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Highlights of the December 15, 2020 Board Meeting:
The Board of Supervisors is holding fully electronic meetings in response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic shelter-in-place order. The Board members participate using Zoom videoconferencing technology and encourage remote public participation in the meeting as well. 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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Agenda Item #1: Upon convening at 9 a.m., the Board will present a resolution honoring Supervisor Kathrin Sears for a decade of service to the people of Marin County. As Southern Marin's elected representative, Sears opted not to run for reelection this year and is retiring from the Board. She was first appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the District 3 Supervisorial seat in May 2011, won election in June 2012, and won re-election in June 2016. Her work in local government is about "bringing people together to find common ground and develop collaborative, creative and effective solutions to the issue we face every day, as well as future challenges."
The Board approved the resolution and congratulated Supervisor Sears.
Need more info? See the resolution honoring Supervisor Sears.
Contact: Maureen Parton, aide to Supervisor Sears
Agenda Item #2: The Board will hear a report from the County Administrator and possibly other County staff about the local COVID-19 response. The County proclaimed a local emergency and a public health emergency in early March, and since then staff has worked in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate public response efforts. A local shelter-in-place order was first issued March 16 to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Board heard the report from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
Agenda Item #9: No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider a Marin Sanitary Services rate increase of 3.95% for the Central Marin Franchise Areas 1-6, and Ross Valley North and South Franchise Areas. The affected neighborhoods include Bayside Acres, County Club Estates, Bret Harte, Point San Quentin, Lucky Drive, Greenbrae Boardwalk, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Kent Woodlands, Del Mesa Heights, Sleepy Hollow, and Oak Manor.
The Board conducted the hearing and approved the rate increase.
Need more info? See the staff report about the rates from Marin Sanitary Services.
Contact: Steve Devine, Waste Management Program Manager, Department of Public Works
Agenda Item #10: The Board will consider one vacancy on the Disaster Council.
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
Agenda Item #13: Immediately following a 1:30 p.m. item, the Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to receive an update on race equity planning and implementation. The County is taking meaningful steps to build an anti-racist and multicultural organization by actively working with community to shift longstanding inequities. The effort will be informed by a new committee of residents whose lived experiences and perspectives will help shape a new race equity plan. In April 2019, Anyania I. Muse was hired as the County’s first Equity Director and began assessing projects, needs, and opportunity gaps within the system. In her update to the Board, Muse plans to discuss internal and external equity initiatives that support the County’s equity goals.
The Board received the update.
Need more info? See the staff report and news release about race equity planning.
Contact: Anyania I. Muse, Equity Director
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