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Board of Supervisors Actions and Issues: Previews & Reviews

Previews and reviews of the last Marin County Board of Supervisors meeting posted every Thursday

Previews and Reviews

Previews - upcoming items - and Reviews - a wrap up - of the last Board meeting posted every Thursday

Previews

Upcoming items at the Board meeting on June 26th

  1. Should Voters be Asked to Authorize a Parks, Open Space, and Agricultural Land Preservation Tax? Poll Results to be Reviewed

Reviews

Wrap Up of the last Board meeting on June 19th

  1. Support for “hounding” Legislation Adopted
  2. Always Fresh, Fun, and Local: 2012 County Fair Update
  3. Revised Employee Benefits and One-Time Payments Adopted
  4. Change to Speed Limit on Panoramic Highway Adopted
  5. Appointments Made for Kentfield Planning Board and North Coast Rail Authority

Previews

1. Should Voters be Asked to Authorize a Parks, Open Space, and Agricultural Land Preservation Tax? Poll Results to be Reviewed

On May 15th, the Board directed staff to conduct a survey to test voter support for a proposed countywide sales tax increase, funding from which would be dedicated towards parks, open space and agricultural land preservation. Survey results from 600 likely Marin County voters in the November 2012 general election will be presented. If the Board decides to place such a measure on the ballot, it would require the approval of two-thirds of the voters participating in the election. No actions will be taken by the Board on this proposal until the July 24th Board meeting.

Need more info? See the Full Report

Contact: Katherine Jones, External Affairs Coordinator - Marin County Parks at kmjones@marincounty.org

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Reviews

2. Support for “hounding” Legislation Adopted

At the request of Supervisor Sears, the Board adopted a letter and resolution of support for Senate Bill 1221, which would prohibit the cruel and inhumane "hounding" of bears and bobcats with packs of dogs. “Hounding” of bears is already illegal in 14 other states with similar hunting traditions to California, including Oregon, Washington, and Montana. Bobcat hounding is illegal in 13 states.

Need more info? See the Letter or Resolution

Contact: Eric Engelbart, County Administrator’s Office at eengelbart@marincounty.org

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3. Always Fresh, Fun, and Local: 2012 County Fair Update

The Board heard a brief informational presentation and update on plans for the 2012 Marin County Fair. This year’s fair provides a celebration of Marin’s vibrant agricultural community through the theme: Always Fresh, Fun, and Local.

Need more info? See the Full Report

Contact: Jim Farley, Director of Cultural & Visitor Services at jfarley@marincounty.org

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4. Revised Employee Benefits and One-Time Payments Adopted

The Board approved a revised employee Benefits Plan and authorize one-time payments to non-represented employees, comparable to those benefits that were previously authorized for represented employees.

Need more info? See the Full Report

Contact: Angela Nicholson, Assistant Director of Human Resources at anicholson@marincounty.org

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5. Change to Speed Limit on Panoramic Highway Adopted

Should the speed limit on portions of Panoramic Highway be changed? Based upon data provided by County engineers, the Board agreed to reduce the speed limit from 45mph to 40mph on a section of the road near Sequoia Valley Road.

Need more info? See the Full Report

Contact: Bob Goralka, Senior Civil Engineer at rgoralka@marincounty.org

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6. Appointments Made for Kentfield Planning Board and North Coast Rail Authority

Need more info?

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff at BOS@marincounty.org.

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Al Dugan June 23, 2012 at 03:23 AM
Do you plan to post items like adding San Quentin be considered by ABAG as a "Priority Development Area" as a consent item appearing before the board? Do you consider this a "routine" consent item? Look forward to your future postings.
Maria Escobar June 26, 2012 at 02:39 AM
I don't see where they are talking about: 1) Their 20 million dollar waste of a computer program with our money 2) The Grady Ranch nightmare that they helped create 3) The Civil Grand Jury Report on yesterday's front page of the IJ
Al Dugan June 26, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Thanks Maria, for the record the computer system failure is $30 Million without confirmed solution.
Al Dugan June 27, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Independent office needed to monitor County Government I want to thank the IJ for the top story Sunday on the civil grand jury findings.   I think the grand jury report findings were right on point and these same issues that were presented in the recent supervisor election.  They have framed these issues well and the complete failure by the board of supervisors on these critical issues are readily apparent. 1. A $30M computer system fiasco that is still not resolved. 2. Out-of-Control pension plans 3. Lack of proper steps to allow George Lucas to complete his project and provide jobs in Marin. I also want to thank you for getting an immediate front page response from the supervisors.  The supervisor response can best be characterized as statements that say we don't need help (really ?) to we aren't acting as "business as usual" (really?). The board's record on these issues is abysmal and I strongly recommend oversight as well as the real solution, replacement of the board supervisors and/or staff.

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