Previews & Reviews: Board Meeting Highlights

Current Board Actions and Issues

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


Preview of the agenda for Tuesday, August 7th:


Final Decisions on Parks Funding Measure to Take Place

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 6th ballot to fund parks, open space and agricultural land preservation in Marin County. A final hearing on the merits of the proposal will now take place, which will be the final go-ahead before bringing the measure to Marin voters in November.

See the Full Report on the Parks Funding Measure


Community Plan Update Strategy to be 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 will consider authorizing 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.

See the Full Report on the Community Plan Update Strategy


Volunteers Program Grand Jury Response to be Considered

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 will consider adopting a formal response to the report.

See the Staff Report to the Grand Jury Report or Draft Board Response to the Grand Jury Report


Final Actions on Immunization Fee Changes

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. The Board will now conduct a final hearing on the merits of the proposal.


See the Full Report on Revised Immunization Fee Schedule