January 24

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 1/24/2017

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Highlights of the January 24, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Employee Team of the Quarter
  3. Human Trafficking Awareness Month
  4. Proposed Revisions to Personnel Management Regulation 34
  5. Employee Shuttle for SMART Riders
  6. Parking Limits for Oversized Vehicles
  7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  8. Hearing on Karuna Land LLC vs. County of Marin

1. Employee of the Month

Preview

No earlier than 9:30 a.m., following the conclusion of the Housing Authority meeting, the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for December 2016 to Larry Hampton of the Department of Child Support Services.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

Larry, who recently was hired by the Sheriff's Office since this award was announced, worked in Child Support Services' Enhanced Court Collections division, collecting delinquent traffic and criminal cases on behalf of the Marin County Superior Court. Larry was patient in helping citizens understand their cases and options. Larry participated in diversion programs for homeless and low-income defendants to gain a better understanding of how clients are best served, and was involved in other outreach programs that mentor youth. 

Larry is also persistent. He was recently recognized as the top collector for 2016, collecting over $940,000 in revenue. He was respected by his team, and is a champion of positive change. He was both Employee Voice and 5 Year Business Plan Ambassador for the Child Support Services department. Larry has been an active member in the County of Marin’s COMAEA affinity group for which he recently spoke on its behalf during the DREAM mixer.  

Congratulations, Larry, on being recognized as Employee of the Month.

Need more info? 

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 Health and Human Services Adult and Aging Services Team.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

The Adult Protective Services and In-Home Support Services team, comprised of social workers and public health nurses, provides a vital link to maintaining the safety and well-being of older adults and persons with disabilities. Working within the Department of Health and Human Services’ Aging and Adult Services division, the members of this team every day partner with community service providers and agencies, County of Marin departments, and law enforcement. Situations of physical abuse, financial exploitation, neglect and isolation are investigated and resources are put in place to stabilize and protect those at risk of abuse. 

The team also provides in-home supportive services to assist individuals eligible for Medi-Cal obtain the care they need to remain safely at home and avoid premature or inappropriate institutionalization. The team members are fierce advocates for their clients and are integral to the fabric being woven in Marin County to address the needs of our county’s’ vulnerable constituents.     

The County of Marin is proud to recognize and congratulate this outstanding Team of the Quarter. Team members are: Cecilia Castaneda, Sharon Jones, Anna Mullins, Mandi Smith, Dianne Kelly, Dario Santiago, Tracy Tran, Janis Zaslav, Carol Lucchese, Lisa Castaneda Purtell, Geoff Gay, Joanna Waen Menendez, Kathleen Roach, Christa Williams, Kate Harrison Solana, Libby Pope, Sunha Tallakson, Monica Vu, Terri Fachko, Joanne Merjano, Rose Sismil, Aaron Alarcon-Bowen, Ashely Green-Rodriguez, Daniella Aubin.

Need more info?

Contact: Mary Hao, Director of Human Resources

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3. Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the draft resolution about Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Contact: Ed Berberian, District Attorney

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4. Proposed Revisions to Personnel Management Regulation 34

Preview

The Board will conduct a first reading for an ordinance amending County Personnel Management Regulation (PMR) 34 regarding Appointment and Orientations. The revisions more clearly define the types of appointment in County employment and revises some of the rules regarding the use of these appointments. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. February 7.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. February 7.

Need more info? See the staff report about proposed ordinance amendments regarding PMR 34.

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Human Resources

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5. Employee Shuttle for SMART Riders

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to authorize its director to award a bid and issue contract for an employee shuttle service to Transmetro Inc., of San Francisco in the amount of $200,007, to provide shuttle services from the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) trains to four County locations for a one-year period.

Review

The Board approved the request and authorized the Public Works director to award a bid and issue a contact.

Need more info? See the staff report about the contract for an employee shuttle service.

Contact: Raul Rojas, Director, Public Works

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6. Parking Limits for Oversized Vehicles

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a merit hearing for 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. 

Review

The Board conducted the merit hearing and approved the ordinance.

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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7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the Kentfield Planning Advisory Committee and one on the Retirement Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Kentfield Planning Advisory Committee: Ross McKenna, Neil Park

Retirement Board: Stephen Silberstein

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

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8. Hearing on Karuna Land LLC vs. County of Marin

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a remand hearing about the Karuna Land vs. County of Marin, pertaining to a proposed development on a 10.6-acre parcel at 1 Sacramento Ave. in unincorporated Sleepy Hollow neighborhood near San Anselmo (APN 177-220-10). In January 2014, Board approved the Karuna Master Plan Ordinance with amendments, adopted the Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact, and denied without prejudice the Vesting Tentative Map and Precise Development Plan. Several issues remained unresolved and the parties went into mediation. In August 2016, a writ of mandate cause of action was briefed to Marin County Superior Court, and the remand hearing is a follow-up to address four remaining issues. County Counsel requests that the Board direct its office whether to bring back an updated master plan ordinance and associated documents or reject the court's decision and complete the litigation.

Review

The Board conducted a remand hearing and approved staff’s recommendation to move forward with a revised Master Plan ordinance and Precise Development Plan resolution that would accept the superior court’s decision if the other remaining issues between the property owner and the County can be resolved as well.

Need more info? See the staff report about Karuna Land vs. County of Marin.

Contact: David Zaltsman, Deputy County Counsel

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