Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council Meeting

February 20, 2020 from 5:30 7:30 PM

El Molino High School
7050 Covey Rd
Forestville, CA 95436

Meeting Documentation


The Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council welcomes you to its meeting. 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/Nance Jones
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
      1. December Retreat
      2. December MAC meeting minutes
    2. Approval of annual report
  5. Annual Election
    1. Election of Chair/Vice-Chair
    2. Chair Statement
  6. 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. You may also make public comment in writing. Pursuant to the Brown Act, however, the River MAC cannot consider any issues or take action on any requests during this comment period. Comments will be limited to 1-2 minutes per person; Time Limit: No More than 15 minutes
  7. Informational Items/Presentations
    1. Regular Calendar Items (Discussion and/or Action)
      • Permit Sonoma / MAC Land Use review process
      • TIF AdHoc presentation on grants priorities, process, and application opening
      • Approval of Communications Guide
      • Mitigating Tourism Impacts Forestville Beaches
    2. Proclamations
      1. Board Reports
        Written reports with brief summaries presented to the council.
        1. Ad Hoc Committee Reports
          1. Flood Mitigation AdHoc
            1. AdHoc Committee recommendations
            2. Letters of Support for funding requests
        2. Board Reports
          1. Chair Board Report - Mike Nicholls
          2. Hacienda Rep Board Report - Claudia Sisomphou
      2. 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 River Municipal Advisory Council 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.

      Documents related to open session agendas: Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council regarding any item on this agenda after the posting of this agenda and not otherwise exempt from disclosure will be made available for public review at 575 Administration Drive, Room 100-A, Santa Rosa, CA, during normal business hours.

      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 Elise VanDyne at (707) 565-2866 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting in order to facilitate arrangements for accommodation.

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