Teleconference/Public Participation Information to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19
This meeting will be held by teleconference. 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:
Calling US: +1 669 900 6833 and using the webinar id 856 9166 9455
Using the Zoom website or App and entering meeting code 856 9166 9455
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 by teleconference. 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 http://www.stopwaste.org/virtual-meetings no later than noon Wednesday, January 25, 2023. The public may also comment by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. 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.
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 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.
Approval of the Draft WMA & EC Minutes of December 14, 2022
WMA Resolution regarding meeting via teleconference to promote social distancing, pursuant to AB 361
Adopt Resolution WMA# 2023-01.
Annual Audit for Fiscal Year 2021-22
That the WMA Board and Energy Council review, accept and file the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.
EC Resolution regarding meeting via teleconference to promote social distancing, pursuant to AB 361
Adopt Resolution EC# 2023-01.
Rules of Procedure for Teleconferencing at Waste Management Authority Board and Committee Meetings (Timothy Burroughs)
The P&A Committee recommends that the WMA Board adopt resolution 2023-02 to amend its Rules of Procedure to remove the limit on the number of Board Members who may utilize teleconferencing for board and committee meetings; to not incorporate the Just Cause and Personal Emergency provisions of AB 2449 into the Rules of Procedure; and to require that Board Members provide the Clerk of the Board at least six days’ notice in advance of the affected board meeting if they wish to utilize teleconferencing from a noticed location; and that the Board evaluate these changes to the Rules of Procedure in nine months (by November 2023).
Legislative Priorities for 2023 (Jennifer West)
That the WMA Board discuss and adopt legislative priorities for calendar year 2023.
Appointing members to the Recycling Board (Timothy Burroughs)
Staff recommends that the WMA Board fill the vacancies on the Recycling Board.
Election of Second Vice President (WMA) (Timothy Burroughs)
Elect a Second Vice President.
Election of First and Second Vice President (EC) (Timothy Burroughs)
Elect a First and Second Vice President.
Interim appointment(s) to the Recycling Board for WMA appointee unable to attend future Board Meeting(s) (Arliss Dunn)
The meeting of the the Planning Committee & Recycling Board will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held via teleconference.
MEMBER COMMENTS AND COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ADJOURNMENT – TO WMA & EC MEETING FEBRUARY 22, 2023 AT 3:00 P.M.
Bob Carling, WMA 1st Vice President
City of Livermore, WMA, EC
Jack Balch, EC President
City of Pleasanton, WMA, EC
David Haubert, EC 2nd Vice President
County of Alameda, WMA, EC
Tracy Jensen, City of Alameda, WMA, EC
Jennifer Hansen-Romero, City of Albany, WMA, EC
Susan Wengraf, City of Berkeley, WMA, EC
Dave Sadoff, Castro Valley Sanitary District, WMA
Melissa Hernandez, City of Dublin, WMA, EC
David Mourra, City of Emeryville, 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
Fred Simon, City of San Leandro, WMA, EC
Jeff Wang, City of Union City, WMA, EC
Timothy Burroughs, Executive Director