Current Board Actions and Issues

County of Marin - Supervisor 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 the most recent Board meeting and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of the meeting’s agenda. 

February has been a relatively “quiet” month. The last two Board of Supervisors’ meetings were held on Tuesday, February 5th and Tuesday, February 12th. There was no meeting on the 19th. The next Board meeting will be Tuesday February 26th and that agenda is posted on the website. Please go to the Cyberagenda for a complete archive of agendas, meeting videos, and staff reports, as well as other attachments.  



Retiree Health Benefits Trust Agreement  

The Board authorized the County to enter into an agreement with the California Public Employee's Retirement System (CalPERS) in order to establish a retiree health trust ("OPEB Trust").  The purpose of the trust would be to set aside funds towards the future costs of providing health benefits to retired County employees and to ensure an investment return on those funds.   

Need more info? See the report on the OPEB trust 

Appointment to Planning Commission

The Board interviewed three candidates and appointed Ericka Erickson to the vacant At-Large seat.

Proposal to Designate Lucas Valley Road as a Scenic Highway

At the request of Supervisor Adams and in response to a proposal from residents in the Lucas Valley area, the Board considered the feasibility of pursuing a Scenic County Highway designation for Lucas Valley Road. The goal of the Scenic Highway Program is to protect and enhance the natural scenic beauty of the state’s highways and adjacent corridors through special conservation treatment.

Need more info? See the report on Lucas Valley Rd.


At my request, the Board adopted a Resolution commemorating the 40th Anniversary of The Redwoods in Mill Valley.



Public Health Lab Update


This past September, the Board approved a plan to implement a shared services model for the provision of public health services with the Napa-Solano-Yolo County Public Health Laboratory.  The Board will hear an update on staff's efforts to implement this new operating model, as well as a request to approve a Joint Powers Agreement that would provide Marin County with an ongoing role in the governance of the laboratory.


Need more info? See the full report on the public health lab



County Parks Sponsorship Program


Recently a number of private sector donors have expressed interest in making financial contributions to offset the costs of capital improvements at various County parks and recreational facilities. In return for their substantial contributions, some have requested certain recognition at these facilities.  County staff is therefore recommending that the Board of Supervisors adopt formal policies guiding how that recognition should take place.  


Need more info? See the full report on County Park sponsorship guidelines

Changes in Disaster Area and Citizen Corps Council

In order to better ensure that Marin County is prepared for the next major natural or man made disaster, the Board will hold a hearing to consider amending sections of the Marin County Code related to membership in the Marin Operational Area Disaster and Citizen Corps Council.


Need more info? See the Report on the Disaster and Citizen Corps Council


Appointments to Various Boards and Commissions                 


The Board will consider appointments and/or schedule interviews to the following Boards:

  • ·         Access Appeals Board
  • ·         Aviation Commission
  • ·         Building Board of Appeals
  • ·         Children & Families Commission
  • ·         County Service Area #18
  • ·         Mental Health Board
  • ·         Tamalpais Design Review Board

Need more info? See the Cyberagenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions page

Coastal Program Amendment

The Board will hold its fifth hearing on the Local Coastal Program Amendment. Sections of the draft plan to be discussed will include: Agriculture, Biological Resources, Community Design, Community Development, Wind Energy, Transportation, Maps, and Coastal Permits.

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