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Woolsey to Receive Career Commendation from Supervisors

Previews of the Oct. 23 meeting, reviews of the Oct. 16 meeting.

Previews — upcoming items — and Reviews — a wrapup — from the Marin County Board of Supervisors meetings, 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 on the Oct. 23 Board agenda

  1. Presentation on Marin County Display in State Capitol Building
  2. Repayment of Housing Loans
  3. Appointment to Peace Conversion Commission
  4. Commendation for Congresswoman Woolsey
  5. Countywide Plan Amendment
  6. Camp Tamarancho Cell Tower Appeal

Reviews

Wrap up of the last meeting on Oct. 16

7. Resolution Commending Novato Fire Chief Revere
8. Implementation of Voluntary Separation Incentive Program
9. Allocation of One-Time Funding Reserves and Set-Asides
10. Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
11. Appointments to Various Commissions
12. Honoring Employee of the Month
13. Bay Creek Development Project

Previews

1. Presentation on Marin County Display in State Capitol Building

Lining the halls of the California Capitol are 58 glass display cases, inside of which each of the state's counties can provide a display touting their particular county. Marin’s current display was designed 15 years ago, so the Board will hear a presentation on a possible redesign of the contents of the case. The proposed display will show famous landmarks and vibrant images of the County.

Need more info? See the report on the Capitol display case

ContactJim Farley

2. Repayment of Housing Loans

In 2003 and 2004 the Board accepted two loans through the California Housing Finance Agency’s HELP (Housing Enabled by Local Partnership) program in order to establish a revolving loan fund to develop and preserve affordable housing throughout Marin. In order to take advantage of low interest discounts, the Board will consider authorizing the repayment of $1.7 million in outstanding loans.

Need more info? See the report on housing loans

ContactLeelee Thomas

3. Appointment to Peace Conversion Commission

Need more info?

ContactClerk of the Board staff

4. Commendation for Congresswoman Woolsey

In recognition for her 20 years of service in the US House of Representatives, at 10:30 a.m. the Board will be adopting a resolution of commendation for Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey. A reception in the Board Chambers lobby area that is open to the public will follow shortly afterward.

Need more info? See the resolution on Congresswoman Woolsey

ContactClerk of the Board staff

5. Countywide Plan Amendment

On Sept. 11, 2012, the Board approved an amendment to the 2007 Countywide Plan that included minor grammatical changes, updates to flooding and land use maps, new language to further explain the role of community plans, and other minor changes. On Oct. 2, the Board considered technical changes to three policies related to affordable housing. Per their request at that meeting, staff is returning with language to clarify that increased densities for affordable housing may be considered, on a case-by-case basis, without encouraging higher development in environmentally constrained areas. Staff recommends that the public hearing on the proposed amendment to continue on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 1:30 pm due to schedule conflict.

Need more info?

ContactKristin Drumm

6. Camp Tamarancho Cell Tower Appeal

Should the Board authorize the construction of a new telecommunication facility at Camp Tamarancho? On September 10th, the Planning Commission unanimously approved the proposed project, a decision that was subsequently appealed to the Board of Supervisors. The Board will now decide whether to authorize the installation of the proposed 50-foot tall monopine tower that would be located at the Tamarancho Boy Scout camp at 1000 Iron Springs Road, near the town of Fairfax.

Need more info? See the report on the telecommunications project

ContactLorene Jackson

Reviews

7. Resolution Commending Novato Fire Chief Mark Revere

At the request of Supervisor Arnold, the Board adopted 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

ContactClerk of the Board Staff

8. 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 authorized 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

ContactMike Aycock

9. 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, the Board authorized the allocation of 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

10. Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Board adopted an update to the County’s Operational Area 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

ContactClerk of the Board staff

11. 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

12. Honoring Employee of the Month

At 1:30pm, the Board honored Senior Secretary 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

13. Bay Creek Proposed Development Project

In the afternoon, the Board held 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 returned with a revised proposal. After hearing a staff presentation and public testimony, the Board approved staff’s recommended alternative, consisting of 10 lots. As part of the project, the applicant will also be required to pay affordable housing in-lieu fees.

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

Contact: Jeremy Tejirian

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