District 1 News
Serving West Sacramento & Clarksburg
 
  Oscar Villegas
 Yolo County Supervisor
 District 1
September 2015
Note From Oscar:
Greetings,
As we enter into the month of September, there are numerous signs that denote we are in the season of change.  The children have returned to school, the weather is cooler in the evening, and we just celebrated Labor Day.  I want to acknowledge the Yolo County staff who work tirelessly at their respective jobs to serve the residents of our county.  It's a pleasure to work with so many people who clearly love their job.  Last month, I had the pleasure to attend the Yolo County Fair Gala, participated in the Backpack for Kids giveaway at the Yolo County Children's Alliance, attended the Delta Counties Coalition Tour whereby federal, state and local officials of neighboring counties visited the Delta by boat to learn about issues facing the Delta.  I presented to the Mighty Rotary Club of West Sacramento, and attended the West Sacramento Chamber's Dig-In Dinner featuring Senator Richard Pan and Patrick Mulvaney.   I also represented the county of the first meeting of the "Yolo Bypass Partnership.  This month there are many exciting activities happening in our District. The Clarksburg Friends of the Library will be hosting their fundraiser, the o pening of the new Culinary Arts and Farm to Fork Education (CAFFE) program for the Washington Unified School District, and the first graduation for the West Sacramento Day Reporting Center will take place.  See links below to these and other newsworthy items.  

Upcoming Board of Supervisor  Meetings
9/29/15     9:00am
10/06/15   9:00am
Job Opportunities
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Contact Us!

Oscar Villegas 
oscar.villegas@yolocounty.org
916.375.6440

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

Jennifer Perez,  Assistant Deputy
jennifer.perez@yolocounty.org
916.375.6443

Fight the Bite! Help Control the Risk of Mosquito-Transmitted Diseases
Do you know groups of kids that spend time outdoors that are at-risk for exposure to West Nile Virus or Lyme disease?  If so, you can pick up a free box of Tick & Insect Repellent Wipes from our office as issued by the Sacramento - Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District.  See this website for more information:     http://www.fightthebite.net/ 

2015 Clarksburg Area Community Plan
A Public Hearing on the 2015 Clarksburg Area Community Plan was held by the Yolo County Planning Commission on September 10, 2015.   This plan was the culmination of months of hard work by the Clarksburg General Plan Citizens Advisory Committee.   This Planning Commission approved the Plan and it will now be forwarded to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors on September 29, 2015 for final adoption.    See link for detailed info:     http://www.yolocounty.org/community-services/planning-public-works/planning-division/planning-commission-information/planning-commission-meeting-materials 


Friends of the Clarksburg Library Auction/Fundraiser Event
The Friends of the Clarksburg Library invite you to join them in celebrating their 27th Annual "Wines of Clarksburg" and art auction/fundraiser - Sunday, September 20th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of The Heringer Ranch located at 3735 Netherlands Road, Clarksburg, California.  Tickets can be purchased from my office in addition to the others listed  The Wines of Clarksburg Fundraising Event

Free Computer Classes at West Sacramento Library
 
There are some great introduction computer classes held at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue, West Sacramento.  You will learn basic information on Google+, eBay, Craigslist How-to, etc.  See dates on link:  http://www.yolocounty.org/Home/Components/News/News/3116/26 


Employment Services
Yolo County Employment Services offers classes to assist in all areas of job preparation. This includes, job search assistance, application and resume review, interviewing techniques, career exploration, etc.  Also, on October 21, 2015, there will be a job fair which will bring together various businesses that are in search of people to hire.  More details will be issued as the date comes closer.  In the meantime, please check out the dates/times of the preparation classes - http://www.yolocounty.org/health-human-services/employment-social-services/employment-services-copy

Yolo Bypass Partnership Meeting
I participated on an interagency collaboration on the Yolo Bypass which included the Department of Water Resources, US Army Corps, National Marine Fisheries, Bureau of Reclamation, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Natural Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Sacramento Area of Flood Control Agency, Yolo, Solano counties.  This group will be developing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with regard to the Yolo Bypass Partnership Framework.  You can read more details of the MOU at the following link:    http://www.yolocounty.org/general-government/board-of-supervisors/board-meetings/board-of-supervisors-meeting-agendas-minutes
Once on this page, enter the dates May 2015 with the keyword:  Yolo Bypass.  Hit Go.  This item is displayed as II. Corridor Management Framework.  This is link that will take you to the staff report of this item.  

Board/Commission Appointments
I am proud to announce that the Board of Supervisors has approved my nominations of District 1 representatives to the following County Board/Commission: 
  • Aviation Advisory Committee - Stanley Maricich
  • Commission on Aging and Adult Services  - Jeri Wingfield
  • Clarksburg General Plan Citizens Advisory Committee - Amanda Beck & Gary Merwin
  • Health Council - Danny Sandoval
  • In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Board - Johanne Lewis
  • First 5 Yolo Commission on Children and Families - Francisco Castillo
  • Parks, Recreation & Wildlife Advisory Committee - James "Darin" Hall
  • Yolo County Local Mental Health Board - Martha Guerrero  & Sally Mandujan
West Sacramento Day Reporting Center Graduation
The West Sacramento Day Reporting Center is a collaborative effort between the City of West Sacramento, the Sacramento County Office of Education, the Yolo County Probation Department and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in response to AB 109 realignment.  While in place for one year, this program will graduate 57 clients at the first West Sacramento Graduation on September 17th.  These clients have provided a total of 600 community service project hours which benefit West Sacramento.  A description of this program is found at the following link:  http://services.scoe.net/record_detail.cfm?id=490 

9th Annual Community Giveaway Day
The Yolo County Children's Alliance is inviting the community to donate food, clothing, blankets, coats, toys and other essential items for the annual Community Giveaway Day on November 21, 2015.   Please contact Julie Beckner, (530) 757-5574, for more information on how to donate or volunteer the day of the event. Email Julie Beckner

Meals on Wheels Yolo County Elderly Nutrition Program
The 40th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at T.S. Glide Ranch in Davis. Your support of this endeavor will be appreciated. Tickets and Sponsorship Levels are available; please contact Christi Skibbins, Executive Director, for more information... Christi Skibbins, Executive Director

Photo Gallery
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