August 20

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/20/2019

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the August 20, 2019 Board Meeting:

  1. Real Community Rentals Program
  2. Tidelands Agreement with San Rafael Airport
  3. Adjustment to Coroner Division Fees
  4. Tentative Labor Agreements
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  6. Development Amendment for San Geronimo Valley

1. Real Community Rentals Program

Preview

Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request for a presentation from the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin (CLAM) on the Real Community Rentals Program, created through partnerships with the Marin Housing Authority’s Landlord Partnership Program and the County of Marin. Affordable housing in great need all over Marin County, but especially in West Marin. This program offers substantial benefits and cash incentives to homeowners who agree to rent affordably to hardworking members of the community. The County supports the program by waiving or reducing building permit fees for certain repairs or improvements. CLAM plans to explain the program components, CLAM's specific role, and demonstrate why the program has been successful in West Marin. 

Review

The Board heard and accepted the presentation. 

Need more info? See the brochure and CLAM website about the Real Community Rentals Program.

Contact: Rhonda Kutter, aide to Supervisor Rodoni

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2. Tidelands Agreement with San Rafael Airport

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works for consideration of a Tidelands Lease Agreement with the San Rafael Airport LLC regarding levee maintenance, and grant of permission from the airport regarding public or private activities taking place along the South Fork of Gallinas Creek. The airport, just northeast of the Civic Center, is protected from San Pablo Bay by levees on airport-owned property. The proposed agreement will address conflicting boundary information, long-term levee maintenance, and planning for future restoration of the land east of the runway. Historically, the County has funded major levee repairs. 

Review

The Board approved the agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Tidelands Lease Agreement.

Contact: Craig Tackabery, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

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3. Adjustment to Coroner Division Fees

Preview

No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will hear a request from the Sheriff-Coroner to consider adopting a resolution adjusting the Coroner Division fee schedule, increasing fee for transporting decedent remains. The Coroner Division recently conducted a survey of regional counties to determine customary fees on decedent transportation expenses. The Sheriff-Coroner proposes an increase from $172 per transport to $250 to cover increased operating expenses and align Marin with the other counties. Staff recommends that the Board conduct a public hearing and consider adopting a resolution. If approved, the fee increase would make expenses cost-neutral to the County.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the adjustment to the Coroner Division fee schedule.

Contact: Robert Doyle, County Sheriff-Coroner

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4. Tentative Labor Agreements

Preview

In separate agenda items, the Board will hear requests from Human Resources to approve tentative agreements with the Marin County Fire Battalion Chiefs Association and the Sheriff's Staff Officers Association. Both agreements include a 3% cost-of-living adjustment in 2019-20, 2.5% in 2020-21 and 3% in 2021-22. The agreements include equity adjustments, reflect many of the County's long-term priorities, and are consistent with those of other labor units.

Review

The Board approved both agreements. 

Need more info? See the staff reports about the Fire Battalion Chiefs Association and the one about the Sheriff's Office Staff Officers Association.

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Health Council of Marin and one on the Youth Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Health Council of Marin: Christopher Murphy

Youth Commission: Caden Bernstein-Lawler

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

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6. Development Amendment for San Geronimo Valley

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will consider the San Geronimo Valley Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Supplement and Amendment to the 2007 Marin Countywide Plan Final EIR. The document dictates development restrictions for more than 1,100 properties along creeks in the San Geronimo Valley. The EIR Supplement includes mention of the cumulative impacts to salmonids, affecting homeowners in the unincorporated villages of Forest Knolls, Woodacre, Lagunitas, and San Geronimo. Native to the Pacific Northwest, salmonids are a family of long bony fish that divide their lives between freshwater and saltwater and include varieties of salmon and trout. 

Review

The Board accepted the EIR supplement and approved the amendment to the 2007 Countywide Plan.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for the Countywide Plan Update.

Contact: Tom Lai, Assistant Director, Community Development Agency

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