Supervisor Bradford’s Week in Review

I try and write a post each weekend detailing the activities from the previous week and providing some details of my planned activities for the upcoming week.  See below for the most recent update.

My Recent Activities

I spend most of the week on a Beale Military Liason Council (BMLC) Civic Leaders Tour of Nellis and Creech AFBs in the Las Vegas area.  The tour’s purpose was to inform local elected officials and business leaders about the mission at both bases and their connection to Beale.  The more we can understand the mission at Beale and the air force in general, the better we as a community can support that mission.  On Tuesday night, we watched over 50 planes take from Nellis, participating in the Red Flag event.  We returned to Nellis on Wednesday, where we learned more about their missions, including JTAC, witnessed air traffic control, and learned about the Thunderbirds.  On Thursday, we visited Creech AFB and learned about the MQ-9 Reaper.  I even had the opportunity to take a seat in a simulator and fly a mission to locate and destroy a target.
On Monday, before leaving for the tour, county staff and I will meet with the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) staff for a community visit and strategy session.  As it’s the fifth Tuesday, there was no Board of Supervisors or Yuba Water Agency board meeting this week.  Due to the tour, I missed a SACOG Land Use and Natural Resource (LUNR) committee meeting,  a Yuba Sutter Economic Development Corporation (YSEDC) board meeting, and an OPUD/County Liason meeting.

Looking ahead to this week

Tuesday is a Yuba Water Agency Board meeting.  A few highlights from the agenda include cash flow loans for local agencies for water supply and flood protection projects, a grant to the sheriff’s posse for a new well, and an update on the Agency’s Flood Risk Reduction division.  On Tuesday afternoon, I have a TRLIA board meeting where we will consider several actions to advance the Yuba River North Training Wall Project and a few other items.   Other board and committee meetings this week include a SACOG Strategic Planning Committee on Monday. We will look at opportunities and challenges for the year ahead in addition to other agenda items.
On Tuesday evening, from 5 pm-7 pm, the South Yuba Transportation Improvement Authority (SYTIA) will host a community meeting at the Wheatland Community Center (101 C Street) to talk about the East Wheatland Expressway Project and receive community feedback.  I have a separate meeting earlier in the week to discuss this project and the bypass with AKT development.
Additional items on my calendar this week include an Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Leadership Listening session, an auto tour of underserved areas with Community Resource Project, and a lunch meeting.
On Friday, I leave for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference in Washington D.C.  In addition to networking with fellow supervisors from across the country, I’ll be attending informative sessions, connecting with federal agencies, and presenting a draft policy resolution to the NACo Telecommunications and Technology Committee urging support of Universal Open Access Broadband Networks with federal Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) funding.

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:   MQ-9 Reaper at Creech AFB, Thunderbird Hanger at Nellis AFB, BMLC Civic Leader Tour Group Photo at Nellis AFB, Yuba-Sutter Electeds with A-10 at Nellis, Me with an MQ-9 at Creech, and me using an Mq-9 simulator to fly to a target and blow it up.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!

My Recent Activities

Tuesday, we had a Board of Supervisors Meeting. A few highlights from the agenda include:  appointing community members to various committees, consideration of multiple grants for health & human services, the annexation of new development areas into CSA 66, several items associated with annexation/de-annexation between RD817 & RD2103, creating an expedited permit process for EV chargers, and a presentation from the Yuba-Sutter Film Commission.

I had two Sacramento Area Council of Government (SACOG) related meetings this week, including an agenda review meeting for the Land Use and Natural Resource (LUNR) Committee and a meeting of the Mega Region Working Group, where we met with SACOG’s peer organizations from the Bay Area and San Joaquin County. Some highlights from the Megan Region agenda included updates on transportation-related legislation and twelve important regional road and transit projects.  Other meetings include a Dry Year Taskforce meeting with the Northern California Water Association (NCWA), a community meeting with MJUSD to discuss traffic concerns at Arboga Elementary, a legislative update from Rural County Representatives of California, a Yuba Water Agency Chair/General Manager meeting, an update meeting from Yuba Water’s economic development consultant Lon Hatamiya.
I enjoyed participating in two community events this week, including Bear River Post 789 BINGO night on Thursday and Wheatland FFA Snowflakes and Spurs on Friday night.

