Temporary Urgency Change Petition

    2014 Temporary Urgency Change Petition

    The August 2014 Temporary Urgency Change Petition is being submitted due to severely low storage levels in Lake Mendocino due to persistent drought conditions. The Sonoma County Water Agency requests that the Division of Water Rights act expeditiously to approve the requested changes to conserve critical storage in Lake Mendocino.

    2014 Provision 17 Status Updates

    2014 Water Quality Data

    2013 Temporary Urgency Change Petition

    In April 2013 the Water Agency’s Board of Directors filed a Petition for Temporary Urgency Change in the Water Agency’s water rights permits with the State Water Resources Control Board to request lower minimum flows in the Russian River due to water supply conditions and Russian River Biological Opinion requirements.

    One of the primary purposes of the 2013 TUC order is to preserve water levels in Lake Mendocino, which is unusually low after a dry spring. In order to ensure there is enough water in the lake in the fall for water supply and for the fall Chinook salmon run, lake levels need to stay above a certain level (known as the critical storage curve).

    The Russian River Biological Opinion determined that lower flows in the Russian River are beneficial for endangered or threatened salmon and steelhead. It requires the Water Agency to seek permanent reductions in required minimum flows in the Russian River and Dry Creek by requesting a revision to the existing State Water Board Order known as Decision 1610. The Water Agency is also required to seek temporary changes in minimum flows on the Russian River annually until a permanent change is adopted. These annual requests began in 2010.

    Summary of the 2013 Temporary Urgency Change Petition:

    The Sonoma County Water Agency requests that the State Water Resources Control Board make the following temporary changes to the Decision 1610 (D-1610) instream flow requirements for the period of 180 days from May 1 through October 28:

    • (a) for May 1 through June 30, the Decision 1610 requirements for Dry conditions will apply in the main stem Russian River (75 cfs in the Upper Russian River from its confluence with the East Fork to its confluence with Dry Creek and 85 cfs in the Lower Russian River downstream of its confluence with Dry Creek to the Pacific Ocean);
    • (b) if, after July 1 storage in Lake Mendocino is above the Water Agency’s calculated critical storage curve (presented in Attachment 2, Instream Flow Analysis for 2013 Temporary Urgency Change Petition), then, the Decision 1610 requirements for Dry water supply conditions will continue to apply;
    • (c) if, after July 1 storage in Lake Mendocino drops below the critical storage curve for more than three consecutive days, then, from that date through October 28 the Decision 1610 requirements for Critical water supply conditions will apply in the Russian River (25 cfs in the Upper Russian River from its confluence with the East Fork to its confluence with Dry Creek and 35 cfs in the Lower Russian River downstream of its confluence with Dry Creek to the Pacific Ocean).

    To improve its efforts in optimally managing flows in the Russian River, the Water Agency requests that under Dry water supply conditions the minimum instream flow requirements be implemented on a 5-day running average of average daily stream flow measurements with instantaneous flows on the Upper Russian River being no less than 65 cfs and on the Lower Russian River being no less than 70 cfs.

    Water Storage Graph

     

    Public Meetings/Presentations:

    On June 6, 2013, the Sweetwater Springs Water District Board hosted a discussion of the 2013 TUCP. Download Water Agency staff presentation.

    Water Quality Data

    Previous Years:


