Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 11/16/2021

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the November 16, 2021 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Land Acknowledgement for Coast Miwok
  3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  4. Appropriations of Tax Proceeds
  5. Refuse Collection Rate Increases in Sausalito Area
  6. Forum on the TRUTH Act

1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation

SPECIAL NOTICE

The Board of Supervisors is holding meetings that allow for remote participation as well as in-person participation in response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. Zoom videoconferencing technology remains available for participants as it has been since March 2020. The Board members will participate in the Civic Center's Board chamber and encourage both types of participation. Those visiting the Board chamber are requested to wear a face covering and respect social distancing while watching the meeting and may lower their face covering when speaking at the microphone. 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.

For 2021: Open time for public expression about topics that are not on the day's agenda has been moved to the start of the meeting in the interest of making the time slot more predictable for participants. 

Contact:  Brent Ainsworth, Public Information Specialist, County Administrator's Office 

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2. Land Acknowledgement for Coast Miwok

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Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a request to take actions in acknowledgement of Coast Miwok people and adopt language for inclusion on written Board agendas. The acknowledgement is to be a reminder to recognize and honor the traditional owners of this land and recognize the genocide and continuous displacement of indigenous peoples throughout the history of this nation.

Review

This item was postponed to a later meeting.

Need more info? See the staff report about the land acknowledgement for Coast Miwok peoples.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

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Agenda Item #8: The Board will consider two vacancies on the County Service Area (CSA) #20 Indian Valley / Domingo Canyon Board, one on the CSA #33 Stinson Beach Board, and one on the Strawberry Design Review Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

County Service Area (CSA) #20 Indian Valley / Domingo Canyon Board: Jonathan Gasson, R. Craig Knowlton

CSA #33 Stinson Beach Board: Lance Meade

Strawberry Design Review Board: Chad Sparks

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

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4. Appropriations of Tax Proceeds

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Agenda Item #9: The Board will hear a request from the Department of Finance to adopt a resolution determining the fiscal year 2020-21 appropriations of tax proceeds pertaining to the County of Marin in accordance with Article XIII-B of the State Constitution, Proposition 4 Gann Initiative. The aggregate tax proceeds limit for both County and special districts governed by the County Board is $390,605,982, and proceeds subjected to the limit are $251,605,982. Marin Transit and Marin County Open Space District are not included and exempt from Proposition 4. 

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about Proposition 4 Gann Initiative Limit.

Contact: Roy Given, Director of Finance

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5. Refuse Collection Rate Increases in Sausalito Area

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Agenda Item #10: No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will consider Bay Cities Refuse Service's requested rate increase of 3.2% for refuse collection and removal in unincorporated areas near Sausalito, effective January 1, 2022. Franchise Area 1 covers houseboat communities of Waldo Point Harbor, Kappa's Harbor, and Yellow Ferry Harbor, plus areas south of Sausalito to the Golden Gate Bridge and west to Fort Cronkite.

Review

The Board approved the rate increase.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed garbage rate increase for Franchise Area No. 1.

Contact: Steve Devine, Program Manager, Waste Management Division, Department of Public Works

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6. Forum on the TRUTH Act

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Agenda Item #14: No earlier than 5 p.m., the Board will hold an online-only community forum on the Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds (TRUTH) Act. Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2792 into law on September 28, 2016. It pertains to the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency and its access to individuals who have come in contact with law enforcement over the past year. As part of the forum, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office will share data it maintains regarding the number and demographic characteristics of individuals to whom the agency has provided any ICE access. Staff recommends that the Board conduct the forum and: receive a report from Marin County Sheriff Regarding Interaction and Communication with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, receive public comment, receive closing comments from the Marin County Sheriff; and receive closing comments from the Marin County Board of Supervisors. (This session is online only; see the full agenda for participation instructions. The Marin County Board of Supervisors chamber will not be open.)

Review

The Board conducted the meeting.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about TRUTH Act public forum.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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