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WMA/Energy Council
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 3:00pm
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 891-6500

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 Brown Act, which was amended by AB 361, 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.

Members of the public may attend and participate in the meeting by:

1. Calling US: +1 669 900 6833 and using the webinar id 885 0765 2081

2. Using the Zoom website or App and entering meeting code 885 0765 2081

Board members and any other individuals scheduled to speak at the meeting will be sent a unique link via email to access the meeting as a panelist. All Board members MUST use their unique link to attend the meeting. During the meeting the chair will explain the process for members of the public to be recognized to offer public comment. Public comment is generally limited to three minutes per person for each agenda item. The process will be described on the StopWaste website at no later than noon Wednesday, September 28, 2022. The public may also comment by sending an e-mail to Written public comment will be accepted until 3:00 p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled meeting. Copies of all written comments submitted by the deadline above will be provided to each Board Member and will be added to the official record. Comments will not be read into the record.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and 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.





    Members are asked to please advise the Board or the Council if you might need to leave before action items are completed.


    An opportunity is provided for any member of the public wishing to speak on any matter within the jurisdiction of the Boards or Council, but not listed on the agenda.


    The Consent Calendar contains routine items of business. Items in this section will be acted on in one motion for both the WMA and EC, unless removed by a member of either Board.  Members of the WMA who are not members of the EC will vote as part of the Consent Calendar vote, but their votes will not be considered in connection with any EC items.

    1. View item
      p. 1 of full packet

      Approval of the Draft WMA & EC Minutes of July 27, 2022

    2. View item
      p. 5 of full packet

      Resolution regarding meeting via teleconference to promote social distancing, pursuant to AB 361

      Adopt Resolution WMA# 2022-12.

    3. View item
      p. 9 of full packet

      Resolution regarding meeting via teleconference to promote social distancing, pursuant to AB 361 (Timothy Burroughs)

      Adopt Resolution EC# 2022-11.


    1. View item
      p. 13 of full packet

      Amendment to the Alameda County Integrated Waste Management Plan (CoIWMP) for Vasco Road Landfill Expansion (Emily Alvarez)

      Staff, the Recycling Board (as the LTF), and the Planning Committee of the WMA recommend to the WMA Board that it hold a public hearing at the September 28, 2022 meeting and adopt a resolution to:

      (1) Amend the ColWMP (Exhibit 1) to modify the Vasco Road Landfill description, and make additional changes for consistency; 


      (2) Find that the Vasco Road Landfill Expansion conforms to the CoIWMP as amended; and


      (3) Make the findings required by CEQA.


    2. View item
      p. 31 of full packet

      Review of Waste Management Authority General Counsel Contract (Timothy Burroughs)

      Staff recommends that the Board review the Shute Mihaly & Weinberger (SMW) contract and provide any comments or questions. Staff also recommends that the Board conduct a similar review of the SMW contract every five years, with the next review occurring by the end of 2027.

    3. Interim appointment(s) to the Recycling Board for WMA appointee unable to attend future Board Meeting(s) (Arliss Dunn)

      The Planning Committee/Recycling Board meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held via teleconference.


  8. ADJOURNMENT – to October 26, 2022 at 3:00 P.M.


Download the Agenda or Full Packet below. Individual items may also be downloaded to the left.




Dianne Martinez, WMA President
City of Emeryville, WMA, EC

Bob Carling, WMA 1st Vice President
City of Livermore, WMA, EC

Jaime Patiño, WMA 2nd Vice President
City of Union City, WMA, EC

Jack Balch, EC President
City of Pleasanton, WMA, EC

Preston Jordan, EC 1st Vice President
City of Albany, WMA, EC

David Haubert, EC 2nd Vice President
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

Dan Kalb, City of Oakland, WMA, EC

Shelia Young, Oro Loma Sanitary District, WMA

Jen Cavenaugh, City of Piedmont, WMA, EC

Deborah Cox, City of San Leandro, WMA, EC

Timothy Burroughs, Executive Director