9:00 AM



B.                  NON-AGENDA ITEMS

1.                   Support for Alcohol and Drug Services Inc. Loan Application for a Transitional Housing Multi-Family Program and for the RFP 00-16 Providing Alcohol and Other Drug Out-Patient and Transitional Services for Low-Income Women (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letters to the Department of Housing and Community Development and the State Department of Social Sciences.

2.                   Memorandum of Agreement Between Old Growth Redwood Recycling Destruction Project a Division of Redwood Community Action Agency and the Employment Training Department of Humboldt County (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve memorandum of agreement,

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 of Space for the Probation Department's Juvenile Drug Court

RECOMMENDATION: Approve lease with PWM, Inc. for space at 1105 Sixth St. in Eureka.

Agricultural Commissioner

2.                   Funding for High-Risk Pest Inspection Services in Fiscal Year 2000-01

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the State Department of Food & Agriculture.

3.                   Funding to Help Determine Compliance with Division 5 of the California Business and Professions Code Related to Enforcement of Laws and Regulations Governing Petroleum Products and the Advertising/Labeling of Automotive products

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement with the State Department of Food & Agriculture.


4.                   Resolution Specifying Amount of Property Tax Shifted from Local Agencies to Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-92.

Board of Supervisors

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

RECOMMENDATION: Extend local state of emergency until December 5, 2000.

6.                   Resolution Commending Christopher Franklin Caywood for Being a Model Citizen and Good Neighbor to the Citizens of Humboldt County and Blue Lake (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

7.                   Restoration of the Trinity River Flow (Supervisor Kirk)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior recommending that he choose the maximum flow alternative, as described in the final Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Trinity River.

County Administrative Office

8.                   Funding for Supervisor-Elect to Attend Part I of the New Supervisors' Institute

RECOMMENDATION: Withdraw from agenda.

9.                   Funds for Contracting Preparation of the Annual Cost Allocation Plan

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer of $16,500 from General Fund Contingencies.

County Counsel

10.               Written Findings:VietNam Veterans of California; Appeal of Planning Commission Approval of Conditional Use Permit Application No. CUP-99-12; File No. APN 081-233-09; Eureka

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proposed written findings as amended.

District Attorney

11.               Annual Report from the Child Abuse Services Team

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of December 5, 2000.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

12.               Grant for Coordinated Child Abuse Treatment Services to be Provided by Mental Health Children, Youth and Family Services and the Victim-Witness Program

RECOMMENDATION: Accept $250,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Criminal Justice Planning.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Supplemental Budget ($1,900) for Budget Unit 414-Health Education

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget.

14.               Transfer of $2,271 from Nursing Budget to Clinic Services Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer through Contingencies.

15.               Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act Grant of $19,789

RECOMMENDATION: Establish revenue and expenditure line item for said grant.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

16.               Agreement with American Star Private Security for Food Stamp Delivery

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

17.               Agreement with American Star Private Security for Uniformed Guard Service

RECOMMENDATION: Approve agreement.

Library Services

18.               Supplemental Budget ($52,757) for Hoopa and Blue Lake Branch Libraries

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

19.               Request to Adjust Hours of Operation for the Trinidad Branch Library

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


20.               Public Employees' Retirement System Contract Amendment

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-93 and adopt ordinance on December 5, 2000.

21.               Ratification of Memorandum of Understanding with Humboldt Deputy Sheriffs' Organization

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 2000-94.


22.               Request to Rescind Juvenile Drug Court Resolution No. 2000-87

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 2000-95.

23.               Youth Authority Contract for Diagnostic Studies

RECOMMENDATION: Approve contract.

Public Works

24.               Assignment of Tom Huffman Road Maintenance Worker III as Road Crew Supervisor

RECOMMENDATION: Approve assignment through November 25, 2000.

25.               Prohibition of Parking on West Side of Dows Prairie Road Near Dows Prairie School

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt ordinance on December 5, 2000.

26.               First Amendment to Agreement with Republic Parking

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment.


27.               Supplemental Budget of $3,042 to Pay Sales Tax on New Patrol Boat and Trailer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget for the benefit of the Boat Safety Program.

28.               COPS MORE 2000 Grant Award of $41,844 and Associated Personnel Allocations

RECOMMENDATION: Accept grant award and approve associated personnel allocations.

29.               Purchase of Duty Handguns and Holsters for Correctional Officers

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental budget of $50,100.

30.               Consider Updating the Humboldt County Jail Booking Fees for Fiscal Year 2000-2001

RECOMMENDATION: Clerk of the Board to schedule public hearing as directed in agenda submittal.

Supplemental Items

31.               Appointments to the Whole Child Interagency Council (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Kathy Moxon and Lori Watson-Stone.

32.               Contract Extension for Fields Landing Boat Ramp (Public Works)

RECOMMENDATION: Extend contract with the State Wildlife Conservation Board.


1.                   Proclamation Declaring November 2000 as Adoption and Permanency Month (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

2.                   Proclamation American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout (Supervisor Dixon)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for November 16, 2000.

3.                   Resolution Commending the California Conservation Corps and the California Department of Fish and Game for Their Accomplishments in the Salmon Restoration Program (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

E.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

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

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders as recommended by Public Works.

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Reject the bids on the renovation and remodel of Juvenile Hall Project No. 170234.


1.                   Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (No Action)

2.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (None)

3.                   Request from the Workforce Investment Board for Legal Services (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct that all requests for services of County Counsel from said board must only be submitted via Mr. Farrel Starr, ETD Director or Supervisor Neely Executive Board member.


9:30 a.m. Board of Supervisors

1.                   Update from Donald F. Peterson County Legislature Advocate (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Renew agreement with Mr. Peterson. (Due to weather conditions, Mr. Peterson was unable to travel to this meeting for the presentation of said update.)

2.                   Potential Initiative Sponsored by California State Association of Counties on Shift of Local Property Tax Monies to the State of California (Supervisor Dixon) (No Action Required)

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

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.                   Mr. Ellis Williamson informed the Board of the many obstacles he has faced with County and State agencies in reconstructing his home that burned in September 2000.


Public Works

1.                   Proposed Removal of Weather Observer at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: It was announced that FAA has rescinded notification to the County delaying commissioning of Automatic Service Observation System (ASOS) at the airport to February 8, 2001.The Board adjourned to closed session entitled Conference with Legal Counsel--Anticipated Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (One Case).No final action taken.It was announced later that Rep. Mike Thompson was attempting to contact the FAA on this matter.It was later announced that he had contacted the FAA and they agreed to extend commissioning of ASOS to 02/08/01.A letter of appreciation to Rep. Thompson was directed.

Board of Supervisors

2.                   Proposed Medical Marijuana Ordinance (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the recommended program by a unanimous vote.By a 3-2 vote with Supervisors Neely and Kirk dissenting, direct County Counsel to provide comments to the Board on the rewrite of the draft ordinance no later than December 19, 2000.

3.                   Presentation on Goat Fire in Lassen County in 2000 (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from representatives from the California Department of Forestry.

K.                  ADJOURNMENT

1.                   Adjourn meeting to November 14, 2000 at 10:15 a.m. in order for Board members to attend the California Conservation Corps' Shasta Pacific Service District's meeting at the Scotia Inn.