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Highlights of the May 24, 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.
Contact: Brent Ainsworth, Public Information Specialist, County Administrator's Office
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Agenda Item #8: Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution recognizing racism as a public health crisis. Marin’s recent health profile highlighted housing unaffordability, income inequality, high rates of substance use, and high racial disparities in health as weaknesses. In 2021, Marin moved from No. 1 to the No. 2 most racially disparate county in California.
The Board accepted a report and adopted the resolution.
Need more info? See the staff report about the resolution recognizing racism as a public health crisis.
Contact: Benita McLarin, Director, Department of Health and Human Services
Agenda Item #9: The Board will conduct a hearing and hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, to consider adoption of resolutions establishing the the fiscal year 2022-23 schedule of charges for County-operated mental health system of care services and County-operated substance use treatment services. A fee analysis resulted in the conclusion that the current rates for mental health and substance use services, should they remain unchanged through next year, would be below the projected cost of services for 2022-23. On May 10, the Board approved a request to set a hearing for the adoption of resolutions establishing the new BHRS rates for the coming year.
The Board adopted the resolutions.
Need more info? See the staff report about funding for mental health services.
Contact: Dr. Jei Africa, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division, Department of Health and Human Services
Agenda Items #10 and #13: The Board will consider four vacancies on the Health Council of Marin, two on the First 5 Children and Families Commission, two on the Personnel Commission, one on the Human Rights Commission, and one on the Peace Conversion Commission.
The Board made the following appointments:
First 5 Children and Families Commission: Kari Beuerman
Human Rights Commission: Stephany Barahona
Peace Conversion Commission: Robert Phillips
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
Agenda Items #12: No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to consider an urgency ordinance establishing a moratorium on new short-term rentals in the West Marin area, also known as the Measure W or West Marin Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Area. The proposed ordinance would require owners of such rentals to register their property by 5 p.m. the day the ordinance is adopted. If adopted, the moratorium would last at least 45 days, but could be extendable up to two years. The ordinance applies to properties in the unincorporated areas in central and western Marin, from Dillon Beach/Tomales to the north, San Geronimo Valley and Nicasio in central Marin, and the communities of Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, and Bolinas to the south.
The Board adopted the urgency ordinance about short-term rentals in West Marin.
Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the moratorium on new short-term rentals in West Marin.
Contact: Kathleen Kilgariff, Planner, Community Development Agency
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