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Board of Supervisors Actions and Issues: Previews & Reviews

List of selected highlights from the Marin County Board of Supervisors' agenda for June 12 and June 19.

Previews

Upcoming items at the board meeting on June 19

  1. Support for Legislation Banning “Hounding” to be Considered
  2. Always Fresh, Fun, and Local: 2012 County Fair Update
  3. Revised Employee Benefits and One-Time Payments to be Considered
  4. Change to Speed Limit on Panoramic Highway to be Considered
  5. Appointments to be Made for Kentfield Planning Board and North Coast Rail Authority

Reviews

Wrap up of the last board meeting on June 12

  1. Board Honors Tom MacDonald
  2. Board Recognizes Summer Solstice Honorees and Marin Community Clinics
  3. In-Home Supportive Services Annual Report Adopted
  4. San Rafael SMART Train Station Designs Reviewed
  5. Bay Creek Development Project Denied

Previews

1. Support for Legislation Banning “Hounding” to be Considered

At the request of Supervisor Sears, the Board will consider adopting a letter and resolution of support for Senate Bill 1221, which would prohibit the cruel and inhumane "hounding" of bears and bobcats with packs of dogs. “Hounding” of bears is already illegal in 14 other states with similar hunting traditions to California, including Oregon, Washington, and Montana. Bobcat hounding is illegal in 13 states.

Need more info? See the Draft Letter or Resolution

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

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2. Always Fresh, Fun, and Local: 2012 County Fair Update

The Board will hear a brief informational presentation and update on plans for the 2012 Marin County Fair. This year’s fair provides a celebration of Marin’s vibrant agricultural community through the theme: Always Fresh, Fun, and Local.

Need more info? See the Draft Report

Contact: Jim Farley, Director of Cultural & Visitor Services at jfarley@marincounty.org

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3. Revised Employee Benefits and One-Time Payments to be Considered

The Board will hear a request to approve a revised employee Benefits Plan and authorize one-time payments to non-represented employees, comparable to those benefits that were previously authorized for represented employees.

Need more info? See the Draft Report

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

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4. Change to Speed Limit on Panoramic Highway to be Considered

Should the speed limit on portions of Panoramic Highway be changed? That’s the question the Board will be asked to consider. Based upon data provided by County engineers, staff is recommending that the speed limit be reduced from 45mph to 40mph on a section of the road near Sequoia Valley Road.

Need more info? See the Draft Report

Contact: Bob Goralka, Senior Civil Engineer at rgoralka@marincounty.org

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5. Appointments to be Made for Kentfield Planning Board and North Coast Rail Authority

Need more info?

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

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Reviews

6. Board Honors Tom MacDonald

At the request of Supervisor Arnold, the Board adopted 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? 

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

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7. Board Recognizes Summer Solstice Honorees and Marin Community Clinics

At the request of Supervisor Adams, the Board adopted 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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8. In-Home Supportive Services Annual Report Adopted

The Board adopted 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? See the Report

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

 

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9. San Rafael SMART Train Station Designs Reviewed

At 11:30 a.m., the Board heard a report from the City of San Rafael regarding several San Rafael station development alternatives for the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) train. After hearing the presentation and testimony from the public, the Board directed staff to craft a letter for distribution to the City of San Rafael on issues related to parking, bus access, and other site-design issues.

Need more info? See the Report

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

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10. Bay Creek Development Project Denied

In the afternoon, the Board heard 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. After hearing public testimony and discussion, the Board voted unanimously to certify the project’s Final Environmental Impact. The Board also voted 4-1 to deny the proposed rezoning without prejudice so that the applicant may reapply within the next year with a revised proposal without incurring additional fees.

Need more info? See the Staff Report

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

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M. Calwald June 15, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Millworks is going to be renamed: JUDY ARNOLD'S WHITE ELEPHANT
Al Dugan June 21, 2012 at 04:06 AM
Wow, they are going to tell us what they are doing moving forward....this will be interesting and we will see what is posted and what actualy happens. Plan to watch it diligently.
Marin County June 21, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Thanks for following this, Al. You can also subscribe to this via www.marincounty.org/subscribe >> Board Actions and Issues.

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