Very Special puppies for sale by donation to Canine Guardians Assistance Dogs, Napa CA

Dear Friends,

As many of you may know, I am on the Board of Canine Guardians Assistance Dogs of Napa, CA (CGAD). CGAD is a non-profit that breeds, trains and places service dogs with wounded veterans, those with PTSD, and children with diabetes. These puppies are bred especially for this purpose. Their temperament and intelligence are exceptional. These puppies are normally sponsored by individuals and businesses for $5000 each. The organization has too many puppies right now and has decided on a one time basis to sell part of the last litter. If you or anyone you know might have an interest the information is below.


Five week old Golden Retriever/Black Lab mix puppies for sale. $1200 donation to Canine Guardians Assistance Dogs. During this difficult time we are reaching out to the public to help us with donations. Puppies are calm, smart and loving. We pay for first set of vaccinations.

http://www.canineguardians.org

Rochelle@canineguardians.org

Rochelle Heskett C
Canine Guardians Assistance Dogs
http://Www.canineguardians.org
Info@canineguardians.org
707-363-0773

CALIFORNIA MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION JUNE 26,2020

This Monday, the State Senate will vote on SB 1383 (Jackson) that mandates small manufacturers (those with 1-49 employees) must provide 12 weeks of protected family leave or be subject to litigation.  Such action would be UNMANAGEABLE and COSTLY for these smallest companies without changes to mitigate the impacts.  This bill is part of the negotiated budget agreement between the Governor and legislative leadership and Senators are being strongly encouraged to support the bill.  We have offered amendments to remove the private right of action, modify the employee count/number of weeks provision and phase in the implementation with the smallest companies having to comply on January 1, 2022.  So far, parties have been unwilling to negotiate on these points. 

DESIGN REVIEW BOARD  JUNE 10, 2020

2. PLN20-057 POINT MOLATE MIXED-USED DEVELOPMENT PROJECT STUDY SESSION

Description STUDY SESSION TO RECEIVE AND PROVIDE INPUT ON THE PROPOSED POINT MOLATE MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT. THE PROJECT WOULD ADD APPROXIMATELY 1,260 RESIDENTIAL UNITS AND 250,000 SF OF MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT, AS WELL AS ADAPTIVE REUSE OF THE EXISTING HISTORIC STRUCTURES WITHIN THE WINEHAVEN HISTORIC DISTRICT. THE PROJECT INCLUDES A SUBSEQUENT EIR, REQUEST FOR A GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT, REZONING, AND TENTATIVE MAP.

The following comments were made:
    • Bruce Beyeart/ TRAC- thank you for eliminating the loop road, need to complete the trail to the bridge. Concerned with shoreline park loss where the water/sewage will be.  Pocket parks are not shoreline park.  Need adequate parking, toilets.  Trailheads are in residential areas, need them to be staging areas to include toilets, away from residential areas.  Miller Knox Park has 700 parking spots.
    •  Paul Carmen – How can the DRB review this before the certification of the EIR? Unsustainability of the project, too large.  Grading is an issue – 300k clean soil truck out that’s 40k truck loads.  Zeneca will not be cleaned up completely because 500k soil comparison.  This excludes the community.  Pt sewage at beach front will exclude people from going there, same with the location of the trailheads- this is planned to keep outside people away from the area and keeping them from using trails.  70% open space is important because this was included in the legal judgement – want to know what is legally defined as “open space”.  Appears as only 40-50% open space.  Project oversized. DRB not operating as independent party, bringing in comments/changes from Mayor and accepting them – for example BlgR1, R2 Mayor’s request to move those buildings.  Do your due diligence.

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RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL MEETING JUNE 16, 2020

ITEMS OF INTEREST:

A.    All Council Members present.

B.    Conflict of Interest: None

     C.   Agenda review: Vice Mayor Bates removed Consent Calendar Items #G12 [position     classification HR Director, Assistant Police Chief salaries] and #G21 [concrete repair contracts]

     D.   Attorney decisions: none made in closed session

     E.   City Manager report:  none.

     F.    Open Forum: call-ins included concerns over actions of RPD, defunding RPD, and/or     looking into their operations. Vice Mayor spoke requesting that a Reform Committee be selected     to look at RPD procedures and to include VM Bates, Mayor Butt, 2 more councilmembers, Chief     of RPD, RPOA, members of the youth commission and police commission.  The mayor was     “happy to make that appointment” and requested that interested Councilmembers contact him.
    G.   Consent Calendar: Myrick motion/ Willis second, unanimously approved with G12 and 21     removed to end of council meeting for discussion.

