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Highlights of the December 14, 2021 Board Meeting:
The Board of Supervisors is holding meetings that allow for remote participation as well as in-person participation in response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic. Zoom videoconferencing technology remains available for participants as it has been since March 2020. The Board members will participate in the Civic Center's Board chamber and encourage both types of participation. Those visiting the Board chamber are requested to wear a face covering and respect social distancing while watching the meeting and may lower their face covering when speaking at the microphone. 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 #3: Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a presentation from Marin County Parks on the proposed draft Parks, Open Space, and Farmland Transactions and Use Tax Re-Implementation Expenditure Plan. In July 2021, the Board directed Parks to work toward renewing the quarter-cent countywide sales tax known as Measure A. The measure generates an average of $14 million per year and has resulted in a total of $91.2 million in funds (as of fiscal year 2019-20) for parks, open spaces, and farmland preservation across Marin. Measure A, which sunsets after nine years, is due to expire March 31, 2022. Staff recommends that the Board direct staff to bring a proposed ordinance and expenditure plan to the Parks and Open Space Commission on January 20, 2022, and to the Board of Supervisors in early 2022, to place the measure on the June 7, 2022, ballot.
The Board received the presentation and directed staff to bring a proposed ordinance and expenditure plan to the Parks and Open Space Commission on January 20, 2022, and to the Board of Supervisors in early 2022, to place the measure on the June 7 ballot.
Contact: Max Korten, Director, Marin County Parks
Agenda Item #7: The Board will hear an update from the County Administrator on second quarter budget and planning for fiscal years 2022-24 budget. In June, the Board approved the at $682 million countywide budget for 2021-22 that made significant investments in the community’s highest priorities. The adopted budget included new ongoing staff for homelessness, racial equity, and climate change; as well as over $25 million in one-time funding for emergency response, affordable housing, and county infrastructure. Over the past few months, staff has developed expenditure proposals for American Rescue Plan Act funds. Staff recommends that the Board accept the report and approve next steps in the budget process.
This item was postponed.
Contact: Bret Uppdendahl, Budget Manager, County Administrator's Office
Agenda Items #8-9: The Board will hear request, in separate items, to approve budget allocations from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The $25.1 million spending plan, which includes the repurposed use of reimbursable funds as allowable within the U.S. Treasury guidelines, included funding for permanent supportive housing, racial equity initiatives, climate change projects, and enhanced emergency response capacity. Item #8 is a request to approve creation of a $500,000 matching fund to support enhanced city-run homeless services. Item #9 is a request to approve $4 million in climate change and sea level rise projects.
The Board approved the budget allocations.
Need more info? See the staff report about homeless services and the staff report about climate change projects.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
Agenda Item #10: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve the proposed 2022 federal and state legislative plans and proposed 2022 legislative policy guidelines. The plan gives staff the opportunity to react quickly to legislative issues consistent with the Board’s priorities and policy guidelines throughout the coming year. Key overall legislative Board priorities heading into 2022 include homelessness; drought relief; emergency/disaster preparedness; climate change and resilience; and internet broadband, all with a lens on equity.
Need more info? See the staff report about the legislative plans.
Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator
Agenda Item #11: The Board will consider one vacancy on the Parks Measure A Oversight Committee.
The Board directed staff to schedule candidate interviews.
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
Agenda Item #15: No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will consider final draft plans regarding the redrawing of supervisorial districts and communities of interest in connection with the redistricting of supervisorial boundaries, and adopt an ordinance setting actual boundaries. The boundaries between Marin's five supervisorial districts are being reviewed to assure relatively equal population distribution according to new 2020 U.S. Census data as well as compliance with the Voting Rights Act and state requirements. A final map was approved December 7 with adjustments, and the ordinance before the Board reflects those adjustments. The ordinance must be adopted by December 15 to ensure the new boundaries are reflected in the June 2022 primary elections.
The Board approved the final map for redistricting.
Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the redistricting process.
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