Role of the Council
The County Emergency Management Council was established to comply with the legal requirements of the State and to assist the Board of Supervisors and the Director of Emergency Services in the administration of Chapter 2.26 of the Santa Cruz County Code.
The County Emergency Management Council is empowered to develop and recommend for adoption to the Board of Supervisors, emergency and mutual aid plans and agreements, and such ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement such plans and agreements, and any necessary amendments thereto. (Ord. 3853 § 1 (part), 1987: prior code § 3.61.020: Ord. 2545, 3/21/78)
The Emergency Management Council shall consist of the following members:
- The following individuals or designees:
- Emergency Services Administrator of the County, or his or her designee;
- Sheriff-Coroner of the County, or his/her designee;
- Public Works Director of the County, or his/her designee;
- Planning Director of the County, or his/her designee;
- Area fire coordinator of the Fire Chief’s Association, or his/her designee;
- A representative of the County Emergency Medical Services program, designated by the Health Services Administrator;
- Human Services Director, or his/her designee;
- Representatives of the following agencies, as appointed by the Board of Supervisors upon nomination by such agencies:
- University of California, Santa Cruz Campus;
- Amateur Radio (RACES);
- Local chapter of the American Red Cross;
- Local Emergency Communications Committee for Monterey Bay (EAS);
- Each incorporated city;
- Medical Society of Santa Cruz County
- Dominican Santa Cruz Hospital Force;
- County Office of Education;
- Watsonville Community Hospital;
- Five residents of the County, appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Each Supervisor shall nominate one member.
- One at-large community member, who represents a local volunteer effort related to disaster planning as designated by the Director of General Services. Other Public community Members are welcome to attend.
The Emergency Management Council generally meets the first Thursday of every odd month, excluding July.
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Meetings are currently being conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams, in order to promote COVID-19 safety. Please contact David Reid for meeting information.
EMC Biennial Reports
EMC Annual Reports
EMC Attendance Reports
In accordance with the Brown Act, the posted agendas for the Emergency Management are available for public view in the display cases outside the County Courthouse and in front of the main entrance to the County Government Center at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.
Emergency Services provides staff support and clerical services to the Council.