December 7

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 12/7/2021

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the December 07, 2021 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Grant Allocations from Housing Funds
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  5. Regional Housing Needs Allocation
  6. Redistricting Hearing

1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation

SPECIAL NOTICE

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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2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response

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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. Public Health staff is closely watching cases traced to the Omicron and Delta variants, both more infectious than earlier mutations of COVID-19.

Review

The Board heard the report from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.

Need more info? Video clips of Dr. Willis' presentations can be found within the daily status updates from Marin County Public HealthCheck the coronavirus website maintained by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, or subscribe to receive email or text message updates.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Grant Allocations from Housing Funds

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Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to approve funding awards from the Marin County Affordable Housing Fund and matching funds from the Permanent Local Housing Allocation State Grant to affordable housing developments located at 100 Commodore Webster Drive in Point Reyes Station ($459,528 total grant), 826 State Access Road in Novato ($459,528 total grant), and 190 Mill Street in San Rafael ($459,528 total grant). Staff recommends authorization of the Board president to approve the grants, execute documents, and approve the related budget adjustments.

Review

The Board approved the funding awards related to affordable housing.

Need more info? See the staff report about the use of funds from the Marin County Affordable Housing Fund.

Contact: Leelee Thomas, Deputy Director of Housing & Federal Grants, Community Development Agency

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

Agenda Item #7: The Board will consider two vacancies on the Child Care Commission, two on the Mental Health Board, and one on the In-Home Supportive Services Governing Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Child Care Commission: Elaini Negussie, Steve Lee; ratified the appointment of Michael Forbes by Marin County Office of Education 

Mental Health Board: Stormy Miller, Elaine Tokolahi

In-Home Supportive Services Governing Board: Nancy Geisse, Maria Garcia

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

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5. Regional Housing Needs Allocation

Preview

NOTE: This is a remote-only session and will not take place in the Board of Supervisors chamber.

Agenda Item #10: No earlier than 2:30 p.m., the Board will convene a joint workshop with the Planning Commission to review and discuss guiding principles for sites selection and strategies for addressing the state-mandated Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) for housing production in unincorporated areas of Marin for the 2022-2030 planning period. The RHNA is the number of housing units unincorporated Marin needs to plan for in the County's Housing Element update every eight years. The government agency that sets affordable housing production goals for every Bay Area jurisdiction has notified the County of its assigned number of homes to meet the housing needs in unincorporated areas through 2030. The number is 3,569 units for unincorporated areas, up from 185 units for the current eight-year cycle. In November 2020, the Board submitted a letter to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) objecting to the increase.  

Review

The Board conducted the workshop and provided feedback to staff.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Regional Housing Need Allocation.

Contact: Leelee Thomas, Deputy Director of Housing & Federal Grants, Community Development Agency

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6. Redistricting Hearing

Preview

NOTE: This will be a remote-only session and will not take place in the Board of Supervisors chamber.

Agenda Item #11: No earlier than 6 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. This is the final in a series of hearings, and the County has actively sought public input on revised maps. A final map must be adopted by December 15 to ensure the new boundaries are reflected in the June 2022 primary elections.    

Review

The Board considered the plans and approved the NDC Canal Map A pending technical changes. The Board plans to consider adopting the ordinance at its December 14 meeting.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the redistricting process.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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