Weekly Update #5 - 1/31/2021
January 31, 2021 Weekly Update #5
Supervisors have A LOT of meetings. Here are some of the meetings I attended this week.
I had a Monday morning meeting with the Waste Management staff to get an update on their contracts and how they work with the County of Mendocino. I have not worked with Waste Management in the past as the City of Ukiah uses C&S Waste Solutions as their waste hauler.
I also had an Introduction with Hillside Health Clinic's new Executive Director Scott McFarland and Jill Damian the Chief Operations Officer. Of course, I would rather have these meetings in person but it's still important to get to know everyone and learn about their organizations and how they interact with the County.
On Monday we had a limited Board Meeting here are the outcomes from my perspective:
3. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND MISCELLANEOUS
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA
✅ receive the presentation and continue work on the project approved
3a) Discussion and Possible Action Including Direction to County Staff to Continue Work on the CSA 3 Benefit Zone Pilot Program (Sponsors: Supervisor Haschak and Supervisor Gjerde)
✅ give direction to the ad hoc and staff to move forward with Phase 3 and establish a procedure for Phase 1 operators to continue operating in their current location regardless of Zone and size unless they were in an opt-out or Sunset zone. Pause conversation about outdoor cultivation of six plants for another time, continue with the rest of the recommendations of the ad hoc and Planning Commission to bring back the info to the BOS within 40 days
3b) Discussion and Possible Action including Direction to Staff and Requesting the Planning Commission Review and Make Its Report and Recommendation to the Board of Supervisors Within Forty Days on (1) Draft Amendments to Mendocino County Code Regarding Commercial Cannabis Cultivation; and (2) Draft Amendments to Mendocino County Code Regarding Commercial Cannabis Facilities and Cannabis and Other Special Events (Sponsor: Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee of Supervisors Williams and Haschak)
Here are the outcomes from the Tuesday Board of Supervisors Meeting from my perspective.
Board of Supervisors Meeting
January 26, 2021
1. OPEN SESSION (9:00 A.M.)
✅1a) Roll Call
✅1b) Pledge of Allegiance
3. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
✅3a) Public Expression (One caller not on the line)
4. CONSENT CALENDAR
Mulheren requests that the General Government Committee review what is added to the agenda items for contracts and consent items
4. CONSENT CALENDAR
✅ Mulheren Abstain 4a) Approval of Minutes of July 14, 2020, Regular Meeting
✅ Mulheren Abstain 4b) Approval of Minutes of July 21, 2020, Regular Meeting
✅ Mulheren Abstain 4c) Approval of Minutes of August 4, 2020, Regular Meeting
✅ Mulheren Abstain 4d) Approval of Minutes of September 1, 2020, Regular Meeting
✅ Mulheren Abstain 4e) Approval of Minutes of September 11, 2020, Special Meeting
✅ Mulheren Abstain 4f) Approval of Minutes of September 22, 2020, Regular Meeting
✅ Mulheren Abstain 4g) Approval of Minutes of October 6, 2020, Regular Meeting
✅ Mulheren Abstain 4h) Approval of Minutes of October 13, 2020, Special Meeting
✅ Mulheren Abstain 4i) Approval of Minutes of October 20, 2020, Regular Meeting
✅ Mulheren Abstain 4j) Approval of Minutes of November 3, 2020, Regular Meeting
✅ 4k) Approval of Recommended Appointments/Reappointments Recommended Action: 1. Ms. Ginny Feth-Michel, Fourth District Representative, Civil Service Commission; 2. Mr. Clifford Paulin, First District Representative, Mendocino County Planning Commission; 3. Mr. Bruce Patterson, Roots of Motive Power Representative, Museum Advisory Board; 4. Mr. Richard Shoemaker, Commissioner, Noyo Harbor District; 5. Mr. Daniel Platt, Commissioner, Noyo Harbor District; and 6. Ms. Michelle Rich, Behavioral Health Advisory Board Member, Mental Health Treatment Act Citizens Oversight Committee. Paulin - PC Patterson - MAB Shoemaker - NHD Platt - NHD Rich - MHTACOC
✅ 4l) Adoption of an Ordinance Amending Sections 18.16.070 and 18.16.080 of the Mendocino County Code Regarding Naming and Renaming of Private Roads
✅ 4m) Approval of Retroactive Agreement With Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. in the Amount of $50,000 to Provide Legal Services Effective January 4, 2021, Through June 30, 2021
✅ 4n) 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
✅ 4o) 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
✅ 4p) Authorization to Award a Contract to Coastal Mountain Electric in the Amount of $269,437 for the Sheriff Administration Main Service Replacement and Generator Project at 501 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, for the Period of February 1, 2021, through August 1, 2021, and Authorization for the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to Act as Project Manager to Approve Change Orders for the Project, Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20142
✅ 4q) Authorization for the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to Establish a Capital Improvement Project to Complete the Removal and Replacement of One Vehicle Lift at the County Garage in the amount of $15,000 and Authorization for the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to Act as Project Manager to Enter Contracts and Approve Change Orders for the Project, Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20142
