SITTING AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS,

AND THE TULARE COUNTY IHSS PUBLIC AUTHORITY BOARD

 

 

April 11, 2006

 

9:00 A.M. Board Convenes

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

Moment of Silence

 

 

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

At this time, members of the public may comment on any item not appearing on the agenda. Under state law, matters presented under this item cannot be discussed or acted upon by the Board at this time. For items appearing on the agenda, the public is invited to make comments at the time the item comes up for Board consideration. Any person addressing the Board will be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes so that all interested parties have an opportunity to speak. At all times, please use the microphone and state your name and address for the record.


 

(Public Comment Period)

1.                  9:00 a.m. Employee Service Awards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT 1 - Supervisor Allen Ishida

 

 

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Kathleen Wells

Health and Human Services Agency

30

Pat Aldrich

Probation Department

20

Rebecca Castillo

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Karen Donnell

Health and Human Services Agency

20

John Rodriguez

Human Resources & Development

20

Gail Stevens

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Kimberly Tucker

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Karen Beedle

Workforce Investment Department

15

Delia Chavez

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Charlotte Crawford

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Donna Ellis

County Library

15

Frances Figueroa

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Robert Hurtado

Health and Human Services Agency

15

David Lenz

County Fire

15

Sandra Maldonado

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Susan Mudge

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Socorro Munoz

Health and Human Services Agency

15

 

 

 

DISTRICT 2 - Supervisor Connie Conway

 

 

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Carole Kelton

Health and Human Services Agency

35

Christie Boggs

Health and Human Services Agency

25

Teri Rhyman

Health and Human Services Agency

25

Nancy Bionda

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Terrence Doss

Probation Department

20

Rhonda Jennings

Probation Department

20

Dianna McGill

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Mona Sauceda

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Edith Canales

Health and Human Services Agency

15

John Crabtree

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Rosalie Fierro

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Bernadine Garcia

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Cindy Grammer

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Hortencia Hernandez

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Lorraine Johnson

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Angelina Matlock

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Mary Quintero

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Connie Starling

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Pauline Torres

Health and Human Services Agency

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT 3 - Supervisor Phillip Cox

 

 

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Calvin Davis Jr

Health and Human Services Agency

35

Ray Henderson

Health and Human Services Agency

35

Pamela Peck

Health and Human Services Agency

35

Sharon Neros

Health and Human Services Agency

30

Martha Teso

Health and Human Services Agency

30

Liz LaMantia

Health and Human Services Agency

25

Norma Mayhew

Workforce Investment Department

25

Christine Olvera

Probation Department

25

Robin Purves

Health and Human Services Agency

25

Javier Robles

Health and Human Services Agency

25

Connie Cordeiro

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Diane Davis

Human Resources & Development

20

Mary Esparza

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Gloria Longoria

Probation Department

20

Evelyn Smethers

Human Resources & Development

20

Nancy Bailey

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Cindy Bradley

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Ramona Brown

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Olivia Cisneros

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Ellen Dilbeck

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Jay Jones

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Phil Kelly

Probation Department

15

Craig Kiefer

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Judy Moorhead

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Mariana Ramirez

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Judith Sanchez

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Ermerejildo Saucedo

County Fire

15

Michael Sheltzer

Public Defender

15

Bernice Soto

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Lisa Strongin

Public Defender

15

Natalie Thomas

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Judy Wiens

Human Resources & Development

15

 

 

 

DISTRICT 4 - Chairman Steven Worthley

 

 

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Elizabeth Halstead,

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Carolyn Hightower-Marquez

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Joseph Jackson

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Loretta Pena-Padilla

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Rachel Cazares

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Rebecca Garcia

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Linda Lott

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Raquel Martinez

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Prudence Morris

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Martina Navarro

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Sylvia Olsen

Health and Human Services Agency

15

 

 

 

 

 

DISTRICT 5 - Supervisor Jim Maples

 

 

 

NAME

DEPARTMENT

SERVICE YEARS

Georgia Alba

Health and Human Services Agency

25

Susan Firestone

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Laosu Jasengnou

Health and Human Services Agency

20

Deanna Pettus

County Library

20

Rosie DeLeon

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Noemy Espinoza

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Bonnie Hefner

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Wilma Hicks

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Teresa Higareda

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Kathryn Moore

Health and Human Services Agency

15

Ruth Silva

Health and Human Services Agency

15

 

 

2.                  10:30 a.m. Update from Assemblywoman Nicole Parra regarding Legislation in Sacramento.

 

 

9:30 A.M. TIMED ITEMS

 

(Timed Items)

3.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from Health and Human Services to consider transfer of $200,000.00 for Fiscal Year 2004/2005 from the Health Trust Fund to the Human Services Trust Fund. Accept this report as documentation that the reallocation was based on the most cost-effective use of available resources to maximize client outcomes. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

4.                  PUBLIC HEARING: Request from County Administrative Office to approve the Issuance of Bonds by the California Statewide Communities Development Authority for the Family Healthcare Network.

