Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District
Next Meeting
Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:00 PM
Truax Building
41923 Second Street, Fourth Floor
Temecula, CA 92590

AGENDA

Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta

Resource Conservation District

Regular Board Meeting

Thursday, May 14, 2020 – 4:00 p.m.

Per California Governor Newsom’s Executive order N-25-20 members of the board and publice will participate via teleconference

Call In: 623-404-9000

Meeting ID 148 458 9399

ADDING URGENCY ITEMS TO THE AGENDA:

Items may be added to the Agenda in accordance with section 54954.2(b)(2) of the Government Code (Brown Act), upon a determination by a two-thirds vote of the members of the legislative body present at the meeting, or, if less than two-thirds of the members are present, a unanimous vote of those members present, that there is a need to take immediate action and that the need for action came to the attention of the Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District after the agenda was posted.

I. PRELIMINARY FUNCTIONS

Call to Order – Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call/Establish a Quorum

Approval of Agenda

Public Comment

Any person may address the Board at this time upon any subject not identified on this Agenda but within the jurisdiction of the Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District. Please note that for items not listed on the agenda, the Brown Act imposes limitations on what the Board may do at this time. The Board may not take action on the item at this meeting. As to matters on the Agenda, persons will be given an opportunity to address the Board when the matter is considered. If you wish to speak during public comment, please fill out a “Speaker Request Form” and give it to the Board Secretary. When the Board President calls your name, please immediately begin by giving your name and address for the record. Each speaker will be given three (3) minutes to address the Board.

II. CONSENT CALENDAR

Consent Calendar items are expected to be routine and non-controversial, to be acted upon by the Board at one time without discussion. All items appearing on the Consent Calendar may be disposed of by a single motion. Items shall be removed from the Consent Calendar if any member of the Board of Directors, staff member, or interested person requests removal prior to a vote on a motion to approve the items. Such items shall be considered separately for action by the Board.

 

  1. Consider approval of Minutes of the Board of Directors Regular Meeting of February 13, 2020.

 

  1. Consider approval for current and past Months Financials: Financials and Management Reports for period ended February 29, 2020, March 31, 2020 and April 30, 2020.

 

  1. Consider approval for current bills and reimbursements:

 

  1. Bills Paid:

  1. American Express, $57.98 - Go Transcripts

  2. Nigro & Nigro, Invoice #11376, $250.00 – Prep of State Controllers Report

  3. SAWA, Inv.# 2020-10, $23,016.83 – Flood Control Projects/Collaboration

  4. BB&K Inv. # 871067, $55.50 – Legal Services

  5. Nigro & Nigro, Inv. # 11739, $2,000.00 – Review of Financial Statements

  6. SAWA, Inv. # 2020-19, $2,247.78 – Flood Control Projects/Collaboration

  7. NACD, $100.00 – Annual Membership

  8. Barb Dalton, Inv. #10088. $80.00 – Administration

  9. Deborah Getty, Inv.#0052, $312.00 - Administration

 

  1. Bills to be paid or reimbursements:

 

  1. Accounts Receivable:

  1. SAWA – March, 2020 $1,400.70

  2. SAWA – April, 2020 $1,350.70

 

 

Approve all Correspondence and General information listed below as received on Consent Calendar

III. CORRESPONDENCE

IV. GENERAL INFORMATION –CORRESPONDENCE GENERAL

  1. BB&K Legal Alerts – 02/26/20,02/27/20,03/10/20,03/17/20, 03/18/20,03/23/20,04/03/20,04/06/20,04/07/20,04/15/20,04/20/20,04/23/20,04/24/20.

  2. CARCD Weekly Digest – 02/14/20,02/19/20,02/25/20, 03/12/20, 03/16/20,03/19/20,03/24/20,03/26/20,03/27/20,03/31/20,04/09/20,04/10/20, 04/13/20,04/16/20,04/20/20,04/22/20,04/24/20,04/30/20.

  3. CSDA- 02/18/20, 02/25/20,03/03/20,03/10/20,03/12/20,03/13/20,03/16/20,04/07/20

04/14/20,04/21/20.

