This is not the official Monterey County page. This page was created as part of the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB to highlight basic county structure and function in respects to environmental management.
Monterey County consists of five districts each with an elected county supervisor. Supervisors are responsible for making and enforcing local ordinances. The Board of Supervisor's have the power to execute purchasing and holding land, managing properties, and collecting taxes as authorized by the law. 
Several Monterey County departments are involved with environmental management.
Health Department The Monterey County Health Department enforces Environmental Health laws. Within this department, the Environmental Health REview Services (EHRS) reviews land us projects and building permits and oversees quarterly monitoring of effluent produced by sewage treatment and wastewater reclamation facilities.
Monterey County's expenses vary from employee salaries to natural disaster resources. The Soberanes Fire and winter storms of 2017 required the Board to approve $16.8 million towards critical repair work with a total repair cost of $62.3 million once funding becomes available. 
==Related County Agencies
- Use of Sloped Areas in Monterey County
- Monterey County Service Area 50 (CSA-50)
- Monterey County Resource Management Agency (RMA)
- TMDL for Fecal Coliform for the Lower Salinas River Watershed, Monterey County, California
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