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Meeting Date: 6/20/2017

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Highlights of the June 20, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment
  2. Muir Woods Memorandum of Understanding
  3. Civil Grand Jury Response: Affordable Housing
  4. Annual Crop & Livestock Report
  5. Limits for Oversized Vehicle Parking, Vehicle Storage
  6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  7. Continuation of Budget Hearing

1. Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

Preview

After the Board convenes at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to accept the final report and program summary of the Marin Bay Shoreline Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment. The assessment sets the foundation for understanding the vulnerability of Marin's bayside communities and assets to a range of sea-level rise scenarios. The County plans to support implementation of projects such as guidance for general plan updates and capital improvement projects, demonstration projects built to test innovative approaches to flood impacts, continued coordination between jurisdictions and agencies, and education to support the use of the vulnerability assessment. The Board received a draft of this assessment in April. 

Review

The Board accepted the report.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Marin Bay Shoreline Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment.

Contact: Chris Choo, Principal Planner, Department of Public Works


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2. Muir Woods Memorandum of Understanding

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to receive an update on the Muir Woods Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Park Service. In April 2017, the Board received an MOU update by staff from Public Works and the National Parks Service. Follow public comments, the Board provided feedback to staff and voted to continue the item with direction to return in June with additional information on the reservation system, traffic, and parking issues.

Review

The Board received the report and approved the Muir Woods Memorandum of Understanding.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Muir Woods Memorandum of Understanding.

Contact: Eric Steger, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

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3. Civil Grand Jury Response: Affordable Housing

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for Board for concurrence and adoption of response to 2016-2017 Civil Grand Jury report titled “Overcoming Barriers to Housing Affordability” (April 12, 2017). The County agreed with the Civil Grand Jury on three findings and disagreed wholly or partly with four findings. Three recommendations have been implemented, one more is planned to be implemented, and one will not be implemented. Staff recommends that the Board concur in and thereby adopt a response and direct the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.

Review

The Board adopted the response and authorized distribution to the presiding judge.

Need more info? See the draft response to “Overcoming Barriers to Housing Affordability.”

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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4. Annual Crop & Livestock Report

Preview

The Board will hear a presentation from the Marin County Agricultural Commissioner of the 2016 Marin County Livestock and Agricultural Crop Report. One year ago, milk continued to serve as the leader among all livestock and crop yields in Marin, accounting for 40 percent of the overall gross value of a record $111,061,000 for 2015.

Review

The Board heard the presentation and accepted the report.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about the Livestock and Crop Report. The report will be released at the meeting.

Contact: Stacy Carlsen, Agriculture Commissioner

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5. Limits for Oversized Vehicle Parking, Vehicle Storage

Preview

The Board will conduct a merit hearing for an ordinance establishing additional parking limit options to address increased oversized vehicle parking and storage of vehicles on County roads. Residents have expressed concern about the increasing number of oversized vehicles parked for extended periods of time on County-maintained roads. Other concerns voiced include reduced sight distance for drivers, negative visual impacts, loitering in or near travel lanes, and reduced overall safety in neighborhoods. 

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report about the ordinance on oversized vehicle parking and vehicle storage.

Contact: Bob Goralka, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider six positions on the Women's Commission, five on the Library Commission, three on the Commission on Aging, one on the Disaster Council, and one on County Service Area 18 Advisory Board (Las Gallinas).

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Women's Commission: Amanda Grey, Kyla Burke, Kate Byrne, Emily Knoles, Crystal Martinez

Library Commission: Sally Hauser, Loretta Farley, Barbara Schoen

Commission on Aging: Diana Lopez, Ralph Marchese, Marianne Gontarz-York

Disaster Council: Peter Mendoza, Mohamed Osman

County Service Area 18 Advisory Board (Las Gallinas): Karen Thompson

Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.

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7. Continuation of Budget Hearing

Preview

At 1:30 p.m., the Board will continue 2017-18 Final Budget hearing that begins Monday, June 19. This is the second year of a two-year budget. The proposed budget is $555 million, an increase of 2.6 percent over last year.

Review

The Board completed the budget hearings and approved the final budget.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the 2017-18 Final Budget.

Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager

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