Pajaro, Prunedale, Royal Oaks, the northern neighborhoods of the city of Salinas, and those portions of the community of Aromas that are located within Monterey County.[5][10]

Louis Calcagno is currently the Supervisor for the 2nd District.[11] His current term ends in January, 2015.[5]

District 3[edit]

The 3rd District covers the majority of the Salinas Valley and southern Monterey County, extending to its border with San Luis Obispo County. The district includes the unincorporated communities of Spreckels, Chualar, and Jolon; the eastern portion of the city of Salinas; the cities of Gonzales, Greenfield, Soledad, and King City; the military installations at Fort Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts; and portions of the Los Padres National Forest.[5][12]

The 3rd District is represented by Simon Salinas.[13] His current term ends in January, 2015.[5]

District 4[edit]

The 4th District includes the southwest portion of the city of Salinas, the cities of Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Seaside, Sand City, and the former military installation at Fort Ord.[5][14]

Jane Parker currently holds the seat for 4th District Supervisor.[15] Her current term ends in January, 2013.[5] However, having won reelection in June 2012, Parker's next term will extend until January, 2017.[16]

District 5[edit]

The 5th District is geographically the largest of the five supervisorial districts, and covers most of the Monterey Peninsula and southern coastline of Monterey County down to the southern county border with San Luis Obispo County. The 5th District includes the cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey, and Pacific Grove; the unincorporated communities of Carmel Valley, Big Sur, Pebble Beach, San Benancio, Corral de Tierra, and Jamesburg; military installations at the Presidio of Monterey, the Defense Language Institute, and the Naval Postgraduate School; and the Ventana Wilderness area of the Los Padres National Forest.[5][17][18]

Dave Potter Supervisor is currently the 5th District Supervisor.[19] His current term ends in January, 2013.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Districts and Redistricting, Monterey County Elections". Monterey County Elections Department. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Breschini, Ph.D., Gary S. "Monterey's First Years: The Royal Presidio of San Carlos de Monterey". Monterey County Historical Society Local History Pages. Monterey County Historical Society. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Spanish Governors of Alta California". Monterey County Historical Society Local History Pages. Monterey County Historical Society. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Michael J. Miller, Monterey County Auditor Controller (21 December 2011). "County of Monterey Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2011". Monterey County Office of the Auditor-Controller. p. 29. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Monterey County Supervisors and Their Districts". Board of Supervisors, County of Monterey. 
  6. ^ "Attend a Board Meeting". Board of Supervisors, County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "AMBAG Board of Directors". Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Monterey County Supervisorial District 1 Map". County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Monterey County 1st District Supervisor Fernando Armenta". Board of Supervisors, County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Monterey County Supervisorial District 2 Map". County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Monterey County 2nd District Supervisor Louis Calcagno". Board of Supervisors, County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Monterey County Supervisorial District 3 Map". County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Monterey County 3rd District Supervisor Simon Salinas". Board of Supervisors, County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  14. ^ "Monterey County Supervisorial District 4 Map". County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  15. ^ "Jane Parker, Supervisor Fourth District". Board of Supervisors, County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  16. ^ Rubin, Sara (7 June 2012). "Vote for Oaks: Jane Parker sweeps District 4 re-election on the tide of Whispering Oaks reversal". Monterey County Weekly. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  17. ^ "Monterey County Supervisorial District 5 Map (North District 5)". County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  18. ^ "Monterey County Supervisorial District 5 Map (South District 5)". County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Monterey County 5th District Supervisor, Dave Potter". Board of Supervisors, County of Monterey. Retrieved 21 September 2012.