Week of 01/15/24

My Recent Activities

This week was a Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors meeting (agenda).  Several other board meetings on my calendar included a Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) board meeting on Wednesday (agenda), followed by the annual RCRC Rural Leadership Reception,  and a Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) board meeting on Thursday. The SACOG agenda includes the establishment of a Regional Tolling Authority to oversee toll lanes planned for the Yolo Causeway and other regional freeways.   Both the SACOG and RCRC meetings included 2024 committee appointments and I’m honored I was appointed to chair the SACOG transportation committee, serve on the SACOG Mega Region Working Group, serve on the SACOG strategic planning committee, and serve on the RCRC Roadway Infrastructure Ad-Hoc committee.   I attended the OPUD meeting on Thursday (agenda) via Zoom so I could be informed about the latest status of efforts to reduce the smell at the Eufay Wood Lift Station.

Additional meetings on my calendar this week included:  a meeting with the clerk-recorder to talk about the upcoming election, a touch base lunch with Yuba County community development, a Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation executive committee, a few meetings with Hard Rock, and a Northern California Water Association (NCWA) board meeting to discuss strategic priorities for 2024, an NCWA Conservation Task Force planning meeting, and a NACo West Region Monthly Meeting.   I also had NACo Telecommunications and Technology and NACo Rural Action Caucus meetings, but they conflicted with RCRC and SACOG and I was unable to attend.  There was also a Yuba County Planning Commission on Wednesday (agenda).

Looking ahead to this week

This week is a Yuba County Board of Supervisors meeting.  A few highlights from the agenda include Board of Supervisor Committee Appointments for 2024 and a board workshop (at 1 pm) to receive an update on the Yuba County Strategic Plan.  There is a Wheatland City Council meeting on Tuesday night (agenda).

Additional meetings on my calendar this week include: an agenda review for Yuba Water Agency, speaking with other local supervisors at a Yuba-Sutter Bar Association luncheon, a discussion with SACOG about Beale AFB, and a SACOG Mega Region Working Group Meeting (agenda).


  • Yuba County is looking for community input on our Local Road Safety Plan; learn more at yubacountysafetyplan.com
  • Do you walk or bicycle in Olivehurst, Linda, or Plumas Lake?  If so, the County wants to hear from you at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L5HDNLR
  • The North Valley Rail Strategic Plan, which includes a station in Plumas Lake, was recently released.  Review the plan and find information about providing comments at northvalleyrail.org
  • The Yuba Sheriff Department’s Citizens Academy is taking signups for the next 12-week session.  The academy teaches residents about the sheriff’s department.  Learn more and sign up at sheriff.co.yuba.ca.us

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:   A Plumas Lake sunrise shot; sunset near a new development in Plumas Lake; three pictures from the RCRC Board Meeting and Rural Leadership reception, including one with Supervisor Ed Valenzuela from Siskiyou County and one with Monterey County Supervisor (and 2024 RCRC chair) Chris Lopez and Speaker Rivas from the California Assembly; two pictures from the SACOG Board of Directors meeting, including one with 2024 chair Michael Saragosa (Placerville City Council) and 2024 vice-chair Darren Suen (Elk Grove City Council).

Thank you for allowing me to serve you!