October 6

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 10/6/2020

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the October 06, 2020 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Memorandum of Understanding about Muir Woods
  4. Statewide Propositions on November Ballot
  5. Housing Element Workplan
  6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  7. Mill Valley Refuse Service Rate Increase
  8. Dipsea Ranch Land Division Appeal

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. Viewers also may watch the Community Media Center of Marin's webcast. Comcast subscribers in Marin may watch on Channel 27.

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 Dr. Matt Willis, Public Health Officer.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Memorandum of Understanding about Muir Woods

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works (DPW) to receive an update on the Muir Woods National Monument Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Parks Service. The update will be given by the National Parks Service (NPS). Since Muir Woods is accessed via Muir Woods Road and Frank Valley Road, which are in the County’s road jurisdiction, DPW is responsible for aspects of transportation in that area and is working on behalf of residents affected by park traffic. The County entered into a MOU with NPS in 2015. As a provision of the MOU, updates have been provided through public meetings twice per year. 

Review

The Board heard the update.

Need more info? See the news releasestaff report, and staff presentation about Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Parks Service.
 
Contact: John Neville, Associate Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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4. Statewide Propositions on November Ballot

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to consider adopting resolutions regarding propositions appearing on the November 3, 2020, general election ballot. Staff recommends that the Board consider adopting resolutions supporting Propositions 15-18 and 25, resolutions opposing Propositions 19-20, and providing direction about the remaining propositions.

Review

The Board adopted resolutions supporting propositions 15-18 and 25, opposing Proposition 20, and taking no position on propositions 14, 19, 21, 22, 23 and 24.

Need more info? See the staff reportsupplemental attachment and news release about the statewide propositions.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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5. Housing Element Workplan

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to approve the Housing Element update work program. Like other municipalities in California, Marin must initiate a planning process under state law to identify how to meet housing needs at all income levels. The Housing Element is a required component of the Countywide Plan. State law requires Housing Elements to be updated on a regular cycle, and the current one was approved in 2015. The next cycle is for 2022-2030. 

Review

The Board approved the Housing Element update work program.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Housing Element update work program

Contact: Leelee Thomas, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency

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6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider one vacancy on the County Service Area #16 (Greenbrae) Advisory Board and one on the Mental Health Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

County Service Area #16 (Greenbrae) Advisory Board: Jack Valinoti

Mental Health Board: Aida-Cecilia Castro Garcia

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

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7. Mill Valley Refuse Service Rate Increase

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider a request from Mill Valley Refuse Service. Inc. (MVRS) for a 12.52% rate increase. Earlier this year, MVRS postponed a planned rate increase application to allow time to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus. MVRS has more accurately forecasted projected revenues and service levels, and submitted the rate application. The most common 32-gallon garbage service level, which includes trash, compost, and recycling, would increase $6.17 per month if the rate increase is approved and takes retroactively takes effect October 1. 

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the resolution on the rate increase.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed rate increase by Mill Valley Refuse Service.

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

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8. Dipsea Ranch Land Division Appeal

Preview

No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will conduct a hearing to consider the Watershed Alliance Marin, Sierra Club, and Friends of Muir Woods appeal of the Planning Division’s action approving the Dipsea Ranch (Weissman) Land Division tentative map and mitigated negative declaration. The tentative map proposal includes a three-lot subdivision with building envelopes clustered within previously developed areas of the site. The proposal includes two new septic systems and the extension of an existing driveway. Staff concluded that the appellants have not presented substantial evidence or new information that would invalidate or change the Planning Commission’s decision to approve the project and recommends that the Board deny the appeal and uphold the Planning Commission’s approval of the project.

Review

The Board conducted the hearing. It adopted a revised resolution denying the appeal and approving the Dipsea Ranch (Weissman) Land Division (Tentative Map); and adopted a resolution adopting the Dipsea Ranch (Weissman) Land Division (Tentative Map) Mitigated Negative Declaration.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Dipsea Ranch land division appeal. 

Contact: Sabrina Cardoza, Planner, Community Development Agency 

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