District 1 News
Serving West Sacramento & Clarksburg
 
  Oscar Villegas
 Yolo County Supervisor
 District 1
April 2018
Note From Oscar:
Spring Greetings!
 
This month's newsletter features, among other items, the progress we have made addressing the issues of homelessness in our community and around the State of California, abandoned vessels on our waterways and their removal, and the new Mental Health Urgent Care in West Sacramento.

Upcoming Board of Supervisor  Meetings

5/8/18           9:00 am
5/22/18         9:00 am
6/5/18           9:00 am
6/26/18         9:00 am
Contact Us

Oscar Villegas 
oscar.villegas@yolocounty.org
916.375.6440

Marianne Estes, Deputy
marianne.estes@yolocounty.org
916.375.6441

Carol Strunk, Assistant Deputy
carol.strunk@yolocounty.org
916.375.6443

Homelessness Task Force Report
With the alarming rise in homelessness in California, the California State Association of Counties, in collaboration with the League of California Cities, met over a two year period to brainstorm in the hopes of initiating a viable starting point to a solution. Out of this came the joint Homelessness Task Force Report. This report identifies tools, resources and examples of best practices for local governments. To view a copy of the report click here. T o view the CSAC blog on homelessness  click here .
New Mental Health Urgent Care 
in  West Sacramento
Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency, in collaboration with Sutter Health, had a ribbon cutting and open house for our new Mental Health Urgent Care in West Sacramento. This facility, located at 500 Jefferson Blvd., Building B, and open from 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 7 days a week, will offer critical services to people experiencing a mental health crisis in Yolo County. Services included are crisis assessment and counseling, medication intervention, referral to appropriate community services, and safe discharge planning . The clinic will see walk in clients, local law enforcement referrals, and police department drop-offs. To view KCRA Channel 3 coverage of the grand opening pleas click here. To view a photo, please see our photo gallery below.
Abandoned Vessels
My office is continuing to work on removing derelict vessels from our waterways. At our April 3, 2018 Board of Supervisors Meeting we approved an agreement with the California Department of Parks and Recreation Boating and Waterways Division for $50,100.00 in supplemental Surrendered and Abandoned Vessel Exchange grant funding. Yolo County also sent a letter to California State Assemblymember Jim Frazier in support of his Assembly Bill 2441 - "Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Abandoned Vessel Removal Account: removal of abandoned vessels". I will continue to push hard to ensure our waterways are clean and sustainable.
Senate Bill 1 Gas Tax Funds
A portion of Senate Bill 1 gas tax funds are being used by the Yolo County Department of Public Works to improve our roadways. On March 23, 2018, I had the privilege of helping our amazing Public Works crew with drilling and installing the signs. This opportunity offered me some insight into their working day and I cannot be more in awe of the work they do. To view photos  click here.
Cannabis Tax on the June Ballot
Yolo County will have a June ballot measure that, if passed, will give the county authority to tax commercial cannabis operations in the unincorporated areas. Some of these funds would be used to address the illegal market. On March 15, 2018, Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Palmdale and Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, introduced a bill to cut State taxes on legal cannabis in the hopes of keeping people from purchasing at a lower cost from the black market. I was able to testify at the introduction of this bill. To view the Capitol Public Radio article please click here.
Resources for Adults, Children 
and Families in Yolo County
Yolo County has published a comprehensive list of resources for adults, children, youth and families, that are available locally. This list includes crisis resources, physical and behavioral health services, health care services, financial assistance and employment, housing and homeless services, food assistance, and child abuse prevention, Copies of this list have been provided to the Washington Unified School District and to the City of West Sacramento. You may also get a copy of this list by contacting my office at (916) 375-6443. 

Clarksburg No Dumping Signs
Random dumping is becoming a problem in Clarksburg. We have installed "no dumping" signs in the hopes of putting the brakes on this. Please  click here for photos.

Advisory Board Openings
District 1 has openings on the following Boards/Commissions:

Childcare & Development Planning Commission has one opening for a provider and one opening for a consumer;

Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Advisory Board has an opening for a parent of children eligible for state health services; and

In-Home Support Services has an opening for a provider.

For more information click here.       
                      
Photo Gallery
Please visit our photo gallery which highlight the recent activities of Supervisor Villegas click here.