August 17

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/17/2021

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the August 17, 2021 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. County Employee Length-of-Service Awards
  3. Smoking in Multi-Unit Housing
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation

SPECIAL NOTICE

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.

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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2. County Employee Length-of-Service Awards

Preview

Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a presentation of employee recognition length-of-service awards. This year’s awards recognize service milestones that County employees reached in 2020 of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years. The Board has held special length-of-service recognition events in the past, but it did not hold them in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, each department will coordinate a department event to honor staff members who reached service milestones.

Review

The Board heard the presentation.

Need more info? See the staff report about the employee recognition length-of-service awards.

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources

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3. Smoking in Multi-Unit Housing

Preview

Agenda Item #7: The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services to introduce an ordinance amending Chapter 7.70 of the Marin County Code to address smoking in multi-unit housing. The County’s Tobacco Related Disease Control Program and the Smoke-Free Marin Coalition are working with all local jurisdictions to update ordinances to include multi-unit housing smoking restrictions to reduce exposure to drifting smoke and fires caused by smoking and use of electronic nicotine delivery devices. The updates would also address e-cigarette restrictions and restricting the sale of tobacco in pharmacies. The county provides cessation services to residents who wish to stop smoking and is actively working with behavioral health providers in an attempt to reach the population of residents with the highest smoking rates. Staff recommends that the Board approve the introduction of the ordinance and schedule consideration of adoption of the ordinance for September 14.

Review

The Board approved the introduction of the ordinance and scheduled consideration of its adoption on September 13, on consent calendar.

Need more info? See the staff report about smoking in multiunit housing.

Contact: Benita McLarin, Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

Agenda Item #8: The Board will consider two vacancies on the Assessment Appeals Boards #1 and #2, two on the Disaster Council, and two on the North Coast Railroad Authority.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Disaster Council: Lew Kious

North Coast Railroad Authority: James Campbell, Damon Connolly

Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.

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