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Highlights of the April 20, 2021 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.
New for 2021: Open time for public expression about topics that are not on the day's agenda has been moved to the start of the meeting in the interest of making the time slot more predictable for participants.
Contact: Brent Ainsworth, Public Information Specialist, County Administrator's Office
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Agenda Item #2: Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., 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 2020, 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, 2020, to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Marin is in the orange Tier 3 ("moderate risk" of the virus) on the State of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy and opened vaccine eligibility to all residents age 16 & older on April 15.
The Board heard the report from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.
Need more info? Check the coronavirus website maintained by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
Agenda Item #7: The Board will hear a request to accept the fiscal year 2018-2019 Marinterns and MarinShares impact report and adopt a several resolutions about County volunteers and interns. The Board will consider proclaiming April as National Volunteer and Student Intern Recognition Month and consider adopting resolutions recognizing: the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Outstanding Student Intern of the Year, Outstanding Volunteer Team of the Year, Outstanding Supervisor of Volunteers of the Year; and Outstanding Intern Team of the Year. More than 200,000 hours were contributed by volunteers and unpaid interns and more than 22,000 hours were contributed by paid interns. Eleven interns were hired by the County over the past fiscal year.
The Board accepted the reports and adopted the resolutions.
Need more info? See the staff report and impact report about the Marinterns and MarinShares impact reports.
Agenda Item #8: The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to accept $8,585,474 in federal Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC) Enhancing Detection Expansion funding the local COVID-19 response. The funds expand support for testing, case investigation and contact tracing, surveillance, containment, and mitigation, and build upon current investments to better prepare Marin to address COVID-19 response needs over the next 24 months. HHS plans to use the majority of the funds to establish 20 full-time equivalent (FTE) fixed-term positions and to support outreach, contact investigation, and care navigation services in the community.
The Board accepted the federal funding and approved other personnel and budget adjustments.
Need more info? See the staff report about the federal funding for the County's COVID-19 response.
Agenda Item #9: The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency (CDA) to adopt a resolution to accept a $396,000 Ocean Protection Council Coastal Resilience Grant to be used to fund the Stinson Beach Adaptation and Resilience Collaboration Project. A CDA report outlined a process for community-scale sea level rise adaptation planning for each of West Marin's seven communities. This process help address critical infrastructure, natural resources, and community assets and risks in the Stinson Beach area.
The Board adopted the resolution.
Need more info? See the staff report about the Ocean Protection Council Coastal Resilience Grant.
Agenda Item #10: The Board will consider one vacancy on the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board and one on the Cultural Services Commission.
The Board made the following appointments:
Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: Gail Dunnett
Cultural Services Commission: Oshalla D. Marcus
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
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