August 9

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/9/2022

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the August 09, 2022 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Medications for People Who Are Incarcerated and Mentally Incompetent
  3. Purchase Agreement for Smith Property
  4. Marin County Congestion Management Program
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  6. Proposed Amendments to Housing Element

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. Medications for People Who Are Incarcerated and Mentally Incompetent

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Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adopt a resolution authorizing the HHS Behavioral Health Director and Marin County Sheriff to designate the Marin County Jail as a facility authorized to provide medically approved and court-ordered involuntary medications to incarcerated persons who are found to be mentally incompetent to stand trial and are unable to provide informed consent due to a mental disorder. Currently, there are limited options to help an inmate who declines prescribed psychiatric medication, even if court-ordered. Those individuals are difficult to manage by custody staff and clearly suffering. Marin County is a Stepping Up Initiative Innovator County, and this proposal is in line with Stepping Up goals.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report and staff presentation about medications for jail inmates.

Contact: Benita McLarin, Director, Health and Human Services

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3. Purchase Agreement for Smith Property

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Agenda Item #7: The Board will hear a request from the Marin County Parks to authorize the Board President to execute a purchase agreement for the acquisition of the Smith Property (Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 186-010-10 and 186-010-16), a parcel known locally as Buck's Landing. In a move to ensure more public access to San Francisco Bay wetlands and recreation, Parks seeks to purchase 7.27 acres of Buck’s Landing on the edge of Gallinas Creek, a follow-up to the County's 2020 purchase of 33 acres of the property owned by the Smith family. Staff requests that the Board authorize the Director of Finance to complete budget adjustments, approve the purchase and sale agreement, and approve the Certificate of Acceptance of Grant of Interest in Real Property for the Grant Deed from the Smith Brothers Trusts.

Review

The Board authorized the Board President to execute the purchase agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report, staff presentation and news release about Parks intent to purchase property.

Contact: Max Korten, Director, Marin County Parks

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4. Marin County Congestion Management Program

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Agenda Item #8: The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to adopt a resolution in support of the County of Marin and Transportation Authority of Marin to opt out of the Marin County Congestion Management Program (CMP) in accordance with State CMP statute as authorized by California Government Code Section 65088.3. The CMP is intended to establish designated performance standards on roadway networks using a vehicle delay-based level of service (LOS) standard and comparing roadway conditions against those standards. Local land use developments are also reviewed to ensure
performance standards are met. With the passage of recent state laws, the CMP is largely out of alignment with regional and state policy direction.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Marin County Congestion Management Program.

Contact: Dan Dawson, Principal Transportation Planner, Department of Public Works

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

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Agenda Item #9: The Board will consider 23 vacancies on the Youth Commission and two on the Commission on Aging.

Review

The Board ratified the following appointments:

Commission on Aging: Pranav Bhanushali (City of Novato appointee)

The Board made the following appointments:

Youth Commission: Shail Belani, Charles “Charlie” de Belloy, Alexandrea “Alex” Coe, Lauren Dias, Scarlett Goh, Sam Lee, Sophie Liu, Jessica Mendieta, Lizbeth Mendieta (incumbents); Ximena De La Rosa, Kimberly Escobar, Chloe Flynn, Milo Franklin, Cole Greene, Claire Kilgariff, Penelope “Poppy” Lasher, Joanna Martinez, Walt Novosardian, Annika Parmar, Henry Pratt, Isabel Sonneborn, Mukund Sundar, Marguerite Walden-Kaufman (applicants).

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

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6. Proposed Amendments to Housing Element

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NOTE: This will be an online-only joint session of the Board of Supervisors and the Planning Commission. The Board chamber at the Civic Center will be closed. See the Board's meeting archive webpage for guidelines on participation.

Agenda Items #12: No earlier than 5 p.m., the Board and Planning Commission will hear a request from the Community Development Agency (CDA) to review proposed Countywide Plan amendments and rezoning concepts for the 2023-2031 Housing Element. The Housing Element addresses long-term housing needs for the unincorporated parts of the county and will address the state-mandated Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) for next planning periodThe Housing Element update will establish a strategy for meeting housing needs.

Review

The Board heard the staff presentation and community feedback, then provided direction to staff.

Need more info? See the staff report and Safety and Housing Element webpage

Contact: Jillian Namath Zeiger, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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