October 3

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 10/3/2017

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Highlights of the October 03, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. Achieving a Climate Resilient Future
  2. Safe Drug Disposal Program
  3. Gann Initiative and County Tax Proceeds
  4. Charge Rates for Mental Health Services
  5. Easton Point Residential Housing Proposal

1. Achieving a Climate Resilient Future

Preview

At 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution supporting actions to significantly reduce carbon emissions and achieve a climate resilient future. The County reduced greenhouse gas emission 20 percent between 2002 and 2015 and continues to make progress. The County is launching a campaign called Drawdown:Marin to accelerate the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the resolution on climate change.

Contact: Dana Armanino, Senior Planner, Community Development Sustainability Team

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2. Safe Drug Disposal Program

Preview

The Board will receive an update from the Community Development Agency's Environmental Health Division on the Safe Drug Disposal/Pharmaceutical Return Program. The Board approved a drug disposal ordinance in 2015 and required drug producers to participate in an approved drug stewardship program for the collection and disposal of unwanted drugs from residential sources. The update is about the implementation of the plan. No Board action is necessary.

Review

The Board received the report.

Need info? See the staff report about the safe drug disposal and pharmaceutical returns.

Contact: Rebecca Ng, Deputy Director, Community Development Agency


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3. Gann Initiative and County Tax Proceeds

Preview

No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will hear a request from the Department of Finance to adopt a resolution determining the fiscal year 2016-17 appropriations of tax proceeds pertaining to the County of Marin in accordance with Article XIII-B of the State Constitution (Proposition 4 Gann Initiative). The Gann Limit was established in 1979 after the passage of Proposition 13 and was passed by voters to cap annual appropriations made by California and local government taxing agencies. The limit must be calculated on an annual basis and only increase annually by growth and population factors and/or temporarily through voter approval in accordance with California law. The law requires state and local governments to return any funds in excess of the appropriations limit within two fiscal years with some exceptions. The aggregate tax proceeds limit for both County and special districts governed by County Board is $328,411,741; and proceeds subject to the limit are $191,870,100.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the tax proceeds pertaining to the Gann Initiative.

Contact: Roy Given, Director of Finance

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4. Charge Rates for Mental Health Services

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider resolutions revising the fiscal year 2017-18 schedule of charge rates for the Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. The proposal is for the community mental health system of care treatment services and for County-operated substance-use treatment services. Very few clients would pay the rates reflected in the revised schedules because most clients are charged on a state-established sliding fee schedule. The rate revision would ensure that the division maximizes its Medi-Cal and other health coverage revenues.

Review

The Board adopted the resolutions.

Need more info? See the staff report about charge rates for mental health services. 

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

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5. Easton Point Residential Housing Proposal

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will continue its public hearing from September 19 to consider certifying the 2008 Easton Point Residential Development Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), rezoning of Martha Company Property (APN 059-251-05) and merits consideration of the Easton Point Modified Master Plan, Precise Development Plan/Tentative Map. The property is on the southeastern tip of the Tiburon Peninsula in an unincorporated area. The modified master plan proposes 43 residential lots of various sizes and dimensions, two parcels for water storage tanks, a small parcel for a possible future emergency radio facility, two open space parcels totaling 74.35 acres, and a proposed public pedestrian easement from Ridge Road along Tam View Court to the St. Hilary's Open Space Preserve. The Board, which heard about 90 minutes of public testimony on September 19, must certify the final EIR before making decisions about the Martha Company’s development application.

Review

The Board took the following actions:

  • Adopted a resolution certifying the 2008 Easton Point Residential Development Final EIR (approved 3-2 with Sears/Connolly dissenting);
  • Adopted the ordinance as amended, rezoning the Easton Point property (approved 3-2 with Sears/Connolly dissenting);
  • Adopted the ordinance, conditionally approving the Easton Point Modified Master Plan (approved 3-2, Sears/Connolly dissenting); and 
  • Adopted a resolution denying the Easton Point Precise Development Plan/Tentative Map applications (approved 5-0).

Need more info? See the staff report about the Martha Company property plans.

Contact: Curtis Havel, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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