A five-member Board of Directors governs the Dublin San Ramon Services District by setting policies, appointing officers, and hiring and overseeing the District’s general manager. The Board exercises these powers under the authority of the Community Services District Law (California Government Code section 61000 et seq.). The Board is ultimately responsible and accountable to the people of the District; its roles and responsibilities are explained more fully in Guidelines for Conducting Board Business.
Madelyne (Maddi) Misheloff
D. L. (Pat) Howard
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Board and Committee meetings are open to the public and time is always reserved for the public to address the Board.
The DSRSD Board meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Boardroom at the District Office, 7051 Dublin Blvd., Dublin. Special meetings may be held at other times. Board Committees meet as needed, typically prior to Board meetings, in a conference room behind the Boardroom.
The candidate nomination period for the November 6, 2018 election opens July 16 and closes August 10, for candidates who wish to run for a four-year full term expiring 2022.
DSRSD Directors are elected in November of even-numbered years. The office is non-partisan and Directors serve “at large,” meaning they represent all customers within the District’s service area. Their four-year terms are staggered, with two terms expiring in one even-numbered year and three terms expiring the following even-numbered year, in 2018 and 2020 respectively. After 2018, the next general District election will be held November 2, 2020.
To be eligible to run for the DSRSD Board of Directors (Board), you must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age, and a registered voter residing within the District’s boundaries. The District is a multi-county agency that includes portions of Alameda County and Contra Costa County. Candidates should contact elections officials in both counties (Alameda County Registrar of Voters and Contra Costa County Election Division) for filing requirements, and refer to the District’s Candidates’ Statement Costs policy.
Should the number of candidates not exceed the number of offices to be filled, the supervising authority (Alameda County Board of Supervisors) appoints the candidates to the offices, per California Elections Code section 10515.
Should a Board vacancy occur, the Board will decide to fill the seat by either an election or an appointment. If appointment is decided, interested candidates must meet the same eligibility requirements and submit a completed application to the District Secretary, who will notify candidates when to appear for an interview with the Board during a public Board meeting. The Board will vote to make an appointment within an established period of time. The appointed Boardmember will serve a specified portion of the unexpired term of office.
More information on the process and deadlines is available on the Elections page.
DSRSD Directors receive compensation of $146 per day for each day of service to the District, up to a maximum of 10 days per month. The District’s current rate is well below the maximum amount allowable by state law, which is $242 per day of service in 2014. The District’s Day of Service policy and the California Government Code define a day of service. Eligible activities include:
- Serving in a policy maker role at properly noticed meetings of the Board of Directors, Board Committees, and joint powers authorities (JPA) in which the District is a partner (Committee and JPA appointments are reported on Fair Political and Practices Commission Form 806)
- Representing the District at a public meeting or public hearing of another public agency when that agency is considering business that involves the District
- Speaking for the District at public events and community meetings, including ceremonial functions of other agencies
- Representing the District at professional, technical, and trade association meetings and conferences
- Taking part in organized educational activities, including required ethics training
Directors are reimbursed for travel related to District business. The Board must pre-approve travel; the Director Travel and Expenses policy defines allowable reimbursement. Directors do not receive a vehicle allowance or communication allowance.
Form 802 was created by the Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) to report distributions of tickets received by local agencies and distributed to elected officials or employees pursuant to a ticket distribution policy, as set forth in FPPC Regulation section 18944.1. The purpose of the District’s Ticket Distribution policy is to ensure that all tickets and/or passes accepted by the Dublin San Ramon Services District from public and private entities and individuals are distributed in furtherance of governmental and/or public purposes.