There is established in Del Norte County a legal public entity separate from the County as provided in Health and Safety Code section 130140.1(b) to be known as ""FIRST 5 DEL NORTE, Children and Families Commission"". FIRST 5 DEL NORTE, Children and Families Commission shall have not less than seven (7) nor more than nine (9) members, the number of members to be determined by resolution of the Commission.
Two of the appointed nine members will be considered non-voting alternate members. The two alternate members will be appointed through the regular process used for appointment of the other seven members. The two alternate members may attend and participate in all Commission meetings. The alternate members will have the authority to vote only if they make up a quorum for a particular meeting. The two alternates will be public members. The alternate members are considered Commission members and will benefit from member privileges given to other Commissioners, including access to all agendas, minutes, and other materials. Alternate membership terms are consistent with Commission membership terms.
A. Two members of the county commission shall be chosen from among the county health officer and persons responsible for management of the following county functions: children's services public health services behavioral health services social services and tobacco and other substance abuse prevention and treatment services.
B. One member of the county commission shall be a member of the board of supervisors.
C. The remaining, members of the county commission shall be from among the persons described in subsection A of this section and persons from the following, categories: recipients of project services included in the county strategic plan educators specializing in early childhood development representatives of a local child care resource or referral agency, or a local child care coordinating group representatives of a local organization for prevention or early intervention for families at risk representatives of community-based organizations that have the goal of promoting nurturing and early childhood development representatives of local school districts and representatives of local medical, pediatric or obstetric associations or societies.
(Ord. 2002-010 § 3, 2002 Ord. 98-013 (part), 1998.)