Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District




Regular meetings of the Board will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  Board meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the District Headquarters, 595 Helman Lane, Cotati, or at specified location.

Responsibility of an Appointee:

Each member of the Board appointed by the governing body of a city/town shall be an elector of the city or town from which he/she is appointed, and a resident of that portion of the city/town which is in the District. Each member appointed from a county or portion of a county shall be an elector of the county and a resident of that portion of the county which is in the district. Each member appointed at large shall be an elector of the district. (Health & Safety Code 2242-2244.)


Appointees must file a Statement of Economic Interest with the State of California, Fair Political Practices Commission, within (30) thirty days after assuming office.


Appointees will be sworn in and sign a Loyalty Oath.

Term of Office:

The first term of any member shall not exceed two years. Each subsequent reappointment, if any, may be for a term of two or four years, at the discretion of the appointing power. In the event of the resignation, death, or disability of any member, his/her successor shall be appointed by the governing body, which appointed him/her.


A record of attendance will be sent to each trustees appointing body at calendar year end. (Minutes 12/86) If a member misses three (3) consecutive meetings unexcused, the appointing body will be notified of the member's absence and a replacement will be requested.

Board Policy:

The rules contained in “Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised” will govern in all cases in which that are not inconsistent with established Board Policy.

Open Session: All of its sessions shall be open to the public, except “closed sessions”.

In lieu of itemized expenses, an allowance of $100 per month per member will be paid for expenses incurred in attending regular meetings.          

Powers and Responsibilities:

Take all necessary or proper steps for the extermination of mosquitoes in or outside of the district.

 Policy and Decision-Making:  

A primary function of the Board is that of establishing policy and making decisions as guidelines for administrative execution. Board members collectively represent the diverse areas and interests of the district community, thus the Board can serve as one of the best and most responsive forms of local government in the interest of the community.

Essentially, the Board acts in matters relating to overall policy decisions, while the manager advises as an information source; after the Board decides, the manager executes. After he executes policy, the Board in turn evaluates.


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