Agricultural Advisory Committee

Purpose Statement: Formed to advise the Board of Supervisors on applications for creation, disestablishment or alteration to Williamson Act (WA) Contracts or Agriculture Preserves including discretionary entitlements and agricultural land conversions subject to the General Plan Agriculture Resource Element.

Authorizing Legislation: Resolution: 122-70 (Rules 1/6/70); Amend Resolution: 134-85 (Rule 11 4/23/85)); Amend Resolution: 3-04 (Exhibit “A” – Rule 12, 1/13/04); Amend Resolution: 106-04 (Exhibit “B” –Rule 12, 6/15/04); Amend Resolution 59-08 (Exhibit B – Rules 4, 10, 12, 5/20/08)

Membership: 5 members: 4 Yr. Term with exception of the Planning Commission member (1 year term) -- 1 Planning Commission member, 1 Tuolumne County Farm Bureau representative, 1 Tuolumne County Cattlemen’s Association representative, 1 Open Space representative from a recognized conservation group who is familiar with Rule 9 and the Open Space provisions of the WA Program, 1 resident who demonstrates interest with resource conservation issues or an interest in agricultural production. All members, with the exception of Planning Commission member, must have familiarity with the WA land conservation program.

Principal Staff Support: Agricultural Commissioner