County of Marin District 3 Newsletter Update - Current Board Actions and Issues

 Supervisor Kate Sears

Current Board Actions and Issues

Highlights of the Marin County Board of Supervisors’ Recent Agendas


Previews & Reviews:  Board Meeting Highlights

Courtesy of Supervisor Kate Sears, the following provides a list of selected highlights from recent Board meetings and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. 

The last Board of Supervisors’ meeting of 2012 will be held on Tuesday, December 18th. Please go to the Cyberagenda for complete agendas as well as staff reports and other attachments. 

Review of December 11th meeting:

Appointment of Marin Fire Chief

The Board confirmed the appointment of Jason Weber as the permanent head of the 86 person department.  Chief Weber served as Interim Chief after the retirement of Chief Ken Massucco and had been Deputy Fire Chief since 2010. Prior to that, Chief Weber served as a Battalion Chief and Training Officer. Chief Weber began his career as a teenage Explorer Scout here in Marin and joined the department after college. Weber was selected from a pool of 49 applicants and seven finalists after a national search.  A reception followed in the Board Chambers lobby area and there are photos of the swearing in and the reception on my Facebook page.


“Lifeboat Award” to Mill Valley’s Own Maggie Lang

The Board awarded Maggie Lang the County of Marin "Lifeboat Award”, bestowed annually by the Board to honor a community resident who has provided exemplary assistance to the County of Marin in the area of emergency preparedness. Mill Valley Councilwoman Stephanie Mouton-Peters praised Ms. Lang for her dedicated service over many years to Mill Valley, Southern Marin and the larger community. A sampling of her involvement includes: serving on the Mill Valley City Emergency Preparedness Committee; Safety Coordinator for the US Department of Education REMS grant; Coordinator of the Southern Marin “Get Ready” program and “Get Ready Fifth Grade”; Emergency Preparedness consultant to the Mill Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT); and Coordinator for Marin County CERT.


Local Coastal Plan Update

The Board held its third public hearing on the proposed amendments to the County's Local Coastal Program.  This hearing focused on sections governing the built environment, socioeconomics, and other selected topics.  No formal action was taken by the Board and further hearings on the Local Coastal Program are scheduled for January 2013.


Need more info? See the report on the Coastal Program


2013 State and Federal Legislative Plan


The Board adopted the 2013 state and federal legislative program.  This high-level policy document is designed to provide direction to County staff and advocates who are charged with advancing the County's interests in Sacramento and Washington DC. 


Need more info? See the full report on the 2013 draft legislative program


Preview of December 18th meeting:

Pension Reform Update


The Board will hear an update on the estimated long-term savings that will be generated for the County by the statewide pension reform legislation that was adopted this past September. In addition, the Board will consider authorizing County staff to explore a hybrid defined benefit/ defined contribution pension plan as an option for new non-public safety employees.


Need more info? See the report on pension reform


Appointments and Interviews for Various Commission Seats


The Board will consider appointments to the following Boards:

  • ·        Civic Center Conservancy
  • ·        Development Disabilities Board
  • ·        Disaster Council (after conducting interviews)


Need more info? See the Boards and Commissions page

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff