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HELLO, EVERYONE. GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME BACK TO THE MARCH 22ND, 2022 MEETING OF THE

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MERCED COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

THIS MORNING WE HAD A CLOSED SESSION AND AND I WILL SAY THAT BECAUSE OF A DECISION WE MADE WITH THE RAIL PROJECT AT CASTLE ARE CLOSED SESSIONS NOW START A HALF HOUR EARLY AND GENERALLY GO ALL THE WAY TO 10:00.

SO THANK YOU TO STAFF FOR CREATING THAT PROBLEM.

THIS MORNING WE DID HAVE OUR CLOSED SESSION AND STAFF WAS GIVEN DIRECTION.

AT THIS TIME, WE WILL DO THE INVOCATION.

WE WILL NOW START WITH OUR INVOCATION, LED BY VAL VOGELBERG FROM THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, AND THEN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE LED BY SUPERVISOR PEDROZO.

OUR FATHER, WHICH ART IN HEAVEN.

WE'RE GRATEFUL TO BE GATHERED THIS DAY, FATHER, IN SUCH FAVORABLE CIRCUMSTANCES HERE IN THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY, GRATEFUL FOR THESE INDIVIDUALS THAT LEAD OUR COUNTY, THE SUPERVISORS. WE PRAY, FATHER, THAT THEY WILL BE BLESSED WITH WISDOM TO CONDUCT BUSINESS THAT WILL BE FAVORABLE TO INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES HERE IN OUR COUNTY.

WE PRAY FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT WILL ADDRESS THE SUPERVISORS THIS DAY, THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO CONFER THEIR MESSAGE IN A WAY THAT'S PLEASING UNTO THEE AND TO THEM AS WELL.

WE'RE GRATEFUL, FATHER, FOR THE RAIN THAT WE RECEIVED.

WE PRAY FOR MORE THAT OUR COUNTY MIGHT RECEIVE THE MOISTURE THAT IT'S SO DESPERATELY NEEDS. AGAIN, FATHER, WE PRAY FOR THE SUPERVISORS, BLESS THEM WITH SAFETY AS THEY TRAVEL THE ROADS AND HIGHWAYS OF OUR COUNTY.

KEEP THEM SAFE.

BLESS THEIR FAMILIES FOR THEIR SERVICE.

AND WE PRAY FOR THESE THINGS HUMBLY IN JESUS CHRIST NAME.

AMEN. PLEASE JOIN ME IN THE PLEDGE.

THANK YOU FOR THOSE WORDS AND THANK YOU, JOSH, FOR LEADING US IN THE PLEDGE.

IT'S NOW TIME FOR A PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ON ANY MATTER OF THE PUBLIC'S INTEREST

[PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK]

WITHIN THE BOARD'S JURISDICTION, INCLUDING ITEMS ON THE BOARD'S AGENDA, EXCEPT FOR THOSE ITEMS SPECIFICALLY SCHEDULED AS PUBLIC HEARINGS, TESTIMONY LIMITED TO 3 MINUTES PER PERSON. THANK YOU.

AT THIS TIME, WE WILL OPEN PUBLIC COMMENT.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE WORK YOUR WAY TO THE PODIUM.

YES. GOOD MORNING, GENTLEMEN.

ONE. UNITED WAY, MERCED COUNTY.

JUST LIKE TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING ON BEHALF OF HAROLD BROTHERS BOXING AND USA BOXING AND INVITE YOU ALL TO COME OUT TO LIVINGSTON ON APRIL THE SECOND AND THIRD WILL ACTUALLY BE HOSTING THE JUNIOR OLYMPIC TOURNAMENT.

WE HAVE SEVEN OF OUR YOUTH FIGHTING ON THE CARD AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL MAKE IT TO THE JUNIOR OLYMPIC TEAM.

ONE OF THEM IS MY SON.

WE ARE A NON PROFIT FOUNDATION, SO PLEASE CONSIDER ANY DONATIONS IF YOU WOULD AND HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE. I'LL LEAVE THIS HERE FOR YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

JUST ONE CLARIFYING QUESTION.

YES, SIR. WHAT'S YOUR SON'S NAME? ESTEBAN "THE NEXT EMPEROR" MARTINEZ.

OKAY. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

HE'S ALSO THE CHAMPION IN JUJITSU, CHAMPION IN KICKBOXING.

I THOUGHT I'D BRAG A LITTLE BIT, BUT.

YEAH. THANK YOU. GOOD JOB, DAD.

ANYONE ELSE? ALL RIGHT.

WAS THERE ANY ONLINE? THERE ARE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ZOOM.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED.

AND I'M GOING TO GO TO THE CLERK.

WE'RE GOING TO CHANGE A BIT OUR MEETING FORMAT NOW THAT WE ARE POST COVID.

AND SO PLEASE.

BEGINNING ON APRIL 5TH, 2022, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING WILL BE HELD IN PERSON ONLY. AS A REMINDER, WE ACCEPT TELEPHONIC AND EMAIL PUBLIC COMMENTS AT ALL TIMES.

THESE METHODS OF COMMUNICATION WILL NOT, HOWEVER, BE MADE PART OF THE OFFICIAL BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING RECORD.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND A MEETING IN PERSON, BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS CAN BE VIEWED THROUGH LIVE BROADCASTS AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REPLAY ON LOCAL CABLE TELEVISION AS WELL AS THE MERCED COUNTY OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE.

PUBLIC COMMENT CANNOT BE MADE VIA THESE VIEWING OPTIONS.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE REFER TO THE PUBLISHED AGENDA, WHICH IS POSTED NO LATER THAN 72 HOURS PRIOR TO THE RESPECTIVE BOARD MEETING OR CONTACT THE BOARD OFFICE AT

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AREA CODE 209-385-7366.

OKAY, THANK YOU FOR THAT UPDATE.

WE WILL NOW MOVE TO PRESENTATIONS.

[PRESENTATION: MISSION, VISION, VALUES AWARD PROGRAM]

AT THIS TIME, WE HAVE A PRESENTATION OF MISSION VISION VALUES AWARD PROGRAM.

THANK YOU. AT THIS TIME, I'D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE WINNERS OF MERCED COUNTY'S MISSION, VISION AND VALUE AWARDS PROGRAM FOR 2021.

THE MVV, AS WE CALL IT, AWARDS PROGRAM, WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IN 2019 WITH THE PURPOSE OF RECOGNIZING COUNTY AGENCIES, PROGRAMS, COMMITTEES, COMMISSIONS AND DISTRICTS THAT BEST EXEMPLIFY THE COUNTY'S MISSION, VISION AND VALUE.

AND IF YOU'RE WONDERING WHAT THAT IS, WE HAVE IT POSTED HERE ON THE ROOM WALL.

THIS YEAR WE RECEIVED SIX ENTRIES.

ALL WERE COMPETITIVE.

IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE WINNERS.

A SCORING COMMITTEE COMPRISED OF THE BOARD CHAIR, VICE CHAIR AND THREE AT-LARGE MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE REMAINING SUPERVISORS, WHICH CREATED TO RANK THE NOMINEES AND TO SELECT A WINNER FROM AN INTERNAL COUNTY ORGANIZATION CATEGORY, AS WELL AS AN EXTERNAL ORGANIZATION CATEGORY.

AND WE'D LIKE TO GIVE A BIG THANK YOU TO THE THREE AT LARGE MEMBERS FOR WHO PARTICIPATED ON THE SCORING COMMITTEE.

THEY ARE JOSE MORAN, TRACEY PROIETTI AND JEANIE KNIGHT.

WE'RE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE HAVE TWO WINNERS AND I SEE BOTH OF THEM IN THE HOUSE, SO WE'RE GLAD FOR THAT.

THE FIRST WINNER IS THE MERCED COUNTY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD, AND THE SECOND ONE IS THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SET TEAM AND CODE AND COMPLIANCE.

THEY WERE SELECTED, OF COURSE, AS THIS YEAR'S WINNERS.

AND CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH TEAMS. [APPLAUSE] AND THEN WE'LL DO THESE ONE AND THEN THE OTHER. IF I COULD ASK FOR REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO JOIN ME IN FRONT OF THE DAIS.

WHERE'S YOUR BADGE? WHERE'S YOUR BADGE? I SAW YOU GET ONE.

YEAH.

THE SHERIFF'S ENFORCEMENT TEAM, ALONG WITH SHERIFF CODE COMPLIANCE, TAKES PRIDE IN ADDRESSING QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THIS COUNTY BY PROVIDING FAST AND EFFECTIVE SERVICE. THIS JOINT TEAM IS TASKED WITH RESOLVING PROBLEMS REPORTED BY THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS REGARDING ILLEGAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION, SOLID WASTE, ILLEGAL DUMPING, ABANDONED VEHICLES, HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT CLEANUPS AND OTHER COUNTY CODE VIOLATIONS.

THIS GROUP PROVIDES ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSES AND CONTINUES TO EVOLVE TO MEET THE COMMUNITY'S NEEDS.

THE SET TEAM WITH CODE COMPLIANCE COORDINATES, WEEKLY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT THROUGHOUT MERCED COUNTY TO BUILD TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS, IMPLEMENT COORDINATED INDIVIDUALIZED INTERVENTION PLANS, AND CONNECT HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS DIRECTLY TO SERVICES.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR BEING RECIPIENT OF THIS YEAR'S MISSION, VISION AND VALUE AWARD.

CONGRATULATIONS. AND I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAY A FEW WORDS.

WHO GETS TO SPEAK FIRST? OKAY. CONGRATULATIONS.

GO AHEAD. YOU KNOW, THEY'RE BACK.

THEY LIKE DOING THE WORK.

THEY DON'T LIKE BEING UP HERE.

BUT SO THANK GOD FOR THAT.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THOSE OR WHO RECOGNIZED US AND THE EFFORTS THAT WE PUT INTO THE COMMUNITY AND OUR TEAM ALSO IN THE AUDIENCE.

SO THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] YEAH, I JUST I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE THE REST OF THE TEAM AND I SEE THE SHERIFFS HERE, SO COME ON UP.

YOU ALL WON THIS AWARD.

IT WASN'T THESE THREE.

I MEAN. WELL, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE THE LEADS.

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BUT IF IT WASN'T FOR THE WORK OF ALL OF YOU, WE WOULDN'T BE STANDING IN THIS POSITION RIGHT NOW. SO IF YOU WOULDN'T ALLOW ME TO COME BACK HERE AND MAKE ROOM FOR EVERYONE.

UNDERSHERIFF, ARE YOU? PERFECT. HERE.

I'LL LET YOU HOLD THIS.

SO THE REST OF THE TEAM WOULD YOU? MIKE NEEDS TO TALK. YOU KNOW, IT TRULY IS A TEAM.

I MEAN, WE'RE HERE REPRESENTING OUR TEAM.

BUT THIS IS A MAJOR PROJECT IN THE COUNTY THAT WE ALL KNOW IS AND TAKES A WHOLE TEAM TO GET TO GET THE JOB DONE.

AND THANK YOU FROM THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND THE BOARD FOR RECOGNIZING US.

WE DO APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] SHERIFF.

THANK YOU. I KNOW YOU GUYS KNOW IT ON A DAILY BASIS BECAUSE I'M ALWAYS CALLING ONE OR MORE OF YOU. I DON'T KNOW IF THE FOLKS REALIZE THAT WHEN THIS TEAM GOT TOGETHER, HOW FAST THEY ACTUALLY DO RESPOND TO THESE CALLS THAT WE GET, SOMETIMES IT'S JUST A MATTER OF MINUTES. LITERALLY, I MAKE A PHONE CALL AND WITHIN MINUTES THEY'RE ON THE ROAD TO TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM. AND EVERY SINGLE DAY, THEY, YOU KNOW, THEY REPRESENT OUR BRAND SO WELL. AND I'M SO PROUD OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR GOING OUT THERE AND DOING WHAT YOU DO. AND IT DOES MAKE A HECK OF A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND I WANT TO THANK YOU AND I THANK THE BOARD FOR RECOGNIZING THESE MEN AND WOMEN FOR DOING THE JOB THAT THEY DO. THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE] YOU KNOW, LAST YEAR WHEN WE MOVED CODE COMPLIANCE FROM ECONOMIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE, YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT HOW IT WAS GOING TO CHANGE HOW OUR CONSTITUENTS ARE SERVED.

AND, YOU KNOW, AND I JUST THINK IT'S BEEN IT'S BEEN A BLESSING FOR MOST PEOPLE.

WE GET CALLS FROM FOLKS NOW THANKING US.

I GOT AN EMAIL FROM MR. KELLEY THE OTHER DAY AND I HOPEFULLY IT MADE IT TO YOU AS WELL.

I WAS JUST SECEDE ON IT.

BUT, YOU KNOW, JUST I MEAN, WE WEREN'T, YOU KNOW, I MEAN, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ARE HAPPY AND THANKFUL. SO ANY OF MY COLLEAGUES WANT TO SAY A FEW WORDS? WELL, PERSONALLY, I JUST LIKE TO SAY IN DISTRICT THREE, I FEEL LIKE THE SET TEAM IS MY TEAM. I HONK AND WAVE AT YOU AS I DRIVE PAST AS YOU GUYS ARE DOING YOUR JOB.

