Chairman Pam Giacomini attended the Superior California Development meeting. Worked to accept an assembly bill that would assist public works. She also asked residents to comment on the closure of a biomass facility in Burney.
Supervisor David Kehoe and other county officials attended a facility in Chico to look over an Aegis Treatment Center. They learned a lot. There will be a satellite center that will be coming to Redding.
County Executive Officer Larry Lees adds Redding officials also participated in the visit.
Supervisor Leonard Moty has no report.
Larry Lees moves on to the Continuum of Care topic.
The board asked a series of questions and so I've put some of the questions together, said Lees. I'm not going to actually go out and try to explain why or why not, said Lees.
Lees: We asked NVCSS if they would be interested in that. That would be a contract that is yet to be negotiated. We have some figures in mind. We separate that from the COC - why is that? It's administration. The COC should be behind the collaboration. Then we go with the nonprofit to pick up the responsibility. Their responsibility to be part of the collaboration. Whereas our previous executive director, most of their time was spent on application process. We didn't have a whole lot of time for other work - we'd need a dynamic leader. We'd need to show that it is not business as usual. We believe we can do that in the initial phase - Mr. Starman asked we don't throw a number out - probably one-third of what was expressed.
Lees: This is the onramp to getting there. Including in this COC's executive directors mission is the tracking system. There has been collaboration between other agencies. There is a grant being process to evaluate the current tracking system and see if it needs to be changed. Our current system - we know we have the lower model for the software program. We know that we can pay for a better version.
Lees: Either way, I don't think it matters to anyone, but I think it's not something that we could let go. Putting those things together that's our path forward. If the board believes this is a reasonable path forward the next step would be for me to contact Mr. Starman and he would take it to the city council.
Lees: I will say this. I did have talks with NVCSS to pick up the part. We also met with the McConnell Foundation and they are open to the path forward.
The first study has been revised. There are some improvements that will be taken. Supervisor Moty: Asks about storm water discharge. If that is not the case, is there some recourse that the people down stream could do?
Pat Minturn, Public Works Director, the question is how would you know there is a problem? It's very difficult to determine. What would be the problem that would be addressed? You look at the existing system. Moty: It might be as simple as making the detention basin deeper. Minturn: How large the basic and how much is restricted. If you make the basin bigger and it would make too much outflow. The site would be largely developed. It sounds like there is already a strong system in place.
Rubin Cruse, county counsel, offers if engineering is wrong could they sue, yes, they could sue the county. If we meet the requirements there are precautions. Moty: Is the county solely on hook? Cruse: I would assume there would be some look to the engineers.
Moty: If the belief of the people downstream, what is the recourse of the people downstream? Minturn: The first answer is engineering. That would be the basis for a future challenge. Was it designed in a reasonable standard. How would that be enforced in the future is the future question?