July 26

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 7/26/2016

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Highlights of the July 26, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Commendation for Frank Berto
  2. Rebuild of Marin General Hospital
  3. Proposed Tax to Support Care and Learning for Children
  4. Landlord Incentives and Voluntary Rent Guidelines
  5. Speed Limits on Point San Pedro Road
  6. Rush Creek Landscaping and Lighting District
  7. Community Plans for Black Point and Green Point

1. Commendation for Frank Berto

Preview

No earlier than 9:30 a.m., the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution commending Frank Berto upon his retirement from the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District Board of Directors.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and thanked Frank Berto for his contributions to the Sleepy Hollow community.

Need more info? See the resolution for Frank Berto.

Contact: Nancy Vernon, Aide to Supervisor Rice

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2. Rebuild of Marin General Hospital

Preview

The Board hear a request for a presentation from the Marin General Hospital CEO on the planned rebuild of Marin General Hospital.

Review

The Board heard the presentation from Marin General Hospital CEO Lee Domanico.

Need more info? Oral report only. More information is available on the MGH2.0 website.

Contact: Nancy Vernon, aide to Supervisor Rice

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3. Proposed Tax to Support Care and Learning for Children

Preview

The Board will hear the first reading of an ordinance imposing a quarter-cent retail transactions and use tax to be administered by the State Board of Equalization for the purpose of providing quality preschool education, child care, healthcare, and extended learning/after school programs in Marin County. The Marin Strong Start Coalition is committed to improving equitable opportunities for all children in Marin in order for them to succeed in school and have a strong, healthy start in life. The coalition has been working more than six years to explore the establishment of a dedicated local funding stream for children’s services. The Department of Health and Human Services now brings forth the proposed Marin Strong Start For Kids Transactions and Use Tax Ordinance for the November 2016 ballot. If approved by two-thirds of the voters, it would be imposed for nine years and generate about $12 million annually. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. August 2.

Review

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

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed Marin Strong Start For Kids Transactions and Use Tax Ordinance.

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

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4. Landlord Incentives and Voluntary Rent Guidelines

Preview

The Board will hear a request to consider implementing landlord incentives program and provide direction on voluntary rent guidelines. The median single-family, detached home in Marin County costs about $1 million, requiring an annual household income of almost $200,000 to afford average mortgage payments. The average two-bedroom apartment rent is more than $2,500 per month. A comprehensive set of policy options to address the county's affordable housing needs was first presented through four public workshops between October 2015 and February 2016. At the February workshop, the Board provided direction to staff as to which policy options should be prioritized. Staff now recommends that the Board: a) accept a report on landlord incentives; b) authorize the Board President to execute an agreement with the Marin Housing Authority, in an amount not to exceed $404,000, for the Landlord Partnerships Program; c) approve the scope of the agreement with the Community Land Trust of West Marin (CLAM), in an amount not to exceed $46,000, for the Community Homes Program, and; d) accept a report on voluntary rent guidelines and provide direction to staff.

Review

The Board approved the implementation of a landlord incentives program and provided direction on voluntary rent guidelines.

Need more info? See the staff report about the landlord incentives and voluntary rent guidelines.

Contact: Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency

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5. Speed Limits on Point San Pedro Road

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a merit hearing of an ordinance establishing speed limits on portions of Point San Pedro Road in unincorporated San Rafael. Several sections of the road are proposed to have limits increase from 35 mph to 40 mph.

Review

The Board conducted the merit hearing and approved the ordinance establishing the speed limits.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed speed limits on Point San Pedro Road.

Contact: Bob Goralka, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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6. Rush Creek Landscaping and Lighting District

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to conduct a public hearing regarding continuation of the Rush Creek Landscaping and Lighting District. Staff recommends that the Board conduct a hearing and consider adopting a resolution confirming a diagram and assessment for the district. 

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Rush Creek Landscaping and Lighting District. 

Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Acting Assistant Director, Marin County Parks

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7. Community Plans for Black Point and Green Point

Preview

At 1:30 p.m., the Board will consider the update of the 1978 Black Point Community Plan and the 2016 Green Point Community Plan. On March 8, the Board considered the Planning Commission-recommended draft of the Black Point/Green Point Communities Plan, which addressed both the communities in a single document. Based on public comment and community support from Green Point residents to recognize Green Point as an independent community, the Board directed staff to prepare separate community plans. On May 23, the Marin County Planning Commission recommended approval of both plans. Staff from the Community Development Agency recommends that the Board conduct a public hearing and consider adopting the plans.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the two community plans.

Need more info? See the staff report about Black Point Community Plan and the Green Point Community Plan.

Contact: Kristin Drumm, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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