9:00 AM



Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisors’ Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka


Matters under the jurisdiction of the Board, and not on agenda, may be addressed by the public at the time provided in the agenda under Public Appearances. The Board may hold Closed Sessions as the agenda schedule permits.  If items are marked with an asterisk (*), the recommended actions will require a 4/5 vote of the Board.


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by the Reverend Andrew Broese Van Groenou of the Harvest Church in 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.


Administrative Services

Agricultural Commissioner



Board of Supervisors

1.                   Resolution Regarding Execution of a Grant Application with the California Arts Council (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

2.                   Continuation of Local Emergency Caused by Flooding and Wind (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, Per Resolution No. 03-06, remains in effect until March 11, 2003.

3.                   Neutral Observer Training Costs (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Direct General Services Department to review and approve the invoice for the costs associated with the trainer's costs (costs to be paid from General Services' Liability Training Funds.

4.                   Letters to Senators Feinstein and Boxer and Representatives Thompson and Woolsey Urging Them to Fully Fund the Coastal Impact Assistance Program in the Fiscal Year 2004 Commerce, Justice, State Appropriations Bill (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign letters.

5.                   Resolution of Commendation for Roger Smith in Recognition of His Retirement (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution of Commendation.

Child Support Services

Clerk of the Board

1.                   Approval of the Board Orders from the Board Meeting of February 11, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve the Board Orders.

Community Development Services

Conflict Counsel

Cooperative Extension

Coroner-Public Administrator

County Administrative Office

1.                   Agreement with MAXIMUS, Inc. to Provide State-Mandated Cost-Claiming Services

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.

County Clerk-Recorder

County Counsel

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

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

District Attorney



1.                   Transfer of $10,000 from Contingencies to Witness Expense Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

2.                   Request to Establish Revolving Trust Fund 3924 for Use in Emergency Awards as Outlined in Title 2, California Code Regulations, Section 649.11

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

3.                   Request to Establish Budget Unit 204, Northern California Computer Crimes Task Force

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and adopt supplemental budget of $62,241.

4.                   Request to Deallocate Budget Unit 248, Fund 1380; and to Establish Budget Unit 209, Fund 1100, Child Abduction and Recovery ($138,004)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.


Health and Human Services - Administration

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch



1.                   Request for Authorization to Approve Three Days' Leave with Pay for Employees Who are Part of the Public Health Response Team and Who Voluntarily Undergo Smallpox Vaccination and Have an Adverse Reaction

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.



2.                   Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Louise Jeffrey, Hazardous Materials Specialist

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,825 hours.



3.                   Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Geno Morelli, Environmental Health Technician

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to a maximum of 1,825 hours.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

1.                   Request to Establish Fixed-Asset Line Items for the Purchase of a Digital Camera and a Computer Voice Stress Analyzer Voice Distress Program for the Special Investigation Unit

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request (total cost of $15,750).

2.                   Request to Extend an Agreement with the Redwood Community Action Agency for Distribution of Food Stamps for One Year

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and approve the later notification to RCAA of termination of said agreement, due to implementation of the Electronic Benefits Transfer system.

3.                   Agreement with the Employment Development Department for the Collection, Analyzing, and Dissemination of Local Occupational Outlook Information

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute Agreement No. M382055.

4.                   Amendment to Agreement with the Employment Development Department for the Collection, Analyzing, and Dissemination of Local Occupational Outlook Information

RECOMMENDATION: Approve first amendment to Agreement No. M278287, which extends said agreement through March 31, 2003.

Information Services

Library Services

1.                   Request to Establish a Supplemental Budget ($9,196) for the Receipt of Donations, a Refund Check, and Additional Book Sale Revenues of $9,196

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

2.                   Transfer of $2,889 from the Library Memorial Trust Fund for Adding Paging Speakers to the Eureka Main Library Paging System

RECOMMENDATION: Approve transfer.


1.                   Resolution Adopting an Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Unit 5 (County Attorneys' Association)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__, which provides a continuation of the current shared premium formula for medical insurance coverage through June 2004; and an extension of the current MOU through June 30, 2004.


Public Defender

Public Guardian

Public Works



1.                   Lease Agreement with Damian and Mandala Lakey and Josh and Kortni Lakey, d.b.a. Silver Lining Restaurant, for Gift Shop at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute lease agreement.



2.                   Lease with Damian and Mandala Lakey and Josh and Kortni Lakey, d.b.a. Silver Lining Restaurant, for Restaurant/Lounge at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute lease agreement.



3.                   License Agreement with Damian and Mandala Lakey and Josh and Kortini Lakey, d.b.a. Silver Lining Restaurant, for Food Vending Machines at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to execute License Agreement.

