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Highlights of the July 18, 2017 Board Meeting:
At 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request to adopt resolution commending Raphael Durr as an equity champion for his work leading Marin County Parks to expand services to the Marin City community. Durr is vacating his seat on the Marin County Parks and Open Space Commission after four years of service. He has worked closely with Parks staff to improve services to underserved communities and develop equity initiatives to increase the diversity of the both staff and park visitors.
The Board adopted the resolution, congratulated and thanked Raphael Durr and heard compliments about Durr from several members of the audience.
Need more info? See the draft resolution about Raphael Durr.
Contact: Maureen Parton, aide to Supervisor Sears
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The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming July 17-21 as National Disability Voter Registration Week. Individuals with disabilities and their supporters are celebrating the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. There are more than 50 million Americans with disabilities. Rev Up America is a national effort to encourage state and local disability community voting coalitions. The Marin County Elections Department is partnering with the Marin Center for Independent Living to promote the Rev Up campaign.
The Board adopted the resolution and heard from several speakers.
Need more info? See the draft resolution and the news release about National Disability Voter Registration Week.
Contact: Susannah Clark, aide to Supervisor Connolly
The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming the week of July 16-22 as Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week. The Marin County Probation Department is committed to working with community partners, agencies and law enforcement to achieve public safety goals.
The Board adopted the resolution and heard comments from Probation Chief Mike Daly.
Need more info? See the draft resolution about Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week.
Contact: Mike Daly, Chief, Probation Department
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to receive an update on Health Information Exchange (HIE) and request to approve HIE participation agreements. In 2016, HHS initiated the development of an HIE for Marin’s safety-net. The HIE, Marin Health Gateway, will be a data-sharing and integration service that will enable the appropriate and secure exchange of health information among HHS staff, community clinics in Marin County, Marin General Hospital, and eventually other external partners to improve the coordination, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care delivered to Marin residents. There is no fiscal component associated with this request.
The Board received the update on the Health Information Exchange and approved participation agreements.
Need more info? See the staff report about the Health Information Exchange.
Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services to approve cost-neutral personnel and budget adjustments for the Division of Whole Person Care and approve corresponding budget actions. The Whole Person Care pilot presents an opportunity to develop and test new approaches to improve health outcomes, especially among populations whose health and well-being is significantly affected by the social determinants of health (including a lack of housing, employment, or social support). Staff recommends the addition of six full-time-equivalent staff positions but no increase in ongoing staffing for the department; the proposed actions do not increase net County costs.
The Board approved the personnel and budget adjustments.
Need more info? See the staff report about the budget actions for Whole Person Care.
The Board will consider one appointment for the Library Commission and one for the Women's Commission.
The Board made the following appointments:
Library Commission: Sue Ream
Women's Commission: Sherene Chen
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct an informational workshop regarding potential policy options for regulating short-term rental online hosting services for temporary lodging. Short-term rental online hosting services such as Airbnb, Homeaway, and VRBO enable individuals to rent out real property as temporary lodging. A recent survey indicated that most respondents understand the business benefits to short-term rentals of less than 30 days but believe the practice inconvenience neighbors and fray the social fabric of small towns. Short-term rentals are not regulated differently than long-term rentals in unincorporated Marin. The purpose of the workshop is for the Board to review the white paper and other background materials provided about short-term rentals, consider public testimony, and provide direction to Marin County Community Development Agency staff regarding policy options the Board wishes to pursue. No official actions by the Board are recommended at this time.
The Board took no action but heard a presentation by the Community Development Agency staff and public testimony. Supervisors Rodoni and Sears were chosen as subcommittee members to further investigate the matter.
Need more info? See the staff report and the additional "white paper" report about potential regulations for short-term rental properties.
Contact: Jeremy Tejirian, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency
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