YREKA CA 96097

May 2, 2023


Ed Valenzuela, Chair

Supervisor, District 2

Michael N. Kobseff,

Vice Chair

Supervisor, District 3

Brandon A. Criss

Supervisor, District 1

Nancy Ogren

Supervisor, District 4

Ray A. Haupt

Supervisor District 5

Angela Davis

County Administrator


Edward J. Kiernan

County Counsel


Laura Bynum

Ex-Officio Clerk to the Board


Siskiyou County offers teleconference participation in the meeting via Zoom as a courtesy to the public, who have the option and right to attend in person. If no member of the Board of Supervisors is attending the meeting via teleconference and a technical error or outage occurs, or if a Zoom participant disrupts the meeting in a manner that cannot be specifically addressed, the Board of Supervisors reserves the right to discontinue Zoom access and to continue conducting business.

Remote Listening and Public Comment via Teleconference:

Conference Call In Number: 1-669-900-6833, Meeting ID 893 8287 8379

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The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors welcomes you to this meeting. This agenda contains a brief general description of each item to be considered. If you wish to speak on an item on the agenda, please complete a Speaker’s Card identifying the item(s) and return it to the Board Clerk. If you wish to speak on a matter that does not appear on the agenda, you may do so during the Public Comment period. Persons speaking during Public Comment will be limited to three minutes, or depending on the number of persons wishing to speak, it may be reduced to allow all members of the public the opportunity to address the Board. Except as otherwise provided by law, no action or discussion shall be taken/conducted on any item not appearing on the agenda. When addressing the Board, please state your name for the record prior to providing your comments. Please address the Board as a whole through the Chair. Comments to individual Supervisors or staff are not permitted.

The Board may take action sitting as the Board of Supervisors and as the governing body of: Siskiyou County Flood Control and Water Conservation District Board, Siskiyou Power Authority, County Service Area 3 Board, County Service Area 4 Board, County Service Area 5 Board, Airport Land Use Commission, and In Home Supportive Services Public Authority.


Pursuant to Government Code section 84308, members of the Board of Supervisors are disqualified and not able to participate in any agenda item involving contracts (other than competitively bid, labor, or personal employment contracts), franchises, discretionary land use permits and other entitlements if the Board member received more than $250 in campaign contributions from the applicant or contractor, an agent of the applicant or contractor, or any financially interested participant who actively supports or opposes the County’s decision on the agenda item since January 1, 2023. Members of the Board of Supervisors who have received, and applicants, contractors or their agents who have made, campaign contributions totaling more than $250 to a Board member since January 1, 2023, are required to disclose that fact for the official record of the subject proceeding. Disclosures must include the amount of the campaign contribution and identify the recipient Board member and may be made either in writing to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors prior to the subject hearing or by verbal disclosure at the time of the hearing.

Availability of Public Records. All public records related to an open session item on this agenda, which are not exempt from disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act, that are distributed to a majority of the legislative body will be available for public inspection at 311 Fourth Street, Room 201, Yreka CA 96097 at the same time that the public records are distributed or made available to the members of the legislative body. All supporting documentation is available for public review in the office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, located in the Siskiyou County Clerk’s Office, 311 Fourth Street, Room 201, Yreka, CA 96097, during regular business hours, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, those requiring accommodations for this meeting should notify the Clerk of the Board’s Office 48 hours prior to the meeting at (530) 842.8084, or toll free at 1.888.854.2000, ext. 8084.

1.            9:00 A.M. - Flag Salute

2.            Invocation - Siskiyou County Sheriff Chaplain.

3.            Roll Call

4.            Presentations from the Public

PLEASE NOTEThis time slot is for information from the public.  No action or discussion will be conducted on matters presented at this time.  You will be allowed three (3) minutes for your presentation. The Chair can extend the time to five (5) minutes for appropriate circumstances. Written comments can be presented if so desired, by providing a minimum of 7 copies to the Clerk. When addressing the Board, please state your name for the record prior to providing your comments. Please address the Board as a whole through the Chair. Comments should be limited to matters within the jurisdiction of the Board.

