December 17

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 12/17/2019

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the December 17, 2019 Board Meeting:

  1. Update on Drawdown: Marin
  2. Vehicle Purchasing Policies
  3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Update on Drawdown: Marin

Preview

Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., Board will receive a presentation from the Community Development Agency on Year 1 of Drawdown: Marin, and its Year 2 plan. Drawdown: Marin, which debuted in October 2017, is the County’s coordinated initiative to reduce and reverse climate change at the grassroots level. It is collaborative movement that helps inspire all cities and towns, organizations, and individuals to work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions released locally. Recently, the program was awarded a $126,451 grant from the Marin Community Foundation to implement a process designed by Marin community-based organizations to more deeply engage people of color in the initiative, elevating existing community priorities. 

Review

The Board received the presentation.

Need more info? See the staff report and presentation about Drawdown: Marin. 

Contact: Alex Porteshawver, Senior Program Coordinator, Community Development Agency

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2. Vehicle Purchasing Policies

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution related to the State of California's new vehicle purchasing policies to maximize reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In a response to federal rollbacks of previous emissions standards and challenge of the State of California's authority to set tougher pollution standards, California has put into place two new fleet purchasing policies. First is an elimination of the purchase of sedans solely with internal-combustion engines, except for some public safety vehicles. Second is purchasing only from manufacturers that recognize the California Air Resource Board's authority to set greenhouse gas and zero-emission vehicle standards and that have committed to continuing stringent emission reduction goals for their fleets.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about new vehicle purchasing policies.

Contact: Michael Frost, Deputy Director, Department of Public Works

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3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Disaster Council and one on the Major Crimes Task Force Oversight Committee.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Disaster Council: Joe Chinn, Frederick Stemmler

Major Crimes Task Force Oversight Committee: Daniel Falzon

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

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