June 2

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 6/2/2015

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Highlights of the June 02, 2015 Board Meeting:

  1. Update on Marin Drought
  2. Marin County Youth Commission Update
  3. Proposed Fiscal Year 2015-16 County Budget
  4. Community Service Fund Revisions
  5. Repealing Ordinance on Planning Division Fees
  6. Amending Fees for Planning Services
  7. Amending Fees for Environmental Health Services
  8. Clarification on Personnel Appeal Procedures
  9. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Update on Marin Drought

Preview

At 10 a.m. (subject to change), the Board will receive an update on new state water restrictions and potential impacts to residents and County operations. Representatives from the Marin Municipal Water District, the County Department of Public Works, Marin County Parks and the Agriculture Commissioner plan to participate in the update. On April 1, the Governor issued an executive order that directed the state to implement mandatory water restrictions to reduce potable urban water usage by 25 percent through February 2016, and cuts were assigned to the state's 400 largest water agencies. The Board will not take any action on this agenda item.

Review

The Board heard and accepted the update.

Need more info? See the staff report and the draft presentation about the drought update.

Contact: Krishna Kumar, General Manager, Marin Municipal Water District

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2. Marin County Youth Commission Update

Preview

The Board will hear a request for a presentation from the Marin County Youth Commission regarding updates of the year’s projects, accomplishments, outlooks for the future, and strategic plan.

Review

The Board heard the presentation and congratulated all young people involved in the commission.

Contact: Kiely Hosmon, Youth Leadership Institute

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3. Proposed Fiscal Year 2015-16 County Budget

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to accept the proposed fiscal year 2015-16 County budget, including special districts under the Board. Staff recommends that the Board accept the budget, schedule public budget hearings for June 15 and 17, authorize the County Administrator and Director of Finance to make technical and other adjustments as necessary, and approve the allocation of current-year, one-time funds regarding $11.6 million in SB90 reimbursements from the State of California.

Review

The Board accepted the proposed budget, authorized the adjustments, approved allocations and scheduled the public hearings for June 15 and 17.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed County budget.

Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager

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4. Community Service Fund Revisions

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to consider revisions to the fiscal year 2015-16 Community Services Program. For more than 20 years, the County has had a program to provide small one-time funding amounts to support community service needs on a timely basis to nonprofits and other governmental entities. Allocations are reviewed by the County Administrator and approved by the Board in a public meeting. Staff has worked with a Board subcommittee to improve transparency, implementation and design of the program. Staff recommends that the Board provide direction to staff on the matter.

Review

The Board accepted the program revisions for a one-year trial period.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Community Services Program revisions.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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5. Repealing Ordinance on Planning Division Fees

Preview

The Board will conduct a merit hearing to repeal ordinance No. 3579 governing Planning Division fees. Historically, Planning Division fees have been established by uncodified ordinances for zoning, land-use applications, environmental review documents and other planning-related services. Adoption of fees through a Board resolution is a more efficient process and would comply with state law. Staff recommends repealing the existing fee ordinance.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and repealed the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Planning Division ordinance.

Contact: Tom Lai, Assistant Director, Community Development Agency

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6. Amending Fees for Planning Services

Preview

The Board will conduct a merit hearing to consider a resolution updating fees for zone and land-use applications, environmental review documents and other planning-related services. The County has not adjusted planning fees for approximately six years while the agency's costs of providing user fee services has increased during that timeframe. Fees for processing permits and administering other planning-related services have a cost-recovery target of 50 percent, and adjustments would result in fees comparable with many other Bay Area cities and counties.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Planning Division ordinance.

Contact: Tom Lai, Assistant Director, Community Development Agency

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7. Amending Fees for Environmental Health Services

Preview

The Board will conduct a merit hearing to consider repealing Resolution No. 2011-39 and adopting a new resolution with a revised schedule of Environmental Health Services Division fees and charges. The last update to the fees was in 2011. Various costs have increased over the past five years and staff proposes the revisions to avoid a budget deficit or a request for additional funding from the County General Fund.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and repealed Resolution No. 2011-39 and adopted the new resolution with revised fees.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Environmental Health Services Division fees and charges.

Contact: Rebecca Ng, Deputy Director, Community Development Agency

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8. Clarification on Personnel Appeal Procedures

Preview

The Board will conduct the first reading of an ordinance adopting a revision to Personnel Management Regulation 21, regarding equal employment opportunity, anti-harassment and anti-retaliation policy, in order to provide for an administrative law judge to hear PMR 21 appeals. This revision would provide clarification with regard to the scope of case review. An administrative law judge, elected by the County and the complaintant, would make a decision about whether PMR 21 was violated and determine an appropriate remedy. Staff recommends that the Board President schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. June 9.

Review

This item was removed from the agenda by the County Administrator.

Need more info? See the staff report on appeals about equal employment opportunity, anti-harassment and anti-retaliation policies.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Acting Director, Human Resources Department

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9. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the Financial Audit Advisory Committee, two on the County Services Area #33 (Stinson Beach) Board, one on the Children and Families Commission, and up to four on the Personnel Commission. The Board will also confirm five appointments made to the MERA Measure A Citizens Oversight Committee.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Financial Audit Advisory Committee: Jack Govi, Dan Eilerman

County Services Area #33 (Stinson Beach) Board: Christopher Fitting

Children and Families Commission: Juan Rodriguez

Personnel Commission: Marcia McLean

MERA Measure A Citizens Oversight Committee: Elizabeth Greenberg, Bill Levinson, Larry Luckham, Paul Herreirias

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

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