January 26

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 1/26/2021

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the January 26, 2021 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Health Equity Strategic Plan
  4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  5. Regional Housing Needs Allocation
  6. Development Code Amendments

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.

New 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

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Agenda Item #2: 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. A local shelter-in-place order was first issued March 16, 2020, to help limit the spread of COVID-19.    

Review

The Board heard the report from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Health Equity Strategic Plan

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Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a request from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to receive a report on the department’s implementation of its Strategic Plan to Achieve Health Equity. Over the past year, HHS has initiated and made progress on prioritized strategies and actions across areas in its plan using a racial equity framework. Successful implementation of the plan will result in improved client experiences that represent positive changes for equity.

Review

The Board received the report.

Need more info? See the staff report and staff presentation about the Strategic Plan to Achieve Health Equity.

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

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4. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

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Agenda Item #8: No earlier than 11 a.m., the Board will consider one vacancy on the Personnel Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

Personnel Commission: Patricia Goldman, Amer Kayani

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

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5. Regional Housing Needs Allocation

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Agenda Item #8: No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to receive an informational report on the Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA), which determines the number of housing units unincorporated Marin will need to plan for in the Housing Element update. The government agency that sets affordable housing production goals for every Bay Area jurisdiction has notified the County of its draft assigned number of homes to meet the housing needs in unincorporated areas through 2030. The number was 3,510 units for unincorporated areas of Marin between 2022 and 2030, up from 185 units for the current eight-year cycle. The Board in November 2020 submitted a letter to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) objecting to the increase. 

Review

The Board received the informational report.

Need more info? See the staff report and staff attachment about the Regional Housing Need Allocation.

Contact: Leelee Thomas, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency

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6. Development Code Amendments

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Agenda Item #11: The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency (CDA) to adopt proposed amendments to Marin County Code Title 22, the Development Code, related to zoning and subdivision regulations, as recommended by the Marin County Planning Commission. Amendments mostly add consistency and clarification throughout plus new language on accessory dwelling units (ADUs), affordable housing topics, master plan and precise development plan waivers and findings, another areas. Staff recommends that the Board approve the ordinance adopting the 2021 Development Code amendments. 

Review

The Board adopted the ordinance as revised.

Need more info? See the staff report about the Development Code amendments.

Contact: Jeremy Tejirian, Planning Manager, Community Development Agency

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