Week of 01/09/23

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!