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July 2022 Update

Posted on August 18, 2022 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (2433)

Hi, I’m Mo Mulheren the Second District Supervisor for the County of Mendocino.

 

 

Each month the Board members submit a written report that updates the other Board members and the community on the work that we are doing. I would also like to use this as an opportunity to share with you all events I’ve attended as well as other updates from our community. Here is a list of pertinent meetings and links so that you can look at websites or videos and of course reach out if you have additional questions.

 

 

July 1, 2022 – At our monthly MCAFD meeting we discussed the proposed Fire Sales Tax Measure, the ambulance JPA process, funding and SB443, discussion about the tracking of permits to Fire Districts from Planning and Building and better coordination between the districts and P&B.

 

 

July 6, 2022 – At the beginning of each month I meet with the City of Ukiah Mayor, City Manager and Deputy City Manager to discuss any issues that affect the County and the City of Ukiah in overlap. The City is currently embarking on several large streets projects including Dora Avenue reconstruction, a major slurry seal (coming in August) and community meetings regarding the Orr Street Bridge. You can read more about that project and provide feedback here: http://cityofukiah.com/orr-street-bridge-and-corridor-study/

 

 

I attended the Dept Head Meeting to hear an update re Planning & Building. They’ve been working to hire more staff and streamline processes. The Bella Vista housing development should be coming to the Planning Commission at the end of summer or this fall. Julia Krog our new Director of Planning and Building is working on providing more information to the public regarding ADU and funding opportunities you can find it on their webpage: https://www.mendocinocounty.org/government/planning-building-services

 

 

July 7, 2022 –I attended a Re-entry stakeholder meeting at the Grace Hudson Museum. This meeting was attended by the Inmate Services Staff, Public Defenders, Judge Pekin, New Life Health and Ukiah Recovery Center as well as someone from Social Services. The discussion was about an inmate that was seeking release from the Mendocino County Jail into a treatment program. The group discussed the best options moving forward and what could potentially be done for an inmate in this particular situation. This is an important exercise in collaboration between all the people that are involved in our justice system to try and achieve the best outcomes for incarcerated individuals.

 

 

I had a meeting with the new Director of the Boys and Girls Club, Kim Mercer. It was nice to have an update on the programming that the Ukiah Boys and Girls Club offers and brainstorm ways to get more attendance. My oldest daughter went to Boys and Girls Club when she was five and learned a lot of relationship building and had a safe place to be while I was working. If you would like to learn more about the Ukiah Boys and Girls Club, please visit their website: https://www.ukiahbgc.org/

 

 

I attended a County Parks meeting with Janelle Rau and Travis Scott from Visit Mendocino to discuss the marketing campaign they have been doing to help Parks and the Museum and to discuss what other options they can provide to assist the County with. We are talking about a collaboration with signage at the parks when they unveil their new branding and logo early next year. They will also continue to send out e-blasts as needed.

 

 

July 8, 2022 - Supervisor Gjerde and I met one more time to discuss bringing forward an agreement about how to fund future water projects if we were not going to bring it to the voters. We were unable to come to an agreement and both submitted separate memos. You can see mine here: https://mendocino.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=5719621&GUID=CC85D2C2-08A0-4898-95DD-35DB053435D3&Options=&Search=

 

 

July 11, 2022 - Staff was able to provide clarification about CSA 3 during the LAFCO meeting specific to the Sherwood Road Pilot Project. If you want to watch the whole meeting, you can tune in here: https://youtu.be/5vssv79U4D4

 

Otherwise here is the action and motion that were voted on.

 

The Commission will continue the Public Hearing and consider a Municipal Service Review (MSR) and Sphere of Influence (SOI) establishment study as required by LAFCo law. The final report includes written determinations on the level and scope of services provided by County Service Area No. 3 (CSA 3). RECOMMENDED ACTIONS: 1) Find the County Service Area No. 3 Municipal Service Review and Sphere of Influence Study is exempt from CEQA pursuant to 14 CCR §15061(b)(1) & (2), §15306, §15301(c), and §15269(b) & (c) and approve the Notice of Exemption for filing; and 2) Adopt LAFCo Resolution 2021-22-17, approving the County Service Area No. 3 Municipal Service Review and Sphere of Influence Study and establishing a Service Specific Sphere of Influence for CSA 3 that is limited to the future Sherwood Firewise Community Zone of Benefit for road maintenance of emergency access routes and designating an Area of Interest for the Ukiah Eastern Hills, Fire Service Gaps, and Water Service Gaps Study Areas.

 

The motion passed unanimously.

 

 

I had a meeting with Sean White to talk about the City of Ukiah Water Resources and future projects so that I can be updated on where the City is with water. The wells are running efficiently, the existing recycled water projects are running as expected and they are continuing to seek funding for the additional phase of recycled water that would go west from the softball fields, under the freeway and up Low Gap Road to provide recycled water to the schools, cemetery and golf course.

 

 

I went to a meeting about the Great Redwood Trail with California Coastal Conservancy and the City of Ukiah to discuss the existing trail and future plans of the trail by the City of Ukiah and introduce staff to the City staff that works on the grants.

 

 

July 12, 2022 - During the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting the Board moved forward with the consolidation of the Treasurer – Tax Collector and Auditor – Controller offices to one office, approved placing a ballot initative on the November Ballot to use ¼ of the sunsetting Measure B sales tax to fund Fire Prevention and Protection services by allocating funds to the 21 Fire Districts and Mendocino County Fire Safe Council with its over 50 neighborhood groups. The board also appointed Darcie Antle as the CEO for Mendocino County. Darcie is respected amongst her peers in municipal government and with affiliated agencies to be able to move the County forward during these tough economic times. I was appointed to join an Ad Hoc with Supervisor Williams regarding making sure we have a living wage for our employees and bring forward ideas about how to make that happen. We approved a contract with Cupples Construction for the build out of Phase 2 of Live Oak Apartments.

 

 

July 13, 2022 - I attended the Chief’s Meeting in Mendocino. They discussed the collaborative efforts of a recent coastal rescue and the preparations for the upcoming fire season.

 

I met with Mayor Norvell and attended a Coastal Commission meeting in Fort Bragg.

 

 

July 14, 2022 - I’m going to use this opportunity to remind you that you can check in with me every Thursday morning on Zoom for a meeting that I call Coffee and Conversation. I am online from 7:15am-7:45am to hear your questions or receive feedback.

 

 

July 15, 2022 - The Great Redwood Trail Agency had a very brief special meeting to Delegate Executive Director Authority to Coastal Conservancy Regional Manager Karyn Gear on an Interim basis Pursuant to Joint Powers Agreement by and between GRTA and the State Coastal Conservancy.

 

I was invited by AEDC to attend the CERF Network Planning Meeting. This is a four-county collaborative with Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. Their goal is to build an equitable and sustainable economy to foster long term economic resilience and transition to carbon neutral economy and produce a regional plan that supports a high-road economy, favors businesses that invest in their workforces, pay living wages and engage in environmentally sustainable business practices. They are currently seeking grant funding for $5 million for economic development over two years.

 

 

July 21, 2022 - I was able to attend the NACO Annual Conference, so the following dates share a very brief summary of the sessions that I attended. I did bring back a lot of literature so if there is something you have questions on, I may be able to provide that to you and as always, I am happy to discuss.

 

I attended the First-time attendee orientation, very helpful to try to juggle the schedule of meetings and events. Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee Meeting discussion re the Waters of the US rulemaking process, the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and innovations in the energy field. Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee where discussion was had regarding proposed platform changes for increasing funding and technical assistance to local municipalities due to changes in body camera storage and processing, using a locally driven process for Comprehensive Emergency Management, increase funding for the Emergency Management Performance Grant, ensure County involvement in the FEMA Strategic Policy and the creation of a National Standard for Emergency Management Programs, encourage Congress to Fund the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Incentive Grants for prevention, diversion and secure juvenile justice programs.

 

 

July 22, 2022 - I attended the Programs and Services Committee Meeting;

 

Rural Action Caucus Business Meeting; Naco Arts and Culture Commission Meeting;

 

Becoming an employer of choice: Leveraging Benefits to Attract Talent in a Tight Labor Market and the General Session followed by the NACO 2nd Vice President Candidates Forum.

 

 

July 23, 2022 – Meetings and workshops I attended; Leveraging Community Assets to Promote an Equitable Recovery in Rural America, Protective Leadership in Crisis: Supporting Your Community Through a Disaster, NACo Achievement Awards Luncheon, The Theory and Practice of Economic Development: Then and Now,

 

California Caucus Meeting, Women of NACo Reception and Annual Business Meeting

 

 

July 24, 2022- At this year’s Naco Annual Business Meeting and Election Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore and the resolutions were approved as follows and can be found on the NACo website: https://www.naco.org/advocacy/2022-policy-briefs

 

 

July 25, 2022 – I had the opportunity to attend the New Employee Orientation. It was nice to welcome our new employees to the team and hear which departments they were working in. We have a lot of opportunities right now please take a look at MendocinoCounty.Org/Jobs

 

 

July 26, 2022 – We had a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors. We had an update about the Covid-19 Business funding from West Company and their plan to distribute the funds to the community, we received an update about the Measure B Projects and Programs.

 

 

July 27, 2022 – There were a lot of updates at the BHAB meeting from Dr Miller, including that the PHF is moving forward with the Architects and that recruitments are ongoing. RQMC presented the current data dashboards and discussed that they are currently recruiting as well and try to stay aligned with the County. Attached to the meeting packet is the schedule for the Mendocino County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) & Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) Stakeholder Forum Schedule for 2022/2023. These meetings will be held throughout the County. Here is the link: https://www.mendocinocounty.org/government/health-and-human-services-agency/mental-health-services/mental-health-board

 

At this month's MTA meeting we discussed the upcoming meeting dates, the capital budget and wage table for Executive Level staff.

 

I was able to attend the tail end of the Russian River Confluence Meeting where we discussed community outreach meetings happening in September.

 

I attended the Clean Up Planning Meeting for the Streets to Creeks clean up in September 17, 2022.

 

 

July 28, 2022 – I attended a virtual Childhood Exploitation meeting by CAHTO Tribe. They were raising awareness about human trafficking and discussing local instances.

 

I met with Josh Metz the consultant hired by West Company to work on Mendocino County Economic Development. We discussed having goals and objectives to bring back to the Board for reporting.

 

 

July 30, 2022 – On Saturday some friends and I cleaned up a section of Orr Creek. It only took us a few hours but again many of the things we were cleaning up were items that were left out on sidewalks for free. I mentioned this in my report last month and would like to have this be part of an upcoming meeting on the impacts of homelessness in our community.

 

 

 

Additional Ad Hoc Info:

 

Tax Sharing Ad Hoc did not meet in June – pending information from consultant

 

expected to meet in August

 

 

Voucher and Adopt-A-Road Ad Hoc didn’t meet in July pending potential changes from MSWMA will regroup after MSWMA Board discussions

 

 

 

As always please feel free to email me at [email protected] or phone me at 707-391-3664 so we can discuss any one of these topics if you need more information. Also don’t forget I have a weekly opportunity to contact me on Zoom at Meeting ID 7079548230 Password LOCAL707 Thursday mornings at 7:15a-7:45a

Monthly Update June 2022

Posted on July 26, 2022 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (1361)

 

Hi, I’m Mo Mulheren the Second District Supervisor. 

 

Each month the Board members submit a written report that updates the other Board members and the community on the work that we are doing. I would also like to use this as an opportunity to share with you all events I’ve attended as well as other updates from our community. Here is a list of pertinent meetings and links so that you can look at websites or videos and of course reach out if you have additional questions.

 

6/1/22 The first Wednesday of the month I meet with the City of Ukiah City Manager and the Mayor to discuss issues that affect the 2nd District. In June we discussed the need to improve the services from Mendo Recycle which is a Board that Mayor Brown and I both sit on. 

 

I attended the Library Strategic Planning Meeting. They are trying to plan for the future community needs as well as discussing ways to improve current services. There was a lot of discussion on ways to get the word out about the services that are currently provided.

 

The Stepping Up Meeting is an initiative to have inmates being release from custody have the best foot forward through mental health, social services and probation coordination. They have been working to develop a one sheet that will provide relevant services to be able to give to inmates when they are released

 

6/2/22

Every Thursday I host a meeting on Zoom called Coffee and Conversation where folks can come and speak about whatever is on their mind. We had conversations about brush mitigation for cannabis cultivators as well as trash and conversations about homelessness and what’re the County outreach teams are focusing. 

 

MendoRecycle or MSWMA is currently undergoing some challenges. I am on an Ad Hoc of that Board with City of Ukiah Mayor Jim Brown so we met with Interim GM Tom Varga to discuss possible next steps. Attempts to recruit a full time GM have not been successful so we are currently reviewing alternative means of providing the services in a way that will meet community expectations.

 

This month I completed my last class with CSAC Leadership Institute called Managing Conflict. I’m grateful for the opportunity to gather with Mendo and Lake employees and new Supervisors to receive these trainings. 

 

100 Women Strong is a community group that offers local non-profits the opportunity to share their story and then receive a generous donation. In June the three non-profits that were presented were Building Bridges, United Disaster Services of Northern California    and Shanel Valley Academy all very worthy causes. Building Bridges serves our homeless community in Mendocino County. Shanel Valley Academy is the new school in Hopland and this quarters recipient of $11,000 was United Disaster Relief Services which provides support to Mendocino County and beyond during times of hardship related to Fire, flood and other emergencies. 

 

6/3/22

Once a month Supervisor Williams and I have been meeting as the MCAFD to work on Fire services issues regarding funding and communication within the County. Our fire services are under resources and I am happy to provide support. Our June meeting focused on the TOT Contracts and issues regarding permits from Planning and Building that some of our smaller departments are experiencing as well as an upcoming BOS agenda item regarding Ambulance service. 

 

After the Fire meeting I headed to the Mendocino Village to watch the screening of Lady Buds. I actually own several copies of this movie and have already watched it. I really wanted to go and hear panel of speakers and to hear from the audience about how the cannabis industry is going. Several speakers that were featured in the movie talked about how they had to pivot their business and one from Humboldt County discussed using her property for hip camp. Distribution, taxes and of course getting through the permitting process were the other hot topics.

 

6/5/22

During COVID I started a birthday tradition of doing a food drive for my Birthday which of course I have continued. Here in Ukiah our food bank is able to leverage donations from the grocery stores and a small budget to make the staples go farther. The food drive is focused on gathering other items such as cake mix and frosting and spices to go along with the staples. If you have the means please consider donations to your local food bank. 

 

6/6/22

At the Mendo LAFCO meeting the commission conducted a public hearing on CSA3 and discussed the upcoming budget and work plan. These meetings are held on Zoom and televised on the Mendocino County Video page on YouTube. 

 

I was invited along with Supervisor McGourty to a meeting by Julie Golden about the Great Redwood Trail expansion to Redwood Valley. Two City of Ukiah employees, about a dozen property owners and Supervisor McGourty by telephone also attended. Supervisor McGourty and I both advocated for expansion of the GRT during our campaigns. Effective July 1 the North Coast Railroad Authority Board will officially become the GRTAgency Board. The explanation of the trail will bring much needed tourism dollars to inland Mendocino County and the majority of that proposed expansion is in the 1st District, because the 2nd District section of the trail is complete I will be participating in these discussions to help share the strengths and challenges and try to balance concerns of the property owners with community benefit. Many Redwood Valley and Lake Mendocino Drive residents that k have spoke. To are excited about the opportunity to be able to commute to work safely on the GRT with their eBikes. 

 

6/7/22

On Tuesday I assisted the Sheriffs Office in identifying the abandoned railroad tracks from Brush to Kunzler Ranch Road as a no trespassing zone. The North Coast Railroad Agency did not have a budget to maintain the area for fire safety and security so it has been fenced off until the trail moves forward. 

 

During our Supervisor Meeting we discussed the County budget which has about a $7 million short fall due to a health insurance plan deficit, lower than expected cannabis tax income and the mandated expansion of our County jail.  

 

6/8/22 

BOS Budget Hearings continued for a second day. The Board was adamant that Department Heads need to identify the reason for vacant positions over 18 months. I personally am concerned that as one of our County’s largest employers the fact that we have so many unfilled position does not look good to future industries that may want to relocate or expand here. Also if the work is being done without those positions filled then we should pay the employees that are doing the work. I look forward to hearing back about these positions as well as receiving a report about health insurance options. Over the time that Mendocino County has self-funded it’s health insurance plans there have been ups and downs where sometimes there was a large increase in rates and sometimes no increase at all depending on the health needs of our employee members. The inconsistency doesn’t leave the BOS many options when we are relying only on our own pool of employees. I will say that this does or at least should encourage this Board and future Boards to emphasize upstream initiatives to make sure our employees are leading healthy and active lifestyles for themselves, their families and their fellow employees. 