 

Looking ahead to this week

I’ll spend most of the week on the Beale Military Liason Council (BMLC) Civic Leaders Tour of Nellis and Creech AFBs in the Las Vegas area.  The tour’s purpose is to inform local elected officials and business leaders about the mission at both bases and their connection to Beale.  The more we can understand the mission at Beale and the air force in general, the better we as a community can support that mission.  On Monday, before leaving for the tour on Tuesday, county staff and I will meet with the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) staff for a community visit and strategy session.
As it’s the fifth Tuesday, there is no Board of Supervisors or Yuba Water Agency board meeting this week.  Due to the tour, I’ll miss a SACOG Land Use and Natural Resource (LUNR) committee meeting and a Yuba Sutter Economic Development Corporation (YSEDC) board meeting.

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:  Unlike most weeks, I didn’t take any great pictures for a collage this week.  As a result, I’m using this space to share about four important upcoming opportunities/events:

  • Do you want to learn more about the East Wheatland Expressway and provide input on some route alternatives under consideration?  Then come to an important community meeting in Wheatland on February 7th or Sheridan on February 23rd.
  • Do you want to provide input on the future of transit service in Yuba-Sutter?  If so, come to the Community Open House on February 16th.
  • Do you want to learn more about the operations of the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department?  Sign up for the Citizens Academy!
  • Do you want to help beautify the most used park in Plumas Lake while at the same time getting outdoors for some exercise?  Join Blue Zones Project Yuba Sutter for their Eufay Wood Park Cleanup on February 28th.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!

My Recent Activities

This week was one of the busiest I’ve had in quite a while and kicked off with a Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday morning.  Some key items on the agenda included a Bok Kai Sponsorship, Dam Safety Program, 2023 Committee Assignments, and a General Manager Evaluation.  I’ll be serving on the Project Operations and Development (POD) committee and representing Yuba Water at Northern California Water Association (NCWA), Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), and ACWA Joint Powers Insurance Authority (ACWA JPIA).

Yuba County has a special relationship with The Gambia, and a delegation of elected officials visited the area this week. I had an opportunity to meet with them on Tuesday afternoon for a brief period.  It wasn’t nearly long enough to discuss the differences between our countries and government services. Still, they learned more about Yuba County and Yuba Water Agency through many different meetings and tours.  I have a planning meeting for the 2nd annual We’re Better Together Golf Tournament at Plumas Lake Golf Course.  I also attended a community meeting hosted by PLESD to discuss short-term solutions to school overcrowding, where several community members asked questions and provided input.

On Wednesday, I was in downtown Sacramento all day for Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), Golden State Finance Authority (GSFA), and Golden State Connect Authority (GSCA) board meetings.  Following the meetings, l attended an RCRC Installation of Officers and Rural Leadership Awards Reception.  On Thursday morning, I was downtown for the monthly Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) board meeting, where we were visited by Congresswoman Matsui and welcomed new board members.  During the meeting, board members and staff recognized the outgoing Chair, City of Sacramento Councilmember Rick Jennings. The gavel was passed to Sacramento County Supervisor and new SACOG Board Chair, Patrick Kennedy, who was sworn in along with City of Placerville Mayor and SACOG Vice Chair, Michael Saragosa.  SACOG committee assignments were announced for 2023. I’m honored to serve as chair of the Land Use and Natural Resources (LUNR) committee and as a member of the Mega Region Working Group.  The working group comprises representatives from SACOG and our sister agencies in the Bay Area and San Joaquin County.  On Thursday afternoon I returned to Yuba-Sutter to join Sutter County Supervisor Nick Micheli, Yuba City Councilman Marc Boomgaarden, and Marysville City Councilman Bruce Buttacavoli on a panel of local elected officials for Lead Yuba Sutter Local Government Day.  We talked about why we ran for office as well as some of our biggest challenges and biggest rewards related to our public service. I finished the week at a Northern California Water Association (NCWA) board meeting in Butte County on Friday afternoon where we talked about our priorities for the upcoming year.

