The County of Santa Clara
California

Report
99635

Receive report from the Office of the Clerk of the Board relating to proposed amendments to the Human Rights Commission bylaws, and forward to the Board of Supervisors for consideration.

Information

Department:Clerk of the BoardSponsors:
Category:Report

Body

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS

The recommended action will have no fiscal implications.

REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION

Bylaws establish the rules of procedure for a legislative body such as the Human Rights Commission, including the duties and powers of Commission members.

CHILD IMPACT

The recommended action will have no/neutral impact on children and youth.

SENIOR IMPACT

The recommended action will have no/neutral impact on seniors.

SUSTAINABILITY IMPLICATIONS

The recommended action will have no/neutral sustainability implications.

BACKGROUND

The Board of Supervisors established the Human Rights Commission in accordance with Santa Clara County Ordinance No. NS-300.168, adopted August 22, 1972; amended by Santa Clara County Ordinance No. NS-300.515 on September 17, 1991; and, amended on April 24, 2007 by Ordinance No. NS-300.779, which changed the length of the term from three to four years and established term limits. This Ordinance also amended the Commission’s powers, duties, and policies.

At its November 14, 2019 regular meeting, the Human Rights Commission approved the amended bylaws as provided by the Office of the County Counsel.

CONSEQUENCES OF NEGATIVE ACTION

The amended bylaws will not be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for adoption.

STEPS FOLLOWING APPROVAL

The Office of the County Counsel will submit the amended bylaws to the Board of Supervisors for adoption.

Meeting History

Dec 20, 2019 10:00 AM Video Children, Seniors, and Families Committee Regular Meeting

Added to the Consent Calendar at the request of Chairperson Chavez.

RESULT:FORWARDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Dave Cortese, Vice Chairperson
SECONDER:Cindy Chavez, Chairperson
AYES:Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese

Transcript

Dec 20, 2019 10:00 AMVideo (Windows Media) MP4 VideoChildren, Seniors, and Families CommitteeRegular Meeting

 
11:12 AMVoluntary basis even though we don't want to involve them necessarily in that system. That's sometimes that's coordination that's useful for the family. Without filing a petition independency. Taking a little bit of advantage when young people come in and you got this services and you have a team, what is the bandwidth of flexibility that you have in how you handle the justice part of this?

11:13 AMInvolved system. I have tremendous discretion and flexibility. What happens is, when we're deciding how to handle the youth, the report comes to me for that.

11:13 AMIt's very child focused and family focused and broad discussion on do we even need juvenile justice involved and we'll have them involved in the dependency services side. Or, it's both. Because there's a high level crime, I get to decide who's the lead agency and we work through it that way. Do happen in court but through great input and collaboration. I also don't know it's noted in the report, the teens coexist now. Dfcs and in one unit. Just talking through how they're going to handle a child all of that happens before the report