 

6/9/22

Every Thursday I have a meeting called Coffee and Convo. This week the topics hadn’t changed much; we talked about cannabis brush mitigation and the disbandment of the homeless encampment on Brush Street. I sought three quotes for an estimate to clean up that site and the only company to respond was the company that the State uses for clean ups and it was a price tag of $291,000, clearly that’s not something Mendocino County can afford so I will seek alternatives. 

 

During our Monthly Parks Ad Hoc we discussed the upcoming budget, Supervisor McGourty and I were able to get the other Supervisors to agree to have the parks budget be a specific line item, get some funds to clean up some of the tree issues that present a liability to the County and we will continue to work with staff to find revenue streams to facilitate keeping these community open spaces available. 

 

I was invited to the Ukiah Recovery Center for a tour. Ukiah Recovery is an inpatient detox and rehabilitation center for misuse of substances. It’s a closed campus so I appreciated the opportunity to receive an update and take a tour. The last time I was there was during the opening when I was on the City Council so it was nice to see that the maintenance and upkeep are doing well and that the kitchen is still going strong. I personally appreciate the work that URC and the team does, if you or a friend/family member are seeking treatment this is a good local option to research. 

 

HHW&Illegal Dumping -MSWMA conversation with Amber and Howard from DOT to discuss alternative ways to use the Mendo Recycle dollars to clean up illegal dumps and still collect the household hazardous waste. This meeting provides me with a historical perspective from the County side that is important as a member of the ad Hoc with City of Ukiah Mayor Jim Brown. 

 

6/10/22 

The people at the Brush Street Encampment were offered one more opportunity to retrieve their possessions under supervision. I met with MCSO and the City of Ukiah on the site during that time to see if the City of Ukiah might be able to help with the clean up for a lot less money. 

 

I spent about 30 minutes on the phone for a Tobacco Survey. The questions were generally about tobacco use impacting my life and the life of those in the community. One thing that I’ve been very vocal about is that we aren’t spending time finding out why kids are using vape or chew etc in the first place. This is that Upstream theory of giving them the tools to handle anxiety and peer pressure before tobacco every plays a role in their lives. We could do a lot better as a community with more resiliency training for our youth. 

 

6/11/22

On Saturday I went to the Mendocino County Museum in Willits for a Reception honoring its founders and showing the current exhibits. Our Museum is a County treasure, please make a commitment to visit once a quarter. 

 

6/13/22

I had a couple of meetings today that were sports related. Supervisor McGourty and I met with some folks that were hoping the County could take over the tennis courts in Redwood Valley. It’s currently under escrow and the County doesn’t have capacity to bring on any other parks facilities. 

We also met with a group of people that would like to have a pickle ball court and are looking at a County park or City of Ukiah park to do that. Pickle ball is currently a very popular sport. A project like this would need collaborative support front he jurisdictions as well as community sponsors. I look forward to sharing more information and hosting some community meetings regarding future opportunities for our parks. 

 

6/15/22

I went on Mari Rodin’s radio show re sales tax discussion that the Board of Supervisors is having. Her radio show is called Citizen U on KZYX, we discussed the progress of the Measure B funds in the last year and a half, as well as what the fire and water sales tax funds could potentially be used for. 

 

After the radio show I went to Anderson Valley for the MCAFD Fire Meeting, we discussed amongst the Fire District Board appointees what a potential fire tax revenue stream could mean to their departments. There was good conversation and some negotiation amongst the districts and they came up with a percentage  of 40% base funds to each of the 22 fire districts and then 60% divided by population. I am grateful for their work and communication during this process. 

 

Visit Mendocino County is hosting a series of Meet and Greet networking mixers for those in the hospitality industry. Hoteliers, restaurants, breweries, wineries etc were invited to Rivino to discuss how the industry is going and how to move forward after the pandemic. Those that attended were grateful for the marketing support and the opportunity to meet each other to build relationships. 

 

6/16/22

During my Coffee and Conversation this Thursday we talked about how to incentivize and encourage more employability amongst our residents as well as cannabis and homelessness. This is an open meeting every Thursday morning at 7:15a-7:45a

 

During the pandemic I started a meeting where local leaders and business relationships could meet to discuss their needs; this meeting is called Mendo Business & Government Leaders and I’ve continued to host these meetings as a County Supervisor. Dr Coren discussed that Covid cases are up, hospitalizations remain handleable. Some businesses are going back to masks and there was a request for PH to possibly  bring the dashboard back. There were no additional funding announcements besides the grants available through EDFC. 

 

6/16/22

MSMWA FB hazmat will be in Ukiah this month and next month Willits Solid Waste will help it be at the Caspar. DMV Certification of vehicle issue has been resolved thanks to Sally. The team still needs to work on finding replacements for the trucks because of the Air Resources Board CARB Regulations due by the end of year.

 

I went on a tour of new dispensary on South State Street in Ukiah. This will be the same owner as Mountain Mikes pizza and he is looking for local cultivators to stock in the store. It will be a Cookies dispensary which is a large brand that the owner is hoping to draw tourists with. 

 

I went to the Redwood Valley Fire Board Meeting on Thursday night to discuss the potential tax being discussed by the Board of Supervisors. At this time the RV Fire Department has decided not to move forward with a parcel tax and instead focus on the sales tax instead.

 

6/17/22

I met with City of Ukiah parks department at the abandoned railroad on Brush Street at 5am along with a clean up team from MCAVN. We worked to get some of the larger items out of the site as well as propane canisters. MCAVN picked up over 7,000 syringes. The environmental damage that this encampment has done is an important community conversation about making sure encampments aren’t allowed to take hold and grow. I have commented many times on social media that the majority of items in the camp were things that people left for free on the sidewalks and I would love to have a community commitment to either donate items or throw things in the trash so they don’t end up in our creeks. 

 

The Workforce Alliance of the North Bay meets quarterly and serves Mendocino, Napa, Lake and Marin Counties. We met to discuss the upcoming budget and hear reports about career services in each county. The CareerPoint center for Mendocino County is located at 2550 North State Street. 

 

6/19/22

Father’s Day was the first Sunday in the Park. I’m happy to be able to be back volunteering for the Greater Ukiah Business and Tourism Alliance wine and beer booth 

 

 

6/20/22 

The Great Redwood Trail Agency is hiring staff to be able to run the public meetings and launch next steps for the trail agency. The North Coast Railroad Authority officially changes to the Great Redwood Trail Agency on July 1st, 2022. 

 

6/21/22

At our regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors we recognized our employees that have served between 15-40 years, approved Behavioral Health and Recovery Services contracts for our community specialty mental health services for those that are Medi-Cal eligible. 

 

6/22/22

The MSWMA Board had a Special meeting to discuss the findings of the ad hoc on the search for a new General Manager. 

 

 

 

6/23/22

A local citizens group had a meeting about sanctioned homeless encampments at Barra in Redwood Valley. They invited the service providers that manage other encampments and the security of several encampments in Sonoma County. They described the lessons learned from operating these encampments. I attended this meeting to learn what they were sharing about the strengths and challenges. Locally we have a group of our Homeless Continuum of Care that has looked in to encampments in the past but has decided to focus on a housing first model of getting people in to housing. 

 

The Tax Sharing Ad hoc met with the City representatives to discuss possible agreements and next steps between the agencies to evaluate the financial impacts of annexation for our agencies and communities. 

 

The Ukiah Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability agency met to discuss the upcoming budget, streamflow and groundwater monitoring contracts, and grant opportunities. 

 

6/24/22

On Friday I attended a full day Opioid Summit. This was presented by County Behavioral Health and our partners that serve those with opioid misuse issues. Many of the speakers spoke about harm reduction efforts, catching people upstream, changes with the laws and the need for housing. 

 

As requested by the Board during our 6/21/22 meeting I had a brainstorming session with Gjerde re water funding for our community as it related to my proposal to use a portion of the sunsetting Measure B funds. We were unable to agree on a General Fund funding source that would match the $2 million that would have been brought in if we transitioned that sales tax and asked the voters to approve using it for water. 

 

6/25/22

On Saturday I attended the Mendocino Cannabis Producers Guild Event in Laytonville. I spoke with the cultivators about their concerns with the County permitting system, the amount of taxes that they pay and working with distributors. Some have been able to navigate and work within the systems that they’ve been presented with other have had many hurdles in front of them. I personally am glad that they are continuing their efforts to support the legacy cannabis industry in Mendocino County. 

 

6/27/22

I had a variety of meetings today including a Jail update with Kate Feigin on the new initiatives to reduce recidivism in our jail, a Brush Street Homeless Debriefing with MCSO and the Social Services and Behavioral Health Directors to discuss strengths and challenges of that process, as well as a monthly scheduled check in with Darcie Antle the Interim CEO to go over any concerns that didn’t have an urgent need to be addressed. 

 

6/29/22

I attended a Ukiah Women in Business Planning Meeting. Met with Tom Varga and Ukiah Mayor Jim Brown regarding Tom’s contract with MSWMA. He will continue on in a limited basis while the Board discusses next steps. 

 

6/30/22

No one attended my Coffee and Conversation meeting today but I still hold the space. This is free to anyone to attend and is virtual on Zoom Meeting ID 7079548230 and Password LOCAL707

I attended the RCRC Legislative Call-In session to hear legislative platform updates. 

The Trash Pilot Program Ad Hoc regarding the opportunity to provide trash vouchers to those in our community that might income qualify. We are going to receive a report next month of how many residents this would be able to assist. 

 

In 2019 the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors heard from Chris Brokate and Luca Szabo of Clean River Alliance about incorporating a homeless trash program in Ukiah. At the time there was not Board support to move the item forward. In April of 2021, Supervisors Mulheren and Williams sought Board Support to do community outreach and develop a plan. This would be a self-sustaining humanitarian and environmental effort that allows homeless individuals an opportunity to live with more cleanliness and benefits the entire community of Ukiah. The City of Ukiah, and many homeless service providers had previously acknowledged that homeless trash is a problem in our community causing harm to our waterways and environment. Through a coordinated effort it is possible to create a program in which homeless individuals have a known location to leave bagged trash for pick up. Supervisor Mulheren was asked to bring back a report of specific agencies collaborating, a schedule for pick up and an action plan for the Second District to be used as a pilot program that could then be replicated throughout the County. 

 

This report is an update to the Board of Supervisors from Supervisor Mulheren. 

 

I spent much of 2021 trying to coordinate a regular trash clean up schedule with the homeless service providers that were part of the discussion in 2019. Unfortunately, due to covid and personnel shortages they were not able to engage. At the end of the year, I decided to purchase a truck and start the program on my own.

 

I had a friend help me create a map of known camp locations to have trash staged. The City of Ukiah, County of Mendocino Adopt-A-Road and a private business owner helped supply the trash bags that were used to start the program. The bags were easily identifiable orange trash bags. This was a way to let everyone that was working on the program know that it was trash and not someone’s belongings. Homeless individuals were advised to bag any trash and stage it at the locations on the map and it would be picked up. With support from the City of Ukiah I was able to pick up trash a few times a week. The total that I spent at the transfer station for the six-month pilot was under $500. I also utilized a private dumpster as well as some City of Ukiah dumpsters. The City spent roughly 4 person hrs a week and utilized City dumpsters and the transfer station. 

 

What I want to share about this project is that the majority of people that are living in homeless encampments want to help keep the area clean. I had women that would spend the day gathering trash and bringing it to the staging location. One young man would come and help me load my truck so that I could take it to the transfer station. A really big challenge is that some people that live in encampments are collectors of abandoned items. They will often visit “Free” boxes on the sidewalk and collect those items and take them back to encampment in addition to food and drink packaging I often found shower heads, nightlights, teddy bears etc. I did some outreach to our community to ask if they would be willing to stop putting items out on the sidewalk for free. I didn’t get a positive response; many people think that they are just doing something helpful to their neighbors by leaving these items out. This comes at a huge cost to our community. The one vendor that responded to my request for quotes to clean up the encampment on Brush Street was close to $300,000 a far cry from my transfer station fees and the City crews time. 

 

It is clear to me that having trash staged in a way that it can be regularly picked up doesn’t happen for free, but it is more efficient and less expensive than cleaning up encampments that are disbanded. Through this process I was able to do outreach to our local service providers to talk about the importance of trash collection where we know that people are located. We also discussed the importance of having items returned either for laundering or disposal. What is more complicated are the “Free” boxes or individuals that personally bring items to the encampments. That is an important conversation around the cost of homelessness and the trash in our community. 

 

       The County Homeless Outreach Team has been working with the Ukiah Police Department and Mendocino County Sheriffs Office to create a protocol for encampment disbandment of camps with five persons or more, in the meantime I’d like to continue making sure we can get the trash picked up at various locations. Without the help of the City of Ukiah Parks and Streets crews I would not have been able to keep up on disposing of the quantity of trash at the location of the Brush Street encampment, so I’d like to thank them as well as City Manager Sangiacomo for their efforts in helping keep our community clean. 

 

If there are any communities that would like to know more about this program, please email me at [email protected]

 


Monthly Update May 2022

Posted on June 15, 2022 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (1786)

Hi, I’m Mo Mulheren the Second District Supervisor.

 

Each month the Board members submit a written report that updates the other Board members and the community on the work that we are doing. I would also like to use this as an opportunity to share with you all events I’ve attended as well as other updates from our community. Here is a list of pertinent meetings and links so that you can look at websites or videos and of course reach out if you have additional questions.

 

At the beginning of the month County IT made the switch to Microsoft Outlook. I am hoping this will make it easier to search and archive emails which was a challenge with the other system. Using the mobile Microsoft applications will also make it more efficient to work from wherever I am, County Office, IPad, Home Office, or my cell phone. As you know being a County Supervisor is a 24/7 job, I have an album on my @Mo4Mendo Facebook page that shows a little bit about where I am working from just to give context.

 

Every Thursday morning I start my day with a Zoom Meeting I call “Coffee and Conversation”. The Meeting ID is 7079548230 and the password is LOCAL707. I hope you will consider joining and asking your questions about what is happening in Mendocino County.

 

May 2nd LAFCO

LAFCO meetings are still on Zoom but the commissioners would like to go back to in person soon. We discussed the upcoming work plan and budget for next fiscal year.

 

May 3rd BOS Meeting: at this meeting we recognized the work that our team members do through three proclamations, one for Public Service Week, one for National Police Week and one for National Correction Officers Week. We also approved the Ag Pass program to allow small business owners to have access to the farms in the event of an emergency. We also reviewed and approved the Juvenile Justice Coordination Plan and Approve the agreement with AECOM Technical Services, Inc to provide the Construction Management Services to complete the Measure B Psychiatric Health Facility at 131 Whitmore Lane, expected year of completion 2025.

 

May 4th Mendocino County - City of Ukiah Second District Meeting. On the first Wednesday of the month I meet with Mayor Jim Brown and the city manager for the City Of Ukiah. This helps connect the county and the city so that we don’t duplicate efforts and we understand important discussions and initiatives incurred occurring in each others agencies.

 

May 4th Walking Wednesday- I started a “Walking Moai” with the Blue Zones Project. A Moai is a group of 5-10 people that connect through a healthy activity like walking or volunteering. Connecting with the community are key in my life. Our mental and physical health improve by getting outdoors. Please contact the Blue Zones Project of Mendocino County to learn how to create a Moai in your neighborhood.

 

May 10th CEO/CAO Ad Hoc Discussion - We had to update the CEO/CAO Ad Hoc item to bring it back to the Board for the final decision, at this time I don’t have anything different to add than what was proposed which is the Board having more direct contact with Department Heads and their evaluations.

 

May 10th Mental Health Data Reports Ad Hoc - We had a meeting to review the Mental Health Data Reports to try and provide information about outcomes to our community. It’s very challenging in that no agencies across the State have such a report. RQMC analyses and posts data on the shared website of all of our service providers. Here is the link in case you need it: https://www.rqmc.org/

 

May 11th Fire Chiefs Meeting in Hopland, I attended the Fire Chiefs meeting in Hopland. We received a presentation on Emergency services and had a round robin conversation about the challenges the departments face with more calls and less volunteers.

 

May 12th Coffee and Conversation, this is a good place to remind you that every Thursday morning between 7:15a-7:45a I have a meeting on Zoom. This is your opportunity to bring to me any issues or questions or share successes that are happening in our communities.

 

May 12th Monthly Parks Ad Hoc Committee - The Parks Ad Hoc meets monthly with staff to get updates on the maintenance, outreach and repairs. We were discussing the needs going in to budget hearings. We realize there are way more projects than dollars so that will be a challenging conversation but we can’t retain the parks and not fund the repairs or at least maintain them. We continue to do outreach and seek possible partnerships with organizations like the City of Ukiah and volunteer groups in our communities.

 

May 12th Tax Sharing Ad Hoc - The Tax Sharing Ad Hoc of Supervisor Gjerde and myself met with the City Manager of Willits, City Manager of Ukiah and their team members as well as County Executive Staff. We are trying to keep it as simple as possible so that if the Cities in our County need to annex there is a simplified process. All of the cities have agreed to this simplified approach and the County would like some time to consider the process.

