9:00 AM



Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisorsí 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 Pastor Eddy Wisan of the Hebrew Christian Church


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.                   Letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Opposing California Department of Fish and Game's Comments on National Marine Fisheries Services Biological Opinion--Potter Valley Project (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

2.                   Letter to Governor Davis's Appointment Secretary Recommending Appointments to the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Don Hansen to the California At-Large Seat and David Bitts to the California Obligatory Seat (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

Clerk of the Board

3.                   Request for Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of January 14, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and authorize Chair and Clerk of the Board to sign minute book.

4.                   Request for Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of January 28, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and authorize Chair and Clerk of the Board to sign minute book.

5.                   Request for Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of February 4, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and authorize Chair and Clerk of the Board to sign minute book.

6.                   Request for Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of March 11, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request, and authorize Chair and Clerk of the Board to sign minute book.

County Administrative Office



7.                   Request for a Transfer of $53,308 from General Fund Contingencies to Fund the County's Portion of the Cable Franchise Consulting Contract (Buske Group)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

8.                   Request for Hiring Freeze Exemptions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions for the following positions: a Senior Probation Officer, a Psychiatric Nurse, two Child Support Specialist III's, six Child Support Assistant I/II's, and an Airport Service Worker.

County Counsel

9.                   Ordinance Amending Various Sections of the Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

General Services

10.               Supplemental Budget ($3,850) in Order to Pay Bills from Communications Line Item

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

Health and Human Services - Mental Health Branch

11.               Request for Extension of Lease with Rachel-Jill Hemmert for Property Located at 824 Harris Street, Suite B, in Eureka, for Use by the HUMWORKS Program

RECOMMENDATION: Extend lease through June 30, 2004, at a monthly cost of $2,034.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

12.               Request to Disallocate Seven Vacant Integrated Caseworker I Positions, and to Allocate Seven Eligibility Worker I/II Positions

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

13.               Request to Purchase Seven Work Computers for $11,626

RECOMMENDATION: Approve purchase in order to complete the expansion of the In-Home Supportive Services Program.

14.               Amendment to the Agreement with the California Employment Development Department to Provide Job Services to All Eligible CalWORKs Recipients Referred by the Social Services Branch

RECOMMENDATION: Approve amendment, which extends the agreement through June 30, 2004, at the current rate.

Public Works

15.               Request for Acceptance of the Avigation Easement to the County of Humboldt Executed by Clifford Grant Pratt and Tsuya T. Pratt for the Benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

16.               Goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

RECOMMENDATION: Establish a proposed goal of 12.1% for Federal Fiscal Year 2003-04.


17.               Supplemental Budget for Search and Rescue Costs Reimbursable from HR 2389--Forest Service Funding for Local Projects

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget $15,187.

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.                   Declaring April 2003 as Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Project (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve change orders (if required).

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects (if required)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve advertisements or awards (if required).

County Administrative Office

3.                   Fiscal Year 2003-04 Budget Schedule

RECOMMENDATION: Receive an oral report on the State budget impacts, adopt a budget schedule, and give other budgetary direction as appropriate.


1.                   Resolution of Support for Allocation and Distribution of the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Funds to Local Government (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-__.

2.                   Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance

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

3.                   Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).

H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)

2.                   Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6, Review the County's Position, and Instruct Designated Representatives with Respect to the Various Forms of Compensation Provided to the 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; Anticipated Litigation; Significant Exposure to Litigation; Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)

I.                    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:

April 29, 2003
July 29, 2003
Aug. 12, 2003
Aug. 19, 2003
Sept. 30, 2003
Nov. 11, 2003
Nov. 25, 2003
Dec. 23, 2003
Dec. 30, 2003


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