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Highlights of the November 03, 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 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.
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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 first issued March 16 to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
The Board heard the report.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to adopt a resolution to address the disproportionate impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our most marginalized communities, local businesses, and property owners. A coalition of community, health, education, and business sector leaders sent a letter to the County that highlighted such impacts on the lower-income Latinx community. Many of the most impacted people are essential workers. The coalition invited the County to collaborate with other organizations on a new Canal Policy Working Group to devise key policy solutions. Adoption of the resolution would formally demonstrate a commitment to finding bold, collaborative solutions that address the disproportionate impacts that the pandemic is having on local residents, property owners, and business owners.
The Board adopted the resolution.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
Agenda Item #7: No earlier than 10 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider a resolution establishing fees for the industrial hemp program to cover the actual cost for program implementation, administration, and enforcement, as authorized by California Food and Agricultural Code Section 81005(c). The Agriculture Commissioner / Director of Weights and Measures requests approval of the fees to offset the inspection time for verifying seed requirements, evaluating commercial cleanliness, taking crop samples, transporting samples to labs, enforcement, and other administrative requirements.
The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution.
Agenda Item #8: No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider an ordinance amending portions of Marin County Code Title 19 to expedite Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) permit processing as mandated by the State of California. Electric vehicles (EVs) are a critical component of Marin's efforts to meet local greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, improve air quality, and address climate change. Local governments must adopt ordinances to create permitting processes for EVSEs, or charging stations.
The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the ordinance.
Contact: Alice Zanmiller,Planner, Community Development Agency
The Board will consider three vacancies on the Measure W West Marin TOT Oversight Committee, two on the Tomales Village Community Services District Board, one on the Children and Families Commission, one on the County Service Area #33 (Stinson Beach) Advisory Board, one on the Inverness Public Utility District, one on the Marin City Community Services District, one on the Mental Health Board, one on the Retirement Board, and one on the Southern Marin Fire Protection District Board.
The Board made the following appointments:
Measure W West Marin TOT Oversight Committee: Pamela Lichtenwainer, Cathy Schwemm, Emmanuel Serriere
Tomales Village Community Services District Board: Donna L. Clavaud, Peter J. Maclaird
Children and Families Commission: Lucia Martel Dow, Itoco Garcia, Maria Patricia Niggle
County Service Area #33 (Stinson Beach) Advisory Board: John Archibald
Inverness Public Utility District: Brent Johnson
Marin City Community Services District: Rescheduled
Mental Health Board: David Ruth
Retirement Board: Steven Block
Southern Marin Fire Protection District Board: Ashley Reveche.
Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.
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