    MAY 7, 2013 PLEASE STAND BY
    FOR THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
    MEETING FOR SONOMA COUNTY
    >>
    [GAVEL]
    GOOD MORNING EVERYONE AND THANK
    YOU. EVERYONE QUIETED DOWN
    BEFORE THE GAVEL WENT DOWN. I
    APPRECIATE THAT VERY MUCH. GOOD
    MORNING. WELCOME TO THE BOARD
    OF SUPERVISORS FOR MAY 7, 2013.
    I WANT TO TAKE NOTE THAT
    SUPERVISOR ZANE WILL BE ABSENT
    TODAY. WE WILL MISS HER BUT WE
    WILL CARRY ON. PLEDGE OF
    ALLEGIANCE. CAN I HAVE JOHN
    LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF
    ALLEGIANCE.
    >> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE
    FLAG TO THE UNITED STATES OF
    AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR
    WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION
    UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH
    LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
    >> THANK YOU SO MUCH JOHN.
    FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS TO
    APPROVE THE AGENDA TODAY. IT
    SHOULD BE NOTED THAT CONSENT
    ITEM EIGHT, RUSSIAN RIVER
    SANITATION DISTRICT BILODGE CAT
    TREATMENT RENEWAL HAS BEEN
    PULLED FROM THE AGENDA. WITH
    THAT WE'RE ON TO BOARD
    ANNOUNCEMENTS AND I WILL START
    TO MY RIGHT SUPERVISOR GORIN.
    SORRY ABOUT THAT.
    >> I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT I AM
    SUPPOSED TO REPORT. I WASN'T
    PREPARED HERE. I DID ATTEND THE
    BCDC MEETING ON THURSDAY AT THE
    METRO CENTER. I TOOK THE FERRY.
    IT WAS A FUN EXPERIENCE.
    LOOKING FORWARD TO THE TRAIN
    CONNECTING TO THE FERRY WHICH
    WOULD BE EVEN BETTER. THE ITEM
    ON THE BCDC'S AGENDA AND RADAR
    IS THE NEW PROPOSED WARRIORS
    STADIUM WILL BE BUILT ON TWO
    PIERS RIGHT NEXT TO THE BAY
    BRIDGE, AND IT'S PROVING TO BE
    QUITE CONTROVERSIAL BOTH FOR ITS
    PROCESS, PERHAPS A LITTLE FAST
    TRACKING THE FACT IT'S LARGE.
    IT'S VERY HIGH AND IT'S
    RELATIVELY CLOSE TO THE BASEBALL
    STADIUM WHICH IS GREATLY
    IMPACTING NEIGHBORS AND THE
    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
    THERE, SO WE HAVE AN
    INFORMATIONAL MEETING AND WE'RE
    TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT
    EXACTLY OUR -- THE TRUST
    DOCTRINE IS REGARDING PUBLIC
    LANDS AND IN FILL ON THE BAY,
    AND WE WILL BE VOTING ON MOVING
    THAT FORWARD FOR CONSIDERATION
    PERHAPS IN TWO WEEKS SO STAY
    TUNED EVERYBODY. THERE'S
    ANOTHER SPORTS TEAM ANGLING FOR
    A LARGE ARENA.
    >> SUPERVISOR CARRILLO.
    >> GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU MR.
    CHAIR. GOOD MORNING MEMBERS OF
    THE PUBLIC. JUST A FEW
    ANNOUNCEMENTS. LAST WEEK I HAD
    THE OPPORTUNITY ON TUESDAY ON
    OUR OFF DAY TO MEET WITH THE
    CALIFORNIA CHIEF JUSTICE, AND
    THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS
    AS PART OF AN ANNUAL VISIT THAT
    THE OFFICERS OF THE CALIFORNIA
    STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
    ENGAGE IN. WE HAD A GREAT
    CONVERSATION WITH THE CHIEF
    JUSTICE, AND WITH THE HIGH
    RANKING STAFF THERE OF THE
    ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE
    COURTS. TOP TOPICS OF INTEREST
    TO THE BOARD DID INCLUDE THE
    BUDGET AND SPECIFICALLY TO THE
    IMPACTS HERE LOCALLY WITHIN EACH
    COUNTIES REGARDING THE JUSTICE
    SYSTEM AS WELL AS THE IMPACTS ON
    THE LOCAL COURTHOUSE PROJECTS.
    WE ALSO DISCUSSED THE NUANCES OF
    THE 2011 REALIGNMENT AND
    PARTICULARLY THE COMMUNITY
    CORRECTIONS PLAN AND THE
    PARTICIPATION OF ESSENTIALLY THE
    COURTS. THE JUDGES HAVE
    DETERMINED THROUGH I BELIEVE
    THROUGH A CONSTITUTIONAL OR A
    CONSTITUTIONAL DELINEATION OF
    THE LAW THAT THEY CANNOT IN FACT
    PARTICIPATE IN THOSE DISCUSSIONS
    BUT IN SOME CASES I BELIEVE IN
    OUR COUNTY THEY APPOINTED THE
    ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS TO
    PARTICIPATE AS SUCH, SO THE
    MESSAGE TO THE CHIEF JUSTICE AND
    TO THE COURTS WAS THAT THAT THE
    JUDGE'S PARTICIPATION WAS
    CRITICAL AND VITAL IN ADDRESSING
    2011 REALIGNMENT PARTICULARLY AS
    WE SEE THE THREE JUDGE'S PANEL
    DECISION WITH RELEASE OF 7,000
    PLUS PRISONERS INTO THE COUNTY
    SYSTEM. OTHER DISCUSSION --
    ANOTHER DISCUSSION THAT WE HAD
    WAS THE COURTHOUSE PROJECT
    FUNDING AND THE IMPACTS THAT
    WE'VE HAD AT LEAST HERE IN THIS
    COUNTY, WHERE WE HAVE SEEN A
    DELAY OF THE FUNDING COMING
    THROUGH FOR THE COURTHOUSE
    PROJECT. MYSELF HAD THE
    OPPORTUNITY TO REITERATE THE
    IMPORTANCE OF THE PROJECT TO THE
    COUNTY AND THAT OUR COUNTY HAS
    INVESTED SIGNIFICANTLY WITH
    $5 MILLION IN ESSENTIALLY TAKING
    DOWN THE EXISTING SITE AND
    POTENTIALLY ADDITIONAL
    $6 MILLION TO RELOCATE THE FLEET
    SO I THINK THEY RECOGNIZE THE
    PARTICIPATION THAT THE COUNTY
    HAS HAD IN THIS ONE AND REALLY
    THE COLLABORATION WITH THE
    COURTS AND I DO WANT TO THANK
    JOSE AND THE PRESIDING JUDGE. I
    DID HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK
    TO THEM BEFORE MEETING WITH THE
    CHIEF JUSTICE AND THEY DID OFFER
    THEIR PERSPECTIVE. LAST WEEK I
    ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET
    WITH GOVERNOR BROWN AS PART OF A
    DISCUSSION BETWEEN THE COUNTIES,
    AND PARTICULARLY THE OFFICERS OF
    CSAC AND THE GOVERNOR, REGARDING
    THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. I
    THINK ONE OF THE CHALLENGES THAT
    WE ARE PRESENTED WITH THE FULL
    IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AFFORDABLE
    CARE ACT THIS COMING JANUARY WE
    REITERATED TO THE GOVERNOR WE'RE
    THANKFUL TO HIM FOR HIS
    PARTICIPATION AND PARTNERSHIP
    THAT WE HAD BOTH ON THE
    REALIGNMENT PROCESS IN 2011 AND
    ALSO PROP 30, AND WE ALSO NOTED
    REALLY THAT IT WAS CRITICAL THAT
    WE CONTINUE TO PARTNER IF WE
    WERE TO SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENT
    THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. THE
    MAIN AREAS, AND I WILL BRIEFLY
    SHARE THEM WITH THE BOARD THAT
    WE DISCUSSED, WAS THE FACT THAT
    PROGRAM REALIGNMENT WAS NOT
    WORKABLE WITH COUNTIES AND WE
    WERE HOPEFUL IF THERE WAS
    REALIGNMENT IT WOULD HAVE
    CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS WITH
    FUNDING AND ADDITIONALLY WE
    REMINDED THE GOVERNOR IF WE ARE
    SUCCESSFUL IN IMPLEMENTING THE
    AFFORDABLE CARE ACT THE COUNTY
    IS RESPONSIBLE TO GIVE CARE TO
    THE PEOPLE WHO ARE UNINSURED.
    THERE WAS A STUDY DONE BY THE UC
    SYSTEM EVEN IF WE HAVE GREAT
    SUCCESS THERE ARE THREE TO
    4 MILLION PEOPLE THAT WON'T BE
    COVERED UNDER THE AFFORDABLE
    CARE ACT. THAT STILL FALLS
    UNDER THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE
    COUNTIES AND IT WAS A REMINDER
    TO THE GOVERNOR THAT
    RESPONSIBILITY SHOULD BE NOTED
    IF THERE IS DESIRE TO TAKE AWAY
    SOME OF THE REALIGNMENT FOR THE
    SAFETY NET OR FOR THE INDIGENT
    AND LASTLY I JUST WANT TO REPORT
    TO THE BOARD AS WELL THAT I DID
    TESTIFY AS WELL LAST WEEK ON
    ASSEMBLY BILL 39 WHICH IS
    RELATIONSHIP WITH PROP 39
    SPECIFICALLY ON CAP AND TRADE
    REVENUES PL. CHAIR THAT'S MY
    REPORT OUT AND I WANT TO SAY
    THANK YOU TO THE ECONOMIC
    DEVELOPMENT BOARD. LAST WEEK WE
    HAD THE BUSINESS APPRECIATION
    WEEK AND I THINK EVERYONE ONE OF
    US HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT
    BUSINESSES WITHIN THE DISTRICT
    AND I WANT TO SEND A THANK YOU
    TO BEN STONE AND TIM AND ALAND
    THE FOLKS THAT MADE THIS HAPPEN.
    THANK YOU MR. CHAIR.
    >> THANK YOU. SUPERVISOR
    MCGUIRE.
    >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH CHAIR AND
    GOOD MORNING TO YOU AND GOOD
    MORNING. JUST FOUR QUICK ITEMS.
    ON ASSEMBLY BILL 2433 BOTH
    MR. SHERWOOD AND I WILL WERE IN
    SACRAMENTO MEETING WITH THE
    DIRECTOR OF BOATING AND WATER
    WAYS. THAT LAUNCHED THE PER
    BOAT FEE IN REGARDS TO INVASIVE
    SPECIES REDUCTION ACROSS THE
    STATE. WE MET PROVIDED OUR
    INPUT IN REGARDS TO BELIEVING
    THAT WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT A
    10-DOLLAR FEE THAT WOULD PROVIDE
    FOUR OINT 8 MILLION WITH THESE
    EFFORTS AND GETTING INSPECTION
    PROGRAMS OFF THE GROUND. THEY
    SHOULD BE MAKING THE DECISION IN
    ABOUT TWO WEEKS AND MOVING
    FORWARD WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION
    JANUARY 1 OF 2014. QUICKLY ON
    THE LIBRARY JOINT POWERS
    AGREEMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE WE
    HAVE SUPERED AN AREA OF
    DISCUSSION AND THAT IS THE
    GOVERN ANSZ AND FUTURE
    GOVERNANCE OF THE LIBRARY
    SYSTEM. WE HAD A ROBUST
    DISCUSSION KICKING OFF THE ISSUE
    OF GOVERNANCE LAST FRIDAY.
    WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A THREE HOUR
    SESSION ON MAY 31. WE'RE GOING
    TO BE SOLICITING INPUT FROM THE
    LIBRARY BOARDS HERE ON THE 18.
    SURVEY HAS BEEN DISTRIBUTED. WE
    WILL BE HEARING FROM ALL OF THE
    LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
    ON THE 31 MEETING AND WE WILL
    HAVE A TWO HOUR SESSION ON WHAT
    DOES THE LIBRARY COMMISSION LOOK
    LIKE IN THE DECADES TO COME? ON
    THE 31. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU
    TO MR. SCHWARTZ AND STAFF FOR
    WORKING ON THIS ISSUE. WE ARE
    CONTINUING TO MOVE FORWARD
    AGAIN. THANK YOU VERONICA FOR
    YOUR EFFORTS ON THIS. I AM
    LOOKING FORWARD TO PUBLIC
    RECOGNITION WEEK AND SEE THE
    CHAIRMAN DANCE AS HE DID LAST
    YEAR WHICH IS EXCITING. MY EYES
    ARE STILL HURTING BUT THAT IS
    OKAY AND I WANT TO ECHO THE
    THANKS FOR SUPERVISOR CARRILLO
    FOR BUSINESS APPRECIATION WEEK.
    IT WAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF
    COORDINATION ON BEN STONE AND
    THE ENTIRE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    DEPARTMENT AND I APPRECIATE THE
    EFFORTS THAT WENT INTO A VERY
    SUCCESSFUL WEEK.
    >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I HAVE
    ONE REQUIRED REPORT OUT AND
    SEVERAL INFORMATIONAL. I
    ATTENDED THE GOLDEN GATE DIRECT
    BOARD MEETING ON APRIL 26. I
    WANTED TO MENTION THAT OVER
    30,000 PEOPLE SHOWED UP IN
    DOWNTOWN PETALUMA FOR THE BUTTER
    AND EGGS PARADE. IF YOU HAVEN'T
    BEEN THERE YOU NEED TO PUT IT ON
    YOUR BUCKET LIST. I WANT TO
    GIVE RECOGNITION TO ANDREA KROWT
    WHO WAS A RECIPIENT OF THE UNDER
    40 AWARD AT THE HYATT CREEK IN
    SANTA ROSA. IT'S VERY WELL
    DESERVED. I ALSO ATTENDED THE
    SONOMA COUNTY ACTUAL REPORT
    MEETING ON MAY 1 WHERE WE
    LEARNED THAT THE ACCRUED
    LIABILITY INCREASED BY
    $155 MILLION THIS PAST YEAR AND
    EMPLOYER OR COUNTY CONTRIBUTION
    RATES WILL INCREASE BY 4.5% OR
    13 MILLION ANNUALLY. THE COUNTY
    CONTRIBUTION WILL EQUAL 24.4 7%
    OF PAYROLL. EMPLOYEE RATES WILL
    INCREASE TO 0.28 FOR TOTAL
    LISTED HERE OF PAYROLL AND
    0.SEVEN ON THE SAFETY SIDE AND
    12.5%. THE FUNDED RATIO AT THIS
    MOMENT IS NOW SEVEN 7.9% AND IT
    SHOULD BE NOTED THIS IS THE LAST
    YEAR FOR SMOOTHING OUT OF THE
    2008 LOSSES. WE HAVE FIVE YEARS
    TO SPREAD THOSE OUT AND THIS IS
    THE FIFTH YEAR AND $106 MILLION
    OF THE 155.5 MILLION IS THE
    FINAL 20% OF THOSE LOSSES. IN
    ADDITION THE BOARD'S ACTION ON
    LOWERING THE EARNINGS ASSUMPTION
    OR DISCOUNT RATE ALSO ADDED UUAL
    TO THE BOTTOM LINE. OUR
    DISCOUNT RATE IS NOW SEVEN-POINT
    5% DOWN FROM SEVEN AND THREE
    QUARTERS AND 8% WHEN I FIRST
    JOINED THE BOARD. ALSO IT
    SHOULD BE NOTED BECAUSE WE HAVE
    AN 18 MONTH LAG IN THE SYSTEM
    SOME OF THE REFORM EFFORTS ARE
    NOT REALIZEED IN THIS REPORT AND
    DESPITE OF THE DAUNTING NUMBERS
    THE TREND MOVING FORWARD IS
    BETTER AND MORE POSITIVE AND
    SHOULD IMPROVE SO WE LOOK
    FORWARD TO THAT. I WANT TO THANK
    THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD.
    I HAD A GREAT COUPLE OF MEETINGS
    AND I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT AND WAS
    BLOWN AWAY FROM WHAT THEY DO AND
    ADD TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY IN
    PETALUMA. I ATTENDED THE COAST
    GUARD TRAINING CENTER AND WE BID
    FAREWELL TO THE CAPTAIN ERIN
    BROGUEN AND BROUGHT ABROAD CHUCK
    FOSY AND HE IS MOVING WEST FROM
    THE WASHINGTON DC AREA AND I
    KNOW I MENTIONED THE IMPORTANCE
    OF THIS FACILITY TO THE ECONOMY
    AND COMMUNITY BEFORE SO IT WAS
    AN HONOR TO BE THERE AND
    REPRESENT THE COUNTY. THE
    CENTER GIVES TRAINING TO 3500
    STUDENTS A YEAR AND ADDS TO THE
