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CALL TO ORDER
ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE PRESIDENTS
(Members are asked to please advise the boards or the council if you might need to leave before action items are completed)
Approval of the Draft WMA Minutes of January 27, 2016 (Wendy Sommer)
Annual Audit for Fiscal year 2014/15 (Pat Cabrera & Gina Peters)
Staff recommends that the WMA Board and the Energy Council review, accept and file the FY 2014/15 audit report.
Assessment Criteria for Product Decisions Activities (Justin Lehrer)
Staff recommends that the WMA Board review and approve the proposed criteria for evaluating targets and programs and direct staff to use the adopted criteria to inform adjustments to the Product Decision Targets, propose organics projects, and develop future programs.
Organics Processing Development Reserve Usage & Criteria (Debra Kaufman)
The P&A Committee by a vote of 10-0 (Carson and Turner absent) recommended that the WMA Board affirm that the $1 million EBMUD reserve is no longer reserved for EBMUD, and direct staff to incorporate the fund within the OPD reserve, and to budget some part of those funds for organics diversion projects that go beyond in-county processing capacity using the proposed product decisions criteria.
Grants Under $50,000 (Wendy Sommer)
Minutes of the January 19, 2016 Technical Advisory Group (Karen Kho)
OPEN PUBLIC DISCUSSION
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. Total time limit of 30 minutes with each speaker limited to three minutes.
CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL—EXISTING LITIGATION
(Gov’t Code 54956.9(d)(1)
Name of case: Waste Connections Inc. v. Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Kings County Superior Court Case No. 16-C0022
(confidential materials mailed separately)
Updated Multi Year Fiscal Forecasts (Pat Cabrera & Mark Spencer)
This item is for information only.
Unfunded Liability (Pat Cabrera)
Staff recommends that the WMA Board adopt a pension funded status goal of 90% which is estimated to cost approximately $1.6M. Assuming the agreement with NextEra for the conservation easement is finalized, staff recommends that the WMA approve using those proceeds to make a lump sum payment to CalPERS to pay the unfunded liability (UL) sufficient to achieve the 90% funded status level.
External Funding Priorities (Karen Kho)
This item is for information only.
Interim appointment(s) to the Recycling Board for WMA appointee unable to attend future Board Meeting(s) (Wendy Sommer) - Action
(P&O and Recycling Board meeting, March 10th 2016 at 4:00 pm – StopWaste Offices, 1537 Webster Street, Oakland, CA)
COMMUNICATIONS/MEMBER COMMENTS - Information
Jerry Pentin, WMA, President
City of Pleasanton, WMA
Dan Kalb, WMA 1st Vice President, EC President
City of Oakland, WMA, EC
Greg Jones, WMA 2nd Vice President, EC 1st Vice President
City of Hayward, WMA, EC
Lorrin Ellis, EC 2nd Vice President
City of Union City, WMA, EC
Keith Carson, County of Alameda, WMA, EC
Jim Oddie, City of Alameda, WMA, EC
Peter Maass, City of Albany, WMA, EC
Susan Wengraf, City of Berkeley, WMA, EC
Dave Sadoff, Castro Valley Sanitary District, WMA
Don Biddle, City of Dublin, WMA, EC
Dianne Martinez, City of Emeryville, WMA, EC
Suzanne Lee Chan, City of Fremont, WMA, EC
Laureen Turner, City of Livermore, WMA
Mike Hannon, City of Newark, WMA, EC
Shelia Young, Oro Loma Sanitary District, WMA
Tim Rood, City of Piedmont, WMA, EC
Deborah Cox, City of San Leandro, WMA, EC
Wendy Sommer, Executive Director