November 8

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 11/8/2016

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Highlights of the November 08, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Community Wildfire Protection Plan
  2. Honoring Veterans, Introducing VeteransPATH
  3. Update on Aging Action Initiative
  4. Appointment of Max Korten to Marin County Parks Director
  5. Living Wage Ordinance Amendment
  6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  7. Fair Housing Ordinance

1. Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Preview

At 9 a.m. in Suite 324A, the Board will conduct an informational workshop regarding the proposed update to the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The plan includes input from a diverse group of community stakeholders, fire officials, and wildfire science experts. The CWPP broadly addresses wildfire risk and hazard in Marin County and provides a framework for future mitigation efforts. The Marin County Fire Department seeks feedback from the Board and plans to bring back a revised CWPP for adoption at a later date.

Note that Suite 324 is down the hall from the Board chamber at the Civic Center, and there is extremely limited seating.

Review

The Board conducted the workshop and provided feedback to the Fire Chief.

Need more info? Information was provided at the meeting.

Contact: Jason Weber, Fire Chief

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2. Honoring Veterans, Introducing VeteransPATH

Preview

No earlier than 9:30 a.m. in the Board chamber, the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution honoring military veterans in recognition of Veterans Day and introducing Veteran’s PATH, a new organization serving veterans in Marin County and nationwide. Veteran’s PATH builds a community of support for veterans on active duty since 1990, offering mindfulness, wellness and meditation tools.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and introduced Veteran's PATH.

Need more info? See the draft resolution honoring military veterans and the website for Veteran's PATH.

Contact: Maureen Parton, aide to Supervisor Sears

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3. Update on Aging Action Initiative

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Division of Social Services, to receive an update on the Aging Action Initiative (AAI). With more than 60 participating organizations and a community-based steering committee, HHS is expanding its aging services network, strengthening its aging services infrastructure and addressing specific matters such as mental health, care coordination and dementia.

Review

The Board accepted the update on the Aging Action Initiative.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Aging Action Initiative.

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

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4. Appointment of Max Korten to Marin County Parks Director

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to confirm the appointment of Max Korten to the position of Director of Parks and Open Space. Korten has served as  Marin County Parks’ Acting Director the past six months. If confirmed by the Board, Korten would become the replacement for Linda Dahl, who retired in 2015.

Review

The Board confirmed the appointment of Max Korten.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about the appointment of Max Korten. 

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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5. Living Wage Ordinance Amendment

Preview

The Board will conduct a merit hearing for 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. 

Review

The Board conducted the merit hearing and adopted the ordinance amendment.

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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6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Child Care Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointment:

Child Care Commission: Jayne Johnson

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

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7. Fair Housing Ordinance

Preview

Not before 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a merit hearing for a Fair Housing Ordinance to establish source of income protections and increase affordable housing options. An ordinance to prohibit rental housing discrimination based on a tenant's source of income, including income from federal Housing Choice ("Section 8") vouchers and other third-party rental subsidies, was identified by the Board in February 2016 as a priority. The proposed ordinance is intended to eliminate limitations in the provision of rental housing for families and veterans who receive third-party rental assistance. 

Review

The Board conducted the merit hearing and adopted the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report on the Fair Housing Ordinance.

Contact: Leelee Thomas, Principal Planner, Community Development Agency

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