Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council Meeting
Date: November 09, 2023
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hybrid Meeting
16376 5th Street, Guerneville, CA 95446
and via Zoom
Registration Required: No
1. Call to Order
A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Roll Call
2. Approval of Agenda, Chair Pip Marquez de la Plata
3. Statement of Conflict of Interest
This is the time for the Chair, Vice Chair and Council Members to indicate any statements of con.ict of interestfor any item listed on this agenda.
4. Consent Agenda
These items are expected to be routine and non-controversial. The LRRMAC 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. September 14, 2023 Minutes
5. Council Member Comment: On matters not listed on the agenda
Comments are restricted to matters within the MAC's jurisdiction. Please be brief and limit spoken comments to one minute.
6. County Report
Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and staff will give updates from the County
7. Presentation on Firewise Communities Program
Fire Safe Sonoma Board President Roberta MacIntyre will provide an overview of the Firewise Communities program.
The California Insurance Commissioner’s Office is making some moves lately and has created a pathway to lower insurance premiums in a program they call Safer from Wildfires in 1, 2, 3. This program essentially establishes a way for insurance companies to offer financial incentives to homeowners who harden their homes, create and maintain defensible space, and are part of a “Firewise USA community in good standing.” Moreover, the Firewise USA program is a part of California’s efforts to ensure communities are prepared against wildfire, through the CAL FIRE Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Community Wildfire Preparedness & Mitigation Division.
8. Public Comments
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 two minutes.
9. Committee Reports
A. Community Clean Up Ad Hoc, Report from Chair Lisa Nahmanson delivered by Vicki Clewes
B. Communications Ad Hoc
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 District5@sonoma-county.org or 1-707-565-2241 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting in order to facilitate arrangements for accommodation.