The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will be asked to provide staff with direction relating to the potential development of an ordinance that would prohibit contact between board members and individuals or businesses that have projects pending before the county.
The board meets at 9:30 a.m. in the County Administration Center, 940 Main St. in El Centro.
The matter is being handled at the staff level by Assistant County Counsel Joanne Yeager, who previously presented the board with a report on the issue that included an ordinance used in San Diego County. That ordinance, if adopted here, would also affect the county Planning Commission, the building appeals board, the environmental evaluation committee and the county planning director. Violation of the San Diego ordinance is a misdemeanor.
Yeager said it has been recommended that the board not take a public position on issues pending before it until a decision must be taken formally.