June 9

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 6/9/2020

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the June 09, 2020 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Income Replacement Program
  4. Measure W Funding for Bolinas Property
  5. Backup Power for County Facilities
  6. Budget Update
  7. 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 from County Administrator Matthew Hymel, Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis, and Department of Health and Human Services Director Benita McLarin.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Income Replacement Program

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to accept a $50,000 grant from the Marin Community Foundation, and authorize a County match, to create a COVID-19 income replacement fund. The $100,000 fund would support low-paid employees who cannot work because of the pandemic. Low-wage earners typically cannot to be out of the workforce for 14 days, the time an individual must quarantine asymptomatic employees who have tested positive for the virus. County appropriations would come from the Miscellaneous Project Fund.

Review

The Board accepted the grant and authorized the County match.

Need more info? See the staff report about the income replacement fund.

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant County Administrator

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4. Measure W Funding for Bolinas Property

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to approve a Measure W community housing funding recommendation for 430 Aspen, Bolinas. The nonprofit Bolinas Community Land Trust (BCLT) and the Bolinas Stinson Unified School District applied for $150,000 in Measure W community housing funds to renovate a one-bedroom home purchased by BCLT in 2017. Measure W, passed in November 2018, creates funding from transient occupancy taxes for the benefit of the West Marin community in recognition of the impacts from visitors. On December 10, 2019, the Measure W Ad-Hoc Working Group recommended funding priorities, including for much-needed affordable housing. Staff recommends the Board review and approve one of two funding recommendations for the 430 Aspen project and authorize the Board President, subject to County Counsel approval, to execute documents related to the funding request.

Review

The Board approved the Measure W community housing recommendation.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Measure W appropriation for 430 Aspen in Bolinas.

Contact: Molly Kron, Planner, Community Development Agency

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5. 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 Back-up Power Project at key County facilities. The County needed 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 or power outage. The Board previously approved a $650,000-or-less agreement with Kitchell, Inc., to evaluate key County facilities for development of emergency backup power systems. The assessment work marked the beginning of an infrastructure foundation as part of a future, wide-reaching emergency response plan for Marin. Staff recommends that the Board accept the Phase 1 implementation report, authorize Phase 2 installations and purchases, and approve related budget actions.  

Review

The Board approved the actions related to Phase 1 of the Marin Emergency Back-up Power Project and authorized implementation of Phase 2.

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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6. Budget Update

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to accept the Proposed FY 2020-21 County Budget for review, including special districts under the Board. The Proposed Budget is presented at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has substantially altered the County's fiscal outlook. The County is focused on effectively responding to the unprecedented public health emergency and working with community partners and health care experts to reopen businesses in a safe and measured way. Including special districts under the Board, the County’s total budget for FY 2020-21 is $658.9 million, a reduction of 2.7% from the prior year. The FY 2020-21 Proposed All Funds budget is $619.8 million, a 1.7% decrease compared to the prior year. The ongoing All Funds budget, which excludes one-time expenses, is $603.5 million, a reduction of 1.4% compared to last year. The General Fund, which is the primary operating fund for the County, is $466.7 million, a 1.6% decrease from the prior year. Staff recommends the Board accept the proposed budget, schedule public hearings beginning Monday, June 22, and authorize the County Administrator and the Director of Finance to make technical and other adjustments as necessary to properly budget and account for grants, projects, and year-end fund balances.

Review

The Board accepted the Proposed FY 2020-21 County Budget for review and scheduled budget hearings for June 22-23.

Need more info? See the staff report about the budget update.

Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager

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7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the Children and Families Commission and one on the Kentfield Planning Advisory Board.

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

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