5.            Consent Agenda - The following consent agenda items are expected to be routine and non-controversial. They may be acted upon by the Board at one time without discussion. Any Board member, staff member, or interested person may request that an item be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion and consideration.  Approval of a consent item means approval of the recommended motion as specified on the Agenda Worksheet. Public comment for consent agenda items: - Please press *9 to ‘raise your hand’ to ask to speak during the ZOOM/teleconference meeting.

A.            County Administration

Adopt Resolution establishing a policy for negotiation of tax sharing agreements made pursuant to Revenue and Taxation Code Section 99 for city annexations or detachments.

B.            County Administration

Adopt Resolution in support of the CSAC 'AT HOME' Plan related to the Coalition for Accountability to make meaningful progress on homelessness.

C.           County Administration

Approve request to ratify letter to California State Assembly member Greg Wallis expressing support for Assembly Bill 1448: Cannabis: Enforcement by Local Jurisdictions.

D.           County Administration

Approve request to ratify letter to California Senate Public Safety Committee expressing support for Senate Bill 753 (Caballero) with respect to illegal cannabis and impacts to groundwater.

E.            County Administration

Approve request to ratify letter to California State Senator Alvarado-Gil expressing support for Senate Bill 820: Cannabis Enforcement, Seizure of Property.

F.            County Administration - Personnel

Adopt Resolution amending the Siskiyou County Salary Schedule and Position Allocation List and approving new class specifications, re Solid Waste Site Attendant, Transportation Commission Program Manager, Institutional Cook and Jail Food Services Manager positions, effective May 14, 2023.

G.           County Clerk

Adopt Resolution authorizing the Elections Office to not print the list of proponents and opponents of local measures on County ballots for all future elections.

H.           General Services - Airports

Approve Assignment of Rights and Assumption of Obligations under fuel service agreement for the Siskiyou County Airport between the County and Vali Aviation, LLC from Eagle's Nest Aviation Services, LLC.

I.              Health and Human Services - Behavioral Health Division

Approve addendum to contract with Thomas Milam MD, Inc. DBA Iris Telehealth Medical Group, deleting and replacing Exhibit A, Scope of Services to add primary care provider training and certain continuing education, for the term July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024.

J.             Health and Human Services - Public Health Division

Approve addendum to medical professional services contract with Catherine Olivolo, extending the term through June 30, 2026, deleting and replacing Exhibit A, Scope of Services and increasing compensation by $50,000 each fiscal year to a total not to exceed $200,000.

K.            Office of Emergency Services

Ratify receipt of the 2022 Homeland Security Grant from the Department of Homeland Security, in the amount of $116,808 for the term October 24, 2022 through May 31, 2025.

L.            Transfer of Funds

1.         County Library - $7,000. Requires 4/5 Vote.

2.         Emergency Services - $101,808. Requires 4/5 Vote.

3.         Human Services - $10,000. Requires 4/5 Vote.

4.         Public Health Department - $141,717. Requires 4/5 Vote.

5.         Public Health Department - $11,903. Requires 4/5 Vote.

6.         Public Health COVID-19 HPP Supplemental - $9. Requires 4/5 Vote.

7.         Solid Waste Disposal - $2,000. Requires 4/5 Vote.

8.         Siskiyou Transit and General Express - $99,860. Requires 4/5 Vote.

6.            Public Requests

A.            Klamath National Forest

Presentation re management projects within the County, upcoming fire season preparations, opportunities for utilization of the Master Stewardship Agreement, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and Grayback Road.

7.            Departmental Requests

A.            Public Works - Road Department

Discussion, direction and possible action re an Urgency Ordinance reducing a speed limit and thereby amending Section 3-4.609 of Article 6 of Chapter 4 of Title 3 of the Siskiyou County Code regarding a speed limit change on County Road A-12 from 55 mph to 45 mph.

