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Weekly Update #43 - October 26, 2021

Wednesday

On Wednesday I went to a Blue Zones meeting in Willits. Dan Buettner the founder of Blue Zones was there to discuss what a Blue Zone is and encourage the community to take the Blue Zones Challenge. Have you don't your age test yet? 

https://mec.bluezonesproject.com/home


Thursday

Every Thursday morning I start my day the same with Coffee and Conversation. We had a few people joined and we talked about everything from mental health to cannabis. Please feel free to join any Thursday 7:15a-7:45a Zoom link Meeting ID 7079548230 Password LOCAL707

We had the monthly meeting of Mendocino Business and Government Leaders, which includes County officials and council members and staff from each of the four cities as well as the Chambers and other business alliances. We discussed the order that will require businesses to signal their covid vaccine requirements and any available upcoming funding sources.

The regularly scheduled meeting of the MSWA board occurred. We announced that we have hired interim General Manager Tom Varga.

I attended the Ukiah Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency as an alternate. 

I was invited to attend Dia De Los Muertos Planning with the City of Ukiah Mayor Juan Orozco and City Councilmember Josefina Duenas. I am happy to work with the City again to create a culturally appropriate event for our community to recognize the lives that have been lost over the last year. 


Friday

Tour of the Northern Aggregates facility on the Willits Grade


Saturday

I gave a presentation to the MWPC on how to use Social Media for a campaign. 


Sunday

I did attend the meeting called Patriots Town Hall at Todd Grove Park. I think it’s important to hear from everyone in the community and not just those that I agree with. 


Monday

I listened in on the Stepping Up Committee meeting between the jail, Behavioral Health and Probation as well as service providers seeking more alignment for mental health patients that may become incarcerated. 

I attended the First 5 Mendocino meeting. We need to place more importance on helping pregnant mothers and littles before age 5. Please take the time to check out their website. http://www.mendochildren.org/


Tuesday

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA 

1. OPEN SESSION (9:00 A.M.) 

1a) Roll Call 

1b) Pledge of Allegiance 

2. PROCLAMATIONS

3. PUBLIC EXPRESSION  

3a) Public Expression 

10-22-21 de Vall Correspondence 

10-22-21 Kislak Correspondence 

10-24-21 Melrose Correspondence 

10-24-21 Wilker Correspondence 

10-21-21 L-Lai Correspondence 

10-21-21 Ward Correspondence 

10-25-21 Countervail Correspondence 

10-25-21 Freeman Correspondence 

10-25-21 P-Lai Correspondence 

10-25-2021 MCA Correspondence 

10-25-21 Abrams Correspondence 

10-25-21 Alvarado Correspondence 

10-25-21 Clayburg Correspondence 

10-25-21 Clein Correspondence 

10-25-21 Hedley Correspondence 

10-25-21 Kafin Correspondence 

10-25-21 Sellers Correspondence 

10-25-21 Thilman Correspondence 

10-25-21 Birger Correspondence 

10-25-21 Byarlay Correspondence 

4. CONSENT CALENDAR 

APPOINTMENTS 

4a) Approval of Recommended Appointments/Reappointments Recommended Action: 1. Sherrie Ebyam, Third District Representative, Mental Health Treatment Act Citizens Oversight Committee. Attachments: Ebyam Application

Approved

EXECUTIVE OFFICE 

4b) Adoption of Resolution Declaring the Continuation of a Local Emergency Related to the Multiple September 2020 Fires including; August Complex, Oak Fire and Hopkins Fire, as Proclaimed by the Chief Executive Officer/Director of Emergency Services and Declaring the Continuation of a Local Health Emergency as Proclaimed by the Health Officer Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution declaring the continuation of a Local Emergency related to the Multiple September 2020 fires including; August Complex fire, Oak Fire and Hopkins fire as proclaimed by the Chief Executive Officer/Director of Emergency Services and declaring the continuation of a Local Health Emergency as proclaimed by the Health Officer; and authorize Chair to sign same. Resolution (Clean) Resolution (Redline) Attachments: 

