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					    CARRE BROWN               JOHN MCCOWEN           JOHN PINCHES        KENDALL SMITH          J. DAVID COLFAX
     First District            Second District        Third District      Fourth District          Fifth District
      Vice-Chair                                          Chair
   TOM MITCHELL                                     KRISTI FURMAN                             JEANINE B. NADEL
Chief Executive Officer                            Clerk of the Board                          County Counsel


   MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
                                            AGENDA                                              LIVE WEB STREAMING


                       DECEMBER 15, 2009 – 9:00 A.M.
                                                                                                OF BOARD MEETINGS:
                                                                                                  WWW.UVCTV.ORG
                                                                                                    (SEE PAGE 4)




THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETS CONCURRENTLY AS THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE: MENDOCINO COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT
DISTRICT, MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC FACILITIES CORPORATION, MENDOCINO COUNTY
WATER AGENCY, MENDOCINO COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT, REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF
THE COUNTY OF MENDOCINO, AND THE IHSS PUBLIC AUTHORITY GOVERNING BOARD

                                       MEETING HIGHLIGHTS
                                                     Open Session
 Order of Agenda:                                     (9:00 a.m.)
   Open Session,                                  Public Expression                           Welcome to the
    Roll Call &                               (Approximately 9:05 a.m.)                       meeting of the
Pledge of Allegiance                          Noticed Public Hearing:                        Mendocino County
                           Consideration of a Fiscal Year 2009/2010 General Allocation           Board of
 Public Expression              Community Development Block Grant Application                  Supervisors
                                             (9:30 a.m. – See Item No. 5e)
   Adoption of                   Convene as the Mendocino County Water Agency                   Agenda items
 Consent Calendar                     (Approximately 11:30 a.m. – See Page No. 7)              generally occur
                                                                                                 sequentially,
                                       Reconvene as the Board of Supervisors
      Regular                                                                                  however, when
                                    (Immediately Following Above-Referenced Item)
    Agenda Items                                                                                circumstances
                                              Adjourn to Lunch Recess                         warrant, the order
   Closed Session                            (Approximately 12:00 Noon)                        of items may be
                                          Reconvene for Afternoon Session                       changed at the
 Selected items have                          (Approximately 1:30 p.m.)                        discretion of the
  been assigned an                            Noticed Public Hearing:                                Chair
 appointed time for           Approval of Proposed Special Fees Relative to SB 676
  the convenience                            (1:30 p.m. – See Item No. 5g)                   Please see the end of
  of the Board and                    Approval of Community Health Services                      the agenda for
      the Public                         Tobacco Settlement Funded Grants
                                                                                              additional meeting
                                                                                                  information
                                      (Approximately 2:00 p.m. – See Item No. 6d)
 Online Information                                                                             including ADA
 & Web Streaming          Accept the Report from the 2009 Citizen’s Advisory Committee         accommodations
      (See Page 4)           Regarding the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors                   and public
                                                    Salary Review                                  expression
      Televised                       (Approximately 2:30 p.m. – See Item No. 5h)
   Board Meetings                            Adjourn to Closed Session
      (See Page 4)          (At the Conclusion of Open Session Business – See Item No. 11)
                           Reconvene in Open Session/Report Out from Closed Session
                                 (Following the Conclusion of Closed Session Business)
       COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER 501 LOW GAP ROAD ROOM 1090 UKIAH, CALIFORNIA 95482
TELEPHONE: (707) 463-4221 FAX: (707) 463-4245 BOS@CO.MENDOCINO.CA.US WWW.CO.MENDOCINO.CA.US/BOS
             BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA – DECEMBER 15, 2009                                                           PAGE 2 OF 7


                                               ORDER OF AGENDA
ITEM NO. 1 – OPEN SESSION AND ROLL CALL (9:00 A.M.)
• Roll Call will be conducted at the beginning of Open Session

ITEM NO. 2 – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
• The Pledge of Allegiance will be recited at the beginning of Open Session

ITEM NO. 3 – APPROVAL OF MINUTES
• Approval of Minutes of December 8, 2009, Board Meeting
• Approval of Minutes of December 14, 2009, Planning Session
• Approval of Minutes of December 14, 2009, Board Workshop

ITEM NO. 4 – CONSENT CALENDAR
• Regular Consent Calendar (See Attached)
   The Consent Calendar (Agenda) is considered routine and non-controversial and will be acted upon by the Board at one time without
   discussion. The Consent Calendar is adopted as the first order of business upon the start of the Open Session portion of the meeting.
   Any Board member may request that any item be removed from the Consent Calendar for individual consideration. Please consult
   with the Clerk of the Board for additional information.

ITEM NO. 5 – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
(a)   Legislative Report and Economic Stimulus Action Plan Update
(b)   Budget Officer Report
(c)   Chief Executive Officer Report
(d)   General Services Agency Director’s Report
(e)   Noticed Public Hearing 9:30 a.m.: Public Hearing and Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the
      Submittal of an Application to the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
      General Allocation Planning and Technical Assistance Program (PTA) for $35,000 for a Point-
      in-Time Census and Survey of Homeless Populations in Mendocino County
(f)   Discussion and Possible Action on the Proposed Mendocino County 2010 Legislative Platform
(g)   Noticed Public Hearing 1:30 p.m.: Approval of Proposed Special Fees Relative to SB 676; and
      Adoption of Resolution Amending Resolution No. 09-135 as Adopted on June 23, 2009, by
      Modifying the Master Fee Schedule (Exhibit X) with the Amendment to Proposed Fees to be
      Effective January 1, 2010
(h)   Timed Item – 2:30 p.m.: Accept the Report from the 2009 Citizen’s Advisory Committee
      Regarding the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Salary Review

ITEM NO. 6 – DEPARTMENTAL MATTERS AND REPORTS
(a)   Department of Transportation – Director’s Report
(b)   Introduction and Waive Reading of a Proposed Ordinance Amending Mendocino County Code
      Section 15.16.030 Establishing Brush Street (CR 217) from Mile Post 0.12 (Easterly of Orr
      Street) to Mile Post 0.38 as a County Highway Closed to Commercial Vehicles (Ukiah Area) –
      Transportation
(c)   Agricultural Commissioner’s Report
(d)   Timed Item – 2:00 p.m.: Discussion and Possible Action Including Approval of Funding for
      Grant Projects, $104,990, that are Recommended by the Health and Human Services Agency
      Advisory Board with Funds from the National Tobacco Settlement; and Authorize the Health
      and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Director to Sign Any Future Amendments to the
      Contract that Do Not Affect the Annual Maximum Allowable Amount Authorized by the Board
      of Supervisors in this Agreement – Sponsoring Department: Health and Human Services
      Agency/Community Health Services Branch
             BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA – DECEMBER 15, 2009                                                             PAGE 3 OF 7



ITEM NO. 7 – COMMITTEE REPORTS/SUPERVISORS REPORTS
(a)   Supervisors Reports

ITEM NO. 8 – MISCELLANEOUS
(a)   Discussion and Possible Action Including Authorization for Humboldt County to Submit, on
      behalf of Mendocino County and the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management
      Plan (NCIRWMP) Participants, a Grant Proposal to the California Energy Commission for
      Development of an AB 811 Energy and Water Conservation Improvements Funding Program
      – Sponsor: Water Agency
(b)   Discussion and Possible Action Including Authorization to Submit, in Cooperation with the
      Renewable Energy Development Institute (REDI), a Grant Proposal to the California Energy
      Commission for Development of an AB 811 Energy and Water Conservation Improvements
      Funding Program – Sponsor: Water Agency
      (Concurrent Action of the Mendocino County Water Agency and Mendocino County Board of
      Supervisors)

ITEM NO. 9 – MENDOCINO COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT, MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC
FACILITIES CORPORATION, MENDOCINO COUNTY WATER AGENCY, MENDOCINO COUNTY LIBRARY
DISTRICT, REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE COUNTY OF MENDOCINO, AND THE IHSS PUBLIC AUTHORITY
GOVERNING BOARD
(a)    Mendocino County Water Agency (See Page 7 for Separate Agenda)

ITEM NO. 10 – APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
The Board of Supervisors is actively seeking qualified candidates to fill various vacancies. Please consult with the Clerk of the Board for
information on specific categorical areas and District vacancies, or visit our website at: www.co.mendocino.ca.us/bos

ITEM NO. 11 – CLOSED SESSION (AT THE CONCLUSION OF OPEN SESSION BUSINESS)
(a)   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 – Conference with Labor Negotiator – Agency
      Negotiators: Carmel Angelo, Teresia Haase, Meredith Ford, and Fran Buchanan; Employee
      Organization(s): All
(b)   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.8 – Conference with Real Property Negotiator –
      Property:    APN: 10815007; 10815008; 10817001; 10816007; 10818102; 10818110;
      10818111; 10818201; and 10818206, and Physical Address: Wente Lake. Parties: San
      Francisco Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America; Agency Negotiators: Kristin McMenomey
      and Tom Mitchell; Under Negotiation: Terms of Lease
(c)   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 – Conference with Legal Counsel – Existing
      Litigation: Doty Coplen, et al. v. County of Mendocino, et al.; Superior Court of Mendocino
      County Case No.: SCUKCVPT 0852268

ITEM NO. 12 – COUNTY COUNSEL

ITEM NO. 13 – COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED AND FILED
Communications received and filed are retained by the Clerk of the Board throughout the Board proceedings. To review items described in
this section, please contact the Clerk of the Board staff in Room 1090.
(a)        Redevelopment Agency of the County of Mendocino Component Unit Financial Report for the
           Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2009
(b)        2009 California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Challenge Awards Directory
(c)        State of California, Fish and Game Commission: Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action
           Related to Incidental Take of California Tiger Salamander; Email Comments to:
           FGC@fgc.ca.gov; View Additional Information at www.oal.ca.gov
(d)        Pacific Gas and Electric Company Potter Valley Hydroelectric Project, No. 77:
             BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA – DECEMBER 15, 2009                                                      PAGE 4 OF 7


         •    Notice of Availability of Final Environment Assessment Project Number 77-212
         •    Order Granting Amendment of License Article 52 Project Number 77-212
         •    Order Granting Temporary Amendment of License Article 52 and Appendix A Reasonable
              and Prudent Alternative Items C and E.5 Project Number 77-241
         •    Order Granting Temporary Amendment of Approved Fish Screen Operations Plan Under
              License Article 52 Project Number 77-240

PUBLIC EXPRESSION: (PUBLIC COMMENT FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA)
• Members of the public are welcome to address the Board on items not listed on the agenda and within the jurisdiction of the
   Board of Supervisors. The Board is prohibited by law from taking action on matters not on the agenda, but may ask questions to
   clarify the speaker's comment and/or briefly answer questions. The Board limits testimony on matters not on the agenda to 3
   minutes per person and not more than 10 minutes for a particular subject at the discretion of the Chair of the Board.
• Individuals wishing to address the Board under Public Expression are welcome to do so throughout the meeting day. To best
   facilitate these items, please review and complete the public comment/speaker form available at the back of the Boardroom and
   present to the Clerk of the Board, the Chair of the Board, or your respective District Supervisor. If you wish to submit written
   comments, please provide 9 copies to the Clerk of the Board staff, located in the Administration Center, Room 1090. All
   meetings are tape-recorded and speakers are reminded to announce their names as they approach the podium.




                              AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) COMPLIANCE
•   The Board of Supervisors complies with ADA requirements and upon request, will attempt to reasonably
    accommodate individuals with disabilities by making meeting material available in appropriate alternative formats
    (pursuant to Government Code Section 54953.2). Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation to participate in the
    meeting should contact the Clerk of the Board’s Office by calling (707) 463-4221 at least five days prior to the meeting.
                           ADDITIONAL MEETING INFORMATION FOR INTERESTED PARTIES
•   If you wish to address the Board on any matter on the agenda, please review and complete the public
    comment/speaker form available at the back of the Boardroom. If you wish to submit written comments, please
    provide 9 copies to the Clerk of the Board staff, located in the Administration Center, Room 1090
•   The Board of Supervisors’ agenda is posted on the County of Mendocino website at: www.co.mendocino.ca.us/bos
•   A copy of the Agenda Packet is available for public review in the Clerk of the Board’s Office, Room 1090. Proposed
    actions and supporting documents are considered draft until acted upon by the Board
•   Additional information on specific agenda items may be obtained by contacting the sponsoring departments. Contact
    information for County departments may be obtained at www.co.mendocino.ca.us/ndx.htm
•   Board proceedings are broadcast on the local Public Access Channel to accommodate greater public access; tune in at
    the corresponding Open Session time as posted on the front page of the Agenda
•   Please reference the departmental website to obtain additional resource information for the Board of Supervisors and
    Clerk of the Board: www.co.mendocino.ca.us/bos

                                   ANNOUNCING EXPANDED ONLINE INFORMATION
•   NEW! LIVE WEB STREAMING OF BOARD MEETINGS: www.uvctv.org (Requires Windows Media Player Version
    9 – for Technical Assistance Please Contact Ukiah Valley Community Television (707) 357-0624
•   Board Meeting Agenda Summary reports are available online. Please Access the Selected Agenda from the Board’s
    Website to View Additional Information: www.co.mendocino.ca.us/bos

       Thank you for your interest in the proceedings of the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
              CONSENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 15, 2009                                                                  PAGE 5 OF 7


The Consent Calendar (Agenda) is considered routine and non-controversial. The Board will adopt the Consent Calendar at one
time without discussion. The Consent Calendar is adopted as the first order of business upon the start of the Open Session portion of
the meeting. Any Board member may request that any item be removed from the Consent Calendar for individual consideration.
Please consult with the Clerk of the Board for additional information.
The following items are recommended for approval:
CRIMINAL JUSTICE
(1)   Approval of Revised Fixed Asset Schedule as an Amendment to the 2009/2010 Budget, with
      Notification to the Auditor-Controller’s Office; and Approval of Transfer Request to Purchase
      Three Network Switches for Access to the State Child Support Enforcement System – Child
      Support Services
GENERAL GOVERNMENT
(2)  Adoption of Resolutions Ratifying the Board of Supervisors Review and Determination of the
     Need to Continue, for an Additional 14 Days, the State of Local Emergency Due to Drought
     Conditions as Initially Declared on March 24, 2009; and Authorize the Chair to Sign a
     Resolution Extending the Drought Emergency for an Additional Seven Days in the Absence of
     a Board of Supervisors Meeting – Executive Office
(3)      Approval of Amendment to Board of Supervisors Agreement No. 09-017A to Extend, to June
         30, 2010, the Professional Services Agreement between the County of Mendocino and Alcalde
         and Fay for Washington D.C. Legislative Advocacy Services – Executive Office
(4)      Approval of a New Salary Pay Grade Level for the Existing Clerk of the Board Position as
         Requested by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors – Executive Office
(5)      Acceptance of the General Government Committee’s Report and Recommendation Regarding
         Review of the Feasibility of Implementing an “Energy Independence Program” (AB 811) in
         Mendocino County, Thereby Clearing the Item from Committee – General Government
         Committee
(6)      Adoption of Resolution Honoring Keith Salonen for His 28 Years of Service to the County of
         Mendocino – General Services Agency
(7)      Adoption of Resolution Honoring Tim Garrison for His 17 Years of Service to the County of
         Mendocino – General Services Agency
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
(8)   Acceptance of the Health and Human Services Committee’s Report and Recommendation
      Regarding the Committee’s Review of the Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance, Thereby Clearing
      the Item from Committee – Health and Human Services Committee
(9)      Approval of a Public Hearing (Beilenson Hearing) for Suspension of Services to the Latent
         Tuberculosis Infection Control Program Offered at the Ukiah and Fort Bragg Community
         Health Services Offices – Health and Human Services Agency/Community Health Services
(10)     Approval of Agreement with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for On-Going
         Funds for Health and Human Services Agency/Community Health Services Branch,
         Emergency Preparedness Program in the Amount of $231,162; and Authorize the Health and
         Human Services Agency Director to Sign Any Future Amendments to the Agreement that Do
         Not Affect the Annual Maximum Allowable Amount Authorized by the Board of Supervisors –
         Health and Human Services Agency/Community Health Services
(11)     Approval of Amendment for the 2009 Title X Family Planning Program Contract #2028-5320-
         71209-09 in the Amount of $10,497, with the California Family Health Council – Health and
         Human Services Agency/Community Health Services
          CONSENT CALENDAR – DECEMBER 15, 2009                                           PAGE 6 OF 7

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES – CONTINUED
(12) Approval of the Mendocino County In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Enhanced Anti-Fraud
      Program Plan (Plan) – Health and Human Services Agency/Adult and Older Adult System of
      Care

(13)   Approval of Amendment to Agreement No. 09-013 with Mendocino Private Industry Council
       Inc. (MPIC) to Extend the Agreement Term from December 31, 2009 to March 31, 2010; and
       Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director to Sign Any Future Amendments to
       the Agreement that Do Not Affect the Annual Maximum Allowable Amount Authorized by the
       Board of Supervisors – Health and Human Services Agency/Community Health
       Services/Workforce Investment Board

(14)   Approval of a Five (5) Month Agreement with Hospitality House in the Amount of Five
       Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($5,500) to Provide Extreme Weather Shelter and Services to
       the Homeless; and Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director to Sign Any
       Future Amendments to the Agreement that Do Not Affect the Annual Maximum Allowable
       Amount Authorized by the Board of Supervisors – Health and Human Services Agency/Adult
       and Older Adult System of Care

(15)   Approval of a Five (5) Month Agreement with Ukiah/Coast Community Center in the Amount of
       Five Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($5,500) to Provide Extreme Weather Shelter and
       Services to the Homeless; and Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director to
       Sign Any Future Amendments to the Agreement that Do Not Affect the Annual Maximum
       Allowable Amount Authorized by the Board of Supervisors – Health and Human Services
       Agency/Adult and Older Adult System of Care

(16)   Approval of a Five (5) Month Agreement with Willits Community Services in the Amount of
       Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to Provide Extreme Weather Shelter and Services to the
       Homeless; and Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director to Sign Any Future
       Amendments to the Agreement that Do Not Affect the Annual Maximum Allowable Amount
       Authorized by the Board of Supervisors in this Agreement – Health and Human Services
       Agency/Adult and Older Adult System of Care

PUBLIC RESOURCES
(17) Adoption of Resolution Accepting Grant Deed Conveying Real Property from Mary Beth
      Phillips, Trustee under the Mary Beth Phillips Revocable Trust Dated October 7, 2008, to the
      County of Mendocino for the Acquisition of Rights of Way Needed for Construction of
      Permanent 2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Point Cabrillo Drive, CR 564, M.P. 2.10 (Caspar
      Area) – Transportation

(18)   Adoption of Resolution Accepting Grant Deed Conveying Real Property from Keith Y.
       Shimamoto and Cynthia M. Shimamoto to the County of Mendocino for the Acquisition of
       Rights of Way Needed for Construction of Permanent 2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Point
       Cabrillo Drive, CR 564, M.P. 2.10 (Caspar Area) – Transportation

(19)   Adoption of Resolution Accepting Grant Deed Conveying Real Property from Thomas W. S.
       Birdsell and Ann Elizabeth Birdsell to the County of Mendocino for the Acquisition of Rights of
       Way Needed for Construction of Permanent 2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Point Cabrillo
       Drive, CR 564, M.P. 2.10 (Caspar Area) – Transportation

(20)   Support Reprogramming of State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Funds from
       Railroad Crossing Improvements to the Simpson Lane Intersection Project (Fort Bragg Area) –
       Transportation
           MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – AGENDA                                         PAGE 7 OF 7


                                              SITTING AS THE

               MENDOCINO COUNTY WATER AGENCY
                      DECEMBER 15, 2009 – 11:30 A.M.
     BOARD CHAMBERS COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER 501 LOW GAP ROAD UKIAH, CALIFORNIA

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETS CONCURRENTLY AS THE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE: MENDOCINO COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT,
MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC FACILITIES CORPORATION, MENDOCINO COUNTY WATER
AGENCY, THE MENDOCINO COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT, THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF
THE COUNTY OF MENDOCINO, AND THE IHSS PUBLIC AUTHORITY GOVERNING BOARD


                                   ORDER OF AGENDA
                   ALL ITEMS ARE PRESENTED FOR DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION


1.      DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION:
           General Manager’s Report
           Authorization to Submit, in Cooperation with the Renewable Energy Development Institute
           (REDI), a Grant Proposal to the California Energy Commission for Development of an AB
           811 Energy and Water Conservation Improvements Funding Program
           (Concurrent Action of the Mendocino County Water Agency and Mendocino County Board
           of Supervisors)
2.      CONCLUSION/OTHER BUSINESS:
          Public Expression
          Additional Discussion Topics as Identified by Board Members
          Additional Discussion Topics as Identified by Staff
          Matters from Staff
          Other Business




                PUBLIC EXPRESSION: (PUBLIC COMMENT FOR ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA)
The Board welcomes participation in the Board meetings. Comments shall be limited so that everyone may be
heard. This item is limited to matters under the jurisdiction of the Board which are not on the posted agenda and
items which have not already been considered by the Board. The Board limits testimony on matters not on the
agenda to 3 minutes per person and not more than 10 minutes for a particular subject at the discretion of the
Chair of the Board. No action will be taken.


       COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER 501 LOW GAP ROAD ROOM 1090 UKIAH, CALIFORNIA 95482
TELEPHONE: (707) 463-4221 FAX: (707) 463-4245 BOS@CO.MENDOCINO.CA.US WWW.CO.MENDOCINO.CA.US/BOS
             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                            4(1)
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             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Electronic Transmission Checklist:     Agenda Summary        Records      Supp. Doc.     If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance


TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                              DATE:                           November 30, 2009
FROM:               Child Support Services                                            MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPT RESOURCE:               Bruce Mordhorst                                    PHONE: 463-4441              Present            On Call


Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                   Time Allocated for Item:


   AGENDA TITLE: Approval of Revised Fixed Asset Schedule as an Amendment to the 2009-10
                           Budget, with Notification to the Auditor-Controller’s office; and Approval of
                           Transfer Request to Purchase 3 Network Switches for Access to the State Child
                           Support Enforcement System


   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: None

   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Information Services has been working with the State Department of Child
   Support Services to identify why Child Support Services’ access to the State Child Support
   Enforcement System is the slowest in the State. Information Services has found the 3 network
   switches at Child Support to be old and very slow and need to be replaced to reduce access time. The
   switches also do not support our computerized phone answering system required by the State. The
   current slowness requires staff to wait several seconds and sometimes up to a couple of minutes for
   certain screen to be accessed. Movement back and forth between screens is also slow. The State
   Department of Child Support Services has reviewed this request and has approved utilizing Child
   Support Funds for the purchase. The process to examine the slowness of the system and identify the
   source has taken several months from both the state and local level.

   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                   FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                  Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                            Budgeted in Current F/Y
 Fed/State          $14,000                                          None                         Yes         No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                    2      3      4     5      All           VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority 4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve the
   revised Fixed Asset Schedule as an amendment to the 2009-10 Final Budget, with notification to the
   Auditor-Controller’s Office; and approve the transfer request to purchase three CISCO Network
   Switches


   ALTERNATIVES: Not authorize the purchase as recommended
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): Jennifer Wyatt                                                                                    PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                           Disagree             No Opinion              Alternate           Staff Report Attached




BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                 Revised-01/09
             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                  4(2)
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             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Electronic Agenda Transmission Checklist:       Agenda Summary   Records   If applicable, list other online information below

TO:                Board of Supervisors                                     DATE:                           November 30, 2009
FROM:              Office of Emergency Services                             MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009
DEPT RESOURCE/CONTACT:             Tom Mitchell, CEO                PHONE: 463-4441             Present               On Call
Consent Agenda              Regular Agenda              Noticed Public Hearing          Time Allocated for Item:

   AGENDA TITLE: Adoption of Resolutions Ratifying the Board of Supervisors Review and
                          Determination of the Need to Continue, for an Additional 14 Days, the State of
                          Local Emergency Due to Drought Conditions as Initially Declared on March 24,
                          2009; and Authorize the Chair to sign on or before November 24, 2009 a Resolution
                          extending the Drought Emergency for an Additional 7 Days (Nov 24 -Dec 1, 2009)
                          in the Absence of a Board of Supervisors Meeting
   PREVIOUS BOARD ACTIONS: Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 09-069, on March 24,
2009, Declaring Local Emergency; Apr 7, 2009: Reso No. 09-075: Apr 21, 2009: Reso No. 09-080; May 5,
2009: Reso No. 09-085; May 19, 2009: Reso No. 09-100; Jun 2, 2009: Reso No. 09-104; Jun 16, 2009: Reso
No. 09-121; Jun 23, 2009: Dual Resos 09-126, 09-127 for extra extension on July 7 to cover 3 week period;
July 14, 2009: Reso No. 09-143; July 21, 2009: Dual Resos 09-162 and 09-163 for extra extension on Aug 4
to cover 3 week period; Aug 11, 2009: Reso No. 09-172; Aug 18, 2009 Reso No. 09-185; Sept 1, 2009: Reso
No. 09-197: Sept 15, 2009: Reso 09-201; Sept 22, 2009: Reso No. 09-210; Oct 6, 2009: Reso No. 09-221; Oct
20, 2009: Reso No. 09-235: Nov. 3, 2009: Reso adopted extending State of Emergency until November 17,
2009; Nov 10, 2009: Dual Reso 09-258 and 09-259 for extra extension on Nov 24 to cover 3 week period;
Dec. 1, 2009: Resolution adopted.
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: It is requested that the Board of Supervisors adopt resolution extending, for
an additional 14 days, the state of local emergency and imminent threat of disaster in Mendocino County
due to drought conditions. A Declaration of a State of Emergency was declared by the Board of
Supervisors on March 24, 2009, and in accordance with the California Emergency Services Act, the Board
of Supervisors shall review, at its regularly scheduled meetings until the local emergency is terminated,
the need for continuing the local emergency.
Due to the absence of a Board of Supervisors meeting on December 30, 2009, it is further requested that
the Board of Supervisors grant the Chair of the Board the Authority to sign on or before December 29,
2009, a resolution extending the local emergency from December 29, 2009 to January 5, 2010. This will
extend the emergency until the Board can meet on January 5, 2010.
                                                 FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                   Budgeted in Current F/Y
 N/A                                                                                           Yes                 No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                  2      3    4    5   All       VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                      4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Adopt Resolutions Ratifying the Board of Supervisors
   Review and Determination of the Need to Continue, for an Additional 14 Days, the State of Local
   Emergency Due to Drought Conditions as Initially Declared on March 24, 2009; and Authorize the
   Chair to sign on or before December 29, 2009 a Resolution extending the Drought Emergency for
   an Additional 7 Days (Dec 29, 2009–Jan 5, 2010) in the Absence of a Board of Supervisors Meeting.