    LOCAL ECONOMY AND HOME TO 333
    ACTIVE DUTY COAST GUARD AND 187
    CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES. THERE ARE
    118 BUILDINGS DOWN THERE ON
    830 ACRES AND HOUSES MORE THAN
    400 RESIDENTS AND 127 FAMILY
    HOMES. IN PETALUMA THE COAST
    GUARD CENTER IS AN INTEGRAL PART
    OF THE COMMUNITY AND PERHAPS THE
    MOST IMPRESSIVE NUMBER ON
    AVERAGE THE BASE PERFORMS 1,000
    VOLUNTEERS HOURS PER MONTH.
    WHEN YOU NEED SOMETHING YOU CALL
    THE COAST GUARD AND THEY WILL BE
    THERE IN GREAT NUMBERS AND IT'S
    VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. I THINK
    WE SHOULD MENTION THAT AND PAY
    ATTENTION TO THAT AND BE
    APPRECIATIVE OF THAT AND THANK
    YOU FOR YOUR INDULGENCE. WITH
    THAT WE ARE ON TO THE CONSENT
    CALENDAR. TODAY WE HAVE ITEMS
    ONE THROUGH 39 WITH THE
    EXCEPTION NUMBER EIGHT WHICH WAS
    PULLED AND ITEM 24 IS A JOINT
    ACTION FOR THE SONOMA COUNTY
    SANITATION DISTRICT. I DON'T
    SEE THE MAYOR HERE TODAY BUT WE
    HAVE A QUORUM WITH MYSELF AND
    SUPERVISOR GORIN. WITH THEY
    WILL ASK FOR THE BOARD FOR
    QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS ON THE
    CONSENT CALENDAR.
    >> THANK YOU SO MUCH CHAIR AND
    ITEM 21 FOR THE VETERAN'S
    MEMORIAL DAMN AND I WANT TO SAY
    THANK YOU TO THE TEAM OF
    REGIONAL PARKS CONTINUING TO
    MOVE FORWARD WITH THE NORTH
    COUNTY'S FAVORITE SWIMMING HOLE
    AND THAT WE HAVE THE DATE FOR
    THE HERALDSBURG WATER CARNIVAL
    WORKING THROUGH THE RUSSIAN
    RIVER FESTIVAL AND TAKING IN
    WEST COUNTY AS WELL COMING IN
    FOR JULY 26 AND THE ENTIRE MONTH
    OF JULY YOU WILL HAVE 50 EVENTS
    ON THE RIVER IN BOTH THE WEST
    AND THE NORTH COUNTY, AND
    SUPERVISOR CARRILLO HAS AGREED
    TO BE IN THE OLD TIME BATHING
    SUIT CONTEST AT THE CARNIVAL.
    >> THAT WILL HELP CORRECT YOUR
    EYE SIGHT.
    >> WATCH OUT. HOT DANG. OKAY.
    SO WE'RE NOW MOVING ON TO 32 AND
    I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO
    PUBLIC WORKS. THIS HAS BEEN A
    LONG TIME COMING AT LEAST IN THE
    NORTH COUNTY IN REGARDS TO
    INDIAN RESERVATION ROAD FUND AND
    SECURING DOLLARS FROM THE
    FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION.
    A BIG THANK YOU TO TOM O'CANE
    AND IT'S A LENGTHY CONTRACT AND
    HE'S THE POINT AND WE WILL BRING
    DOWN $4 MILLION FROM THE FEDERAL
    HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION OVER THE
    NEXT FIVE YEARS FOR NORTH COUNTY
    ROADS AND IT WOULD NOT BE
    HAPPENING WITHOUT MR. O'CANE AND
    THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GUYS
    FROM RANCHO RIO AND THE DRY
    CREEK EXCUSE ME AND ALL THEIR
    EFFORTS INCLUDING CHAIRMAN
    HOPKINS AND I WANT TO SAY THANK
    YOU TO THEM AS WELL FOR THEIR
    PARTNERSHIP IN THIS PROGRAM.
    >> GREAT THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
    SUPERVISOR GORIN.
    >> JUST VERY BRIEFLY THANKS ONCE
    AGAIN TO THE DEPARTMENT OF
    PUBLIC WORKS. WE HAVE TWO ITEMS
    ON THE CONSENT AGENDA REPLACES
    BRIDGES. WE ARE MOVING FORWARD
    ON THE HAUSER ROAD BRIDGE AND
    THE BOYES BOULEVARD BRIDGE SO
    THESE ARE NOT INEXPENSIVE
    PROJECTS BUT IT'S TAKEN CARE OF
    THE INFRASTRUCTURE WHICH IS
    REALLY IMPORTANT ADDED TO THE
    EFFORTS ON THE ROADS SO MOVING
    FORWARD.
    >> SUPERVISOR CARRILLO.
    >> THANK YOU MR. CHAIR. JUST TO
    ECHO ON ITEM 29. I DO WANT TO
    THANK TOM O'CANE AND
    TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC WORKS AND
    PARTICULARLY THE BRIDGE CREW.
    YOU KNOW THE BRIDGE CREW IS
    OFTENTIMES ONE OF THE CREWS OUT
    THERE THAT IS NOT RECOGNIZED.
    IN THIS COUNTY SPECIFICALLY WE
    HAVE 1400 MILES OF UNCORPORATED
    ROADS BUT WE HAVE MANY BRIDGES
    WE MAINTAIN IN THAT SYSTEM. I
    DON'T SEE TOM O'CANE BUT
    SPECIFICALLY WITH THIS PROJECT
    THIS IS AN ENGINEERING AND
    DESIGN CONTRACT FOR REPLACEMENT
    OF HAUSER ROAD BRIDGE WHICH
    CURRENTLY IS A ONE LANE ROAD
    BRIDGE THAT REALLY HAS
    STRUCTURALLY DEFISIT STRUCTURES.
    I SHOULD NOTE THAT THE FUNDING
    FOR THE PROJECT IF I UNDERSTAND
    THE ITEM CORRECTLY IS 100%
    FEDERALLY FUNDED AND IT'S
    IMPORTANT AND CONSTRUCTION IS
    EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN 2015. TWO
    MORE COMMENTS ON TWO DIFFERENT
    ITEMS. I DO WANT TO POINT ON
    ITEM 10 JUST FOR THE PUBLIC I
    DID RECEIVE A COUPLE OF EMAILS
    ESSENTIALLY OPPOSING THIS ITEM.
    THIS IS THE WATER REUSE POTABLE
    INITIATIVE AND I WANT TO NOTE I
    RECEIVED THE EMAILS IN
    OPPOSITION. I HAD A CHANCE TO
    READ THEM. HOWEVER, I DO
    BELIEVE THIS ITEM IS OF BENEFIT
    IN ADVANCING RESEARCH AND THE
    ANNUAL $25,000 INVESTMENT I
    THINK IS RATHER MINIMAL COMPARED
    TO THE LEVERAGE WE COULD HAVE OF
    THE $6 MILLION POTENTIAL
    RESEARCH INITIATIVE HERE THAT
    WILL LOOK INTO DIMINISHED
    POTABLE WATER SUPPLIES SO
    WHETHER THE SCIENCE IS YET TO BE
    DETERMINED THIS IS REALLY
    ADVANCED RESEARCH AND I THINK
    IT'S MONEY WELL SPENT AND IT
    DOES GO WITH THE WATER SUPPLY
    ACTION PLAN SO I WANT TO NOTE
    THAT ON THAT ITEM. LASTLY ITEM
    11 THIS IS JUST AN INFORMATIONAL
    REPORT FOR THE BOARD. NORMALLY
    THESE TYPES OF REPORTS WOULD BE
    DONE UNDER REGULAR CALENDAR AND
    I THINK UNDER CONSENT WHAT THIS
    GROUP DID WAS REALLY YOMEN'S
    WORK TO TRYING TO ADDRESS THE
    HOMELESSNESS ISSUE AND THE ISSUE
    OF HOMELESSNESS WITHIN THE
    RUSSIAN RIVER. I DO KNOW THAT
    WE WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY
    LATER THIS MORNING TO SPEAK
    AROUND THE HOMELESS COUNT AND
    MAYBE I WILL RESERVE MY COMMENTS
    FOR THAT, BUT I JUST WANT TO
    BEGIN ON THIS CONSENT ITEM BY
    REALLY THANKING THE COMMUNITY
    DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION WHO
    REALLY HELPED STEER THE
    DIRECTION. WE HAD PARTICIPATION
    FROM A VARIETY OF DEPARTMENTS,
    HUMAN SERVICES, REGIONAL
    SERVICES, REGIONAL PARKS, THE
    SHERIFF'S OFFICE, AS WELL AS THE
    OFFICES OF THE COUNTY
    ADMINISTRATOR. I KNOW
    ADMINISTRATOR FERGUSON WAS KEY
    GETTING IN INITIATIVE SPARKED.
    I SEE KATRINA THURMAN HERE FROM
    FAMILY SERVICES I
    -- AGENCIES AND I APPRECIATE
    THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND YOU KNOW
    WE WEREN'T ABLE TO USE THE FUNDS
    TO PUT INTO PLACE THE
    RECOMMENDATIONS THAT CAVE FROM
    HERE. WITH THAT SAID I THINK
    IT'S A GREAT REPORT. THERE WERE
    MANY STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED. IT
    DOES SET A GOOD FRAMEWORK TO
    BEGIN ADDRESSING THE HOMELESS
    ISSUE WITHIN THE RUSSIAN RIVER
    ENVIRONMENT AND AGAIN I THINK
    THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO
    DISCUSS THIS LATER THIS MORNING
    BUT I WANTED TO DO A SHOUT OUT
    TO THE STAFF AND I SEE OTHERS
    INVOLVED IN THOSE DISCUSSIONS
    AND MR. CHAIR JUST OUT OF
    CURIOSITY WAS THE REASON ITEM
    EIGHT WAS PULLED -- I WANTED TO
    COMMENT ON IT BUT I WILL RESERVE
    IT. I AM FINE WITH IT BUT I
    IMAGINE IT WAS STAFF --
    >> IT WAS FROM STAFF. THERE
    WERE QUESTIONS REGARDING CERTAIN
    FINANCIAL ISSUES THAT WILL TAKE
    TIME TO COME BACK.
    >> GREAT. THANK YOU MR. CHAIR.
    >> I JUST WANT TO MAKE NOTE OF
    ITEM 32 AND 33 FOR CONTRACTS FOR
    PAYMENT PRESERVATION. AS WE
    MOVE FORWARD THEY TOTAL
    6.$1 MILLION AND THIS SUMMER I
    WANTED TO TAKE NOTE WE'RE
    SPENDING ABOUT $20.5 MILLION ON
    PAYMENT PRESERVATION AND
    AFFECTING 53 MILES OUT IN THE
    COUNTY AND CERTAINLY THIS BOARD
    HAS TAKEN ON ROADS AS A PRIORITY
    AND I WANT TO THANK
    TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS
    IN THAT REGARD. WITH THEY WILL
    ASK FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON
    CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS. DOES
    ANYONE WISH TO SPEAK TO THE
    CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS ONE
    THROUGH 39 WITH THE EXCEPTION OF
    NUMBER EIGHT? SEEING NO ONE
    COME FORWARD WE WILL CLOSE THAT.
    BRING IT BACK TO THE BOARD. ANY
    FURTHER COMMENTS, QUESTIONS,
    CONCERNS? SEEING NONE THAT PASS
    OSES A 4-0-ONE VOTE. THANK YOU
    VERY MUCH. DURING THE CONSENT
    CALENDAR WE PASSED GOLD
    RESOLUTION AND PARENT
    RECOGNITION MONTH IN SONOMA COUNTY. I WANT
    TO SAY HOW WELL THE CHILDREN ARE
    DUE IN THE AUDIENCE BUT I WILL
    GO TO SUPERVISOR GORIN. WELCOME
    NICK HONEY.
    >> WELCOME NICK AND I'M NOT SURE
    HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE PART OF THE
    CREW BUT ANYBODY IN THE AUDIENCE
    THAT IS APPROPRIATE STEP FORWARD
    AND FOSTER CHILDREN OR PARENTS
    PLEASE INVITE THEM TO COME
    FORWARD.
    >> THANK YOU. NICK HONEY
    DIVISION DIRECTOR FAMILY YOUTH
    AND CHILDREN AND I'M GOING TO
    INVIOLET LAUREN BENNETT FROM THE
    FOSTER PARENT'S ASSOCIATION
    BOARD AND JUST TO EXPRESS MY
    APPRECIATION FOR THE PEOPLE THAT
    WORK FOR THE FAMILY YOUTH AND
    CHILDREN FOR ALL THE HARD WORK
    THE FOSTER PARENTS DO. WE TALK
    ABOUT OPENING YOUR HEART TO A
    FOSTER CHILD AND YOU CAN SEE WHY
    THEY MIGHT DO IT AND I THINK YOU
    CAN TELL IT'S NOT AN EASY JOB SO
    APPRECIATE VERY MUCH THE WORK
    THAT THEY DO BUT I'M GOING TO
    HAND IT OVER TO LAUREN AND SHE'S
    GOING TO SAY A FEW COMMENTS.
    >> ON BEHALF OF THE REDWOOD
    EMPIRE FOSTER PARENT'S
    ASSOCIATION WE WANT TO THANK YOU
    VERY MUCH FOR THIS ACKNOWLEDGE
    AND THE SUPPORT YOU HAVE GIVEN
    US OVER THE YEARS BOTH
    POLITICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY. WE
    COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT HELP. WE
    ARE A CLOSE KNIT GROUP OF
    FAMILIES THAT COME WITH VARIOUS
    EDUCATIONS AND BACKGROUNDS WHO
    OPEN OUR HOMES AND HEARTS TO
    THESE CHILDREN AND WE ALL HAVE
    VARIOUS STORIES BOTH HEART
    BREAKING AND HEART WARMING. MY
    OWN PARTICULAR STORY IS WHEN MY
    DEAR FRIENDS THE BRUNSWICK'S GOT
    THEIR 25'S FOSTER CHILD. HE WAS
    A FRAGILE NEWBORN IN WHICH THEY
    ASKED FOR, AND I GUESS THEY
    DON'T NEED SLEEP OR LIKE TO
    VISIT HOSPITALS A LOT, BUT THEY
    DO SPECIALIZE IN FRAGILE
    NEWBORNS AND THIS PARTICULAR
    BABY WAS FRAGILE. HE WAS
    FAILURE TO THRIVE. HE WAS
    SCREAMING. HE WAS SQUIRMING.
    HE WAS DRUG EXPOSED. HE WAS
    HYPER TONIC AND ALCOHOL EXPOSED
    AND I FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM.
    NOW HE'S MY SON, MY BELOVED SON.
    PLEASE COME UP SON.
    [APPLAUSE]
    AND AS I SAY WHEN WE OPEN UP OUR
    HOMES TO THESE CHILDREN WE
    LEARNO MUCH AND WE HAVE LEARNED
    THROUGH OUR TRAININGS AND OUR
    BACKGROUNDS TO MANAGE OUR OWN
    HEARTS AS WELL AS THE HEARTS OF
    THESE COMPROMISED OFTEN VERY
    TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN, AND
    PROVIDING A LOVING NURTURING,
    NUTRITIOUS, HEALTHY, STIMULATING
    ENVIRONMENT MAKES THEM
    ABSOLUTELY BLOSSOM AND WE LEAVE
    AN INDELIBLE IMPRESSION ON
    THESE. SIMON AND I SINCE HE WAS
    THREE HAVE TAKEN 15 FOSTER
    CHILDREN EITHER RESPITE FOR
    OTHER PEOPLE OR OUR OWN
    PLACEMENTS. ONE WAS FOR OVER A
    YEAR, ONE FOR A YEAR, ONE WAS
    FOR NINE MONTHS, VARIOUS AGES
    AND OUR CURRENT PLACEMENT WE HAD
    FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. WILL YOU
    COME UP?
    [APPLAUSE]
    AND I WOULD LIKE TO ACTUALLY
    INTRODUCE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
    AND THEY ARE AN AMAZING GROUP OF
    PEOPLE WHO DON'T REQUIRE SLEEP
    WHO DONATE EVERY PART OF
    THEMSELVES, THEIR MONEY, THEIR
    TIME, AND THEIR INNOVATIVE IDEAS
    FOR THE WELL BEING OF THESE
    CHILDREN THAT IS BEYOND MEASURE.
    WOULD YOU PLEASE STAND UP, THE
    BOARD.
    [APPLAUSE]
    THANK YOU AGAIN. WE CAN'T DO IT
    WITHOUT YOUR HELP AND THE REST
    OF THE FAMILY WHO IS OPEN UP
    THEIR LIVES AND HOMES TO LEAVE
    THIS IMPRESSION ON THESE
    CHILDREN. ARE YOU ALL HERE, ALL
    STANDING? OKAY. THANK YOU SO
    MUCH.
    [APPLAUSE]
    >> AND WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK
    EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR
    OPENING YOUR HEARTS AND HOMES TO
    THESE CHILDREN. OBVIOUSLY WE
    CANNOT DO THIS WITHOUT YOU,
    WITHOUT YOUR LOVE. YOU ARE PART
    OF THE VILLAGE THAT NURTURES AND
    RAISING OUR FUTURE AND WE THANK
    YOU VERY MUCH. WE HAVE A PHOTO
    OPPORTUNITY SO LAUREN WHY DON'T
    YOU INVITE AS MANY OF THE
    WONDERFUL PARENTS AND CHILDREN
    AS YOU WANT TO COME ON THROUGH.
    IT'S GOING TO BE A CROWD BUT
    THAT'S OKAY. YOU CAN FILE ALONG
