The County of Humboldt is a general law County. The Board
of Supervisors which serves as the legislative
and executive body of County government and many special districts is comprised
of five, full-time members elected
by their respective districts. Pursuant to the California Government Code, the
Board enacts legislation governing Humboldt County and determines overall
policies for County departments and
various special districts, adopts the annual budget and fixes salaries.
The Board also hears appeals from decisions of the Planning Commission,
and considers General Plan amendments.
The County Administrative Officer is
appointed by the Board and serves as the chief executive officer responsible
for day-to-day administration of County affairs. County
Counsel, appointed by the Board, advises and represents the County and Board in
all legal affairs.
The Clerk of the Board, also appointed by the Board is responsible for
taking the minutes of the meeting
and for all Board records.