 

May 12th Adopt-A-Road Pilot Program - I am working with County Staff and Supervisor Gjerde to enhance the Adopt-A-Road Program. We have volunteers throughout the County that want to clean up illegal dumps and the program would essentially cover their disposal fees. Through this conversation we decided that it wasn’t a fit with the Adopt-A-Road Program but could be a stand alone program called Clean Mendocino. It needs to go before the MSWMA Board for discussion before it comes back to the Supes.

 

May 12th Special IWPC Meeting - Closed session discussion with legal council regarding the PG&E relicensing. Open session updates on committees and a PVP proposed ballot measure, raising of the Coyote Valley Dam and the Coho Salmon and Steelhead. If you are reading this please take some time to understand what the Potter Valley project and Increased capacity to Lake Mendocino mean to our economy. Here is a link: https://mendoiwpc.com/our-shared-water/

 

May 13th MCAFD Special Meeting- We had a special meeting of the Fire/EMS Ad Hoc and our fire partners to discuss the possibility of bringing a Fire Sales Tax Initiative forward to the Board, Discussion of the Fire Training Structures and how to get them placed and EMS services funding in the County.

 

May 15th Extension of the City View Trail - I attended the Grand Opening of the new section of the “City View Trail” in Low Gap Park. I encourage you to check it out. Here is a link to the maps: https://mendotrails.org/trails/low-gap-park-trails/

 

May 15th RCS Foster Care Awareness Event - I attended the RCS Foster Care Month event to raise awareness for connected communities to our Foster Kids. It was unfortunately poorly attended but I had a great time meeting the people in their booths and talking with the kids. Resource families are so important for our kids.

 

May 17th BOS Meeting - Receive a presentation of the BID and a future Mendocino County Water Agency. Have a kick off discussion to tie the Sales Tax conversations together for the Boar, contemplate combining fire and water and spreading the resources County wide.

 

May 18th Ukiah Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency Workshop - Discussion of Drought Concerns, You can watch the YouTube link here: https://youtu.be/RHzshVA3o0s

 

May 18th Meet re Brush Street Homeless Encampment clean up options I met with some potential contractors to discuss the possible cost of cleaning up the Brush Street homeless Encampment.

 

May 19th MSWMA Meeting - Meet to discuss possible candidates for General Manager and it is not looking good. Only one qualified candidate from out of State, looking at alternative options.

 

May 19th Rivino Fire Survivor Event - I was honored to present the Volunteer of the Year awards to United Disaster Relief at this year’s Fire Survivor Reunion Event.

 

May 20th FB Blue Economy Summit - I went to Fort Bragg to listen in on the Blue Economy Summit. Although its out of my district I think its important that every Supervisor understand the concerns of our entire County. Changing environments and environmental standards make this economy tough but they are working on innovative ideas!

 

May 20th Meet with Julia Krog to discuss constituent concerns - There were some concerns with Planning and Building so I met with Director Krog. I find it more efficient to have one meeting and discuss issues. Our department heads are very responsive to the needs of our constituents. I realize nothing happens fast enough especially when you are working through Government but our team is trying to get things through as quickly as possible.

 

May 21st and 22nd Andie’s SPACE show - This one is not on County time but I wanted to say I am grateful to SPACE and all of their sponsors for providing out youth with an outlet for their creativity. My daughter Andie was in three shows this weekend, every one was a little unique and the kids loved it.

 

May 23rd GRTA Board of Directors The GRTA Board meets to discuss the dissolution of NCRA and the creation of the new Great Redwood Trail Board. We hope to have a staff member on Board soon as the project officially kicks of July 1.

 

May 23rd Arbor to talk about nitrous oxide ban in tobacco shops - I went to the youth Council at the Arbor. They would like to bring a Nitrous Oxide ban in tobacco shops in the Unincorporated County to the Board. Because summer vacation is about to begin it may take some time. The City of Ukiah has already approved a ban.

 

May 24th Meet with a member of the community about a future business idea. If you have something you’d like to talk about please reach out I’m happy to hear your thoughts.

 

May 25th BHAB Board

Public Comment: NewLife.Health facility that offers Addiction support services came to talk about the services they are offering to make the community aware that they are open and accepting new patients. We need members on BHAB please consider joining!

Bring a flyer to local farmers markets, Big Times and other events to try and recruit membership Dr Miller - Contracts with the service providers will be going to the Board of Supervisors. RQMC will still continue as the ASO but there will be more direct collaboration with the County to the service providers

We are spending about $3 million a year on LPS conservatorships and that’s for about 60-64 persons and that will increase if California Care Court is approved. We are going through many audits MHSA program, MHSA finance, EQRO audit, Medical Audit, Triennial Audit, SUDT Cost report audit and that has taken up a lot of staff time. It seems that the State is catching up after COVID, so far the feedback has been positive

County Mental Health is trying to work more collaboratively with our Tribal Communities to create more collaboration.

 

May 26th

Russian River Watershed Association - High School Video Contest tonight

20/21 Work Plan Wrap Up of Our Water Our World. Promotion of less toxic gardening, DEA Take Back event on April 30th was successful

 

 

Weekly Update #16 - April 19, 2022

Posted on April 19, 2022 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (5415)

Hey friends! I’m Mo Mulheren Second District Supervisor for the County of Mendocino. Each week I put out a written report of the projects I’ve been working on and meetings I’ve been attending. This is a brief summary, or highlights if you will, just to let people know the topics that I am working on and if you are interested give you the opportunity to connect with me about these topics.

 

Once a month the Ukiah Main Street Program has a meeting for the Downtown merchants to discuss upcoming promotions and challenges that they may be having in the district. The Ukiah Downtown District is from Oak Street to Main Street and north to Norton Street, South to Gobbi Street. Unfortunately there will not be a Taste of Downtown next year they are hoping that they will get volunteers that would like to see this event come back attend meetings and start a committee. This event has been happening for decades and there are people for pro and con, from the sense of community and the window shopping to the con of it being called a “drunk fest”. Do you want to bring the Taste back? Reach out to Katrina and join the committee. There are great things happening this summer of course the First Friday Art Walk, Car Show, Sidewalk sales, Farmers Market etc. Take stroll and enjoy our Downtown.

Of course I was making sure to submit my Supervisors Report to the Clerk of the Board to be published with the agenda, that updates the Community with all of the work I’m doing on my assignments and ad hocs.

I did attend a Ukiah Earth Day Tire Amnesty planning meeting. This will be held in conjunction with the Ukiah Earth Day event at the Railroad Depot. Ukiah Valley residents can bring up to 9 tires to the event for recycling, they are instructed to enter from Clay Street and exit out of Perkins Street. The Ukiah High School Wrestling team will be assisting with unloading the tires. The City for Ukiah and Walk and Bike Mendocino will be providing painting projects and litter clean up opportunities for any residents that would like to join in. Visit the City of Ukiah Rec page for more info.

At the Transit Productivity Committee, which is a joint effort of MCOG Ad Hoc and MTA Ad Hoc to discuss any challenges we are having with public transportation. The major concerns persist, inability to hire qualified drivers and low public confidence in taking community transportation due to COVID concerns.

Every Thursday morning I start my day with something I call Coffee and Conversation. This is an opportunity for you to come and chat with me about whatever is on your mind. I am on Zoom at Meeting ID 7079548230 and Password LOCAL707

I joined the Inland Housing Action Team Meeting. They mostly discussed challenges to developers to build in California with lack of work force, expenses of materials and stringent regulations in California.

We had a meeting with Jared Huffman about Potter Valley Project, there were members from the water districts, the Supervisor Ad Hoc as well as the City of Ukiah Ad Hoc. There is still a lot in the air with the PG&E property, the needs of the Russian and Eel Rivers. Congressman Huffman stressed the need to collaborate with all of the parties. There were many questions about the studies to support restoration of Salmon and whether or not they would be successful in the water. I know you guys hate it when I say this but there will be more to come. Happy to discuss further just hop on to my Thursday meeting or give me a call 7073913664

I also went in to the Low Gap campus to review Chambers technology and see if I have concerns. But of course I did not.

 

Bright and early Friday morning we had a CDBG grant meeting to discuss scope of clean up in Covelo. Unfortunately we got about half of the grant so we will have to adjust the work plan and wanted to have a conversation with the partners so that everyone understood before the item went forward to the board on the Consent calendar next week.

Ok this is a personal thing but I wanted to just mention that I got to sub for Zumba at Young for Life. I mixed it up and did Country Fusion but there were about 15 differently abled adults learning how to boot scoot and electric slide their way to health and wellness. Although most of the folks do wear masks you could certainly see the smiles in their eyes.�� That’s not a Supervisor thing I just wanted to share something lovely that happened during my week.

 

On Saturday I went on a field trip to Fort Bragg to the Mitchell Creek Neighborhood to visit the cannabis project that was seeking a repeal of the Planning commission determination against their Cannabis Accommodating District. It helped me when reviewing the item to see the project on the ground as well as study the neighborhood at a ground level.

 

I hope you get to spend time with your family on Sunday for Easter.

 

Monday was a long day of Agenda prep to prepare for Tuesdays meeting. Tuesdays agenda as 1,663 pages of information so my process includes looking at the agenda items the day they come out (Thursdays) , throughout the weekend and then preparing the bulk of my notes and questions on Monday. Often times if I have a question I go directly to staff so if you ever have a question on an agenda item always feel free to pull the item during the public meeting or send me a text over the weekend and I’ll try to get you an answer.

 

As always these are just my notes on the board meeting and not the official public record.

 

April 19, 2022 Board of Supervisors

AGENDA

1. OPEN SESSION (9:00 A.M.)

1a) Roll Call

1b) Pledge of Allegiance

2. PUBLIC EXPRESSION

2a) Public Expression

3. CONSENT CALENDAR

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

3a) Recognition of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan Developed for the Hopland Area (Sponsor: Supervisor McGourty) Recommended Action: Recognize the Community Wildfire Protection Plan Developed for the Hopland area; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: 2022_1_6.Hopland CWPP DRAFT 21

Approved

3b) Adoption of Proclamation Recognizing May 2022 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Mendocino County (Sponsors: Supervisor Mulheren and Behavioral Health) Recommended Action: Adopt Proclamation recognizing May 2022 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Mendocino County; and authorize Chair to sign same. Mental Health Month Proclamation 2022 Flyer for Manzanita May Summit 2022 Attachments:

Approved, please review the flyer and consider participating in the Mental Health Summit

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

3c) Approval of Request by Fort Bragg Fire Protection Authority to Reallocate a Portion of the $90,909.10 of One-Time Pacific Gas and Electric Disaster Settlement Funds, Previously Approved by the Board of Supervisors for Purchase of Structural and Wildland Gear and Equipment, To Include Purchase of New Portable Radios Recommended Action: Approve request by Fort Bragg Fire Protection Authority to reallocate a portion of the $90,909.10 of one-time Pacific Gas and Electric disaster settlement funds, previously approved by the Board of Supervisors for purchase of structural and wildland gear and equipment, to include purchase of new portable radios. Attachments: Fort Bragg FPA, $90,909.10 - Reallocation Proposal

Approved

3d) Approval of Agreement with Cloverdale Health Care District in the Amount of $25,000 from One-Time Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Disaster Settlement Funds to Purchase Transport Emergency Medical Services Equipment and Supplies, Effective Upon Full Execution through December 31, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve Agreement with Cloverdale Health Care District in the amount of $25,000 from one-time Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Disaster Settlement Funds to purchase transport Emergency Medical Services Equipment and Supplies, effective upon full execution through December 31, 2022; authorize the Chief Executive Officer or designee to sign amendments that do not increase the total contracted amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Cloverdale Health Care District, $25,000

Approved

3e) Approval of Agreement with South Coast Fire Protection District in the Amount of $45,454.55 from One-Time Pacific Gas and Electric Disaster Settlement Funds for Purchase of Equipment and Supplies, Effective Upon Full Execution through December 31, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve Agreement with South Coast Fire Protection District in the amount of $45,454.55 from one-time Pacific Gas and Electric disaster settlement funds for purchase of equipment and supplies, effective upon full execution through December 31, 2022; authorize the Chief Executive Officer, or designee to sign amendments that do not increase the total contracted amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: South Coast Fire Protection District, $45,454.55

Approved

3f) Approval of Agreement with Ukiah Valley Fire Authority in the Amount of $90,909.10 from One-Time Pacific Gas and Electric Disaster Settlement Funds for Purchase of Equipment and Supplies, Effective Upon Full Execution through December 31, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve Agreement with Ukiah Valley Fire Authority in the amount of $90,909.10 from one-time Pacific Gas and Electric disaster settlement funds for purchase of equipment and supplies, effective upon full execution through December 31, 2022; authorize the Chief Executive Officer, or designee to sign amendments that do not increase the total contracted amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Ukiah Valley Fire Authority, $90,909.10

Approved

3g) Approval of Third Amendment to BOS Agreement No. 06-124 with Tyler Technologies Inc., Related to the Information Technology Master Plan Initiative #13 - Finance System Improvements - Payroll/Timekeeping Improvements, in the Amount of $48,690, for a New Total Contract Amount of $718,070, Effective Upon Full Execution Through January 31, 2023 Recommended Action: Approve third Amendment to BOS Agreement NO. 06-124 with Tyler Technologies Inc., related to the Information Technology Master Plan Initiative #13 - Finance System Improvements - Payroll/Timekeeping Improvements, in the amount of $48,690, for a new total contract amount of $718,070, effective upon full execution through January 31, 2023; authorize the Chief Executive Officer of designee to sign any future amendments that do not increase the total contract amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Original Agreement, BOS 06-124 Amendment 1, Agreement 06-124-A1 Amendment 2, Agreement 06-124-A2 Amendment 3, Proposed Attachments:

Approved

3h) Approval of Amendment to Mid-Year Budget Report Attachment B Funding Requests FY 2021-22, Which Removes Previously Appropriated Funds of $450,000 for Justware Software; Direction to Staff to Add Transfer of $9,127 from Disaster Recovery Fund Balance to General Fund in Order to Balance Appropriations With Reductions in Revenue; and Adoption of Resolution Amending Exhibit B the FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget Which Replaces Resolution 22-070 Recommended Action: Approve amendment to Mid-Year Budget Report Attachment B Funding Request FY 2021-22, which removes previously appropriated funds of $450,000 for Justware Software; direct staff to add transfer of $9,127 from Disaster Recovery Fund Balance to General Fund in order to balance appropriations with reductions in revenue; adopt resolution amending Exhibit B the FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget which replaces Resolution 22-070; and authorize Chair to sign same. FY 2021-22 Mid Year Adjustment Resolution Amended 04.19.22 Attachment B - Amended 04.19.22 Attachments:

Approved

3i) Approval of Amendment to BOS Agreement No. 21-112 with LACO Associates to provide Disaster Prevention, Recovery, Resiliency, and Mitigation Grant Research and Grant Writing Services, Increasing the Agreement from $100,000 to $150,000 Effective Upon Execution through June 30, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve amendment to BOS Agreement No. 21-112 with LACO Associates to provide disaster prevention, recovery, resiliency, and mitigation grant research and grant writing services, increasing the agreement from $100,000 to $150,000 effective upon execution through June 30, 2022; and authorize Chair to sign same. LACO FY21-22 Amendment Original Agreement Attachments:

Approved

3j) Approval of Retroactive Second Amendment to Agreement No. BOS-21-141 with the Community Foundation of Mendocino County for Covid-19 Food Relief Services, Increasing the Amount from $473,000 to $539,000, For the Term June 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve retroactive second amendment to Agreement No. BOS-21-141 with the Community Foundation of Mendocino County for Covid-19 Food Relief Services, increasing the amount from $473,000 to $539,000, for the term June 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022; and authorize Chair to sign same. Amendment 2 Community Foundation Report Comm Foundation Amendment 2 Executed Amendment 1 Executed Original Agreement Attachments:

Approved

AGRICULTURE

3k) Approval of Retroactive Agreement with Bartolomei Scales in the amount of $25,000 for the Services Needed to Perform Scale Testing in Mendocino County for Term Dates of August 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022; and Authorization for the Ag Commissioner or the Assistant Ag Commissioner to Sign Any Amendments That Do Not Increase the Maximum Total Amount of the Agreement and Provide Any Assurances or Certifications Required to Enter into the Agreement Recommended Action: Approve retroactive agreement with Bartolomei Scales in the amount of $25,000 for the services received for term of August 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022; authorize the Ag Commissioner or the Assistant Ag Commissioner to sign any amendments thereto that do not increase the maximum total amount of the Agreement and provide any assurance or certifications required to enter into the Agreement; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: 21-22 Bartolomei Scale Signed for BOS