✅ 4r) Authorization for the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to Establish a Capital Improvement Project to Complete the Removal and Replacement of the Uninterrupted Power Supply for the Server Room in the Courthouse Annex in the amount of $20,000 and Authorization for the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to Act as Project Manager to Enter Contracts and Approve Change Orders for the Project, Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20142
✅ 4s) Authorization to Award a Contract to Adams Commercial General Contracting, Inc (ACGC) in the Amount of $887,512 for Phase I of the Homekey Project at 555 S. Orchard St (Ukiah) for the Period of January 26 through April 15, 2021, Subject to Receipt of All Necessary Signatures, Certificates, and Bonding Instruments from Contractor, and Authorization for the Health & Human Services Agency to Act as Project Manager to Enter Contracts and Approve Change Orders for the Project, Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20142
✅ 4t) Approval of Retroactive Agreement with Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center in the amount of $49,866 to Provide Intensive Care Management and Development of Integrated Individual Service Plans to Support the Finding Home Grant, Effective September 30, 2020, through September 29, 2021
✅ 4u) Approval of Retroactive Agreement Due To a Delay in Notification From the State of California of the Available Funding on December 22, 2020, Delayed the Departments Ability to Implement the Contract with Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center in the Amount of $36,637 to Provide Funding for the Coastal Emergency Winter Shelter and For Additional Hygiene and Housekeeping Supplies For the Hospitality House Emergency Shelter Needed to Prevent, Prepare For, And Respond To Coronavirus Among Individuals and Families Who Are Experiencing Homelessness In the Coastal Region Using Grant Funds Available Through California Department of Housing and Community Development For the Emergency Solutions Grant, as Funded By the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Effective September 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020
✅ 4v) Approval of Retroactive Agreement Due To a Delay in Notification From the State of California of the Available Funding on December 22, 2020, Delayed the Departments Ability to Implement the Contract with Redwood Community Services in the Amount of $149,835 for Emergency Shelter Services Needed to Prevent, Prepare For And Respond To Coronavirus Among Individuals and Families Who Are Experiencing Homelessness In Mendocino County, Using Grant Funds Available Through California Department of Housing and Community Development For the Emergency Solutions Grant as Funded By the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Effective September 1, 2020, Through December 31, 2020
✅ 4w) Approval of Retroactive Amendment to BOS Agreement No. 19-178 with Redwood Community Services, Inc., Increasing the Amount by $297,385 for a New Total of $907,705, to Provide Immediate Placement Services for High Needs Children, Placed by Health and Human Services Agency, Family and Children’s Services, Effective July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020
4x) Approval of Retroactive Agreement with Redwood Quality Management Company in the Amount of $740,000 to Provide Direct Service, Facilitation, Administration, and Participant-Specific Data for the County of Mendocino, Whole Person Care Pilot Project, Effective January 1, 2021, through June 30, 2021
✅ 4y) Approval of Retroactive Agreement with Round Valley Indian Health Center in the Amount of $654,833 for the Mental Health Services Act Round Valley Crisis Response Services Innovation Project, Effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022
✅ 4z) Adoption of Resolution Requiring a Salary Revision to Senior Program Manager - Nursing, Salary No. 4890 to Correspond with Senior Program Manager - Children’s, Salary No. 4481 Pending Completion of Classification and Pay Equity Study, Pursuant to October 15, 2020, Side Letter Agreement with Management Association
✅ 4aa ) Approval of Retroactive Agreement with Delta Health Systems in the amount of $75,000 for the Term of January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, for Third-Party Claims Administration Services of Run Out Medical and Flexible Spending Account Claims with a Date of Service Prior to January 1, 2021
✅ 4ab ) Acceptance of Informational Report Regarding the Issuance of Emergency Coastal Development Permit EM_2020-0005 (Lee & Karahashi) to Replace Septic Tank, Located at 33625 Pacific Way, Fort Bragg (APN 017-060-04)
✅ 4ac) Adoption of Private Road Name RN_2020-0011 (Cerise Road) in Boonville, Finding it to be in Conformance with Mendocino County Code Sec. 18.16, Officially Naming the Private Road, and Directing Staff to Assign Addresses Accordingly
✅ 4ad ) Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the Chief Executive Officer or Designee to Submit a Grant Application and Agreement to the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development for the Cannabis Equity Grants Program for Local Jurisdictions Fiscal Year 2020-2021 for an Amount up to $5 Million Dollars for Purposes of Funding the Mendocino County Local Equity Program for an Additional Year and Approving the Reallocation of $5,000 from the Cannabis Program Budget as a Grant Match Investment to Mendocino County’s Cannabis Local Equity Program
