June 15

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 6/15/2021

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the June 15, 2021 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Emergency Mobilization to Reverse Climate Change
  4. Parking Restrictions in Stinson Beach
  5. Intention of Purchasing Former Fire Station
  6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions
  7. Redistricting Process

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

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Agenda Item #2: 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. A local shelter-in-place order was first issued March 16, 2020, to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Marin was in the yellow Tier 4 ("minimal risk" of the virus) on the State of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy until the color-coded tier system was discontinued on June 15. Marin follows public health guidelines stated in the State of California's Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy from June 15.

Review

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

Need more info? Check the coronavirus website maintained by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services. 

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Emergency Mobilization to Reverse Climate Change

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Agenda Item #7: The Board will hear a request from the Community Development Agency to adopt a resolution declaring an emergency mobilization to reverse climate change and protect Marin County from climate change impacts. The County strives to be an environmental leader by implementing projects and programs that restore our planet, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and address public health and well-being. To reaffirm the County's commitment, staff requests adoption of the resolution. 

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the emergency mobilization to reverse climate change.

Contact: Dana Armanino, Principal Planner, Community Development Agency

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4. Parking Restrictions in Stinson Beach

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Agenda Item #9: The Board will hear a request from the Department of Public Works to introduce an ordinance amending Marin County Code Section 15.33.030, relating to parking restrictions and associated parking fines in Stinson Beach. Concerns have been raised about existing street parking impacting emergency response vehicles due to the narrow widths of some streets. The parking concerns were magnified during the COVID pandemic and continue to be an issue, particularly during the warmer months of the year. Updated parking restriction limits are recommended for Arenal Avenue and Calle del Mar. Staff recommends that the Board schedule consideration of the adoption of the ordinance for July 13 on the consent calendar.

Review

The Board introduced the ordinance and scheduled a hearing for July 13.

Need more info? See the staff report about the parking restrictions for Stinson Beach.

Contact: Eric Miller, Principal Civil Engineer, Department of Public Works

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5. Intention of Purchasing Former Fire Station

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Agenda Item #11: The Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to adopt a resolution issuing a Notice of Intent to Purchase Real Property, from the City of San Rafael, located at 30 Joseph Court, San Rafael. A 40-year lease for the property signed in 2016 included a provision for the County to purchase the circa-1961 station from San Rafael after its new first station was completed nearby on Civic Center Drive. With the new Station #57 complete, the County is interested in purchasing the Joseph Court station to house some of its summer fire crew members and for flexibility for other County programs. The cost of the transaction would be roughly $1.02 million and would be paid through the non-departmental portion of the County General Fund.    

Review

The Board adopted the resolution and the notice of intent to purchase the property.

Need more info? See the staff report about the intention of purchasing the former fire station.

Contact: David Speer, Facilities Planning & Development Manager, County Administrator's Office

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6. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

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Agenda Item #13: The Board will consider a vacancy on the County Service Area #20 (Indian Valley/Domingo Canyon) Board and one on the Women's Commission.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

County Service Area #20 (Indian Valley/Domingo Canyon) Board: Marisa Walker

Women's Commission: Samantha Ramirez

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

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7. Redistricting Process

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Agenda Item #15: No earlier than 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear an informational presentation regarding legal and policy criteria governing redistricting and the demographics of existing supervisorial district based on most recent estimates. Later this year, the boundaries between Marin County’s five supervisorial districts will be reviewed to assure relatively equal population distribution according to 2020 U.S. Census data as well as compliance with the Voting Rights Act and state requirements. A final map must be adopted by December 15 to ensure the new boundaries are reflected in the June 2022 primary elections. The Board accepted an initial report and provided direction to staff on May 25.

Review

The Board accepted the report.

Need more info? See the staff report, staff presentation, and news release about the redistricting process.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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