December 16

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 12/16/2014

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the December 16, 2014 Board Meeting:

  1. Appreciation of Supervisor Susan Adams
  2. Commendation for Health and Human Services Volunteers and Partners
  3. Climate Change Risk Reduction
  4. Federal and State Legislative Programs and Policy Guidelines
  5. Speed Limit on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
  6. Restrictions for Buses and Oversized Vehicles
  7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  8. Parks' Road and Trail Management Plan

1. Appreciation of Supervisor Susan Adams

Preview

The Board will present a resolution of commendation and appreciation to Supervisor Susan Adams, representative for District 1, for her 12 years of service to the people of Marin County.

Review

The Board approved the resolution. More than a dozen members of the public and County employees commended Adams for her service, and Adams presented a video that served as her final message to the community. A public reception followed.

Need more info? See the draft resolution commending Supervisor Adams.

Contact: Susannah Clark, aide to Supervisor Adams

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2. Commendation for Health and Human Services Volunteers and Partners

Preview

The Board will hear a request for a resolution commending the Department of Health and Human Services' volunteers, students, interns and community partners for their commitment and service to Marin County residents.

Review

The Board approved the resolution and congratulated those for their service.

Need more info? See the draft resolution commending the supporters.

Contact: Larry Meredith, Director, Health and Human Services

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3. Climate Change Risk Reduction

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to take actions related to a project to promote, support and study community participation in climate change risk reduction and adaptation planning. The actions include establishing a technical partnership and a grant agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), approving budget supplements of $150,000 to federal grants and $150,000 for professional services, and establishing a $150,000 agreement (offset by the FEMA grant) with Climate Access for project execution, management and guidance.

Review

The Board approved the actions.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Marin County Parks plan to address climate change risk reduction.

Contact: Linda Dahl, Director, Marin County Parks

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4. Federal and State Legislative Programs and Policy Guidelines

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve proposed 2015 Federal and State Legislation Programs and proposed 2015 Legislative Policy Guidelines.

Review

The Board approved the legislation programs and policy guidelines.

Need more info? See the staff report about the legislation programs and policy guidelines.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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5. Speed Limit on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

Preview

The Board will hold a merit hearing of an ordinance to establish the speed limit on east Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Larkspur.

Review

The Board held the merit hearing and approved the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report about the ordinance.

Contact: Bob Goralka, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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6. Restrictions for Buses and Oversized Vehicles

Preview

The Board will hold a merit hearing for an ordinance restricting oversized vehicles on certain County roads and tour buses from residential streets. After hearing resident complaints, the Board has mentioned that certain narrow mountain roads are unsafe for vehicles in excess of 36 feet. The restricted roads would include those leading to Muir Woods National Monument.

Review

The Board held the merit hearing and approved the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report about the ordinance and the list of affected roads.

Contact: Edward Kiernan, Deputy County Counsel

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7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Marin Disaster Council, one on the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy, and one on the Mental Health Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Marin Disaster Council: Bill Tyler

Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy: Lynn Downey

Mental Health Board: Aida-Cecilia Castro Garcia

Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.

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8. Parks' Road and Trail Management Plan

Preview

At 1:30 p.m. (subject to change), the Marin County Open Space District Board of Directors will hear a request to execute a resolution certifying the Tiered Program Environmental Report for the Road and Trail Management Plan and consider approving the plan.

Review

The Directors approved the execution of the resolution and approved the plan.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Road and Trail Management Plan.

Contact: Linda Dahl, General Manager, Marin County Open Space District

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