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 the Reverend Dino Cardelli, Senior Pastor of the Calvary Chapel in Arcata


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.                   Continuation of Emergency - Transmission of Disease Through Contaminated Needle Use (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Declare that a local state of emergency, per Resolution No. 2000-14, remains in effect until May 6, 2003, allowing the Public Health Branch to continue a needle-exchange program.

2.                   Letter Requesting Appointment of Supervisor Jill Geist as Alternate to the Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

3.                   Appointment of Jill Geist as an Alternate Member to the Five-County Conservation Plan and Salmon Restoration Commission (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Send letter of support to Mr. Mark Lancaster, Trinity County Planning Department.

4.                   Appointment of Rex Rathbun as Commissioner for the Petrolia Fire Protection District (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve appointment.

5.                   Letter to the Chairs of the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees Urging Them to Reject the Governor's Proposal of Cuts to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Bio-Controls and Weed and Vertebrate Program's 2003-04 Budget (Supervisor Rodoni)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

6.                   Letter in Support of the Whimsy Garden Project (Supervisor Neely)

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign the letter.

Children and Families Commission

7.                   Ordinance Amending Section 571-3 of Chapter 1, Division 7 of Title V of the Humboldt County Code, Relating to the Establishment of the County Children and Families Commission

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Ordinance No. ____.

Clerk of the Board

8.                   Request for Approval of the Board Orders from the Meeting of April 1, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

9.                   Board Orders from the Meeting of March 25, 2003

RECOMMENDATION: Approve Board Orders, and authorize Chair and Clerk of the Board to sign Minute Book.

Community Development Services

10.               Request for Approval of the Creation of an Interest-Bearing Trust Fund No. 3959 for Payments Received from Loans Out of CalHome Grants; and Request for Approval of the Creation on an Interest-Bearing Trust Fund No. 3960 for the Payments Received from Loans Out of HCD HOME Grants

RECOMMENDATION: Approve requests.

11.               Revised Resolution Forwarding to the California Coastal Commission a Proposed Plan Amendment and Rezoning of APN 016-101-04; Case No. GPA 03-95 and ZR-03-96

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt Resolution 03-__.

County Administrative Office

12.               Requests for Exemptions to the Hiring Freeze for the Following Vacant Positions:Appraisal Technician and Appraiser I (Assessor); Legal Office Assistant I/II (District Attorney); and Community Services Officer, Correctional Lieutenant, Sheriff's Lieutenant, and Senior Correctional Officer (Sheriff)

RECOMMENDATION: Approve exemptions.

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch

13.               Supplemental Budget ($14,000) for Increased Revenue from Vital Statistic Fees

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt supplemental budget.

14.               Request for Approval of Combining Two Office Assistant Positions into One and a Reverse Supplemental Budget of $4,743

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

15.               Request to Disallocate a Vacant Supervising Integrated Case Worker Position and to Allocate an Eligibility Supervisor Position

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request.




16.               Extension of Extra-Help Appointment for Annie McQuaid, Juvenile Corrections Officer

RECOMMENDATION: Approve extension to 1440 hours.

Public Works

17.               Request to Change the Length of Time Camping is Permitted at Big Lagoon County Park and Samoa Boat Ramp from Three Days to Seven Days, and the Total Within the County Park System to Ten Days in a 30-Day Period

RECOMMENDATION: Approve request by adopting Resolution No. 03-__.

18.               Harger Avigation Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-081-71; McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Avigation Easement to the County of Humboldt executed by William Patrick Harger for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

19.               Raymond Shannon Overflight Easement; Assessor's Parcel No. 511-122-30, McKinleyville Area

RECOMMENDATION: Accept the Overflight Easement to the County of Humboldt executed by Raymond Shannon for the benefit of the Arcata-Eureka Airport.

20.               Request to Set Hearing Date for Unmet Transportation Needs

RECOMMENDATION: Schedule a public hearing on Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 1:30 p.m.

21.               Supplemental Lease Agreement with the Transportation Security Administration for Break Room Space and Office Space at the Arcata-Eureka Airport

RECOMMENDATION: Authorize Chair to sign and initial the supplemental lease agreement.


22.               Supplemental Budget in Sheriff's Budget 1100 243 to Pay for Upgrade to Electronic Door in Correctional Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt a supplemental budget of $1,700.

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.                   Resolution Commending Judge Wilson and the Teen Court Program (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the resolution.

2.                   Declaring May 2003 as Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month (Supervisor Smith)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

3.                   Declaring Waste Awareness Week (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt proclamation for week of April 20-26, 2003.

4.                   Progress Report on the Benefits of Recognizing Pay Equity Day (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Hear presentation from Diana Cooper, a member of the Commission on the Status of Women.

5.                   Declaring April 13-19, 2003, as Infant Immunization Week (Supervisor Geist)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the proclamation.

6.                   Declaring April 19, 2003, as Samoa Peninsula Community Clean-Up and Beautification Day (Supervisor Woolley)

RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the 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).


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

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

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

RECOMMENDATION: Take appropriate action (if required).


10:00 a.m.--County Administrative Office

1.                   Animal Control Facility

RECOMMENDATION: Designate the Arcata-Eureka Airport in McKinleyville site as the future home of the Humboldt Animal Care Facility.Direct staff to pursue permits for the Arcata-Eureka Airport and Spruce Point sites, and report back to the Board when appropriate.

I.                    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.                   It is the Intention of the Board of Supervisors to Meet in Closed Session to Consider the Public Employee Performance Evaluation for the Position of County Administrative Officer Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.5

J.                   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

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Dean Lewis Variance Application


Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Unmet Transportation Needs


Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Jail Booking Fees


Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Calabrese Use Permit


Monday, June 9, 2003

Budget Study Session


Monday, August 25, 2003

Budget Hearings

(9:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.)




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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