AND IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE.

AND I LIKE HOW WE ENTER INTO THE WE'RE NOT JUST OUT THERE TO FIND SOMEBODY OR TELL THEM WHAT THEY'RE DOING WRONG. WE ACTUALLY TRY TO COACH THEM INTO DOING THE RIGHT THING AND THAT'S MUCH APPRECIATED.

BUT NO, YOU GUYS ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.

I APPRECIATE IT. YOU'RE JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY AND WITHIN HOURS WE RESPOND AND THE RESIDENTS ARE SEEING IT AND EVERYBODY ELSE IS SEEING IT AS WELL.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR AND CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ON YOUR AWARD AND FOR WHAT YOU DO REPRESENTING MERCED COUNTY AND THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.

YOU KNOW, THOSE MISSION, VISION AND VALUES ARE REALLY IMPORTANT.

AND TO GET THIS AS SOMETHING THAT I THINK IS INCREDIBLE, BECAUSE LIKE MY COLLEAGUE SAID, IT'S NOT NECESSARILY THAT YOU'RE OUT TRYING TO ALWAYS BUST PEOPLE.

YOU'RE TRYING TO HELP PEOPLE AND GET THEM WHERE THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO GO.

SO THANK YOU, GUYS AND CONGRATULATIONS.

WELL, FIRST, CONGRATULATIONS TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE ALL GET CALLS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTY, ESPECIALLY MY DISTRICT.

YOU GUYS HAVE A HARD JOB.

YOU DON'T GO OUT THERE. SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO CLEAN UP LOCATIONS.

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO GO OUT THERE AND [INAUDIBLE] THE PROPERTY.

YOU GOT TO DO THIS. BUT PROPERTY OWNERS.

BUT THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

IT'S YOU KNOW, IT'S MUCH DESERVED.

SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

UM, I JUST WANT TO SAY LIEUTENANT GRAHAM SAID WHO'S WHO DIDN'T COME UP, WHO'S IN THE BACK. HE'S TYPICALLY MY FIRST CALL WHEN, WHEN AN ISSUE ARISES.

AND LIKE THE SHERIFF MOST TIMES WHILE I'M ON THE PHONE WITH HIM, YOU CAN HEAR HIM GETTING ON A RADIO CALL AND ONE OF YOU GUYS, UH, AND SENDING THEM OUT AND JUST THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND THE TENTATIVENESS.

I'LL SHARE A LITTLE STORY.

I HAD A FARMER OUT IN LOS BANOS WHO WAS GOING TO BE PLANTING FRESH MARKET TOMATOES IN A FIELD. AND THERE WAS A HOMELESS PERSON THAT HAD WAS KIND OF MADE HIS ENCAMPMENT THERE.

UM, DOMINGUE WAS ONE OF THE ONES THAT WENT OUT THERE.

AND, AND SO UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF IT IS, IS WITH FOOD SAFETY LAWS.

THEY, IT IS THEY COULDN'T PLANT TOMATOES THERE.

HAVING SOMEBODY, YOU KNOW, THESE FOLKS TYPICALLY THEY DON'T HAVE A RESTROOM.

SO THEY JUST GO OUT IN NATURE AND AND, YOU KNOW, TOMATOES AND A PLANT DATE THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE TRACTORS COMING IN THE FIELD TO PLANT THE TOMATOES TOMORROW.

THEY WERE RIGHT ON IT.

AND I REALLY THINK MOVING CODE ENFORCEMENT, CODE ENFORCEMENT DID A GREAT JOB UNDER COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

BUT I THINK IT JUST KIND OF IT MADE THE WHOLE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS IS KIND OF ANOTHER SET OF EYES AND EARS OUT THERE TO SEE THE ISSUES.

AND HOPEFULLY WE'RE CHANGING HEARTS AND MINDS AND REALLY KIND OF CHANGING PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR AND SAYING THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO TOLERATE THIS STUFF.

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AND IT IS A IT'S A NEVER ENDING TASK.

I KNOW THAT YOU GET DONE WITH ONE.

IN SOME CASES, YOU MOVE TO THE NEXT ONE, AND THEN THAT ONE YOU JUST CLEANED UP ENDS UP WITH PEOPLE BACK THERE AGAIN.

BUT I APPRECIATE YOUR GUYS'S DEDICATION, AND I THINK THAT THAT WITH THIS CONTINUED WORK, IN THIS PARTNERSHIP IN THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, IT'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO GET BETTER.

WE ARE CHANGING THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF FOLKS AND MAKING THEM UNDERSTAND THAT THAT, YOU KNOW, WE CARE ABOUT THESE QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES.

SO GREAT WORK.

AND AND AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR FOR NOMINATING THEM.

I KNOW THAT I HAD TALKED TO SOME FOLKS AT THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS IMPORTANT FOR ME THAT THEY GOT NOMINATED AND I PUT THIS CHALLENGE OUT TO ALL THE DEPARTMENTS IN THE COUNTY. WE HAD SIX APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S NO REASON THAT WE SHOULDN'T HAVE TEN, 15, 20 APPLICATIONS BECAUSE A LOT OF THE DEPARTMENTS ARE DOING REALLY GREAT WORK THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.

AND THIS IS KIND OF OUR WAY OF BEING ABLE TO HONOR YOU FOLKS.

SO CONGRATULATIONS.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE PROGRESS TO COME.

LIEUTENANT FRAMSTAD SAID, WOULD YOU MIND COMING UP AND JOINING US FOR ONE LAST PICTURE? I LIKE A PICTURE WITH MY COLLEAGUES AND THE TEAM, AND THEN I JUST WANT TO SHARE A LITTLE STORY OR NOT A STORY.

I JUST WANT TO SHARE SOME FACTS.

THE UNSHELTERED HOMELESS NUMBER IN MERCED COUNTY WENT DOWN THIS YEAR BY 2%.

AND AND, YOU KNOW, THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE WE MADE A BIG DENT RIGHT.

BUT OTHER COUNTIES NUMBERS ARE GOING WAY UP.

RIGHT. AND I BELIEVE THAT PART OF THAT SUCCESS THAT JOHN CHECKLEY AND HIS TEAM HAVE HAD IS BECAUSE WHEN WE GO AND OFFER SERVICES, RIGHT.

A HOMELESS PERSON IS SITTING THERE LOOKING THEY'RE LOOKING AT HELP AND THEY'RE LOOKING AT LAW ENFORCEMENT. RIGHT.

AND IF I'M IF I'M IN THAT SPOT, I'M GOING TO LEAN TOWARDS HELP.

AND I THINK THAT THAT PART OF THE DYNAMIC HAS BEEN AN INTEGRAL PART IN US REDUCING OUR NUMBERS. AND SO, YOU KNOW, SO THANK YOU REALLY KIND OF ON BEHALF OF THE LEAST OF THESE AND OUR COMMUNITY THAT I DON'T LOOK AT YOU GOING OUT THERE TO PENALIZE THEM OR HARM THEM.

I LOOK AT YOU AS GOING OUT THERE TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO GET HELP.

AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE ALL WANT FOR EVERYBODY.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

SO AND THE BRIGHT SMILE WHEN YOU GO SEE THEM IS, ALL RIGHT.

SO LET ME GET RID OF THE MICROPHONE.

LET'S GET A COUPLE OF PICTURES AND THEN THANK YOU.

WHERE WAS I? ALL RIGHT, SO WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO OUR OUR NEXT AWARD, AND THAT IS TO THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD.

COULD YOU PLEASE JOIN ME UP FRONT? AND OUR NEXT WINNER, THE WORKFORCE BOARD, IS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR LABOR, OUR LABOR FORCE.

BUT WHAT REALLY ABOVE AND BEYOND RECENTLY WITH ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID 19.

THE BOARD WORKED ON A NUMBER OF INITIATIVES IN RESPONSE TO COVID 19.

BOARD MEMBERS DIRECTED RESOURCES AT VACCINATION CLINICS, CHILD CARE STRATEGIES, JOB FAIRS, WORKFORCE POLICIES, AND VARIOUS INDUSTRY EVENTS.

THEIR VOLUNTEERS ATTENDED MORE THAN TWO DOZEN PLANNING AND POLICY MEETINGS, DOOR KNOCKED TO INCREASE VACCINE AWARENESS AND OPENED THEIR DOORS TO JOBSEEKERS LOOKING TO GET BACK ON TRACK FOLLOWING THE ECONOMIC SHUTDOWNS AS A RESULT OF COVID.

LOOKING FORWARD, THE WORKFORCE BOARD CONTINUES TO WORK WITH RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS, INCLUDING SPANISH SPEAKING BUSINESS OWNERS, TO HELP BUSINESSES CONNECT WITH ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES AND INCREASE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES HERE IN MERCED COUNTY.

THESE OPPORTUNITIES ARE ALSO BEING EXTENDED TO REFORM DEFENDERS COMING OUT OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THOSE WHO HAVEN'T COMPLETED THEIR HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION.

WE'RE HERE AND PROUD TO RECOGNIZE THE TEAM AS WINNERS OF THIS YEAR'S MVV AWARD.

CONGRATULATIONS. [APPLAUSE] WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS? SURE. SO THANK YOU.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD AND THE STAFF OF THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE HONOR.

I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD SIX OR EIGHT YEARS NOW AND I'VE REALLY SEEN A SHIFT AND I'M GLAD DAVID'S HERE. DAVID MIRRIONE, WHEN HE CAME TO TOWN, WE HAD A PARADIGM SHIFT WITHIN THE

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD.

WE STILL ARE VERY FOCUSED ON MAKING SURE THAT OUR UNEMPLOYED OR UNDEREMPLOYED CITIZENS GET THE SERVICES THAT THEY NEED.

BUT PRIOR TO DAVID COMING ON BOARD, WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT JOBS WERE AVAILABLE REALLY.

SO WE REALLY HAVE DONE A MUCH BETTER JOB, I THINK, IN CONNECTING WITH THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND FOCUSING ON THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO TRY TO EARN THEIR TRUST AND TO UNDERSTAND THEIR NEEDS SO THAT WE CAN DEVELOP PROGRAMS THAT TRAIN PEOPLE TO THE FOR THE JOBS THAT ARE ACTUALLY THERE, RATHER THAN JUST TRAINING PEOPLE AND HOPING THAT THERE'S A JOB THAT DEVELOPS.

RIGHT. SO THE STAFF HAS DONE A TERRIFIC JOB.

AND AND OUR VOLUNTEER BOARD IS IS SUPER DEDICATED.

SO THANK YOU.

ERIC. JUST THAT I'M IMPRESSED BY THE GROUP OF FOLKS THAT WE HAVE LEADING US.

THESE ARE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE MAKING SURE THAT THE AMERICAN DREAM IS STILL ALIVE AND WELL. SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL IS A MEMBER OF THAT ORGANIZATION AS WELL, AND THESE PEOPLE COME WITH BIG IDEAS AND BIG HEARTS AND SOLVE PROBLEMS FROM A REAL PRACTICAL LEVEL TO MAKE SURE THAT EMPLOYERS HAVE THE SKILLED WORKFORCE THAT THEY NEED.

SO I'M INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL TO YOU, TIM, AND TO THE REST OF OUR OUR TEAM.

[APPLAUSE] ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, HERE IS A CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND IT IS AMAZING WHAT HAS TRANSPIRED.

I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD FOR FIVE YEARS AND IN THAT TIME THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD HAS REALLY STEPPED UP AND IS CHANGING LIVES.

I GUESS RIGHT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.

AND SO THANK YOU. I KNOW IT'S VOLUNTEER FOR YOU.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ENERGY TO THE CITIZENS OF OUR COUNTY.

AND HERE'S JUST A LITTLE MERCED COUNTY PEN.

ALL RIGHT, ANY OF MY COLLEAGUES LIKE TO MAKE COMMENT.

SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL BOARD MEMBER.

YEAH, THIS IS ONE I THINK TIM SAID IT REALLY WELL.

IT'S THE UNDEREMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYED.

SO ANYBODY OUT THERE TRYING TO BETTER THEMSELVES.

WE'RE HERE TO HELP. AND THIS IS THE ONE TIME AND I SAY IT OVER AND OVER, I BRAG ABOUT YOU GUYS ALL THE TIME, EVEN WHEN YOU'RE NOT HERE.

SO ERIC GETS TO HEAR IT.

BUT THIS IS ONE THING WHERE GOVERNMENT HAS GOTTEN IT RIGHT.

LIKE WE'RE GETTING FOLKS PULL UP THEIR BOOTSTRAPS AND GET TO WORK.

AND LIKE I SAID, WE'RE NOT JUST OFFERING THEM JOBS, WE'RE OFFERING THEM CAREERS, OPPORTUNITIES TO MOVE ON AND HELP THEIR FAMILIES OUT.

SO THANK YOU FOR THE VOLUNTEER WORK YOU YOU'VE DONE AND APPRECIATE IT.

IF PEOPLE COULD JUST LISTEN TO SOME OF OUR MEETINGS AND THE COMPLEX CONVERSATIONS WE HAVE, LIKE YOU SAID, WE HAVE BIG IDEAS AND WE IMPLEMENT THEM AT THE SAME TIME.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE A PART OF THAT TEAM.

