The Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors supports the board’s five elected members in performing their duties as the governing body of the nation’s largest county. In addition to maintaining the Board’s official records, which date back to the 1850’s, the Executive Office provides a wide array of administrative services to the Board, including technology, accounting, procurement, personnel, payroll and facility management. The office also administers the Assessment Appeals Board and provides oversight of the County Equity Oversight Panel, the Conflict of Interest Codes and enforcement of the Lobbyist Ordinance.
This past year’s accomplishments were significant:
The Office of Inspector General was created to provide independent oversight and monitoring of Sheriff’s Department operations and making policy recommendations to the Board on highly complex and sensitive issues. Those include jail conditions, the inmate complaint process and allegations of misconduct and excessive force by Sheriff’s Department personnel.
As part of the Executive Office’s efforts to improve operational efficiencies, we implemented a database interface engine that now makes possible the exchange of data among divisions and county departments.
The Executive Office provided a variety of services needed for the transition between two outgoing members of the Board of Supervisors and their successors, who were sworn in on December 1, 2014. This effort included transitioning staff, equipment and facilities to ensure the new Supervisors would be ready for business immediately after taking office.
And, finally, we continued our collaborative efforts with other county departments by designing a new system for managing and tracking report requests by the Board. This system can track and share information between the Executive Office, Board offices and other county departments, generate customized reports and provide for document retention.