January 31

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 1/31/2017

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Highlights of the January 31, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. 100th Anniversary of Rotary Foundation
  2. Marin at a Glance 2016 Annual Report
  3. Budget Outlook and 5-Year General Fund Projection
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  5. Nonmedical Cannabis Ordinance

1. 100th Anniversary of Rotary Foundation

Preview

After convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Rotary Foundation. The foundation was developed as an endowment fund for Rotary International, one of the world's largest service organizations. There are 42 Rotary clubs in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. 

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and congratulated a group of local and regional Rotarians.

Need more info? See the resolution commemorating the Rotary Foundation.

Contact: Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold

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2. Marin at a Glance 2016 Annual Report

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to receive the Marin at a Glance 2016 Annual Report, which highlights services delivered to Marin residents during fiscal year 2016. The report is consistent with the County's 5 Year Business Plan goal to strengthen effective communication and increase engagement. 

Review

The Board received the report. 

Need more info? See the staff report and website about the Marin at a Glance 2016 Annual Report.

Contact: Laine Hendricks, Media Manager, County Administrator's Office

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3. Budget Outlook and 5-Year General Fund Projection

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to receive a report of the budget outlook and the 5-year General Fund projection. Long-term projections pointed toward budget shortfalls beginning in fiscal year 2018-19 resulting from a slowdown in the growth rate of County property tax revenues and increased personnel costs. Since June 2016, financial forecasts have reinforced the expectation of budget shortfalls beginning in 2018. The County Administrator's Office recommends a hiring review process to ensure our baseline budget is addressing new and emerging needs. The staff is developing contingency plans to balance future shortfalls.

Review

The Board received the report.

Need more info? See the staff report about the budget outlook and 5-year General Fund project. 

Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager, County Administrator's Office

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider several vacancies on the Cultural Commission, three on the Measure A (Parks) Community Oversight Committee, two on the Law Library Board of Trustees, one on the Library Commission, and one on the Peace Conversion Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Cultural Commission: Donna Seager Liberatore, Madeline Nieto Hope

Measure A (Parks) Community Oversight Committee: Gerald Gause, Roger Harris, Pat O'Brien

Law Library Board of Trustees: Tracy Barrett, Jonathan Frieman

Library Commission: Ali Iqbal

Peace Conversion Commission: Jonathan Oldfather

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

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5. Nonmedical Cannabis Ordinance

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a first reading of an ordinance to prohibit nonmedical cannabis activity in unincorporated areas of Marin County. After an extensive review of new California law, the Community Development Agency is recommending a ban to give the County time to consider implications of potentially authorizing nonmedical cannabis businesses before state licenses can be granted and to learn from the licensing program for medical cannabis dispensaries that is currently underway. Staff recommends that the Board schedule merit hearing for 1:30 p.m. February 7.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 1:30 p.m. February 7.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about the draft ordinance to prohibit nonmedical cannabis.

Contact: Tom Lai, Assistant Director, Community Development Agency

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