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.
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Highlights of the June 19, 2018 Board Meeting:
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Information Services and Technology (IST) to receive a report regarding the Administrative Technologies of Marin (ATOM) Project. The software project is designed to streamline the way the County’s administrative staff handles its business operations, including budgeting, accounting, and purchasing. ATOM launched with its finance modules in 2016, and performance issues have been resolved as of spring 2018. This status update is about the December 2018 target as a go-live date for the human resources and payroll component of ATOM. System testing is scheduled for October.
The Board received the report.
Need more info? See the staff report about the ATOM Project.
Contact: Tim Flanagan, Assistant Director, Department of Information Services and Technology
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The Board will hear a presentation from the Marin County Agricultural Commissioner of the 2017 Marin County Livestock and Agricultural Crop Report. One year ago, steep dives in the values of cattle, hay, fruits, vegetables and aquaculture values led to a 13 percent decrease in the value of all crops and livestock, to $96,506,000. The 2017 report will be released at the Board meeting.
The Board heard the presentation and received the report.
Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the 2017 Marin County Livestock and Agricultural Crop Report.
Contact: Stacy Carlsen, Agriculture Commissioner
The Board will hear an informational report regarding consideration of a proposal to create a West Marin Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Area, and possible ballot measure for the November 6, 2018, election. The creation of a tax area would provide the ability to increase the TOT rate to 15 percent from the current rate of 10 percent for the privilege of occupancy in any hotel or short-term rental. Additional funds would be dedicated to support services within the TOT area, including the impacts of tourism, the need for community housing, and emergency services. The ballot measure would require a two-thirds majority to pass.
The Board heard the report.
Need more info? See the staff report about the West Marin Transient Occupancy Tax Area.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator, on behalf of the Ross Valley Paramedic Authority, to adopt a resolution calling for a special election on November 6, 2018, for County Service Area (CSA) 27, increasing a special tax for paramedic services. CSA 27 is a member of the Ross Valley Parademic Joint Powers Authority, which includes much of the Ross Valley. The tax increase would cover the projected increase if paramedic service costs through fiscal year 2022-23. The maximum increase would be from $75.50 to $91.50 for each living unit.
The Board adopted the resolution.
Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed special election increasing a special tax for paramedic services.
No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing on behalf of Bay Cities Refuse Service to consider of 6.93 percent fee increase for the unincorporated Southern Marin Franchise Area No. 1. The affected areas are Waldo Point Harbor, Kappas Harbor, Yellow Ferry Harbor, and the area south of the Sausalito city limits to the Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Cronkite. The rate change would be comprised of a 3.82 percent Consumer Price Index increase and a 3.11 percent increase related to a new regulatory compliance fee.
The Board conducted the hearing adopted the fee schedule.
Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed rate increases for Bay Cities Refuse Service customers.
Contact: Steve Devine, Program Manager, Department of Public Works
The Board will consider two vacancies on the Mental Health Board, two on the Kentfield Planning Advisory Board, one on the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy and one on the Marin Agricultural Land Trust Board.
The Board made the following appointments:
Mental Health Board: Rachel Farac, Stephen Keany Marks
Kentfield Planning Advisory Board: Anne Petersen, Pamela Bacci Scott
Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy: Joan Brown
Marin Agricultural Land Trust Board: Tamara Hicks
Need more info? See the full agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works, on behalf of the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM), to adopt a resolution approving TAM’s Final Half-Cent Transportation Sales Tax Renewal Expenditure Plan. The 20-year tax, known as Measure A, was approved by Marin voters in November 2004 and has a "sunset date" of March 2025. Although there are seven years left on the measure, the language in the expenditure plan needs to be updated to accommodate new community needs. Measure A raises more than $25 million annually, with revenue going toward local transportation projects and programs. TAM staff proposes a half-cent sales tax measure on the November 2018 ballot to renew Measure A funding and adjust allocations.
Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed sales tax renewal expenditure plan for the Transportation Authority of Marin.
Contact: Craig Tackabery, Chief Assistant Director, Department of Public Works
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