September 17

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 9/17/2019

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the September 17, 2019 Board Meeting:

  1. Intent to Purchase Coast Guard Housing Facility
  2. E-bike Policy on Paved Pathways
  3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Intent to Purchase Coast Guard Housing Facility

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to authorize the Board President to execute an offer to purchase and contract of sale for the purchase of real property known as the Point Reyes Coast Guard Facility, located at 100 Commodore Webster Drive in Point Reyes Station. With 36 townhomes and an eight-unit single-room-occupancy-style barracks, the base formerly served as home to dozens of officers and their families. Since the Coast Guard designated the facility as surplus in 2014, the local community has sought to convert the units to permanently affordable homes for families with children. In August 2019, the Board adopted a resolution finding that the purchase is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and issued a notice to the Coast Guard of intent to purchase the property. When it adopted that resolution, the Board scheduled the September 17 hearing to consider entering into a purchase agreement. Staff recommends that the Board President take three actions: execute the offer to purchase and contract of sale; execute the Certificate of Acceptance of Grant of Interest in Real Property; and authorize the use of Marin County Affordable Housing Trust Fund (in-lieu housing fund) necessary for purchase of the property. 

Review

The Board adopted a resolution and authorized the Board President to execute the offer.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Coast Guard housing facility.

Contact: Leelee Thomas, Planning Director, Community Development Agency

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2. E-bike Policy on Paved Pathways

Preview

The Board will conduct the first reading of an ordinance amending Marin County Code relating to the use of electric bicycles and other vehicles on County-maintained property, not including Marin County Open Space District properties. The amendments, which would align the County with statewide e-bike policy, would only pertain to rules for paved multiuse paths such as the Mill Valley/Sausalito Path, the Corte Madera Creek Path, and the Pacheco Path. Parks' motivation is to accommodate changes in modes of transportation, alleviate road congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase opportunities for exercise. The Marin County Parks and Open Space Commission recommended proposed policy changes on e-bikes at its March 21 meeting. Staff recommends that the Board conduct the first reading and schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. September 24.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. September 24.

Need more info? See the staff report about e-bike policy.

Contact: Max Korten, Director, Marin County Parks

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3. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointment:

Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: John Riley

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

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