August 25

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/25/2020

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the August 25, 2020 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Ambulance Regulation
  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 a report from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Ambulance Regulation

Preview

The Board will hear the first reading of an ordinance amending Marin County Code Chapter 7.60 regulating ambulance transportation in Marin County. Last amended in 1996, the existing code provides for the establishment of standards for ambulance transport, personnel training, certification, supply requirements, response time requirements, radio and tracking mechanisms, patient treatment, and transportation protocols. A proposed amendment revises outdated language, addresses inconsistencies, and includes quality, performance, and data sharing requirements. Training requirements incorporated lessons learned from public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) and wildfires. Staff recommends that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. September 15.

Review

The Board heard the first reading of the ordinance amendment and scheduled a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. September 15

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance amendment about ambulance transportation.

Contact: Benita McLarin, Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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4. Developments Related to Oil and Gas Exploration

Preview

No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will conduct a merit hearing for 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.  

Review

The Board conducted the merit hearing and adopted the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release 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 two vacancies each on the Assessment Appeals Boards #1 and #2 and one vacancy on the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Assessment Appeals Board #1: Dirck Brinkerhoff

Assessment Appeals Board #2: Alexander Kugelman

Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Conservancy: Cheryl Lentini

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

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