November 1

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 11/1/2016

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Highlights of the November 01, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Strategic Plan for Department of Information Services and Technology
  2. Update on Latino Health in Marin
  3. Living Wage Ordinance
  4. Amendments to Building Code
  5. Amendment to Fire Prevention Fee Schedule
  6. Appropriation of Tax Proceeds in Accordance with Gann Initiative
  7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  8. Community Service Grant Fund Applications

1. Strategic Plan for Department of Information Services and Technology

Preview

At 9 a.m., the Board will conduct an informational workshop regarding the Information Services and Technology (IST) Strategic Plan. IST works closely with County departments to achieve business goals and deliver products and services designed to make optimal use of County resources. Additionally, IST manages a data center that supports all County locations and public libraries in the county, as well as MarinMap, the geographic information system community. IST's mission is to insure the integrity and security of all information and data residing on County equipment, provide comprehensive e-government platforms, build and maintain the County’s technical infrastructure and establish action plans that optimize the use of services and facilities for the benefit of the County and its community. Staff is asking the Board to accept the report and provide feedback.

Note that the workshop will be conducted in Suite 324, down the hall from the Board chamber, and there is extremely limited seating.

Review

The Board conducted the workshop and accepted the report.

Need more info? See the IST Strategic Plan.

Contact: Charlie Haase, Director, Department of Information Services and Technology

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2. Update on Latino Health in Marin

Preview

No earlier than 10 a.m. in the Board chamber, the Board will hear an update from the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Division of Public Health regarding the Marin Latino Health Policy Partnership’s Report titled "Latino Health in Marin:  A Data, Policy, and Action Guide." The partnership's report highlights Latino contributions in Marin and suggests action steps to promote equity in priority areas. One HHS goal is to promote health for all by understanding and narrowing the gaps in health disparities in Marin communities.

Review

The Board heard the update and accepted the report.

Need more info? See the staff report from HHS and the partnership's report.

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

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3. Living Wage Ordinance

Preview

The Board will hear the first reading of an ordinance to amend Marin County Code Section 2.50.050 - "Living Wage Rate," and Section 2.50.200 - "Effective Date," to allow automatic increases in the Living Wage Rate up to a rate of $15 per hour. The Living Wage Ordinance, established in 2002, was last increased effective January 1, 2016, to the $13.35 per hour without benefits ($11.70 per hour including benefits). The Bay Area Consumer Price Index (CPI) is estimated to increase by 3.0 percent from October 2015 to October 2016 but will not be known until mid-November. Staff recommends an increase to an estimated $13.75 per hour not including benefits or $12.05 per hour including benefits, assuming a 3.0 percent CPI increase. The adjustment of wages for in-home supportive service providers represents nearly all of the financial impact of a wage increase. The Board accepted the County's Living Wage Ordinance Annual Report on October 18. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. November 8.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. November 8.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed amendment to the Living Wage Ordinance.

Contact: Talia Smith, Management and Budget Analyst, County Administrator's Office

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4. Amendments to Building Code

Preview

The Board will conduct the first reading of an ordinance amending Title 19 of the Marin County Code regarding adoption of the California Building Standards Code with local amendments. Passage of the proposed amendment would prevent a discrepancy between the effective date of the State Code and the effective date of the local amendments, thereby preventing a period of time wherein local amendments would be legally unenforceable. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. November 15.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. November 15.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance amendment of Title 19 of the Marin County Code.

Contact: Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency

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5. Amendment to Fire Prevention Fee Schedule

Preview

The Board will conduct the first reading of an ordinance amending the Marin County Code Chapter 16.10 relating to the Fire Prevention Fee Schedule and adoption of the 2013 California Fire Code and establishing a Fire Prevention Bureau. This adoption process is requred of the Marin County Fire Department every three years to stay current with minimum state requirements. The most significant changes are adjusted paramedic and fire prevention fee schedules, the adding of junior second units to the exceptions to the requirement to install automatic fire sprinklers, and the reduction of fire flow requirements for residential occupancies equipped with automated fire sprinkers. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. November 15.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled a merit hearing for 11 a.m. November 15.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance amendment for Marin County Code Chapter 16.10.

Contact: Jason Weber, Fire Chief

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6. Appropriation of Tax Proceeds in Accordance with Gann Initiative

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Finance to adopt a resolution determining the fiscal year 2016-17 appropriations of tax proceeds pertaining to the County of Marin in accordance with Article XIII-B of the State Constitution, Proposition 4 Gann Initiative. The Gann initiative, passed in 1979, limits the growth of expenditures for publicly funded programs in accordance with population growth, new construction and inflation. It requires state and local governments to return any funds to taxpayers in excess of the amount appropriated for a given fiscal year. The aggregate tax proceed limit for both County and local special districts governed by the County board is $313,744,035, and proceeds subject to the limit are $179,886,105.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report on the appropriations of tax proceeds related to the Gann Initiative.

Contact: Roy Given, Director, Department of Finance

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7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider four vacancies on the Child Care Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Child Care Commission: Jason Lau, Tanya Myers, Lourdes Romo

The Board ratified the following appointments by the Marin County Superintendent of Schools:

Marin County School Board: Ana Andrade-Wolf, Saul Gondinez, Sandra Jacklin, Ruth Pineda

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

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8. Community Service Grant Fund Applications

Preview

At 1:30 p.m, the Board will hold an informational workshop to review applications submitted for Cycle 1 of the Community Service Grant Program for fiscal year 2016-17. There were 42 applications for funding requests worth $334,481 in an online application process managed by the County Administrator's Office. The targeted amount to be allocated in Cycle 1 is $150,000-$175,000. 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 provided feedback staff. 

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

Contact: Sandy Laird, Executive Assistant, County Administrator's Office

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