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Highlights of the June 11, 2013 Board Meeting:
California Secretary of State Debra Bowen will present a Certificate of Honor to the Board in recognition of the County's dedication to civic engagement resulting in the highest voter turnout in the state for the Nov. 6, 2012, general election. The turnout was 87.37 percent of registered voters. The last time Marin earned such a certificate was 1952.
Need more info? See the Certificate of Honor from the state.
Secretary Bowen presented the award to Supervisor Arnold and elections staff and volunteers were thanked and congratulated. A reception followed in the Elections Office.
Elaine Ginnold, Registrar of Voters
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The Board will consider adoption of a resolution proclaiming June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at the request of Supervisor Arnold. The Marin County Adult Protective Services helps older adults and disabled dependent adults and investigates abuse cases. The APS also advocates and educates the community to watch for telltale signs of such abuse.
Need more info? See the resolution proclaiming World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
The Board adopted the resolution.
Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold
The Board will hear a report on the progress of planning for the 2013 Marin County Fair, which runs July 3-7 at the County Fairgrounds. Cultural and Visitor Services Director Jim Farley will present the report along with Mary Jane Burke, Superintendent of the Marin County Office of Education. Now in its 72nd year, the fair will have a number of new features on display.
Need more info? See the letter to the Board regarding the Marin County Fair plans.
The Board heard the progress report.
Jim Farley, Director of Cultural and Visitor Services
The Board will hear the first reading of an amendment to the Marin County Code that implements a dress code policy for the Marin County Fair. The Marin County Department of Cultural and Visitor Services, which oversees the annual fair, is supported by the Marin County Sheriff's Office and the office of the County Counsel in implementing changes in time for this year's fair, which runs July 3-8. The amendment is designed to prevent physical altercations between gangs that might intend to "fly their colors" while at the fair.
Need more info? See the report about the dress code policy.
The Board heard the first reading plus words from Director of Cultural and Visitor Services Jim Farley and Undersheriff Michael Ridgway about the ordinance amendment.
The Board will consider authorizing the Board President to execute a revised Joint Powers Agreement establishing the Napa-Solano-Yolo-Marin Public Health Laboratory effective July 1, 2013. On Feb. 26, 2013, the Board received a report on the implementation of a shared laboratory services model with counties to the north. Partners in Solano, Napa, and Yolo counties have requested minor changes to the agreement. This action comes at the request of the Department of Health and Human Service's Division of Public Health.
Need more info? See the letter to the Board regarding the public health lab.
The Board authorized the agreement.
Larry Meredith, Director of Health and Human Services
The Board will consider confirmation of the appointment of Steven Woodside to the position of County Counsel. County Administrative Officer Matthew Hymel is recommending the full-time hiring of Woodside, who has served in an interim role since December 2012 following the retirement of Patrick Faulkner. Woodside previously served as County Counsel in the counties of Santa Clara and Sonoma. The appointment would be for a four-year term, dating to his first day as interim through December 2016.
Need more info? See the letter to the Board about Steven Woodside.
The Board confirmed the appointment of Steven Woodside.
Nicki Azarbakhsh, executive assistant to Matthew Hymel
The Board will consider applications for two open seats on the Disaster Council and two seats on the County Service Area #33 Advisory Board for Stinson Beach.
Need more info? See the Cyberagenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions page
The Board made the following appointments:
Clerk of the Board staff
The Board will consider continuation of a Local Coastal Program Amendment hearing to 1:30 p.m. July 30 to allow further discussions with the Coastal Commission staff about resolution of several issues. The action comes at the request of the Community Development Agency.
The Board continued the hearing to July 30.
Brian Crawford, Director of the Community Development Agency
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