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Highlights of the October 20, 2020 Board Meeting:
The Board of Supervisors is holding fully electronic meetings in response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic shelter-in-place order. The Board members participate using Zoom videoconferencing technology and encourage remote public participation in the meeting as well. For instructions and guidance on how to watch the meeting or submit public comment, visit the Board of Supervisors' meeting webpage. Viewers also may watch the Community Media Center of Marin's webcast. Comcast subscribers in Marin may watch on Channel 27.
Contact: Brent Ainsworth, Public Information Specialist, County Administrator's Office
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Shortly after the Board convenes at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a report from the County Administrator and possibly other County staff about the local COVID-19 response. The County proclaimed a local emergency and a public health emergency in early March, and since then staff has worked in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate public response efforts. A local shelter-in-place order was first issued March 16 to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Board heard the report from Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
Agenda Items #6 and 7: In separate actions, the Board will hear requests from the Department of Public Works to adopt resolutions finding that the purchases of two properties are exempt from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and request to issue a Notice of Intent to Purchase Real Property for each one. The California Department of Housing and Community Development issued approximately $600 million statewide to rapidly expand housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness and are impacted by COVID-19. The first property is at 1591 Casa Buena Drive, Corte Madera, and the owners are Dilipkumar Patel and Jayaben Patel. It has been appraised for $4.1 million. The second property is at 3301 Kerner Boulevard, San Rafael, and the owners are Dennis Gilardi and Susan Gilardi. It has been appraised for $7.2 million. Potential purchases would not affect the County General Fund.
Contact: Eric Lueder, Interim Deputy Director, Department of Public Works
Agenda Item #8: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to receive a status report about the Administrative Technologies of Marin (ATOM) project implementation. The County needed to overhaul its software systems to increase efficiencies and keep up with technological advances. The ATOM project, which has evolved with fresh tech advances the past few years, is designed to enhance and standardize business processes and to save the County money over the long run relative to continued use of its existing software system. The project is at a key milestone with full implementation of its human capital management phase by December 2020.
Agenda Item #9: The Board will conduct the first reading of an ordinance amending portions of Marin County Code Title 19 to expedite Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) permit processing as mandated by the State of California. Electric vehicles (EVs) are a critical component of Marin's efforts to meet local greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, improve air quality, and address climate change. Local governments must adopt ordinances to create permitting processes for EVSEs, or charging stations. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. November 3.
Contact: Alice Zanmiller, Planner, Community Development Agency
The Board will consider three vacancies and ratify five appointments on the Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council, and consider three vacancies on the Peace Conversion Commission.
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
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