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Highlights of the March 19, 2013 Board Meeting:
At the request of Supervisor Arnold, the Board will hear a presentation from the Ambassadors of Hope & Opportunity youth members. The group is a local non-profit organization designed for youth who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Since its inception in January 2005, AHO has been leading the way in addressing the growing trend of youth homelessness in Marin County, the Greater Bay Area and Sacramento.
The item was removed from the agenda.
Clerk of the Board staff
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At the request of Supervisors Rice and Adams, the Board will hear a presentation from the First 5 Children and Families Commission, as well as a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming 2013 as the “Year of the Child.” The mission of the First 5 of Marin Children and Families Commission is to advance opportunities for all children in Marin to thrive in supportive and nurturing families, enter school healthy and ready to learn, and become productive members of society.
The Board heard the presentation.
The Board will consider a request to authorize a sponsorship agreement with Mike's Bikes for $50,000 to support the construction of the Stafford Lake Bike Park in Novato. In exchange for their financial support, Mike's Bikes will be allowed limited advertisting rights at the Park and on promotional materials.
Need more info? See the full report on the Parks sponsorship program
The Board authorized the sponsorship.
Ron Miska, Deputy Parks Director
The County of Marin has a district-based Community Services Program that provides small funding to support various community services needs throughout the year. Generally speaking the funds are used for small, one-time service requests and are typically allocated to non-profit service providers or other governmental entities. To respond to our recent budget challenges, the program was reduced from $550,000 annually to $350,000 (36% reduction) in FY 2010-11. Based upon feedback from a recent civil grand jury report, the Board will consider changes to the program designed to improve transparency, improve cost-effectiveness, and clarify program requirements while maintaining many of the benefits of the program.
Need more info? See the full report on the community services program
The Board voted to accept the County Administrator's recommendations.
Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
In order to ensure that the Marin County Code conforms with the Americans with Disabilities Act and its various regulations, the Board is being asked to consider updates so as to further exempt mobility devices from restrictions. The Board will now conduct a hearing on the merits of the proposed changes to County code.
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See the report on disability access requirements
The item was continued to a future date yet to be determined. It will be brought back for another first reading after revisions recommended by the Board.
Ed Kiernan, Deputy County Counsel
The Board will consider appointments and/or schedule interviews to the following boards or commissions:
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All appointments were approved except the Personnel Commission, for which interviews were continued to a date to be determined later.
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