May 17

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 5/17/2016

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Highlights of the May 17, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Community Service Grant Fund Applications
  2. Family Reunification Day
  3. Mental Health Awareness Month
  4. Marin Economic Forum Status Report
  5. Proposed Amendment to Anti-Smoking Ordinance
  6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  7. Deer Island Flood Detention Basin

1. Community Service Grant Fund Applications

Preview

At 9 a.m., the Board will hold an informational workshop to review applications submitted for Cycle 2 of the Community Service Grant Program. The program provides one-time funding allocations between $1,000 and $10,000 to nonprofit service providers or other governmental entities to fund specific projects or programs that provide a measurable benefit to Marin residents. Funding is approved for the current year only and is not intended to provide ongoing financial support for the project or program. Staff recommends that the Board review applications and provide direction on funding priorities.

Review

The Board reviewed the applications and provided feedback to staff. Final recommendations are expected to be brought before the Board in early June.

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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2. Family Reunification Day

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming May 17 as Family Reunification Day.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the resolution about Family Reunification Day.

Contact: Liza Crosse, aide to Supervisor Kinsey

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3. Mental Health Awareness Month

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming May 2016 as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the draft resolution on Mental Health Awareness Month.

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

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4. Marin Economic Forum Status Report

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to receive a status report from the Marin Economic Forum and authorize the Board President to execute a $150,000 agreement in matching funds to support the forum's development program. The forum's missing is to help inform and guide the Marin economy in a matter consistent with the sustainable goals of the Countywide Plan. The forum has secured $194,535 from other sources to meet the County's matching requirement.

Review

The Board received the status report and authorized the agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Marin Economic Forum status report.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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5. Proposed Amendment to Anti-Smoking Ordinance

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing for an ordinance amending Chapter 7.70 of the Marin County Code related to the prohibition of smoking in County facilities and vehicles. Such an amendment would be consistent with the County's mission to protect and promote the health, well-being self-sufficiency and safety of all people in Marin County. 

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the ordinance amendment.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance amendment about the prohibition of smoking in County facilities and vehicles.

Contact: Jack Govi, Assistant County Counsel

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6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board and one on the Cultural Services Commission. 

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: Britt Doyle

Cultural Services Commission: William Cope

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

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7. Deer Island Flood Detention Basin

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to authorize various budget actions to transfer an unspent grant allocation to Novato Flood Control Zone 1 to assist with the funding of a contract with Schaaf and Wheeler Inc., for the Novato Deer Island flood detention basin. In March 2016, the basin was recommended as a short-term priority under the draft Novato Creek Hydraulic Study Analysis of Alternatives. The basin has the potential to significantly reduce flooding within the city limits of Novato.

Review

The Board authorized the budget actions.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Deer Island flood detention basin.

Contact: Roger Leventhal, Acting Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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