May 5

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 5/5/2015

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Highlights of the May 05, 2015 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month Recognition
  2. Green Business Certifications
  3. Area Plan for Aging
  4. Modification to Human Rights Commission
  5. Creation of Marin Cultural Association
  6. Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development Needs
  7. Chief Assistant Director of Information and Technology
  8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Employee of the Month Recognition

Preview

At 10 a.m. (subject to change), the Board will recognize Encarnacion "Chon" Humaran of the Department of Public Works as its Employee of the Month for April 2015. Chon has served the County as a custodian since 2001.

Review

Board President Rice read the following:

Encarnacion “Chon” Humaran is a custodian who services many County buildings, traveling daily to service locations that include Point Reyes Station, Gnoss Field Airport, and Marin City. 

Chon takes pride in how well he keeps his route clean and is an exceptionally dependable employee. Chon’s duties include mopping floors, emptying trash, polishing faucets and any other tasks needed. Chon approaches every task with unique enthusiasm and is proud of his important contribution in maintaining these facilities. Employees at Novato’s Bel Marin Keys site especially appreciate the time that Chon spends cleaning their spaces, ensuring that their restrooms sparkle and offices are left neat and tidy. There is nothing Chon will not do, except frown! He always has a smile to give. Many say Chon has a charming personality and a warm and friendly manner with an infectious grin that never fails to start their day with a “positive vibe”.

We are grateful for Chon’s strong work ethic and customer service. Congratulations, Chon, on being chosen Employee of the Month. 

Contact: Joanne Peterson, Director, Department of Human Resources

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2. Green Business Certifications

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to award certificates to 12 newly certified Green Businesses. The program, overseen by the Community Development Agency, has certified 475 businesses since April 2002. It is designed to help businesses reduce consumption of water, energy, pollution and waste.

Review

The Board awarded the certificates to the following businesses and agencies:

City of San Rafael, City Hall
Point Reyes  National  Seashore Association, Point Reyes Station
DiVita Home  Finance, Inc., Sausalito
Sausalito Craftworks, Inc.
The ecoNEST, San Geronimo
Jasmine M Gorton  DMD, Inc., Larkspur
Sunspeed Enterprises, Pt. Reyes Station
Kathy  Shaffer,  AIA, Sausalito
SWA Group, Sausalito
Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross
Tomales Village  Community Services  District, Tomales
Marin  Montessori School, Corte Madera

Need more info? See the staff report about the new Green Businesses.

Contact: Dana Armanino, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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3. Area Plan for Aging

Preview

The Board will hear a presentation from the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Aging, on the Area Plan for Aging Annual Update for 2012-2016. Staff recommended plan approval and authorization for the Board President to sign a Letter of Transmittal. The plan addresses the needs of older adults, family caregivers, and people with disabilities in Marin County. The Marin County Commission on Aging approved the plan at a public hearing on April 9.

Review

The Board heard the presentation and approved the authorization.

Need more info? See the staff report and the Area Plan for Aging Annual Update.

Contact: Maureen Lewis, Chief Assistant Director, Health and Human Services

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4. Modification to Human Rights Commission

Preview

The Board will hear a first read on an ordinance repealing Chapter 2.42 and adding Chapter 2.45 of the Marin County Code to establish the Marin County Human Rights Commission. Staff has urged a substantial modification of the Human Rights Commission ordinance because of outdated language, confusing and contradictory sections and change's to the mission. Human Resources worked with community stakeholders to recommend the ordinance changes. Staff recommends that a merit hearing be scheduled for 10:30 a.m. May 12.

Review

The Board heard and approved the first reading with the deletion of the last sentence in Chapter 2.45.020 and the first sentence in Chapter 2.45.030. The Board scheduled the merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. May 12. 

Need more info? See the staff report about the Marin County Human Rights Commission.

Contact: Jack Govi, Assistant County Counsel

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5. Creation of Marin Cultural Association

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Cultural Services Director to endorse the concept of forming a new nonprofit Marin Cultural Association to support and enhance culture in Marin County. The Cultural Services Commission endorsed the concept at its meeting of March 25. The new nonprofit corporation would advocate and serve as a catalyst to increase participation, advance collaboration, optimize resources and raise money for Marin Center operations.

Review

The Board endorsed the concept of forming the Marin Cultural Association.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Marin Cultural Association.

Contact: Gabriella Calicchio, Director, Department of Cultural and Visitor Services

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6. Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development Needs

Preview

The Board will conduct a public hearing on housing and community development needs and performance. The topics include the Consolidated Plan, which serves as the grant application to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for formula funding from the Community Development Block Grant Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. Marin's fourth Consolidated Plan, from 2010-2014, needs to be replaced with one for the next five-year period. The hearing will include discussion on the use of $1,295,584 in 2015 CDBG funds, $566,224 in 2015 HOME program funds and reallocations of unused CDBG and HOME funds from past years.

Review

The Board continued the agenda item to the morning of May 12.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Consolidated Plan.

Contact: Roy Bateman, Manager, Community Development Agency

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7. Chief Assistant Director of Information and Technology

Preview

The Board will hear a first reading on an ordinance amending Personnel Management Regulation 1.2 to include the Chief Assistant Director of Information Services and Technology classification. Staff recommended scheduling a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. May 12.

Review

The Board heard and approved the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. May 12.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Chief Assistant Director of Information Services and Technology.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Aviation Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointment:

Aviation Commission: Zev Rattet

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

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