Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 9/24/2019

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Highlights of the September 24, 2019 Board Meeting:

  1. Countywide Wildfire Prevention Initiative
  2. Tentative Bargaining Agreement with Deputy Sheriff's Association
  3. Green Building Ordinance Amendment
  4. E-bike Policy on Paved Pathways
  5. ATOM Software Project Implementation

1. Countywide Wildfire Prevention Initiative

Preview

Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear an update from the County Administrator staff on the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority and Parcel Tax Initiative. In response to the need for a coordinated countywide coalition to prepare for wildfire risk, all 19 Marin County fire agencies and municipal governments have proposed creation of a new joint powers authority (JPA) agreement that could be – with voter approval – the source of funding for local wildfire prevention efforts. The measure, a special parcel tax, would be considered by countywide voters in March 2020 and raise approximately $20 million per year. Staff recommends that the Board adopt a resolution authorizing the County’s participation in the JPA, direct staff to seek approval of the JPA from all fire-responsible agencies, and in November consider placing the parcel tax on the March 2020 ballot.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority.

Contact: Jason Weber, Chief, Marin County Fire Department

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2. Tentative Bargaining Agreement with Deputy Sheriff's Association

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Human Resources to approve a tentative agreement with the Marin County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (DSA) for a successor 3-year collective bargaining agreement. The agreement reflects many of the County's long-term priorities and is consistent with agreements reached with other units in 2018. Terms include a 3% cost-of-living adjustment to salaries in Year 1, 2.5% in Year 2, and 3% in Year 3. The terms also include agreements with equity adjustments, health benefits, uniform allowance and retiree medical. 

Need more info? See the staff report about the tentative agreement with the Marin County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association.

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources

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3. Green Building Ordinance Amendment

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No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will conduct the first reading of a proposed updated Green Building Ordinance amending Marin County Code Title 19 (Building Code). The update would place County Code in compliance with the state building code and to make targeted updates to better achieve the County’s environmental goals and ensure that requirements are easy to understand and implement. Since 2002, the County has required construction in unincorporated areas to comply with a range of green building and energy efficiency standards. The proposed changes support the County's sustainability goals. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. October 8.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Green Building Ordinance amendments.

Contact: Alice Zanmiller, Sustainability Planner, Community Development Agency

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4. E-bike Policy on Paved Pathways

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing about an ordinance amending Marin County Code relating to the use of electric bicycles and other vehicles on County-maintained property, not including Marin County Open Space District properties. The amendments, which would align the County with statewide e-bike policy, would only pertain to rules for paved multiuse paths such as the Mill Valley/Sausalito Path, the Corte Madera Creek Path, and the Pacheco Path. Parks' motivation is to accommodate changes in modes of transportation, alleviate road congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase opportunities for exercise. The Marin County Parks and Open Space Commission recommended proposed policy changes on e-bikes at its March 21 meeting, and the first reading of the ordinance amendment took place September 17. 

Need more info? See the staff report about the e-bike policy.

Contact: Max Korten, Director, Marin County Parks

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5. ATOM Software Project Implementation

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to receive a status report regarding the Administrative Technologies of Marin (ATOM) project implementation. The Board approved a contract with Tyler Technologies in 2014 to implement its MUNIS software product, and the first phase was completed in 2016. The human capital management and payroll phase has taken longer than originally planned mostly because of system changes and a business merger between Tyler and another company. Staff plans to update the Board on the implementation process for employee time-keeping and payroll. 

Need more info? See the staff report about the ATOM software project implementation.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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