Board agendas are posted on the Thursday prior to a Tuesday meeting usually between noon and 3 p.m. These highlights provide a quick preview for the most newsworthy items on the agenda. While it's not the full agenda, you'll find enough context and background to understand why the item was brought before the Board, the potential community impacts of a Board vote and the costs associated with the staff recommendation.
Would you like to learn more? Each highlight includes a link to a more detailed staff report on the topic. Board meetings are webcast live on our website and archived approximately 24 hours after the conclusion of the meeting. On television, meetings are aired live and on tape on Channel 27 for Comcast and AT&T U-verse subscribers.
Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.
Highlights of the July 17, 2018 Board Meeting:
The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to receive an update related to the San Geronimo Golf Course operations and expanded public access during designated periods. The Board of Supervisors approved a purchase agreement for the San Geronimo property in November 2017 with The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and TPL planned to maintain ownership until the County could raise funds to complete the purchase. The close of escrow was to be prior to December 31, 2018, so the County could raise funds for the $8.85 million sale price. On June 27, 2018, Marin County Superior Court issued a preliminary injunction to prohibit further action on the purchase. County staff plans to provide an update on litigation and public access to the property.
Need more info? See the staff report and the PowerPoint presentation about the San Geronimo Golf Course.
Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks
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The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services to adopt a resolution authorizing the use of an additional 30-day involuntary psychiatric hold. A mentally disabled person requiring treatment must be treated in the least restrictive setting and be afforded certain rights, including court hearings, if detained involuntarily. The law sets criteria for who can be placed into involuntary care and establishes limits on the duration of involuntary holds. There are instances in which psychiatric holds do not provide sufficient time for facilities to complete a thorough assessment, achieve patient stabilization, and allow for a longer treatment period. Board approval of the proposed resolution would authorize the use of an additional 30-day involuntary psychiatric hold without first obtaining temporary conservatorship.
Need more info? See the staff report about the additional 30-day involuntary psychiatric holds.
Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services
The Board will hear requests from the County Administrator for Board concurrence and adoption of responses to two 2017-2018 Civil Grand Jury Reports. They were titled “Marin is Aging: Are We Ready” (April 20) and “Sexual Assault in Marin: Evidence Collection, Processing and Backlog” (April 25). On the Aging report, staff agreed with three findings, wholly or partially disagreed with two findings, found that two recommendations had already been implemented, and found that one recommendation is not warranted or reasonable. On the Sexual Assault report, staff said two recommendations had already been implemented, one will be implemented in the next fiscal year, one requires further analysis and two are not warranted or reasonable.
Need more info? See the Civil Grand Jury staff responses to the Aging report and the Sexual Assault report.
Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator
No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct public hearings for ordinance changes for the Marin County Code. The first is a repeal of section pertaining to fees charged by the Marin County Counsel's Office and a subsequent resolution about a revised fee schedule for County Counsel. The fees are not charged to the public at large. The second proposal is for an amendment to a section pertaining to Building and Safety Division fees from the Community Development Agency. CDA staff proposes a 6 percent increase to the division's hourly rate. The current building and safety fees have not been adjusted since 2009, and it requires a code amendment to change them.
Need more info? See the staff reports about the proposed changes to the County Counsel fees and Community Development Agency fees.
Contact: Jack Govi, Assistant County Counsel, and Brian Crawford, Director of Community Development
The Board will hear requests from the Department of Human Resources to approve tentative collective bargaining agreements with five of its employee bargaining units. The units are the Probation Managers Association (PMA), the Marin County Management Employees Association (MCMEA), the Marin Association of Public Employees General Unit (MAPE General), the Marin Association of Public Employees Health and Human Services Unit (MAPE HHS), and the Sheriff Staff Officer's Association (SSOA).
Need more info? See the staff reports about the tentative agreements with the PMA, MCMEA, MAPE General, MAPE HHS and SSOA.
Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources
The Board will consider one vacancy on the Child Care Commission and one on the Tam Design Review Board.
Need more info? See the full agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a first reading to consider and ordinance calling a special election, to be consolidated with the November 6, 2018 General Election, on a measure establishing a West Marin Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Area. The proposed tax increase would be paid by overnight visitors in West Marin to support municipal services provided in that area. The proposal is to raise the rate from 10 percent of a lodging bill, which applies countywide, to 14 percent in West Marin through a ballot measure and establish a new 4 percent rate for private campground visitors in West Marin. The geographic boundaries would include all of coastal West Marin from Muir Beach to the south up to Dillon Beach in the north. It would include the San Geronimo Valley, Nicasio, Hicks Valley, and western slopes of Mount Tamalpais. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. July 31.
Contact: Brian Washington, County Counsel
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