Lake County News, CA – Clearlake City Council to Discuss Recreation Center Feasibility Study, Consider Mutual Aid Agreement

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Clearlake City Council will receive an update this week on a feasibility study for a recreation center and will consider a mutual aid agreement with several other towns in Lake and Mendocino counties.

Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 in the Clearlake City Hall Council Chambers, 14050 Olympic Drive.

The meeting will be broadcast live on the airwaves of the city Youtube channel or the Lake County PEGTV YouTube Channel. Community members can also participate through Zoom or can attend in person.

The agenda is available here.

Comments and questions may be submitted in writing for consideration by City Council by sending them to City Clerk Melissa Swanson at This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In order to give the Board sufficient time to consider your questions and comments, please submit your written comments by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15.

Each public comment emailed to the City Clerk will be read aloud by the Mayor or a staff member for up to three minutes or displayed on a screen. Public comment emails and public comment submissions received after the start of the meeting will not be included in the record.

At the start of Thursday’s meeting, the council will meet with one of the city’s September adoptable dogs, hold a swearing-in of new police department employees and present a proclamation declaring September 23, 2022 Native American Day.

Under business, council will hear a presentation and discuss the second phase of the Lake County Recreation Center feasibility study.

The council will also discuss a mutual aid agreement between the towns of Clearlake, Lakeport, Fort Bragg, Point Arena, Ukiah and Willits.

“The towns of Lake and Mendocino Counties meet regularly to discuss similar issues, share ideas and provide support and guidance where needed,” City Manager Alan Flora said in his written report to council.

“As a result of these discussions, a proposal was developed, with the town of Ukiah in the lead, for a mutual aid agreement between the six towns. The purpose of putting this agreement in place is to formalize our ability to support each other, provide reimbursement, and clarify roles and responsibilities,” Flora wrote.

In other business, the council will consider an amendment to the agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric for use of the community/senior center for emergencies not related to public safety power outages.

On the meeting’s consent agenda – items that are considered routine and usually passed on a single vote – are terms of reference; property acceptance review located at 16626 Third Ave. ; approval of Police Chief Andrew White’s response to the 2021-22 grand jury report on abandoned vehicles; maintaining authority to implement and use teleconferencing accessibility to hold public meetings pursuant to Assembly Bill 361; approval of response to grand jury report 2021-22, “Not Your Grandfather’s Dump”; acceptance of the filing of the 2022 Local Agencies Biennial Notice regarding amendments to the Conflict of Interest Code.

The board will also hold an in camera session to discuss two potential litigation cases.

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