County of Marin District 3 Newsletter Update

Current Board Actions and Issues

Highlights of the Marin County Board of Supervisors Agenda


Courtesy of Supervisor Kate Sears, 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 a copy of the complete agenda as well as copies of these reports and others.

Review – Wrap Up of the last Board meeting on June 12th


Support for “Hounding” Legislation Adopted

At the request of Supervisor Sears, the Board adopted 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.


See the letter or resolution


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

The Board heard 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.


See the full report


Revised Employee Benefits and One-Time Payments Authorized

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


See the Full Report


Change to Speed Limit on Portions of Panoramic Highway Adopted


Should the speed limit on Panoramic Highway be changed? Based upon data provided by County engineers, the Board agreed to reduce the speed limit from 45mph to 40mph on a section of the road near Sequoia Valley Road.


See the Full Report


Preview of the Board meeting on June 26th:


Should Voters be Asked to Authorize Funding for Parks, Open Space and Agricultural Preservation?  Poll Results to be Reviewed


On May 15th, the Board directed staff to conduct a survey to test voter support for a proposed countywide sales tax increase, funding from which would be dedicated towards parks, open space and agricultural land preservation.  Survey results from 600 likely Marin County voters in the November 2012 general election will be presented.  If the Board decides to place such a measure on the ballot, it would require the approval of two-thirds of the voters participating in the election.  No actions will be taken by the Board on this proposal until the July 24th Board meeting.


See the full report


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