Riverside County supervisors Tuesday approved a tentative schedule for 2021, designating days on which no meetings will be held.
Board of Supervisors Clerk Kecia Harper-Ihem proposed no board meetings on 20 Tuesdays — the day of the week when the board is supposed to be in regular open session.
The board can always make adjustments to the schedule whenever it deems them necessary and has done so in previous years.
Most of the Tuesdays when no meetings are planned generally coincide with, or immediately follow, holidays. However, five days will fall during the board’s quasi summer recess in July and August. Only three meetings are on the calendar for those two months.
A few other days were added to the list to clear supervisors’ calendars in March and April when legislative conferences are planned and religious holidays are generally observed. A suspension of county business is also planned around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
The highest number of consecutive weekly meetings in a single month — four — will occur in June, when budget hearings for the 2021-2022 fiscal year will be held.
Following is the list of 2021 planned “dark days”:
— Jan. 5 and 19;
— Feb. 16 and 23;
— March 16;
— April 6;
— May 4;
— June 1;
— July 6, 13 and 27;
— Aug. 3, 10 and 31;
— Sept. 7;
— Oct. 12;
— Nov. 23 and 30; and
— Dec. 21 and 28.
The board is on track to end the current year with 16 dark days.
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