Supes to Discuss Voluntary Staff Attrition Incentives to Cut Costs

The following provides a list of selected highlights from the Board agenda.

Previews — upcoming items — and Reviews — a wrapup — of the last Marin County Board of Supervisors 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.


Upcoming items on the October 16th Board Agenda

  • Resolution Commending Novato Fire Chief Revere
  • Implementation of Voluntary Separation Incentive Program
  • Allocation of One-Time Funding Reserves and Set-Asides
  • Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Appointments to Various Commissions
  • Honoring Employee of the Month
  • Bay Creek Development Project
  • Reviews

    There was no Meeting on October 9th 

    1. Resolution Commending Novato Fire Chief Mark Revere

    At the request of Supervisor Arnold, the Board will consider adopting a resolution commending Novato Fire Chief Mark Revere on the occasion of his receiving the Fire Chief of the Year Award from the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

    Need more info?

    See the draft resolution commending Novato Fire Chief

    Contact: Clerk of the Board Staff

    2. Implementation of Voluntary Separation Incentive Program

    In 2009, the Board authorized a Voluntary Separation Program (VSIP) in order to incentivize voluntary staff attrition that would generate ongoing savings to the County. Based upon the success of four previous phases of this program, the Board will consider a new phase to help address budgetary shortfalls for the next fiscal year beginning in July 2013. Employees with at least 5 years of service who voluntarily leave the County would receive a $15,000 payment and employees with at least 10 years of service would receive a $25,000 payment.

    Need more info? See the report on VSIP

    Contact: Mike Aycock

    3. Allocation of One-Time Funding Reserves and Set-Asides

    On October 2nd, the Board held a workshop to discuss strategic one-time investments from existing County reserves and set-asides for various safety net, infrastructure and unfunded liabilities. Per their direction at that meeting, staff is returning with a recommendation to allocate approximately $2.8 million toward infrastructure needs and approximately $2 million towards various safety net needs.

    Need more info? See the full report on one-time funding

    ContactDan Eilerman

    4. Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

    The Board will consider adopting an update to the County’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, which provides strategies to ensure the safety of lives, preservation of property, and protection of the environment during times of disaster. Per federal requirements, the plan must be updated every five years.

    Need more info? See the report on the hazard mitigation plan

    Contact: Clerk of the Board staff

    5. Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions

    Bolinas Lagoon Advisory Council

    Mesa Park Firehouse Community Park District Governing Board

    Audubon Canyon Ranch, Bolinas Rod and Boat Club, College of Marin, Pt. Reyes Bird Observatory and the Seadrift Association

    Need more info?  

    ContactClerk of the Board staff

    6. Honoring Employee of the Month

    At 1:30pm, the Board will honor Giuliana Ferrer of the Probation Department with the Employee of the Month award. Her constant drive to improve in all areas, both personally and professionally, has led Giuliana to be highly respected by all staff in her Department.

    Need more info?

    ContactClerk of the Board staff

    7. Bay Creek Proposed Development Project

    In the afternoon, the Board will hold a hearing on the merits of the Bay Creek (650 San Pedro Road) development project. The Board previously denied an application for a 12 lot subdivision at this site and the applicants are now returning with a revised proposal.

    Need more info? See the full report on the Bay Creek Project

    Contact: Jeremy Tejirian

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    Al Dugan October 15, 2012 at 02:36 AM
    If we could only get voluntary supervisor attrition to reduce costs, it would solve two problems at once.


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