Highlights of the Marin County Board of Supervisors Agenda

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Highlights of the Marin County Board of Supervisors Agenda


Previews & Reviews:  Board Meeting Highlights

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 go to the Cyberagenda for a copy of the complete agenda as well as copies of these reports and others. 

There is no meeting on July 31st. The next meeting will be on August 7th.


Recap: What happened at the July 24th Board meeting:


Parks Funding Measure One Step Closer to November Ballot

On July 24, after hearing public commentary, the Board postponed the first reading of the ordinance to July 25th so that additional revisions could be made. These included ensuring that the state will not receive any funds and allowing Community Service Districts and some other special districts to apply for grants, along with cities, to help maintain the very valuable park and open space land in all of Marin. On Wednesday, July 25, 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 ballot to fund parks, open space and agricultural land preservation. A final hearing on the merits of the proposal will take place on August 7th, which will be the final go-ahead before bringing the measure to the voters.

See the Full Report on Parks Funding Measure


Agreement with Ag Institute Regarding County “Christmas Tree Lot” Adopted

Following up on the July 10th workshop discussing various proposals around the Civic Center campus, the Board adopted a memorandum of understanding with the Agricultural Institute of Marin and set aside $1 Million towards the costs of potential improvements to the “Christmas tree lot” on the northwest end of the Civic Center campus. The Civic Center Farmers’ Market, held on Thursdays and Sundays, brings in over 200 farmers, who serve 15,000 customers a week. The improvements will pave the gravel lot and see Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision eventually made a reality.

See the Full Report on Agricultural Institute of Marin Regarding the Christmas Tree Lot


Garbage Collection Rates to Increase for Portions of Southern Marin

The Board authorized a 4.8% rate increase for garbage collection in portions of southern Marin in unincorporated areas near Mill Valley and Tiburon known as Shoreline and Gibson, Paradise Cay, Paradise and Mar East. Disposal expenses, zero-waste fees, and employee benefit costs are the primary factors driving the requested increase. A 4.8% increase would bring the average cost of a 32-gallon garbage can to $39.82 per month, which is in line with the Bay Area average and equates to an average $1.83 per month in additional cost for residential customers. Another reason for the increase is due to the more remote “pocket” nature of some of these communities.

See the Full Report on Garbage Rate Increase


Changes to Immunization Fees One Step Closer to Adoption

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. A hearing on the merits of the proposal has been scheduled for August 7th.

See the Full Report on Revised Immunization Fee Schedule


$2 Million in Additional Appropriation Towards Civic Center Campus Improvements Authorized

Following up on a July 10th workshop, the Board set aside $2 million towards the costs of various capital and infrastructure improvements, including accessibility upgrades, pedestrian and bicycle connections, and various other projects designed to improve the entire Civic Center Campus and surrounding areas.

See the Full Report on Civic Center Campus Capital Improvements