There was a brief Sierra County Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday but I was not there and cannot tell you what happened so you will have to read The Mountain Messenger this week. (Well you should read it every week) I think it had something to do with the contract for the Alleghany Park Improvements and the recent bid that was over the funds budgeted and there was also a closed session for the Board. Read the Messenger to find out what happened.
Rarely do I use a picture of the same spot as last week’s photo, in fact this is a first. But Michael Gate’s photo looking towards the Sierra Buttes from Saddleback
Lookout is so spectacular I had to print it. Same spot a week later. Had a moment of clear to get this photo.
So Carrie’s Corner, Carol’s Books and Movies, Jerusha, Fringe, Gabby, Cooter, The Cats, The Others they are all here along with lots of information about what’s going on where. Our guest columnists are unusually quiet this week and they’re missed.
So have a fun and safe Halloween tomorrow, be nice to each other and next week we will have more to report.
Don Russell, Editor of the Mountain Messenger has recently become overly concerned about mundane things that should not bother him at all, or at least he shouldn’t give it a second thought. Sitting in the prestigious seat of being the state’s oldest weekly newspaper Editor brings him into the limelight a lot. Many people come to Downieville to meet Don who has always had an open door policy to all tourists, unless it is Wednesday or if Milly is not in a good mood. If Milly is not there, most likely there will be a short woman named Jill who rarely is in a good mood. So if in response to your question, “are you Milly?” a short black haired woman looks up and snarls it is best to just leave and hope Milly will be there when you return. At any rate this isn’t about Milly or Jill, it is about Don. Just be kind to him, consider his age and position and be happy if he acknowledges your presence, don’t hold any expectations. Just acceptance of the way things are.
We had a lively meeting last month and are ready for another one. Please come if you can and be part of planning next years activities to improve the food system in Plumas and Sierra Counties! Everyone is welcome!
Here is the Strategic Plan online http://bit.ly/pscfc2013plan . if you want to review it.
November 4, 2013 2:30 to 4:30 PM Public Health Conference Room, Quincy
2:30 to 2:45 Housekeeping & Updates
- Brief re-cap of last meeting
- Chairman position vacancy
2:45 to 3:15 Updates from each Working Group
- Policy & Regulation
- FEED (Farmer Education & Economic Development)
- Team Zero (home scale food production)
- Youth Education
3:15 to 3:30 CFC Strategic Plan Distribution
(the plan is online here http://bit.ly/pscfc2013plan)
(Education of policy makers, partners and public)
- Identify desired outcomes/next steps
- Review and discuss BOS presentation
- Newspaper & press release on Plan
(maybe use executive summary)
3:30 to 4:25 CFC Action Plan
- Discuss and prioritize activities for 2014
- Identify steps for priority activities
- Identify timelines, partners, resources and roles
and next steps.
4:25 to 4:30 Next meeting date/ time
- TBD, 2:30 – 4:30pm
The mission of the Plumas-Sierra Community Food Council is to increase community resiliency by fostering vibrant local agriculture and increasing access to healthy food for everyone in the Plumas-Sierra region. The Council works to improve community food security through advocacy, policy, and grassroots programs that shape the region’s food system and the health of its residents.