Monterey County

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Monterey County Supervisor Districts
Monterey County's Public Safety and Protection 2015-2016 Actual Budget[1]

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.


Government

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. [2]

Monterey County Board Standing Committees provide recommendations to the Board of Supervisors within the discipline of the committee. There are eleven committees, most of which have some influence in environmental management.

Alternative Energy & the Environment Committee


Budget Committee

Capital Improvement Committee

Economic Opportunity Committee

Equal Opportunity Committee

Fort Ord Committee

Health and Human Services Committee

Human Resources Committee

Human Resources Centralization Steering Committee

Board of Supervisors & Water Resources Agency Joint Board Leadership Committee

Legislative Committee


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. [3]

Implementation

Several Monterey County departments are involved with environmental management.

Agricultural Commissioner

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, the Agricultural Commissioner enforces State agricultural laws and regulations and promote farm worker health and safety, protect environmental resources, and assure a fair marketplace. One of the most important programs is foreign plant quarantine and pest control and to detect incipient infestations while they are small enough to be eradicated.[4]


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.[5]

The Drinking Water Protection Services (DWPS) regulates domestic water systems that serve at least 25 people for at least 60 days a year. DWPS assists to resolve water quality and quantity issues, permits water well constructions, and operates a cross-connection control program and a water reuse program.[6]


Related County Agencies

Links

References

  1. https://montereycountyca.opengov.com/transparency#/765/accountType=expenses&breakdown=ab6fc695-f7da-4b16-98c3-21c993a0b50d&currentYearAmount=cumulative&currentYearPeriod=years&graph=pie&legendSort=coa&proration=true&saved_view=2030&selection=C2968DED540788533E50C9BEAB17ABDF&year=NaN&selectedDataSetIndex=5&fiscal_start=earliest&fiscal_end=latest
  2. http://www.counties.org/general-information/county-structure-0
  3. http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/home/showdocument?id=63145
  4. http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/agricultural-commissioner/about-us/what-we-do#ag
  5. http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/environmental-health/environmental-health-review
  6. http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/health/environmental-health/drinking-water-protection

Disclaimer

This page may contain students's work completed as part of assigned coursework. It may not be accurate. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion or policy of CSUMB, its staff, or students.