Coastal MAC and Lower Russian River MAC

Lower Russian River and Coast Municipal Advisory Councils - Joint Special Meeting

August 15, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Cazadero Fire Department

 5980 Cazadero Highway

Cazadero, CA 95421
38.532046, -123.085638

The Lower Russian River and Sonoma County Coast Municipal Advisory Councils welcomes you to its meetings. Your interest and participation are encouraged and appreciated. As a courtesy, please turn off all cell phones, electronic devices and pagers during the meeting.


Call to Order - MAC Clerk
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call

  1. Approval of Agenda
  2. Statement of conflict of interest
    (This is the time for the Chair, Vice Chair and Councilmembers to indicate any statements of
    conflict of interest for any item listed on this agenda).
  3. Correspondence
  4. Consent Calendar
    1. Approval of minutes of May 15, 2019 Sonoma Coast Municipal Advisory Council meeting.
    2. Approval of minutes of June 20, 2019 Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council meeting.
    3. Approval of Letter of Support for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding for Westside Avenue slide.
    (Vote by LRR MAC members only).
  5. Informational Items/Presentations
    1. Senator Mike McGuire.
      1. Legislative Update.
      2. State update on Emergency Power Shutdowns, alert notification systems, and 911 upgrades.
      3. Questions and Conversation
    2. Mark Bramfitt – Executive Director, Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).
      1. Fire Consolidation effort – rationale.
      2. Issues/concerns impeding consolidation efforts.
      3. Benefits of consolidation.
    3. Caerleon Safford – Fire Safe Sonoma
      1. Basics of Residential Vegetation Management in Rural Areas.
      2. Home Hardening.
  6. Regular Calendar Items (Discussion and/or Action)
  7. Proclamations
  8. Board Reports
    Brief (1-2 minutes) reports to the Council(s) by members on topics of interest – if the limited time is insufficient, please provide a written report to the Chair that may be published to the MAC site(s) later.
  9. Public Comment
    This time is set aside to receive comment from the public regarding matters of general interest not on the agenda, but related to River MAC business. Pursuant to the Brown Act, however, the River MAC cannot consider any issues or take action on any requests during this comment period. Due to the length of our program, comments will be limited to 1-2 minutes per person; time limitations are at the discretion of the Chair.
  10. Adjournment

Open Meetings: Except as expressly authorized under the Ralph M. Brown Act (the State’s local agency open meeting law), all meetings of the Cannabis Advisory Group are open to attendance by interested members of the public.

Public Comments: The Chair will invite public comment for agenda items as they are taken up by the Committee. If you wish to speak, you may do so upon receiving recognition by the Chair. Please state your name and limit your comments to the agenda item under discussion. Speakers are limited to three minutes each; available time for comments is determined by the Committee Chair based on agenda scheduling demand and total number of speakers.

Public Appearances: Any member of the public may address the Committee on a matter not listed on the agenda as long as the subject matter is within the jurisdiction of the Committee. If you wish to speak, you may do so upon recognition by the Committee Chair. While members of the public are welcome to address the Committee, under the Brown Act open meeting laws, Committee members may not deliberate or take action on items not on the agenda. Speakers are limited to three minutes each, six minutes for a member of the public attending with a translator; available time for comments is determined by the Committee Chair based on agenda scheduling demands and total number of speakers.

Disabled Accommodation: If you have a disability and require a sign language interpreter, assistive listening device, material in an alternate format, or other accommodation to attend, please contact Amy Windsor at (707) 565-2866 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting in order to facilitate arrangements for accommodation.

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