9:00 AM



B.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Carlotta Vallerga of the First Congregational Church of Eureka

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.                   Consent to Assignment of Cable Television Franchises-Orick and Willow Creek

RECOMMENDATION: Approve from Blackstone Cable LLC to Mallard Cablevision LLC.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Proposition 21--Gang Violence and Juvenile Crime Prevention Act (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of February 22, 2000.

3.                   Proposition 28, Which Would Repeat Proposition 10 (the Tobacco Tax Initiative Passed by California's Voters in 1998) (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-15 opposing Proposition 28.

4.                   Continuation of Emergency Transmission of Disease through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare a local state of emergency per Resolution No. 2000-14 remains in effect until February 22, 2000 allowing the Department of Public Health to continue a needle-exchange program.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Request that the County Conduct a Fortuna Municipal Election on April 11, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda (conducting of municipal election no longer necessary).

6.                   Appointment of Alternate Member to the Assessment Appeal Board

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda (bring back when more applications are filed).

7.                   Appointment to Oversight Committee for Child Welfare Services

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Beverly Nachem, R.N., M.S. as HSU Faculty representative.

8.                   Appointment to the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Mr. Victor A. G. Taylor as Fifth District representative.

9.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of January 25, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Coroner-Public Administrator

10.               Funding for a Coroner's Inquest scheduled to be held March 6, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $5,000 from the General Fund Contingency.

County Counsel

11.               Ordinance Amending Title V, Div. 7, Chapter I of County Code Entitled Children and Families First Program Implementing California Children & Families First Act of 1998

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2202.

Library Services

12.               Revised Gates Library Initiative Grant and Adoption of Supplemental Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant of $105,988 and adopt supplemental budget.


13.               Resolution Authorizing the Chief Probation Officer to Apply for and Execute the Agreement for Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-16.

Public Health

14.               Medi-Cal Administrative Activities and Targeted Case Management Agreement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with Humboldt Senior Resource Center Linkages Program and approve supplemental budget of $98,542.

15.               Supplemental Budget--Project Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition (LEAN)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $23,970.

Public Works

16.               Motor Pool Budget Adjustments

RECOMMENDATION: Approve adjustments and associated transfer of $140,000.

17.               Construction of 6-unit T-Hangar at Murray Field; Project No. 911849

RECOMMENDATION: Accept completed contract with Danco Builders Contractor.


18.               Request to Establish Rents and Leases - Structure Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Establish said line item in Boat Safety budget unit.

Social Services

19.               TRENDS Report for the Quarter Ending December 1999

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file.

D.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects (None)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (None)

County Counsel

3.                   Resolution Re-Establishing the County Airport Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-17.

4.                   Repealing Individual Department Conflict of Interest Codes and Adopting One Conflict of Interest Code for the County of Humboldt and the Humboldt County Courts

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-18.

Clerk of the Board

5.                   Appointment of At-Large Member to the Airport Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint David Ravetti as at-large member and Dennis Hunter as an alternate.


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (None)

2.                   Reports on Board Member Meeting Attendance (No Action)

3.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in the County (No Action)

F.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 for the Purpose of Reviewing the County's Position, and Instructing its Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (None)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (None)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel.Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (Three Cases) (No Final Action Taken)

5.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMConference with Legal Counsel.Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).Formally initiated.Hunter v. County of Humboldt et al.Humboldt County Superior Court Case No. CV99-623 (No Final Action Taken)

6.                   SUPPLEMENTAL ITEMIt is the intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider Public Employee Evaluation for the Position of County Administrative Officer Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5(No Final Action Taken [to be continued to date in future which will be duly noticed]

G.                 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.

H.                  ADJOURNMENT

Any written materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board of Supervisors less than 72 hours prior to the Board meeting, and that are public records subject to the Public Records Act, are available for public inspection in the Office of the Clerk of the Board at 825 5th Street, Suite 111, Eureka (476-2384), during normal business hours.

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.