Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 11/15/2022

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the November 15, 2022 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Report on Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention
  3. Amendments to Fire Codes
  4. Amendments to County Code
  5. Recommended Agreement with County Bargaining Unit
  6. WEDNESDAY: Draft EIR of Housing and Safety Elements

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.

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

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2. Report on Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention

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Agenda Item #6: Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Whole Person Care, to receive report regarding Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention (HHAP) Program Round 4 draft goals. The Board has previously accepted three rounds of HHAP) funding that were used to provide additional homeless housing in Marin, offset administrative costs, and provide support services for vulnerable high-need individuals experiencing homelessness.

Review

The Board adopted the report.

Need more info? See the staff report about the the Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention (HHAP) Program.

Contact: Benita McLarin, Director, Marin Department of Health and Human Services

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3. Amendments to Fire Codes

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Agenda Item #7: The Board will hear a request from the Fire Department to conduct a public hearing for a proposed ordinance adopting the 2022 International Fire Code, portions of the 2022 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code, and 2022 California Fire Code, with amendments. The adoption process is required of Marin County Fire every three years to stay current with the minimum requirements of the State of California Building and Fire standards as determined by the California Building Standards Commission.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance amending fire codes.

Contact: Jason Weber, Chief, Marin County Fire Department

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4. Amendments to County Code

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Agenda Items #8-9: The Board will hear two requests from the Community Development Agency to amend sections of the Marin County Code, a guiding document and collection of County ordinances. First, the Board will hear a request to amend Chapter 19.04, Subchapter 2 – Green Building Requirements and Chapter 19.07 – Carbon Concrete Requirements of Title 19, including local amendments to the 2022 California Green Building Standards Code. Second, the Board will hear a request to amend Title 19, adopt the 2022 California Building Standards Code with local amendments. The updates will prevent discrepancies with the State Code and increase enforceability. 

Review

The Board conducted the hearings and adopted the ordinances and amendments.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Building Standards Code and the staff report about the Green Building Standards Code.

Contact: William Kelley, Deputy Director, Community Development Agency

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5. Recommended Agreement with County Bargaining Unit

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Agenda Items #10: The Board will recieive notice of a tentative agreement between County of Marin and the Marin County Teamsters’ Union Local 856 Probation Unit for a 3-Year Successor Agreement (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2025). the recently negotiated agreement includes annual cost of living adjustments, amended health benefits to ensure affordability for represented employees and other terms that address working conditions based on Board priorities.

Review

The Board accepted the agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the tentative agreement with the Teamsters.

Contact: Sarah Anker, Acting Director, Department of Human Resources

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6. WEDNESDAY: Draft EIR of Housing and Safety Elements

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NOTE: This will be an online-only joint session of the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission on Wednesday, November 16. The Board chamber at the Civic Center will be closed. See the Board's meeting archive webpage for guidelines on participation.

Agenda Item #1: No earlier than 5 p.m. Wednesday, the Board and Planning Commission will hear a request from the Community Development Agency (CDA) to conduct a hearing on the Draft Environment Impact Review (EIR) for the Housing and Safety Elements Update to the 2007 Marin Countywide Plan. The Housing Element addresses long-term housing needs for the unincorporated parts of the county and will address the state-mandated Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) for next planning period, 2023-2030. The Safety Element refers to climate change adaptation measures including wildfire, sea level rise, and flooding concerns. Staff recommends that the Board review the staff report and accept public comments.

Review

The Board and Planning Commission held the public hearing and accepted public testimony on the adequacy of the Draft EIR, provided comments and feedback to staff, and directed staff to prepare the Final EIR.

Need more info? See the staff report, staff presentation, and Safety and Housing Element webpage

Contact: Jillian Namath Zeiger, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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