Looking ahead to this week

After a hectic week, the upcoming week looks to be less busy for me.  Tuesday, we’ll have a Board of Supervisors Meeting. A few highlights from the agenda include:  appointing community members to various committees, consideration of multiple grants for health & human services, the annexation of new development areas into CSA 66, several items associated with annexation/de-annexation between RD817 & RD2103, creating an expedited permit process for EV chargers, and a presentation from the Yuba-Sutter Film Commission.

I have two Sacramento Area Council of Government (SACOG) related meetings this week, including an agenda review meeting for the Land Use and Natural Resource (LUNR) Committee and a meeting of the Mega Region Working Group, where we will meet with SACOG’s peer organizations from the Bay Area and San Joaquin County.  Other meetings include a Dry Year Taskforce meeting with the Northern California Water Association (NCWA) and a community meeting with MJUSD to discuss traffic concerns at Arboga Elementary.  There is a Wheatland City Council Meeting on Tuesday night, but I will not be able to attend due to a conflict with Taco Tuesday: Fentanyl and Opioid Awareness.
I’m looking forward to participating in two community events this week, including Bear River Post 789 BINGO night on Thursday and Wheatland FFA Snowflakes and Spurs on Friday night.

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:  Panel of local elected officials for Lead Yuba Sutter Local Government Day; a view of the snow-capped Sierras with Thermalito Afterbay in the foreground; Supervisors Fuhrer, Messick, and I with visiting council members from Basse Area Council in The Gambia; a quote from MLK day, my first Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) board meeting; Congresswoman Matsui with the Sacramento Area Council of Government (SACOG) board; SACOG board recognized the outgoing chair, and swore in the 2023 chair and vice-chair.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!

My Recent Activities

Tuesday was a Board of Supervisors meeting.  A few of the most significant items on the agenda included the quarterly development update, a zoning change for a housing project in Linda, the assignment of committees for 2023, and an appeal of a planning commission decision related to a sign along Hwy 70.

Additional meetings included:  A meeting at Beale to prep for a BMLC Civic Leader trip to Nellis and Creech AFBs, an NCWA Dry Year Task Force meeting with state and local water leaders, a kick-off meeting for the 2023 Cap-to-Cap Transporation Team,  a Yuba Sutter Transit Board meeting to discuss NextGen Transit Plan Alternatives, Yuba Water Agency Agenda setting, a meeting with Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) to discuss an opt-ed on Flood Protection, and several constituent meetings.

I attended the Sheridan Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting, where we invited council members and the public to meetings about the East Wheatland Expressway project.  The meetings will be held from 5pm-7pm, with the first scheduled for 2/7 at the Community Center in Wheatland and the second scheduled for 2/23 at Stewart Hall in Sheridan.  I also attended a community meeting hosted by PLESD to discuss school overcrowding and potential short-term solutions.  PLESD will hold a second meeting at 4pm on 1/17 at Rio Del Oro.

I participated in the 23rd annual Yuba Sutter MLK Unity March and Program on Saturday.  We marched from the old courthouse in Yuba City, across the 5th Street Bridge, to the New Beginnings Wesleyan Church in downtown Marysville for a program honoring and celebrating the legacy of MLK.  I selected a quote from MLK that resonated with me to share: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only live can do that.”.

Looking ahead to this week

This week is one of the busiest I’ve had in quite a while and will kick off with a Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday morning.  Some key items on the agenda include a Bok Kai Sponsorship, Dam Safety Program, 2023 Committee Assignments and General Manager Evaluation.

Yuba County has a special relationship with The Gambia, a delegation of elected officials will be visiting the area this week, and I have an opportunity to meet with them on Tuesday afternoon.  After that, I have a planning meeting for the 2nd annual We’re Better Together Golf Tournament. Then, I’ll finish off the day by attending a community meeting hosted by PLESD to discuss short-term solutions to school overcrowding.

