Week of 06/26/23

My Recent Activities

Tuesday was a Board of Supervisors meeting and a few highlights from the agenda include a development agreement for the Riverside Meadows subdivision in Plumas Lake, an ABC license for Frenchtown Inn in Oregon House, an updated landscape management contract with Elite Services, a cash-flow loan from Yuba Water Agency for the annual CalPERS unfunded liability payment, some budget amendments, and appointment of community members to various boards/commissions.  The Riverside Meadows development agreement included a requirement for the builder to put in the portion of the planned Plumas Lake Bike Path Network that runs along the eastern edge of their development.  On a related note, the developer across the street from the fire station just put in the portion of the bike path network adjacent to their development.  Tuesday evening was a Wheatland City Council meeting. The agenda included this year’s SB-1 (gas tax) project list, an MOU between the City and Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm, and an agreement between the City and  Wheatland High School for a School Resource Officer.

Additional meetings on my calendar included a Coffee Caucus with supervisors from other counties (we discussed fire insurance and forest management), a webinar on artificial intelligence in local government, a call with the NACo Telecommunications & Technology committee lead staff to discuss a policy resolution proposed by Yuba County, a meeting and tour with Cresleigh in Rocklin to discuss multi-family projects and density, a Rural County Representatives Legislative call-in session, and a meeting with Enterprise Rancheria to discuss the North Valley Rail Project and the benefit to Hard Rock and the Sports & Entertainment Zone. The tribe was very interested in the project as a way to transport people from outside the area to Hard Rock, the Amphitheater, and future entertainment venues in that area and mitigate traffic impacts.  I was also honored to attend a Change of Command Ceremony for the 9th Civil Engineer Squadron at Beale AFB, where I’m privileged to serve as honorary commander of the 9th CES.   I want to thank Lt Col Sean Stapler for his service to our nation and Beale and wish him and his family the best as they move onto their next assignment.  I want to welcome Lt Col Brennan Howell to Yuba County and Beale AFB and I look forward to getting to know him and working together for the benefit of the mission and our community

Looking ahead to this week (and next)

Due to the holiday, I have a light schedule the week of July 3rd and I’m going to take advantage and get away to Yosemite Valley for a day or two.  One of the things on my calendar is a call with fellow NACo Telecommunications and Technology (T&T) committee members to review policy resolutions we’ll be voting on at the upcoming national conference.  I have a proposed policy resolution related to allowing the use of federal BEAD funding to expand open-access broadband networks for pockets of served/underserved customers within larger unserved areas.  I also have a meeting with a constituent about how to get more involved in the community and with a potential commercial developer in Plumas Lake.  There is no Water Agency Board Meeting this week due to the holiday.

I have a few community-related events I’ll be attending including the Yuba County Sheriff’s Association K9 Demo, the Plumas Lake 4th of July Kids Parade, and the Wheatland 4th of July Community BBQ.

Week of July 10th…

Tuesday the 11th will be a Board of Supervisors meeting but the agenda hasn’t been posted yet. You can find it here once it’s published. Did you know you could sign up to receive email notifications each time a new meeting agenda is released?  The 11th is also a Wheatland City Council meeting and the agenda will be here.  I also have a Rural County Representatives (RCRC) board meeting and a Northern California Water Association  (NCWA) board meeting.  Additional meetings and events on my calendar include a broadband mapping working group, lunch with the SACOG executive director, a groundbreaking celebration for the new Yuba Water Agency Power Systems Headquarters in Oregon House, Yuba Water Agency agenda review, an MJUSD executive facilities committee, and a Yuba County community health improvement plan workgroup.

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:   the view from the patio at the Brick in Historic Downtown Marysville, a new portion of the Plumas Lake Bike Path Network completed, the change of command ceremony for the 9th Civil Engineering Squadron at Beale, Board of Supervisor’s Meeting on Tuesday, a Cresleigh development I toured in Rocklin, the Plumas Lake 76 Station under construction, and a Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce Lunch Mob at the Brick.

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