September 20

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 9/20/2016

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Highlights of the September 20, 2016 Board Meeting:

  1. Update on State Propositions on November Ballot
  2. Update on ATOM Project
  3. Adjustments to Parks and Open Space Budget
  4. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Traffic Congestion
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  6. Community Development Code Amendments

1. Update on State Propositions on November Ballot

Preview

Following a Marin County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting at 9 a.m., and not before 9:15 a.m., the Board will hear an informational update from the County Administrator's Office regarding Propositions 51-67 appearing on the November 8, 2016 Statewide Ballot. Staff will frame the 17 propositions into three broad categories for consideration: staff-recommended position (based on past Board policy or consistent with the County Legislative Plan); consider policy position (consideration warranted and direction requested); and no policy position recommended (not directly related to County government). After review of each proposition, staff recommends taking a public position on eight measures, taking no position on four measures and is seeking a Board position on five measures. Staff recommends that the Board provide direction to be considered at the October 4, 2016 Board meeting.

Review

The Board members discussed their positions but no action was taken. The Board plans to provide direction at the October 4 meeting.

Need more info? See the staff report about the propositions on the statewide ballot.

Contact: Daniel Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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2. Update on ATOM Project

Preview

The Board will hear a request to receive a status report on the Administrative Technologies of Marin (ATOM) Project implementation. The Board has approved more than $14 million for a new software system to support the County’s administrative functions of business operations, including budgeting, accounting, purchasing, payroll and human resources management. In December 2014, after more than four years of research and due diligence, the County entered into a contract with Tyler Technologies to implement a new finance, payroll and human resources system. The implementation team rolled out the finance phase of the project in July 2016 and addressed anticipated challenges in the weeks thereafter. In January 2017, the Human Resources and Payroll phase of the project will kick off with a projected go-live date of July 2017. When ATOM fully implemented, the County expects to enhance its business processes and save money in the long run. 

Review

The Board received the report.

Need more info? See the staff report about the ATOM Project update.

Contact: Tim Flanagan, ATOM Project Manager

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3. Adjustments to Parks and Open Space Budget

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to approve adjustments in the Measure A Parks and Open Space fiscal year 2016-17 budget in the amount of $3,900,100. The Board approved a $13.8 million Measure A budget for 2015-16 but had unused funds by the end of the fiscal year. The  recommended action carries forward the balance of unspent 2015-16 funds to the 2016-17 budget and allows 25 projects to continue toward completion (including four new ones not previously approved by the Board). 

Review

The Board approved the budget adjustments for Marin County Parks.

Need more info? See the staff report about the adjustments to the Measure A Parks and Open Space 2016-17 budget.

Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Acting Assistant Director, Marin County Parks

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4. Civil Grand Jury Report Response: Traffic Congestion

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for Board concurrence and adoption of the response to 2015-2016 Civil Grand Jury Report: “Traffic Congestion in Marin: The Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Project Deconstructed” (June 23, 2016). The County agreed with eight findings by the Civil Grand Jury and disagreed wholly or partially with three findings. Two Civil Grand Jury recommendations have been implemented and two more are in the process of being implemented. Three recommendations require further analysis and two will not be implemented. Staff recommends that the Board concur and adopt the response and direct the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.

Review

The Board concurred and adopted the response to the Civil Grand Jury report.

Need more info? See the staff response to the Marin County Civic Grand Jury report on traffic congestion.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Planning Commission, one on the Women's Commission, and one on the Commission on Aging.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Commission on Aging: Fred Silverman

Women's Commission: Willow Older

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

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6. Community Development Code Amendments

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to accept an informational presentation from staff providing an overview of the 2017 Development Code Amendments. The Marin County Development Code establishes zoning and subdivision regulations in the unincorporated areas of Marin. The proposed amendments address various land use issues, planning entitlements, housing, subdivision standards, and changes and clarifications to current procedures. Only the interior portions of the county would be affected by the changes; no amendments are proposed for the Coastal Zone. Planning staff is not making formal recommendations and not requesting specific direction from the Board.

Review

The Board took no action.

Need more info? See the staff report on the Community Development Agency's Development Code Amendments.

Contact: Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency

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