The Lassen Supervisors are in for a long meeting this week as there are several essential items to cover on the agenda, one of which the community has strong opinions of.
A discussion on a proposed community supportive housing unit will be far down on the list of topics to cover. Still, it will be one of the most heavily questioned by the community. The supervisors will hear from Health and Social Services on the housing unit proposed to be located on North Mesa street, a county-owned property. There will be no action made; the presentation is for information only. The community has raised concerns on the people who will be assisted through the housing unit along with its location as it is close to one of Susanville’s elementary schools.
The supervisors also have a request from the Fair to apply for a minimum 5 million dollar grant to be used for an indoor community event and resiliency center through the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Also, there are several county departments that the supervisors will be considering an across-the-board 10% salary increase in response to rising inflation, included is the Deputy Sheriffs Association, Appointed Department Heads, Confidential Employees, and Elected Officials, not including the board of supervisors.
Within the board’s consent agenda, where routine, non-controversial items are grouped and passed with a single motion and vote unless pulled for discussion, is the purchase of new playground equipment for Doyle park, which will be reimbursed through FEMA funding and CalOES. The structures were destroyed in the fire of 2020.
You can join the supervisors tomorrow to hear more about these topics at 9 am at the board chambers on Nevada street in Susanville. You can find the full agenda on the county website.