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 868 5417 6860
- Using the Zoom website or App and entering meeting code 868 5417 6860
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, October 28, 2020. The public may also comment during the meeting by sending an e-mail to email@example.com 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
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—ANTICIPATED LITIGATION
Initiation of litigation pursuant to Section 54956.9(d)(4): (1 potential case)
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 September 23, 2020 (Wendy Sommer)
Amendment to the Alameda Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CoIWMP) to provide clarification on the General Solid Waste Facility Siting Criteria, and correct some typographical errors.
Staff recommends that the WMA Board adopt the attached resolution to amend the ColWMP (Exhibit 1) to provide clarification on the General Solid Waste Facility Siting Criteria, and correct typographical errors, as shown in Table 6-1.
Reappointments to the Recycling Board – Board members Cox and Sadoff (Wendy Sommer
Staff recommends that the Waste Management Authority Board reappoint Board members Cox and Sadoff to a two-year term on the Recycling Board ending November 13, 2022.
Mandatory Recycling Ordinance Project Update (Rachel Balsley)
This item is for information only.
Recycling Transparency and Acceptability (Michelle Fay)
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, December 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m. Meeting will be held via teleconference.
MEMBER COMMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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