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Highlights of the July 11, 2017 Board Meeting:
At 9 a.m., in a joint session with the Marin County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, the Board will conduct an informational workshop regarding implementation of a Housing First Policy to permanently house the most vulnerable homeless persons in our community. In January, the point-in-time count showed 1,117 people homeless in Marin County, and 72 percent of them lived in Marin prior to becoming homeless. Housing First is an evidence-based practice that returns people to permanent housing quickly, effectively and cost-efficiently. Studies show that people are more successful when they are housed before other issues, like mental health and substance use, are addressed.
The Board conducted the workshop and accepted the report.
Need more info? See the staff report and the presentation materials about the Housing First Policy and the point-in-time homeless count.
Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services
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Following the completion of the 9:30 a.m. Housing Authority meeting, and no earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for June 2017 to Stephanie Weldy of the Human Resources Department.
Supervisor Katie Rice read the following:
Stephanie is a champion for employee well-being initiatives at the County of Marin. Working in collaboration with the benefits team, she leads the Employee Wellness Program. She builds key trust-based partnerships throughout the organization to ensure wellness options are designed to support employees in being their best at work and beyond.
Stephanie’s inclusive, caring, positive and thoughtful approach to workplace well-being is evident in all she does. From leading comprehensive workplace wellness programs to partnering with internal and external stakeholders, she is a natural organizer who brings out the best in others. Some of the many workplace wellness programs include partnerships with local organizations promoting health initiatives, ‘Nooner Lagooner’ treks around the Civic Center lagoon, and the annual Health and Wellness Fair. Stephanie leads the Wellness Ambassadors, who share program information, evidence-based educational materials, and innovative wellness ideas with their departments. She credits this group with much of the success of the wellness initiatives.
Stephanie is a driving force in creating a positive culture of well-being throughout the organization and the County of Marin is honored to recognize her as Employee of the Month.
Contact: Mary Hao, Human Resources Director
The Board will hear a request from Human Resources to approve wage and adjustments for non-represented classes. The Board routinely provides salary increases and adjustments for employees who are not represented by unions or associations to ensure consistency among job classifications. The Human Resources Department recommends a 3 percent general wage adjustment for employees from nine units and a .67 percent reduction in employer paid member contributions. The adjustments would result in an incremental cost increase of $905,189 for fiscal year 2017-18.
The Board approved the wage and adjustments for non-represented employees.
Need more info? See the staff report about wage and adjustments for non-represented classes
Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Human Resources Department
The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to conduct a public information meeting regarding the continuation of the Rush Creek Landscaping and Lighting District, an unincorporated area in eastern Novato. On June 13, the Board adopted a resolution of intention to continue the district's maintenance and operation. As required by the state, the Board must conduct a meeting to allow an opportunity for the public to ask questions about the district and the $949 annual assessment. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a public protest hearing, the fourth of a four-step process, for 10 a.m. July 25.
The Board conducted the meeting and approved the resolution.
Need more info? See the staff report about the Rush Creek Landscaping and Lighting District.
Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks
The Board will consider four at-large openings on the Parks and Open Space Commission, one on the Children and Families Commission, one on the Disaster Council and one on the Mental Health Board.
The Board made the following appointments:
Parks and Open Space Commission: Oscar Guardado, Larry Kennings, Pat O'Brien
Disaster Council: Garry Lion
Mental Health Board: Everett Brandon
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
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