September 15

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 9/15/2015

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Highlights of the September 15, 2015 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Employee Team of the Quarter
  3. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Juvenile Hall
  4. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Managing for Results
  5. Bargaining Unit Tentative Agreements
  6. Modifications to Employee Compensation and Benefits
  7. Mental Health Care Rates and Charges
  8. Muir Woods Road Parking Restrictions
  9. Chief Assistant Director of Information Services and Technology
  10. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  11. Permits for San Rafael Rock Quarry

1. Employee of the Month

Preview

At approximately 10 a.m. (subject to change), the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for August to Erich Dark of the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following statement:

Erich Dark, a County employee since September 2009, is a team member of the Technology Services Unit (TSU) and is responsible for the integration, implementation and maintenance of all things related to technology for the Sheriff’s Office. Erich’s dedication and desire to promote cohesiveness, professionalism and excellence within the varying operational units is exemplary.

Erich is very upbeat and energetic in all aspects of his work. Erich also possesses the ability to communicate with people from all walks of life, easily making the translation between “tech-talk” and everyday vernacular. This is a positive quality in the technology world!    

Erich shares the goal with his colleagues to provide the best end user experience possible. For that, we would like to thank Erich for his passion and drive towards excellence! 

Contact: Mike Ridgway, Undersheriff

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2. Employee Team of the Quarter

Preview

The Board will present the Employee Outstanding Team of the Quarter award for August to the Department of Health and Human Services' Intake MAGI Medi-Cal Team.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following statement:

The MAGI  Medi-Cal Team  was born from the large influx of Medi-Cal applications from Covered California. This group of eligibility workers and office assistants quickly become one unit, in addition to their other assigned duties, and worked closely together to ensure that the residents of Marin County received their benefits as soon as possible. Working tirelessly, they paid special attention to details, maintaining the highest level of customer service. They demonstrated how efficient teamwork can be by being available to answer questions and provide back-up. They supported each other and worked collaboratively to meet the evolving needs of the agency.   Each team member was instrumental in training other staff in the ACA process, providing insight and clarification and conducting “mini” training sessions. They came to be known as the “MAGI experts” who were able to troubleshoot challenging cases from both the administrative and eligibility side. 

This team should be applauded for not only the sheer volume of work they completed timely and accurately, but also for demonstrating the value and successful implementation of cross-team collaboration. Our heartfelt thanks and congratulations are extended to this team!

The team members are: Stacey Anderson, Dori Herrera, Pradesh Manirojana, Denise Miraldi, Danielle Niemi, Sabrina Norred, Charoensilp Ongwongsakul, Anita Sosa-Huerta and Virginia Valle.

Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Health and Human Services

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3. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Juvenile Hall

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 "Marin County Juvenile Hall: A Time for a Change" (June 19, 2015). Staff wholly or partially disagreed with one finding and agreed with two. Two recommendations will not be implemented because they are not warranted or are not reasonable. Staff recommends that the Board concur in and adopt the response and direct the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.

Review

The Board concurred, adopted the response and directed the Board President to submit the response 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. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Managing for Results

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 "Managing for Results: A Fine Tool in Need of Sharpening" (June 19, 2015). Staff wholly or partially disagreed with three findings and agreed with three others. Two recommendations have been implemented, and one recommendation has not yet been implemented, but will be in the future. Staff recommends that the Board concur in and adopt the response and direct the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.

Review

The Board concurred, adopted the response and directed the Board President to submit the response 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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5. Bargaining Unit Tentative Agreements

Preview

The Board will hear requests from the Human Resources Department to approve tentative agreements with the Marin County Association of Public Employees (MAPE) General Units, the MAPE Health and Human Services Unit, and the Marin County Management Employees Association (MCMEA). The three-year tentative agreements, which affect approximately 1,450 County of Marin employees, include a 3 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in each year of the agreement, and increases in the County’s contribution to health care costs for employees who are enrolled in employee plus one and family medical coverage.

Review

The Board approved the agreements.

Need more info? See our news release, the staff reports about the tentative agreements with the MAPE General Units, the MAPE Health and Human Services Unit, and MCMEA.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Interim Director, Human Resources

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6. Modifications to Employee Compensation and Benefits

Preview

The Board will hear requests from the Human Resources Department to approve modifications to compensation and benefits for the Marin County Sheriff's Staff Officers Association, the Teamsters Local 856 (Deputy District Attorneys), the Teamsters Local 856 (Probation Workers), the Probation Managers Association, and non-represented employees.

Review

The Board approved modifications for the Sheriff's Staff Officers, Probation Workers and Probation Managers but removed the item for Deputy District Attorneys.

Need more info? See the staff report about modifications to compensation and benefits for Teamsters Local 856 Deputy District Attorneys, Sheriff Staff Officers Association, and non-represented employees, the staff report for Probation Managers Association, and the report for Teamster Local 856 (Probation workers).

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Interim Director, Human Resources

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7. Mental Health Care Rates and Charges

Preview

The Board will conduct a public hearing to consider a resolution revising the rate/charge schedule for the Division of Mental Health and Substance Use Services for the community mental health system of care treatment services for fiscal year 2015-16. The rates for mental health services system of care are below the projected cost of services for FY 2015-16. The proposed rate adjustments will not impact the majority of clients as they will continue to be charged based on a State-established sliding fee schedule based on income, family size, and other factors which determine a client's ability to pay.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the resolution to change rates and charges for mental health care treatment services.

Need more info? See the staff report about the rate and charge schedule for mental health services.

Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Health and Human Services

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8. Muir Woods Road Parking Restrictions

Preview

The Board will conduct the first reading of an ordinance establishing parking restrictions and a parking fine zone on portions of Muir Woods Road, Muir Woods National Monument and Mount Tamalpais State Park. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. October 6.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading of the ordinance and scheduled a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. October 6.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed parking restrictions and parking fine zone for the Muir Woods and Mount Tamalpais areas.

Contact: Raul M. Rojas, Director of Public Works

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9. Chief Assistant Director of Information Services and Technology

Preview

The Board will conduct the first reading of an ordinance amending County Personnel Management Regulation Section 1.2, adding the position of Assistant Director of Finance and Assistant Public Defender. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. September 22.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading of the ordinance and scheduled a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. September 22.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance to add the position of Assistant Director of Finance and Assistant Public Defender.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Acting Director, Department of Human Resources

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10. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Child Care Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointment:

Child Care Commission: Sandra Jacklin

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

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11. Permits for San Rafael Rock Quarry

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will consider the San Rafael Rock Quarry Surface Mining and Quarrying Permit amendment to allow the importation and reuse of asphalt grindings. This will not have a significant effect on the environment and a CEQA Categorical Exemption has been prepared for the recommended action.

Review

The Board adopted a resolution approving a two-year extension to the quarry permit allowing importation and reuse of asphalt grindings and authorizing the Public Works Director to grant an additional two-year extension to October 1, 2019, subject to certain conditions identified in the staff report.

Need more info? See the staff report about the San Rafael Rock Quarry amendment.

Contact: Raul Rojas, Director of Public Works.

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