981 H STREET, ROOM 100




Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    12:00 AM


The Board of Supervisors of the County of Del Norte and the governing body of all other special assessment and taxing districts, for which said Board so acts, is now meeting in special session.  Only those items that indicate a specific time will be heard at the assigned time.  All other items may be taken out of sequence to accommodate the public and staff availability. 


Present:     Leslie McNamer, Martha McClure, Michael Sullivan and David Finigan


Absent:       Gerry Hemmingsen


1.     Public Comment

Action: Public comment was given by Bill Lonsdale, Crescent City resident, regarding the inability of residents of the County to vote on water issues.

2.     Pledge of Allegiance

Action: Pledge of Allegiance led by Vice-Chair McNamer

3.     Approve the amended Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Crescent City and Del Norte County.**

Action: Jay Sarina, County Administrative Officer provided a summary of joint services being provided currently through the agreement and which changed will be addressed by this amendment.   It was requested that Page 8, Paragraph L,  date be extended to December 28, 2012 to ensure no lapse in coverage for County Engineer/Surveyor.

Motion: Move to approve                

Move: David Finigan                       

Second: Martha McClure


Vote Yea: 4                  Supervisors: David Finigan, Martha McClure, Leslie McNamer, Michael Sullivan                                    


Vote Nay: 0                  Supervisors: None


Vote Abstain: 0            Supervisors: None

4.     Discuss and take action regarding appointment of staff and a member of the Board of Supervisors regarding a potential Social Host Ordinance.

Action: A presentation was made by County Administrative Officer Jay Sarina regarding history of social host ordinance and presentations from Friday Night Live and their desire for participation in the adoption of an ordinance.

Council member Enea and Supervisor McNamer both volunteered to participate on the committee to develop the ordinance.  The Board gave direction to staff to provide assistance regarding the development of the ordinance jointly.

5.     Hold a discussion regarding Healthy Communities and take action as necessary.**

Action: Gene Palazzo, City Manager provided an overview of the initiative and what Healthy Communities have been providing in our area to date. 

Gary Blatnick, Director of Health & Human Services agreed to review any draft ordinance for personalization to our own communities and partners.

6.     Discuss setting semi-annual meeting dates for Joint City/County meetings.

Action: Chair Sullivan discussed scheduling more regular meetings between the two bodies to encourage further cooperation.

By consensus, the Board of Supervisor and City Council agreed to meet biannually, once in February and once in September.

7.     Hold a discussion regarding county-wide business licenses and take action as necessary.

Action: Mayor Murray addressed the economic development tools that would result from a county-wide business license requirement, outside of the revenue generating stream.

No action was taken.

8.     Receive update on the Oversight Board to the Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency of the City of Crescent City.**

Action: Ken McDonald, City Finance Director appeared to provide an update on the activities of the Oversight Board.


City Manager Gene Palazzo provided additional updates on the effect of the legislation.

Clinton Schaad, County Auditor-Controller, appeared to respond to questions from the Board regarding residual benefits to other special districts.

9.     Discuss Hospital regionalization and receive a presentation by Dr. Greg Duncan regarding potential impacts of regionalization.

Action: Dr. Gregory Duncan delivered a presentation to both Board of Supervisors and City Council members regarding issues surrounding hospital regionalization.  Materials provided to both Board and Council members. 

Public Comment was made by Dr. Mark Davis addressing the joint body to reiterate the information presented by Dr. Duncan.

Public comment was made by Bill Lonsdale on regionalization and loss of potential retirees if the impacts of regionalization come to fruition.


Motion: Move to approve                

Move: Martha McClure                    

Second: David Finigan


Vote Yea: 4                  Supervisors: Martha McClure, David Finigan, Michael Sullivan, Leslie McNamer                                    


Vote Nay: 0                  Supervisors: None


Vote Abstain: 0            Supervisors: None

10. Discuss possible items for the next Joint City/County meeting.

Action: Discussion working together in the areas of Recreation and possibility of some kind of joint Recreation endeavor.

Requested placement of an update from the Harbor District on the progress at the Harbor on the next joint session agenda.



Joseph Young, Deputy Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California              Date Posted:  April 16, 2014