Board agendas are posted on the Thursday prior to a Tuesday meeting usually between noon and 3 p.m. These highlights provide a quick preview for the most newsworthy items on the agenda. While it's not the full agenda, you'll find enough context and background to understand why the item was brought before the Board, the potential community impacts of a Board vote and the costs associated with the staff recommendation.
Would you like to learn more? Each highlight includes a link to a more detailed staff report on the topic. Board meetings are webcast live on our website and archived approximately 24 hours after the conclusion of the meeting. On television, meetings are aired live and on tape on Channel 27 for Comcast and AT&T U-verse subscribers.
Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.
Highlights of the December 11, 2018 Board Meeting:
Shortly after the Board convenes at 9 a.m., Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve a proposed 2019 Federal and State Legislative Programs and proposed 2019 Legislative Policy Guidelines. The plan gives staff the opportunity to react quickly to legislative issues consistent with the Board's priorities and policy guidelines. It includes input from County departments, our Federal and State lobbyists, the Transportation Authority of Marin, Marin Transit District, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit and the Board of Supervisors.
With amendments, the Board approved the proposed programs and guidelines.
Need more info? See the staff report about the legislative programs and guidelines.
Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator
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The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to authorize the Board President to execute a Joint Exercise of Powers Agreement (JEPA) with the Ross Valley School District, the Town of San Anselmo, and the Town of Fairfax to help mitigate traffic in the congested Ross Valley corridor during school hours. The agreement would formalize governance and oversight of yellow school bus services funded by the partners and managed by Marin Transit. The JEPA would play an advisory role on fares, schedules and general advice. If approved, the JEPA would commence January 1, 2019.
The Board authorized the Board President to execute the agreement with the partnering agencies.
Need more info? See the staff report about the traffic mitigation plan for Ross Valley.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
The Board will consider vacancies on the Disaster Council and Marin Hazardous and Solid Waste Joint Powers Authority Local Task Force (aka Zero Waste Marin).
The Board made the following appointments:
Disaster Council: Bill Tyler
Marin Hazardous and Solid Waste Joint Powers Authority Local Task Force (aka Zero Waste Marin): Sam Jones
Need more info? See the full agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
Immediately following another hearing scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider approving two separate Local Coastal Program amendments (LCPA) 3 and 7, with proposed revisions to a limited number of specific suggested modifications previously approved by the California Coastal Commission on November 2, 2016. This item was continued from the December 4 meeting. 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. 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. In May 2018, the Board 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.
The Board conducted the hearing and approved the amendments.
Need more info? See the staff report and the attached document about Local Coast Program amendments.
Contact: Jack Liebster, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency
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