March 19 Meeting

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 3/19/2013

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the March 19, 2013 Board Meeting:

  1. Presentation from Ambassadors of Hope & Opportunity
  2. First 5 Children & Families Commission Presentation
  3. Stafford Lake Bike Park Sponsorship Agreement
  4. Changes to Community Services Program Funding
  5. Updates to Disability Access Regulations
  6. Appointments for Various Boards & Commissions

1. Presentation from Ambassadors of Hope & Opportunity

Preview

At the request of Supervisor Arnold, the Board will hear a presentation from the Ambassadors of Hope & Opportunity youth members. The group is a local non-profit organization designed for youth who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Since its inception in January 2005, AHO has been leading the way in addressing the growing trend of youth homelessness in Marin County, the Greater Bay Area and Sacramento.

Review

The item was removed from the agenda.

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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2. First 5 Children & Families Commission Presentation

Preview

At the request of Supervisors Rice and Adams, the Board will hear a presentation from the First 5 Children and Families Commission, as well as a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming 2013 as the “Year of the Child.” The mission of the First 5 of Marin Children and Families Commission is to advance opportunities for all children in Marin to thrive in supportive and nurturing families, enter school healthy and ready to learn, and become productive members of society.

Review

The Board heard the presentation.

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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3. Stafford Lake Bike Park Sponsorship Agreement

Preview

The Board will consider a request to authorize a sponsorship agreement with Mike's Bikes for $50,000 to support the construction of the Stafford Lake Bike Park in Novato. In exchange for their financial support, Mike's Bikes will be allowed limited advertisting rights at the Park and on promotional materials.

Need more info? See the full report on the Parks sponsorship program

Review

The Board authorized the sponsorship.

Contact

Ron Miska, Deputy Parks Director

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4. Changes to Community Services Program Funding

Preview

The County of Marin has a district-based Community Services Program that provides small funding to support various community services needs throughout the year. Generally speaking the funds are used for small, one-time service requests and are typically allocated to non-profit service providers or other governmental entities. To respond to our recent budget challenges, the program was reduced from $550,000 annually to $350,000 (36% reduction) in FY 2010-11. Based upon feedback from a recent civil grand jury report, the Board will consider changes to the program desiged to improve transparency, improve cost-effectiveness, and clarify program requirements while maintaining many of the benefits of the program.

Need more info? See the full report on the community services program

Review

The Board voted to accept the County Administrator's recommendations.

Contact

Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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5. Updates to Disability Access Regulations

Preview

In order to ensure that the Marin County Code conforms with the Americans with Disabilities Act and its various regulations, the Board is being asked to consider updates so as to further exempt mobility devices from restrictions. The Board will now conduct a hearing on the merits of the proposed changes to County code.

Need more info? See the report on disability access requirements

Review

The item was continued to a future date yet to be determined. It will be brought back for another first reading after revisions recommended by the Board.

Contact

Ed Kiernan, Deputy County Counsel

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6. Appointments for Various Boards & Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider appointments and/or schedule interviews to the following boards or commissions:

  • Personnel Commission
  • Disaster Council
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Workforce Investment Board

Need more info? See the Cyberagenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions page

Review

All appointments were approved except the Personnel Commission, for which interviews were continued to a date to be determined later.

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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