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 5 through 30)

 

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Background information has been provided to the board on all matters listed under the Consent Agenda, and these items are considered to be routine by the Board. All items under the Consent Agenda are normally approved by one motion. If discussion is requested by any Board members on any item, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda if separate action is required.

 

 

 

Board of Supervisors

5.                  Proclamation declaring the Month of March as Social Worker Appreciation Month in Tulare County.

6.                  Proclamation declaring April 23-29, 2006 as National Volunteer Week in Tulare County.

7.                  Proclamation declaring April 23-29, 2006 as Safety Seat Checkup Week in Tulare County.

8.                  Reappoint Sandra Meraz as a Director to the Tulare County Water Works District #1 for a term ending May 1, 2010.

9.                  Appoint Debbie Richmond as an At-Large Member to the Library Advisory Board for a term ending December 31, 2008.

County Administrative Office

10.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21402 with the Tulare County In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority reflecting administrative staffing changes, retroactive to March 6, 2006. Approve necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

11.             Adopt Administrative Regulation Number 30 regarding the formation of a Countywide Vehicle Acquisition Policy to establish vehicle replacement criteria, limit the use of Sport Utility Vehicles to work assignments where they are essential, and to encourage the purchase of both Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Hybrid technology (gasoline/electric) vehicles to increase their percentage of the total County vehicle fleet.

Health & Human Services Agency

12.             Reaffirm Declaration of State of Emergency in the Tulare County New Year's Storm 2006/2007.

13.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21996 with the County of Stanislaus d.b.a. Stanislaus Behavioral Health Center for the provision of short-term inpatient psychiatric services from July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006 and to increase the basic rate from $913.58 to $952.86 and the Administrative rate from $236.82 to $299.80, retroactive to August 1, 2005.

14.             Approve a Memorandum of Understanding with Tulare Adult School for student interns interested in volunteering at Health and Human Services Agency to gain work experience in their selected fields.

15.             Approve a Memorandum of Understanding with California State University, Bakersfield, to establish a program of special training for a Master's in Social Work with Health and Human Services Agency.

16.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22141 with Health Net of California to provide Children's Health Initiative Insurance to children in Tulare County enrolled in the Healthy Kids Managed Care Program.

17.             Approve an agreement with Marin County to act as the host entity of the Local Government Agency over the Medi-Cal Administrative Activities and Targeted Case Management Trust Fund.

18.             Approve an application for funds from First 5 Tulare County for the Outreach for Healthy Pregnancies program to provide outreach and education to women and their partners regarding the importance of early prenatal care and preparation for a healthy birth.

19.             Approve an application for funds from First 5 Tulare County for the Medically Vulnerable Infant Program to enhance the frequency and duration of professional nurse home visit services provided to infants and toddlers (ages 0-3) born with medical complications that require hospitalization and long-term home recovery.

20.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 22015 with Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center d.b.a. Community Behavioral Health Center to increase the daily rates of reimbursement from $296.03/day to $374.75/day for the provision of mental health services from Community Behavioral Health Center, retroactive to August 1, 2005.

Human Resources & Development

21.             Approve the class specification of Fire Division Chief, Salary Grade: 607 ($80,712 annual, Step 5), Bargaining Unit 19, At-Will (Non-Competitive Service). Allocate three (3) full time positions to agency 245.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY

In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority

22.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 21402 between the County ot Tulare and the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority reflecting administrative staffing changes, retroactive to March 6, 2006.

ADJOURN AS THE IN-HOME SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY AND

RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVIOSRS

Library

23.             Authorize the submittal of a grant application to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Public Access Hardware Upgrade Program in the amount of $106,500 to enable replacement of older public access computers and for public access computer services.

Probation

24.             Authorization to submit a Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act application for continued funding of the County's Comprehensive Multi-agency Juvenile Justice Plan.

Resource Management Agency

25.             Approve an amendment to Agreement No. 20555 with Richard and Andrea Ellison and Mike and Peggy Thurlow for the lease of office space located at 324 Tulare Street, Suite No. 102 in the City of Dinuba for the Agricultural Commissioner's Office.

 

26.             Approve a two-year extension of time for Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map No. 757; by Bill Evans, Manager-Special Projects on behalf of Self Help Enterprises for a division of an 18.09-acre parcel into 47 single-family residential lots and a remainder parcel of 6.5 acres with exceptions requested for reduced street widths, lot widths, lot depths, and reduced lot areas, in the R-1 (Single Family Residential) Zone and the R-2 (Two Family Residential) Zone, located on the east side of Road 124, approximately 1,300 feet north of Avenue 408 (Kamm Avenue), approximately 1,350 feet west of State Highway 63 in Orosi.