B.            Health and Human Services Agency

Presentation of an update on current operations and activities within the Department.

C.           Community Development - Building Division

Presentation of a demonstration of the Building Division's online portal for project submission and permit process tracking.

D.           County Administration

Discussion, direction and possible action re a request from the City of Mt. Shasta to pursue an associated joint jurisdiction Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD).


8.            Flood Control and Water Conservation District

A.            Public Comment

B.            Consent Agenda

Flood Control/Natural Resources - Adopt Resolution approving application for a California Department of Fish and Wildlife restoration grant program drought emergency - protecting salmon program for the Scott Valley Ditch Infiltration Project.

C.           Adjournment

9.            County Service Area 3

A.            Public Comment

B.            Transfer of Funds - County Service Area #3 - $56,250. Requires 4/5 Vote.

C.           Adjournment

10.         County Service Area 4

A.            Public Comment

B.            Consent Agenda

County Service Area 4 - Approve agreement for emergency response service between County Service Area No. 4 - Mt. Shasta Vista Volunteer Fire Co. Response Zone and the Lake Shastina Community Services District, in an amount not to exceed $12,000 for the term March 15, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

C.           Transfer of Funds - McCloud Fire Zone - $125. Requires 4/5 Vote.

D.           Adjournment

11.         Public Hearings (Public hearing protocol)

1.           Opening of the hearing by the Chairman;

2.           Reading Order of Presentation into the record;

3.           Presentation of staff report, if any;

4.           Presentation of correspondence, which correspondence may be read, circulated or acknowledged and made part of the record;

5.           Presentation of reports, arguments, or evidence by staff of other county departments or public agencies;

6.           Proponents arguments and/or evidence;

7.           Opponents arguments and/or evidence;

8.           Public comments (The Board reserves the right to reasonably limit the length of time of individual comments and/or the total amount of time allotted to public comments.)

9.           Rebuttal by proponents;

10.         Rebuttal by opponents;

11.         Close of hearing;

12.         Discussion by members of the Board, if any;

13.         Entertainment of motion and second;

14.         Discussion of the question;

15.         Decision.

A.            Community Development

Public hearing to consider Resolutions naming three unnamed private roads as "Joy Place", "Gene Court" and "Lilly Loop" in Supervisorial District 5, for the project located south of the City of Etna, CA.

B.            Community Development

Continued public hearing for discussion, direction and possible action re presentation of a vacation rental analysis report and identified policy recommendations. (Continued from March 21, 2023)

C.           Community Development

Continued public hearing to consider the second reading of an Ordinance reclassifying land in the unincorporated community of Greenview from Timber Production Zone (TPZ) to Rural Residential (R-R) on APN 025-370-380; Township 42 North, Range 10 West, Section 01, MDB&M; adopt Resolution to approve the Kidder Creek Orchard Camp Use Permit application (UP-11-15), approve the project’s Environmental Impact Report and adopt Project Alternative Number 4 (Reduced Occupancy) and adopt a Mitigation and Monitoring Reporting Plan for the Kidder Creek Orchard Camp Zone Change (Z-14-01) and Use Permit (UP-11-15) project. (Continued from April 18, 2023)

D.           1:30 P.M. - Board of Supervisors

Public hearing for an appeal filed by Luis Sinibaldi on the decision of the Siskiyou County Planning Commission on March 15, 2023 re the Sinibaldi/Mendoza Use Permit UP-22-04 project.

12.         Closed Session - It is the intent of the Board to meet in closed session to discuss the following items:

A.            Conference with legal counsel, existing litigation pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(d)(1), name of case: Phillip Hoff, et al., v. County of Siskiyou, et al., United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division, Case No. 2:23-cv-00535.

B.            Personnel pursuant to Government Code §54957, consider public employee appointment for the position of County Counsel.

13.         Report on Closed Session

14.         Board and Staff Reports

*******Note:  Correspondence received by the Board of Supervisors is on file and available for review in the County Clerk's Office.  This document and other Board documents are available on-line at