May 10

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 5/10/2022

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the May 10, 2022 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Execution of Agreements for Project Homekey in Larkspur
  3. Allocations for Community Service Grant Program
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  5. Adoption of Housing Development Bills

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. Execution of Agreements for Project Homekey in Larkspur

Preview

Agenda Item #9: After convening at 8:30 a.m., and no earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services to authorize the Board President to execute agreements related to the Homekey Project at 1251 South Eliseo Drive in Larkspur. Subject to County Counsel approval, the agreements are multiyear grant agreement with Episcopal Community Services for up to $11.4 million, a County regulatory agreement, and preliminary operating agreement. In February, the Board accepted a grant award of $15,497,200 from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to support the acquisition and rehabilitation of the project site, a former skilled nursing facility, as an opportunity to revitalize an underutilized parcel and serve vulnerable Marin residents experiencing homelessness through evidence-based interventions. It will be owned and operated by ECS in partnership with the County.

Review

The Board authorized the Board President to execute the agreements.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about Project Homekey and the project website.

Contact: Ken Shapiro, Chief Assistant Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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3. Allocations for Community Service Grant Program

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Agenda Item #10: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve allocations under Cycle 2 of the Community Services Grant Program. The program provides one-time funding allocations between $1,000 and $10,000 to nonprofit service providers or other governmental entities to fund specific projects or programs that provide a measurable benefit to Marin residents. Funding is not intended to provide ongoing financial support for the project or program. Cycle 2 was open from January 1 through March 31, and 60 requests worth a combined total of $462,468 were received. The available budget for Cycle 2 is approximately $250,000. The Board provided direction to staff on allotments in April. 

Review

The Board approved the allocations.

Need more info? See the staff report and summary of recommended allotments for the Community Services Grant Program.

Contact: Sandy Laird, Executive Assistant to County Administrator Matthew Hymel

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

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Agenda Item #12: The Board will consider three vacancies on the Integrated Pest Management Board, three on the Library Commission, and one on the Human Rights Commission. 

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Integrated Pest Management Board: Susan Hopp

Library Commission: Alison Blume

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

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5. Adoption of Housing Development Bills

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Agenda Item #17: No earlier than 2 p.m., the Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to adopt three interim ordinances implementing Senate Bill (SB) 35 and SB 9. One ordinance is to implement SB 35 and two are to implement SB 9. Implementing the state bills will have a beneficial equity impact of increasing the amount of housing and the diversity of housing types available in Marin. SB 35 is a statute streamlining housing construction in jurisdictions that fail to build enough housing to meet their Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA). It is intended to streamline applications for multi-family developments (two or more units) that would provide a substantial amount of affordable housing. SB 9 increases the possible number of primary dwellings on each lot zoned for single-family residential units from one unit to four units. Further, SB 9 will increase the number of moderately sized homes being built, which tend to be more affordable. Increasing the efficiency of the application process and providing housing developers more certainty with respect to planning requirements will have the effect of promoting housing development. 

Review

The Board adopted the three interim ordinances.

Need more info? See the staff report about the housing development bills.

Contact: Jeremy Tejirian, Acting Deputy Director, Community Development Agency

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