4.                   Request to Accept Completed Contract with RAO Construction Company for the Rehabilitation of Blue Lake Boulevard

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and approve claim for payment ($35,384.71).

5.                   Supplemental Budget ($15,500) for Water Management

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Supplemental budget for Redwood Creek Estuary Assessment.

Risk Management


1.                   Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Jenifer Hanson, Legal Office Assistant

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 1440 hours, and adopt supplemental budget of $4,898.

Treasurer-Tax Collector


Dept 1

Dept 2

Dept 3

Dept 4

D.                  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 voluntarily sign the sheet at the front doors of the Chambers by 9:00 a.m.



1.                   Selection of the Humboldt County Department of Child Support Services as One of the Top-Ten Performing California Counties for Delivering Statewide Child Support Services (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Receive plaque from Mr. Bruce Kennedy, the Regional Director for the California Department of Child Support Services.

2.                   Resolution of Commendation for Gladys Strope for Her Years of Service to the Mental Health Community (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution of commendation.

3.                   Presentation of a Check from the Humboldt County Association of Realtors for Funding a Land Availability Study (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from the Association, and accept check.

4.                   Declaring March 2003 as Mediation Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

5.                   Declaring March 2003 as Women's History Month (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

6.                   Declaring February 24-28, 2003, as Fair Housing Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Standing Item for Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders (if any).

2.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Take action as necessary (if required).

County Administrative Office

1.                   Standing Item on Hiring Freeze Process

RECOMMENDATION: Hear request to fill specified vacant positions, and take appropriate action (if required).

Treasurer-Tax Collector

1.                   Resolution Authorizing the Preparation, Sale, and Delivery of Not-To-Exceed $23,000,000 Principal Amount of Refunding Certificates of Participation, Approving Certain Documents, and Authorizing Certain Actions in Connection Therewith

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

Community Development Services/Subcommittee of Board of Supervisors

2.                   Approval of the Headwaters Fund Community Investment Fund Manual, Grant Fund Manual, and Headwaters Fund Board Manual; Approval of Grant Fund Monies Allocation Policy for the Headwaters Fund; Appointment of the Headwaters Fund Board

RECOMMENDATION: Review and approve the Community Investment Fund manual that will govern the Headwaters Fund Community Investment Fund.  Review and approve the Grant Fund manual that will govern the Headwaters Fund Grant Fund.  Review and approve the Headwaters Fund Board manual that sets policies and procedures for the Headwaters Fund Board.  Deliberate on, and approve, a Grant Fund monies allocation policy for the Headwaters Fund.  Receive the applications submitted for the Headwaters Fund Board, and consider the candidates recommended by the Subcommittee for appointment to the Headwaters Fund Board.  Appoint seven members to the Headwaters Fund Board.  Assign terms to each member of the Headwaters Fund Board.

Department 4

Department 5

Department 6


1.                   Resolution Opposing the Governor's 2003-04 State Budget Proposal to Permanently Eliminate the Open Space Subvention Program (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

2.                   Discussion of Complaint to the California Public Utilities Commission Concerning Extension of Fiber Optics to Humboldt County (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action.

3.                   Standing Item for Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

RECOMMENDATION: Receive oral reports, and take appropriate action (if required).

4.                   Standing Item on Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).


10:00 a.m.

1.                   Presentation from Michael Lucas, Associate Transportation Regional Planner for the California Department of Transportation, on CalTrans's Plan 2025 (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation.

10:30 a.m.

2.                   Presentation Regarding the Whimsy Garden (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear the presentation.

1:30 p.m.

3.                   Resolution Opposing Pre-Emptive Military Action Against Iraq, and Supporting Peaceful Means to Resolve International Dispute with Iraq (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear public comment, and take appropriate action.

Time Certain 4

Time Certain 5

I.                    CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)


2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 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 54956.9 (if required)


4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel.  Existing Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(a).  Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman’s Association et al vs. U. S. Bureau of Reclamation et al.  U. S. District Court, Northern District of California.  Case No. C02-2006 SBA.


Code Enforcement Unit

K.                  PUBLIC HEARINGS

Community Development Services

Department 1

Department 2

Department 3

Department 4

L.                  OPTIONAL ITEM

M.                 ADJOURNMENT

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).

Afternoon Sessions Tentatively Scheduled for Future Board Meetings

June 3, 2003

Calabrese Use Permit




There are no Board meetings on:

March 18, 2003
April 29, 2003
May 27, 2003
July 29, 2003
Aug. 12, 2003
Aug. 19, 2003
Sept. 2, 2003
Sept. 30, 2003
Oct. 14, 2003
Nov. 11, 2003
Nov. 18, 2003
Nov. 25, 2003
Dec. 23, 2003
Dec. 30, 2003


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