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Community Action Commission

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Legislative Reference:

Established April 1, 1972, pursuant to Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (Public Law 90-222, Title II, Section 210) as amended in 1967 by Public Law 80-222, Title II, Section 211. Re-established by Board of Supervisors Resolution 80-443, adopted August 5, 1980; amended by Resolution No. 89-415. Name changed from Community Services Commission to Community Action Commission on June 15, 1999, Resolution No. 99-243; Amended By-laws, January 7, 2003; Amended Bylaws, December 18, 2007; January 31, 2017 Bylaws Amended.

Membership:

In accordance with California Government Code, Chapter 9, Article 6, Section 12751, the Community Action Commission must be a tripartite board comprised of members from each district within the county. Commissioners represent one of three constituencies: public, private, and low-income sectors. The County of Monterey consists of five (5) districts; therefore, its Commission has a total fifteen (15) members.

  • Five Public Sector Representatives

    California Government Code, Chapter 9, Article 6, Section 12751(a) stipulates that one third of the Commissioners must represent the Public Sector. These representatives may be elected officials or their appointed representatives. In Monterey County, there are five (5) CAC board members who represent the Public Sector.

     

  • Five Private Sector Representatives

    California Government Code, Chapter 9, Article 6, Section 12751(c) stipulates that one third of the Commissioners must represent the Private Sector. These representatives are officials or members of business, industry, agricultural, religious, welfare, education, or other major organizations and interests in the community. In Monterey County, there are five (5) CAC board members who represent the Private Sector.

     

  • Five Low-Income Representatives (elected position)

    California Government Code, Chapter 9, Article 6, Section 12751(b) stipulates that one third of the Commissioners must represent the local low-income population. Within each of the five supervisorial districts, one (1) representative will be chosen in accordance with democratic election procedures.

Commission Roster:

Public Sector Representatives

District

Name

Appointment Date

Term Expires

1

Grant Joel Hill

09-11-2018

07-01-2021

2

Cecilia Correa

07-19-2016

07-01-2019

3

Yanely Martinez

06-20-2017

07-01-2020

4

LeVonne Stone

07-19-2016

07-01-2019

5

Linda Coyne

09-12-2017

07-01-2020

 

Private Sector Representatives

District

Name

Appointment Date

Term Expires

1

Vacant

10-17-2017

07-01-2020

2

Everett Sivils, Commission Chair

06-27-2017

07-01-2020

3

Emma Bojorquez

06-26-2018

07-01-2021

4

Vacant

06-06-2017

07-01-2020

5

Rosie Alvarez

04-10-2018

07-01-2020

 

Low-Income Sector Representatives (elected position)

District

Name

Appointment Date

Term Expires

1

Vacant

07-11-2017

07-01-2020

2

Ronald Holder, Vice-Chair

08-23-2016

07-01-2019

3

Ana Vargas

07-26-2016

07-01-2019

4

Nicole Williams

06-13-2017

07-01-2020

5

Dr. Fernando Elizondo

06-26-2018

07-01-2021

 

Terms:

Members will serve terms of three years, expiring July 1st. Terms shall be staggered so that one-third of the members will be elected or appointed each year. No member will serve more than three (3) full terms consecutively unless recommended by a 2/3 vote of the Commission and approved by the Board of Supervisors. The Board may override the recommendation made by the Commission.

Functions:

The Community Action Commission advises the Board of Supervisors on issues related to poverty in Monterey County, and administers funding related to services for low-income people. Members represent the public, private, and low-income segments of the community, and reflect the race, economic status and gender of the community.

The purpose of the Community Action Commission is to provide an avenue for participation in local government by the low-income, public, and private sectors of the community in allocating and administering local, state, and federal community assistance funds and programs. The Commission fully participates in the development, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Community Action Partnership-funded programs which serve low-income communities.

Qualifications:

  • All Commissioners must be of voting age and legal residents of Monterey County.

  • Commissioners representing the public and private sectors must reside in the district which they are appointed to represent.

    • Relocation outside the supervisorial district requires a resignation; or

    • Reconsideration to fill an existing vacancy in the new supervisorial district of residence.

  • Commissioners representing the low-income sector must reside or be employed in the same supervisorial district in which they represent.

    • Relocation or employment outside the supervisorial district requires a resignation; or

    • Reconsideration to fill an existing vacancy in the new supervisorial district of residence or employment.

Meeting Date, Time, Location:

Meetings are held the third Monday of each month from 4:00-5:30 p.m., 1000 S. Main St., Ste. 110, Salinas, California unless otherwise posted. No meetings are held in July for summer break. The current schedule of meetings, meeting agendas, and meeting minutes can be found on the Community Action Partnership website http://mcdss.co.monterey.ca.us/cap/

Staff Contact:

Lauren Suwansupa, Department of Social Services, (831) 755-8492

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