Approved

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES

3l) Approval of Agreement (Amendment to Agreement No. MH-21-004) with California Psychiatric Transitions, Inc. in the Amount of $73,000, for a New Agreement Total of $98,000, to Provide Residential Care to Mendocino County Lanterman-Petris-Short Clients, Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve Agreement (Amendment to Agreement No. MH-21-004) with California Psychiatric Transitions, Inc. in the amount of $73,000, for a new Agreement total of $98,000, to provide residential care to Mendocino County Lanterman-Petris-Short clients, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; authorize the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Director or designee to sign any future amendments that do not increase the annual maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. California Psychiatric Transitions, Amendment, $73,000 ($98,000), 21-22 BHRS MH SigneCalifornia Psychiatric Transitions, $25,000, 21-22, BHRS MH, MH-21-004 Attachments:

Approved

COUNTY COUNSEL

3m) Approval of First Amendment to Agreement No. BOS 21-075 (Fourth Amendment to Agreement No. CO-03) with Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. Extending Termination Date From June 30, 2022 to December 31, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve first amendment to Agreement No. BOS 21-075 (fourth amendment to Agreement No. CO-03) with Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. extending termination date from June 30, 2022 to December 31, 2022; and authorize Chair to sign same. Abbot & Kindermann (Vineyard Crossing) - Fourth Amendment - 12.31.22 (WWA signed).pAgreement 21-075 - 6.30.22.pdf Attachments:

Approved

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

3n) Adoption of Proclamation Recognizing the Week of April 24-30, 2022 as Crime Victims/ Rights Week in Mendocino County Recommended Action: Adopt Proclamation recognizing the week of April 24-30, 2022, as Crime Victims' Rights Week in Mendocino County; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Proclamation

Approved

GENERAL SERVICES AGENCY

3o) Approval of Purchase of One (1) Tire Balancer in the Amount Not to Exceed $13,500 for the General Services Agency, Facilities and Fleet Division; and Addition of the Purchased Tire Balancer to the County’s List of Fixed Assets Under Budget Unit (BU) 1620 Recommended Action: Approve the purchase of one (1) tire balancer in the amount not to exceed $13,500 for the General Services Agency, Facilities and Fleet Division; and add the purchased tire balancer to the County's list of fixed assets under BU 1620. April 19, 2022 Page 13 Board of Supervisors AGENDA

Approved

3p) Approval of Equity Lease Agreement Between the County of Mendocino and Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc. and Related Self Insurance Addenda, Assignment Agreement to Sell, Consignment Auction Agreement for Sale Between the County of Mendocino and Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc.; and Authorization for the Chief Executive Officer or Her Designee to Execute All Subsequent Related Transactions Recommended Action: Approve Equity Lease Agreement between the County of Mendocino and Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc. and related Self Insurance Addenda, Assignment Agreement to Sell, Consignment Auction Agreement for Sale between the County of Mendocino and Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc.; and authorize Chief Executive Officer or Her Designee to execute all subsequent related transactions; and authorize the Chair to sign same. 1. Master Equity Lease Agreement - Government Signature Page 2. GP1X - County of Mendocino Self-Insurance Addendum - PD and Liability - Equity 02.203. Assignment Agreement to Sell FM Customer Vehicles Signature Page 4. Consignment Auction Agreement for Sale of Customer Owned Vehicles Signature Page Attachments:

Approved

HUMAN RESOURCES

3q) Adoption of Resolution Amending the Position Allocation Table as Follows: Budget Unit 6210 - Add 1.0 FTE Staff Assistant III, ($36,233.60 - $44,033.60); Delete 1.0 FTE Staff Assistant II ($32,843.20 - $39,915.20) Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution amending the Position Allocation Table as follows: Budget Unit 6210 - add 1.0 FTE Staff Assistant III, ($36,233.60 - $44,033.60); delete 1.0 FTE Staff Assistant II, ($32,843.20 - $39,915.20); and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: 04.19.22 HR 22-0560 Amend PAT Staff Assist Farm Advisor Reso.docx

Approved

3r) Adoption of Resolution Approving New Classification of Accountant-Auditor I/II series, and Add Senior Department Analyst: Pay Range of Accountant-Auditor I $28.77 - $34.98/Hour, Accountant-Auditor II $32.70 - $39.75/Hour, Senior Department Analyst $33.99 - $41.31/Hour; and Amending the Position Allocation Table as Follows: Budget Unit 1110, Add 4.0 FTE Accountant-Auditor I/II; Add 1 FTE Senior Department Analyst; Delete 3.0 FTE Accountant, Position No. 0058, 3939, 4400 and Delete 2.0 FTE Auditor, Position No. 1922, 4001; and Authorize the Reclassification of Incumbents Recommended Action: Adopt the Resolution approving new classification of Accountant-Auditor I/II series, and add Senior Department Analyst: Pay range of Accountant-Auditor I $28.77 - $34.98/Hour, Accountant-Auditor II $32.70 - $39.75/Hour, Senior Department Analyst $33.99 - $41.31/Hour; and amend the Position Allocation Table as Follows: Budget Unit 1110, add 4.0 FTE Accountant-Auditor I/II; add 1 FTE Senior Department Analyst; delete 3.0 FTE Accountant, Position No. 0058, 3939, 4400 and delete 2.0 FTE Auditor, Position No. 1922, 4001; authorize the reclassification of incumbents; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: 04.19.22 HR 22-0566 Adopt New Class, Reclass, and Abolish Accountant Auditor Reso.do

Approved

3s) Adoption of Proclamation Recognizing April 17 - 23, 2022, as Volunteer Appreciation Week in Mendocino County Recommended Action: Adopt Proclamation recognizing April 17 - 23, 2022, as Volunteer Appreciation Week in Mendocino County; and authorize Chair to sign the same. Attachments: 04.19.22 HR 22-0567 Volunteer Week Proclamation

Approved

PLANNING AND BUILDING SERVICES

3t) Acceptance of Informational Report Regarding the Issuance of Emergency Coastal Development Permit EM_2021-0007 (Martin) to Replace Septic Tank, Located at 18725 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, APN: 017-140-13 Recommended Action: Accept the informational report regarding the issuance of Emergency Coastal Development Permit EM_2021-0007 (Martin) to replace septic tank, located at 5200 North Highway 1, Little River (APN: 121-130-13). 02. EM 2021-000 Application 03. EM 2021-0007 Site Plan 04. EM 2021-0007 Aerial 05. EM 2021-0007 Adjacent 06. EM 2021-0007 Geo Reconnaissance 07. EM 2021-0007 Bio Report Attachments:

Withdrawn by the Department

PUBLIC HEALTH

3u) Approval of Retroactive Agreement with Applied Survey Research, in the Amount of $49,700, for Evaluation and Consultation Services Related to the California Home Visiting Program Grant, Effective February 1, 2022 Through June 30, 2023 Recommended Action: Approve retroactive Agreement with Applied Survey Research, in the amount of $49,700, for evaluation and consultation services related to the California Home Visiting Program grant, effective February 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023; authorize the Public Health Director or designee to sign any future amendments to the agreement that do not increase the annual maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Applied Survey Research, $49,700, 21-23, PH - Preliminary

Approved

4. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE AND DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS

4a) Noticed Public Hearing - Discussion and Possible Action Including Adoption of Resolution Amending the Exhibit X - Master Fee Schedule Effective January 13, 2022 unless code or policy require longer, including but not limited to, Cultural Services Agency, General Services Agency-Parks, Probation, Assessor-Clerk-Recorder, Court Collections, Agriculture, and Animal Care; and Provide Direction to Staff Regarding Policy 47, the Master Fee Schedule Policy (Sponsor: Executive Office) Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution amending Exhibit X - Master Fee Schedule effective January 13, 2022, unless code or policy require longer, including but not limited to, the Cultural S e r v i c e s A g e n c y , G e n e r a l S e r v i c e s A g e n c y - P a r k s , P r o b a t i o n , Assessor-Clerk-Recorder, Court Collections, Agriculture, and Animal Care; and provide direction to staff regarding Policy 47, the Master Fee Schedule policy; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachment 1-Resolution.docx Attachment-2-CEO Memo.pdf Attachment-3-Proposed Changes to the Master Fee Schedule.pdf Attachment-4 General Services Agnecy-Parks.pdf Attachment-5-Cultural Services Agency.pdf Attachment-6-Probation.pdf Attachment-7-Assessor Clerk Recorder.pdf Attachment-8-Court Collections.pdf Attachment-9-Agriculture.pdf Attachment-10-Animal Care.pdf Attachment-11-Exhibit X-Master Fee Schedule.pdf Attachment-12-DRAFT Proposed Policy 47, the Master Fee Schedule Policy.pdf MCEO Affidavit 6658613.pdf Attachments:

Fee Schedule Approved

Policy approved

4b) Discussion and Possible Action Including Direction to Staff Regarding the Presentation of Mendocino County’s Preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23 Budget (Sponsor: Executive Office) Recommended Action: Provide direction to staff regarding the priorities and preparation of Mendocino County's FY 2022-23 budget. FY 22-23 Budget Workshop 04.19.22.pdf Exhibit A - BOS Goals.pdf Exhibit B - Health Plan Renewal.pdf MCRCD _BOS_2022_19_Final Attachments:

My concerns: Notify partners in advance if we might need to reduce their budget and to have departments review all of their positions to potentially remove difficult to fill or unnecessary positions

Other concerns:

Is there a reserve (answer yes but its $12 million and our monthly budget is $18 million)

Focus on positions that bring in revenue; TOT and Property Taxes likely underpaid

Encourage more positions funded by sources other than General Fund

Re-envision the budget process and how we can optimize the public needs

4c) Noticed Public Hearing - Discussion and Possible Action Including Adoption of a Resolution Denying Rezone R_2019-0012 (Moulton - Jade Court/Shane Drive) to Create a Cannabis Accommodation Combining District Over Sixteen Parcels In the Mitchell Creek Area of Fort Bragg (Sponsor: Planning and Building Services) Recommended Action: Adopt a Resolution denying Rezone R_2019-0012 (Moulton - Jade Court/Shane Drive) to create a Cannabis Accommodation Combining District over sixteen parcels in the Mitchell Creek area of Fort Bragg; and authorize Chair to sign same. 1. R_2019-0012 BOS Memo.pdf 2. ATT A R_2019-0012 PC Packet.pdf 2. ATT B PC 2022-0002.pdf 2. ATT C Public Comment from PC 2.3.2022.pdf 2. ATT D BOS Resolution w Exh. A (FINAL).docx 2. ATT E OriginalMNDResolution17042 Attachments:

Uphold the Planning Commission recommendation

4-1 Mulheren dissenting, I believe that the existing cannabis business should be able to continue. The concerns that I heard stated the same nimbyism around cannabis that we have heard for the last 18 months: crime, traffic, water use, odor. I visited the site and don’t believe that based on its location and the facility that those issues accurately reflect the projects impact on the neighborhood.

4d) Noticed Public Hearing - Discussion and Possible Action Including Adoption of a Resolution Denying Rezone R_2019-0013 (Moulton - Franklin Road) to Create a Cannabis Accommodation Combining District Over Ten Parcels in the Mitchell Creek Area of Fort Bragg (Sponsor: Planning and Building Services) Recommended Action: Adopt a Resolution denying Rezone R_2019-0013 (Moulton - Franklin Road) to create a Cannabis Accommodation Combining District over ten parcels in the Mitchell Creek area of Fort Bragg; and authorize Chair to sign same. 1. R_2019-0013 BOS Memo.pdf 2. ATT A R_2019-0013 PC Hearing packet.pdf 2. ATT B PC 2022-0003.pdf 2. ATT C PC Public Comment.pdf 2. ATT D BOS Resolution w Exh. A (FINAL).docx 2. ATT E OriginalMNDResolution17042.pdf Attachments:

4-1 Mulheren dissenting, same as above

4e) Discussion and Possible Action Including Acceptance of Update from County Counsel’s Office Regarding Status of Updates to Mendocino County Code Chapter 10A.17 Creating an Appeals Process for Cannabis Cultivation Permit Application Denials and Chapter 6.32 Creating a Fallowing Program and Relief from the Minimum Commercial Cannabis Business Tax for Cultivation (Sponsor: County Counsel) Recommended Action: Accept update from County Counsel's Office regarding status of updates to Mendocino County Code Chapter 10A.17 creating an appeals process for cannabis cultivation permit application denials and Chapter 6.32 creating a fallowing program and relief from the minimum commercial cannabis business tax for cultivation.

County Counsel to bring an item back for the Board on May 3rd, the Board directs County Counsel to lower the cannabis taxes and bring back a plan to the Board with costs of how much hat would decrease the budget

4f) Chief Executive Officer's Report (Sponsor: Executive Office) Recommended Action: Accept the Chief Executive Officer's report. CEO Report 4-19-22 Edition CEO Report 4-19-22 Spanish Edition Attachments:

I’d like to call your attention to the BHAB report that the CRT is licensed by the State and they are staffing up to open the facility

The Training Center in Redwood Valley opens next week

Director Nevedal is in communication with the State Cannabis agencies for when an applicant has incomplete applications with Mendocino County. With 9 days left we still have about half of the portal applications not yet submitted. The County can’t provide local authorization to those that have not submitted their documents.

4g) Discussion and Possible Action Including Review, Adoption, Amendment, Consideration or Ratification of Legislation Pursuant to the Adopted Legislative Platform (Sponsor: Executive Office) Recommended Action: Provide direction to staff on matters of legislation.

No Update

5. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS MATTERS

5a) Discussion and Possible Action Including Acceptance of Presentation Regarding Next Steps of the Mendocino County Strategic Plan (Sponsors: Strategic Plan Ad Hoc of Supervisors Haschak and McGourty) Recommended Action: Accept the presentation regarding next steps of the Mendocino County Strategic Plan. Attachments: Mendo Strat Plan 4.19

Director Molegaard will bring back to the board any additional costs that might be incurred with the plan

5b) Discussion and Possible Action Including Presentation Regarding Jackson State Demonstration Forest and State Response to the Board of Supervisors Resolution Requesting Scientific Review (Sponsors: Supervisor Williams and Supervisor Gjerde) Recommended Action: Accept Presentation regarding Jackson State Demonstration Forest and State response to the Board of Supervisors Resolution requesting scientific review.

Unanimous vote to request a position on the JAG for the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors

5c) Discussion and Possible Action Including Approval of Direction to Staff to Return with Action to Reduce Cannabis Business Tax Collection, including the Minimum Business Tax, by 50% for Two Years Starting in Tax Year 2022-23 and Require Tax Compliance for Cannabis Permit Renewal (Sponsor: Supervisor Williams) Recommended Action: Direct staff to return with action to reduce Cannabis Business Tax Collection, including the minimum business tax, by 50% for two years starting in tax year 2022-23 and require tax compliance for Cannabis Permit Renewal.

Bring back to the Board options for cultivators to be caught up on taxes and/or create a payment plan to bring taxes current

5d) Supervisors’ Reports Regarding Board Special Assignments, Standing and Ad Hoc Committee Meetings, and Other Items of General Interest Third District Supervisor Report Fourth District Supervisor Report Second District Supervisor Report Attachments:

6. MODIFICATIONS TO AGENDA

6a) Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of a Revised Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application to Housing and Community Development (HCD) to 1.) Reduce the Budget to $500,000 with Matching Scope of Work for the Covelo Cleanup and Blight Removal Project, and 2.) Update the Signing Authority for the Microenterprise Technical Assistance and Planning Technical Assistance Requests Recommended Action: Adopt the Resolution authorizing the submittal of a revised Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application to Housing and Community Development (HCD) to 1.) Reduce the budget to $500,000 with matching scope of work for the Covelo Cleanup and Blight Removal Project, and 2.) Update the signing authority for the Microenterprise Technical Assistance and Planning Technical Assistance requests; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Revised Resolution CDBG Amendment-2021.docx

Added to consent

Approved

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

7a) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 - Conference with Labor Negotiator - Agency Negotiators: Darcie Antle, Cherie Johnson, and Jon Holtzman; Employee Organization(s): All

No reportable action

7b) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 - Public Employee Performance Evaluation - Animal Care

No reportable action

7c) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a) - Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation: Ann Marie Borges & Chris Gurr v. County of Mendocino, et al. United States District Court-Northern District Case No. 3:20-cv-04537-SI

The Court issued its order granting summary judgement for the County in the Borges litigation.

7d) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) - Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation: Significant exposure to litigation in the opinion of the Board of Supervisors on the advice of legal counsel, based on: *The receipt of a claim pursuant to the Government Claims Act or some other written communication from a potential plaintiff threatening litigation, which non-exempt claim or communication is available for public inspection. (Government Code § 54956.9 (e)(3))

No reportable action

7e) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1) - Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation: One Case - Keep the Code v. County of Mendocino Case No. SCUK-CVPT-20-73755

No reportable action

7f) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) - Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation: Significant Exposure to Litigation: One Case

No reportable action

7g) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 - Conference with Real Property Negotiator- Property: APN 003-130-46 and Physical Address: 1101 S. Dora Street, Ukiah, CA. Agency Negotiators: Darcie Antle, Janelle Rau, Izen Locatelli, and Bekkie Emery. Under Negotiation: Property Acquisition, Price and Terms

No reportable action

7h) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2) - Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation: Significant Exposure to Litigation: One Case

No reportable action

ADJOURNMENT

Weekly Update #15 - April 12, 2022

Posted on April 13, 2022 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (817)
Hey friends! I’m Mo Mulheren Second District Supervisor for the County of Mendocino. Each week I put out a written report of the projects I’ve been working on and meetings I’ve been attending. This is a brief summary, or highlights if you will, just to let people know the topics that I am working on and if you are interested give you the opportunity to connect with me about these topics.

