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Meeting Date: 4/25/2017

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Highlights of the April 25, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. Transportation Authority of Marin Presentation
  2. MarinKids Presentation
  3. Parking Restrictions at County Facilities
  4. Adjustment to Government Code on County Surveyor
  5. Racial Equity Action Plan
  6. Funding for Roads, Storm Damage, Reserve Accounts
  7. Waiver of Retirement for Deputy Board Clerk
  8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  9. Continuation of Budget Planning Workshops

1. Transportation Authority of Marin Presentation

Preview

After convening no earlier than 9 a.m., following completion of a Housing Authority meeting, the Board will hear a presentation from the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) on the existing Measure A half-cent sales tax for transportation. TAM requested an opportunity to brief the Board and receive input.

Review

The Board heard the presentation.

Need more info? See the Transportation Authority of Marin website and the staff report about the presentation.

Contact: Diane Steinhauser, Executive Director, Transportation Authority of Marin


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2. MarinKids Presentation

Preview

The Board will hear a request for a presentation from MarinKids on its 2016 Data and Action Guide. With its partners, MarinKids works to increase equitable access to services and support that will ensure basic necessities for each child in Marin.

Review

The Board heard the presentation.

Need more info? See the website for MarinKids and the PowerPoint presentation about MarinKids.

Contact: Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold

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3. Parking Restrictions at County Facilities

Preview

The Board will hear the first reading of an ordinance amending Chapter 15.30 of the Marin County Code to establish a daytime no-parking zone option for County facilities. Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is installing a commuter rail station near the intersection of McInnis Parkway and Civic Center Drive, just north of the Civic Center in San Rafael. This proposed amendment would eliminate parking in the adjacent vacant lot, known as the Christmas tree lot, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.. weekdays, holidays exempted. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m., May 9.

Review

The Board heard the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. May 9.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance amendment about parking restrictions at County facilities.

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

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4. Adjustment to Government Code on County Surveyor

Preview

The Board will hear the first reading of an ordinance amendment to Section 2.16.030 of the Marin County Code related to duties and qualifications for the County Surveyor. The surveyor examines subdivision maps to make sure if they comply with local ordinances. The code provides that the surveyor must be a registered voter in Marin County, but staff recommends that the requirement be waived. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. May 23.

Review

The Board heard the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. May 23.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance amendment regarding the County Surveyor.

Contact: Craig Tackabery, Chief Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

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5. Racial Equity Action Plan

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to adopt the 2017 Marin County Racial Equity Action Plan. County employees participating in the national Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) initiative created the draft Racial Equity Action Plan following a year of study. The group completed an assessment of racial and cultural perceptions in the County, and the plan clearly lays out initiatives, metrics and deadlines across three important race equity goals. Ten new employees are committing to attending a regional GARE conference in 2017. The participants believe the commitment to racial equity is growing and service to the community is strengthening.

Review

The Board adopted the 2017 Marin County Racial Equity Action Plan.

Need more info? See the staff report about the 2017 Marin County Racial Equity Action Plan.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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6. Funding for Roads, Storm Damage, Reserve Accounts

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to authorize the allocation of $8.3 million in one-time excess Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund (ERAF) revenues, resulting from the completion of a property tax computation audit, to be designated for road infrastructure improvements, storm damage and facility reserves, and state and federal uncertainty reserves. The County has a longstanding fiscal policy of directing one-time revenues to one-time expenditures. The County has identified the need to invest in road and facility infrastructure to address deferred maintenance backlogs. Also, the County sustained more than $8 million in damage from winter storms. It is unlikely that the County will be fully reimbursed from the state and federal government for all costs associated with the storms.

Review

The Board authorized the allocation of the one-time funds.

Need more info? See the staff report about the allocation of ERAF revenues.

Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager

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7. Waiver of Retirement for Deputy Board Clerk

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve a waiver of retirement exclusion for Patrice Stancato, former Deputy Clerk III in the Board of Supervisors’ office, to provide critically needed services in accordance with California Government Code Section 7522.56(f)(1). The County would like to rehire Stancato, who retired March 30, for 10-12 hours per week to ensure operations of the clerk staff can be effectively maintained while job recruitment efforts continue.

Review

The Board approved the waiver of retirement exclusion.

Need more info? See the staff report about the waiver of retirement exclusion.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the Personnel Commission, one on the Commission on Aging, one on the Disaster Council, and seven on the Youth Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Personnel Commission: Patrice Goldman, Carla Halyard (Marilyn Strand alternate)

Commission on Aging: Lenore McDonald

Disaster Council: Debbie Yee

Youth Commission: Lola Amador, Alexandrea Coe, Jose Gomez, Esmeralda Ortiz, Marlowe Ural, Isabelle Winstead

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

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9. Continuation of Budget Planning Workshops

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will continue its budget planning workshops to discuss department strategic planning efforts for fiscal year 2017-18. The Board will hear reports from: Community Development Agency; Agriculture, Weights and Measures; UCCE Farm Advisor; Cultural Services; Marin County Free Library; Elections; Human Resources; and Information Services and Technology. The workshops continue at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Review

The Board continued with the workshops.

Need more info? See the full schedule for the budget planning workshops.

Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager

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