April 21

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 4/21/2015

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Highlights of the April 21, 2015 Board Meeting:

  1. Marin Economic Forum Report
  2. Marin City Transportation Plan Update
  3. Tsunami Annex
  4. Financing Options for Infrastructure Repairs and Capital Improvements
  5. Marin Humane Society Agreement
  6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  7. Budget Workshop

1. Marin Economic Forum Report

Preview

At 10 a.m. (subject to change), the Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to receive a status report of the Marin Economic Forum efforts over the past year and request to approve agreement with the forum in the amount of $150,000. The forum's mission is the help inform and guide the Marin economy in a manner that is consistent with the sustainable goals of the Countywide Plan. The County is requesting $150,000 in matching funds to support the forum for fiscal year 2014-15. The funds are available in the County's current budget.

Review

The Board received and accepted the report from Dr. Robert Eyler of the Marin Economic Forum.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Marin Economic Forum agreement.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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2. Marin City Transportation Plan Update

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to consider adopting a resolution accepting the Marin City Community Based Transportation Plan Update 2015 as final. The plan contains 19 strategies to be considered during development of work plans, although acceptance of the plan does not commit the County to implement or apply grant funding for the recommended solutions. The plan was developed with the Transportation Authority of Marin, the Technical Advisory Committee, the Marin City Community Services District Board and other stakeholders. 

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Marin City Community-Based Transportation Plan Update 2015.

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

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3. Tsunami Annex

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Marin County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) to approve 2015 Marin Operational Area Tsunami Annex to the Marin Operational Area Emergency Operations Plan. The annex, a support document written by OES staff, provides detailed guidance on managing response and recovery operations in relation to a tsunami event. It provides guidelines about tsunami emergency bulletins and warning dissemination.

Review

The Board approved the tsunami annex.

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

Contact: Robert Doyle, Marin County Sheriff

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4. Financing Options for Infrastructure Repairs and Capital Improvements

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator and the Finance Director to consider financing options for the County’s 2015 Certificates of Participation to address infrastructure and facilities repair needs. The County doubled its annual investment in County buildings and facilities from $2 million to $4 million starting in 2008, but remaining needs cannot be accomplished within the existing capital improvement budget. In March, the Board was briefed by the Department of Public Works about 35 recommended projects related to infrastructure repair and capital improvements. Staff recommends that the Board consider a refinancing of debt to create funds for high-priority projects.

Review

The Board approved a refinancing and restructuring option that would raise between $28 million and $32 million for high-priority repairs and capital improvement projects.

Need more info? See the staff report about the financing options to address infrastructure and repair needs.

Contact: Roy Given, Director of Finance

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5. Marin Humane Society Agreement

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to authorize the Board President to execute a three-year agreement with the Marin Humane Society, in the total amount of $9,839,232, to provide animal services for members of the joint powers authority. The County and all of Marin's cities and towns provide animal services to the community through the joint powers authority. The County pays for 30 percent of costs and the other municipalities handle appropriate portions of the remaining 70 percent. The current three-year agreement expires June 30, 2015.

Review

The Board authorized the Board President to execute the agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed agreement with the Marin Humane Society.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Integrated Pest Management Commission.

Review

The Board approved the following appointment:

Integrated Pest Management Commission: Jean O'Leary

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

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7. Budget Workshop

Preview

Upon reconvening no earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will resume its Budget Planning Workshops to discuss department budgets and performance plans for fiscal year 2015-16. The public hearings start at 10 a.m. April 20 and continue at 1:30 p.m. April 21 and April 22. Last year, the County adopted its first two-year budget. The 2015-16 budget is largely unchanged from the plan approved by the Board in June 2014. As such, the focus of the workshop will be centered on updates to County work plans and discussions about longer-term policy issues, one-time investments to increase reserves, and improvements to County roads and buildings.  

Review

The Board conducted the workshop, which continued and concluded on April 22.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about the budget workshops.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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