April 16

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 4/16/2019

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the April 16, 2019 Board Meeting:

  1. Budget and Reserve Account Adjustments
  2. Election for Special Tax to Fund Inverness Roadway
  3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  4. EV Charging Stations in Marin City

1. Budget and Reserve Account Adjustments

Preview

Shortly after the Board convenes at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a report from the County Administrator regarding current year budget projections, including recommended budget and reserve adjustments. One of the key principles of long-term financial stability of the County is the practice of matching one-time revenues with one-time expenses and maintaining adequate reserve levels. At the Board's discretion, savings of more than $20 million are available for one-time allocations in next year's operating budget and $13.8 million will be recommended for one-time allocations in the 2019-20 proposed budget. Staff will return to the Board on April 22 during budget hearings to provide more comprehensive updates to five-year budget projections.

Review

The Board heard the report, approved the one-time allocations and approved adjustments to the General Fund.

Need more info? See the staff report about the recommended budget and reserve adjustments.

Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager

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2. Election for Special Tax to Fund Inverness Roadway

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to call for an election to establish a special tax for the Inverness Permanent Roadway Division Number Two. The Board is authorized to call for an election to levy a special tax. State law provides that at least two-thirds of registered voters must vote to pass a special tax. The Board has received a petition requesting the establishment of a special tax for roadway improvements in an area of Inverness that includes 48 parcels. Roads within the area are not maintained by the County and responsibility of maintenance falls to the fronting property owners. Should a special tax pass, it would result in assessments of about $1,383.70 per improved parcel and $691.85 per unimproved parcel for 10 years to fund road improvements.

Review

The Board adopted a resolution calling for a special election for the Inverness Permanent Roadway Division Number Two on August 27, 2019.

Need more info? See the staff report about the call for an election for a special tax in parts of Inverness.

Contact: Ernest Klock, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

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3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board and one on the Human Rights Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board: Christine Lam

Human Rights Commission: Helen Castillo

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

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4. EV Charging Stations in Marin City

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider a Marin Gateway LLC (Marin Gateway Shopping Center) Master Plan amendment to allow for the reduction of parking from 866 existing parking spaces to 861 parking spaces to accommodate future installation of electric vehicle charging stations. The shopping center, in unincorporated Marin City, has an ordinance in place that requires one parking space per 209 square feet of retail space, or 892 spaces. The center has 866 spaces now. An applicant submitted an application to amend the Master Plan and reduce the required number of parking spaces to 861, allowing for the addition of electric vehicle charging stations. The Planning Commission recommended the approval of the amendment at its March 25 meeting.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed Master Plan amendment to accommodate EV charging stations.

Contact: Sabrina Sihakom, Planner, Community Development Agency

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