9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andy Broese Van Groenou, Senior Pastor of the Harvest Church in Eureka


1.                   10:00 a.m. -- Presentation by Assemblywoman Patty Berg on Her 2004 Legislative Activities   (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation, and take appropriate action.

2.                   11:00 a.m. -- Letter of Support for the Direct Sale of 523 and 529 "T" Street, Eureka, from Cal Trans to Redwood Community Action Agency   (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letter of support.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

These matters are routine in nature and are usually approved by a single vote. Prior to the meeting, any member of the public may request any member of the Board to pull a particular item for further discussion.



1.                   Resolution Fixing the Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 2004-05

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Resolution Recognizing South Fork High School Homecoming Parade on October 16, 2004   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

3.                   Resolution Recognizing South Fork High School's Annual Cross Country Meet on October 28, 2004   (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Resolution.

Clerk of the Board

4.                   Approval of Board Orders--Meeting of September 14, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

5.                   Approve of Board Orders--Meeting of September 21, 2004

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services (CDS)

6.                   Resolution Authorizing an Additional $30,500 Loan for Habitat for Humanity, and Authorization for the CDS Director to Sign the Loan Documents Necessary to Secure the Loan

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

County Clerk-Recorder

7.                   Authorization to Accept Poll Worker Grant of $8,861   (State Funds)

RECOMMENDATION: Accept poll worker grant from the Secretary of State.

County Counsel

8.                   Resolution Modifying Appendix B of Resolution No. 04-58 of the Conflict of Interest Code

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__, which will modify Appendix B of the County's Conflict of Interest Code, to reflect changes in the County positions and Committees which are required to report under the County's Conflict of Interest Code.

General Services

9.                   Supplemental Budget for Purchase of Radios (Communications)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget ($5,084).

10.               Establish Extra-Help Line Item, and Approve Appropriation Transfer of $713 for Fiscal Year 2003-04 (Building Maintenance)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the establishment of said line item and associated transfer.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

11.               Agreement with Alcohol/Drug Care Services, Inc., for AB 2034/334 Program for 2004-05

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Alcohol/Drug Care Services, Inc. for the provision of Substance Abuse Counselor services to enrollees of the AB 2034/334 Homeless Program.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch



12.               Approve Increase in Compensation Associated with Public Health Branch Administrator on Duty

RECOMMENDATION: Approve a 5% increase in compensation for the Health Officer and Deputy Health Officer who are assigned to work on call as "Administrator on Duty" effective October 1, 2004, and continuing for the duration of the assignment.  Approve a 10-salary range increase in compensation for Health & Human Services-Public Health Branch Director who is assigned to work on call as "Administrator on Duty" effective October 1, 2004, and continuing for the duration of the assignment.

13.               Approval of State Agreement for Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Program, Fund 1175, Fiscal Year 2004-05

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Agreement No. 03-75904 with the California Department of Health Services.


14.               State Appeal of Federal Ruling Regarding Targeted Case Management Program

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize staff from the Probation Department, Department of Health & Human Services, and County Counsel to assist/participate, as appropriate, with the California State Department of Health Services in its appeal regarding the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services denial of Adult Program and Public Guardian Targeted Case Management Programs included in State Plan Amendment 03-028B.

Various County Departments--Hiring Freeze Exemptions

15.               Request for Hiring Freeze Exemptions in the Departments of Community Development Services, Mental Health Branch, and Sheriff   (General Fund and Fees Revenue)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following positions:  Permit Specialist I/II, Medical Office Assistant, and Deputy Sheriff I/II (two positions)

D.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M.

This 15-minute portion of the meeting is reserved for persons desiring to address the Board on any matter not on this agenda that is under the jurisdiction of the Board. It is requested that speakers voluntarily sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chambers by 9:00 a.m.



1.                   Proclaim October 2004 as AIDS Public Health Awareness Month   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim October 2004 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the Proclamation.