AND I WANT TO ECHO THOSE COMMENTS.

AND, YOU KNOW, THIS IS GOVERNMENT GETTING IT RIGHT IN YOUR APPROACH OF JUST GETTING STUFF DONE, BRINGING COMMON SENSE APPROACHES TO ACTUALLY GETTING PEOPLE.

AND REALLY IT'S COUNTY WIDE IN THAT.

IF A PERSON JUST WANTS TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF INITIATIVE, THE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE OUT THERE, THIS BOARD REALLY EXEMPLIFIES THAT.

I MEAN, ONE OF THE COOLEST STORIES SINCE I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD IS THE GENTLEMAN THAT CAME IN HERE AND AND TOLD HIS STORY.

AND NOW HE'S HE'S A TRUCK DRIVER.

AND JUST LIKE SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL SAID, HE HAS A CAREER NOW, NOT JUST THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A HAND UP OR HAND OUT.

THIS IS THE HAND UP. THIS IS GIVING SOMEBODY THAT START IN LIFE THAT MAYBE THEY DIDN'T HAVE FOR WHATEVER REASON.

SO KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ON IT.

AND I'M THANKFUL THAT WE HAVE YOU GUYS.

AND THEN THE OTHER THING I WANT TO ADD TO IT IS WITH COVID 19 REALLY KIND OF THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX OF WHAT YOU NORMALLY DID AND THEN ADDING OTHER PIECES TO IT, JUST BEING A PART OF THAT TEAM AS WE WENT THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC AND LIKE NOBODY'S DONE IT BEFORE.

SO THANK YOU GUYS FOR THAT.

THANK YOU. AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS.

THE BOARD, ERIC AND I KNOW DAVID WHEN HE YOU KNOW, HE WAS THERE.

HE DID A LOT OF GREAT WORK OF OBTAINING GRANTS, OF FUNDS TO HELP OUR CITIZENS THAT DON'T HAVE A JOB AND THEN PROVIDING AND, YOU KNOW, THE SERVICES AND THE REACH OUT TO THOSE BUSINESSES THAT NEED THE EMPLOYEES AND OUR BOARD MEMBER THAT'S ON THE BOARD WITH THEM AS WELL. GREAT JOB.

MR. MCDANIEL IT'S JUST, YOU KNOW, WE GET A LOT OF CALLS TOO [INAUDIBLE] ON THE OTHER SIDE REACHING OUT FOR JOBS AND TO BE THANKFUL THAT THAT WE CAN PROVIDE THAT ASSISTANCE NOT JUST IN JOBS, BUT ASSISTANCE TO, YOU KNOW, CONTINUE LIFE AT ITS PACE AND TRY TO ACHIEVE A BETTER JOB. SO THANK YOU TO THE BOARD AND ERIC AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS. I KNOW ALL OF YOU PERSONALLY AND I COULDN'T BE HAPPIER FOR WHAT YOU DO.

AND WHEN DARREN SAYS SPEAKING OUTSIDE THE OR THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX AND BEING CREATIVE,

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YOU KNOW, THE DIFFERENT COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS THAT YOU'VE MADE WITH DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS AND DIFFERENT PARTNERSHIPS AND REALLY FOCUSING ON PEOPLE AND MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE QUALITY OF LIFE THAT WE WANT TO HAVE WE WANT THEM TO HAVE HERE IN MERCED COUNTY, I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

SO I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR GUYS EFFORT AND YOUR WORK.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT I KNOW THAT DAVID PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO IT, AND I KNOW THAT ERIC PUTS A LOT INTO IT AND PEOPLE STOP ME ALL THE TIME SAYING, HEY, DO YOU KNOW ERIC SERATTO SAID, I DON'T KNOW.

NO, BUT BUT NO.

I THINK IT'S REALLY ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT YOU GUYS ARE REALLY FOCUSED ON MERCED COUNTY AND THE PEOPLE OF MERCED COUNTY.

AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

SO THANK YOU. YEAH.

AND I'LL JUST CLOSE BY BY SAYING THAT BEFORE I BECAME A SUPERVISOR, I NOTICED THAT PEOPLE WERE LOOKING TO GOVERNMENT RIGHT FOR HANDOUTS.

AND SOME PEOPLE NEED THAT, RIGHT? SOME PEOPLE AREN'T CAPABLE OF WORKING AND SOME PEOPLE AREN'T CAPABLE OF FIXING THEIR LIVES. BUT, YOU KNOW, WHEN SOMEBODY COMES TO YOUR OFFICE AND THEY'RE LOOKING FOR A JOB, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW THEY'RE QUALIFIED RIGHT.

AND YOU GUYS TAKE THE TIME TO HELP THEM GET QUALIFIED, TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO BE QUALIFIED OR TO LET THEM KNOW THEY'RE QUALIFIED AND THEN MATCH THEM UP WITH APPROPRIATE EMPLOYERS.

AND I JUST THINK THAT AS MORE AND MORE PEOPLE GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK RIGHT, AND I THINK THAT'S KIND OF FUNNY.

BUT WHEN PEOPLE ARE WORKING, IT BLESSES THEIR WHOLE FAMILY.

RIGHT. AND SO THANK YOU, BECAUSE YOU'RE REALLY YOU'RE HELPING KIDS.

YOU KNOW, YOU'RE HELPING SPOUSES, YOU'RE HELPING GRANDPARENTS.

AND SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ENERGY.

NO, DON'T LEAVE THE ROOM.

DON'T LEAVE THE ROOM JUST YET.

I JUST WANTED TO SHOW THIS.

THIS IS A PLAQUE THAT'S POSTED HERE IN THE COUNTY BUILDING.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T WE DON'T HAVE YOUR NAMES ENGRAVED ON HERE YET OR YOUR DEPARTMENTS, BUT WE WILL.

AND I'LL BE HERE SO YOU CAN KNOW YOU BRING YOUR PARENTS BY, YOUR GRANDKIDS BY AND HAVE THEM TAKE A LOOK AND SAY, YES, SEE, IT WAS FOR REAL.

SO ANYWAYS, THANK YOU . OH, YES. WE HAVE ONE MORE ANNOUNCEMENT OR A PRESENTATION WE'D LIKE TO MAKE.

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN PAREIRA.

GOOD MORNING MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, DAVID MIRRIONE, ASSISTANT COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER.

SO ON THE HEELS OF THE PRESENTATION THAT WE JUST HAD, I'D LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE MERCED COUNTY VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION PROGRAM IS BACK AS WELL, AND THE NOMINATION PERIOD IS NOW OPEN. IT IS OPEN AND IS OPEN THROUGH APRIL 1ST, AND THE VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION PROGRAM WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IN 1999 AND PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO RECOGNIZE GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR EFFORTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY.

SO IT'S A NICE COMPLIMENT TO THE TO THE AWARD THAT WE JUST HAD NOW.

AND IT'S IN ALIGNMENT WITH NATIONAL VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION MONTH, WHICH IS APRIL.

RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO NOMINATE GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS WHO EXEMPLIFY THE VOLUNTEER SPIRIT AND HAVE MADE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

TWO WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED FROM EACH OF THE FIVE SUPERVISORY DISTRICTS TOTALING TEN WINNERS, AND A SEPARATE SCREENING COMMITTEE WILL SCORE THE NOMINEES.

TO MAKE A NOMINATION, YOU CAN VISIT WWW.COUNTYOFMERCED.COM/VOLUNTEER.

SO THAT'S COUNTYOFMERCED.COM/VOLUNTEER AND YOU SELECT THE ONLINE NOMINATION FORM, IT'S RIGHT THERE. PAPER COPIES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING OUTSIDE OF OUR BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OFFICE.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO NOMINATE A PERSON OR ORGANIZATION YOU FEEL HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE

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THROUGH VOLUNTEERISM.

AGAIN, THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS APRIL 1ST AND WE WILL BE HAVING THAT PRESENTATION AT OUR APRIL 26TH BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING.

SO IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROGRAM OR NEED ASSISTANCE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION, YOU CAN CONTACT OUR COUNTY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, MIKE NORTH AT MIKE.

NORTH@COUNTYOFMERCED.COM OR YOU CAN CALL HIM AT AREA CODE 209-726-2744.

THANK YOU. OH, THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT.

AND THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE FLIER, SO YOU'LL RECOGNIZE IT WHEN YOU WHEN YOU SEE IT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

YES, SIR. OH, DAVID, THANK YOU, CHAIR.

SO, DAVID, YOU SAID THESE APPLICATIONS TO BE IN APRIL 1ST.

THAT IS CORRECT, SIR. IT REALLY IS APRIL 1ST.

YOU'RE NOT FOOLING? NO, SIR.

I JUST THOUGHT I'D ASK THE QUESTION.

MY SIDE, SIR, PLEASE.

MY SIDE. NO MORE QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL NOW MOVE TO THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

[CONSENT CALENDAR]

CONSENT CALENDAR, ITEMS ONE THROUGH 16.

PLEASE NOTE ITEM NUMBER ONE HAS BEEN PULLED.

ITEMS TWO, THREE, FIVE AND EIGHT REQUIRE A 4/5 VOTE.

THANK YOU. OK, WE HAVE A MOTION BY SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA AND A SECOND BY A SECOND BY SUPERVISOR PEDROZO.

AT THIS TIME, WE'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

NEXT IS BOARD ACTION PUBLIC WORKS ITEM 17 THROUGH 24.

[BOARD ACTION]

PLEASE NOTE ITEM 22 REQUIRES A 4/5 VOTE AND ITEMS 23 AND 24 WILL BE TAKEN SEPARATELY.

OK, SO ITEM 17 THROUGH 22.

ONE MOMENT, PLEASE.

YES, MA'AM.

WE NEED THE JEOPARDY MUSIC FOR AT MY DISPOSAL FROM NOW ON.

THE NEW SYSTEM IS WONDERFUL UNTIL IT ISN'T.

ALL RIGHT, I'LL CALL ON SUPERVISOR ESPINOZA, WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT.

YES, THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE NUMBER 19, THE RESOLUTION ADJUSTING THE [INAUDIBLE] ROADS IN MERCED COUNTY.

THIS YEAR MEAN LAST YEAR, 2021 HAS TO BE 1754 MILES .673.

SO 1754 MILES THAT OUR COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS HAS TO MAINTAIN.

AND WHERE ALL CALLS THAT WE GET EVERYBODY WANT TO FIX THEIR ROADS.

IT'S A LOT OF ROADS THAT WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN.

SO, YOU KNOW, I JUST ASK THAT THEY BE, YOU KNOW, JUST RESPECTFUL OF TIME.

AND I KNOW IT'S EVERY ROAD IN MERCED COUNTY.

IT'S, YOU KNOW, MOST OF THE ROADS ARE IN BAD SHAPE.

SO IT TAKE A WHILE.

BUT HOPEFULLY, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW IF MY TERM HERE WILL BE ABLE TO FINISH THOSE ROADS, BUT YEAH, BUT CERTAINLY, UM, WE THINK OUR MERCED COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS AND DANA, THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU DONE. I KNOW WE GET THE CALLS EVERY DAY.

I CALL YOU AND HE LIKES SAID EVERYONE WANTS THEIR ROAD FIX, SO JUST PLEASE GIVE US SOME TIME. THANK YOU. IT HAS BEEN MOVED BY SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA.

SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL.

ALL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEM NUMBER 23.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WERE NON SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES TO CORRECT THE CLERICAL ERRORS TO THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE SINCE IT WAS INTRODUCED ON MARCH 1ST, 2022.

THE FIRST CHANGES ON PAGE 12 IN SECTION 9.06.050.

THE NUMBERING SYSTEM WAS CORRECTED TO BE CONSECUTIVE.

THE SECOND CHANGE IS ON PAGE 14 IN SECTION 9.06.070, SUBSECTION C SEVEN.

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THE SUBSECTIONS REFERENCED WERE CORRECTED.

THANK YOU. WE HAVE A PRESENTATION.

CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, DANA HERTFELDER, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.

I DON'T REALLY HAVE ANYTHING NEW TO ADD.

ON MARCH 1ST, 2022, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CONDUCTED THE FIRST READING OF AN ORDINANCE UPDATING TITLE NINE GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE MERCED COUNTY CODE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF SB 1383.

THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF SB 1383 IS TO REDUCE ORGANIC WASTE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA BY 75% AND INCREASE EDIBLE FOOD RECOVERY BY 20% IN ORDER TO STAY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF SB 1383, THE COUNTY SAID IS REQUIRED TO ADOPT AN ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTING SB 1830 1383 BY APRIL 1ST, 2022.

I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS IF ADOPTED, THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE DOES NOT GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL JANUARY 1ST OF 2023.

THANK YOU. ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. HERTFELDER SEE? NONE. WHAT IS YOUR PLEASURE? WE HAVE A MOTION BY SUPERVISOR PEDROZO AND A SECOND BY SUPERVISOR ESPINOZA.

I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE. IS THIS JUST ITEM 23? ITEM 23.

NO WORRIES. HE WAS STILL READING.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

THANK YOU. LET'S.

THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU. HELLO.