On Wednesday, I’ll be in downtown Sacramento all day for Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), Golden State Finance Authority (GSFA), and Golden State Connect Authority (GSCA) board meetings.  Following the meetings, I’ll attend an RCRC Installation of Officers and Rural Leadership Awards Reception.  On Thursday morning, I’ll be back in downtown Sacramento for the monthly Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) board meeting before returning to Yuba-Sutter for a meeting with AG Rob Bonta and a presentation to Leadership Yuba-Sutter about being a County Supervisor.  I also have a Yuba Sutter Economic Development Corporation (YS EDC) Executive Committee that afternoon, but I may not be able to attend due to conflicts with the other meetings mentioned.   I’ll close out the week at a Northern California Water Association (NCWA) board meeting in Butte County.

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:  Yuba-Sutter MLK Unity March, High Water on the Bear River in Plumas Lake, Sheridan MAC Meeting with Supervisor Landon to announce community meetings for East Wheatland Expressway input, Marysville City Council member Stuart Gilchrist and I crashing a breakfast meeting between Supervisor Blaser and Marysville Community Development Director Dan Flores, Reviewing the analysis of the governors budget from Rural County Representatives of California, meeting at Beale AFB with BMLC, and attending the Yuba-Sutter Transit Special Board Workshop on the NextGen Transit Plan.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!

My Recent Activities

My schedule was relatively light for the last few weeks due to the holidays, so I’ve combined three of my usual weekly updates into one.

There were Yuba Water Agency board meetings on both 12/20 and 1/3.  Key highlights from the meetings included recognizing Director Hastey and Senator Nielsen for their service, adopting of the 2023-2027 strategic plan, increasing a grant to TRLIA for levee improvements in south Yuba County, and election of the chair and vice-chair for 2023.  I’m honored that the board unanimously selected me as chair for a second year and we unanimously selected Director Blaser as vice-chair.

On 1/3, we had a Special Board of Supervisors meeting to swear in newly elected and re-elected supervisors and county officials.  We also selected the 2023 chair and vice-chair for the Board of Supervisors. Congratulations to Supervisors Vasquez and Blaser for their selection to serve in those roles for this year.

I participated in a virtual meeting with the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) staff to learn more about the organization since I will be Yuba County’s representative this year.  I also met with the First 5 Executive Director to discuss that organization, attended a Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority (TRLIA) board meeting, attended a City of Wheatland/Yuba County Liason Committee Meeting, participated in a presentation to MJUSD about Yuba County residential development, and met for coffee with the chair of the North Yuba Water District.

Looking ahead to this week

Tuesday is a Board of Supervisors meeting.  A few of the most significant items on the agenda include the quarterly development update, a zoning change, the assignment of committees for 2023, and an appeal of a planning commission decision related to a sign along Hwy 70.  Tuesday evening is a Wheatland City Council meeting.

Additional meetings include:  A meeting at Beale to prep for a BMLC Civic Leader trip to Nellis and Creech AFBs, an NCWA Dry Year Task Force meeting with state and local water leaders, a Blue Zones Launch Party at Yuba Water Agency, a kick-off meeting for the 2023 Cap-to-Cap Transporation Team,  a Yuba Sutter Transit Board meeting to discuss NextGen Transit Plan Alternatives, a webinar briefing on Federal EV Infrastructure funds for Rural Counties, Yuba Water Agency Agenda setting, a meeting to discuss the annual Together We’re Better Golf Tournament scheduled for May 5th, and a meeting with a constituent to discuss code enforcement concerns.  I also plan to attend the Sheridan Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting, where we will invite council members to public meetings about the East Wheatland Expressway project, and a community meeting hosted by PLESD to discuss school overcrowding.

On Saturday, I plan to attend the Yuba-Sutter Unity March and Program to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:  First EV DC Fast Charger in Yuba County (at the Arco in Plumas Lake), Playing Santa on the Firetruck in Plumas Lake (thanks Linda Fire), Congratulating Sutter County Supervisor Karm Baines for being selected as the first Sikh to serve as Chair of the Board, water spilling into the Bear River from Camp Far West Lake, the swearing-in ceremony of re-elected Marysville City Councilmembers Bruce Buttacavoli & Brad Hudson, the 2023/2024 Yuba County Board of Supervisors, and honoring Senator Nielsen at a Yuba Water Agency meeting for his many years of service.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!

