Supervisors Will Discuss New Code Of Conduct At Tuesday’s Meeting

The Shasta County Board of Supervisors, whose meetings have been witness to many public outbursts and lack of decorum, will vote Tuesday on whether to adopt a new Board of Supervisors Code of Conduct. The draft document was adapted for Shasta County from one originally created by the Rural County Representatives of California. Rrespect and etiquette have long been issues that many feel are in need of attention at board meetings. The need for a code of conduct found new life during the uproar and debate following the utterance of a racial slur during a public comment period. There was sharp disagreement over how the situation was handled by Board Chair Patrick Jones. The code mostly reiterates existing policies and reminds the board of its role as county leadership and fellow citizens.

During Tuesday’s meeting the board will also address poverty, homelessness, the newly formed Shasta Fire Protection District, and canceling the county’s drought proclamations. During closed session the board will discuss litigation against the county, including from the alleged disclosure of information from a closed session considering the appointment of a County Executive Officer. It’s still not clear who violated confidentiality by revealing the consideration of Chriss Street for that position prior to the job offer being rescinded.