Week of 08/21/23

My Recent Activities

This week was 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 (link to video starts at 27:00), and Yuba County Elections (link to video starts at 1:20:20).

Additional meetings on my calendar included a Blue Zones Project Yuba Sutter Steering Committee, a Supervisor Coffee Caucus, a meeting with Yuba County Public Works to discuss multiple concerns I’m tracking, a strategic planning session with district attorney leadership, and an all-day C-SFSR/FFPS Stakeholder Event at Yuba County HHS.  I had 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 was also a Wheatland City Council Meeting on Tuesday evening and you can find the agenda here.

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, attended a BMLC golf tournament social, a grand opening of Didar S Bains Park, 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.

Looking ahead to this week

Because this Tuesday is the 5th Tuesday of the month, there is neither a Board of Supervisors Meeting nor a Yuba Water Agency meeting.  I’ll be taking advantage of that rare opportunity to speak to the Sutter Yuba Association of Realtors about what is going on in South Yuba County.  I’ve been asked to speak to the group several times, but I’m always unable to do so as their meetings conflict with our Board of Supervisor and Yuba Water Agency meetings.

Additional meetings on my calendar include a discussion with a reporter from the Appeal Democrat about the North Valley Rail Project, a planning meeting for the east Plumas Lake emergency evacuation town hall, agenda review meetings for Yuba Water Agency and the SACOG Land Use and Natural Resource (LUNR) committee, a meeting with Senator Dahle to discuss North Valley Rail, a Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) legislative update call, a Yuba Water Agency chair/vice-chair meeting, a discussion with Bi-County Ambulance, a webinar about Biomass Utilization in the Sacramento Region, and an OPUD/Yuba County Liason Committee meeting.

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 Ribbon Cutting for the new AG Mechanics and AG Building at Wheatland Union High School, attend a Blue Zones Historic Walking Tour in Yuba City, and host a townhall for east Plumas Lake residents to discuss concerns about emergency evacuation of their neighborhood.


Some important announcements:

  • 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.  Please visit www.vote4bradford.org.

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:   Plumas Lake Community Walking Moai, Picture Booth from the Plumas Lake Block Party, Grand Opening of Didar S Bains Park in Yuba City with Supervisor Baines, Plumas Lake Block Party, Grabbing a Coffee from 2 Talls after my morning walk, Early Morning Picture of the Bear River Habitat Trail in Plumas Lake, and the Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for Adventure Church of Yuba City.

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