CAO Huchingson announced that the long-term recovery task force meetings will be replaced with “special topic” meetings as needed. The primary resources for rebuilding (Public Works, Community Development, Environmental Health, Forestry, and Economic Development Directors and staff) are available to citizens needing assistance by calling or emailing. (Please note, a decision was made later in the meeting that the task force meetings will continue.)
There are two special reports which are not on the agenda: Undersheriff Chris Macedo will introduce the new Office of Emergency Services (OES) Manager; and the Director of Air Quality will discuss the County’s burn ban.
Task Force Report/Resource Discussion
Moke Simon, Team Lake County (TLC) [website: teamlakecounty.org]
Public Input/Questions and discussion on TLC report:
Moke Simon, Middletown Rancheria Tribal Chair
Public Input/Questions and discussion on Tribal report:
Chris Macedo, Undersheriff (LCSO)
Public Input/Questions and discussion on Undersheriff report:
Rob Brown, 5th District Supervisor (349-2628)
Public Input/Questions and discussion regarding Supervisor Brown’s reports:
Scott De Leon, Public Works (DPW)
Scott De Leon, Interim Director, Community Development (CDD)
Ray Ruminski, Environmental Health – (EH)
Greg Guisti, Forestry, (707) 263-6838
Jeff Lucas, Economic Development (ED)
Doug Gearhart, Air Quality Management District (263-7000)
Public Input/Questions and discussion:
Supervisor Brown and CAO Carol Huchingson are working with California Human Development Council (CDHC) to find opportunities for the County government to utilize the CHDC disaster worker grant. CDHC has a program that pays workers to do disaster relief work such as planting seedlings, cutting wood, chipping, erosion control, and creek bank restoration.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:12 p.m.
The date and location of the next meeting is still to-be-determined. The first Tuesday in June is Election Day, and causes a scheduling conflict for some participants.
Task Force members in attendance:
The Task Force is a partnership of local, state and community representatives working together to provide comprehensive services to aid in the recovery of Clayton Fire survivors and the rebuilding of Lower Lake. Meetings provide an opportunity for fire survivors to share their concerns and ask questions of members of the Task Force.