    AND INVITE THE WHOLE BOARD TO
    PARTICIPATE IN THE PHOTO
    SESSION. WE MIGHT BE TALLER
    THAN SOME OF THE SPROUTS HERE.
    >> YOU DEFINITELY ARE. [APPLAUSE]
    >> I WAS JUST SAYING THAT I LOVE
    HAVING THE PARENTS AND THE
    CHILDREN HERE IN OUR BOARD
    CHAMBERS. OFTEN IT'S JUST A FEW
    PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE, AND
    HAVING CHILDREN HERE, EVEN THE
    CRIES AND THE SQUIRMS AND THE
    WHINES REMINDS US WE'RE A
    COMMUNITY AND IMPORTANT TO WHAT
    WE DO IN THE CHAMBER. THANK YOU
    ALL FOR BEING HERE.
    [APPLAUSE]
    >> LET THEM FILTER OUT. WE'RE
    ON TO ITEM TWO GOLD RESOLUTION
    PROCLAIMING MAY 5 - MAY 11, 2013
    AS PUBLIC SERVICE RECOGNITION
    WEEK IN SONOMA COUNTY AND SYLVIA
    LAMOS IS HERE AND I WANT TO SAY
    WHAT AN HONOR IT IS TO RECOGNIZE
    OUR COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND REALLY
    TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR
    PROFESSIONALISM, SERVICE AND
    DEDICATION AND SONOMA COUNTY IS
    TRULY AN AWARD WINNING
    ORGANIZATION DUE TO EACH OF OUR
    EMPLOYEES AND SYLVIA CAN YOU LET
    US KNOW AND WE WILL COME BACK?
    >> SURE. GOOD. I AM SYLVIA
    LEEMACE WITH THE DEPARTMENT. I
    AM HAPPY TO ADDRESS YOU THIS
    MORNING AND THANK YOU TO ALL OF
    THE MEMBERS HERE TODAY. THIS IS
    PUBLIC SERVICE RECOGNITION WEEK
    AND HAS BEEN CELEBRATED SINCE
    1985 AS A TIME SET ASIDE TO
    HONOR ALL THOSE IN GOVERNMENT
    AGENCIES TO ENSURE THAT
    GOVERNMENT IS THE BEST.
    THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY LEADERS
    PARTICIPATE BY ISSUING
    PROCLAMATIONS AND HOSTING EVENTS
    AND OTHER ACTIVITIES TO
    RECOGNIZE PUBLIC SERVICE.
    PUBLIC SERVICE WORKERS INCLUDE
    THE BROAD RANGE OF OUR
    EMPLOYEES. HART WORKING AND
    RESPECTFUL AND PROFESSIONAL
    EMPLOYEES BY PROVIDING SERVICES
    TO THE CITIZENS AND SUPPORTING
    THE COMMUNITY AND
    INFRASTRUCTURE. WE ARE THE ARMS
    AND LEGS OF THE COMMUNITY AND WE
    WORK IN PRIDE TO THE COMMUNITY
    THAT WE SERVE. THEY WORK IN THE
    PUBLIC BECAUSE THEY WANT TO MAKE
    A DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY.
    THEY DESERVE OUR THANKS
    THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND WE ARE
    GLAD TO HAVE THIS WEEK TO
    RECOGNIZE OUR EMPLOYEES. THE
    IMPACT IS PROFOUND AND CAN BE
    SEEN AS DIFFERENT INITIATIVES
    THAT COUNTY EMPLOYEES ARE
    INVOLVED IN MAKING POSITIVE
    CHANGES THROUGHOUT THE
    COMMUNITY. THEIR ACTIONS AFFECT
    THE CHILDREN AND ADULTS AND
    INFRASTRUCTURE IN PUBLIC SAFETY,
    HEALTH CARE, EDUCATION,
    AGRICULTURE, PARKS AND THE
    ENVIRONMENT. I AM PROUD OF MY
    COUNTY FAMILY AND HAVE SEEN
    FIRST HAND HOW MUCH EACH
    EMPLOYEE CARES ABOUT WHAT THEY
    DO FOR OTHERS. IT IS IMPORTANT
    TO ACKNOWLEDGE HOW EMPLOYEES
    HAVE MADE SONOMA COUNTY A HIGHLY
    RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION. IN
    FACT THEY HAVE RECEIVED NATIONAL
    AND STATE RECOGNITION FOR THEIR
    ACTIONS DIFFERENT INITIATIVES
    THEY PURSUED IN COUNTY
    GOVERNMENT. LET ME SHARE A FEW
    OF THOSE EXAMPLES. IN 2012
    CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES RECEIVED
    TWO AWARDS AND ONE FOR TOP
    PERFORMANCE IN A MEDIUM SIZE
    COUNTY AND ONE FOR TOP 10 AND
    THEY ACHIEVED THIS BY SURPASSING
    THE GOALS OF THE STATE. IT TOOK
    EACH PERSON DOING THEIR PART TO
    THE ATTORNEYS AND MANAGEMENT.
    THEY ALL CONTRIBUTED AND HELPED
    EACH OTHER TO REACH THE GOALS
    WHICH IN TURN INCREASED
    COLLECTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
    BACK TO SONOMA COUNTY FAMILIES.
    OUR OWN SONOMA COUNTY FAIR GOT
    HONORS FROM THE FAIR ASSOCIATION
    AND REVIEWS FAIRS ACROSS THE
    WESTERN UNITED STATES. THE
    STAFF WORKED HARD ON
    IMPLEMENTING NEW CREATIVED WHYS
    THAT RELATED IN.
    >>
    >> FIVE FIRST PLACE AWARDS.
    THEY HELD A COMPETITION WHICH
    THE STAFF HELPED ORGANIZE. THEY
    WORKED DILIGENTLY DISPLAYING THE
    ENTRIES AT THE HAT DAY. ANOTHER
    WAS -- [INAUDIBLE] TO DISPLAY
    SIGNAGE AROUND THE FAIR SO THE
    MANAGEMENT AND LINE STAFF HAD A
    CREATIVE MEETING AND COMING UP
    WITH METAL SIGN HOLDERS DOUBLED
    LIKE A FLOWER PLANTERS SO THAT
    WAS A GREAT WAY TO BEAUTIFY A
    PRACTICAL NEED AT THE FAIR. WE
    HAVE A -- HUMAN SERVICES AND THE
    WORK FORCE INVESTMENT BOARD.
    THEY RECEIVED ACHIEVEMENT FROM
    THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
    COUNTIES AND THEY WERE
    RECOGNIZED AS A MODEL PROGRAM
    FOR AT RISK YOUTH FOR
    OPPORTUNITIES. WHAT SET THIS
    PROGRAM ASIDE WAS THE
    EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT. OUR
    ENVIRONMENT STAFF PROVIDED
    EDUCATION TO EACH CREW MEMBERS FOCUSING --
    ONE SECOND. THEY SERVED AS
    MANAGERS AND ROLE MODELS TO MANY
    OF THE YOUTH AND MANY OF THESE
    YOUNG PEOPLE'S LIVES WILL BE
    CHANGED AS A RESULT OF THE
    STAFF'S EFFORTS. GENERAL STAFF
    HAS RECEIVED STATE RECOGNITIONS
    BASED ON THEIR HARD WORK. THE
    PRESTIGIOUS GOVERNOR'S AWARD IS
    A HIGHLIGHT OF THESE EFFORTS.
    SONOMA COUNTY RECEIVED ONE OF 17
    OF THESE AWARDS FOR THE
    ELECTRICAL TRAIL. THIS INCLUDES
    CHARGING STATIONS FOR ELECTRICAL
    VEHICLES SUCH AS THE ONE THAT
    SUPERVISOR CARRILLO IS DRIVING
    THESE DAYS. IT'S IMPORTANT TO
    EMPHASIZE THIS AWARD IS
    AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
    ENTITIES AND SONOMA COUNTY WAS
    ONE OF TWO COUNTY AGENCIES TO
    RECEIVE THIS AWARD. I WANTED TO
    MENTION NATIONAL RECOGNITION OF
    THE FLEET DIVISION. OUR STAFF
    HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR THREE
    YEARS NOW AND RANKED AS NINTH AS
    THE BEST GREEN FLEET IN THE
    NATION SO THAT IS A GREAT
    ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR THEM SO YOU
    CAN SEE EMPLOYEES FROM LINE
    STAFF TO MANAGERS ARE WORKING ON
    IDEAS AND INITIATIVES RESULTING
    IN SONOMA COUNTY BEING
    RECOGNIZED AS A PLACE WHERE ALL
    EMPLOYEES ARE ENGAGED AND
    COMMITTED TO PUBLIC SERVICE AND
    IMPROVE THE LIVES OF CITIZENS
    AND VISITORS.
    EMPLOYEE CAN'T DO IT ON THEIR OWN AND
    WE WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE
    EMPLOYEES AND THANK THOSE THAT
    WORK FOR THE BENEFIT OF FELLOW
    CITIZENS. WE ARE HAVING TWO
    EMPLOYEES LUNCHES AND PAID BY
    EMPLOYEES AND BY VOLUNTEERED
    TODAY. ONE IS ON MAY 8 HERE AND
    ONE IS MAY 9 BY THE AIRPORT BY
    CHILD SUPPORT OFFICES AND THIS
    YEAR WE WILL HAVE BURRITOS AGAIN
    AND WE ARE ENCOURAGING EMPLOYEES
    TO CARPOOL, BIKE OR WALK TO THE
    EVENT. FOR THE LAST SEVERAL
    WEEKS EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN BUYING
    THE LUNCH TICKETS AND LOOKING
    FORWARD TO ENJOYING THE TIME.
    IT'S A TEAM EFFORT AND HAPPENS
    THANK TO THE EVENT COMMITTEE.
    WE APPRECIATE THE EFFORTS AND
    THANK THE DEPARTMENTS FOR
    ALLOWING THIS TEAM TO WORK
    TOGETHER. I WOULD LIKE THEM TO
    COME JOIN ME. I WILL CALL OFF
    THE DEPARTMENT STAFF NOW.
    (CALLING STAFF NAMES) .
    AND I WANT TO THANK YOU AGAIN
    FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR
    SERVICE THAT YOU PROVIDE TO YOUR
    COMMUNITY. THANK YOU.
    [APPLAUSE]
    >> THANK YOU SO MUCH SYLVIA AND
    I DO WANT TO SAY HOW ABSOLUTE
    GREAT EMPLOYEES THAT WE HAVE IN
    THE COUNTY ACROSS THE BOARD TOP
    TO BOTTOM SO SO TRUE AND I WANT
    TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE
    EMPLOYEES AND THE COUNTY
    FAMILIES THAT WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND
    RECOGNIZE THE COMMITMENT AND
    HARD WORK TO CERTAINLY MAINTAIN
    THE COUNTY'S INFRASTRUCTURE,
    ENSURE THE PHYSICAL SAFETY OF
    RESIDENTS AND PRESERVE THE
    HEALTH OF RESIDENTS AND PROMOTE
    THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE COUNTY
    TOP TO BOTTOM ACROSS THE BOARD.
    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU
    DO. IF YOU COULD COME UP WITH
    AND ACCEPT THE RESOLUTION AND
    MEMORIALIZE IT WITH A PICTURE
    WOULD BE GREAT. WE'RE GOOD.
    AND INVITE
    THE BOARD AS WELL ALL OF THE
    BOARD.
    [APPLAUSE]
    >> THANK YOU AGAIN.
    >> MR. CHAIR I SHOULD ADD AS
    LINDA IS WALKING AWAY THIS
    SUNDAY THERE WAS A GREAT
    CELEBRATION FOR CINCO DE MAYO
    AND LINDA WAS PART OF THAT
    PROCESS -- PARDON ME SYLVIA.
    SORRY. I WAS THINKING OF YOUR
    SISTER, YOUR COUSIN.
    >> YOU'RE ON A ROLL.
    >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR
    INVOLVEMENT IN CINCO DE MAYO.
    >> THANK YOU SO MUCH. GOLD
    RESOLUTION NUMBER THREE IS GOING
    TO BE PRESENTED TO NICK FREY
    FROM THE SONOMA COUNTY WINE
    GRAPE COMMISSION ON ANOTHER DATE
    BUT WE'RE ON TO ITEM FOUR GOLD
    RESOLUTION HONORING PAUL PIGONI
    FROM GEYSERVILLE FIRE PROTECTION
    DISTRICT CHIEF. SUPERVISOR.
    >> THANK YOU CHAIR AND IT'S WITH
    GREAT HONOR TO RECOGNIZE THE
    CHIEF FOR HIS FOUR DECADES OF
    SERVICE TOVILLEVILLE AND
    NORTHERN SONOMA AND THE COUNTY
    OF SONOMA ITSELF AND I WOULD
    LIKE TO BRING THE CHIEF UP TO
    THE PODIUM. WE HAVE A
    SIGNIFICANT CONTINGENT FROM
    THEVILLEVILLE BOARD. WE HAVE
    SEVERAL GEYSERVILLE
    FIREFIGHTERS HERE AND THE FIRE
    DEPARTMENT AND FANS OF
    MR. PIGONI AND I WOULD LIKE TO
    CALL UP THE INTERIM CHIEF AND
    CLOVERDALE FIRE CHIEF TO JOIN US
    AS WELL AT THE PODIUM. SO THE
    GEYSERVILLE FIRE PROTECTION
    DISTRICT HAS BEEN IN SERVICE FOR
    A WHILE AND HE STARTED OUT AS A
    FIREFIGHTER IN 1973 AND STARTED
    AS THE FIRST EMT IN 1977 AND
    TOOK THE HELM OF THE FIRE CHIEF
    AND THEN IN 2003. DURING THE
    TENURE AS CHIEF THE FIRE
    DISTRICT HAS GONE THROUGH A
    TREMENDOUS MODERNIZATION
    INITIATIVE. IT IS THROUGH HIS
    GUIDANCE AND LEADERSHIP THAT IT
    HAS DONE SO. IT'S GONE FROM A
    ALL VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENT TO A
    FULL TIME DEPARTMENT WITH A
    ROBUST FIREFIGHTER FORCE. THEY
    NOW HAVE A 10 VEHICLE FLEET WITH
    STATE OF THE ART EMERGENCY
    RESPOND APRAT USES INCLUDING THE
    DISTRICT'S FIRST TYPE ONE ENGINE
    WHICH IS PRETTY SLICK. THEY
    HAVE TWO STAFF FIRE ENGINES AND
    STATION ONE IN DOWNTOWN
    GEYSERVILLE BUILT IN 1999 WHICH
    CHIEF PIGONI OVER SAW THAT
    PROJECT. THEY HAVE TWO
    VOLUNTEER STATIONS IN THE
    DISTRICT. HE HAS BEEN FOCUSED
    ON NOT JUST THE LOCAL LEVEL BUT
    REGIONALLY AS WELL. HE HAS
    WORKED AS A DIRECTOR OF RED COM,
    A MEMBER OF THE SONOMA COUNTY
    FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION, AND
    HE'S BEEN LIVING THE DREAM WITH
    THE ZONE SIX FIRE CHIEF'S
    COMMITTEE OVER THE LAST SEVERAL
    MONTHS. AM I RIGHT CHIEF?
    >> YES.
    >> OKAY GREAT. THE OTHER ITEMS
    THAT THE CHIEFS HAVE WORKED ON
    IS A SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT
    WHICH IS UNIQUE TO ZONE SIX AND
    TO THE REST OF THE COUNTY. IN
    THESE TIGHT TIMES HOW TO BE ABLE
    TO SPREAD THE RESOURCES OUT FOR
    THE MAXIMUM FIRE PROTECTION FOR
    THE RESIDENTS OF SONOMA COUNTY
    THROUGH A BATTALION COVERAGE
    AGREEMENT THAT COVERS
    GEYSERVILLE, CLOVERDALE AND THE
    CITY OF HERALDSBURG. I HAVE
    BEEN HONORED AND I MEAN THIS
    CHIEF, TO WORK WITH YOU OVER THE
    LAST 28 MONTHS. WE SPENT A LOT
    OF TIME TOGETHER LAST YEAR
    HAMMERING THE OUT THE CONTRACT
    WITH THE DRY CREEK BOARD OF
    DIRECTORS AND IT WAS A PLEASURE
    TO SERVE WITH YOU ON THAT
    COMMITTEE. YOU FOUGHT FOR THAT
    DISTRICT LIKE THERE WAS NO OTHER
    AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU
    FOR YOUR TREMENDOUS EFFORTS AND
    IT IS WITH GREAT HONOR THAT THIS
    BOARD RECOGNIZES YOUR LIFETIME
    DEDICATION TO THE GEYSERVILLE
    PROTECTION DISTRICT TODAY AND WE
    ARE GRATEFUL THAT YOU TOOK TIME
    OUT OF YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE TO BE
    HERE AND GRATEFUL FOR YOUR
    SERVICE. BEFORE WE TURN THE
    MICROPHONE OVER CHIEF I KNOW
    THERE ARE A FEW FOLKS THAT WANT
    TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT YOU. I
    WILL START WITH CHIEF AUSTIN.
    >> IT'S MY PLEASURE TO BE HERE
    THIS MORNING. THANK YOU BOARD,
    ALSO REPRESENTING THE FIRE
    CHIEFS ASSOCIATION AND I WILL TO
    TELL A LITTLE STORY ABOUT PAUL.
    IN THE SUMMER OF 2008 WHEN I WAS
    BEGINNING MY ENTRY INTO THE
    SONOMA COUNTY AS I WAS TESTING
    FOR THE PROCESS THE FIRST CHIEF
    I MET WAS PAUL PIGONI AND HE WAS
    ON AN EMERGENCY INCIDENT IN LAKE
    SONOMA AND THEY LANDED THE AIR
    AMBULANCE AND THE PATIENT WAS
