Week of 08/14/23

My Recent Activities

This week was a Yuba County Water Agency Board of Directors meeting.  The agenda included approval of the revised Yuba Water Agency Energy Risk Management Policy, an update on the Watershed Resilience Program, and a presentation from an intern on projects completed during the 2023 Summer Intern Program.

Other meetings on my calendar included a SACOG Board of Directors Meeting, a NACo West Region Meeting, an overview and feedback session for rural counties on the California Water Commission’s Water Resilience Portfolio, and a Yuba County Employee Service Awards Luncheon.

From a community meeting and event standpoint, I led the weekly Plumas Lake Community Walking Moai on Monday morning at 6:30 starting at Eufay Wood Park, toured the new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Feather River Temple in Yuba City, attended a town hall meeting with Congressman LaMalfa in Marysville, and attended Summer Rock Fest at Beale AFB.

The SACOG board meeting was held in Yuba County and we hosted a walking tour of downtown Marysville before the board meeting at the Yuba County HHS facility in Wheatland.   I had an opportunity to welcome the Board of Staff to Yuba County by giving a presentation about Yuba County.  My welcome was followed by  Yuba County staff and Blue Zones giving a presentation titled “Improving Public Health and Safety in Yuba County’s Disinvested Communities”.  You can watch the presentation here.

Looking ahead to this week

This week is a Yuba County Board of Supervisors Meeting.  The items of greatest interest to the public on the agenda are likely the special presentations from Yuba-Sutter Transit, the Homeless Consortium, and Yuba County Elections. For those unable to attend the meeting in person or via Zoom, I’ll share the recording of the presentations.

Additional meetings on my calendar include a Nothern California Water Association (NCWA) Conservation Task Force, a Blue Zones Steering Committee, a Supervisor Coffee Caucus, a meeting with Yuba County Public Works to discuss multiple concerns I’m tracking, a Capital Region CEFT Learning Meeting, and an all-day C-SFSR/FFPS Stakeholder Event at Yuba County HHS.  I have several North Valley Rail Project meetings this week including a project development team meeting and stakeholder meetings with Yuba County, the City of Marysville, Yuba Sutter Transit, and Blue Zones.  There is also a Wheatland City Council Meeting on Tuesday evening and you can find the agenda here.

From a community meeting and event standpoint, I will lead the weekly Plumas Lake Community Walking Moai on Monday morning at 6:30 starting at Eufay Wood Park, attend a BMLC golf tournament social, the Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for Adventure Church, and the biggest event of the year in Plumas Lake, the annual Plumas Lake Block Party.


Some important announcements:

  • Plumas Lake Block Party:  The biggest event of the year in Plumas Lake is on August 26th from 3:30 – 8:00 at Eufay Wood Park.  Come out to enjoy live music, food, a beer garden, kids activities, cornhole, and vendors.
  • East Plumas Lake Townhall:  Due to concerns expressed by Plumas Lake residents on the east side of Hwy 70 about emergency evacuation, I’ll be hosting a virtual town hall with Yuba County OES, the Yuba County Sheriff, Yuba County Community Development, and potentially the Linda Fire Chief.  The purpose of the meeting is to address resident concerns about evacuations of that area in the case of an emergency.  The meeting will be held at 7pm on August 30th and the Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81636465827?pwd=VVE1bkRGMXJwbTVKQWJiUTRxcFVKZz09
  • Re-Election Announcement:  I formally announced that I’m seeking re-election in 2024 and released the following statement:
    • It’s a privilege and an honor to represent you, and we’ve achieved a lot together in the last 7 years. But there’s more to be done, and I’m committed to continuing to represent you, focusing on livability, opportunity, and transparency for Plumas Lake, Wheatland, and all of Yuba County.  That’s why I’m excited to announce I’m seeking re-election in 2024. I’m committed to facing our challenges and capitalizing on our opportunities to make Yuba County a great place to live, work, and play. For more information, please visit www.vote4bradford.org. #Bradford2024 #Vote4Bradford

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:   Touring the new Feather River Temple in Yuba City, beautiful sunrise in Plumas Lake, Grabbing Donuts and Espresso Horchata from 2 Talls Sweet Treat Bus, a T-38 at Sunset on the Flightline during Summer Rockfest at Beale, Picture with Yuba City Mayor Wade Kirchner at Congressman LaMalfa’s Town Hall in Marysville, Welcoming the SACOG Board to Yuba County, and a luncheon to honor Yuba County Employees with 35 and 20 years of service to our community.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!