This week I had the monthly County City 2nd District Meeting. It’s important that we keep an open line of communication to be able to discuss what’s going on. The City is going to be undergoing renovations of Dora Street this summer and will have a public meeting about the future of the Orr Street Bridge. Please visit their website at CityOfUkiah.Com/Streets

I am embarking on the CSAC Leadership Initiative and last week there was a meeting held in Ukiah about understanding budgets for County Government. The class has people from Lake County and Mendocino County, it was great to be able to meet in person and network. Although they went through the information quickly it was still a valuable exercise. The most important thing to me is that we spend the publics money wisely and that everything is transparent. 

On Saturday I did the RV Rancheria Spirit Run. It was great to see everyone out and about smiling and having a healthy activity to connect with. 

Here are the videos uploaded to the County YouTube page in case you’ve missed them: 



Not too many meetings on my agenda this week, but I did have a chance to go back and review some of the MCD Meetings

As always if you have any questions please feel free to text me 707-391-3664 or send me an email [email protected]

Or pop on to my Thursday Morning Zoom at 7:15a-7:45a
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Weekly Update #14 - April 5, 2022

Posted on April 5, 2022 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (493)

Hey friends! I’m Mo Mulheren Second District Supervisor for the County of Mendocino. Each week I put out a written report of the projects I’ve been working on and meetings I’ve been attending. This is a brief summary, or highlights if you will, just to let people know the topics that I am working on and if you are interested give you the opportunity to connect with me about these topics.

 

On Wednesday morning I had an Interview with KZYX about the two suspected murders in Ukiah. We have a lot of work to do as a community around homelessness and mental health. I would like to discuss this anytime and hope you will come to my next Zoom meeting on Thursday at 7:15a-7:45a

I had a meeting about Public Health and Prevention programs.

At our MTA meeting we continued to discuss capturing various grant funds and trying to improve services to our community. Do you ride the MTA? What are your thoughts?

I was invited to a Courthouse Meeting about the new Courthouse. Its exciting to hear that this project is moving forward. There will be more to come about the design of the Courthouse and community meetings as well as what to do with the "current" Courthouse.

 

We had a meeting on Friday morning about the grant with CDBG for a Covelo Clean Up. This is one of those things where the wheels of Government turn slowly. When I was visiting Covelo early in 2021 about cannabis I noticed how many abandoned vehicles and illegal dumping there was. When I was meeting with the City Manager of Ukiah he recommended that the County try to get a CDBG Grant to clean it up. It looks like we are going to receive about half of the amount requested so we met to talk about what we could do with those funds and how to help get the area cleaned up.

I also volunteered at the iEmpathize Apathy Event. Its eye opening to hear personal stories about sex trafficking in Mendocino County. If you missed this event please look at their website to learn more. https://iempathize.org/

In the afternoon I had a GRT Meeting with interested party about how the Great Redwood Trail is working in Ukiah and what should be expected as the project is built out. I always tell people the key is engagement so I hope that you all will stay engaged!

 

MCAFD meeting in Anderson Valley we discussed the upcoming public meeting with LAFCO for the CSA 3 as well as how we could find funding for ambulance service.

In the evening I hosted the First Friday Art Walk and visited a new business soft opening on School Street in Ukiah.

 

Saturday afternoon I had a coffee meeting re industry in Mendocino County and how the Board of Supervisors could support local businesses.

 

Of course on Sunday I spent a lot of time on Agenda Prep for the Monday LAFCO Meeting as well as the Board of Supervisors Meeting.

 

Monday we had a LAFCO meeting and discussed what the opportunities and challenges are with CSA3 and how the County of Mendocino could use them.

In the evening I listened in to the Ukiah Vecinios en accion meeting where they discussed the possibility of a park on the south end of town at Grace Hudson School and how they could work with the Ukiah School Board to achieve this.

 

Tuesday Board Meeting Outcomes, as always please remember this is not the official record but rather my notes as an individual Supervisor

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

April 05, 2022 - 9:00 AM

1. OPEN SESSION (9:00 A.M.)

1a) Roll Call

1b) Pledge of Allegiance

2. PUBLIC EXPRESSION

2a) Public Expression

3. CONSENT CALENDAR

ITEMS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL: MINUTES

3a) Approval of Minutes of March 1, 2022 Regular Meeting Recommended Action: Approve minutes of the March 1, 2022 regular meeting. Attachments: 03-01-22 Minutes - DRAFT

Approved

3b) Approval of Minutes of March 2, 2022 Special Meeting Recommended Action: Approve minutes of the March 2, 2022 special meeting. Attachments: 03-02-22 Minutes - DRAFT

Approved

APPOINTMENTS

3c) Approval of Recommended Appointments/Reappointments Recommended Action: 1. Roseanne Ibarra, Community Representative, Health and Human Services Agency Advisory Board; 2. Amber Macdonald, Second District Representative, Public Safety Advisory Board; 3. Donna Medley, Fourth District Representative, Public Safety Advisory Board; 4. Sheena Kanownik, Trustee, Covelo Public Cemetery District; and 5. Neeka Aguirre, Second District Representative, Museum Advisory Board. Ibarra Application Macdonald Application Medley Application Kanownik Application Aguirre Application Attachments:

Approved

3d) Adoption of Proclamation Declaring April 2022, as National County Government Month in Mendocino County with the theme of “Counties Thrive” (Sponsors: Supervisor Haschak & Supervisor Mulheren) Recommended Action: Adopt Proclamation declaring April 2022, as National County Government Month in Mendocino County, with the theme of "Counties Thrive"; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: NCG Proclamation - 2022_1

Approved

3e) Adoption of a Proclamation Supporting and Standing in Solidarity with the People of Ukraine (Sponsors: Supervisor Williams and Supervisor McGourty) Recommended Action: Adopt Proclamation supporting and standing in solidarity with the people of Ukraine; and authorize Chair to sign the same. Attachments: Proclamation

Approved

3f) Approval of Transmission of Letters of Support for SB 1074 (McGuire) and AB 2691 (Wood) (Sponsors: Supervisor Haschak and Supervisor Williams) Recommended Action: Approve transmission of letters of support for SB 1074 (McGuire) and AB 2691 (Wood); and authorize Chair to sign same. LOS AB 2691 LOS SB 1074 Attachments:

Approved

3g) Approval of Transmission of a Letter of Support for SB 1281 (Sponsors: Supervisor Williams) Recommended Action: Approve transmission of a letter of support for SB 1281; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: SB 1281 SUPPORT

Pulled for Deputy CEO Morris to bring back more information on funding

3h) Approval of Out of State Travel for Supervisor Mulheren to Attend National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Annual Conference and Exposition in Adams County, Colorado; and Authorization of Expenditure of Conference Registration and Lodging Expenses in the Approximate Amount of $1,800 (Sponsor: Supervisor Mulheren) Recommended Action: Approve out of state travel for Supervisor Mulheren to attend NACo's Annual Conference and Exposition in Adams County, Colorado; and authorize expenditure of conference registration and lodging expenses in the approximate amount of $1,800.

Approved

EXECUTIVE OFFICE

3i) 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

3j) Adoption of 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: Drought Disaster

Approved

3k) Adoption of Resolution Declaring the Continuation of a Local Emergency Related to the Hopkins Fire as Proclaimed by the Chief Executive Officer/Director of Emergency Services and Ratifying the Existence 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 Hopkins Fire as proclaimed by the Chief Executive Officer/Director of Emergency Services and ratifying the existence of a Local Health Emergency as proclaimed by the Health Officer; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Resolution

 

Approved

3l) 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. Attachments: Resolution

 

Approved

3m) Approval of the Board Chambers Reopening/Decorum Guidelines Regarding COVID, Safety, and Public Comment Procedures Recommended Action: Approve the Board Chambers reopening/decorum guidelines regarding COVID, safety, and Public Comment procedures. Attachments: Chambers Decorum/Guidelines

Approved

3n) Approval of Appointment of the Risk Manager as the Primary Representative and the Principal Analyst Over Health Insurance as the Alternative Representative to the Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management (PRISM) Board of Directors Recommended Action: Approve Appointment of the Risk Manager as the Primary Representative and the Principal Analyst Over Health Insurance as the Alternative Representative to the Public Risk Innovation, Solutions, and Management (PRISM) Board of Directors.

Approved

3o) Approval of Agreement with Redwood Valley Calpella Fire District in the Amount of $45,454.55 from One-Time Pacific Gas and Electric Disaster Settlement Funds for Purchase of Equipment and Supplies, Effective Upon Full Execution through December 31, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve Agreement with Redwood Valley Calpella Fire District in the amount of $45,454.55 from one-time Pacific Gas and Electric disaster settlement funds for purchase of equipment and supplies, effective upon full execution through December 31, 2022; authorize the Chief Executive Officer or designee, to sign amendments that do not increase the total contracted amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Redwood Valley Calpella Fire District, $45,454.55

Approved

3p) Approval of Agreement with Mendocino County Resource Conservation District in the Amount of $500,000 from One-Time Pacific Gas and Electric Disaster Settlement Funds For Fire Restoration and Mitigation Activities Through Road Storm-Proofing and Upgrading of Unpaved Road Networks Within the 2017 Redwood Complex Fire Footprint to Modern Standards, Effective Upon Signing through June 30, 2024 Recommended Action: Approve Agreement with Mendocino County Resource Conservation District in the amount of $500,000 from One-Time Pacific Gas and Electric disaster settlement funds for fire restoration and mitigation activities through road storm-proofing and upgrading of unpaved road networks within the 2017 Redwood Complex Fire footprint to modern standards, effective upon signing through June 30, 2024; authorize the Chief Executive Officer or designee to sign amendments that do not increase the total contracted amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Mendocino County Resource Conservation District, Road Improvements, $500,000, 21-22

Approved

3q) Approval of Retroactive Second Amendment to BOS Agreement No. 17-100 with CobbleStone Systems, in the Amount of $57,004.35, for a New Contract Total of $121,472.27, for Contract Management Software Services and Maintenance, Effective September 12, 2017 through a New End Date of September 30, 2024 Recommended Action: Approve retroactive second Amendment to BOS Agreement No. 17-100 with CobbleStone Systems, in the amount of $57,004.35, for a new contract total of $121,472.27, for contract management software services and maintenance, effective September 12, 2017 through a new end date of September 30, 2024; authorize the Chief Executive Officer to sign any future amendments that do not increase the maximum contract amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Cobblestone Amendment 2 COBBLESTONE ORIGINAL CONTRACT Cobblestone Amendment 1 Attachments:

Approved

AGRICULTURE

3r) Approval of Retroactive Agreement with California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) in the Amount of $28,432.53 for the Reimbursement of High Risk Program Activities for Term Dates of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; and Authorization for the Agricultural Commissioner to Sign any Amendments That Do Not Increase the Maximum Total Amount of the Agreement and Provide Any Assurances or Certifications Required to Enter into the Agreement Recommended Action: Approve Retroactive Agreement with CDFA in the amount of $28,432.53 for reimbursement of High Risk Program Activities for term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; authorize the Agricultural Commissioner to sign any amendments that do not increase the maximum total amount of the Agreement and provide any assurances or certifications required to enter into the Agreement; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: FY 21-22 High Risk with BOS Signature Page

Approved

3s) Acceptance of the 2019 Mendocino County Crop Report from the Agricultural Commissioner’s Office Recommended Action: Accept the 2019 Mendocino County Crop Report from the Agricultural Commissioner's Office. 2019 Crop Report Final-print version 2019 Crop Report Final-view version Attachments:

Approved

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES

3t) Approval of Amendment to Agreement No. BOS-21-124 with Willow Glen Care Center in the Amount of $232,000, for a New Agreement Total of $532,000, to Provide Residential Care to Mendocino County Lanterman-Petris-Short Clients, Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve Amendment to Agreement No. BOS-21-124 with Willow Glen Care Center in the amount of $232,000, for new Agreement total of $532,000, to provide residential care to Mendocino County Lanterman-Petris-Short clients, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; authorize the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Director to sign any future amendments that do not increase the annual maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Willow Glen Care Center, Amendment, $232,000 (532,000), BHRS MH, 21-22 BOS appro vWillow Glen Care Center, $300,000, BHRS MH, 21-22, BOS 21-124 Attachments:

Approved

3u) Adoption of Proclamation Recognizing April 2022 as Alcohol Awareness Month in Mendocino County Recommended Action: Adopt Proclamation recognizing April 2022 as Alcohol Awareness Month in Mendocino County; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Alcohol Awareness Month Proclamation 2022

Approved

3v) Approval of Amendment to Agreement No. BOS-21-079, with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. in the Amount of $250,000, for a New Agreement Total of $600,000, to Provide Residential Care to Mendocino County Lanterman-Petris-Short Clients, Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve Amendment to Agreement No. BOS-21-079 with Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. in the amount of $250,000, for new Agreement total of $600,000, to provide residential care to Mendocino County Lanterman-Petris-Short clients, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022; authorize the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Director to sign any future amendments that do not increase the annual maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Crestwood Behavioral Health, amendment $250,000 (600,000), 21-22, BHRS MH BOS appCrestwood-Mendocino Contract 21-079 A1 FY 21-22-signed Attachments:

Approved

3w) Approval of the Orr Creek Commons Phase 1 Project Loan Conversion and Development Budget; and Authorization for the Mendocino County Chief Executive Officer or Designee to Sign Any Related Documents, Including the Estoppel Letter, Amended Housing and Community Development (HCD) Regulatory Agreement, and HCD Subordination Agreement Recommended Action: Approve the Orr Creek Commons Phase 1 Project loan conversion and development budget; and authorize the Mendocino County Chief Executive Officer or designee sign any related documents, including the Estoppel Letter, Amended Housing and Community Development (HCD) Regulatory Agreement, and the HCD Subordination agreement. OC1 - Draft Letter Agreement re Updated Financing Plan Orr Creek Amendment of Reg Agr Estoppel Orr Creek Phase I Perm Conversion Attachments:

Approved

COUNTY COUNSEL

3x) Approval of Amendment to BOS Agreement 21-165 with Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. in the Amount of $10,000 For a New Total of $20,000 to Provide Legal Services Effective September 14, 2021 Through December 31, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve amendment to BOS agreement 21-165 with Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. in the amount of $10,000 for a new total of $20,000 to provide legal services effective September 14, 2021 through December 31, 2022; and authorize Chair to sign same. Abbott & Kindermann-Bella Vista_ Amendment Agreement 21-165 Request for Appropriation of Funds Guillon-10K Attachments:

Approved

3y) Approval of Agreement with Porter Scott, in the Amount of $50,000 to Provide Legal Services as Conflict Counsel Effective April 5, 2022 Through June 30, 2023 Recommended Action: Approve agreement with Porter Scott in the amount of $50,000 to provide legal services as conflict counsel effective April 5, 2022 through June 30, 2023; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Porter Scott Agreement

Approved

3z) Approval of Agreement with Cook Brown, LLP, in the Amount of $50,000 to Provide Legal Services as Conflict Counsel Effective April 5, 2022 Through June 30, 2023 Recommended Action: Approve agreement with Cook Brown, LLP in the amount of $50,000 to provide legal services as conflict counsel effective April 5, 2022 through June 30, 2023; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Cook Brown Agreement

Approved

3aa ) Approval of Agreement with Allen Glaessner Hazelwood Werth, LLP, in the Amount of $50,000 to Provide Legal Services as Conflict Counsel Effective April 5, 2022 Through June 30, 2023 Recommended Action: Approve agreement with Allen Glaessner Hazelwood Werth, LLP in the amount of $50,000 to provide legal services as conflict counsel effective April 5, 2022 through June 30, 2023; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: AGHW Agreement

Approved

CULTURAL SERVICES AGENCY

3ab ) Authorization for the Mendocino County Library to Accept Book-to-Action Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Funding Award in the amount of $6,000 to Provide Book-Themed Programming with Opportunities for Lifelong Learning Recommended Action: Authorize the Mendocino County Library to accept Book-to-Action Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding award in the amount of $6,000 to provide book-themed programming with opportunities for lifelong learning. Attachments: Book-to-Action Grant Award Letter

Approved

3ac) Ratification of Submission of Application by the Cultural Services Agency for the Willits Branch Library Roof, Alternative Energy Panels, & Battery Back-up Project to the Building Forward Library Infrastructure Program Administered by the California State Library for Funding of $249,536, with Library Budget Unit 6110 or Other Provided Matching Funds of $249,537, with the Project Total of $499,073 Recommended Action: Ratify submission of application by the Cultural Services Agency for the Willits Branch Library Roof, Alternative Energy Panels, & Battery Back-up Project to the Building Forward Library Infrastructure Program administered by the California State Library for funding of $249,536, with Library Budget Unit 6110 or other provided matching funds of $249,537 with the project total of $499,073. Application for Building Forward Library Infrastructure Program Building-Forward-guidelines Willits Branch Building-Forward-budget-plan Redwood Complex Fire Day 2_ Fire at 21,000 ac., 0% containment, 3 fatalities, info meetinResolution 21-117 In Support of Alternative Energy Attachments:

Approved

GENERAL SERVICES AGENCY

3ad ) Authorization for the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to Establish a Capital Improvement Project to Extend the Patio Enclosure at Children and Family Services, Building 54, 727 South State Street in Ukiah in the Amount of $100,000; and Authorization for the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to Act as Project Manager to Enter Contracts and Approve Change Orders for the Projects, Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20142 Recommended Action: Authorize the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to establish a Capital Improvement project to extend the patio enclosure at Children and Family Services, building 54, at 727 South State Street in Ukiah in the Amount of $100,000; and authorize 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.

