October 19

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 10/19/2021

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the October 19, 2021 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Parks Community Survey Results
  3. Stepping Up Initiative
  4. 30-Day Involuntary Psychiatric Holds
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

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. Parks Community Survey Results

Preview

Agenda Item #7: The Board will hear a presentation from Marin County Parks on Parks' 2021 Community Survey results. Prior to placing a renewal of Parks Measure A on the ballot, staff invited community members to share feedback related to Measure A to inform any potential changes to the expenditure plan or ordinance. More than 2,700 participants filled out the survey over about two months and administrators met with more than 40 people and community groups to gain more input. Most supported Parks' continued work since Measure A was initially passed in 2012.

Review

The Board heard the presentation and accepted the report.

Need more info? See the staff report and staff presentation about Parks' community survey results.

Contact: Max Korten, Director, Marin County Parks

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3. Stepping Up Initiative

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Agenda Item #8: The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution accepting the designation of Marin County as a Stepping Up Initiative Innovator County. In 2017, the Board adopted a resolution supporting the "Stepping Up Initiative – Stepping Up to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails.” Stepping Up is a national effort to decrease the number of people with behavioral health disorders in jail. Marin County behavioral health and criminal justice partners have used the Stepping Up framework to adopt a validated mental health screening tool, improve data analysis, and provide behavioral health services in custody.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Stepping Up Initiative.

Contact: Mary Sackett, aide to Supervisor Connolly

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4. 30-Day Involuntary Psychiatric Holds

Preview

Agenda Item #9: The Board will receive an informational report from the Department of Health and Human Services on the second year of implementing the use of an additional 30-day involuntary psychiatric hold under Welfare & Institutions Code (WIC) Section 5270. If, after an initial 72-hour period, an individual being sent to a mental health institution is deemed to still be a danger to others or themselves, or is gravely disabled, WIC 5250 allows for an additional 14 days of treatment. WIC 5270 allows for individuals with acute psychiatric conditions to receive the necessary and appropriate treatment but avoid the unnecessary removal of rights associated with temporary conservatorship.

Review

The Board received the report.

Need more info? See the staff report about the 30-day involuntary psychiatric holds.

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

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

Agenda Item #10: The Board will consider one vacancy on the Human Rights Commission and one on the Strawberry Design Review Board. 

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Human Rights Commission: Curtis Aikens

Strawberry Design Review Board: Keala Wong

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

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