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 892 0955 2003
- Using the Zoom website or App and entering meeting code 892 0955 2003
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, December 16, 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 Joint WMA, EC & RB Minutes of November 18, 2020 (Wendy Sommer)
Amended and New Conflict of Interest Codes (Pat Cabrera)
That the Waste Management Authority (Attachment A) and the Energy Council (Attachment B) each adopt their respective resolutions stating their amended Conflict of Interest Code.
Contract/Vendor Authorization (Pat Cabrera)
That the WMA Board approve the contracts, vendors and/or spending authority listed in the staff report, as recommended by the P&A Committee.
2021 Meeting Schedule (Arliss Dunn)
That the Waste Management Authority Board and the Energy Council
adopt the regular meeting schedule for 2021.
Reappointment to the Recycling Board – Board member Zermeño (Wendy Sommer)
That the Waste Management Authority Board reappoint Board member Zermeño to a two-year term on the Recycling Board ending January 22, 2023.
2021 Legislative Priorities (Jeff Becerra)
That the Waste Management Authority adopt as its legislative priority for 2021 joining efforts with other partners to introduce and support legislation seeking to modify SB 1383 implementation timelines as long as the relief is not prolonged or excessive in nature.
Priority Setting for Fiscal Years 2021-22 and 2022-23 (Wendy Sommer, Timothy Burroughs & Justin Lehrer)
That the WMA/EC Boards adopt the aims and guiding principles to be used for program design and budgetary planning for fiscal years 21-22 and 22-23.
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, January 14, 2021, 4:00 p.m. Meeting will be held via teleconference.
2020 STOPWASTE BUSINESS EFFICIENCY AWARDS (Michelle Fay)
Awards – This item is for information only – Recognizing Awardees
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
City of Alameda, WMA, EC
Keith Carson, County of Alameda, WMA, EC
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
City of Piedmont, WMA, EC
City of Pleasanton, WMA, EC
Emily Duncan, City of Union City, WMA, EC
Wendy Sommer, Executive Director