9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

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

B.                  OFF AGENDA ITEMS

1.                   Support for the Humboldt Trail Feasibility Study (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to the California Coastal Conservancy.

2.                   Provide from Contingencies Up to $5,000 to Assist with Marketing Efforts of the Census 2000 (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve allocation of $2,500.

3.                   Federal Fiscal Year 2000 Emergency Management Performance Grant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Initial State of California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Assistance Agreements.

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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Ratification of Service Certificate Presented to Harvey Harper (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify certificate of recognition.

Community Development Services

2.                   Census 2000 Complete Count Committee, Board Appointees and Fund Number

RECOMMENDATION: Approve volunteer appointees and creation of Fund 3929 ($17,351)

Human Services Cabinet (HSC)

3.                   Use of Southern Humboldt Service Center During Emergency Activations

RECOMMENDATION: Approve protocol for use between the Sheriff and the HSC.

Library Services

4.                   First Amendment to GEAC Maintenance Contract

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment to change price increase date to July 1.

Public Health

5.                   Conducting Needle-Exchange Programs Under Provisions of AB 136

RECOMMENDATION: Approve in concept agreement with individual contractors.

6.                   Microbiological and Analytical Services on Milk Products

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Food & Agriculture

Public Works

7.                   Intervention in Potter Valley Public Utilities Commission Proceeding on Application No. 99-09-053

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with Power Economics to aid in preparation and presentation of testimony to separate the Potter Valley Project and approve transfer of $6,000 from the General Fund Contingency to finance said contract.

8.                   County Waste Management Authority Request for Additional Personnel Under a Revised Agreement with Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Approve revised agreement to provide staff services for the Authority transfer stations at Arcata, Eureka, and Cummings Road Landfill.  Direct staff to terminate the existing contract.  Approve staffing and funding as outlined in Nos. 3-14 of staff report.


1.                   Proclamation of first week of March 2000 as North Coast Mardi Gras Week and March 4, 2000 as Fat Saturday for the North Coast Repertory Theatre  (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for first week of March 2000.

2.                   Proclamation March as Anemia Prevention Month  (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for March 2000.

3.                   Commendations of Sponsors of the 2000 Redwood Coast Dixieland Jazz Festival and Proclamation for March 2000 as Jazz Festival Appreciation Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation and resolutions of commendation.

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)

Community Development Services

3.                   Update on Coastal Conservancy Grant for Beaches and Dunes Management Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize a Board subcommittee of Supervisors Woolley and Kirk to: work with CDS staff, community members, and the Sheriff to come to some resolve on funding issues and funding for enforcement on all dunes areas; prepare an update through the first six months of the current fiscal year by April 1, 2000, and thereafter be an accounting on a quarterly basis; finalize the design on the parking for the power pole site; look at acquisition/appraisal issues; and review how the Community Assistance Unit manages dunes issues brought forth to them.

Social Services

4.                   Report on Winter Shelter; Second Amendment to MOU; Supplemental Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Amend memorandum of understanding to extend winter shelter for thirty (30) days and adopt supplemental budget of $10,904.

County Administrative Office

5.                   Grand Jury Request for Increased Per Diem Allowance

RECOMMENDATION: Approve $5 increase per 7-hour unit of time effective July 1, 2000 (a cap of $5,800)

County Counsel

6.                   Extension or Termination of Declaration of Local State of Emergency

RECOMMENDATION: Hold special session on March 6, 2000 at 9:00 a.m. to consider termination or extension of current declaration of local state of emergency (needle exchange program)


1.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Expense (No Action)

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

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


Time Certain 1  10:00 A.M. County Administrative Officer

1.                   Mid-Year Financial Review and Budget Parameters for Fiscal Year 2000-2001

RECOMMENDATION: Approve parameters, adopt schedule, and send letter to Senator Chesbro, Assemblywoman Strom-Martin, and Legislative Advocate Don Petersen inviting them to an afternoon session of the Board in order for them to hear from local government officials and department heads on importance of local governments sharing in State's surplus funds, especially for such areas as deferred building maintenance and public works infrastructure improvements.

Time Certain 2  10:30 A.M. Board of Supervisors

2.                   Request for Financial Assistance--Resource Conservation District (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $13,000 from the Contingency Fund to the RCD with the direction that this request and similar requests be revisited during the Fiscal Year 2000 budget deliberations.

Time Certain 3  11:00 A.M. Board of Supervisors

3.                   First Annual Report from Children & Families First Commission  (Supervisor Neely)


H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (None)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 Review the County's Position and Instruct 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 Govt. Code Sect. 54956.9 (None)

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

I.                     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.                   Jerry Hurley supported the enforcement of California Penal Code 308 as a deterrent to drug abuse in Humboldt County.  David Elsebusch expressed concerns about the policies of the Elections Division.  Laurie Lazio encouraged the Board to listen very carefully to what is said during the Board's consideration of Agenda No. C-7, Intervention in Potter Valley Public Utilities Commission Proceeding on Application No. 99-09-053.  George Ingram presented awards from the Humboldt County Medical Society to Chief Probation Officer David Lehman, Sheriff Dennis Lewis and Chief Ben Doane.  Chief Deputy Ben Doane thanked his staff for their work in getting the above award.

J.                   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.