My Recent Activities
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 took 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, both a planning meeting and a post-discussion 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 Yuba Sutter Economic Development Corporation (YSEDC) executive committee meeting, a discussion with Bi-County Ambulance, a meeting with an MJUSD board member to discuss traffic concerns around Arboga Elementary and an OPUD/Yuba County Liason Committee meeting.
From a community meeting and event standpoint, I led the weekly Plumas Lake Community Walking Moai on Monday morning, attended a retirement celebration for Yuba County Probation Chief Jim Arnold, attended a Ribbon Cutting for the new AG Mechanics and AG Building at Wheatland Union High School, attended a Blue Zones Historic Walking Tour in Yuba City, and hosted a townhall for east Plumas Lake residents to discuss concerns about the emergency evacuation of their neighborhood.
Looking ahead to this week
This week is a Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors meeting. The agenda can be found here and key items include a a grant to Yuba County for up to $400,000 in additional funding for storm drainage infrastructure along North Beale Road bringing the total grant funding for the project to $3.9M and a presentation on the history and current status of the Bill Shaw Rescue and Training Grant Program. I’m really looking forward to the presentation on the Bill Shaw Grant Program. We’ll be hearing about the benefits the programs had for our local fire districts and law enforcement agencies. I’ll make sure and share a recording of it afterward for those who can’t attend.
Additional meetings on my calendar include a Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority (TRLIA) Meeting (agenda here), a Yuba Water Agency Water Education Ad Hoc Committee Meeting, a Northern California Water Association (NCWA) Board Meeting, a meeting with and tour of the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA), and a Bus Tour and Lunch with MJUSD. There is also a SACOG Land Use and Natural Resource Committee meeting, but I’ll miss it due to a conflict with the SLDMWA tour and 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. I may also attend the Nicolaus Labor Day Parade.
Some important announcements:
- Picnic in the Park is Saturday the 9th in Plumas Lake from 6 pm-10 pm. Come out to Eufay Wood Park to enjoy food trucks, live music, a beer garden, and local vendors.
- 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: Retirement ceremony for Yuba County Chief Probation Officer Jim Arnold, Plumas Lake Community Walking Moai, Ribbon Cutting for the new Ag Science Building at Wheatland Union High School, meeting with Senator Dahle to discuss North Valley Rail project, speaking to the Sutter Yuba Association of Realtors about development and infrastructure improvements in south Yuba County, and a picture from the announcement of a Town Hall Meeting with East Plumas Lake residents.
Thank you for allowing me to serve you!