County of Humboldt in the Redwoods   


irst District
County Administrative Officer
Vice Chair

Fifth District
County Counsel
Second District
Clerk of the Board
Third District
Fourth District


9:00 AM



Humboldt County Courthouse
Supervisorsí Chamber, First Floor
825 Fifth Street, Eureka

PRESENT:                Supervisors Smith, Rodoni, Woolley, Neely, and Kirk

ABSENT:                 None

With the exception of No. C-3 and H-3, all listed actions were taken by a unanimous vote, or by Order of the Chair.


A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

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

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS   (None)


C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

Board of Supervisors

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

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-19.

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

ACTION: 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)

ACTION: 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.

VOTE:  Ayes:  Supervisor Smith, Woolley, Neely, and Geist   Nay:  Supervisor Rodoni

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)

ACTION: Authorize Chair to sign letters.

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

ACTION: Adopt Resolution of Commendation.

Clerk of the Board

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

ACTION: Approve the Board Orders.

County Administrative Office

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

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute agreement.

County Counsel

8.                   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

ACTION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2294.

District Attorney




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

ACTION: Approve request.

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

ACTION: Approve request.

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

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

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

ACTION: Approve request.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR   (Continued)

Health and Human Services - Public Health Branch




13.               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

ACTION: Approve request.




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

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




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

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

Health and Human Services - Social Services Branch

16.               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

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

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

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

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

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute Agreement No. M382055.

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

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

Library Services

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

ACTION: Approve request.

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

ACTION: Approve transfer.


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

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-20, 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 Works




23.               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

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute lease agreement.

C.         CONSENT CALENDAR   (Continued)





24.               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

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute lease agreement.




25.               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

ACTION: Authorize Chair to execute License Agreement.

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

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

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

ACTION: Adopt Supplemental budget for Redwood Creek Estuary Assessment.


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

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

D.                  PUBLIC APPEARANCES--9:05 A.M.

Daniel Pierce spoke in support of implementation of Proposition 215 (Medical Marijuana).  Don Leonard, Tony Smithers, and Sheri Duvay showed an artistís conception of a proposed Humboldt County display at the State capitol.  William Timm spoke on human rights issues.


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)   
ACTION:  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)

ACTION: 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)

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

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

ACTION: Adopt the proclamation.

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

ACTION: Adopt the proclamation.

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

ACTION: Adopt the proclamation.


F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Standing Item for Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Projects   (No change orders submitted.)

2.                   Standing Item for Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects   (No advertisements or project awards brought forward.)

County Administrative Office

3.                   Standing Item on Hiring Freeze Process

ACTION: Authorize the filling of various positions in various County departments as recommended by the County Administrative Office.

Treasurer-Tax Collector

4.                   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

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-21.

Community Development Services/Subcommittee of Board of Supervisors

5.                   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

ACTION: 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 (Patrick Cleary, Kathleen E. Moxon, Joel V. Risch, Jon Sapper, Jeffrey C. Smith, Alexandra Stillman, and Paul A. Ziegler) to the Headwaters Fund Board.  Assign terms to each member of the Headwaters Fund Board by lottery.


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

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-22.

2.                   Discussion of Complaint to the California Public Utilities Commission Concerning Extension of Fiber Optics to Humboldt County (Supervisor Smith)   (NO ACTION REQUIRED)

3.                   Standing Item for Reports on Board Member Travel at County Cost and Meeting Attendance   (NO ACTION REQUIRED)

4.                   Standing Item on Potential or Proposed Big Box Retail Development in Humboldt County   (NO ACTION 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)

ACTION: Hear the presentation (no action required).

10:30 a.m.

2.                   Presentation Regarding the Whimsy Garden (Supervisor Neely)

ACTION: Hear the presentation (no action required).

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)

ACTION: MOTION TO ADOPT resolution failed by a 2-3 vote.  VOTEAyes:  Supervisors Woolley and Geist   Nays:  Supervisors Smith, Rodoni, and Neely.

I.                    CLOSED SESSION

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