County of Humboldt - In the Redwoods


First District


County Administrative Officer

Vice Chair
Fifth District


County Counsel

Second District


Clerk of the Board

Third District



Fourth District





Humboldt County






9:00 AM



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


PRESENT:††††††††††††††† Supervisors Smith, Rodoni, Neely, and Geist

ABSENT:†††††††††††††††† Supervisor Woolley (at Intergovernmental Advisory Committee meeting in Portland, Oregon)

A.                  OPENING CEREMONIES

1.                   Salute to the Flag

2.                   Invocation by Pastor Eddy Wisan of the Hebrew Christian Church

B.                  AGENDA ADDITIONS AND/OR DELETIONS†† (none)

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR

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)

ACTION: 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)

ACTION: 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

ACTION: 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

ACTION: 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

ACTION: 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

ACTION: 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)

ACTION: Approve request.

8.                   Request for Hiring Freeze Exemptions

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

County Counsel

9.                   Ordinance Amending Various Sections of the Humboldt County

ACTION: Adopt Ordinance No. 2298.

General Services

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

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget.

C.                  CONSENT CALENDAR†† (Continued)

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

ACTION: 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

ACTION: Approve request.

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

ACTION: 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

ACTION: 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

ACTION: Approve request.

16.               Goals for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

ACTION: 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

ACTION: Adopt supplemental budget $15,187.

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

Deborah Graud and Yana Valachovic addressed State budget impacts.† David Peltier spoke on Criminal Case No. 2002-04-839.† Daniel Pierce addressed the Board on a variety of subjects.



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

ACTION: Adopt proclamation.

F.                  DEPARTMENT REPORTS

Public Works

1.                   Change Orders Over $10,000 on Public Works Project (No change orders)

2.                   Advertisement or Award of Public Works Projects†† (No advertisements or awards)

County Administrative Office

3.                   Fiscal Year 2003-04 Budget Schedule

ACTION: Receive an oral report on the State budget impacts, direct County departments to prepare proposed budgets with a 15% cut in expenditures, and adopt a budget schedule.



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

ACTION: Adopt Resolution No. 03-36.

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

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

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

ACTION: ††Send letter to Coastal Commission in support Targetís application for a coastal development permit.


H.                  CLOSED SESSION

1.                   Report from Prior Closed Session (if required)†† (Not 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) )†† (Not Required)

3.                   Report on Pending or Threatened Litigation Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 (if required) )†† (Not Required)

4.                   Conference with Legal Counsel; Anticipated Litigation; Significant Exposure to Litigation; Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(b)†† (Reschedule for April 8, 2003)

I.                    ADJOURNMENT