Week of 05/27/24

My Recent Activities

Tuesday was a Yuba County Board of Supervisors meeting  and the agenda contained an item I think the public will be interested in :

  • Three public hearings for updates to three different ordinances:
    – Property Maintenance Ordinance
    – Building Standards and Construction Code
    – Abandoned, Wrecked, Dismantled or Inoperative Vehicles
    The updates were to to remove the requirement that an administrative law judge preside over appeal hearings related to violations of those ordinances and instead allow the County Hearing Officer.  It also shortened the time to file an appeal from 15 days to 10 days.

Additional meetings on my calendar included a meeting with law enforcement and farmers to talk about concerns with the lawlessness and property destruction occurring in the river bottoms around Gray’s Beach, a Yuba Water Agency agenda review meeting; and a Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) Legislative Call-in session.

Community-related meetings and events I plan to be at this week include a Memorial Day Walk to Remember in Plumas Lake, a Memorial Day Service at Wheatland Cemetary, a Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce event at the Sutter Theater, a farewell open house for Col Church at Beale AFB, a grand opening and ribbon cutting for Holligans Bar & Bistro in Yuba City, and the Plumas Lake Flag Football Tailgate Party.  I didn’t have anything on my calendar on Friday morning, so took a hike on the Yuba Rim Trail near New Bullard’s Bar.


Looking ahead to this week

This Tuesday is the Yuba Water Agency Board of Directors meeting and the agenda contains an item I think the public will be interested in :

  • Consider approval of revisions to the Community Impact Grant and Loan Program Policy including consideration to increase the annual maximum for Bill Shaw Rescue Equipment and Training grants from $10,000 to $20,000.

I have a SACOG Transportation Committee meeting this week and there are multiple items on the agenda I’m sure the public might be interested in including the Regional Carbon Reduction Program Funding Recommendations.  Yuba County applied to receive funding to design the Plumas Lake Regional Trail Network.  Unfortunately, the project didn’t score well enough to be recommended for funding, but we’ll try again in a future grant cycle.  After the committee meeting, we’ll have a lunch and learn for the SACOG board on Transportation Funding in California.

Additional meetings on my calendar include a SACOG Transportation Committee Agenda review, an NCWA Conservation Task Force meeting, a Yuba Water Chair/Vice-Chair breakfast, and an OPUD/County Liason meeting.  (I’ll have to miss the breakfast and liaison meeting as they conflict with my daughter’s high school graduation – Go Pirates and Congratulations class of 2024!).  On Wednesday and Thursday, I’ll be at the CalMatters Ideas Festival.

Community-related meetings and events I plan to be at this week include a BMLC dinner to meet the commander of Air Combat Command.


Announcements & Events

*Picture is a collage of various things from my week:  A Walk to Remember with F3 Plumas Lake on Memorial Day; Ribbon Cutting at Hooligans Bar & Bistro on Plumas Street in Yuba City; Memorial Day Service at the Wheatland Cemetary; the levee where I met with law enforcement and farmers to talk about the lawlessness in the river bottoms near Gray’s Beach; the view from the top of the Yuba Rim Trail; a full Englebright Lake; Ribbon Cutting for the Murual at Yuba Sutter Arts on Plumas Street; Plumas Lake Flag Football Tailgate Party; and a full New Bullards Bar Resevoir.

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