October 31

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 10/31/2017

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Highlights of the October 31, 2017 Board Meeting:

  1. CSAC Challenge Awards
  2. Continuance of Golf Course Acquisition Public Hearing
  3. Employee Effects on Specialty Medical Clinics Closure
  4. Employee Leave Time for Wildfire Victims
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  6. Medicinal Cannabis Ordinance

1. CSAC Challenge Awards

Preview

No earlier than 9:30 a.m., following a closed session, the Board will hear presentation by the California State Association of Counties about its Challenge Awards, recognizing two County of Marin programs: RxSafe Marin and its Prescription Drug Misuse/Abuse Initiative, and Marin County Parks' Prescription Partnership Improves Community Health Outdoors Program.

Review

The Board heard the presentation and congratulated the award winners.

Need more info? See the California State Association of Counties webpage about its Challenge Awards.

Contact: Maureen de Nieva of RxSafe Marin and Max Korten of Marin County Parks

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2. Continuance of Golf Course Acquisition Public Hearing

Preview

The Board will hear a request to consider of proposed purchase and sale agreement with the Trust for Public Land as related to the acquisition of the 157.6 acre San Geronimo Golf Course Property. Staff recommends that the Board continue the public hearing to November 14. 

Review

The Board continued the hearing to November 14.

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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3. Employee Effects on Specialty Medical Clinics Closure

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve a tentative agreement with the Marin Association of Public Employees (MAPE) covering the effects of the Health and Human Services clinic closures. The Board approved the closure of dental and specialty clinics on September 12, and the County and MAPE reached an agreement on benefits for employees being impacted by the closures after more than 14 bargaining sessions.

Review

The Board approved the agreement with MAPE.

Need info? See the staff report about the specialty clinic integration.

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


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4. Employee Leave Time for Wildfire Victims

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Human Resources to approve a one-time allocation of additional vacation time for seven County of Marin employees who lost their homes in the Sonoma/Napa wildfires. Human Resources recommends an additional 80 hours of vacation for each employee. The County is providing other assistance to them as well.

Review

The Board approved the allocation.

Need more info? See the staff report about the one-time allocation of additional vacation time.

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider five vacancies on the Child Care Commission, three appointments to the Child Care Commission by the Marin County Office of Education, and one vacancy on the County Service Area (CSA) #20 Advisory Board (Indian Valley/Domingo Canyon).

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Child Care Commission: Sarah Grewe, Xochiti Fierro, Elaini Negussie, Heidi Tomsky, Jose Sanchez. The Board ratified the following appointments to the Child Care Commission by the Marin County Office of Education: Carol Barton, Kelsey Lombardi, Laura Trahan.

County Service Area (CSA) #20 Advisory Board (Indian Valley/Domingo Canyon): Jonathan Gasson

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 Ordinance

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear the first reading of an ordinance for medicinal cannabis delivery-only retailer licensing and consider scheduling a public hearing for 1:30 p.m. November 14. 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 ordinance only affects medicinal cannabis regulations in the unincorporated areas of Marin.

Review

The Board heard the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 1:30 p.m. November 14.

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

Contact: Tom Lai, Assistant Director, Community Development Agency

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