  ALTERNATIVES: Discontinue, by declaration, the state of local emergency.
  CEO REVIEW (NAME): Hunter Alexander                                                                         PHONE: 463-4441

BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                        Revised-01/09
                                     RESOLUTION NO. 09-

RESOLUTION OF THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AMENDING THE
ORIGINAL RESOLUTION AND EXTENDING THE EXISTENCE OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY IN
MENDOCINO COUNTY DUE TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS

       WHEREAS, Section 8630, Article 14 of the California Emergency Services Act requires that the
County of Mendocino Board of Supervisors review, at least every 14 days until such local emergency is
terminated, the need for continuing the local emergency; and

       WHEREAS, Mendocino County is now in its third consecutive year of drought; and

        WHEREAS, Lake Mendocino storage remains at an unprecedented low level, and drought
conditions and water delivery limitations have become worse in this third year of drought, creating
emergency conditions in Mendocino County; and

       WHEREAS, on December 11, 2007 the Redwood Valley County Water District Board of
Directors declared a Water Shortage Emergency due to lack of adequate rainfall, and that lack of
adequate rainfall has continued through the winter of 2008-2009; and

       WHEREAS, in response to continuing drought conditions, on March 3, 2009, the Mendocino
County Board of Supervisors and the Mendocino County Water Agency Board of Directors adopted
concurrent Resolution No. 09-044 to conserve the County's water supplies in anticipation of continuing
drought conditions; and

       WHEREAS, on April 15, 2009 the City of Ukiah City Council declared a Local Emergency under
the State Emergency Services Act and a Stage I Water Shortage Emergency under Section 3602 of the
Ukiah City Code; and

       WHEREAS, on April 16, 2009 the Redwood Valley County Water District Board of Directors
declared that the December 11, 2007 emergency was still in effect, and that it would be necessary to
increase the level of conservation to Tier 4 of Redwood Valley County Water District’s Ordinance
number 1, with 50 percent mandatory conservation effective May 15, 2009; and

        WHEREAS, on April 16, 2009 the Russian River Flood Control District notified all users of flood
control district water that allocations under the water supply agreements have been reduced by 50% for
the year of 2009; and

        WHEREAS, on May 26, 2009 the Millview County Water District Board of Directors adopted
Resolution 09-03 declaring a Water Supply Emergency within the boundaries of the Millview County
Water District and advanced the water conservation level to stage two, limiting consumption to
residential customers to 5,250 gallons per month and requiring a 25% reduction to all commercial/
Industrials users; and

       WHEREAS, the drought conditions impacting Lake Mendocino water storage are exacerbated
by the 2004 Potter Valley Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Decision restricting water diversions
from the Eel River to the Russian River by an average of 35 percent, as well as Water Right Decision
1610, which governs stream flow releases from Lake Mendocino and mandates unnecessarily high
stream flow releases that the National Marine Fisheries Service has concluded greatly limit the quantity
and quality of juvenile salmon and steelhead habitat in the Russian River; and

        WHEREAS, due to drought conditions and the aforementioned regulatory constraints, it is
unlikely that Lake Mendocino storage, the principal source of water for much of Mendocino County and
the sole source of water for Redwood Valley, will be adequate to meet the essential water supply needs
of the County's residents this summer and fall; and
       WHEREAS, it is projected that Lake Mendocino will be effectively dewatered by the end of July
unless there are increased diversions into or immediate reductions in mandated releases from Lake
Mendocino; and

       WHEREAS, Mendocino County recently endured one of its worst fire seasons in history and the
continuing drought conditions increase the risk of devastating fires and reduced water supplies for fire
suppression; and

      WHEREAS, the adverse environmental, economic, and social impacts of the drought pose an
imminent threat of disaster and threaten to cause Widespread harm to people, businesses, property,
communities, wildlife and recreation in Mendocino County; and

        WHEREAS, on March 24, 2009, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 09-069,
declaring a local emergency and imminent threat of disaster in Mendocino County due to drought
conditions, the Board has reviewed the need to continue the existence of a local emergency; and

       WHEREAS, the Mendocino County Water Agency are subject matter experts and provide
leadership for compilation of statistics and required documentation relative to drought conditions in
Mendocino County; and

        WHEREAS, the Office of Emergency services will coordinate as required by Section 8630,
Article 14 of the California Emergency Services Act, the 14 day extension/review for the continuation by
resolution of local emergency, until the Mendocino County Water Agency General Manager Roland
Sanford, instructs Office of Emergency Services to initiate the process to terminate said emergency.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
requests assistance from the State of California, from all relevant State agencies, including but not
limited to, the Office of Emergency Services, the Department of Water Resources, the State Water
Resources Control Board, the Department of General Services, the Department of Public Health and
the Department of Food and Agriculture, with such assistance to include, but not be limited to, the
provision of technical and financial assistance, surplus equipment, and regulatory relief to assist in
mitigating or averting the impacts of the drought emergency by increasing water supply and availability,
reducing mandated water releases, facilitating water transfers and emergency intertie connections, and
all other necessary and appropriate actions to mitigate or relieve the drought emergency; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors requests that a
Federal declaration of emergency be declared for Mendocino County and further requests that Federal
assistance be made available from all relevant Federal agencies, including, but not limited to the
Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior and the Federal Drought Action Team; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors declares that a
local emergency and imminent threat of disaster exists in Mendocino County due to drought conditions
and hereby proclaims the extension of the period of local emergency for 14 additional days unless
sooner terminated; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors grant to John
Pinches, Chair, in absence of a Board of Supervisors meeting on December 29, 2009, the authority to
sign on behalf of the Board of Supervisors on or before December 29, 2009, the attached Resolution
(Attachment A) that declares that a local emergency and imminent threat of disaster exists in
Mendocino County due to drought conditions and hereby proclaims the extension of the period of local
emergency from December 29, 2009 until January 5, 2010, at which time the Board of Supervisors will
review.
       The foregoing Resolution introduced by Supervisor          , seconded by Supervisor
     , and carried this     day of       , 2009, by the following vote:

      AYES:
      NOES:
      ABSENT:

      WHEREUPON, the Chair declared said Resolution adopted and SO ORDERED.



                                                  _________________________________
                                                  JOHN PINCHES, Chair
                                                  Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
ATTEST:      KRISTI FURMAN
             Clerk of the Board

                                                  I hereby certify that according to the
______________________________                    provisions of Government Code Section
            Deputy                                25103, delivery of this document has
                                                  been made.
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
JEANINE B. NADEL, County Counsel                  BY:    KRISTI FURMAN
                                                         Clerk of the Board

______________________________                    _________________________________
                                                        Deputy
Attachment A


                                     RESOLUTION NO. 09-

RESOLUTION OF THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AMENDING THE
ORIGINAL RESOLUTION AND EXTENDING THE EXISTENCE OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY IN
MENDOCINO COUNTY DUE TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS

       WHEREAS, Section 8630, Article 14 of the California Emergency Services Act requires that the
County of Mendocino Board of Supervisors review, at least every 14 days until such local emergency is
terminated, the need for continuing the local emergency; and

       WHEREAS, Mendocino County is now in its third consecutive year of drought; and

        WHEREAS, Lake Mendocino storage remains at an unprecedented low level, and drought
conditions and water delivery limitations have become worse in this third year of drought, creating
emergency conditions in Mendocino County; and

       WHEREAS, on December 11, 2007 the Redwood Valley County Water District Board of
Directors declared a Water Shortage Emergency due to lack of adequate rainfall, and that lack of
adequate rainfall has continued through the winter of 2008-2009; and

       WHEREAS, in response to continuing drought conditions, on March 3, 2009, the Mendocino
County Board of Supervisors and the Mendocino County Water Agency Board of Directors adopted
concurrent Resolution No. 09-044 to conserve the County's water supplies in anticipation of continuing
drought conditions; and

       WHEREAS, on April 15, 2009 the City of Ukiah City Council declared a Local Emergency under
the State Emergency Services Act and a Stage I Water Shortage Emergency under Section 3602 of the
Ukiah City Code; and

       WHEREAS, on April 16, 2009 the Redwood Valley County Water District Board of Directors
declared that the December 11, 2007 emergency was still in effect, and that it would be necessary to
increase the level of conservation to Tier 4 of Redwood Valley County Water District’s Ordinance
number 1, with 50 percent mandatory conservation effective May 15, 2009; and

        WHEREAS, on April 16, 2009 the Russian River Flood Control District notified all users of flood
control district water that allocations under the water supply agreements have been reduced by 50% for
the year of 2009; and

        WHEREAS, on May 26, 2009 the Millview County Water District Board of Directors adopted
Resolution 09-03 declaring a Water Supply Emergency within the boundaries of the Millview County
Water District and advanced the water conservation level to stage two, limiting consumption to
residential customers to 5,250 gallons per month and requiring a 25% reduction to all commercial/
Industrials users; and

       WHEREAS, the drought conditions impacting Lake Mendocino water storage are exacerbated
by the 2004 Potter Valley Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Decision restricting water diversions
from the Eel River to the Russian River by an average of 35 percent, as well as Water Right Decision
1610, which governs stream flow releases from Lake Mendocino and mandates unnecessarily high
stream flow releases that the National Marine Fisheries Service has concluded greatly limit the quantity
and quality of juvenile salmon and steelhead habitat in the Russian River; and
        WHEREAS, due to drought conditions and the aforementioned regulatory constraints, it is
unlikely that Lake Mendocino storage, the principal source of water for much of Mendocino County and
the sole source of water for Redwood Valley, will be adequate to meet the essential water supply needs
of the County's residents this summer and fall; and

       WHEREAS, it is projected that Lake Mendocino will be effectively dewatered by the end of July
unless there are increased diversions into or immediate reductions in mandated releases from Lake
Mendocino; and

       WHEREAS, Mendocino County recently endured one of its worst fire seasons in history and the
continuing drought conditions increase the risk of devastating fires and reduced water supplies for fire
suppression; and

      WHEREAS, the adverse environmental, economic, and social impacts of the drought pose an
imminent threat of disaster and threaten to cause Widespread harm to people, businesses, property,
communities, wildlife and recreation in Mendocino County; and

        WHEREAS, on March 24, 2009, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 09-069,
declaring a local emergency and imminent threat of disaster in Mendocino County due to drought
conditions, the Board has reviewed the need to continue the existence of a local emergency; and

       WHEREAS, the Mendocino County Water Agency are subject matter experts and provide
leadership for compilation of statistics and required documentation relative to drought conditions in
Mendocino County; and

        WHEREAS, the Office of Emergency services will coordinate as required by Section 8630,
Article 14 of the California Emergency Services Act, the 14 day extension/review for the continuation by
resolution of local emergency, until the Mendocino County Water Agency General Manager Roland
Sanford, instructs Office of Emergency Services to initiate the process to terminate said emergency,
and

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
requests assistance from the State of California, from all relevant State agencies, including but not
limited to, the Office of Emergency Services, the Department of Water Resources, the State Water
Resources Control Board, the Department of General Services, the Department of Public Health and
the Department of Food and Agriculture, with such assistance to include, but not be limited to, the
provision of technical and financial assistance, surplus equipment, and regulatory relief to assist in
mitigating or averting the impacts of the drought emergency by increasing water supply and availability,
reducing mandated water releases, facilitating water transfers and emergency intertie connections, and
all other necessary and appropriate actions to mitigate or relieve the drought emergency; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors requests that a
Federal declaration of emergency be declared for Mendocino County and further requests that Federal
assistance be made available from all relevant Federal agencies, including, but not limited to the
Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior and the Federal Drought Action Team; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, as authorized on December 15, 2009, the Mendocino County
Board of Supervisors, in the absence of a Board of Supervisors meeting on December 29, 2009,
declares that a local emergency and imminent threat of disaster exists in Mendocino County due to
drought conditions and hereby grants the Chair, the authority to sign on behalf of the Board of
Supervisors on or before December 29, 2009, and proclaims the extension of the period of local
emergency from December 15, 2009, until January 5, 2010, at which time the Board of Supervisors will
review; and
       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, declares that a
local emergency and imminent threat of disaster exists in Mendocino County due to drought conditions
and hereby proclaims the extension of the period of local emergency for seven additional days unless
sooner terminated.

        The foregoing Resolution introduced by Supervisor        , seconded by Supervisor      , and
carried this      day of       , 2009, by the following vote:

       AYES:
       NOES:
       ABSENT:

       WHEREUPON, the Chair declared said Resolution adopted and SO ORDERED.



                                                     _________________________________
                                                     JOHN PINCHES, Chair
                                                     Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
ATTEST:       KRISTI FURMAN
              Clerk of the Board

                                                     I hereby certify that according to the
______________________________                       provisions of Government Code Section
            Deputy                                   25103, delivery of this document has
                                                     been made.
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
JEANINE B. NADEL, County Counsel                     BY:    KRISTI FURMAN
                                                            Clerk of the Board

______________________________                       _________________________________
                                                           Deputy
             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                       BOARD AGENDA #___________
                                                                                                                     4(3)
             AGENDA SUMMARY
-Electronic Agenda Transmission Checklist:   Agenda Summary         Records    If applicable, list other online information below


TO:                Board of Supervisors                                       DATE:                           November 30, 2009
FROM:              County Executive Office                                    MEETING DATE:                   December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE:                  Hunter Alexander              PHONE: 463-4441            Present                On Call
Consent Agenda              Regular Agenda           Noticed Public Hearing                Time Allocated for Item:
    AGENDA TITLE: Approval of Amendment to Board of Supervisors Agreement No. 09-017A to
                           Extend, to June 30, 2010, the Professional Services Agreement Between the
                           County of Mendocino and Alcalde and Fay for Washington DC Legislative
                           Advocacy Services
   PREVIOUS BOARD         OR BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: On January 8, 2008, the Board approved a
    professional services agreement with Alcalde and Fay (Board of Supervisors No. 08-003). The agreement term
    was one-year (expiring January 31, 2009) with an option for an extension at the sole discretion of the Board of
    Supervisors. On February 24, 2009, the Board approved 09-017A, an extension to existing agreement 08-003,
    setting the new expiration term at December 31, 2009.
   SUMMARY: Alcalde and Fay has been the County’s Washington DC legislative advocate since June
    2005. In 2006, the Executive Office conducted a Request for Proposal (RFP) process for Washington
    DC legislative advocacy services. Alcalde and Fay was evaluated as the top proposer. In recent
    years, Alcalde and Fay has assisted the County in achieving $2.025 million in federal appropriation
    earmarks. Last February an 18-month extension was presented to the Board for consideration,
    however it was determined that the extension would be approved only to December 31, 2009. The
    purpose of this agenda item is to authorize execution of a 6-month agreement extension with Alcalde
    and Fay that will take us from December 31, 2009 through to June 31, 2010, putting it’s renewal in line
    with our fiscal year. The annual fee for said services will remain $72,000, however the additional
    miscellaneous expenses (allowable per the original agreement, and averages $2,000 annually) will be
    incorporated in the annual budget figure for clarity. The annual fee rate and scope of work will
    remain the same. Please find attached the proposed agreement amendment.

  SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):

                                                 FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                Current F/Y Cost   Annual Recurring Cost                      Budgeted in Current F/Y
 BU 1020                       $36,000                        Yes                                Yes                 No
   SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1             2   3   4      5     All       VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                 4/5ths

   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Approve amendment to Board of Supervisors Agreement No.
    09-17A, to extend expiration date to June 30, 2010, for Professional Services Agreement between
    the County of Mendocino and Alcalde and Fay, for Washington DC legislative advocacy services;
    Authorizing Chair to sign same

     ALTERNATIVES: Do not extend agreement.                                                             PHONE: 463-4441
  CEO REVIEW (NAME): Hunter Alexander
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                        Disagree         No Opinion           Alternate           Staff Report Attached


BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                           4(4)
                                                                                                              BOARD AGENDA #____
             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries and associated records must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
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TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                             DATE: December 12, 2009
FROM:               Executive Office                                                 MEETING DATE                     December 15, 2009

DEPT RESOURCE: Executive Office                                                 PHONE: 463-4441             Present            On Call

Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item:

   AGENDA TITLE: Approve a new salary pay grade level for the existing Clerk of the Board position
                           as requested by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors


   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: None

   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: After a recent performance evaluation the Board of Supervisors requested
   the Chief Executive Officer to investigate a new pay grade level for the existing Clerk of the Board
   allocated position. Since the essential job duties have not changed, this action is not a reclassification
   or change in position title.

   Therefore Section 3.04.080(8)(E) of the County Code applies:

   “Where a pay range for a given class or for several classes is revised upward or downward, the
   incumbents of positions in classes affected shall have their existing pay adjusted to the same
   relative step in the new pay range.”

   This change will create parity with the current Deputy CEO position. The current incumbent has
   stated her intent to take VTO as a cost saving measure to reduce the projected cost to approximately
   step 3 of this pay grade. The additional costs will be absorbed within the department’s existing
   budget allocation resulting in no impact to the General Fund.



   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                   FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                  Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                           Budgeted in Current F/Y
 General Fund-BU1010 $ 15,700                                       $ 22,906                     Yes          No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                    2      3     4      5      All         VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                    4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Approve a change in the salary grade for the Clerk of the Board
   from U40A to U42M effective the next payperiod in December, 2009 after this action.


   ALTERNATIVES:
   CEO REVIEW (NAME):                                                                                                  PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                           Disagree            No Opinion              Alternate           Staff Report Attached


BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                Revised-01/09
              MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                             4(5)
                                                                                                                 BOARD AGENDA #____
              ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 1 complete original single-sided set and 1 photocopy set – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or Co. Co.
 Note: If individual supporting document(s) exceed 25 pages each, or are not easily duplicated, please provide 7 hard-copy sets)
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries, records, and supporting documentation must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Transmission Checklist:     Agenda Summary        Records      Supp. Doc.        If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance


TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                                DATE:                             November 9, 2009
FROM:               General Government Committee                                        MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                    Kristi Furman                 PHONE: 463-4221                 Present             On Call

Consent Agenda                Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                    Time Allocated for Item: N/A

   AGENDA TITLE: Acceptance                of the General Government Committee’s Report and
                            Recommendation Regarding Review of the Feasibility of Implementing an
                            “Energy Independence Program” (AB 811) in Mendocino County, Thereby
                            Clearing the Item from Committee

   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:                                           July 14, 2009: Board referral to General
   Government Committee.
   SUMMARY          OF    REQUEST: On July 14, 2009, the Board referred the subject matter to the General
   Government Committee for review and recommendation. This issue was addressed by the
   Committee on August 10, 2009; September 14, 2009; October 19, 2009; and November 9, 2009.
   At the December 7, 2009, Committee meeting, upon review of the item, the Committee recommend
   proceeding on “parallel tracks” with the two proposals as presented to the Committee, one from
   Renewable Energy Development Institute (REDI) and the other from North Coast Integrated Regional
   Water Management Plan (NCIRWMP), with staff presenting both proposals to the Board at the
   December 15, 2009, meeting for discussion and review, and if directed by the Board, to submit the
   proposals prior to the December 21, 2009, application deadline, thereby clearing the item from
   Committee. The Committee therefore recommends that the item be cleared from the General
   Government Committee at this time.
   (Please refer to the minutes of the December 7, 2009, General Government Committee for additional
   information.)
   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                    FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                   Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                             Budgeted in Current F/Y
 N/A                                                                                               Yes          No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                     2      3      4      5      All         VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                      4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Acceptance of the General Government Committee’s report
   and recommendation regarding review of the feasibility of implementing an “Energy Independence
   Program” (AB 811) in Mendocino County, thereby clearing the Item from Committee.
   ALTERNATIVES:
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): ____________________________________________________                                                 PHONE: 463-4441

BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                    Revised-01/09
          GENERAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE MINUTES                                              PAGE 96
          DECEMBER 7, 2009


The General Government Committee convened a special meeting on Monday, December 7, 2009, at 3:35
p.m. with the following members present: Supervisors Smith and Brown; Committee Chair Smith
presiding. Also present: Mr. Doug Losak, Deputy County Counsel; Mr. Tom Mitchell, Chief Executive
Officer; Ms. Hunter Alexander, County Executive Office; and Ms. Tammi Weselsky, Deputy Clerk of the
Board.

Others present: Mr. Steve Dunnicliff, County Executive Office; Mr. Roland Stanford, Water Agency
General Manager; and Ms. Shari Schapmire, Treasurer/Tax-Collector.

(2)    REFERRAL FOR REVIEW OF THE FEASIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING AN “ENERGY INDEPENDENCE
       PROGRAM” (AB 811) IN MENDOCINO COUNTY
       (Board Referral July 14, 2009, to the General Government Committee)

       Presenter/s: Mr. Roland Sanford, Water Agency General Manager; Mr. Steve Dunnicliff, County
       Executive Office; and Ms. Shari Schapmire, Treasurer/Tax-Collector.

       Public Comment: Ms. Perri Kaller and Mr. Keith Rutledge, Renewable Energy Development
       Institute (REDI).

       Committee Directive:       GENERAL CONSENSUS OF THE COMMITTEE to recommend
       proceeding on “parallel tracks” with the two proposals as presented to the Committee, one from
       Renewable Energy Development Institute (REDI) and the other from North Coast Integrated
       Regional Water Management Plan (NCIRWMP), with staff presenting both proposals to the Board
       at the December 15, 2009, meeting for discussion and review, and if directed by the Board, to
       submit the proposals prior to the December 21, 2009, application deadline, thereby clearing the
       item from Committee.

(1)    STANDING AGENDA ITEM: LEGISLATIVE MATTERS
       (To Review, Adopt, Amend, or Consider Existing or New Legislative Referrals)

       a. DISCUSSION OF OVERALL LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY PRIORITIES

           Presenter/s: Mr. Tom Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, and Ms. Hunter Alexander, County
           Executive Office.

           Committee Directive: GENERAL CONSENSUS OF THE COMMITTEE to direct staff to
           incorporate the recommended updates as discussed and add the current status to the
           Executive Office draft 2009 Legislative Summary/2010 Legislative Program agenda item
           submitted for the December 15, 2009 Board meeting for review and proposed adoption on
           January 12, 2010.

           Committee Directive: GENERAL CONSENSUS OF THE COMMITTEE to direct staff to
           prepare for presentation a draft letter of support for the December 15, 2009, Board agenda,
           regarding United States Senator Chris Dodd’s sustainable housing email.

           Committee Directive: GENERAL CONSENSUS OF THE COMMITTEE to report the
           recommendation to add a standing legislative item under the Chief Executive Officer report
           on the Board agenda (using the same language as agendized on the General Government
           Committee – “To Review, Adopt, Amend, or Consider Existing or New Legislative Referrals”).
      GENERAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE MINUTES – DECEMBER 7, 2009                             PAGE 97


(3)      OTHER BUSINESS:
         a. Public Expression: None

         b. Announcements/Other Business
            The Clerk announced that there are no other scheduled meetings of the Committee for the
            year.

         c. Matters from Staff
            None presented.

         d. Adjournment

THERE BEING NOTHING FURTHER TO COME BEFORE THE GENERAL GOVERNMENT
COMMITTEE, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 5:17 P.M.

                                              Respectfully Submitted,


                                              ___________________________
                                              Ms. Tammi Weselsky
                                              Deputy Clerk of the Board
             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                            4(6)
                                                                                                               BOARD AGENDA #____
             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 14 complete sets (original, single-sided+13 copies) – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or County Counsel
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries and associated records must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Agenda Transmission Checklist:       Agenda Summary          Records       If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance


TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                             DATE:                           November 18, 2009
FROM:               Kristin McMenomey, GSA Director                                  MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                   Kristin McMenomey                PHONE: 4291                Present             On Call

Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item:

   AGENDA TITLE: Adoption of Resolution Honoring Keith Salonen For His 28 Years of Service to the
                           County of Mendocino


   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:                                       The Board of Supervisors routinely adopts
   resolutions honoring retiring County employees.

   SUMMARY          OF   REQUEST: After more than 28 years of service to the County of Mendocino, all of
   which having served the General Services Agency, Keith Solonen will be retiring from public service.
   Keith began his employment with the County of Mendocino in 1981 and has consistently
   demonstrated his commitment to public service and during his tenure with the County, has
   demonstrated a strong sense of pride in the quality of his work product. At all times, Keith has
   demonstrated a high level of personal integrity and commitment to public service. Keith’s knowledge,
   artistry and skill have been invaluable in the design, plant selection, nurturing and routine
   maintenance of the County’s landscaping during his 28 years with the County. . It is requested that
   the Board of Supervisors adopt the resolution presented and honor and congratulate Keith upon his
   well deserved retirement.




   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: n/a
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                   FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                  Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                            Budgeted in Current F/Y
 n/a                n/a                                             n/a                                  Yes                No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                    2      3     4      5      All       VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                     4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Adopt the resolution honoring Keith Solonen for his 28 years of
   service to the County of Mendocino, authorizing the Chairman to sign same.