    LOADED AND I WENT UP TO A
    IMPOSING FIGURE AND I AM MARK
    AUSTIN AND I AM LOOKING FORWARD
    TO BE A SONOMA COUNTY FIRE CHIEF
    AND HIS ARMS WERE LIKE THIS AND
    GAVE ME A GOOD BACKGROUND AND A
    WELL ARTICULATED INFORMATION
    ABOUT THE SONOMA COUNTY AND FIRE
    SERVICES AND HOW THINGS WORKED
    AND IT WAS EVIDENT HE IS
    EXTREMELY PASSIONATE AND
    KNOWLEDGEABLE AND LOVES HIS
    DISTRICT AND IT'S MY PLEASURE
    CONGRATULATE YOU ON 40 YEARS OF
    SERVICE AND YOU WILL BE SORELY
    MISSED FROM THE SONOMA COUNTY
    FIRE SERVICE.
    >>I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER THE
    MICROPHONE TO ONE OF THE OTHER
    CHIEFS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY
    A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE CHIEF.
    >> BOARD MEMBERS I AM
    [INAUDIBLE] AND FILLING IN
    BEHIND PAUL PIGONI. A COUPLE OF
    THINGS BIG SHOES TO FILL IN FOR.
    PAUL AND I COULD TELL STORIES
    SINCE I GREW UP TO HIM AND OUR
    PARENTS ARE FRIENDS AND TAUGHT
    ME EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT THE
    FIRE SERVICE AND WHAT HE SHOWED
    ME OVER THE YEARS AND 40 YEARS
    IS A LONG TIME BECAUSE OF AGE
    DISCRIMINATION AND STUFF AND
    WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT 40 YEARS
    THAT IS A LONG TIME AND SINCE
    HE'S BEEN AN ADULT HE HAS BEEN
    INVOLVED IN THE FIRE SERVICE AND
    ALL OF THE CALLS HE'S BEEN TO,
    THE EXPERIENCE HE HAS, AND BIG
    SHOES TO FILL AND VOLUNTEER
    DOING IT FOR FREE WITH MOST OF
    THE TIME WITH THE FIRE
    PROTECTION DISTRICT SO THANK
    YOU.
    >> THANK YOU CHIEF JENKINS.
    [APPLAUSE]
    >> I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY -- I
    AM JASON JENKINS AND CHIEF OF
    THE COVER DALE FIRE DISTRICT. I
    BECAME A CHIEF A FEW YEARS AGO
    AFTER CHIEF ELLIOT AND WHEN I
    MET PAUL HE WAS SUPPORTIVE OF A
    YOUNG GUY BEING A CHIEF AND HE
    WAS A GREAT MENTOR AND I WANT TO
    THANK YOU AND GEYSERVILLE YOU'RE
    LUCKY TO HAVE HIM FOR ALL THESE
    YEARS.
    [APPLAUSE]
    >> THANKS SO MUCH. I WOULD LIKE
    TO ACKNOWLEDGE WE HAVE THE
    RECENTLY RETIRED CHIEF ELLIOT
    HERE AND THANKS SO MUCH AND I
    KNOW CHIEF ADAMS WANTED TO BE
    HERE BUT HE WAS CALLED OUT AND I
    WOULD LIKE TO TURN THE
    MICROPHONE OVER TO YOU CHIEF AND
    ONCE AGAIN ON BEHALF OF THE
    BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
    CONGRATULATE YOU FOR THE FOUR
    DECADES OF SERVICE AND THE
    11,000 RESIDENTS IN THE
    GEYSERVILLE FIRE DISTRICT AND
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR YEARS OF
    SERVICE. CHIEF.
    >> FIRST OF ALL THANK YOU VERY
    MUCH FOR THE RECOGNITION. IT'S
    MORE THAN WHAT I ANTICIPATED.
    IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME. I HAVE
    TO SAY THAT 98% OF IT WAS AS
    ENJOYABLE AS IT COULD BE. IT
    ALL HAD TO DO WITH HAVING YOUR
    FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND WHERE YOU
    GREW UP AND PROVIDING SERVICES
    TO THOSE FOLKS BECAUSE WHERE WE
    LIVE WE DON'T HAVE A FIRE TRUCK
    ON EVERY STREET CORNER, SO IT'S
    ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT 40
    YEARS AGO OSHA WASN'T AROUND
    WATCHING AS MUCH A
    JUMPING IN DAD'S PICK UP AND
    GOING TO THE CALL WITH HIM
    BEFORE IT WAS OFFICIAL AND IT'S
    A BUG AND DESIRE THAT YOU GET
    AND IF YOU HAVE IT YOU WORK IT
    TO THE MAX. IF YOU DON'T HAVE
    IT IT'S A DIFFERENT GAME, BUT
    TODAY UNFORTUNATELY WITH TODAY'S
    LIVE STYLES AND WHATEVER I THINK
    THE THING THAT YOU WILL ALL FIND
    IT'S GOING TO BE MORE AND MORE
    DIFFICULT TO FIND VOLUNTEERS
    THAT CAN PUT IN THE TIME AND DO
    ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE
    REQUIRED. RIGHT NOW I AM
    LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FACT THAT
    I -- TODAY IS THE SIXTH, SO SIX
    NIGHTS OF FULL SLEEP AND NOT
    WORRYING ABOUT A PAGER GOING OFF
    AND IT FEELS GOOD. I DIDN'T
    KNOW HOW I WOULD FEEL BUT SO FAR
    SO GOOD AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR
    YOUR RECOGNITION.
    >> CHIEF THANK YOU SO MUCH. I
    WOULD LIKE TO INVITE THE
    INCREDIBLE TEAM THAT IS HERE TO
    SUPPORT YOU TODAY TO PLEASE TAKE
    A PICTURE WITH ALL OF US AND AS
    WELL AS INVITE THE CHIEFS UP AND
    IF THE BOARD WANTS TO JOIN US
    THIS IS A GREAT HONOR AND WE ARE
    GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE. IF
    WE COULD GIVE THE CHIEF A ROUND
    OF APPLAUSE FOR HIS 40 YEARS OF
    SERVICE.
    [APPLAUSE]
    >> THANK YOU AGAIN .
    [APPLAUSE]
    >> THE BOARD DID ALSO PASS ITEM
    FIVE A GOLD RESOLUTION
    COMMENDING DAVE HEAD GENERAL
    SERVICES DIVISION MANAGER FOR
    FLEET OPERATIONS FOR HIS 25.5
    YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE COUNTY
    OF SONOMA AND MANY CONTRIBUTIONS
    TO THE BETTERMENT OF THE GENERAL
    SERVICES DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE
    COUNTY OF SONOMA AND I WANT TO
    INVITE JOSE OBERGON UP TO TELL
    US ABOUT DAVE, THE MAN, THE
    MYTH, THE LEGEND.
    >> THAT'S RIGHT. THAT'S ALL I
    HAVE TO SAY. GOOD MORNING
    CHAIRMAN RABBITT AND MEMBERS OF
    THE BOARD. I AM DIRECTOR OF
    GENERAL SERVICES. I WANT TO
    THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO
    RECOGNIZE DAVE HEAD WHO RETIRED
    AFTER SERVING THE COUNTY FOR 25
    YEARS. DAVE STARTED IN 1987 AND
    APPOINTED AS FLEET OPERATIONS
    MANAGER IN 1990. AS FLEET
    MANAGER DAVE DEVELOPED ONE OF
    THE BEST PUBLIC FLEETS IN THE
    COUNTRY AND I THINK THAT IS WELL
    RECOGNIZE SAID. FOR A FLEET
    MANAGER MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE
    SAFE AND ACCESSIBLE VEHICLES AND
    EQUIPMENT. HE STRIVED TO
    SUPPORT A STAFF OF TECHNICIANS
    THAT ARE COMPETENT AND COMMITTED
    TO EXCELLENT SERVICE AND
    FACILITATE THE ABILITY TO
    PERFORM THE WORK BY MEETING
    TRANSPORTATION AND EQUIPMENT
    NEEDS. UNDER DAVE'S LEADERSHIP
    FLEET OPERATIONS CONTINUOUSLY
    HAS MET THIS GOAL. HOWEVER IN
    TODAY'S WORLD AND IN SONOMA
    COUNTY'S WORLD THE EXPECTATIONS
    ARE HIGHER. THEY'RE EXPECTED TO
    BE EFFICIENT, ENVIRONMENTALLY
    SUSTAINABLE AND A REFLECTION OF
    THE TECHNOLOGY THAT IS CHANGING
    EXPANDING WITH EVERY NEW MODEL
    THAT IS INTRODUCED. TO THAT END
    DAVE CREATED ONE OF THE GREENEST
    PUBLIC FLEETS IN THE COUNTRY.
    HE ASSIMILATED CUTTING EDGE
    VEHICLES AND TECHNOLOGY INTO THE
    FLEET AND FLEET SHOP OPERATIONS
    AND HE LEAD THE CHARGE IN
    DEMONSTRATING THE VIABILITY OF
    ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND THE
    SUPPORT REQUIRED TO MAKE SURE
    THAT THEY ARE HERE TO STAY THIS
    ROUND. THROUGH HIS EFFORTS DAVE
    IS A ADVOCATE AND SPOKESPERSON
    FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL
    STEWARDSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY.
    HIS EFFORTS LEAD SONOMA COUNTY
    TO BE RECOGNIZED BY
    ORGANIZATIONS BY TRADE GROUPS IN
    AND OUTSIDE OF THE AGENCY.
    THEY'RE TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION
    BUT DAVE HELPED PUTTING SONOMA
    COUNTY ON THE MAP WITH THE FLEET
    EFFORTS AND RAISED THE BAR TO
    AMBULANCE .
    >>
    >> EXCELLENCE ON FLEET
    MANAGEMENT AND I WOULD LIKE TO
    THANK DAVE FOR HIS EFFORTS.
    RECOGNIZE HIM FOR HIS EXCELLENCE
    SERVICE, HIS LEADERSHIP AND FOR
    DEMONSTRATING WHAT PUBLIC FLEET
    OPERATIONS SHOULD AND CAN
    ACCOMPLISH. WITH THAT SAID I
    WILL BRING DAVE UP HERE.
    >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
    [APPLAUSE]
    >> GOOD MORNING MR. CHAIR,
    MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. THANK YOU
    VERY MUCH. THANK YOU JOSE. I
    JUST WANT TO START OUT BY SAYING
    I COULD NOT HAVE DONE ANYTHING
    WITHOUT THE TEAM THAT WAS BEHIND
    ME . COME ON ADAM. MR. JACK
    CHURCH IS THE ONLY ONE IN THE
    DIVISION THAT HAS BEEN WORKING
    FOR THE COUNTY LONGER THAN ME.
    HE'S GOT 26 AND A HALF YEARS?
    27 AND A HALF YEARS. WHAT THIS
    TEAM HAS IS SOME OF THE AWARDS
    THAT WERE ONE BY FLEET
    OPERATIONS IN THE PAST YEAR,
    2012, WHICH INCLUDE THE BLUE
    SEAL OF EXCELLENCE FROM THE
    AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE
    ENGINEERS FOR HEAVY AND
    LIGHT EQUIPMENT. WE ARE NUMBER
    NINE ON THE GREEN FLEET LIST,
    MOST GREEN FLEETS IN NORTH
    AMERICA IN 2012. WE HAVE SOME
    OF THE 2011 AWARDS. ALSO THE
    GILO AWARD WHICH WAS MENTIONED
    EARLIER FOR THE SONOMA COUNTY
    ELECTRIC TRAIL SO THIS WAS A
    TEAM EFFORT AND I WAS JUST LUCKY
    ENOUGH TO BE THE LEADER. ALSO
    TO HAVE SUCH GREAT BOARDS OVER
    THE YEARS GOING BACK TO SEEING
    JIM AND ERNIE CARPENTER BEHIND
    THIS DESK AND THE CURRENT BOARD
    IT'S BEEN A LONG HAUL BUT A
    GREAT ONE AND I APPRECIATE THE
    RECOGNITION BY THE COUNTY AND BY
    THE BOARD AND BY THE DEPARTMENT
    FOR NOT JUST ME BUT THE WHOLE
    TEAM SO THANK YOU.
    >> THANK YOU DAVE. IS THERE
    ANYONE ANYONE ELSE THATTED LIKE
    TO SPEAK? I JUST GOT TO SAY --
    OH PLEASE.
    >> GOOD MORNING BOARD. I AM
    DAVID WORTHING TON AND THE NEW
    FLEET MANAGER. I HAVE BEEN
    FORTUNATE TO WORK WITH DAVE FOR
    THE LAST FIVE YEARS AND I
    LEARNED A LOT FROM HIM AND WE
    CONTINUE THAT WORK AND MOVE THE
    COUNTY FORWARD IN THE GREEN
    INITIATIVES AND BEING A
    SUSTAINABLE FLEET AND SETTING
    THE EXAMPLE FOR OTHER FLEETS
    AROUND THE COUNTRY AND IT
    WAS HIS LEADERSHIP AND I AM
    GRATEFUL FOR THAT.
    >> I WAS GOING TO SAY A GREEN
    FLEET REFERS TO THE COLOR OF THE
    VEHICLES AND HERE IN SONOMA
    COUNTY HE TRULY HAVE A GREEN
    FLEET AND DUE TO YOU DAVE AND
    THE PEOPLE THAT WORKED WITH YOU
    OVER THE YEARS BUT IT'S REALLY
    YOUR LEADERSHIP THAT HAS BEEN
    FABULOUS MOVING FORWARD FOR THE
    COUNTY. I WENT THROUGH THE LIST
    OF THE AWARDS THAT THE SHOP HAS
    WON AND IT'S -- THEY ARE TRULY
    TOO NUMEROUS TO SAY. THEY FILL
    UP A WHOLE PAGE AND AGAIN YOUR
    LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN WONDERFUL.
    WE THANK YOU FOR THAT AND YOUR
    YEARS OF SERVICE AND I KNOW THAT
    YOU HAVE FAMILY HERE AS WELL AND
    WE WANT TO PRESENT THIS GOLD
    RESOLUTION TO YOU AND INVITE YOU
    AND YOUR TEAM AND FAMILY TO COME
    UP FOR A PHOTO, AND IF FAMILY
    NEEDS TO SAY ANYTHING IF YOUR
    WIFE WANTS TO ROAST YOU HERE AT
    THE DAIS THAT WOULD BE GREAT
    TOO. NO ROASTING. HOW ABOUT --
    >> [INAUDIBLE]
    >> OH THE SISTER WILL ALSO
    ROAST. I KNOW THAT.
    >> SHE WAS A FIRST GRADE TEACHER
    FOR 30 YEARS SO I AM TOAST WHEN
    SHE'S AROUND.
    >> SO SHE KNOWS HOW TO HANDLE
    YOU IS WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.
    SUPERVISOR MCGUIRE.
    >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND
    SUPERVISOR CARRILLO YOU WANT TO
    SAY A FEW WORDS TOO AND I
    APPRECIATE THAT AND I WANT TO
    SAY WHAT A PLEASURE IT HAS BEEN
    TO WORK WITH YOU. YOU HAVE
    TREATED THE FLEET LIKE EVERY
    VEHICLE, EVERY PIECE OF
    EQUIPMENT IS YOUR OWN, AND YOU
    HAVE TAKEN IT VERY PERSONALLY.
    YOU'RE INNOVATIVE DAVE. YOU'RE
    A STRATEGIC THINKER AND I LIKE
    THAT YOU FOCUS ON THE BOTTOM
    LINE AND YOU HAVE DONE
    INCREDIBLE THING FORS COUNTY AND
    HARD SHOES TO FILL AND I KNOW
    MR. WORTHINGTON IS GOING TO BE A
    WONDERFUL JOB BUT WE'RE GOING TO
    MISS YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR
    LIFETIME OF WORK HERE.
    >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
    SUPERVISOR CARRILLO.
    >> THANK YOU MR. CHAIR. I WANT
    TO ADD MY COMMENTS AS WELL. I
    THINK YOU HAVE NOT ONLY
    DEMONSTRATED THE COMMITMENT TO
    PROFESSIONALISM AND LEADERSHIP
    BUT YOU HAVE DONE THAT IN XESM
    PLIIFIYING IT NOW CREATING A
    DEPARTMENT THAT IS SEEN STATE
    WIDE AND NATIONALLY AS A MODEL
    AND HAVING STARTED HERE WITH THE
    COUNTY 25 YEARS AGO AND MAKING
    YOUR WAY THROUGH THE RANKS PER
    SE, BUT BEING ABLE TO DO THAT
    WITH AN INNOVATIVE EYE AND
    ACKNOWLEDGING THE BOARD'S GOALS
    WHETHER IT WAS A CLIMATE ACTION
    PLAN, OR SUSTAINABILITY,
    REDUCING COSTS. THAT'S ONE OF
    THE THINGS THAT ISN'T ALWAYS
    CAPTURED IN THESE GREEN
    GOVERNMENT OR SUSTAINABILITY
    AWARDS IS IN FACT THE COUNTY IS
    SAVING MONEY WHEN WE'RE LOOKING
    AT THESE INITIATIVES LONG-TERM,
    AND JUST WANT TO REALLY
    RECOGNIZE YOU. I ONLY HAD THE
    OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH YOU FOR
    FOUR OF THE YEARS BUT I KNOW YOU
    MADE THIS BOARD AND PREVIOUS
    BOARDS INCREDIBLY PROUD AND WE
