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Highlights of the June 08, 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 #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 yellow Tier 4 ("minimal risk" of the virus) on the State of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy and opened vaccine eligibility to all residents age 12 & older on May 13.
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 presentation from the Youth Commission regarding the commission’s fiscal year 2020-21 activities and accomplishments. The Youth Commission provides the Board with the views of young people on County matters affecting young people. It advocates for County policy that promotes and utilizes young people as planners and decision makers and serves to diversify and expand the County’s opportunities for young people. In addition, the commission provides services to youths aged 12-23 in leadership development training and organizational support so that they can participate within and significantly impact the political, educational, recreational, and social service systems in their community.
The Board heard the presentation.
Need more info? See the staff report and website about the Youth Commission.
Contact: Samantha Ramirez, Youth Leadership Institute, (510) 473-5610
Agenda Item #8: The Board will hear a request to adopt an urgency ordinance to establish paid COVID-19 supplemental leave requirements for unincorporated county businesses with 25 or fewer employees. Quarantining after coming in contact with somebody who has tested positive for the virus can last 10 days or more according to public health guidelines, and residents can potentially lose income during that span. This ordinance would help prevent workers from making a difficult decision to work instead of quarantining, which puts the public at risk. Due to federal tax credits for COVID-related leave, covered businesses could be reimbursed through September 30, 2021.
The Board adopted the urgency ordinance.
Need more info? See the staff report about paid supplemental leave during COVID-19.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
Agenda Item #9: The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to adopting an urgency ordinance barring evictions of residential tenants in unincorporated Marin for nonpayment of rent due to the ongoing impacts from the COVID-19 public health emergency through September 30. Housing displacement is still a considerable concern in Marin County during COVID-19. The proposal would extend protections from January 2021 that are due to expire June 30. The urgency ordinance would follow a tradition dating to the first local eviction moratorium the Board installed in March 2020. Federal, state, and local protections for residents have helped prevent a proliferation of homelessness since then.
Need more info? See the staff report and news release about an emergency ordinance barring evictions of residential tenants during COVID-19.
Contact: Leelee Thomas, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency
Agenda Item #10: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to accept the Proposed Fiscal Year 2021-22 County Budget for review, including special districts under the Board. The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on the County's finance planning, but federal and state assistance has been steady. The proposed $682.6 million all-funds budget is a 10.1% increase over the prior year. The budget staff's goal is to present fiscally responsible recommendations that reflect the community’s top priorities so the County can be a responsive government and improve services. Staff requests that the Board accept the proposed budgets, schedule public hearings beginning June 21, and authorize the County Administrator and the Director of Finance to make adjustments as necessary to properly budget and account for grants, projects, and year-end fund balances.
The Board accepted the proposed budget, authorized technical and other adjustments, and scheduled budget hearings beginning June 21.
Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager
Agenda Item #11: The Board will consider two vacancies on the First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission and one on the County Service Area #33 (Stinson Beach) Board.
The Board made the following appointments:
First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission: Maria Patricia Niggle
County Service Area #33 (Stinson Beach) Board: Mark White
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
Agenda Item #14: No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider an appeal of the Planning Commission’s action approving the Bolinas Community Land Trust (BCLT) Coastal Permit, Design Review and Use Permit for a vacant lot at 31 Wharf Road, Bolinas. The land trust submitted application to construct a 10,288-square-foot mixed-use development with 8,649 square feet of affordable housing units and 1,639 square feet of commercial area. The Planning Commission voted 4-1 in favor of the project. The appellant is H. Roland Crotts, Trustee of the Crotts 2002 Trust, who based the appeal on concerns about bulk and mass of the project, water and sewer service, an access. Staff recommends the Board conduct the hearing and consider adopting a resolution denying the appeal and approving the project.
The Board conducted the hearing and denied the appeal, approving the project.
Need more info? See the staff report about the appeal of the Bolinas Community Land Trust project.
Contact: Michelle Levenson, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency
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