My Recent Activities

I started off the week off by meeting with newly elected Wheatland City Council member Angela Teter followed by a meeting with a constituent from the Plumas Lake area.  Later that day, I participated in a Land Use & Transportation Committee meeting with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) to discuss updates to our legislative platform.

The only scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting this month occurred on Tuesday.  As a result, the agenda and the board packet were more extensive than usual, with over 70 items and nearly 1600 pages of staff reports and supporting material.  We recognized several community members and Supervisor Fletcher for their service and presented the 2022 Employee Recognition Awards.  While we approved many items at the meeting, a few highlights include an MOU with Sutter County to provide dispatches for the sheriff’s department, expanding the Yuba County Business Facade Grant Program to sections of Feather River Blvd and North Beale Rd, and contributing $10,000 toward the bronze statue of Cotton Rosser in Marysville.  After the Board of Supervisors meeting, I met with Supervisor Vasquez to discuss committee assignments for next year and then met with a vendor to discuss services they could provide Yuba County.

Wednesday was a full day, starting with a tour of PRIDE Industries in Roseville, followed by a National Association of Counties (NACo) Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee, a Yuba Water Agency Energy Ad-Hoc Committee meeting, a Yuba County Broadband Committee meeting, and a Yuba Water Agency agenda review meeting.  I’ participated in a North Valley Rail project team meeting and a First 5 Commission Meeting on Thursday. The week finished off with the Yuba Water Agency monthly chair/vice-chair/general manager breakfast meeting, a NACo West Regional meeting, and a discussion of Yuba Water Agency committees. 

I played Santa twice this week, once for Cub Scout Pack 513 and once for Rio Del Oro Elementary.  I also made some welcome remarks at the Wheatland Christmas Street Fair on Saturday, and enjoyed the festivities, as well as the Plumas Lake Night of Lights on Friday. 

Looking ahead to this week

My schedule for this week is relatively light for the next two weeks due to the holidays.  On Tuesday, I have a Yuba Water Agency Board Meeting.  The agenda has six items, and one of the most significant items is the consideration of the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan.  In addition, we will honor Senator Nielson and Director Hastey for their service, add some additional positions, and review the current financial report.

Starting in January, I take over as the Yuba County representative to Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), and I’ll be meeting virtually with the President & CEO, Pat Blacklock, to learn more about the organization before I officially join their board.  I’m also honored to play the role of Santa on the Fire Truck multiple nights the week before Christmas.

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:  Yuba County Employee Awards, Record Agenda for Board of Supervisors Meeting, Visit to Pride Industries, Meeting with Supervisor-elect Messick, Beale AFB Winterfest, Visited Rio Del Oro Elementary as Santa, Wheatland Christmas Street Fair, Plumas Lake Sunrise, and North Valle Rail project team meeting.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!

My Recent Activities

Tuesday was a full day of meetings, starting with a regular Yuba Water Agency board meeting followed by a special meeting.  We had an extensive agenda at the regular meeting and approved multiple grant requests to invest in Yuba County.  The special meeting was focused on board development and our strategic plan update.

I participated in a Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority (TRLIA) meeting on Tuesday afternoon, followed by a South Yuba Transportation Improvement Authority (SYTIA) meeting.  At the SYTIA meeting, we received an update on the design of the South Beale Road Interchange and the East Wheatland Expressway projects.

On Monday evening, I attended a dinner with the head of the Air Combat Command hosted by the Beale Military Liason Council (BMLC).  On Wednesday,  I was in downtown Sacramento most of the day at the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) board meeting. On Thursday, I participated in the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee and Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) board meeting, followed by a meeting and tour with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) executive leadership about transportation and land use in Yuba County.  I also listened to a webinar on the State’s new CARE Court initiative.

While many local Christmas festivities were canceled on Saturday due to weather, I did attend Pancakes with Santa at Cobblestone Elementary and ring the bell for the Salvation Army at Sam’s Club in Yuba City.

Looking ahead to this week

I will start the week off by meeting with newly elected Wheatland City Council member Angela Teter followed by a meeting with a constituent from the Plumas Lake area.  I will finish off Monday by participating in a Land Use & Transportation Committee meeting with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) to discuss updates to our legislative platform.

