9:00 AM


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag and Invocation by the Reverend Wes Powell, Chaplain of the Eureka Police Department



1.                   Juvenile Hall Counselor of the Year Award

RECOMMENDATION: Acknowledge Steve D'Agati as the 1996 Line Counselor of the Year.

2.                   Proclamation Declaring October 23-31, 1996 as Red Ribbon Week (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

3.                   Resolution Honoring the Northcoast Environmental Center of Arcata for 25 Years of Service (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution of commendation.

4.                   Resolution of Commendation for Eureka City Council Member Jean Warnes (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt resolution.

D.                  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 Office (CAO) and Auditor-Controller

1.                   Status of Fiscal Year 1996-97 Revenues and Expenditures

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of November 12, 1996.

Clerk of the Board

2.                   Submittal of Nominees to Superior Court Presiding Judge for Appointment to Assessment Appeals Board

RECOMMENDATION: Submit the following list of names:Greg Anderson, John Corbett and Dick Hackett.

3.                   Citizens' Advisory Committee for the Surface Mining and Reclamation Program

RECOMMENDATION: Send letters of appreciation to members of Committee which "sunset" on June 30, 1996.

4.                   Appointment of Thomas Killion to the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment with term to expire on October 22, 1996.

5.                   Appointment of Directors to the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District Board

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Vern M. Cooney, J. Bruce Rupp, and Lloyd L. Hecathorn as Directors in their respective divisions as outlined in the District's Resolution No. 515.

6.                   Approval of the Minutes from the Board Meeting of October 8, 1996

RECOMMENDATION: Approve minutes.

County Counsel

7.                   Extension of Extra Help for Shirley Bernice Rose, Legal Secretary

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Court Executive Officer

8.                   Transfer to More Available Funds ($782) to Clear Last Remaining Edit in Court's 1995-96 Budget

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.


9.                   Extension of Extra Help for Mike Wilson Hazardous Materials Specialist I/II

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension.

Public Guardian

10.               Increase in Allocation of Fiscal Assistant I/II Position from 3/4 Time to Full Time

RECOMMENDATION: Approve increase for Position No. 002 in Budget Unit 273.

Social Services

11.               Transfer of $150,495 from Support and Care of Persons Line Item Through Contingencies to the Line Items for Transitional Child Care ($5,330) and Aid to Adoptions ($145,165)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.

12.               Application to State Dept of Social Services Recruitment and Community Services Bureau

RECOMMENDATION: Approve application for funding from the Local Recruitment Project.

Superior Court

13.               Purchase of Various Types of Computer Equipment and Carpet

RECOMMENDATION: Transfer $70,000 from Temporary Courthouse Construction Contingency Fund to Computers Fixed-Asset Account ($65,000) and Carpet Fixed-Asset Account ($5,000).


9:20 a.m. Administrative Office (CAO)

1.                   Response to the 1995-96 Grand Jury Report

RECOMMENDATION: Approve submitted response, and transmit same to the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.

10:00 a.m.--Administrative Office (CAO)

2.                   Child Abuse Services Team (CAST) Progress Report

RECOMMENDATION: Reschedule for the meeting of October 29, 1996.

10:45 a.m.--Probation Department and Human Services Team

3.                   Implementation Plan and Supplemental Budget for Juvenile Repeat Offender Program

RECOMMENDATION: Submit plan to Board of Corrections, approve Budget Unit 240 for $204,962 with line items and appropriations as shown in submittal and allocate personnel for Budget Unit 240 as stated in staff report.

11:00 a.m. Board of Supervisors

4.                   Pros and Cons of Proposition 209--The California Civil Rights Initiative (Supervisor Fulkerson)

RECOMMENDATION: Continue to the meeting of October 29, 1996.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders in Excess of $10,000 for Jail, Road, Bridge and Airport Projects (No Action Required)

2.                   Supplemental Work Budget Increase of $15,000 for Golden Gate Storm Damage Repairs

RECOMMENDATION: Approve supplemental work budget increase.

Public Guardian

3.                   Audit Report from Moonie and Company of Trust Funds Held by Public Guardian

RECOMMENDATION: Receive and file audit report.

Social Services

4.                   Statement of Certification fro Requesting Financial Relief Under the Provisions of Senate Bill 1472

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign and date the Statement of Certification.

Administrative Office (CAO)

5.                   Report on Proposed Legislation (No Action Required)

6.                   Selection of Members for Budget Oversight Committee and Development of Goals for Same

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint Howard Rein, Gary Eagles, Liz Citrino, Neil Prince, John Fullerton, Alexandra Wineland, Supervisors Fulkerson and Kirk, Chris Arnold and two Grand Jury observers.

Clerk of the Board

7.                   Appointments to the Agricultural Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION: Appoint John LaBoyteaux, Deborah Giraud, Dean Hunt, Kenneth Christensen, Susan T. Ornelas, Jim Taylor, Valerie Davis, Jim Redd, John Regli, Ray Jerland or his designee and Tom Conlon or his designee.


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

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

H.                  CLOSED SESSION (None)

I.                     PUBLIC APPEARANCES--1:30 P.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 by 1:25 p.m.



1.                   COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE UNIT County v. MacMillian/Polizzi (Continued from the meeting of September 10, 1996)

RECOMMENDATION: Find condition of property constitutes a public nuisance and order property owner to abate same.

K.                  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.