Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

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Meeting Date: 3/21/2017

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Highlights of the March 21, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. Health and Human Services Strategic Plan
  2. Resolution for National Women's History Month
  3. Resolution Protecting Civil Rights of Immigrants
  4. Community Coalition to Reduce Residential Pesticide Use
  5. Integrated Pest Management Annual Report and Products List
  6. Creation of Job Classification
  7. Ordinance Amendment on Fair Housing
  8. Rates for Behavior Health and Recovery Services
  9. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  10. Employee Length of Service Awards

1. Health and Human Services Strategic Plan

Preview

At 8:30 a.m. in Suite 324A, the Board will hold an informational workshop regarding Health and Human Services' (HHS) Strategic Plan. The plan aligns with the County’s over-arching 5 Year Business Plan and drew from input throughout HHS. Note that Suite 324A has very limited seating.

Review

The Board conducted the informational workshop and provided feedback to HHS staff.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Health and Human Services Strategic Plan.

Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Health and Human Services


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2. Resolution for National Women's History Month

Preview

No earlier than 9 a.m., the Board will convene in the Board Chamber (Suite 330) and hear a request to adopt a resolution recognizing March as National Women’s History Month.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the draft resolution for National Women's History Month.

Contact: Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold

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3. Resolution Protecting Civil Rights of Immigrants

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution upholding due process and protecting civil rights of immigrant residents in Marin County. Executive orders signed by the new federal administration have created a climate of fear and uncertainty among immigrant communities nationwide. The proposed resolution would further affirm the Board's belief that fostering a relationship of trust, respect and open communication between County employees and County residents, regardless of immigration status, is essential to the County's core mission of ensuring the heath, well-being and public safety for our entire community.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the civil rights resolution.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Adminstrator

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4. Community Coalition to Reduce Residential Pesticide Use

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to receive an update from a community coalition to reduce residential pesticide use and request to approve $90,000 to support coalition efforts. County staff has worked with a Board subcommittee and Integrated Pest Management Commissioners to convene concerned community members to develop this campaign. A grant was secured from the Environmental Protection Agency to augment the County's financial commitment of $100,000. Two marketing campaign themes are best tested and will be finalized in late March to help reduce residential pesticide use.

Review

The Board accepted the report.

Need more info? See the staff report about the community coalition to reduce residential pesticide use.

Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks

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5. Integrated Pest Management Annual Report and Products List

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to accept the Integrated Pest Management program’s 2016 Annual Report and a request to approve a list of allowed products for 2017. The report includes a review of pesticide usage, program violations, product exemptions issued and a summary of non-chemical IPM efforts.

Review

The Board accepted the report and approved the list of allowed products. 

Need more info? See the staff report about the Integrated Pest Management program.

Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks

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6. Creation of Job Classification

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Human Resources to approve the creation of the class of District Attorney Program Manager. The District Attorney requested a classification review for a position responsible for managing activities and operations of a range of units including consumer and environmental protection, mediation, insurance and real estate fraud, major financial crimes, and public integrity. As part of a departmental reorganization, the District Attorney is creating a Special Operations Unit to address those cases and others.

Review

The item was removed from the agenda.

Need more info? See the staff report about the creation of the class of District Attorney Program Manager.

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources

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7. Ordinance Amendment on Fair Housing

Preview

No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider an ordinance amendment to Chapter 5.53 of the Marin County Code to eliminate an exception for owner-occupied structures from the County’s Fair Housing Ordinance providing source-of-income protections for recipients of third-party rental assistance. The elimination of this exception is intended to simplify the process for understanding and determining ordinance applicability. It would support an original intent of the ordinance to inhibit a discriminatory rental environment by preventing property owners from disseminating advertising materials expressing preference on the basis of a person's source of income.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the ordinance amendment.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed amendments to Chapter 5.53 of the Marin County Code.

Contact: Leelee Thomas, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency

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8. Rates for Behavior Health and Recovery Services

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider resolutions revising the fiscal year 2016-17 rate/charge schedule for the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services for community mental health system of care treatment services and for county operated substance use treatment services. The proposed rates adjustment will allow the division to maximize potential revenues from Medi-Cal and other health coverage. The proposed adjustments would not impact the majority of clients because they are charged based on a state-established sliding fee schedule.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolutions on the proposed adjustments.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed rate/charge changes for behavior health.

Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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9. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Mental Health Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointment:

Mental Health Board: Patricia Carillon

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

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10. Employee Length of Service Awards

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will host a presentation of employee recognition length-of-service awards.

Review

The Board hosted the presentation and congratulated the long-serving employees.

Need more info? See the list of employees who were recognized during the length-of-service awards, and see a handful of photos on the County's Facebook page.

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources

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