    COULD HOLD FLEET UP AS A MODEL
    AND YET ONE OF THE AREAS THAT
    THIS COUNTY HAS DRIVEN THAT AND
    A LOT GOES TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM
    SO THANK YOU DAVE. WE WISH YOU
    WELL AND REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR
    COMMITMENT AND NOT JUST THE
    DIVISION BUT THE COUNTY AND
    SUSTAINABILITY AS A WHOLE.
    >> THANK YOU. SUPERVISOR GORIN.
    >> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY
    CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO
    YOU AND YOUR TEAM. ALTHOUGH I
    HAVE BEEN ON THE BOARD ONLY FOR
    A FEW MONTHS AND I KNOW FROM MY
    WORK WITH SANTA ROSA AND MAYOR
    EVERYTHING THAT MY COLLEAGUES
    HAS SAID HAS HAPPENED. YOU WORK
    SO EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHER
    JURISDICTIONS ESPECIALLY SANTA
    ROSA ON ELECTRIC VEHICLE
    STANDARDS AND CHARGING STATIONS
    YOU BUT SO MANY OTHER AREAS AND
    MAYBE A FRIENDLY RIVALRY ABOUT
    THE GREEN FLEET BETWEEN THE CITY
    AND THE COUNTY BUT WELL EARNED
    ECNIGZ FOR YOUR ACHIEVEMENT.
    ONCE AGAIN SONOMA COUNTY LEADS
    THE NATION IN LOOKING FORWARD
    ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO TO GREEN
    OUR OPERATIONS, AND THANK YOU
    ALL FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO THAT.
    IT'S IMPORTANT AND I WANT TO
    WISH YOU WELL IN YOUR
    RETIREMENT.
    >> GREAT THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND
    DAVE TAKE NOTE HOW SMALL THE
    FONT IS IN ORDER TO GET ALL OF
    YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS ON THE
    RESOLUTION. IT'S PRETTY
    IMPRESSIVE. IF YOU COULD COME
    UP WITH A PRESENTATION AND A
    PICTURE WITH THE BOARD AND YOUR
    FAMILY. I APPRECIATE IT.
    [APPLAUSE]
    >> THANK YOU ALL AGAIN. THE
    BOARD DID PASS THIS MORNING ONE,
    TWO, THREE OTHER GOLD RESOLUTION
    THAT WILL BE PRESENTED AT
    ANOTHER DATE. NICK FREY WHICH I
    MENTIONED AND A GOLD RESOLUTION
    RECOGNIZING MAY AS NATIONAL BIKE
    MONTH AND "BIKE TO WORK DAY"
    WILL BE PRESENTED ON MAY 9
    OUTSIDE OF 830 ON "BIKE TO WORK
    DAY" AND WE DID PRESENT -- HAD A
    GOLD RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING
    SONOMA COUNTY VETERAN RESOURCE
    AND JOB FAIR ON MAY 1. I WANT
    TO THANK THE SUPERVISOR FOR
    PRESENTING THAT OVER AT THE
    VET'S BUILDING AND WHERE A
    THOUSAND PEOPLE SHOWED UP FOR
    THE FAIR. THAT WAS AMAZING AND
    THANK YOU BOTH FOR THAT AND
    THANK YOU ALL THE ORGANIZERS
    WITH THAT. WITH THAT WE ARE ON
    TO THE REGULAR CALENDAR. TODAY
    IT INCLUDES ITEM 40 THROUGH 44.
    FIRST UP IS NUMBER 40,
    PRESERVATION RANCH ACQUISITION.
    AN ACTION ITEM AND WE HAVE BILL
    KEEN AND MISTY MANAGER FROM THE
    OPEN SPACE TO MAKE A
    PRESENTATION.
    >>
    >> GOOD MORNING PRESIDENT
    RABBITT AND MEMBERS OF THE
    BOARDS. I AM BILL KEEN AS THE
    CHAIR MENTIONED GENERAL MANAGER
    OF THE OPEN SPACE -- AG AND OPEN
    SPACE DISTRICT AND I AM HERE
    WITH MISSY AIRIOUS WHO IS A
    PROGRAM MANAGER. WE HAVE CHRIS
    KELLY FROM THE CONSERVATION
    FUND. THIS IS THE LEAD
    ORGANIZATION THAT PUT THIS DEAL
    TOGETHER. WE ALSO HAVE RALPH
    BENSON FROM THE NO NO LAND
    TRUST, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
    >>
    >> WHO HAS BEEN SECURED THE
    GRANT FROM THE MOW FOUNDATION
    AND WE ALSO HAVE IN THE AUDIENCE
    TODAY THE [INAUDIBLE] WHO ARE
    THE OWNERS OF THE KELLY ROAD LLC
    AND I AM SURE THEY WILL HAVE
    COMMENTS TO MAKE AS WELL. LET
    ME START BY SAYING HOW
    INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT THIS
    ACQUISITION IS TO THE COUNTY OF
    SONOMA. THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE
    LARGEST CONSERVATION EASEMENTS
    IN OUR HISTORY TRAILING ONLY
    COLLEY RANCH AND IT'S A
    SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT AS
    CURRENTLY PROPOSED BECAUSE WE
    BELIEVE IT MEETS MULTIPLE
    OBJECTIVES. IT WILL PROVIDE
    PROTECTION FOR 18,000 ACRES OF
    LAND WHEN ADDED TO PROTECTED
    LANDS IN THE AREA WE'RE LOOKING
    AT IN EXCESS OF 75,000 ACRES IN
    THAT GENERAL VICINITY OF
    PROTECTED FOREST LANDS. THIS
    PROJECT AS IT MOVES FORWARD WILL
    PROVIDE FOR SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY
    PRACTICES THAT ENHANCE AND
    PROTECT THE WATERSHED LANDS AND
    PROVIDE WILDLIFE CORRIDORS BUT
    HELP IN THE CREATION OF JOBS AND
    HELP OUR ECONOMY AS WE MOVE
    FORWARD. IT ALSO -- NOT EVEN
    LEAST IN THE DISCUSSION IT
    PRECLUDES WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A
    LARGE FRAGMENTATION OF THE
    PROPERTY INTO MUCH SMALLER
    PARCELS THAT WOULD HAVE
    PRECLUDED RESTORATION ON THE
    SITE. THE DISTRICT'S VISION FOR
    THE SONOMA NORTH COAST IS INTACT
    REDWOOD FOREST WELL FIGURED FOR
    NATURAL RESOURCES AS WELL AS
    PROVIDING ECONOMIC VIABILITY AND
    THERE IS A KEYSTONE PARCEL IN
    ACHIEVING THAT VISION. THE FUND
    IS PROPOSING TO RESTORE THAT
    FOREST LAND AND AS WE KNOW THAT
    THE WATERSHED IS CRITICAL FOR
    THREATENED ENDANGERED SPECIES
    FOR COHOE AND SALMON AND STEEL
    HEAD AND WE WERE OUT THERE WITH
    FISH AND GAME AND LOOKING AT THE
    POTENTIAL FOR RESTORATION AT
    THAT SITE AND LASTLY WE ARE
    PROUD TO BE PARTNERING WITH THE
    PARTNERS THAT WE'RE PARTNERING
    IN ON THIS PROJECT, THE
    CONSERVATION FUND, THE MOORE
    FOUNDATION, THE LAND TRUST AND
    THE CONSERVANCY WHICH HAS
    $10 MILLION INTO THIS DEAL.
    IT'S ANOTHER WAY THAT WE SHOW
    HOW WELL WE LEVERAGE OUR FUNDS,
    AND WHAT A GREAT WAY FOR US TO
    ENTER INTO THIS ACQUISITION BUT
    REALLY TO HAVE MORE THAN
    $24 MILLION PROJECT AND THE
    COUNTY IS PUTTING $4 MILLION
    INTO IT. WHAT A GREAT LEVERAGE
    STORY HERE. WITH THEY WILL PASS
    IT OVER TO MISTY WHO WILL TELL
    YOU DETAILS ABOUT THE PROJECT.
    >> MISTY AIR YOS AND I AM
    PROGRAM MANAGER SO I WILL GO
    THROUGH SOME OF THE DETAILS AND
    THEN WE ARE PREPARED TO ANSWER
    QUESTIONS. THE PRESERVATION
    PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN NORTH
    SONOMA COUNTY. A CONSERVATION
    EASEMENT HELD AND THE COLLEY
    RANCH AS COMPARISON. CAN YOU
    SEE IT'S CLOSE TO THE COAST AND
    THIS IS (INAUDIBLE) ROAD. IT
    HAS 154 LEGAL PARCELS. 1.7
    MILES OF [INAUDIBLE] SCENIC ROAD
    CORRIDOR. ONE SMALL HOUSE ON
    THAT PROPERTY, A SHOP, A ESVIRE,
    A VINEYARD AND ADJACENT TO THE
    RESERVE SODA SPRINGS REGIONAL
    PARK AND THIS IS AN AERIAL OF THE PROPERTY AND
    YOU SEE THE CREEKS AND ITS
    PROXIMITY TO ANNAPOLIS AND HERE
    IS KELLY ROAD COMING INTO THE
    PROPERTY HERE. THE PROPERTY
    DOES HAVE -- HAS HISTORICALLY
    BEEN HARVESTED FOR COMMERCIAL
    TIMBER PURPOSES. IT'S MADE UP
    VARIOUS PERCENTAGES OF TREES AND
    THE FOREST IS YOUNG AND IN NEED
    OF RESTORATION AND FOR YEARS WE
    COULDN'T DO THIS TRANSACTION
    BECAUSE THERE WASN'T ANYONE
    BRAVE ENOUGH TO DO THAT EFFORT
    AND WE ARE GLAD TO HAVE THE
    CONSERVATION FUND THAT CAME UP
    WITH A WAY OF HANDLING IT AND
    THE [INAUDIBLE] PROPERTY IS ONLY
    $2 MILLION. AS BILL MENTIONED
    THERE ARE IMMENSE NATURAL
    RESOURCES ON THE PROPERTY. I
    DON'T THINK I NEED TO GO INTO
    DETAIL. WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT
    THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FISH
    AND 12 SPECIES AND ENDANGERED
    PLANTS AND OLD GROWTH REDWOOD.
    THE PROJECT AS PROPOSED MEETS
    SEVERAL OBJECTIVES AND ACRES OF CORE
    WOODLAND AND THREE DESIGNATED
    AND HAS 4500 ACRES OF ONE OF
    THEM. THE PROPERTY ALSO -- THE
    PROJECT CONSISTENT WITH THE
    SONOMA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN 2020
    AND IT PRESERVES LARGE SPACE AND
    WILDLIFE HABITATS AND
    RESTORATION OF FOREST RESOURCES.
    THE DISTRICT -- THE WAY THE
    PROJECT STRUCTURE IS SET UP -- I
    SHOULD PROBABLY GO BACK TO THE
    MAP, BUT THERE ARE TWO NON
    CONTIGUOUS PARCELS ON THE MAP
    THAT WILL PROBABLY BE SOLD AND
    INCLUDING THE VINEYARD AND OUR
    IS 18,000 ACRES OF LAND AND
    PROTECT NATURAL RESOURCES VALUES
    AND ALLOW FOR COMMERCIAL
    FORESTRY AND GRAZING AND TWO
    BUILDING ENVELOPES ON THE
    PROPERTY AND THE PROPERTY WILL
    BE MERGED INTO ONE OWNERSHIP.
    OWLS THE EASEMENT IS INTENDED TO
    ALLOW FOR A PROJECT FOR THE
    RESTORATION OF THE PROJECT. SO
    THE ACQUISITION COST IS
    24.5 MILLION. OUR CONTRIBUTION
    IS $4 MILLION. CONSERVATION
    FUND -- THEIR BOARD APPROVED
    $6 MILLION CONTRIBUTION. THE
    COASTAL CONSERVANCY APPROVED
    $10 MILLION. THE MOORE
    FOUNDATION HAS FUNDING AND THERE
    WILL BE OTHER FUNDING FROM OTHER
    SOURCES AND 1300 ACRES TO BE
    SOLD AND REIMBURSE THE BRIDGE
    FUNDING AND AS BILL TALKED ABOUT
    THE LONG-TERM PLANS ARE
    FORESTRY, CARBON PROJECT. THERE
    WAS APPRAISAL COMMISSIONED BY
    THE PROJECT BY THE CONSERVATION
    FUND AND THE DATE OF EVALUATION
    IS NOVEMBER 13 OF LAST YEAR AND
    THE APPRAISAL DOES DETERMINE
    THAT THE PURCHASE PRICE DOESN'T
    GO ABOVE THE VALUE AND OUR
    $4 MILLION DOESN'T EXCEED FAIR
    MARKET VALUE FOR THE EASEMENTS
    AND THAT CONCLUDES OUR
    PRESENTATION AND WE ARE HAPPY TO
    ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU
    HAVE.
    >> GREAT. BEFORE WE GO TO
    PUBLIC COMMENT ARE THERE
    QUESTIONS OF STAFF? AND I WILL
    GO TO SUPERVISOR CARRILLO.
    >> THANK YOU CHAIR. FIRST AND
    FOREMOST I WANT TO THANK STAFF,
    BOTH MISTY AND BILL, FOR TAKING
    THIS ON IN WHAT WAS A SHORT TIME
    FROM THE FRAME. WHEN STAFF WAS.
    >>
    >> STAFF WAS APPROACHED WE
    RECOGNIZED THAT OPPORTUNITY WAS
    REAL. OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS I
    HAD BEEN INFORMED OF A COUPLE OF
    GROUPS LOOKING AT THIS AND
    RECOGNIZING THE DISTRICT'S
    POSITION. THE DISTRICT HAD BEEN
    LONG INTERESTED IN PROTECTING
    PRESERVATION RANCH AND THERE
    WERE ATTEMPTS TO WORK WITH
    PARTNERS TO CRAFT A DEAL, AND I
    THINK THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE WAS
    TO COME UP WITH A SUCCESSFUL
    PROPOSAL THAT WHERE YOU WOULD
    HAVE SOMEONE WILLING TO TAKE THE
    FEE TITLE. THAT'S WHERE THE
    CONSERVATION FUND CAME IN AND
    PRESENTED WHAT LOOKED TO BE A
    PROMISING OPPORTUNITY. I DO
    ALSO WANT TO THANK CHRIS KELLY
    AND THE CONSERVATION FUND FOR
    PIONEERING OR SPEAR HEADING THIS
    EFFORT WITH PARTNERSHIP WITH THE
    LAND TRUST. I DO HAVE LOTS OF
    COMMENTS THEY WILL RESERVE AFTER
    THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WISH
    TO APPROACH OR COMMENT BEFORE
    THE DISTRICT BOARD BUT I DO WANT
    TO ASK A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS AND
    THE FIRST ONE IS RELATED TO THE
    KELLY ROAD ISSUE. I KNOW THAT
    THE BOARD RECEIVED I THINK EMAIL
    COMMUNICATION -- I THINK WE'RE
    ALL INCLUDED IN THERE.
    SUPERVISOR MCGUIRE AND I TOOK
    THE TIME TO RESPOND TO THAT
    ISSUE. I BELIEVE CONSERVATION
    FUND AND DISTRICT STAFF MET WITH
    THE LIEUER SCPIS WANTED TO GET A
    SENSE OF WHERE ARE WE WITH THE
    ROAD ISSUE? AND SPEAKING TO THE
    COASTAL CONSERVANCY FOR MYSELF
    WE ARE INTERESTED IN THE
    LONG-TERM LOOKING AT THIS
    PROPERTY IN SOME FASHION FOR
    PUBLIC ACCESS. THE QUESTION IS
    OBVIOUSLY ACCESSING THAT TRACK
    OF LAND MAY PRESENT TO BE A
    LITTLE CHALLENGING. IT'S NOT
    LIKE THE GENERAL RED LANDS AND
    YOU HAVE ACCESS THERE OR THROUGH
    HIGHWAY ONE. I GUESS THE
    QUESTION WERE WE ABLE TO RESOLVE
    SOME OF THE ISSUES AND IF WE
    WEREN'T IS THERE A COMMITMENT
    FROM STAFF -- I THINK THERE IS,
    TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES?
    >> SURE. THANK YOU SUPERVISOR
    CARRILLO. FIRST I WANT TO THANK
    THE LLEER'S TO MEET WITH US AND
    ADDRESS THE CONCERNS. THEIR
    CONCERNS ARE ABOUT ACCESS ON
    KELLY ROAD AND THEY'RE CONCERNED
    BIKE OTHER OWNER OF ILLEGAL GROW
    OPERATIONS AND OFF THE ROCK TILE
    ENTRANCE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE
    SITE IF YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE
    ACCESS IT MAKES SENSE FROM THAT
    SODA SPRINGS AREA. THE COUNTY
    HAS A LICENSE AGREEMENT TO USE
    THE ROAD AND WE'RE GOING TO BE
    -- THE COUNTY IS GOING TO BE
    SUBJECT TO THAT LICENSE
    AGREEMENT AND WHATEVER
    RESTRICTIONS ARE THERE, SO
    WHATEVER PUBLIC ACCESS HAPPENS
    OUT THERE HAS TO BE LEGALLY
    ALLOWABLE, AND SO THAT IS
    SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE LOOK INTO
