September 9

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 9/9/2014

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the September 09, 2014 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Team of the Quarter
  3. Bioneers Conference
  4. RxSafe Marin Initiative
  5. Garbage Rates for Central Marin
  6. Civil Grand Jury Report Response on Marin County Jail
  7. Appointments
  8. Customer Service with Development Review

1. Employee of the Month

Preview:

The Board will present the Employee of the Month Award for August 2014 to Ari Golan of Marin County Parks.

Review:

Supervisor Sears read the following:

As a second-generation Parks department employee, Ari exhibits great dedication and commitment to the people of Marin County and to the department. Over the past 25 years, he has worked his way through the ranks as a seasonal aide, ranger, supervising ranger and is currently Parks’ Chief Park Ranger. Ari cherishes his involvement with his staff and community, striving for excellence in everything he does. Many co-workers have described him as always fair and honest.
 
Ari has been instrumental in digitizing the ranger’s patrol information and various department information and forms, all of which serve the staff and the public more efficiently. He also serves the vital role of Parks’ oil spill response liaison with Marin Office of Emergency Services and California Fish and Wildlife.
 
Ari’s work is never done. He plans to be with the County family for many more years to better serve the people who enjoy our parks! Congratulations, Ari, on being recognized as Employee of the Month.

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff

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2. Team of the Quarter

Preview

The Board will present the Outstanding Team of the Quarter award to the 2014 Housing Element Workshop Volunteers.

Review

The Board commended the volunteers.

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff

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3. Bioneers Conference

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution commending Bioneers upon the 25th anniversary of the first Bioneers Conference. Bioneers is a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges. The conference is coming to Marin Center on October 17-19.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

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

Contact: Liza Crosse, aide to Supervisor Kinsey

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4. RxSafe Marin Initiative

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services to accept report on the Prescription (Rx) Safe Marin Initiative and to approve related cost neutral personnel adjustments. Although Marin is recognized as one of the healthiest counties in California, it has an unhealthy relationship with prescription drugs. In Marin, more people die from misusing and abusing prescription drugs than from motor vehicle accidents. During the fiscal year 2014-15 budget hearings, the Board set aside $100,000 in non-departmental funds to support an initiative to reduce prescription drug misuse.

Review

The Board accepted the report and heard a presentation by Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.

Need more info? See the letter about the initiative.

Contact: Larry Meredith, Director, Health and Human Services

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5. Garbage Rates for Central Marin

Preview

The Board will consider Marin Sanitary Service’s requested 5.52 percent rate increase, along with execution of a new consolidated agreement for the Central Marin franchise areas serviced by the company.

Review

The Board approved the rate increase.

Need more info? See the letter about the rate increase and agreement.

Contact: Raul Rojas, Director, Department of Public Works

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6. Civil Grand Jury Report Response on Marin County Jail

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for Board concurrence and adoption of a response to 2013-2014 Grand Jury Report titled "Jail Checkup: What's the Price of a Clean Bill of Health?" (June 10). Staff recommends that the Board concur in and thereby adopt the response and direct the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.

Review

The Board concurred and adopted the response.

Need more info? See the the Civil Grand Jury report and the response.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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7. Appointments

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Access Appeals Board, one on the County Service Area #16 (Greenbrae) Advisory Board and two on the Disaster Council.

Review

Access Appeals Board: Linda Seitas

County Service Area #16 (Greenbrae) Advisory Board: Ronald Peluso

Disaster Council: Rob Braulik, Miles Julihn

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

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8. Customer Service with Development Review

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to receive the Regulatory Improvement Advisory Committee report that provides recommended improvements to customer service related to development review.

Review

The Board received the report and gave direction to staff.

Need more info? See the letter about the Regulatory Improvement Advisory Committee.

Contact: Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency

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