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Highlights of the October 06, 2015 Board Meeting:
No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming October 2015 as Bullying Prevention Month. Approximately 30 percent of U.S. students are involved in bullying every year, either as a victim or a bully. Board supports efforts to call attention to the issue of bullying and encourages schools, parents, youth, governmental agencies, and the private sector to support efforts to reduce and prevent bullying in our communities.
The Board adopted the resolution.
Need more info? See the proclamation about Bullying Prevention Month.
Contact: Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold
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The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer cases in Marin have decreased since their peak in 2001, are no longer among the highest in the State, and are similar to rates in California and the United States. In fact, new statistics show that Marin is experiencing its lowest rates since the Cancer Prevention Institute of California started surveillance of rates in 1988.
Need more info? See the proclamation about Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution recognizing the 20th anniversary of the Vision Fire. Between October 3-16, 1995, the Vision Fire burned 12,354 acres near Mount Vision in the Point Reyes National Seashore, scorching the scenic and sparsely populated land between Tomales Bay and the Drakes Bay along the Pacific Ocean. Winds of up to 45 mph turned the smoldering remains of an illegal campfire on Mount Vision into a firestorm. Ravaging private property, California State Parks land and federal land, the fire destroyed 45 structures in Inverness Park within the first hours of the blaze and forced the evacuation of 422 people, mostly residents in the hills above Inverness, Olema and Point Reyes Station. There were no fatalities or major injuries.
Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about the 20th anniversary of the Vision Fire.
The Board will hear a request from the Human Resources Department to approve modifications in compensation and benefits for Teamsters Local 856 (Probation Workers) employees. The Board's practice has been to provide health benefit adjustments for represented employees consistent with those of other represented employees. The adjustments will cost the County an average of $21,361 each year over the next three years.
The Board approved the modifications.
Need more info? See the staff report about the modifications in compensation and benefits.
The Board will conduct a first reading on an ordinance amending Marin County Code Section 2.99.035 relating to Emergency Organization and Function to reflect changes to Government Code 8630 requiring the Board of Supervisors to review the need for continuing a local emergency every 30 days. Subsequent to declaring a local emergency in December 2014 because of severe storms, it was determined that the Marin County Code was no longer consistent with the California Government Code Section 8630, which had been amended in 2009 to require a Board of Supervisors to review the need for continuing a local emergency every 30 days rather than every 14 days. The County Code needs to reflect current language in the Government Code. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. October 13.
The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. October 13.
Need more info? See the staff report about the Government Code change.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
The Board will conduct a public hearing to consider a resolution revising the Dental Clinic Fee Schedule effective October 12. Approximately 67 percent of the visits to the adult portion of the County Dental Clinic are from self-pay clients without commercial or publicly funded insurance. The proposed fee structure is based upon a detailed evaluation of the cost of services and still provides for a sliding fee scale based upon the client’s income and family size. While increased revenue is anticipated, the use of a sliding-fee scale makes it difficult to estimate the amount.
The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution.
Need more info? See the staff report about the proposal to revise Dental Clinic fees.
Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Health and Human Services
The Board will conduct a merit hearing for an ordinance establishing parking restrictions and a parking fine zone on portions of Muir Woods Road, Muir Woods National Monument and Mount Tamalpais State Park. The County Department of Public Works has worked with the National Park Services to come up with a plan to reduce parking along the shoulders of Muir Woods Road, otherwise known as Franks Valley Road. The proposed ordinance establishes parking zones and new fines for parking violations. Nearby residents were notified of the merit hearing and no opposition was received over a 21-day period.
The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the ordinance.
Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed parking restrictions and parking fine zone for the Muir Woods and Mount Tamalpais areas.
Contact: Raul Rojas, Director, Public Works
The Board will consider two vacancies on the Children and Families Commission, one on the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board, one on the County Service Area 20 (Indian Valley) Board, one on the Marin Community Foundation Board, and one on the Marin Women's Commission.
The Board made the following appointments:
Children and Families Commission: David Bonfilio, Bryan Clement
Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: Mark Dale
County Service Area 20 (Indian Valley) Board: Rodney Bosche
Marin Community Foundation Board: Andrew Giacomini
Marin Women's Commission: Emily Knoles
At 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct an informational workshop on the County's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices, including an overview of current practices, a review of the World Health Organization report on glyphosate, and consideration of more restrictive use of glyphosate consistent with IPM best practices.
The Board conducted the workshop. Staff from Marin County Parks made a presentation along with the Marin County Fire Department Chief and a scientist who specializes in the study of herbicides.
Need more info? See the PowerPoint presentation and the staff report about Integrated Pest Management practices about the use of glyphosate. Additional materials were available at the workshop.
Contact: Ron Miska, Acting Director, Marin County Parks
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