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Highlights of the May 14, 2013 Board Meeting:
At the request of supervisor Arnold, the Board will consider adopting a resolution declaring May as Older Americans Month. Every May, the federal government acknowledges the contributions of older citizens, who comprise one fourth of Marin's population. The Board will consider adopting a resolution joining that effort and maintaining efforts to promote health and independence later in life.
Need more info? See the resolution about Older Americans Month.
The Board adopted the resolution, and Marge Belknap of the Marin County Commission on Aging spoke.
Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold
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At the request of Supervisor Arnold, the Board will consider adopting a resolution proclaiming May 24 as Public Defenders Day in honor of the 50th anniversary of the milestone case Gideon v. Wainwright, a celebration of the right to counsel. The 1963 ruling allowed people of indigent status the right to receive legal representation even if they could not afford counsel.
Need more info? See the resolution on Public Defenders Day.
The Board adopted the resolution. Jose Varela, Marin's Public Defender, accepted the resolution and explained the origins of the right to counsel.
At the request of the Community Development Agency, the Board will receive a report on the regional Sustainable Communities Strategy, Plan Bay Area, and its draft Environmental Impact Report. The Plan Bay Area report is a document providing guidance to growth, especially in the areas of housing and transportation, over the next few decades.
Need more info? See the Community Development staff report and the official Plan Bay Area report.
The Board heard the report from Community Development Agency Director Brian Crawford and made comments, clarifications and suggestions about the letter to the Association of Bay Area Governments. Crawford plans to incorporate changes into the letter and share it with the Board before sending it to ABAG.
Leelee Thomas, Community Development Agency
The Coroner's Division of the Marin County Sheriff's Office will present annual reports for 2011 and 2012. In January 2011, the Coroner's Office became a division of the Sheriff's Office. It conducts investigations into the cause, manner and circumstances of deaths meeting the criteria as defined in section 27491 of the California Government Code.
Need more info? See the Coroner's Division annual reports.
The Board heard the reports from Sheriff Robert Doyle and Lt. Keith Boyd.
Lt. Keith Boyd, Coroner's Division
Per the requirements of state law, the Board will consider concurrence and adoption of a response to the 2012-2013 Marin County Civil Grand Jury report, "A Sobering Center in Marin -- One Small Step in Solving a Big Problem." The report, released in February 2013, makes recommendations about locations where inebriated people could recover rather than having them sent to hospitals or the Marin County Jail.
Need more info? See the response to the Civil Grand Jury report.
The Board concurred in and adopted the response.
Jacalyn Mah, Management Analyst
The Board will consider open seats on County Service Area 18 (Las Gallinas) board, the Financial Audit Advisory Committee and the Marin Agricultural Land Trust board.
Need more info? See the Cyberagenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions page
The Board approved the following appointments:
Clerk of the Board staff
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