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August 11, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

COVID-19 continues its spread in our community as does our collective frustration, especially recently as we approached the start of the school year and parents are again facing the impacts of distance learning on their kids and their work schedules. This is such a tough situation for all of us in so many ways. Napa County remains on the monitoring list due to being above the CDPH threshold of having a case rate greater than 100 cases per 100,000 population. We remain well above it- it’s currently at 176.1. To get off the monitoring list, we would need to decrease our cases from where
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March 17, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

Today’s regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors was held in the Board Chambers. Seating was limited to separate chairs by at least 6 feet. And video conferencing was set up along with conference phones to facilitate public participation in absentia. We did handle some regular business today, but for this Board Report I will forgo mentioning these things (click here to view today’s full agenda) and focus on the COVID-19 Emergency. Regarding COVID-19, our day started with a report from our Public Health Official Dr. Karen Relucio where she shared the latest news such as a drive-thru testing site coming in the
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January 14, 2020 Board Of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

(6W) Appointments Congratulations to those appointed to serve on the Napa County Mental Health Board: Re-appointment of Kathleen Chance, Zachariah Geyer, and Beth Nelson Appointment of Robert Palmer and Francis “Frank” Dolan (9B) Small Winery & Use Permit Streamlining Ordinance Had the first reading of an ordinance to streamline the use permit process for small wineries, modifications to existing use permits, and development within the Airport Business Park. Staff will consider the direction provided by the Board and the public input we received, work on updating the draft ordinance and bring it back to us at the next Board meeting
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November 19, 2019 Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

(6H) Patrick Road Bridge Repair The Patrick Road Bridge sustained damage in the 2014 Napa Earthquake and as a result funding was requested from FEMA in order to make repairs. Initially, FEMA only obligated $14,270 in funding, which the County felt was insufficient. After two appeals and a couple trips I took to DC to lobby our case, the County was successful in obtaining a more appropriate level of funding from FEMA in order to restore the bridge to its pre-disaster load-carrying capacity. Additionally, the Board approved a contract amendment with WRECO to provide continuous engineering support for this project
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