Approved

3ae) Authorization for the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to Establish a Capital Improvement Project to Remediate Hazardous Conditions and Remove Debris from Caretaker’s Residence at Bower Park, 38040 Old Stage Road, Gualala in the Amount of $175,000; and Authorization for the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to Act as Project Manager to Enter Contracts and Approve Change Orders for the Projects, Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20142 Recommended Action: Authorize the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to establish a Capital Improvement project to remediate hazardous conditions and remove debris from the caretaker's residence at Bower Park, 38040 Old Stage Road, Gualala in the Amount of $175,000; and authorize 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.

Approved

HUMAN RESOURCES

3af) Approval of Mendocino County’s Telework Policy and Program Guidelines; and Authorization to Rescind Mendocino County Policy #55: Mendocino County COVID-19 Temporary Policy - Telework Guidelines Recommended Action: Approve Mendocino County's Telework Policy and Program Guidelines; and authorize rescindment of Mendocino County Policy #55: Mendocino County COVID-19 Temporary Policy - Telework Guidelines.

Approved

3ag) Adoption of Resolution Authorizing Revision of the Hourly Rate of Cook from $18.23 - $22.15/Hour to $22.34 - $27.15/Hour; Laundry Coordinator from $19.85 - $24.12/Hour to $23.95 - $29.12/Hour and Food and Laundry Services Supervisor from $24.25 - $29.47/Hour to $28.36 - $34.47/Hour Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution authorizing revision of the Hourly Rate of Cook from $18.23 - $22.15/hour to $22.34 - $27.15/hour; Laundry Coordinator from $19.85 - $24.12/hour to $23.95 - $29.12/hour and Food and Laundry Services Supervisor from $24.25 - 29.47/hour to $28.36 - $34.47/hour; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: 04.05.22 HR 22-0509 Salary Revision Jail Cook and Laundry Reso.docx

Approved

PLANNING AND BUILDING SERVICES

3ah ) Approval of Retroactive Agreement (Amendment to PA Agreement 21-133) with Phillips Seabrook Associates and Mendocino County Planning and Building Services (PBS) in the Amount of $50,000 for Commercial Plan Check Services Extending the Contract Term Date from December 31, 2021, to December 31, 2023 Recommended Action: Approve retroactive agreement (amendment to Agreement PA 21-133) with Phillips Seabrook Associates and Mendocino County Planning and Building Services (PBS) in the amount of $50,000 for commercial plan check services extending the contract term date from December 31, 2021, to December 31, 2023 Attachments: Phillips Seabrooks, $50,000, 21-23, Amendment - Time Extension

Approved

3ai) Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Processing of a Consolidated Coastal Development Permit, LCP_2022-0001 (TNC, Garcia River), by the California Coastal Commission for The Nature Conservancy to Make Improvements to the Garcia River Estuary for Salmonid Habitat Restoration Along the Lower Garcia River in Mendocino County Recommended Action: Adopt the Resolution authorizing the processing of a consolidated Coastal Development Permit, LCP_2022-0001 (TNC, Garcia River), by the California Coastal Commission for The Nature Conservancy to make improvements to the Garcia River estuary for salmonid habitat restoration along the lower Garcia River in Mendocino County; and authorize Chair to sign same. 03. LCP_2022-0001 (TNC, Garcia River) Resolution FINAL LCP_2022-0001 (TNC Garcia River) Posting Packet.pdf Attachments: PROBATION 3aj) Approval of Agreement (Amendment to Purchasing Agent Agreement #22-37) with Track Group, Inc. in the Amount of $35,000 for a New Agreement Total of $85,000 to Provide Electronic Monitoring Services for the Probation Department for the Period of Amendment Approval through December 31, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve agreement (amendment to Purchasing Agent Agreement #22-37) with Track Group, Inc. in the amount of $35,000 for a new agreement total of $85,000 to provide electronic monitoring services for the Probation Department for the period of amendment approval through December 31, 2022; authorize the Chief Probation Officer to sign any future amendments that do not increase the total amount of the agreement; and authorize the Chair to sign same. Attachments: Track Group Amendment 2 1-1-22 to 12-31-22 - For BOS Signature

Approved

PUBLIC HEALTH

3ak ) Adoption of Resolution Finding That State and Local Officials Continue to Recommend Measures to Promote Social Distancing In Connection With Public Meetings Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution finding that State and local officials continue to recommend measures to promote social distancing in connection with public meetings; authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Resolution

Approved

3al) Ratification of Submission of Application for $835,130 of Funds Available through the California Department of Public Health, Oral Health Program for the Moving California Oral Health Forward 2022-2027 Funding for Residents of Mendocino County, for the Period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027; Adoption of Resolution Authorizing Application and Acceptance of Funds; and Authorization for the Public Health Director to Sign Allocation Agreement and Any Amendments that Do Not Exceed the Maximum Amount Recommended Action: Ratify submission of application for $835,130 of funds available through the California Department of Health, Oral Health Program Program for the Moving California Oral Health Forward 2022-2027 funding for residents of Mendocino County, for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2027; adopt Resolution authorizing application and acceptance of funds; and authorize the Public Health Director to sign Allocation Agreement and any Amendments that do not exceed the maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: Resolution CAPHD OH 0322

Approved

3am ) Approval of Agreement (Second Amendment to Agreement No. PH-21-012) with Schat’s Bakery, in the Amount of $50,000 for a New Agreement Total of $100,000, to Provide Nutritionally Appropriate and Balanced Meals for Individuals in Quarantine, Effective September 27, 2021 Through June 30, 2022 Recommended Action: Approve agreement (second Amendment to Agreement No. PH-21-012) with Schat's Bakery, in the amount of $50,000 for a new Agreement total of $100,000, to provide nutritionally appropriate and balanced meals for individuals in quarantine, effective September 27, 2021 through June 30, 2022; authorize the Public Health Director or designee to sign any future amendments that do not increase the annual maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. Schat's Bakery, Amendment 2, $50,000 ($100,000), 21-22, PH COVID- Signed Schat's Bakery, $25,000, 21-22, PH COVID, PH-21-012 Schat's Bakery amendment. $25.0000 (50,000), PH, 21-22, PH-21-012-A1 Attachments:

Approved

3an ) Approval of Rejection of All Construction Bids for Homekey/Live Oak Apartments (555 S. Orchard, Ukiah) Phase II; Direction to Staff to Clarify Plans, and Re-Bid the Construction Project; and Authorization for CEO or Her Designee to Sign Right of Entry Agreements and Easement Agreements as May be Necessary for Fire Access Requirements Recommended Action: Reject all construction bids for Homekey/Live Oak Apartments Phase II; direct staff to clarify the plans, and re-bid the construction project; and authorize CEO or her designee to sign right of entry agreements and easement agreements as may be necessary for fire access requirements. Notice of Intent to Award_Phase II signed DMR Protest 3.2022 DMR Protest Response - HOMEKEY Attachments:

Approved

3ao ) Approval of Retroactive Amendment to Revenue Agreement No. BOS 20-088 with County Medical Services Program Governing Board in the Amount of $0 (Total Agreement Amount $241,793) for the COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Program, Effective June 15, 2020 through a New End Date of December 19, 2022 (Original End Date December 14, 2021) Recommended Action: Approve retroactive Amendment to revenue Agreement No. BOS 20-088 with County Medical Services Program Governing Board in the amount of $0 (total Agreement amount $241,793) for COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Program, effective June 15, 2020 through a new end date of December 19, 2022 (original end date December 14, 2021); authorize the Public Health Director to sign amendments that do not increase the maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. County Medical Services Program Governing Board Amendment, $0 ($241,793), 19-23, PHCounty Medical Services Program, $241,793, HHSA Admin, BOS 20-088 COVID19 Attachments:

Approved

3ap ) Approval of Second Amendment to Board of Supervisors Agreement No. 20-033, (Third Amendment to Grant Agreement No. 17-10330) with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in the Amount of $1,678,852 for a New Total of $1,987,642, to Provide Immunization Services in Mendocino County, Effective Upon Full Execution through June 30, 2022; and Adoption of Resolution Approving the CDPH Grant Amendment No. 17-10330-A03 Recommended Action: Approve second amendment to Board of Supervisors Agreement No. 20-033, (Third Amendment to Grant Agreement No. 17-1033o) with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in the amount of $1,678,852 for a new total of $1,987,642, to provide immunization services in Mendocino County, effective upon full execution through June 30, 2022; Adopt resolution approving the CDPH Grant Amendment No. 17-10330-A03; authorize the Mendocino County Public Health Director or Designee to sign any future amendments that do not increase the maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. California Department of Public Health, Immunization Grant, Amendment 3, $1,678,852 ($1California Department of Public Health IZ, Amendment 3, $1,678,852 ($1,987,642), PH, 17California Department of Public Health amendment, -$9,396 ($251,624), PH Nursing CA Dept of Public Health Immunization grant, $261,020, 17-22, PH, 17-10330 reduced CA Dept. of Public Health, Amendment 2, Immunization, $57,166 ($308,790), 17-22, PH, 1Attachments:

Approved

SHERIFF-CORONER

3aq ) Adoption of Proclamation Recognizing April 10-16, 2022 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators (Dispatchers) Week in Mendocino County Recommended Action: Adopt proclamation recognizing April 10-16, 2022 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators (Dispatchers) Week in Mendocino County; and authorize Chair to sign same. Proclamation Proclamation (PDF) Attachments:

Approved

3ar) Approval of Storage Lease Agreement with Rose Development Corporation, in the Amount of $12,600, to Provide Storage Space for Citizen Rescue Vehicle and County Repeater Equipment Currently Being Stored in County Garage Bay, for the Period of April 5, 2022 through April 4, 2023 Recommended Action: Approve Storage Lease Agreement with Rose Development Corporation, in the Amount of $12,600, to Provide Storage Space for Citizen Rescue Vehicle and County Repeater Equipment currently being stored in County Garage bay, for the Period of April 5, 2022 through April 4, 2023; authorize the Sheriff to sign any future amendments that do not affect the contract total; and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: b Lease Agreement 275 Kunzler Ranch Rd Unit C signed.pdf

Approved

SOCIAL SERVICES

3as) Ratification of Submission of the Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program Round 3 (HHAP-3) Standard Agreement to Apply Jointly with the Mendocino County Homeless Services Continuum of Care (MCHSCoC) and Approval of Revenue Initial Disbursement Standard Agreement No. 22-HHAP-10041 with Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency for HHAP-3 in the Amount of $567,869.71, Effective Upon Full Execution through October 1, 2026, with the County of Mendocino as the Administrative Entity for the Mendocino County Homeless Services Continuum of Care Recommended Action: Ratify submission of Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention Program Round 3 (HHAP-3) Standard Agreement to Apply jointly with the Mendocino County Homeless Services Continuum of Care (MCHSCoC) and approve revenue initial disbursement Standard Agreement No. 22-HHAP-10041 with Business, Consumer Services, and Housing Agency, Homeless Housing Assistance and Prevention Program Allocation Round 3 in the amount of $567,869.71, effective upon full execution through October 1, 2026, with County of Mendocino as the administrative entity for the Mendocino County Homeless Services Continuum of Care; authorize Social Services Director to sign any future amendments to the Agreement that do not exceed the maximum amount; and authorize Chair to sign same. BCSH, HHAP Round 3 Joint Application, SS, 21-26, $2,271,478.84, Standard Agreement 3Business Consumer Services Housing Agency, HHAP Round 3 Initial disbursement, SS, 21BCSH, HHAP Round 3 Joint Application, SS, 21-26, $2,271,478.84, BAS Bekkie ApprovedAttachments:

Approved

3at) Approval of Agreement (First Amendment to Agreement SS-21-026) with Eversole Mortuary Authorizing an Additional Amount of $20,000 for a Total of $70,000 to Provide the Handling and Disposition of Last Remains of Decedents of Mendocino County Who have no Relatives or Other Person Legally Empowered to Authorize Cremation and Disposition for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Recommended Action: Approval of Agreement (First Amendment to Agreement SS-21-026) with Eversole Mortuary Authorizing an Additional Amount of $20,000 for a Total of $70,000 to provide the handling and disposition of last remains of decedents of Mendocino County who have no relatives or other person legally empowered to authorize cremation and disposition for Fiscal Year 2021-2022; authorize the Department of Social Services Director or designee to sign any future amendments to the Agreement that does not affect the maximum amount; and authorize the Chair to sign the same. Attachments: Eversole Mortuary Inc., $50,000, 21-22, SS AS, SS-21-026

Approved

3au ) Adoption of Proclamation Recognizing April 2022 as Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Mendocino County Recommended Action: Adopt Proclamation recognizing April 2022 as Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Mendocino County; and authorize Chair to sign same. April 2022 Proclamation-v 2, jc edits 4-5-22 Board Agenda Summary- approved by BE Attachments:

Approved

3av) Approval of Purchase of One (1) Toyota Highlander Hybrid All Wheel Drive in the Amount of $45,000 for the Department of Social Services, Special Investigation Unit; and Addition of the Purchased Vehicle to the County’s List of Fixed Assets Recommended Action: Approve the purchase of one (1) Toyota Highlander Hybrid All Wheel Drive in the amount of $45,000 for the Department of Social Services, Special Investigations Unit; and add the purchased vehicle to the County's list of fixed assets.

