Policies of the Monterey Public Library Board of Trustees shall be consistent with the
laws of the State of California and be developed with the concern for the most efficient
and constructive operation of the programs and services of the Monterey Public Library.
Review and Revision of Policies. Annually, as directed by the Chair of the Board of
Trustees, all Board policies shall be reviewed and revised as necessary. Revisions may
also be made by the Board whenever necessary.
New policies. A needed policy may be proposed by a Board member, the Library
Director, or a member of the staff making such request through the Director.
The proposal for a new policy may be very general when first proposed. The specific
writing of the proposed policy shall be as directed by the Chair. It is important in the
writing of a policy that all available expertise and pertinent information be utilized.
Procedures for Revision and New Policies. With the exception of minor corrections to
policies, all revisions of policies and proposed new policies shall be adopted through the
process of two readings at regularly or specially scheduled Board meetings with adoption
no earlier than the second reading. Recommendations or alterations may be discussed orally
at any reading. Changes as adopted, will be incorporated in the proposed revision or new