December 4 Meeting

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 12/4/2012

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Highlights of the December 04, 2012 Board Meeting:

  1. MarinKids
  2. Interim County Counsel Appointment
  3. California FIRST Property Assessment Clean Energy Program
  4. Living Wage Ordinance Update
  5. Appropriation of Tax Proceeds
  6. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Update
  7. Appointments
  8. Recognizing County Volunteers

1. MarinKids

Preview

At the request of Supervisor Kinsey, the Board will hear a presentation from the MarinKids organization on their new Action Guide, which provides a look at how Marin’s children and youth are faring on key indicators of academic performance, access to healthcare and childhood obesity.  MarinKids is an organization that advocates for the general welfare of all children and youth in Marin County from birth to 18 years of age.

Review

The Board heard the presentation.

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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2. Interim County Counsel Appointment

Preview

The Board will consider the appointment of Steven Woodside as the interim County Counsel for the remainder of the current fiscal year ending on June 30, 2012.  Mr. Woodside is a very experienced County Counsel, having previously served as County Counsel for Santa Clara County (1989-1998) and Sonoma County (1999-2010). Since graduation from UC Berkeley School of Law, his law practice has focused on advising and representing local government entities. 

Need more info?

See the report on the County Counsel appointment

Review

The Board made the appointment.

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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3. California FIRST Property Assessment Clean Energy Program

Preview

The Board will consider authorizing the County to join the CaliforniaFIRST Program, which would provide financing for local property owners to install renewable energy, energy efficiency and water efficiency improvements on their property. If a property owner chose to participate, improvements would be financed by contractual assessments on their property.  If adopted by the Board, the Marin Energy Authority would serve as the program liaison for the County.

Need more info?

See the report on the CaliforniaFIRST program 

Review

The Board authorized the County to join the program.

Contact

Eric Engelbart, County Administrator's Office

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4. Living Wage Ordinance Update

Preview

Marin County implemented its current Living Wage Ordinance (LWO) in 2002, which requires County contractors and subcontractors to provide their workers with sufficient income to meet basic needs.  Because the Bay Area Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 3.2% over the past year, staff is recommending an increase in the living wage from $10.05 to $10.35 per hour for those employees with benefits, or from $11.55 to $11.90 for those without benefits. 

Need more info?

See the living wage report 

Review

The Board adopted the proposed change in the living wage.

Contact

Dan Eilerman, County Administrator's Office

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5. Appropriation of Tax Proceeds

Preview

In 1979, voters approved Proposition 4, otherwise known as the Gann limit, which limits the growth in annual spending by state and individual local governments.  Per the requirements of this measure, the Board will consider adopting a resolution determining the Fiscal Year 2012-13 appropriations of tax proceeds pertaining to the County and some special districts. 

Need more info?

See the report on Gann limit

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Contact

Mina Teymourtash, Dept of Finance

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6. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Update

Preview

In May, 2011, the Board approved an electric vehicle charging station (EVCS) pilot program that included funding agreements to install three EVCS at three different County public facilities.  County staff will provide the Board with an update on how the program has been operating. 

Need more info?

See the report on electric vehicle charging stations 

Review

The Board heard the update on the program.

Contact

Eric Steger, Dept of Public Works

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7. Appointments

Preview

  • Disaster Council
  • In-Home Supportive Services (“IHSS”) Public Authority Governing Board 
  • Personnel Commission

Need more info? See the Boards and Commissions webpage

Review

The appointments to the Disaster Council were scheduled for interviews on a date to be determined (Corinne Bartshire and Bill Tyler); appointment to IHSS and Personnel Commission were approved, as recommended.

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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8. Recognizing County Volunteers

Preview

At 1pm, the Board will hold a ceremony to recognize individuals who have served as volunteers for various County departments and agencies.

Review

The volunteers were recognized.

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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