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 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.
Board members will receive a separate unique email invite. Staff and members of the public may attend and participate in the meeting by:
- 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 webinar ID 810 9325 5050
- Using the Zoom website or App and entering meeting code 810 9325 5050
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, September 23, 2020. 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 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.
CALL TO ORDER
ROLL CALL OF ATTENDANCE
ANNOUNCEMENTS BY PRESIDENTS
Members are asked to please advise the board 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 board 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 July 22, 2020 (Wendy Sommer)
Amendment to the Alameda County Integrated Waste Management Plan (CoIWMP) for Certified Blue Recycling Facility located at 2075 Williams Street in San Leandro (Emily Alvarez)
Staff, the Recycling Board (as the LTF), and the Planning Committee of the WMA recommend to the WMA Board that it hold a public hearing at the September 23, 2020 meeting and adopt a resolution to:
- Amend the ColWMP (Exhibit 1) to include the Certified Blue CDI Recycling Facility in the City of San Leandro;
- Find that the CBR Facility conforms to the CoIWMP as amended; and
- Make the findings required by CEQA.
Communications Tower Lease on Authority Property (Kelly Schoonmaker)
That the Authority Board authorize the Executive Director to enter into a lease agreement with Vasco Winds, LLC, for use of the communications tower and building on Parcel 6.
2020 Priority Setting Process (Justin Lehrer & Timothy Burroughs)
This item is for information only.
Interim appointment(s) to the Recycling Board for WMA appointee unable to attend future Board Meeting(s) (Arliss Dunn)
Planning Committee and Recycling Board meeting, October 8, 2020, 4:00 p.m. Meeting will be held via teleconference.
MEMBER COMMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—EXISTING LITIGATION – 2 cases
Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1)
Name of case: Waste Connections US, Inc. v. ACWMA (California Court of Appeal No. A158323; Contra Costa Superior Court No. CIVMSC18-01546)
Name of case: Stein & Boone v. ACWMA (California Court of Appeal No. A154804; Alameda County Superior Court No. RG17858423)
Deborah Cox, WMA President
City of San Leandro, WMA, EC
Shelia Young, WMA 1st Vice President
Oro Loma Sanitary District, WMA
Dianne Martinez, WMA 2nd Vice President
City of Emeryville, WMA, EC
Melissa Hernandez, EC President
City of Dublin, WMA, EC
Dan Kalb, EC 1st Vice President
City of Oakland, WMA, EC
Jenny Kassan, EC 2nd Vice President
City of Fremont, WMA, EC
Jim Oddie, City of Alameda, WMA, EC
Keith Carson, County of Alameda, WMA, EC
Nick Pilch, City of Albany, WMA, EC
Susan Wengraf, City of Berkeley, WMA, EC
Dave Sadoff, Castro Valley Sanitary District, WMA
Francisco Zermeño, City of Hayward, WMA, EC
Bob Carling, City of Livermore, WMA, EC
Michael Hannon, City of Newark, WMA, EC
Tim Rood, City of Piedmont, WMA, EC
Jerry Pentin, City of Pleasanton, WMA, EC
Emily Duncan, City of Union City, WMA, EC
Wendy Sommer, Executive Director