October 25

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 10/25/2016

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Highlights of the October 25, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. 5 Year Business Plan Update
  2. Employee of the Month
  3. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Service Expansion
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  5. Fair Housing Ordinance

1. 5 Year Business Plan Update

Preview

At 9 a.m., the Board will hear a status update on the implementation of the County’s 5 Year Business Plan. In October 2015, the Board approved the overarching strategy that outlines avenues for success, innovation, inclusion, technology and many other goals. The plan provides a way of doing business that builds upon past efforts and provides for a better customer service and a better workplace. It focuses on four key subjects: Diversity and inclusion; Innovation and change; Growth and development; and Communication and engagement.

Review

The Board heard the status update and provided feedback to staff.

Need more info? See the 5 Year Business Plan. Informational materials will be provided at the workshop.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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2. Employee of the Month

Preview

No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for October 2016 to Sharmond Freund of the Department of Finance.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

Sharmon, an administrative services technician, is always happy to help and always has a positive and upbeat presence. One fan referred to her as one of the “bright spots in the Department of Finance." All visitors and callers to the DOF can count on a smile and warm welcome from Sharmon.

With the "go-live" of the new Munis system, Sharmon’s star has shown even brighter. She has been a lifeline to department personnel, helping them navigate the system, fiscal policies and logistics associated with the payment process. She has tirelessly supported internal and external staff during this challenging time and consistently demonstrates an endless amount of patience and resourcefulness in problem solving.

Sharmon, an employee since 2006, was very recently promoted to an Administrative Services Associate in the DOF and we are confident she will shine in her new role as well. In addition to her strengths in Administration, Accounts Payable and Facilities, she was the lead coordinator of the Records Management Fall Destruction Derby event. Sharmon is admired by many and for all the right reasons.

Contact: Mary Hao, Human Resources Director

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3. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Service Expansion

Preview

The Board will hear an update from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, regarding implementation of service expansion. In February 2016, the Board accepted HHS' recommendation to expand evidence-based behavioral health services as alternatives to implementing Assembly Bill 1421, sometimes known as Laura's Law. HHS said AB 1421 showed insufficient evidence of added value in Marin County. HHS returned to the Board in June 2016 to describe steps taken to expand capacity in several areas to better serve the community.

Review

The Board heard the report, listened to public comments and shared comments with HHS personnel.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Behavior Health and Recover Services update.

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

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the Retirement Board and one on the Peace Conversion Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Retirement Board: David Shore

Peace Conversion Commission: James Stephenson

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

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5. Fair Housing Ordinance

Preview

Not before 5:30 p.m., the Board will conduct the first reading of 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. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 1:30 p.m. November 8.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 1:30 p.m. November 8.

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

Contact: Leelee Thomas, Principal Planner, Community Development Agency

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