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Highlights of the April 28, 2020 Board Meeting:
The Board of Supervisors is holding fully electronic meetings in response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic shelter-in-place order. The Board members log in via videoconferencing software and are actively encouraging remote public participation in the meeting via email and new online options.
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Shortly after the Board convenes at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a report from the County Administrator and possibly other County staff about the local COVID-19 response. The County proclaimed a local emergency and a public health emergency in early March, and since then staff has worked in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate public response efforts. A local shelter-in-place order was issued in March 16 to help limit the spread of COVID-19. A new sheltering order was issued March 31 and is in effect until May 3.
The Board heard the report, including comments from Dr. Matt Willis, County Public Health Officer.
Need more info? Review the video on the County website.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to adopt a resolution barring evictions in Marin County due to the public health emergency arising from COVID-19, amending Resolution No. 2020-27 and incorporating additional tenant protections against evictions. On March 24, the Board adopted the resolution barring evictions during COVID-19, and since that time the sheltering order has been extended and expanded. The amended resolution addresses the changes and builds on statewide actions on renter protections. The amendment extends the deadline for a tenant to formally respond to an eviction complaint from five days to 60 days and prohibits residential evictions for tenants who can demonstrate that nonpayment of rent is directly related to the pandemic.
The Board adopted the resolution.
Need more info? See the staff report about the amendments to the eviction resolution.
Contact: Leelee Thomas, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency
The Board will hear a report from the County Administrator and Budget Manager regarding current-year General Fund budget projections and budget planning for fiscal year 2020-22. As is expected nationwide, the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are projected to cause significant budgetary shortfalls beginning next year, though the full extent will not be known until later this summer. The revised budget projection includes a General Fund shortfall of $7 million to $11 million without an infusion of federal stimulus funds. Staff recommends that the Board receive the report and approve revised budget instructions for the 2020-22 budget.
The Board heard the report and approved revised budget instructions.
Need more info? See the staff report about the budget update.
Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager
The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve additional one-time emergency budget appropriations, in the amount of $5.9 million, for Emergency Operations Center (EOC) expenses. The Board ratified the proclamation of a local emergency on March 10 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past weeks, the County has incurred approximately $2.6 million in direct costs related to the EOC and short-term housing procurement. It is expected that it will cost an additional $2.3 million through the end of May. The additional budget appropriations would cover expenses for COVID-19-related needs such as medical surge preparations, short-term housing, and alternate care sites.
The Board approved the one-time budget appropriations.
No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider an ordinance repealing Chapter 5.30 of the Marin County Code terminating the Marin Telecommunications Agency. The Board will consider adopting a resolution authorizing the Marin General Services Authority (MGSA) to collect fees from cable television providers on behalf of the County, and to exercise all of the functions performed by the MTA. The fees go toward the stations that air public access, education, and government (PEG) channels.
The Board conducted the hearing and approved the agency's termination.
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