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Highlights of the October 13, 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 from Marin County Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.
Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator
Agenda Item #9: The Board will conduct a hearing to consider a resolution establishing a fee schedule for the Office of the Marin County Counsel. The proposal is for a 3% increase over the next two fiscal years, $241 per hour in 2020-21 and $248 in 2021-22. Fees are charged when the department's services are provided to independent districts and agencies that request professional legal services. Fees are not charged to any agency for which the Board of Supervisors is the governing board or ex-officio governing board of the agency.
The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution.
Agenda Item #11: No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider the Farzin Faili et al appeal of the Paradise Mar Development LP Design Review and Tree Removal Permit, located on a vacant lot in Tiburon (2495 Mar East Street). The applicant wishes to construct a single-family residence and remove four trees to accommodate the development. On March 2, 2020, the Community Development Agency approved the project, and an appeal was filed by neighbors of the vacant property based on issues related to overall site strategy, privacy impacts, public safety, tree removals, and neighborhood character. On August 24, the Planning Commission conducted a hearing and approved the project, and Farzin Faili et al appealed to the Board. Staff said the appellant has not presented any substantial evidence or new information that would invalidate or change the Planning Commission’s decision to approve the project.
The appeal was withdrawn. No Board action was taken.
Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator
Agenda Item #12: The Board will conduct a hearing to consider the Presbytery of the Redwoods appeal of the Marin County Planning Commission decision to deny a conditional use permit and design review application for an AT&T wireless facility at 10 Bayview Drive in unincorporated San Rafael. Epic Wireless applied to install an antenna for wireless communications disguised as a bell tower at the front of the church. The Deputy Zoning Administrator denied the application in May 2020 and the Planning Commission followed with a denial in September 2020. The applicant appealed to the Board on October 8. Staff recommends that the Board adopt a resolution denying the appeal and affirming the Planning Commission's decision to deny permit and design review.
The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution as revised denying the appeal and affirming the Planning Commission decision.
Contact: Immanuel Bereket, Senior Planner, Community Development Agency
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