Week of 04/10/23

My Recent Activities

This week was a Yuba County Board of Supervisors meeting.  Some highlights from the agenda included: 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.

Additional meetings on my calendar included:  a meeting at SACOG with Congressman Bera, Congressman Garamendi, and Fed Railroad Administrator Amit Bose to discuss megaregion rail 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.  I also attended a Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce Rise and Shine Breakfast networking event at Hard Rock.

Looking ahead to this week

This week is a Yuba Water Agency board meeting.  The agenda includes considering a $6M grant to Yuba County to cover the drainage component of a $29M project to design and construct new sidewalks, bicycle lanes, improved transit stops, and drainage facilities in Olivehurst.  The County will apply to the State for a grant to cover most of the additional funding needed. We’ll also receive a presentation on the power systems at Yuba Water Agency.

Additional meetings on my calendar include:  a meeting with the City of Marysville on the Goldfields Parkway project, a National Association of Counties (NACo) Broadband Mapping Working group meeting, a farewell ceremony for Beale Vice Commander Col Eckberg, coffee with Director Bishop, a mega-region (Sacramento area, Bay Area, San Joaquin County) Lobby Day with various state agencies and legislators with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), a SACOG board meeting, a Yuba Sutter Economic Development Corporation (YSEDC) Executive Committee Meeting, a Blue Zones celebration at Yuba Water Agency, and an Olivehurst Public Utility District (OPUD) board meeting.

On Friday, I leave for Washington DC, with almost 400 leaders from the Sacramento region for the Cap-to-Cap regional advocacy trip.  I’ll be meeting with federal agencies and regional congressional representatives on flood protection and transportation issues.

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:   Selfie in front of the California Capitol in between meetings, Congressmen Bera and Garamendi with the Federal Railroad Administrator at SACOG to discuss regional rail projects,  beautiful view from a conference room on the 19th floor of the US Bank before a meeting, Yuba Water presentation on forest health improvement efforts at South Yuba County Sunrise Rotary, Board of Supervisors supported Casa de Esperanza by officially recognizing the month of April as Child Abuse & Neglect Awareness Month and raising awareness by wearing pinwheel headbands, Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce Rise & Shine Breakfast at Hard Rock, pinwheel selfie to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect, and a picture of the Bear River levee patrol road railroad crossing in east Plumas Lake.

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