October 10

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 10/10/2017

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Highlights of the October 10, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Declaration of Local Emergency
  3. Standard Policies for General Assistance Program
  4. Notice of Intent to Purchase Golf Course
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  6. Medicinal Cannabis Public Workshop

1. Employee of the Month

Preview

No earlier than 9:30 a.m., following the conclusion of the 9 a.m. Marin County Open Space District Board of Directors meeting, the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for September 2017 to Ginetta Huntress of the Information Services and Technology Department.

Preview

Supervisor Rice read the following:

Ginetta Huntress, an employee since 2013, is a member of the Shared Services Division and is responsible for managing the implementation of software projects that span across all departments within the County. What distinguishes Ginetta is her professional commitment and attention to detail. She is effective in communicating with all levels of staff, and welcomes involvement and partnership with every department. She is collaborative, patient and sensitive to the unique services each department provides to both citizens and employees. 
 
Her most notable achievement was managing the replacement and upgrade of the County’s support tracking system. Her expertise led to a smooth transition of this major piece of software that is used by every department. Using her organizational change management and project management education and experience, Ginetta has worked on several large, county projects. If you have not yet had the pleasure, there is a good chance you will meet Ginetta as she implements Office 365 project, the current County-wide project.
 
Congratulations, Ginetta, on your excellence in serving the County of Marin and receiving the honor of Employee of the Month.

Contact: Mary Hao, Human Resources Director


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2. Declaration of Local Emergency

Review

In an urgency agenda item, the Board approved a request from the County Administrator to adopt a resolution declaring a local emergency regarding emergency shelter needs for neighboring county residents due to the North Bay wildfires.

Review

The Board approved the request and adopted the resolution.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Standard Policies for General Assistance Program

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to receive a report on the General Assistance Program and to consider a resolution adopting revised General Relief standards policies. The fully funded program provides temporary cash loans to eligible adults with no dependent children. HHS would like to create programmatic shifts and provide much-needed safety net services for some of the County's most vulnerable residents.

Review

The Board received the report and adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the General Assistance Program.

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

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4. Notice of Intent to Purchase Golf Course

Preview

The Board will hear a request to authorize the Board President to execute a resolution finding that the purchase of the San Geronimo Golf Course property is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act and issue a Notice of Intent to Purchase Real Property from The Trust For Public Land. The trust signed papers to finalize a sale worth $8.85 million in September, and the County has expressed interest in acquiring the property from the trust. A Notice of Intent to Purchase must be circulated before a public hearing can take place. 

Review

The Board authorized the Board President to execute the resolution about the San Geronimo Golf Course and issue the Notice of Intent to Purchase the golf course.

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

Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks


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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Human Rights Commission, one on the Children and Families Commission (First 5 Marin) and one on the Integrated Pest Management Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Human Rights Commission: Matthew White

Children and Families Commission (First 5 Marin): David Bonfilio

Integrated Pest Management Commission: Kevin Sadlier

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

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6. Medicinal Cannabis Public Workshop

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a public workshop to consider a proposed ordinance for medicinal cannabis delivery-only retailer licensing. 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. This workshop, at which no Board vote will be taken, is designed to produce more feedback prior to a public hearing before the Board at a later date. The ordinance only affects medicinal cannabis regulations in the unincorporated areas of Marin.

Review

The Board conducted the public workshop, heard from industry representatives and residents, and gave staff direction about the draft ordinance. The Board forwarded the item to the October 31 meeting.

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

Contact: Tom Lai, Assistant Director, Community Development Agency

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