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Board of Supervisors' Actions and Issues: Previews 6/12 & Reviews 6/5

Upcoming items and a wrap up of the last Marin County Board of Supervisors meeting posted every Thursday. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of the entire agenda.

Previews

Upcoming items at the Board meeting on June 12th

  1. Board to Honor Tom MacDonald
  2. Board to Recognize Marin Community Clinics 40th Anniversary and Summer Solstice 2012 honorees
  3. In-Home Supportive Services Annual Report to be Heard
  4. San Rafael SMART Train Station Designs to be Reviewed
  5. Bay Creek Development Project to be Considered

Reviews

Wrap Up of the last Board meeting on June 5th

  1. Board Honors World Oceans Day
  2. Earthquake Insurance Affordability Act Supported
  3. FY 2012-13 Proposed Budget Accepted for Public Review
  4. Collective Bargaining Agreement Adopted
  5. Animal Services Contract Approved
  6. Appointments Made to Aviation Commission, CSA #16 Greenbrae, IHSS Board

Previews

1. Board to Honor Tom MacDonald

At the request of Supervisor Arnold, the Board will consider adopting a resolution honoring Tom MacDonald for his dedicated service representing Marin County’s interests on the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) Board of Directors since October, 2007.  His keen understanding of finances and his background as an accountant proved to be an invaluable asset to the NCRA, as well as Marin County.

Need more info? See the Resolution

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff at BOS@marincounty.org

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2. Board to Recognize Marin Community Clinics 40th Anniversary and Summer Solstice 2012 honorees

At the request of Supervisor Adams, the Board will consider adopting resolutions recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Marin Community Clinics as well as honorees of this organization’s Summer Solstice 2012 celebration. Marin Community Clinics provides a vital link for thousands of uninsured and low-income women, men, and children in Marin County who cannot afford health insurance or private health care. Each year, this organization holds a summer solstice celebration at which they honor exceptional Marin residents for their assistance to the program.  This year, honorees include Kevin Harrington, M.D., and Bobbie Wunsch, M.B.A.

Need more info? See the draft draft resolutions or the Marin Community Clinics’ website

Contact: Susannah Clark, Aide to Supervisor Susan Adams at sclark@marincounty.org

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3. In-Home Supportive Services Annual Report to be Heard

The Board will hear an overview of the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Annual Report for Marin County.  IHSS is a program that provides services to seniors, the disabled, or the blind in order to enable them to remain safely in their own home.

Need more info? 

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff at BOS@marincounty.org

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4. San Rafael SMART Train Station Designs to be Reviewed

At 11:30 a.m., the Board will hear a report from the City of San Rafael regarding several San Rafael station development alternatives for the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) train.

Need more info? See the Draft Report

Contact: David Speer, Facilities Planning & Development Manager at dspeer@marincounty.org

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5. Bay Creek Development Project to be Considered

At 1:30 p.m., the Board will hear a presentation on the merits of the Bay Creek Development proposal, located at 650 North San Pedro Road in San Rafael. The project includes the proposed subdivision of five existing lots into a total of 12 residential lots. The project was previously reviewed by the Planning Commission on November 28, 2011, where it was found to be inconsistent with pertinent land use regulations.

Need more info? See the Staff Report and Draft Resolution

Contact: Jeremy Tejirian, Principal Planner at jtejirian@marincounty.org

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Reviews

6. Board Honors World Oceans Day

At the request of Supervisors Sears and Kinsey, the Board adopted a resolution honoring June 8th, 2012 as “World Oceans Day”. The United Nations has designated June 8th as World Oceans Day to raise global awareness of international challenges related with the health of the world’s oceans and the organisms that rely on them for survival.

Need more info? See the Resolution

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff at BOS@marincounty.org

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7. Earthquake Insurance Affordability Act Supported

At the request of Supervisor Kinsey, the Board issued a support letter for HR 3125 and S 637, Congressman Campbell’s and Senator Feinstein’s legislation that would lower costs for Californians purchasing earthquake insurance by allowing the federal government to guarantee bonds issued by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA). This would save an estimated $100 million annually.

Need more info? See the report and draft support letter

Contact: Eric Engelbart, County Administrator’s Office at eengelbart@marincounty.org

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8. FY 2012-13 Proposed Budget Accepted for Public Review

The Board accepted for public review the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13, which begins on July 1st. The proposed $371.7 million General Fund budget remains essentially flat, decreasing by 0.2% from the prior fiscal year. Public hearings during which the Board will consider formally adopting the budget are scheduled to take place on June 18th and 20th.

Need more info? See the report or the proposed FY 2012-13 County Budget

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Deputy County Administrator at deilerman@marincounty.org

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9. Collective Bargaining Agreement Adopted

The Board approved a tentative bargaining agreement that has been reached with the Teamsters Local 856, who represents the County’s Probation workers. The 3-year agreement supports the long-term financial sustainability of the County by reducing projected budgetary shortfalls.

Need more info? See the Full Report

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Deputy Director of Human Resources at anicholson@marincounty.org

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10. Animal Services Contract Approved

The Board authorized a three-year $3,071,090 contract with the Marin Humane Society in order to provide Animal Control Services for all of the cities, towns, and unincorporated areas within Marin County.  The proposed contract includes several options designed to reduce costs over the next three years, including foregoing cost-of-living adjustments, reducing rent costs, adjusting various fees, and reducing phone coverage on Mondays.

Need more info? See the Full Report

Contact: Lisa DeCarlo, County Administrator’s Office at ldecarlo@marincounty.org

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11. Appointments Made to Aviation Commission, CSA #16 Greenbrae, IHSS Board

Need more info?

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff at BOS@marincounty.org.

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Brent Ainsworth June 08, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Thank you, county government folks, for posting this to Patch!
Marin County June 21, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Thank you, Brent, for encouraging us to do so!
PeaceNovato June 07, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Pleased to see this posted on the Patch. Please continue postings.
Marin County June 07, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Don't mention it. I miss my Novato homies.

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