   ALTERNATIVES:    Not adopt the proclamation and identify an alternate means of honoring the
  employee’s service to the County.
 CEO REVIEW (NAME): ____________________________________________________         PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree             Disagree   No Opinion      Alternate    Staff Report Attached
BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                 Revised-01/09
             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                            4(7)
                                                                                                               BOARD AGENDA #____
             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 14 complete sets (original, single-sided+13 copies) – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or County Counsel
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries and associated records must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Agenda Transmission Checklist:       Agenda Summary          Records       If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance


TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                             DATE:                           November 18, 2009
FROM:               Kristin McMenomey, GSA Director                                  MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                   Kristin McMenomey                PHONE: 4291                Present             On Call

Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item:

   AGENDA TITLE: Adoption of Resolution Honoring Tim Garrison For His 17 Years of Service to the
                           County of Mendocino


   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:                                       The Board of Supervisors routinely adopts
   resolutions honoring retiring County employees.

   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: After more than 17 years of service to the County of Mendocino, the last 12
   of which having served the General Services Agency, Tim Garrison will be retiring from public
   service. Tim began his employment with the County of Mendocino in 1992 and has progressed
   through various assignments during his service. Tim has consistently demonstrated his commitment
   to public service and during his tenure with the County, has been intricately involved with the
   General Service Agency operations (facilities planning and design, project management, facilities
   operations and maintenance, park management, managing and coordinating the capital improvement
   program, and vehicle fleet management and maintenance) and the County’s Solid Waste operations.
   It is requested that the Board of Supervisors adopt the resolution presented and honor and
   congratulate Tim upon his well deserved retirement.




   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: n/a
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                   FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                  Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                            Budgeted in Current F/Y
 n/a                n/a                                             n/a                                  Yes                No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                    2      3     4      5      All       VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                     4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Adopt the resolution honoring Tim Garrison for his 17 years of
   service to the County of Mendocino, authorizing the Chairman to sign same.


   ALTERNATIVES:    Not adopt the proclamation and identify an alternate means of honoring the
  employee’s service to the County.
 CEO REVIEW (NAME): ____________________________________________________         PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree             Disagree   No Opinion      Alternate    Staff Report Attached
BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                 Revised-01/09
              MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                           4(8)
                                                                                                               BOARD AGENDA #____
              ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 1 complete original single-sided set and 1 photocopy set – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or Co. Co.
 Note: If individual supporting document(s) exceed 25 pages each, or are not easily duplicated, please provide 7 hard-copy sets)
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries, records, and supporting documentation must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Transmission Checklist:     Agenda Summary        Records      Supp. Doc.        If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance


TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                                DATE:                           November 25, 2009
FROM:               Health and Humans Services Committee                                MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                    Kristi Furman                 PHONE: 463-4221                 Present             On Call

Consent Agenda                Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                    Time Allocated for Item: N/A

   AGENDA TITLE: Acceptance of the Health and Human Services Committee’s Report and
                            Recommendation Regarding the Committee’s Review of the Marijuana
                            Cultivation Ordinance, Thereby Clearing the Item from Committee

   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: April 20, 2009: Board referral to Health and
   Human Services Committee.

   SUMMARY          OF    REQUEST: On April 20, 2009, the County’s Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance was
   referred to the Health and Human Services Committee for review and discussion, with a timeline to
   return to the full Board within 90-120 days with recommendations for further possible amendments.
      This issue was addressed by the Committee on a monthly basis beginning on April 20, and
   culminating in a Special Committee meeting held on November 30, 2009, due to the volume of
   stakeholder interest and public participation. Throughout the Committee’s review process, County
   Counsel incorporated Committee directives and public interest comments into the working draft
   ordinance in an effort to address the regulation, certification, and cultivation of medical marijuana.
      At the November 30, 2009, Special Committee Meeting, the Committee directed County Counsel to
   incorporate further amendments into the working draft ordinance, and schedule the draft ordinance
   for the full Board’s consideration in 2010, thereby clearing the item from Committee.
      See attached Health and Human Services Committee minutes for additional information.

   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                    FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                   Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                             Budgeted in Current F/Y
 N/A                                                                                               Yes          No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                     2      3      4      5      All         VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                      4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: The Board of Supervisors accepts the Health and Human
   Services Committee’s report and recommendation, thereby clearing the item from Committee.


   ALTERNATIVES:
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): ____________________________________________________                                                 PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                             Disagree            No Opinion               Alternate           Staff Report Attached


BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                    Revised-01/09
          HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE MINUTES                                         PAGE 23
          NOVEMBER 30, 2009


The Health and Human Services Committee convened a special meeting on Monday, November 30,
2009, at 3:00 p.m., with the following members present: Supervisors McCowen and Smith; Committee
Chair McCowen presiding. Also present: Ms. Jeanine B. Nadel, County Counsel; Ms. Kristi Furman,
Clerk of the Board; and Ms. Carmel Angelo, Assistant Chief Executive Officer.

Others present: Mr. Chris Brown, Air Pollution Control Officer, and numerous members of the public.

(1)    DISCUSSION AND REVIEW OF THE MARIJUANA CULTIVATION ORDINANCE – BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
       (To return to the full Board within 90-120 days with recommendations for further possible
       amendments)
       (Referred from the April 20, 2009, Board of Supervisors meeting)

       Presenter/s: Committee Chair McCowen and Ms. Jeanine B. Nadel, County Counsel.

       Committee Directive: GENERAL CONSENSUS OF THE COMMITTEE to direct County
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       Counsel to review the draft ordinance clause regarding “3 party certification” with the Sheriff
       prior to the matter being scheduled for Board consideration.

       Committee Directive: GENERAL CONSENSUS OF THE COMMITTEE to direct County
       Counsel to include provisions for weights and measures testing where applicable.

       Committee Directive: GENERAL CONSENSUS OF THE COMMITTEE to direct County
       Counsel to include provisions (as recommended by Mr. Van Hook) regarding:
       • Permit and renewal applications within 10 working days;
       • Compliance check and/or inspection during normal business hours;
       • Re-word the section regarding “compliance slip” – 14 day process; and
       • Incorporate “good neighbor” language with regard to noise provisions.

       Public Comment: Mr. Richard Johnson; Mr. John Sacowicz; Mr. Bruce Perlowin; Mr. Mike
       Johnson; Mr. Patrick Kerr; Ms. Wendy Roberts; Mr. Larry Jenson, also reading a statement on
       behalf of Ms. Debra Pruitt; Mr. Adison DeMoura, representing Steephill Medical Collective; Mr.
       Marvin Levin; Mr. Tom Davenport, also reading a statement on behalf of Ms. Pebbles Trippet; Ms.
       Beth Bosk; Ms. Cathy Finigan; Mr. Bart Kaplan; and Mr. Chris Brown, Air Pollution Control
       Officer.

       Committee Directive: GENERAL CONSENSUS OF THE COMMITTEE to direct County
       Counsel and the Air Pollution Control Officer to review the air quality regulatory provisions as
       applicable.

       Committee Directive: GENERAL CONSENSUS OF THE COMMITTEE to direct County
       Counsel to develop language as to a possible voluntary component detailing certification
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       provisions for 3 party certification.

       Committee Directive: GENERAL CONSENSUS OF THE COMMITTEE to support Ms. Angelo’s
       suggestion to coordinate distribution of Fact Sheets and/or other resource information via the
       Public Health Department (along with identification card issuance).

       Committee Directive: GENERAL CONSENSUS OF THE COMMITTEE to direct County
       Counsel to make additional revisions to the draft ordinance as discussed today, with an
       accompanying staff report, to be forwarded to the Board, thereby clearing the matter from
       Committee.
      HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE MINUTES – NOVEMBER 30, 2009   PAGE 24


(2)      OTHER BUSINESS:
         a. Public Expression
            None presented.

         b. Announcements/Other Business
            None presented.

         c. Matters from Staff
            None presented.

         d. Adjournment

THERE BEING NOTHING FURTHER TO COME BEFORE THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
COMMITTEE, THE MEETING ADJOURNED AT 4:57 P.M.

                                           Respectfully Submitted,




                                           Kristi Furman
                                           Clerk of the Board
              MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                             4(9)
                                                                                                                 BOARD AGENDA #____
              ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 1 complete original single-sided set and 1 photocopy set – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or Co. Co.
 Note: If individual supporting document(s) exceed 25 pages each, or are not easily duplicated, please provide 7 hard-copy sets)
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries, records, and supporting documentation must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Transmission Checklist:     Agenda Summary        Records      Supp. Doc.        If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance

TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                                DATE:                              December 7, 2009
FROM:               HHSA-Community Health Services                                      MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                    Susana Wilson                 PHONE: 472-2336                 Present             On Call
Branch Director Name:                           John Morley                   PHONE: 463-4140                 Present             On Call

Consent Agenda                Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                    Time Allocated for Item:

   AGENDA TITLE: Approve a Public Hearing (Beilenson Hearing) for Suspension of Services to the
   Latent Tuberculosis Infection Control Program offered at the Ukiah and Fort Bragg Community
   Health Services Offices. Health and Human Services Agency - Community Health Services
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: None
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Community Health Services (CHS) provides episodic medical care to
   individuals with latent tuberculosis (TB) infection through clinics held 3 times per month at the Ukiah
   and Fort Bragg sites. Due to the current budget crisis it is necessary to decrease client services and
   reduce program staff. CHS provides approximately 416 office visits to the affected population
   annually. One full time Program Health Technician position would be eliminated and a contract with
   a TB Control Officer would be reduced in hours. Community Health Services would like to request a
   Public Hearing date, (Beilenson Hearing) to present the background, actions to be taken, and to
   discuss financial savings for the proposed suspension of latent tuberculosis services. California Health
   and Safety Code 1442.5 requires that the Board of Supervisors conduct a noticed public hearing
   (Beilenson Hearing) prior to implementing a reduction or change in medical services. See attached
   report on proposed decreases to the Latent Tuberculosis services.
   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                    FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                   Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                             Budgeted in Current F/Y
 n/a                n/a                                               n/a                         Yes           No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                     2      3      4      5      All       VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority   4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Authorize and approve a Public Hearing (Beilenson Hearing)
   for suspension of latent tuberculosis services at Ukiah and Fort Bragg Community Health Services
   sites. Authorize the Board Chair to assign a date and time for a Public Hearing. HHSA-Community
   Health Services
   ALTERNATIVES: Deny request to hold a Public Hearing. Continue latent tuberculosis services.
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): Jennifer Wyatt                                               PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                             Disagree            No Opinion               Alternate           Staff Report Attached




BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                 Revised-10-21-09
    REPORT ON PROPOSED DECREASE IN LATENT TUBERCULOSIS
   SERVICES AT MENDOCINO COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
                Community Health Services Branch


Background

Due to a downturn in the economy and the State fiscal crisis, the Health and
Human Services Agency (HHSA) Community Health Services is faced with
decreased State revenue. As a result, Community Health Services needs to
reduce some medical services currently being provided.

Community Health Services personnel and contract staff provide latent
tuberculosis infection control services to patients twice monthly at the 1120 S.
Dora St. Ukiah site and once monthly at the 120 W. Fir St. Fort Bragg site. Latent
tuberculosis is diagnosed by a positive skin test. This indicates that the patient
has been exposed to tuberculosis at some point in the past. While the majority
of patients with latent tuberculosis do not develop active disease, considerable
staff and contractor time is spent providing case management services.

Reduction in services is deemed necessary at this time to achieve a balanced
budget. Immunizations and services for patients with active tuberculosis are
believed to be a higher priority and are to be maintained at this time. If funding
becomes available in the future, services to patients with latent tuberculosis
would be restored. The ultimate goal of HHSA Community Health Services is,
however, to link all county residents to a source of ongoing prevention-focused
primary care. By referring patients with latent tuberculosis to providers and
community clinics for care, they will be able to access Medi-Cal, as well as a
broader spectrum of health services than are available at Community Health
Services.

Compliance with Beilenson Act

Health & Safety Code § 1442.5, known as the “Beilenson Act”, requires that
certain procedures be followed when a County closes, eliminates, or reduces the
level of medical services provided by a county facility. The initial requirement is
that a public hearing be held regarding the proposed changes, and that notice of
the hearing be posted not less than 14-days prior to the hearing date.

In the event that the reduction or change in service is authorized by the Board of
Supervisors, the Board is required to take certain other actions. First, it must
assure that alternative means are in place to meet the County’s obligation to
provide services to those who cannot afford it.




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Second, it must designate an agency to provide 24-hour information on available
services and to receive and respond to complaints from people eligible for
services. HHSA intends to satisfy the 24-hour information on services
requirement with an after-hours phone message that fully describes available
services and explains how to access them. To satisfy the complaint requirement
a Community Health Services employee will be designated to receive and
respond to complaints.

Lastly, the Board of Supervisors is required to arrange for facilities or individuals
contracting to provide services to indigent people to be listed in the local
telephone directory under County listings. As explained above, the proposed
change in tuberculosis services will continue to utilize the HHSA Community
Health Services as the interface with the public. Therefore, no additional
telephone listings will be required.


Population impacted

Community Health Services serves approximately 175 patients with latent
tuberculosis through approximately 416 office visits annually. County medical
providers and community clinics also serve patients with latent tuberculosis.
Patients will be referred to medical providers and community clinics for latent
tuberculosis infection control services.


Employees and contractors impacted

One Program Health Technician position (1 FTE) will be eliminated.

The Tuberculosis Control Officer contract hours will be reduced from 20 to 12 per
month. The Tuberculosis Control Officer will continue to provide preliminary
review of patient medical histories and x-rays, as well as act as a consultant to
county medical providers.

HHSA Community Health Services and Staff Resources will work with Human
Resources to identify opportunities to mitigate layoff possibilities and to address
impacts on employees.


Anticipated Savings

Expected annual cost savings is $65,667.




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Recommended Actions to be Taken

1. Approve the decrease in services to patients with latent tuberculosis.
2. Direct HHSA Community Health Services to refer patients to community
   health clinics and medical providers for tuberculosis infection control services.
3. Designate HHSA Community Health Services as the agency to provide 24-
   hour information and to receive and respond to complaints concerning
   services.




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             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                           4(10)
                                                                                                              BOARD AGENDA #____
             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 14 complete sets (original, single-sided+13 copies) – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or County Counsel
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries and associated records must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Agenda Transmission Checklist:       Agenda Summary          Records       If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance

TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                             DATE:                           November 17, 2009
FROM:               HHSA- Community Health Services                                  MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                   Susana Wilson                PHONE: 472-2336                Present             On Call
Branch Director Name:                          John Morley                  PHONE: 463-4466                Present             On Call

Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item:

   AGENDA TITLE: Approve contract with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for On-
   going Funds for Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA), Community Health Services Branch,
   Emergency Preparedness Program for the Amount of $231,162, and Authorize the HHSA Director to
   Sign Any Future Amendments to the Contract that Do Not Affect the Annual Maximum Allowable
   Amount Authorized by the Board of Supervisors in this Agreement. - HHSA, Community Health
   Services.
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: Approve ongoing grant application.
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The California Department of Public Health through the Centers for Disease
Control (CDC) is providing a one-time grant opportunity to support the ongoing efforts of the HHSA
Community Health Services, Emergency Preparedness Program to address implementation of H1N1
Influenza Response activities. Funds are for the period of July 31, 2009 through July 30, 2010. Grant funds
will provide for program staff (Program Manager (.23 FTE), (.45 FTE) Communications and Information
Officer, (.50 FTE) Public Health Nurse, (.26 FTE) Licensed Vocational Nurse, additional hours for the
Public Health Officer, Public Health Nurses, Bilingual Public Health Services Specialist, Fiscal Staff, and
vaccine program implementation. Program activities will be specific to H1N1 Influenza Response such as
a Vaccine Campaign, Antiviral Distribution, Community Mitigation, Epidemiology and surveillance.
  SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                   FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                  Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                            Budgeted in Current F/Y
 California Dept. of $231,162                                       Depends upon funding     Yes          No
 Public Health                                                      availability
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1   2                       3     4      5    All      VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority  4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign a contract with
   California Department of Public Health for one-time funds for HHSA Community Health Services,
   Emergency Preparedness Program for the amount of $231,162, and authorize the HHSA Director to
   sign any future amendments to the contract that do not affect the maximum allowable amount
   authorized by the Board of Supervisors in this agreement. Please return 5 contracts with original
   signatures.
   ALTERNATIVES: Do not approve this request.
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): Jennifer Wyatt                                                                                    PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                           Disagree            No Opinion              Alternate           Staff Report Attached



BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                               Revised-9-14-09
              MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                            4(11)
                                                                                                                 BOARD AGENDA #____
              ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 1 complete original single-sided set and 1 photocopy set – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or Co. Co.
 Note: If individual supporting document(s) exceed 25 pages each, or are not easily duplicated, please provide 7 hard-copy sets)
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries, records, and supporting documentation must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Transmission Checklist:     Agenda Summary        Records      Supp. Doc.        If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance

TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                                DATE:                           November 30, 2009
FROM:               HHSA- Community Health Services                                     MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                    Susana Wilson                 PHONE: 472-2336                 Present             On Call
Branch Director Name:                           John Morley                   PHONE: 463-4140                 Present             On Call

Consent Agenda                Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                    Time Allocated for Item:

   AGENDA TITLE: Approve Amendment for 2009 Title X Family Planning Program Contract #2028-
   5320-71209-09 in the Amount of $10,497, with the California Family Health Council – Health &
   Human Services Agency – Community Health Services
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: BOS #09-060
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: California Family Health Council (CFHC), Inc. is a private, non-profit
   California Corporation set up to receive Federal Title X funding for the State of California. Community
   Health Services receives funding each year to support the Family Planning Program. Each year the
   Title X Family Program through the California Family Health Council provides additional funding to
   the program to cover costs that exceed the budget. In addition, as additional funds are provided
   through the Federal government, the California Family Health Councils distributes the funds out to
   individual counties as appropriate. For this calendar year, additional funds have been made available
   to the Mendocino County Family Planning Program in the amount of $10,497. This amount must be
   approved by the Board of Supervisors for acceptance and the program must use the funds before the
   end of the 2009 calendar year.
   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                    FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                   Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                             Budgeted in Current F/Y
 Ca. Fam. Hlth. Cncl.             $705,454                            Depends on funding       Yes          No
                                                                      availability
   SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                    2      3      4      5    All      VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority  4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign the
   amendment for the 2009 Title X Family Planning Program Contract #2028-5320-71209-09 in the
   Amount of $10,497, with the California Family Health Council. – Health & Human Services
   Agency – Community Health Services
   ALTERNATIVES: Deny the amendment, do not accept the additional funding for the program.
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): Jennifer Wyatt                                              PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                             Disagree            No Opinion               Alternate           Staff Report Attached




BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                 Revised-10-21-09
              MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                              4(12)
                                                                                                                  BOARD AGENDA #____
              ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 1 complete original single-sided set and 1 photocopy set – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or Co. Co.
 Note: If individual supporting document(s) exceed 25 pages each, or are not easily duplicated, please provide 7 hard-copy sets)
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries, records, and supporting documentation must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Transmission Checklist:     Agenda Summary        Records      Supp. Doc.        If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance

TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                                DATE:                              December 1, 2009
FROM:               HHSA- Adult and Older Adult System of Care MEETING DATE:                                             December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                    Susana Wilson                 PHONE: 472-2336                 Present             On Call
Branch Director Name:                           Susan Era                     PHONE: 463-7724                 Present             On Call

Consent Agenda                Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                    Time Allocated for Item:

   AGENDA TITLE: Approve and Authorize the Chair to sign the Mendocino County In-Home
   Supportive Services (IHSS) Enhanced Anti-Fraud Program Plan (Plan) – Health and Human
   Services Agency, Adult and Older Adult System of Care
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: None
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The State Budget Act of 2009 appropriated ten million dollars of state funds
   for the purpose of fraud prevention, detection, referral, investigation, and additional program
   integrity efforts related to the In-Home Supportive Services Program. In order to participate in the
   IHSS Enhanced Anti-Fraud Program, and have a chance to receive additional funding in the amount
   of $166,001, from State and Federal funds (with a county share of $32,106), for a total of $198,107,
   counties are required to submit a plan and budget for implementation that has been approved by the
   County Board of Supervisors.
   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                    FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                   Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                             Budgeted in Current F/Y
 County Funds       $32,106                                           0                                     Yes                No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                     2      3      4      5      All        VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                      4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Approve and authorize the Board Chair to sign the Mendocino
   County In-Home Supportive Services Enhanced Anti-Fraud Program Plan.
   ALTERNATIVES: Do not approve the Plan and the funds it would bring.
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): Jennifer Wyatt                                                                                       PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                             Disagree            No Opinion               Alternate           Staff Report Attached




BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                 Revised-10-21-09
              MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                              4(13)
                                                                                                                  BOARD AGENDA #____
              ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 1 complete original single-sided set and 1 photocopy set – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or Co. Co.
 Note: If individual supporting document(s) exceed 25 pages each, or are not easily duplicated, please provide 7 hard-copy sets)
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries, records, and supporting documentation must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Transmission Checklist:     Agenda Summary        Records      Supp. Doc.        If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance

TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                                DATE:                           November 19, 2009
FROM:               HHSA- Community Health Services/WIB                                 MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                    Susana Wilson                 PHONE: 472-2336                 Present             On Call
Branch Director Name:                           Stacey Cryer                  PHONE: 472-2799                 Present             On Call

Consent Agenda                Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                    Time Allocated for Item:

   AGENDA TITLE: Approve Amendment to Contract # 09-013 with Mendocino Private Industry
   Council Inc. (MPIC) to Extend the Contract Term from December 31, 2009 to March 31, 2010; and
   Authorize the Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) Director to Sign Any Future
   Amendments to the Contract that Do Not Affect the Annual Maximum Allowable Amount
   Authorized by the Board of Supervisors in this agreement- HHSA -Community Health
   Services/Workforce Investment Board
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: On February 3, 2009 the Board of Supervisors
   approved contract # 09-013 with the Mendocino County Private Industry Council.
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: On January 27, 2009, the Employment Development Department, granted
   the Mendocino County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) $990,000 to be used for dislocated worker
   employment services. The contract between Mendocino County and MPIC for $920,700 to deliver
   program services was scheduled to complete on December 31, 2009. The WIB requests an extension of
   the contract with MPIC through March 31, 2010 in order to fully expend the funds. The remaining
   funds, $455,700, will be used by the end of the amended term date.
   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                    FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                   Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                             Budgeted in Current F/Y
 State of California- $920,700                                        $920,700                              Yes                No
 EDD/WIA
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1    2                       3      4      5      All        VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                      4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Authorize and approve the Board Chair to sign the amendment
   to contract # 09-013 with Mendocino Private Industry Council Inc. to extend the contract term from
   December 31, 2009 to March 31, 2010; and authorize the HHSA Director to Sign Any Future
   amendments to the contract that do not affect the annual maximum allowable amount authorized by
   the Board of Supervisors in this agreement - HHSA - Community Health Services/Workforce
   Investment Board
   ALTERNATIVES: Do not approve the contract amendment and return the remaining funds to the State
   EDD, Workforce Services Division.
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): Jennifer Wyatt                                                                                       PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                             Disagree            No Opinion               Alternate           Staff Report Attached


BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                 Revised-10-21-09
             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                           4(14)
                                                                                                              BOARD AGENDA #____
             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 14 complete sets (original, single-sided+13 copies) – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or County Counsel
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries and associated records must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Agenda Transmission Checklist:       Agenda Summary          Records       If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance

TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                             DATE:                           November 18, 2009
FROM:               HHSA –Adult and Older Adult System of Care MEETING DATE:                                          December 15, 2009
DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                   Susana Wilson                PHONE: 472-2336                Present             On Call
Branch Director Name:                          Susan Era                    PHONE: 463-7902                Present             On Call
Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item:
   AGENDA TITLE: Approve a Five (5) Month Contract with Hospitality House in the Amount of Five
   Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($5,500) to Provide Extreme Weather Shelter and Services to the
   Homeless and Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director to Sign Any Future
   Amendments to the Contract that Do Not Affect the Annual Maximum Allowable Amount
   Authorized by the Board of Supervisors in this Agreement – Health & Human Services Agency –
   Adult and Older Adult System of Care
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: On January 27, 2009, the BOS approved BOS 09-
   007 with Ukiah/Coast Community Center for extreme weather shelter and services on the coast.
   Extreme weather greatly impacts the homeless on the Coast due to the lack of adequate winter shelter.
   Ukiah/Coast Community Center (U/CCC) and other community partners will address the negative
   health and safety implications for persons homeless during extreme weather conditions. The primary
   purpose of the shelter is to provide overnight sleeping quarters in a safe environment; and act as an
   introduction to services/referrals to other available community services available to the homeless.
   Shelter operations coordinated by U/CCC and shelter facilities provided at churches committed to
   housing homeless men at no charge; Hospitality House will provide laundry, showers and meal
   service.
   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: None
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                     FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding   Current F/Y Cost   Annual Recurring Cost    Budgeted in Current F/Y
 County General             $5,500               $5,500          Yes          No
 Fund
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1    2   3   4  5   All     VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority   4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Authorize and approve the Board Chair to sign a five (5)
   month contract with Hospitality House in the amount of five thousand, five hundred dollars
   ($5,500) to provide extreme weather shelter and services to the homeless and authorize the Health
   and Human Services Agency Director to sign any future amendments to the contract that do not
   affect the annual maximum allowable amount authorized by the Board of Supervisors in this
   agreement – Health & Human Services Agency – Adult and Older Adult System of Care
   ALTERNATIVES: Do not approve contract; instruct staff to seek other options.
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): Jennifer Wyatt                                                                                    PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                           Disagree            No Opinion              Alternate           Staff Report Attached



AGENDA DATE:

BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                               Revised-9-14-09
             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                          4(15)
                                                                                                              BOARD AGENDA #____
             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 14 complete sets (original, single-sided+13 copies) – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or County Counsel
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries and associated records must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Agenda Transmission Checklist:       Agenda Summary          Records       If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance

TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                             DATE:                           November 18, 2009
FROM:               HHSA –Adult and Older Adult System of Care MEETING DATE:                                          December 15, 2009
DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                   Susana Wilson                PHONE: 472-2336                Present             On Call
Branch Director Name:                          Susan Era                    PHONE: 463-7902                Present             On Call
Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item:
   AGENDA TITLE: Approve a Five (5) Month Contract with Ukiah/Coast Community Center in the
   Amount of Five Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($5,500) to Provide Extreme Weather Shelter and
   Services to the Homeless and Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director to Sign
   Any Future Amendments to the Contract that Do Not Affect the Annual Maximum Allowable
   Amount Authorized by the Board of Supervisors in this Agreement – Health & Human Services
   Agency – Adult and Older Adult System of Care
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: On January 27, 2009, the BOS approved BOS 09-
   008 with Ukiah/Coast Community Center for extreme weather shelter and services on the coast.
   Extreme weather greatly impacts the homeless on the Coast due to the lack of adequate winter shelter.
   Ukiah/Coast Community Center (U/CCC) and other community partners will address the negative
   health and safety implications for persons homeless during extreme weather conditions. The primary
   purpose of the shelter is to provide overnight sleeping quarters in a safe environment; and act as an
   introduction to services/referrals to other available community services available to the homeless.
   Shelter operations coordinated by U/CCC and shelter facilities provided at churches committed to
   housing homeless men at no charge; Hospitality House will provide laundry, showers and meal
   service.
   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: None
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                     FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding   Current F/Y Cost   Annual Recurring Cost    Budgeted in Current F/Y
 County General             $5,500               $5,500          Yes          No
 Fund
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1    2   3   4  5   All     VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority   4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Authorize and approve the Board Chair to sign a five (5)
   month contract with Ukiah/Coast Community Center in the amount of five thousand, five hundred
   dollars ($5,500) to provide extreme weather shelter and services to the homeless and authorize the
   Health and Human Services Agency Director to sign any future amendments to the contract that do
   not affect the annual maximum allowable amount authorized by the Board of Supervisors in this
   agreement – Health & Human Services Agency – Adult and Older Adult System of Care
   ALTERNATIVES: Do not approve contract; instruct staff to seek other options.
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): Jennifer Wyatt                                                                                    PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                           Disagree            No Opinion              Alternate           Staff Report Attached



AGENDA DATE:

BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                               Revised-9-14-09
             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                           4(16)
                                                                                                              BOARD AGENDA #____
             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 14 complete sets (original, single-sided+13 copies) – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or County Counsel
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries and associated records must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Agenda Transmission Checklist:       Agenda Summary          Records       If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance

TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                                DATE:                        November 18, 2009
FROM:               HHSA – Adult and Older Adult System of Care                         MEETING DATE:                 December 15, 2009
DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                   Susana Wilson                PHONE: 472-2336                Present             On Call
Branch Director Name:                          Susan Era                    PHONE: 463-7902                Present             On Call
Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item:
   AGENDA TITLE: Approve a Five (5) Month Contract with Willits Community Services in the
   Amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to Provide Extreme Weather Shelter and Services to the
   Homeless and Authorize the Health and Human Services Agency Director to Sign Any Future
   Amendments to the Contract that Do Not Affect the Annual Maximum Allowable Amount
   Authorized by the Board of Supervisors in this Agreement – Health & Human Services Agency –
   Adult and Older Adult System of Care
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: On January 27, 2009, the BOS approved BOS 09-
   009 with Willits Community Center for extreme weather shelter and services on the coast.
   Extreme weather greatly impacts the homeless in the North County due to the lack of adequate winter
   shelter. Willits Community Services will address the negative health and safety implications for
   persons homeless during extreme weather conditions. The primary purpose is to provide overnight
   sleeping quarters in a safe environment; and act as an introduction to services/referrals to other
   available community services available to the homeless. Willits Community Services will issue motel
   vouchers.
   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: None
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                     FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding   Current F/Y Cost   Annual Recurring Cost    Budgeted in Current F/Y
 County General             $5,000               $5,000          Yes          No
 Fund
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1    2   3   4  5   All     VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority   4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Authorize and approve the Board Chair to sign a five (5)
   month contract with Willits Community Services in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000) to
   provide extreme weather shelter and services to the homeless and authorize the Health and Human
   Services Agency Director to sign any future amendments to the contract that do not affect the
   annual maximum allowable amount authorized by the Board of Supervisors in this agreement –
   Health & Human Services Agency – Adult and Older Adult System of Care
   ALTERNATIVES: Do not approve contract; instruct staff to seek other options.
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): Jennifer Wyatt                                                                                    PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                           Disagree            No Opinion              Alternate           Staff Report Attached




BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                               Revised-9-14-09
              MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                             4(17)
                                                                                                                 BOARD AGENDA #____
              ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 1 complete original single-sided set and 1 photocopy set – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or Co. Co.
 Note: If individual supporting document(s) exceed 25 pages each, or are not easily duplicated, please provide 7 hard-copy sets)
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries, records, and supporting documentation must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Transmission Checklist:     Agenda Summary        Records      Supp. Doc.        If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance


TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                                DATE:                            30 November 2009
FROM:               Department of Transportation                                        MEETING DATE:                     15 December 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                    Howard N. Dashiell              PHONE: 463-4363                Present            On Call

Consent Agenda                Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                    Time Allocated for Item:
                                                                                                      Not Applicable.

   AGENDA TITLE: Adoption of Resolution Accepting Grant Deed Conveying Real Property
                             from Mary Beth Phillips, Trustee under the Mary Beth Phillips Revocable
                             Trust Dated October 7, 2008, to the County of Mendocino for the Acquisition
                             of Rights of Way Needed for Construction of Permanent 2006 Storm Damage
                             Repairs on Point Cabrillo Drive, CR 564, M.P. 2.10 (Caspar Area)
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: During its meeting of 3 November 2009, Board
   approved Resolution No. 09-230 approving Department of Transportation Agreement No. 090165
   (Phillips).
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The purpose of this action is to accept the Grant Deed for the conveyance of
   real property to the County from Mary Beth Phillips, Trustee under the Mary Beth Phillips Revocable
   Trust Dated October 7, 2008, pursuant to Department of Transportation Agreement No. 090165.
   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: None.
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                    FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                   Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                             Budgeted in Current F/Y
 FEMA and County            $29,600.00            Not Applicable             Yes            No
 Road Fund
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1       2    3    4    5    All       VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority        4/5ths
  RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: By Resolution, accept the Grant Deed conveying real
  property from Mary Beth Phillips, Trustee under the Mary Beth Phillips Revocable Trust Dated
  October 7, 2008, in connection with Department of Transportation Project No. F-0606.58, authorize
  and direct the Board Chair to execute the Statutory Certificate of Acceptance and direct the Clerk
  of the Board to submit the Grant Deed to First American Title Company (Escrow No. 2306-3263891)
  for further processing and recording.
   ALTERNATIVES: Not Applicable.
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): ____________________________________________________                                                 PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                             Disagree            No Opinion               Alternate           Staff Report Attached




BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                    Revised-01/09
         Howard. N. Dashiell
   DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION                                                                                 FUNCTIONS
                Ex Officio                                                                           Administration & Business Services
            Road Commissioner                                                                                      Airports
             County Engineer                                                                                  County Surveyor
                                                                                                                 Engineering
                                                                                                            Land Improvement
                                                                                                            Roads and Bridges
                                         COUNTY OF MENDOCINO                                                     Solid Waste
                                     DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                            340 LAKE MENDOCINO DRIVE
                                           UKIAH, CALIFORNIA 95482-9432
                                       VOICE (707) 463-4363 FAX (707) 463-5474

                                                      15 December 2009

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
501 Low Gap Road, Room 1090
Ukiah, CA 95482

RE:      ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION ACCEPTING GRANT DEED CONVEYING
         REAL PROPERTY FROM MARY BETH PHILLIPS, TRUSTEE UNDER THE
         MARY BETH PHILLIPS REVOCABLE TRUST DATED OCTOBER 7, 2008,
         TO THE COUNTY OF MENDOCINO FOR THE ACQUISITION OF RIGHTS
         OF WAY NEEDED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT 2006 STORM
         DAMAGE REPAIRS ON POINT CABRILLO DRIVE, CR 564, M.P. 2.10
         (CASPAR AREA)

Honorable Board Members:

By Resolution No. 09-230 (3 November 2009), the Board of Supervisors approved Department
of Transportation Agreement No. 090165 for Acquisition of Rights of Way from Mary Beth
Phillips, Trustee under the Mary Beth Phillips Revocable Trust Dated October 7, 2008, in
connection with Department of Transportation Project No. F-0606.58 to construct permanent
repairs to the 2006 storm damage site located on Point Cabrillo Drive, CR 564, at approximately
M.P. 2.10, in the unincorporated area southwest of Caspar.

It is now appropriate to accept the Grant Deed for the conveyance of real property to the County.
It is recommended that the Board, by Resolution, accept said Grant Deed, authorize and direct the
Chair of the Board to execute the Statutory Certificate of Acceptance and direct the Clerk of the
Board to submit the Grant Deed to First American Title Company (Escrow No. 2306-3263891)
for further processing and recording.

I will, of course, respond to any questions that the Board may have.

                                                                      Respectfully submitted,


                                                                      HOWARD N. DASHIELL
                                                                      Director of Transportation

cc: Department of Transportation Project F-0606.58
    CR 564 File
    Board Corres.
W:\Agenda\2009\July-December\12-15-09 Consent\12-15-09 4(17) DOT 090165 Phillips Deed - SD Ltr.doc
                                 RESOLUTION No. 09-

RESOLUTION OF THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ACCEPTING
GRANT DEED CONVEYING REAL PROPERTY FROM MARY BETH PHILLIPS, TRUSTEE
UNDER THE MARY BETH PHILLIPS REVOCABLE TRUST DATED OCTOBER 7, 2008, TO
THE COUNTY OF MENDOCINO FOR THE ACQUISITION OF RIGHTS OF WAY NEEDED
FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT 2006 STORM DAMAGE REPAIRS ON POINT
CABRILLO DRIVE, CR 564, M.P. 2.10 (CASPAR AREA)

       WHEREAS, a Grant Deed, by reference made a part hereof, conveys real property from
Mary Beth Phillips, Trustee under the Mary Beth Phillips Revocable Trust Dated October 7,
2008, to the County of Mendocino in accordance with the terms of Department of Transportation
Agreement No. 090165, heretofore executed by this Board; and

        WHEREAS, said Grant Deed conveys to the County of Mendocino real property that the
County requires for Department of Transportation Project No. F-0606.58 to reconstruct Point
Cabrillo Drive, CR 564, at M.P. 2.10.

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Board does hereby accept said Grant
Deed according to the terms set forth therein; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND SO ORDERED that the Chair of the Mendocino
County Board of Supervisors be and hereby is authorized and directed to execute the Statutory
Certificate of Acceptance in connection with said Grant Deed; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND SO ORDERED that the Clerk of this Board be and
hereby is directed, upon execution of the Statutory Certificate of Acceptance, to submit said
Grant Deed to First American Title Company (Escrow No. 2306-3263891) for further processing
and recording; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND SO ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 4986 of the
Revenue and Taxation Code of the State of California, the County Auditor and the County
Assessor be and hereby are authorized and directed to prorate and transfer taxes as of the date
of recording of said Grant Deed conveying certain real property of Mary Beth Phillips, Trustee
under the Mary Beth Phillips Revocable Trust Dated October 7, 2008, to the County of
Mendocino, as aforesaid.

        The foregoing Resolution introduced by Supervisor          , seconded by Supervisor
      , and carried this     day of      , 2009, by the following vote:

       AYES:
       NOES:
       ABSENT:
      WHEREUPON, the Chair declared said Resolution adopted and SO ORDERED.

                                         _________________________________
                                         JOHN PINCHES, Chair
ATTEST:     KRISTI FURMAN                Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
            Clerk of the Board
                                         I hereby certify that according to the
                                         provisions of Government Code Section
______________________________           25103, delivery of this document has
            Deputy                       been made.

APPROVED AS TO FORM:
JEANINE B. NADEL, County Counsel         BY:    KRISTI FURMAN
                                                Clerk of the Board


______________________________           _________________________________
                                               Deputy
              MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                              4(18)
                                                                                                                  BOARD AGENDA #____
              ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 1 complete original single-sided set and 1 photocopy set – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or Co. Co.
 Note: If individual supporting document(s) exceed 25 pages each, or are not easily duplicated, please provide 7 hard-copy sets)
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries, records, and supporting documentation must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Transmission Checklist:     Agenda Summary        Records      Supp. Doc.        If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance


TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                                DATE:                            30 November 2009
FROM:               Department of Transportation                                        MEETING DATE:                     15 December 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                    Howard N. Dashiell                PHONE: 463-4363              Present            On Call

Consent Agenda                Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                    Time Allocated for Item:
                                                                                                      Not Applicable.

   AGENDA TITLE: Adoption of Resolution Accepting Grant Deed Conveying Real Property from
                            Keith Y. Shimamoto and Cynthia M. Shimamoto to the County of Mendocino for
                            the Acquisition of Rights of Way Needed for Construction of Permanent 2006
                            Storm Damage Repairs on Point Cabrillo Drive, CR 564, M.P. 2.10 (Caspar Area)
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: During its meeting of 3 November 2009, Board
   approved Resolution No. 09-229 approving Department of Transportation Agreement No. 090164
   (Shimamoto).
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The purpose of this action is to accept the Grant Deed for the conveyance
   of real property to the County from Keith Y. Shimamoto and Cynthia M. Shimamoto, pursuant to
   Department of Transportation Agreement No. 090164.
   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: None.
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                    FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                   Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                             Budgeted in Current F/Y
 FEMA and County        $33,500.00                                    Not Applicable                        Yes                No
 Road Fund
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1   2    3                          4   VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority
                                                                     5      All                     4/5ths
         RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: By Resolution, accept the Grant Deed conveying real
         property from Keith Y. Shimamoto and Cynthia M. Shimamoto, in connection with Department
          of Transportation Project No. F-0606.58, authorize and direct the Board Chair to execute the
         Statutory Certificate of Acceptance and direct the Clerk of the Board to submit the Grant Deed to
         First American Title Company (Escrow No. 2306-3263878) for further processing and recording.
   ALTERNATIVES: Not Applicable.
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): ____________________________________________________                                                 PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                             Disagree            No Opinion               Alternate           Staff Report Attached




BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                    Revised-01/09
         Howard. N. Dashiell
   DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION                                                                                  FUNCTIONS
                Ex Officio                                                                            Administration & Business Services
            Road Commissioner                                                                                       Airports
             County Engineer                                                                                   County Surveyor
                                                                                                                  Engineering
                                                                                                             Land Improvement
                                                                                                             Roads and Bridges
                                        COUNTY OF MENDOCINO                                                       Solid Waste
                                    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                           340 LAKE MENDOCINO DRIVE
                                          UKIAH, CALIFORNIA 95482-9432
                                      VOICE (707) 463-4363 FAX (707) 463-5474

                                                     15 December 2009

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
501 Low Gap Road, Room 1090
Ukiah, CA 95482

RE:      ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION ACCEPTING GRANT DEED CONVEYING REAL
         PROPERTY FROM KEITH Y. SHIMAMOTO AND CYNTHIA M. SHIMAMOTO
         TO THE COUNTY OF MENDOCINO FOR THE ACQUISITION OF RIGHTS OF WAY
         NEEDED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT 2006 STORM DAMAGE
         REPAIRS ON POINT CABRILLO DRIVE, CR 564, M.P. 2.10 (CASPAR AREA)

Honorable Board Members:

By Resolution No. 09-229 (3 November 2009), the Board of Supervisors approved Department
of Transportation Agreement No. 090164 for Acquisition of Rights of Way from Keith Y.
Shimamoto and Cynthia M. Shimamoto in connection with Department of Transportation
Project No. F-0606.58 to construct permanent repairs to the 2006 storm damage site located
on Point Cabrillo Drive, CR 564, at approximately M.P. 2.10, in the unincorporated area southwest
of the town of Caspar.

It is now appropriate to accept the Grant Deed for the conveyance of real property to the County.
It is recommended that the Board, by Resolution, accept said Grant Deed, authorize and direct the
Chair of the Board to execute the Statutory Certificate of Acceptance and direct the Clerk of the
Board to submit the Grant Deed to First American Title Company (Escrow No. 2306-3263878) for
further processing and recording.

I will, of course, respond to any questions that the Board may have.

                                                                     Respectfully submitted,



                                                                     HOWARD N. DASHIELL
                                                                     Director of Transportation

cc: Department of Transportation Project F-0606.58
    CR 564 File
    Board Corres.

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                                 RESOLUTION No. 09-

RESOLUTION OF THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ACCEPTING
GRANT DEED CONVEYING REAL PROPERTY FROM KEITH Y. SHIMAMOTO AND
CYNTHIA M. SHIMAMOTO TO THE COUNTY OF MENDOCINO FOR THE ACQUISITION OF
RIGHTS OF WAY NEEDED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT 2006 STORM
DAMAGE REPAIRS ON POINT CABRILLO DRIVE, CR 564, M.P. 2.10 (CASPAR AREA)

       WHEREAS, a Grant Deed, by reference made a part hereof, conveys real property from
Keith Y. Shimamoto and Cynthia M. Shimamoto to the County of Mendocino in accordance with
the terms of Department of Transportation Agreement No. 090164, heretofore executed by this
Board; and

        WHEREAS, said Grant Deed conveys to the County of Mendocino real property that the
County requires for Department of Transportation Project No. F-0606.58 to reconstruct Point
Cabrillo Drive, CR 564, at M.P. 2.10.

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Board does hereby accept said Grant
Deed according to the terms set forth therein; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND SO ORDERED that the Chair of the Mendocino
County Board of Supervisors be and hereby is authorized and directed to execute the Statutory
Certificate of Acceptance in connection with said Grant Deed; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND SO ORDERED that the Clerk of this Board be and
hereby is directed, upon execution of the Statutory Certificate of Acceptance, to submit said
Grant Deed to First American Title Company (Escrow No. 2306-3263878) for further processing
and recording; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND SO ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 4986 of the
Revenue and Taxation Code of the State of California, the County Auditor and the County
Assessor be and hereby are authorized and directed to prorate and transfer taxes as of the date
of recording of said Grant Deed conveying certain real property of Keith Y. Shimamoto and
Cynthia M. Shimamoto to the County of Mendocino, as aforesaid.

        The foregoing Resolution introduced by Supervisor          , seconded by Supervisor
      , and carried this     day of      , 2009, by the following vote:

       AYES:
       NOES:
       ABSENT:
      WHEREUPON, the Chair declared said Resolution adopted and SO ORDERED.


                                         _________________________________
                                         JOHN PINCHES, Chair
ATTEST:     KRISTI FURMAN                Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
            Clerk of the Board

                                         I hereby certify that according to the
______________________________           provisions of Government Code Section
            Deputy                       25103, delivery of this document has
                                         been made.

APPROVED AS TO FORM:
JEANINE B. NADEL, County Counsel         BY:    KRISTI FURMAN
                                                Clerk of the Board


______________________________           _________________________________
                                               Deputy
              MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                             4(19)
                                                                                                                 BOARD AGENDA #____
              ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 1 complete original single-sided set and 1 photocopy set – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or Co. Co.
 Note: If individual supporting document(s) exceed 25 pages each, or are not easily duplicated, please provide 7 hard-copy sets)
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries, records, and supporting documentation must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Transmission Checklist:     Agenda Summary        Records      Supp. Doc.        If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance


TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                                DATE:                            30 November 2009
FROM:               Department of Transportation                                        MEETING DATE:                     15 December 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                    Howard N. Dashiell              PHONE: 463-4363                Present            On Call

Consent Agenda                Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                    Time Allocated for Item:
                                                                                                      Not Applicable.

   AGENDA TITLE: Adoption of Resolution Accepting Grant Deed Conveying Real Property from
                            Thomas W. S. Birdsell and Ann Elizabeth Birdsell to the County of Mendocino for
                            the Acquisition of Rights of Way Needed for Construction of Permanent 2006
                            Storm Damage Repairs on Point Cabrillo Drive, CR 564, M.P. 2.10 (Caspar Area)
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: During its meeting of 3 November 2009, Board
   approved Resolution No. 09-228 approving Department of Transportation Agreement No. 090163
   (Birdsell).
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The purpose of this action is to accept the Grant Deed for the conveyance of
   real property to the County from Thomas W. S. Birdsell and Ann Elizabeth Birdsell, pursuant to
   Department of Transportation Agreement No. 090163
   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: None.
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                    FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                   Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                             Budgeted in Current F/Y
 FEMA and County             $38,500.00            Not Applicable             Yes          No
 Road Fund
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1        2    3   4     5   All       VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority       4/5ths
  RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: By Resolution, accept the Grant Deed conveying real
  property from Thomas W. S. Birdsell and Ann Elizabeth Birdsell, in connection with Department
  of Transportation Project No. F-0606.58, authorize and direct the Board Chair to execute the
  Statutory Certificate of Acceptance and direct the Clerk of the Board to submit the Grant Deed to
  First American Title Company (Escrow No. 2306-3263868) for further processing and recording.


   ALTERNATIVES: Not Applicable.
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): ____________________________________________________                                                 PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                             Disagree            No Opinion               Alternate           Staff Report Attached




BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                    Revised-01/09
         Howard. N. Dashiell
   DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION                                                                                 FUNCTIONS
                Ex Officio                                                                           Administration & Business Services
            Road Commissioner                                                                                      Airports
             County Engineer                                                                                  County Surveyor
                                                                                                                 Engineering
                                                                                                            Land Improvement
                                                                                                            Roads and Bridges
                                        COUNTY OF MENDOCINO                                                      Solid Waste
                                    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                            340 LAKE MENDOCINO DRIVE
                                           UKIAH, CALIFORNIA 95482-9432
                                       VOICE (707) 463-4363 FAX (707) 463-5474

                                                      15 December 2009

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
501 Low Gap Road, Room 1090
Ukiah, CA 95482

RE:      ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION ACCEPTING GRANT DEED CONVEYING REAL
         PROPERTY FROM THOMAS W. S. BIRDSELL AND ANN ELIZABETH BIRDSELL
         TO THE COUNTY OF MENDOCINO FOR THE ACQUISITION OF RIGHTS OF WAY
         NEEDED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT 2006 STORM DAMAGE
         REPAIRS ON POINT CABRILLO DRIVE, CR 564, M.P. 2.10 (CASPAR AREA)

Honorable Board Members:

By Resolution No. 09-228 (3 November 2009), the Board of Supervisors approved Department
of Transportation Agreement No. 090163 for Acquisition of Rights of Way from Thomas W. S.
Birdsell and Ann Elizabeth Birdsell in connection with Department of Transportation Project
No. F-0606.58 to construct permanent repairs to the 2006 storm damage site located on
Point Cabrillo Drive, CR 564, at approximately M.P. 2.10, in the unincorporated area southwest
of the town of Caspar.

It is now appropriate to accept the Grant Deed for the conveyance of real property to the County.
It is recommended that the Board, by Resolution, accept said Grant Deed, authorize and direct the
Chair of the Board to execute the Statutory Certificate of Acceptance and direct the Clerk of the
Board to submit the Grant Deed to First American Title Company (Escrow No. 2306-3263868)
for further processing and recording.

I will, of course, respond to any questions that the Board may have.

                                                                      Respectfully submitted,



                                                                      HOWARD N. DASHIELL
                                                                      Director of Transportation

cc: Department of Transportation Project F-0606.58
    CR 564 File
    Board Corres.

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                                 RESOLUTION No. 09-

RESOLUTION OF THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ACCEPTING
GRANT DEED CONVEYING REAL PROPERTY FROM THOMAS W. S. BIRDSELL AND ANN
ELIZABETH BIRDSELL TO THE COUNTY OF MENDOCINO FOR THE ACQUISITION OF
RIGHTS OF WAY NEEDED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF PERMANENT 2006 STORM
DAMAGE REPAIRS ON POINT CABRILLO DRIVE, CR 564, M.P. 2.10 (CASPAR AREA)

        WHEREAS, a Grant Deed, by reference made a part hereof, conveys real property from
Thomas W. S. Birdsell and Ann Elizabeth Birdsell to the County of Mendocino in accordance
with the terms of Department of Transportation Agreement No. 090163, heretofore executed by
this Board; and

        WHEREAS, said Grant Deed conveys to the County of Mendocino real property that the
County requires for Department of Transportation Project No. F-0606.58 to reconstruct Point
Cabrillo Drive, CR 564, at M.P. 2.10.

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Board does hereby accept said Grant
Deed according to the terms set forth therein; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND SO ORDERED that the Chair of the Mendocino
County Board of Supervisors be and hereby is authorized and directed to execute the Statutory
Certificate of Acceptance in connection with said Grant Deed; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND SO ORDERED that the Clerk of this Board be and
hereby is directed, upon execution of the Statutory Certificate of Acceptance, to submit said
Grant Deed to First American Title Company (Escrow No. 2306-3263868) for further processing
and recording; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND SO ORDERED that, pursuant to Section 4986 of the
Revenue and Taxation Code of the State of California, the County Auditor and the County
Assessor be and hereby are authorized and directed to prorate and transfer taxes as of the date
of recording of said Grant Deed conveying certain real property of Thomas W. S. Birdsell and
Ann Elizabeth Birdsell to the County of Mendocino, as aforesaid.

        The foregoing Resolution introduced by Supervisor          , seconded by Supervisor
      , and carried this     day of      , 2009, by the following vote:

       AYES:
       NOES:
       ABSENT:
      WHEREUPON, the Chair declared said Resolution adopted and SO ORDERED.



