February 8

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 2/8/2022

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the February 08, 2022 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Race Equity Action Plan
  3. Ordinance Amendment to Reduce Food Waste
  4. Maintenance at Lagunitas Skate Park
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  6. Ordinance on Renewal of Parks Measure A

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. Race Equity Action Plan

Preview

Agenda Item #7: Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to accept the Race Equity Action Plan. The Race Equity Planning Committee, comprised of 20 community members of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, was formed in 2021 with the goal of collaboratively developing recommendations on necessary changes in light of urgent calls for social justice, inclusivity, and equity within Marin. The committee identified strategic priorities that are identified in the 2022 Race Equity Action Plan, which weaves together data and the lived experiences of Marin community members into a set of focused goals and actions to address racial disparities.

Review

No Board action was taken.

Need more info? See the staff report, the staff presentation, and the news release about the Racial Equity Action Plan.

Contact: Jamillah Jordan, Director of Equity, County Administrator's Office

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3. Ordinance Amendment to Reduce Food Waste

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Agenda Item #8: The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to introduce an ordinance amending Chapter 7 of the Marin County Code, implementing requirements of Senate Bill 1383 – California’s Short Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Act. The County of Marin plans to set a target for diverting 75% of organic waste from landfills and saving 20% of edible food for human consumption by 2025, in line with the new state law. Similar ordinances are expected to be implemented by other agencies that oversee the waste management franchises for the 11 incorporated town/city jurisdictions, as well as the 10 special districts across Marin. Staff recommends that the Board approve an introduction of the ordinance and schedule consideration of adoption of the ordinance for March 1 on the consent calendar.

Review

The Board approved introduction of the ordinance and scheduled consideration of adoption for March 1.

Need more info? See the staff report and staff presentation about the ordinance amendment to reduce food waste.

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

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4. Maintenance at Lagunitas Skate Park

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Agenda Item #9: The Board will hear a request from County Parks to authorize the Board President to execute a license agreement with the Lagunitas School District for maintenance of a skate park at Lagunitas Elementary in San Geronimo Valley. The idea comes from the Valley Skate Club, comprised of eighth-grade students. Parks supports recreational efforts countywide, and the project falls within its mission. Minimal time and materials would be required to support park maintenance. 

Review

The Board approved execution of the agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the license agreement for maintenance work.

Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Assistant 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 five vacancies on the Disaster and Citizens Corps Council, one on the Child Care Commission, and one on the County Service Area #33 (Stinson Beach) Board. 

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Disaster and Citizens Corps Council: Judy Arnold, Adriana Rabkin, Catherine Way

Child Care Commission: Jody Stamps

County Service Area #33 (Stinson Beach) Board: Christopher Fitting

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

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6. Ordinance on Renewal of Parks Measure A

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Agenda Item #13: No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear a request from County Parks to introduce an ordinance re-implementing a one-quarter of 1% transactions and use tax, for parks, open space and sustainable agriculture and presentation of proposed, corresponding expenditure plan. The Board has shown support for Parks Measure A since it received countywide voter approval in 2012. The tax measure has a sunset date of March 31. Measure A funds were used to reduce or eliminate park fees, provide park passes to lower-income residents, and fund programs that have provided ranger-led events for visitors who might not otherwise have easy access to recreation. The Board will discuss placing a renewal measure on the June ballot. Staff recommends that the Board approve the introduction of the ordinance and schedule consideration of the adoption of the ordinance for 1:30 p.m. February 15.

Review

The Board approved introduction of the ordinance and scheduled consideration of adoption for February 15.

Need more info? See the staff reportstaff presentation, and news release about the potential renewal of Parks Measure A.

Contact: Max Korten, Director, Marin County Parks

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