June 14

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 6/14/2022

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the June 14, 2022 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Youth Commission Update
  3. Annual Crop & Livestock Report
  4. Ballot Measure for Ross Valley Paramedic Services
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  6. Draft Safety and Housing Elements

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. Youth Commission Update

Preview

Agenda Item #7: Shortly after the Board convenes at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a presentation from the Youth Commission regarding the commission’s fiscal year 2021-22  activities and accomplishments. The Youth Commission provides the Board with the views of young people on County matters affecting young people. It advocates for County policy that promotes and utilizes young people as planners and decision makers and serves to diversify and expand the County’s opportunities for young people. In addition, the commission provides services to youths aged 12-23 in leadership development training and organizational support so that they can participate within and significantly impact the political, educational, recreational, and social service systems in their community.

Review

The Board heard the presentation and accepted the report.

Need more info? See the staff report, staff presentation, and website about the Youth Commission.

Contact: Samantha Ramirez, Youth Leadership Institute, (510) 473-5610

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3. Annual Crop & Livestock Report

Preview

Agenda Item #8: The Board will hear a presentation from the Marin County Agricultural Commissioner of the 2021 Marin County Livestock and Agricultural Crop Report. The 2021 report will be released at the Board meeting.  

Review

The Board heard the presentation and accepted the report.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the crop report.

Contact: Stefan ParnayAgricultural Commissioner

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4. Ballot Measure for Ross Valley Paramedic Services

Preview

Agenda Item #9: The Board will hear a request from the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority to adopt a resolution calling a special election for County Service Area No. 27 to be consolidated with the November 8 General Election on a measure increasing a special tax for paramedic services. CSA 27 is a member of the Ross Valley Paramedic Joint Powers Authority, which also includes the Town of Fairfax, Kentfield Fire District, Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District, Town of Ross, City of Larkspur, Town of San Anselmo, and Town of Corte Madera. The maximum possible annual tax would increase from $91.50 to $103.50 for each living unit, and for each 1,500 square feet of structure on each developed parcel in non-residential use. Staff is recommending that the Board adopt intended ballot language and authorize the County Registrar of Voters to take appropriate action.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the ballot measure for Ross Valley paramedic services.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

Agenda Item #10: The Board will consider two vacancies the First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission, one on the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board, and one on the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

First 5 Marin Children and Families Commission: Angela Evans, Itoco Garcia

Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: Ruby Gibney

Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy: Joan Brown

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

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6. Draft Safety and Housing Elements

Preview

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 #14-15: No earlier than 5 p.m., the Board and Planning Commission will review and provide direction to Community Development Agency (CDA) staff on the draft Safety Element and Draft Housing Element for 2023-2031, both sections of the Countywide Plan Update. The Safety Element is a key addition to the Countywide Plan update about climate change and the related potential hazards for local residents. It is a review of environmental threats such as wildfires, landslides, droughts, flooding, and sea level rise. 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 accepted the presentations and provided direction to staff.

Need more info? See the Safety and Housing Element webpage and the news release for more information. 

Contact: Leslie Lacko (Safety Element) and Jillian Namath Zeiger (Housing Element), Senior Planners, Community Development Agency

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