April 11

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 4/11/2017

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Highlights of the April 11, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. National Public Safety Dispatchers Week
  3. Fair Housing Month
  4. Recognition of Volunteers and Interns
  5. Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment
  6. McInnis Marsh Restoration
  7. Amendments to Fair Housing Laws
  8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Employee of the Month

Preview

At 9 a.m., the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for March 2017 to Joseph Calabrese of the Sheriff's Office.

Review:

Supervisor Rice read the following:

Deputy Joseph Calabrese is a word, amazing.  In addition to caring out his full time responsibilities, Joseph is frequently called upon to oversee other critical tasks necessary to maintaining and operating the Marin County Jail safely and securely for inmates, staff and the public.  And he does so with gusto and creativity.

Joe is known to take initiative and organize his own inmate worker crews.  He also takes the lead on the County’s recycling efforts and makes every attempt to keep the facility green.  Any needed repairs are completed at a high standard and puts forth a tremendous amount of effort and pride in the jail’s appearance and maintenance overall.

Joe is trustworthy reliable and straight forward.  He is a dedicated employee who is respected not only by his colleagues but also the inmates and the public.  Congratulations Joe for excellence of service to the residents of Marin County.

Contact: Mary Hao, Human Resources Director


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2. National Public Safety Dispatchers Week

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming April 9-15 as National Public Safety Dispatchers Week.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and commended all local public safety personnel.

Need more info? See the draft resolution about National Public Safety Dispatchers Week.

Contact: Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold


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3. Fair Housing Month

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming April as Fair Housing Month in Marin County.

Review

The Board adopted the proclamation.

Need more info? See the draft proclamation about Fair Housing Month.

Contact: Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold

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4. Recognition of Volunteers and Interns

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming the week of April as Volunteer Month and the month of April and to recognize the Civic Center Volunteers 2016-2017 Volunteer of the Year (Anne Rains), the Student Intern of the Year (Gardenia Thongsilp), and the Supervisor of Volunteers of the Year (Audrea Bocchi, Marin County Parks).

Review

The board adopted the resolutions and congratulated the award recipients.

Need more info? See the draft resolution about Volunteer Month.

Contact: Anne Starr, Personnel Analyst, Department of Human Resources

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5. Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to receive a presentation of the Marin Bay Shoreline Sea Level Rise (SLR) Vulnerability Assessment. The report shows the significant impact that SLR will have on Marin County’s landscape and infrastructure in the coming years. Future flooding will impact highways, streets, and public transportation, as well as cause extensive property damage. It will jeopardize utilities including wastewater treatment, restrict access for emergency response services, and reduce marsh habitats. The SLR Vulnerability Assessment uses the best available scientific data to identify specific risks for the region and the scope of flooding.

Review

The Board received the report, heard more community feedback and provided direction to staff.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about the Marin Bay Shoreline Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment.

Contact: Chris Choo, Principal Planner, Department of Public Works

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6. McInnis Marsh Restoration

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to accept the McInnis Marsh Restoration Project Feasibility Study. Marin County Parks is using a $550,000 state grant to restore 180 acres of diked wetlands in San Rafael to natural marsh in a forward-thinking effort to provide critical habitat and ensure that Marin’s marshlands and critical infrastructure can withstand sea-level rise. Parks estimates the project will cost $5 million to $10 million. It plans to use seed funding from taxpayer-supported Measure A to leverage funding from other sources.

Review

The Board approved the request.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about the McInnis Marsh Restoration Project Feasibility Study.

Contact: James Raives, Senior Open Space Planner, Marin County Parks

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7. Amendments to Fair Housing Laws

Preview

No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will conduct a merit hearing for an ordinance amending the procedures for reasonable accommodation in the County’s land use and zoning and building regulations pursuant to fair housing laws. The Board adopted the ordinance in December 2013 to increase access to housing for individuals with disabilities and to comply with a state-mandated program of the 2007-2014 Housing Element. The Reasonable Accommodation Ordinance removes governmental constraints to the maintenance, improvement, and development of housing for persons with disabilities. The proposed amendments are intended to simplify the appeal process and align it with similar County processes. 

Review

The Board adopted the amendments.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed amendments for reasonable accommodation.

Contact: Debbi La Rue, Planner, Community Development Agency

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8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Assessment Appeals Board No. 2.

Review

The Board appointed Scott Rogers to Assessment Appeals Board No. 2.

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

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