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Highlights of the March 02, 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.
New 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: 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.
The Board received the report from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
Agenda Item 6: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve the concept of Project Labor Agreement (PLA) terms for projects. A PLA is a multi-employer, multi-union pre-hire agreement designed to systematize labor relations at a construction site and promote the training of local workers into sustainable-wage jobs. Used in large-scale projects, a winning bidder for a project agrees to use labor assigned from union halls and agrees to utilize local apprentices, building a local workforce in skilled labor trades. The PLA will define the number or percentage of non-unionized workforce allowed on the project. Staff proposes guidelines on labor and wage conditions, wages and benefits, contract term maintenance, and hiring and training practices.
This item was removed from the agenda and will be heard at a later date.
Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator
Agenda items 7-9: The Board will hear requests from the Department of Human Resources about updates with several bargaining units representing County employees. The first request is to approve tentative agreements to provide specified COVID-related benefits with: Marin County Sheriff’s Staff Officers’ Association; Marin County Deputy Sheriff’s’ Association; Marin County Fire Department Firefighters’ Association; Marin County Battalion Chiefs’ Association; Marin Association of Public Employees (MAPE) General Unit; MAPE Health and Human Services Unit; MAPE Nurses Unit. The second request is extend to unrepresented employees COVID-related benefits in the same manner as those benefits extended to represented employees. Lastly, the Board will hear a request to extend the expiration date of the current memorandum of understanding to June 30, 2022, and provide specified benefits, with: Marin County Management Employees’ Association (MCMEA); Marin County Probation Managers’ Association; Teamsters Union Local 856, Probation Unit; and Teamsters Union Local 856, Deputy District Attorney Unit.
The Board approved all the labor updates.
Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources
Agenda Item #10: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to confirm the appointment of Rosemarie Gaglione to the position of Public Works Director, effective March 21. Gaglione, an environmental engineer and the Public Works Director for the City of Oxnard, is the County's choice to take over for the retired Raul Rojas. Marin DPW has approximately 250 employees and an annual budget of $64 million.
The Board confirmed the appointment.
Agenda Item #10: The Board will consider two vacancies on the Cultural Services Commission, two on the Disaster Council, and one on the Tam Design Review Board.
The Board made the following appointments:
Cultural Services Commission: Ann Dickson, Helen Willms
Disaster Council: Beverly (Ann) Eichhorn, Carey Lando, Chris Le Baudour
Tam Design Review Board: Andrea Montalbano
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
Agenda Item #13: No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency (CDA) to receive information report on the status of the expanded Stream Conservation Area (SCA) ordinance for the San Geronimo Valley. The SCA protects nature and regulates human-made improvements to property in that rural portion of unincorporated Marin. A forthcoming SCA ordinance would maintain a conservative approach while furthering environmental mandates while remaining consistent with the Countywide Plan. The Supervisors are not voting on the matter, only accepting a public progress report.
The Board received the report.
Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the Stream Conservation Area ordinance.
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