Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 10/16/2018

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Highlights of the October 16, 2018 Board Meeting:

  1. Housing Trust Grant to Habitat for Humanity
  2. Ticket Fee for Marin Center Events
  3. Santa Venetia Timber-Reinforced Berm Improvement
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Housing Trust Grant to Habitat for Humanity

Preview

Shortly after convening no earlier than 10 a.m., following completion of the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board of Supervisors will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to approve a $250,000 grant from the Marin County Housing Trust Fund to Habitat for Humanity for an affordable homeownership development at 8161 Redwood Boulevard in Novato. If approved by the City of Novato, there will be up to 80 affordable units at this location adjacent to the Days Inn motel, adding to the 14 affordable Habitat for Humanity homes already in Marin. A family of four with an annual income of no more than $117,400 would be eligible for residency. The land is being donated by an anonymous donor. The total value of the project is $5.6 million.

Review

The Board approved the request for the grant from the Marin County Housing Trust Fund.

Need more info? See the staff report about the grant for Habitat for Humanity in the online agenda packet.

Contact: Leelee Thomas, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency

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2. Ticket Fee for Marin Center Events

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution approving a modification to the ticket processing fee at the Marin Center, modifying the existing ticket fee from a flat fee of $3 per ticket to 10 percent of the ticket cost. The initial fee was approved by the Board in July 2018 to equal that of online and telephone ticket purchases. The modification would help make Marin Center venues more affordable to all. The change is expected to reduce revenues by approximately $40,000 per year. 

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the modification of Marin Center ticket fees in the online agenda packet.

Contact: Gabriela Calicchio, Director, Cultural Services Department

 

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3. Santa Venetia Timber-Reinforced Berm Improvement

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to authorize the Department of Finance to approve $840,000 for one-time General Fund support for the proposed Santa Venetia Timber-Reinforced Berm Improvement within Flood Control Zone 7. The original berm, which protects Santa Venetia from tidal and rivertine flooding from Las Gallinas Creek, was constructed in 1984. It is approximately 2 miles in length and protects 900 homes. The project includes removal of the existing wooden materials and installation of new posts and new composite lumber material. The renovated berm would be highly resistant to corrosion, decay, rot and pest infestation. 

Review

The Board authorized the approval of monetary support for the flood control project.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Santa Venetia Timber-Reinforced Berm Improvement in the online agenda packet.

Contact: Tony Williams, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider three vacancies on the Library Commission, one on the Commission on Aging, and one on the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board. No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct interviews for one vacancy on the Personnel Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Library Commission: Ed Meagher, Barbara Schoen, Tyrone Cannon

Commission on Aging: Woody Weingarten

Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: Mark Dale

Personnel Commission: Maureen Hochler

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

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