July 29

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 7/29/2014

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the July 29, 2014 Board Meeting:

  1. Update from Marin Strong Start
  2. Ban of Tobacco Products at Pharmacies
  3. Sunset Dates for Discretionary Boards and Commissions
  4. Grant Agreements for Parks Program
  5. Continuation of Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping District
  6. Appointments
  7. Water Supply Workshop

1. Update from Marin Strong Start

Preview

The Board has requested an update from Marin Strong Start and Board consideration of a future quarter-cent sales tax measure to support summer academic programs, preschool, childcare and healthcare for underserved children in Marin.

Review

The Board heard the update and expressed support for Marin Strong Start's decision to delay the proposed tax measure until 2016.

Need more info? See the letter about the proposed tax measure or the Marin Strong Start website

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff

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2. Ban of Tobacco Products at Pharmacies

Preview

The Board will hear a first reading of an ordinance banning the sale of tobacco and tobacco products at pharmacies in unincorporated parts of Marin County. The Board will ask the clerk to read the ordinance by title only and schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5.

Review

The Board heard the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing.

Need more info? See the proposed ordinance on a tobacco product ban.

Contact: Steven Woodside, County Counsel

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3. Sunset Dates for Discretionary Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will hear a first reading of an ordinance amending the Marin County Code to extend sunset dates for five discretionary commissions. The Board plans to ask the clerk to read the ordinance by title only and schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. Aug. 5 and consider adopting a resolution extending the sunset date for 16 discretionary boards and commissions.

Review

The Board heard the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing.

Need more info? See the staff report about the sunset dates.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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4. Grant Agreements for Parks Program

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to authorize the Board President to execute grant agreements totaling $100,000 with six grantees to receive funding through the Measure A Breathe/Respira Community Grant Program. The program is designed to expand opportunities to access and enjoy Marin County parks and open space preserves to targeted communities and to overcome barriers such as transportation and language that prevent such access.

Review

This item was removed from the agenda.

Need more info? See the staff report about the grant agreements.

Contact: Linda Dahl, Director, Marin County Parks.

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5. Continuation of Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping District

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to conduct a public hearing regarding the continuation of the Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping District. The district was formed in 1992 to operate and maintain common areas of the Rush Creek development near the eastern part of Novato. An engineering report recommended no change in the current annual parcel assessment of $949 for 89 homes in the district. Staff recommends that the Board adopt a resolution confirming the diagram and assessment for the district.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the letter about the Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping District.

Contact: Linda Dahl, Director, Marin County Parks

 

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6. Appointments

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Women's Commission, one representing schools on the Disaster Council and five on the Human Rights Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Women's Commission: Maureen DeNieva

Disaster Council: Michael Grant

Human Rights Commission: Aref Ahmadia, Raphael Durr, Daria Seivers, Shelly Scott

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

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7. Water Supply Workshop

Preview

The Board will conduct a workshop regarding water supply and future development consistent with existing long-term land use plans with presentation from representatives of Marin Municipal Water District and North Marin Water District.

Review

The Board heard the update. See our news release for details.

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff

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