August 23

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/23/2016

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Highlights of the August 23, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Jobs/Housing Linkage Fee and Rental Housing Impact Fee
  2. Civil Grand Jury Response: 911 First Responder Referrals
  3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  4. Design Review Appeal on Woodacre Property

1. Jobs/Housing Linkage Fee and Rental Housing Impact Fee

Preview

No earlier than 9:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a public hearing of proposed resolution to establish a Jobs/Housing Linkage Fee for Residential Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities and a Rental Housing Impact Fee for new development. In Marin County, 20 percent of any new development project that includes two or more units must contribute to the County's affordable housing stock through the provision of units, land or in-lieu fees. Commercial and other new non-residential developments are also required to provide housing units or in-lieu fees for 25 percent of the number of employees at the very-low-, low-, and moderate-income levels that would be generated by the development. In expectation of a projected increase in development of residential care and skilled nursing facilities, staff recommends the establishment of a jobs/housing linkage fee specific to those facilities. The fee would promote greater clarity for developers and ensure the application of an impact fee equitable to both the County and prospective developers. The proposed fees are $18 per square foot for a residential care facility and $21 per square foot for a skilled nursing facility. Also, rental housing impact fees were amended in 2012 to apply to new multifamily rental housing developments, and an analysis of fees has resulted in a proposed fee of $5 per square foot for less than 500 feet of floor space per unit, $10 per square foot for 500-1,000 square feet of floor space per unit, and $15 per square foot for more than 1,000 square feet per unit.

Review

After a discussion, the Board forwarded the item to a future date.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed Jobs/Housing Linkage Fee and the Rental Housing Impact Fee

Contact: Debbi La Rue, Planner, Community Development Agency

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2. Civil Grand Jury Response: 911 First Responder Referrals

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for Board concurrence and adoption of response to 2015-2016 Civil Grand Jury Report: “2015-16 The 911 First Responder Referral Program: More Than a Band-Aid for Seniors” (June 9, 2016). The report described how the 911 First Responder Referral Program could be a "win-win-win" for Marin County. Three recommendations of the Civil Grand Jury will be implemented by January 1, 2017.

Review

The Board concurred and adopted the response to the Civil Grand Jury Report.

Need more info? See the staff response attachment about the Civil Grand Jury Report response.

Contact: Ralph Hernandez, Management and Budget Analyst, County Administrator's Office

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3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the Kentfield Planning Advisory Board, two on the Assessment Appeals Boards, one on the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy, and one on the Library Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Kentfield Planning Advisory Board: Elizabeth Freeman, John Mann

Assessment Appeals Boards: Corina Roberts (Board 1)

Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy: Cheryl Lentini

Library Commission: Helen Fauss

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

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4. Design Review Appeal on Woodacre Property

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider the appeal by the Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN, aka SPAWN) of the Planning Commission’s approval of the Murray Design Review and Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for a property at 192 Redwood Drive, Woodacre. On July 11, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposal to build a single-family residence of approximately 1,900 square feet and a 460-square-foot attached garage on a vacant infill lot. TIRN asserts that the project is not consistent with the Stream Conservation Area policies contained in the 1994 Marin Countywide Plan and appealed for four other reasons.

Review

The Board approved the design review and denied the appeal.

Need more info? See the staff report about Murray Design Review appeal.

Contact: Curtis Havel, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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