January 7 Meeting

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 1/7/2014

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the January 07, 2014 Board Meeting:

  1. Board of Supervisors Reorganization
  2. Access to Muir Woods
  3. New Broadband Consortium
  4. Central Marin Ferry Connection Multiuse Pathway Project
  5. Appointments

1. Board of Supervisors Reorganization

Preview

The Board will conduct an election of its president, vice president and second vice president. Judy Arnold of District 5 has served as board president since January 2013. Kate Sears of District 2, who has served on the board since May 2011, is in the traditional rotation to become president for the first time in her supervisorial career.

Review

The Board voted 4-0-1 (Supervisor Adams absent) in favor of Kate Sears as President, Katie Rice as Vice President and Susan Adams as Second Vice President. Supervisor Judy Arnold, who served as President in 2013, was presented small gifts of appreciation from her colleagues. See the photo gallery of the ceremony. 

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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2. Access to Muir Woods

Preview

The Board will hear a request to send a letter to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) regarding proposals to manage transportation and visitor access to Muir Woods National Monument. The Supervisors will consider a letter that urges GGNRA to reduce impacts on southern Marin residents and businesses, primarily experienced as congestion on local roads.

Need more info?

See the draft letter to the GGNRA.

Review

The Board approved the request with minor language revisions.

Contact

Leslie Alden, aide to Supervisor Sears

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3. New Broadband Consortium

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution authorizing the County's membership in a new consortium to advance broadband infrastructure to underserved areas and authorize submission of a grant application for the consortium. The North Bay-North Coast Broadband Connect would involve Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties.

Need more info?

See the letter about broadband consortium.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution. 

Contact

Daniel Eilerman, Deputy County Administrator

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4. Central Marin Ferry Connection Multiuse Pathway Project

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to award a contract for the Central Marin Ferry Connection Multiuse Pathway Project and approve related actions. Ghilotti Bros. Construction was the low bidder at $9.4 million, but County attorneys determined there was a licensing problem with a subcontractor. Public Works staff advises the Board to award the contract to meet a Jan. 13 deadline.

Need more info?

See the letter about the contract.

Review

The Board awarded the contract.

Contact

Bob Beaumont, Director of Public Works

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5. Appointments

Preview

The Board will consider applications for one opening for a District 1 representative on the Women's Commission and one on the Youth Commission.

Need more info?

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

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Women's Commission: Aida del Valle

Youth Commission: Margaret McLean

Contact

Clerk of the Board staff

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