                                         _________________________________
                                         JOHN PINCHES, Chair
                                         Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
ATTEST:     KRISTI FURMAN
            Clerk of the Board
                                         I hereby certify that according to the
                                         provisions of Government Code Section
______________________________           25103, delivery of this document has
            Deputy                       been made.

APPROVED AS TO FORM:
JEANINE B. NADEL, County Counsel         BY:    KRISTI FURMAN
                                                Clerk of the Board


______________________________           _________________________________
                                               Deputy
              MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                        4(20)
                                                                                                            BOARD AGENDA #____
              ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 1 complete original single-sided set and 1 photocopy set – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or Co. Co.
 Note: If individual supporting document(s) exceed 25 pages each, or are not easily duplicated, please provide 7 hard-copy sets)
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries, records, and supporting documentation must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Transmission Checklist:     Agenda Summary        Records      Supp. Doc.        If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance

TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                                DATE:                              December 2, 2009
FROM:               Department of Transportation                                        MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009
DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                    Howard N. Dashiell                PHONE: 463-4363           Present               On Call

Consent Agenda                Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                    Time Allocated for Item: N/A

   AGENDA TITLE: Support Reprogramming of State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
   Funds from Railroad Crossing Improvements to the Simpson Lane Intersection Project (Fort Bragg
   Area)
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: The Board received an update of the MCDoT
   Integrated Work Program Priorities which lists these projects at their Budget Hearings in Sept. 2009
   and the Simpson Lane project is also contained in the 2009/10 Prop. 1B narrative. The Board received
   a Presentation from Caltrans Regarding the Simpson Lane Intersection Project on October 20, 2009.
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: State Route 1 and Simpson Lane (CR 414) intersect south of Fort Bragg.
   Simpson Lane currently provides the only access to the Mitchell Creek Area – an area with significant
   residential growth over the past thirty years. Additionally, overall traffic volume increases on State
   Route 1 have caused a Level of Service (LOS) grade which justifies this $4.5+/- million, “Minor A”,
   capacity enhancement project sponsored by Caltrans, but requiring construction costs above $1
   million - some $984,000 - to be born by the County. An existing railroad crossing project has become
   less necessary, thus the proposed change to reprogram STIP funds to a more necessary project with
   Caltrans support for STIP appropriation.
   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: NONE
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                           FISCAL IMPACT:
     Source of Funding         Current F/Y Cost       Future F/Y Cost          Budgeted in Current F/Y
 MCOG – RSTP d(1)         Not Applicable                                 $200,000                           Not Applicable
 STIP                                                                    $495,000+/-
                                                                         $240,000+/-
 HWY 222                                                                 $49,000+/-
 Relinquishment                                                          TOTAL: $984,000 +/- local
 County Road Fund
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1   2   3    4                             5      All        VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                      4/5ths

RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: By Minute Order, endorse the proposed reprogramming of State
   Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funds and direct County staff to process said proposal
   through the Mendocino Council of Governments (MGOG) for action.
   ALTERNATIVES: An alternative would be for the Board to decline to support the reprogramming of
   STIP funds. (Not recommended).
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): ____________________________________________________                                                 PHONE: 463-4441
BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
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        Howard. N. Dashiell
  DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION                                                                 FUNCTIONS
              Ex Officio                                                            Administration & Business Services
          Road Commissioner                                                                       Airports
           County Engineer                                                                   County Surveyor
                                                                                                Engineering
                                                                                           Land Improvement
                                                                                           Roads and Bridges
                                  COUNTY OF MENDOCINO                                           Solid Waste
                              DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                    340 LAKE MENDOCINO DRIVE
                                   UKIAH, CALIFORNIA 95482-9432
                               VOICE (707) 463-4363 FAX (707) 463-5474
                                           December 15, 2009

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
501 Low Gap Road, Room 1090
Ukiah, CA 95482

RE:    SUPPORT REPROGRAMMING OF STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT
       PROGRAM (STIP) FUNDS FROM RAILROAD CROSSING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE
       SIMPSON LANE INTERSECTION PROJECT (FORT BRAGG AREA)

Honorable Board Members:

The Mendocino County Department of Transportation (MCDoT) is assembling five funding sources to
accomplish construction of the Simpson Lane Intersection Improvement (roundabout) project using
reimbursable programs to the greatest extent possible. Cash flow in these challenging economic times is
somewhat uncertain but our major partner in this project – Caltrans – is putting together a cooperative
agreement to be heard by the Board of Supervisors (BOS) early in the new year. This agreement will
specify a pay schedule for County contributions, which can be spread out from the summer of 2010
through 2011, hopefully allowing reimbursable programs and other MCDoT operational funds to catch
up. Should funding cash flow problems arise MCDoT might need to access the County’s “Trans Loan” to
carry over.

The proposed project to improve the intersection of State Route 1 and Simpson Lane (CR 414) will
reduce travel delays for Mitchell Creek Area residences and enhance safety. The project is located 0.3
miles south of the Fort Bragg city limits.

The project is proposed to be largely funded under the Caltrans District 1 Minor A Program, as a capacity
enhancement project, but requiring construction costs above $1 million dollars to be born by the County –
some $984,000. If bids were favorable the county would pay less than $984,000. An existing MCDoT
railroad-crossing(s) project, with some $495,000 in existing STIP allocation, has become less necessary
due to suspended railroad operation. Therefore, the proposed change to a more needed intersection
project with Caltrans support for CTC appropriation is prudent at this time. Thus, I recommend and
request BOS support for moving forward with the necessary funding requests from MCOG, CTC, etc.

I will, of course, respond to any questions that you may have.

                                                       Respectfully submitted,


                                                       HOWARD N. DASHIELL
                                                       Director of Transportation
cc:   Board Corres. File
      DOT File 26-12.5, CR 414 - Caltrans Project #01-48020
        Howard. N. Dashiell
  DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION                                                          FUNCTIONS
             Ex Officio                                                      Administration & Business Services
         Road Commissioner                                                                 Airports
          County Engineer                                                             County Surveyor
                                                                                         Engineering
                                                                                    Land Improvement
                                                                                    Roads and Bridges
                                   COUNTY OF MENDOCINO                                   Solid Waste
                               DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                    340 LAKE MENDOCINO DRIVE
                                 UKIAH, CALIFORNIA 95482-9432
                                VOICE (707)463-4363 FAX (707)463-5474

                                         15 December 2009

Phil Dow, Executive Director
Mendocino Council of Governments
367 North State Street, Suite 206
Ukiah, CA 95482

RE: STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (STIP) PROJECT
    NO. 4103P ─ IMPROVEMENTS TO FOUR RAILROAD GRADE CROSSINGS IN
    MENDOCINO COUNTY

Dear Mr. Dow:

The subject project is programmed for this fiscal year (FY-2009/10) with the Project Approval and
Environmental Document/PA&ED sub-phase at $5,000. Subsequent phases are (of course) more
substantial, with the Plans, Specifications and Estimate/PS&E sub-phase ($10,000) currently
scheduled for FY-2010/11 and the Construction phase ($485,000) currently scheduled for FY-
2011/12.

Although Improvements to Four Railroad Grade Crossings is still a viable and worthy project, the
County has other road system needs that are even more critical. One such need is providing a portion
of the funding for a proposed roundabout at the State Route 1/Simpson Lane (CR 414) intersection
near Fort Bragg.

The SR-1/Simpson Lane roundabout is expected to be funded through several sources ─ potentially
including Caltrans, Mendocino County, Mendocino Council of Governments and
the City of Fort Bragg. The non-Caltrans funding portion is estimated at some $984,000.

It’s acknowledged that should funds for the railroad grade crossing improvements be deobligated,
there’s no “guarantee” that the funds would then be reprogrammed in support of the SR-1/Simpson
Lane roundabout. However, the roundabout project is a critically needed, regional transportation
infrastructure improvement that strongly merits support. During its meeting of 15 December 2009,
the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors asserted its support for deobligating the funds for the
railroad grade crossings and (hopefully) getting the funds reprogrammed for the roundabout.
Mendocino Council of Governments (cont.)
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Please include the aforementioned reprogramming of STIP funds as an agenda item for the next
MCOG Technical Advisory Committee meeting (tentatively scheduled for 16 December 2009) and
for the following MCOG Board of Directors meeting (currently scheduled for
1 February 2010).

Should there be any questions or recommendations, please contact me at 463-4079.

                                                       Very truly yours,



                                                       R. V. PARKER
                                                       Assistant Director of Transportation

cc:   Howard N. Dashiell, County DOT
      DOT File 15-4
      DOT File 15-9.1




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                                                                                                                                   5d
                           GENERAL SERVICES AGENCY DIRECTORS REPORT
                                                       DECEMBER 15, 2009

                                                      GSA PROJECT UPDATE
                                                     GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS
GSA Needs           •   On hold until January 2010
Assessment
                                                            REAL ESTATE
GATR Site           •   Mr. Holland of the Air Force is working with State GSA to obtain information on the status of this issue. The Air
                        Force continues to conduct some remediation at the site and they do not have the documents ready to transfer this
                        property
                                                     CENTRAL SERVICES DIVISION
Regional Purchasing •   Provided information to City Managers on potential partnering opportunities including the following:
                           o The County’s standard Piggybacking language
                           o Toshiba Copier/printer services/toner purchases
                           o Potential vehicle purchasing and/or surplus
                           o Office Supply BPO
                           o Paper BPO
                           o Propane contract
                           o Potential business card printing
                    •   GSA has not had any responses from the Cities
                    •   GSA will make a second attempt to contact the Cities to see if they are interested on December 11th
Policy 1 Update     •   GSA is updated and submitted the Policy to the CEO and County Counsel for review and comment

Copier Center       • GSA has completed a preliminary CBA. When Deputy Phan completes the analysis on County-wide document
                      imaging, GSA will complete the analysis and present the CBA to the CEO for consideration
GSA Website         • GSA finalized the details of security and access and will send notification to departments on December 9th regarding
                      the database availability
Proposition 40      • GSA is received the letter from the State informing Counties that bonds have been sold for Prop 40 funds and that
                      any projects that are completed prior to February 2010 will be reimbursed from State. GSA has submitted projects
                      that can meet the February 2010 deadlines to the State and is working to identify any other projects that may meet
                      the deadline
                    GSA Projects Redwood Valley Park
                                   • New Picnic Area Slab, Tables, ADA Improvements - Project out for bid
                                   Mill Creek Park
                                   • ADA Restroom Improvements - Project in progress

                                                                Page 1 of 5
                                       GSA PROJECT UPDATE
                    Bower Park
                    • Re-surface Tennis Courts - Project completed
                    Low Gap Park
                    • Re-surface Tennis Courts - Project went of for bid; project in progress
                    Redwood Valley Park ADA Retrofit – Restroom
                    • Application in progress
                    Low Gap Park 10 Garbage & Recycle Kiosks @ 2K each
                    • Application in progress
                    RV Park 16 Picnic Tables
                    • Application in progress
                    Low Gap Signs
                    • Application in progress
              1st   Potter Valley Community Parks and Recreation organization: Pending application submittal -
                    waiting for Mr. Delbar to submit project details in order to transmit the application to the State; received
                    partial information (cost estimates and site plan); outstanding items:
                    • Most current project description (received and commented on draft; submitted back to Mr. Delbar to
                        finalize)
                    • CEQA requirements - Notice of Exemption or Neg Dec or EIR/Notice of Determination; forwarded
                        documents to Nash Gonzalez at the request of Mr. Delbar; discussed various elements of the
                        project with Nash as it pertains to CEQA; Nash is working with Coco on various elements
                        associated with the Lease and MOU
                    • A list of Regulatory Permits, if applicable, and the status/estimated completion date of each
                    Bechtol Field: NULL completed the improvements on their own. GSA contacted NULL – awaiting
                    response
                    Low Gap/Dog Park: Project is in progress
              4th   State Department of Parks and Recreation: Application approved;
                    • 09/24/09 - Received notice from the Parks representative that the FB Planning Commission denied
                        their permit and therefore, have requested that the project be rescinded from the State; awaiting
                        confirmation from Supervisor Smith as to her desire to re-appropriate the funds
                    Caspar Beach Trail and County RW
                    • The project is for improvements in the County right-of-way on Point Cabrillo Drive to facilitate
                        construction of a segment of the proposed Caspar Beach Trail, a half mile segment of
                        pedestrian trail linking public lands at Caspar Beach to Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic
                        Park
                    • Transmitted additional information to Tamira and provided Supervisor Smith with an update as
                        to the status; Tamira is working on the application to submit to the County so GSA can submit to
                        the State
              5th   Sidewalks in the Town of Mendocino:
                    • Application submitted to State 10/17/08. DOT did a temporary fix. DOT is waiting for
                        Archeological findings
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                                                          GSA PROJECT UPDATE
                                         MCRPD request for various funding considerations:
                                         • Coco needs to work with District and City of Pt. Arena on development of agreement to use pass
                                           through funds for skate park project; Based upon recent correspondence from Beth P/District,
                                           transmitted letter to District defining issues and Colfax’s position. Discussed status of funding with
                                           City of Point Arena and suggested that they contact District directly
                                                                  PURCHASING
  RFPs/RFQs              GSA Issued RFPs
                         • Burial/Mortuary service:
                           33.09 - Mortuary Services (Coroner and Pathology Related)
                           34.09 - Forensic Mortuary Services (Suspicious Deaths/Homicides)
                           RFP Submission Deadline (both RFPs): October 5, 2009
                               o Sheriff staff conducted facilities inspection; determined that the set up did not meet the specifications as
                                   defined in the Forensic Services RFP; GSA transmitted information to the Sheriff - awaiting a response
                                   before GSA proceeds
                         • Document shredding/destruction
                           GSA reviewed responses (three vendors; two responsive bids received); GSA is working with lowest responsive
                           bidder on BPO
                         • Contract negotiations and Employer-employee relations services:
                           RFP No. 41.09
                           RFP Submission Deadline: December 9, 2009
                           Addendum No. 1 issued December 2, 2009
                           Evaluation Panel: HR Director, CEO, Purchasing Agent
  Participation in       • Purchase Program Agreement routing for signatures; transmitted back to Toshiba and once executed GSA will roll
  Toshiba Employee         out the program to employees
  Purchase Program
                                                        FACILITIES & FLEET DIVISION
                                                            1710 PROJECTS
                                                              FY 2008-2009
                                                     Budgeted          Funding
                Project Description                   Amount            Source                                     Status
  Grand Jury Move to Admin                              $3,000             1710 CMR       Project Complete

  Fort Bragg Kitchen Upgrades                           $4,000           Community     Project Complete
                                                                       Endowment Grant
  Jail Bakery                                          $30,000          COPS/Inmate Equipment Installed
                                                                           Welfare
  Pt Arena Vets Range Hood and Fire                    $24,000            1710 CMR     Equipment Installed
  Suppression

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                                                          GSA PROJECT UPDATE
  ADA                                                 $100,000               1710        Bidding Projects

  Retirement Lease                                     $40,000              MCERA        Lease has been approved. This project will be
                                                                                         outsourced by the Retirement Board and will not be
                                                                                         performed by GSA
  UST Remediation                                      $81,000             BU 4511       NCRWQCB approved plan; Shaw Environmental
                                                                          Solid Waste    contract complete; project transferred to Solid Waste to
                                                                                         handle directly
  DOT Projects                                         $70,000             BU 3010       Developing 2 water wells – bidding other projects
                                                                            DOT
  MEDS Projects                                       $232,000            MEDS-SSA       Performing minor work orders; awarding bids on
                                                                                         generators
                                                              ENERGY PROJECTS

  Energy Efficient Conservation Block Grant           $341,000            Block Grant    Project list developed – GSA developing application
  (EECBG)
                                                              PROP 40 PROJECTS

  204/09-472                                           $25,000            1710 CMR       Fence complete; signs and drinking fountains ordered.
  Low Gap Dog Park                                                     City of Ukiah and Meeting with Dog Park Committee to be held on
                                                                            Prop 40      December 9th
  Redwood Valley Lions Park – New Picnic               $50,000              Prop 40      Currently in design
  Area Slab/ADA Restroom Upgrade
  Resurface Low Gap Tennis Courts                      $20,000              Prop 40      Completed

  Resurface Bower Park Tennis Courts                   $20,000              Prop 40      Completed

  Prop 40 – GSA Projects                              $200,000              Prop 40      Received State Approval of individual projects-
                                                                                         Currently in design or bidding – see list under Central
                                                                                         Services
                                                       INFORMATION SERVICES DIVISION
  County IT and SSB     •   GroupWise Training is continuing with SSB staff as well as actual conversions. Staff is working toward the ultimate
  IT Unit Integration       goal of complete of the Network Consolidation prior to December 2010
  and Conversion to
  GroupWise
  Policy 22 –           •   Policy 22 has been updated and sent out to Department Heads for review. This policy is being handled through
  Review/Update             Deputy Phan in the CEO’s office
  Blackberry and        •   This project resides within the CEO’s office
  Cellphone Stipend

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                                                           GSA PROJECT UPDATE
  IT Procedures        •    Staff is currently working on the following plans/procedures:
                                o Network Refresh Plan
                                o Catastrophic IT Plan
                                o Pen Drive and Laptop Procedures
  Annual Parcel Layer •     GIS Program Staff have initiated the annual parcel layer update for 2009. To date fourteen percent of the updates
  Update                    have been completed
  Sheriff’s Office PSAP •   Work continues on the creation of road and address range layers for each proposed ESN. Road files for ten ESN’s
  and ESN Mapping           have been completed. A meeting with Cal Fire to review the draft ESN boundary layer was held, the ESN layer was
                            approved with some minor modifications. The modifications have been completed and new maps will be printed and
                            distributed for a final check
  Other GIS Services   •    Identified several GIS tasks needed for the Sheriff’s CAD system upgrade that can be accomplished in house by the
  Provided                  County’s GIS Program. The first task, creating a Political Boundary layer to the software Vendor’s specifications has
                            been completed
                       •    Modifications to two existing maps were completed and a new map created for the District Attorneys Office
  Microwave T-1        •    All Departments are on the Microwave System and GSA is completing our testing and will begin to drop T-1 lines
  Buildout                  with AT&T. Once the Network has been consolidated with Social Services, GSA will begin the process of getting
                            Social Service Branch offices on the Microwave
  Criminal Justice     •    Working with Sheriff and CEO on the competitive process related to the Criminal Justice software system
  Software System           replacement
  Replacement          •    Several RFP meetings have occurred
                       •    IS Division staff are meting with each department so that the RFP can be developed and hopefully issued by
                            January 15, 2009
  Microwave Phase II •      Received BOS approval to purchase fixed assets on 10/6
                     •      GSA issued PO to Alcatel 10/8
                                o GSA clarifying with Alcatel all necessary WSCA documentation
                       •    The Annex is ready for installation and the application has been submitted to the State for the Cold Springs site
                                                         RISK MANAGEMENT DIVISION
  Annual Report        •    Working on the completion of the Annual Report cover FY 08/09 which will come before the Board in January 2010




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             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                            5e
                                                                                                               BOARD AGENDA #____
             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries and associated records must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Agenda Transmission Checklist:    Agenda Summary         Records        If applicable, list other online information below


TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                             DATE:                             December 2, 2009
FROM:               Executive Office                                                 MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPT RESOURCE:          Steve Dunnicliff                                        PHONE: 463-4441             Present            On Call
                                                                                PHONE:                      Present            On Call

Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item: 10 min

   AGENDA TITLE: Public Hearing and Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of an
                           Application to the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) General
                           Allocation Planning and Technical Assistance Program (PTA) for $35,000 for a
                           Mendocino County Homeless Populations Survey and Census
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: None directly pertaining to this application. A
   homeless population survey and census (study) is completed on a bi-ennial basis; CDBG funds were
   last used for the 2005 study.
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: On an annual basis, Mendocino County receives approximately $1.3 million
   in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the County’s
   Continuum of Care, to offer programs for homeless individuals. These funds require a bi-ennial study
   of the County’s homeless population. On behalf of the County of Mendocino, the Community
   Development Commission of Mendocino County (CDC) has prepared a CDBG PTA grant application
   to partially fund the 2011 countywide study. The Health and Human Services Social Services Branch
   has pledged the matching funds necessary to complete the study- up to $25,000 based on the most
   recent estimate. The funding requested for the study is as follows:

        Mendocino County Homeless Populations Survey and Census                                                    $33,250
        Grant administration                                                                                        $1,750
        Total grant                                                                                                $35,000
        Matching funds- HHSA Social Services Branch                                                                $25,000
        Total Project Cost                                                                                         $60,000

   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/fa/cdbg/funds/
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                   FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                  Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                           Budgeted in Current F/Y
 BU 5010            $25,000 in FY 10-11                             N/A                                  Yes                No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1    2   3    4                          5      All         VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                    4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Hold the public hearing and adopt the Resolution authorizing
   the submittal of an application to the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) General
   Allocation Planning and Technical Assistance Program for $35,000, for a Mendocino County homeless
   populations census and survey.
   ALTERNATIVES: Do not hold the public hearing; do not adopt the Resolution
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): Steve Dunnicliff                                                                                 PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                           Disagree            No Opinion              Alternate           Staff Report Attached

BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                 Revised-01/09
                                RESOLUTION NO. 09-

RESOLUTION OF THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVING
AN APPLICATION AND CONTRACT EXECUTION FOR FUNDING FROM THE STATE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PLANNING AND TECHNICAL
ASSISTANCE GENERAL ALLOCATION PROGRAM AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A
GRANT AGREEMENT AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO WITH THE STATE OF
CALIFORNIA FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS GRANT.

       WHEREAS, a Public Hearing was held pursuant to federal Citizen Participation
requirements before the Board of Supervisors on December 15, 2009, to receive public
comment and consider an eligible application for a Mendocino County homeless populations
survey and census.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
as follows:

SECTION 1: The Board of Supervisors has reviewed and hereby approves an application under
the CDBG General Allocation for up to $60,000 for the following planning activities:

Mendocino County Homeless Populations Census and Survey                              $33,250
Grant Administration                                                                 $ 1,750
Total Grant                                                                          $35,000
Matching Funds – HHSA Social Services Branch                                         $25,000
Total Project Cost                                                                   $60,000

SECTION 2: The County has determined that federal Citizen Participation requirements were
met during the development of this application.

SECTION 3: For Cash Match, the Board of Supervisors hereby approves the use of funds from
the Health and Human Services Agency Social Services Branch in the amount of $25,000 to be
used as the County’s Cash Match for this application.

SECTION 4: The Chief Executive Officer is hereby authorized and directed to act on the
County’s behalf in all matters pertaining to this application.

SECTION 5: If the application is approved, the Chief Executive Officer is authorized to enter
into and sign the grant agreement and any subsequent amendments with the State of California
for the purposes of this grant.

SECTION 6: The Executive Director or designee of the Community Development Commission
of Mendocino County is hereby authorized and directed to act on the County’s behalf in all
matters pertaining to this application, including executing all other documents and reports as
required by California Department of Housing and Community Development or the United
States Department of Housing and Urban Development for participation in the CDBG program.


        The foregoing Resolution introduced by Supervisor          , seconded by Supervisor
      , and carried this     day of      , 2009, by the following vote:

       AYES:
       NOES:
      ABSENT:

      WHEREUPON, the Chair declared said Resolution adopted and SO ORDERED.



                                         _________________________________
ATTEST:     KRISTI FURMAN                JOHN PINCHES, Chair
            Clerk of the Board           Mendocino County Board of Supervisors

                                         I hereby certify that according to the
______________________________           provisions of Government Code Section
            Deputy                       25103, delivery of this document has
                                         been made.
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
                                         BY:    KRISTI FURMAN
JEANINE B. NADEL, County Counsel
                                                Clerk of the Board

______________________________           _________________________________
                                               Deputy
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             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                            BOARD AGENDA #____
             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
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TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                             DATE:                           November 28, 2009
FROM:               Executive Office                                                 MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009
DEPT RESOURCE:          Tom Mitchell, CEO                                       PHONE: 463-4441             Present            On Call
Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item: 25 min

   AGENDA TITLE: Discussion and Possible Action on the Proposed Mendocino County’s 2010
                           Legislative Platform
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: October 21, 2008: Board of Supervisors heard
   presentation from Mendocino County’s California State Legislative Advocate, Mr. Donald Peterson on 2009
   legislative concerns. January 28, 2009: Board of Supervisors Standing Committee, General Government,
   reviewed the 2009 Legislative Workplan and provided direction to the Executive Office on State and Federal
   legislative priorities. February 3, 2009: Board of Supervisors approved the County’s 2009 Legislative Platform.
   SUMMARY       OF REQUEST: It is requested that the Board of Supervisors participate in the 2010 Legislative
     Platform discussions and provide direction to Executive Office staff as to recommendations, additions and/or
     changes to the materials presented.
     As mandated by the State of California, the primary goal of the County’s elected representatives and its
     employees is to serve and support the social and economic well being as well as the health and safety of its
     citizens. To this end the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors supports the general legislative principles,
     and each year sets forth a Legislative Platform. It is on the basis of this platform that County staff, including the
     County’s legislative advocates, will evaluate legislation and other proposals, and make recommendations to the
     Board of Supervisors through the year.
     The attached proposed 2010 Mendocino County Legislative Platform is organized around the 10 General
     Principles adopted by the Board, and sets forth specific State and Federal legislative issues in priority order.
     The proposed platform includes the top Federal policy issues and Federal appropriation priorities in order of
     importance, and will focus on sponsorship and support of State Legislative that are priority issues of concern to
     our County and its constituents.
     County Department Heads and the Board of Supervisors were asked to submit any legislative priorities and
     concerns, or Federal appropriation requests, to the Executive Office to be included for consideration as part of
     the 2010 Legislative Platform. Once the information has been collected, the attached proposed legislative
     platform will be updated and presented to the Board of Supervisors for review and approval in January.
     Once finalized, the Mendocino County’s Legislative Platform serves as a working tool for both the Board of
     Supervisors Standing General Government Committee and the Chief Executive Officer, to monitor matters of
     legislative interest on behalf of the Board. Throughout the year, the Chief Executive Officer routinely updates
     the Board of Supervisors, transmits letter of support or opposition regarding matters of interest to Mendocino
     County, and consults with our legislative advocates.
                                                   FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                  Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                           Budgeted in Current F/Y
                                                                                                 Yes          No
   SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                   2      3     4      5      All         VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                    4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Discussion and Possible Action on the Proposed Mendocino
   County’s 2010 Legislative Platform
   ALTERNATIVES: Reject or amend of the draft Mendocino County 2010 Legislative Platform.
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): Hunter Alexander                                                   PHONE: 463-4441

BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                Revised-01/09
MENDOCINO COUNTY




 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM
         2010
       MENDOCINO COUNTY
             BOARD OF SUPERVISORS


Carre Brown, Vice Chair............................ District 1

John McCowen ....................................... District 2

John Pinches, Chair .................................. District 3

Kendall Smith ......................................... District 4

J. David Colfax........................................ District 5



                       Tom Mitchell
                  Chief Executive Officer
              Mendocino County Executive Office
               501 Low Gap Road, Room 1010
                      Ukiah, CA 95482
                        707.463.4441

                     Federal Legislative Platform
                           Developed For:
                             Alcalde & Fay
                    2111 Wilson Boulevard, 8th Floor
                       Arlington, Virginia 22201
                              703.841.0626
                      Schlesinger@alcalde-fay.com
                     MENDOCINO COUNTY
                               2010 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM


                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS


                                                       STATE
                                                                                                               Page #

General Principles ...................................................................................................2

Top Priorities ...........................................................................................................3

Other Matters of Specific Concern to Mendocino County ...............................5

General Legislative Issues of Concern .................................................................7



                                                    FEDERAL

Priority Advocacy Issues .......................................................................................9

Federal Appropriation Priorities ........................................................................10

Issues of Specific Concern....................................................................................13




                                                         Page 1
GENERAL PRINCIPLES
                 MENDOCINO COUNTY
                         2010 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM

                                   FEDERAL AND STATE
                                   GENERAL PRINCIPLES

Mendocino County's Legislative/Regulatory Platform is a statement of the goals and priorities
of the Board of Supervisors and establishes the basis for its advocacy efforts with the Executive
and Legislative branches of the U.S. Government and the State of California. The Platform
contains broad goals and specific legislative proposals of interest and benefit to the County of
Mendocino and its citizens.

