May 20 Meeting

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 5/20/2014

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Highlights of the May 20, 2014 Board Meeting:

  1. Soda-Free Summer
  2. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  3. Innovation Recognition Awards
  4. Campaign to Reduce Poverty
  5. MALT Acquisition of Thatcher Ranch
  6. MALT Acquisition of Mattos Ranch
  7. Marin Center Fees

1. Soda-Free Summer

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming June, July and August 2014 as Soda Free Summer in Marin County. The campaign is a follow-up to last year's Rethink Your Drink publicity effort to urge residents to refrain from drinking unhealthy soda for the summer.

Need more info? See the resolution about a Soda-Free Summer.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution after hearing from Dr. Larry Meredith, Director of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Contact

Susannah Clark, aide to Supervisor Adams

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2. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. More than 14,000 people of Asian and Pacific Islander descent live in Marin County. The resolution is a celebration of the county's diversity and a demonstration of appreciation for Marin's Asian and Pacific Islander heritage that dates back hundreds of years.

Need more info? See the resolution about Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution. The Marin Asian-American Public Local Employees (MAPLE)held a celebration on May 22.

Contact

Susannah Clark, aide to Supervisor Adams

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3. Innovation Recognition Awards

Preview

The County Administrator's Office will announce the winners of the second annual Innovation Recognition Awards, aka the Inny Awards. The recognition is modeled after a California State Assocation of Counties program and rewards employees who innovate and adapt in our rapidly changing work environments. The Marin Community Foundation donated funds to seed the Inny Awards.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Inny Awards.

Review

The Board congratulated the District Attorney's Office, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Human Resources were congratulated for their awards.

Contact

Dan Eilerman, Deputy County Administrator

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4. Campaign to Reduce Poverty

Preview

The Board will hear a request for a presentation from the Health and Human Services director and the local chapter of United Way on "Rise Together: Our Roadmap to End Poverty," a Bay Area-wide community goal to reduce poverty by 50 percent by 2020. The Board also will hear a request to adopt a resolution joining the Bay Area partnership.

Need more info? See the United Way of the Bay Area website.

Review

The Board heard the presentation and adopted the resolution. Dr. Larry Meredith, Director of Health and Human Services provided an overview of poverty in Marin that included information about economic disparity among people of different ages and residence locations around Marin.

Contact

Larry Meredith, Director, Health and Human Services

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5. MALT Acquisition of Thatcher Ranch

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to authorize the Board President to execute a grant agreement with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) in the amount of $537,000 for the acquisition of an agricultural conservation agreement on the Thacher Ranch in Tomales and approve related budget actions.

Need more info? See the staff report on MALT's Thatcher Ranch acquisition.

Review

The Board authorized the Board President to execute the agreement. Jamison Watts spoke on behalf of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust.

Contact

Linda Dahl, Director, Marin County Parks

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6. MALT Acquisition of Mattos Ranch

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to authorize the Board President to execute a grant agreement with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) in the amount of $500,000 for the acquisition of an agricultural conservation agreement on the Mattos Ranch in Tomales and approve related budget actions.

Need more info? See the staff report on MALT's Mattos Ranch acquisition.

Review

This item was pulled from the agenda.

Contact

Linda Dahl, Director, Marin County Parks

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7. Marin Center Fees

Preview

At approximately 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing and consider a resolution setting fees for Marin Center, effective July 1. Fee increases have been proposed by the staff of the Marin County Cultural Services Commission. Fees have not increased since July 2011.

Need more info? See the staff report about Marin Center fees.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution.

Contact

Jim Farley, Director, Marin County Cultural and Visitor Services

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