Approved

4c) Adoption of Resolution Declaring the Continuation of a Local Emergency Related to the October Wind Events and Corresponding Pacific Gas and Electric Public Safety Power Shutoff Events on October 23, 2019, October 26, 2019 and October 29, 2019, in Mendocino County as Proclaimed by the Chief Executive Officer/Director of Emergency Services Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution declaring the continuation of a Local Emergency related to the October wind events and corresponding Pacific Gas and Electric Public Safety Power Shutoff Events on October 23, 2019, October 26, 2019, and October 29, 2019, in Mendocino County as declared by the Chief Executive Officer/Director of Emergency Services; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Resolution 

Approved

4d) Adoption of a Resolution Renewing its Declaration of a Local Emergency and Extending the Existence of a Local Emergency Due to Drought Conditions and Imminent Threat of Disaster in Mendocino County Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution renewing its declaration of a local emergency and extending the existence of a local emergency due to drought conditions and imminent threat of disaster in Mendocino County; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Resolution 

Approved

4e) Approval of Amendment to Partially Insurance Reimbursable Agreement 20-122 with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (LCW), Effective October 26, 2021, Increasing the Total Compensation by $250,000 (from $350,000, for a New Agreement Total of $600,000) for Litigation Services for Grewal v County of Mendocino Recommended Action: Approve Amendment to Partially Insurance Reimbursable Agreement 20-122 with Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (LCW), effective October 26, 2021, increasing the total compensation by $250,000 (from $350,000, for a new Agreement total of $600,000) for litigation services for Grewal v County of Mendocino; and authorize Chair to sign same. Grewal Amendment 5th Amendment LCW signed complete Agreement 20-122 Attachments:

Approved

4f) Approval of Retroactive Agreement with North Coast Opportunities for Covid-19 Direct Assistance and Food Boxes Distribution Services in the Amount $587,560 Term Starting September 15, 2021 to June 15, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve retroactive agreement with North Coast Opportunities for Covid-19 Direct Assistance and Food Boxes Distribution Services in the amount $587,560 term starting September 15, 2021 to June 15, 2022; authorize the Chief Executive Officer to sign any amendments that do not increase the maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Agreement NCO Proposal Attachments:

Approved

ASSESSOR/CLERK-RECORDER 

4g) Acceptance of Mendocino County’s Certification of the September 14th 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election Recommended Action: Accept Mendocino County's certification of the September 14th 2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election. Certificate of County Clerk to Result of Canvass - Signed and Sealed.pdf Machine Count & Hand Tally Form for BOS.pdf Final Official Results - Statement of Vote.pdf Attachments: 

Approved

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES 

4h) Approval of Amendment to BOS Agreement No. 21-126 with Redwood Community Crisis Center (RC3) to Increase the Amount from $89,172 to $100,607 to Provide Emergency Crisis Services and Outreach to Children and Young Adults in Mendocino County, Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve Amendment to BOS Agreement No. 21-126 with Redwood Community Crisis Center (RC3) to increase the amount from $89,172 to $100,607 to provide emergency crisis services and outreach to children and young adults in Mendocino County, Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; authorize the Behavioral Health Director to sign any Amendments that do not increase the annual maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Redwood Community Services dba RC3 Amendment 1 Redwood Community Services DBA RC3, Original Agreement Attachments:

Approved

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

4i) Adoption of Resolution Authorizing Submittal of Grant Application to Cal OES for the Unserved/Underserved Advocacy and Outreach (UV) Program for the Grant Period January 1, 2022 Through December 31, 2022 Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution authorizing submittal of the grant application to Cal OES for the Unserved/Underserved Advocacy and Outreach (UV) Program for the Grant Period January 1, 2022 Through December 31, 2022; and authorize Chair to sign same. 2021-22 Unserved_Underserved Victim Advocacy and Outreach (UV) Program RFA BOS Resoluton Underserved Needs Grant RFA 2022_2 Attachments: 

