Week of 07/24/23

My Recent Activities

Tuesday was a Board of Supervisors meeting and highlights from the agenda included approving the updated Yuba County Strategic Plan; holding a public hearing to approve gating of Hammonton Road in the Goldfields; and presenting certificates and proclamations to multiple county employees for their service.  Tuesday evening was a Wheatland City Council Meeting and the agenda included several items of interest iincluding the swearing-in of the new police chief (Brian Wittmer) and the 2023 Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm traffic management plan.

Other items on my calendar included a tour of the PG&E Hazzard & Warning Center and Applied Technology Services Center in San Ramon to learn about all they are doing to reduce wildfires, an agenda review meeting for Yuba Water Agency, a “Coffee Caucus” Zoom meeting to touch base with several supervisors across California, a Yuba Water Agency chair/vice-chair/general-manager breakfast, a meeting with a commercial developer to discuss Plumas Lake opportunities, and a meeting with Hard Rock and the Tribe for an update on development in the Sports & Entertainment Zone.  I also participated on a panel at the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) New Supervisors Institute with supervisors from Nevada, Napa, and El Dorado talking about “when the unexpected occurs” with respect to natural disasters.

I participated in two community-related events this week, both on Saturday morning. The first was my Rotary Club’s (South Yuba County Sunrise Rotary) annual Back-to-School shopping spree event for children in south Yuba County. This year, with the generous help of the Masons of Yuba-Sutter, Over 40 students from south Yuba County elementary schools were invited to receive shopping sprees.   The second was the Community Cleanup (aka free dump day) at Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm.  Special thanks to Recology Yuba-Sutter, the City of Wheatland, Yuba County, and Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm for making the event possible.

Looking ahead to this week

This Tuesday is a Yuba Water Agency board of directors meeting and the agenda is fairly light.  Later that afternoon I have a Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority (TRLIA) meeting and on the agenda is approval of the 2023/2024 CFD 2006 annual tax reports.  I have two other board meetings this week including a monthly Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) Land Use and Natural Resources (LUNR) committee and a quarterly Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation (YSEDC) quarterly board meeting.  The SACOG LUNR agenda includes a presentation from Yuba City on infill development and a Public Health Performance Evaluation related to the 2025 Blueprint Pathways.  I’ll also be attending a virtual presentation and discussion with SACOG board members about defining disadvantaged communities.

There are multiple community-related events on my calendar starting with the Plumas Lake Community Walking Moai on Monday morning starting at 6:30am at Eufay Wood (north parking lot).  Tuesday evening is National Night Out from 7pm-9pm at 111 C St in Wheatland and on Thursday morning I’m attending the United Way Service Awards.  I’m also excited to be the speaker at my Rotary Club this Thursday morning and will be talking about the North Valley Rail Project.  If you’d like to join us, we meet over breakfast at 7am at Tracey’s Diner in Marysville.

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:   Swearing-in of Wheatland Police Chief Brian Wittmer, CSAC New Supervisor Institute panel on “Expecting the Unexpected”, picking up some goodies from Salle Orchards in Wheatland for the Yuba County basket to be auctioned off for charity at the Rural County Representatives of California annual conference, honoring Deputy Chacartegui at the Board of Supervisors meeting for his actions that helped save the life of a one-year-old child, Supervisors (and fellow SACOG board members) from across the Sacramento region at the CSAC New Supervisor Institute dinner, the Plumas Lake / Wheatland Community Cleanup, at Hard Rock to talk about infrastructure and master planning in the Sports & Entertainment Zone, and a selfie with a Pelton Wheel at PG&E in San Ramon.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!