August 4

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/4/2015

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Highlights of the August 04, 2015 Board Meeting:

  1. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Mental Illness
  2. Farmland Preservation Matching Grant Program
  3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Mental Illness

Preview

At approximately 9:30 a.m. (subject to change), the Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for Board concurrence and adoption of a response to the 2014-2015 Civil Grand Jury Report titled “Marin’s Mentally Ill: What’s Being Done” (May 13, 2015). County staff agreed with two findings and disagreed wholly or partially with three findings. One recommendation has been implemented and two others will be implemented in the future. 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 adopted the response with minor revisions.

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

Contact: Suzanne Tavano, Director of Mental Health and Substance Use Services Division, Department of Health and Human Services

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2. Farmland Preservation Matching Grant Program

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to authorize the Board President to execute a new Measure A-funded Farmland Preservation Matching Grant Program grant agreement with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) in the amount of $412,000 for the acquisition of an agricultural conservation agreement. The Murphy Family's Fallon Ranch, located about four miles east of Tomales and 12 miles east of Petaluma, is comprised of three assessor parcels totaling 186 acres used for commercial agriculture. The property is one of very few in Marin County suitable for row crop agriculture. Marin County Parks received an application requesting $412,000 in Farmland Preservation Program funds on behalf of MALT to acquire the property (MALT has secured $413,000 from other sources as well). Permanently preserving the Murphy ranch for agricultural uses will help maintain the critical mass of farms necessary to keep farming and ranching a viable component of the county's economy. Staff recommends the Board to authorize execution of the agreement and authorize the corresponding budget transfer.

Review

The Board approved the acquisition.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Farmland Preservation Matching Grand Program and the agreement with MALT.

Contact: Ron Miska, Acting Director, Marin County Parks

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3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Children and Families Commission (First 5 Marin) and, following a closed-session meeting (no earlier than 1:30 p.m.), four vacancies on the Parks and Open Space Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Children and Families Commission: Kristen Seatvakin

Parks & Open Space Commission: Raphael Durr, Oscar Guardado, Larry Kennings, Pat O'Brien

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

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