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 June 05, 2018 Board Meeting:
Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to accept the fiscal year 2018-19 Proposed County Budget, including special districts under the Board, and take related actions. The proposed budget for all funds is $589,929,959, a 6.37 percent increase from the $544,589,131 one year ago. The increase is largely driven by cost-of-living adjustments for employees, expanded mental health and housing programs, and increased infrastructure spending. Staff recommends that the Board accept the proposed budget, including for special districts under the Board, schedule three public hearings beginning Monday, June 18, and authorize the County Administrator and the Director of Finance to make technical and other adjustments as necessary to properly budget and account for grants, projects, and year-end fund balances.
The Board accepted the 2018-19 Proposed County Budget.
Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager, County Administrator's Office
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The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to adopt a resolution ratifying the Board action of March 13 upholding the Brandon Sullivan et al. appeal and denying the 187 Sacramento LLC (formerly 179 Sacramento LLC) Design Review and Tree Removal Permit. The property at 187 Sacramento Avenue is located in the unincorporated Sleepy Hollow neighborhood (APN 177-172-20, 10, 18, 19). The Board concluded in March that the project, consisting of a 3,300-square-foot home and 640-square-foot garage on a vacant hillside lot, was not supportable. However, the Board said a future development proposal could be viewed more favorably if plans were altered. Staff recommends that the Board ratify the denial from March.
The Board upheld the Brandon Sullivan et al appeal and denied the design review and tree removal permit.
Need more info? See the staff report about the Brandon Sullivan appeal on the property at 187 Sacramento Avenue.
Contact: Curtis Havel, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency
No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider resolutions revising the 2018-19 rate/charge schedule for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS), for community mental health system of care treatment services and for County-operated substance use treatment services. The proposed rate revision ensures that BHRS maximizes its Medi-Cal and other health coverage revenues. Very few clients will actually pay the revised rates because the State of California requires that clients who are not full-scope Medi-Cal or who are not insured by other health benefits be charged on a state-established sliding fee schedule based on income, family size, and other factors that determine a client’s ability to pay.
The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolutions revising the rate/charge schedule.
Need more info? See the staff report about the resolutions to revise rate/charge rates for mental health services.
Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services
The Board will consider two vacancies on the Financial Audit Advisory Committee, one on the Children and Families Commission, and one on the Kentfield Planning Advisory Board.
The Board made the following appointments:
Financial Audit Advisory Committee: Dan Eilerman, Jack Govi
Children and Families Commission: Amy Eisenmann
Kentfield Planning Advisory Board: Gregory Nelson
Need more info? See the full agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
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