Enterprise Systems Catalog SB 272 (Hertzberg, 2015) requires each local

agency to create a catalog of enterprise systems that store information about

the public, as defined in Government Code 6270.5, that is used by the agency


Reimbursement Policies Healthcare Districts are obligated to ensure that

expenditures made by the District are for public purposes. Districts are

accountable to taxpayers and citizens of the District to be prudent and wise in

making those expenditures. The purpose of these policiess is to provide the

process by which a District Director or employee may seek reimbursement

for expenses incurred in the conduct of District business.


Board and Executive Compensation Policies Government compensation

and employment policies are important for the efficient delivery of public

services.  By conducting regular compensation studies, the District may

revise wages paid to senior executives consistent with labor markets, supply

and demand. Conducting such studies ensures that Districts set appropriate

and competitive compensation to attract and retain skilled staff and

incentivize performance, and the flexibility to adjust the level and

composition of employment to respond efficiently to demographic and

technological developments.


State Controller's Compensation Report 2020 Government Code (GC) 53891 

requires cities, counties and special districts to submit an annual Government Compensation

in California (GCC) report to the State Controller’s Office.  Pursuant to GC 53891,

the GCC report for the previous calendar year is due no later than April 30th.


Financial Reserve Policy Reserves are necessary for the sustainable delivery

of core services and to manage through various cash flow cycles. To promote

transparency and commitment to a strong financial plan, this Financial Reserves

Policy that demonstrates how the District manages their reserves.


Government entities exist to serve the people.  Special districts such as PHCD are required to conduct their public business in accordance with California Law; as well as demonstrate that they are responsible stewards of public funds. 


The Brown Act: All PHCD meetings and communications shall be conducted according to California open meetings laws, also known as the Brown Act.  The Ralph M. Brown Act, California Government Code 54950 et seq., is an act of the California State Legislature, authored by Assemblymember Ralph M. Brown and passed in 1953, that guarantees the public’s right to attend and participate in all public meetings of local legislative bodies.  


AB 1234 Ethics Certificate for all Trustees and ExecutivesCities, counties and special districts in California are required by law (AB 1234, Chapter 700, Stats. of 2005) to provide ethics training to their local officials.  The Association of California Healthcare Districts requires that healthcare districts post AB 1234 ethics certificates for all trustees and executives on their website to demonstrate the District’s commitments to ethical standards. AB 1234 Ethics Certificates for the Board Directors and CEO can be found here


Petaluma Health Care District is committed to being a transparent organization in promoting accountability and providing District residents with information.  We welcome feedback from residents regarding ways to further improve this transparency.  Please e-mail your questions or comments to