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Proposition 10

In November 1998, California voters approved the Children and Families First Act, commonly referred to as Proposition 10. Proposition 10, which levied a 50 cents per pack tax on cigarettes, was designed to fund early childhood development and anti-tobacco education programs at the local level.

Pursuant to the passage of Proposition 10, in 1999 the Mariposa County Children and Families Commission was established. Since its inception, the commission has enthusiastically supported programs and initiatives through guidance of a compelling vision of the future sought for Mariposa County's children and the mission of First 5 Mariposa County.

Annual Report and Strategic Plan
The  Annual Report Brochure describes the funded projects, vision, mission, goals, result areas and expenditures in the current fiscal year.

Annual Report Brochure 2015-2016 (pdf)

First Quarter Report 2015 - 2016 (doc)
Second Quarter Report 2016 (doc)
Third Quarter Report 2016 (pdf)
Strategic Plan 2016 - 2018  (pdf)

2013 - 2014 Report to the State First 5 (pdf)

Mariposa County and State of California Strategic Goals and Result Areas (pdf)

2011 Operational Requirements

2016 Revised Budget  (xlsx)

First 5 Bylaws
The First Five Bylaws govern the operation of the Commission. This includes their authority, purpose, duties and responsibilities, membership, officers, committees, meetings, decision making and staff.

2009 Bylaws

First 5 Commission
  • Robin Hopper, School District Designee          
  • Angelina Brouilette, Member at Large
  • Randy Brower, Member at Large
  • Rosemarie Smallcombe, Board of Supervisors Representative
  • Margarita King, County Health Officer Designee/Representative
  • Gwen Nitta, Local Child Care Planning Council
  • Chevon Kothari, Mariposa County Human Services Director
  • Patrick McCarthy, Early Childhood Educator
  • Jennifer McCollom, Recipient of Special Projects

AB 1234 Ethics Training
All Commissioners and First 5 Staff have completed the training and received their certificates of completion/certification. The certificates are on file at the First 5 office. Login link.

2015 Ethics Training Certificate - Brower (pdf)
2015 Affiliation Form - Pierce (pdf)
2009 Amended Ordinance

2011 First 5 Commission Affiliation Forms (as submitted by each Commissioner)

2014 - 2015 Governance Chart (pdf)

2015 - 2016 Governance Chart

2014 - 2015 Certification Chart (pdf)

2014 - 2017 Meeting Dates (doc)

Board of Supervisors Resolution appointing Margarita King (pdf)

Certification Statement regarding Composition of Membership 2016  (doc)

Reports and Documents
The Audit Report (Management Discussion and Analysis Report) provides an overview of the financial position and results of activities of First 5 in Mariposa County.

2015-2016 Evaluation Report (pdf)

2014-2015 Evaluation Report (pdf)

Financial Statement and Audit Report 2016 (pdf)

Financial Statement and Audit Report 2015 (pdf)

2014 Management Discussion Report (pdf)

Schedule of Findings and Recommendations 2014 (pdf)

Long Range Plan to 2020 (pdf)

Ethics and Public Trust Policy

2014-2015 Commission Affiliation Form (pdf)

Local Quality Rating and Improvement System Study (QRIS) (xls)

Capital Assets 2016 (xlsx)

The California Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests for each member of the First 5 Commission are on file with Karen Herman, Mariposa County Deputy Clerk.

Commission 700 Form 2014-2015 (pdf)

Building Blocks Preschools Business Fictitious Name 2010 (pdf)

DRDP Charts 2014-2015 (doc)

Small Population County Funding Augmentation
On April 24, 2014, the State Commission approved a new funding methodology and accountability framework (Framework) to continue the support of First 5 County Commissions with small populations in their work and to ensure Proposition 10 is truly a statewide effort that impacts the lives of young children throughout California. The new funding approach reflects state and county input from the Small Population County Workgroup (Workgroup) and will be in effect beginning Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 - 15 and ending FY 2016 - 17.

Local Area Agreement (pdf)

Local Area Agreement Checklist (pdf)

SPCFA Calendar Due Dates (pdf)

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