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Highlights of the May 04, 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: 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 orange Tier 3 ("moderate risk" of the virus) on the State of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy and opened vaccine eligibility to all residents age 16 & older on April 15.
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 #6: The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to receive an update on the Muir Woods National Monument Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Parks Service (NPS), including an update on benchmarks identified in the MOU as well as ongoing improvements in and around Muir Woods and the Redwood Creek watershed. The County entered into MOU with NPS in 2015 to help with the long-term sustainability of the national monument, which pre-COVID-19 was visited by over one million people annually. The park is accessed via Muir Woods Road and Frank Valley Road, which are in the County’s road jurisdiction. DPW is responsible for aspects of transportation in that area and is working on behalf of residents affected by park traffic.
The Board received the update.
Need more info? See the staff report, the staff presentation, and news release about the Muir Woods Memorandum of Understanding.
Contact: Dan Dawson, Interim Transportation Planning and Traffic Division Manager, Department of Public Works
Agenda Items #8-9: The Board will hear a request to adopt an updated Marin County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) to guide ongoing stakeholder collaboration and prioritization to reduce structure ignitability and reduce wildland fire hazard. The CWPP update represents more than four years of work by a diverse group of fire professionals, wildlife science experts, and community stakeholders. The plan addresses wildfire risk and hazards in Marin and provides a framework for future mitigation efforts. The CWPP agenda item will follow a recognition of Wildfire Preparedness Week.
The Board recognized Wildfire Preparedness Week and adopted the updated CWPP.
Need more info? See the staff report, staff presentation, and news release about the Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
Contact: Jason Weber, Fire Chief
Agenda Item #10: The Board will conduct a hearing to consider an amendment to the Consolidated Plan’s 2021 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), including proposed activity and budgets for the CDBG and the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME). The Annual Action Plan guides the distribution of funding and serves as the grant application to the federal government for formula funding from the CDBG and HOME programs, which provides resources for housing, community facilities, and services for low-income households. The Annual Action Plan adds budgets for the next fiscal year -- about $1.6 million for CDBG and $800,000 for HOME.
The Board conducted the hearing and approved the 2021 Annual Action Plan.
Need more info? See the staff report about Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program.
Contact: Leelee Thomas, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency
Agenda Item #11: The Board will consider one vacancy on the Cultural Services Commission and one on the Tam Design Review Board.
The Board made the following appointments:
Cultural Services Commission: Jennifer Wechsler
Tam Design Review Board: Michael Wara
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
Agenda Item #13: No earlier than 2 p.m., the Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to receive an informational report on applications submitted under Cycle 2 of the Community Services Grant Program. The program provides one-time funding allocations between $1,000 and $10,000 to nonprofit service providers or other governmental entities to fund specific projects or programs that provide a measurable benefit to Marin residents. Funding is not intended to provide ongoing financial support for the project or program. Cycle 2 was open from January 1 through March 31, and 59 requests worth a combined total of $453,746 were received. The available budget for Cycle 2 is approximately $153,000. Staff recommends that the Board review the applications and provide direction to staff on allotments.
The Board received the informational report, provided feedback to staff, and scheduled allocations for May 18.
Need more info? See the staff report and applications for allotments for the Community Services Grant Program.
Contact: Sandy Laird, Executive Assistant to County Administrator Matthew Hymel
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