27.             Approve the plans and specifications for construction of the Government Plaza North Parking Lot construction project. Authorize the Chairman to sign the plans. Approve the advertisement of the Tulare County Government Plaza North Parking Lot construction project. Reaffirm that the project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements.

1.                  SET BID OPENING FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2006 AT 11:00 A.M.

2.                   

28.             Approve rolling forward the Fiscal Year 2004/2005 HR2389 Title III, Safety Net funds to Fiscal Year 2005/2006, and use the funds from both years as follows: $25,000 to reimburse the allowable project of Camp COTYAC; $191,200 to reimburse the allowable project of Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue and other emergency services on federal forested lands; $10,000 to reimburse the allowable project of Tulare County Office of Education Clemmie Gill School of Science and Conservation (SCICON) that was approved in 2003/2004 but not completed; and any unspent balance to be placed in the Trust Fund Cash Account (516-2360) to roll over to Fiscal Year 2006/2007 for use on approved projects.

Sheriff/Coroner

29.             Authorization to submit a grant application to First 5 of Tulare County to provide the qualifying inmate parenting skills; case management for needed services; and a transition plan for after release. Authorize the Chairman to sign all related documents for proposal submittal.

30.             Authorize the Auditor's Office to make the necessary budget adjustments to correct the asset and funding lines for the purchase of a 2006 50-passenger inmate security transportation vehicle approved by the Board on January 24, 2006. (4/5ths vote)

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

31.             Ratify the Proclamation of Local Emergency executed January 5, 2006 by the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency in his capacity as the Coordinator of Emergency Services. Direct the County Administrative Officer to request a Proclamation of an Emergency by the Governor, and to request any and all necessary assistance, including financial assistance, from the State.

32.             Bi-weekly Update of Progress of Emergency Repairs to Visalia Courthouse Cooling and Heating Water Distribution System.

 

33.             Request from Resource Management Agency to not allow GPI 05-015 (Natt) to proceed as a General Plan Amendment application to change the Urban Development Boundary and the Land Use Designation from Agriculture to Rural Residential for the purposes of developing rural residential units on 1-3 acres lots south of Avenue 168 and adjacent to the Friant Kern Canal to the east.

34.             Request from Resource Management Agency to receive a status update, presented by consultants Mintier & Associates, pertaining to the Tulare County General Plan 2030 project.

35.             Public Comments.

36.             Board of Supervisors matters.

(Closed Session)

 

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

CLOSED SESSIONS

As provided in the Ralph M. Brown Act, Government Code sections 54950 et seq., the Board of Supervisors may meet in closed session with members of its staff, county employees and its attorneys. These sessions are not open to the public and may not be attended by members of the public. The matters the Board will meet on in closed session are identified below or are those matters appropriately identified in open session as requiring immediate attention and arising after the posting of the agenda. Any public reports of action taken in the closed session will be made in accordance with Government Code sections 54957.1

 

 

 

CLOSED SESSION

 

It is the intention of the Board to meet in closed session concerning:

 

Sitting as the Tulare County Board of Supervisors

 

ITEM A

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

Conference with Legal Counsel (Government Code Section 54956.9(a).)

Name of case: Michael Shields v. County of Tulare, et. al.,

T.C.S.C., Case No. 05-214928

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

Conference with Legal Counsel (Government Code Section 54956.9(a).)

Name of case: County of Fresno v. Fresno County Sheriffs' Association

Fifth Appellate District, Case No. F049691

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

Conference with Legal Counsel (Government Code Section 54956.9(a).)

Name of case: Ernesto Ruiz v. Sgt. Michael Watson, et al.,

T.C.S.C., Case No. 05-216446

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

Conference with Legal Counsel (Government Code Section 54956.9(a).)

Name of case: City of Dinuba v. County of Tulare

T.C.S.C., Case No. 03-0205854

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ITEM E

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - EXISTING LITIGATION

Details

Conference with Legal Counsel (Government Code Section 54956.9(a).)

Name of case: Appeal of Hillman Health Center Pharmacy Citation #2005-30726

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ITEM F

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

Significant Exposure to Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(1))

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM G

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

Significant Exposure to Litigation (Government Code Section 54956.9(b).(1))

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM H

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - INITIATION OF LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9(b)(2).)

Number of Potential Cases: 2

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ITEM I

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representative: Tim Huntley, Brian Haddix

Employee Organization: All Certified Employee Organizations

Unrepresented Employees: All unrepresented employees except elected officials

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Sitting as the Tulare County IHSS Public Authority Board

ITEM J

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representative: Tim Huntley, Jack Hughes, Brian Haddix

Employee Organization: All Certified Employee Organizations

Unrepresented employees: All unrepresented employees

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