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Springs Municipal Advisory Council

Springs Municipal Advisory Council Meeting

Date: September 13, 2023

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Address & Webinar Information:

In-Person Meeting Information:

SVUSD Boardroom
17850 Railroad Ave
Sonoma, CA 95476

Webinar Information:

For viewing purposes only, visit Supervisor Gorin’s Facebook page

For Spanish viewing, visit Sonoma TV’s YouTube page

Registration Required: No

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  1. Call to Order & Roll Call
  2. Approval of Minutes of August 9, 2023 meeting - Resolution
  3. Public Comment - Receive
    (Limited to items not appearing on the agenda)
  4. Chair Update (5mins) - Receive
  5. Supervisor Susan Gorin Update (15mins) - Receive
    Outreach Bilingual Community Listening Session: SV Regional Service Hub—Thursday September 28 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the SVUSD Boardroom
  6. Sonoma County Public Infrastructure (15mins) - Resolution
    Receive an informational presentation from Public Infrastructure on the county Pavement Preservation Program, Road Maintenance, funding and expenditure and current balances and upcoming work/schedules. Also updates on the Springs Safety improvements including crosswalks, Verano intersection, Donald Gap and other areas of interests in the Springs. Receive request from Public Infrastructure for a letter of support for the DOT’s Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods (RCN) Grant Program for the Donald Gap project—a pedestrian bridge/connection. Council discussion and approval of letter of support.
  7. Utility Box Art Project Ad Hoc (15mins) - Resolution
    Receive informational update from Utility Box Adhoc. Ad hoc to present received Google Form theme submissions for council discussion and approval. ArtEscape to present utility box painting/wrapping options for council discussion and approval. Public Infrastructure to discuss county support for the
  8. Norms and Expectations (15mins) - Resolution 
    Item bumped from August 9, 2023 meeting. Ad hoc to present second draft document for Council discussion and direction on adopting respectful public comment guidelines. Guidance on council communication and general expectations.
  9. Goals and Calendar of Events (15mins) - Resolution 
    Council discussion and approval on Goals and FY23-24 and FY24-25 Events and Projects. Discussion and approval of council administrative roles.
  10. Ad hoc and Community Projects Updates (2mins each) - Receive
    Council Reports, Announcements, and updates
    •  Adopt A Road
    • Bicycle Racks
    • Creek Cleanup
    • Emergency Preparedness 2.0
    • Logo Competition
    • Social Media and outreach
  11. SVCAC update (5mins) - Receive
    Receive SVCAC informational update by 1st District staff.
  12. Consideration of Future Agenda Items (5mins) - Receive
    Share ongoing list of future agenda items and note others of interest.
  13. Adjournment - Resolution

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the Board of Supervisors’ Office located at 575 Administration Drive, Room 100-A, Santa Rosa, CA, during normal business hours.

Note: Consideration items will proceed as follows:

  1. Presentation by proponent
  2. Questions by Commissioners
  3. Questions and comments from the public
  4. Response by proponent, if required
  5. Comments by Commissioners
  6. Resolution, if indicated

Español: Para obtener la agenda en español, desplace hacia abajo hasta la sección indicada como “Attachments.” Aquí encontrara la agenda al igual que el material correspondiente a la reunión.

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County of Sonoma Boards and Commissions
City of Sonoma - Sonoma Valley Business Advisory Commission:

Open Meetings: Except as expressly authorized under the Ralph M. Brown Act (the State’s local agency open meeting law), all meetings of the Springs Municipal Advisory Council are open to attendance by interested members of the public.

Interpreting available: In Zoom: to listen to the meeting in your preferred language go to the bottom right of your screen and click on the Interpretation logo. Select English or Spanish. You will automatically hear it the language selected.

Español: Interpretación Disponible: En zoom: para escuchar la reunión en su idioma preferido, vaya a la parte inferior a la derecha de su pantalla y haga clic en el logotipo de Interpretación. Seleccione inglés o español, oirá automáticamente en el idioma seleccionado.

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 comment during the virtual meeting: Members of the public will be recognized at the appropriate time for public comment. Those connected via Zoom must use the Raise Hand tool or dial *9 if called in. When indicated, members of the public will be allowed to speak, asked to unmute and make their comment. Depending on the number of commenters, the Chair may decide to set a time limit.

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.

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 Karina Garcia at (707) 565-1776 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting in order to facilitate arrangements for accommodation.