September 26, 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


Natalie E. Reed

County Counsel


Laura Bynum

Ex-Officio Clerk to the Board


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The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors welcomes you to this Special 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 appears 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. Special meeting comments are limited to those items on the agenda. Government Code Section 54954.3. 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.            Roll Call

3.            Presentations from the Public

4.            Departmental Requests

A.            Natural Resources and CKM Environmental

Presentation of an update on the Lower Klamath Dams Decommissioning Project and recent associated County activities.

5.            Public Requests

A.            Federal Emergency Management Agency

Presentation re flood mapping and flood insurance associated with the Lower Klamath Dams Decommissioning project.

6.            Departmental Requests

A.            Public Works/Road Commissioner

Presentation of an update re roads and bridges within the project area of the Lower Klamath Dams Decommissioning.

7.            Public Requests

A.            The California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Presentation of an update re potential changes to inland sport fishing on the Klamath River during and after the removal of the four Lower Klamath River Dams.

B.            Klamath River Renewal Corporation and McMillen Corp

Presentation of an update regarding removal of the Lower Klamath River Dams and a timeline of activities through early 2024.

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

A.            Conference with labor negotiators pursuant to Government Code §54957.6, agency designated representatives: Angela Davis, name of employee organizations:

1.         Organized Employees of Siskiyou County (OESC) - Miscellaneous, Management and Professional Units

2.         Operating Engineers Local No. 3

3.         Siskiyou County Probation & Juvenile Peace Officers Association (SCPJPOA)

4.         Siskiyou County Correctional Peace Officers (SCCPOA)

5.         Deputy Sheriff's Association (DSA)

6.         Sheriff's Management Unit (SMU)

7.         Elected Department Heads

8.         Appointed Department Heads

9.         Assistant Department Heads

10.       Confidential Unit

9.            Report on Closed Session

*******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