October 29 Meeting

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 10/29/2013

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the October 29, 2013 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Eden Housing Commendation
  3. Bernard Meyers Commendation
  4. Draft Vegetation and Biodiversity Management Plan
  5. Building Code Amendment
  6. Fire Code Amendments
  7. ATOM Project Request for Proposals
  8. TEFRA Hearing on the Redwoods
  9. Appointments
  10. Watershed Program Update
  11. Stream Conservation Area Ordinance

1. Employee of the Month

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The Board will present the October Employee of the Month award to Debbi Poiani, a senior code enforcement specialist with the Community Development Agency.

Contact

Joanne Peterson, Director of Human Resources 

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2. Eden Housing Commendation

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The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution commending Eden Housing on 45 years of excellent service providing affordable housing in Marin County and throughout the Bay Area. Eden Housing develops and maintains housing for low-income seniors, families and people with disabilities. It provides about 50 units of housing in Marin County. 

Need more info?

See the resolution about Eden Housing.

Contact

Maureen Parton, aide to Supervisor Sears

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3. Bernard Meyers Commendation

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The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution commending Bernard Meyers for his service on the North Coast Railroad Authority Board (NCRA) of Directors. The Novato resident and former Novato City Council member served on the NCRA Board from October 2007 until October 2013.

Need more info?

See the resolution about Bernard Meyers.

Contact

Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold

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4. Draft Vegetation and Biodiversity Management Plan

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The Board will hear a request to accept verbal reports from Open Space District General Manager Linda Dahl and Marin County Fire Chief Jason Weber concerning the development of the Draft Vegetation and Biodiversity Management Plan and next steps for its implementation. A preliminary draft plan was presented to the Board in July 2013, and since then Park staff has completed additional research and worked with area fire chiefs to effectively reduce fire hazards in County Open Space Preserves while protecting environmental values.

Need more info?

See the letter about the Draft Vegetation and Biodiversity Management Plan.

Contact

Brent Ainsworth, Public Information Officer (consultant)

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5. Building Code Amendment

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The Board will hear the first reading of an ordinance amending Title 19 of the Marin County Code regarding building codes, as required every three years. The Board will consider requesting the clerk to schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12.

Need more info?

See the letter about the building code amendments.

Contact

Brian Crawford, Community Development Agency Director

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6. Fire Code Amendments

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The Board will conduct a first reading of an ordinance adopting 2012 International Fire Code, portions of the 2012 International Wildland-Urban Interface Code and 2013 California Fire Code with amendments. The Board will consider directing the clerk to schedule a merit hearing for 11 a.m. Nov. 12.

Need more info?

See the letter about the fire code ordinance.

Contact

Jason Weber, Fire Chief

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7. ATOM Project Request for Proposals

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The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator and Director of Information Services and Technology to approve publication of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Administrative Technologies of Marin (ATOM) Project and for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and services to replace the current SAP software system. The RFP is based on thousands of hours of input from County departments and articulates needs from lessons learned from previous software implementation.

Need more info?

See the letter about the request for proposals.

Contact

Tim Flanagan, Enterprise Systems Manager

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8. TEFRA Hearing on the Redwoods

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The Board will conduct a Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) hearing regarding issuance of up to $35 million in tax-exempt conduit obligations to finance and refinance capital improvements to certain senior living facilities of The Redwoods, a community of seniors at 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley.

Need more info?

See the letter about the financing of capital improvements to The Redwoods.

Contact

Daniel Eilerman, Deputy County Administrator

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9. Appointments

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The Board will consider applications for one opening on the North Coast Railroad Authority board and two on the Retirement Board.

Need more info?

See the Cyberagenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions page.

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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10. Watershed Program Update

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The Board will hear a presentation of 2013 Watershed Program Update. On May 13, 2008, the Marin County Board of Supervisors authorized implementation of the Watershed Program, identifying this program as one of the County’s top priority initiatives. This staff report describes the status of work in each watershed and provides an update on specific deliverables being developed for each watershed. This first phase will culminate in preparation of an alternatives report and funding strategy for four watersheds (Novato, Gallinas, Southern Marin and Stinson). A brief update on the status of work in the Ross Valley watershed is included. Information about the program is provided at www.marinwatersheds.org.

Contact

Tracy Clay, Flood Control

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11. Stream Conservation Area Ordinance

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The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency and the Board’s subcommittee on the Stream Conservation Area (SCA) to accept the staff report on the continued work of the subcommittee, approve the draft SCA implementation work program and conduct hearing on proposed interim SCA ordinance and fee resolution. The Board will consider approval of the interim SCA ordinance for the San Geronimo Watershed or for all unincorporated areas outside the Coastal Zone.

Based on communications from the California Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC), supervisors Adams, Rice and Kinsey had a presumed conflict of interest based on their ownership of a personal residence within 500 feet of a stream conservation area. On Monday, Oct. 28, the Board Clerk randomly drew Supervisor Rice's name to join supervisors Arnold and Sears to constitute a quorum for consideration of this item as scheduled. Later on Monday, the FPPC concluded that Adams should be allowed to vote. Adams will replace Rice in the quorum.

Need more info?

See the letter about the ordinance.

Contact

Tom Lai, Community Development Agency Deputy Director

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