Week of 12/05/22

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!