The Emergency Council is established in Tulare County Code, Part 1, Chapter 15. Civil Defense and Disaster. The Council is facilitated by the Office of Emergency Services Manager as the Emergency Services Director's designee. The Council is comprised of City, County, and Tribal officials with public safety and emergency management responsibilities.
There are a total of ten (10) votes on the Council:
Additional non-voting attendees include:
The Council meets at least once a year discharge its duties as prescribed in ordinance, including but not limited to reviewing and recommending emergency plans for approval, providing updates on emergency management issues, and coordinating emergency planning, training, and exercise activities of the Operational Area.
All meetings are open to the public.