June 7

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 6/7/2016

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Highlights of the June 07, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month
  3. Community Service Grant Fund Allocations
  4. Proposed County Budget
  5. Outcomes from Parks Visitors Study
  6. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Web Transparency
  7. Exemptions to Bicycle Prohibitions on Sidewalks
  8. Parking Restrictions for Muir Woods Road
  9. Amendment to Surveyor Fees
  10. Fee Increase for Hazardous Materials and Waste Facilities
  11. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Employee of the Month

Preview

No earlier than 9 a.m., the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for May 2016 to Anthony Raitano of the Probation Department.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

Anthony “Tony” Raitano, who has served the County since September 2012, is assigned to the Juvenile Division in the Probation Department. According to a fellow employee, “he has earned the award for Employee of the Month as a result of his hard work, dedication and commitment.” Tony can be counted on to take care of whatever needs to be done to both manage his caseload and support his colleagues. He is an exceptional Deputy Probation Officer and an excellent trainer for the department; he is considered a leader among his peers for his willingness to provide help where needed. He is dedicated to what he does, because he is fully aware of the honor and challenge he and others in the department have in serving the community. In return, he is respected by staff, clients and the community. Tony also demonstrates his commitment by flexing his schedule to accomplish whatever needs to be done. Many have seen him early in the morning, late in the evening and even occasionally on weekends working to that end. 
 
The County of Marin joins the Probation Department staff in recognizing Tony as an exceptional employee and congratulating him on being named Employee of the Month. 

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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2. National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming June as National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. There are about 5,600 people in Marin County living with Alzheimer's and about 16,800 caregivers in Marin looking after loved ones. Marin has a growing number of older adults and expects that 1 in 3 will be over age 60 within 15 years.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the draft resolution proclaiming June as National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.

Contact: Leslie Alden, aide to Supervisor Sears

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3. Community Service Grant Fund Allocations

Preview

The Board will hear a request to approve the Community Service Grand Fund Allocations for Cycle 2, January 1 through March 31, 2016. Cycle 2 opened January 1 and closed March 31. The County received 61 requests worth $393,990. Based on a staff review and Board direction, the County Administrator's Office recommends 43 allocations worth $154,020.

Review

The Board approved the allocation recommendations.

Need more info? See the staff report and the attached document about the Community Service Grant Program allocations.

Contact: Kristi Villareal, Budget and Management Analyst, County Administrator's Office

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4. Proposed County Budget

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to accept the Proposed Fiscal Year 2016-17 County Budget, and 2017-18 Plan, including special districts under the Board. the budget is increasing by 4 percent for a total of $540 million. Staff recommends that the Board accept the proposed documents, schedule public hearings beginning Monday, June 20, and authorize the County Administrator and Director of Finance to make technical and other adjustments as necessary to properly budget and account for grants, projects, and year-end fund balances.

Review

The Board accepted the proposed budget and plan. 

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the Proposed Fiscal Year 2016-17 County Budget, and 2017-18 Plan.

Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager

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5. Outcomes from Parks Visitors Study

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to receive a presentation on Phase 1 outcomes of the Marin County Parks Visitor Study. Parks contracted with San Francisco State University to broadly study visitor demographics, experiences and perspectives. In Phase 1, 1,168 visitors were surveyed at 17 locations. Phase II will start in winter 2017.

Review

The Board received the presentation and commended Marin County Parks for conducting the survey.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Phase 1 outcomes of the Marin County Parks Visitor Study

Contact: Max Korten, Acting Director, Marin County Parks

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6. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Web Transparency

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for Board concurrence and adoption of response to 2015-2016 Grand Jury Report: “2015-16 Web Transparency Report Card: Bringing Marin County’s Local Governments to Light” (March 10, 2016). Three recommendations have been implemented and two others will be implemented in the future. Staff recommends that the Board concur in and thereby adopt the response and direct the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.

Review

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

Need more info?  See the staff response and the original Civil Grand Jury report about the Web Transparency Report Card.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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7. Exemptions to Bicycle Prohibitions on Sidewalks

Preview

The Board will conduct a first reading of an ordinance establishing exemptions to the bicycle prohibitions on sidewalks. Current Marin County Code prohibits bicycles on sidewalks within a business district and prohibits bicycle riders 14 years or older on sidewalks within a residential district. The proposed change would allow the Board to specify sidewalks that are exempt from these bicycle sidewalk riding prohibitions. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. June 21.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading of the ordinance and scheduled the merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. June 21.

Need more info? See the staff report on exemptions to the bicycle prohibitions on sidewalks.

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

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8. Parking Restrictions for Muir Woods Road

Preview

The Board will conduct a mere hearing of an ordinance amending Section 15.36.010 of the Marin County Code to restrict parking on a portion of Muir Woods Road (also called Frank’s Valley Road) near Muir Woods National Monument. The ordinance would establish a preferential parking program under which the National Park Service (NPS) may issue and charge fees for parking permits. The Board approved a memorandum of understanding with NPS on the issue in June 2015 and a parking fine zone was established in October 2015. Per the memorandum, the number of parking spaces downstream of Redwood Creek Bridge will be incrementally reduced over the next five years from 80 spaces to zero. 

Review

The Board conducted the first reading of the ordinance and scheduled the merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. June 21. 

Need more info? See the staff report about parking restrictions on Muir Woods Road.

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

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9. Amendment to Surveyor Fees

Preview

The Board will conduct a merit hearing of an ordinance amending Chapter 3.50 of the Marin County Code relating to County surveyor fees for fiscal year 2016-18. The cost to review maps, check calculations and provide surveying services has increased since the fee schedule was last amended in 2013. The proposed amendment would provide for cost recovery by raising fees approximately 3 percent in both 2016-17 and 2017-18. 

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the ordinance amendment relating to surveyor fees.

Need more info? See the staff report about proposed ordinance amendments for surveyor fees.

Contact: Richard Simonitch, County Surveyor, Department of Public Works

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10. Fee Increase for Hazardous Materials and Waste Facilities

Preview

The Board will conduct a merit hearing of ordinance amending Chapter 7.80 of the Marin County Code relating to fiscal year 2016-18 fee adjustments for the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA). The agency consolidates state environmental regulations for hazardous materials and waste facilities. It includes administration, permitting, inspection and enforcement of programs related to underground storage tanks, haz-mat business plans, accidental release and other haz-mat issues. The proposed amendment would provide for cost recovery by raising fees approximately 3 percent in both 2016-17 and 2017-18. 

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the ordinance amendment relating to fee adjustments for the CUPA.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance amendment for the Certified Unified Program Agency.

Contact: Patrick Echols, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

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11. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Children and Families Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointment:

Children and Families Commission: Amy Eisenmann

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

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