August 10

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 8/10/2021

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the August 10, 2021 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Appointment of new Library Director
  4. Update on Marin Emergency Radio Authority
  5. Expediting Property Tax Refunds
  6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

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.

For 2021: Open time for public expression about topics that are not on the day's agenda has been moved to the start of the meeting in the interest of making the time slot more predictable for participants. 

Contact:  Brent Ainsworth, Public Information Specialist, County Administrator's Office 

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2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response

Preview

Agenda Item #1: Shortly after convening 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 2020, and since then staff has worked in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate public response efforts. Marin County is currently experiencing a surge in cases driven by Delta variant, which is much more infectious than earlier mutations of COVID-19. Most cases in the past 30 days have been among unvaccinated residents, though a small number of breakthrough cases have occurred. Nearly 94% of all eligible Marin County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, thanks in part to the work of Marin County Public Health and community partners.

Review

The Board received the update from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis. Watch the video.

Need more info? Check the coronavirus website maintained by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services, or subscribe to receive email or text message updates.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Appointment of new Library Director

Preview

Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to confirm the appointment of Lana Adlawan to the position of Director of Library Services. If appointed, Ms. Adlawan would join the county after progressively more responsible roles within the Brooklyn, Sacramento, Oakland, and Sonoma library systems. Most recently, Lana has served as the Division Manager for the Sonoma County Library system overseeing nine library branches. Adlawan has a Bachelor of Arts in Community Services from UC Santa Cruz and Master of Science in Library and Information Services from the Pratt Institute.  If appointed, her annual salary would be $178,152. 

Review

The Board confirmed the appointment.

Need more info? See the news release or staff report about Lana Adlawan.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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4. Update on Marin Emergency Radio Authority

Preview

Agenda Item #7: The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to receive a report on the Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA). MERA provides crucial communications to 25 member agencies for both routine and emergency/natural disaster responses. The MERA radio communications system is the backbone of the 911 emergency response system, but it is approaching the end of its useful life. The Board approved the Next Generation System (NextGen) in 2015. The report will include an overview of the NextGen system implementation.

Review

The Board received the report.

Need more info? See the staff report and presentation about Marin Emergency Radio Authority.
 

Contact: Pat Echols, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works

 

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5. Expediting Property Tax Refunds

Preview

Agenda Item #8: The Board will hear a request from the Finance Department to introduce an ordinance to amend Marin County Code Chapter 3.27 (Ordinance No. 3570) related to property tax refunds. The ordinance was adopted in 2011 and set forth procedures for claiming and issuing property tax refunds, including specific time limits for taxpayers to submit refund claim forms. Amending the ordinance will expedite the issuance of refunds, reduce costs to the County, and reduce burdens on taxpayers. Staff recommends that the Board approve the introduction of ordinance and schedule consideration of adoption of ordinance for August 24, on the agenda's consent calendar.

Review

The Board approved the introduction of the ordinance amendment and scheduled consideration of adoption of the ordinance for August 24.

Need more info? See the staff report about expediting property tax refunds.

Contact: Roy Given, Director, Department of Finance

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6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

Agenda Item #10: The Board will consider one vacancy on the Commission on Aging, two on the Child Care Commission, three on the Human Rights Commission, and twenty three (23) on the Youth Commission. 

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Commission on Aging: Lee Notowich

Child Care Commission: Jennifer Bell, Emma Norris

Human Rights Commission: Hamaseh Kianfar, Sean McQuaid

Youth Commission: Gurnoor Bassi, Charles de Belloy, Jacob Bizzell, Diego Chavarria, Alexandrea Coe, Lauren Dias, Sienna Garsten, Scarlett Goh, Greta Herman, Colette Holcomb, Eva Lacy, Miya Langley, Sam Lee, Sophie Liu, Zara Markkaoui, Jessica Mendieta, Lizbeth Mendieta, Cole Nadershahi, Elena Pletcher, Jessica Ralh, Melissa Raymundo, Abigail Shewmaker. 

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

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