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Highlights of the September 18, 2018 Board Meeting:
Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will receive an update from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the two-year AB 1421 (Laura’s Law) pilot program. The Assisted Outpatient Treatment Demonstration Project Act of 2002 resulted in a process to allow court-ordered outpatient mental health treatment based on specific eligibility criteria. AB 1421 provides for services to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who are 18 or older and can benefit from treatment but who decline voluntary participation. In spring 2017, Marin HHS started planning an AB 1421 pilot program, and the County has now hired staff, visited municipalities that have implemented AB 1421 and launched its own program September 4.
The Board received the update.
Contact: Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Health and Human Services
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The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator, in collaboration with Human Resources and the Community Development Agency, to continue the RideGreen program, which encourages County employee use of alternate forms of transportation. The two-year-old program has been an effective tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from County employees driving alone. It promoted transit ridership, encouraged carpooling, and employee wellness through biking or walking to work or from transit stations. More than 200 employees have shifted away from driving alone to and from work. Funding is already allocated for recommended changes to the program.
The Board approved the continuation of the RideGreen program.
Need more info? See the staff report about the RideGreen program.
Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator
No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider a resolution authorizing the Deputy Director of Environmental Health Services to file an application for a boundary modification of the Sand Point Area Groundwater Basin. Marin does not have a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) for areas with high or medium priority designations that are not located within the boundaries of an existing GSA. The state classified five basins in Marin that are low or very low priority, which relieved the County from forming a GSA. However, state action necessitates a boundary modification for the Sand Point basin located in Dillon Beach and Lawson's Landing areas. The new proposed boundary for the basin would be the Marin County border with Sonoma County in the same area.
The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution about the boundary modification.
Contact: Rebecca Ng, Deputy Director, Environmental Health Services
The Board will hear a request to authorize the Board President to execute a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the San Rafael Airport, LLC, regarding boundaries and levee maintenance. The airport is surrounded by levees protecting it from San Pablo Bay tidewaters. Some levees are on airport property and some are on state tidelands granted to the County. The County has funded levee repairs near the airport, but the MOU would provided that the airport would have maintenance responsibility by transferring the tidelands to the airport. Several other recommendations are made in the MOU as well. The County would pay up to $290,000 for costs associated with the land exchange but would save on future levee repairs.
The Board authorized the Board President to execute the MOU.
Need more info? See the staff report about the MOU with the San Rafael Airport.
Contact: Craig Tackabery, Chief Assistant Director, Department of Public Works
The Board will consider one vacancy on the County Service Area #16 (Greenbrae) Advisory Board and one on the Personnel Commission.
The Board made the following appointments:
County Service Area #16: Ronald Peluso
Personnel Commission: Called for interviews
Need more info? See the full agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
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