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Highlights of the January 04, 2022 Board Meeting:
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.
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Agenda item #1: After convening at 9 a.m., the Board plans to conduct its annual reorganization, electing a President, Vice President and Second Vice President. District 4 Supervisor Dennis Rodoni has served as Board President since January 2021. In addition, Board members often take the opportunity after reorganizations to make remarks pertaining to the start of the new calendar year and County goals for the next 12 months.
The Board elected District 2 Supervisor Katie Rice as President, District 3 Supervisor Stephanie Moulton-Peters as Vice President, and District 4 Supervisor Dennis Rodoni as Second Vice President.
Need more info? See the the Board's home page on the County website.
Contact: Diane Patterson, Assistant Clerk of the Board
Agenda Item #2: The Board will hear a report from the County Administrator and possibly other County staff about the local COVID-19 response. The County proclaimed a local emergency and a public health emergency in early March 2020, and since then staff has worked in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate public response efforts. Public Health staff is closely watching cases traced to the Omicron and Delta variants, both more infectious than earlier mutations of COVID-19.
The Board heard the report from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
Agenda Item #8: The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to adopt a resolution calling for a special election to impose a special tax to be levied for the Paradise Ranch Estates Permanent Road Division. There are 159 parcels within the division, located in Inverness. The roads within division are non-County maintained roads and maintenance responsibility falls to the fronting property owners. Staff recommends calling for a special election to be consolidated with the special election scheduled for April 12 to impose a special tax upon parcels within the Paradise Ranch Estates Permanent Road Division for the purpose of financing improvements and ongoing maintenance of roadways within the division. Should it pass, assessments of $968 per parcel per year would be assessed for 10 years, thereafter $125 per year per parcel for 15 years for ongoing maintenance. Passage requires a two-thirds majority.
The Board adopted the resolution calling for the special election.
Need more info? See the staff report about the special tax.
Contact: Rosemarie Gaglione, Director, Department of Public Works
Agenda Item #11: Not before 1:30 p.m., in an item postponed from the December 14 meeting, the Board will hear an update from the County Administrator on second quarter budget and planning for fiscal years 2022-24 budget. In June, the Board approved the at $682 million countywide budget for 2021-22 that made significant investments in the community’s highest priorities. The adopted budget included new ongoing staff for homelessness, racial equity, and climate change; as well as over $25 million in one-time funding for emergency response, affordable housing, and county infrastructure. Over the past few months, staff has developed expenditure proposals for American Rescue Plan Act funds. Staff recommends that the Board accept the report and approve next steps in the budget process.
The Board heard the update, accepted the report, and approved the next steps.
Contact: Bret Uppdendahl, Budget Manager, County Administrator's Office
Agenda Item #6: In an item postponed from the December 14 meeting, the Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve the proposed 2022 federal and state legislative plans and proposed 2022 legislative policy guidelines. The plan gives staff the opportunity to react quickly to legislative issues consistent with the Board’s priorities and policy guidelines throughout the coming year. Key overall legislative Board priorities heading into 2022 include homelessness; drought relief; emergency/disaster preparedness; climate change and resilience; and internet broadband, all with a lens on equity.
The Board approved the legislative plans and policy guidelines.
Need more info? See the staff report about the legislative plans.
Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator
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