November 7

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 11/7/2017

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Highlights of the November 07, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. Applications for Community Service Grant Program
  2. Reduction in Force from Dental Clinic Closure
  3. Living Wage Ordinance Annual Report and COLA Adjustment
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  5. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehabilitation Draft EIR

1. Applications for Community Service Grant Program

Preview

At 9 a.m., the Board will conduct an informational workshop to review applications submitted for Cycle 1 of the Community Services Grant Program and consider the funding recommendations. The 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 is not intended to provide ongoing financial support for the project or program. Cycle 1 was open from July 1 through September 30, and 62 requests worth $445,709 were received. The target amount for allocation in Cycle 1 is approximately $150,000.

Review

The Board conducted the workshop and made recommendations to staff. The Board plans to make decisions on allotments at its December 5 meeting.

Need more info? See staff report and the chart of applications about Community Services Grant Program.

Contact: Sandy Laird, Executive Assistant to County Administrator Matthew Hymel


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2. Reduction in Force from Dental Clinic Closure

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will hear a request from the Department of Human Resources to approve a final reduction in force related to the Dental Clinic closure. On September 12, the Board unanimously approved the recommendation by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to close County-operated dental and specialty health clinics. HHS has since worked with Marin Community Clinics to ensure an effective transition of care of all County patients, and at this time HHS is prepared to transition its dental patients and close the clinic on November 10. Seventeen positions are to be deleted but the County anticipates only four to eight layoffs. 

Review

The Board approved the reduction in force.

Need info? See the staff report about the reduction in force related to the Dental Clinic closure.

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources


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3. Living Wage Ordinance Annual Report and COLA Adjustment

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to accept the 2016-17 Living Wage Ordinance Annual Report and approve recommendations regarding an estimated 2.5-3.0 percent cost-of-living (COLA) adjustment for 2018. While the Living Wage Ordinance requires an automatic COLA increase based upon the October-to-October increase in the Bay Area Consumer Price Index (CPI), it also requires a recommendation from the County Administrator incorporating financial conditions. The LWO wage in Marin is $13.80 per hour without benefits and $12.10 per hour including benefits. If the Board takes no action to forgo a COLA, rates will be automatically increased to an estimated $14.20 per hour not including benefits or $12.45 per hour including benefits, assuming a 3.0 percent CPI increase.

Review

The Board accepted the report and approved the recommendations.

Need more info? See the staff report about the adjustments to the Living Wage Ordinance.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider three vacancies on the County Service Area (CSA) #33 Advisory Board (Stinson Beach) and one on the Strawberry Design Review Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

County Service Area (CSA) #33 Advisory Board (Stinson Beach): Lance Meade, Michael Mitchell, Ginny Otis

Strawberry Design Review Board: Penna Omega

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

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5. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehabilitation Draft EIR

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will consider of the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehabilitation Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The County is planning for the rehabilitation of the roadway between Highway 101 in Larkspur and the Ross town limit. Because of the road's unique nature and current function, the County is using the opportunity to comprehensively evaluate the corridor for potential improvements to vehicle flow, transit operations, and pedestrian and bicyclist circulation along and across this important arterial. Staff recommends that the Board open a public hearing for public comment following a presentation by Public Works staff. Staff seeks Board direction to the EIR consultant in preparation for a final EIR.

Review

The Board received the staff report and public testimony. No other action was taken.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Rehabilitation Draft EIR.

Contact: Dan Dawson, Principal Transportation Planner, Department of Public Works

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