November 9

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 11/9/2021

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the November 09, 2021 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Deed Fraud Prevention Program
  4. Allocations for Community Service Grant Program
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  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

Preview

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 Delta variant, which is much 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. Deed Fraud Prevention Program

Preview

Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a presentation from the Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk and District Attorney on Deed Fraud Prevention Program. One of the fastest-growing white collar crimes in the United States is property fraud, also called deed fraud, deed stealing, or house stealing. The County of Marin is taking a significant step to mitigate fraudulent real estate transfers with a new program that notifies property owners when documents have been filed about an ownership transfer.

Review

The Board heard the presentation.

Need more info? See the staff report, staff presentation and news release about the Deed Fraud Program.

Contact: Shelly Scott, Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk

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4. Allocations for Community Service Grant Program

Preview

Agenda Item #7: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve allocations for Cycle 1 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 1 was open from July 1 through September 30, and 47 requests worth a combined total of $380,569 were received. The available budget for Cycle 1 is approximately $250,000.  

Review

The Board approved the allocations as recommended.

Need more info? See the staff report and the recommended allotments for the Community Services Grant Program.

Contact: Sandy Laird, Executive Assistant to County Administrator Matthew Hymel

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

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Agenda Item #8: The Board will consider one vacancy on the County Service Area (CSA) #20 Indian Valley / Domingo Canyon Board, one on the First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission, and one ratification of an appointment by the Marin County Council of Mayors and Councilmembers for the Golden Gate Bridge District Board of Directors.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Golden Gate Bridge District Board of Directors: Ratified the reappointment of Holli Thier

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

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6. Redistricting Hearing

Preview

Agenda Item #11: No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear a request to receive testimony on current supervisorial districts, communities of interests, and other considerations to be taken into account in connection with the redistricting of supervisorial boundaries pursuant to the 2020 Census. The boundaries between Marin County’s five supervisorial districts are being reviewed to assure relatively equal population distribution according to census data as well as compliance with the Voting Rights Act and state requirements. The Board conducted a public hearing October 12 and provided direction to staff to receive input from the public regarding the current district boundaries and considerations that should be taken into account in redrawing supervisorial district boundaries. This is the third of four public hearings on redistricting. 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 hear a staff report, received public testimony, and gave direction to staff.

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

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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