District 1 News
Serving West Sacramento & Clarksburg
 
  Oscar Villegas
 Yolo County Supervisor
 District 1
February 2018
Note From Oscar:
Greetings!
The New Year ushers in new beginnings, and as such, I have the distinct pleasure of serving as the 2018 Chair of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. As your District 1 Representative, I am busy working on a multitude of projects. Progress is being made in many corners, including but not limited to, marijuana cultivation, county road rehabilitation, homelessness, mental health issues, and safety on our waterways. I continue to work hard for all of you in Yolo County.


Upcoming Board of Supervisor  Meetings

2/6/18       9:00 am
2/20/18     9:00 am
3/6/18       9:00 am
3/20/18     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

Board of Supervisors 2018 Chair
On January 9, 2018, I chaired my first Board of Supervisors meeting. I have the honor and privilege of chairing these meetings through December 2018. As a reminder, all are welcome to attend the Yolo County Board of Supervisors meetings or you can view them online. To view our 2018 board calendar and/or view the meetings online,  click here.

Facebook Live
In addition to this newsletter, I have recently started using Facebook Live to recap the Board of Supervisors Meetings. This platform is another way of getting information to you in a timely manner. Please tune in on Tuesdays after the meetings for a brief update of the issues me and my colleagues just discussed. To view previous and future Facebook Live videos  click here.

Marijuana Tax Measure
 on  June 2018 Ballot
At the February 6th Board Meeting, we passed a motion to place a tax measure on the June ballot. This measure intends to tax commercial cannabis operations in the unincorporated areas of Yolo County. Here's what will be on your June ballot:
"Shall a tax be imposed on marijuana businesses in unincorporated Yolo County, subject to a citizen's oversight committee, at a variable rate between 1-15% of gross receipts, with a 4% initial rate on cultivation, and 5% for any other marijuana business, to help fund services such as criminal enforcement of illegal cultivation, early childhood intervention and prevention, youth development, rural infrastructure or any other general governmental purpose for an indefinite duration?"
Also discussed was an update and potential action on early development agreement implementation, development of the comprehensive land use regulations, and the RFP process for nursery and processing facilities. We will once again be taking up land use and development agreements at our March 6, 2018 meeting.

Yolo's Youth Construction Program wins a 2017 CSAC Challenge Award
The Yolo County Probation Department, in collaboration with the Yolo County Office of Education, Communicare, and Northern California Construction Training have put together an award winning program. The California State Association of Counties presented an award to Yolo County Probation because it is such an innovative program in county government. At-risk youth are able to participate by attending a specialized classroom in the morning and paid work in the afternoon. Students must complete the morning assignments before they leave for their afternoon job. The structure of the program and the student's individual accountability is the key to success. Inside the classroom on a daily basis is a probation officer, a credentialed instructional aide, a credentialed teacher and a licensed therapist. This win-win program helps at-risk youths acquire jobs and avoid incarceration. For a link to the video click here.
Potential Off-Highway Vehicle Park 
in Yolo County
Yolo County is exploring the possibility of opening an OHV Park. If you are able, please attend the public outreach meeting on Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:30 pm at the Arthur Turner Library in West Sacramento. In addition to the meeting, you can give us your thoughts about the preferred type of facilities you would like to see. To take the survey  click here.


Appointed to CSAC Housing, Land Use & Transportation Committee
I have recently been appointed to CSAC's (California State Association of Counties) Housing, Land Use & Transportation Committee. This committee reviews state budget items, ballot resolutions and state/federal legislative proposals in these three important interrelated areas. I will keep you updated on issues as they arise.  For more information on CSAC's Housing, Land Use & Transportation Committee please  click here.


Mental Health Urgent Care 
in  West Sacramento
The Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency has launched a Mental Health Urgent Care facility at 500 Jefferson Blvd., Building B in West Sacramento. Hours are from noon to 7:00 pm, 7 days per week. Services are available to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis in Yolo County, including those who are insured through Medi-Cal or persons who do not have insurance at this time. Services are available to those brought to the site by a first responder, law enforcement officer, family member or friend, and walk-ins. Staff will ensure that every client leaves this facility with a safe discharge plan. A ribbon cutting ceremony is being tentatively planned for April 4, 2018. More details to follow.

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 activities of Supervisor Villegas click here.