December 10

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 12/10/2019

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the December 10, 2019 Board Meeting:

  1. Federal and State Legislative Programs
  2. County Budget Update
  3. Muir Woods Road Parking Restrictions
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Federal and State Legislative Programs

Preview

Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve a proposed 2020 Federal and State Legislative Programs and proposed 2020 Legislative Policy Guidelines. The plan gives staff the opportunity to react quickly to legislative issues consistent with the Board's priorities and policy guidelines. It includes input from County departments, our federal and state lobbyists, the Transportation Authority of Marin, Marin Transit District, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit and the Board of Supervisors. Key priorities heading into 2020 include emergency preparedness, continuing safety net services for our most vulnerable residents, mitigating climate change and enhancing resilience, and preserving or enhancing affordable housing opportunities. 

Review

The Board approved the legislative programs and guidelines.

Need more info? See the staff report about federal and state legislative programs.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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2. County Budget Update

Preview

The Board will hear a report from the County Administrator's Office staff about the fiscal year 2020-22 budget process. In June 2018, the Board approved a $474 million General Fund budget and a $631 million all-funds budget. The General Fund budget included new one-time investments in roads, facilities, affordable housing, emergency preparedness measures, and climate change adaptations. As we head into the next budget, the Board has identified several high priorities, including investments in County infrastructure, improving disaster preparedness, preserving and creating affordable housing, addressing sea level rise and climate change, and prioritize racial equity. Those priorities will help inform the budget team's recommended allocations. Budget instructions have been distributed to all County departments as updates are formed over the next few months. The Board plans to formally adopt a 2020-22 budget in June 2020.

Review

The Board accepted the report and approved the next steps for the 2020-22 budget.

Need more info? See the staff report and presentation about the budget process.

Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager

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3. Muir Woods Road Parking Restrictions

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to receive an update on the Muir Woods Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Park Service regarding parking restrictions. An MOU was adopted by the Board in 2015, and a parking reservation system was launched in 2018. The agreement's milestones have been met by all parties over the first two years. Reservations are required on all personal vehicles, shuttles and commercial tours for Muir Woods National Monument. The restrictions have significantly reduced roadside parking and improved safety in the area. The County and the National Park Service are committed to meet future milestones and report publicly to all stakeholders.

Review

The Board received the update and accepted the report.

Need more info? See the staff report about Muir Woods Road parking restrictions.

Contact: John Neville, Associate Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider five vacancies on the Measure W West Marin Transient Occupancy Tax Oversight Committee.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Measure W West Marin Transient Occupancy Tax Oversight Committee: Michelle Clein, Pamela Lichtenwainer, Cathy Schwemm, Emmanual Serriere, Scoby Zook

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

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