August 8

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/8/2017

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Highlights of the August 08, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Employee Team of the Quarter
  3. Breastfeeding Awareness Month
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  5. Planning and Zoning Amendments for Inverness Property

1. Employee of the Month

Preview

No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for July 2017 to Austin Bushnell of the Health and Human Services Department.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

Austin, who joined the County in 2010, is an exemplary employee who goes out of his way to help others and to take on new projects. His nice demeanor and excellent computer skills are often praised by his co-workers, who rely on him for assistance and support.
 
Austin began his career with the County as a volunteer in Health and Human Services. Just one month later, he interviewed for and accepted a position as an Office Assistant III. In 2013 his skills and his initiative qualified him for his current position, where he is a key employee in the Administration Division, coordinating the workflow of all professional services contracts and enrolling department employees in mandated training programs through its Relias Learning Management System. 
 
Austin is helpful, professional, and pleasant in serving the public and working with department colleagues or interacting with staff throughout other County departments. He is the consummate team player who wants the best for his colleagues, the department, and the County. The County of Marin is proud to honor Austin as Employee of the Month. 

Contact: Mary Hao, Human Resources Director


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2. Employee Team of the Quarter

Preview

The Board will present the Outstanding Employee Team of the Quarter award to the Juvenile Services Placement Unit.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

The Juvenile Services Placement Unit is a team comprised of staff from the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Probation. The team works with youths who were removed from their homes and were referred to Probation with concerns about their safety and well-being, and for delinquent acts, often very serious ones. Most come from homes lacking adequate support, structure and supervision that normally ensure a child’s safety and the community in which he or she resides.  As a result, the cases are usually very challenging, and the responsibility of managing them is great. The team must assess the child, determine a good fit with a residential treatment program that best meets the youth’s needs, and provide ongoing supervision for 12 months or more. Finally, the team seeks to return the young person either to family or to an alternative arrangement, if over 18 years old, which offers him or her the best chance to be successful in life. 

The stakes are high, and it takes a strong team to respond to the unexpected developments that often occur doing this critical work. Fortunately, the Juvenile Services Placement Unit is that team. The County of Marin is grateful for the team’s dedication to these youths and is honored to recognize them as Outstanding Team of the Quarter. 

Members of the team are: Angela Arenas (Probation), David Fahy (Probation), Martha Grigsby (Probation), Selina Johnson (Probation), Nita Lagleva Gibson (HHS), Sandra Mancilla (Probation), and Yuliana Valenzuela (Probation).

Need more info?

Contact: Mary Hao, Director of Human Resources

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3. Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming August as Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the draft resolution about National Breastfeeding Awareness Month.

Contact: Mary Sackett, aide to Supervisor Damon Connolly. 

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one opening on the Children and Families Commission and 20vacancies on the Youth Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Children and Families Commission: Kristen Seatavakin

Youth Commission: Katarina Ament, Vaughan Logan, Elise Lamarre, Kenyamarie Mahone, Emma Jackett, Micherice Tao, Diego Chavarria, Daniel Lu, Joshua Espulgar-Rowe, Dajahnaee Straiten, Ethan Strull, Brooke Horn, Ruby Raye Clarke, Alexandra Coe, Lola Amador, Talia Green, Henry Gardner, Nick Gardner, Julia Scharf, Rohan Sanda, Abby Smith, Gabriel Ural, Marlowe Ural

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

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5. Planning and Zoning Amendments for Inverness Property

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a hearing about the Moonrise Kingdom property Countywide Plan Amendment, Local Coastal Program Amendment and Rezoning, 1025 and 1055 Vision Road, Inverness. On June 12, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the Board rezone the property from C-A-2 (Coastal, Agricultural, Limited, 2-acre minimum lot size) to C-RSP-0.1 (Coastal Residential, Single-Family, Planned, 1 unit per 10 acres). The property had been mislabled by the Planning Division staff more than 35 years ago. The Planning Division staff recommends that the Board amend the Local Coastal Plan to show the C-RSP-0.1 zoning on the zoning map. Staff also recommends that the Board deny an appeal of the Planning Commission decision by the Inverness Association.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the rezoning of the Moonrise Kingdom property to the C-RSP-0.1 designation, along with the necessary amendments to the Countywide Plan and Local Coastal Program. The Board also approved rehabilitating the hand-built structures on the property, but denied the applicant’s proposed residence.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed changes for the Moonrise Kingdom property and the staff report about the appeal by the Inverness Association.

Contact: Jeremy Tejirian, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency

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