May 19

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 5/19/2015

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Highlights of the May 19, 2015 Board Meeting:

  1. Innovation Recognition Awards
  2. Unassigned Year-End Fund Balance Allocations
  3. Marin County Fair Sponsorships
  4. Changes to Planning Division Fees
  5. Stormwater Pollution Prevention
  6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Innovation Recognition Awards

Preview

At 10 a.m. (subject to change), the Board will announce the winners of the annual Innovation Recognition Awards, otherwise known as The Innys. Encouraging innovation among County employees is a critical strategy as the County works hard to keep pace with a rapidly changing environment and community. The awards enhance employee engagement and build momentum toward additional efforts to innovate as an adaptation to our challenging economic realities.

Review

The Board announced the Inny winners: The Marin County Sheriff’s Office for its jail kitchen bakery program (first prize); the Elections Department for its Fair Political Practices Commission Filings and Online Public Disclosure program (runner-up); and the Department of Health and Human Services for a community picnic called the Fruit and Veggie Fest (honorable mention). See the news release for more details.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Inny Awards.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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2. Unassigned Year-End Fund Balance Allocations

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to authorize allocation of an additional $3,896,463 from fiscal year 2013-14 unassigned year-end fund balance for specific one-time allocations. The one-time resources are available for Board allocation, and staff is recommending the following expenditures: Road and Bridge Program ($1.95 million); one-time reserves ($1.95 million); December storm damage ($400,000).

Review

The Board authorized the allocations as recommended.

Need more info? See the staff report about the unassigned year-end fund balance allocations.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Marin County Fair Sponsorships

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Cultural and Visitor Services Director to adopt a resolution authorizing the Director to accept sponsorships for the Marin County Fair by reputable companies and excluding sponsors of alcohol, tobacco and firearms, in keeping with the family-friendly purpose of the fair. Ticket sales only cover a portion of annual expenses for the fair, and sponsorships would provide additional revenue. 

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Marin County Fair sponsorships.

Contact: Gabriella Calicchio, Director, Cultural and Visitor Services

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4. Changes to Planning Division Fees

Preview

The Board will hear the first reading of an effort 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 and scheduling a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. June 2.

Review

The Board heard the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. June 2.

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

Contact: Tom Lai, Assistant Director, Community Development Agency

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5. Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Preview

The Board will conduct a merit hearing about an ordinance amending Chapter 23.08, Chapter 23.18, and Chapter 24.04 of the Marin County Code related to stormwater pollution prevention. The Board conducted a first reading of this ordinance on April 28. The code changes are necessary to comply with the National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System 2013 General Permit. The changes must be adopted by June 30.

Review

The board conducted the hearing and approved the amendments.

Need more info? See the staff report about the stormwater pollution ordinance.

Contact: Steve Devine, Waste Management Program Director, Department of Public Works

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6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Aviation Commission and one on the Children and Families Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Aviation Commission: Humphrey Ogg

Children and Families Commission: Lisa Leavitt

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

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