July 28

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 7/28/2015

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Highlights of the July 28, 2015 Board Meeting:

  1. Benefit Changes for Attorneys
  2. Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medications
  3. Tamalpais Lands Collaborative
  4. Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  6. Appeal to Lagunitas Private Home Plans

1. Benefit Changes for Attorneys

Preview

At approximately 10 a.m. (subject to change), the Board will hear a request from the Human Resources Department to adopt modifications in compensation and benefits for County Counsel I-IV and Deputy Child Support Attorneys I-IV. The Board routinely provides salary increases and adjustments for non-represented employees consistent with those of similarly situated represented employees to ensure fairness and consistency among job classifications. The recommended adjustments would include 3 percent pay increases and a gradual 2 percent elimination of Employer Paid Member Contributions for eight classifications The adjustments would result in cost increases of $69,010 in fiscal year 2015-16.

Review

The Board voted to adopt the modifications in compensation and benefits for the attorneys.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed modifications in benefits.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Interim Human Resources Director

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2. Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medications

Preview

The Board will conduct a first reading of an ordinance adding Chapter 7.90 to the Marin County Code (Safe Drug Disposal) requiring any producer of prescription and over-the-counter drugs offered for sale in Marin County to participate in an approved drug stewardship program for collection and disposal of home-generated medications. Meds often are not completely consumed after they are purchased, and most households have leftover, unwanted or unused drugs. Up to 33 percent of meds go unused annually in the United States, presenting a threat to human and environmental health. The proposed ordinance would increase collection sites to at least 25 throughout Marin. Staff recommends the scheduling of a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. August 11.

Review

The Board voted to conduct the first reading of the ordinance and scheduled the merit hearing for 10;30 a.m. August 11.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance about safe medication disposal.

Contact: Rebecca Ng, Deputy Director, Community Development Agency

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3. Tamalpais Lands Collaborative

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to receive an update on the progress of implementing the five-year strategy of the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC) and request to authorize the Board President to execute a cooperative agreement with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy that further defines roles and responsibilities among the County of Marin, Marin County Open Space District and the conservancy in addition to those defined in the original Memorandum of Understanding forming the TLC. The Board approved a Memorandum of Understanding between members of the collaborative on February 25, 2014, and partnership members have met regularly since then. This agenda item corresponds with an item on the Open Space District Board of Directors’ agenda.

Review

The Board received the update and authorized the Board President to execute the cooperative agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative.

Contact: Ron Miska, Acting Director, Marin County Parks

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4. Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to conduct a public information meeting regarding the continuation of the Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping District. On June 16, the Board adopted a resolution of intention to continue maintenance and operation of the Rush Creek Landscaping and Lighting District on the east side of Novato. As required by the Streets and Highways Code, the Board must now conduct a public information meeting, allowing an opportunity for the public to ask questions about the district and the $949 annual assessment. 

Review

The Board conducted the public information meeting.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Rush Creek Lighting and Landscaping District.

Contact: Ron Miska, Acting Director, Marin County Parks

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider three vacancies on the County Service Area #16 (Greenbrae) Advisory Board and one on the County Service Area #20 (Indian Valley) Advisory Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

County Service Area #16 (Greenbrae) Advisory Board: Greg Shaughnessy, Phillip Wenger, Mark Wittenkeller

County Service Area #20 (Indian Valley) Advisory Board: Gary Frugoli

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

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6. Appeal to Lagunitas Private Home Plans

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider an appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of the Saban variance, design review and mitigated negative declaration for property plans at 100 Lagunitas Road in Lagunitas. The Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN), also known as the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN), took issue with the property owner's illegal construction of a bridge across a tributary of Lagunitas Creek. The property owner submitted a variance and design review application in 2011 to build a new residence and reconstruct the bridge. The processing of the application was delayed because of a court-ordered moratorium on developments in the San Geronimo Valley. After the moratorium was lifted, Planning Department staff determined the project qualified for a mitigated declaration of environmental impact. TIRN/SPAWN, concerned about fish in the creek, appealed and the Planning Commission denied the appeal on April 27, 2015.

Review

The Board adopted a resolution of mitigated negative declaration of environmental impacts and another resolution denying the appeal.

Need more info? See the staff report about the appeal by the Turtle Island Restoration Network on the Saban property.

Contact: Jeremy Tejirian, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency

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