9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by 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.

Board of Supervisors

1.                   Request for Ratification of Certificate of Recognition for Dan Johnson, Arcata Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

2.                   Request to Rescind the Acceptance of Kathy Stone's Resignation from the Children Families Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

3.                   Request to Appoint Jose Quezada to the Children and Families Commission (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of February 11, 2003.

4.                   Request to Appoint Timothy Scott Kelly to the County Planning Commission (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

5.                   Request to Send Letter of Appreciation to Mr. Rick Hanger for His Service on the County Planning Commission (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Cooperative Extension

6.                   Travel Reimbursement from the University of California, Davis

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget of $824.

County Counsel

7.                   Amending Sections 228-3, 228-6 and 228-7 of Chapter 8, Division 2, Title II of the County Code Changing the Purpose, Responsibility and Obligations of the Human Rights Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Introduce ordinance by title, waive first reading and set for adoption on February 25, 2003.

Public Defender

8.                   Annual Report of the Public Defender

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file report.


9.                   Request to Pay David Lundie as a Correctional Officer While Attending the Police Academy at College of the Redwoods

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


1.                   Resolution of Commendation to John Campbell for His Years of Service to the Timber Industry (Supervisors Rodoni and Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Ratify the resolution.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring February 2003 as V-Day Month Urging Citizens to Actively Participate in Working Toward Creating a Rape-Free Community (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

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)

County Administrative Office

3.                   Standing Item on Hiring Freeze Process

RECOMMENDATION: Hear requests to fill specified vacant positions and take appropriate action.


1.                   Standing Item for Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance (No Action)

2.                   Standing Item on Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County (No Action)

G.                 CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)

2.                   Pursuant to Govt. Code Sect. 54957.7 Review County's Position and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to Various Forms of Compensation Provided to County's Represented and Unrepresented Employees (if required)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section

4.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5 Consider Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Administrative Secretary to the Board of Supervisors (Appoint Kathleen Silk)

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.                   Several individuals requested that the Board settle the pepper spray lawsuit.

I.                     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.