February 1

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 2/1/2022

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the February 01, 2022 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Digital Marin Strategic Plan
  3. Memorandum of Understanding with Marin Water
  4. Administrative Fines
  5. Sheriff's Community Working Group
  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. Digital Marin Strategic Plan

Preview

Agenda Item #6: Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request from Information Services & Technology (IST) to adopt the proposed Digital Marin Strategic Plan. The plan is designed to narrow the digital divide in Marin County and improve online connectivity for everyone. Digital Marin is a collaboration launched in 2020 that includes IST and many other community stakeholders. The plan addresses digital equity gaps, investigates infrastructure needs, identifies opportunities for data sharing, and creates efficiencies, resiliencies, and digital service improvements across Marin. 

Review

The Board adopted the proposed strategic plan.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the Digital Marin Strategic Plan.

Contact: Liza Massey, Chief Information Officer, Department of Information Services and Technology

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3. Memorandum of Understanding with Marin Water

Preview

Agenda Item #7: The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to authorize the County Administrator to execute a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD, or Marin Water) and local land use, development, planning and permitting jurisdictions, regarding collaboration and enforcement of regional conservation programs. The State of California continues to issue water conservation requirements such as water efficiency standards for new development and retrofitted landscapes. Every other jurisdiction within the Marin Water’s jurisdiction has already entered into
the MOU with the district.

Review

The Board authorized the County Administrator to execute the MOU.

Need more info? See the staff report about the memorandum of understanding with the Marin Municipal Water District.

Contact: Sabrina Cardoza, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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4. Administrative Fines

Preview

Agenda Item #8: The Board will hear a request from County Counsel staff to introduce an ordinance to impose administrative fines for violations of the County Code. Currently, enforcement is mostly limited to criminal proceedings or nuisance abatement procedures, which are considered time-consuming, expensive, and unnecessarily punitive. The proposal includes issuance of citations, notices of violation, and notice of accruing fines. Staff recommends introduction of ordinance and scheduling consideration of the adoption of the ordinance for February 15 on the Board's consent calendar.

Review

This item was postponed.

Need more info? See the staff report about proposed administrative fines.

Contact: Brian Washington, County Counsel

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5. Sheriff's Community Working Group

Preview

Agenda Item #11: No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear a request from the County Administrator and Sheriff on the proposed Sheriff Community Working Group. At the budget hearings in June 2021, the Board recommended exploration of a resident advisory group for the Sheriff's Office to help continually improve service to the community and both ensure and enhance public trust. The ad hoc group would be designed to add input, accountability, and transparency to Sheriff operations. Staff recommends that the Board accept the report and provide direction to staff.

Review

The Board did not accept the report.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed Sheriff Community Working Group.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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6. Safety Element Update for Countywide Plan

Preview

NOTE: This session was online only. The Board of Supervisors chambers was closed.

Agenda Item #12: No earlier than 5 p.m., the Board will convene a joint session with the Planning Commission for a workshop to consider updates to 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. Staff from the Community Development Agency will review 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 and Planning Commission received the presentation and provided direction to staff on policy considerations.

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

Contact: Leslie Lacko, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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