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Fish and Wildlife Commission

Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting

Date: October 20, 2022

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

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Agenda

  1. Call to Order
    1. Roll Call
  2. Adoption of Minutes
    1. August 2022 Minutes
  3. Correspondence
    1. Fish and Game Commission Notices
  4. Financial Reports
    1. August 2022 Financial Reports for General Fund
  5. New Business
    1. Funding for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Response in Sonoma County. Since December 2021, HPAI has been sweeping south from eastern Canada and westward across the US.  In July 2022, The Bird Rescue Center responded to a mass mortality event of Canada Geese in Santa Rosa, who were later tested and confirmed to have HPAI.  Due to the highly contagious nature and near 100% mortality rate, significant changes to The Bird Rescue Center are necessary.  Funding is requested to help support the first 13 weeks of a HPAI outbreak.  $10,000.00.  Ashton Kluttz, Executive Director, The Bird Rescue Center.  First Reading.
  6. Old Business
    1. Annual Budget and Annual Report Timeline. Continue to gather information for rough draft annual report scheduled to be available to Commission for review in December 2022.  Annual report to be finalized by February 2023.
    2. Ongoing Discussion Regarding Commission Outreach. Continue discussion regarding ongoing outreach and advertising efforts.
  7. Reports / Comments
    1. Public
    2. Board
  8. Adjorn

Public Comment

Prior to the Meeting

Public comment may be submitted via recorded voice message or email.

Voice Recorded Public Comment: To submit public comment via recorded message, please call (707) 565-2029 by 5:00 pm Wednesday, the day prior to the meeting. State your name and the item number(s) on which you wish to speak. The recordings will be limited to three minutes. These comments may be played at the appropriate time during the hearing.

Email Public Comments: To submit an emailed public comment to the Fish & Wildlife Commission, email fishandwildlife@sonoma-county.org by 5:00 pm Wednesday, the day prior to the meeting. Please provide your name, the agenda number(s) on which you wish to speak, and your comment. These comments will be emailed to all Commissioners.

During the Meeting

Public Comment Using Zoom: Members of the public who join the Zoom meeting will be able to provide live public comment at specific points throughout the meeting. Please take the time to locate the raise hand feature in the app, press the Alt & Y keys together on your keyboard, or press *9 to raise and lower your hand when calling in. Your name, or phone number if you call in, will be announced when it's your turn to speak.

Email Public Comments: One may also email public comment to fishandwildlife@sonoma-county.org throughout the meeting. All emailed public comments will be forwarded to all Commissioners.

Disabled Accommodation

If you have a disability which requires an accommodation or an alternative format to assist you in observing and commenting on this meeting, please contact Michelle Johnson at (707) 565-2970 or by email michelle.johnson@sonoma-county.org by 12:00 pm Wednesday, the day prior to the meeting, to ensure arrangements for accommodation.