December 17

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 12/17/2013

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the December 17, 2013 Board Meeting:

  1. Team of the Quarter
  2. Affordable Care Act Implementation
  3. Legislative Policy Guidelines
  4. Parks Measure A Disbursements
  5. Civic Center Drive
  6. Personnel Management Regulation
  7. Appointments

1. Team of the Quarter

Preview

The Board will present the Outstanding Employee Team of the Quarter Award to the Health and Human Services Media Team.

Review

Supervisor Katie Rice read the follwing statement:

The Health and Human Services (HHS) Media Team is a cross-divisional group that represents a new way of working and communicating, both internally and externally with the public and our community partners.

The team helps tell the stories of HHS’ community work and programs and provide internal staff updates. The team supports staff in seven locations and advises them on issuing critical alerts and communicating with the media. Members assist with presentation formatting and technology. Each member brings unique talent and creativity to the team in creating press releases, newsletters, flyers, videos as well as social media outreach and web design. The team works collaboratively with the public health officer, the County’s public information officer, and the County’s public information team to stay on the cutting edge with their expertise.

Staff in HHS appreciate the assistance of the HHS Media Team, and the County of Marin is proud to recognize them as Team of the Quarter.

Under the management of Sparkie Spaeth, and supervised by Cicily Emerson, the team members are Trent Boeschen, Erin Cochran, Chris Mai, Alice Kinner, Cio Hernandez, Shelagh Stewart-Chung and Alison Sexauer.

Watch a short video about the team of the quarter.

Contact

Joanne Peterson, Director of Human Resources

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2. Affordable Care Act Implementation

Preview

The Board will hear a presentation from Health and Human Services Director Larry Meredith regarding the status of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Marin County.

Review

The Board heard the presentation.

Contact

Larry Meredith, Director of Health and Human Services

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3. Legislative Policy Guidelines

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve the proposed 2014 Federal and State Legislative Programs and proposed 2014 Legislative Policy Guidelines. The Board retains the opportunity to amend the plan as warranted during the year to reflect new or emerging legislative priorities. Priority items within the proposed 2014 plan affordable housing, flood protection and watershed management, access to health care, protecting revenue sources and climate change action.

Need more info?

See the letter about Legislative Policy Guidelines.

Review

The Board approved the guidelines with some revisions.

Contact

Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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4. Parks Measure A Disbursements

Preview

The Board will hear a request from County Parks to authorize the Board President to execute grant agreements related to the allocation and disbursement of funds from the Measure A City, Town and Applicable Special District Program.

Need more info?

See the letter about the disbursement of funds.

Review

The Board approved the allocation of funds.

Contact

Ron Miska, Deputy Parks Director

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5. Civic Center Drive

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to accept a report on a preferred concept plan for the Civic Center Drive Circulation Improvements Project. In July 2012, the Board approved funding for infrastructure improvements along Civic Center Drive in the vicinity of the Marin Center. The improvements will include accessible pedestrian and bicycle facilities that provide seamless connectivity between the Civic Center campus, the new SMART Civic Center rail station and the anticipated permanent farmers market site to be located on the "Christmas Tree" lot.

Need more info?

See the letter about the Civic Center Drive Circulation Improvements Project.

Review

The Board approved the optimal alternative with the caveat that the Board Subcommittee would work with staff to confirm its feasibility.

Contact

Pat Echols, Principal Civil Engineer, Public Works

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6. Personnel Management Regulation

Preview

The Board will consider an ordinance amending Personnel Management Regulation (PMR) 1.2 to include chief assistant positions in the offices of the County Administrator, Health and Human Services and Public Works.

Need more info?

See the letter about the chief assistant positions.

Review

The Board approved the amendments.

Contact

Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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7. Appointments

Preview

The Board will consider applications for one opening on the Golden Gate Bridge District Board of Directors, one on the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force Oversight Committee, one on the Workforce Investment Board and one on the Youth Commission.

Need more info?

See the Cyberagenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions page.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Golden Gate Bridge District Board of Directors: Alice Fredericks

Major Crimes Task Force Oversight Committee: Daniel Falzon

Mental Health Board: Michele Stewart

Workforce Investment Board: Justin Real

Youth Commission: Lea Alexandra Mixon

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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