MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

 

ALLEN ISHIDA

District One

 

CONNIE CONWAY Chairman

District Two

 

PHILLIP A. COX

District Three

 

J. STEVEN WORTHLEY

District Four

 

MIKE ENNIS

District Five

 

 

Board of Supervisors

 

Agenda

 

 

 

 

JEAN ROUSSEAU

County Administrator

 

KATHLEEN BALES-LANGE

County Counsel


MICHELLE BALDWIN

Chief Clerk

 

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SITTING AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

March 4, 2008

 

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. Presentation of a Plaque to Don Landers for his many years of County Service.

2.                  9:00 a.m. Presentation given by Colonel Orian to Phil Cline, District Attorney, for the Patriotic Employer Award.

 

 

 

 

3.                  9:00 a.m. Receive Mid-Year Budget Report for Fiscal Year 2007/2008. Approve proposed schedule for preparation and adoption of the Fiscal Year 2008/2009 budget, which incorporates a rollover budget as the operating budget (including the capital projects budget) for the period between July 1, 2008 and adoption of the 2008/2009 budget. (4/5th vote) Authorize the Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector, with concurrence of the County Administrative Officer, to process budget adjustments resulting from the Mid-Year Report.

(Timed Items)

(Consent Calendar)

CONSENT CALENDAR (Number 4 through 12)

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector/Registrar of Voters

4.                  Review and accept the Certified Statement of Vote for the February 5, 2008 Presidential Primary Election for those Measures for which the Board of Supervisors is the governing body.

Board of Supervisors

5.                  Appoint Frank Galaviz to the Teviston Community Services District for a short term ending December 4, 2009.

Health & Human Services Agency

6.                  Ratify and approve an agreement with the University of California Davis Medical School for Store-and-Forward Telepsychiatry Study as an alternative method of psychiatric service provision for mobile low paid rural Non-English speaking agricultural workers who at present have little access to conventional face-to-face or Telepsychiatry mental health services, retroactive to February 1, 2008 through February 1, 2010. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of February 1, 2008 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date.

7.                  Ratify and approve the acceptance of $25,000 provided by the Blue Shield of California Foundation for the "Healthy Kids Moving Ahead" planning grant to be used for contingency planning due to budget and legislative uncertainties in health insurance programs for low-income children, retroactive to January 1, 2008 through June 1, 2008. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of January 1, 2008 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

 

Probation

8.                  Ratify and approve an agreement with the City of Visalia to provide the services of a Probation Officer for the operation of the Police/Probation Partnership Program to increase accountability for probationers, retroactive to November 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. Find that the Board had authority to enter into the proposed agreement as of November 1, 2007 and that it was in the County's best interest to enter into the agreement on that date. Approve the Personnel Resolution amending Fiscal Year 2007/2008 position allocation listing to add one Deputy Probation Officer III. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

Resource Management Agency

9.                  Waive the second reading and adopt an Uncodified Ordinance to delegate authority to the Resource Management Agency Director to approve and execute agreements for purchase of property for Phase 1 of the Road 80 Widening Project. Direct the Clerk of the Board to publish the Ordinance in its entirety in accordance with Government Code Section 25124.

10.             Approve the designation of a four-way STOP intersection at Avenue 352 and Road 140. Authorize the installation of STOP signs on Avenue 352 and Road 140 in accordance with Section 21354 of the California Vehicle Code.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND

CONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

11.             Adopt the Preliminary Plan for the Proposed Tipton Redevelopment Project Area. Adopt the boundaries for the proposed Tipton Redevelopment Project Area. Direct that staff commence with the preparation of the Tipton Redevelopment Plan. Authorize the transmittal of information to the State Board of Equalization, Tulare County Auditor, Assessor, Tax Collector, and any other relevant taxing entities. Find that the inclusion of the selected agricultural properties is consistent with Redevelopment purposes. Find that the inclusion of the selected agricultural properties will not cause the removal of adjacent land, designated for agricultural use in the County General Plan, from agricultural use. Find that the inclusion of the selected agricultural properties is consistent with the County General Plan and proposed Tipton Community Plan. Find that the inclusion of the selected agricultural properties will result in a more contiguous pattern of development. Find that there is no proximate land that is not in agricultural use that is both available and suitable for inclusion within the project area and is not already proposed to be within the project area.

ADJOURN AS THE TULARE COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND

RECONVENE AS THE TULARE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Sheriff/Coroner

12.             Accept Fiscal Year 2007/2008 grant funding in the amount of $639,000 from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services to operate the Sheriff's Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement SAFE Program. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

(Items Not Timed)

 

ITEMS NOT TIMED

Items not specifically timed may be taken in any order

 

13.             Request from the Sheriff's Department to increase the Fiscal Year 2007/2008 budget in the amount of $363,134 to establish a South County Team of Sheriff's Gang Violence Suppression Unit. Approve and authorize a Personnel Resolution regarding the South County Team amending Fiscal Year 2007/2008 position allocation adding: one (1) Sergeant; six (6) Sheriff's Deputy IIs; and two (2) Office Assistant IIIs. Approve and authorize the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

14.             Receive a presentation from the Tulare County Library Advisory Board regarding the Annual Report.

15.             Request from Resource Management Agency to approve the Plan for use of Proposition 1B funding in the amount of $7,885,432 for road improvements and maintenance projects. Approve the necessary budget adjustments. (4/5ths vote)

16.             Receive a presentation from Resource Management Agency regarding Utility Consumption.

17.             Public Comments.

18.             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 - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM B

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Number of Potential Cases: 1

Public Records Act Request by Daniel McCloskey who seeks billing records for outside counsel retained by the County in on-going litigation.

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ITEM C

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Details

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

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM D

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL - INITIATION OF LITIGATION

Details

(Government Code Section 54956.9(c).)

Number of Potential Cases: 1

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ITEM E

CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR

Details

(Government Code Section 54957.6)

Agency Designated Representative: Tim Huntley, Jean Rousseau

Employee Organization: All Certified Employee Organizations

Unrepresented Employees: All Unrepresented Employees except Elected

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