January 28

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 1/28/2020

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the January 28, 2020 Board Meeting:

  1. State Award for Technology Team
  2. Marin Age-Friendly Action Plan
  3. Fee Adjustments for Building Permits, Technology
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  5. Accessory Dwelling Units & Junior Accessory Dwelling Units

1. State Award for Technology Team

Preview

Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a presentation by the California State Association of Counties about its Challenge Award being given to the County of Marin, recognizing the Information Services and Technology (IST) “People at the Heart of Information Security” Program. IST used a combination of technology and internal culture change to address security threats from external sources. It saved the County $240,000 annually by upgrading security technology and made employees more aware of cyber threats. As part of its five-year strategic plan, IST has tripled its security resources. 

Review

The Board heard the presentation and IST accepted the award.

Need more info? See the news release about the Challenge Award.

Contact: Jason Balderama, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Information Services and Technology

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2. Marin Age-Friendly Action Plan

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to approve the Marin Age-Friendly Action Plan. Marin residents, 28% of whom are age 60 and over, are living longer lives than ever before and wish to remain in their homes and stay connected to their communities. A broader array of public and private stakeholders need to advocate for and adopt more age-friendly and inclusive policies, services and programs as well as address institutional ageism and historic inequities. An advisory committee factored in survey feedback from more than 1,900 residents, focus groups in unincorporated areas, and interviews with department heads and community leaders as it formulated the Marin Age-Friendly Action Plan.

Review

The Board approved the Marin Age-Friendly Action Plan.

Need more info? See the staff report and presentation about the Marin Age-Friendly Action Plan.

Contact: Lee Pullen, Social Services Division Director, Marin HHS

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3. Fee Adjustments for Building Permits, Technology

Preview

The Board will consider the first reading of an ordinance amending Marin County Code Title 19 and adopting updated building permit fees and technology fee adjustments. The fees have changed only once since 2009, a 6% increase in July 2018. The ordinance amendment would further adjust fees to ensure 100% cost recovery while still remaining below or comparable to the average fees in six comparable counties and cities. If approved, the fee adjustments would take effect on July 1, 2020. Staff recommend that the Board schedule a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. February 11.

Review

The Board conducted the first reading and scheduled a merit hearing for 10:30 a.m. February 11.

Need more info? See the staff report for the ordinance amendment for fee adjustments.

Contact: Bill Kelley, Deputy Director for Building Inspections & Safety, Community Development Agency

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the Human Rights Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Human Rights Commission: Nancy Johnson, Kenneth Casey

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

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5. Accessory Dwelling Units & Junior Accessory Dwelling Units

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider an urgency ordinance amending Marin County’s regulations governing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs), and determining the ordinance to be exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Board has been working to address a severe housing shortage for lower-income residents in one of the country’s most expensive regions in which to live. State law renders local ADU ordinances null and void that do not meet the requirements of a new state law. To maintain local regulation of ADUs and JADUs in unincorporated Marin, staff recommends that the Board adopt the urgency ordinance to regulate permitting, placement, and construction of the units.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the urgency ordinance about regulations for ADUs and JADUs.

Need more info? See the staff reportpresentation, and news release about the urgency ordinance about ADUs and JADUs.

Contact: Immanuel Bereket, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency

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