Humboldt County Association of Governments – Board Meeting
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Humboldt County Association of Governments meetings will be held at the Eureka City
Council Chambers and conducted both in person and telephonically through Zoom. The Council
Chambers are open to the public. If you cannot attend in person and would like to speak on an
agenda item you can access the meeting remotely through the Zoom link listed. Telephonic (virtual
or remote) participation is allowed pursuant to Assembly Bill No. 361, and HCAOG Board
The meeting can be viewed through Access Humboldt’s website at
https://www.accesshumboldt.net/. Suddenlink Channels 10, 11 & 12 or Access Humboldt’s
YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/accesshumboldt/live
Link to join Zoom Meeting
850 8525 7970
Regular Meeting (Hybrid)
June 16, 2022, 4:00 p.m.
Eureka City Hall, Council Chambers
531 K Street, Eureka 95501
Zoom Public Comment:
When the HCAOG Board announces the agenda item that you wish to comment on, call the
conference line and turn off your TV or live stream. Please call 1-669-900-6833, enter Meeting ID
850 8525 7970 and press star (*) 9 on your phone – this will raise your hand.
When it is time for public comment on the item you wish to speak on, the Clerk will unmute your
phone. You will hear a prompt that will indicate your phone is unmuted. Please state your name and
begin your comment. You will have 3 minutes to comment.
Public Comment by Email or U.S. Mail:
Members of the public may provide public comment before and during the meeting by emailing
staff at [email protected] Public comments may also be submitted by U.S. mail to:
Humboldt County Association of Governments, 611 I Street, Suite B, Eureka CA 95501. Please
include the agenda item number and meeting date in the subject line of the email or correspondence.
Comments submitted by mail must be received by noon on the date of the meeting. The comments
will be read into the record, with a maximum allowance of three minutes (approximately 500
words) per individual comment, subject to the Chair’s discretion. If a comment is received after the
agenda item is heard, but before the close of the meeting, the comment will still be included as a
part of the written record of the meeting but will not be read into the record during the meeting.
1. Call to Order / Roll Call
Regular Meeting June 16, 2022
2. Adjournment of the HCAOG Board; Convening of the Policy Advisory Committee (PAC)
The PAC convenes to include representation from Caltrans and the Humboldt Transit Authority
(HTA) Board for items specific to transportation.
a. Highway 101 Eureka Arcata Corridor Project
Caltrans Project Manager Jeff Pimentel will provide an update on the Eureka-Arcata 101
4. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items
This agenda item is reserved for public comments on matters over which the PAC has
jurisdiction but are not on the agenda.
5. Consent Calendar
The PAC will consider approving the following item(s), considered to be routine, with a single
motion. Item(s) may be removed from the Consent Calendar and, if removed, will be heard
a. Assembly Bill 361 Findings to Allow Remote Meetings for HCAOG Board and
The HCAOG Board and legislative bodies will continue meeting virtually based on recent
amendments to the Brown Act open meetings law provided by AB 361 and through the
adoption of Resolution 21-24 due to the continued state of emergency related COVID-19
b. Approval of Meeting Record – May 19, 2022 (encl)
c. Approval of the Funding Agreement between the Humboldt Transit Authority, City of Arcata,
County of Humboldt, and HCAOG Regarding Dial-A-Ride Service Operating and
Administrative Cost Sharing (encl)
The PAC will recommend the HCAOG Board approve the Funding Agreement as proposed
by the Humboldt Transit Authority and authorize the Executive Director to sign the one-year
contract approving HCAOG’s portion of $113,215 for the supplemental paratransit service
for fiscal year 2022-23.
d. FY 2021-22 Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) Policy and Allocation
The PAC will recommend that the HCAOG Board approve the FY 2021-22 RSTP Policy &
6. Items Removed from Consent Calendar
This agenda item is reserved for items that may be removed from the consent calendar.
7. Action Items
a. North Coast Railroad Authority’ Great Redwood Trail Letter of Support (encl)
The PAC will consider forwarding a recommendation to the HCAOG Board to send a letter
to the Surface Transportation Board in support of the Great Redwood Trail Agency’s
motions regarding North Coast Railroad Authority abandonment exemption in Mendocino,
Trinity, and Humboldt Counties, California AB-1305X.
8. Informational Items
a. Regional Climate Action Plan as it relates to HCAOG initiatives (encl)
Staff and County of Humboldt Supervising Planner Michael Richardson will present on the
Draft Regional Climate Action Plan and its relationship to HCAOG plans and policies. No
vote is requested. This item is for discussion and direction to staff.
9. Reconvening of the HCAOG Board
Requested Action: By motion, reconvene as the HCAOG Board and approve PAC
10. HCAOG Staff and PAC Member Reports
This agenda item is reserved for matters that PAC members or staff may wish to present.
a. HCAOG Executive Director’s Report
b. Caltrans Reports
c. PAC Member Reports
Persons who require special accommodations, accessible seating, or documentation in alternative formats under the Americans with
Disabilities Act, or persons who require interpretation services (free of charge) should contact the HCAOG office at
(707) 444-8208 at least two days prior to the meeting.
HCAOG Board meeting agenda enclosures are available on HCAOG’s website at
HCAOG Board meetings are recorded and televised by Access Humboldt, and can be viewed on the Access Humboldt or HCAOG
Las personas que requieren alojamiento especial de acuerdo con el American with Disabilities Act, o personas que requieren
servicios de interpretación (libre de cargo) deben comunicarse con HCAOG (707) 444-8208 al menos dos dias antes de la reunión.
Reuniones de la Junta HCAOG se registran y se televisa por Acceso Humboldt, y se pueden ver en los sitios web de Acceso
Humboldt o HCAOG.