First 5 Commission Meeting

February 25, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Sonoma County Office of Education

5340 Skylane Boulevard

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Meeting Documentation


I. Call to Order

Speaker: Commission Chair, Kelly Bass Seibel

Approximate Time: 3:30 pm

II. Public Comment on Non-Agendized Items

Speaker: Commission Chair, Kelly Bass Seibel

Approximate Time: 3:31 pm

III. Consent Calendar Action Item

Speaker: Commission Chair, Kelly Bass Seibel

  • Minutes of January 28, 2019

Approximate Time: 3:34 pm

IV. Quality Counts Funding Action Item

Speaker: Leah Benz First 5 Sonoma County

  1. Accept additional funds from First 5 CA & increase allocation for Training & TA Hub
    Priority Outcome 3A: High Quality ECE
    Increase of $37,800 (new total = $1,636,643)
    Term: April 1, 2016 – June 30, 2020

Approximate Time: 3:35 pm

V. Recommendation to award Mini-grants Action Item

  • Mini-grant Review Committee Recommendations

Speaker: Commissioner Jennielynn Holmes

  1. Priority Outcome 5C: Community engagement through grants
    8 mini-grants
    Total amount: $22,236

Approximate Time: 3:40 pm

VI. Formation of ad hoc committee Action Item

Cannabis Commerce Revenue

Speaker: Commissioner Kelly Bass Seibel

Approximate Time: 3:50 pm

VII. Transition update and consultant contract approval Action Item

  • Correspondence: Letter to contractors regarding transition of contracts
  • Information about Dillwood Burkel & Millar, LLP

Speaker:Commissioner Kelly Bass Seibel & Angie Dillon-Shore Executive Director

  1. Dillwood Burkel & Millar, LLP
    Amount: up to $25,000
    Term: February 26 – June 30, 2019

Approximate Time: 4:00 pm

VIII. Closed Session - Brown Act Exception: Personnel Action Item

  • Consultant presentation for Commission’s
    consideration of proposed org structure,
    personnel requirements and staff compensation
    for independent First 5 Sonoma County

Speakers: Brenda Gilchrist & Lindsey Brown HR Matrix

Approximate Time: 4:15 pm

IX. Adjourn

Speaker: Commission Chair, Kelly Bass Seibel

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