Board of Supervisors Meeting Highlights

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 11/17/2020

Use the Cyberagenda page for the full meeting information.

Highlights of the November 17, 2020 Board Meeting:

  1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation
  2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response
  3. Commendation for Kerry Peirson
  4. County Budget Update
  5. Living Wage Ordinance Automatic Increases
  6. Appropriations of Tax Proceeds
  7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

1. SPECIAL NOTICE on Meeting Participation

SPECIAL NOTICE

The Board of Supervisors is holding fully electronic meetings in response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic shelter-in-place order. The Board members participate using Zoom videoconferencing technology and encourage remote public participation in the meeting as well. For instructions and guidance on how to watch the meeting or submit public comment, visit the Board of Supervisors' meeting webpage. Viewers also may watch the Community Media Center of Marin's webcast. Comcast subscribers in Marin may watch on Channel 27.

Contact:  Brent Ainsworth, Public Information Specialist, County Administrator's Office 

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2. Administrator's Report on COVID-19 Response

Preview

Agenda Item #1: Shortly after convening at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a report from the County Administrator and possibly other County staff about the local COVID-19 response. The County proclaimed a local emergency and a public health emergency in early March, and since then staff has worked in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate public response efforts. A local shelter-in-place order was first issued March 16 to help limit the spread of COVID-19.   

Review

The Board heard the report from Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Willis.

Contact: Matthew Hymel, County Administrator

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3. Commendation for Kerry Peirson

Preview

Agenda Item #6: The Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution commending Kerry Peirson for his dedicated service to the Marin community. A longtime Mill Valley resident, Peirson has been a staunch advocate for civil rights and human rights for decades.  

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the draft resolution for Kerry Peirson.

Contact: Maureen Parton, aide to Supervisor Sears

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4. County Budget Update

Preview

The Board will hear a report from the County Administrator regarding budget planning for fiscal year 2021-22. When the Board adopted a $619.7 million budget June 24, it requested quarterly updates as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded and there was more clarification about potential state or federal emergency funds. The County estimates it will have spent more than $60 million in COVID-19 response costs by December. Staff is working with all 22 departments to identify permanent reductions to achieve an ongoing structural balance. Staff recommends the elimination of 22.05 vacant full-time equivalent positions as part of recommended budget adjustments.

Review

The Board heard the report and approved the recommended elimination of 22.05 vacant positions.

Need more info? See the staff report and news release about the County budget update.

Contact: Bret Uppendahl, Budget Manager

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5. Living Wage Ordinance Automatic Increases

Preview

Agenda Item #8: In an item postponed November 10, the Board will hear a request from the County Administrator to accept the 2019-20 Living Wage Ordinance (LWO) Annual Report and consider approving a 1.1% Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) effective January 1, 2021.While the Living Wage Ordinance requires an automatic COLA increase based upon the October-to-October increase in the Bay Area Consumer Price Index (CPI), it also requires a recommendation from the County Administrator incorporating financial conditions. The wage rate was last increased on January 1, 2020, to $15.25 per hour without benefits or $13.40 including benefits. Staff is recommending increases to $15.40 and $13.55.  

Review

The Board accepted the report and approved the pay increases.

Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed ordinance about the Living Wage Rate.

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Assistant County Administrator

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6. Appropriations of Tax Proceeds

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Agenda Item #9: In an item postponed November 10, the Board will hear a request from the Department of Finance to adopt a resolution determining the fiscal year 2020-21 appropriations of tax proceeds pertaining to the County of Marin in accordance with Article XIII-B of the State Constitution, Proposition 4 Gann Initiative. The aggregate tax proceeds limit for both County and special districts governed by the County Board is $371,146,421, and proceeds subjected to the limit are $226,822,902. Marin Transit and Marin County Open Space District are not included and exempt from Proposition 4. 

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about Proposition 4 Gann Initiative Limit.

Contact: Roy Given, Director of Finance

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7. Appointments to Advisory Boards and Commissions

Preview

Agenda Item #10: The Board will consider three vacancies on the In-Home Supportive Services Governing Board, one on the Assessment Appeals Board #2, and one on the Marin City Community Services District Board.

Review

The Board made the following appointments:

In-Home Supportive Services Governing Board: Beth Maureen Gray, Roger Rose, Cynthia Siroky, Robert Cretti

Assessment Appeals Board #2: Called for interviews

Marin City Community Services District Board: Homer Hall

Need more info? See the agenda for details on the interviews/appointments, or the Boards and Commissions webpage.

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