On Tuesday, we’ll have the only scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting this month.  As a result, the agenda and the board packet are more extensive than usual, with over 70 items and nearly 1600 pages of staff reports and supporting material.  After the meeting, I’ll meet with Supervisor Vasquez to discuss committee assignments for next year and then meet with a vendor to discuss the CSAC financial program.

Wednesday is a full day, starting with a tour of PRIDE Industries in Roseville, followed by a National Association of Counties (NACo) Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee, a Yuba Water Agency Energy Ad-Hoc Committee meeting, and a Yuba County Broadband Committee meeting, and a Yuba Water Agency agenda review meeting.  I’ll participate in a North Valley Rail project team meeting and a First 5 Commission Meeting on Thursday. I’ll finish off the week with the Yuba Water Agency monthly chair/vice-chair/general manager breakfast meeting, a NACo West Regional meeting, and a discussion of Yuba Water Agency committees. 

I’ll have the opportunity to play Santa twice this week and to make some welcome remarks at the Wheatland Christmas Street Fair on Saturday.  I’m also looking forward to Friday’s Plumas Lake Night of Lights.  For information on local Christmas festivities, check out https://www.supervisorbradford.org/2022/11/28/christmas/

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:  Yuba County Tour with SACOG Executive Staff, RCRC Board Meeting, Pancakes with Santa at Cobblestone Elementary, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Picture with General Mark Kelly from Air Combat Command at the BMLC Community Engagement Dinner, and honoring Supervisor Fletchers’s service to Yuba Water Agency.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!

 

My Recent Activities

I typically post a weekly update, but with the Thanksgiving holiday sandwiched between two conferences, there weren’t as many meetings/activities to update you about.  As a result, this update covers three weeks.

I spent most of the week of November 14th in Anaheim for the annual California State Association of Counties (CSAC) conference.  It was an outstanding opportunity to connect and learn with my colleagues from across the State.  The week of November 21st was the Thanksgiving holiday, and my schedule was extremely light; I attended a special Board of Supervisors meeting to approve an updated labor contract and a Marysville Traffic Town Hall hosted by the City of Marysville.  

The week of November 28th included the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) conference in Indian Wells in addition to several other meetings:  a webinar on the release of the National Broadband Maps and the challenge process, a SACOG Board Meeting where we reflected on the previous year and honored members who are leaving the board, an RCRC meeting with PG&E to discuss vegetation management, and an OPUD/County liaison meeting.

December 2nd kicked off a series of Christmas celebrations and events in the region, and I had a busy weekend participating in them:  Trees & Traditions at the Sutter County Museum, Pancakes with Santa at Arboga Elementary, Marysville Christmas Parade, and the Plumas Lake Tree Lighting.  The previous weekend, I attended Hometown Christmas at the Yuba Feather Museum in Forbstown.  

Looking ahead to this week:

Tuesday is a full day of meetings, starting with a regular Yuba Water Agency board meeting at 9am followed by a special meeting at 11am.  We have an extensive agenda at the regular meeting and will consider multiple grant requests to invest in Yuba County.  The special meeting will be focused on board development and our strategic plan update.

On Tuesday afternoon, I’ll be participating in a Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority (TRLIA) meeting, where we will consider some updated contracts, followed by a South Yuba Transportation Improvement Authority (SYTIA) meeting, where we will receive an update on the design of the South Beale Road Interchange and the East Wheatland Expressway projects.

On Monday evening, I’ll attend a dinner with the head of the Air Combat Command hosted by the Beale Military Liason Council (BMLC).  I’ll be down in Sacramento all day on Wednesday, most of it at the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) board meeting, followed by a Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative member forum.  I’ll be remotely participating in the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee on the way to Sacramento.  I’ll start the day on Thursday with a Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) board meeting, followed by a meeting and tour with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) executive leadership about transportation in Yuba County.  Friday is the Yuba Water Agency monthly chair/vice-chair/general manager breakfast meeting.  I’ll be participating in multiple Christmas-related community events over the weekend, and you can get more information at https://www.supervisorbradford.org/2022/11/28/christmas/

*Picture is a collage of various things from my weeks: ACWA conference in Indian Wells, Marysville Christmas Parade, Plumas Lake Tree Lighting, Networking with Supervisors at CSAC conference, Pancakes with Santa at Arboga Elementary,  Hometown Christmas at the Yuba Feather Museum, and Trees and Traditions at the Sutter County Museum.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!

