In advance of the Special GGC Meeting on Friday April 14th at 10:30 am, MCA has prepared a Memo and an addendum on the following item:
- Item 2a – 10A.17 Ordinance Amendments
As we have shared in various forums, we’ve been extremely blessed to have the expert technical team of Hannah Nelson, Patrick Sellers, Chantal Simonpietri and Scott Ward working in coordination with MCA leadership to provide clear and actionable recommendations to the County and the State for how we can effectively and efficiently streamline our entire permitting and licensing process.
While we would all certainly like to see everything that’s been challenging change at once, we are going to have to manage triage with a step by step approach. The meeting on Friday is intended to focus on one very specific part of the overall streamlining process. To achieve the larger goal of preventing state licensure loss, we are willing to support the proposed limited ordinance changes at this juncture.
However, as you will see in our memo, we ask for a firm commitment that a new round of changes will be brought forward to the Board as soon as possible, perhaps in July. We also believe certain items in the staff proposed version of the ordinance changes must be reconsidered in THIS round and we detail modest changes in the addendum to our memo. Additionally, we plan to address more operational items that do not fall under specific ordinance revisions at the GGC Meeting being held on Monday.
Finally, due to the very technical nature of these revisions and the tremendous amount of work and effort put in by our ‘Tech Team’ – we ask that during the meeting tomorrow we provide them with the most space possible to engage directly and meaningfully with County Counsel and Staff on addressing this round of changes as efficiently as possible. We recommend saving any comments that are not directly related to the item at hand and this specific round of ordinance revisions until future meetings. If you have any questions about this please let me know.
Now, without further delay,
(Click HERE for the agenda materials from the County)
If you support the MCA recommendations, you can use the following instructions to make either written or verbal comments (including leaving a voice mail at your convenience before 7:30AM on April 14th).
To leave any written public comment, first you must CLICK HERE to register with Granicus. Once you have registered, you will be able to sign in and make comments and upload files for all agenda items. You can CLICK HERE to find upcoming meeting agendas.
YOU MUST MAKE AN INDIVIDUAL COMMENT FOR EACH AGENDA ITEM YOU WANT TO ADDRESS. CLICK THE ITEM BELOW FOR THE APPROPRIATE PLACE TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT.
To make a verbal comment there are three options:
Option #1 – Voicemail
- Call (707) 234-6333 to leave a voice message, up to 2 minutes, to be played during public expression/public comment, as it relates to the published agenda.
- Leave your full name and the agenda item upon which you are making a comment.
- The deadline for voicemail comment is 8AM the day of the meeting. (Voicemails received after 8AM will not be played back during the meeting)
- Anonymous phone messages will not be played back during the meeting (nor will phone messages received prior to publication of the agenda)
ONLY 1 MESSAGE PER AGENDA ITEM. WE RECOMMEND LEAVING MESSAGES BY 7:30AM ON THE DAY OF THE MEETING TO BE SAFE.
Option #2 – ZOOM during the GGC Meeting
Use the “raise hand” feature when Public Comment is called
Zoom Webinar ID: 820 5107 6885
Zoom Phone Number (if joining via telephone): 1 669 900 9128
Option #3 – Attend in Person
The meeting will be held in Conference Room C at the County office at
501 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 95482