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Sonoma County Coast Municipal Advisory Council

Coast Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) Meeting

Date: March 21, 2024

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Hybrid Meeting

Bodega Bay Grange:

1370 Bodega Ave, Bodega Bay CA

Zoom link

Registration Required: No

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    1. Call to Order

    A. Pledge of Allegiance
    B. Roll Call

    2. Approval of Agenda, Chair Beth Bruzzone

    3. Consent Agenda
    These items are expected to be routine and non-controversial. The Sonoma Coast MAC will act
    upon them at one time without discussion. Any Representatives, staff member or interested party
    may request that an item be removed from the consent agenda for discussion.

    A. November 16, 2024 Minutes

    B. January 18, 2024 Minutes

    C. Bylaws Revision: Coast MAC bylaws revisions were approved by the MAC at the August 2023 meeting. Subsequently an Ad Hoc Committee was formed to revisit how term limits are addressed. The Ad Hoc met and after thoughtful discussion recommended that the Coast MAC bylaws not require term limits. This is due to the fairly low population in the area and a concern
    for a potential inability to fill seats.

    4. Statement(s) of conflict of interest: if any, from Council members

    5. Councilmember comment on matters not listed on the agenda
    Comments are restricted to matters within the Board’s jurisdiction. Please be brief and limit
    spokencomments to one minute. Due to Brown Act regulations, this is not a time for discussion of
    any item,however a brief dialogue about considering an item for a future agenda is permitted during this item.

    6. County Report from Supervisor Lynda Hopkins / Staff
    Update on plans to address deferred maintenance at Mason's Marina to make it fully functional
    again and report on a recent site visit and meeting with Congressman Huffman to discuss,
    brainstorm and act on funding sources to replace the existing failing ice house infrastructure which
    serves the fishing fleet, sports fishers and the public at large.

    A. Staff report - Seeking MAC clerk role, Cindy Culcasi formerly served in this role.

    B. Staff Report - How would the Coast MAC like to proceed with an update to the Community
    Engagement Guide? The most recent version will be distributed at the meeting.

    Community engagement is paramount to the success of the Coast MAC. MAC members will
    establish a Community Engagement Guide at the start of each calendar year, to be approved by
    the Fifth District Supervisor.

    7. Public Comments
    Comments from the public regarding matters of general interest not on the agenda, but related to
    the Sonoma Coast MAC business. Pursuant to the Brown Act, the Sonoma Coast MAC cannot
    consider issues or take action on any requests during this comment period. Due to time constraints,
    comments will be limited at the discretion of the Chair.

    8. Discussion on AT&T's Petition to CPUC for Relief from Carrier of Last Resort (COLR)
    Obligations in Specific Areas of California
    AT&T has applied to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) with a request to be
    excused from its Carrier of Last Resort (COLR) duties in specific parts of California. If this request is granted, AT&T's landline service (distinct from its cellular offerings) would no longer have to provide the Basic Service landline telephone service it's currently obligated to offer in those regions. This matter is of particular concern in areas covered by the Coast MAC, where landline service often serves as the only means of communication. The potential impact on Frontier Communications, which provides service to the rest of the Coast MAC boundaries, also warrants attention. The Coast MAC will consider a response to AT&T's petition. [read application here]

    9. 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 Coast Municipal Advisory Council are open to attendance by interested members of the public.

    Agenda 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 two minutes each; available time for comments is determined by the Committee Chair based on agenda scheduling demand and total number of speakers.

    Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda: 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 two minutes each; 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 or call 1-707-565-2241 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting in order to facilitate arrangements for accommodation.