Regulatory Improvements Advisory Committee

Community Development Agency

In May 2012, the Marin County Board of Supervisors directed the Community Development Agency (CDA) to form a group of citizens to identify and evaluate strategies for facilitating the review of development projects in the unincorporated county that are consistent with the Countywide Plan and other important land use regulations. The group is referred to as the Regulatory Improvements Advisory Committee (RIAC). The Committee has also considered different approaches to implementing key programs in the Countywide Plan that affect the development review process as well as adjustments in development review fees for projects that support broad community-based goals of the County. The Committee’s focus has been on identifying options for improving the efficiency of the CDA’s permit review process and assisting customers in that regard.

Facilitated by Lisa Wise Consulting, Inc. and CDA staff, the Committee has been meeting on a regular basis since October 2012 to develop a draft report with recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. A public workshop to present the work program and receive public comment was held in March 2013. A community survey was also conducted during this time. The Committee recently completed a report with their findings to help inform the County’s future efforts to improve its development review process. A copy of the report can be found here. The County Community Development Agency will be sponsoring a second public workshop on July 8, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,  at the County’s Health and Wellness Campus (Connection Center Conference Room), 3240 Kerner Boulevard, San Rafael. A copy of the July 8 Public workshop agenda can be found here. The Committee’s report and input from the public workshop will be presented to the Marin County Board of Supervisors at a future public hearing expected to occur several weeks after the above workshop (separate public notice to be provided).


Regulatory Improvements Advisory Committee Report

Work Program

Public Meetings

Name Date Documents
Public Hearing Tuesday, Sept 9th, 2014, 1:30 p.m.
Public Workshop Tuesday, July 8th, 2014, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Public Meeting #1 Thursday, March 7, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Committee Meetings 2014

Name Date Documents
Meeting #13 January 30, 2014 Agenda

Committee Meetings 2013

Name Date Documents
CANCELLED: Meeting #13 November 21, 2013
Meeting #12 July 24, 2013
Meeting #11 July 10, 2013
Meeting #10 June 26, 2013
Meeting #9 June 19, 2013
Meeting #8 May 16, 2013
Meeting #7 April 10, 2013
Meeting #6 March 21, 2013
Meeting #5 February 21, 2013
Meeting #4 January 30, 2013
Meeting #3 January 10, 2013

Committee Meetings 2012

Name Date Documents
Meeting #2 December 6, 2012
Meeting #1 October 31, 2012

Board of Supervisors Meetings

Name Date Documents
Board Briefing by Community Development Agency and Lisa Wise Consultants November 6, 2012
Board Approval to Form the Regulatory Improvements Advisory Committee May 22, 2012

Press Releases

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