November 25

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 11/25/2014

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the November 25, 2014 Board Meeting:

  1. Medical Quality Accreditation for Jail
  2. Support for Coast Guard Housing in Point Reyes
  3. Collective Bargaining Agreement for Fire Battalion Chiefs
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  5. Living Wage Ordinance
  6. Muir Woods Road Speed Limit
  7. Marinwood Housing Project
  8. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Speed Limit
  9. Draft Santa Venetia Community Plan

1. Medical Quality Accreditation for Jail

Preview

The Board will hear a request for adoption of a resolution commending the Department of Health and Human Services Jail Health staff and the Sheriff’s custody staff on the Marin County Jail receiving its first accreditation by the Institute of Medical Quality. The jail joins 29 facilities in 14 California counties that have been awarded accreditation from the institute.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and congratulated all staff involved in the accreditation process.

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

Contact: Susannah Clark, aide to Supervisor Adams


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2. Support for Coast Guard Housing in Point Reyes

Preview

The Board will hear a request for adoption of a resolution of support for the Point Reyes Coast Guard Housing Conveyance Act. The Coast Guard is in the process of selling 30 acres in Point Reyes Station that includes 36 housing units and other facilities. The conveyance act would require that the Coast Guard convey the property to the County of Marin for the purpose of affordable housing.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the letter about the Point Reyes Coast Guard Housing Conveyance Act.

Contact: Liza Crosse, aide to Supervisor Kinsey

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3. Collective Bargaining Agreement for Fire Battalion Chiefs

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Human Resources Department to authorize the Board President to execute a tentative agreement with the Marin County Fire Operations Battalion Chiefs’ Association for a successor two-year Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Review

The Board authorized the Board President to execute the agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the collective bargaining agreement.

Contact: Jason Weber, Fire Chief

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider three vacancies on the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority Governing Board, two on the Women's Commission, two on the Airport Land Use Commission, one on the Marin Disaster Council, one on the Strawberry Design Review Board and one on the Parks and Open Space Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority Governing Board: Roger Rose, Cynthia Siroky

Women's Commission: Denise Trevino, Tenisha Tate

Airport Land Use Commission: George Chen, Richard Nave

Marin Disaster Council: Carol Freedman

Strawberry Design Review Board: Penna Omega

Parks and Open Space Commission: Roger Harris

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

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5. Living Wage Ordinance

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to amend the County’s Living Wage Ordinance to raise the wage to $13 per hour. The current living wage rate is $10.50 per hour with health benefits and $12.10 per hour without health benefits. The County does not have the legal authority to adjust the minimum wage; the living wage rate is for employers that receive contracts or subsidies from the local government. The Board approved the first reading of the ordinance on Nov. 4 and scheduled the merit hearing.

Review

The Board adopted the ordinance amendment.

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

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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6. Muir Woods Road Speed Limit

Preview

The Board will conduct a merit hearing on an ordinance establishing a speed limit on portions of Muir Woods Road within Muir Woods National Monument and Mount Tamalpais State Park. The road does not have a posted speed limit but has a large number of users including visitors to Muir Woods. Following a traffic study, staff determined that a 25 mph limit would be appropriate between Panoramic Highway and the northern entrance to Santos Meadow. The Board approved the first reading on November 4 and scheduled the merit hearing.

Review

The Board adopted the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report about the speed limit.

Contact: Robert Goralka, Senior Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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7. Marinwood Housing Project

Preview

The Board will hear a report from Robert Eyler, Chief Executive Officer of the Marin Economic Forum, on the affordable housing project plan for the Marinwood shopping center and its impact on local schools. BRIDGE Housing Corporation of San Francisco has submitted papers on behalf of the property owner, Marinwood Plaza LLC, to develop the northern and southern portions of the site with residential, commercial and mixed-use buildings.

Review

The Board heard the report, heard public comments about the report and provided direction to Eyler, who will make revisions and resubmit the  report.

Need more info? See Robert Eyler's report on the shopping center's impact on local schools.

Contact: Robert Eyler, CEO, Marin Economic Forum

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8. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Speed Limit

Preview

The Board will conduct a first reading of an ordinance establishing a speed limit on east Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near Larkspur. Staff recommends scheduling a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. December 16.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading.

Need more info? See the staff report about the speed limit.

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

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9. Draft Santa Venetia Community Plan

Preview

The Board will consider the Draft Santa Venetia Community Plan and Community Plan Update Strategy. The Community Development Agency (CDA) recommends that the Board consider the Planning Commission’s letter of November 10 regarding the draft plan and provide direction to the Planning Commission and CDA staff regarding the scope of community plan updates in general and the Draft Santa Venetia Community Plan in particular.

Review

The Board heard a staff presentation and provided direction.

Need more info? See the letter about the Draft Santa Venetia Community Plan.

Contact: Christine Gimmler, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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