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 recent amendments to the Ralph M. Brown Act suspending certain teleconference rules due to the ongoing state of emergency and state and local health officials recommendations to maintain social distancing. The purpose of these amendments 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 852 5490 7976
- Using the Zoom website or App and entering meeting code 852 5490 7976
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 27, 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 recent amendments to the Ralph M. Brown Act, 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 September 22, 2021 (Timothy Burroughs)
Resolution regarding meeting via teleconference to promote social distancing, pursuant to AB 361 (Timothy Burroughs)
Adopt Resolution WMA# 2021-04.
2021 Legislative Year End Review (Jeff Becerra)
This item is for information only.
StopWaste Resources for Drought (Jeanne Nader)
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)
The November 11, 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, November 17, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
Home Energy Score Statewide Demonstration Project (Emily Alvarez) (EC only)
Adopt the attached Resolution authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a contract with PG&E through December 2022 of up to $339,240.22 for implementation of the contract 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