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.  The next meeting will be on September 25th.


Review – Wrap Up of the last Board meeting on September 18th:


September Declared National Childhood Obesity Month

At the request of Supervisor Kinsey, the Board adopted a resolution proclaiming September 2012 as National Childhood Obesity Month in order to recognize the growing public health challenges associated with childhood obesity. In Marin County, it is estimated that 1 in 3 children of low income families are obese.

Need more info? See the resolution on childhood obesity

Presentation on Tsunami Warning Signs Provided

The Board heard a presentation from the County Office of Emergency Services about current efforts to install Tsunami warning signs throughout coastal and bay-fronting communities in Marin County that are potentially at risk for tsunamis.  The State has worked extensively via the California Tsunami Program to provide training, brochures, and support materials to those communities that want to have signage.

County to Participate in Earthquake Drill

In order to help prepare the County for the next major earthquake, the Board will be participating in the Great Shake Out drill that is scheduled to take place on October 18th.  As the largest earthquake drill ever held, the drill is being organized in order to ensure residents and public service providers throughout the state are sufficiently prepared for the next major earthquake.

Need more info? See the full report on the earthquake drill

Housing Analysis Contract Extension Adopted

In order to assist the County in its efforts to ensure more housing opportunities for residents, the Board authorized an additional $25,000 for the contract with the Walkeryee Group.  This contractor is providing assistance to county staff in implementing a number of items contained in the Marin County Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.

Need more info? See the full report on the housing analysis contract

Ordinance Regulating Body Art Establishments Adopted

In order to address the public health risks posed by tattoo, piercing, and permanent cosmetics, the Board adopted an ordinance allowing County Environmental Health Services to regulate establishments providing these services.

Need more info? See the full report on body arts ordinance


Previews - Upcoming Items of the Board meeting on September 25th:


Board to Discuss November State Ballot Initiatives

This November’s statewide election ballot will contains 11 initiatives on a range of public policy issues, some of which could have substantive impacts to the residents of this state.  Topics include Governor Brown’s tax initiative, a possible repeal of the death penalty, and genetically modified food labeling.  After hearing a staff presentation and receiving public input, the Board will discuss whether to take positions on any of these measures. 


Need more info? See the full report on the November ballot measures


Appointments to be Made for Various Commissions

Disaster Council

Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT)

Mental Health Board

Peace Conversion Commission


Need more info? Contact: Clerk of the Board staff at BOS@marincounty.org


Changes to Public Health Lab Services to be Considered

The Board will consider a staff recommendation to move forward with a new shared services model for the provision of Marin’s Public Health Laboratory services with the Napa-Solano-Yolo County Public Health Laboratory.  If implemented, this new shared services model would provide stable long-term lab services at less cost than the County’s current model. 


Need more info? See the Full report on the Public Health Laboratory