What district do I live in? / Who is my supervisor? [top]
Stanislaus County is divided into 5 Supervisorial districts based on population.
- District 1 - Supervisor William O'Brien:
Empire, Knights Ferry, Waterford, Riverbank, Oakdale, Valley Home, Northeast Modesto
- District 2 - Supervisor Vito Chiesa:
Denair, Hughson, Hickman, Keyes, La Grange, Turlock
- District 3 - Supervisor Terry Withrow:
Northwest Modesto, Salida
- District 4 - Supervisor Dick Monteith:
- District 5 - Supervisor Jim DeMartini:
Ceres, Crows Landing, Grayson, Newman, Patterson, Westley, South Modesto
Supervisorial District Maps are located online and are available in the Board of Supervisor's office at 1010 10th Street, Suite 6500, Modesto, CA.
How do I contact or make an appointment with a County Supervisor? [top]
Constituents wishing to speak to a Supervisor may contact them by phone, fax or email. They can fax information to 525-4410. Supervisors can be reached by e-mail or called directly at:
Information about each Supervisor and District is available on the Board of Supervisors website: www.stancounty.com/board/
Where are the offices of the Board of Supervisors located? [top]
The Board of Supervisors’ offices are located on the 6th floor of the City/County Administration Building (Tenth Street Place), 1010 10th Street, Suite 6500, Modesto, CA, 95354.
When are the Board meetings? [top]
You can view the Board Meeting Calendar, and the meeting broadcast times, on the Board of Supervisors’ website. In addition, you can also watch and listen to the meeting live on the Internet, and view archived videos of Board meetings.
How do I get involved in County Government? [top]
Attend a Board of Supervisors meeting
Attend any Board meeting to learn about and to speak on issues of concern. The Board welcomes your attendance at the meetings and is interested in your thoughts and comments.
Attend a meeting of your local boards, commissions, and special districts
Are you the kind of person that would like to volunteer your time and serve your community? If so, there are many Boards, Commissions, and Special Districts where you can have this opportunity. Stanislaus County has eight Municipal Advisory Councils, which meet to discuss issues concerning their particular unincorporated area of the county and then advise the Board of Supervisors concerning those issues, including but not limited to advice on matters of public health, safety, welfare, public works, and planning. There are also eight Community Services Districts, three Cemetery Districts, fifteen Fire Protection Districts, two Mosquito Abatement Districts, six Irrigation Districts, and many other Special Districts, all either appointed by the Board of Supervisors or elected by the voters in their area. Besides all these Special Districts, there are forty-one active Boards and Commissions, which are all appointed or confirmed by the Board of Supervisors. Meeting information for all of them can be found on our Boards, Commissions and Special Districts website, and if you are interested in being considered for appointment to one of them, the application is available on the website or in the Board of Supervisors office at 1010 Tenth St., Suite 6700 in Modesto.
How do I address the Board at a Meeting? [top]
You are able to address the Board on any matter listed on the board's agenda. For items not on the agenda, you must address the Board during the Public Comment Period, which is usually listed early on the agenda. However, California law prohibits the Board from taking action on any matter which is not on the posted agenda unless it is determined to be an emergency by the Board of Supervisors. Under normal circumstances, you will be allowed to speak for five minutes.
Before addressing the board:
- Complete a Public Comment Form. They are available on the counter as you enter the Chambers from the lobby.
- Print your name and city of residence or group you are representing clearly on the form.
- Give your form to the Clerk of the Board. The Clerk sits below the dais on the right side.
- If the item you wish to speak on is on the Consent Agenda, please tell the Clerk. Consent items are handled at one time, so if the issue you want to discuss is on the Consent Agenda, it would have to be removed.
- Advise the Clerk if you need to use audio-visual equipment.
At the time you speak:
- Listen for the Chairman to call your name.
- Step up to the podium and state your name for the record.
- If you have written material to present to the Board, please provide 12 copies to the Clerk.
- Address the Board through the Chairman. Comments to individual Board Members or staff should go through the Chairman.
- No matter how strongly you feel about an issue or particular recommendation, please be polite and courteous.
- Keep your comments brief and to the point.
- Do not repeat previous testimony.
How do I get a copy of the Agenda? [top]
The agenda is posted on the Board website and on the 10th Street Plaza posting board by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before each Board meeting. You can also obtain a copy by coming to the Board of Supervisors office located at 1010 10th Street, Suite 6500 (6th Floor), Modesto.
How do I get a copy of a staff report? [top]
All staff reports (agenda items) are available online, back to 2002. There is a link from each item listed on the Board’s agenda to the referenced staff report. If you are looking for an item that is not online, you can obtain a copy by visiting the Clerk of the Board’s office at 1010 10th Street, Suite 6700, Modesto, CA 95354.
Where can I find a "Claim against the County" form? [top]
You can obtain a Claim against the County form online, at the Clerk of the Board’s office located at 1010 10th Street, Suite 6700, Modesto, CA 95354, or by calling 525-4494 to request the form.
Are there any Boards, Commission or Special District vacancies? [top]
The current vacancy list is available online, is posted at the City/County Administrative Building, and is available at the Reference Desk at the Modesto Library.
How do I apply for a Board/Commission/Special District position? [top]
Information and applications are available at the Stanislaus County Boards, Commissions, Special Districts web page, the Reference Desk at the Modesto Library, and at the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors’ Office at 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 6700, Modesto, CA.
Return a completed and signed application to the Board of Supervisors at 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 6700, Modesto CA 95354. You will be notified by mail regarding the status of your application.`
How do I report graffiti? [top]
You can notify the County by completing an online complaint at the Customer Feedback Center or by calling 1-877-2-ASSIST to report code violations, eyesores & public nuisances.