May 10

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 5/10/2016

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Highlights of the May 10, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Nurses Week
  2. Donation of Doghouse Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright
  3. Regional Workforce Development Board
  4. Marin Emergency Radio Authority Next Generation System
  5. Body-Worn Cameras for Sheriff's Deputies
  6. Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
  7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  8. Appeal of Planning Commission Decision

1. Nurses Week

Preview

At 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming the week of May 6-12, 2016 as Nurses Week in Marin County.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the draft resolution proclaiming Nurses Week.

Contact: Liza Crosse, aide to Supervisor Connolly

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2. Donation of Doghouse Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator's Office to accept a report from the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy related to acceptance of donation from Jim Berger of a doghouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Berger grew up with his parents in the famed Berger House in San Anselmo, another Wright-designed structure as is the Marin County Civic Center. The doghouse is a replica of an original made in the late 1950s according to Wright's plans. The County hopes to put the doghouse on display and bring it to special events.

Review

The Board accepted the report and the donation of the doghouse. Jim Berger was on hand and was personally thanked by the Supervisors.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed doghouse.

Contact: David Speer, Facilities Manager, County Administrator's Office

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3. Regional Workforce Development Board

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services to enter into a joint powers agency (JPA) with Napa and Lake Counties to operate a regional Workforce Development Board. The state of California expressed its desire in 2015 to consolidate the number of Workforce Development Boards around the state. County staff has been working the past eight months with regional partners to explore the possibility of a JPA to operate a regional WDB. After much discussion and analysis of other workforce JPA’s around the state, staff is recommending the creation of a JPA with Napa and Lake Counties. Marin has a long and successful history of partnering with these counties as part of the North Bay Employment Connection, in the administration of the regional workforce development system. Staff recommends that the Board approve creation of JPA to meet the requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and to operate a regional Workforce Development Board.

Review

The Board approved the request to join the JPA. Supervisors Arnold and Connolly are to serve on the JPA governing board.

Need more info? See the staff report on the regional Workforce Development Board.

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

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4. Marin Emergency Radio Authority Next Generation System

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to receive a report on the Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA) Next Generation System. MERA provides crucial communications to 25 member agencies for both routine and emergency/natural disaster responses. The MERA radio communications system is the backbone of the 911 emergency response system, but it is approaching the end of its useful life. The Board approved the Next Generation System in 2015. The request for proposals was approved by the MERA Governing Board April 27 and will be distributed to potential NextGen system vendors starting May 6. Vendor proposals will be due on July 22.

Review

The Board accepted the report.

Need more info? See the staff report about the MERA Next Generation System.

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

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5. Body-Worn Cameras for Sheriff's Deputies

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Sheriff to approve a sole-source agreement with Taser International, Inc., for the purchase of 100 body-worn cameras and related services. One way to enhance public trust is to ensure transparency and accountability in law enforcement operations, something that is today aided by the integration of body-worn cameras in the patrol environment. The Sheriff's Office has negotiated a five-year agreement with Taser International to supply 100 cameras and the related charging/data transfer hardware. The first-year cost is estimated at $205,807.

Review

The Board approved the agreement with Taser International.

Need more info? See the staff report about the body-worn cameras.

Contact: Robert Doyle, Sheriff

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6. Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider approval of the Draft Local Agency Management Plan (LAMP) for onsite wastewater treatment systems. The Environmental Health Services Division of the Community Development Agency seeks approval of the final document for submission to the Bay Area Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved a resolution authorizing submittal of the LAMP.

Need more info? See the staff report about onsite wastewater treatment systems.

Contact: Rebecca Ng, Environmental Health Division Director, Community Development Agency

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7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Law Library Board of Trustees and one on the Marin Agricultural Land Trust Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Marin Agricultural Land Trust Board: Ralph Grossi

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

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8. Appeal of Planning Commission Decision

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing on the Thompson Development Inc. appeal of the Planning Commission’s denial of the 766 Bay Road Design Review and Tree Removal Permit applications. The applicant proposes the construction of a new four-story, 26.75 foot high, 2,096 square foot single-family residence with an attached 479 square foot garage on a 7,356 square foot lot in unincorporated Tam Valley. The Planning Commission denied the project in January 2015 and considered a modified project on July 27, 2015. Planning staff recommended approval of the revised project after finding it consistent with the Countywide Plan, the Marin County Development Code, the Tamalpais Area Community Plan, and Single-Family Design Guidelines. However the Planning Commission voted 4-2 to deny the project a second time, citing inconsistency with the Tamalpais Area Community Plan on bulk/massing and site grading. This item was continued to a later date in November 2015.

Review

The Board continued the hearing until August 2.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Thompson Development appeal for the property at 766 Bay Road.

Contact: Jocelyn Drake, Planner, Community Development Agency

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