With the exception of holidays and other planned recesses, the Board of Supervisors convenes each Tuesday and the second and fourth Wednesdays at:
County Administration Center
700 H Street, Room 1450
Sacramento, CA 95814
Meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The second Wednesday of the month there is also a night Board session scheduled that begins at 6:00 p.m. The meetings are open and the public is invited to attend.
Matters to be presented at Board meetings are listed in an agenda prepared, in advance, by the Clerk of the Board. To place an item on the agenda, you should contact the Supervisor from your district or the Chair of the Board. Agenda items for Tuesday meetings must be filed with the Clerk of the Board by 5:00 p.m., the Tuesday preceding the meeting. The deadline for filing Wednesday Agenda items is 8:00 a.m., the Thursday preceding the meeting.
Citizen involvement is encouraged. You may address the Board on items on the agenda upon recognition by the Chair of the Board. Comments should be limited to three minutes so everyone may be heard. Matters which are under jurisdiction of the Board, but not on the agenda, may be addressed by the general public following completion of the regular agenda and any off agenda matters before the Board for consideration. The Board limits such comment to five minutes per person and not more than fifteen minutes for a particular subject.
Board voting is done through an electronic voting system. After each member has voted the results are displayed on two display boards visible to the audience. One of three votes is recorded; yes, no, abstain.
Tips on speaking to the Board
- Complete a form (available in Board Chambers) and give to the Clerk.
- Make your statement as brief and concise as possible, and be prepared to answer questions.
- A written statement is best for detailed or complicated information. One copy should be provided for each Board Member and the Clerk. additional copies for the news media are helpful.
- Written statements/comments may also be made online. Learn more about Public Comment on Meeting Agenda Items.
Assistive listening devices are available upon request for the hearing impaired at each public meeting.