 

My Recent Activities

Tuesday was a Board of Supervisors meeting, and the agenda was pretty light.   

Additional meetings included an introductory meeting between our new PUC local government liaison and appropriate Yuba County staff, a meeting to discuss the North Valley Rail Study with Dan Leavitt from the San Joaquin Rail Authority, a Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) board meeting, a Yuba Water Agency chair/vice-chair/GM breakfast, and a District 4 Yuba County Community Health Assessment Focus Group.

In addition, I attended a 1 Million Cups Yuba-Sutter, meeting the Marysville Veterans Parade, a retirement celebration for Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor, a meeting with a school board member regarding a middle school bond, and coffee with a foreign exchange student who needed to meet with an elected official before a trip to Washington DC.

Looking ahead to this week:

I’m headed to Orange County for the 128th annual California State Association of Counties (CSAC) fall conference this week. The following week is Thanksgiving, and the week of the 28th, I’ll attend the Association of California Water Agencies fall conference. I don’t anticipate any weekly updates until early December.  Also, due to conferences and holidays, there will not be a Yuba Water Agency meeting on 11/15 or a Board of Supervisors meeting on 11/22.

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week: Yuba-Sutter delegation at SACOG, Small Business Bash in Plumas Lake, handing out candy at the Marysville Veterans Parade, my house lit up for #ProjectGreenLight to honor and thank our veterans, retirement celebration for Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!

 

My Recent Activities

Halloween kicked off the week, and the Board of Supervisors and the Clerk of the Board’s office dressed up as Alice in Wonderland and took first place in the county costume contest.  

Tuesday was a Yuba Water Agency Board meeting where we approved a $9M grant to TRLIA to improve flood protection to the 300-year level in south Yuba County.  Also on Tuesday were a Yuba Water Communications Committee meeting and a TRLIA board meeting.

On Wednesday, I joined Supervisor Blaser and Rachel Downs to give an update on What’s Happening in Yuba County to the Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, then had a lunch meeting at the Brick with incoming SACOG chair Supervisor Kennedy from Sacramento County. I ended the day with a ribbon cutting at Arboga Elementary and then a LAFCO (Local Agency Formation Committee) meeting.  

Thursday, I was down in Sacramento for a SACOG (Sacramento Area Council of Governments) Transportation Committee meeting, a SACOG lunch presentation about passenger rail in the 16-county mega-region, and a GSEC (Greater Sacramento Economic Council) reception with regional leaders and national site selectors attending a familiarization tour.

I attended a Yuba-Sutter EDC (Economic Development Corporation) meeting Friday morning, followed by the annual Salvation Army Race for the Kettle at Hard Rock that evening.  I attended the REST Fundraiser Dinner on Saturday evening and, on Sunday, the Sikh festival.

Looking ahead to this week:

My schedule is lighter this week, starting with an introductory meeting between Yuba County and our new CPUC representative.  Tuesday is a Board of Supervisors meeting (via Zoom only due to the election) and a Wheatland City Council meeting. I’ll be in Sacramento on Thursday morning for the SACOG Board Meeting and in Wheatland for the District 4 Community Health Assessment Focus Group. Friday is a Yuba Water Agency chair/vice-chair/general manager meeting, followed by the Yuba Sutter Veterans Parade.

Remember that Tuesday is election day; please make sure to turn in your ballot to make your voice will be heard!

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week: Happy Halloween from the Board of Supervisors & Clerk of the Boards office, Salvation Army Race for the Kettle fundraiser, DOCO at Night, my new picture at the Government Center, Arboga Elementary Facility Expansion Groundbreaking, meeting at the Brick, Yuba City Sikh Festival, SACOG Transportation Committee meeting, and GSEC Reception.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!

