April 24

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 4/24/2018

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Highlights of the April 24, 2018 Board Meeting:

  1. Review of Applications for Community Service Grant Program
  2. Proposed Sales Tax Renewal from Transportation Authority of Marin
  3. Resolutions on State Propositions on June Ballot
  4. Garbage Rate Increases in Ross Valley
  5. New Funding for Storm Damage Repairs
  6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  7. Local Coastal Program Amendments

1. Review of Applications for Community Service Grant Program

Preview

Shortly after the start of the meeting at 9 a.m., the Board will conduct an informational workshop to review applications submitted for Cycle 2 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 2 was open from October 1 through March 31, and 75 requests worth $499,061 were received. The available budget for Cycle 2 is $165,000.

Review

The Board conducted the workshop, heard from applicants and made recommendations to staff. The Board plans to review final recommendations and make decisions May 8.

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. Proposed Sales Tax Renewal from Transportation Authority of Marin

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to receive a presentation from the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) regarding the Measure A Transportation Sales Tax and the Proposed Draft Transportation Sales Tax Renewal Expenditure Plan. In November 2004, Marin voters approved a 20-year transportation sales tax known as Measure A and started collecting a half-cent sales tax in April 2005. It raises about $25 million per year and funds a variety of transportation-related projects. Despite the 2025 "sunset" date on the tax, TAM is considering a renewal of the half-cent sales tax measure on the November 2018 ballot and is getting feedback from towns, cities and the County. The expenditure plan is almost 15 years old and TAM is considering early renewal to respond to current needs and adjust how the funds can be spent. Renewal of Measure A would create an ongoing and reliable stream of revenue for much-needed projects and programs.

Review

The Board received the presentation.

Need more info? See the staff report about proposed sales tax renewal plan.

Contact: Craig Tackabery, Chief Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

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3. Resolutions on State Propositions on June Ballot

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to consider adopting resolutions regarding Propositions 68, 69, 70, 71 and 72, appearing on the June 5 statewide ballot. Staff recommends support for Propositions 68, 69, 71 and 72 and opposition for Proposition 70.

Review

The Board adopted the resolutions as recommended.

Need more info? See the staff report about resolutions regarding statewide propositions on the June ballot.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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4. Garbage Rate Increases in Ross Valley

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider Marin Sanitary Service’s requested rate adjustments for solid waste services for Central Marin Areas 1-6, Ross Valley North and Ross Valley South. Marin Sanitary holds the exclusive franchise for the collection and disposal of refuse in these unincorporated neighborhoods that include parts of Bayside Acres, Country Club Estates, Bret Harte, Point San Quentin, Lucky Drive, Greenbrae, Greenbrae Boardwalk, Kentfield, Kent Woodlands, Del Mesa Heights, Sleepy Hollow and Oak Manor. Rate adjustments range from 4 percent to 15.5 percent increases for residential customers and a 23.6 percent decrease to a 27.3 percent increase for commercial and multifamily customers.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the rate increases.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed garbage rate increases for Ross Valley.

Contact: Steve Devine, Program Manager, Waste Management Division, Department of Public Works

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5. New Funding for Storm Damage Repairs

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to allocate an additional $2.5 million within the Road and Bridge Capital Fund to complete 2017 storm damage repairs. The County experienced severe rain storms in January and February 2017. Public Works created a storm damage project in March 2017 and allocated $3.275 million for significant repair work on roads and bridges in unincorporated parts of Marin. That funding has been spent and Public Works estimates an additional $2.5 million is needed to finish the work. Funding is being pursued from federal and state agencies, although any assistance would not be realized until an undetermined future date.

Review

The Board approved the Road and Bridge Capital Fund changes to complete the storm repairs.

Need more info? See the staff report about the allocation of an additional $2.5 million to complete storm damage repairs.

Contact: Eric Miller, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board, one on the Children and Families Commission, and one on the Cultural Services Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments: 

Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: Gail Dunnett

Children and Families Commission: Kari Beuermann

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

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7. Local Coastal Program Amendments

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consideration Local Coastal Program (LCP) Amendments 1, 2, 3, 6, and 7 as modified by the California Coastal Commission (CCC). The LCP is a planning document that identifies the location, type, densities, and other ground rules for future development in the coastal zone. The LCP land use plan and its implementing measures govern decisions that determine the short- and long-term conservation and use of coastal land, water, and other resources. The Community Development Agency asks the Board to consider five amendments approved with modifications by the CCC in November 2016. Many of the amendments will further protect Marin's coastal resources, enhance the County's agricultural economy, respond to sea-level rise and provide clarity about policies and requirements for residents, permit applicants and coastal users.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted a resolution accepting Amendments 1 and 2, which comprise the entire Land Use Plan (except the hazard policies). The Board accepted Amendment 6 as modified by the Coastal Commission but did not accept modified Amendments 3 and 7.

Need more info? See the staff report about Local Coast Program amendments.

Contact: Jack Liebster, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency

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