November 6

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 11/6/2018

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Highlights of the November 06, 2018 Board Meeting:

  1. Update on 5 Year Business Plan
  2. No Place For Hate Initiative
  3. Ordinance to Ban Flavored Tobacco and Vaping Products
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  5. Application Review for Community Service Grants

1. Update on 5 Year Business Plan

Preview

At 9 a.m., the Board of Supervisors will conduct an informational workshop in Suite 324A of the Civic Center to provide an update on the County’s 5 Year Business Plan. The plan was approved in October 2015 and covers the years 2015 through 2020. It was created to develop strategies so that the County has the right people and the right technology in place to adapt to the changing needs of the community. It identified important initiatives for the County to prioritize during that five-year span and set the foundation for excellent services and accountability. Note that there is limited seating in Suite 324A, which is just a few steps from the Board of Supervisors chamber. 

Review

The Board conducted the workshop.

Need more info? Informational materials were provided at the workshop. See the 5 Year Business Plan.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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2. No Place For Hate Initiative

Preview

Shortly after 10 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors chamber, the Board will hear a presentation from San Rafael High School students related to their efforts to promote the “No Place for Hate” initiative and their efforts to promote a more tolerant and inclusive climate on their campus.

Review

The Board heard the presentation.

Need more info? See No Place For Hate information on the Anti-Defamation League website.

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3. Ordinance to Ban Flavored Tobacco and Vaping Products

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a merit hearing for a proposed ordinance adding Chapter 5.75 to the Marin County Code prohibiting the sale or offer for sale of flavored tobacco products and amending all existing Marin County Code sections that define “tobacco product.” Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, killing more than 480,000 people each year. According to Marin Health and Human Services, youth and young adults use flavored tobacco and vaping products more than any other age group. By decreasing access to these products, younger members of the community will benefit from not being exposed to the addictive effects of nicotine and the harmful chemicals in these products.  

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the ordinance amendment.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance on flavored tobacco products.

Contact: Dr. Matt Willis, Public Health Officer, Health and Human Services

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Fish and Wildlife Commission and one on the Stinson Beach Water District Board of Directors.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Fish and Wildlife Commission: Susan Ristow

Stinson Beach Water District Board of Directors: Lawrence Baskin

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

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5. Application Review for Community Service Grants

Preview

No earlier than 2:30 p.m., the Board of Supervisors will conduct an informational workshop to review applications submitted for Cycle 1 of the Community Services Grant Program and consideration of funding recommendations. The program provides small allocations to support various community services needs on a timely basis. The funds are used for small, one-time requests and are allocated to nonprofit service providers or other governmental entities. All allocations are reviewed by the County Administrator's Office to ensure that the services are appropriate and provide a local public benefit. All allocations will be approved by the full Board in a subsequent meeting. Staff requests that the Board review the applications and provide direction to staff.

Review

The Board conducted the workshop and reviewed the applications. Allocations are to be announced at the December 4 meeting.

Need more info? See the staff report and the summary of applications for Community Services Grants.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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