October 27, 2015 Print E-mail

Our Vision:  All Humboldt County children thrive in healthy, supportive, nurturing families and neighborhoods, enter school ready to learn and become active participants of their communities.


Meeting Date and Time:  October 27, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Location:  Humboldt Area Foundation, Emerson Room, 363 Indianola Road, Bayside, CA


I.   Welcome and Introductions
II.  Public Comments and Announcements

III. Executive Director Report

IV. Approval of Minutes:
Commission meeting minutes of September 10, 2015

Commission meeting minutes of October 6, 2015

V.  Consent Calendar:  The following items were reviewed and recommended for adoption and may be approved by a single vote.  Any member of the public may request the Commission to pull an item for further discussion.

A. July  2015 Postings

B. August 2015 Postings

C. CLIF Award: Child Abuse Coordinating Council
: It is recommended to contribute $600 to help support the Annual Stress and the Holidays Campaign.

D. CLIF Award:  Humboldt Housing and Homeless Coalition
:  In partnership with other local funders, it is recommended
FIRST 5 HUMBOLDT contribute $1,000 to assist with the preparation of the HUD Continuum of Care Program federal grant application.  This competitive grant provides funding for local homeless assistance programs.

VI.  Action ItemPolicy for Resources to Comply with GASB 54:  Committed Fund Balance
: Commissioners will consider an amendment to the Policy specific to ‘Safety Net’ program allocations. (10 min)

VII.  Information Item: Annual Audit Report
: The Commission will review Financial Statements for the Year Ended June 30, 2015 from Christy White & Associates. (25 min)

VIII. Information Item: First 5 Annual Report
: Evaluators Kim Puckett and Maria Vanderhorst will review sections of the Annual Report to be submitted to First 5 California.
(25 min)

IX.  Discussion Item: Revised Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-2016
The Commission will review budget revisions for the current fiscal year.
(10 min)

X.   Information Item: Marijuana Use:  Impact on Child Development
Laura Power will brief Commissioners on a recent training she attended at First 5 Alameda which discussed prevalence rates of prenatal marijuana use, as well as physical and psychosocial effects of parental marijuana use.  (30 min)

Next Meeting: November 17, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, First 5 Humboldt office, 1012 Second St., Eureka