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Highlights of the August 18, 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 participate using Zoom videoconferencing technology and encourage remote public participation in the meeting as well. For instructions and guidance on how to watch the meeting or submit public comment, visit the Board of Supervisors' meeting webpage. Viewers also may watch the Community Media Center of Marin's webcast. Comcast subscribers in Marin may watch on Channel 27.
Contact: Brent Ainsworth, Public Information Specialist, County Administrator's Office
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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 first issued March 16 to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Board heard the report from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
The Board will hear an annual report from the Marin County Youth Commission (MCYC). Founded in 1969, the MCYC is one of the oldest and most well-regarded youth commissions in the United States. Made up of 23 youth aged 12-23 years, MCYC’s goal is to act as a political voice for young people — particularly those in underserved populations, including youths of color, youths with disabilities, homeless youths, rural youths, and LGBTQ youths — by engaging with the Board of Supervisors and other policy makers.
The Board heard the report.
Contact: Diane Patterson, Assistant Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
The Board will hear the first reading of an ordinance adding Chapter 23.22 to the Marin County Code creating a voter-approved mechanism for any future development of onshore facilities supporting offshore oil and gas exploration. The County seeks to protect its coastline, inlets, and bays – and therefore also its agricultural lands, tourism, air quality, recreation, biodiversity, and quality of life. The action would be in response to what the County believes is an increased threat to locate these types of facilities in Marin and would bring it into alignment with counties up and down California’s coastline. Staff recommends that the Board schedule merit hearing for August 25.
The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 10 a.m. August 25.
Contact: Brian Washington, County Counsel
The Board will consider one vacancy on the Health Council.
The Board made the following appointment:
Health Council: Virginia Souders-Mason.
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
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