3.                   October 23, 2004 Designated as a Day to Recognize Soroptimist International of Eureka and Humboldt Bay to the Cause of Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Proclaim October 3 - 9, 2004 as National 4-H Week in Humboldt County   (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Alternate Conflict Counsel



1.                   Request from Alternate Conflict Counsel for Appropriation Transfer of $21,600 from Contingencies to Extra Help   (General Fund)

RECOMMENDATION: Consider the request, and take appropriate action (requires 4/5 vote for approval of request).

Community Development Services

2.                   Temporary Revised Schedule of Office Hours for Community Development Services (Building  & Planning Divisions)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the adoption of a revised temporary schedule of office hours for Community Development Services Department (not to exceed six months); and direct County Counsel to draft a resolution amending Section 24 of the Salary Resolution.

County Administrative Office

3.                   Consolidation Plan for Coroner and Sheriff

RECOMMENDATION: Receive status report on the consolidation plan for the Coroner and Sheriff, and direct staff to continue with the plan to implement a transitional reorganizational structure no later than July 1, 2005, leading to consolidation at the end of the elected Coroner's term in December 2006.

4.                   Standing Item--Update on State Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Receive update, and take appropriate action (if required).


1.                   Standing Item--Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

2.                   Standing Item--Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).


Board of Supervisors -- 10:30 a.m.

1.                   Resolution in Support of Proposition 63 - Mental Health Services Expansion/Funding (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 04-__.

I.                     CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Standing Item--Report from Prior Closed Session   (if required)

2.                   Standing Item--Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Review the County's Position, and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees   (if required)

3.                   Standing Item--Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9   (if required)

4.                   Standing Item--Adjourn as County Board of Supervisors, and Reconvene as Humboldt County Public Authority.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Conference with Labor Negotiator.  It is the intention of the Board of the Humboldt County Public Authority to meet in Closed Session to have a conference with its Labor Negotiator to review and instruct designated representatives with respect to the various forms of compensation provided to represented and unrepresented personnel of the Humboldt County Public Authority.

5.                   It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 to consider the public employee performance evaluation for the position of County Administrative Officer.

6.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Existing Litigation - Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 - Vernell Lundberg, et al., Plaintiffs, v. County of Humboldt, et al., Defendants, USDC, Northern District of California C97-3989 SI.

7.                   Conference with Legal Counsel - Pending Litigation - Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 - In the Matter of the Klamath Hydroelectric Project, Pacificorp, FERC Project No. 2082-027-California; USA Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

J.                   PUBLIC HEARING--1:30 P.M.

Community Development Services

1.                   Resolution Authorizing the Submittal of a $4,100,000 HOME Partnership Program Grant Application to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development for a First-time Homebuyer Acquisition Program, and a 24-Unit Rental New Construction Multi-Family Housing Development in Willow Creek, and authorization for the Community Development Services Director to Sign Grant Paperwork, and to Sign Any Contracts or Subrecipient Agreements After Review by the County Risk Manager and County Counsel

RECOMMENDATION: Grant authorization by adopting Resolution No. 04-__.

K.                  ADJOURNMENT

Persons wishing to file documentation on any agenda item for the official record must submit an original and nine (9) copies of each document to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 111 of the County Courthouse, 825 5th Street in Eureka (476-2384). Documentation includes, but is not limited to, written correspondence, audio and video tapes, maps, photographs, and petitions. Failure to submit the required number of copies will result in the document/s not being placed in the official record. (Per Board of Supervisors' policy adopted on March 21, 1995).

Afternoon or Evening Sessions Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

Tuesday, October 12, 20041:30 p.m.

Appeal--Hand Variance Application


Tuesday, October 19, 20041:30 p.m.

Big Lagoon Park Company


Monday, October 25, 20042:00 p.m.

Workshop—Workforce Investment/Labor Market Trends


Tuesday, November 9, 20041:30 p.m.

Permanent Road Division Formation—Central Estates




There are no Board meetings on the following dates in 2004 (all Tuesdays).


November 16

November 23

November 30

December 21

December 28



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