Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 10/26/2021

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the October 26, 2021 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Application Review for Community Service Grants
  4. Labor Agreement for In-Home Supportive Services Workers
  5. Funding for Point Reyes Station Housing
  6. West Marin Housing Collaborative
  7. Redistricting Hearing

1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation

SPECIAL NOTICE

The Board of Supervisors is holding fully electronic meetings in response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic shelter-in-place order. The Board members participate using Zoom videoconferencing technology and encourage remote public participation in the meeting as well. 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.

For 2021: Open time for public expression about topics that are not on the day's agenda has been moved to the start of the meeting in the interest of making the time slot more predictable for participants. 

Contact:  Brent Ainsworth, Public Information Specialist, County Administrator's Office 

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2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response

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Agenda Item #2: Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a report from the County Administrator and possibly other County staff about the local COVID-19 response. The County proclaimed a local emergency and a public health emergency in early March 2020, and since then staff has worked in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate public response efforts. Public Health staff is closely watching cases traced to the Delta variant, which is much more infectious than earlier mutations of COVID-19. 

Need more info? Check the coronavirus website maintained by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, or subscribe to receive email or text message updates.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Application Review for Community Service Grants

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Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to review applications submitted for Cycle 1 of the Community Services Grant Program and consider funding recommendations. The program provides small allocations to support various community services needs on a timely basis. The funds are used for small, one-time requests and are allocated to nonprofit service providers or other governmental entities. All allocations are reviewed by the County Administrator's Office to ensure that the services are appropriate and provide a local public benefit. All allocations will be approved by the full Board in a subsequent meeting. Staff requests that the Board review the applications and provide direction to staff. 

Need more info? See the staff report and the summary of applications for Community Services Grants.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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4. Labor Agreement for In-Home Supportive Services Workers

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Agenda Item #7: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve actions related to the In-Home Supportive Services IHSS Public Authority labor agreement with Service Employees International Union (SEIU). IHSS is the employer of record for Marin’s approximately 1,800 in-home supportive services providers, and SEIU Local 2015, which represents Marin’s providers. The agreement is not effective until the County certifies funding for the bargaining agreement between the IHSS Public Authority and SEIU Local 2015. The agreement would increase IHSS provider wages by $1.45 per hour, bringing the hourly wage to $16.85 starting in January 2022. Staff recommends appropriating $326,000 to fund the 2021-22 County share of a multiyear IHSS labor agreement with SEIU through December 31, 2023, and authorize the County Administrator to certify available funding to support the multiyear agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the IHSS labor agreement.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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5. Funding for Point Reyes Station Housing

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Agenda Item #9: The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to approve a funding recommendation for the property at 10 Cypress Road in Point Reyes Station from the Measure W community housing funds. Measure W was approved by voters in 2018 and established a transient occupancy tax for portions of West Marin. The nonprofit Community Land Trust of West Marin (CLAM) has applied for $200,000 in Measure W community housing funds to contribute to the acquisition and rehabilitation of a property using an age-in-place acquisition model and a retained life estate agreement with the property owner. The property consists of a single-family home, one unpermitted accessory dwelling unit (ADU), and one unpermitted detached-room unit. It currently supports three households — two low-income and one moderate income. There would be no impact to the County General Fund with the proposed allocation.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Measure W community housing fund allocation.

Contact: Molly Kron, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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6. West Marin Housing Collaborative

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Agenda Item #9: The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to approve a recommendation for the West Marin Housing Collaborative, to create a formalized collaboration structure among the four West Marin affordable housing organizations (Bolinas Community Land Trust, Community Land Trust of West Marin, San Geronimo Valley Affordable Housing Association, and Stinson Beach Affordable Housing Committee.) The organizations have applied for $27,500 in Measure W community housing funds to establish the new collaborative. The proposed funding would underwrite a consultant to help develop a process for collaborative decision-making, support the design of a logic model, and defining a vision, goals, strategic priorities, and workplans.

Need more info? See the staff report about the West Marin Housing Collaborative.

Contact: Molly Kron, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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7. Redistricting Hearing

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Agenda Item #13: No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear a request to receive testimony on current supervisorial districts, communities of interests, and other considerations to be taken into account in connection with the redistricting of supervisorial boundaries pursuant to the 2020 Census. The boundaries between Marin County’s five supervisorial districts are being reviewed to assure relatively equal population distribution according to census data as well as compliance with the Voting Rights Act and state requirements. The Board conducted a public hearing October 12 and provided direction to staff to receive input from the public regarding the current district boundaries and considerations that should be taken into account in redrawing supervisorial district boundaries. A final map must be adopted by December 15 to ensure the new boundaries are reflected in the June 2022 primary elections.   

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

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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