First 5 Commission Meeting

April 22, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Sonoma County Office of Education

5340 Skylane Boulevard

Santa Rosa, CA 95403


I. Call to Order

Speaker: Commissioner Kelly Bass Seibel, Chair

Approximate Time: 3:30 pm

II. Public Comment on Non-Agendized Items

Speaker: Commissioner Kelly Bass Seibel, Chair

Approximate Time: 3:31 pm

III. Consent Calendar Action Item

Speaker: Commissioner Kelly Bass Seibel, Chair

  • Related Materials: Minutes of March 25, 2019

Approximate Time: 3:34 pm

IV. Financial Report Action Item

  1. FY 18-19 Q3 Budget Update – Speaker: Kelley Naiman, DHS
    Related Materials: Q3 Budget Update
  2. FY 19-20 Preliminary Budget – Speaker: Angie Dillon-Shore, Executive Director
    Related Materials: FY 19-20 Preliminary Budget
  3. Long-term Financial Plan Update – Speaker: Commissioner Kelly Bass Seibel, Chair
    Related Materials: Long-term Financial Plan Update

Approximate Time: 3:35 pm

V. 2018 READY School Readiness Assessment Update & Contract Recommendation Action Item

  • READY Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
    Priority Outcome 3A – High Quality ECE
    Sonoma County Human Services Department
    Approve contract for $300,000
    Related Materials: 2018 READY Report

Speaker: Norine Doherty, Sonoma County Dept. of Human Services

Approximate Time: 3:50 pm

VI. Contract Recommendation Action Item

  • FY 19-20 External Audit
    Brown Armstrong Accountancy Corporation
    Approve contract for $20,650

Speaker: Angie Dillon-Shore

Approximate Time: 4:20 pm

VII. Transition Update and Contract Recommendations Action Items

  • Transition Support: Legal Services
    Remcho, Johansen & Purcell, LLP
    Increase contract to total $30,000
    7/30/18 – 6/30/19
  • Transition Support: Payroll for Office Manager
    Certified Employment Group
    Approve contract Up to $14k
    April 1 – June 30, 2019
  • Transition Support: Help Me Grow Coordination
    Priority Outcome 1.B - Screening & Intervention
    a. Increase FY 19-20 allocation for Watch Me Grow by $12,000
    b. Early Learning Institute
    Approve contract for $12,000

Speaker: Angie Dillon-Shore

Approximate Time: 4:21 pm

VIII. Contract Recommendation & Acceptance of Funding – Quality Counts Action Items

  • Priority Outcome 3A – High Quality ECE
  • Incentive Layer Award – First 5 CA IMPACT grant
    1. Accept award of $103,500 for total: $1,701,608 7/1/15-6/30/20
    2. Increase FY 18-19 allocation for Quality Counts by $103,500
  • Adjunct Training for Pyramid Cohort & Community Partners
    Early Learning Institute
    Increase contract by $10,000 for total $190,000

Speaker: Leah Benz

Approximate Time: 4:35 pm

IX. Public Hearing: 2017-18 First 5 CA Annual Report Action Item

Related Materials: 2017-18 First 5 CA Annual Report

Speaker: Kate Pack

Approximate Time: 4:50 pm

X. Leadership Advisory Roundable Update

Speaker: Melanie Dodson, LAR Chair

Approximate Time: 4:50 pm

XI. Staff Report

Related Materials: Close to Home article; Advocacy Day flyer

Speaker: Angie Dillon-Shore

Approximate Time: 4:55 pm

XII. Adjourn

Speaker: Commissioner Kelly Bass Seibel, Chair

Approximate Time: 5:00 pm

Public Comment is taken on each Agenda Item.  
Materials related to any item on this Agenda submitted to the Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection at 5340 Skylane Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA  95403 during normal business hours. For information, disability-related modification or accommodation, or to review materials prior to the meeting contact First 5 Sonoma County, Department of Health Services, 5340 Skylane Blvd. Santa Rosa, CA  95403, (707) 565-6686,

Public Participation Guidelines for Monthly Commission Meetings

The First 5 Sonoma County Commission encourages and welcomes the participation of the public on matters related to the Commission’s business. Commission meetings are conducted in compliance with the Brown Act (California Government Code Section 54950 et sec.). The Brown Act is intended to promote transparency and public trust in government through procedures that ensure fair and equal public access, attendance and participation. Brown Act procedures also preserve the integrity of the decision-making process via open deliberations and actions of the Commission. 

Notification of Agenda

Meeting agendas are posted 72-hours prior to every Commission meeting in order to provide adequate notice to the public of what discussion and action is to occur. Subject to very limited exceptions, the Brown Act prohibits the Commission from taking any action or discussion of an item not on the posted agenda. 

Public Comment

Making public comment at Commission meetings is an opportunity for the community to speak to the Commission about an issue they see as relevant to the work of First 5. A designated staff member is responsible for collecting and delivering public comment request cards to the Commission Chair. Before any motion is adopted, the Commission Chair will call for public comments in the order cards were submitted. Individuals may speak for up to three minutes. Staff will inform the speaker when the time is close to expired. Commissioner response to public comment in a meeting is limited to brief comments under Brown Act rules.

Public Comment on an Item on the Agenda

  • Submit a public comment request card anytime up to and during the item (prior to the Commission action)
  • Commissioners may respond briefly to public comments
  • Commissioners may refer issues related to the item to staff for follow-up and/or may place a related issue on a future agenda

Public Comment on an Item NOT on the Agenda (non-agendized)

  • Submit a public comment request card prior to the item "Public Comment on Non-Agendized Items"
  • Commissioners may NOT discuss or take action on a non-agendized item
  • Commissioners may refer a non-agendized issue to staff for follow-up and/or may place an issue on a future agenda