Approved

3aw ) Approval of Retroactive Agreement with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) in an Amount not to Exceed $4,165,206 for Fire and Emergency Dispatch Services, Effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026; and Adoption of Resolution Authorizing Mendocino County to Enter into Agreement with Cal Fire to Provide Fire and Emergency Medical Dispatch Services Recommended Action: Approve retroactive Agreement with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) in an amount not to exceed $4,165,206 for fire and emergency dispatch services, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2026; and adopt resolution authorizing Mendocino County to enter into Agreement with Cal Fire to provide fire and emergency medical dispatch services; and authorize Chair to sign same. Calfire, $4,165,206, PH, 21-26, BOS approval1 Calfire Reso $4,165,206, 2022 Attachments:

Approved

TRANSPORTATION

3ax ) Adoption of Resolution Approving Notice of Completion and Release of Contract Surety, Department of Transportation Contract Number 170061, 2017 Storm Damage Repairs on Mountain View Road, County Road 510, at Milepost 14.50 (Boonville Area) Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution approving Notice of Completion and release of Contract Surety, Department of Transportation Contract Number 170061, 2017 Storm Damage Repairs on Mountain View Road, County Road 510, at milepost 14.50 (Boonville Area); and authorize Chair to sign same. Memo Resolution NOC Notice of Complete 170061 Attachments:

Approved

3ay) Adoption of Resolution Approving Notice of Completion and Release of Contract Surety, Department of Transportation Contract Number 170034, 2017 Storm Damage Repairs on Mountain View Road, County Road 510, at Milepost 22.02 (Boonville Area) Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution approving Notice of Completion and release of Contract Surety, Department of Transportation Contract Number 170034, 2017 Storm Damage Repairs on Mountain View Road, County Road 510, at milepost 22.02 (Boonville Area); and authorize Chair to sign same. Memo Resolution Notice of Completion - Unsigned Attachments:

Approved

3az) Adoption of Resolution Authorizing Department of Transportation to Advertise for Bids and Award Department of Transportation Contract Number 220000 to Perform the 2022 Corrective/Preventative Maintenance Project on Various County Maintained Roads, at an Estimated Cost of $4,500,000 (Willits/Brooktrails Area) Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution authorizing Department of Transportation to advertise for bids and award Department of Transportation Contract Number 220000 to perform the 2022 Corrective/Preventative Maintenance Project on various County Maintained Roads, at an estimated cost of $4,500,000 (Willits/Brooktrails Area); and authorize Chair to sign same. Resolution Letter Attachments:

Approved

3ba ) Adoption of Resolution Authorizing Submittal of a Grant Application to California Department of Parks and Recreation Division of Boating and Waterways to Continue Implementation of the Quagga and Zebra Mussel Prevention Plan for Mill Creek Ponds; and Authorizing the Director of Transportation to Sign the Grant Application, Grant Agreement, and Any Other Necessary Related Documents (Talmage Area) Recommended Action: Adopt resolution authorizing submittal of a grant application to California Department of Parks and Recreation Division of Boating and Waterways to continue implementation of the Quagga and Zebra Mussel Prevention Plan for Mill Creek Ponds; and authorize the Director of Transportation to sign the grant application, grant agreement, and any other necessary related documents (Talmage Area); and authorize chair to sign same. Resolution Draft Application Attachments:

Approved

4. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE AND DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS

4a) Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Sheriff’s Deputy Hiring Incentive of $7,000 for Police Academy Graduates Who Self-Financed Their Attendance and $20,000 for Lateral Transfers from Another Law Enforcement Agency (Sponsor: Sheriff-Coroner) Recommended Action: Approve Sheriff's Deputy hiring incentive of $7,000 for police academy graduates who self-financed their attendance and $20,000 for lateral transfers from another law enforcement agency. Attachments: Sheriff Matthew Kendall Letter to BOS.pdf

Pilot Project with report back in 6 and 12 months, direct the Sheriff to Meet and Confer with the EO negotiation team

4b) Noticed Public Hearing - Discussion and Possible Action Including (1) Adoption of a Resolution Approving and Adopting an Addendum to the Previously Adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration, in Compliance with California Environmental Quality Act Requirements, for a Rezoning of APN 184-110-29 from Multi-Family Residential (R-3) to Suburban Residential (SR) to Correct a Zoning Error of Rezoning (R 2-2007); and (2) Adoption of an Ordinance Changing the Zoning of Real Property Within Mendocino County by Rezoning APN 184-110-29 from Multi-Family Residential (R-3) to Suburban Residential (SR) to Correct a Zoning Error of Rezoning (R 2-2007) (Sponsor: Planning and Building Services) Recommended Action: (1) Adopt a Resolution approving and adopting an addendum to the previously adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration for Corrections to Rezoning (R 2-2007), in Compliance with California Environmental Quality Act Requirements; and (2) Adopt an Ordinance changing the zoning of real property within Mendocino County by rezoning APN 184-110-29 from Multi-Family Residential (R-3) to Suburban Residential (SR) to correct a zoning error of Rezoning (R 2-2007); and authorize Chair to sign same. R 2-2007 BOS COMPLETE POSTING PACKET 2. Att. H BOS Resolution w Exs A & B FINAL 2. Att. I Correction Ordinance w Ex. A FINAL Attachments:

4c) Discussion and Possible Action to Introduce and Waive First Reading of an Ordinance to Amend Chapter 6.20 of the Mendocino County Code Regarding Licensure of Tobacco Retailers (Sponsors: Public Health and County Counsel) Recommended Action: Introduce and waive first reading of an Ordinance to amend Chapter 6.20 of the Mendocino County Code regarding Licensure of Tobacco Retailers. Tobacco Ordinance (clean) 4.5.22 Tobacco Ordinance (redline) 4.5.22 Tobacco Ordinance Summary 4.5.22 Attachments:

4d) Discussion and Possible Action Including Acceptance of Presentation Regarding County Road Dust Suppression Program vs Incremental Chip Seal - Dust-Off or Surfacing (Laytonville Area) (Sponsor: Transportation) Recommended Action: Accept presentation regarding County Road Dust Suppression Program vs incremental chip seal- Dust-Off or surfacing - give direction on possible incremental chip seal surfacing in lieu of annual Dust-Off (Laytonville Area).

Rock Bell Springs and Spy Rock to maximize value at the discretion of the department

4e) Discussion and Possible Action Including Presentation of the 2021 Fall Supervisor/Management Academy Graduates (Sponsor: Human Resources) Recommended Action: Accept presentation of the 2021 Fall Supervisor/Management Academy Graduates. Fall 2021 Management Academy Graduates Fall 2021 Supervisor Academy Graduates Attachments:

4f) Noticed Public Hearing - Discussion and Possible Action to Consider an Appeal of the Zoning Administrator Approval of Minor Use Permit (U_2020-0004) to Convert an Existing Single-Story, 30 Room Motel into a 21 Unit Apartment Complex, located at 16580 N Highway 101, Willits (APNs: 147-170-03 & 147-180-14) including Consideration and Possible Adoption of a Resolution Denying the Appeal and Modifying the Approval of Minor Use Permit U_2020-0004 for Approval of the Conversion of an Existing 30 Room Motel Into a 21 Unit Apartment Complex, Located at 16580 N Highway 101, Willits (APNs: 147-170-03 &147-180-14), and Adopting a Negative Declaration Related Thereto (Continued from February 8, 2022) (Sponsor: Planning and Building Services) Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution Denying the Appeal and Modifying the Approval of Minor Use Permit U_2020-0004 for Approval of the Conversion of an Existing 30 Room Motel Into a 21 Unit Apartment Complex, Located at 16580 N Highway 101, Willits, and Adopt a Negative Declaration Related Thereto; and authorize Chair to sign same. 01. U_2020-0004 Memo to BOS Rev. for 4.5.2022 FINAL.pdf 1.5.U_2020-0004 BOS Resolution FINAL.docx 02. Attachment A U_2020-0004 ZA Staff Report.pdf 03. Attachment B Appeal.pdf 04. Attachment C Cooper Public Comment 6.10.2021.pdf 05. Attachment D U_2020-0004 Memo to ZA.pdf 06. Attachment E BOS Memo for 2.8.2022.pdf 07. Attachment F Noise Tables from GP.pdf 08. Attachment G Exterior Noise Limit standards.pdf 09. Attachment H Ordinance 3761.pdf 10. Attachment I RWQCB Letter.pdf 11. Attachment J Golden Rule Initial Study 2022 FINAL [signed].pdf Attachments:

Continued to May 3rd.

4g) Discussion and Possible Action Including Approval of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Superior Court of California, County of Mendocino (“Court”) to Implement and Administer a Pretrial Services Program for the County of Mendocino for the Period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024; and Authorization for Mendocino County Probation to Receive from the Court Reimbursement for Associated Expenses Up To $206,368.46 in Fiscal Year 2021-22 through Fiscal Year 2023-24 for Partial Start-Up Costs and Up to $200,000 in Fiscal Year 2021-22 and State Allocated Amounts to be Determined for Fiscal Years 2022-23 through 2023-24 for Ongoing Program Costs (Sponsor: Probation) Recommended Action: Approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Superior Court of California, County Of Mendocino ("Court") to implement and administer a Pretrial Services Program for the County of Mendocino for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024; authorize the Mendocino County Probation Department to receive from the Court reimbursement for associated expenses up to $206,368.46 in Fiscal Year 2021-22 through Fiscal Year 2023-24 for partial start-up costs and up to $200,000 in Fiscal Year 2021-22 and State allocated amounts to be determined for Fiscal Years 2022-23 through 2023-24 for ongoing program costs; authorize the Chief Probation Officer to administer the Pretrial Services Program in coordination with the Court; and authorize Chair to sign same. BOS Presentation - 4-5-22 PTR MOU 7-1-21 through 6-30-24 for BOS Signature Attachments:

Approved, further funding discussion during budgets and quarterly reporting to the Board just as there is to the JCC

4h) Noticed Public Hearing - Discussion and Possible Action to Consider an Appeal of the Coastal Permit Administrator for Approval of a Coastal Development Permit (CDP_2019-0024) to Make Safety Improvements and Perform Rehabilitation on State Route 1 from Post Mile (PM) 41.78 to PM 42.3, Including Possible Adoption of a Resolution Denying the Appeal and Affirming the Approval of CDP_2019-0024 to Make Safety Improvements and Perform Rehabilitation on State Route 1 from Post Mile (PM) 41.78 to PM 42.3 (Sponsor: Planning and Building Services) Recommended Action: Hear the appeal and adopt a resolution denying the appeal of the Coastal Permit Administrator for approval of a Coastal Development Permit (CDP_2019-0024) to make safety improvements and perform rehabilitation on State Route 1 from post mile (PM) 41.78 to PM 42.3; and authorize chair to sign same... 00. CDP_2019-0024 Legal Notice (Appeal BOS) 4.5.2022 0. CDP_2019-0024 BOS Agenda Summary FINAL 01. CDP_2019-0024 Memo to BOS FINAL Rev. 3.24.2022 ATT A CDP_2019-0024 Appeal Albion Bridge Stewards ATT B CT-Safe-2019-0024-Comp-Ltr ATT C Caltrans Categorical Exemption ATT D CDP Action Sheet CDP2019-0024 (CALTRANS ATT E CDP_2019-0024 (CALTRANS) Complete Posting Packet ATT F CDP_2019-0024 Memo to CPA w attachment ATT G 6.1.2004 Bluff Setback Policy Memo ATT H CDP_2019-0024 Resolution FINAL ATT H Resolution Att. A Attachments:

Approved, need to work with County staff to find an alternate barrier that doesn't block scenic view

4i) Noticed Public Hearing - Discussion and Possible Action to Consider an Appeal of the Coastal Permit Administrator for Approval of a Coastal Development Permit (CDP_2019-0034) to Upgrade and Repair 0.1± Miles of State Route 1 by Relocating the Drainage System to the Natural Channel and Repairing and Improving the Roadway, Including Possible Adoption of a Resolution Denying the Appeal and Affirming the Approval of CDP_2019-0034 to Upgrade and Repair 0.1± Miles of State Route 1 by Relocating the Drainage System to the Natural Channel and Repairing and Improving the Roadway (Sponsor: Planning and Building Services) Recommended Action: Hear the appeal and adopt a resolution denying the appeal of the Coastal Permit Administrator for approval of a Coastal Development Permit (CDP_2019-0034) upgrade and repair 0.1� miles of State Route 1 by relocating the drainage system to the natural channel and repairing and improving the roadway; and authorize chair to sign same... 00. CDP_2019-0034 Legal Notice (Appeal BOS) 4.5.2022 0. CDP_2019-0034 BOS Agenda Summary 01. CDP_2019-0034 Memo to BOS FINAL ATT A Appeal of CDP_2019-0034 Albion Bridge Stewards ATT B CT-Drain-2019-0034-Comp-Ltr ATT C NOE CDP_2019-0034 ATT D Action Sheet CDP_2019-0034 (Calif Dept of Trans (CALTRANS) ATT E CDP_2019-0034 (CALTRANS) Complete Posting Packet ATT F 6.1.2004 Bluff Setback Policy Memo ATT G CDP_2019-0034 Resolution FINAL ATT G Resolution Att. A Attachments:

Approved

4j) Chief Executive Officer's Report (Sponsor: Executive Office) Recommended Action: Accept the Chief Executive Officer's report.

No Report, second meeting of the month

4k) Discussion and Possible Action Including Review, Adoption, Amendment, Consideration or Ratification of Legislation Pursuant to the Adopted Legislative Platform (Sponsor: Executive Office) Recommended Action: Provide direction to staff on matters of legislation. Letter of Support - Sonoma Water Q-Z mussel prevention and inspection efforts at Lake MendoLetter of Support - AB 1944 Open and Public Meetings Attachments:

Approved

5. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS MATTERS

5a) Discussion and Possible Action Including Approval of Direction to Staff to Estimate Cost of Contractor to Assist Assessor in Tax Rolls Catch Up and Reserve Necessary Funds from American Recovery Plan Act Allocation (Sponsor: Supervisor Williams) Recommended Action: Direct staff to estimate cost of contractor to assist Assessor in tax rolls catch up and reserve necessary funds from American Recovery Plan Act allocation.

Direction to staff to come up with a plan and bring it back for discussion

5b) Discussion and Possible Action Including Acceptance of an Informational Presentation Regarding the Creation of One or More Pilot Programs to Reduce Illegal Dumping (Sponsor: Supervisor Mulheren) Recommended Action: Accept presentation; and create an Ad-Hoc to explore opportunities to support certain State program recipients with vouchers or other mechanisms to reduce cost of household trash disposal and review options to expand the Adopt-A-Road Program. Attachments: PowerPoint-Pilot Program Trash Cleanup

Mulheren/Gjerde to work on Pilot Program

Mass vehicle hauling, check on scrap metal value

5c) Supervisors’ Reports Regarding Board Special Assignments, Standing and Ad Hoc Committee Meetings, and Other Items of General Interest

6. MODIFICATIONS TO AGENDA

7. CLOSED SESSION

7a) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 - Conference with Labor Negotiator - Agency Negotiators: Darcie Antle, Cherie Johnson, and Jon Holtzman; Employee Organization(s): All

No reportable action

7b) Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 - Public Employee Performance Evaluation - Public Defender

Continued

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Weekly Update #13 - March 29, 2022

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Hey friends! I’m Mo Mulheren Second District Supervisor for the County of Mendocino. Each week I put out a written report of the projects I’ve been working on and meetings I’ve been attending. This is a brief summary, or highlights if you will, just to let people know the topics that I am working on and if you are interested give you the opportunity to connect with me about these topics.

 

At the Behavioral Health Advisory Board we received and discussed the 2021 Dashboards regarding mental health. Here is the link so you can take a look. https://www.mendocinocounty.org/home/showpublisheddocument/50004/637831395056030000

 

Every Thursday morning I start my day with something I call Coffee and Conversation. It is a half hour time where I am on Zoom so that you can come and chat with me about whatever you'd like to share. You can join in! Thursdays 7:15a-7:45a Zoom Meeting ID 7079548230 Password LOCAL707 I am also considering having a once a month in person meeting. Would you be interested in that? What day of the week or time would work for you?

I had a series of meetings that kept me busy with a variety of topics. Coffee about water in the Ukiah Valley; A Zoom meeting about the CEO/CAO; Discussion that needs to come back to the Board; I attended a Ukiah Women In Business Networking planning meeting. ; Tire and Mattress event planning; IWPC meeting with county Team regarding funding sources.

 

On Friday we had an On-site parks meeting at Indian Creek and Faulkner Parks in the Anderson Valley.

I was invited to attend the reception and dinner for the Redwood Empire division of the League of California Cities.

 

I just wanted to put in a plug; if you are not busy on Saturday don't forget to visit the Ukiah Farmers Market! They update their vendors list on their Facebook page every Friday! https://www.facebook.com/UkiahFarmersMarket

 

I'd like to also put in a random plug for clothing Swaps. It is a fun way to help the planet and refresh your wardrobe.

 

On Monday we had a BOS Closed Session Meeting.

I also had a Volunteer clean up program meeting.

 

On Tuesday the Board had an Evacuation Drill and a Technology Drill in Board Chambers in advance of our In-Person meeting coming on April 19th.

I also had an Earth Day Event Meeting. We will be doing clean up and painting on the Great Redwood Trail. I hope you'll join in. Save the date. It will be April 23rd, more details will be on my Facebook page and my website.

 

Of course this is not an all inclusive list of the meetings I attend or work that I do, this is just to give you an idea of what I am working on so you can ask for an update of a topic that is interesting to you.

 

I am always available by cell phone 707-391-3664 or by email at [email protected]

 

 

Weekly Update #12 - March 22, 2022

Posted on March 30, 2022 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (671)

Hey friends! I’m Mo Mulheren Second District Supervisor for the County of Mendocino. Each week I put out a written report of the projects I’ve been working on and meetings I’ve been attending. This is a brief summary, or highlights if you will, just to let people know the topics that I am working on and if you are interested give you the opportunity to connect with me about these topics.

 

Wednesday afternoon I attended the Library Advisory Board meeting virtually. We received a report from all of the branches and the Board wanted to continue with the A-87 Ad Hoc to make sure that the Auditor was appropriately distributing the refund of expense to the library.

 

Wednesday evening the Ukiah City Council met and discussed the new trail in Low Gap Park, conducted a garbage rate hearing and introduced three ordinances for a change in the shopping cart ordinance, an efficient landscape ordinance and a procedure for expediting electric vehicle charging systems. You can watch the full meeting on the City website at CityOfUkiah.Com

 

Of course every Thursday morning I start my day with Coffee and Conversation on Zoom. We can discuss whatever topic people bring . The Meeting ID is 7079548230 and the Password is LOCAL707 if you have questions or something on your mind just hop in and we can chat.

The Third Thursday of the month we have the Mendocino Business and Government Leaders meeting. This originally started as ways to support businesses through Covid and now we discuss a variety of issues. Dr Coren was in the meeting to handle any questions electeds or the City Managers might have. I hope we are able to work together if there are more variants to hand the them safely while considering the businesses in our community and their needs.

We had our regular MSWMA (MendoRecycle) meeting. Tom Varga the Interim GM reported that the job is flying and so far have not had any interested candidates. We discussed a reimbursement fund for volunteers that clean up roadside trash and the ability to have Probationers and Inmates back to help for clean ups this summer.