•   Support legislation to restore local control and oppose efforts that will hinder or limit the
    County's ability to self-govern.

•   Encourage and seek legislation that facilitates orderly economic expansion and growth, and
    increases the opportunity for discretionary revenues and programmatic and financial
    flexibility for the county.

•   Support State and local government fiscal restructuring efforts that align program
    responsibility and revenue sources, assuring Mendocino County the financial independence
    necessary to provide services to its residents and meet its mandated responsibilities.

•   Oppose Federal or State legislation for new or transferred mandated programs that do not
    contain their own revenue source.

•   Support current or increased levels of Federal and State funding for County mandated
    programs, including capital acquisition costs.

•   Support legislation that provides tax and funding formulas for the equitable distribution of
    Federal and State monies. while opposing attempts to decrease, restrict or eliminate County
    revenue sources.

•   Support the County's authority to assure mutually acceptable tax sharing agreements for
    annexation, incorporation and redevelopment that protect or enhance the County's ability to
    provide services to its constituents.

•   Encourage and seek legislation that protects the county's quality of life, its diverse natural
    resources, and continued preservation of agricultural lands, wildlife habitat and open space.

•   Seek cooperation with the Federal and State government on regulatory and administrative
    issues affecting the County, to ensure the protection and wellbeing of its citizens.

•   Continue to encourage local agencies and governments to cooperate for the betterment of
    the community, and encourage and expand voluntary regional solutions to regional
    problems.
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STATE
                              MENDOCINO COUNTY
                              2010 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM
                                             STATE

                                       TOP PRIORITIES

The County of Mendocino’s Top Priorities for the 2010 State Legislative Program issues are:

THE TOP SIX STATE LEGISLATIVE MATTERS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER OF IMPORTANCE ARE AS
FOLLOWS:


 1)   Exemption from Prevailing Wage Requirements for Rural Volunteer Fire Departments:
      Small rural fire districts that operate as volunteer departments utilize fundraisers within
      their communities to support fire facility construction projects. In most cases in these
      rural communities, local wage rates are much less than the State-approved prevailing
      wage. Also, volunteer fire facilities in rural communities can be performed by volunteers
      with donated materials. Prevailing wage requirements often escalate costs beyond the
      ability of communities to raise funds for volunteer facilities. In the case where a
      community is successful in community fundraising, local small contractors are not
      competitively bidding on volunteer fire facility improvements because the public contract
      regulations and restrictions are overly burdensome. Therefore, the County of Mendocino
      proposes increasing the prevailing wage requirements under State Law to greater than
      $250,000 for public projects conducted by volunteer fire departments in rural areas.

 2)   Sales Tax Exemption for Rural Volunteer Fire Departments: Small, rural volunteer fire
      districts are providing emergency medical and rescue services to automobile accidents on
      State Highways, which are often located outside a department’s service boundaries, or to
      injured motorists that are not residents of a particular fire district. Equipment to serve
      these State Highway emergencies is purchased through community fundraising efforts.
      Many of these rural volunteer departments provide a significant level of service to State
      Highway vehicle accidents. An exemption from State Sales Tax would assist small, rural
      volunteer fire districts in stretching their limited resources, in recognition of the services
      provided to State Highways emergencies.

 3)   Restore Funding for Williamson Act: In Fiscal Year 2009-2010 the State of California
      deleted all funding for the Williamson Act. Mendocino County, like most other rural
      counties, is dependent on State-funding for this program to continue. The land-use
      benefits of this program are extremely beneficial to the agricultural community.

 4)   Advocate for the Extension of the Mandated 5-year Local Coastal Plan (LCP) Update
      Timeline: A 10 year deadline for updating LCPs would place more realistic expectations
      on the update process and reduce the number of extensions necessary to complete an
      update.



                                              Page 3
5)   Provide a Stable Funding Source for State Parks: The County is seeking a means of
     permanent support for funding of State Park facilities. There are numerous State Parks
     that serve local residents, tourists, and recreational travelers. Previous proposals,
     including a possible additional vehicle licensing fee on all vehicles, would replace scarce
     General Fund dollars and provide for a reduction in costs associated with the collection
     of entrance fees.

6)   In-Home Supportive Services/Support SB 69 Changes: Implementation of new In-
     Home Support Services (IHSS) rules for fingerprinting and background checks from the
     California Department of Social Services, in accordance with        new regulatory
     requirements, as part of the fraud prevention program.




                                            Page 4
OTHER STATE MATTERS OF
 SPECIFIC CONCERN TO
  MENDOCINO COUNTY
                             MENDOCINO COUNTY
                             2010 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM
                                            STATE

       OTHER MATTERS OF SPECIFIC CONCERN TO MENDOCINO COUNTY
Additional State Legislative Matters of specific concern to Mendocino County are as follows:
(these are not listed in a prioritized order)

   •   Support changes to AB 900, the Public Safety and Offender Rehabilitation Act:
       Previously, Assembly Member Jose Solorio introduced AB 320, a measure that would
       have amended funding preferences for counties seeking county jail construction awards,
       by giving counties the same priority consideration if they agreed to provide County jail
       beds for use as State re-entry beds.

   •   Coastal Zone Decisions Must be Appealed to the Board of Supervisors Before Appeal
       Heard by California Coastal Commission: The County is seeking State legislation that
       would require local Coastal Zone land-use decisions to be appealed to the Board of
       Supervisors before being appealed to the California Coastal Commission. Most Coastal
       Zone appeals presently bypass the Board of Supervisors because there is no fee to an
       appeal a local decision to the California Coastal Commission. Therefore, the County of
       Mendocino is further requesting that appeals to the Coastal Commission be charged a
       fee, as the current system invites frivolous appeals.

   •   Continuation of Mandates Reimbursement: The cost of carrying out state mandates is
       roughly $500 million. We received $109,335 for SB90 last year.

   •   Standards in Training Corrections (STC): There are approximately $19.4 million in
       costs statewide, for STC training. Mendocino County’s portion is approximately $75,000,
       for which the County seeks State reimbursement.

   •   Restore Property Tax Administration Program: This legislative matter is now a two-
       year bill (AB 83). The Legislature and Governor terminated the State-County Property
       Tax Administration Program. The Program provided vital resources to assessors, tax
       collectors and auditors throughout California. Restoration of the funding at appropriate
       levels will insure fair, equitable and efficient administration of the property tax system
       for Mendocino County. Grant funding will allow the County to limit County General
       Fund appropriations on property tax system activities relating directly to property taxes
       that return to the County. Support legislation to restore the Property Tax Administration
       Program on a permanent basis, with funding distribution subject to the regular County
       budgeting processes within Mendocino County.




                                             Page 5
•   Support of the Abandoned Vehicle Registration Fee: In rural counties such as
    Mendocino, vehicle abandonment is an enormous problem, and any additional funding
    to supplement abandoned vehicle abatement programs would help to alleviate the
    backlog of abandoned vehicles for abatement.

•   Reform Principles – Pension Reform: Retiree benefits changed after 2002, resulting in
    significant costs to local government agencies. Two-tier retirement options would result
    in lower long-term costs to the County.

•   Reform Principles – CSAC Principles for Reform 2010: Continued support of CSAC
    policy positions will benefit local government.

•   Reduce Lobbyist Reporting Under Government Code Section 86116: Per State law, the
    County must report payments to lobbyist and State associations every quarter. The
    proposal is to reduce required reporting to annually.




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  GENERAL STATE
LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
 OF CONCERN TO
MENDOCINO COUNTY
                          MENDOCINO COUNTY
                          2010 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM
                                         STATE

                       GENERAL LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OF
                      CONCERN TO MENDOCINO COUNTY

•   Support the continuation of the Williamson Act and the subventions to counties for its
    implementation, and oppose any weakening of the Act and/or elimination or reduction
    of the subventions. Support legislation and administrative action that would improve
    the ability of both the State and the County to enforce the Williamson Act contracts
    through uniform control measures.

•   The Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter continues to be a huge threat to the State’s agricultural
    economy as a potential vector of Pierce’s Disease. Therefore, continued funding of the
    Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Program is critical.

•   Early Pest Detection and Surveillance Programs prevent the establishment or spread of
    plant pests that endanger agriculture, the environment, and the economy of the County
    of Mendocino. Support legislative proposals that provide resources for the State and
    counties to perform early pest detection and surveillance activities.

•   Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum) is a fungal disease affecting many species of
    trees and shrubs in the native oak woodlands. Quarantines have been established to
    prevent the spread of Sudden Oak Death, yet much is not known about this new threat
    to California oak woodlands. Support legislative proposals that continue appropriations
    for regulation and research of Sudden Oak Death.

•   Mendocino County benefits greatly from the appropriations for COPS, Juvenile Justice,
    and Rural Law Enforcement programs in the State budget. Each year, the Legislative
    Analyst recommends that these programs be deleted. Support the continued full-
    funding of COPS, Juvenile Justice, and Rural Law Enforcement, and continued support
    for the equivalent funding for Juvenile Probation programs

•   As a result of periodic State budget deficits, many local government-funding
    mechanisms are thrown into crisis on a cyclical basis. As a result, the possibility of re-
    evaluation or modification of realignment arises regularly in the legislature. Alternative
    realignment methodologies might threaten Mendocino County’s share of realignment
    funds. Support any realignment actions that protect the County’s interests, and
    advocate for the inclusion of additional health and human services programs (e.g.,
    alcohol and drug services) under realignment, so long as they bring with them
    appropriate new funding.



                                          Page 7
•   Support budgetary proposals, in addition to legislative and regulatory efforts to
    enhance wildfire protection/restoration efforts and promote the use of biomass. Urban
    wild fires are an on-going concern for Mendocino County. Catastrophic fire threatens
    human life and property and the ability of the forest to regenerate and sustain itself.
    Federal funding and regulatory relief to reduce hazardous fuels, expedite the salvaging
    of fire-killed trees and replanting of burned areas in National Forests will increase
    protection to communities from devastating wildfires, and will increase and expedite
    the healthy restoration of our forests. Additionally, State resources to enhance, expand
    and promote biomass as an economic development tool in forest fuel load reduction
    would further augment fire mitigation efforts. Lastly, regulatory flexibility relative to
    Air Pollution Control emission requirements is needed in this area.

•   Expand the existing program permitting local governments to exchange Federal Gas
    Tax dollars for Caltrans funds. The advantage to the local agency is that environmental
    documentation for a State-funded project is limited to CEQA compliance.
    Environmental compliance costs have increased to as much as 35% of total project costs.
    This concept will mean more buying power for local agencies.




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FEDERAL
                              MENDOCINO COUNTY
                               2010 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM
                                           FEDERAL


          Priority Advocacy Issues for 2010 – 2011 Federal Legislative Session
For 2010, the process of identifying the County’s priorities included an assessment of the
relative importance of identified issues by the full Board of Supervisors. As a result, the 2010
priority advocacy issues include three categories: (1) Mendocino County’s Top Federal Policy
Priorities; (2) Federal Appropriation priorities; and (3) Issues of Concern.

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors selected the following list as the County of
Mendocino’s important matters for Federal Legislative consideration for 2010.



             MENDOCINO COUNTY’S TOP FEDERAL POLICY PRIORITIES

Potter Valley Project: Federal agencies are taking action to reduce water deliveries, with Pacific
Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) Potter Valley Project, by greater than 30%, even though the original
estimate called for a 15% reduction in order to protect Coho and Steelhead fish species. This
greater reduction will have a dramatic impact on the Potter Valley Irrigation District (PVID),
and all water users in the Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin County areas. It is Mendocino
County’s highest policy priority to protect threatened water deliveries by lobbying Federal
legislators and Federal agencies in charge: National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Services, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Indian Tribal Issues: The federal government has several legislative items relating to fixing the
Supreme Court’s “Carcieri” decision. H.R. 3742 would reaffirm the authority of the Secretary of
the Interior to take land into trust for Indian Tribes regardless of when they were recognized by
the Federal government. H.R. 3697 is a similar measure. Other legislation is H.R. 3690, which
would transfer the administrative responsibility for the Federal recognition process from BIA to
an independent Commission on Recognition of Indian Tribes.

Internet Sales Tax: There are significant revenues that are lost to cities and counties from the
lack of a uniform sales tax policy for internet sales.

Asset Forfeiture – Distribution of Equipment to Local Agencies: Current law does not allow
for the distribution of seized assets that could benefit local agencies in the performance of their
duties. As an example, Mendocino County has seized numerous diesel generators that could be
used for emergency service purposes, such as providing permanent electrical backup to local
airports and shelter facilities.



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                              2010 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM
                                          FEDERAL


         MENDOCINO COUNTY’S FEDERAL APPROPRIATION PRIORITIES
In order of importance, the following are Mendocino County’s top Federal appropriation
requests:

   •   Public Safety Microwave System, Phase III: Interoperable and uninterruptible
       communication is critical for public safety. Mendocino County’s current microwave
       system was out-of-date and needed to be replaced with a state-of-the-art digital
       technology system. Previous appropriations have allowed 85% of the original project
       goals to be completed. In the 2010 legislative cycle, funding is requested to complete the
       final section including Covelo and Layonville.

   •   Coyote Valley Dam Feasibility Study: A second phase of construction to raise the
       Coyote Valley Dam by 40 feet was originally authorized by Federal legislation in 1959.
       The United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACOE) completed a Reconnaissance
       Study in 2003 and found a high benefit/cost ratio for the proposed dam-raising project.
       The local sponsor for the project is the Mendocino County Inland Water and Power
       Commission (IWPC). This request is for continued funding through the USACOE of a
       Feasibility and Engineering Study. The IWPC will match 50% of Federal Dollars.
       [Requested Amount-$500,000].

   •   Noyo Harbor Dredging: The Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg is a Federal channel. Life and
       safety of the fishing and recreational boating industry depend on a passable harbor
       channel. Noyo Harbor is the only safe refuge harbor between Bodega Bay and Eureka.
       Noyo is also home to an important Coast Guard search and rescue base. The channel
       silted up due to the Winter 2006 Storm Emergency, thus making passage during low
       tides unsafe. USACOE failed to finance emergency dredging. The Harbor District, on its
       own initiative financed last year's dredging through California State OES and district
       reserves. Federal advocacy is needed to ensure that USACOE fulfills harbor
       maintenance mandates. Prior to recent emergency dredging, the local Coast Guard was
       unable to respond during low tide situations. The Coast Guard had to station an
       emergency rescue boat at the harbor entrance during low tides in case of mariner
       distress calls. An estimated $1,557,000 is need by USACOE in fiscal year 2009 for
       maintenance dredging. In addition, USACOE funding of the Dredged Material
       Management Plan (DMMP) equaling $3,000,000 is requested.



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•   Brooktrails Second Access Preliminary Engineering & Environmental Studies: The
    Brooktrails Township (Pop. 5,000) is served currently by a single paved route. A second
    access roadway is critically needed due to wildland fire and seismic risks. The total
    project cost is estimated to equal $18 million. The Environmental Study Project Phase is
    estimated to equal $1.5 million. The Federal appropriation request to close the funding
    gap is $1,120,000.

•   Mill Creek Road - Cow Mountain Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park Access: Mill
    Creek Road is a major access to the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Cow
    Mountain Recreation Area, which is an OHV area. The proposal includes bringing 5.5
    miles of Mill Creek Road to Federal standards. The Cow Mountain OHV area attracts
    over 100,000 visitors per year. This project may be eligible for Federal funding under the
    Access To Federal Lands Program. The estimated costs for Phase Two is $699,000.

•   Regional Emergency Operations Center: The County of Mendocino, local cities, and
    other Federal agencies operate separate dispatch systems in multiple locations. This
    project would construct a new state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center (EOC) that
    would incorporate local government, State and Federal agencies, and the County’s
    Office of Emergency Services and Emergency Medical Services.

•   Redemeyer Road Extension Preliminary Engineering & Environmental Studies:
    Redemeyer Road (County Road 215A) is a dead-end road, which serves numerous rural
    subdivisions. A second access is critically needed due to wildland fire and flood risks.
    The total project cost is estimated to equal $35 million, of which the Environmental
    Study Project Phase is estimated at $2.0 million, with the land acquisition estimated at
    $6.0 million.

•   Countywide Airport Emergency Generators: All of the County’s local airports, whether
    operated by the County, cities, or other agencies, do not have transfer switches or
    emergency lighting in the event of a major power failure. As the County is the
    coordinator of County-wide Emergency Services, we are requested funding in the
    amount of $425,000.

•   SR1/Simpson Lane Intersection: In September 2007, the Mendocino Council of
    Governments (MCOG), and the Mendocino County's Regional Transportation Planning
    Agency’s Technical Advisory Committee (RTPA- TAC) reviewed a Caltrans study that
    identified two improvement options for the Simpson Lane SR 1 intersection.
    Approximate local share cost for improvements, including signalization, is $1 million.

•   Mendocino County for the Strategic Biomass Initiative: Funding will be used to
    facilitate site selection, studies, and groundwork needed to establish a Biomass Power
    Product Facility to generate electricity. Two community groups, one on the coast and
    the other in Ukiah are working on potential locations and projects.


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•   Mendocino County Telemedicine Project: The funds will pay to install a countywide
    telemedicine network in the three major hospitals located within Mendocino County, as
    well as the county’s rural community clinics, in order to improve access to specialized
    care in underserved communities.

•   Mendocino County Digital Bookmobile: The requested project will bring public
    wireless broadband and digital services to Mendocino County’s already highly-utilized
    traditional bookmobile, while fostering economic stimulus through specific access to
    employment and education-related services.

•   Veterans Facilities Renovation: The County of Mendocino owns or co-locates six
    veteran’s buildings throughout the county. Most of these facilities were built in the
    1930’s and 1940’s and are in need of American Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements
    and standard kitchen upgrades. These building serve as an important resource for our
    County’s veterans, as well as numerous private and public agencies for community
    activities and meetings.

•   Confusion Hill Transportation and Visitors Service Facilities: The request is to fund a
    feasibility study exploring the possibilities and practicalities of an informational and
    educational visitor experience in the Confusion Hill area which is the gateway to
    Mendocino County from the north. A scenic overlook of the newly constructed
    Confusion Hill Bridge (which is higher than the Golden Gate Bridge) is also envisioned
    for the traveling public, as well as historical exhibits and informational resources.

•   Major Intersection Improvements on US 101 and Highway 1: The total requested
    funding is $ 2,900,000.




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                             2010 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM
                                         FEDERAL



                             ISSUES OF SPECIFIC CONCERN

The following matters or projects are of concern to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors,
but have not been included into the above listed Federal Priorities. By identifying this
matters/projects, County staff and lobbyists may act on potential opening or developments in
the Federal legislative process if opportunities are presented.

   •   US101/North State Street Interchange: A 2005 study identified improvements to US
       101/North State Street Interchange as a high priority. The approximate cost for ramp
       improvements, including signalization, is $1.4 million.

   •   Integrated Water Resources Management Planning: Planning for implementation of
       the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan is needed in order to
       address restoration of Steelhead and Coho Salmon populations, secure drinking water
       supplies, and implement the Clean Water Act for TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load).
       The total requested funding is $500,000.

             Total project cost             =         $850,000
              - less local contribution     =         $160,000
              - less California State grant =         $190,000
             For a total funding request of           $500,000

   •   Early Pest Detection Improvement: This is a policy issue which would allow
       agreements with State and local governments to enter into cooperative agreements with
       the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Though it is estimated that approximately $20 million will
       be available to California, there has been specific amount identified that will be made
       available to Mendocino County.




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             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                               5g
                                                                                                  BOARD AGENDA #____
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TO:                Board of Supervisors                                   DATE:                            November 6, 2009
FROM:              Executive Office                                       MEETING DATE:                   December 15, 2009

DEPT RESOURCE/CONTACT:             Jennifer Wyatt, Deputy CEO       PHONE: 463-4441           Present               On Call

Consent Agenda              Regular Agenda          Noticed Public Hearing            Time Allocated for Item: 30 min

   AGENDA TITLE: Approval of Proposed Special Fees Relative to SB 676; and Adoption of
                          Resolution Amending Resolution No. 09-135 as adopted on June 23, 2009, by
                          Modifying the Master Fee Schedule (Exhibit X) with the Amendment to Proposed
                          Fees to be Effective January 1, 2010
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: April 20, 2009: Board of Supervisors adopted
   Resolution No. 09-077, approving the Master Fee Schedule Exhibit X, Effective July 1, 2009. June 23,
   2009: Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 09-135, for fees effective July 1, 2009.

   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Board of Supervisors approved a special fee hearing to be conducted
   for those departments that are effected by legislation SB 676 that was signed by Governor
   Schwarzenegger. Yolo County was the originator for advocacy of sponsorship of this bill to allow
   counties to levy certain fees that have not been increased since 1983.

   Based on Policy 47, fee hearings can only be conducted no more than twice per year, but the Board
   approved this special hearing since the fiscal impact may be significant for certain departments for
   this fiscal year 2009-10 effective January 1, 2010.
   The Departments of Assessor, Probation, Public Defender and Court Collections are requesting
   consideration and possible adoption of new/revised fee schedules effective January 1, 2010. The
   Auditor has reviewed all the fees requests and supplemental information provided for compliance to
   not exceed costs for the services provided. Attached are the Exhibit B forms submitted from each
   department, and Exhibit A Summary. The Department Directors will be in attendance to individually
   address questions that the Board or constituents might have.
   A Notice of Public Hearing has been posted 10 days prior to the fee hearings as required.
  SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE: Upon Board approval the Master Fee schedule will
  be posted on the Executive Office website: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/administration

                                                 FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                 Budgeted in Current F/Y
 Dept Fees/Rev      See Attached                              See Attached           Yes          No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1   2  3                   4    5       All     VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                      4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Approve proposed department fees requests; and adopt
   Resolution amending Resolution No. 09-135 as adopted on June 23, 2009, by modifying the Master
   Fee Schedule (Exhibit X) with the amendment of Proposed Fees to be effective January 1 2010.
   ALTERNATIVES: Approve proposed fee schedule and resolution modifications, with recommended
  changes and/or deletions
 CEO REVIEW (NAME):        Jennifer Wyatt, DCEO                                                             PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree              Disagree     No Opinion                     Alternate            Staff Report Attached

BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                      Revised-01/09
             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                            5h
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TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                             DATE:                           November 30, 2009
FROM:               Executive Office                                                 MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPT RESOURCE:            Carmel Angelo, ACEO                                   PHONE: 463-4441             Present            On Call


Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item: 5 min

   AGENDA TITLE: Accept the report from the 2009 Citizens Advisory Committee regarding the
                           Mendocino County Board of Supervisors salary review.
          PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: Per Sec. 3.04.071 of the Mendocino County
Code: At the first regularly scheduled meeting in April of every odd-numbered year, the Board of
Supervisors shall review their compensation and adjust as determined to be appropriate.

Board Compensation April 7, 2009: Board of Supervisors directed Chief Executive Officer to research
and formulate a recommendation for the creation of a nine-member Citizen’s Advisory Committee to
review the recommendations of Human Resources and the Chief Executive Officer regarding the Board
of Supervisors’ salaries, and bring back recommendations for further consideration and direction.
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
The Executive Office, under a directive from the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, formulated a
Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to review Board salaries. Select members came from different areas
of the county and represented diverse socioeconomic status, age and gender. This committee met on
Friday, October 30, 2009.     The review is finalized and submitted to the Board today for further
consideration by the Chief Executive Office and the Board of Supervisors.

