March 14

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 3/14/2017

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Highlights of the March 14, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Resolution for Marin Theatre Company
  3. Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month
  4. Assessment of Storm Damage
  5. Update on Behavioral Health and AB 1421
  6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  7. Administrative Procedures Code Amendment
  8. Development Code Amendments

1. Employee of the Month

Preview

At 9 a.m., the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for February 2017 to James Powers of Child Support Services.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

James Powers, a legal process specialist who has been with the County since 1997, leads others by his example. His strong work ethic, friendly demeanor, and dedication to excellence compel all who work with him to do their best. 

Jim's in-depth knowledge of the department’s operations comprises casework, customer service, legal processing, and so much more. Jim consistently goes the extra mile to provide first-rate service to customers and fellow staff alike. As a team leader, he is a beloved mentor who gives freely of his assistance and expertise, and his infectious humor and wit contribute to an enjoyable work environment. His long-term volunteer service within the community adds evidence of his character and leadership.

In addition to his service to County, Jim has volunteered for 17 years for Toys for Tots, having served on the board as Treasurer and President. A skilled woodworker, he builds hundreds of wooden toys for hospital-bound children from July to December each year.

Jim is a model employee and community member, and has earned the high recognition of Employee of the Month. Congratulations, Jim, on receiving this honor.

Contact: Mary Hao, Human Resources Director


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2. Resolution for Marin Theatre Company

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution recognizing Marin Theatre Company on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary Season. The Board is commending it for the quality of its arts and education programs and for employing the transformative power of dramatic arts to enrich lives.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and congratulated staff and supporters of Marin Theatre Company.

Need more info? See the draft resolution for Marin Theatre Company.

Contact: Leslie Alden, aide to Supervisor Sears

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3. Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming March as Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month. This is the nation's fast-growing drug problem, and Marin County is deeply impacted. Since 2009, more people in Marin have died from accidental drug poisonings than from motor vehicle crashes.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and commended Health and Human Services staff and all those involved in the RxSafe Marin initiative.

Need more info? See the draft resolution about Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month and the RxSafe Marin website.

Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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4. Assessment of Storm Damage

Preview

The Board will hear a report from the departments of Public Works and Parks on countywide storm damage from January and February. The County is pursuing assistance from the federal government following damage to County-maintained roads and property that is expected to cost $8.76 million to repair.

Review

The Board accepted the report and commended staff from Public Works, Parks and other departments that responded to storm emergencies.

Need more info? See the staff report about recent countywide storm damage.

Contact: Raul Rojas, Director, Department of Public Works

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5. Update on Behavioral Health and AB 1421

Preview

The Board will receive an update from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, and request for policy direction regarding expansion priorities, including with regard to Assembly Bill 1421. The Board accepted HHS' recommendation to expand evidence-based behavior health services on February 2, 2016 and provided updates in June and October 2016. This update is on the experience of other counties that are implementing AB1421, and HHS is seeking Board direction on starting a two-year AB 1421 pilot program pending adoption of the bill as part of the 2017-18 proposed County budget.

Review

The Board received the report and approved policy direction as outlined in the staff report.

Need more info? See the staff report about behavioral health policy direction.

Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider three vacancies on the Integrated Pest Management Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Integrated Pest Management Commission: Jean O'Leary, Scott Sherman

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

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7. Administrative Procedures Code Amendment

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a merit hearing for an ordinance amending the Marin County Code relating to administrative procedures for code enforcement. County Counsel staff requests that a Recordation of Notices of Violation provision be moved from the Building Code to the General Provisions to coincide with other proposed amendments to development codes. 

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the ordinance amendments.

Need more info? See the staff report about the administrative procedures for code enforcement.

Contact: Brian Case, Deputy County Counsel

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8. Development Code Amendments

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider amendments to Marin County Code Title 22, Development Code. The recommended amendments cover a broad array of issues, including animal slaughter, subdivision standards, accessory dwelling units, and junior accessory dwelling units. After careful consideration and extensive public input, the Planning Commission endorsed the proposed amendments February 13 to substantially improve regulatory framework.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the ordinance amendments with some modifications.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed amendments to Marin County Code Title 22.

Contact: Jeremy Tejirian, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency

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