Approved

GENERAL SERVICES AGENCY 

4j) Approval of Retroactive Revocable License Agreement with Sonoma County for Mendocino County Telecommunications Operations at the Transmission Site Known as Oak Ridge Look Out, Effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2029 Recommended Action: Approve retroactive Revocable License Agreement with Sonoma County for Mendocino County telecommunications operations at the Transmission Site known as Oak Ridge Look Out, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2029; authorize Department Head and/or the Purchasing Agent to sign any future Amendments that do not increase the maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: County of Sonoma, Oak Ridge Look Out, Lease, $0, 19-29, EO IS - For Signatures 

Approved

HUMAN RESOURCES 

4k) Approval of Agreement between Abbott Rapid Dx North America, LLC and County of Mendocino to Purchase BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test Kits in the amount of $94,962, Effective Upon date of Execution through April 19, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve agreement between Abbott Rapid Dx North America, LLC and County of Mendocino to Purchase BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test Kits in the amount of $94,962 effective upon date of execution through April 19, 2022; and authorize Chair to sign. Attachments: County of Mendocino -BinaxNOW OTC 

Approved

PLANNING AND BUILDING SERVICES 

4l) Approval of Retroactive Agreement, Between North Coast Community Planning and Mendocino County, to Increase the Amount of Agreement No. PA# 18-225 and PA# 18-225A1 by $4,999 (for a New Total Not to Exceed $49,999.00) and Extend the Termination Date of the Agreement to December 31, 2021 to Continue to Prepare and Process an Amendment to the Mendocino County’s Certified Local Coastal Program to Address Regulation of Accessory Dwelling Units Recommended Action: Approve the retroactive Agreement, between North Coast Community Planning and Mendocino County, to increase the amount of Agreement No. PA# 18-225 and PA# 18-225A1 by $4,999 (for a New Total Not to Exceed $49,999.00) and extend the termination date of the Agreement to December 31, 2021 to continue to prepare and process an amendment to the Mendocino County's Certified Local Coastal Program to address regulation of accessory dwelling units; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Agreement, Signed 

Approved

SHERIFF-CORONER 

4m) Approval of Fifth Amendment to BOS Agreement 17-131 with NaphCare Inc. in the Amount of $3,484,847.76 for a New Agreement Total of $19,105,009.38 for Medical Health Services for the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) Jail with a New Term End Date of December 31, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve Fifth Amendment to BOS Agreement 17-131 with NaphCare Inc. in the amount of $3,484,847.76 for a new agreement total of $19,105,009.38 for medical health services for the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Jail with a new term end date of December 31, 2022; authorize Sheriff to sign any future amendments that do not affect the maximum Agreement total; and authorize Chair to sign same. NaphCare FY 21-23 Amend 5 $3,484,847.76 dept-vend sigs.pdf a Naphcare $13,112,990.90 FY 17-21 final signed.pdf 09-19-17 Jail Inmate Medical RFP - staff report.pdf 2-8-17 RFP Jail Medical Health Care SO FINAL.pdf Attachments: 

Bring back to another meeting with performance report and/or additional information from the MCSO and feedback from Dr Jenine Miller 

SOCIAL SERVICES

4n) Approval of Retroactive Agreement with Anderson Valley Community Services District in the Amount of $66,000 to Sustain and Support Existing Advanced Life Support and Emergency Medical Services, Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve retroactive Agreement with Anderson Valley Community Services District in the amount of $66,000 to sustain and support existing Advanced Life Support and Emergency Medical Services, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; authorize the Emergency Medical Services County Liaison to sign any future amendments to the Agreement that do not increase the annual maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Anderson Valley Community Services District, $66,000, 21-22, PH EMS - Preliminary

Approved

5. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE AND DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS 

5a) Discussion and Possible Action Including Acceptance of Update Regarding the Hopkins Fire and Russian River Protection Efforts (Sponsor: Executive Office) Recommended Action: Accept update regarding the Hopkins Fire and Russian River protection efforts and provide direction to staff. 

