June 30

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 6/30/2015

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Highlights of the June 30, 2015 Board Meeting:

  1. Civil Grand Jury Response: Pension Transparency
  2. Homelessness Update from Health and Human Services
  3. Civil Grand Jury Response: Homelessness
  4. Appeal Procedures on Personnel Regulation Ordinance
  5. Open Space District Budget
  6. Breathe/Respira Community Grants
  7. Creekside Marsh Enhancement Project
  8. Shared Operations of Rocky Graham Park
  9. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  10. Muir Woods Road Management

1. Civil Grand Jury Response: Pension Transparency

Preview

At 9:30 a.m., the Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for Board concurrence and adoption of response to a 2014-2015 Civil Grand Jury Report titled “Pension Enhancements: A Case of Government Code Violations and A Lack of Transparency,” released April 16, 2015. Staff recommends concurrence and adoption of the response and direction to the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.

Review

The board adopted the response and directed the Board President to submit the report to the presiding Judge.

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

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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2. Homelessness Update from Health and Human Services

Preview

The Board will receive an update from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding homelessness in Marin. The most current information available will be presented, including results of the 2015 Point in Time Count survey of homeless in Marin, an estimate of spending on homelessness services and goals according to the 10-year plan to end homelessness.

Review

The Board received the report and heard the presentation.

Need more info? See the staff report regarding homelessness in Marin.

Contact: Heather Ravani, Assistant Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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3. Civil Grand Jury Response: Homelessness

Preview

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 “Homelessness in Marin - A Call for Leadership,” released April 20, 2015. Staff recommends concurrence and adoption of the response and direction to the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.

Review

The Board adopted the response and directed the Board President to submit the report to the presiding Judge.

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

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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4. Appeal Procedures on Personnel Regulation Ordinance

Preview

The Board will conduct a merit hearing of an ordinance revising Personnel Management Regulation (PMR) 21 on Equal Employment Opportunity, Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation Policy to clarify the appeal procedure. PMR 21 was revised by the Department of Human Resources to make the scope of review more specific. 

Review

The Board adopted the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report about the revised ordinance for PMR 21.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Interim Director of Human Resources

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5. Open Space District Budget

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for the Board to adopt the fiscal year 2015-16 Marin County Open Space Special District Budget and adopt a resolution ordering that the budget, adjusted for any increases and decreases approved by the Board, be adopted by reference as the fiscal year 2015-16 Final Budget. On June 17, the Board adopted the County's final budget and special districts budget. Staff has incorporated Board recommendations to the Open Space District budget, which amounts to $7.35 million in expenditures.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and the budget.

Need more info? See the staff report on the Open Space Special District Budget.

Contact: Roy Given, Director of Finance

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6. Breathe/Respira Community Grants

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to authorize the Board President to execute grant agreements totaling $78,240, with seven grantees to receive funding through the Measure A Breathe/Respira Community Grant Program. A goal of the program is to connect local underserved communities with Marin County Parks lands and programs. The grantees are the Marin Conservation League, the San Geronimo Valley Community Center, Trips for Kids, Opening the World/Bay Area Community Resources, Conservation Corps North Bay, the Marin City Community Services District and the Novato Youth Center.

Review

The Board heard the request and approved the execution of the grant agreements.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Breathe/Respira Community Grant Program.

Contact: Ron Miska, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks

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7. Creekside Marsh Enhancement Project

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to approve plans and specifications and award contract for the Southern Culvert Replacement project at Creekside Marsh in Greenbrae's Hal Brown County Park. A section of the marsh suffers from limited tidal action and areas of poor soil. The project replaces a 60-inch culvert upstream of the Bon Air Bridge with a 5-by-12-foot box culvert to allow more tidal flow. 

Review

The Board heard the request and approved the plans, specifications, and award contract.

Need more info? See the staff report about the culvert replacement project at Creekside Marsh.

Contact: Ron Miska, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks

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8. Shared Operations of Rocky Graham Park

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to authorize the Board President to execute a cooperative operations agreement with the Marin City Community Services District (CSD) for shared operations support of George “Rocky” Graham Park in Marin City. On July 11, the CSD and partners will officially celebrate the opening of this new public park, designed and constructed with strong community support. The operations agreement includes funding for a part-time maintenance manager at the park and roughly $20,000 for landscape services.

Review

The Board approved the agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about George "Rocky" Graham Park.

Contact: Ron Miska, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks

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9. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider 27 vacancies on the Workforce Development Board, four on the Parks and Open Space Commission, three on the Commission on Aging, three on the Library Commission, two on the Mental Health Board, one on the Aviation Commission, one on the County Service Area 18 (Las Gallinas) Advisory Board, one on the Disaster Council, and one on the Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Workforce Development Board: Debbie Antonsen, Jack Buckhorn, Cara Caindec, Rudy Collins, Keith Dias, Matthew Egan, Robert Eyler, Jennifer Gotti, Kelley Hartman, Madeline Kellner, Ginny Kuhel, Donna Lemmon, Ken Lippi, Angela Nicholson, Danyele Perrine, Elizabeth Pratt, Joan Prigian, Justin Real, Jamie Rogers, Bill Scott, Windi Snearly, Pat Sorber, Hunter Stern, Mary Kay Sweeney, Rick Wells, Cecilia Zamora, David Zwicky

Commission on Aging: Chrisula Asimos, Conn Hickey, Nancy Peters-Janover

Library Commission: Margaret Kathrein, Arthur Whitman-Bradley, Clifford Jacobs

Mental Health Board: Stephen Berk, Maya Gladstern

Aviation Commission: Richard Nave

County Service Area 18 (Las Gallinas) Advisory Board: Karen Thompson

Disaster Council: Henry La Roche

Fish and Wildlife Commission: Brooke Halsey Jr.

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

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10. Muir Woods Road Management

Preview

The Board will continue with its merit hearing from June 16 to consider a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Park Service on Muir Woods Road management. Visitation to Muir Woods National Monument has steadily increased, overwhelming the transportation infrastructure in nearby neighborhoods. Staff recommends that the Board authorize the Board President to execute the draft MOU and approve a categorical exemption.

Review

The Board approved the draft Memorandum of Understanding with the National Park Service on Muir Woods road management.

Need more info? See the staff report about the draft Memorandum of Understanding about Muir Woods Road management.

Contact: Eric Steger, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

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