April 26

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 4/26/2022

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the April 26, 2022 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Continued Use of Teleconferencing for Public Meetings
  3. Creation of Behavioral Health Advisory Board
  4. Proposed Garbage Rate Increases
  5. Recognition of Volunteers and Interns
  6. Applications for Community Service Grant Program
  7. General Fund Budget Projections

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. Continued Use of Teleconferencing for Public Meetings

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Agenda Item #1: Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will review a request to adopt a resolution about the continued use of tele/video conferencing during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Since September 2021, state legislation provides that local government bodies subject to the Brown Act can continue to use video and/or teleconferencing through December 31, 2023, in the manner authorized during the COVID-19 pandemic. A public entity can use AB 361’s provisions under certain conditions, including when state or local officials have recommended social distancing during a proclaimed state of  emergency. The Marin County Director of Health & Human Services has recommended that the County continue to employ social distancing to enhance safety at public meetings and recent state guidance continues to recommend face coverings for all individuals in most indoor settings. The proposed resolution would provide the Board of Supervisors and all subsidiary County boards and commissions with the option to continue to use video- and/or teleconferencing when appropriate while the state proclamation of emergency remains in place, but doing so is not required.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the use of teleconferencing.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Creation of Behavioral Health Advisory Board

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Agenda Item #9: The Board will hear an informational report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) about the creation of a Behavioral Health Advisory Board. HHS proposes to expand the scope of the existing Mental Health Advisory Board and align a new board with the mission and mandates of HHS' Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS). Although collaboration will be encouraged to leverage experience and maximize impact, the new board would be distinguished from the existing Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board as initiatives will more narrowly focus on programs, priorities and
populations served through BHRS. 

Review

The Board received the report and took no action.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Behavioral Health Advisory Board. 

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

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4. Proposed Garbage Rate Increases

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Agenda items #10 and #11: No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct hearings to consider rate increases for refuse disposal services in some neighborhoods of unincorporated Marin. First, the Board will consider a 1.24% rate increase by Marin Sanitary Service for residents of Central Marin franchise areas 1-6, Ross Valley North, and Ross Valley South. Second, the Board will consider an 11.34% rate increase by Recology Sonoma Marin for customers in West Marin Franchise Area No. 1, which includes coastal all communities except Bolinas and Stinson Beach.

Review

The Board conducted both hearings and approved both rate increases.

Need more info? See the staff report about the requested rate increases for Central Marin and Ross Valley and the staff report for the requested rate increase for West Marin.

Contact: Steve Devine, Waste Management Program Manager, Department of Public Works

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5. Recognition of Volunteers and Interns

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Agenda item #14: No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming April as Volunteer and Student Intern Recognition Month in Marin County and adopt resolutions recognizing the Marin County 2021-2022 Volunteer, Intern, Volunteer Team, Intern Team, Staff Supervisor of Volunteers of the Year, and Staff Supervisor of Interns of the Year, for the central MarinShares and Marinterns programs. 

Review

The Board adopted the resolutions and thanked the volunteers, interns, and staff supervisors.

Need more info? See the staff report about volunteers and interns.

Contact: Anne Starr, Coordinator of Volunteers, Department of Human Resources

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6. Applications for Community Service Grant Program

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Agenda Item #15: No earlier than 2 p.m., the Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to receive an informational report on applications submitted under Cycle 2 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 2 was open from January 1 through March 31, and 60 requests worth a combined total of $462,468 were received. The available budget for Cycle 2 is approximately $250,000. Staff recommends that the Board review the applications and provide direction to staff on allotments.

Review

The Board received the report and scheduled the allocations decisions for May 10.

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

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

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7. General Fund Budget Projections

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Agenda Item #16: No earlier than 3 p.m., the Board will hear a report from the County Administrator regarding current-year General Fund budget projections. As a result of greater-than-anticipated countywide revenues and departments spending at or below their budgeted expenditures, staff projects a $51.1 million year-end fund balance. Of that, $20 million will be used to support the 2022-23 ongoing operating budget and $33.1 million will be incorporated as recommended one-time allocations in the 2022-24 Proposed Budget. Staff asks that the Board receive the report and approve related balance sheet adjustments.

Review

The Board heard the report and approved the balance sheet adjustments.

Need more info? See the staff report about the General Fund budget projections.

Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager

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