The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors directed the preparation of this manual for the purpose of articulating ethical standards and administrative policies that the Board has adopted. The policies in this manual guide the Board in its conduct and interaction with the public, various County commissions and committees, and persons and entities that may do business with the County. Officials and employees who conduct the business of the County are acting on behalf of the Board of Supervisors and are so directed to abide by the policies in this manual.
These policies were adopted pursuant to the authority that is vested in the Board of Supervisors by the Constitution, State codes, and the County Charter. The manual is not set by ordinance, nor is it legally binding. The Board reserves the right and may opt to vary from one or more of the policies in this manual when and if the Board deems such action necessary and in the best interests of the County.
The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is responsible for maintaining and distributing copies of this manual at the direction of the Board of Supervisors. Inquiries regarding the content, maintenance, modification, and distribution of the manual shall be directed to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.