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Programs & Administration Committee
Date/Time: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:00am
Oakland, CA 94703
(510) 891-6500

Teleconference/Public Participation Information to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19.

This meeting will be 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 Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 suspending certain teleconference rules required by the Ralph M. Brown Act. The purpose of this order 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. 

Members of the public and staff who are not presenting an item may attend and participate in the meeting by:

1. Calling US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799 and using the webinar id 868 3332 2941

2.      Using the Zoom website or App and entering meeting code 868 3332 2941

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 no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  The public may also comment during the meeting by sending an e-mail to  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 Governor’s Executive Order, 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.



    1. Convene Meeting

    2. Public Comments

      Open public discussion from the floor is provided for any member of the public wishing to speak on any matter within the jurisdiction of the Programs & Administration Committee, but not listed on the agenda. Each speaker is limited to three minutes unless a shorter period of time is set by the Chair.

    3. View item
      p. 1 of full packet

      Approval of the Draft Minutes of March 12, 2020 (Pat Cabrera)

    4. View item
      p. 5 of full packet

      Election of Chair and Vice Chair (Arliss Dunn)

      Staff recommends that the Programs and Administration Committee elect a Chair and Vice Chair for the period July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.  

    5. View item
      p. 7 of full packet

      Final Report: Grant Report on Compost Contamination Reduction Pilot (Meghan Starkey)

      This item is for information only.

    6. View item
      p. 9 of full packet

      Municipal Panel: COVID-19 Impacts on Member Agencies (Meghan Starkey)

      This item is for information only.

    7. Member Comments

    8. Adjournment


Download the Agenda or Full Packet below. Individual items may also be downloaded to the left.





Jerry Pentin, Chair
City of Pleasanton

Emily Duncan, Vice Chair
City of Union City

Nick Pilch, City of Albany

Keith Carson, County of Alameda

Susan Wengraf, City of Berkeley

Melissa Hernandez, City of Dublin

Dianne Martinez, City of Emeryville

Jenny Kassan, City of Fremont

Mike Hannon, City of Newark

Dan Kalb, City of Oakland

Shelia Young. Oro Loma Sanitary District

Tim Rood, City of Piedmont

Wendy Sommer, Executive Director