Week of 12/12/22

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!