✅ 4ae) Adoption of Resolution Approving Amendment Number 4 to Board of Supervisors Agreement Number 12-079/Department of Transportation Agreement Number 110123, with Willdan Engineering in the Amount of $56,917, for the Term Starting Upon Execution of this Amendment Through December 31, 2021, for Additional Professional Engineering Design Services for the Mattole River Bridge Replacement on Briceland Road, County Road 435, Milepost 0.63 (Whale Gulch Area)
✅ 4af) Approval of Mendocino County Investment Policy for Calendar Year 2021
✅ 4ag) Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Chief Executive Officer/Director of Emergency Services, Sheriff-Coroner / Assistant Director of Emergency Services, and/or Undersheriff to Execute for, and on Behalf of, Mendocino County Any Actions Necessary for Administration of the State Homeland Security Grant (FY20, FY21, FY22), the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG FY20, FY21, FY22) and the Emergency Management Performance Grant Supplemental (EMPG-S FY20)
5. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE AND DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS
✅ received, please note Mask Up Mendo Website 5a) Discussion and Possible Action Including an Update Associated with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19); and Provide Possible Direction Regarding Essential Services in Mendocino County, Operational Preparation and Response, and Associated Countywide Economic Impacts (Sponsor: Executive Office)
✅ approved 5b) Discussion and Possible Action Including Introduction and Waive Reading of an Ordinance Delegating Authority to Invest or Reinvest the Funds of the County and its Other Depositors in the County Treasury to the Treasurer for Calendar Year 2021 (Sponsor: Treasurer-Tax Collector)
✅ Approved as submitted, I voted no because I wanted to make sure that I understand the item and needed clarity on its departments and requested that it was brought back with more information 5c) Discussion and Possible Action Including Introduction and Waive Reading of an Ordinance Adding Chapter 2.39 of the County Code Creating a Public Safety Advisory Board (Sponsor: County Counsel)
✅ Direction to staff to add information to the website that contains project descriptions and updates, direction to ad hoc 5d) Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Presentation to the Board of Supervisors from the Mental Health Treatment Act Citizen's Oversight Committee on Progress Since the December 8, 2020 Update (Sponsor: Mental Health Treatment Act Citizen's Oversight Committee)
✅ Discussion regarding the reporting process and delay in contract and amendments, approved 5e) Discussion and Possible Action Including Approval of Retroactive Second Amendment to BOS Agreement No. 19-193 with Redwood Quality Management Company, Inc., to Increase the Amount from $27,797,494.06 to $37,390,461.14 and Extend the End Date Six Months to June 30, 2021, to Arrange and Pay for Medically Necessary Specialty Mental Health Services and Mental Health Services Act Programs to All Ages of Medi-Cal Beneficiaries and the Indigent Population, Effective July 1, 2019, Through June 30, 2021 (Sponsor: Health and Human Services Agency)
✅ no report 5f) Discussion and Possible Action Including Review, Adoption, Amendment, Consideration or Ratification of Legislation Pursuant to the Adopted Legislative Platform (Sponsor: Executive Office)
✅ report received 5g) Chief Executive Officer's Report (Sponsor: Executive Office)
6. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND MISCELLANEOUS
✅ Direction to return to a five-person body with one Supervisor appointing a commissioner with direction to County Counsel to bring back a method for appointing an alternate for each district 6a) Discussion and Possible Action Regarding the Composition of the Mendocino County Planning Commission (Sponsors: Supervisor Williams and Supervisor Haschak)
✅ Approved 6b) Discussion and Possible Action Including Authorization of Allocation of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) to the Mendocino County Inland Water and Power Commission (MCIWPC) to Continue the work for the Potential Licensing of the Potter Valley Project and Other Related Costs (Sponsors: Supervisor McGourty and Supervisor Mulheren)
✅ You guys can read my report on Sundays 6c) Supervisors’ Reports Regarding Board Special Assignments, Standing and Ad Hoc Committee Meetings, and Other Items of General Interest
7. BOARD OF DIRECTORS MATTERS
8. MODIFICATIONS TO AGENDA
✅ move forward with the process to do the testing 8a) Authorize Staff to Coordinate Anderson Valley Community Services District’s Access to Perform Preliminary Tests at County-Owned Fairgrounds in Boonville for Purpose of Determining Wastewater Alternative Project Location Feasibility (Sponsor: Supervisor Williams)
9. CLOSED SESSION
✅ pulled by the department 9a) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 - Conference with Labor Negotiator - Agency Negotiators: Carmel J. Angelo and William Schurtz; Employee Organization(s): All
10. COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED AND FILED
On Wednesday I attended my first Behavioral Health Advisory Board as a Supervisor. I have been attending those meetings while I was campaigning so it was good to be back again.