     H.   Public Hearings:  Both H-1 Hilltop Landscape Maintenance District (motion Myrick/Choi     second) and H-2 Marina Bay Landscaping and Lighting Maintenance District (motion     Willis/second Johnson) were approved unanimously by City Council for 3% increase in annual     assessments.

     I.      Budget Session

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PLANNING COMMISSION  JUNE 18, 2020

All Commissioners Present.

07/16/20 meeting will be cancelled, next meeting 07/16/20

PLN20-14 Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance Amendments

PUBLIC HEARING to make a recommendation to the City Council regarding amendments to the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance (Richmond Municipal Code Section 15.04.610.020) to comply with State law and modify development requirements. Amendments include an increase in allowed size, height and number of ADUs and decreased setbacks. The ordinance would apply citywide.

Planner: Emily Carroll Tentative

Recommendation: Recommend Approval to City Council

·         Language changes recommended to comply with State law

·         AB81 and AB68 (2019)

·         There were no public comments

·         Baer motion/Butt second- Passes Unanimously

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COUNCIL MEETING – JUNE 23, 2020

THE CITY IS PLANNING ON RETURNING ON 06/30 WITH A FINAL BALANCED BUDGET FOLLOWING REVIEW OF UNION PROPOSAL TO REDUCE EXPENDITURES.
 
COUNCIL MEETING – JUNE 23, 2020

A.   All Council Members Present

B.   Conflict of Interest – None

     C.   Agenda Review- Vice Mayor Bates pulled for discussion G-3 professional services     contracts.  He had not spoken with staff.  Willis asked to add new item- budget presentation by     Union representative. These required a vote – Willis motion/Johnson second to hear these two     items – passed with Mayor Butt voting no.

     D.   City Attorney Report – None

     E.   City Manager Report City- implemented contactless permit procedures. Vice Mayor Bates     asked what the City was doing about the illegal fireworks going off throughout the City. City     Manager commented that with displays being cancelled there is an availability of fireworks and     is an issue throughout the bay area. Interim PD Chief responded that it was difficult tracking     down offenders; officers are responding and contacted ATF for assistance but they are unable to     help.  Only have 9 beat officers able to respond.

     F.    Open Forum -24 comments; 17 phone calls – majority written related to budget issues or     comments on defunding police moved to budget discussion.

     G.   Consent Calendar – with G-3 removed for discussion; Bates motion/Johnson second-     Passes unanimously.

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COI:  RETURN TO WORK BEST PRACTICES DURING COVID – WORKSHOP – WEDS JUNE 24TH 11AM (WEBEX)

REMEMBER TO REGISTER…
DATE:           WEDNESDAY JUNE 24TH
TIME:            11AM – 12PM
SUBJECT:    COI/ Aon Presentation on employer best practices for returning to work during COVID

WEBEX:  please go here to register:  https://aon.webex.com/aon/onstage/g.php?MTID=eacc9f82c44fa4edb4118f19a54b9b644


The Council of Business & Industries has partnered with Cesar Zepeda of AON Insurance to present a panelist of specialists providing information on the best return to work practices given the current pandemic.  

This event requires registration. After you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.
 
Host: Cesar Zepeda (cesar.zepeda@aon.com)

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS – PLEASE EMAIL THEM TO MY ATTENTION BY TUESDAY JUNE 23RD. 

Stay well.  Stay safe.

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT AND RECOVERY

June 25, 2020
***Note earlier start time***:  1:00 P.M.
Join Zoom Meeting from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
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AGENDA:
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).
3. RECEIVE update on most recent COVID-19 developments and on questions recently received from community members.  (Thomas Warne, M.D., Deputy County Health Officer)
4. DISCUSS the provisions of the June 16 Health Order reducing Shelter in Place restrictions and also the updated Road to Recovery dated June 18, 2020.
5. RECEIVE and APPROVE the Records of Action for the June 11 and 18, 2020 meetings.
6. The next meeting is currently scheduled for July 2, 2020.
7. Adjourn

 

COI: RETURN TO WORK BEST PRACTICIES DURING COVID – WORKSHOP – WEDS JUNE 24TH 11AM (WEBEX)

DATE:           WEDNESDAY JUNE 24TH
TIME:            11AM – 12PM
SUBJECT:    COI/ Aon Presentation on employer best practices for returning to work during COVID

WEBEX:  please go here to register:  https://aon.webex.com/aon/onstage/g.php?MTID=eacc9f82c44fa4edb4118f19a54b9b644


The Council of Business & Industries has partnered with Cesar Zepeda of AON Insurance to present a panelist of specialists providing information on the best return to work practices given the current pandemic.  

This event requires registration. After you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.
 
Host: Cesar Zepeda (cesar.zepeda@aon.com)

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS – PLEASE EMAIL THEM TO MY ATTENTION BY TUESDAY JUNE 23RD.