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Highlights of the August 24, 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.
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 #1: 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. Marin County is currently experiencing a surge in cases driven by Delta variant, which is much more infectious than earlier mutations of COVID-19.
The Board heard the report from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution commending Board of Supervisors aide Maureen Parton for her 28 years of outstanding service to Marin County.
The Board adopted the resolution and congratulated Parton on her career.
Contact: Diane Patterson, Assistant Clerk of the Board
Agenda Item #7: The Board will hear a request to proclaim September as Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month. In addition, the Board will hear a presentation from the Department of Health and Human Services on its Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan Annual Report. Marin County has the highest suicide rate of any Bay Area county. The plan is the culmination of the efforts of diverse stakeholders from across Marin and provides a roadmap for reducing suicide attempts and deaths. Critical components of reaching those goals are: 1) preparing individuals, communities, organizations to recognize warning signs for suicide and gain confidence to intervene with somebody at risk, and; 2) strengthening proactive factors, including building connections and reducing stigma around the discussion or seeking help for thoughts of suicide.
The Board approved the proclamation and heard the presentation.
Need more info? See the draft resolution, staff report, presentation, or Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan Annual Report.
Contact: Dr. Jei Africa, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division, Department of Health and Human Services.
Agenda Item #9: The Board will consider two vacancies on the Marin Housing Authority (MHA) Board of Commissioners.
The Board made no appointments.
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
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