Improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve
“In enacting this chapter, the Legislature finds and declares that the public commissions, boards, and councils and the other public agencies in this State exist to aid in the conduct of the people’s business. It is the intent of the law that their actions be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly.
The people of this State do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.”
- League of California Cities, Open & Public IV: A Guide to the Ralph M. Brown Act, July 2010
The Board of Directors for the Morongo Basin Healthcare District is comprised of five elected representatives who must be registered voters residing within the District's geographic boundaries.
Election for District board members is conducted by the County of San Bernardino Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters. Election of District board members is typically held in conjunction with November general election. The four-year terms of office are staggered so that either two or three board members are elected every two years. Information on filing for candidacy may be found at www.SBCounty.gov
A "Notice of Election" is posted as directed by the Elections Office so the public has opportunity to file for candidacy and their name placed on the November ballot. The timeframe for declaration of candidacy is determined by the Elections Office and is included in the Notice. Historically, candidates may secure filing packets at the District's business office in Yucca Valley, but filing for candidacy must be completed at the Elections Office in San Bernardino.
Mid-term vacancies are filled by election or appointment by the Board of Directors.