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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

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
  • 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
  • Rosemarie Smallcombe, Board of Supervisors Representative
  • Kim Tucker, Member at Large

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)

2017 - 2018 Commission Meeting Dates (pdf)

2014 - 2017 Commission 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.

2016-2017 Evaluation Report (pdf)

2015-2016 Evaluation Report (pdf)

2014-2015 Evaluation Report (pdf)

Financial Statement and Audit Report 2017 (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 as of 8-1-2016 (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 2018 (pdf)

Commission 700 Form 2014-2015 (pdf)

Building Blocks Preschools Business Fictitious Name 2010 (pdf)

DRDP Charts 2014-2015 (doc)

Personnel Policies 2018 (pdf)

Small Population County Funding Augmentation
Originally initiated in Fiscal Year 1999-2000, the First 5 California Commission provided additional funding of up to $200,000 to small population counties to help ensure the implementation of Proposition 10 was truly a statewide effort. On January 26, 2017, the State Commission approved up to $8.625 million in additional funding over four years (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2021) for 20 small population county commissions with low birth rates and to ensure core operations and services are sustained for children and families residing in these communities.

In order to participate in SPCFA, counties agree to terms outlined in a Local Area Agreement framework to implement successful local systems, measure outcomes and monitor progress, and demonstrate quality improvement in three focused investment areas: 

  • Developmental and Health Needs
  • Engaging and Supporting Families
  • High-Quality Early Learning/Early Educator Support and Effectiveness
For more information, please see the link below regarding documents related to SPCFA funding, FAQs, reporting forms, and an evaluation tool kit. If you would like to submit a question or comment regarding the SPCFA, you can do so by sending an email to . In the subject line, please reference the specific county and program corresponding to the inquiry (e.g., re: Mariposa County—Dental Health).

2017 School Readiness Program (pdf)

2017 Children's Dental Health Program (pdf)

SPCFA Annual Evaluation Report Checklist (pdf)

SPCFA Local Area Agreement Certification Checklist (pdf)

Local Area Agreement (pdf)

Local Area Agreement Checklist (pdf)

SPCFA Calendar Due Dates (pdf)

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