NEXT IS ITEM 24.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE THAT WASTE MANAGEMENT WILL BE JOINING US VIA ZOOM SHOULD THERE BE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ITEM.

THANK YOU, MR. HERTFELDER.

TO COUNTY FRANCHISE AREAS ONE THROUGH FIVE OF MERCED COUNTY.

THEY ARE ASKING FOR 3.66% RATE INCREASE BASED ON THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR LAST YEAR.

THEIR REQUEST IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT, WHICH ALLOWS FOR AN ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT TO RATES FOR CURBSIDE SERVICE BASED ON 100% OF THE ALL ITEMS CONSUMER PRICE INDEX.

IF APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS STAFF HAS REVIEWED WINTON DISPOSAL SERVICES REQUESTS AND BELIEVES THAT IT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE TERMS OF THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT.

THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE DOES REFLECT A 3.66% INCREASE, IF APPROVED DUE TO THE NEW RATES WILL GO INTO EFFECT 30 DAYS FROM ADOPTION.

VANESSA BARBERI, PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGER, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR WINTON DISPOSAL, COULD NOT BE HERE TODAY BUT IS, I UNDERSTAND CONNECTED THROUGH ZOOM AND IS HERE TO ANSWER ANY OF YOUR QUESTIONS.

CAN WE SWITCH TO ZOOM, PLEASE.

HELLO? VANESSA, CAN YOU HEAR US? SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL.

YEAH. I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF COMMUNICATION IS GOING TO BE OUT TO OUR CONSTITUENCY WHENEVER.

HOW IS OUR CONSTITUENCY GOING TO BE NOTICED TO THIS? WE WILL SEND OUT A POSTCARD NOTIFICATION TO RESIDENTS.

WE'VE UPDATED THAT LANGUAGE TO NOTIFY RESIDENTS 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE, LETTING THEM KNOW THAT THIS RATE ADJUSTMENT REQUEST IS A RESULT OF THE CPI INCREASE IN OUR FRANCHISE

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AGREEMENT. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR ANY OTHERS? OH, SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

YEAH, I JUST VANESSA, I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND AND I THINK YOU STATED IT, BUT I'LL JUST REITERATE IT FOR FOLKS AT HOME, IS THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ISN'T RAISING THE RATES.

AND I KNOW THAT THAT WAS A CHALLENGE IN THE PAST, THAT WHEN THE RATE INCREASES WENT OUT, IT WOULD SAY THAT THE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RAISED THE RATES.

THIS IS PART OF THE CONTRACT THAT YOU GUYS ARE ABLE TO INCREASE IT AND YOU'RE JUST COMING FORTH TO LET US KNOW THAT YOU WANT TO EXERCISE THAT PART OF YOUR CONTRACT.

OK, WELL THAT WASN'T REALLY A QUESTION.

SO THANK YOU, VANESSA, FOR JOINING US.

I SEE NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

WHAT IS THE PLEASURE OF THE BOARD? IT'S BEEN A MOTION BY SUPERVISOR PEDROZO AND IT IS SECONDED.

NOPE, NOT YET. SO THIS MOTION MAY DIE FOR A LACK OF A SECOND.

WELL, I'LL START THE TIME AND THEN WE'LL GO FROM THERE.

NOBODY INTERESTED IN MAKING A SECOND.

OKAY. WELL.

WELL, AS CHAIR, I WILL LET YOU KNOW THAT THE MOTION HAS DIED FOR LACK OF A SECOND.

HADN'T HAPPENED IN MY TENURE HERE.

BUT I GUESS WE MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM IS OUR MR. HERTFELDER. I WILL ASK YOU A QUESTION.

WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS NOT RECEIVING A SECOND OR ARE THERE CONSEQUENCES I GUESS SHOULD BE THE QUESTION? I THINK THE BASIC CONSEQUENCES, THERE WON'T BE A CPI INCREASE.

I'M NOT SURE HOW THIS AFFECTS THE SECOND READING, BUT I WILL CHECK AND WE'LL TAKE CARE OF THAT. I DON'T KNOW IF COUNTY COUNCIL CAN ANSWER THAT.

OH.

MAY I. OH, YEAH.

WE WOULD JUST. IF THERE WERE.

YEAH THE SECOND READING WOULD NOT BE PUT ON THE AGENDA FOR THE 26TH.

THIS IS THE ITEM THAT SETS THAT AGENDA FOR THE 26TH OF APRIL.

OKAY. THANK YOU. AND I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THE RATE INCREASE IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

THERE'S NOTHING IN THE AGREEMENT THAT GUARANTEES AN ANNUAL RATE INCREASE.

OKAY. OKAY.

WELL, I DO HAVE.

VANESSA HAS REQUESTED TO SPEAK.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

GO AHEAD, VANESSA.

TO FOLLOW UP ON THIS, I WILL POINT OUT THAT FOR OUR FRANCHISE AND THE LANGUAGE FOR THIS RATE ADJUSTMENT REQUEST, WE HAVE SUBMITTED AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS THAT DO JUSTIFY AND SHOW THE COUNTY THAT WE HAVE HAD ACTUAL INCREASES IN COSTS THAT ARE INCONSISTENT WITH THE CPI REQUEST.

THE DOCUMENTS THAT WE SUBMITTED DO SHOW A 5.31% INCREASE IN OUR COST OF SERVICE AND THE CPI REQUEST.

THE CPI PERCENTAGE CAME IN AT 3.66%, WHICH IS LOWER THAN IN OUR ACTUAL INCREASE IN COSTS.

SO I DID WANT TO POINT OUT TO YOU SUPERVISORS, JUST THAT THIS REQUEST IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE CONTRACT TERMS AND WE WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST THAT THIS.

THANK YOU. OH, JUST ONE SECOND.

COULD YOU GO BACK TO THE OTHER SCREEN, PLEASE? WELL, WHILE WE'RE WAITING FOR THAT, I'M GOING TO SHARE THAT I SECONDED THIS MOTION.

AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, THIS IS ONE YEAR WHERE WE DON'T WANT TO PUT THE FOLKS THAT ARE

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DOING BUSINESS WITH THE RESIDENTS IN OUR COUNTY IN A BIND.

AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT FUEL PRICES ARE.

WE ALL KNOW WHAT THE COST OF EMPLOYEES HAS DONE.

AND SO ANYWAYS, I'M GOING TO I'M GOING TO SECOND THE MOTION.

SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA.

THANK YOU, CHAIR. I'M GOING TO OFFER A FEW COMMENTS AND SOME ADVICE TO, I DON'T WANT TO MRS. BARBERI RIGHT.

I THINK THAT'S HOW YOU. BARBERI THAT'S HOW YOU SAY IS NUMBER ONE, I DON'T LIKE YOUR CONTRACT. I DON'T LIKE THE FACT THAT IT'S TO ME IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATED INTO THE CONTRACT THAT THE IF THEY'RE IF YOU'RE ENTITLED TO CPI INCREASES THAT ANNUALLY, IT GOES UP AND DOESN'T HAVE TO COME EVERY TIME AND PUT US IN THE AWKWARD POSITION OF HAVING TO CONTINUALLY EVERY YEAR RAISE THE RATES ON OUR CONSTITUENTS.

THAT'S NUMBER ONE. NUMBER TWO, WHAT I WOULD KINDLY SUGGEST TO YOU IS, IS WHEN THESE ITEMS COME BEFORE THE BOARD, I KNOW THAT YOU'RE NOT TYPICALLY YOUR CONTRACTED AGENCY THAT WORKS WITH THE COUNTY, BUT WHEN ITEMS COME BEFORE ME AT THIS BOARD, TYPICALLY FOLKS WALK THE THIRD HALL AND GIVE ME THEY WOULD GIVE ME A I WOULD GET BRIEFINGS ON IT.

AND I COME FROM A BUSINESS SECTOR.

SO I DO UNDERSTAND THAT THE COST OF BUSINESS GOES UP.

BUT HAD SOMEBODY MAYBE CAME TO ME AND WALKED ME THROUGH AND SHOWED ME WHY WE WERE ASKING FOR THESE INCREASES, I COULD PROBABLY GET THERE.

SO JUST MAYBE FOR FUTURE REFERENCE, THAT THAT MIGHT BE AN OPPORTUNITY THAT I WOULD HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF.

I KNOW THIS LAST WEEK MY SCHEDULE WAS KIND OF CRAZY, BUT TYPICALLY I'M AROUND THE OFFICE AND I'M OPEN FOR MAKING APPOINTMENTS AND SPEAKING WITH FOLKS.

SO JUST KIND OF WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THAT FOR YOU.

AND THEN MAYBE AT SOME POINT THIS CONTRACT WILL END AND YOU COME TO A NEW CONTRACT.

I DON'T LIKE TO HAVE TO DEVOTE ON THINGS THAT ARE ALREADY KIND OF ALREADY SET IN PLACE.

SO I WOULD I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT.

AND THIS IS FOR MAYBE FOR PUBLIC WORKS AS WELL.

WHEN WE NEGOTIATE THESE CONTRACTS, IF WE'RE GOING TO PUT CPI INCREASES IN THERE, LET'S HAVE THAT DISCUSSION RIGHT ON THE FRONT END OF THE CONTRACT.

AND WE AGREED TO IT ONE TIME.

SO IT DOESN'T PUT US IN THIS POSITION.

THANK YOU, CHAIR. YOU'RE WELCOME.

ALL RIGHT. I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

WITH ANTICIPATION.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

THANK YOU. MOTION PASSES 3 TO 2.

NEXT IS HEALTH ITEM 25.

ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE A MOTION BY SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA.

SEE ANYBODY UNREST. NOW WE HAVE A SECOND BY SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL.

SEEING NO REQUEST TO SPEAK.

I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES ITEM NUMBER 26.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA AND A SECOND BY SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL.

I SEE REQUESTS. SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA.

THANK YOU, CHAIR. YOU JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THIS PROGRAM.

IT'S A $4 MILLION GRANT.

AND IT DID GET MY BRIEFING ON THIS YESTERDAY.

AND JUST REALLY THANK YOU FOR COMING IN AND KIND OF EXPLAINING THIS TO ME.

IT'S REALLY KIND OF A NEW APPROACH.

UM, THIS IS PARTNERING WITH MCOE AND REALLY TRYING TO DELIVER SERVICES INTO OUR SCHOOLS.

I'VE SAID IT BEFORE AND WE'VE SET IT UP HERE.

YOU KNOW, THE SILENT PANDEMIC THAT WAS GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC WAS, IS THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS. AND I'D LIKE TO EXPLAIN IT AS IS I FEEL LIKE THERE'S A LOT OF FOLKS THAT KIND OF ARE OUT THERE JUST LIKE MAYBE BORDERLINE, UM, HAVING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONDITIONS. AND I THINK THE PANDEMIC HIGHLIGHTED THAT, YOU KNOW, IF A PERSON IS ABLE TO FUNCTION THROUGHOUT THEIR NORMAL DAY AND INTERACT WITH PEOPLE AND GO TO THE STORE AND GO TO SCHOOL AND DO THESE DIFFERENT THINGS, THEY KIND OF LIVE ABOVE THAT LINE.

THEN YOU GO INTO WHEN WE WENT INTO LOCKDOWN AND PEOPLE WERE LEFT AT HOME AND NOT BEING ABLE TO HAVE THOSE NORMAL INTERACTIONS, IT REALLY, REALLY HIGHLIGHTED THE AMOUNT OF FOLKS THAT ARE JUST KIND OF ON THAT BORDERLINE AND SO REALLY DO APPRECIATE THIS APPROACH OF REALLY TRYING TO GET FOLKS EARLY.

YOU KNOW, NOW THAT SCHOOLS ARE BACK AND YOU KNOW, THEY'RE SEEING COUNSELORS, THEY'RE SEEING TEACHERS, THEY'RE RECOGNIZING, I THINK THROUGH THIS, FOLKS HAVE BEEN EDUCATED TO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS EARLIER.

AND THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO TRY TO HELP FOLKS BEFORE THEY BEFORE THEY HAVE AN ISSUE AND GET

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TO THEM EARLY. AND, YOU KNOW, YOU BECOME HIGH RISK WHEN YOU START TO SHOW THOSE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ISSUES.

AND SO A PROGRAM THAT I'M EXCITED TO SEE THE OUTCOME OF IT.

I KNOW WE DO HAVE A TEST.

I'M GONNA CALL IT LIKE A PILOT PROGRAM THAT WE'RE RUNNING IN HILMAR CURRENTLY, WHERE WE HAVE FOLKS THAT ARE EMBEDDED IN THE SCHOOL THAT ARE HELPING.

AND I THINK THAT WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO RECREATE THAT MODEL OUT ON THE WEST SIDE IN LOS BANOS AND DIFFERENT AND A GREAT PARTNER IN MCOE IN TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH THIS.

THANK YOU, CHAIR. YOU'RE WELCOME.

OH, I'M SORRY. JOSH SUPERVISOR PEDROZO.

THANK YOU. I, I ECHO WHAT SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA SAID.

