9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag.

2.                   Moment of Reflection.


1.                   Consideration of a proposal by the City of Eureka to amend its time limit for the incurrence of debt on all redevelopment plans (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize County Administrative Officer to work with the City on this matter and to expend funds to seek the advice of a redevelopment specialist.

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.

Administrative Services

1.                   Lease for the Juvenile Drug Court and Repeat Offender Prevention Program (ROPP)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease of office space at 1105 Sixth Street in Eureka.

2.                   Lease agreement with Kimberly A. Holland and Anita Burns for the operation of the Courthouse Snack Bar

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease agreement with Kimberly A. Holland and Anita Burns.

3.                   Agreement with the Orick Chamber of Commerce for Tourist Information Booth

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement in exchange for consideration totaling $8,600.

4.                   Agreement with the Arcata Chamber of Commerce for Welcome Center

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement in exchange for consideration totaling $5,000.


5.                   Distribution of request for proposal for Three Annual Audits of Financial Statements

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the distribution of the Request for Proposal for Annual Audit of County's Financial Statements.

Board of Supervisors

6.                   Application by the North Coast Emergency Medical Services to the Bertha Russ Lytel Foundation for Fiscal Support for their Medical Director (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to said foundation.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of March 26, 2002,

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the meeting of April 2, 2002

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Administrative Office

9.                   Request to authorize the Revenue Recovery Division to suspend collection effort on accounts determined to be uncollectible ($953,293.39)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

10.               Appoint Allen Campbell and Karen Suiker with Tyler Holmes and Loretta Nickolaus as respective alternates to Steering Committee for the Court Master Facilities Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointments.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

11.               Extra-help extensions for an Administrative Secretary and a Medical Office Assistant I

RECOMMENDATION: Approve an extension for JoAnne Frick and Robin McQueen.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

12.               Request to authorize the Deputy Director--Public Health to sign documents associated with submission of a Drug-free Communities Support Program Grant.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

13.               Request to accept $85,000 grant award from Humboldt Area Foundation.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request as it pertains to the Oral Health Project.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

14.               Contract with University of California, Davis for the provision of staff training.

RECOMMENDATION: Amend contract to cover additional costs totaling $5,800.00.

15.               Request to purchase five personal computers and three printers ($12,000)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request for the benefit of the CalWORKS Program.


16.               Request to approve and submit 2002-03 comprehensive multi-agency Juvenile Justice Plan application for continuation funding from the State Board of Corrections.

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 02-30.

17.               Supplemental budget for Probation Statistical Analysis, Motor Pool costs and drug testing.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $31,000.

Public Works

18.               Federal Aviation Administration grant for new airport security requirements.

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant agreement for $258,866.

19.               Update on decommissioning of Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant

RECOMMENDATION: Receive letter report for information.


20.               Bureau of Land Management agreement to reimburse for Law Enforcement at Eureka Dunes Riding

RECOMMENDATION: Amend agreement to include a fourth year and allocating $7,000 for reimbursement.

21.               Supplemental budget for purchasing portable radios for Court Services Officers.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $11,875.


1.                   Proclaim the fourth Friday in April as Children's Memorial Day (Supervisor Bonnie Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclaim April 14-20, 2002 as Infant Immunization Week (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Proclamation honoring Emergency Communications Dispatchers in recognition of National Telecommunications Week April 14 through 20, 2002(Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

4.                   Proclaim April 2002 as Earthquake Preparedness Month and certificates of appreciation for earthquake preparedness/mitigation activities. (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation and present certificates of appreciation.

5.                   Proclaim April 20, 2002 as Samoa Peninsula Community Clean-up and Beautification Day (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for April 20, 2002.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders over $10,000 on Public Works projects.(None)

2.                   Advertisement or award of Public Works projects.(None)

3.                   Resolution supporting and approving the MOU for Recovery Planning among National Marine Fisheries Service, California Dept. of Fish and Game, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fishnet 4C, Counties of Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey and Humboldt.

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 02-31 and authorize Vice Chair to sign MOU.


1.                   Update from representatives of the North Coast Railroad Authority on Assembly Bill 2224 (Nation)--creation of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District within the Counties of Sonoma and Marin (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize NCRA to negotiate with Assembly Member Nation's staff for amendments to said proposed legislation that are acceptable to the NCRA; authorize Chair to sign letter to the NCRA; and continued deliberation on this item to Friday, April 19, 2002 at 2:00 p.m.

2.                   Reports on Board Member travel at County cost and meeting attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Supervisor Woolley to represent the Board at a homeless services summit in Sacramento on April 22, 2002.

3.                   Potential or proposed Big Box development in Humboldt County.(No report)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Off-Agenda Item-- It is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to meet in Closed Session to consider the discipline, dismissal or release of a public employee pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5.

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of April 23, 2002.

H.                  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 sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chamber.

1.                   B.J. Fitzpatrick reminded the Board the deadline to establish an employee of record for In-Home Supportive Services workers is January 1, 2003.Mark Petit spoke in support of a controlled environment to ride motorcycles. John Inman, Richard Beechler IV, T.R. Wilson, Charlotte Walker and Fredy Champagne spoke in support of INHSS workers. Daniel Pierce spoke in support of medical marijuana.A resident of Southern Humboldt expressed concern about animal abuse. Phillip Crandall, Director DHHS gave update on establishment of record for IHSS workers.

I.                     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.)

The Chamber is wheelchair accessible, and disabled parking is available in the lot on K Street, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.  If you are a person with a disability, and you need disability-related modifications or accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (707) 476-2384, or (707) 445-7299 (fax).  Requests for such modifications or accommodations must be made at least two full business days before the start of the meeting.