On September 15, 2020, the Board of Supervisors voted to appoint Jennifer Mendoza Flores as County Counsel, effective October 11, 2020. The vote was made at the motion of Supervisor Amy Shuklian and seconded by Supervisor Dennis Townsend. The motion was approved 5-0. Flores fills the County Counsel position which was held since 2017 by Deanne Peterson prior to her recent retirement.
The Truth Act Forum is being held in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 2800 W. Burrel Ave., in Visalia, at 2:00 p.m. on September 29, 2020. This forum is held pursuant to Government Code section 7283.1 to receive public comment regarding federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to individuals for civil immigration enforcement that was given by County law enforcement departments in 2019.
The Tulare County Civic Center, which services the Courts, Courthouse Departments, the Main Jail, Human Resources & Development, General Services Agency (GSA), County Counsel, the Board of Supervisors, and the County Administrative Office is under a boil water notice after regular monthly water samples taken from the well came up positive for coliform in the water.