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Highlights of the May 12, 2020 Board Meeting:
The Board of Supervisors is holding fully electronic meetings in response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic shelter-in-place order. The Board members log in via videoconferencing software and are actively encouraging remote public participation in the meeting via email and new online options.
Need more info? See the flyer and news release about the fully electronic meetings. More information is on the first page of each meeting's agenda.
Contact: Brent Ainsworth, Public Information Specialist, County Administrator's Office
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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 issued in March 16 to help limit the spread of COVID-19. A new sheltering order is in effect until May 31.
The Board heard the report, including comments from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator and the Parks and Open Space Director to receive an informational update on Marin Recovers. The County is working with local industry advisory groups, comprised of subject matter experts from various fields, who will provide recommendations about how an industry – from retail to recreation to rental properties – could reopen in compliance with COVID-19 public health orders. In addition to industry feedback, residents have access to a new online resource that provides step-by-step guidance on the gradual return to normalcy. The website, MarinRecovers.com, connects Marin County residents, business owners, community leaders, and public health professionals to collaborate on reopening the economy and community in a safe manner.
The Board received the informational update, including comments from Marin County Parks Director Max Korten, who is assisting with oversight of the industry advisors project.
Need more info? See the staff report and news release about Marin Recovers.
Contact: Max Korten, Director, Marin County Parks
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services to approve a $660,000 budget appropriation for the Great Plates Delivered pilot program for eligible older adults at high risk from COVID-19. In partnership with the local community, the County plans to start participation in the state's program to support older adults who are sheltering in place, unable to access meals, and ineligible for other nutrition programs. The program also is a way to support local restaurants and other food providers who are struggling because of the economic downturn related to COVID-19. Staff recommends approval of the budget appropriation, approval of a master contract to apply to contracts with participating restaurants, authorization to approve contracts pursuant to the master contract, and approval of related one-time budget adjustments.
The Board approved the budget appropriation for the Great Plates Delivered program.
Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the Great Plates Delivered Program.
Contact: Kari Beuerman, Assistant Director of Social Services, Department of Health and Human Services
The Board will conduct a hearing about a Consolidated Plan amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2020-24, including budgets for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. The documents guide the distribution of funding and serve as the grant application to the federal government for formula funding from the CDBG and HOME programs, which provide resources for housing, community facilities, and services for low-income households. In response to COVID-19, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received $5 billion in additional CDBG funding to appropriate to state and local governments via the CARES Act.
The Board conducted the hearing and approved the plan amendments.
Need more info? See the staff report about the amendments related to budgets for CDBG and HOME.
Contact: Molly Kron, Planner, Community Development Agency
The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works (DPW) to approve actions related to the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Corridor Project. After years of planning and public outreach, DPW is accelerating plans to rehabilitate 2.2 miles of Drake Boulevard between Highway 101 and the Ross’ southern town limit. The two-year project, expected to start in June, will include many safety enhancements. Staff recommends that the Board award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder, Ghilotti Bros. Inc., for the bid amount of $18,036,422.90 and authorize a 10% contract contingency. The Board is also asked to execute a reimbursement agreement with Marin Municipal Water District and adjust a contract with Coastland Civil Engineering.
The Board approved the actions related to the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Corridor Project, including rewarding the contract to the lowest bidder, Ghilotti Bros. Inc.
Contact: Eric Miller, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works
The Board will conduct an informational workshop to review applications submitted for Cycle 2 of the Community Services Grant Program and consider funding recommendations. The program provides one-time funding allocations between $1,000 and $10,000 to nonprofit service providers or other governmental entities to fund specific projects or programs that provide a measurable benefit to Marin residents. Funding is not intended to provide ongoing financial support for the project or program. Cycle 2 was open from January 1 through March 31, and 71 requests worth a combined total of $486,867 were received. The available budget for Cycle 2 is approximately $154,000.
The Board conducted the workshop and provided direction to staff. Actions related to the final allocations are tentatively scheduled for June 2.
Need more info? See the staff report and applications for allotments for the Community Services Grant Program.
Contact: Sandy Laird, Executive Assistant to County Administrator Matthew Hymel
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