I THINK THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT THING, AND I KNOW THAT AS A FORMER TEACHER, SEEING THIS STUFF ON A FIRSTHAND ON A DAILY BASIS AND THE IMPACT THAT MENTAL HEALTH HAS ON STUDENTS IN CLASSROOM OR NOT IN CLASSROOM, AND NOT HAVING THAT SOCIAL, SOCIAL INTERACTION FOR A YEAR AND A HALF OR TWO YEARS IS REALLY WAS WAS TOUGH ON A LOT OF KIDS.

KIDS HAD TO GROW UP IN A HURRY.

AND I KNOW THAT IT IMPACTED MY SON, WHO'S TEN.

AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT MENTAL HEALTH HAS HAD SUCH A NEGATIVE STIGMA FOR SO LONG.

AND SO THE FACT THAT THIS IS COMING OUT, AS WE'RE COMING OUT OF IT, WE'RE PUTTING YOU KNOW, WE'RE ADDRESSING IT AND WE'RE LOOKING AT IT AND REALLY BEING PROACTIVE IN THIS APPROACH. AND ONE OF THE QUESTIONS I ASKED IN OUR BRIEFING WAS, IS THIS GOING TO BE CULTURALLY SENSITIVE BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY DIFFERENT CULTURES IN MERCED COUNTY THAT LOOK AT HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH A DIFFERENT WAY.

AND THEY SAID ABSOLUTELY, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE GOING TO REACH OUT TO THE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS AND DO IT IN A CULTURAL MANNER TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE NOT STEPPING ON ANYBODY'S TOES, BUT THEY'RE NOT TURNING ANYBODY AWAY.

THEY JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROVIDING THE SERVICES.

AND I THINK THAT THIS CANNOT THIS COULDN'T BE AT A BETTER TIME, BECAUSE IN MULTIPLE CONVERSATIONS I'VE HAD WITH GENEVIEVE OR MISS VALENTINE IS THAT WE HAVE NO IDEA THE IMPACT THAT THIS IS GOING TO HAVE JUST YET.

I MEAN, THIS IS GOING TO AS ADULTS, YOU KNOW, YEAH, IT WAS REALLY TOUGH ON US, BUT ON OUR CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT, IT'S GOING TO STAY WITH THEM FOR A LONG TIME.

AND YOU HAD LIKE I SAID, YOU HAD TO MAKE KIDS GROW UP IN TWO YEARS.

I MEAN, THEY LOST TWO YEARS OF THEIR LIFE JUST LIKE THAT.

AND SO IT'S SOMETHING THAT REALLY FOR THEM TO PROCESS, ESPECIALLY IN THE DEVELOPMENTAL PHASES OF THIS, I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.

SO I THINK THIS IS REALLY GOOD AND I JUST WANT TO ALSO I WANT TO REALLY, REALLY, REALLY SAY I APPRECIATE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY.

I MEAN ALL THE DEPARTMENTS. BUT I THINK BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND WHAT THEY'RE DOING AND RECOGNIZING SOME OF THE NEEDS AND ISSUES OF THE COMMUNITY ARE DOING A PHENOMENAL JOB IN THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX AND BRINGING DIFFERENT THINGS TO US TO LOOK AT.

AND I'M REALLY ENCOURAGED BY THAT.

SO THANK YOU. OKAY.

AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE A COMMENT, TOO, RIGHT.

FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, WE'VE REALLY RELIED ON PUBLIC HEALTH TO TO, YOU KNOW, TO HELP US THROUGH. AND NOW THAT COVID HAS SLOWED DOWN, I THINK THE REPERCUSSIONS ARE GOING TO BE IN. A LOT OF THEM WILL BE IN THE MENTAL HEALTH ARENA.

AND SO I'M THANKFUL THAT WE'VE APPLIED FOR THIS GRANT AND THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THOSE THAT REALLY NEED THEM.

YOU KNOW, I KNOW THE SUICIDE RATES HAVE GONE UP, AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THAT'S JUST, YOU KNOW, THAT'S THAT'S ONE OF THOSE TOPICS THAT ARE DIFFICULT RIGHT.

AND BUT IF WE CAN STAVE THOSE OFF, RIGHT.

IF WE CAN INTERVENE AHEAD OF TIME, I JUST THINK THAT WE'LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE SOME PEOPLE THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE CHOOSE A DIFFERENT ROUTE.

SO THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT. I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

NEXT IS HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY ITEM NUMBER 27.

I'VE ASKED OUR HSA DIRECTOR TO COME UP AND AND JUST THE JUST AN EXPLANATION OF WHERE THE $400,000 IS COMING FROM FOR THE PUBLIC.

GOOD MORNING, CHAIRMAN PAREIRA AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

YVONNIA BROWN, HUMAN SERVICE AGENCY DIRECTOR.

THE MONEY IS COMING FROM MULTIPLE AREAS OF THE FUNDING.

$200,000 IS COMING FROM LOS BANOS TO SUPPORT THIS NON CONGREGATE SHELTER.

WE'VE BEEN OPERATIONAL UNDER THE COLLABORATIVE APPLICANT IN THE COC AND IT'S A COMBINATION OF EXTENDING FUNDING.

JOHN CAN TALK MORE ABOUT THE FUNDING, BUT I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THIS IS A GREAT PARTNERSHIP. WE'VE BEEN WORKING CONSISTENTLY WITH THE CITY OF LOS BANOS FOR THE LAST YEAR

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OR SO, TRYING TO HAVE OUR SITE INTO THE LOS BANOS AREA, WHICH HAS BEEN VERY, VERY INSTRUMENTAL SINCE SEPTEMBER.

AND THIS GREAT PARTNERSHIP IN CONCERT WITH COMMUNICATION FROM JOHN AND OUR HUMAN SERVICES HELP HOUSING AND HOMELESS BRANCH TO REALLY HELP US TO BUILD THAT PARTNERSHIP SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE THIS SHELTER INTO SEPTEMBER.

BUT I THINK I WILL PASS IT OVER TO JOHN TO TELL YOU HOW THE FUNDING STREAMS BECAUSE HE'S OVER THE [INAUDIBLE] APPLICANT OR WITH THE COC TO MAKE SURE WE CONTINUE TO NEEDED SERVICES IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU YVONNIA, YOU BUT I MEAN AND UNLESS YOU WANT TO SHARE SOMETHING, I JUST WANTED THE RESIDENTS TO KNOW THAT THE CITY OF LOS BANOS WAS STEPPING UP.

I'VE BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE HOMELESS CONTINUUM OF CARE HERE IN MERCED COUNTY SINCE I WAS ELECTED IN JANUARY OF A YEAR AGO.

AND AND AND AT THAT TIME, LOS BANOS DIDN'T EVEN PUT ANY MONEY TOWARDS THEIR SHARE, WHAT I WOULD FEEL IS THEIR SHARE OF THE CONTINUUM OF CARE, JUST THAT THAT LOW MINIMUM THRESHOLD.

AND SO IT'S JUST A CHANGE.

RIGHT. AND NOW LOS BANOS IS ENGAGED.

YOU KNOW, JOHN AND YOUR STAFF HAVE REALLY WORKED HARD OUT THERE, THE RESCUE MISSION, YOU KNOW, OTHER CONTRACTS THAT WE HAVE TO HELP THE CITY OF LOS BANOS.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE I DON'T KNOW, I'LL SAY IT, FINALLY STEPPING UP. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT.

RIGHT, THAT THEY ARE AND THAT THEY APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT YOU AND YOUR TEAM ARE DOING.

AND TO ECHO THAT, I THINK IT'S A TREMENDOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT.

I'VE BEEN PART OF THE COC IN THE HOUSING PROCESS FOR THE LAST EIGHT YEARS, SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE WITH THIS COUNTY AND WITH CALIFORNIA TO SEE THE CITY STEPPING UP ESPECIALLY LOS BANOS, BECAUSE THAT'S A [INAUDIBLE] HIGH AREA OF HOMELESS IN THAT AREA.

IT'S TREMENDOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR THIS BOARD AND FOR THE COLLABORATIVE APPLICANT AND COC IN THIS COMMUNITY TO SEE OUR CITIES COMING TOGETHER TO END HOMELESSNESS AS A COLLECTIVE BODY OF POLICYMAKERS.

SO I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT AND THANK YOU FOR GIVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT THE CITY OF LOS BANOS. THANK YOU.

SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA.

THANK YOU, CHAIR. AND TO ECHO SOME OF THOSE COMMENTS, I JUST WANT TO SAY I WANT TO THANK THE MAYOR, TOM FARIA, THE CITY MANAGER, JOSH PINERO.

WE DID HAVE A MEETING WITH THEM AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I TALKED ABOUT IN THE MEETING THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE IS, IS WE NEED TO GET PAST THE HOMELESSNESS BEING A YOUR PROBLEM. AND IT REALLY NEEDS WE NEED TO LOOK AT IT AS AN OUR PROBLEM AND COME UP WITH SOLUTIONS TOGETHER.

AND I APPRECIATE THAT THEY'VE STEPPED UP AND THERE'S A LOT OF UNKNOWN AND THIS IS IT.

IT'S IT BUYS US SOME MORE TIME.

THERE'S THERE'S A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY COMING OUT OF THE STATE THAT'S HELPING WITH THESE ISSUES. I WANT TO THANK OUR STAFF, JOHN DAVID MIRRIONE, OUR ASSISTANT CEO, CEO MENDEZ WAS THERE AND REALLY JUST OFFERING UP WHAT WE NEED THEM TO BE ABLE TO GET ANOTHER BITE AT THE APPLE WITH THIS STATE FUNDING.

AND OUR COMMITMENT TO THEM IS THAT WE WOULD HELP THEM BUT WE WOULD WE THIS IS WHAT WE DO IN HSA WE DO THIS ALL THE TIME, BUT REALLY NEEDING THEM TO BE A PARTNER AT THE TABLE.

I KNOW THAT IT STILL HASN'T OFFICIALLY WENT THROUGH TO THEIR COUNCIL YET AND THEY'RE WORKING THROUGH THAT.

BUT THIS REALLY BUYS THIS TIME AND WE UNDER THIS TIMELINE, BECAUSE THE FACILITY THAT WE'RE USING THAT WE'RE RENTING NOW, WE'RE GETTING INTO THE MIGRANT FARM WORKER SEASON.

AND THAT MOTEL OWNER, WE NEEDED TO MAKE A CHOICE BECAUSE EITHER WE WERE GOING TO CONTINUE WITH THE PROGRAM THAT WE HAD OR HE HAD THE LABOR CONTRACTORS WERE WANTING TO RENT THIS FACILITY FOR FOR THE MIGRANT SEASON.

AND SO IT KIND OF WAS A RUSHED TIMELINE.

THE CITY WHERE WE WERE ABLE TO GET A MEETING TOGETHER HAD SOME REALLY GOOD DISCUSSIONS.

AND I'M REALLY PROUD THAT THE CITY OF LAS VEGAS IS NOW PARTNERING WITH THIS AND UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S DIFFERENT FOR THE CITY OF LOS BANOS.

THEY'RE NOT THEY'RE NOT QUITE TO THAT 50,000 PEOPLE YET, SO THEY'RE NOT AN ENTITLEMENT CITY. THIS IS GENERAL FUND DOLLARS THAT THEY'RE COMMITTING TO THIS.

AND SO IT IS A BIG STEP FOR THEM.

AND WITH THE COMMITMENT OF THE MAYOR AND THE CITY MANAGER AND WORKING THAT THROUGH THEIR COUNCIL, I'M GLAD THAT THEY ARE STEPPING UP TO HELP.

AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE SOME OF OUR OTHER NON ENTITLED CITIES TO TO KIND OF LOOK AT THIS MODEL. AND IT'S NOT A YOUR PROBLEM OR A MY PROBLEM, IT'S AN OUR PROBLEM.

AND REALLY WE'RE ONLY GOING TO GET THERE BY WORKING TOGETHER.

THE COUNTY DOES HAVE A LOT OF RESPONSIBILITY, I UNDERSTAND THAT.

BUT THERE'S MONEY THAT'S ALLOCATED OUT THERE AND THESE ARE NO COMPETE DOLLARS THAT THERE JUST SAYS, HEY, THERE'S $1.1 MILLION AVAILABLE.

AND IF YOU APPLY FOR THAT TO STATE ALL THAT COMES FROM THE STATE, THEY'LL ADD AN ADDITIONAL $1.1 MILLION.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PLAN ON HOW TO SPEND IT.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE COME IN TO BE ABLE TO HELP THEM DEVELOP THAT PLAN AND REALLY JUST BRING MORE OF OUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS BACK TO OUR COUNTY.

SO I THINK THIS IS KIND OF THE MODEL THAT THAT WE REALLY NEED TO ENCOURAGE ALL OF OUR

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INCORPORATED CITIES TO TO TO JOIN IN ON IT.

AND LET'S MAKE THIS AN OUR ISSUE.

AND THEN WE COULD ACTUALLY TRY TO SOLVE, YOU KNOW, THE TEN YEAR PLAN TO END HOMELESSNESS.

IT'S ALWAYS TEN YEARS AWAY.

WELL, MAYBE WE CAN GET IT DOWN TO NINE OR EIGHT.

SO THANK YOU GUYS FOR ALL THE HARD WORK ON IT AND THE LAST MINUTE MEETING THAT GOT PUT TOGETHER. IT'S A REALLY A BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT.

