August 18

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/18/2020

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the August 18, 2020 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Youth Commission Annual Report
  4. Developments Related to OIl and Gas Exploration
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation

SPECIAL NOTICE

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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2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response

Preview

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.   

Review

The Board heard the report from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Youth Commission Annual Report

Preview

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.

Review

The Board heard the report.

Need more info? See the website for the Marin County Youth Commission and the group's presentation.

Contact: Diane Patterson, Assistant Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

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4. Developments Related to OIl and Gas Exploration

Preview

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.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled the merit hearing for 10 a.m. August 25.

Need more info? See the staff report about developments related to oil and gas exploration.

Contact: Brian Washington, County Counsel

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Health Council. 

Review

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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