November 14

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 11/14/2017

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Highlights of the November 14, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. Update on 5 Year Business Plan Implementation
  2. Employee of the Month
  3. Employee Team of the Quarter
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  5. Medicinal Cannabis Ordinance
  6. Purchase of San Geronimo Golf Course

1. Update on 5 Year Business Plan Implementation

Preview

At 9 a.m., the Board will conduct an informational workshop to provide an update on the 5 Year Business Plan. Adopted in 2015, the plan creates the foundation for excellent services and accountability that will benefit Marin residents for years to come. The workshop is to provide an update of progress two years into the plan's implementation.

Review

The Board conducted the workshop.

Need more info? See staff report and the webpage about the 5 Year Business Plan.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator


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2. Employee of the Month

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., following the conclusion of the 10 a.m. Marin County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for October 2017 to Laurie Childers of the Information Services and Technology Department.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

Laurie, who has served the County since 1998, manages the department’s network team and is responsible for the two datacenters and over 40 remote locations. She and her team ensure that employees can log into their computers, enable remote access, and provide wireless connectivity.  
 
Supporting and maintaining the network with the various interconnecting pieces is a large task that Laurie’s team works diligently to accomplish. Laurie, never daunted by a challenge, continues to move forward at a precipitous pace. Under her leadership, her team built a new network at Los Gamos for the datacenters of the IST and Sheriff departments. They continue to monitor and make improvements by increasing network availability and security. Laurie recognizes and appreciates that a solid network infrastructure is critical to the County in conducting business. Laurie also enjoys working with departments during their planning phases for office moves to make sure all their network needs are considered. 
 
The County of Marin is grateful for Laurie’s commitment to excellence and congratulate her on being chosen Employee of the Month. 

Need more info?

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources 


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3. Employee Team of the Quarter

Preview

The Board will present the Outstanding Employee Team of the Quarter award to the Hack4Health Hackathon Team.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

The Hack4Health Team is, simply stated, awesome. Comprised of members across all levels of the organization, the team was overwhelmingly successful in holding the County’s first data event, termed ‘hackathon’. The hackathon afforded youths an opportunity to come up with creative solutions for improving their communities using modern technology and a data centric approach.  

The team devoted themselves to ensuring a successful hackathon by seeking engagement with key departments, the community and vendor partners. The team set high goals and met all of them, paying close attention to many details. The collaboration and contribution by all groups aided in the event’s success. The event yielded 85 students from Marin and other parts of the Bay Area better equipped to bring new ideas back to their communities, and with many excited to participate in a future event.  

Congratulations to the team on a job well done. The team members were: Nina Bell, Heather Burton, Laurie Childers, Nathan Craver, Maria Eckdish, Rochelle Ereman, Margaret Gallotti, Dongfen Gao, Frank Godino, Joseph Helwee, Wesley Hill, Angie Hisanaga, Senti Kironde, Kevin Kor, Nathan LaForce, Barbara Leale, Michael Lotosh, Robert Mahoney, Steve Marthinsen, Supriya Menon, Laurie Murphy, Jiku Park, Mariya Popova, Mikhail Posylkin, Marlene Say, Cathy Selmi, Jim Selmi, Brad Starks, Randy Stone, James Toth, Andrew Westbom, Christopher White, Dr. Matt Willis.

Need more info? See the news release and webpage about the hackathon.

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the In-Home Supportive Services Board and one on the County Service Area #18 (Las Gallinas) Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

In-Home Supportive Services Board: Roger Rose, Cynthia Siroky

County Service Area #18 (Las Gallinas) Board: Ellen Stein

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

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5. Medicinal Cannabis Ordinance

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will consider an ordinance for medicinal cannabis delivery-only retailer licensing and prohibiting all other medicinal cannabis commercial activities requiring a state license. In April, the County Administrator's Office denied all 10 of applications for medicinal cannabis business licenses, finding that no applicants 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 but the Board upheld the appeal. The County debuted a draft of a new medicinal cannabis ordinance in September following extensive feedback from the public and the Board, then amended the draft ordinance after a public workshop. The first reading of the ordinance took place October 31. The ordinance only affects medicinal cannabis regulations in the unincorporated areas of Marin.

Also, the Board will conduct a first reading for amending Marin County Code Chapter 6.83 and repealing Chapters 6.84 and 6.85 regarding use of marijuana for medical purposes. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for December 5.

Review

The Board approved the medicinal cannabis delivery-only retailer licensing ordinance and conducted the first reading to for the County Code amendments. The merit hearing for the repeal of the old ordinance is set for 1:30 p.m. December 5.

Need more info? See the staff report about medicinal cannabis dispensary licensing.

Contact: Tom Lai, Assistant Director, Community Development Agency

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6. Purchase of San Geronimo Golf Course

Preview

No earlier than 2:15 p.m., the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution authorizing the purchase of the San Geronimo Golf from The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and authorize execution of a purchase and sale agreement. On September 22, TPL, a national nonprofit, signed a non-binding agreement to purchase the golf course from the Lee Family Trust with the intent of selling and transferring the property to the County at a future date for park purposes. Marin County Parks is interested in restoring the property’s stream flow to natural conditions and creating a greenbelt linking the valley’s rural villages. The County estimates that $3.91 million of the purchase price would come from County funds with the remainder from outside sources. If sold to a private buyer, the property – which includes critical habitat for endangered salmon – could be developed into a resort or used for other commercial recreational purposes.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution authorizing the golf course purchase. 

Need info? See the staff report and proposed sale agreement about the proposed purchase of the San Geronimo Golf Course.

Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks


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