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INTERNAL OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

  RECORD OF ACTION FOR

November 21, 2022
 
Supervisor Diane Burgis, Chair
Supervisor Candace Andersen, Vice Chair
Present: Diane Burgis, Chair  
  Candace Andersen, Vice Chair  
Staff Present: Julie DiMaggio Enea, Staff
Attendees: Teresa Gerringer, District III Chief of Staff; Lara DeLaney, Sr. Deputy CAO; Joshua Klein; Rick Stein representing Arts Orange County; Roger Renn; Jason Chan, Sr. Deputy CAO; Joel Roster; Ben Miyaji; Neil Tsutsui; Arturo Castillo, Animal Services Dept; John Meehan; Arlene Kikkawa-Nielsen; Lauren Hull, Clerk of the Board's Office; Jenny Balisle representing ArtsCCC; Steve Burdo, Animal Services Dept; Jill Ray, District II Supv Office; Nilofar Gardezi representing Lesher Foundation; Christy Mack; Colleen Awad; Call in User 1; Beth Ward, Animal Services Director; Janet Berckefeldt; Leo Ding; Call in User 2; Wade Finlinson
             
1. Introductions
             
2. Public comment on any item under the jurisdiction of the Committee and not on this agenda (speakers may be limited to two minutes).
  No one requested to speak during the general public comment period.
             
3. RECEIVE and APPROVE the Record of Action for the October 17, 2022 IOC meeting.
  The Committee approved the record of action for its October 17, 2022 meeting as presented.
 
AYE: Chair Diane Burgis
  Vice Chair Candace Andersen
  Attachments:
  DRAFT Record of Action IOC_10-17-22
 
             
4. RECOMMEND to the Board of Supervisors the appointment of Joshua Klein to the Member of the Bar seat on the Public Law Library Board of Trustees for a one-year term expiring on December 31, 2023.  
  Committee staff presented the report.  A Caller asked if the Law Library could provide better service to members of the general public and also wanted to know how often the Law Library refreshes its law books.  When asked, she stated that she had not visited the County's Law Library.

The Committee decided to recommend the appointment of Joshua Klein to the Member of the Bar seat on the Public Law Library Board of Trustees for a one-year term of January 1 - December 31, 2023.
 
AYE: Chair Diane Burgis
  Vice Chair Candace Andersen
  Attachments:
  NEWS RELEASE_PUBLIC LAW LIBRARY OPPORTUNITY
  Application_Joshua Klein_Law Library
  Ltr of Support for Joshua Klein from Dean Barbieri
 
             
5.
1.  CONSIDER applications received for the Ad Hoc Arts Council Steering Committee as listed below, provided in Attachment A, and summarized in Attachment B.

 
District 1:
Najari Smith, Richmond

District 2:
Janet Berckefeldt, Lafayette
Marija Bleier, Danville
Leonardo Ding, Orinda
Christy Mack, Lafayette
Terri Tobey, Walnut Creek
 
District 3:
Germaine McCoy, Brentwood
Sharon Mossman, Oakley

District 4:
Joan D’Onofrio, Concord
Arlene Kikkawa-Nielsen, Clayton
Tari Loring, Walnut Creek
Wyatt Mathews, Pleasant Hill
Alison McKee, Concord
John Nakanishi, Pleasant Hill

District 5:
Kristen Cumings, Pittsburg
John Meehan, Martinez
Ben Miyaji, Pittsburg
Charles Phalen, Martinez
Joel Roster, Martinez
Randall Wight, Martinez

Out of County:
Nilofar Gardezi
Margot Melcon, San Francisco
 

2.  CONSIDER recommendations of the County's consultant Arts Orange County, as follows:

 
District 1 – Najari Smith
District 2 -- Terri Tobey (senior/LGBTQQ) and Leonardo Ding (youth)
District 3 – Germaine McCoy
District 4 – Arlene Kikkawa-Nielsen
District 5 – Ben Miyaji and Joel Roster

Arts Orange County also commented that County Librarian Alison McKee and out-of-County applicants Nilofar Gardezi and Margot Melcon are also favorably considered but are anticipated to be engaged in the process even if not appointed.
 
 
3.  DETERMINE recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for appointment to the  Ad Hoc Arts Council Steering Committee.
 
  Lara DeLaney presented the staff report with options for the Committee's next steps.  The Committee agreed to allow applicants present at the meeting to make a one-minute comment as to what they wanted to accomplish as a Steering Committee member.  The Committee also received comments from Rick Stein about the rationale he used to formulate his recommendations for Steering Committee composition.  A Caller commented about the proposed "youth" appointment and suggested that a countywide recruitment should be conducted to fill a seat designated for a youth.  She also said that San Ramon had a vibrant arts community that did not appear to be represented among the applicants.

The Committee accepted most of the recommendations of the County's project manager Rick Stein, with the exceptions highlighted in black below:

District 1 – Najari Smith
District 2 --
Janet Berckefeldt Terri Tobey (senior/LGBTQQ) and Leonardo Ding (youth)
District 3 – Germaine McCoy
District 4 – Arlene Kikkawa-Nielsen
District 5 – Ben Miyaji
and Joel Roster
Community Foundations - Nilofar Gardezi and Margot Melcon
 
 
AYE: Chair Diane Burgis
  Vice Chair Candace Andersen
  Attachments:
  Attachment A – Ad Hoc Arts Council Steering Committee Applications
  Attachment B – Ad Hoc Arts Council Steering Committee Applications Summary
 
             
6. INTERVIEW applicants for the Board of Supervisors Appointee seat on the East Bay Regional Parks District Park Advisory Committee for the two-year term of January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2024:
 
  • Chad Follmer, (Lafayette)
  • Neil Tsutsui, incumbent (El Cerrito)
  The Committee decided to recommend the reappointment of Neil Tsutsui to the BOS Appointee seat on the East Bay Regional Parks District Park Advisory Committee to the two year term of January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2024.
 
AYE: Chair Diane Burgis
  Vice Chair Candace Andersen
  Attachments:
  Media Release_EBRPD PAC 2022
  Candidate Application_Chad Follmer_EBRPD PAC
  Candidate Application_Neil Tsutsui_EBRPD PAC
 
             
7. ACCEPT the 2021/22 Animal Benefit Fund Report.
  Beth Ward presented the staff report and answered questions that arose.  One caller asked if the Animal Benefit Fund could be made available to fund medical costs of people injured by animals.  Committee members and Ms. Ward explained that the ABF exists to fund services to animals and that there are other remedies and assistance available to persons injured by animals.

The Committee accepted the ABF report as presented.
 
AYE: Chair Diane Burgis
  Vice Chair Candace Andersen
  Attachments:
  FY 2021/22 Animal Benefit Fund Presentation
  ARCHIVED DOCUMENT: April 2016 Board Order Expanding Animal Benefit Fund Program
 
             
8. The next meeting is currently scheduled for December 12, 2022.
             
9. Adjourn
  Chair Burgis adjourned the meeting at 2:15 p.m.

 

For Additional Information Contact:

Julie DiMaggio Enea, Committee Staff
Phone (925) 655-2056, Fax (925) 655-2066
julie.enea@cao.cccounty.us

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