As the Chair of the RRWA we have a quarterly meeting with the RWQCB to discuss any needs that might be arising within the agencies.

I had a great meeting with the Volunteer Network about organizing youth volunteers in the City to clean up litter and graffiti. Hope to have more info soon.

After that I had Interview with Grand Jury about a variety of topics. I love those folks. I’m a real straight shooter so I appreciate their questions. (Did you know you can ask me questions anytime on social media, on my Zoom or by scheduling an appointment? I love to chat about local government)

 

The Workforce Alliance of the North Bay meeting this week was cancelled due to lack of quorum.

On Friday evening I attended the Blue Zones Project Kick Off and Ribbon Cutting of the team’s new office at the Alex Rohrbaugh Center in South Ukiah.

 

Saturday was a great community event for the Kick-Off of the Blue Zones Project in Mendocino County. We had a great turn out of local health related non-profits and I got to do a fun demo of Country Fusion Line Dancing.

 

Sunday afternoon my youngest daughter and I attended the Women's History Celebration where three local women were honored for their work in healthcare in Mendocino County.

 

 

MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA SPECIAL MEETING March 21, 2022 - 9:00 AM

AGENDA

1. OPEN SESSION (9:00 A.M.)

1a) Roll Call

1b) Pledge of Allegiance

2. PUBLIC EXPRESSION

3. CONSENT CALENDAR

ITEMS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL:

GENERAL SERVICES AGENCY

3a) Authorization for the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to Establish a Capital Improvement Project to Replace Damaged Concrete at the Jail Campus Covered Walkway at 951 Low Gap Road, Ukiah in the Amount of $25,000 and Authorization for the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to Act as Project Manager to Enter Contracts and Approve Change Orders for the Projects, Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20142 Recommended Action: Authorize the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to establish a Capital Improvement project to replace damaged concrete at the jail campus covered walkway at 951 Low Gap Road, Ukiah in the Amount of $25,000 and authorize 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.

Approved

3b) Approval of Agreement with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. in the Amount of $217,306.00 for Construction Management Services to Complete the Capital Improvement Project to Relocate the 911 Communications Equipment and Related Sheriff’s Office Servers to a New Secure Facility at 589 Low Gap Road in Ukiah for the Period from the Date of Execution through December 30, 2023 Recommended Action: Approve agreement with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. in the amount of $217,306.00 for Construction Management Services to complete the capital improvement project to relocate the 911 communications equipment and related sheriff's office servers to a new secure facility at 589 Low Gap Road in Ukiah for the period from the date of execution through December 30, 2023 and authorize chair to sign same. Attachments: BOS AECOM Technical Services contract Signed

Approved

TRANSPORTATION

3c) Approval of Letter of Support for Assembly Bill 2120 (Ward) Regarding Investing Federal Funding in Local Bridges (Countywide) Recommended Action: Approve letter of support for Assembly Bill 2120 (Ward) Regarding Investing Federal Funding in Local Bridges (Countywide); and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: AB 2120 Letter

Approved

4. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE AND DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS

4a) Discussion and Possible Action Including Return on Legislative Subpoenas Requiring Appearance and Examination of Certain Officer(s) of Ortner Management Group, LLC (OMG) and For Receipt of Production of Documents Related to the County’s Contracts With OMG (Sponsors: County Counsel and Behavioral Health and Recovery Services) Recommended Action: Examine certain former officer(s) of Ortner Management Group, LLC (OMG), and receipt of production of documents related to the County's contracts with OMG. BOS Subpoena OMG_Lance BOS Subpoena OMG_Ortner Attachments:

Receive testimony

ADJOURNMENT

 

On Monday evening I did have a meeting with IWPC about finding possible funding options.

 

I started my Tuesday with a virtual coffee meeting with Supervisor Jaron Brandon from Tuolumne County.

 

We had a scheduled MTA Board Meeting that had to be halted immediately because of a Zoom bomb. It was my first one in the two years I’ve been doing virtual meetings.

 

Of course this is not an all inclusive list of the meetings I attend or work that I do, this is just to give you an idea of what I am working on so you can ask for an update of a topic that is interesting to you.

 

I am always available by cell phone 707-391-3664 or by email at [email protected]

Weekly Update #11 - March 15, 2022

Posted on March 30, 2022 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (1192)

Hey friends! I’m Mo Mulheren Second District Supervisor for the County of Mendocino. Each week I put out a written report of the projects I’ve been working on and meetings I’ve been attending. This is a brief summary, or highlights if you will, just to let people know the topics that I am working on and if you are interested give you the opportunity to connect with me about these topics.

 

Wednesday afternoon I attended the Library Advisory Board meeting virtually. We received a report from all of the branches and the Board wanted to continue with the A-87 Ad Hoc to make sure that the Auditor was appropriately distributing the refund of expense to the library.

 

Wednesday evening the Ukiah City Council met and discussed the new trail in Low Gap Park, conducted a garbage rate hearing and introduced three ordinances for a change in the shopping cart ordinance, an efficient landscape ordinance and a procedure for expediting electric vehicle charging systems. You can watch the full meeting on the City website at CityOfUkiah.Com

 

Of course every Thursday morning I start my day with Coffee and Conversation on Zoom. We can discuss whatever topic people bring . The Meeting ID is 7079548230 and the Password is LOCAL707 if you have questions or something on your mind just hop in and we can chat.

The Third Thursday of the month we have the Mendocino Business and Government Leaders meeting. This originally started as ways to support businesses through Covid and now we discuss a variety of issues. Dr Coren was in the meeting to handle any questions electeds or the City Managers might have. I hope we are able to work together if there are more variants to hand the them safely while considering the businesses in our community and their needs.

We had our regular MSWMA (MendoRecycle) meeting. Tom Varga the Interim GM reported that the job is flying and so far have not had any interested candidates. We discussed a reimbursement fund for volunteers that clean up roadside trash and the ability to have Probationers and Inmates back to help for clean ups this summer.

As the Chair of the RRWA we have a quarterly meeting with the RWQCB to discuss any needs that might be arising within the agencies.

I had a great meeting with the Volunteer Network about organizing youth volunteers in the City to clean up litter and graffiti. Hope to have more info soon.

After that I had Interview with Grand Jury about a variety of topics. I love those folks. I’m a real straight shooter so I appreciate their questions. (Did you know you can ask me questions anytime on social media, on my Zoom or by scheduling an appointment? I love to chat about local government)

 

The Workforce Alliance of the North Bay meeting this week was cancelled due to lack of quorum.

On Friday evening I attended the Blue Zones Project Kick Off and Ribbon Cutting of the team’s new office at the Alex Rohrbaugh Center in South Ukiah.

 

Saturday was a great community event for the Kick-Off of the Blue Zones Project in Mendocino County. We had a great turn out of local health related non-profits and I got to do a fun demo of Country Fusion Line Dancing.

 

Sunday afternoon my youngest daughter and I attended the Women's History Celebration where three local women were honored for their work in healthcare in Mendocino County.

 

 

MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA SPECIAL MEETING March 21, 2022 - 9:00 AM

AGENDA

1. OPEN SESSION (9:00 A.M.)

1a) Roll Call

1b) Pledge of Allegiance

2. PUBLIC EXPRESSION

3. CONSENT CALENDAR

ITEMS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL:

GENERAL SERVICES AGENCY

3a) Authorization for the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to Establish a Capital Improvement Project to Replace Damaged Concrete at the Jail Campus Covered Walkway at 951 Low Gap Road, Ukiah in the Amount of $25,000 and Authorization for the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to Act as Project Manager to Enter Contracts and Approve Change Orders for the Projects, Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 20142 Recommended Action: Authorize the Facilities and Fleet Division Manager to establish a Capital Improvement project to replace damaged concrete at the jail campus covered walkway at 951 Low Gap Road, Ukiah in the Amount of $25,000 and authorize 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.

Approved

3b) Approval of Agreement with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. in the Amount of $217,306.00 for Construction Management Services to Complete the Capital Improvement Project to Relocate the 911 Communications Equipment and Related Sheriff’s Office Servers to a New Secure Facility at 589 Low Gap Road in Ukiah for the Period from the Date of Execution through December 30, 2023 Recommended Action: Approve agreement with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. in the amount of $217,306.00 for Construction Management Services to complete the capital improvement project to relocate the 911 communications equipment and related sheriff's office servers to a new secure facility at 589 Low Gap Road in Ukiah for the period from the date of execution through December 30, 2023 and authorize chair to sign same. Attachments: BOS AECOM Technical Services contract Signed

Approved

TRANSPORTATION

3c) Approval of Letter of Support for Assembly Bill 2120 (Ward) Regarding Investing Federal Funding in Local Bridges (Countywide) Recommended Action: Approve letter of support for Assembly Bill 2120 (Ward) Regarding Investing Federal Funding in Local Bridges (Countywide); and authorize Chair to sign same. Attachments: AB 2120 Letter

Approved

4. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE AND DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS

4a) Discussion and Possible Action Including Return on Legislative Subpoenas Requiring Appearance and Examination of Certain Officer(s) of Ortner Management Group, LLC (OMG) and For Receipt of Production of Documents Related to the County’s Contracts With OMG (Sponsors: County Counsel and Behavioral Health and Recovery Services) Recommended Action: Examine certain former officer(s) of Ortner Management Group, LLC (OMG), and receipt of production of documents related to the County's contracts with OMG. BOS Subpoena OMG_Lance BOS Subpoena OMG_Ortner Attachments:

Receive testimony

ADJOURNMENT

 

On Monday evening I did have a meeting with IWPC about finding possible funding options.

 

I started my Tuesday with a virtual coffee meeting with Supervisor Jaron Brandon from Tuolumne County.

 

We had a scheduled MTA Board Meeting that had to be halted immediately because of a Zoom bomb. It was my first one in the two years I’ve been doing virtual meetings.

 

Of course this is not an all inclusive list of the meetings I attend or work that I do, this is just to give you an idea of what I am working on so you can ask for an update of a topic that is interesting to you.

 

I am always available by cell phone 707-391-3664 or by email at [email protected]

Weekly Update #10 - March 8, 2022

Posted on March 10, 2022 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (2363)

Hey friends! I’m Mo Mulheren Second District Supervisor for the County of Mendocino. Each week I put out a written report of the projects I’ve been working on and meetings I’ve been attending. This is a brief summary, or highlights if you will, just to let people know the topics that I am working on and if you are interested give you the opportunity to connect with me about these topics.

 

Each month I have a meeting as the Second District Supervisor with the City of Ukiah, Mayor Jim Brown and the City Manager. This is our opportunity to discuss how the City and county can work together. There are several important projects including tax sharing and annexation as well as a new strategy for dealing with homeless encampments this summer. The City will also be working on several big streets projects this construction season so make sure you ask questions about that.

 

Here are the agenda outcomes from the Boards Special Cannabis meeting:

MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA - FINAL

SPECIAL MEETING

March 02, 2022 - 9:00 AM

1. OPEN SESSION (9:00 A.M.)

1a) Roll Call

1b) Pledge of Allegiance

2. PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Cannabis Ad Hoc will work with the Cannabis Program regarding tree/vegetation modifications as discussed by the callers

3. COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE AND DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS

3a) Discussion and Possible Action Including Direction to Staff Regarding Amendments to the Sensitive Species Habitat Review Performance Standards and the Contiguous Expansion Affidavit Policy (Sponsor: Cannabis) Recommended Action: Discuss and provide direction to the County Cannabis Director to amend the Sensitive Species Habitat Review Performance Standards and the Contiguous Expansion Affidavit Policy.

To improve efficiencies staff recommends a performance standard that the project footprint has not expanded and is not proposed for expansion.

If you have an SSHR that has been approved by the County and CDFW you do not have to go back to review. This change is for people who have not yet met these standard.

Approved as discussed

3b) Discussion and Possible Action Including Adoption of a Resolution Authorizing the County of Mendocino Cannabis Program Director to Develop, Update, Amend and Implement the Mendocino County Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program - Direct Grant Policy Manual, as Approved by County Counsel and Within the Extent Permitted by State Law (Sponsor: Cannabis) Recommended Action: Adopt Resolution authorizing the County Cannabis Director to develop, update, amend and implement the Mendocino County Local Jurisdiction Assistance Grant Program - Direct Grant Policy Manual, as approved by County Counsel and within the extent permitted by state law; and authorize Chair to sign same.

Approved

3c) Discussion and Possible Action Including Approval of Departmental Name Change from Mendocino County Cannabis Program to Mendocino County Cannabis Department (Sponsor: Cannabis) Recommended Action: Approve departmental name change from Mendocino County Cannabis Program to Mendocino County Cannabis Department.

Approved

4. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS MATTERS

4a) Discussion and Possible Action Including Direction for County Counsel to Work with Mendocino Cannabis Program Staff in Adopting Changes as Needed to Section 10A.17.080 and 10A.17.090 and/or Tax Ordinance Chapter 6.32 for the Purpose of Extending Non-Cultivation and Stay of Permit for Cannabis Cultivators (Sponsor: Supervisor Haschak) Recommended Action: Direct County Counsel to work with Mendocino Cannabis Program staff to adopt changes as needed to Section 10A.17.080 and 10A.17.090 and/or Tax Ordinance Chapter 6.32 for the purpose of extending non-cultivation and stay of permit for cannabis cultivators.

Work with CoCo and Tax Collector, MCP to create an opportunity for those that aren't cultivating to delay their payments and create a streamline approach.

Recommended action to take a "Tax first" approach as it would be more expeditious and see how it coincides with the program and bring

4b) Discussion and Possible Action Including Direction to Staff to Create an Appeal Process for Cannabis Application Denials and Return to the Board of Supervisors before May 1, 2022 (Sponsors: Supervisor Haschak and Supervisor McGourty) Recommended Action: Direct staff to create an appeal process for cannabis application denials, and return to the Board of Supervisors before May 1, 2022.

Look at options on Full cost recovery, look at options to continue cultivation while appeal is processed, work with staff to provide the options for those denied before appeal process is in place, will be brought back as quickly as possible

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

At the City of Ukiah City Council meeting on Wednesday night they discussed the Western Hills Open Land and development, mixed waste organic and a streets project for Dora Street. You can watch the video here: http://www.cityofukiah.com/meetings/

 

On Thursday morning I participated in a CSAC Leadership Initiative class called: Conscious Leadership. Some of the keys to Conscious Leadership include Self-Awareness, Visible Commitment, Personal Reflection and being Intentional. The presenter says “Becoming self-aware is the single most beneficial thing you can do to up your leadership style. This is the act of getting to know yourself not only as a leader but as a person.” This can sometimes be a challenge self-reflection can be hard but when you are aware of your thoughts, feelings and motives you can better monitor and manage them. When we got to the part about “Visible Commitment” I recognized myself in the statement, “you articulate authentic commitment to being a conscious and supportive leader, challenge the status quo, hold others accountable, and creating a positive and empowering experience for your team(s) is a personal priority.” When we talked about being Intentional we really dove in to being authentic. I always say, I have no one else to be but myself. So I guess I’ve got that covered, JUST KIDDING. I’m grateful for the opportunity to reflect and learn other ways to become a better leader.

 

In between meetings I briefly hopped in to the Emergency Medical Care Committee meeting on Zoom. I’m looking forward to being more engaged in this conversation. Ambulance service is so critical in rural communities and we have a lot of work to do in Mendocino County.

I had a meeting at Manzanita Services, they are excited to bring a Mental Health Wellness Fair and series of seminars to our community. Make sure that you follow them on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/ManzanitaServices

I also had a meeting at the Ukiah Recovery Center about an opportunity to expand services. If you know someone that is struggling with addiction please have them reach out to County SUDT or the Ukiah Recovery Center to seek placement.

 

On Friday morning I went to the MCAFD meeting in Anderson Valley. We discussed the options available for possibly using CSA3 funding and the thoughts from the Chief's meeting regarding a County wide Fire Warden's Office.

I did an Earth Day Planning Meeting with the City of Ukiah and Walk and Bike Mendocino. More info coming soon but save the date for April 23rd

 

On Saturday morning I went to the Ackerman Creek Clean up with South Ukiah Rotary. The clean up was half homeless trash and half household trash that people had dumped over the bridge.

 

This isn't Supervisor related but I wanted to say its awesome to have in person events again; this weekend I hosted the First Friday Art Walk, went to an Anniversary party for a local salon at Rivino, and to Live music at McCarty's in Redwood Valley. Its going to be a busy summer!

 

LAFCO - a year of working together with the City and UVSD has provided a lot more collaboration and opportunities to move forward. Direction given to LAFCO staff to work with UVSD and City of Ukiah for out of area service agreements for the area near the Brush Street Triangle

 

We were able to have a Mental Health Ad Hoc meeting and we have data for three years and want a little more data before it goes to the Board but we have the information we believe that the public has been wanting to see.

 

I'm sorry this weekly summary was delayed. I was cruising to Comptche and Sacramento. I'll tell you about it next week!


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