Week of 11/20/23

My Recent Activities

Given the Thanksgiving holiday, my schedule was light this week.  We had a Yuba Water Agency meeting on Tuesday (agenda).  There were several items on the agenda that I think the public would be most interested in, including: updates to the sponsorship and reserve policies as well as a grant to the Yuba Sheriff’s Department to replace patrol vehicles used in the vicinity of New Bullards Bar.

I participated in a collaboration meeting with the City of Wheatland and Beale AFB about several important infrastructure projects for the City, the County, and the Base; primarily the regional wastewater line and the East Wheatland Expressway.  It’s important for us to all work together to move these projects forward.  I also attended an onsite tour with a few representatives from North Valley Rail to ensure they understand the concerns expressed by some community members about emergency evacuation in east Plumas Lake to make sure the proposed train station at the start of the Bear River Habitat Trail off Algodon Rd has no impact on evacuation routes.   In addition, I had a touch-base lunch with several leaders from Yuba County Community Development.

Community-related events I attended or participated in this week include a Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for Costco on Wednesday.  I’m very happy to see Costco invest in Yuba County and believe it will be a catalyst for re-development, not only of the former Peach Tree Mall but for that entire commercial corridor.  Thank you to everyone who came out to Llamas & Lattes: A Meet & Greet with Supervisor Bradford on Saturday morning! It was a great turnout and I enjoyed talking with everyone.  Special thanks to 2Talls Sweet Treats Bus – Plumas Lake for keeping everyone fed and caffeinated and Lee Beringsmith for bringing out Kissey the Llama!

Looking ahead to this week

This week is a Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday at 9 am (agenda).  There are several items on the agenda that I think the public will be most interested in, including requests from Plumas Lake Elementary School District, Wheatland Union High School District, and Marysville Joint Unified School District ordering School Bond Elections in consolidation with statewide primary election to be held on March 5, 2024  Note: BOS meetings are no longer available via zoom but you can watch a video livestream at https://www.yuba.org/video/index.php and comments on agenda items can be made in person at the meeting or prior to the meeting by emailing [email protected].

I will be unable to participate in the Board of Supervisors meeting as I’ll be out of town representing the Yuba Water Agency at the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) fall conference most of the week.  I may miss several other meetings while out of town, including a Wheatland City Council meeting on Tuesday (agenda), a Nother California Water Association (NCWA) Task Force, and a Rural Representatives of California (RCRC) SB 1383 discussion.  After returning from the conference, I will attend a Yuba Water Agency chair/vice-chair/general manager monthly meeting, a prep call for a panel I’ll be on at the CFEE Water Conference the following week, and an OPUD/County Liason meeting.

Community-related events I plan to attend or participate in this week include the Wheatland Christmas Street Fair, Pancakes with Sanda at Arboga Elementary, and the Plumas Lake Christmas Tree lighting.  You can find more information about these events, in addition to my Whiskey & Wild Game event in the announcements section,


  • Upcoming Event on 12/1:  Whiskey & Wild Game – Indulge in the perfect combination of whiskey and wild game while supporting Supervisor Bradford’s re-election campaign.  Info and tickets at whiskey.vote4bradford.org.
  • Upcoming Event on 12/2:  I’ll have a booth at the Wheatland Christmas Street Fair on Front St from 5 pm-9 pm on December 2nd.  Come by and chat!  I also plan to stop by Pancakes with Santa at Arboga Elementary for breakfast sometime between 9 am and 11 am that morning.
  • Upcoming Event on 12/3:  I’ll see you at the Plumas Lake Christmas Tree Lighting on Sunday at 6 pm at Eufay Wood Park

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:   A few pictures from the Costco ribbon cutting & grand opening, my family on Thanksgiving, a reminder about Whiskey & Wild Game this Friday (info and tickets at whiskey.vote4bradford.org), my new social media profile picture, a few pictures from my Llamas & Lattess Meet & Greet (one with my wife and one with Supervisor Baines from Sutter County), and a collaboration meeting with the City of Wheatland & Beale AFB to talk about important infrastructure projects.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!