THANK YOU, CHAIR. OKAY, SO WE DO HAVE A MOTION BY SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA.

SECOND BY SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL.

I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

NEXT IS COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ITEM NUMBER 28.

ALL RIGHT, IT'S BEEN MOVED BY SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL.

I SAY NO FURTHER QUESTIONS.

I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

NEXT IS PROBATION ITEM NUMBER 29.

BEEN MOVED BY SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL.

YES. SUPERVISOR ESPINOZA.

WELL, THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR. UM, FIRST OF ALL, I'M GLAD THAT OUR PROBATION AND AS WELL AS OTHER AGENCIES, PUBLIC AGENCIES ARE USING THE RANGE IN LIVINGSTON, WHICH IS A GREAT RANGE. AND LIKE I SAID, WE HAVE OUR COUNTY STAFF CHIEF, INTERIM CHIEF CHUCK HALE OVER THERE. AND BUT ALSO TOO, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE FIX OUR FINISH FIXING OUR ROAD OVER THERE, BECAUSE OTHERWISE, LIKE I SAID, THAT WON'T BE ABLE TO [INAUDIBLE] SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE PUT THAT, WHICH IS BYRD.

THE NAME OF THE ROAD IS BYRD ROAD.

IT'S VERY AWFUL. SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE THERE SO THANK YOU.

HOW DO WE CHARGE A CITY FOR IMPACT FEES? WELL, I'M JUST THINKING IT'S REAL LIFE SCENARIOS, RIGHT? DRIVING ON A ROUGH ROAD TO GET TO WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO PRACTICE.

ALL RIGHT. SO I DIGRESS.

I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

NEXT IS SHERIFF, ITEM NUMBER 30.

IT'S BEEN MOVED BY SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR PEDROZO.

RANGERS GETTING HIS RETIREMENT AND LOOKS LIKE HE'S GOING TO A GOOD HOME.

I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

ELECTIONS ITEM NUMBER 31 THROUGH 33, PLEASE NOTE ITEM NUMBER 33 REQUIRES A 4/5 VOTE.

AND PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A CLERICAL ERROR ON ITEM 33 ON THE BUDGET TRANSFER.

THE TRANSFER TO OR KEY SHOULD BE CORRECTED TO BUDGET UNIT 14200.

THANK YOU. OH.

OKAY. PLEASURE OF THE BOARD.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL AND A SECOND BY SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA.

SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA.

THANK YOU CHAIR. JUST A COMMENT ON ITEM.

UM, IF I MAY 33.

IT'S $70,000 THAT THE SECRETARY OF STATE HAS HAS OFFERED TO US FOR REIMBURSEMENT COSTS FOR THE OUTREACH AND EDUCATION SERVICE FOR THE VOTER CHOICE ACT COUNTY.

I REALLY DON'T THINK IT'S ENOUGH MONEY.

IT'S 70,000.

I'M THANKFUL FOR THE 70,000.

BUT, YOU KNOW, AS ONE OF THE COUNTIES THAT WAS REALLY OUT IN FRONT ON THIS, IT HAS BEEN QUITE A HEAVY LIFT TO REALLY KIND OF YOU'RE CHANGING THE WAY THAT PEOPLE TYPICALLY, HISTORICALLY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO VOTE WHERE THEY WENT TO VOTE.

WE'RE GOING NOW TO THESE VOTE CENTERS AND THAT'S ALL KIND OF WHERE THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IS GOING.

I WANT TO SAY WE ARE KIND OF ON THE FRONT END IS ONE OF THE PILOT COUNTIES AND THEN NOW ALL COUNTIES ARE GOING TO IT.

BUT, YOU KNOW, IT'S ANOTHER UNFUNDED STATE MANDATE, YOU KNOW, $70,000.

THAT SEEMS LIKE A LOT OF MONEY TO AN INDIVIDUAL.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO EDUCATE THE 280 PLUS THOUSAND FOLKS IN MERCED COUNTY ON THE NEW WAY THAT THINGS ARE BEING DONE, I DON'T THINK IT'S ENOUGH MONEY, BUT I AM APPRECIATIVE

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FOR WHAT LITTLE BIT OF HELP THAT THEY GAVE US.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

NEXT IS FIRE ITEMS 34 AND 33.

I'M SORRY. 34 AND 35.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED BY SUPERVISOR PEDROZO AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL.

SEEING NO REQUEST TO SPEAK OR CALL FOR THE VOTE.

I DID CALL FOR THE VOTE.

OH, THERE YOU GO. ALL RIGHT, PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, YOU'RE MOVING ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ALREADY.

THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

NEXT IS ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES.

ITEM NUMBER 36, SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

JUST ANOTHER COMMENT.

DIRECTOR COWARD. I JUST WANT TO JUST I THINK THAT I UNDERSTAND LIKE IF YOU LOOK AT ITEM NUMBER FOUR ON EXHIBIT A, IT HAS THE DEPARTMENT AS M.H, WHICH I'M THINKING WAS MENTAL HEALTH. BUT WE DON'T WE NO LONGER CALL IT MENTAL HEALTH.

WE CALL IT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND RECOVERY SERVICES.

SO IF WE COULD LET THAT REFLECT AS WE'RE MOVING FORWARD, I'D APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU. OKAY.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA AND WE HAVE A SECOND BY SUPERVISOR PEDROZA JUST A FORTUITOUS STOP THERE. I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

NEXT IS BOARD APPOINTMENTS ITEMS 37 THROUGH 39.

THERE'S BEEN A MOVE BY SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL.

SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA.

YEAH. THANK YOU, CHAIR. WILL HIGHLIGHT.

OBVIOUSLY I HAD THEM. 38 IS IS REAPPOINTMENT AND A NEW APPOINTMENT TO THE MAY DAY FAIR BOARD. AND THEN ALSO ON 39 MYSELF ALONG WITH THE CHAIR SAT ON THE INTERVIEW PANEL FOR THE UM HOUSING AUTHORITY AND IT WAS, WE HAD 11 APPLICANTS, WE HAD A WHOLE DAY OF INTERVIEWS WITH IT, AND I FEEL LIKE WE GOT SOME REALLY GOOD CANDIDATES IN THERE.

WE WERE REAPPOINTING TWO AND THEN WE'VE PUT ON TWO ADDITIONAL ONES THAT I JUST WANT TO PUT IT OUT THERE THAT THAT'S NOT A KNOCK ON ANYBODY.

I KNOW THAT TWO FOLKS THAT WERE ON THERE DIDN'T MAKE IT BACK, BUT IT JUST REALLY GOOD QUALITY INTERVIEWS AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE GOOD WORK THAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO.

AND JUST AGAIN, HIGHLIGHT TO FOLKS THAT EVEN THOUGH IT'S CALLED THE MERCED COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY, IT'S TECHNICALLY OTHER THAN WE APPOINT SOME OF THE PEOPLE TO THEIR BOARD.

UM, IT'S NOT A FUNCTION OF MERCED COUNTY, IT'S A STATE FUNCTION, BUT SOMETHING OBVIOUSLY THAT WE WANT TO HAVE A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH BECAUSE WE, THROUGH OUR HSA AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND DIFFERENT AREAS WITHIN THE COUNTY, WE DEFINITELY UTILIZE THOSE SERVICES. SO THANK YOU CHAIR.

THANK YOU AND THANK YOU FOR GOING THROUGH THE INTERVIEW PROCESS WITH ME.

ALL RIGHT. I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

NEXT IS BOARD INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION.

[BOARD INFORMATION & POSSIBLE ACTION]

OKAY. WHAT IS THE PLEASURE OF THE BOARD? IT HAS BEEN MOVED BY SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR ESPINOZA.

I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

PLEASE RECORD THE VOTE.

THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

AND NEXT IS BOARD REPORTS.

[REPORTS/BOARD DIRECTION]

ALL RIGHT. JUST AS A REMINDER, WE DO HAVE ONE MORE BOARD MEETING FOR ANYBODY WHO'S INTERESTED AND LIKES MEETINGS FOR THE CHOWCHILLA GSA.

BUT FOR NOW, WE'LL DO BOARD REPORTS.

SUPERVISOR ESPINOZA.

OH, SORRY. I'LL GO ON TO DISCUSSION MODE.

OH, PLAY IT AGAIN. ALL RIGHT.

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THANK YOU. I JUST WANT TO REITERATE AGAIN TO THANK YOU FOR ERICK SERRATO AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. YOU KNOW, LIKE I SAID, I APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT.

THE YOU KNOW, THIS SPEAKS TO OUR CITIZENS IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.

A LOT OF THEM CAN'T FIND A JOB OR HELP TO GET A JOB, ARE BEING SUPPORTIVE WITH FUNDS.

THOSE THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT CAN'T FIND A JOB OR OR ABLE TO WORK TO PAY SOME OF THEIR BILLS. BUT IN MANY WAYS AND YOU KNOW, GET THE TRAINING THAT THEY NEED.

SO I JUST WANT TO THANK THEM AS WELL AGAIN.

AND CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN TO OUR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AS WELL.

SO THAT'S ALL I GOT TODAY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

I WANTED TO JUST BRING UP A COUPLE QUICK THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR WITHIN THE NEXT TWO MEETINGS. GET AN UPDATE ON CP 42 AND ADDRESS OUR FUNDING AND IF WE ARE GOING TO JOIN WITH THAT AREA.

I KNOW THAT THE CITY AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAVE REACHED OUT TO US AND THE HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT HAVE REACHED OUT TO US ABOUT OUR PROGRESS AND WHERE WE'RE AT.

AND SO I WOULD LIKE TO BRING IT TO THIS BOARD TO MAKE A DISCUSSION.

IT'S THE PARK ON MISSION AND TYLER, I THINK IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE HAD BROUGHT UP DURING THE FINAL DISCUSSIONS ON ARPA AND IF WE WERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO USE SOME OF THAT MONEY.

I ALSO WANTED TO SAY THAT I'M VERY PLEASED WITH THE FUNDING THAT WE WERE ABLE TO GET IN FOR THE COURTHOUSE. I WAS ABLE TO GO TO THE COURTHOUSE MUSEUM AND SUPERVISOR PAREIRA WAS THERE. AND THEN I TOOK MR. MENDEZ ON A TOUR OF IT OVER THERE.

AND TO HAVE HIM, YOU KNOW, JUST KIND OF SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON.

I WAS GOING TO SAY, UNFORTUNATELY, BUT FORTUNATELY IT RAINED SO HE WASN'T ABLE TO SEE THE OUTSIDE, BUT IT WAS FORTUNATE THAT WE GOT THE WATER.

SO THAT WAS GOOD. BUT THIS IS REALLY GOING TO HELP AND I'M REALLY THANKFUL FOR EVERYBODY THAT HELPED GET THAT DONE WITH LETTERS OF SUPPORT FROM THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, [INAUDIBLE] AND HIGH SCHOOLS, WHATEVER.

I THINK IT WAS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT TO GET DONE.

THE OTHER THING WITH THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT LAST WEEK ON THE NINTH, I WAS THERE OR TWO WEEKS AGO, I GUESS ON THE NINTH I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE GRADUATION OF THE FIRST SIX STUDENTS WHO GRADUATED FROM THE CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM.

AND WHAT IT IS, IS IT'S THROUGH [INAUDIBLE] THEY GRADUATED AND THEY HAVE PARTNERSHIPS WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT WITH A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT LABOR GROUPS AND ARE GUARANTEED TO GO INTO THE PRE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM BASED ON GETTING THIS STUFF DONE.

AND, AND ONE OF THEM HAPPENED TO BE A FORMER STUDENT OF MINE AND HE KIND OF GOT INTO SOME TROUBLE AND WASN'T REALLY SURE WHICH DIRECTION HE WAS GOING TO GO.

AND HE FOUND THIS PROGRAM AND HE GOT INTO IT AND NOW HE'S ON THE RIGHT TRACK AND HE'S DOING REALLY WELL. AND SO I THINK IT'S IT'S THOSE PARTNERSHIPS THAT I THINK ARE REALLY IMPORTANT. AND THEN AT THE TIME, WHEN IT'S APPROPRIATE, I WOULD LIKE TO ADJOURN THE MEETING IN MEMORY OF ANDRES HERNANDEZ FIGUEROA.

ANDRES WAS 24 YEARS OLD.

HE SUDDENLY PASSED AWAY.

HE WAS A RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATE WHO WAS WORKING IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN.

HE'S FROM A LONG TIME RESIDENT OF OF THE CITY OF MERCED.

HE WAS A SCHOLARSHIP ATHLETE.

THAT'S WHY HE WAS LIVING BACK EAST.

HE WAS A TRACK RUNNER.

HE GRADUATED FROM MERCED HIGH SCHOOL.

HE WAS A VERY DEVOTED MEMBER TO SACRED HEART PARISH IN SOUTHERN AND SOUTH MERCED IN RODRIGO'S DISTRICT. BUT I WANTED TO HIS SISTER WAS IN MY CLASS AND I DIDN'T HAVE HIM AS A STUDENT. BUT I KNOW HIS FAMILY AND I KNOW THAT THEY WERE VERY SHOCKED AT THE SUDDEN PASSING. AND THEN ALSO FINALLY, I WOULD LIKE TO ADJOURN IN MEMORY OF FATHER MIKE [INAUDIBLE] FATHER MIKE WAS THE PASTOR OF OUR LADY OF MERCY, ST PATRICK'S CHURCH FROM 1993 TO 2004.

