May 23

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 5/23/2017

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Highlights of the May 23, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. Child Care Commission Update
  2. Revenue-Neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend
  3. Update on Plan Bay Area
  4. Community Service Grant Fund Allocations
  5. Code Amendment for Surveyor Duties and Qualifications
  6. Issuance of Tax-Exempt Conduit Obligations
  7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  8. Appeals to Medical Cannabis License Application Denials

1. Child Care Commission Update

Preview

After convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request to receive an update from the Marin County Child Care Commission.

Review

The Board received the update.

Need more info? See the draft presentation by the Marin County Child Care Commission.

Contact: Tanya Albert, aide to Supervisor Arnold

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2. Revenue-Neutral Carbon Fee and Dividend

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution urging the United States Congress to enact a revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend that would be used to help citizens pay the increased costs associated with a new carbon fee while the nation transitions to a clean energy economy. A national carbon tax on fossil fuels with a corresponding dividend to households would help account for the true coast of fossil fuel emissions. The action would create an effective price signal to shift energy use to safer renewable resources.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the draft resolution about the revenue-neutral carbon fee and dividend.

Contact: Maureen Parton, aide to Supervisor Sears

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3. Update on Plan Bay Area

Preview

The Board will hear a request to receive a verbal informational update on Plan Bay Area from the Community Development Agency. Staff will discuss updates from the original 2013 plan released by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments.

Review

The Board received the update.

Need more info? See the staff report about Plan Bay Area.

Contact: Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency

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4. Community Service Grant Fund Allocations

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve Community Service Grant Fund Program for Cycle 2: November 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017. The Community Service Fund program provides one-time funding allocations between $1,000 and $10,000 to nonprofit service providers or other governmental entities to fund specific projects or programs that provide a measurable benefit to Marin residents. Funding from the program not intended to provide ongoing financial support for the project or program. All 77 applications were reviewed by the County Administrator's Office to ensure that services are appropriate and provide a local public benefit. The County has $149,470 available, and applications were received by the Board of Supervisors on May 9.

Review

The Board approved the allocations as recommended.

Need more info? See the staff report and the attached chart about the Community Service Grant Program allocations.

Contact: Sandy Laird, Executive Assistant, County Administrator's Office

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5. Code Amendment for Surveyor Duties and Qualifications

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing about an ordinance amendment to Section 2.16.030 of the Marin County Code related to duties and qualifications for County Surveyor. The County Surveyor examines subdivision maps to see if the maps reflect the tentative map, are technically correct, and comply with local ordinances. The first reading of the ordinance amendment was conducted April 25.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report about the County Surveyor.

Contact: Craig Tackabery, Chief Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

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6. Issuance of Tax-Exempt Conduit Obligations

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) hearing about a request for issuance of up to $15 million of tax-exempt conduit obligations to finance the acquisition, rehabilitation, improvement and equipping of a 27-unit multifamily rental housing facility at 191 Piper Court, Fairfax. EAH Inc., a nonprofit that advocates and helps secure affordable housing, has requested the funds from the California Municipal Finance Authority to support its purchase of the Piper Court Apartments. Staff recommends that the Board conduct the hearing and consider adopting a resolution approving the issuance of bonds.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about request for tax-exempt conduit obligations.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the Children and Families Commission, one on the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board, and one on the County Service Area #18 (Las Gallinas) Advisory Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Children and Families Commission: Lisa Leavitt, Juan Rodriguez

Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: Mike Martizen

County Service Area #18 (Las Gallinas) Advisory Board: Gina Hagen

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

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8. Appeals to Medical Cannabis License Application Denials

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a public hearing to consider resolutions denying eight applicant-initiated appeals of the County Administrator’s decision denying medical cannabis dispensary license applications. On April 10, the County Administrator's Office issued a decision denying all 10 of the applications, finding that none had an acceptable combination of an experienced, qualified operator matched with a location that can accommodate the proposed dispensary's business plan without significant neighborhood impacts. Eight applicants appealed. Upon review of the arguments presented in the appeals, the Community Development Agency (CDA) found that the applicants/appellants have failed to meet the established standards of the County ordinance. Should the Board uphold the County Administrator's decision, CDA staff would continue to work with the Board's medical cannabis subcommittee, comprised of Supervisors Arnold and Connolly, to explore alternative approaches to selecting and regulating medical dispensaries that would meet the Board's primary objectives to expand patient access to safe medical cannabis locally.

Review

The Board upheld the County Administrator's decision to deny the applications. (One applicant withdrew its appeal earlier this week, leaving seven appeals).

Need more info? See the staff report about the medical cannabis dispensary license applications.

Contact: Tom Lai, Assistant Director, Community Development Agency

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