The Parker Report - Feb 2011

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At the invitation of Chairwoman Jane Parker, Congressman Sam Farr will address the Board of Supervisors on February 1st at 1:30pm. The inclusion of this special visit as part of the Board of Supervisors meeting will allow all Monterey County residents to view a public discussion among their elected representatives about issues that are of importance to our region.

Congressman Sam Farr has served as a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing Monterey County since 1993 . During his time in Congress, Representative Farr has been a strong advocate for projects and issues important to preserving and enhancing the quality of life and natural resources of Monterey County and the Central Coast. He has been instrumental in securing millions of dollars in federal funding for Monterey County projects and other projects of benefit to the Central Coast.


In addition to project funding, Representative Farr has garnered the attention and resources of the White House and U. S. Departments of Justice and Education in addressing the County''s violence problem. In 2010, as a result of Representative Farr''s efforts, the City of Salinas/County of Monterey was chosen as one of six (6) communities nationwide to participate in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.


In Representative Farr''s oral report to the Board he will provide comments on the Federal budget and legislation, as well as comment on the current political climate in Washington D.C.


Following his verbal presentation, Representative Farr will entertain questions from the Board.


Members of the public are invited to attend this public meeting at the Government Center Board Chambers, 168 W Alisal Street, Salinas Ca or view it via live streaming internet at


When she took office in January 2009, Supervisor Parker committed to hosting an ''''agenda review'''' every week prior to meetings of the Board of Supervisors. In 2009, dozens of Monterey County residents participated in this weekly discussion that was held in Marina. Each week Jane reviewed the upcoming Board agenda, commented on specific items of interest, and listened to the thoughts and priorities of residents who attended. 

In 2010,  Supervisor Jane Parker moved her weekly meetings to Salinas at the Cherry Bean Coffee House.
In 2011 she is hosting her Hot Topics meetings in Seaside at the Seaside Public Library.
In addition to reviewing interesting items from the Board agenda, she will listen to your ideas and suggestions. Everyone is welcome to attend, meet with Jane, and learn more about your County government.
What: Hot Topics with Supervisor Jane Parker

Where: The Seaside Public Library, 550 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside.


When: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm on Monday’s prior to weekly Board of Supervisor Meetings.

Upcoming dates in 2011 include:
January 10, 24 and 31;
February 14 and 28;
March 14, 21, and 28;
April 4, 11, and 25;
May 2, 16, and 23

Please note that there will be NO agenda review on February 7 or 21, March 7, April 18, or May 9 or 30 since there is no Board meeting the following Tuesday.



Commissions are tasked with advising the Board of Supervisors on specific issues as well as performing oversight of specific programs or activities within the county. Each Supervisor is responsible for appointing commissioners based on the bylaws of each Commission.


Monterey County Planning Commission - The Planning Commission makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on a comprehensive general plan for physical land development in unincorporated areas of the county. The Commission meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month for a full-day meeting that begins at 9 a.m. Experience in planning and land use is a plus, but not required.


Commission on the Status of Women - The volunteer Commission works to promote equality and justice for women and girls. Meetings are held once per month at locations throughout Monterey County.


Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council - The AAA is responsible for planning, assessment of needs and provision of services for older individuals in Monterey County. The Council serves as advocate for older individuals and performs evaluation of policies, programs and services.


Detailed information about Monterey County Boards, Committees, and Commissions is maintained by the Clerk of the Board and can be found at

If you are interested in serving on one of these or other County of Monterey Boards, Committees, or Commissions please submit your resume with a letter of interest to the Office of Supervisor Parker at 2616 First Avenue, Marina CA 93933.

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Supervisor Jane Parker welcomes direct communication with county residents. Please contact her office to share your thoughts and ideas about issues facing Monterey County.

Thank you for your interest in County Government. Working together, we can accomplish great things for our community.
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Phone: (831) 883-7570
Fax: (831) 384-1839