March 26

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 3/26/2019

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the March 26, 2019 Board Meeting:

  1. Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District Programs
  2. Parking Restrictions on County Roads
  3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  4. Proposed Garbage Rate Increase
  5. Vegetation Management Recommendation for Wildfire Prevention

1. Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District Programs

Preview

Shortly after the Board convenes at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a presentation from the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District on its programs protecting the health of communities from mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases. The district works closely with the Marin County Department of Public Health, the Marin County Department of Public Works, and other local agencies about public education on disease control measures. 

Review

The Board heard the presentation.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District.

Contact: Leslie Alden, aide to Supervisor Sears

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2. Parking Restrictions on County Roads

Preview

The Board will hear the first reading of an ordinance amending Marin County Code (Sections 15.36.080 and 15.36.085) related to parking restrictions on specific County-maintained roads, adding a definition of an automobile to assist the Marin County Sheriff's Office with enforcement and to provide consistent expectations for the public. The County has received complaints about the increasing number of oversized vehicles that park overnight on the roads of unincorporated Marin, plus trash being dumped and people loitering near the lanes of travel. One code update would include a definition of an automobile, restricting its length to 22 feet. The Sheriff's Office supports adoption of the ordinance. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. April 9.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. April 9.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed amendments to parking restrictions.

Contact: Bob Goralka, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Mental Health Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointment:

Mental Health Board: Heather Johnson

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

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4. Proposed Garbage Rate Increase

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider Marin Sanitary Service’s requested 8.90 percent rate increase for Central Marin Franchise Areas 1-6, known as the Ross Valley North and Ross Valley South franchise areas. Those areas include unincorporated parts of Bayside Acres, Country Club Estates, Bret Harte, Point San Quentin, Lucky Drive, Greenbrae Boardwalk, Kentfield, Greenbrae, Kent Woodlands, Del Mesa Heights, Sleepy Hollow and Oak Manor. Staff recommends adopting the rate increase and authorizing the Board President to execute a first amendment to the Amended and Restated Franchise Agreement.  

Review

The Board conducted the hearing, adopted the rate increase and authorized the Board President to execute a first amendment to the Amended and Restated Franchise Agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Marin Sanitary Service's proposed rate increase.

Contact: Steve Devine, Waste Management Program Manager, Department of Public Works

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5. Vegetation Management Recommendation for Wildfire Prevention

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear a request from the Marin County Fire Chief to accept an update to the report titled "Lessons Learned: 2017 North Bay Fire Siege," and approve related actions. The Board approved $500,000 for high-priority emergency preparedness initiatives in June 2018, when the stark effects of the October 2017 North Bay wildfires were still reverberating and wildfire prevention superseded many other local priorities. Effective vegetation management is considered one of the best ways to limit the threat of wildfire devastation. Staff recommends that the Board approve an $80,000 allocation to support FIRESafe Marin community outreach and approve the creation of an additional vegetation management fire crew funded by one-time Parks and Open Space Measure A funds. 

Review

The Board accepted the update. 

Need more info? See the staff report and the additional document about the recommended actions related to the "Lessons Learned" report.

Contact: Jason Weber, Fire Chief

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