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:
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 webinar 858 8310 6612
2. Using the Zoom website or App and entering meeting code 858 8310 6612
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, March 24, 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 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 PRESIDENT
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 February 24, 2021 (Wendy Sommer)
Legislative Positions for 2021 (Jeff Becerra)
Adopt positions on the bills and ballot initiative listed in the staff report.
Interim appointment(s) to the Recycling Board for WMA appointee unable to attend future Board Meeting(s) (Arliss Dunn)
The April 8, 2021 Planning Committee and Recycling Board meeting will not be held in lieu of a joint meeting of the WMA Board, Energy Council, and Recycling Board on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Bay Area Air Quality Management District Multifamily Electric Vehicle Pilot (Candis Mary-Dauphin & Ben Cooper) (EC only)
Adopt the attached Resolution authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a 2021 contract of $70,000 for implementation of the BAAQMD contract and other related actions.
MEMBER COMMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
CLOSED SESSION (WMA only)
1. CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—ANTICIPATED LITIGATION Initiation of litigation pursuant to Section 54956.9(d)(4): (1 potential case)
2. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6
CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS
Agency Designated Representatives: Board Members Cox, Young, and Martinez
Unrepresented Employee: 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
David Haubert, County of Alameda, WMA, EC
Trish Herrera Spencer, City of Alameda, WMA, EC
Preston Jordan, 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
Jennifer Cavenaugh, City of Piedmont, WMA, EC
Jack Balch, City of Pleasanton, WMA, EC
Jaime Patiño, City of Union City, WMA, EC
Wendy Sommer, Executive Director