  1. Riverside County Watershed Protection- 03/02/20,03/06/20,04/03/20,04/04/20,05/04/20.

  2. River Network – 2/14/20,02/18/20,03/04/20,03/24/20,04/01/20,04/03/20,04/21/20,04/23/20

  3. NACD eResource – 02/10/20,02/12/20,02/25/20,03/03/20, 03/10/20,03/17/20,03/24/20

03/31/20,04/07/20,04/14/20,04/21/20,

  1. Cal Pers Circular Letters – 03/06/20,03/10/20,03/13/20,03/18/20,03/19/20,03/24/20,4/16/20.

  2. Letter from Board of Supervisors – Appointment of Newton H. Parkes

  3. Email extending filing for Form 700.

  4. County of Riverside – letter on sale of Tax-Defaulted properties.

  5. SDMRA – Property Liability Program Estimated Contribution - $1,405.00.

  6. GCC Report.

  7. Northwestern Mosquito & Vector Control District notice.

  8. CSDA – Call for Nominations.

  9. Notice of Availability for Public Review and Comment for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report and General Plan Update.

  10. USDA – MOA between NRCS, CARCD and individual RCD’s.

  11. Letters requesting support for WMWD, Bob Stockton, Rancho Water, Danny Martin and MSWD, Nancy Wright.

  12. Email from Jonathan Snap Cook in regards to collaboration for potential stimulus project.

  13. Resignation of David R.Kuhlman.

V. SPEAKER

None

VI. ACTION ITEMS/ DISCUSSION CALENDAR

 

  1. Appointment and Swearing in of new Board Director Newt Parkes – Rose Corona

  2. Update and discussion on Bureau of Reclamation grant for a proposed Santa Margarita Watershed group – Rose Corona

  3. Discussion and potential approval of the proposed amended Conflict of Interest Code. (Attached Notice of Intention, redline copy and Resolution 2020-01)

  4. Discussion and potential approval of appointing new office manager Deborah Getty on a contract basis.

  5. Discussion and potential approval of conservation easement management recommendation from IERCD – Mandy Parkes and Rose Corona

VII. OLD BUSINESS

  1. Update on Homeless Task Force, 2019/2020 Wildomar and Lake Elsinore Homeless Snapshot – Newt Parkes

  2. Update CDFW cannabis program – Stacy Kuhns

  3. Update on Long Term Streambed Agreement meeting. – Rose Corona

  4. Update on Form 700 submission – Rose Corona

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

  1. Update on billing for TEAMRCD/SAWA for Riverside County Flood Control. – Rose Corona

  2. Discussion and update on AEIP and CropSwap reports – Lisa Battiato

IX. ORAL/WRITTEN REPORTS

  1. NRCS Robert Hewitt

  2. TEAMRCD Director Reports Open

Rose Corona

Stacy Kuhns

Randy Feeney

Lisa Battiato

  1. Associate Director Reports Open

Rick Neugebauer

Newt Parkes

  1. SAWA/Fire Safe Reports Rick Neugebauer, Representative

  2. Best, Best & Krieger Ward Simmons, District Counsel

X. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

  1. Discussion and potential approval of 2020/2021 Budget.

  2. Election of officers

  3. Review and further discussion of Phase 2 of the Meadowview project.

  4. Potential presentation of new cannabis program by Jim Brandt of CDFW.

XI. CLOSED SESSION:

  1. Public Employment: District Manager

XII. ADJOURNMENT

ADA COMPLIANCE STATEMENT:

Upon request, this agenda will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, as required by §202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation on order to participate in a meeting should direct such request to the District at least 48 hours before the meeting, if possible.

