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12 Jan, 53 tweets, 10 min read
Fresno County Board of Supervisors January 12, 2021! Not many items on the Agenda but the update on COVID-19 will be front and center I imagine. Also on the agenda are the various boards , Commissions etc the Supervisors will be on for 2021.#fresno @Coldrain76
13. Magsig
Adjourn in Memory of Charles Laygo, a Twenty-Year Veteran of the Fresno County Probation
13.1 Adjourn in memory of Gary W. Nielsen, a United States Army Vietnam veteran who also served in the National Guard and had a 28 year career with Fresno County serving as a Telephone Services Manager and later as a Senior Information Technology Analyst, during which time he was
instrumental in setting up Fresno County's 911 system in the 1980s Supervisor Quintero
13.2 Adjourn in memory of Angel De La Fuente, Fresno Police Department Officer
13.3 Adjourn in Memory of Rodney Wells
13.4 Adjourn in Memory of Winifred Lee
13.5 Adjourn in Memory of Gilbert Servin @ServinFresno
13.6 Adjourn in Memory of Zoyer Zyndel
13.7 Adjourn in Memory of George Whitmore
Among Consent Calendar: 15. Approve Amendment to the Salary Resolution deleting three vacant Senior District Attorney Investigators, one vacant Investigative Technician and adding three Legal Assistants, one Supervising Legal Assistant position to the District Attorney-Grants
16. Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a Master Agreement with qualified vendors for polygraph testing services for the Sheriff’s Office and the Probation Department, effective January 15, 2021 through January 14, 2026, not to exceed five consecutive years, which
includes a three-year base contract and two optional one-year extensions, total not to exceed $705,000.
19 Amendment to the Ordinance Code to add Chapter 1.16 - Public Nuisance Administrative Abatement Procedure establishes procedures to authorize the County to abate nuisance conditions and delegates your Board’s authority to abate nuisances to hearing officers.
35 Adopt Budget Resolution increasing FY 2020-21 appropriations for County Service Area 34 -
Millerton New Town Org 9174 in the amount of $85,000 using available fund balance, for operational costs related to the Lake Pump Repair :seems the pump isn't new like the town ;)
38 Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a revenue Agreement with the California Department of Housing and Community Development for Emergency Solutions Grant funds on behalf of the Fresno Madera Continuum of Care for persons experiencing homelessness, effective upon
execution by the State through September 30, 2022 ($1,008,100). 39. Retroactive Agreement with RH Community Builders for Project Homekey Rapid Rehousing Services
One of the items on CLOSED SESSON
10.1 Conference with legal counsel - Existing Litigation - Government Code, section 54956.9(d)(1) (3) Cases - County of Fresno v. Immanuel Schools, Fresno County Superior Court Case No. 20CECG02447; Cross Culture Christian Church et al. v. Newsom
et al., US District Court for the Eastern District of California, Case No. 1:20-CV-01340-AWI-EPG .
Meeting can be viewed beginning at 10 AM…
CAO Jean Rousseau and Supervisor Sal Quintero are teleconferencing this meeting. Rest of Supervisors are here (sans masks but with plexiglass between them). Quintero introduces Pastor Lee who gives invocation.
13. Magsig
Adjourn in Memory of Charles Laygo, a Twenty-Year Veteran of the Fresno County Probation
Department Brother and son were in department as well says Probation Chief Haines.
15 Approve Amendment to the Salary Resolution deleting three vacant Senior District Attorney Investigators, one vacant Investigative Technician and adding three Legal Assistants, one Supervising Legal Assistant position to the District Attorney-Grants. Magsig supportive but wants
to be sure IHS program is not left short. Magsig believes paid for by IHS too. Department Head Delfino Nieto says it is hard to tell exact amount but close to $400 million per year. IHS is federal/state mandated we run for them. Oversight of fraud goes thru adminstrative. dispute
would go on to the judge. Suspected fraud goes to DA staff whether fraud from provider or recipient. Delfino doesn't think overfunding to DA won't be taken out of DA budget but is reason there are changes. Magsig: 300 fraud referrals in 2018 sent to DA. Delfino: internal fraud
staff is present too. We try to recoup the entire amount. A federal push that is making it to State level and down to us at County level. Magsig: there has been some fraud in past and gained the system. We can't fix this today but I want staff to bring this back with IHSS funding
in place. I don't want to hold this this item up today but want to have this general talk today. Brandau: DA Smittcamp says system is broken. Mendes: "Tell me something the State of California does right".Staff: we can go into recipients homes to do investigations. We would need
10 investigators to do it right but 3 early fraud investigators will make a dent as those guilty of fraud are suspended for 6 months so that saves money right there. magisg: need to find a way to fund early fraud.Staff: Welfare fraud needs more inspectors but only have 4 now.
