January 23

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 1/23/2018

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Highlights of the January 23, 2018 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Month
  2. Youth Climate Report Card
  3. Human Trafficking Awareness Month
  4. The Year of the Older Adult
  5. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
  6. Reduction in Force Related to Clinic Closure
  7. Agreement with MALT for Easement at Taylor Ranch
  8. Speed Limit on Eliseo Drive in Greenbrae
  9. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Employee of the Month

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No earlier than 9 a.m., the Board will present the Employee of the Month award for December 2017 to Michael Sintef of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Need more info?

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources 


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2. Youth Climate Report Card

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The Board will Presentation from the Marin School of Environmental Leadership of the youth climate report card. Established in 2011, the program based at Terra Linda High School in San Rafael is a project-based, environmentally-focused program that emphasizes development in leadership and 21st century skills. The school was born out of a partnership between nonprofit Strategic Energy Innovations (SEI) and parents seeking to build the next generation of environmental leaders.

Need more info? 

Contact: Mary Sackett, aide to Supervisor Connolly

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3. Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Marin County County Coalition to End Human Trafficking acknowledges that fighting human slavery is a shared community responsibility. The County urges all residents to actively participate in the efforts to raise awareness about human trafficking.

Need more info? See the draft resolution about Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Contact: Leslie Weber, aide to Supervisor Arnold

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4. The Year of the Older Adult

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The Board will hear a request Request to adopt a resolution proclaiming 2018 as the Year of the Older Adult. Marin County is one of the oldest counties, in terms of the age of its population, in California. About 27 percent of the population is 60 or older. The County is inviting the public to attend local social and educational events throughout 2018 to expand understanding of our aging residents and their needs. The Board will recess to the lobby for a short reception after the presentation.

Need more info? See the draft resolution about the Year of the Older Adult.

Contact: Lee Pullen, Social Services Division Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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5. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to approve a budget adjustment to the Capital Fund for the Climate Action Plan to add up to 40 electric vehicle charging stations at the Civic Center and McInnis Park in San Rafael. In November 2014, the Board allocated $500,000 for emissions reduction measures identified in the Climate Action Plan and a second commitment for $500,000 in 2016. To date, the County has installed 18 EV charging stations. Staff is working with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on applications to receive no-cost electrical infrastructure upgrades, which would include more charging stations. The program would allow for 30 more stations at the Civic Center and 10 at McInnis Park.

Need more info? See the staff report about the electric vehicle charging stations.

Contact: Dana Armanino, Senior Planner, Marin County Sustainability Team

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6. Reduction in Force Related to Clinic Closure

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The Board will hear a request from Human Resources to approve final reduction in force (RIF) actions related to the specialty medical clinic closure. In November 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services closed its dental clinic following a recommendation from the Board and is following with the recommended closure of its specialty medical clinic. The nine positions to be deleted include both vacant and filled positions. Of seven incumbents in the nine positions, there will only be two laid off as of January 26. The remaining employees will be either transferred or reassigned to other department programs. 

Need more info? See the staff report about the reduction in force related to the specialty clinic closure.

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources

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7. Agreement with MALT for Easement at Taylor Ranch

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The Board will hear a request from County Parks to authorize the Board President to execute an agreement with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) for $1,817,950 in Measure A Farmland Preservation Program funds for the purchase of an agricultural conservation easement over the Taylor Ranch. The 705-acre ranch near Point Reyes Station has been in the Taylor family since the 1970s and is located between two other MALT-protected properties. Protection of Taylor Ranch would connect nine MALT-protected ranches stretching between Marshall and Point Reyes. The appraised fair-market value of the easement is just less than $3.6 million. The County and MALT would split the purchase price for the easement.  

Need info? See the staff report about the agreement to secure an agricultural easement at Taylor Ranch.

Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks

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8. Speed Limit on Eliseo Drive in Greenbrae

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No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing about an ordinance establishing speed limits on a portion of Eliseo Drive in Greenbrae. Public Works staff reviewed residents' concerns about speeds on Eliseo between Bretano Way and Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and worked with Marin CHP on a radar-enforceable speed limit. The limit must be based on the prevailing speed of 85 percent of drivers surveyed. The recommendation is to set the speed limit at 25 mph, a limit reviewed and supported by the CHP.

Need more info? See the staff report about the speed limit proposal for Eliseo Drive.

Contact: Bob Goralka, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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9. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

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The Board will consider one vacancy on the Personnel Commission.

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

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