September 15

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 9/15/2020

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the September 15, 2020 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Honoring Disaster Service Workers, Preparing for Emergencies
  3. Legal Service to Low-Income Renters
  4. Civil Grand Jury Response on Public Agency Listings
  5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  6. Ambulance Regulation
  7. Resolution Reaffirming Support for California Values Act

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. Honoring Disaster Service Workers, Preparing for Emergencies

Preview

Shortly after the Board convenes at 9 a.m., the Board will recognize County Disaster Service Workers (DSWs) during the COVID-19 pandemic and hear and informational update about the County's preparedness for wildfires and Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). Under state law, all County employees are DSWs who may be asked to help with emergency response and recovery activities. Over the past six months, more than 1,000 County employees have stepped into new roles to serve residents. County staff has provided the Board regular updates since March regarding the COVID-19 pandemic emergency response, but this update is intended to focus on wildfire prevention, including a brief update on the new Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA), potential PSPS events, and Pacific Gas & Electric’s efforts to mitigate the impacts of PSPS outages in Marin in 2020.

Review

The Board recognized the DSWs after watching a video in their honor. The Board also heard from other County personnel about responses to various emergencies. 

Need more info? See the staff report about DSWs and the presentation about preparation for wildfires and PSPS.

Contact: Dan Eilerman,Assistant County Administrator

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3. Legal Service to Low-Income Renters

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to approve the following actions to provide support services to prevent future evictions: (a) authorize the Board President to execute agreement with Legal Aid of Marin, in the amount of $310,000 to provide legal services to low-income renters; and (b) provide additional $90,000 in additional support for mediation services through the District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Unit to provide neutral mediation services to landlord and tenants to help reach agreements for rental repayment or rental modification prior to any potential eviction procedures. The County and the Marin Community Foundation have contributed a combined $2.6 million toward emergency rental assistance for low-income tenants.

Review

The Board approved the actions to provide services to prevent future evictions.

Need more info? See the staff report about assistance for low-income renters.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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4. Civil Grand Jury Response on Public Agency Listings

Preview

The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator for Board concurrence and adoption of the response to 2019-20 Grand Jury Report regarding a comprehensive list of Marin’s public agencies (June 30). Staff wholly or partially disagreed with two findings and recommends that another finding is not implemented. Staff requests that the Board concur in and thereby adopt the response and direct the Board President to submit the response to the presiding judge.   

Review

The Board concurred and adopted the response and directed the Board president to submit the response to the presiding judge.

Need more info? See the response to the Civil Grand Jury report.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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5. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

The Board will consider two vacancies on the Kentfield Planning Advisory Board. 

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Kentfield Planning Advisory Board: Elizabeth Freeman, Julie Johnson

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

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6. Ambulance Regulation

Preview

No earlier than 10:30 a.m., the Board will conduct a merit hearing about an ordinance amending Marin County Code Chapter 7.60 regulating ambulance transportation in Marin County. Last amended in 1996, the existing code provides for the establishment of standards for ambulance transport, personnel training, certification, supply requirements, response time requirements, radio and tracking mechanisms, patient treatment, and transportation protocols. A proposed amendment revises outdated language, addresses inconsistencies, and includes quality, performance, and data sharing requirements. Training requirements incorporated lessons learned from public safety power shutoffs (PSPS) and wildfires. 

Review

The Board conducted the hearing and adopted the ordinance.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance amendment about ambulance transportation.

Contact: Benita McLarin, Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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7. Resolution Reaffirming Support for California Values Act

Preview

No earlier than 2 p.m., the Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to adopt a resolution reaffirming support for Senate Bill 54, the California Values Act, supporting the Sheriff's Office's recent policy changes that further reduce cooperation with SB 54 and reaffirming direction to all County departments/staff to provide services to all Marin residents regardless of immigration status.  

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report, staff presentation, and proposed resolution reaffirming support for Senate Bill 54.

Contact: Brian Washington, County Counsel

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