At our first meeting in May, we:
- proclaimed May 2013 as “Foster Parent and Kin Caregiver Appreciation Month” and May 7 as “Foster Parent and Kin Caregiver Appreciation Day” in Napa County. The County is responsible for the care of foster children — we could not do what needs to be done without the help of dedicated foster parents and kin caregivers.
- proclaimed May 2013 as “Mental Health Awareness Month” in Napa County. Having more folks aware of the severe mental health issue in our country, and providing service to those that so desperately need it, are key goals in our county’s effort to increase mental health awareness.
- proclaimed May 2013 as “Older Americans Month” in Napa County. Our population – especially in the northern half of the County – is comprised of a higher percentage of seniors than the rest of the Bay Area so I am in particular very focused on issues surrounding “older Americans.”
- proclaimed May 2013 as “Watershed Awareness Month” in Napa County. We presented a proclamation to the Napa County Watershed Information Center & Conservancy (WICC), and called attention to the May 23rd Watershed Day event.
- authorized an agreement with Caltrans for the next two years to provide folks from our Community Corrections Work Program for litter and debris removal on State Highways within Napa County.
- discussed the status of the Registrar of Voters (ROV) function, including possibly separating those duties so that they become under the auspices of the Board of Supervisors after January 2015 (i.e., after John Tuteur’s current term of office expires; we cannot change his job description during his term). No member of the public appeared at the time we discussed this item but nevertheless we are continuing the discussion based on concerns raised by the public during and after the election last November.