June 4

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 6/4/2019

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the June 04, 2019 Board Meeting:

  1. New Voting System Contract
  2. Proposed County Budget for 2019-20
  3. Easement Agreement with MALT
  4. Schedule of Charges for Mental Health Services
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. New Voting System Contract

Preview

Shortly after the Board convenes at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request from the Registrar of Voters for a new voting system contract in the amount of $810,198, to Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. for Democracy Suite 5.2 Voting System, and related budget adjustments. The County's hardware and software systems for conducting elections are 20 years old and have reached the end of their useful lives. Dominion's tabulation products are used in 20 California counties, including Sonoma, Napa and Contra Costa. If approved, the installation process would begin this summer and the new system would be used for the first time for the November 2019 election. Staff recommends that the Board approve the contract and authorize the Director of Finance to approve budget adjustments.

Review

The Board approved the new voting system contract.

Need more info? See the news release and staff report about the new voting system contract.

Contact: Lynda Roberts, Registrar of Voters

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2. Proposed County Budget for 2019-20

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to accept the Proposed 2019-20 County Budget for review, including special districts under the Board. The County held budget workshops in April to go over departmental highlights and the County's top priorities. Overall, the County budget is increasing by 7 percent over the prior year, including over $14 million in new General Fund investments for roads, facilities and affordable housing. Staff recommends that the Board accept the proposed budget for review, schedule public hearings beginning Monday, June 17, and authorize the County Administrator and the Director of Finance to make technical and other adjustments as necessary to properly budget and account for grants, projects, and year-end fund balances.

Review

The Board accepted the proposed budget for review and authorized the administrators to make technical and other adjustments.

Need more info? See the news release and staff report about the Proposed 2019-20 County Budget.

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

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3. Easement Agreement with MALT

Preview

The Board will hear a request from Parks to authorize the Board President to execute an agreement with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) in the amount of $1,516,000 in Measure A Farmland Preservation Program Funds for purchase of an agricultural conservation easement over Ielmorini Ranch. The 758-acre property is northeast of Nicasio and west of Novato and habitat suitable for several special-status species. With prices falling for organic milk, the owners cannot afford to make loan payments without the help of a MALT easement sale. If the easement sale can't be arranged with MALT, the land could end up converted to a private park or estate. Using Measure A funds, Parks would like to permanently preserve the ranch for agricultural use and keep farming and ranching a viable component of the County economy.

Review

The Board authorized the Board President to execute the agreement with MALT.

Need more info? See the news releasestaff report and staff presentation about the easement agreement with MALT for Ielmorini Ranch.

Contact: Craig Richardson, Senior Open Space Planner, Marin County Parks

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4. Schedule of Charges for Mental Health Services

Preview

No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider the adoption of two resolutions revising the 2018-19 Schedule of Charges for the County-operated mental health system of care services and establishing the 2019-20 Schedule of Charges for care services and substance use treatment services. The Department of Health and Human Services' Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division conducted a fee analysis and found that fees are below the projected cost of such services. The proposed rate revisions would ensure that the division maximizes its Medi-Cal and other health coverage revenues. Very few clients would pay the rates reflected; most are charged on a client's ability to pay.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the two resolutions.

Need more info? See the staff report about the schedule of charges for mental health services.

Contact: Hyacinth Guillermo Hinojosa, Acting Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider three vacancies on the Financial Audit Advisory Committee and two on the County Service Area #33 (Stinson Beach) Advisory Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Financial Audit Advisory Committee: Dan Schwartz

County Service Area #33 (Stinson Beach) Advisory Board: Mark White

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

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