February 26

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 2/26/2019

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the February 26, 2019 Board Meeting:

  1. Marin High School Campaign for a Green New Deal
  2. Integrated Pest Management Annual Report
  3. One-Time Financial Allocations
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  5. Report on Impacts of Voter Initiative

1. Marin High School Campaign for a Green New Deal

Preview

Shortly after the Board convenes at 9 a.m., the Board will receive a presentation from the Marin High School Campaign for a Green New Deal. The students plan to request consideration of a Board resolution calling for the federal government to pass a Green New Deal and affirm its commitment to the Paris Climate Accord and environmental sustainability. Young people nationwide are reaching out to local governments with requests for action on the Green New Deal. About 250 Marin students are part of the local group.

Review

The Board heard the presentation. 

Need more info? See the letter about the Marin High School Campaign for a Green New Deal.

Contact: Leslie Alden, aide to Supervisor Sears

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2. Integrated Pest Management Annual Report

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Marin County Parks to accept the 2018 Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Report and approve the 2019 list of allowed products. The County has been putting its “organic first” philosophy to work for many years now. The report, which meets County ordinance requirements, includes a review of pesticide use, program violations, product exemptions issued and a summary of the non-chemical IPM effort. In 2018, 131 of 147 locations covered by County IPM policy were maintained without the use of pesticides, up from 126 a year earlier. The County's IPM program continues to serve as a model program for other public agencies. 

Review

The Board accepted the report and approved the list of allowed products.

Need more info? See the staff report about the IPM Annual Report.

Contact: Chris Chamberlain, Assistant Director, Marin County Parks

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3. One-Time Financial Allocations

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to authorize the allocation of an additional $3,443,125, from the fiscal year 2017-18 unassigned year-end fund balance for specific one-time allocations. The County's budget is balanced because of sound fiscal discipline and by not using one-time revenues for ongoing expenses. The $3.4 million is available for allocation, and staff recommends using half for the County's Road and Bridge Program and half for one-time reserves designated to high-priority projects.

Review

The Board authorized the allocation of funding.

Need more info? See the staff report about the one-time financial allocations.

Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager, County Administrator's Office

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the Youth Commission, one on the Commission on Aging, one on the Disaster Council, one on the In-Home Supportive Services Board, and one on the Women's Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Youth Commission: Joshua Chan, Sonia Saltzman

Commission on Aging: Carla Overberger

Disaster Council: Vincent Valenzuela

In-Home Supportive Services Board: Roxann Spilman

Women's Commission: Katherine "Kate" Byrne

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

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5. Report on Impacts of Voter Initiative

Preview

No earlier than 2:30 p.m., the Board will hear a request to consider a San Geronimo Golf Course Initiative Petition. In 2018, the County sought to purchase the 157-acre golf course and preserve it as open space. The acquisition bid was blocked by a court order. The property’s nonprofit owner closed the course in December 2018. The petition would require approval from a majority of countywide voters to change the use of the property to anything other than golf. On January 29, the Registrar of Voters verified the petition signatures and the Board directed staff to create a report on the potential impacts of the proposed initiative. County Counsel recommends that the Board adopt a resolution and order the initiative to be placed on the March 2020 countywide ballot.

Review

The Board accepted the report and adopted a resolution to order the initiative to be placed on the ballot.

Need more info? See the staff report about the voter initiative and its potential impacts.

Contact: Brian Washington, County Counsel

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