COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO

RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION

AND FISH AND GAME COMMISSION

Regional Parks Administration Building

10361 Rockingham Drive, Suite 100

Sacramento, CA  95827

 

ACTION SUMMARY

 

Thursday                                                  March 28, 2019                                               6:30 p.m.

COMMISSIONERS:             ALLEN, HERZ, BARBAR, GOSS, GONZALES

PRESENT:                             ALL

ABSENT:                               NONE

 

 

The Recreation and Park Commission welcomes and encourages participation in the Commission meetings.  When it appears there are several members of the public wishing to address the Commission on a specific item, at the outset of the item the Chairperson of the Commission will announce the maximum amount of time that will be allowed for presentation of testimony.  Matters under the jurisdiction of the Commission and not on the posted agenda may be addressed by the general public under Public Comments.  The Commission limits testimony on matters not on the agenda to three minutes per person, and not more than fifteen minutes for a particular subject.

 

The meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities.  Requests for documents in accessible formats, interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or other accommodations should be made by calling Regional Parks Office at (916) 875-6961 (voice) or CA Relay Services 711 (for the hearing impaired), no later than five working days prior to the meeting.

 

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Meeting called to order by Chairperson Barbar at 6:40pm. All Commissioners present.

 

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Chairperson Barbar led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

None

 

 

COMMISSION ACTION

None

 

 


PRESENTATION

1.         Deer Creek Hills Annual Report                                                      (Bellas)      

          Guest:  Fred Tracy, Kelly Hopkins

·                     Fred Tracy and Kelly Hopkins of the Sacramento Valley Conservancy presented the Deer Creek Hills Annual Report.

 

REPORT BACK ITEM

None

 

ACTION ITEMS

2.         Approve Action Summary, Regular Meeting February 28, 2019       (Bellas)

Commissioner Allen moved to approve the February 28, 2019 Action Summary; seconded by Commissioner Gonzales.

AYES:                  Allen, Herz, Barbar, Goss, Gonzales

            NOES:                  None

ABSENT:             None

            ABSTAIN:            None

RECUSAL:          None

                        (PER POLITICAL REFORM ACT (§ 18702.5.)

 

3.            Authorize Commemorative Plaque / Resolution Honoring Bob Bastian For Recreation Park Commission Service                                              (Bellas)

Commissioner Gonzales moved to approve a plaque honoring Bob Bastian for his service on the Recreation Park Commission; seconded by Commissioner Allen.

AYES:                  Allen, Herz, Barbar, Goss, Gonzales

            NOES:                  None

ABSENT:             None

            ABSTAIN:            None

RECUSAL:          None

                        (PER POLITICAL REFORM ACT (§ 18702.5.)

 

 

ACTION ITEMS (Acting As Sacramento County Fish And Game Commission)

(Commissioners:  Lilly Allen, Becky Herz, Dick Barbar, Claudia Goss, Daniel Gonzales)

None

 

 

DISCUSSIONS

None

 

 

INFORMATION ITEMS – ORAL

None

 

 

INFORMATION ITEMS – WRITTEN

4.         Prop 68 - Procedural Guide for the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 PER CAPITA PROGRAM

·         Commissioners should direct comments back to Department staff, and Department will draft a summary letter to the State.

5.         Combining Zone Review, 6229 Gobernadores

·            Staff level review so Commissioners are aware of what moved forward to the Planning Commission.

6.         Review of Measure A Projects

·            Hazardous Tree Removal

·            Mile 16.5 ARP trail washout and realignment

·            Upper Sunrise winter bike route

7.         Updates From The State Of California Fish And Game Commission

A.  Continuation of Notice of Proposed Regulatory Actions Relative to "Archer Equipment and Crossbow Regulations" in Section 354, identified in Title 14, California Code of Regulations

B.  Notice of Findings Regarding the Petition to List Upper Klamath-Trinity River Spring Chinook Salmon as Endangered Under the California Endangered Species Act

8.         Monthly Activity Reports (February)

·         Ranger

·         Leisure Services

·         Therapeutic Recreation Services

·         Golf

§  Chairperson Barbar noted that weather has been tough on Golf and they are already $360,000 down and will be a tough year

·         Maintenance

§  Park Maintenance Superintendent El Cid Nieto was present and introduced by Director Bellas.

·         Planning

 

 

DIRECTOR COMMENTS

·         Roland Brady approached Regional Parks Dept to apply to State Dept of Water Resources grant for steel creek restoration. Wants County to be a cosponsor. Brady wants to use an existing non-profit, the Valley Foothills Watershed Collaborative, to partner. This grant would require Board of Supervisors approval, and the deadline is in June. Director Bellas will try to bring this issue to the Recreation Park Commission before the Board hearing, if possible. Unknown dollar amount as of now. The intent of this grant is coming up with plan to restore creek bed and benefit fisheries.

 

·         Deputy Director recruitment is ongoing and was extended. Park Interpretive Specialist position is close to hiring. Recreation Specialist at Consumnes River Preserve just gave notice and that exam will be posted soon.

 

·         Creek Week activities at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, American River Parkway Foundation is hosting events.

 

·         Budget documents will be posted on May 31 and Board hearing will be June 11-14.

 

·         Director had shared alerts with Commissioners on items that Board was notified about and may get media coveage. Commissioners asked questions about the purpose of those alerts and whether there will be follow-up on the items that are shared.

 

 

COMMISSION/COMMITTEE REPORTS

9.         American River Parkway Advisory Committee                              (Barbar)

·         Commissioner Barbar attended ARPAC meeting. They are revising their bylaws. They went over Measure A projects. Commission rep is an ex-officio member, non-voting but a liaison.

 

10.       Lower American River Task Force                                                 (Allen)

·         Commissioner Allen attended March 19th meeting, and all of the Task Force materials are posted online. Topics discussed included the bank protection working group, SAFCA activities, and homeless. Commissioner Allen requested that a link to the Task Force materials be posted as part of the Recreation Park Commission committee report. Recording Clerk will post as part of action summary.

     http://www.safca.org/Protection/Environmental_Collaboration_LARTF.html

 

11.       Dry Creek Parkway Advisory Committee                                      (Goss)

·               No discussion

 

 

COMMISSIONERS COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned at 7:42 p.m.; next meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

STAFF PRESENT                                     GUEST

Liz Bellas, Director                                               Fred Tracy, Sacramento Valley Conservancy

Bill Wetzel, Recording Clerk                              Kelly Phillips, Sacramento Valley Conservancy

El Cid Nieto, Park Maint. Superintendent