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Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council

Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council Meeting

Date: June 13, 2024

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

Hybrid Meeting:

Guerneville School Community Room
14630 Armstrong Woods Road
Guerneville, CA 95466

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Registration Required: No

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  1. Call to Order
    1. Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Roll Call
  2. Approval of Agenda

This approval process ensures that the agenda accurately reflects the items to be discussed and decided upon. Members may request adjustments to the agenda, including reordering or deletion of items at this time. Any changes must comply with the Brown Act requirements for public notice and agenda setting. The agenda must be finalized before the Council proceeds with other meeting items. 

  1. Statement of Conflict of Interest

This is the time for the Chair, Vice Chair and Council Members to indicate any statements of conflict of interest for any item listed on this agenda. The River MAC bylaws state that members will not involve themselves in official River MAC activities that could materially benefit them personally, their business interests, or the interests of organizations that they represent. In a conflict of interest, the member will abstain from voting, and the abstention will be recorded in the minutes.

  1. Consent Agenda

These items are expected to be routine and non-controversial. The Lower Russian River 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.

  1. May 9 Minutes

  1. Councilmember comment on matters not listed on the agenda

Comments are restricted to matters within the Board’s jurisdiction. Please be brief and limit spoken comments 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 time.

  1. Public Comments

On Matters not listed on the agenda: Comments are restricted to matters within the Lower Russian River MAC’s jurisdiction. Please be brief and limit spoken comments to two minutes.

  1. County Update from Supervisor Lynda Hopkins / Staff 
  1. Discussion regarding community concerns around law enforcement in the Lower Russian River

Director Alden will provide an update from IOLERO, including an overview of the Community- Oriented Policing Study underway in conjunction with Sonoma State University researchers.

  1. Discussion around the history and tending of the year-round Pride Flag raising at the Guerneville Plaza.

Beth Streets, organizer to the installation of the year-round Pride Flag in Guerneville, will share the history.

  1. Correspondence: Ratification of Letter of Support to Senate Local Government Committee in regards to AB 817.

The MAC previously endorsed a letter to Assemblymember Blanca Pacheco, the author of AB 817, in May 2023. We recently learned that the Senate Local Government Committee would be holding a hearing on the matter prior to our next MAC meeting. Therefore, the Chair signed an updated letter to the Committee on behalf of the MAC.

  1. Committee & Community Project Reports

Written reports are included for review. Committee chair or delegate may briefly highlight parts of the update, respond to councilmember questions, and receive public comment. 

  1. Community Engagement and Outreach Ad Hoc - 2024 Community Engagement and Outreach Plan adoption
  2. Guerneville Plaza Infrastructure Recommendations Ad Hoc - Survey findings and discussion of committee work to date
  3. Community Stewardship Project -no report - did not meet in May
  4. Land Use Standing Committee -no report

12. 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.

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

Public Comments on 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.

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 or 1-707-565-2241 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting in order to facilitate arrangements for accommodation.