October 12

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 10/12/2021

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the October 12, 2021 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Fire Foundry Equity Initiative
  4. Pursuing Project Homekey Funding
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  6. Redistricting Process
  7. County's 2-Year Action Plan

1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation

SPECIAL NOTICE

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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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 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? Check 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. Fire Foundry Equity Initiative

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Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to conduct a workshop related to Fire Equity Program and approve related actions. The Fire Innovation, Recruitment & Education (FIRE) Foundry is a new partnership between Marin fire agencies, the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA), Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB), the Marin County Office of Equity, U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University, and College of Marin. The FIRE Foundry Program’s objective is to establish an emerging science and technology-savvy, community-oriented wildfire prevention workforce by providing job training and skills development for underserved, underrepresented, and underfunded communities in Marin County. Staff recommends that the Board authorize the Fire Chief to execute an agreement with Conservation Corp North Bay, in an amount not to exceed $2.2 million, to provide a fire crew of 12 recruits and one supervisor for fire fuels reduction work in Marin County, approve a fixed-term Fire Engineer, and approve related budget adjustments.

Review

The Board conducted the workshop and approved the actions.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Fire Innovation, Recruitment & Education (FIRE) Foundry.
 
Contact: Jason Weber, Fire Chief

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4. Pursuing Project Homekey Funding

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Agenda Items #7 and #8: The Board will hear two requests from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding Project Homekey to provide permanent supportive housing in Marin. First, the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution authorizing it to apply for and, if awarded, accept competitive Project Homekey funding. The California Department of Housing and Community Development has issued hundreds of millions of dollars statewide to rapidly expand housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness and are impacted by COVID-19. In a separate item, the Board will hear a request to authorize the Board President to execute a first addendum to an agreement with Episcopal Community Services (ECS), increasing the contract by $1,036,300 for a total contract not to exceed $1,085,300, for predevelopment funding for a Project Homekey developments. The County selected the San Francisco organization as a development sponsor after a request for proposals was circulated. The County intends to apply for Homekey funding for up to two properties in partnership with ECS; one of which is the 1251 S. Eliseo property in Larkspur and the other is yet to be determined.

Review

The Board approved both actions regarding Project Homekey.

Need more info? See the staff report about Project Homekey funding and the staff report about the agreement with Episcopal Community Services.

Contact: Benita McLarin, Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

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Agenda Item #10: The Board will consider one vacancy on the Kentfield Planning Advisory Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointment:

Kentfield Planning Advisory Board: Keith Kirley

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

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6. Redistricting Process

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Agenda Item #12: 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. 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 conducted the public hearing 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. 

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

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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7. County's 2-Year Action Plan

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Agenda item #13: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to adopt the proposed County of Marin 2 Year Action Plan. Nearly six years ago, a 5 Year Business Plan was approved by the Board. From 2015-2020, led by employee steering committees and subject matter experts, staff focused on diversity in recruiting, adding online options for residents, implementing High Performing Organization concepts, and increasing training for County employees. The County strengthened its organization and held it accountable to improving outcomes. This 2-year Action Plan is the embodiment of High Performing Leadership concepts wherein the employees involved in the work are the people who make important decisions about the work.

Review

The Board adopted the 2 Year Action Plan.

Need more info? See the staff report and staff presentation about the 2-year Action Plan.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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