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!