HE WAS THE OFFICIANT WHO MARRIED MY WIFE AND MYSELF AND THEN ALSO BAPTIZED MY CHILDREN.

AND MULTIPLE MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY WERE BAPTIZED BY HIM.

HE IS THE REASON REALLY WHY WE HAVE ST PATRICK'S.

I MEAN, WHEN HE GOT WHEN HE SAW THE NEED FOR A NEW CHURCH, HE REALLY WENT TO WORK HARD TO

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BUILD THAT CHURCH, BUILD THE HALL AND SEE THAT THE COMMUNITY NEEDED IT.

SO IT WAS IT WAS ONE OF THOSE SUDDEN.

IT WAS ALSO A SUDDEN THING.

HE HAD BEEN SICK, BUT HE WAS GETTING BETTER AND THEN IT JUST DIDN'T END UP WELL.

SO. BUT, YEAH, SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

THANK YOU. YOU'RE WELCOME.

SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA.

THANK YOU. CHAIR. A COUPLE OF THINGS.

A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, MYSELF AND SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL AND ALONG WITH THE COUNCIL MEMBER, MAYOR PRO TIM CAHILL FROM THE CITY OF ATWATER ATTENDED THE HIGHWAY 99 SUMMIT IN TULARE.

IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS TO BE ABLE TO REALLY HAVE SOME ONE ON ONE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE FOLKS AT CALTRANS AND THE SACRAMENTO STAFF BROUGHT IN MULTIPLE UM ELECTED OFFICIALS FROM UP AND DOWN THE COUNTY, THE VALLEY COUNTIES THAT THAT 99 RUNS THROUGH, BROUGHT IN LOCAL BUSINESS FOLKS.

THE CHP WAS THERE.

IT WAS JUST A WHOLE BUNCH OF DIFFERENT FOLKS KIND OF REALLY HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANCE OF WHY WE NEED THE STATE TO CONTINUE THE INVESTMENT THAT THEY MADE INTO HIGHWAY 99 AND FINISH IT. YOU KNOW, THEY DID STUDIES BACK IN THE EARLY NINETIES AND THEN AND NOW THE COST IS TRIPLED.

AND WHAT'S LEFT ARE REALLY THE LAST ONES ON THE TOTEM POLE, IF YOU WILL, IS GOING TO BE THROUGH MERCED AND ATWATER, WHICH ARE THE MOST EXPENSIVE PARTS BECAUSE IT'S A RAISED FREEWAY. BUT WITH CAP DI, IT'S THE STATE IS REALLY GOING TO PLACE WHERE THEY DON'T WANT TO DO ANYMORE EXPANSIONS OF LANES AND WE'RE JUST ASKING THEM TO TO CONTINUE WHAT THEY STARTED. AND REALLY, YOU KNOW, THE INVESTMENTS, THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF INVESTMENTS THAT THEY'VE MADE THROUGH THE COUNTY ARE THROUGH THE ON HIGHWAY 89 THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY COUNTIES AND JUST FINISHING THAT UP.

SO JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THAT IT WAS A VERY GOOD SUMMIT AND I WAS GLAD TO TAKE PART IN IT. THE OTHER THING THAT I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IS, IS, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT WE'RE SOME FOLKS SAY IT'S THE ENDEMIC, THE PANDEMIC IS NOT OVER YET.

AND I'M GOING TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A COUPLE OF THINGS IS, ONE, TO JUST THANK PUBLIC HEALTH STAFF FOR THE COUNTLESS, COUNTLESS HOURS THAT THEY PUT INTO THIS.

MOST FOLKS THERE MIGHT BE A FEW, BUT VERY FEW THAT WERE ALIVE DURING THE LAST PANDEMIC.

AND THINGS HAVE CHANGED QUITE A BIT.

AND THIS WAS NEW TO ALL OF THEM.

AND THE TIRELESS WORK THAT DR.

NANYONJO AND HER STAFF AND TEAM DID AND THE ALL HANDS ON APPROACH IS JUST IT'S HERCULEAN, IT'S, IT'S UNHEARD OF AND IT'S NOT LOST ON ME ON THE GOOD WORK THAT THEY DID.

SO JUST FOR ME PERSONALLY, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE. AND THE OTHER THING THAT I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IS SOMETHING THAT WE DO IN OTHER PARTS OF OUR GOVERNMENT IS IS, YOU KNOW, WE KNOW THAT IN MERCED COUNTY, WE'RE A POOR RURAL COUNTY. WE ARE A 100% HEALTH CARE DESERT HERE.

AND THERE ARE PROGRAMS OUT THERE THAT OFFER REPAYMENT OF STUDENT LOAN DEBT IF YOU COMMIT TO DOING TIME IN THESE UNDERSERVED COUNTIES.

WE JUST RECENTLY WE HAD ONE WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WHERE I BELIEVE WAS A PSYCHOLOGIST THAT IS GOING TO BE HERE.

AND IT IS PART OF THAT. IT'S $40,000 A YEAR THAT THEY'RE GOING TO UP TO A CERTAIN AMOUNT THAT THEY'RE GOING TO REPAY THEIR STUDENT LOANS.

AND SO WITH THE HELP OF OUR ASSEMBLY MEMBER, HE IS SPONSORING AB 2522, WHICH CREATES THE NATION'S FIRST DEDICATED LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE.

WHAT THIS WHAT THIS PANDEMIC HAS SHOWED US IS THE LACK OF INVESTMENT INTO PUBLIC HEALTH.

AND IT'S KIND OF ONE OF THOSE THINGS I KIND OF NO OFFENSE, DIRECTOR, KYRA, BUT IT'S KIND OF LIKE IT STUFF. YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT IT UNTIL YOU NEED IT.

AND THEN WHEN YOU NEED IT, YOU NEEDED IT YESTERDAY AND YOU NEED IT TO WORK.

THIS IS KIND OF TAKEN THAT THIS WITH PUBLIC HEALTH.

THEY'VE HAD THEIR FUNCTIONS THAT THEY GO THROUGH IN A NORMAL BASIS.

AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, THIS PANDEMIC, IT JUST REALLY HIGHLIGHTED THE LACK OF INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC HEALTH.

AND SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I'M GOING TO HELP CHAMPION AS A MEMBER OF THE CSAC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE IS SOMETHING THAT I'VE BEEN PREACHING WHILE I AM THERE.

I'M SUPER HAPPY THAT OUR ASSEMBLY MEMBER IS HAS TAKEN THIS UP.

IT HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

IT HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY PUBLIC HEALTH CONSORTIUM.

AND MY COMMITMENT IS, IS TO REACH OUT TO MY COLLEAGUES UP AND DOWN THE VALLEY TO WE'RE PART OF A VALLEY ORGANIZATION OF THE EIGHT VALLEY COUNTIES TO TRY TO GET THEIR SUPPORT AND SENDING LETTERS OF SUPPORT.

AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THIS THROUGH AND OFFER THOSE SAME OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE AS WE DO IN OTHER MEDICAL FIELDS ALREADY.

AND AGAIN, THIS PANDEMIC HAS REALLY SHOWED US HOW BAD WE NEED IT.

SO I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO CHAMPION THAT CAUSE.

I WANT TO THANK DOCTOR NANYONJO FOR HELPING PREP ME WITH SOME OF THE INFORMATION SO THAT

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WHEN I GO AND SPEAK ON IT, THAT I CAN SPEAK EDUCATED ON IT.

BUT I THINK THAT IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S LONG OVERDUE AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO FIGHT TO TO MAKE THAT A POSSIBILITY.

THANK YOU. CHAIR YOU'RE WELCOME.

SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN.

FIRST OF ALL, I JUST WANT TO DO ANOTHER CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SET TEAM AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ON THEIR MISSION, VISIONS, MISSION VISION AND VALUES AWARDS.

I DID ATTEND THE VALLEY VOICE PROGRAM AND A BIG THANK YOU OUT TO ASSEMBLY MEMBER GRAY, WHO ENCOURAGED THE REST OF THE VALLEY TO BE ON BOARD WITH SOME OF THE STUFF WE'RE DOING OUT AT CASTLE. HE REMINDED THEM THAT WE'RE EIGHT YEARS INTO IT AND THAT WE'RE WAY AHEAD OF THE REST OF THE VALLEY AND WE'RE NOT STUDYING IT.

WE'RE ACTUALLY IMPLEMENTING IT.

SO I, WANT TO A BIG THANK OUT YOU TO ASSEMBLY MEMBER GRAY.

I DID ATTEND THE CWA LUNCHEON.

IT WAS VERY GOOD. I LOVE ALL THE SIDES.

IT'S PROBABLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE LUNCHEONS THAT WE WE GET TO DO UP HERE.

I ALSO ATTENDED THE RCRC BOARD MEETING AND SWEARING IN TWO WEEKS AGO.

BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO DAN MILLER OF NEVADA COUNTY AS OUR NEW CHAIRMAN OF RCRC.

HE'S GOT HIS HANDS FULL AND BUT I'M SURE HE WILL BE ABLE TO HANDLE THAT.

I WANT TO REMIND EVERYBODY THAT I DO HAVE MY MOBILE DISTRICT OFFICE HOURS, THE FOURTH THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 130 TO 330 AT THE ATWATER COMMUNITY CENTER.

AND FOR ALL YOU GUYS WHO ARE AND GALS WHO ARE INTO MARCH MADNESS, I'M SURE YOUR BRACKETS ARE LOOKING QUITE.

THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF X'S, RED X'S ON IT, BUT GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.

I MEAN, I THINK IT'S COME WE GOT A LOT OF CAMARADERIE GOING.

I THINK JOSH PEDROZA IS IN LAST PLACE IN OUR BRACKETS.

BUT HIS WIFE IS LIKE RANKED NUMBER TWO.

SO JOSH PEDROZA TOW OH TOO.

AND THAT IS HIS WIFE, JUST FOR THE RECORD.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

YOU'RE WELCOME, MR. HANSEN. MR. MENDEZ. YES.

UH, THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. I DID HAVE A FEW ITEMS THIS MORNING.

FIRST OFF, SUPERVISOR PEDROZO REQUEST ABOUT CP 42.

OUR STAFF HAS MET WITH THE CITY OF MERCED.

WE ARE LOOKING AT POTENTIAL OPTIONS FOR THE BOARD TO CONSIDER.

WE WILL BE SCHEDULING SOME BOARD BRIEFINGS HERE IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

CERTAINLY CAN BRING SOME ITEM BACK TO YOU BASED ON THOSE DISCUSSIONS.

SO DEFINITELY HAVE HAVE MADE THAT NOTE.

SECOND, I JUST DID WANT TO MENTION SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING ON THE ADVOCACY FRONT.

SO YOUR STAFF HAS BEEN ACTIVELY WORKING WITH THE LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS TEAM OR CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD TO ESSENTIALLY TRACK BILLS, ENGAGE AS WE CAN, SUBMITTING LETTERS.

SO I DID WANT TO THANK OUR STAFF SEALS, STAFF COUNTY DEPARTMENTS AND OUR CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE.

SOMETIMES THAT WORK HAS TO HAPPEN IN A REALLY TIMELY MANNER WITH COMPRESSED TIMEFRAMES.

SO I KNOW IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE ADVOCATING FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND JUST WANTED TO MAKE A NOTE TO THANK THOSE THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THAT PROCESS TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE REACHING OUT TO OUR FEDERAL AND STATE REPRESENTATIVES IN A TIMELY MANNER ADVOCATING FOR OUR COMMUNITY. THIRD, I DID WANT TO MENTION THAT I MENTIONED, I THINK AT THE LAST MEETING I HAVE BEGUN TOURING OUR COUNTY OFFICES AS PART OF MY ACCLIMATION PROCESS.

SO I WANTED TO THANK YVONNE BROWN AND HER TEAM FOR HOSTING ME YESTERDAY.

OUR FIRST TOUR OF COUNTY OFFICES BEGAN.

I WILL BE DOING THAT OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS, GETTING OUT TO COUNTY DEPARTMENTS, MEETING THE STAFF.

I THINK WE HIT A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT SITES.

IT WAS GREAT TO CONNECT WITH OUR COUNTY TEAM AT HSA AND THEN LAST, IT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO BE DONE IN TWO DAYS.

KIND OF THE ABBREVIATED TOUR SINCE HSA IS A LARGE DEPARTMENT, AS THE BOARD KNOWS.

BUT CERTAINLY IT'S NICE TO CONNECT WITH INDIVIDUALS ON A FACE TO FACE BASIS AND EVERYBODY HAS BEEN VERY WELCOMING AND APPRECIATE THE INFORMATION I'M GATHERING.

FINALLY, I DID WANT TO JUST CONGRATULATE THE RETIRING CITY MANAGER IN DOS PALOS, MR. FONSECA, AS YOU ALL PROBABLY SAW FROM THE THE AGENDA THIS MORNING, 32 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THIS COMMUNITY. AND CERTAINLY HE SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR FOR HIS CAREER IN PUBLIC SERVICE. I UNDERSTAND HE WILL BE HAVING THEY WILL BE HAVING A RETIREMENT CEREMONY EVENT ON APRIL 1ST. I THINK THE BOARD IS AWARE OF THAT INFORMATION.

