Week of 10/02/23

My Recent Activities

This week was a Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors meeting (agenda here).  Additional meetings on my calendar included a discussion about how to improve safe access to the river bottoms, a Yuba LAFCo board meeting (agenda), a meeting with Placer County Supervisor Shanti Landon to discuss the East Wheatland Expressway, a SACOG Land Use and Natural Resources Committee meeting (agenda), and a Yuba Water Agency chair/vice-chair breakfast.  Three Rivers Levee Improvement Authority (TRLIA) and South Yuba Transportation Improvement Authority (SYTIA) meetings scheduled for this week were canceled.

Other events I participated in include the Plumas Lake Community Walking Moai on Monday morning and the annual Yuba Water Agency Employee BBQ.  On Tuesday morning, I had the honor to speak to the Early Risers Kiwanis about all the great things going on in south Yuba County.

On Wednesday I rode Yuba-Sutter Transit from Plumas Lake to downtown Sacramento ($9 round-trip!) to attend a Mobility Bus Tour hosted by the Clean Air Partnership.  Prior to the tour, I attended a ribbon-cutting celebration for some protected bike paths in midtown Sacramento and a celebration for the groundbreaking of the future Valley Rail Midtown Station.  As part of the mobility tour, we visited a Mobility Hub in Del Paso Heights and California Mobility Center.

Looking ahead to this week

This week is a Board of Supervisors Meeting.  The agenda is light but I’m excited about the  Quarterly Development Update from the Community Development and Service Departments.  I’ll make sure and include the video from the presentation on Facebook and in the next “week in review”.  There is a Wheatland City Council meeting on Tuesday at 6pm (agenda).  Additional meetings on my calendar include an update on service from Bi-County Ambulance, a meeting with Senator Niello to discuss North Valley Rail, a meeting about legislative changes impacting Sutter Yuba Behavioral Health, an agenda review meeting for Yuba Water Agency, a meeting about Hard Rock, and a meeting with a few constituents.  I’ll also be attending a West Water Forum about water needs and water markets.

Other events I plan to participate in include the Plumas Lake Community Walking Moai on Monday morning (new time 7am at Eufay Wood), a Beale Fire Department parade on base, the annual Yuba County Employee BBQ, a Fire Prevention BBQ at Beale, the Rio Del Oro Harvest Festival, and the Plumas Lake Oktoberfest & Safety Fair.


Some important announcements:

  • Mark your Calendar for a Plumas Lake Emergency Preparedness Fair with Yuba Sheriff, OES, Linda Fire, RD784 and Yuba Water.  The focus will be on flood risk and will be in conjunction with Plumas Lake Oktoberfest at Eufay Wood on 10/14 (the event will be 4pm-8pm, with the safety fair from 4-6).
  • Re-Election Announcement:  I formally announced that I’m seeking re-election in 2024.  Please visit www.vote4bradford.org for additional information.
  • If you’d like a chance to talk with me informally, you can find me at these three events this week:  Plumas Lake Walking Moai on Monday at 7am (north parking lot at Eufay Wood), Rio Del Oro Harvest Festival on Friday evening (I’ll have a booth), and the Oktoberfest on Saturday from 4-8 (I’ll just be walking around).

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:   Kiwanis presentation, Yuba Water Agency employee appreciation BBQ at Narrows 2 Powerhouse near Englebright Dam, California Mobility Center tour, meeting with Mayor West from Wheatland and Supervisor Landon from Placer County to discuss the East Wheatland Expressway, Yuba-Sutter Transit dropping me off in Plumas Lake after a trip to downtown Sacramento on their commuter service, a reminder about Plumas Lake Oktoberfest this Saturday, and a selfie with former Sacramento City Councilman (and current Mayoral Candidate) Steve Hansen plus Dan Leavitt and Michael Hanebutt from the San Joaquin Valley Rail Authority in downtown Sacramento at the protected bike patch and Midtown Station celebration.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!