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Highlights of the December 08, 2020 Board Meeting:
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Agenda Item #1: Upon convening at 9 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consideration the Marin County Climate Action Plan Update 2020 and Drawdown Marin Strategic Plan 2020. Marin County continues efforts to reverse the impacts of climate change by implementing local solutions. The Community Development Agency's (CDA) Sustainability Team is presenting new plans explaining 2030 and 2045 climate goals and actions needed to meet those goals. Staff recommends that the Board adopt a resolution adopting an addendum to 2007 Marin Countywide Plan Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and approve the Marin Climate Action Plan Update 2020 and 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets, then accept the report on Drawdown: Marin Strategic Plan. With approval, CDA planners would continue work on reaching greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and promotion of steps each individual, family, business, or organization can take to help achieve the goals.
The Board conducted the hearing and accepted the plans.
Contact: Dana Armanino, Sustainability Planning Manager, Community Development Agency
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 #7: The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution commending Gary Phillips for his service as San Rafael Mayor and wishing him well in retirement. After serving on the Miller Creek School District Board and the San Rafael Planning Commissioner, Phillips was elected to the San Rafael City Council in 1994 and subsequently elected as Mayor in 2011. He was instrumental in improving public safety infrastructure, park facilities, public communications, and budgetary practices.
The Board adopted the resolution and congratulated Phillips.
Need more info? See the draft resolution for Gary Phillips.
Contact: Mary Sackett, aide to Supervisor Connolly
Agenda Item #8: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for Board concurrence and adoption of the response to 2019-20 Grand Jury Report titled "Climate Change – How Will Marin Adapt?” from September 11. Staff agreed with five findings and wholly or partly disagreed with two others. Staff requests that the Board concur in and thereby adopt the response and direct the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.
The Board concurred and adopted the response.
Need more info? See the staff response to the Civil Grand Jury report.
Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator
Agenda Item #9: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve the proposed 2021 federal and state legislative plans and proposed 2021 legislative policy guidelines. At the federal level, key Board priorities during the coming year include health care and the COVID-19 response, emergency and disaster preparedness, climate change mitigation and resilience, and preservation or enhancement of affordable housing. Additionally at the state level, the Board is focusing on holding PG&E accountable for its actions, telecommunications redundancy, homelessness, and eviction protections.
The Board approved the plans and guidelines.
Agenda Item #11: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve recommended allocations for Cycle 1 of the Community Services Grant Program. The program provides one-time funding allocations between $1,000 and $10,000 to nonprofit service providers or other governmental entities to fund specific projects or programs that provide a measurable benefit to Marin residents. Funding is not intended to provide ongoing financial support for the project or program. Cycle 1 was open from July 1 through September 30, and 37 requests worth a combined total of $300,765 were received. The available budget for Cycle 1 is approximately $150,000.
The Board approved the recommended allocations.
Need more info? See the staff report and the proposed allocations for the Community Services Grant Program.
Contact: Sandy Laird, Executive Assistant to County Administrator Matthew Hymel
Agenda Item #12: The Board will consider one Board-appointed vacancy and one Marin County Superintendent of Schools appointment ratification for the Child Care Commission, and one vacancy on the Personnel Commission.
The Board made the following appointments:
Marin County Superintendent of Schools (appointment ratification): Corinna Calica
Child Care Commission: Jason Lau
Personnel Commission: Called for interviews
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
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