January 30

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 1/30/2018

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Highlights of the January 30, 2018 Board Meeting:

  1. Employee of the Year
  2. Offshore Oil Drilling and Fracking
  3. The State of the County
  4. Elimination of Juvenile Delinquency Fees
  5. Lease and Management Agreement for San Geronimo Property
  6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  7. Narlock and Pratchenko Planning Commission Appeals

1. Employee of the Year

Preview

At 9 a.m., the Board will present the Employee of the Year award for 2017 to Diane Patterson of the Clerk of the Board staff.

Review

Supervisor Rice read the following:

Diane, who has served the County since 1994, was one of 12 employees recognized as Employee of the Month over the past year for excellence in service to the public. Employees are nominated for demonstrating a consistent level of excellence, commitment and willingness to go the extra mile. Diane overwhelmingly exemplifies these qualities and has undoubtedly earned this acclaim.

Diane retains a wealth of institutional knowledge in all matters related to official County business of the Board of Supervisors. As a champion of transparency, Diane is driven to make all information available to everyone – with integrity, kindness, professionalism and innovation. She oversees the voluminous process to accurately schedule, post, document and archive the public records for every Board of Supervisors meeting, working closely with the Board President and County Administrator’s Office. She also supervises the essential collection of historic Board records and documents.

She inspires the best from her staff to meticulously and seamlessly accomplish the many components of this office, and is highly regarded by her team and peers at the County and at the state level. She has held leadership positions within her professional associations such as the California Clerk of the Board of Supervisors' Association and the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials.

Her dedication and commitment to a high standard of excellence in serving the County of Marin is admirable. Congratulations, Diane, on receiving the honor of Employee of the Year. 

Need more info?

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources 


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2. Offshore Oil Drilling and Fracking

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution related to protecting the Pacific Ocean and coast from offshore drilling and fracking. Board has a long history of supporting all possible reductions in the reliance on fossil fuels, and has taken significant steps to address climate change. The County of Marin opposes an expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling, fracking and other well stimulation off the California coast because of the threat to our coastline, our wildlife and our climate.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the draft resolution supporting the protection of the ocean and coast.

Contact: Leslie Alden, aide to Supervisor Sears

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3. The State of the County

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator’s Office to accept the 2018 State of the County message and the 2017 Marin At-A-Glance Annual Report. The multimedia message provides a glimpse at the Board's top priorities for the calendar year and highlights services delivered during the 2016-17 fiscal year. The presentation, including a video, will be presented at www.marincounty.org/stateofthecounty by January 30. The public communication effort keeps in line with goals set forth in the County's 5 Year Business Plan to strengthen outreach and increase engagement with residents.

Review

The Board accepted the State of the County message and annual report.

Need more info? See the staff report about the State of the County message.

Contact: Laine Hendricks, Public Information Officer, County Administrator's Office

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4. Elimination of Juvenile Delinquency Fees

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Chief Probation Officer to adopt a resolution eliminating fees related to the County costs of the juvenile delinquency system, with direction to cancel and discharge all accounts on records. A UC Berkeley report concluded that such fees disproportionately hurt poor families and add to the recidivism rate. The Probation Department review concluded that such fees undermined the rehabilitative purpose of the juvenile delinquency system. State law has provided authority to counties to levy fees to recoup reasonable costs associated with the juvenile delinquency system, but a new law repeals that ability after January 1, 2018. 

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the elimination of Probation fees.

Contact: Mike Daly, Chief of Probation

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5. Lease and Management Agreement for San Geronimo Property

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to authorize the execution of a lease and management agreement with The Trust for Public Land for the San Geronimo Golf Course property. The County of Marin and the national nonprofit propose an agreement for Parks to manage the 157-acre property formerly used as a golf course and allow limited free public use of the land for recreation. The trust, which assumed title to the property earlier this month, is maintaining ownership until the County can attracted investors and arrange for a purchase by the end of 2018.

Review

The Board authorized the execution of the lease and management agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the lease and management agreement.

Contact: Carl Somers, Chief of Planning and Acquisition, Marin County Parks

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6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the Law Library Board of Trustees, four on the Parks Measure A Community Oversight Committee, and one on the Mental Health Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Law Library Board of Trustees: Tracy Barrett, Jonathan Frieman

Parks Measure A Community Oversight Committee: Robert Berner, Michael Dybeck, Joe Meylan

Mental Health Board: Cecilia Castro Garcia, Deborah Berenboim

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

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7. Narlock and Pratchenko Planning Commission Appeals

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear two appeals on Planning Commission decisions. First, the Board will consider the Narlock appeal of the Oswald design review for a property at 830 Butterfield Road in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood near San Anselmo. Second, the Board will consider the Pratchenko appeal of the Wood design review and tree removal permit for 342 Laurel Avenue in the Black Point neighborhood near Novato.

Review

The Board adopted a revised resolution conditionally approving the Oswald design review and adopted a revised resolution approving the Wood design review and tree removal permit.

Need more info? See the staff reports about the Narlock appeal and the Pratchenko appeal.

Contact: Evelyn Garcia, Assistant Planner (for Narlock), or Megal Alton, Planner (for Pratchenko), Community Development Agency

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