July 16 Meeting

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 7/16/2013

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the July 16, 2013 Board Meeting:

  1. Equal Employment Opportunity Report
  2. Civil Grand Jury Response: Libraries
  3. Civil Grand Jury Response: Single-Use Bags
  4. Partnership HealthPlan
  5. Appointments
  6. Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping
  7. San Rafael Quarry Permit
  8. Vegetation and Biodiversity Plan

1. Equal Employment Opportunity Report

Preview

The Board will hear a mid-term update to the five-year Equal Employment Opportunity Report and Plan for the period of July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2015. The County of Marin is strongly committed to the principles and goals of a diverse and inclusive workforce. The Mid-Term Update is developed by measuring the workforce data since the commencement of the plan. The benchmarks that were gathered and measured include: Current workforce demographics; recruitment activities including demographics of applicants and applicants gaining certifications and appointments; salary gap analysis that measures disparities in earnings by gender and race; inventory of outreach-related initiatives.

Need more info? See the letter about the Equal Employment Opportunity Report and Plan.

Review

This item was postponed.

Contact

Joanne Peterson, Director of Human Resources 

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2. Civil Grand Jury Response: Libraries

Preview

The Board will consider concurrence and adoption of response to 2012-2013 Marin County Civil Grand Jury report titled "Libraries Aren’t Just for Books Anymore" (April 29, 2013). The Civil Grand Jury recommended improvements in communications, leadership, hiring practices, budget transparency and coordination of advisory groups.

Need more info? See the Civil Grand Jury report title "Libraries Aren’t Just for Books Anymore" and the response to the report.

Review

The Board heard the concurred and adopted the report.

Contact

Jacalyn Mah, Management Analyst

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3. Civil Grand Jury Response: Single-Use Bags

Preview

The Board will consider concurrence and adoption of response to 2012-2013 Marin County Civil Grand Jury Report titled "Holding the Bag" (May 7, 2013). The Civil Grand Jury recommended adopting of a single-use bag ordinance, a publicity campaign about the ordinance and urged other Marin cities and towns to adopt similar ordinances.

Need more info? See the Civil Grand Jury report "Holding the Bag" and the Civil Grand Jury's response.

Review

The Board heard the concurred and adopted the report after a slight modification in wording was made to the Civil Grand Jury response.

Contact

Janell Hampton, Management Analyst

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4. Partnership HealthPlan

Preview

The Board will conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of an ordinance amendment for Chapter 2.40 of the Marin County Code regarding the County's participation in the multicounty Partnership HealthPlan of California (PHC) Commission. The managed health care plan for Medi-Cal recipients began operating in Marin on July 1, 2011. The PHC commission operates separate from county government with the authority and  responsibility to arrange for the provision of health services to Medi-Cal enrollees in its designated counties.

Need more info? See the report about ordinance amendment.

Review

The Board adopted the ordinance amendment.

Contact

Larry Meredith, Director of Health and Human Services

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5. Appointments

Preview

The Board will consider applications for one vacancy on the Commission on Aging, one on the Financial Audit Advisory Committee, one on the Integrated Pest Management Commission, one on the Mental Health Board, and one on the Workforce Investment Board.

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:

  • Commission on Aging: Mitzi Kemp
  • Financial Audit Advisory Committee: Gerald Richardson
  • Integrated Pest Management Commission: Rika Gopinath
  • Mental Health Board: Dr. Charles Silverstein
  • Workforce Investment Board: Matthew Egan

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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6. Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping

Preview

The Board will consider conducting a public information meeting regarding the continuation of the Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping District. The meeting would give the public the opportunity to ask questions about the $949 annual assessment and whether operations of the district should be continued. The staff recommends 11 a.m. July 30 as a hearing date.

Need more info? See the letter about the Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping District.

Review

The Board set 11 a.m. July 30 as the hearing date to discuss the continuation of the Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping District.

Contact

Linda Dahl, Director of Marin County Parks

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7. San Rafael Quarry Permit

Preview

The Board will consider the San Rafael Rock Quarry (SRRQ) Surfacing Mining and Quarrying Permit (Q-72-03, CA Mine #91-21-0008) amendment to allow asphalt grindings importation from Marin projects. The grindings would be reused in the production of asphalt concrete. The current permit prohibits asphalt concrete grinding importantion. The proposed action would not have a significant impact on the environment, and a CEQA categorical exemption has been prepared by staff.

Need more info? See the letter about the San Rafael Rock Quarry permit.

Review

The Board approved the permit amendment with some modifications.

Contact

Bob Beaumont, Director of the Department of Public Works

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8. Vegetation and Biodiversity Plan

Preview

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) and members of the Parks and Open Space Commission will hear a report from parks staff on a draft Vegetation and Biodiversity Management Plan. The district owns and manages 34 open space preserves that are managed for both natural resource protection and recreation. Vegetation management has been focused on clearing fuelbreaks as impediments to the spread of potential natural or human-caused fires, but the clearing has led to an unforeseen infestation of invasive nonnative plants.

Need more info? See the letter about the draft Vegetation and Biodiversity Management Plan or the complete draft version of the plan.

Review

The Board heard the report.

Contact

Linda Dahl, Director of Marin County Parks

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