July 9 Meeting

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 7/9/2013

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the July 09, 2013 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Civil Grand Jury Response: Senior Transportation
  3. Civil Grand Jury Response: STAR Court
  4. Partnership HealthPlan
  5. Refuse Service Rate Increase
  6. Appointments
  7. Priority Development Areas

1. Employee of the Month

Preview

The Board will present the Employee of the Month Award for May 2013 to Kathleen Roach, a public health nurse with the Department of Health and Human Services.

Review

Kathleen Roach is a Public Health Nurse II in Point Reyes Station. The community-based human service center uses an integrated model in providing culturally competent social services and offers a variety of programs including Economic Assistance, Social Services, Mental and Public Health services and In Home Supportive Services.

Kathleen serves the community by linking health services to those in need, providing a connection between community-based organizations and county services, and focusing on broader health care issues such as dental care and immunizations. She is prevention-focused and driven to find solutions within the community. Kathleen honors client confidentiality and maintains unshakeable appreciation for her patients as whole human beings. Part of Kathleen’s personal mission is to help patients reinforce the mind-body connection, and she is a cheerful example.

Dependable and friendly, Kathleen is a “rock star” on the County team. All who spend time around Kathleen are encouraged to imagine and work toward a better world. It is with great pride that the County congratulates Kathleen.

Contact

Joanne Peterson, Director of Human Resources

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2. Civil Grand Jury Response: Senior Transportation

Preview

The Board will consider concurrence and adoption of response to 2012-2013 Marin County Civil Grand Jury Report titled "Senior Transportation: On the Road Again." The Civil Grand Jury found that many facets of transportation for seniors was inadequate, inconvenient or under-publicized, and many changes were recommended to transit agencies and social services agencies. If approved, the response would be submitted to the presiding judge by the Board President.

Need more info? See the Civil Grand Jury report title "Senior Transportation: On the Road Again" and the response.

Review

The Board heard the response and made one correction before concurring and approving it.

Contact

Jacalyn Mah, Management Analyst

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3. Civil Grand Jury Response: STAR Court

Preview

The Board will consider concurrence and adoption of response to 2012-2013 Marin County Civil Grand Jury Report titled "STAR Court: A Restorative Justice Success Story" (May 10, 2013). The Support and Treatment After Release (STAR) Court is one of a group of special courts within Marin County’s Superior Court system that provides an alternative to incarceration and traditional supervised probation for participants who have been diagnosed with specific kinds of mental illnesses. The report identified several ways to improve the STAR Court. If approved, the response would be submitted to the presiding judge by the Board President.

Need more info? See the Civil Grand Jury report "STAR Court: A Restorative Justice Success Story" and the response.

Review

The Board concurred and adopted the response.

Contact

Janell Hampton, Management Analyst

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4. Partnership HealthPlan

Preview

The Board will hear a first reading 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 approved the ordinance amendment.

Contact

Larry Meredith, Director of Health and Human Services

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5. Refuse Service Rate Increase

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to consider Mill Valley Refuse Service’s requested 2.7 percent rate increase for Southern Marin franchise areas 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. The unincorporated areas are better known as Shoreline, Gibson, Paradise Cay, Paradise and Mar East. A 2.7 percent rate increase would bring the average cost of a 32-gallon refuse container to $40.90 per month, an increase of $1.08 per month.

Need more info? See the Department of Public Works letter about the proposed increase.

Review

The Board approved the rate increase.

Contact

Steve Devine, Public Works program manager

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6. Appointments

Preview

The Board will consider applications for two openings on the Retirement Board, four term expirations on the Commission for Aging, three term experations on the Fish and Wildlife Commission, five term expirations on the Library Commission, four at-large term expirations on the Parks and Open Space Commission; five term experiations on the Women's Commission and 18 term expirations 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:

  • Retirement Board: Jeffrey Bartfeld and David Shore
  • Commission for Aging: Francie Bedinger, Patricia Smith, Sharon Turner, James Monson
  • Fish and Wildlife Commission: Gary Frugoli, Alex Nichelini, Ed Schulze
  • Library Commission: Lynn David Fickbohm, Martin Perlmutter, Albert Brewster, Cal Kurzman
  • Parks and Open Space Commission: Larry Kennings, Greg Zitney. The commission has two seats remaining. The Board requested six applicants be interviewed: Raphael Durr, Jay Eickenhorst, Thomas Gaman, Charles Higgins, Cheryl Mitchell, David Ross. The interview dates are to be announced later.
  • Women's Commission: Mary Anne Hoover, Anna Pletcher, Jane Winter, Martina Bedar, Kristine Cirby
  • Workforce Investment Board: Rudy Collins, Jennifer Gotti, Kelley Hartman, Joanne Peterson, Clare Shanahan, Rick Wells, David Zwicky (business representatives); Jack Buckhorn, Mary Ruth Gross, Bill Scott, Hunter Stern (labor representatives); Ken Lippi (education representative); Makini Hassan (Economic Development Agency representative); Donna Lemmon, Cecilia Zamora (community-based organization representatives); Mary Kay Sweeney (one-stop agency representative).

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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7. Priority Development Areas

Preview

The Board will hear a report from the Community Development Agency on the Priority Development Areas (PDA) in Marin County. PDAs are locations where future commercial and residential growth can be accommodated in close proximity to public transit, jobs, services and other amenities. One of the long-terms goals is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Need more info? See the letter about the PDAs.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution modifying unincorporated County Priority Development Areas.

Contact

Brian Crawford, Director of the Community Development Agency

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