January 29

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 1/29/2019

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the January 29, 2019 Board Meeting:

  1. Supervisors' Appointments to Boards and Commissions
  2. 45th Anniversary of Marin Women's Commission
  3. The State of the County
  4. Permit Efficient and Improvements Program
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  6. Petition on San Geronimo Golf Course Property

1. Supervisors' Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Preview

Shortly after convening at 10 a.m., the Board will consider appointments of the Supervisors to various official boards and commissions. The positions range from regional posts on the Association of Bay Area Governments and the SMART board to subcommittees on Marin-specific ongoing topics. Each Board member is appointed to about two dozen board and committees.

Review

The Board approved the appointments as presented.

Need more info? See the staff report about appointments to various board and commissions.

Contact: Diane Patterson, Assistant Clerk of the Board

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2. 45th Anniversary of Marin Women's Commission

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution commending the Marin Women’s Commission on the occasion of its 45th anniversary. The commission was created by the Board of Supervisors in April 1974 to ensure women equal economic, social, political and educational opportunities throughout the county. The commission studies problems, consults with the Board, prepares information, advises and counsels residents and government officials concerning matters related to discrimination against women and the violation of women's rights.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the draft resolution about the Marin Women's Commission.

Contact: Christine Shaw, County staff to the Marin Women's Commission

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3. The State of the County

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator’s Office to accept the 2019 State of the County message. The video and website provides a glimpse into the Board's top priorities for the calendar year. The information will be presented at www.marincounty.org/stateofthecounty by January 30. The public communication effort keeps in line with goals set forth in the County's 5 Year Business Plan to strengthen outreach and increase engagement with residents. 

Review

The Board accepted the State of the County message.

Need more info? See the staff report about the State of the County message.

Contact: Laine Hendricks, Public Information Officer, County Administrator's Office

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4. Permit Efficient and Improvements Program

Preview

The Board will hear an update from the Community Development Agency (CDA) on its Permit Efficiency and Improvements Program and request to authorize staff to proceed with additional program enhancements. Obtaining a construction permit or setting up a project inspection is a necessity for homeowners, design professionals, and contractors, and CDA is working to make the process less stressful and more streamlined. Staff planes new efficiencies of building permits utilizing technology and factored in public feedback to reduce turnaround times. 

Review

The Board accepted the report and provided direction to staff about additional program enhancements.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Permit Efficiency and Improvements Program.

Contact: Tom Lai, Assistant Director, Community Development Agency

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the Kentfield Planning Commission and one for an agricultural representative on the Parks Measure A Community Oversight Committee.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Kentfield Planning Commission: Ross McKenna, Neil Park

Parks Measure A Community Oversight Committee: Daniel Russell

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

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6. Petition on San Geronimo Golf Course Property

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 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. Staff recommends that the Board request from the Registrar of Voters to accept the Certificate of Petition Verification and request County Counsel to refer the proposed ordinance to the Community Development Agency, in consultation with applicable County departments, for a report on the proposed initiative measure to be delivered to the Board by February 26.

Review

The Board approved the request from the Registrar of Voters to accept the Certificate of Petition Verification and approved request from County Counsel to refer the proposed ordinance to the Community Development Agency, in consultation with applicable County departments, for a report on the proposed initiative measure to be delivered to the Board by February 26.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about the petition.

Contact: Brian Washington, County Counsel

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