Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Advisory Commission

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Equal Opportunity Advisory Commission

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Legislative Reference:

  • 07-11-1972 Resolution No. 72-274 established Affirmative Action Plan
  • 01-02-1979 Resolution No. 79-12 amended Affirmative Action Plan
  • 03-17-1981 Resolution No. 81-133 amended Resolution 72-274
  • 03-18-1986 Resolution No. 86-138 amended Resolution No. 72-274
  • 07-14-1998 Resolution 98-344 Renamed to Equal Opportunity Advisory Commission and Bylaws
  • 12-10-2002 Ordinance 04165 amended Chapters 2.19 and Sections 2.12.040, 2.19.010, 2.19.020, and 2.80.010 of Title 2 of Monterey County cod
  • 11-07-2006 Bylaws amended
  • 03-25-2008 Bylaws amended
  • 04-13-2010 Bylaws amended
  • 09-24-2013 Bylaws amended, Resolution 13-308
  • 12-02-2014 Bylaws amended
  • 02-23-2016 Bylaws amended
  • 01-09-2018, Ordinance 5296, renamed the Equal Opportunity Office to the Civil Rights Office and re-establish the duties of the Office and Officer
  • 12-04-2018 Bylaws amended and renamed to Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Advisory Commission

Membership:

  • Total not to exceed 16 representatives including
  • One from each Supervisor’s District (5 total), at least three Supervisor's appointees should be from a minority group and one disabled person
  • Two from the Department Head’s Council Representatives
  • Two from the County Employee’s Association (SEIU - Local 521)
  • One from the Deputy Sheriff’s Association
  • Up to five (5) representatives from various community-based organizations which represent the interests and concerns of protected groups in the County of Monterey. Each organization shall be approved separately after careful consideration by the Commission. Upon expiration of a community member's term, other interested and qualified community-based groups may petition for appointment to the Commission.    
  • One member of the “Commission on the Status of Women”

Terms:

  1. Terms of office shall begin January 1st and end December 31st.
  2. The term of office for Commissioners is three years.  Commissioners desiring to be reappointed must petition for an additional term.
  3. There shall be a six-year maximum consecutive membership for all representatives. By consent of a majority of the Commission, a Commissioner’s term may be temporarily extended, for a period not to exceed one year, pending appointment of a replacement.

Qualifications & Functions:

Review the Equal Opportunity Plan for County of Monterey (Plan), adopted by the Board of Supervisors on August 28, 2019. The Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Advisory Commission shall advise and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on matters relating to equal opportunity as part of the Monterey Plan. Recommend goals and timetables regarding The Monterey Plan for departments and the County. Review annually and make recommendations on the progress of departmental plans in furtherance of the Monterey Plan’s goals for equal opportunity.


Meeting Date, Time and Place:

The meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Board of Supervisors' Chambers (168 W. Alisal Street, First Floor, Salinas, CA)


Staff Contact

Ruby Jacinto, Administrative Secretary- Confidential (831) 755-5117

Civil Rights Office


10-23-2018
District Name Appointed Expires
1
Supervisor Alejo
Alexia L. Garcia
10-24-2017 Pleasure of the Board
2
Supervisor Phillips
Vacant
Pleasure of the Board
3
Supervisor Lopez
Vacant 09-15-2015 Pleasure of the Board
4
Supervisor Parker
Andrea Monroe  12-23-2018 Pleasure of the Board
5
Supervisor Adams
Anita Crawley 10-01-2019
Pleasure of the Board

Supervisor Appointments

District Name Appointed Expires
Full Board Supervisor Alejo 01-08-2019 01-07-2020
Full Board Supervisor Salinas 01-08-2019 01-07-2020

Department Heads Council:

District Name Appointed Expires
Full Board Henry Gonzales, Ag. Commissioner
10-09-2018 12-31-2019
Full Board

Carl P. Holm, RMA Director,

RMA -Planning

03-13-18
12-31-2020

County Employees Association - Local 521

District Name Appointed Expires
Full Board Harry Gamotan 03-07-17 12-31-19
Full Board Vacant

Deputy Sheriff’s Association:

District Name Appointed Expires
Full Board Michael Fritsche 08-29-17
12-31-19

Commission on the Status of Women:

District Name Appointed Expires
Full Board Donne Ybarra
            03-20-2018 / Expires 12-31-2020

Representing Community Groups

Community-based organizations which represent the interest and concerns of protected groups in the County of Monterey.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community

District Name Appointed Expires
Full Board Justin Matthews 12-04-2018 12-31-2021

League of United Latin American Citizens (L.U.L.A.C.):

District Name Appointed Expires
Full Board Christopher Barrera
02-27-2018
12-31-2020

National Association for Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.):

District Name Appointed Expires
Full Board Lynwood Eady
02-06-18
12-31-19

United Veterans Council:

District Name Appointed Expires
Full Board James Bogan 01-10-17 12-31-19

Updated 01-21-2020, jgp