9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Gerald Harper of the First Christian 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.

Agricultural Commissioner

1.                   Contract for Seed Law Enforcement

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Food and Agriculture.

2.                   Contract for Nursery Regulation

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract with the State Department of Food and Agriculture.

Board of Supervisors

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

RECOMMENDATION: Extend declaration for needle exchange program to April 25, 2000.

4.                   Letters of Support for Funding of CDBG and HOME Coalition (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letters of support.

5.                   Letters of Support for Funding of the Cascadia Region Disaster Medical/Health Preparedness Project--Year Two Proposal, and for Bertha RussLytel Foundation Grant Funding in the Amount of $7,500 to Support Dr. Ken Stiver, Northcoast EMS Medical Director, to Carol Macrae, EMS Contract Manager (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letters of support.

6.                   Letter in Support of Assembly Bill 1818, the Villaraigosa Senior Bond Act of 2000 (Villaraigosa and Strom-Martin) (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve letter of support.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February 29, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

8.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of March 21, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

9.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of March 28, 2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Administrative Office

10.               Transfer From Courthouse Construction Contingency Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $5,000 for miscellaneous structural expenditures.

11.               Amendment to the 1996-97 through 1999-00 Compensation Plans for Management and Confidential Employees and Elected and Appointed County Officials regarding Compensation for added Workload/Staffing/Program Responsibilities

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase in compensation for Personnel Director by adopting Resolution No. 2000-35.

District Attorney

12.               Transfer of $48,653 from Child Support Enforcement Contingency Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer to compensate Unisys Corporation for upgrade.

Mental Health

13.               Supplemental Budget for Supportive and Therapeutic Options Programs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.


14.               Revised Class Description for Deputy Director, Social Services

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the revised class description.


15.               Request to Purchase a Radio Charger for the Regional Facility ($860)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Public Health

16.               Approval of New Expenditure and Revenue Accounts for New Budget Units 445 and 443 Supplemental Budgets, a Master Agreement, and Memorandum of Understanding for Various Programs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

17.               Application for Enforcement Assistance Grant Funding

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-36 authorizing said application.

18.               Resolution Authorizing Funding Application for Senior Citizens Program

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-37.

19.               Contracts for the Child Passenger Restraint Low-Cost Purchase Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contracts with North Coast Children's Services, NorthCountry Clinic, K'ima:w, Healthy Moms, and Alternative Response Team

20.               Contract for the Provision of Needle-Exchange Services

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to April 18, 2000.

21.               Memorandum of Understanding for Community Partners in Domestic Violence Prevention Program

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU with Humboldt Women for Shelter, North Coast Rape Crisis Team, and Six Rivers Planned Parenthood.

Public Works

22.               Exchange of Construction Funds for Unrestricted Road Funds

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with CalTrans.


23.               Contract with the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice

RECOMMENDATION: Approve funding contract for the eradication of marijuana.

24.               Supplemental Budget ($752) for the Purchase of a Satellite Antenna Receiver

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

Social Services

25.               Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for On-the-Job Training Services for CalWORKs Recipients Who Meet the Criteria of Job Ready

RECOMMENDATION: Approve MOU between Social Services and Employment Training.


1.                   Proclamation commending the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program, Inc. (CASA) and proclaim the week of April 1 through April 7, 2000 as CASA Week (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation April 9 - 15 is National Volunteer Week (Supervisors Woolley and Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Presentations and Two Proclamations:April is Occupational Therapy Month and May is Arthritis Month (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation and adopt proclamations.

4.                   Proclamation April is Alcohol Awareness Month (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

5.                   Presentation of Scholarship Certificates on Behalf of Soroptomist International of Eel River Valley (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Present certificates to Teresa Aubuchon, Woman of Distinction Award; Bertha Alvarez, Women Helping Women Award; Kim Eubanks, Women's Opportunity Award; and Megan Bartleson and Miriam Silva, Youth Citizenship Awards.

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.                   Adoption of Avenue of the Giants Community Plan and Certification of Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (Said Plan includes a revised land use plan, associated zoning and a Final Environmental Impact Report [FEIR])

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-38, making necessary findings pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act, including Statement of Overriding Considerations and certifying project EIR. Adopt Resolution No. 2000-39, adopting said Plan and approving associated zoning.Introduce ordinances by title and waive second readings.Approve an amendment to Title III, Division I of County Code to add Section 314-20, adding a Rural Residential Agriculture zone (RA), and to add Section 315-8, adding a Flood Hazard Combining Zone (F) as shown in submitted Attachment 3, and adopt Ordinance No. 2205.Approve Avenue of the Giants Community Plan Associated Zone Reclassifications, as shown in submitted Attachment 4, amending Section 313-4 of County Code, and adopt Ordinance No. 2206.Approve Avenue of the Giants Community Plan associated zone reclassifications (U-Unclassified) to CHQD (Qualified Highway Service Commercial Design Review) zone and C3QD (Qualified Industrial Commercial Design Review zone), as shown in submitted Attachment 5, amending Section 313-4 of County Code and adopt Ordinance No. 2207.Approve Avenue of the Giants Community Plan Associated Zone Reclassifications (U-Unclassified) to CHQD (Qualified Highway Service Commercial Design Review) Zone C1QD (Qualified Neighborhood Commercial Design Review) zone and C2QD (Qualified Community Commercial Design Review) zone.In Redcrest, one parcel is reclassified from U to CHXQD (Qualified Highway Service Commercial Design Review Recreation) as shown in submitted Attachment amending Section 313-4 of County Code and adopt Ordinance No. 2208.Approve Avenue of the Giants Community Plan Associated zone reclassifications (Unclassified--U) to Qualified Flood Plan (FPQ) as shown in submitted Attachment 7, amending Section 313-4 of County Code and adopt Ordinance No. 2209.Direct Clerk to give notice of decision to any interested party and to publish summary of ordinances within 15 days after Board adoption.Direct staff to give notice to affected property owners of TPZ reclassification pursuant to Govt. Code Sects. 51121.


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

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

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


Time Certain 110:30 A.M. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Proclamation Week of the Young Child April 8-15, 2000 (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Proclamation.

2.                   Report on Structure of Workforce Investment Board Subcommittee (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of April 18, 2000.

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 Various Forms of Compensation provided to the County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (No Final Action Taken)

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

4.                   Consider Public Employee Appointment for the Position of County Librarian Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 (No Final Action Taken)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M. (None)

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.

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.)

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