June 16

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 6/16/2020

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the June 16, 2020 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Limit on Food Delivery Commissions
  4. Youth Commission Update
  5. Recognition of Juneteenth
  6. Salary Freeze for Board of Supervisors Members
  7. Refuse Rate Increase in Southern Marin
  8. 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.

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.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Limit on Food Delivery Commissions

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Counsel's Office to adopt resolution and order establishing a temporary limit of 15% on commissions charged by third-party food delivery companies during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The limit only affect restaurants operating in the unincorporated parts of Marin. The limit would be no more than 15% of the total cost of online orders. It would be in place until the public health order has been lifted on indoor dining and the Board acts to rescind the resolution. 

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed order to establish the limit on commissions.

Contact: Brian Washington, County Counsel

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4. Youth Commission Update

Preview

The Board will receive a presentation from the Marin County Youth Commission about its accomplishments during 2019-20. The commission was created to demonstrate the value of youth through responsible, positive youth action; to empower youth with skills, information, and organizational support so that participants can significantly impact the political, educational, recreational, and social service systems in their community. The commission provides the Board of Supervisors with the views of youths on County matters affecting young people. It advocates for County policies that promote and utilize youths as planners and decision makers.

Review

The Board postponed this agenda item to a later date. 

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

Contact: Wendy Pacheco, Youth Leadership Institute

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5. Recognition of Juneteenth

Preview

The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution recognizing Juneteenth 2020 in honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the lives of all African Americans who have been senselessly murdered and recognizing the lives of African Americans who fight for freedom on an ongoing basis. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and heard from several speakers.

Need more info? See the draft resolution in honor of Juneteenth.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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6. Salary Freeze for Board of Supervisors Members

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to adopt a resolution to freeze Board of Supervisors’ salaries for fiscal year 2020-21. Board salaries are set at 60% of salaries of Marin County Superior Court judges. The policy has been in place since 2003 to take politics out of Supervisors' compensation. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board has expressed interest in not receiving additional compensation for the next fiscal year. The budget savings is estimated at  $20,000.

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed free on Board salaries.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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7. Refuse Rate Increase in Southern Marin

Preview

The Board will conduct a hearing to consider of a Bay Cities Refuse Service rate increase of 6.0% for the Southern Marin Franchise Area No. 1. The affected areas are the houseboat communities of Waldo Point Harbor, Kappas Harbor, and Yellow Ferry Harbor, plus all areas south of Sausalito and west to Fort Cronkite. Even with the increase, rates for these areas would remain among the lowest in the unincorporated areas of the county. Staff recommends the Board conduct the hearing and consider approving the rate increase.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and approved the rate increase.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed Bay Cities Refuse Service rate increase.

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

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8. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the Kentfield Planning Advisory Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Kentfield Planning Advisory Board: Anne Petersen, Pamela Bacci Scott

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

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