Oct 15, 2018
Sonoma Coast Municipal Advisory Council (CMAC) is now forming. We are seeking candidates who live full-time in the Bodega Bay Fire Protection District to represent Bodega Bay on this Council. We need 2 Representatives and 1 Alternate on the CMAC.
What is the CMAC? The Sonoma County Coast Municipal Advisory Council (SCCMAC) comprises the towns of Valley Ford, Bodega, Bodega Bay, Jenner, Timber Cove, Fort Ross, West Cazadero and the Sea Ranch.
The SCCMAC is established to advise the Board of Supervisors and other County decision makers on local planning and management decisions relating to the Sonoma County Coast region, to provide a regular forum for citizen participation in the formation of advisory recommendations on those decisions and to provide a bridge for communication between the County and local residents and businesses, and the general public on local government decisions affecting the Sonoma County Coast.
- Advise the Board of Supervisors and County decision-makers on proposed projects and issues relating directly to our community and the Sonoma Coast
- Provide a regular forum for citizen participation, and
- Provide a bridge for communication between the County and our community.
Applications available for CMAC Representatives to apply:
November 7, 2018 Ballots will be printed and mailed to voters in BB
November 13, 2018 Meet the Candidates—BB Grange Hall, 1370 Bodega Ave, Bodega Bay at 6:00 pm
November 14, 2018 Deadline for ballots to be returned
November 21, 2018 Representatives announced
Questions? Email - BBCollaborative@gmail.com
Thank you for all of the feedback on the Lower Russian River MAC boundaries. The new MAC boundaries and district boundaries better reflect the natural communities and topographical regions within the river area.
Forestville: 3,510 residents; 6.09 mi2
Hacienda: 977 residents; 3.97 mi2
Rio Nido: 1,232 residents; 2.8 mi2
Pocket Canyon: 1,739 residents; 12.6 mi2
Guerneville: 3,058 residents; 9.12 mi2
Monte Rio: 1,465 residents; 9.34 mi2
Cazadero/Duncans Mills: 1,031 residents; 9.64 mi2
Forestville: 2 representatives, 1 alternate
Hacienda: 1 representative, 1 alternate
Rio Nido: 1 representative, 1 alternate
Pocket Canyon: 1 representative, 1 alternate
Guerneville: 2 representatives, 1 alternate
Monte Rio: 1 representative, 1 alternate
Cazadero/Duncans Mills: 1 representative, 1 alternate
The recruitment process is open for those community members interested in running for a MAC representative seat. Applications are available online and in the County Administration office. In order to be qualified to run for a representative seat, interested individuals must:
- Live in the district they wish to represent
- Be a full-time resident
- Be at least 18-years-old
Provide the District 5 office with:
- Candidate statement (No more than 500 words)
Materials can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or returned to the D5 office at:
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
575 Administration Drive, Suite 100A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Late applications will not be accepted. If you’re interested in becoming a representative, learn more about the position by downloading the MAC Representative packet here. It can also be found online. Once the application deadline has passed, candidate biographies, resumes and statements will be sent to constituents through many channels, including social media, the MAC newsletter, the MAC website, in local newspapers and more.
Everyone is welcome to vote either by mail-in or provisional ballot. Eligible voters will select candidates from their district only; for example, those who live in the Forestville District will only vote for Forestville representatives and not for representatives from other districts. Registered voters will receive candidate information and a ballot for their specific district by mail after Wednesday, Nov. 7. Ballots can be mailed back or dropped off at the Board of Supervisors office (see above for address).
- They are postmarked past Saturday, Nov. 17
- Residency cannot be verified at caucus (for provisional ballots only)
- Voter does not live in the district
Those interested in attending the caucus, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, can vote during the day-long event. During the caucus, those running for a representative seat will be available for a meet and greet, discussion and rally for support. Those attending the caucus will be able to cast ballots on-site. The caucus will also allow those community members who aren’t registered voters but want to participate in the MAC the chance to vote. Provisional ballots will be available to those communities who can prove district residency.
Eligible voters will be allowed to vote for one representative (with Forestville and Guerneville districts serving as exceptions; eligible voters within those two districts will vote for two representatives). The runner-up will serve as the alternate representative. The alternate is not required to attend every MAC meeting but will be required to serve when the elected representative is unavailable.
All ballots will be tallied after the caucus event. Selected representatives and district alternates will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 21, prior to the holiday weekend.
Wednesday, Oct. 24: Applications due
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018: Ballots sent out
Saturday, Nov. 17: Lower Russian River Caucus
Wednesday, Nov. 21: MAC representatives announced
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