April 19

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 4/19/2022

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the April 19, 2022 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Resolution Commending Roy Given
  3. Reusable Foodware Ordinance Introduction
  4. Reducing Coastal Litter
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  6. Safety Element Update for Countywide Plan

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.

Contact:  Brent Ainsworth, Public Information Specialist, County Administrator's Office 

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2. Resolution Commending Roy Given

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Agenda Item #6: Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will review a request to adopt a resolution commending Marin County Director of Finance Roy Given on his retirement and 31 years of service to the County of Marin. A Novato native and certified public accountant, Given was promoted to Director of Finance in September 2011, also taking on the title of tax collector. The department oversees property tax collection, accounting, and treasury operations for the County government, working closely with all 22 department on accounts payable and receivable.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and thanked Given for his legacy of public service.

Need more info? See the draft resolution commending Roy Given.

Contact: Supervisor Katie Rice

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3. Reusable Foodware Ordinance Introduction

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Agenda item #8: No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to approve the introduction of a proposed Reusable Foodware Ordinance amending Chapter 7.25 of the Marin County Code and schedule consideration of the adoption of the ordinance for May 10. The ordinance would ban plastic utensils and other takeout foodware that is not reusable or compostable at businesses in the unincorporated areas of Marin. If approved, ordinance enforcement would be gradual as businesses adapt to the changes and implementation would be encouraged by towns and cities for policy consistency countywide.

Review

The Board approved the introduction of the ordinance and scheduled consideration of adoption of the ordinance for May 10.

Need more info? See the staff report, staff presentation, and news release about the reusable foodware ordinance introduction.

Contact: Greg Pirie, Deputy Director, Environmental Health Division, Community Development Agency 

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4. Reducing Coastal Litter

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Agenda Item #9: The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to adopt resolution to provide visitor education and outreach to significantly reduce the amount of trash and litter in the coastal watersheds. The action would be in collaboration with Sonoma and Mendocino counties, local jurisdictions, federal and state agencies, tribal partners, and community nonprofits. As the COVID-19 pandemic has eased, more visitors to coastal areas have led to more trash. The Leave No Trace collaboration is designed to coordinate and leverage messaging from partner agencies.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about outreach to reduce litter.

Contact: Max Korten, Director, Marin County Parks

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

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Agenda Item #10: The Board will consider two vacancies on the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board and one on the Women's Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: Suzanne Kanner, Tracy Novick

Women's Commission: Elizabeth Davis

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

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6. Safety Element Update for Countywide Plan

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NOTE: This joint session of the Board and Planning Commission will be online only. The Board of Supervisors chamber will be closed.

Agenda Item #13: No earlier than 5 p.m., the Board will convene a joint session with the Planning Commission to review and provide feedback on staff recommendations to the update of the Safety Element of the Countywide Plan for the fiscal years 2023-2031. A key addition to the Countywide Plan update later this year will be a section about climate change and the related potential hazards for local residents. Previously, staff from the Community Development Agency have reviewed environmental threats such as wildfires, landslides, droughts, flooding, and sea level rise as part of its Safety Element Vulnerability Assessment and look for Board and public feedback.

Review

The Board accepted the staff presentation and provided direction to staff.

Need more info? See the staff report and staff presentation about the Safety Element.

Contact: Leslie Lacko, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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