    AND CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THEM
    ON WHAT IS POSSIBLE. I DO THINK
    THEY WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY
    ABOUT POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS ON
    KELLY ROAD WITHIN THEIR
    COMMENTS, AND WE'RE CERTAINLY
    GOING TO BE FOLLOWING UP WITH
    THEM AND WORKING WITH THEM AND
    THE CONSERVATION FUND IS VERY
    COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH THEM
    IN THE FUTURE AND BEING GOOD
    NEIGHBORS, SO I WILL LEAVE IT AT
    THAT UNLESS YOU HAVE ANY OTHER
    QUESTIONS.
    >> NO. YOU KNOW THE MOVING INTO
    MEETING MULTIPLE OBJECTIVES IF
    YOU COULD -- THIS MAP IF I
    UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY THE
    PROPERTY JUST NORTH OF
    PRESERVATION RANCH IS MANAGED BY
    CONSERVE FUND?
    >> YES. THERE ARE TWO TRACKS
    AND THE RIVER PARCEL THEY
    PURCHASED PREVIOUSLY AND THE
    GARCIA RIVER AND IF YOU'RE GOING
    NORTH IT'S ROUGHLY 30 MILES
    NORTH TO SOUTH. THOSE TWO
    PARCELS ARE OVER THE COUNTY LINE
    IN MENDOCINO COUNTY. I DON'T
    HAVE A POINTER. YEAH, JUST MORT
    OF THAT AND EVEN NORTH OF THAT
    THEY HAVE THE BIG RIVER PROJECT
    AS WELL, SO IT DOES PRESENT A
    PRETTY AMAZING CONTIGUOUS
    56,000 ACRES OF LAND.
    >> NOW BILL THIS IS FOR THE
    BOARD AND THE PUBLIC. IT'S MY
    UNDERSTANDING THAT STEWARDSHIP PRINCIPLES ARE
    THE SAME AND FORESTRY AND THESE
    GUYS HAVE THE BEST PRACTICES. I
    DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO ADD.
    >> I WOULD ADD SOMETHING MORE TO
    THAT. YES THEY DO. THEY DO
    SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY IN THE BEST
    WAY POSSIBLE BUT ONE OF THE
    OTHER THINGS THAT THEY DO IS
    ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY. THEY HIRE
    LOCAL CONTRACTORS TO DO THE WORK
    AND THEY INVITELET PUBLIC WHEN
    THEY DO TIMBER EXTRACTION -- AND
    THESE ARE EXTRACTIONS TO HELP
    THE FOREST GROW TO BE THE BEST
    IT CAN BE FROM THAT STANDPOINT.
    THEY BRING THE PUBLIC OUT AND
    SHOW ON A MAP WHERE THEY'RE
    DOING THE WORK AND SHOW THEM THE
    EXACT TREES, SO THAT THEY CAN
    REALLY EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON HOW
    THEY'RE TRYING TO DO AND GAIN
    THAT BUY IN AND THAT HAS WORKED
    WELL FOR THEM. EARLY ON IN THE
    NORTHERN PROPERTIES THEY HAD
    PEOPLE CONCERNED AND NOW THEY
    HAVE FEW BECAUSE THERE IS A
    TRUST LEVEL BUILT THERE AND WE
    ANTICIPATE THAT TRUST LEVEL WILL
    MIGRATE SOUTH WHILE WORKING ON
    THIS PROPERTY AS WELL.
    >> SPEAKING OF VERY FEW I CAN
    IMAGINE THE PACKED ROOM WHETHER
    WE WOULD HAVE HAD AN ALTERNATIVE
    PROPOSAL BEFORE THIS BOARD -- I
    WON'T GO THERE. SPEAKING TO THE
    WIDE RANGE OF BENEFIT MR. CHAIR WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
    THESE AREAS AND THE HOMES FOR
    THE STEEL HOD AND COHOE AND THE
    PART I LIKE REDUCE GLOBAL
    WARMING AND FOCUSING ON THIS
    SEQUESTRATION AND LOOKING AT
    THAT SUSTAINABLE FOREST MODEL
    WAS A MODEL WELL ACCEPTED BY THE
    COASTAL CONSERVANCY. THAT WAS
    SOMETHING THAT DREW SIGNIFICANT
    INTEREST TO THEM AND REALLY
    RESTORING THE LAND HERE AND
    MAKING THIS ECOSYSTEM MORE
    RESILIENT. I WILL RESERVE SOME
    OF THE THANK YOUS. I THINK
    THERE ARE MANY THANK YOUS TO GO
    AROUND AND WE HAVE THE
    CONSERVATION FUND AND LAND TRUST
    BUT I WILL BE MORE SPECIFIC MR.
    CHAIR IN A SECOND TO TIE IT UP
    AND I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR IF
    THERE ARE COMMENTS FROM THE
    BOARD AND THE ADMISSIBLE.
    >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I DO.
    >>
    >>
    >> I DO HAVE TWO QUESTIONS AND I
    APPRECIATE THE ANSWERS THAT I
    GOT BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE
    PUT IT OUT THERE SO THE ON GOING
    COST FOR THE DISTRICT, THE
    $4 MILLION CONTRIBUTION. CAN
    YOU QUICKLY GIVE US THAT FIGURE?
    >> THE ON GOING COST TO THE
    DISTRICT WOULD BE OUR ON GOING
    MONITORING THAT WE ESSENTIALLY
    DO ON ANY EASEMENT PURCHASE THAT
    WE DO AND I BELIEVE MISTY YOU
    CHECKED -- IT'S ABOUT --
    >> [INAUDIBLE]
    >> WE AVERAGED ABOUT $7,000 A
    YEAR AS ON GOING COSTS.
    >> GREAT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
    AND THE IMPACT OF THIS
    PARTICULAR $4 MILLION
    CONTRIBUTION FOR THE ACQUISITION
    ON THE PROPERTY TO THE
    DISTRICT'S PLAN. I MEAN BASICALLY WAS THERE ANOTHER
    PROJECT BUMPED FOR THIS?
    NO. THIS REPRESENTS $4 MILLION
    AND THIS IS THE FIRST PROJECT IN
    THE $22 MILLION SO THERE IS A
    COUPLE OF PROJECTS IN THAT LIST
    THAT ARE LOOKING VERY -- LIKE
    THEY'RE NOT GOING TO MOVE
    FORWARD SO WHILE THIS IS A NEW
    ONE COMING IN WE DID HAVE SOME
    DEVOTED TO NEW PROJECTS AND SOME
    OF THE PROJECTS IN THERE NOT
    LIKELY TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE
    THREE YEAR PERIOD SO I FEEL
    CONFIDENT WE'RE GOOD. IN
    ADDITION IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO
    KNOW THAT OUR SALES TAX REVENUE
    HAS PERKED UP QUITE A BIT SINCE
    WE DID THE WORK PLAN SO THAT
    GIVES ME GREAT EFFORT IN KNOWING
    WE'RE NOT OVER REACHING.
    >> GREAT. WELL, I HEARD
    SOMETHING ABOUT A NEW CAR. I
    THINK THAT WENT TO THAT. CAN
    YOU -- I KNOW THAT THEY'RE GOING
    TO TALK ABOUT THEIR KELLY ROAD
    AND I THINK IT'S UNIQUE
    CIRCUMSTANCE WITH BEING A
    PRIVATE ROAD HELD BY AN LLC AND
    AS YOU MENTIONED THE LICENSE
    AGREEMENTS ARE IN PLACE. I
    JUST AGAIN WANT TO MAKE SURE
    THAT THE AGREEMENTS IN PLACE
    TODAY REMAIN IN PLACE ON ACCESS
    FOR THAT PARTICULAR ROAD.
    >> YES THEY REMAIN IN PLACE. I
    THINK THEY COULD TALK A LITTLE
    BIT HOW LONG THOSE AGREEMENTS
    RUN. I THINK IT'S A 10 YEAR
    AGREEMENT AND I DON'T BELIEVE --
    HOW MANY MORE YEARS? NINE YEARS
    ON THAT AGREEMENT AND THAT
    PROVIDES ACCESS TO THE SODA
    SPRINGS PARK.
    >> THANK YOU AND IF THERE IS NO
    MORE COMMENTS WE WILL GO TO THE
    PUBLIC. IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK ON
    THIS FILL OUT A CARD AND PLACE
    IT ON THE RAMP. I APPRECIATE
    IT.
    >> GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU FOR
    YOUR INDULGENCE. I AM SURE YOU
    ARE TIRED OF SEEING MY FACE
    HERE. FIRST OF ALL -- PARDON
    ME?
    >> [INAUDIBLE]
    >> YES. SHE'S DEFINITELY THE
    BETTER HALF. FIRSTLY I WOULD
    LIKE TO THANK SUPERVISOR
    CARRILLO FOR HIS EFFORTS IN
    PUTTING THIS TOGETHER AND THE
    REST OF THE BOARD, BUT
    SPECIFICALLY EFREN, EXCUSE ME,
    SUPERVISOR CARRILLO. KELLY ROAD
    LLC SUPPORTS THIS PROJECT
    WHOLEHEARTEDLY. THE ONLY
    PROBLEM LIES WITH PUBLIC ACCESS.
    THE DEED OF THE PROPERTY
    SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITS IT.
    THERE'S A FEW THINGS THAT YOU
    DON'T KNOW. KELLY ROAD LLC IF
    YOU GO BACK A FEW PICTURES I CAN
    SHOW YOU WE OWN THE DRIVE WAY BY
    TENS OF A MILE. KEEP GOING
    BACK. I WILL TELL YOU WHEN TO
    STOP. ANYWAY IF THE
    CONSERVATION FUND DOES IN FACT
    TAKE POSSESSION -- RIGHT THERE.
    WE OWN THAT 60-FOOT OF LAND THAT
    GOES UP THAT HILL, ALMOST 6/10
    OF A MILE TO THE GATE. IF THE
    CONSERVATION FUND DOES BUY IT
    THEY OWN HALF MILE OF THE KELLY
    ROAD WHICH WE HAVE A EASEMENT
    OVER. SHE STATED THE PROPERTY
    WAS CONTIGUOUS WITH THE PARK BUT
    IT'S NOT. IT'S SEPARATED BY
    100-FOOT OF LAND THAT KELLY PARK
    LLC OWNS. WE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING
    WITH CALPERS SINCE 2004 UNDER A
    DIFFERENT GUISE BUT BASICALLY WE
    HAVE BEEN FIGHTING WITH CALPERS
    SINCE 2004. WHEN WE BOUGHT THE
    ROAD WE DIDN'T ANTICIPATE THIS.
    WE BOUGHT IT SO SOMEBODY HAD TO
    STEP UP TO THE PLATE TO TAKE
    CARE OF THE PLATE FOR
    ENVIRONMENTAL REASONS, AND THERE
    WASN'T A LOT OF PEOPLE IN LINE
    TO DO THAT, AND WE REALLY DIDN'T
    ANTICIPATE ALL THIS FIGHTING AND
    WE DON'T WISH TO FIGHT ANYMORE.
    THE [INAUDIBLE] ROAD IS A MESS.
    THE PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE PARK
    AND PUBLIC ACCESS FOR THIS
    PURCHASE. KELLY ROAD LLC WILL
    BE WILLING TO SELL THAT AND THE
    CONSERVATION FUND ALREADY OWNS
    AND TO CLEAN UP THIS MESS. IT'S
    A HUGE MESS. IT'S A MESS FOR
    THE COUNTY PARKS. IT'S A MESS
    FOR THE CONSERVATION FUND. IT'S
    TIME FOR SOMEBODY ELSE TO STEP
    UP TO THE PLATE YOU KNOW, EITHER
    A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE
    CONSERVATION FUND, THE COUNTY, A
    PRIVATE DONOR, SOMEBODY TO STEP
    UP TO THE PLATE BECAUSE THE
    PUBLIC WITH ALL THE PRESS THAT
    WE'VE HAD THE PUBLIC DOES
    DESERVE I THINK ACCESS TO THIS
    PROPERTY, A LIMITED ACCESS,
    HOWEVER THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO
    IT, A TRAIL GOING TO ONE SPOT
    AND A TRAIL BACK OR WHATEVER,
    BUT I THINK THE PUBLIC DESERVES
    THIS.
    >> DAVE, COULD YOU WRAP UP?
    >> I'M SORRY. I WOULD IMPLORE
    ALL INVOLVED IN THIS PURCHASE TO
    GET THIS DONE. IF AN AGREEMENT
    CANNOT BE REACH TODAY WOULD
    FORCE US TO GO PLACES THAT WE
    DON'T WANT TO GO. THANK YOU.
    >> THANK YOU. BUNNY LOURVES.
    >> GOOD MORNING SUPERVISORS. I
    DON'T WANT TO REPEAT EVERYTHING
    DAVID SAID. I JUST WANT TO SAY
    THAT ALL THESE LITTLE RED TABS
    IN MY FOLDER ARE ALL MENTIONS OF
    PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE POTENTIAL
    PURCHASE OF PRESERVATION RANCH. MOST ARE FROM THE
    PRESS DEMOCRAT AND HAS A MILLION
    PERCEPTIONS OF ACCESS TO THIS
    PROJECT AND WE REALLY FEEL LIKE
    WE HAVE BEEN THROWN UNDER THE
    BUS ON THIS THING AND PEOPLE ARE
    GOING -- YEAH, CAN WE PARK AT
    YOUR HOUSE AND UNLOAD OUR
    HORSES? THERE IS MENTION OF
    HORSEBACK RIDING AND MOUNTAIN
    BIKE RIDING AND HIKING AND THAT
    IS NOT TO SAY I THINK FOR THE
    PUBLIC'S $14 MILLION THEY
    DESERVE TO GO THERE WHETHER IT'S
    LIMITED . I THINK THEY DESERVE
    ACCESS FOR THEIR $14 MILLION.
    THAT'S IT. THANKS.
    >> THANK YOU. CHRIS KELLY.
    >> GOOD MORNING CHAIRMAN RABBITT
    AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. IT'S
    A PLEASURE TO BE HERE THIS
    MORNING TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR
    CONSIDERATION OF THIS PURCHASE
    BY THE OPEN SPACE DISTRICT.
    FIRST I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT
    BOTH DAVE AND BUNNY HAVE BEEN
    TERRIFICALLY OPEN AND AVAILABLE
    TO US. YOU HAVE SEEN EMAIL
    COMMUNICATIONS. I HOPE YOU
    UNDERSTAND OUR INTENT IS TO
    RESPECT THEIR RIGHTS AND THE
    LIMITS THAT ARE IN THE ACCESS
    RIGHT-OF-WAY THAT HAS BEEN
    GRANTED TO THE CONSERVATION FUND
    AND THAT THAT'S NOT OUR STYLE AS
    A NEIGHBOR TO BE COMBATIVE OR A
    ASSERT RIGHTS THAT WE DON'T HAVE
    SO IT'S OUR INTENT TO WORK
    CLOSELY WITH THEM TO COME TO
    ACCOMMODATION BUT NOT TO ASSERT
    RIGHTS THAT WE DON'T HAVE AND I
    WANT TO THANK THEM AND ONE THEY -- ONE THING THAT WE DO IS
    MAINTENANCE OF ROADS AND ROADS
    BUILT UNDER SUBSTANDARD
    TECHNIQUES OR CONDITIONS OVER
    THE YEARS AND KELLY ROAD IS A
    GOOD MODEL FOR ROAD MANAGEMENT.
    IT'S WELL MAINTAINED AND THE
    FACT AS DAVID SAID THEY ARE
    MAINTAINING THAT ROAD IS A
    SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE
    COUNTY AND US AS AN ADJACENT
    LANDOWNER AND I WANTED TO
    ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES AND IF YOU
    HAVE QUESTIONS I AM HAPPY TO
    ADDRESS THEM. JUST QUICK THANKS
    TO SUPERVISOR CARRILLO WHO I
    SOUGHT GUIDANCE FROM THE
    BEGINNING. IT WASN'T CLEAR IF
    WE BOUGHT THE PRESERVATION RANCH
    WAS SOMETHING THE COUNTY WANTED.
    THERE WERE PEOPLE CLEARLY
    ADVOCATE FOR FOR THE CALPERS
    PLAN AND WE DIDN'T PROCEED UNTIL
    I GOT A SENSE FROM THE
    SUPERVISOR THIS IS THE RIGHT WAY
    TO GO AND I WANT TO THANK THE
    DISTRICT STAFF, BOTH BILL AND
    MISTY HAVE BEEN HEROIC IN
    GETTING THIS COMPLEX TRANSACTION
    DONE -- I WON'T SAY DONE BUT
    DOING THE DOCUMENTATION
    NECESSARY TO BRING THIS TO YOU
    IN A TIMELY MANNER, AND WITH
    YOUR APPROVAL TODAY I THINK WE
    CAN MEET THE TERMS OF THE
    CONTRACT AND COMPLETE THE
    PURCHASE AND LASTLY THE LAND
    TRUST HAS BEEN A TERRIFIC
    PARTNER. NONPROFITS LIKE THEM
    ARE OFTEN COMPETITORS. WE HAVE
    OUR TURFS BUT RALPH AND AIRMY
    INVITED US IN AND SAID WE WANT
    TO HELP YOU GET THIS DONE, AND
    IT'S A REMARKABLE STATEMENT TO
    THEIR COMMITMENT AND IF YOU HAVE
    QUESTIONS I AM HAPPY TO ANSWER
    THEM OR THANK YOU FOR YOUR
    CONTRIBUTION OF THE ITEM.
    >>
    >>
