January 14

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 1/14/2020

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the January 14, 2020 Board Meeting:

  1. Board of Supervisors Reorganization
  2. Accessory Dwelling Units & Junior Accessory Dwelling Units
  3. Backup Power for County Facilities
  4. Proposed Sanitary Rate Increases
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. Board of Supervisors Reorganization

Preview

After convening at 9 a.m., the Board reorganize, electing a President, Vice President and Second Vice President. Board members often take the opportunity after reorganizations to make remarks pertaining to the start of the new calendar year and County goals for the next 12 months. Supervisor Kate Sears has served as Board President since January 2019.

Review

The Board elected District 2 Supervisor Katie Rice as President, District 4 Supervisor Dennis Rodoni as Vice President, and District 5 Supervisor Judy Arnold as  Second Vice President.

Need more info? See the news release about the Board's reorganization.

Contact: Diane Patterson, Assistant Clerk of the Board

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2. Accessory Dwelling Units & Junior Accessory Dwelling Units

Preview

Board will receive a presentation from the Community Development Agency (CDA) regarding 2019 legislation related to creation of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs). Then, in a separate agenda item, the Board will hear a CDA request to consider allow staff to waive and reduce fees for eligible JADUs and ADUs through December 31, 2020, and authorize the Board President to execute a $90,000 agreement with Baird & Driskell for the ADU Workbook and Website Project funded by an SB2 Grant. The County has been encouraging property owners in unincorporated Marin County to create affordable rental housing units on their existing property. Property owners planning to create new units could save up to $3,500 for qualified ADU projects and $1,500 for new JADU construction. The waivers would cover a significant proportion of permit costs, which averaged $8,600 in 2019. 

Review

The Board received the presentation about 2019 legislation related to ADUs and JADUs and approved and adopted the resolution to allow staff to waive and reduce ADU and JADU fees. 

Need more info? See the staff report about 2019 legislation and the staff report about waiver of fees for Accessory Dwelling Units & Junior Accessory Dwelling Units. See the news release.

Contact: Leelee Thomas, Principal Planner, Community Development Agency

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3. Backup Power for County Facilities

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works (DPW) to approve actions related to Phase 1 of the Marin Emergency Backup Power Project at key County facilities. The County needs a full assessment of its power needs so it can continue to provide essential functions to residents and help maintain public safety during a disaster. DPW asks that the Board review the emergency action undertaken by the Public Works Director, affirm the need to continue its emergency proclamation, authorize a $650,000-or-less agreement with Kitchell, Inc., to evaluate key County facilities for development of emergency backup power systems, and approve related budget actions. The assessment work would mark the beginning of an infrastructure foundation as part of a future, wide-reaching emergency response plan for Marin. 

Review

The Board approved the actions related to the Marin Emergency Backup Power Project.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the Emergency Backup Power Project. 

Contact: Dorren Hill, Capital Projects Division Manager, Department of Public Works

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4. Proposed Sanitary Rate Increases

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct two hearings to consider sanitary rate increases for areas in unincorporated Marin. The first is a consideration of a Marin Sanitary Service rate increase of 4.21% for the Central Marin Franchise Areas 1-6, Ross Valley North and Ross Valley South franchise areas. The affected areas include Bayside Acres, Country Club Estates, Bret Harte, Point San Quentin, Lucky Drive, Greenbrae Boardwalk, Kentfield, Greenbrae, Kent Woodlands, and Del Mesa Heights. The second hearing is consideration a Recology Sonoma Marin rate increase of 30.27% for West Marin Franchise Area No. 1, which includes the West Marin coastal communities except for Bolinas and Stinson Beach.

Review

The Board conducted the two hearings and approved the rate increases.

Need more info? See the staff reports for the proposed rate increases by Marin Sanitary Service and Recology Sonoma Marin.

Contact: Steve Devine, Waste Management Program Manager, Department of Public Works

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider four vacancies on the Measure A Community Oversight Committee, three on the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board, two on the Assessment Appeals Board #2, one on the County Service Area #18 (Las Gallinas) Advisory Board, one on the Disaster Council, one on the Golden Gate Bridge District Board of Directors, one on the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District Board, and one on the Personnel Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Measure A Community Oversight Committee: Robert Berner, Michael Dybeck, Joe Meylan, Jeff Williams

Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board: Corey Dodge

County Service Area #18 (Las Gallinas) Advisory Board: Ellen Stein

Disaster Council: Adriana Rabkin

Golden Gate Bridge District Board of Directors: Alice Frederick ratified as representative of Marin County Council of Mayors and Councilmembers

Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District Board: Ed Schulze

Personnel Commission: Leonor Noguez

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

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