October 8

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 10/8/2019

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the October 08, 2019 Board Meeting:

  1. Introduction to the Learning Bus
  2. Electrical System De-Energization Response Plan
  3. Amendments to Marin County Code
  4. Tentative Bargaining Agreement with Fire Fighters' Association
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Introduction to the Learning Bus

Preview

Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request to receive a presentation from the Marin County Free Library (MCFL) on the County’s acquisition of the new Learning Bus. After 18 years of use and 147,000 miles traveled, the MCFL mobile preschool unit, the FLAGship, is headed to retirement. In its place is the new 30-foot Learning Bus, which will make a public debut at an October 12 in San Rafael's Lagoon Park. The new acquisition is believed to be the first library outreach vehicle in the country with a parallel hybrid driveline system that not only reduces fuel consumption and carbon emissions but also directly powers all on-board systems including WiFi, air conditioning, lighting, and computer systems without any running engines. 

Review

The Board received the presentation.

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

Contact: Sara Jones, Director, Marin County Free Library

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2. Electrical System De-Energization Response Plan

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services to adopt a resolution approving the Electrical System De-Energization Response Plan Annex to the Marin County Emergency Operations Plan. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has stated that it plans to de-energize electrical power systems serving large areas in advance or during periods of heightened wildfire danger conditions. The plan annex outlines procedures that guide a collaborative response by local governments, special districts, and allied agencies to the threat of de-energization. The County is also working on a parallel effort to develop a Continuity of Operations Plan that focuses on how County departments will continue minimum essential functions in the event of a disaster or anything that disrupts normal operations.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Electrical System De-Energization Response Plan Annex.

Contact: Christopher Reilly, Manager, Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services

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3. Amendments to Marin County Code

Preview

The Board will conduct the first readings of proposed updates to Marin County Code Title 19 (Building Code) and hold a public hearing to consider an updated Green Building Ordinance. The first readings, in separate Board actions, are to adopt updated building permit fees and technology fee adjustments and to adopt the 2019 California Building Standards Code with local amendments. Staff recommends that merit hearings for both are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. October 29. Since 2002, the County has required construction in unincorporated areas to comply with a range of green building and energy efficiency standards. The proposed changes support the County's sustainability goals.

Review

The Board conducted the first readings on both items and scheduled merit hearings for 10:30 a.m. October 29. 

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed changes to building permit fees and technology fees. See the staff report about the adoption of the 2019 California Building Standards Code.

Contact: Alice Zanmiller, Sustainability Planner, Community Development Agency

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4. Tentative Bargaining Agreement with Fire Fighters' Association

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Human Resources to approve a tentative agreement with the Marin County Fire Department Fire Fighters’ Association for a successor 3-year collective bargaining agreement. The agreement reflects many of the County's long-term priorities and is consistent with agreements reached with other units in 2018. Terms include a 3% cost-of-living adjustment to salaries in Year 1, 2.5% in Year 2, and 3% in Year 3. The terms also include agreements with equity adjustments, computation of overtime, wage adjustment for holidays, health benefits, uniform allowance, and retiree medical.  

Review

The Board approved the bargaining agreement.

Need more info? See the staff report about the tentative agreement with the Marin County Fire Department Fire Fighters’ Association. 

Contact: Mary Hao, Director, Department of Human Resources

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider four vacancies on the County Service Area #6 Advisory Board (Gallinas Creek), and one on the Marin Community Foundation Buck Family Board of Trustees.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

County Service Area #6 Advisory Board (Gallinas Creek): William Adkison, Laurence Greenhill, Rik Super

Marin Community Foundation Buck Family Board of Trustees: Andrew Giacomini

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

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