January 10

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 1/10/2017

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Highlights of the January 10, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. Parking Limits for Oversized Vehicles
  2. Proposal for Special Tax in Greenbrae
  3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  4. Attorney Fees Reimbursement

1. Parking Limits for Oversized Vehicles

Preview

Shortly after the start of the meeting at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a first reading of an ordinance establishing parking limit options to address increased oversize vehicle parking and storage of vehicles on County roads. Many residents have complained about an increased number of parked oversized vehicles, reduced sight distance, loitering in travel lanes, visual impacts and the perception of reduced neighborhood safety. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. January 24.

Review

The Board heard the first reading of the ordinance and scheduled a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. January 24.

Need more info? See the staff report about the draft ordinance on parking limit options.

Contact: Bob Goralka, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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2. Proposal for Special Tax in Greenbrae

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider a resolution calling for an election to impose a special tax for maintenance and improvements of landscaped medians in County Service Area #16 (Greenbrae). CSA #16 generates approximately $270,000 annually from residents to cover operating expenses for maintenance and improvements of approximately three miles of landscaped medians, including two small parks, in Greenbrae and parts of Larkspur. An ad hoc committee of residents identified that the current annual revenue was insufficient, and there is support for an increase. The CSA 16 Advisory Board unanimously approved a motion to recommend a call for an election to consider increasing the existing special tax from $150 per year to $300 per year. If approved, this new tax would generate approximately $181,000 per year. With Board approval, the County would proceed with a mail ballot election on May 2, and the measure would need two-thirds approval to pass.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed election to impose a special tax on CSA #16 residents.

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

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3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Women's Commission, one on the Commission on Aging, one on the County Service Area #29 (Paradise Cay) Advisory Board, one on the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy, and one on the Golden Gate Bridge District Board of Directors.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Women's Commission: Crystal Martinez

Commission on Aging: Diana Lopez

County Service Area #29 (Paradise Cay) Advisory Board: Pat Lopez

Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy: Mark Hulbert

Golden Gate Bridge District Board of Directors: Dietrich Stroeh

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

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4. Attorney Fees Reimbursement

Preview

The Board will hear a request from County Counsel to approve appropriation, up to $200,000, for partial reimbursement of attorney’s fees incurred by Point Reyes Seashore Ranchers in Resource Renewal Institute, et al. v. National Park Service, et. al. In May 2016, three groups sued the National Park Service, alleging that NPS had failed to adequately update planning documents including the Ranch Management Plan for the Point Reyes National Seashore. The Board directed County Counsel to become involved to protect the County's interests. Two groups of ranchers incurred significant legal fees in the lawsuit, and County Counsel proposes to reimburse 20 percent of the fees for a combined maximum of $200,000.

Review

The Board approved the appropriation of partial reimbursement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the partial reimbursement of attorney's fees incurred by Point Reyes ranchers.

Contact: David Zaltsman, Deputy County Counsel

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