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 and using the Webinar ID 858 7912 3208
- Using the Zoom website or App and entering meeting code 858 7912 3208
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, July 28, 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 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 June 23, 2021 (Timothy Burroughs)
Adoption of Ordinance 2021-02: Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance (Timothy Burroughs & Rachel Balsley)
That the WMA Board (1) adopt the attached Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance and repeal the existing Mandatory Recycling Ordinance effective January 1, 2022 and (2) authorize the Executive Director to enter agreements with Member Agencies accepting their designation of the WMA as an Enforcement Agency for ORRO within their jurisdictions.
Update on Recycling Market Development Zone Countywide Expansion (Timothy Burroughs, Emily Alvarez & Meri Soll)
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, Thursday, August 12 at 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The meetings will be held via teleconference.
BayREN 2020-22 Contract Amendment #3 for Heat Pump Water Heater Program and Other Services (Karen Kho) (EC only)
Adopt the attached Resolution authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a contract amendment for Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) services and other related actions.
MEMBER COMMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Shelia Young, WMA President
Oro Loma Sanitary District, WMA
Dianne Martinez, WMA 1st Vice President
City of Emeryville, WMA, EC
Bob Carling, WMA 2nd Vice President
City of Livermore, WMA, EC
Dan Kalb, EC President
City of Oakland, WMA, EC
Jack Balch, EC 1st Vice President
City of Pleasanton, WMA, EC
Preston Jordan, EC 2nd Vice President
City of Albany, WMA, EC
David Haubert, County of Alameda, WMA, EC
Trish Herrera Spencer, City of Alameda, WMA, EC
Susan Wengraf, City of Berkeley, WMA, EC
Dave Sadoff, Castro Valley Sanitary District, WMA
Melissa Hernandez, City of Dublin, WMA, EC
Jenny Kassan, City of Fremont, WMA, EC
Francisco Zermeño, City of Hayward, WMA, EC
Michael Hannon, City of Newark, WMA, EC
Jen Cavenaugh, City of Piedmont, WMA, EC
Deborah Cox, City of San Leandro, WMA, EC
Jaime Patiño, City of Union City, WMA, EC
Timothy Burroughs, Executive Director