Published: May 17, 2021
are writing to urge your agency to cast a vote for the selection of an
Independent Special District representative for the Sonoma Local Agency
materials were provided to the almost forty special districts in Sonoma County
in March, after an unsuccessful election process at the beginning of the year.
(The first election failed due to a lack of sufficient returned ballots to
constitute a quorum of the special districts.) Only twelve of the special
districts have returned ballots in the current election.
Commission is now extending the deadline for ballot submissions to July 16,
2021, which is the longest period that can be proscribed according to code. We
are including a copy of the original election materials for your consideration
and use. Please note that while a formal
decision from your board is preferred, the only requirement for the ballot is
an authorization by your chief executive.
matter has become more acute as the current special district member has
formally vacated his role. The alternate special district member is not seeking
reelection and will vacate his seat shortly. The result is that the Commission
will rely on only one special district representative until elections are
consult with your board chair and cast a ballot as soon as possible – it is
crucial to the Commission that independent special districts are duly