 

My Recent Activities

Last week was a Yuba County Board of Supervisors meeting. Two of my favorite items included going out to bid for a consultant to develop an EV Charger Master plan for Yuba County and passing a resolution to honor our veterans by participating in Operation Greenlight during the week of 11/7 – 11/13. 

Other meetings attended included: The annual Unmet Transit Needs Hearing hosted by SACOG and Yuba-Sutter Transit, a portion of the First 5 Yuba Meeting, a Yuba Water Agency agenda review, a Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) broadband grant kick-off, and the 2022 Water Summit hosted by the Water Education Foundation.  

I also attended a Black Star Fund reception hosted by the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, a Chamber of Commerce Lunch Mob at Bridge Coffee, the Yuba Sheriff’s Citizens Academy graduation ceremony, and the Plumas Lake Halloween Parade.


Looking ahead to this week:

Tuesday is a Yuba Water Agency Board meeting where we will consider a $9M grant to TRLIA to improve flood protection to the 300-year level in south Yuba County and a water sales agreement with Contra Costa Water District and East Bay MUD.  That will be followed by a Yuba Water Communications Committee meeting and a TRLIA board meeting.  On Wednesday, I’ll join Supervisor Blaser and Rachel Downs to give an update on What’s Happening in Yuba County to the Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, tour the new Bear River Setback Levee near Wheatland, attend a lunch meeting with incoming SACOG chair Supervisor Kennedy from Sacramento County and Mayor Branscum.  I’ll end the day with a ribbon cutting at Arboga Elementary and then a LAFCO meeting.  Thursday, I’ll be down in Sacramento for a SACOG Transportation Committee meeting, a SACOG lunch presentation about passenger rail in the 16-county mega-region, and a GSEC reception.  Friday night is the annual Salvation Army Race for the Kettle at Hard Rock, where I’m honored to collect money for Yuba County.

 

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week: Checking out the new Food Truck Park at the Yuba County Airport, dropping off my ballot at the official Yuba County Elections drop-box in Plumas Lake, attending the graduation ceremony for the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department Citizens Academy, attending a Greater Sacramento Economic Council reception and presentation for Black Star Fund, and a beautiful view of the Sacramento River from the Water Summit.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!

 

My Recent Activities

Last week was a Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors meeting. Essential items included a presentation on the 2022 California legislative session and approving a loan agreement with OPUD and the City of Wheatland to support wastewater service expansion and regionalization in south Yuba County.  I attended the DWR Drought to Flood Symposium, where speakers and panels discussed building resilience for California’s climate extremes, which we anticipate will oscillate between even more extreme dryer and wetter conditions than we’ve historically experienced.

I spent most of the second half of the week at the CaLAFCO conference, where we discussed the role of local LAFCOs in ensuring local government services provided by counties, cities, and special districts are assigned to the most appropriate local agency for that service. I took a break from the conference to attend the monthly SACOG board meeting, where we adopted a Racial Equity Action Plan and received a presentation on the success of Envision Utah in regional transportation and land use planning in the Salt Lake Valley (https://youtu.be/1h5_R3aj4ks?t=4412)

After returning from the conference on Friday afternoon, I attended multiple community events over the weekend.


Looking ahead to this week

Tuesday is a Board of Supervisors meeting. I’m excited about a few items, including receiving a Quarterly Development Update, releasing a bid to create an EV Charging Master Plan, and adopting a resolution to participate in Operation Green Light in support of our veterans. 

In addition, I’ll be chairing the annual SACOG Unmet Transit Needs Hearing for Yuba-Sutter, attending the 2022 Water Summit hosted by the Water Education Foundation, participating in a First 5 Commission meeting, attending an RCRC kick-off related to broadband grants, attending a Sheriff’s Department Citizens Academy graduation ceremony, and a few additional events/meetings.

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week: CaLAFCO conference, Pinktober at Hard Rock, Rededication of the Arboga Assembly Center Memorial Site, Arboga Elementary Fall Festival, Wheatland Cruise & Trunk-or-Treat, and a DWR Drought to Flood Symposium. 

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!