Week of 01/23/23

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!