December 6

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 12/6/2016

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Highlights of the December 06, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Marin Prevention Network Presentation
  2. Resolution to Support Affordable Care Act
  3. Resolution on Dakota Pipeline Issue
  4. Metropolitan Transportation Commission Appointment
  5. Appointment of New County Counsel
  6. Personnel Management Regulation Amendment
  7. Federal and State Legislative Program
  8. Issuance of Conduit Obligations

1. Marin Prevention Network Presentation

Preview

No earlier than 9:30 a.m., the Board will hear a presentation by the Marin Prevention Network on strategy recommendations for addressing youth drug and alcohol use. The coalition seeks to change community norms, policies, and laws that affect the availability, promotion, sale, and use of alcohol and other drugs to create a community environment that promotes healthy choices and reduces risk.

Review

The Board heard the presentation.

Need more info? See the Marin Prevention Network website.

Contact: Nancy Vernon, aide to Supervisor Rice

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2. Resolution to Support Affordable Care Act

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution in support of the Affordable Care Act. A repeal of the Affordable Care Act, as championed by the president-elect, would risk removing new eligibility pathways created for adults to obtain affordable health insurance. It would reduce the amount of federal funds available to the County of Marin.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the resolution in support of the Affordable Care Act.

Contact: Liza Crosse, aide to Supervisor Kinsey

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3. Resolution on Dakota Pipeline Issue

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution expressing concern regarding the Dakota pipeline issue affecting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North and South Dakota. The resolution endorses the right to peaceful protest and encourages efforts to relocate the path of the proposed pipeline to avoid sacred burial grounds.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution with timely revisions.

Need more info? See the staff report about the resolution expressing concern regarding the Dakota pipeline issue.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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4. Metropolitan Transportation Commission Appointment

Preview

The Board will hear a request to consider Marin County Council of Mayors and Councilmembers’ recommendations for appointment to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and make appointment. The nominees are Supervisor Damon Connolly, Novato Mayor Pat Eklund and Larkspur Vice Mayor Kevin Haroff.

Review

The Board appointed Supervisor Damon Connolly to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Need more info? See the staff report about nominees for the appointment.

Contact: Liza Crosse, aide to Supervisor Kinsey

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5. Appointment of New County Counsel

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to appoint Brian Washington as County Counsel. Washington was selected after a nationwide search and extensive recruitment process including interviews with a professional panel and the Board of Supervisors. Washington would start his new job January 9, 2017, and serve a four-year term as consistent with Government Code. He would replace Steven Woodside, who is retiring after four years with the County. Staff recommends that the Board approve the appointment and adopt the resolution.

Review

The Board appointed Brian Washington and approved his four-year term as County Counsel.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about the appointment of Brian Washington as County Counsel.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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6. Personnel Management Regulation Amendment

Preview

The Board will conduct the first reading of an ordinance amending County Personnel Management Regulation 1.2 – Purpose and Authority. The amendment would include assistant directors in 16 County departments. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10 a.m. December 13.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading of the ordinance and scheduled a merit hearing for 10 a.m. December 13.

Need more info? See the staff report about the ordinance amending County Personnel Management Regulation 1.2 – Purpose and Authority.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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7. Federal and State Legislative Program

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve the proposed 2017 Federal and State Legislative Programs and proposed 2017 Legislative Policy Guidelines. The plan gives staff the opportunity to react quickly to legislative issues consistent with the Board's priorities and policy guidelines. It includes input from County departments, our Federal and State lobbyists, the Transportation Authority of Marin, Marin Transit District, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit and the Board of Supervisors. 

Review

The Board approved the legislative programs and policy guidelines as amended.

Need more info? See the staff report on the proposed 2017 Federal and State Legislative Programs and proposed 2017 Legislative Policy Guidelines.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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8. Issuance of Conduit Obligations

Preview

The Board will conduct two hearings about the issuance of local bonds to adhere to the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act. One is a request for issuance of up to $5 million of tax-exempt conduit obligations for the benefit of San Domenico School in San Anselmo, and one is a request for issuance of up to $29.6 million of tax-exempt conduit obligations for the benefit of Guide Dogs for the Blind of San Rafael. Both are for the financing or refinancing of capital improvements. Staff recommends that the Board conduct the hearings and consider adoption of resolutions approving the issuance of bonds.

Review

The Board conducted the hearings and adopted the resolutions approving the issuance of bonds.

Need more info? See the staff reports about the San Domenico School bonds and Guide Dogs for the Blind bonds.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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