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TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2020


SPECIAL MEETING                                                                      10:00 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.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 issues, the Governor of the State of California has issued Executive Order N-29-20 and Order N-25-20 establishing social distancing measures and suspending provisions of the Brown Act. For this reason we ask that you:

PLEASE SUBMIT ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS AHEAD OF TIME IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. Please visit http://www.co.del-norte.ca.us/ for a public comment form. Your comment will be limited to 3000 characters. Your comment will be read aloud during the public comment period. Please submit only one comment per agenda item and only one general public comment.

VIEW THE MEETING AND COMMENT REMOTELY. A link to view the meeting will be posted on http://www.co.del-norte.ca.us/. Public comment on ALL agenda items as well as general public comment will be taken at the prescribed time for public comment via instructions provided on the website. Please submit only one comment per agenda item and only one general public comment.

IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO DISABILITY under the Americans with Disability Act that does not allow you to participate remotely or provide written comment ahead of the meeting YOU MUST notify the Clerk of the Board at least 24 HOURS in advance of the meeting and a reasonable accommodation will be made.



1.    Moment of Reflection

2.    Pledge of Allegiance to be led by Lori Cowan, Vice-Chair.

3.    Public comment.

4.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign and send a letter addressed to the California Natural Resources Agency Director Crowfoot urging him to direct staff to engage in discussions to open State Parks within Del Norte County to vehicular traffic as requested by Supervisor Howard.**

5.    Approve and authorize the Chair to sign and forward letters to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer urging them to support ensuring all small local governments, including Del Norte County, receive direct federal stimulus funding as requested by Supervisor Howard.**

6.    Discuss and direct staff to send a letter to other small rural counties in California requesting them to send a letter to the Governor urging him to open up small rural counties in a safe way as requested by Supervisor Berkowitz.

7.    Public Comment on Closed Session items only: Conference with Legal Counsel- Existing litigation pursuant to Government Code 54956.9(d)(1) In reapplication of Pacificorp/ Klamath Renewal Corp. FERC P-2082 062; Anticipated litigation 1) significant exposure to litigation pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(d)(2)-none 2) Initiation of litigation Conference with Legal Counsel pursuant to Govt’ Code 54956.9(d)(4) – one; Pursuant to 54957(b)(1) Conference with Labor Negotiators pursuant to Government Code 54957.6 between County Negotiator: Jay Sarina, CAO and Employee Organization: SEIU, SEA; Threat to public services/ facilities pursuant to 54954.5(e): Name of Applicable Agency Rep. and Title: County Administrative Officer/ Director of Emergency Services re COVID-19; Conference with Real Property Negotiation pursuant to Government Code 54956.8 Property: Airport (APN 101-010-017 000) Agency Negotiator: Jay Sarina Negotiating parties: County (Jay Sarina) and BCRAA (Randy Hooper) Under Negotiation: terms of lease extension including price and payment.





Kylie Goughnour, Clerk of the Board

County of Del Norte, State of California        Date Posted:  May 4, 2020