Next Meeting: June 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM Regular Meeting

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2020-01

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE TEMECULA-ELSINORE-ANZA-MURRIETA RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT AMENDING THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE PURSUANT TO THE POLITICAL REFORM ACT OF 1974

WHEREAS, the State of California enacted the Political Reform Act of 1974, Government Code Section 81000 et seq. (the “Act”), which contains provisions relating to conflicts of interest which potentially affect all officers, employees and consultants of the Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District (the “District”) and requires all public agencies to adopt and promulgate a conflict of interest code; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors adopted a Conflict of Interest Code (the “Code”) which was amended and approved on September 20, 2016, in compliance with the Act; and

WHEREAS, subsequent changes in the District have made it advisable and necessary pursuant to Sections 87306 and 87307 of the Act to amend and update the District’s Code; and

WHEREAS, the potential penalties for violation of the provisions of the Act are substantial and may include criminal and civil liability, as well as equitable relief which could result in the Authority being restrained or prevented from acting in cases where the provisions of the Act may have been violated; and

WHEREAS, notice of the time and place of a public meeting on, and of consideration by the Board of Directors of, the proposed amended Code was provided each affected designated position and publicly posted for review at the offices of the District; and

WHEREAS, a public meeting was held upon the proposed amended Code at a regular meeting of the Board of Directors on May 14, 2020, at which all present were given an opportunity to be heard on the proposed amended Code.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District that the Board of Directors does hereby adopt the proposed amended Conflict of Interest Code, a copy of which is attached hereto and shall be on file with the President, and available to the public for inspection and copying during regular business hours;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the said amended Conflict of Interest Code shall be submitted to the Board of Supervisors of the County of Riverside for approval and said Code shall become effective upon the Board of Supervisors’ approval of the proposed amended Code as submitted.

APPROVED, SIGNED AND ADOPTED this 14th day of May, 2020, by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSTAIN:

ABSENT:

TEMECULA-ELSINORE-ANZA-MURRIETA

RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT

________________________________

President, Board of Directors

Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta

Resource Conservation District

ATTEST:

______________________________

Secretary to the Board of Directors

Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta

Resource Conservation District

 

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO AMEND THE

CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE OF THE

TEMECULA-ELSINORE-ANZA-MURRIETA

RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Directors of the Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation District (the “District”) intends to amend the District’s Conflict of Interest Code (the “Code”) pursuant to Government Code Section 87306.

The Code designates those positions who are subject to the disclosure and disqualification of the District’s Code. The District’s proposed amendment includes new positions required to be designated, revises assignment of disclosure categories and corrects and updates certain language and regulatory cites.

The proposed amended Code will be considered by the Members of the Board of Directors on May 14, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. at Truax Building, 41923 Second St, 4th Flr, Temecula, CA 92590. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 dated March 17, 2020 and will be held telephonically only. Any interested person may be present telephonically and comment at the public meeting or may submit written comments concerning the proposed amendment. Any comments or inquiries should be directed to the attention of Rose Corona at TEAMRCD, P.O. Box 2078, Temecula, CA 92593; 951-387-8992. Written comments must be submitted no later than May 14, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.

The proposed amended Code may be reviewed at, and copies obtained from, the office of the President.

 

