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Board of Supervisors Actions and Issues: 8/14 Previews & 8/7 Reviews

Marin County Board of Supervisors to meet on Tuesday, August 14.

Previews and Reviews

Previews - upcoming items - and Reviews - a wrap up - of the last Board meeting posted every Thursday

The following provides a list of selected highlights from the Board agenda, and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of the entire agenda. Please check out the Cyberagenda for copies of these reports and others.

Previews

Upcoming Items for the Board meeting on August 14th

  1. Update on County Innovation Programs
  2. Appointments to be Made for Law Library & Workforce Investment Board
  3. Employee of the Month to be Honored

Reviews

Wrap up of the last Board meeting on August 7th

  1. Volunteers Program Grand Jury Response Adopted
  2. Community Plan Update Strategy Considered
  3. Parks Funding Measure Set for November ballot
  4. Immunization Feed Changed
  5. Appointments Made for Disaster Council and Library Commission

Previews

1. Update on County Innovation Programs

Last year, the County launched several pilot programs designed to promote and reward innovative ideas with the goal of enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of Marin County government services, lowering ongoing costs, and creating staffing efficiencies. The Board will hear an update on the second round of the Innovation Grants Program, which awarded $73,157 in one-time funds for three separate projects that are estimated to achieve $100,000 in annual on-going savings as well as considerable amounts of staff time. Projects included a new electronic ticketing system for Marin Center events, a new records management and training system for the Fire Department, and electronic poll books for the Elections Department.

Need more info? See the Full Report on the Innovations Programs

Contact: Mike Aycock, County Administrator’s Office at maycock@marincounty.org

 

2. Appointments to be Made for Law Library & Workforce Investment Board

Need more info?

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

 

3. Employee of the Month to be Honored

At 1:30 pm, the Board will honor Victoria Gould with the Employee of the Month award. Victoria has worked in the District Attorney’s Office for the past 17 years. Whether heading up the records department, subpoenaing witnesses, or running files to court, Victoria has consistently proven her ability to resolve problems calmly, quickly, and competently.

Need more info?

Contact: Geoffrey Iida, Deputy District Attorney at giida@marincounty.org

 

Reviews

4. Volunteers Program Grand Jury Response Adopted

On May 29th, the Marin County Civil Grand Jury published a report entitled: “Civic Center Volunteers Program – The Goose That Lays the Golden Egg”, which included a number of findings and recommendations related to how the County manages its volunteers program. Per the requirements of state law, the Board adopted a formal response to the report.

Need more info? See the Staff Report to the Grand Jury Report or Draft Board Response to the Grand Jury Report

Contact: Diane Ooms, Human Resources Department at dooms@marincounty.org

 

5. Community Plan Update Strategy Considered

Sixteen communities in Marin County are presently guided by community plans containing area-specific policies related to issues like land use, design, and environmental quality. Due to current budget and staffing constraints, the Board authorized a strategic approach to efficiently developing or updating these plans. Particular emphasis would be placed on those communities demonstrating interest and commitment to such a process.

Need more info? See the Full Report on the Community Plan Update Strategy

Contact: Jack Liebster, Principal Planner at jliebster@marincounty.org

 

6. Parks Funding Measure Set for November ballot

On Wednesday, July 25th, the Board held a special meeting and okayed revisions to an ordinance and spending plan that will place a countywide ¼ cent sales tax increase on the November 6th ballot to fund parks, open space and agricultural land preservation in Marin County. After conducting a final hearing, the Board gave the final go-ahead in order to bring the measure to Marin voters in November.

Need more info? See the Full Report on the Parks Funding Measure

Contact: Katherine Jones, External Affairs Coordinator of Marin County Parks at kmjones@marincounty.org

 

7. Immunization Fee Changed

On July 24th, the Board took the first step in authorizing a change in the fee that is charged for immunizations to ensure they are consistent with Medi-Cal reimbursement rates. Federal law prohibits clinics from charging clients less than the amount paid by Medi-Cal for that service. The current fee to administer a vaccine to those with an ability to pay is $10, and staff proposes to increase that fee to $17. After conducting a final hearing, the Board authorized the fee change.

Need more info? See the Full Report on Revised Immunization Fee Schedule

Contact: Karen Wuopio, Public Health Program Manager at kwupio@marincounty.org

 

8. Appointments Made for Disaster Council and Library Commission

Need more info?

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

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