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Highlights of the July 10, 2018 Board Meeting:
The Board will hear a request from the Marin County Fire Department to authorize Fire Chief Jason Weber to enter into a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service (NPS) to provide mutual assistance for the wildfire management activities for the period of May 1, 2018 to May 1, 2023, and approve related budget adjustments. The area affected is the Golden Gate National Recreation Area's Marin land, the Muir Woods National Monument, and the Point Reyes National Seashore. The NPS' ability to protect life and property from fire has been reduced, and this agreement would maximize firefighting resources and funds for that purpose. If approved, County expenditures would increase by $360,941, full offset by funds from the new cooperative agreement.
The Board authorized the cooperative agreement.
Need more info? See the staff report about the cooperative agreement with the National Park Service.
Contact: Jason Weber, Fire Chief
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The Board will hear two first readings of ordinance changes for the Marin County Code. The first is a repeal of section pertaining to fees charged by the Marin County Counsel's Office. The fees are not charged to the public at large. A resolution about a revised fee schedule for County Counsel is scheduled for the July 17 Board agenda, the same day as the merit hearing for the repeal of the County Code section. The second proposal is for an amendment to a section pertaining to Building and Safety Division fees from the Community Development Agency. CDA staff proposes a 6 percent increase to the division's hourly rate. The current building and safety fees have not been adjusted since 2009, and it requires a code amendment to change them. Staff recommends that the Board schedule hearings for both proposed ordinance changes for 10:30 a.m. July 17.
The Board conducted the first readings and scheduled the merit hearings for 10:30 a.m. July 17.
Need more info? See the staff reports about the proposed changes to the County Counsel fees and Community Development Agency fees.
Contact: Jack Govi, Assistant County Counsel, and Brian Crawford, Director of Community Development
No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider a resolution to implement fee proposals to enhance maintenance and facility improvements at the Marin Center. The resolution proposes a $1 per ticket facility fee for the fairgrounds, Lagoon Park, Fairgrounds Island, and Exhibit Hall. It includes an advertising fee structure for the electronic advertising board (called the Readerboard) adjacent to Highway 101 on the Civic Center grounds, and it would add processing fees onto all tickets sales through the Marin Center Box Office. The adjustments are proposed because of the costs of doing business. The Cultural Services Department estimates the changes would result in about $132,500 in revenue per year. cost-covered proposals would not impact General Fund net costs.
The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution.
Need more info? See the staff report about the recommended fee proposals from the Cultural Services Department.
Contact: Gabriella Calicchio, Director, Cultural Services Department
The Board will consider three vacancies on the Commission on Aging, three on the Parks Commission, one on the Cultural Services Commission, one on the Child Care Commission, one on the Fish and Wildlife Commission, and one on the Mental Health Board.
The Board made the following appointments:
Commission on Aging: Chrisula Asimos, Michael Hagerty, Jean Gunn
Parks Commission: Roger Harris, Dennis Scremin, Mary Stompe
Cultural Services Commission: Ernest Bergman
Child Care Commission: Maricruz Aldana
Fish and Wildlife Commission: Brooke Halsey Jr.
Mental Health Board: Maya Gladstern
Need more info? See the full agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
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