Weekly Update #44 - November 2, 2021
Hey there, apparently there was some confusion about the intention of this weekly report so I’d like to try and clear that up. (Although I’m sure it will keep coming up so I will repeat it). This weekly report is not a list of what I do all day. This is a snap shot of the meetings that I attend so that you can weigh in if something intrigues you or better yet so you can ask questions about the projects that I am working on. Unfortunately the County doesn’t have a standard stream of communication and each Board member is doing so many things its hard to keep up. This is just my way of letting you know what I am working on and how I spend my time. I also STRONGLY encourage you to attend my Coffee and Conversation Zoom meetings Thursday mornings to ask questions or hear about what’s going on in the community.
On Wednesday I met at MSWMA with Tom Varga and CoU Council member Jim Brown to meet the staff. Tom is a former Fort Bragg Public Works Director and the Interim GM for the agency.
We had the monthly BHAB meeting however there wasn’t a quorum due to internet issues so it had to be postponed
I went to the City of Ukiah local road safety program meeting. There is a County wide study going on about road safety and I attend this one because I’m the Second District Supe and also a total streets geek!
Monthly meeting of the MTA. There were no new unmet needs listed. Can you tell me how well you think the bus service is working and if there should be additional stops?
Supervisor Williams and I had a Move 2030 discussion with the P&B staff to share our thoughts about the original proposed contract. Interestingly the Board did not vote to move forward with the 2030 project and instead asked for West Company to work on securing grants. So more to come on this.
I started the day with Coffee and Conversation on Zoom. It was a casual conversation about the Cannabis Program, mental health and wellness.
On Thursday morning Glenn and I had a meeting with Farm Bureau Members about the Great Redwood Trail. They wanted to share their concerns about the trail. I am happy to have any feedback about the trail and willing to hear what possible solutions could mitigate concerns. For example should there be bathrooms, where should parking be, is patrol a priority. Let’s talk about it. Here is the official GRT website. http://www.thegreatredwoodtrail.org/in-the-news/
On Thursday at our Area on Aging meeting we updated the contracts with the Senior Centers. Senior Centers are more than just a location for older adults to go to. They provide nursing meals but more importantly create a sense of community and purpose.
I attended the MCAFD in Anderson Valley to receive the information from the fire departments about the settlement from PG&E and how to equally distribute funds across the departments and their needs for that funding source. This will come to the Board next month for approval. It’s great that the departments were able to meet and coordinate to come up with this plan, of course they (the fire departments) need far more funding but this is a step in the right direction.
I had a meeting about the Adventist Health Community Wellness programs. It’s important to create healthy communities if we want to reduce mental health and addiction issues. Medical care in 2021 looks like more than emergency rooms and building collaborations in a rural community is imperative as we are all stretching the dollars between each other.
We continued our annual Witches and Wheels tradition on the Great Redwood Trail in Ukiah. This year we were joined by the stroller gang, A group of young moms that use the trail to take walks with their babies in addition to my “regulars” that just love dressing up with me. It felt great to get outdoors with community and celebrate being together. So happy to go back to some events!
After Witches and Wheels I ran down to the Great Redwood Trail opening of the Foss Creek section in Healdsburg. This is part of the big picture so we can get the trail from Marin to Humboldt a piece at a time! Congratulations Healdsburg!
I hope that some of you were able to attend the Capitol Christmas Tree event on Halloween in the Pear Tree Center. It was great to see the kids dressed up for Halloween and Santa at the same time! Another once in a lifetime event for Mendocino County.
On Monday we had our regular LAFCO Meeting
I attended a meeting with the County Team and the consultant as an update regarding the Parks Ad Hoc. We need to turn our focus to finding an opportunity to funding.
In the evening on Monday I attended the Dia De Los Muertos Community Altar and Celebration
There was only item for this Election Day - Measure L - Here are the Election night results. The Elections Office has additional time to finalize the election so I will report that when I see it. https://www.mendocinocounty.org/home/showpublisheddocument/46066/637691072542700000
ELECTION NIGHT FINAL REPORT WEB
HFPD Measure L
HOPLAND FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
346 of 1261 = 27.44%
4 of 4 = 100.00%
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