CCC and Russian Riverkeeper came to help make sure that the installation went successfully, this project came in underbudget and the PRRM team will work to seek reimbursement from FEMA

(Great job everyone!)

5b) Discussion and Possible Action Including Creation of Ad Hoc Committee for Recruitment and Selection of a Human Resources Director (Sponsor: Executive Office) Recommended Action: Create ad hoc committee for recruitment and selection of a Human Resources Director.


Haschak and McGourty to serve on Ad Hoc to replace Schurtz

5c) Discussion and Possible Action Including Conducting a Public Workshop with the Mendocino County Community-Based Advisory Redistricting Commission to Receive Input on Communities of Interest and Potential District Boundaries (Sponsors: Executive Office and County Counsel) Recommended Action: Conduct public workshop with the Mendocino County community-based Advisory Redistricting Commission to receive input on communities of interest and potential district boundaries. Draft Map & Table 7 Draft Map & Table 5 ARC Presentation 10.26.21 10-24-21 Van Bueren Correspondence 10-21-21 Harness Correspondence 10-25-21 Draft map 8 10-25-21 Pernell Correspondence Attachments:


Update received, you can watch the meetings on Mendocino County TV on YouTube or visit the website for more info.

5d) Chief Executive Officer's Report (Sponsor: Executive Office) Recommended Action: Accept the Chief Executive Officer's report. Attachments: CEO Report 10-26-21 Edition



6. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND MISCELLANEOUS 

6a) Discussion and Possible Action Including Approval of a One-Time Contribution to Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority in the Amount of $107,680, to Cover the Increase in Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Costs Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Countywide) (Sponsors: Supervisors Gjerde and Mulheren) Recommended Action: Approve a one-time contribution to Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority in the amount of $107,680, to cover the increase in household hazardous waste disposal costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic (Countywide) Attachments: Funds Recommendation Letter 

Approved

6b) Supervisors’ Reports Regarding Board Special Assignments, Standing and Ad Hoc Committee Meetings, and Other Items of General Interest



7. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MATTERS The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors meets concurrently as the Board of Directors of the: In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority Governing Board; Mendocino County Air Quality Management District; Mendocino County Public Facilities Corporation; and the Mendocino County Water Agency.


None

8. MODIFICATIONS TO AGENDA 

None

9. CLOSED SESSION Any public reports of action taken in the closed session will be made in accordance with Government Code sections 54957.1. 

9a) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) - Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation: One Case - Harinder Grewal v. Mendocino County - Case No. SCUK-CVPO-2020-73798


No reportable action

9b) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 - Conference with Labor Negotiator - Agency Negotiators: Carmel J. Angelo, Cherie Johnson and William Schurtz; Employee Organization(s): All


No reportable action

9c) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(4) - Conference with Legal Counsel - Initiation of Litigation: One Case


No reportable action

9d) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) - Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation: One Case - County of Mendocino, et al. v. Amerisourcebergen Drug Corporation, et al. - Case No. 1:18-cv-02712


No reportable action

9e) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 - Public Employee Performance Evaluation - Chief Executive Officer


No reportable action

10. COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED AND FILED Communications received and filed are retained by the Clerk throughout the Board proceedings. To review items described in this section, please contact the Executive Office staff in Room 1010.


10a) Communications Received and Filed 10-14-21 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 10-14-21 Federal Energy Regulatory Committee 10-22-21 US Department of the Interior 10-25-21 Fish and Game Correspondence 10-25-21 Fish and Game Correspondence (2) Attachments: 

ADJOURNMENT 

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