Teleconference/Public Participation Information to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19
This meeting will be held entirely by teleconference. All Board members, staff, and the public will only participate via the Zoom platform using the process described below. The meeting is being conducted in compliance with the recent amendments to the Ralph M. Brown Act suspending certain teleconference rules due to the ongoing state of emergency and state and local health officials recommendations to maintain social distancing. The purpose of these amendments was to provide the safest environment for the public, elected officials, and staff while allowing for continued operation of the government and public participation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Board members will receive a separate unique email invite. Staff and members of the public may attend and participate in the meeting by:
Members of the public and staff who are not presenting an item may attend and participate in the meeting by:
- Calling 1 (669) 900-6833 and entering meeting ID 870 6770 1676
- Using the Zoom website or App and entering meeting code 870 6770 1676
Board members and any other individuals scheduled to speak at the meeting will be sent a unique link via email to access the meeting as a panelist. All Board members MUST use their unique link to attend the meeting. During the meeting the chair will explain the process for members of the public to be recognized to offer public comment. The process will be described on the StopWaste website at http://www.stopwaste.org/virtual-meetings no later than noon Wednesday, November 17, 2021. The public may also comment during the meeting by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the close of public comment on the item being addressed. Each e-mail will be read into the record for up to three minutes.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the recent amendments to the Ralph M. Brown Act, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting due to a disability, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (510) 891-6517. Notification 24 hours prior to the meeting will enable the agency to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL OF ATTENDANCE
ANNOUNCEMENTS BY PRESIDENTS
Members are asked to please advise the boards or the council if you might need to leave before action items are completed.
OPEN PUBLIC DISCUSSION FROM THE FLOOR
An opportunity is provided for any member of the public wishing to speak on any matter within the jurisdiction of the boards or council, but not listed on the agenda. Total time limit of 30 minutes with each speaker limited to three minutes unless a shorter period of time is set by the President.
Approval of the Draft WMA/EC Minutes of October 27, 2021 (WMA/EC only)
Resolution regarding meeting via teleconference to promote social distancing, pursuant to AB 361 (WMA only)
Adopt Resolution WMA# 2021-05.
Approval of the Draft PC/RB Minutes of October 14, 2021 (RB only)
Resolution regarding meeting via teleconference to promote social distancing, pursuant to AB 361 (RB only)
Adopt Resolution RB# 2021-04.
Recycling Board Attendance Record (RB only)
Written Report of Ex Parte Communications (RB only)
Resolution regarding meeting via teleconference to promote social distancing, pursuant to AB 361 (EC only)
Adopt Resolution EC# 2021-06.
Legislative Priorities for 2022 (Jeff Becerra) (WMA only)
That the WMA Board discuss legislative priorities for calendar year 2022 and adopt a priority or set of priorities for staff to pursue in conjunction with its partners and the agency’s lobbying team in Sacramento. The Recycling Board is also encouraged to provide input on the Agency’s 2022 legislative priorities.
Alameda County Food Recovery Network Overview (Cassie Bartholomew) (WMA & RB only)
This item is for information only.
Amendment to the Alameda County Integrated Waste Management Plan (CoIWMP) for California Waste Solutions North Gateway facility located at 2308 Wake Avenue in Oakland (Emily Alvarez) (PC&RB only)
Staff recommends that the Recycling Board (in its role as Local Task Force) provide comments recommending, and that the Planning Committee recommend to the WMA Board that it hold a public hearing and adopt a resolution to (1) amend the ColWMP (Exhibit 1) to include the CWS North Gateway Recycling Facility in the City of Oakland, and make additional changes for consistency, (2) find that the CWS facility conforms to the CoIWMP, as amended, and (3) make the findings required by CEQA.
Interim appointment(s) to the Recycling Board for WMA appointee unable to attend future Board Meeting(s) (Arliss Dunn) (WMA only)
Planning Committee and Recycling Board meeting on December 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held via teleconference.
MEMBER COMMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Shelia Young, WMA President
Oro Loma Sanitary District, WMA
Dianne Martinez, WMA 1st Vice President
City of Emeryville, WMA, EC
Bob Carling, WMA 2nd Vice President
City of Livermore, WMA, EC, RB
Dan Kalb, EC President
City of Oakland, WMA, EC, RB
Jack Balch, EC 1st Vice President
City of Pleasanton, WMA, EC
Preston Jordan, EC 2nd Vice President
City of Albany, WMA, EC
Darby Hoover, RB President
Environmental Organization, RB
Francisco Zermeño, RB 1st Vice President
City of Hayward, WMA, EC, RB
Laura McKaughan, RB 2nd Vice President
Recycling Materials Processing Industry, RB
David Haubert, County of Alameda, WMA, EC
Trish Herrera Spencer, City of Alameda, WMA, EC
Susan Wengraf, City of Berkeley, WMA, EC
Dave Sadoff, Castro Valley Sanitary District, WMA, RB
Melissa Hernandez, City of Dublin, WMA, EC
Jenny Kassan, City of Fremont, WMA, EC
Michael Hannon, City of Newark, WMA, EC
Jen Cavenaugh, City of Piedmont, WMA, EC
Deborah Cox, City of San Leandro, WMA, EC, RB
Jaime Patiño, City of Union City, WMA, EC
Eric Havel, Environmental Educator, RB
Chiman Lee, Recycling Programs, RB
Matthew Zimbalist, Source Reduction Specialist, RB
Timothy Burroughs, Executive Director