   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                   FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                  Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                           Budgeted in Current F/Y
 N/A                                                                                                     Yes                No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                    2      3     4      5      All         VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                    4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Accept the report from the 2009 Citizens Advisory Committee
   regarding Mendocino County Board of Supervisors salaries.


   ALTERNATIVES:
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): Carmel Angelo                                                                                    PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                           Disagree            No Opinion              Alternate           Staff Report Attached




BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                 Revised-01/09
                                 COUNTY OF MENDOCINO                                                          TOM MITCHELL
                                                                                                  C HIEF E XECUTIVE O FFICER

                                    Executive Office                                                        CARMEL ANGELO
                                                                                                  ASST CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER




501 Low Gap Road, Room 1010                    Email: ceo@co.mendocino.ca.us                        Office:    (707) 463-4441
Ukiah, CA 95482-3734                           Website: www.co.mendocino.ca.us                      Facsimile: (707) 463-5649


                                                    MEMORANDUM

         DATE:          December 15, 2009

         TO:            Board of Supervisors

         FROM:          Tom Mitchell, CEO

         SUBJECT:       2009 Citizens Advisory Committee Report


         Attached is the Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) report of findings relative to their review of Board
         of Supervisors Compensation.


         //
December 15, 2009




TO:           Tom Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer
              Mendocino County

FROM:         2009 Citizens Advisory Committee
              Mendocino County


2009 CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC) REPORT

BACKGROUND

On Friday, October 30, 2009, the Mendocino County Executive Office convened the
2009 Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) as directed by the Board of Supervisors
(BOS). The CAC’s purpose was to review Supervisor salaries and to make
recommendations to the full BOS based on findings. As directed by the BOS, the CAC
members were selected by the CEO’s Office to represent the diversity of Mendocino
County in geography, age, gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic status.

 The CAC was given a general compensation plan overview including historical data and
all relevant ordinances dating back to 1998. They were also given information on
employee and other elected officials compensation. Additionally, the CAC was provided
with a matrix detailing Supervisor compensation of eight surrounding counties.
Presentations and data were provided from the Human Resources Department, County
Counsel and the Executive Office.

Attached is a listing of recommendations from the CAC. The CAC members were
impressed by the amount of work and accountability of all the Supervisors who make
themselves available to respond to district inquiries 365 days a year without any help
from board aides or other staff positions. It was clear all the Supervisors are dedicated
public servants working hard throughout the year to support their districts in a county
larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island.
Citizens Advisory Committee
December 15, 2009
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RECOMMENDATIONS

    1. Salary increases should be applied in the same way for all elected officials.

    2. It is a policy that judges’ salaries should not play a part in determining the salary
       of Mendocino County Supervisors. This policy should be continued.

    3. Term limits should not be applied to Supervisors. This decision is best left to the
       voters of Mendocino County.

    4. The policy that a stipend should not be provided to any supervisor serving as the
       Board Chair should be continued.

    5. Population distribution, geographic size, and travel time should be taken into
       consideration when determining Supervisor salaries. This is not the current
       practice.

    6. The Citizens Advisory Committee agreed with the comparative analysis findings
       that the Supervisor salaries are 3% under market. However, the current economic
       climate simply does not support Board salary increases at this time.

    7. Sonoma County and Sutter County Board compensation are not comparable and
       should not be used in future comparative studies.

    8. Future CACs should examine and analyze Supervisors’ full compensation
       packages in relation to the other comparable counties.

    9. Before 2011, the County may want to revise and expand baseline information for
       salary review.

    10. It is highly recommended that all supervisors stand up and show leadership by
        taking furloughs as staff has been directed to do. This action would demonstrate
        the kind of leadership the people in Mendocino County want and deserve.


In summary, thank you for the opportunity to serve on the 2009 Citizens Advisory
Committee for Mendocino County. Members of the CAC are available to answer any
questions you may have on this report.



Thank you,

2009 Mendocino County Citizens Advisory Committee
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                            Department of Transportation (MCDoT)
                         Director’s Report – December 14 & 15, 2009

•       County Construction Projects Moving Forward: MCDoT staff has been engaged in
rigorous efforts on seventeen projects this year. These projects include:
    1) Three storm damage sites on Low Gap Road CR 212, MP 17.08, 17.15 and 18.74 -
        complete, (Ukiah Area)
    2) Storm damage on Linda Vista Drive CR 204B, MP 0.09 - complete, (Ukiah Area)
    3) Covelo Walks on portions of Airport Road, Foothill Boulevard and Howard Street CR
        334D - complete, (Round Valley Area)
    4) North State Street/ Haul Road Bridge CR 104, MP 0.06 - 2.30 - Repair road surface
        and widen to include dedicated center turn lane - extend into 2010, (Ukiah to the Forks)
    5) Two projects on Tomki Road CR 237D – a road geology project on Cave Creek at MP
        6.17 and a 2006 Storm Damage Repair at MP 5.55 - complete, (Willits Area)
    6) Blue Lake Terrace CR 671A - 2006 Storm Damage - extend into 2010, (Brooktrails
        Area)
    7) Two 2006 storm damage sites on Fish Rock Road, CR 122, MP 19.15 & 21.90 -
        complete, (Boonville Area)
    8) Omega Drive CR 428E - Realignment of road and to retreat storm damage - complete,
        (Westport Area)
    9) Point Cabrillo Drive, CR 564, MP 2.10 - Realignment of road and to retreat storm
        damage - extend into 2010, (Caspar Area)
    10) Little River Airport Runway overlay phase 2 - complete.
    11) Round Valley Airport Runway overlay - complete.
    12) Ancestor Creek fish migration barrier removal and culvert replacement on Briceland
        Road CR 435, MP 3.75 - complete, (Wale Gulch Area).


•       Year End Reflection on a 5 year History on County Construction Projects: The
following table outline’s the previous five years of MCDoT contracting history and projections
for 2010. Even in these difficult times the availability of new federal funds, American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and traditional funding from the Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have
provided the means for the Mendocino County Department of Transportation (MCDoT) to have
a 2.75 times more than average amount of contracts in 2009 (some $10 million). Much of the
FHWA and FEMA – Emergency Relief (ER) work is to make repairs to its 2006 storm damage
sites. In 2006 and 2007, MCDoT did not receive Prop. 42 sales tax on gas money. We used the
storm damage to keep our crews working, “making lemonade from lemons”. It is a positive
factor and now those same “lemons” are in the form of large, complicated repair projects on the
County Road System. This is putting contractors to work and the projection for 2010 is
favorable. The projection is for two times more than the average amount of contracts for the new
year.

On a worthy note, in light of AB 1409 (Perez: Day Labor/Force Account Bill) allegations,
contracting costs ranging from 1% to 50% (depending on design complexity) are to efficiently
use County Forces (Force Account) to do some simple projects. Mendocino County crews
successfully and efficiently do some larger proactive projects during the summer months and
return to the more reactive and routine maintenance and situation response the remainder of the
year. If office staff at MCDoT were forced by AB1409 to process contract for projects presently
done by our crews in the summer this limited engineering staff would not be free to pursue
larger, more complex projects (listed below), which are best, done by the private sector.

The design, bid, and build process, on average, adds from 10% to 40% to project expense and
lead-time. The County Boards of Supervisors and Road Commissioners need to be able to place
their limited design and contract processing resources to work on more involved projects where
it is justified. Also, plans and specifications for bidding, a small project can cost just as much as
a large project, the time and cost could increase by 50% or more. AB 1409 adds a great amount
of design and contract burden to the county and the contractors risk nothing. If the contractors
don't want the job, or if the economy is good and bids are high, all the costs of bidding are lost to
the agency. The table below also shows that the number of bidders varies with the economic
climate. Furthermore, in 2005 & 2006 two projects were rejected because there was only one
bidder, it was because they were well over contract budget.

                      FIVE YEAR CONSTRUCTION BID DATA

Year                 Project Name                     #   Engineering     Amount        %
                                                      of and Contract       of        Contract
                                                     Bids   Costs         low bid      Costs
2004 Retrofit of Bridges Over Eel River on            3   $251,109.92 $2,704,533.65      8.50%
     Laytonville Dos Rios Road, CR 322 @ M.P.
     11.54 & Over the North Fork of the Eel River
     on Mina Road, CR 336, @ M.P. 16.04
       1998 Storm Damage Repair on Mountain           7    $60,870.29   $177,797.00     25.50%
       View Road @ M.P. 20.84
       Construction of Bike Lanes on Vichy Springs    7    $51,283.61   $115,727.00     30.71%
       Road, CR 215, M.P. 0.00 to M.P. 0.59
       2002 Winter Storm Damage Repairs on Short      3    $12,260.19    $83,953.00     12.74%
       Creek Road, CR 339, M.P. 0.83
       2002 Winter Storm Damage Repairs on No         3    $12,559.65    $40,165.00     23.82%
       Name Road, CR 442B, M.P. 0.27
                                                          $388,083.66 $3,122,175.65



2005 Storm Damage Repairs on Comptche Ukiah           2   $101,188.99   $464,008.00     17.90%
     Road, CR 223, M.P. 21.85
     Seismic Retrofit of the Bridge Over Burger       3   $181,458.57 $1,467,339.40     11.01%
     Creek on Laytonville Dos Rios Road, CR 322,
     M.P. 5.22
       Construction of Turning Lane on Sherwood       2   $108,944.96   $159,518.00     40.58%
       Road, CR 311, M.P. 1.29
                                                          $391,592.52 $2,090,865.40
Year                   Project Name                  #   Engineering     Amount          %
                                                     of and Contract       of          Contract
                                                    Bids   Costs         low bid        Costs
2006 Improve Railroad Grade Crossings on West        3    $41,974.10    $233,491.89     15.24%
     Road Redwood Valley
       Eel River Road, CR 240B, M.P. 6.70 ER        Emg    $4,270.00      $39,346.00     9.79%
       Fish Rock Road, CR 122, M.P 28.43 ER         Emg    $3,970.00       37,424.00     9.59%
       Ridgeway Highway, CR 249, M.P. 3.40 ER        5     $7,450.00       64,962.50    10.29%
       Pine Ridge Road, CR 220, M.P. 4.75 ER         5     $6,700.00       58,801.00    10.23%
       Eel River Road, CR 240B, M.P. 4.22 ER         5     $950.00          7,464.00    11.29%
       Eel River Road, CR 240B, M.P. 4.27 ER         5     $2,700.00       30,801.00     8.06%
       Eel River Road, CR 240B, M.P. 4.55 ER         5     $1,300.00       11,484.00    10.17%
       Eel River Road, CR 240B, M.P. 7.80 ER         5     $5,700.00       88,439.00     6.05%
       Eel River Road, CR 240B, MP 8.9 ER            5     $7,700.00      122,335.00     5.92%
       Hearst-Willits Road, CR 306, MP 13.82 ER      3     $4,200.00       38,948.00     9.73%
       Canyon Road, CR 308, MP 0.78, 3.34 to 3.70    3     $8,300.00      117,863.00     6.58%
       Eureka Hill Road, CR 505, MP 4.25 ER          3     $7,300.00      144,858.00     4.80%
       2006 Asphalt Concrete Overlay Program on      2    $82,352.54    $455,197.60     15.32%
       Various Maintained County Roads
       Marsh Albion Fish Barrier Removal             1    $185,580.10   $520,794.00     26.27%
       Little River Airport Fence                    2    $37,070.47    $56,165.00      39.76%

                                                          $407,517.21 $2,028,373.99



2007 Storm Damage Repairs on East Road, CR           8    $47,670.36    $32,299.96      59.61%
     230, M.P. 0.24
     Ukiah/Talmage Pedestrian Walkways               6    $205,042.20   $476,204.43     30.10%
       Storm Damage Repairs on Pratt Ranch Road,     6    $50,823.81    $419,305.00     10.81%
       CR 116A, M.P. 0.25
       Storm Damage Repairs on Poonkinney Road,      5    $30,534.29    $122,120.00     20.00%
       CR 326, M.P. 1.00
       Storm Damage Repairs on Garcia River          6    $74,384.20    $353,155.00     17.40%
       Road, CR 507, M.P. 1.10
       Storm Damage Repairs on Pine Ridge Road,      4    $91,353.29    $873,184.46      9.47%
       CR 220, M.P. 2.45, 2.75, 3.00 & 3.05
       Round Valley Airport Taxiway and Apron        1    $275,273.23 $1,095,504.00     20.08%

                                                          $775,081.38 $3,371,772.85
Year                  Project Name                   #   Engineering       Amount          %
                                                     of and Contract         of          Contract
                                                    Bids   Costs           low bid        Costs
2008 Low Gap Road Emergency Repairs                  6    $16,594.78     $271,628.00       5.76%
       Branscomb Road Walkway on CR 429,             2   $213,540.46     $373,625.00      36.37%
       Laytonville High School M.P. 23.87 to
       Lakeview Avenue M.P. 25.63
       Storm Damage Repairs on North State           7    $41,368.90      $46,291.00      47.19%
       Street, CR 104, M.P. 4.44
       Storm Damage Repairs on Comptche Ukiah        5    $19,658.58      $55,740.00      26.07%
       Road, CR 223, M.P. 8.53
       2008 Storm Damage Repairs on East Side        7    $13,701.42     $101,784.00      11.86%
       Potter Valley Road, CR 240, M.P. 0.79
       2008 Chip Seal Program - Prop. 1B funded,     5    $33,488.28     $1,175,300.00     2.77%
       on Various County Maintained Roads
       Construction of Walkways on Little Lake       5   $141,488.57     $249,986.00      36.14%
       Road, CR 408, M.P. 0.20 to M.P. 0.81
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Mendocino       13    $95,656.86     $155,171.90      38.14%
       Pass Road, CR 338, M.P. 5.20, 5.75, 6.11 &
       6.24
       Little River Airport Runway rehab and MIRL    9   $312,182.70 $1,608,179.00        16.26%
       system
                                                         $887,680.55 $4,037,704.90

2009 Ancestor Creek Fish Barrier Removal             3    $31,375.00      $213,150.00     12.83%
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Blue Lake      10     $42,204.35      $266,000.00     13.69%
       Terrace, CR 671A, M.P. 0.52
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Low Gap        6      $53,926.95      $129,823.00     29.35%
       Road, CR 212, M.P. 17.08, 17.15 & 18.74
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Linda Vista    5      $29,000.00      $118,000.00     19.73%
       Drive, CR 204B, M.P. 0.09
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Fish Rock      9      $35,506.86      $405,150.00      8.06%
       Road, CR 122, M.P. 19.15
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Fish Rock      9      $36,464.57      $458,665.00      7.36%
       Road, CR 122, M.P. 21.90
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Tomki Road, 5         $78,458.86      $359,150.00     17.93%
       CR 237D, M.P. 5.55 & 5.45
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Point          9      $34,053.37      $203,489.00     14.34%
       Cabrillo Drive, CR 564, M.P. 2.10
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Omega          8      $21,255.64       $67,775.00     23.87%
       Drive, CR 428E, M.P. 0.13
       Reconstruction and Widening of North State  6     $988,860.28 $6,079,355.00        13.99%
       Street, CR 104, M.P. 0.60 to M.P. 2.31 &     .
       Widening of Haul Road Bridge at North State 3
       Street, CR 104, M.P. 0.74
       Covelo Walkways                               5    $54,751.58      $236,000.00     18.83%
       Little River Airport Runway rehab Phase II    7   $233,000.00      $824,550.00     22.03%
       Round Valley Airport Runway rehab and         6   $307,000.00 $1,196,000.00        20.43%
       MIRL system
                                                         $1,945,857.46    $10,557,107
Year                 Project Name                    #   Engineering     Amount          %
                                                     of and Contract       of          Contract
                                                    Bids   Costs         low bid        Costs
2010                   (Pending)                                        (Estimate of
                                                                           bids)
       2009 Hot Mix Asphalt Program on Various            $14,866.05   $2,886,536.00     0.51%
       County Maintained Roads In Mendocino
       County
       Ryan Creek Fish Barrier Removal                    $58,544.02   $1,058,806.00     5.24%
       Laytonville Pedestrian Facilities @ Willis         $13,414.52    $123,575.00      9.79%
       Avenue, CR 321D, M.P. 0.33 to M.P. 0.53
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Comptche              $92,119.00   $612,000.00      13.08%
       Ukiah Road, CR 223, M.P. 23.00
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Comptche             $137,710.00   $718,000.00      16.09%
       Ukiah Road, CR 223, M.P. 7.49
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Orr Springs           $11,000.00   $270,000.00       3.91%
       Road, CR 223, M.P. 23.90
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Orr Springs           $11,000.00   $315,000.00       3.37%
       Road, CR 223, M.P. 23.98
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Orr Springs           $32,000.00   $126,000.00      20.25%
       Road, CR 223, M.P. 28.55
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Orr Springs           $6,500.00     $43,000.00      13.13%
       Road, CR 223, M.P. 32.39
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Orr Springs          $168,700.00 $1,020,000.00      14.19%
       Road, CR 223, M.P. 33.05
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Orr Springs           $65,000.00   $580,000.00      10.08%
       Road, CR 223, M.P. 33.26
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Orr Springs           $31,000.00   $160,000.00      16.23%
       Road, CR 223, M.P. 33.73
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Orr Springs           $14,500.00   $137,000.00       9.57%
       Road, CR 223, M.P. 33.80
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Orr Springs           $36,000.00    $81,000.00      30.77%
       Road, CR 223, M.P. 34.56
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Orr Springs           $36,000.00   $510,000.00       6.59%
       Road, CR 223, M.P. 34.60
       2006 Storm Damage Repairs on Orr Springs           $14,400.00   $179,000.00       7.45%
       Road, CR 223, M.P. 37.05
                                                         $742,753.59     $8,819,917
             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                       6b
                                                                                                          BOARD AGENDA #____
             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 14 complete sets (original, single-sided+13 copies) – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or County Counsel
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries and associated records must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Agenda Transmission Checklist:       Agenda Summary          Records       If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance

TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                             DATE:                           November 24, 2009
FROM:               Department of Transportation                                     MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                   Howard N. Dashiell               PHONE: 463-4363          Present               On Call

Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item:
                                                                                                   Not Applicable

   AGENDA TITLE: Introduction and Waive Reading of a Proposed Ordinance Amending Mendocino
   County Code Section 15.16.030 Establishing Brush Street (CR 217) From Mile Post 0.12 (Easterly of
   Orr Street) to Mile Post 0.38 as a County Highway Closed to Commercial Vehicles (Ukiah Area)
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: None
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Brush Street (CR 217) is a County Maintained Road, which extends from the
Rail Road Tracks (Mile Post 0.0) to a dead end at Mile Post 0.38. The recent construction of the Orr Creek
Bridge will connect the City of Ukiah’s Orchard Avenue to Brush Street. Because Brush Street easterly of
Orr Street (Mile Post 0.12) presently serves residences and was built for that purpose, the Mendocino
County Department of Transportation (MCDoT) believes it is prudent to limit this portion of Brush Street
to non commercial vehicles without a permit. In order to enforce this limitation, an amendment must be
made to County Code Section 15.16.030.
  SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: NONE
  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                           FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding         Current F/Y Cost       Annual Recurring Cost Budgeted in Current F/Y
 Not Applicable                  Not Applicable                     Not Applicable                       Not Applicable

   SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                   2      3     4      5      All       VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                     4/5ths

RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Introduce and waive reading of the Proposed Ordinance
   Amending Mendocino County Code Section 15.16.030 Establishing Brush Street (CR 217) From Mile
   Post 0.12 (Easterly of Orr Street) to Mile Post 0.38 as a County Highway Closed to Commercial
   Vehicles.
   ALTERNATIVES: An alternative would be for the Board to decline to introduce and waive reading of
   the Proposed Ordinance Amending Mendocino County Code Section 15.16.030 Establishing Brush
   Street (CR 217) From Mile Post 0.12 (Easterly of Orr Street) to Mile Post 0.38 as a County Highway
   Closed to Commercial Vehicles. (Not recommended).
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): ____________________________________________________                                              PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                           Disagree            No Opinion              Alternate           Staff Report Attached



BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
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                                 ORDINANCE NO.

ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AMENDING MENDOCINO COUNTY
CODE SECTION 15.16.030 ESTABLISHING BRUSH STREET (CR 217) FROM MILE POST
0.12 (EASTERLY OF ORR STREET) TO MILE POST 0.38 AS A COUNTY HIGHWAY
CLOSED TO COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

      The Board of Supervisors of the County of Mendocino ordains as follows:

      1. Mendocino County Code Section 15.16.030 is amended to read as follows:

      Sec. 15.16.030 Highways Closed to Commercial Vehicles.

       Pursuant to Section 35712 of the California Vehicle Code, the use of all highways
hereinafter designated by any commercial vehicle exceeding a gross weight of fourteen
thousand (14,000) pounds is hereby prohibited.

      (A)    The foregoing prohibition shall apply to each of the following designated
             highways, which have been officially accepted into the Mendocino County road
             system, each of which is deemed located in an unincorporated residential or
             subdivision area:

             (1) Each highway located within the Brooktrails Vacation Village Subdivision,
                 which is located near Willits, as said subdivision is defined in and described
                 by those certain Tract Maps identified as follows and located in the following
                 case and drawer numbers of the Official Records of the County of
                 Mendocino.
                    a. Tract No. 55, located in Case 2, Drawer 2.
                    b. Tract No. 86, located in Case 2, Drawer 7.
                    c. Tract No. 126, located in Case 2, Drawer 13.

             (2) Those County Maintained Roads located in an unincorporated residential or
                 subdivision areas as follows:
                   a. Brush Street (CR 217) from Mile Post 0.12 (easterly of Orr Street) to
                       Mile Post 0.38.


      (B)    "Highway" is a way or place of whatever nature, publicly maintained, and open to
             the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. Highway includes street.

       PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Mendocino,
State of California, on this day of , 2009 by the following roll call vote:

      AYES:
      NOES:
      ABSENT:




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WHEREUPON, the Chair declared the Ordinance passed and adopted and SO ORDERED.



                                      _________________________________
ATTEST:     KRISTI FURMAN             JOHN PINCHES, Chair
            Clerk of the Board        Mendocino County Board of Supervisors


______________________________        I hereby certify that according to the
            Deputy                    provisions of Government Code
                                      Section 25103, delivery of this
                                      document has been made.

APPROVED AS TO FORM:                  BY:   KRISTI FURMAN
JEANINE B. NADEL, County Counsel            Clerk of the Board


______________________________        _________________________________
                                            Deputy




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             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                            BOARD AGENDA #____
             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 14 complete sets (original, single-sided+13 copies) – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or County Counsel
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries and associated records must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Agenda Transmission Checklist:       Agenda Summary          Records       If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance


TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                             DATE:                              December 1, 2009
FROM:               Dept. of Agriculture/Weights & Measures                          MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                   Tony Linegar                 PHONE: 4208                     Present            On Call

Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item: 15 min.

   AGENDA TITLE: Agriculture Commissioner Report


   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: None

   SUMMARY     OF REQUEST: Agriculture Commissioner requesting time to update the Board on the
   status of ongoing agricultural issues. Brief reports will be given approximately every other month.




   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: None
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                   FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                  Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                            Budgeted in Current F/Y
                                                                                                 Yes          No
   SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                   2      3       4    5      All         VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                     4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Receive Report

   ALTERNATIVES:
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): ____________________________________________________                                              PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION:                  Agree             Disagree            No Opinion             Alternate           Staff Report Attached x




BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                 Revised-01/09
              MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                              6d
                                                                                                                  BOARD AGENDA #____
              ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 1 complete original single-sided set and 1 photocopy set – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or Co. Co.
 Note: If individual supporting document(s) exceed 25 pages each, or are not easily duplicated, please provide 7 hard-copy sets)
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries, records, and supporting documentation must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Transmission Checklist:     Agenda Summary        Records      Supp. Doc.        If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance

TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                                DATE:                           November 24, 2009
FROM:               HHSA- Community Health Services                                     MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                    Susana Wilson                 PHONE: 472-2336                 Present               On Call X
Branch Director Name:                           John Morley                   PHONE: 472-2777                 Present               On Call X

Consent Agenda                Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                    Time Allocated for Item: 20 min.

