Supervisorial Districts and Their Communities:
|District 1||District 2||District 3||District 4||District 5|
|Visalia (part)||Visalia (part)||Springville|
County Government Basics
Supervisors are elected by district to four-year terms. Supervisors' terms are staggered — two Supervisors are elected in one general election, and three Supervisors in the next. The Board meets every Tuesday at the County Administrative Building in Visalia, located at 2800 West Burrel Avenue. The Board will occasionally schedule meetings at night or in another location, depending on County business and public needs. All decisions must be made in sessions open to the public except for decisions regarding confidential personnel, labor and legal issues. On closed session matters, official actions must be reported.
For specifics about Board meetings about Board meetings, call the Clerk of the Board at (559) 636-5000, or visit the Board Agenda Page.
The Board governs the county. This includes:
Make Your Voice Heard
Good Works Fund Requests
Government Code section 26227 provides in part that
The board of supervisors of any county may appropriate and expend money from the general fund of the county to establish county programs or to fund other programs deemed by the board of supervisors to be necessary to meet the social needs of the population of the county, including but not limited to, the areas of health, law enforcement, public safety, rehabilitation, welfare, education, and legal services, and the needs of physically, mentally and financially handicapped persons and aged persons.
Pursuant to this statutory authority, the Board of Supervisors has for many years annually appropriated a certain amount of funding from the general fund to support small-scale “Good Works” activities in each Supervisor’s district. Each supervisor has discretion to identify programs or projects in their district that meet the criteria of section 26227. Once a project is identified, a Supervisor requests that the CAO enter into a Good Works Funding Agreement for the program. The CAO’s office reviews the request to ensure compliance with the purposes of the Good Works Funding program, prepares the grant documents for signature, and then later brings these agreements to the Board for ratification.
To make a request for Good Works funding from the Board of Supervisors, contact your County Supervisor or the Board of Supervisors Office at (559) 636-5000.