LEGISLATIVE VERSION
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POLICY TITLE:
POLICY NUMBER:
Conflict of Interest
1030
1030.1 CONFLICT
OF INTEREST CODE
OF THE
TEMECUAL-ELSINORE-ANZA-MURRIETA
RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT
(Amended 2016May 14, 2020)
The Political Reform Act (Gov. Code § 81000, et seq.) requires state and local
government agencies to adopt and promulgate a conflict of interest code. The Fair
Political Practices Commission has adopted a regulation (2 Cal. Code Regs. tit. 2, §
18730 [“Regulation 18730”]) that contains the terms of a standard conflict of interest
code, which can be incorporated by reference in an agency’s code. After public notice
and hearing, Regulation 18730 may be amended by the Fair Political Practices
Commission to conform to amendments in the Political Reform Act. Therefore, the
terms of 2 California Code of Regulations Section section 18730, and any amendments
to it duly adopted by the Fair Political Practices Commission, are hereby incorporated
by reference. This incorporation page, Regulation 18730 and the attached Appendix
designating positions and establishing disclosure categories, shall constitute the Conflict
of Interest Code of the Temecula-Elsinore-Anza-Murrieta Resource Conservation
District (the “District”).
All officials and designated positions required to submit a statement of economic
interests shall file their statements with the District Secretary as the District’s Filing
Officer. The District Secretary shall make and retain a copy of all statements filed by
the officials and designated positionsDistrict Manager and members of the Board of
Directors and Associate Directors, and forward the originals of such statements to the
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Riverside. (Gov. Code, § 87500.) The
District Secretary shall retain the original statements filed by all other officials and
designated positions and shall make all retained statements available for public
inspection and reproduction during regular business hours. (Gov. Code §81008.)
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APPENDIX
CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE OF THE
TEMECULA ELSINORE ANZA MURRIETA RESOURCE
CONSERVATION DISTRICT
(Amended May 14, 2020)
PART "A"
OFFICIALS WHO MANAGE PUBLIC INVESTMENTS
District officials who manage public investments, as defined by 2 Cal. Code of Regs.
§ 18701(b)18700.3(b), are NOT subject to the District's Code, but must file disclosure
statements under Government Code section 87200 et seq. (Regs. § 18730(b)(3)).
These positions are listed here for informational purposes only.
It has been determined that the positions listed below are officials who manage
public investments 1 :
Members, of the Board of Directors and Associate Directors
District Manager
Financial Investment Consultant
1
Individuals holding one of the above-listed positions may contact the Fair Political Practices Commission
for assistance or written advice regarding their filing obligations if they believe that their position has been
categorized incorrectly. The Fair Political Practices Commission makes the final determination whether a
position is covered by § Government Code section 87200.
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DESIGNATED POSITIONS
GOVERNED BY THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE
Designated Positions
Disclosure Category Assigned
Conservation Educator 4
Education Coordinator General Counsel 4
Field Ecologist 4
General Counsel 1, 2
Natural Resources Manager 2, 34
Project Manager 2, 4
Consultants and New Positions 2
2
Individuals serving as a Coflsultant consultant as defined in FPPC Reg.18701 18700.3 or in a new
position created since this Code was last approved that makes or participates in m·akingmaking
decisions must file under the broadest disclosure set forth in this Code subject to the following limitation:
The District Manager may determine that, due to the range of duties or contractual obligations, it is more
appropriate to assign a limited disclosure requirement. A clear explanation of the duties and a statement
of the extent of the disclosure requirements must be in a written document. (Gov. Code Sec. 82019;
FPPC Regulations 18219 and 18734.) The District Manager's determination is a public record and shall
be retained for public inspection in the same manner and location as this Conflict of Interest Code. (Gov.
Code Sec. 81008.).
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PART "B"
DISCLOSURE CATEGORIES
The disclosure categories listed below identify the types of economic interests that the
designated position must disclose for each disclosure category to which he or she is
assigned. 3 Such economic interests “Investment means financial interest in any
business entity (including a consulting business or other independent contracting
business) and are reportable if they are either located in, or doing business in, the
jurisdiction, are planning to do business in, the jurisdiction, or have done business
during the previous two years in the jurisdiction of the District.
Category 1: All . investments and business positions in business entities, and sources
of income, including gifts, loans and travel payments, that are located in, that do
business in, or own real property within the jurisdiction of the District.
Category 2: All interests in real property which is located in whole or in part within, or
not more than two (2) miles outside, the jurisdiction of the District, or within two (2) miles
of any land owned or used by the District.
Category 3: All investments and business positions in business entities, and sources
of income, including gifts, loans and travel payments, that provide services, products,
supplies, materials, machinery, vehicles or equipment of a type purchased or leased
by the District.
Category 4: All investments and business positions in business entities, and sources
of income, including gifts, loans and travel payments, that provide services, products,
supplies, materials, machinery, vehicles or equipment of a type purchased or leased
by the designated position's department, unit or division.
3
This Conflict of Interest Code does not require the reporting of gifts from outside this agency's
jurisdiction if the source does not have some connection with or bearing upon the functions or duties of
the position. (Reg. 18730.1)
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