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DATE: April 27, 2010
TO: Board of Supervisors
SUBJECT: Declaring County Government Month (ALL DISTRICTS)

SUMMARY:
National County Government Month is celebrated each April by the nation’s counties to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government in the community. The nation’s 3,068 counties provide a variety of essential public services to communities serving 300 million Americans. Each one of California's 38 million residents lives within the boundaries of one of the state's 58 counties. California's counties serve a dual role of providing a vast array of municipal services while also serving as a delivery channel for many state services, such as foster care, public health, jails and elections.

RECOMMENDATIONS:
Supervisor Greg Cox and Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price:

  1. Adopt a resolution declaring April 2010 as County Government Month in San Diego County.
  2. Direct the Chief Administrative Officer to thank the state Legislature for their recognition of the important role of counties with Assembly Concurrent Resolution 121 that declares April 2010 as County Government Month.

Fiscal Impact:
There is no fiscal impact as a result of this action.

Background:
National County Government Month is celebrated each April by the nation’s counties to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government in the community. The nation’s 3,068 counties provide a variety of essential public services to communities serving 300 million Americans. Each one of California's 38 million residents lives within the boundaries of one of the state's 58 counties. California's counties serve a dual role of providing a vast array of municipal services while also serving as a delivery channel for many state services, such as foster care, public health, jails and elections.

The County of San Diego is the second most populous county in the state and provides a full-range of public services to its residents, including law enforcement, detention, emergency response services, health and sanitation, welfare, parks and recreation, environmental protection, animal control, libraries, and maintains nearly 2,000 miles of county road.

The state of the economy plays a significant role in the ability of counties to provide the services sought by the public. In spite of the current economic difficulties, the County remains committed to demonstrating innovation, excellence and ongoing improvement by continuing business process reengineering efforts throughout the organization and maintaining strong values for fiscal discipline.

The County of San Diego is the fourth largest employer in the region and its elected officials and employees work each day to improve the quality of life for all San Diegans, promoting healthy and sustainable communities where residents can work, learn, and play each and every day.

Therefore, we encourage the County Board of Supervisors to declare April 2010 as County Government Month in San Diego County and encourage all residents to become active participants in their county government.

Respectfully submitted,

GREG COX
Supervisor, First District

PAM SLATER-PRICE
Chairwoman