BUT AGAIN, TO MR. FONSECA, I WANT TO WISH HIM A GREAT RETIREMENT.

AND THAT'S IT. MR. CHAIRMAN.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

SO I WOULD, FIRST OF ALL, LIKE TO THANK PHYLLIS BOYLE.

SHE HOSTED ME AT THE CALIFORNIA WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE SALAD LUNCHEON THIS PAST WEEK, AND SHE JUST REALLY DID A GREAT JOB.

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FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT DON'T KNOW PHYLLIS BOYLE, SHE'S SARA BOYLE, THE MERCED CITY COUNCILMAN'S MOM.

AND ANYWAYS, JUST A GREAT HOSTESS.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND IT'S IT'S INTERESTING, THEY HAD A GUEST OUT GOOGLE TRENDS.

AND SO IF ANY OF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON AND WHAT'S ON PEOPLE'S MINDS, GOOGLE TRENDS IS A GOOD WAY TO GO AND MARKETING PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO USE THAT.

ONE OF THE EXAMPLES THAT THE SPEAKER GAVE WAS THAT IF YOU DO A SEARCH FOR OR PEOPLE DON'T SEARCH FOR WATER RIGHTS, BUT PEOPLE DO SEARCH FOR WATER SUPPLY.

AND SO IF YOU'RE TRYING TO REACH PEOPLE, RIGHT, YOU WOULD WANT TO USE THE WORD WHAT ARE THE TERM WATER SUPPLY INSTEAD OF WATER RIGHTS? I THINK ONLY ATTORNEYS PROBABLY GO TO LOOK UP WATER RIGHTS.

BUT ANYWAYS, IT WAS JUST KIND OF INTERESTING AND SO THANK HER FOR THAT.

I'D LIKE TO MENTION THAT ASSEMBLYMAN GRAY HAS WORKED WITH UC MERCED.

HE HAS ALSO WORKED WITH UCSF AND OUR GOVERNOR'S OFFICE.

AND YOU MIGHT REMEMBER A FEW MONTHS AGO, THE GOVERNOR INCLUDED A $210 MILLION ALLOCATION TO START A MEDICAL SCHOOL AT UC MERCED, YOU KNOW, IT WAS MENTIONED EARLIER THAT WE DO HAVE A MEDICAL DROUGHT HERE OR A HEALTH CARE DROUGHT IN THE IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO SPECIALISTS AND THAT NEXT STEP IF YOU DO HAVE SOMETHING WRONG AND AND SO ANYWAYS, I'D LIKE TO THANK THEM FOR THAT.

BUT THE OTHER POINT THAT I WANT TO MAKE IS THAT THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT HAVE FUNDING FOR THE RESIDENCY PROGRAMS. AND SO THE RESIDENCY PROGRAMS ARE GENERALLY FUNDED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

THEY ARE NOT MAKING ANY NEW ALLOCATIONS IN THAT AREA.

AND SO IF ANYBODY KNOWS ANYBODY THAT HAS AN EXTRA 200 K A YEAR SITTING AROUND THAT WOULD LIKE TO FUND A RESIDENT HERE IN MERCED COUNTY TO IMPROVE OUR HEALTH CARE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. BUT BUT MORE SERIOUSLY, WE'RE WORKING WITH THE LEGACY ENDOWMENT IN TURLOCK AND SOME OTHER GROUPS WERE TRYING TO POSSIBLY FIND WHERE THE COUNTY MIGHT HAVE.

WE HAVE SOME FUNDING THAT THAT IS FOR HEALTH CARE ONLY.

AND SO IF I ENCOURAGE MY COLLEAGUES THAT SOMETHING LIKE THAT MAY BE COMING TO YOUR DESK TO TAKE A LOOK AT SOON, THE NEXT ITEM YESTERDAY I PARTICIPATED WITH THE OTHER SEVEN COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN'S HERE IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY.

WE HAD A WHAT WAS SCHEDULED AS A 30 MINUTE ZOOM MEETING WITH GOVERNOR NEWSOM.

HIS STAFF AT 1135 TOLD US THAT HE HAD A HARD BREAK AT 1140, AND IT WAS ABOUT 12:00 WHEN HE AND WE ACTUALLY GAVE HIM A CHANCE TO TO DROP OFF.

BUT HE STAYED ON THE ON THE ZOOM MEETING TILL ALMOST 12:00 WITH US.

LISTEN TO OUR CONCERNS.

WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT WERE WATER AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, WATER STORAGE AND THEN ALSO MAKING AVAILABLE FLOODWATERS IN THE WINTERTIME SO THAT WE CAN DO GROUNDWATER RECHARGE BECAUSE MOST OF YOU MAY NOT KNOW, BUT SGMA IS COMING TO A WATER BASIN NEAR YOU SOON.

WE ALSO TALKED TRANSPORTATION.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE TOPIC THAT I GOT TO TALK ABOUT.

AND SO WE HIGHLIGHTED THE 99 CORRIDOR ISSUES, ASKED HIM TO GIVE DIRECTIVE TO THE CTC THAT THEY WOULD STAY FOCUSED ON COMPLETING THAT.

YOU KNOW, I HAVE LEARNED THAT YOU CAN'T GO AT THE GOVERNOR.

YOU GOT TO KIND OF FIND SOMETHING THAT HE'S INTERESTED IN AND BRING THAT TO THE TABLE.

AND SO I TALKED ABOUT, YOU KNOW, VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED.

THERE'S A BIG MOVE TO SHORTEN THOSE.

AND IF THE 99 DOESN'T GET WIDENED, THAT INCREASES VEHICLE MILES TRAVELED BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL GET OFF THE 99 WHEN THERE'S TRAFFIC AND AND TAKE ANOTHER TAKE ANOTHER ROUTE THAT IS LONGER IT MAY NOT BE LONGER IN TIME, BUT IT IS LONGER IN MILES.

WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT ENERGY AND IT'S AMAZING.

YOU KNOW, THERE IS A LOT OF OIL IN THE SOUTH VALLEY, ESPECIALLY IN KERN COUNTY, BUT THE STATE IS NOT LETTING THAT OIL GET PUMPED.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, THERE'S SUCH ENVIRONMENTALISTS HAVE SUCH A NEGATIVE FOCUS ON OIL THAT THEY'RE WILLING TO LET A SHIP COME FROM RUSSIA OR UKRAINE, VENEZUELA, AND BRING OIL HERE, WHICH IS IS CREATING AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF POLLUTION.

BUT THEY WON'T LET US PUMP WHAT WE HAVE HERE AND ALL, YOU KNOW, THE GAS PRICES.

SO RIGHT NOW IS THE TIME.

AND AND, YOU KNOW, AND IT WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE THE GOVERNOR KIND OF TOOK NOTICE OF THAT. SO WE'RE HOPING HERE IN THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO, WE'LL SEE SOME MOVEMENT FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE. THE THE LAST TOPIC THAT WE TALKED ABOUT WAS HOMELESSNESS.

WHAT WAS KIND OF NEAT, ALTHOUGH I WAS TALKING ABOUT TRANSPORTATION, I DID I DID ONE THANK THEM FOR PUTTING TOGETHER AND MAKING AVAILABLE TO US THE CARE COURT SYSTEM, WHICH WILL, I THINK, HELP HOMELESS PEOPLE RECTIFY ISSUES IN THEIR PAST AND GET THEM ON TO A LITTLE

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BETTER PATH. AND IT'S ALSO TO SHARE WITH THEM THE NUMBER THAT ARE UNSHELTERED HOMELESS HERE IN MERCED COUNTY DROPPED THIS YEAR BY 2%.

AND THAT MAY NOT SEEM LIKE A BIG SIGNIFICANT ITEM, BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE INCREASES THAT OTHER COUNTIES ARE HAVING WITH THEIR UNSHELTERED, THAT'S JUST A MONUMENTAL ACCOMPLISHMENT, I BELIEVE.

AND IF YOU REMEMBER, YOU KNOW, HE AND ASSEMBLYMAN GRAY HELPED US GET A GRANT TO START OUR NAVIGATION CENTER, WHICH ISN'T THE END ALL TO EVERYTHING, BUT IT REALLY HELPED IN THE PROCESS. RIGHT. IT HELPS OUR TEAM BE ABLE TO WORK WITH FOLKS THAT ARE HOMELESS, GET THEM IN, CREATE RELATIONSHIPS, AND GET AND GET THEM INTO PERMANENT, PERMANENT HOUSING.

THE LAST ITEM THAT I WANT TO BORE YOU WITH IS ON APRIL 14TH AT 2:00, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A MEETING OF THE MERCED SUBBASIN GSA.

AND, YOU KNOW, AND THIS IS OBVIOUSLY FOR THE FOLKS THAT MIGHT BE LISTENING IF I HAVEN'T BORED YOU TO DEATH ALREADY.

BUT MERCED COUNTY, ALONG WITH SOME OF THE IRRIGATION DISTRICTS IN OUR BASIN, ARE WORKING ON A LAND REPURPOSING PROGRAM.

WE ARE ALSO WORKING ON A PROP 18 FEE.

AND SO IF YOU'RE IF YOU OWN LAND, YOU PUMP WATER, YOU'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE ECONOMY IN MERCED COUNTY.

I'D LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO COME TO OUR APRIL 14TH MEETING HERE IN THESE CHAMBERS AT 2:00. AT SOME POINT, THIS IS GOING TO BECOME WIDELY KNOWN.

AND IF WE IF WE IT'S JUST GOING TO BE A BIG DEAL IN OUR COUNTY AND IT'S GOING TO COST PEOPLE LOTS OF MONEY AND LOTS OF JOBS.

SO PLEASE ENGAGE YOURSELF IN THE SYSTEM AND HELP US KIND OF SHAPE IT TO WHERE WE CAN BEST SERVE THE THE FOLKS HERE IN MERCED COUNTY AND KEEP OUR WATER SUPPLY IT HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. SO WITH THAT.

OH, YES.

YEAH. SO THANK YOU.

I'D LIKE TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT MERCED COUNTY IS DOING VIRTUAL TOWN HALLS THIS YEAR.

AND IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS TO CONNECT WITH THEIR BOARD OF SUPERVISOR AND ALSO WITH COUNTY DEPARTMENT STAFF DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS.

THE FIRST ONE IS GOING TO BE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30TH.

SO IT'S RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER THAT IS IN DISTRICT FIVE.

SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA'S DISTRICT.

THE ONE FOR DISTRICT FOUR WILL BE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH AT 6 P.M..

AND WHAT WHAT YOU CAN DO, IF YOU'D LIKE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION IS GO TO OUR COUNTY WEBSITE OR CALL MIKE NORTH AT 726-2744.

ANYWAYS, WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU PARTICIPATE AND FIND OUT ALL THE GOOD THINGS THAT MERCED COUNTY IS DOING. AND THEN YOU'RE WELCOME TO SHARE THE THINGS THAT THAT WE MIGHT NOT BE DOING SO WELL SO WE CAN IMPROVE ON THOSE ALSO.

SO THANK YOU. AND THEN AS A REMINDER, WE HAVE THE MERCED COUNTY CHOWCHILLA GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY AGENCY MEETING NEXT.

SO WITH THAT, THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED AND WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT MEETING.

[Chowchilla GSA]

OH, THAT'S. I'VE GOT IT.

YEAH. ALL RIGHT.

YEAH. REALLY? YEAH.

NOBODY WANTS TO TALK CHOWCHILLA GROUNDWATER.

COME ON. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU. CLERK, COULD YOU PLEASE? SUPPORT ACTION, COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ITEM NUMBER ONE.

WE'RE GOING TO. YEAH.

DID I LOOK FUNNY? IT'S NOW TIME FOR A PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ON ANY MATTER OF PUBLIC INTEREST WITHIN THE BOARD'S JURISDICTION, INCLUDING ITEMS ON THE BOARD'S AGENDA, EXCEPT FOR THOSE ITEMS SPECIFICALLY SCHEDULED AS PUBLIC HEARING TESTIMONY LIMITED TO 3 MINUTES PER PERSON.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.

AT THIS TIME, WE'LL OPEN UP PUBLIC COMMENT.

IS THERE ANY PUBLIC COMMENT? IS THERE ANY ON ZOOM? THERE ARE NO INDIVIDUALS ON ZOOM WISHING TO SPEAK.

THANK YOU. I'LL CLOSE PUBLIC COMMENT.

ARE YOU GOING TO PULL IT UP ON? WE'RE NOT USING [INAUDIBLE] LINKS.

OKAY. MANUAL VOTE OR I'LL SECOND.

ALL RIGHT. IT'S BEEN MOVED BY SUPERVISOR SILVEIRA, SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR MCDANIEL.

I SEE. NO REQUEST TO SPEAK.

I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE.

AYE. ANY OPPOSE.

SAME SIGN. MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY FIVE-ZERO.

THIS CONCLUDES THE MEETING OF MARCH 22ND AND OUR NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED MERCED COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BOARD MEETING WILL BE APRIL 5TH.

THANK YOU.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.