   AGENDA TITLE: Approve Funding for Grant Projects, $104,990, that are Recommended by the
   Health and Human Services Agency Advisory Board with Funds from the National Tobacco
   Settlement; and Authorize the Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) Director to Sign Any
   Future Amendments to the Contract that Do Not Affect the Annual Maximum Allowable Amount
   Authorized by the Board of Supervisors in this agreement. Health & Human Services Agency
   (HHSA)- Community Health Services Branch
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: Annual funding of community health-related
   projects, using tobacco settlement revenues since 2001.
   SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Each year the Community Health Services Branch invites public and non-
   profit agencies to apply for “mini grants” that are funded with 10% of the County’s annual Tobacco
   Settlement revenues. Thirty-nine qualified applications were received and twelve are recommended
   for funding. These projects represent all five supervisorial districts and address at least one of the four
   priorities in the 2005-2009 Public Health Strategic Plan: Access to Health Care; Aging and the Elderly;
   Alcohol and Other Drugs; and Healthy Lifestyles. Please see attached document with recommended
   project descriptions and amounts.
   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/hhsa/tsoc.htm
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                    FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                   Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                             Budgeted in Current F/Y
 Tobacco Settlement  $104,990                                            $104,990                           Yes                No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1   2                        3      4      5      All        VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                       4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Approve funding for grant projects, $104,990, that are
   recommended by the Health and Human Services Agency Advisory Board with funds from the
   National Tobacco Settlement; and Authorize the Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) Director
   to Sign Any Future Amendments to the Contract that Do Not Affect the Annual Maximum Allowable
   Amount Authorized by the Board of Supervisors in this agreement. Health & Human Services
   Agency (HHSA)- Community Health Services Branch
   ALTERNATIVES: Do not approve recommended projects
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): Jennifer Wyatt                                               PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                             Disagree            No Opinion               Alternate           Staff Report Attached




BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
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             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                            8a
                                                                                                               BOARD AGENDA #____
             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 14 complete sets (original, single-sided+13 copies) – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or County Counsel
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries and associated records must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Agenda Transmission Checklist:       Agenda Summary          Records       If applicable, list other online information below
-Executed records will be returned to the department within one week. Arrangements for expedited processing must be made in advance


TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                             DATE:                              December 3, 2009
FROM:               Mendocino County Water Agency                                    MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                   Roland Sanford               PHONE: x 4014                  Present             On Call
                                                                            PHONE:

Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item: 10
                                                                                                   minutes

   AGENDA TITLE: Authorization for Humboldt County to submit, on behalf of Mendocino County
                           and the North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (NCIRWMP)
                           participants, a grant proposal to the California Energy Commission for
                           development of an AB 811 Energy and Water Conservation Improvements
                           Funding Program
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: December 7, 2009 BOS General Government
   Committee; July 21, 2009 BOS Water Workshop
          SUMMARY OF REQUEST: See “Attachment A”



   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                   FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                  Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                            Budgeted in Current F/Y
 N/A                N/A                                             N/A                                  Yes                No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                    2      3     4      5      All         VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                    4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Adopt resolution of the Mendocino County Board of
   Supervisors, (1) authorizing Humboldt County to submit, on behalf of Mendocino County, a grant
   application to the California Energy Commission, and (2) authorizing the County of Humboldt to
   accept a grant award and enter into all necessary contracts and agreements necessary to complete the
   proposed project, on behalf of Mendocino County.
   ALTERNATIVES: Do not authorize submission of grant proposal on behalf of Mendocino County
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): ____________________________________________________       PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                           Disagree            No Opinion              Alternate           Staff Report Attached




BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                 Revised-01/09
                                  ATTACHMENT A


AGENDA TITLE: Authorization for Humboldt County to submit, on behalf of
Mendocino County and the North Coast Integrated Regional Water
Management Plan (NCIRWMP) participants, a grant proposal to the California
Energy Commission for development of an AB 811 Energy and Water
Conservation Improvements Funding Program


Introduction

        The California Energy Commission (CEC) is soliciting Municipal Financing Program
proposals from counties, cities and other local government entities for the development of
AB 811 programs that would fund energy conservation improvements to residential,
commercial and industrial structures. Proposals must be submitted to the California Energy
Commission on or before December 21, 2009. Water Agency staff has worked with staff
from the County of Humboldt and other North Coast Integrated Regional Water
Management Plan (NCIRWMP) participants to prepare a regional program proposal
encompassing all or portions of Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou,
Trinity and Modoc counties. The proposed program would be patterned after and
“piggyback” onto Sonoma County’s on going AB 811 program and would include financing
for water conservation improvements to residential, commercial and industrial structures.
Information regarding AB 811, Sonoma County’s on going AB 811 program and the CEC
grant proposal is presented below, followed by a summary of the recommended Board
action.

Assembly Bill 811

        Assembly Bill 811 (AB 811), which was signed into law in 2008, amended the
Streets and Highway Code to allow counties and cities to make loans to property owners
for energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofits that are permanent and fixed to real
property. Participation is voluntary. Within the framework of an AB 811 program,
property owners borrow money from the AB 811 program administrator to pay for the
cost of installing qualifying energy and/or water conservation improvements to their
property, and the loan is subsequently paid off over a period of up to 20 years via semi-
annual installments collected in conjunction with their annual property tax bill. “AB 811
loans” are tied to the property in the sense that should ownership of the property change,
all loan obligations stay with the property and are automatically assumed by the new
property owner.

Sonoma County’s AB 811 Program

        California’s AB 811 legislation and Sonoma County’s AB 811 program in particular
are receiving national attention. Sonoma County is the first County in California to implement
an AB 811 program (see www.sonomacountyenergy.org) and as of this writing 15 other states


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have or are reportedly in the process of enacting AB 811 type legislation. Sonoma County’s
AB 811 program (aka Sonoma County Energy Independence Program) includes all cities and
towns within the County and allows virtually any property owner who pays real property taxes
to apply, as long as they are current on their mortgage, property tax, and not in bankruptcy.
Eligible improvements include water conservation and energy efficiency hardware, and solar
systems. Eligible project costs include the cost of equipment and installation, including energy
audit consultations, labor, design, drafting, engineering, permit fees, and inspection charges.
In addition to the direct benefits to program participants - energy and water savings - are
community-wide benefits – job creation and reduction of green house gases.
Sonoma County’s program averages approximately 30 new applications per week and far
exceeds initial expectations for program participation and feasibility. The program began in
the spring of 2009 and has already surpassed more than $26 million in loan commitments.

       While there is general agreement that an AB 811 program for Mendocino County
would be highly desirable, to date no such program has been implemented or even considered
for implementation due to the lack of County funds to initiate and sustain such a program. The
NCIRWMP grant application described below would address the funding constraint and
thereby allow for development and implementation of an AB 811 program in Mendocino.

California Energy Commission Grant Opportunity

       The California Energy Commission (CEC) is soliciting Municipal Financing
Program proposals from counties, cities and other local government entities for the
development of AB 811 programs that would fund energy conservation improvements to
residential, commercial and industrial structures. Proposals must be submitted to the
CEC on or before December 21, 2009. Grant funds can be used for the following
purposes:

   1. Program start-up costs, such as legal services and financial advisor costs;
   2. Some ongoing program costs (such as staffing, market surveys, marketing and
      tracking and reporting energy savings);
   3. Home energy ratings, energy audits and the investigation phase of building
      commissioning projects;
   4. Interim financing (warehouse line of credit);
   5. Interest rate buy-down; and
   6. Homeowner grants (for low-income homeowners or energy efficiency retrofits).

North Coast Integrated Regional Water Management Plan Proposal

        The NCIRWMP’s proposed regional program would encompass all or portions of
Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou, Modoc and Trinity counties; and
would extend a modified version of the Sonoma County AB 811 program into
Mendocino County and the entire North Coast region. Each county’s program would be
patterned after the Sonoma County AB 811 program but would be managed
independently, by the respective counties. The consortium of independent programs
would benefit by a common design, sharing of resources and pooled financing. Partner


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counties in the NCIRWMP region could potentially participate with Sonoma County in
the issuance of bonds designed to provide long term financing for the regional AB 811
program.

        The NCIRWMP proposal would be submitted by Humboldt County, who would
also administer the grant on behalf of the NCIRWMP participants. No public funds from
the Mendocino County treasury or other public funds from Mendocino County have been
pledged toward the grant application or the resulting regional program. However, in
order for Mendocino County to participate in the NCIRWMP effort the County must be
willing to collect, on a cost reimbursable basis, the AB 811 loan repayments associated
with individual property tax assessments.

Recommended Board Action

       Staff recommends that the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached resolution
authorizing Humboldt County to submit, on behalf of Mendocino County, a collaborative
application to the California Energy Commission for up to $20,000,000 in State Energy
Program Municipal Financing Program funds, and authorizing the County of Humboldt
to accept a grant award and enter into all necessary contracts and agreements necessary to
complete the proposed project, on behalf of Mendocino County.




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                                      RESOLUTION NO. 09-

RESOLUTION OF THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AUTHORIZING THE
COUNTY HUMBOLDT TO SUBMIT, ON BEHALF OF MENDOCINO COUNTY, AN APPLICATION FOR
FUNDING FROM THE MUNICIPAL FINANCING PROGRAM ELEMENT OF THE CALIFORNIA
ENERGY COMMISSION STATE ENERGY PROGRAM; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF
HUMBOLDT TO ACCEPT A GRANT AWARD AND ENTER INTO ALL NECESSARY CONTRACTS
AND AGREEMENTS FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS GRANT, ON BEHALF OF MENDOCINO COUNTY

        WHEREAS, the County of Mendocino recognizes that it is in the interest of the regional, state, and
national economy to stimulate economy; create and retain jobs; reduce fossil fuel emissions; and reduce
total energy usage and improve energy efficiency within our jurisdiction; and

         WHEREAS, on October 8, 2009, the California Energy Commission issued a program opportunity
notice for State Energy Program funding to establish Municipal Financing Programs to implement energy
retrofits in existing residential, commercial, and industrial buildings; and

       WHEREAS, the State Energy Program allows for public agencies or non-profit entities to apply for
State Energy Program funds on behalf of eligible local governments; and

       WHEREAS, the County of Mendocino, a subdivision of the State of California, is eligible for funding
under the California Energy Commission's State Energy Program; and

        WHEREAS, the County of Mendocino is proposing to collaborate with the County of Humboldt, (on
behalf of the North Coast integrated Regional Water Management Plan) to implement the energy
efficiency project/s described in Exhibit A in order to qualify for State Energy Program funds from the
California Energy Commission; and

       WHEREAS, the County of Mendocino has considered the application of the California
Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to the approval of the energy efficiency project/s described in Exhibit A;
and

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that in compliance with the CEQA, that the Mendocino
County Board of Supervisors finds that approval of the energy efficiency project/s described in Exhibit A is
not a "project" under CEQA, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4) because the proposed
municipal finance program is intended to create "government funding mechanisms or other government
fiscal activities which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a
potentially significant physical impact on the environment."

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County of Mendocino authorizes the County of Humboldt to
submit a collaborative application on its behalf to the California Energy Commission for up to 20,000,000
dollars in State Energy Program, Municipal Financing Program funds for the energy efficiency project/s
described in Exhibit A.

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, if the application for funding is approved, then the County of
Mendocino Board of Supervisors hereby agrees to use the funds for the eligible activities presented above
in accordance with the California Energy Commission's grant requirements.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, if recommended for funding by the California Energy Commission,
the County of Mendocino authorizes the County of Humboldt to accept a grant award on its behalf and to
enter into all necessary contracts and agreements, and amendments thereto, on its behalf to implement
and carry out the project/s described in Exhibit A.
        The foregoing Resolution introduced by Supervisor          , seconded by Supervisor   , and
carried this      day of       , 2009, by the following vote:

       AYES:
       NOES:
       ABSENT:

       WHEREUPON, the Chair declared said Resolution adopted and SO ORDERED.



                                                 _________________________________
ATTEST:       KRISTI FURMAN                      JOHN PINCHES, Chair
              Clerk of the Board                 Mendocino County Board of Supervisors

                                                 I hereby certify that according to the
______________________________                   provisions of Government Code Section
            Deputy                               25103, delivery of this document has
                                                 been made.
APPROVED AS TO FORM:
JEANINE B. NADEL, County Counsel                 BY:     KRISTI FURMAN
                                                         Clerk of the Board
______________________________                   _________________________________
                                                       Deputy
                                                 EXHIBIT A

                                      RESOLUTION NO. 2009-_____

The proposed Mendocino County Municipal Financing Program is intended to implement energy retrofits
in existing residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Through this program, property owners may
enter into contractual assessments to finance the installation of energy efficiency or distributed renewable
energy generation improvements that are permanently fixed to residential (including multi-family),
commercial, industrial, or other real property. Under these municipal financing programs property owners
repay the assessments with their property taxes, and the liens associated with the assessments are given
priority over previously-recorded private liens (such as a mortgage). The installation of each energy
efficiency or distributed renewable energy generation improvement would trigger the requirement for a
building permit to be issued by Mendocino County or any city within Mendocino County participating in the
program.

     The SEP Municipal Finance Program funding described above would be used to be implement an AB
811 program in participating counties as a regional extension or “franchising” of the Sonoma County
Energy Independence Program. Partner counties in the North Coast Integrated Regional Water
Management Plan region could potentially participate with Sonoma County in the issuance of bonds
designed to provide long term financing for the regional AB 811 program. Precise details regarding the
process for assembling contract assessments from multiple counties and cities have not yet been
developed. However, it is expected that each participant would utilize nearly identical program eligibility
criteria and eligible project costs, and similar accounting procedures in order to assure the best possible
bond ratings. Each participating agency will participate in financing mechanisms to support the program.
These cooperative mechanisms will dramatically increase the feasibility of individual AB 811 programs in
the region, particularly for smaller jurisdictions.

   The proposed municipal finance program is intended to create government funding mechanisms or
other government fiscal activities which do not involve any commitment to any specific project which may
result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment.” All projects would require building
permit approval, at a minimum, prior to construction.
             MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS                                                                           8b/9
                                                                                                              BOARD AGENDA #____
             ONLINE AGENDA SUMMARY
-Arrangements for public hearings and timed presentations must be made with the Clerk of the Board in advance of public/media noticing
-Agenda Summaries must be submitted no later than noon Monday, 15 days prior to the meeting date (along with electronic submittals)
-Send 14 complete sets (original, single-sided+13 copies) – Items must be signed-off by appropriate departments and/or County Counsel
-Transmittal of electronic Agenda Summaries and associated records must be emailed to: bosagenda@co.mendocino.ca.us
-Electronic Agenda Transmission Checklist:       Agenda Summary          Records       If applicable, list other online information below
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TO:                 Board of Supervisors                                             DATE:                              December 3, 2009
FROM:               Mendocino County Water Agency                                    MEETING DATE:                    December 15, 2009

DEPARTMENT RESOURCE/CONTACT:                   Roland Sanford               PHONE: x 4014                  Present             On Call
                                                                            PHONE:

Consent Agenda               Regular Agenda                Noticed Public Hearing                  Time Allocated for Item: 15
                                                                                                   minutes

   AGENDA TITLE: Authorization to Submit, in cooperation with the Renewable Energy
                           Development Institute (REDI), a Grant Proposal to the California Energy
                           Commission for Development of an AB 811 Energy and Water Conservation
                           Improvements Funding Program
   PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS: December 7, 2009 BOS General Government
   Committee; July 21, 2009 BOS Water Workshop
          SUMMARY OF REQUEST: See “Attachment A”




   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON FILE WITH THE CLERK OF THE BOARD (CHECKED BY COB IF APPLICABLE):
                                                   FISCAL IMPACT:
  Source of Funding                  Current F/Y Cost    Annual Recurring Cost                            Budgeted in Current F/Y
 N/A                N/A                                             N/A                          Yes          No
  SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT: 1                    2      3     4      5      All         VOTE REQUIREMENT: Majority                    4/5ths
   RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION: Authorize Staff to submit grant proposal

   ALTERNATIVES: Do not authorize submission of grant proposal
   CEO REVIEW (NAME): ____________________________________________________                                              PHONE: 463-4441
RECOMMENDATION: Agree                           Disagree            No Opinion              Alternate           Staff Report Attached




BOARD ACTION (DATE: _____________): Approved     Referred to____________________ Other ________
RECORDS EXECUTED: Agreement: __________ Resolution: _________ Ordinance: ________ Other _________
                                                                                                                                 Revised-01/09
                                  ATTACHMENT A


AGENDA TITLE: Authorization to submit, in cooperation with the
Renewable Energy Development Institute (REDI), a grant proposal to the
California Energy Commission for development of an AB 811 Energy and
Water Conservation Improvements Funding Program


Introduction

        The California Energy Commission (CEC) is soliciting Municipal Financing Program
proposals from counties, cities and other local government entities for the development of
AB 811 programs that would fund energy conservation improvements to residential,
commercial and industrial structures. Proposals must be submitted to the California Energy
Commission on or before December 21, 2009. Water Agency staff has worked with staff
from the Renewable Energy Development Institute (REDI) of Willits to prepare a proposal
that includes Mendocino in a regional program encompassing multiple counties The
proposed program would be patterned after and “piggyback” onto Sonoma County’s on
going AB 811 program and would include financing for water conservation improvements to
residential, commercial and industrial structures. Information regarding AB 811, Sonoma
County’s on going AB 811 program and the CEC grant proposal is presented below,
followed by a summary of the recommended Board action.

Assembly Bill 811

        Assembly Bill 811 (AB 811), which was signed into law in 2008, amended the
Streets and Highway Code to allow counties and cities to make loans to property owners
for energy efficiency and renewable energy retrofits that are permanent and fixed to real
property. Participation is voluntary. Within the framework of an AB 811 program,
property owners borrow money from the AB 811 program administrator to pay for the
cost of installing qualifying energy and/or water conservation improvements to their
property, and the loan is subsequently paid off over a period of up to 20 years via semi-
annual installments collected in conjunction with their annual property tax bill. “AB 811
loans” are tied to the property in the sense that should ownership of the property change,
all loan obligations stay with the property and are automatically assumed by the new
property owner.

Sonoma County’s AB 811 Program

        California’s AB 811 legislation and Sonoma County’s AB 811 program in particular
are receiving national attention. Sonoma County is the first County in California to implement
an AB 811 program (see www.sonomacountyenergy.org) and as of this writing 15 other states
have or are reportedly in the process of enacting AB 811 type legislation. Sonoma County’s
AB 811 program (aka Sonoma County Energy Independence Program) includes all cities and
towns within the County and allows virtually any property owner who pays real property taxes


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to apply, as long as they are current on their mortgage, property tax, and not in bankruptcy.
Eligible improvements include water conservation and energy efficiency hardware, and solar
systems. Eligible project costs include the cost of equipment and installation, including energy
audit consultations, labor, design, drafting, engineering, permit fees, and inspection charges.
In addition to the direct benefits to program participants - energy and water savings - are
community benefits – job creation and reduction of green house gases.
Sonoma County’s program averages approximately 30 new applications per week and far
exceeds initial expectations for program participation and feasibility. The program began in
the spring of 2009 and has already surpassed more than $26 million in loan commitments.

       While there is general agreement that an AB 811 program for Mendocino County
would be highly desirable, to date no such program has been implemented or even considered
for implementation due to the lack of County funds to initiate and sustain such a program. The
Renewable Energy Development Institute (REDI) grant application described below would
address the funding constraint and thereby allow for development and implementation of an
AB 811 program in Mendocino.

California Energy Commission Grant Opportunity

       The California Energy Commission (CEC) is soliciting Municipal Financing
Program proposals from counties, cities and other local government entities for the
development of AB 811 programs that would fund energy conservation improvements to
residential, commercial and industrial structures. Proposals must be submitted to the
CEC on or before December 21, 2009. Grant funds can be used for the following
purposes:

   1. Program start-up costs, such as legal services and financial advisor costs;
   2. Some ongoing program costs (such as staffing, market surveys, marketing and
      tracking and reporting energy savings);
   3. Home energy ratings, energy audits and the investigation phase of building
      commissioning projects;
   4. Interim financing (warehouse line of credit);
   5. Interest rate buy-down; and
   6. Homeowner grants (for low-income homeowners or energy efficiency retrofits).

Renewable Energy Development Institute Proposal

        Water Agency staff has worked with staff from the Renewable Energy
Development Institute (REDI) to prepare a proposal that encompasses Mendocino, Lake
and Sonoma counties and would extend a modified version of the Sonoma County AB
811 program into Mendocino and Lake counties. The AB 811 program for Mendocino
and Lake counties would be tailored and scaled to fit the needs and financial capabilities
of the two respective counties and among other things, would take advantage of
marketing materials and if they become available, bond financing opportunities fronted
by Sonoma County. Included in the proposal are funding matches – a commitment of up
to three million dollars from the Lake County treasury and a similar commitment from a


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private sector bank in Mendocino County – to provide the necessary funds to start up the
AB 811 program for Mendocino and Lake counties. No public funds from the
Mendocino County treasury or other public funds will be committed to the project.
However, in order for Mendocino County to participate the County must be willing to
collect, on a cost reimbursable basis, the AB 811 loan payments associated with
individual property tax assessments.

        Although prepared by REDI, the proposal would be submitted by the Mendocino
County Water Agency, who would subcontract with REDI and North Coast
Opportunities, Incorporated (NCO) to administer the grant and complete the proposed
scope of work. The REDI staff has extensive experience preparing CEC grant proposals
and has developed a good working relationship with CEC project administrators. REDI
has also conducted substantial outreach with Lake and Sonoma counties. The REDI
proposal includes funds to cover all administrative costs incurred by the Water Agency as
a part of the proposed project, as well as those of the County.

Recommended Board Action

       Staff recommends that the Board of Supervisors and the Water Agency Board of
Directors concurrently adopt the attached resolution authorizing the Mendocino County
Water Agency to serve as the prime bidder and to submit the REDI proposal to the CEC
on behalf of the Mendocino County Water Agency and the County of Mendocino.




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                                  RESOLUTION NO. 09-

  CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MENDOCINO
COUNTY WATER AGENCY AND THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
   APPROVING AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDING FROM THE MUNICIPAL FINANCING
  PROGRAM ELEMENT OF THE CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION STATE ENERGY
     PROGRAM; AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT AND ANY
 AMENDMENTS THERETO WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE PURPOSES OF
    THIS GRANT; AND DELEGATING SIGNATURE AUTHORITY TO THE MENDOCINO
COUNTY WATER AGENCY GENERAL MANAGER TO SIGN CONTRACTS TO CARRY OUT
GRANT ACTIVITIES, AFTER REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY COUNTY COUNSEL AND RISK
                              MANAGEMENT


WHEREAS, on October 8, 2009 the California Energy Commission issued a program
opportunity notice for State Energy Program funding to establish municipal financing programs
to implement energy retrofits in existing residential, commercial, and industrial buildings; and

WHEREAS, the State Energy Program allows for public agencies or non-profit entities to apply
for State Energy Program funds on behalf of eligible local governments; and

WHEREAS, both the Mendocino County Water Agency, a subdivision of the County of
Mendocino, the State of California; and the County of Mendocino, a subdivision of the State of
California are eligible for funding under the California Energy Commission’s State Energy
Program; and

WHEREAS, the Mendocino County Water Agency is proposing to implement the energy
efficiency projects described in Exhibit A in order to qualify for State Energy Program funds from
the California Energy Commission; and

WHEREAS, The County of Mendocino is proposing to collaborate with the Mendocino County
Water Agency as Prime Bidder for the Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma County collaborative to
implement the energy efficiency projects described in Exhibit A in order to qualify for State
Energy Program funds from the California Energy Commission; and

WHEREAS, both the Mendocino County Water Agency and the County of Mendocino have
considered the application of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to the approval of
the energy project described in Exhibit A.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that in compliance with the CEQA, both the Board of
Directors of the Mendocino County Water Agency and the Mendocino County Board of
Supervisors finds that the approval of the energy efficiency projects described in Exhibit A is
not a “project” under CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15378(b)(4), because the
proposed municipal finance program is intended to create “government funding mechanisms or
other government fiscal activities which do not involve any commitment to any specific project
which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on the environment.”

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mendocino County Water Agency is authorized to
submit an application for funding to the California Energy Commission State Energy Program for
funds to execute the proposed project described in Exhibit A.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors authorizes the
Mendocino County Water Agency to submit a collaborative application on its behalf to the
California Energy Commission, for Mendocino County’s portion of the State Energy Program
funds for the proposed projects described in Exhibit A.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, if the application for funding is approved, then both the
Mendocino County Water Agency and the County of Mendocino hereby agrees to use the funds
for the eligible activities presented above in accordance with the California Energy
Commission’s grant requirements.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the General Manager of the Mendocino County Water
Agency, or his designee, after review and approval by County Counsel and Risk Management,
is hereby authorized and empowered to execute all necessary contracts and agreements, and
amendments hereto, to implement and carry out the purposes specified in the application.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, if recommended for funding by the California Energy
Commission, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors authorizes the Mendocino County
Water Agency to accept a grant award on its behalf and to enter into all necessary contracts
and agreements, and amendments thereto, and to on its behalf implement and carry out the
projects described in Exhibit A

        The foregoing Resolution introduced by Supervisor          , seconded by Supervisor
      , and carried this     day of      , 2009, by the following vote:

       AYES:
       NOES:
       ABSENT:

       WHEREUPON, the Chair declared said Resolution adopted and SO ORDERED.

                                                 _________________________________
ATTEST:       KRISTI FURMAN                      JOHN PINCHES, Chair
              Clerk of the Board                 Mendocino County Board of Supervisors


______________________________                   _________________________________
            Deputy                               JOHN PINCHES, Chair
                                                 Mendocino County Water Agency Board of
APPROVED AS TO FORM:                             Directors
JEANINE B. NADEL, County Counsel

                                                 I hereby certify that according to the
______________________________                   provisions of Government Code Section
                                                 25103, delivery of this document has
                                                 been made.

                                                 BY:    KRISTI FURMAN
                                                        Clerk of the Board

                                                 _________________________________
                                                       Deputy
                                        EXHIBIT A

                                  RESOLUTION NO. 09-

The proposed Mendocino County Municipal Financing Program is intended to
implement energy retrofits in existing residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
Through this program, property owners may enter into contractual assessments to
finance the installation of energy efficiency or distributed renewable energy generation
improvements that are permanently fixed to residential (including multi-family),
commercial, industrial, or other real property. Under these municipal financing programs
property owners repay the assessments with their property taxes, and the liens
associated with the assessments are given priority over previously-recorded private
liens (such as a mortgage). The installation of each energy efficiency or distributed
renewable energy generation improvement would trigger the requirement for a building
permit to be issued by Mendocino County or any city within Mendocino County
participating in the program.

    The SEP Municipal Finance Program funding described above would be used to be
implement an AB 811 program in participating counties as a regional extension or
“franchising” of the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program. Mendocino and
Lake Counties propose to participate with Sonoma County in the issuance of bonds
designed to provide long term financing for the regional AB 811 program. Precise
details regarding the process for assembling contract assessments from multiple
counties and cities have not yet been developed. However, it is expected that each
participant would utilize nearly identical program eligibility criteria and eligible project
costs, and similar accounting procedures in order to assure the best possible bond
ratings. Each participating agency will participate in financing mechanisms to support
the program. These cooperative mechanisms will dramatically increase the feasibility of
individual AB 811 programs in the region, particularly for smaller jurisdictions.

The proposed municipal finance program is intended to create government funding
mechanisms or other government fiscal activities which do not involve any commitment
to any specific project which may result in a potentially significant physical impact on
the environment. All projects would require building permit approval, at a minimum,
prior to construction.

				
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