The City of Ukiah has contracted with Walk & Bike Mendocino to update their Active Transportation Plan, so I attended that meeting to weigh in on what I know the community has asked for. Also, I got an EBike as a Christmas Gift and I would love to have safer ways to get around town. Unfortunately, I missed the Measure B meeting because I was at an MTA Meeting, but here is the YouTube link so you can watch it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H6RNc8Xqrs I am still trying to figure out how the Measure B Committee works and I'm not on the Ad Hoc but I am trying to make sure I ask good questions so if you have feedback please let me know.
Did you know that you can write to the Mendocino Transit Authority and request routes that might be helpful It's called the Unmet Needs List. I am curious how many people reading this have ridden the MTA let me know why or why not.
I had a meeting about Tiny Houses and how they could fit in to the Mendocino County Zoning Code to create more housing in our rural community. If you are interested in Tiny Homes I suggest you check out Lindsey Wood on Youtube:
Wednesday the team from the County Project Homekey held a meeting. This was a community meeting to hear from the neighbors and gather feedback. They launched a website. I encourage you to check it out and ask questions and give your feedback. The team has thought of many things but I'm sure they would appreciate your ideas. More information is being added every week so please let me know if you see any key points missing. http://projecthomekeymendocino.org/
Every Thursday morning I start the day with "Coffee and Conversation" this is a half hour Zoom from 7:15a-7:45a, you can come as you are and there is no set agenda. We talk about whatever is on your mind. This Thursday we talked about the Project Homekey meeting and the future of Cannabis in Mendocino County.
During Thursdays Mendocino Business and Government Leaders meeting we spent much of our time discussing the vaccine roll out and talking about how we can remind people to make sure that they are still practicing good hygiene habits. Right now we are not meeting our minimum testing numbers with Optum Serve so we need to make sure that we are encouraging people to get tested so we don't lose this resource. Please look forward to more information on social media channels about testing and the Mask Up Mendo message and share with your friends.
For several years I have been on the Mendocino Advisory Board of the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay. I met with the team from Sonoma and Mendocino Counties to discuss my new role as a Supervisor. There are many resources available through this agency for both employers and job seekers so I look forward to sharing more information with you all.
I attended he Countywide Oversight Board for the Mendocino County Successor Agency. I hope to be appointed by the Board at our next regular meeting as the County of Mendocino Representative.
Friday morning I had the opportunity to talk with some of the folks from CalPellets the Mendocino Forest Products wood pellet plant in Calpella. We discussed the process that they have had with the Air Quality Control Board and want to work to schedule a field trip with the Climate Action Mendocino group to have some questions answered.
In the afternoon I met with two members of the Friends of the Ukiah Library to talk about the consultants that are doing a needs assessment of the Ukiah Library.
My other meetings on Friday afternoon included the North Coast Railroad Authority Special Closed Session meeting and a conversation on how to support pregnant women addicted to opioids and how we can work together as a community to build a better future for their children.
The most important news of the weekend though:
I became a GRANDMA!!
Baby Teagan Maria Mendoza was born 1/29/21 and she's the most perfect little angel you have ever seen!
Have a successful week!
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