March 7

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 3/7/2017

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Highlights of the March 07, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. American Red Cross Month
  2. Stepping Up Initiative
  3. Programmatic Updates for Social Services
  4. System Contract for Marin Emergency Radio Authority
  5. Hangar Lease Permit Fees at Gnoss Field
  6. Administrative Procedures Code Amendment
  7. Rental Housing Discrimination Code Amendment
  8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. American Red Cross Month

Preview

After convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution honoring the American Red Cross, Bay Area Chapter and proclaiming March 2017 American Red Cross Month.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the draft resolution honoring the American Red Cross.

Contact: Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold

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2. Stepping Up Initiative

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution supporting the "Stepping Up Initiative – Stepping Up to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails.”

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the draft resolution supporting the "Stepping Up Initiative."

Contact: Susannah Clark, aide to Supervisor Connolly

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3. Programmatic Updates for Social Services

Preview

The Board will hear a request for a report from the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Social Services, regarding key programmatic updates. Staff plans to give a brief background and status about Aging and Adult Services, Children and Family Services, Public Assistance, Employment and Training, Public Guardian, Veterans Services, and the West Marin Service Center in Point Reyes Station.

Review

The Board heard the report.

Need more info? See the staff report about the programmatic updates from the Division of Social Services.

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

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4. System Contract for Marin Emergency Radio Authority

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to authorize the Board President to execute a radio communications system contract with Motorola for the Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA) Next Generation Project. The Board approved funding for the system agreement in June 2015. Public Works and MERA staff developed and negotiated a contract of $34.3 million with Motorola to design and implement the system. MERA has reviewed the Motorola proposal for the past six months, and contract terms and conditions were developed. The MERA Governing Board unanimously recommended the contract on February 22 and now seeks Board authorization to execute the contract.

Review

The Board authorized the Board President to execute the contract.

Need more info? See the staff report about the contract between Motorola and the Marin Emergency Radio Authority.

Contact: Patrick Echols, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

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5. Hangar Lease Permit Fees at Gnoss Field

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to consider a hangar ground lease permit fees increase for the Marin County Airport, also known as Gnoss Field. The County's Aviation Commission recommended supporting a fee increase after public testimony and deliberation on February 2. Hangar and aircraft storage permit rates generally have not been raised since 2011. The fee increase is estimated to increase annual airport revenue by $60,000.

Review

The Board approved the hangar ground lease permit fee increase.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed hangar ground lease permit fee increase.

Contact: Eric Steger, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

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6. Administrative Procedures Code Amendment

Preview

The Board will conduct the first reading of 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. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 1:30 p.m. March 14.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 1:30 p.m. March 14.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed medical service fee adjustments.

Contact: Brian Case, Deputy County Counsel

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7. Rental Housing Discrimination Code Amendment

Preview

The Board will conduct the first reading of an ordinance amending the Marin County Code to eliminate an exception for owner-occupied structures from the County’s Fair Housing Ordinance providing source of income protections for recipients of third-party rental assistance. In November 2016, the Board adopted a Fair Housing Ordinance to remove limitations in the provision of rental housing for families and veterans who receive third-party rental assistance. At the time, the Board directed staff to return at a future date to consider amendments to remove an exception for owner-occupied structures with less than three dwelling units and for housing accommodations wherein an owner and tenant keep in common either a bathroom or kitchen facility. The elimination of the exception would simplify the process for understanding and determining ordinance applicability and support an original intent of the ordinance to inhibit a discriminatory rental environment. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 1:30 p.m. March 21.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled a merit hearing for 1:30 p.m. March 21.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance amendment about the Fair Housing Ordinance.

Contact: Debbi La Rue, Planner, Community Development Agency

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8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider five vacancies on the Building Board of Appeals, four on the Cultural Services Commission, one on the Children and Families Commission, and one on the Commission on Aging.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Building Board of Appeals: Peter Daly, Samantha Sargent, Bruce King

Cultural Services Commission: Sean House, Ann Dickson, Scott Rowitz, Helen Willms

Children and Families Commission: Heather Ravani

Commission on Aging: Michael Hagerty

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

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