September 14

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 9/14/2021

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the September 14, 2021 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  4. Battery Energy Storage System at Exhibit Hall

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

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. Marin County recently experienced a surge in cases driven by Delta variant, which is much more infectious than earlier mutations of COVID-19.

Review

The Board heard the report from Deputy Public Health Director Dr. Lisa Santora.

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. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

Agenda Item #6: The Board will consider three vacancies on the County Service Area #16 (Greenbrae) Board and one for the First 5 of Marin Children and Families Commission. 

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

County Service Area #16 (Greenbrae) Board: David Glenn, Greg Shaughnessy, Mark Wittenkeller

First 5 of Marin Children and Families Commission: Kristen Seatavakin 

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

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4. Battery Energy Storage System at Exhibit Hall

Preview

Agenda Item #7: The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to conduct a public informational meeting awarding an energy service contract to MBL Energy, Inc., for the design, installation, and commission of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Marin Center Exhibit Hall. The Department of Public Works, Cultural Services, and Community Development Agency have been working with MCE (formerly Marin Clean Energy) to update the battery storage system at Exhibit Hall, which has been used extensively for the COVID-19 emergency response. The upgrade is expected to cost $684,450 but is estimated to save $792,000 in energy costs over 10 years. 

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution to award the contract.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Battery Energy Storage System at Marin Center Exhibit Hall.

Contact: Rosemarie Gaglione, Director, Department of Public Works

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