July 28

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 7/28/2020

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the July 28, 2020 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Eviction Moratorium During COVID-19 Emergency
  4. Structure Elevation Program
  5. Short-Term Rental Policy

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 Deputy Public Health Officer Dr. Lisa Santora.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Eviction Moratorium During COVID-19 Emergency

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to consider amending Resolution 2020-60 barring evictions for nonpayment of rent due to the public health emergency arising from COVID-19 by extending protections for residential tenants through September 30. An earlier resolution installed the eviction through July 28. The moratorium was first passed in March. The new proposed resolution applies to all of Marin, including cities, towns, and unincorporated areas.

Review

The Board approved the amendment to the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the amendments to the eviction resolution. 

Contact: Leelee Thomas, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency

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4. Structure Elevation Program

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to approve actions related to the Structure Elevation Program. The County received a $2.9 million federal grant in 2019 to reimburse homeowners for costs to elevate up to 16 homes above the 100-year base flood elevation. Public Works has worked with a contractor to develop the Structure Elevation Program and templates agreements with homeowners. Staff recommends that the Board adopt the County of Marin – Structure Elevation Program Design document, authorize the Board President to execute a First Addendum to the agreement with Harris and Associates, Inc., in the amount of $75,000, for program support services, authorize the execution of Property Owner Agreements with participating homeowners, and approve related budget actions.

Review

The Board approved the actions related to the Structure Elevation Program.

Need more info? See the staff report about the the Structure Elevation Program.

Contact: Berenice Davidson, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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5. Short-Term Rental Policy

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a merit hearing about an ordinance amending the County's Short Term Rental (STR) Ordinance. The proposed ordinance is designed to amend and replace the existing STR Ordinance No. 3695 that is expiring on August 7. Short-term rentals, often arranged through online companies such as Airbnb and VRBO, have been popular places for visitors to stay in Marin under normal public health circumstances. Neighbors have said vacationers sometimes create problems for the year-around residents regarding noise, trash, and parking. Minor refinements are proposed to require the local contact person’s information be provided at the time the application for a Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) certificate and when reporting TOT rather than at the time a business license is issued or renewed. 

Review

The Board conducted the hear and approved the ordinance amendment.

Need more info? See the staff report about short-term rentals.

Contact: Kathleen Kilgariff, Planner, Community Development Agency

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