The Citizens Oversight Committee was established by the Tahoe Forest Hospital District Board of Directors in December of 2007. As provided for in the bylaws the COC is composed of a minimum of seven and no more than nine committee members. The members live full-time or primarily within the District boundaries and were appointed by the District board from a list of candidates who submitted written applications. The committee members are comprised of:
- Two to five members at large;
- One member active in the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce;
- One member active in the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association;
- One member with a professional license or equivalent work experience in the field of accounting;
- One member in good standing with the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe or other recognized construction association.
Qualifications standards include the applicants must be at least 18 years of age and reside at least 9 months out of the year within the District boundaries, and the committee may not include any employee of the District or any vendor, consultant or contractor of the District.
Each member shall serve an initial term of two years, beginning November 30, 2007. Following completion of their initial term, at least four of the members shall be re-appointed to a one year term. The remainder of the members may be re-appointed to two year terms, or be replaced by a new candidate for a two year term. There is no limit of the number of terms a member may serve.
The committee is required to meet at least twice per year, in addition to the annual organizing meeting which shall be held in June of each year.
The meetings are held in the facilities of the District or at another location within the District boundaries approved by a majority of the Committee.
All meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Ralph M. Brown Act, Government Code section 54950 et seq. A majority of the active Committee members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business.