July 9

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 7/9/2019

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the July 09, 2019 Board Meeting:

  1. Outreach Contract for 2020 Census
  2. Civil Grand Jury Response on Wildfire Preparation
  3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  4. 5G Technology Regulations and Urgency Ordinance
  5. Forum on the TRUTH Act

1. Outreach Contract for 2020 Census

Preview

Shortly after the Board convenes at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to authorize the Board President to execute a $120,000 agreement with Canal Alliance to conduct outreach for the 2020 census. Local plans for administering the census on April 1, 2020, are moving forward. In Marin workers are mobilizing to increase awareness and ultimately increase federal funding for local programs. According to preliminary data, the Marin residents least likely to fill out a census form or considered “hard to count” by census workers are those living in West Marin, Marin City, San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood and Lincoln Avenue, and pockets of downtown Novato. On February 5, 2019, the Board approved an $100,000 opt-in outreach agreement from the California Complete Count Census 2020 Office to fund outreach and assistance activities to ensure a complete and accurate count for the 2020 census.

Review

The Board authorized the Board President to execute the outreach agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about outreach for the census.

Contact: Kristin Drumm, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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2. Civil Grand Jury Response on Wildfire Preparation

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for Board concurrence and adoption of a response to 2018-19 Grand Jury Report titled, “Wildfire Preparedness: A New Approach” (April 18, 2019). County staff agreed with 10 findings and wholly or partially disagreed with 12 findings. Four recommendations have been implemented and 10 require further analysis. Staff recommends that the Board concur in and thereby adopt response and direct the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.

Review

The Board concurred and adopted the response to the Civil Grand Jury report with some modifications.

Need more info? See the staff report about the response to the Civil Grand Jury report.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider five vacancies on the Library Commission, five on the Women's Commission, four on the Parks and Open Space Commission, three on the Commission on Aging, two on the Regional Measure 3 Independent Oversight Committee, one on the Disaster Council, one on the Fish and Wildlife Commission, and one on the Health Council of Marin. 

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Library Commission: Linda Ward, Ann Laner Kaplan, Tyrone Cannon

Women's Commission: Sally Stocks, Kate Byrne, Amy Schroeder, Jacqueline Janssen

Parks and Open Space Commission: Oscar Guardado, Larry Kennings, Pat O'Brien, Bruce Raful

Commission on Aging: Fred Silverman, Sharon Turner

Disaster Council: Garry Lion

Fish and Wildlife Commission: Craig Anderson

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

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4. 5G Technology Regulations and Urgency Ordinance

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will consider an urgency ordinance to update regulations and permitting procedures for small cell wireless facilities in public roads. The Community Development Agency (CDA) oversees wireless telecommunications policy for the County. Fifth-generation cellular wireless technology – commonly called 5G – is on the cusp of implementation in many areas of the developed world, and Marin County is trying to learn as much as it can before it takes place here. CDA oversees the Marin County Telecommunications Facilities Policy Plan, which regulates telecommunications equipment sites and mitigates visual impacts of cell transmitters throughout the county. Through that plan, CDA would oversee local implementation of new equipment designed to deliver 5G service. Staff recommends that the Board review and approve the urgency ordinance and adopt a resolution approving a new Board policy for the purpose of regulating the permitting, design, and location of small wireless facilities within public roads. 

Review

The Board approved the urgency ordinance and permitting procedures for 5G facilities.

Need more info? See the staff report about 5G telecommunications regulations and an urgency ordinance.

Contact: Brian Crawford, Director, Community Development Agency

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5. Forum on the TRUTH Act

Preview

No earlier than 5:30 p.m., the Board will hold a community forum on the Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds (TRUTH) Act. Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2792 into law on September 28, 2016. It pertains to the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency and its access to individuals who have come in contact with law enforcement during the 2018 calendar year. As part of the forum, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office will share data it maintains regarding the number and demographic characteristics of individuals to whom the agency has provided any ICE access. Staff recommends that the Board conduct public forum, receive a report from Marin County Sheriff, receive a report from ICE Out of Marin and YWCA, receive public comment (2 minutes per speaker) and consider closing comments.

Review

The Board held the community forum.

Need more info? See the staff report and the news release about TRUTH Act public forum.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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