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Highlights of the April 04, 2017 Board Meeting:
At 9:30 a.m., the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming April 4 as Equal Pay Day. According to the U.S. Census in 2013, full-time working women make an average of 78 cents for every dollar earned by a man in the same job. Equity is one of the Board of Supervisors' priority "Four E's" along with environment, education and economy. Equitable pay strengthens the security of families, eases future retirement costs and enhances the economy.
The Board adopted the resolution.
Need more info? See the draft resolution about Equal Pay Day.
Contact: Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold
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The Board will hear a request from the Department of Information Services and Technology (IST) to receive a report regarding the Administrative Technologies of Marin (ATOM) Project. The software project is designed to streamline the way the County’s administrative staff handles its business operations, including budgeting, accounting, and purchasing. ATOM launched with its finance modules on July 5, 2016, and IST reports that the implementation the finance phase has been successful. The status report provides updates on the continuous improvement efforts underway within the finance portion and to provide a status update on the implementation of the human capital management phase. The ATOM project is proceeding below budget thanks in part to a savings of approximately $2.7 million to date in staff backfill costs.
The Board received the report.
Need more info? See the staff report about the ATOM Project.
Contact: Tim Flanagan, Assistant Director, Department of Information Services and Technology
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to receive a report on the Muir Woods Memorandum of Understanding with the National Park Service. Visitation to Muir Woods National Monument has steadily increased and overwhelmed the transportation infrastructure that services it. To reduce parking on road shoulders, a memorandum of understanding to create a parking reservation system was adopted by the Board in June 2015 and later adopted by the National Park Service. Significant progress has been made and milestones have been met. The memorandum provides for one public updates before the Board each year.
The item was continued to a later date.
Need more info? See the staff report about the Muir Woods memorandum of understanding.
Contact: Eric Steger, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to authorize the County purchasing agent to approve the sole-source procurement of roofing material for the Marin County Civic Center Roof Replacement Project. The roof, last re-coated in 1999-2000, has developed leaks and is subject to ongoing repairs due to blistering, peeling, and de-lamination. Full removal of the existing roof is required, and a material from Sika RoofPro was recommended based on testing scores. Staff plans to bring the approval of final roof project plans to the Board for approval at a future date, and that action will allow the roof removal and new system installation activities to be subject to competitive bidding.
The Board authorized the approval of the sole-source procurement of the roofing material.
Need more info? See the staff report about sole-source procurement of roofing materials.
Contact: Patrick Zuroske, Capital Projects Division Manager, Department of Public Works
The Board will hear the first reading of 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. Staff from the Community Development Agency recommends that the Board schedule merit hearing for 10 a.m., April 11.
The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 10 a.m. April 11.
Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed amendments for reasonable accommodation.
Contact: Debbi La Rue, Planner, Community Development Agency
The Board will hear a request from County Counsel to adopt a resolution implementing a settlement agreement in Diversified Realty Services vs. County of Marin. Jack Krystal has been processing an application to develop a hotel on his waterfront property near the Sausalito city limits for many years. The Board rejected partial or total vacation of the roads that adjoin his property, and Krystal filed a lawsuit to have the court make a determination on the use of the roads. During mediation, Krystal proposed a settlement agreement, and in September 2016 the Board proposed a modification to the agreement during a closed session. Krystal and the owner of an adjacent property have worked out an agreement to access of Pohono Street, and Krystal has given up efforts to claim a portion of the streets.
Need more info? See the staff report about the settlement agreement in Diversified Realty Services vs. County of Marin.
Contact: David Zaltsman, Deputy County Counsel
No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to conduct a workshop on the approach for the next Countywide Plan Update. The County updated of the original 1973 Countywide Plan in 1982, 1994, and 2007. The 2007 update added an overarching theme of planning sustainable communities and an ambitious program for implementation consisting of more than 700 programs. While the Community Development Agency has made measurable progress toward program implementation, the ambitious scope of the plan has proven to exceed the capacity of available resources and progress has not kept pace with the implementation schedule. Rather than another comprehensive plan update, staff recommends a phased approach with a focus on addressing a limited number of Board priorities such as stream conservation, climate change, affordable housing and compliance with state planning laws adopted since the last plan update. Staff anticipates the update will be completed in two phases starting in 2018.
The Board conducted the workshop and provided direction to staff.
Need more info? See the staff report about the next Countywide Plan update.
Contact: Tom Lai, Assistant Director, Community Development Agency
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