Lake County News, California – Clearlake City Council selects new leadership and is considering sponsoring the Promise program

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – The Clearlake City Council at its meeting this week will fulfill its annual leadership election duties for the coming year, as well as approve a local college education support program.

The council will meet in closed session at 5:00 p.m. to resolve existing litigation against the county and the treasurer-tax collector, property negotiations at 6452 Francisco and 6461 Manzanita, Melinda Wymer’s lawsuit against the city, and the city’s lawsuit against Amerisourcebergen Drug Corp. The public portion of the session will begin on Thursday, December 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of Clearlake City Hall, 14050 Olympic Drive.

The meeting will be broadcast live on the city’s YouTube channel or the Lake County PEGTV YouTube channel. Community members can also participate through Zoom or in person.

You can find the agenda here.

Comments and questions can be submitted in writing for city council consideration by contacting City Secretary Melissa Swanson at. be sent This email address is being protected from spam bots! You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To give the Council sufficient time to consider your questions and comments, please submit your written comments by 4:00 p.m. Thursday, December 2.

Any public comment sent to the city clerk via email is read aloud by the mayor or an employee for up to three minutes or displayed on a screen. Public comment emails and City Hall public comments received after the session has started will not be included in the record.

At the start of the public part of the session, the council will announce its actions in a closed session, receive a presentation on the adoptable dogs in December, introduce the winners of the Living the Lake Life 2021 photo contest and receive an update on the Hope Center.

The council will consider holding a public hearing through Jan. 6 to consider a development agreement with Ogulin Canyon Holdings LLC to facilitate a cannabis operation at 2185 Ogulin Canyon Road, a former property of the city.

Under terms and conditions, councilors will consider an agreement between the city and Woodland Community College for the Clearlake Promise program.

The program, led by Mayor Dirk Slooten, would allocate $ 55,000 for the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 academic years “for the purpose of implementing a last dollar scholarship program” to help cover fees for qualified Clearlake residents pay who have a high school degree within the city of Clearlake and visit one of the three campuses of Woodland Community College.

“The services will benefit the city of Clearlake and its residents by encouraging high school graduates to pursue college and providing educational opportunities for students who may otherwise not Can continue their training ”, it says in the agreement.

The council is also ready to receive an update on the August cache fire recovery efforts.

The last action of the evening will be the appointment of the mayor and vice mayor in 2022. Slooten and Russ Perdock were mayors and vice mayors respectively last year.

The Assembly’s assent agenda – items that are not considered controversial and are usually passed in a single vote – include arrest warrants; Approve the temporary road closure for the annual Christmas parade and tree lighting; Approval of Reimbursement Agreement with Lake County for Pyrethroid and Rainwater Monitoring Sampling Program; Approval of the vegetation control agreement on urban / RDA-owned properties; Approve Approval of the Cannabis Share Program; Adoption of Resolution 2021-61 approving the Rural Recreation and Tourism Program Grant Fund application of the Burns Valley Sports Complex Project; Continuation of the Declaration of Local Emergency, issued on August 23, 2021 and ratified by Council resolution on September 16, 2021; Continuation of the Declaration of Local Emergency, issued on August 18, 2021 and ratified by resolution of the Council on August 19, 2021; Continuation of the Local Emergency Declaration issued on March 14, 2020 and ratified by a Council Decision on March 19, 2020; Continuation of the declaration of emergency of October 12, 2017 issued on October 9, 2017 and ratified by a Council decision; Continuation of approval to implement and use conference call accessibility to conduct public meetings in accordance with Assembly Bill 361; Minutes of the Lake County Vector Control District Board meeting on October 13, 2021; to approve the closure of the town hall holidays; Authorize City Manager to contract with E4 Design for drywall design services for the Burns Valley Development Project; Authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with E4 Design to plan dry utility services for the Airport Property Development Project; Approve the proposed city council meeting calendar for 2022.

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