Week of 04/03/23

My Recent Activities

This week was a Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors meeting.  Some key items from the agenda included a CEQA Notice of Exemption for the Power Systems Headquarters Project in Oregon House, a presentation providing an overview of the power grid, balancing authorities, and how Yuba Water provides wholesale power to the grid through CAIS, and a presentation about the Yuba Water Supply Mission.

Additional meetings on my calendar included a Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Land Use and Natural Resources (LUNR) Committee meeting, a Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, a Yuba Water Agency chair/vice-chair/general-manager breakfast, and a meeting with the public works director and community development director for the City of Marysville. Key agenda items from the SACOG LUNR meeting include a presentation on City of Auburn Planning Efforts: Form-based Codes and the Domes Redevelopment Area and 2025 Blueprint Pathways: Pavement Cost Estimates.

Looking ahead to this week

This week is a Yuba County Board of Supervisors meeting.  Some highlights from the agenda include :Community Committee Appointments; Acquisition of rights of way for the Cedar Lane Safe Routes to School Improvements Project; Release RFP for surveillance upgrades for Marysville Joint Unified School District through Yuba County Sheriff’s COPS 2020 School Violence Prevention Program; Approve Yuba County Consolidated Fee Ordinance Code for Fiscal Year 2023-2024; Present proclamation to Casa de Esperanza recognizing April 2023 as Child Abuse Prevention Month; Receive annual Public Health Officer Update; and Receive Quarterly Development Update from Community Development and Services.  Tuesday evening is also a Wheatland City Council meeting; you can find the agenda here.

Additional meetings on my calendar include:  a meeting at SACOG with Congressman Bera and Fed Railroad Administrator Amit Bose to discuss megaregion projects, including the extension of ACE/San Joaquin passenger rail to Elk Grove, Sacramento, Plumas Lake, Marysville, and Chico;  a separate discussion about public outreach for the North Valley Rail project; and agenda review for the Yuba Water Agency.

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:   Springtime in Plumas Lake as seen from my (almost) daily walks, including both goats and Yuba County Public Works performing weed management, and a shot of a future subdivision covered in water, green grass, and mustard with the Sutter Buttes and the snow-capped snow range in the background.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!