Week of 09/18/23

My Recent Activities

This week was a Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors meeting and you can access the agenda and board packet here.

The majority of the week (Tuesday afternoon through Friday), I participated in the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) annual meeting.  We heard from various speakers about key issues impacting rural counties in California and the conference ended with an RCRC board of directors meeting on Friday morning.  It was a great opportunity to learn and network with my supervisor colleagues from the rest of rural California.

Additional meetings on my calendar included a discussion with the director of Caltrans District 3 about additional access to Hwy 70 from east Plumas Lake in the case of an emergency evacuation and the monthly SACOG Board of Directors meeting, which I joined via Zoom from the RCRC conference.  At the meeting with Caltrans, we inquired about options for a northbound onramp or the emergency exit at Maggie Ct.  Unfortunately, we were told that neither would meet state regulations (see Section 501.3 and page 17-29).  I did connect with a Nevada County supervisor at RCRC who faced a similar challenge and I’m setting up a meeting to discuss their solutions further.  I am hopeful their experience may show us another path to explore.

I led a Plumas Lake Community Walking Moai on Monday morning and attended the Harvest the Arts fundraiser for Yuba Sutter Arts on Saturday evening.

Looking ahead to this week

This week is a Yuba County Board of Supervisors meeting and the agenda is fairly light.  We’ll receive a presentation on the Fiscal Year 2022-23 Annual Report from Measure K Citizens’ Oversight Committee and I’ll make sure and share a link to the video of the presentation, as well as the report.

Additional meetings on my calendar include a Nothern California Water Association (NCWA) Conservation Task Force meeting, a “Coffee Caucus” information-sharing session with several of my supervisor colleagues from around the State, an agenda review for the SACOG Land Use & Natural Resources Committee, an agenda review for Yuba Water Agency, a meeting with Supervisor Landon from Placer County to discuss the East Wheatland Expressway, an RCRC legislative call to review the latest actions from the State Legislature, a SACOG Mega Region Working group meeting with supervisors and councilmembers from the Sacramento area & the Bay Area, and a tour of the PG&E Gas Safety Academy in Winters.  This week is also a Wheatland City Council meeting and you can find the agenda here.

I will lead a Plumas Lake Community Walking Moai on Monday morning.  It’s getting a bit brisker and darker at 6:30 am but is still a great time to build community and get exercise.  See you Monday at 6:30 am in the north parking lot at Eufay Wood Park.  I also plan to attend Bridging Hope, a Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention at Veterans Park in Marysville on Saturday morning at 8:30 am.


Some important announcements:

  • Mark your Calendar for a Plumas Lake Emergency Preparedness Fair with Yuba Sheriff, OES, RD784 and Yuba Water.  The focus will be on flood risk and will be in conjunction with Plumas Lake Picnic in the Park at Eufay Wood on 10/14.
  • Re-Election Announcement:  I formally announced that I’m seeking re-election in 2024.  Please visit www.vote4bradford.org for additional information, including a list of 50+ key accomplishments.

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:   The first picture is of this week’s group at the Plumas Lake Walking Moai on Monday morning.  The remaining pictures are from the RCRC annual conference:  closing dinner with the Sutter County crew,  Supervisor Hoek from Nevada County, Supervisor Valenzuela from Siskiyou County, Supervisor Mashburn from Solano County, Supervisor Cottrell from Napa County, Speaker Rivas from the California Assembly, Supervisor Zanger from San Benito County, Yuba Water Agency Representing at RCRC including Supervisor Blaser and Yuba Water Watershed Manager JoAnna Lessard, JoAnna speaking at an RCRC panel on forest management, the RCRC board meeting to closed the conference.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!