    >> THANK YOU MR. KELLY. I
    APPRECIATE THAT VERY MUCH.
    RALPH BENSON. THAT'S THE LAST
    CARD I HAVE IF ANYONE WANTS TO
    SPEAK ON THIS ITEM.
    >> CHAIRMAN RABBITT, MEMBERS OF
    THE BOARD I AM HERE LARGELY TO
    APPLAUD CHRIS KELLY AND THE
    DISTRICT. THIS BOARD AND
    PICKING UP ON WHAT SUPERVISOR
    CARRILLO SAID I WAS SITTING IN
    THE BACK OF THE ROOM AND
    FANTASIZING AND A COUPLE OF
    YEARS AGO THEY'RE GOING TO LOOK
    AT PRESERVATION RANCH AND THE
    CHAMBER WAS HALF EMPTY AND IT
    WOULD BE UNBELIEVABLE AND HERE
    WE ARE AND GOOD NEWS DRAWS A
    SMALLER CROWD AND IN ANY EVENT
    HATS OFF TO THE DISTRICT AND
    THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF HAVING THE
    OPEN SPACE DISTRICT AND THE
    LEVERAGE TO ATTRACT THE
    CONSERVATION FUND AND ADDRESS
    SOME OF THE ISSUES IN SONOMA
    COUNTY. THE VISION THAT THE
    COMMUNITY SHARED AND THE
    DISTRICT'S PLAN AND THE
    CONSERVATION PLAN IS KEEPING OUR
    FOREST IN TACT AND THIS GOES A
    LONG WAY IN DOING THAT. IT
    CONNECTS TO 40,000 ACRES THAT
    ARE IN MEN SEEDO COUNTY AND WE
    ARE BOOK ENDING THE COUNTY WITH
    THAT ENTIRE FOREST INTACT AND
    THE DISTRICT'S ABILITY TO HOLD A
    CONSERVATION EASEMENT IS
    CRITICAL TO MAKING THIS WHOLE
    THING WORK, AND I WOULD LIKE TO
    FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE GORDON
    AND BETTY MOW FOUNDATION WHICH
    IS PLACING A MILLION DOLLARS
    INTO THE POT HERE.
    AND THE IMPACT HAS BEEN
    EXTRAORDINARY. WE ARE INDEBTED
    TO THEIR VISION AND YOUR VISION
    AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK
    SUPERVISOR CARRILLO FOR HIS
    ENCOURAGEMENT ALONG THE WAY IN
    MAKING THIS PROJECT HAPPEN AND
    PARTICULARLY BILL AND MISTY AND
    THE CONSERVATION FUND HAS DONE
    AND PUT TOGETHER IS
    EXTRAORDINARY AND WE ARE 100%
    BEHIND IT AND URGE YOU TO
    APPROVE THE MATTER. THANK YOU.
    >> THANK YOU MR. BENSON. IS
    THERE ANYONE ELSE THAT WOULD
    LIKE TO SPEAK ON THIS PARTICULAR
    ITEM? SEEING NONE WE WILL CLOSE
    PUBLIC COMMENT AND BRING IT BACK
    TO THE BOARD AND I WILL GO TO
    SUPERVISOR CARRILLO.
    >> THANK YOU MR. CHAIR AND ONE
    MORE TIME I APPRECIATE THE
    COLLABORATION, THE PARTNERSHIP.
    AS I WAS LOOKING AT MY NOTES
    HERE OVER THE YEARS WE HAVE
    CELEBRATED KEYSTONE
    ACQUISITIONS. THE LAST ONE THAT
    IS OF THIS MAGNITUDE WAS THE
    GENERAL HEAD LANDS AND THE
    PRESERVATION OUT ON THE COAST.
    WE HAD THE BOR DESA PROJECT, THE
    CEDAR'S PROJECT. THESE ARE
    PROJECTS THAT RECEIVED FUNDING
    FROM THE COASTAL CONSERVANCY.
    THE LAGUNA DE SANTA ROSA
    PROJECT, WILLOW CREEK, AUSTIN
    CREEK, I MEAN THE LIST GOES ON
    AND WHAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO
    LEVERAGE WITH OUR STATE AND SOME
    CASES FEDERAL PARTNERS WITH U.S.
    FISH AND WILDLIFE. THIS IS
    REALLY A GREAT DAY FOR THE
    COUNTY. IT'S A GREAT DAY FOR
    THE RESIDENTS OF THE COUNTY, NOT
    JUST OF THE NORTH COAST, BUT OF
    THE ENTIRE COUNTY AND IF ANYONE
    SHOULD BE THANKED IT REALLY IS
    THE RESIDENT WHO IS PUT THE
    TRUST IN THE OPEN SPACE DISTRICT
    THROUGH THE PARCEL TAX -- EXCUSE
    ME THROUGH THE SALES TAX AND
    PROVIDING US THE ABILITY TO
    LEVERAGE THOSE DOLLARS AND TO BE
    ABLE HAVE THE COASTAL
    CONSEARCHANCY COME IN AND SEEING
    DIMINISHED RESOURCES AND LOOKING
    HERE A $10 MILLION ACQUISITION
    AND A BIG THANKS TO CHRIS KELLY.
    YOU HAVE STEPPED UP THROUGH THE
    CONSERVATION FUND AND BRINGING
    TOGETHER THE CONFIDENCE AND
    BRINGING THE RIGHT STAKEHOLDERS
    TO THE TABLE. SONOMA LAND TRUST HAS SHOWN
    PRACTICE AND I APPRECIATE YOUR
    INVOLVEMENT BILL AND MISTY AND
    WE ARE FACING A TIGHT TIME LINE
    TO HAVE THIS CLOSED BY THE END
    OF MAY AND WHEN WE BROACHED THE
    SUBJECT MATTER -- WHAT WAS IT,
    DECEMBER, JANUARY? AND I WASN'T
    SURE WE WOULD MEET THE TIME
    FRAME AND A LOT OF WORK HAS BEEN
    DONE AND ADD ADDITIONAL THANK
    YOUS TO THE FRIENDS OF WALLOW
    RIVER. I KNOW THE BOARD
    RECEIVED EMAILS FROM SOME OF THE
    MEMBERS OF THE FRIENDS, BUT
    REALLY THEIR PERSISTENCE IN
    CONNECTING WITH CONSERVATION
    ENTITIES TO PURSUE THIS GOAL. I
    WON'T REITERATE THE BENEFITS
    THAT WERE ALREADY DISPLAYED HERE
    BY STAFF, BUT THIS ACQUISITION
    IS REALLY THE HIGHEST PRIORITY
    TO THE DISTRICT, TO THE COUNTY,
    AND INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT AS
    NOTED. THIS IS ONE OF THE
    LARGEST ACQUISITIONS THAT WE
    HAVE SEEN HERE IN THE COUNTY,
    AND IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT
    COLLEY WAS SPLIT BETWEEN TWO
    COUNTIES SO I THINK THE TOTAL
    ACREAGE IS SLIGHTLY LOWER.
    >> QUITE A BIT LOWER. IF WE'RE
    SPLITTING HAIRS THIS THE LARGEST
    EASEMENT IN SONOMA.
    >> THAT'S A BIG DEAL AND I WANT
    TO COMPARE THAT TO WHAT WE WERE
    ABLE TO DO WITH THE OTHER
    PROJECT BUT THE PROPOSAL HERE TO
    RESTORE HIGHLY IMPACTED
    LANDSCAPES, TO RESTORE AND
    BENEFIT THE NATURAL SYSTEMS,
    THIS REALLY IS A KEYSTONE
    PROJECT FOR LAND PROTECTION
    EFFORTS ON THE NORTH COAST, AND LAND TRUST AND THE
    CONSERVATION GROUPS KNOW HOW TO
    PARTNER AND I APPRECIATE THE
    OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THE PROPOSAL
    BEFORE US AND LEVERAGE THE
    DISTRICT FUNDS TO SUCCESSFULLY
    OBTAIN THIS ACQUISITION AND
    MR. CHAIR IT'S AN EXCITING DAY
    TO SEE THIS ACQUISITION MOVE
    FORWARD SO ONCE AGAIN MISTY AND
    BILL THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF
    PERSPECTIVE AND ALSO THANKS TO
    THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE THIS A
    REALITY FOR THE DISTRICT TO MOVE
    FORWARD SO MR. CHAIR I ENCOURAGE
    AND URGE THE BOARD TO SUPPORT
    THIS PROPOSAL. I REALLY THINK
    THAT WE HAVE A GREAT PROJECT
    BEFORE US.
    >> GREAT THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
    SUPERVISOR MCGUIRE.
    >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH CHAIRMAN
    AND AGAIN I WANT TO ECHO THOSE
    THINGS AND TODAY'S ACTIONS PUT
    THE REST TO BED OVER THE DEBATE
    OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS AND
    I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY
    THANK YOU TO SUPERVISOR
    CARRILLO. SINCE THE START OF
    HIS LAST TERM.
    >> [INAUDIBLE]
    >> HE HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON THIS
    ISSUE AND MAKING SURE THAT THIS
    BOARD KEEPS THIS ISSUE ALIVE AND
    I JUST WANT TO OFFER
    CONGRATULATIONSES AND THANK YOU
    FOR PUSHING THIS FORWARD.
    KNOWING IT TAKES PARTNERSHIP
    FROM BOTH SIDES AND SUPERVISOR
    CARRILLO YOU DROVE THIS AND HOW
    THANKFUL I AM AND THE BOARD IS
    FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD TODAY.
    THIS IS A LEGACY PROJECT THAT
    WILL BENEFIT GENERATIONS OF
    RESIDENTS AND IT'S A TEAM EFFORT
    AND ONE OF THE COOL PIECE BS
    THIS TOO I THINK THIS IS ALSO
    GOING TO GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE
    MOST COST EFFECTIVE PROJECTS
    WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE PER ACRE
    PRICE IN THE DISTRICT'S HISTORY.
    THE BANG FOR THE BUCK IS
    TREMENDOUS, BOTH ON THE
    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SIDE
    AND THE LONG-TERM COST SAVINGS
    FOR TAX PAYERS, AND IN REGARDS
    TO THE LOURVES I WANT TO SAY
    THANK YOU TO YOUR FAMILY. KNOW
    THAT YOUR PROPERTY STRADDLES
    BOTH THE FOURTH AND THE FIFTH
    DISTRICT AND THEY HAVE TAKEN ON
    KELLY ROAD AND HAVE GREATLY
    IMPROVED THE SITUATION THAT WAS
    SERIOUSLY DETERIORATING AND IT
    IS BECAUSE OF THOSE EFFORTS AND
    THEIR CONTINUED HARD WORKDAY IN
    AND DAY OUT KELLY ROAD IS IN THE
    CONDITION IT'S IN, AND I AM
    CONFIDENT THROUGH THE WORK WITH
    SUPERVISOR CARRILLO'S OFFICE AND
    THE AG AND OPEN SPACE DISTRICT
    AND THE CONSERVATION FUND THOSE
    COLLABORATIVE CONVERSATIONS ARE
    GOING TO CONTINUE AND WE CAN
    STRIKE A DEAL THAT IS GOOD FOR
    BOTH SIDES AND AGAIN
    CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL INVOLVED
    AND WHETHER THE CONSERVATION
    FUND AND MR. BENSON AND THE LAND
    TRUST AND SUPERVISOR CARRILLO
    GREAT WORK. THIS IS A GREAT DAY
    TO SHINE TODAY.
    >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
    SUPERVISOR GORIN.
    >>I WANT TO ADD MY
    CONGRATULATIONS AND MY THANK YOU
    TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS
    ISSUE. WE'VE HEARD ABOUT
    PRESERVATION RANCH FOR -- I'M
    NOT SURE HOW MANY YEARS YOU BUT
    IT'S BEEN IN MY CONSCIOUSNESS
    FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND I WANT
    TO THANK YOU FOR STEPPING UP AND
    I HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE
    CHALLENGES OF MAINTAINING KELLY
    ROAD. THAT HAS BEEN AS YOU
    POINTED OUT IN THE POPULAR PRESS
    AND THE PRESS DEMOCRAT FOR A
    VERY LONG TIME. IT IS RARE WHEN
    WE HAVE A FAMILY STEPPING UP AND
    SAYING TO THE COUNTY "I WILL
    ASSUME MAINTENANCE FOR THIS
    ROAD. THIS IS AN ISSUE ." AND
    THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT. I
    THINK YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT ON
    FOR THIS PRICE AND THE
    CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY THE VOTERS
    FUNDING THE COASTAL CONSERVANCY
    AND THE LOCAL SONOMA COUNTY
    RESIDENTS WE DO WANT PUBLIC
    ACCESS. IT'S NOT EVERYDAY
    OCCURRENCE. IT'S A LITTLE
    DIFFICULT TO GET TO. I AM
    CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL WORK WITH
    YOU AND THE FUND TO MOVE THAT
    FORWARD AND MAKE SURE THAT
    WHEREVER WE CAN GET PUBLIC
    ACCESS THAT WE WILL DO SO
    LEGALLY, SAFELY AND
    ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUNDLY, AND
    IT'S IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US. WE
    AGREE TO THAT. I HAVE A VERY
    ENTHUSIASTIC COLLEAGUE WHO IS
    PRONE TO POP OUT WITH A "HOT
    DAMN" BUT THIS IS ONE OCCASION
    THAT WE ACTUALLY SHOULD COME OUT
    WITH A "HOT DAMN" , AND THIS WAS
    AN ISSUE THAT CERTAINLY SHADOWED
    MY CAMPAIGN FOR THE LAST YEAR
    AND EVERYBODY REALLY WANTED TO
    KNOW WHERE I STOOD ON THIS, AND
    I VERY CAREFULLY DODGED THAT
    TALKING ABOUT THE VALUE OF
    LOOKING AT HOW WE CAN CONSERVE
    OUR RESOURCES AND HOW WE MOVE
    FORWARD IN AN APPROPRIATE
    DEVELOPMENTAL WAY. IT'S
    EXCITING WHEN THE PARTNERS STEP
    FORWARD AND COME UP WITH A
    COMPROMISE AND A SOLUTION THAT
    BENEFITS ALL OF US, AGRICULTURE
    FOLKS APPLAUD THIS,
    ENVIRONMENTAL FOLKS APPLAUD
    THIS, THE NEIGHBORS APPLAUD
    THIS, AND IT IS PRESERVING A
    REALLY IMPORTANT AREA OF OUR
    COUNTY, AND IT BECOME EVEN MORE
    IMPORTANT AS WE START TO
    EXPERIENCE SOME OF THE MORE
    CHALLENGING EFFECTS OF CLIMATE
    CHANGE. WE NEED TO CONSERVE
    LARGE TRACKS OF LAND PERHAPS TO
    HELP US MONETIZE OUR EFFORTS
    THROUGH THE CAP AND DIVIDEND.
    IT'S RARE THAT COUNTIES LOOK FOR
    THAT YEARS AHEAD, BUT WE KNOW
    IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT FOR
    OUR COUNTY MOVING FORWARD.
    THANK YOU TO MY COLLEAGUE,
    SUPERVISOR CARRILLO, AND
    ESPECIALLY THE FOLKS AT THE AG
    AND OPEN SPACE, THE COASTAL
    CONSERVATION, THE LAND TRUST --
    THERE IS ENOUGH CREDIT TO GO
    AROUND HERE AND THANK YOU FOR
    THE RESIDENTS FOR YOUR FORWARD
    THINKING, WORKING TOGETHER AND
    COLLABORATION TO MAKE THIS DAY
    POSSIBLE. I AM EXCITED.
    >> HOT DAMN.
    >> HOT DAMN.
    >> GREAT THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
    AND I TOO WANT TO THANK EVERYONE
    INVOLVED AND THANK YOU FOR BEING
    HERE TODAY MR. KEL. I
    APPRECIATE THAT VERY MUCH.
    >>
    >> AND YOU TOO MR. BENSON AND
    PARTNERING ON THIS ISSUE AND
    THANK YOU TO THE OPEN SPACE
    DISTRICT, BILL AND MISTY, FOR
    ALL OF YOUR WORK AND A BIG THANK
    YOU TO SUPERVISOR CARRILLO FOR
    LEADING THE CHARGE ON THIS.
    VERY MUCH APPRECIATIVE. I THINK
    THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE THE LAND
    SHOULD END UP IN THE MANNER
    MOVING FORWARD FOR THE VARIETY
    OF REASONS THAT WERE WELL STATED
    IN THE PRESENTATION AND BEYOND.
    I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE
    DEAL CLOSE IN TIME AND MOVE
    FORWARD AND WITH THAT IF THERE'S
    NO OTHER FURTHER COMMENTS THIS
    PASSES ON A 4-0-ONE VOTE. THANK
    YOU ALL VERY MUCH.
    [APPLAUSE]
    >> SINCE IT IS 1015 WE'RE GOING
    TO TAKE A FIVE MINUTE BREAK
    WHICH WILL BE ABOUT 10 OR 15 BUT
    WE'RE GOING TO CALL IT FIVE.
    THANKS.