We are down 10 bodies at any given time due to COVID.Magisg: requests staff to come back within 60 days. I would like to work with Brandau in an ad hoc committee and work with staff on that. Approved 5-0
Brandau: Jean Rousseau is tending to his wife today but is on phone if needed.
3 *Approve Amendment to the Salary Resolution deleting one Human Resources Technician I/II/III and adding two Human Resources Analyst I/II/III/Sr to the Human Resources Department Steve Johnson, Interim Director of Human Resources. Steve Johnson Interim Director. This is result
of an audit and hopes to get employees on worker comp to get back to work quicker. We want to add a worker to mitigate worker comp team. We had 35 % increase in workers comp last year. For every dollar we spend on safety gives us a return of $2. We can move quickly to hire for
these employees with Board's approval. Approved 5-0
3.1 COVID-19 Response Update from the Department of Public Health Dave Pomaville and Dr. Vora are here to present. We are still in purple tier and hospital system is under stress. 800 new cases per day. 20% of those tested are positive. Fresno County is trending with rest of
State says Pomaville. 5000 tests being done per day. We have migrated to State system to track cases rather than internal tracking. Focusing on high risk population. 116 patients in Covid and 346 positive of hospital staff themselves. 646 total positive patients in hospital.
44,000 vaccines have been received with 65% distributed thus far. General population by May-June. Hoping to do 1500 vaccinations per day at Fresno Fairgrounds and that is occurring presently. If we can get primary care doctors giving vaccines that will be great. Some will be
"super vaccinators" . School sites may be used due to well known to community and have parking infrastructure.We need to set up these sites now. Fee for Service isn't covering the entire cost for primary care and need State to supplement it.
Mendes: how soon will we know how successful vaccines will be for hospital staff ? Pomaville: check for antibodies and see how long that lasts. Moderna thinks two year protection but could be like flu where it needs to be done every year. Involving hospital from the start has
bee very helpful. Also Dr Vura doing shifts also can provide real life data. Any medical personel can show badge and get vaccine at Fresno Fair grounds. We are getting doses out as soon as we can. We want to clear freezer every week while having enough for second dosage too.
United Health and Spinal Center are ready to give and store vaccines themselves directly. Magsig: Children's, Adventist and Kaiser are also getting vaccines directly too. Staff: they are part of multi-county entities and are tracked by State. We need to recruit primary care staff
to be recruited to do this mass vaccinations.We need them in next 10-14 days. We prefer patients go to their own primary office rather than fairgrounds if possible. Magisg: what is goal of vaccinations rate? I don't think we will hit 100 % of populations. When can we open busi-
nesses?Staff: bare minimum to get herd immunity is 75%. Mendes: we need to prove vaccines work.Magisg: natural antibodies of those who have already tested positive. Brandau: I am immune for another 4 weeks. Staff: if you have tested positive consider donating plasma and blood.
Pacheco: Charts on website? People are asking "when it is their turn for a vaccine." Vaccination program is going as well as it can. Our early testing wasn't run well but this is. How do we stay safe until I get a vaccine? What can we put on website? Staff: social distance, masks
avoid gatherings, hygiene. Entire body such as exercise ,mental health. Pacheco: essential ag workers get vaccines next week. Also 75 and up too. Staff: message will change as each tier is opened. Pacecho: how can physicians set up a rural clinic for vaccines. Staff: we can plug
them in. Oversight of physicians needed to detect side effects. Pacheco: these physicians are based in Firebaugh. They want to finish the job and get that area covered. Why are we not at 80% distribution of vaccines? Dr Vura some people need to see more data such as those who
are pregnant and not much research behind it. Staff: don't worry about running out of vaccines such as holding back some for those who need second dosage. 3000 dosages will be given out next week unless state can get us more.
Distributing the vaccines need to be decentralized from Public Health Dept as it should be. Brandua: what is there to prevent tiers that shouldn't get a vaccine yet get one anyway? This will make public angry if that happens. Staff: instructions to staff not to jump anyone early.
Brandau: California seems to be behind other states. But what from I hear today we are doing well in the County. Staff: yes but a lot of on-ramping needs to be done to be ready as we expand tiers. Ends item. 1:30 Press conference on this at Fairgrounds today.
Magsig: Creek Fire clean up phase 2 will be done by May. Quintero: On Work Force development board: $2.5 million Creek Fire grant was awarded. Supervisors name many appointments to various boards / commissions.
6 Approve 2021 Chairman’s appointments of Board Members to various Boards, Commissions and Committees and adopt California Form 806 - Agency Report of Public Official Appointments and direct the Clerk of the Board to post on the County’s internet website
Public comment portion. None come forward. NEXT MEETINGS:
January 26, 2021 - 10:00 AM February 9, 2021 - 10:00 AM

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