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Supes Eye State Pension Reform Legislation Tuesday

The following provides a list of selected highlights from the Board agenda. Check out the Cyberagenda for copies of these reports and others.

Previews — upcoming items — and Reviews — a wrap up — of the last Board meeting posted every Thursday. For agendas, click here.

Previews

Upcoming Items of the Board meeting on Sept. 11

  1. Update on State Pension Reform to be Provided
  2. Responses to Grand Jury Reports to be Considered
  3. Final Actions on Sir Francis Drake Blvd Speed Limit Changes to be Considered
  4. Rate Increase for Community Mental Health Treatment Services to be Considered
  5. Rate Change for Marin Mental Health Plan to be Considered
  6. County Projects to be Budgeted
  7. Appointments to be Considered for Various Boards and Commissions
  8. Employee of the Month and Team of the Quarter to be Honored
  9. Amendment to Countywide Plan to be Considered

Reviews

There was no Board meeting on Sept. 4.

Previews

1. Update on State Pension Reform to be Provided

The Board will hear an update from the County Administrator’s Office on the statewide pension reform legislation that was recently adopted by the State Legislature. If signed into law by the Governor, the package will roll back benefits for future hires while increasing what those workers and current employees contribute to their retirements in coming years.

Need more info? See the full report on pension reform

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Deputy County Administrator at deilerman@marincounty.org

2. Responses to Grand Jury Reports to be Considered

The Marin County Civil Grand Jury recently published two reports entitled:

  • "Advantages of Creating an Office of Independent Budget and Legislative Analysis" which recommended to the creation of a new County office that would provide independent advice on issues affecting the County, including the areas of finance, budget, and operations, among others.
  • "Death and Taxes: For the former there are not exemptions, but for the latter there are", which provided findings and recommendations related to the County’s tax bill and associated tax exemption information.

Per the requirements of state law, the Board will be adopting formal responses to each of these reports.

Need more info? 

See the Draft Response to the Report on an Office of Budget and Legislative Analysis

Contact: Dan Eilerman, Deputy County Administrator at deilerman@marincounty.org

See the Draft Response to the Report on tax bills and exemptions

Contact: Lisa DeCarlo, County Administrator’s Office at ldecarlo@marincounty.org

3. Final Actions on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Speed Limit Changes to be Considered

Based upon state law, the County must periodically conduct engineering and traffic safety tests to determine prevailing speeds on its roads. Based upon data provided by County engineers, the Board will take final actions on a staff recommendation that the speed limit be maintained on several stretches of Sir Francis Drake Blvd, and increased from 30 to 35 mph between Mountain View Ave and the Madrone Picnic Area.

Need more info? See the full report on the proposed speed limit

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

4. Rate Increase for Community Mental Health Treatment Services to be Considered

Based upon a recent study, County staff determined that the current rates charged for mental health treatment services do not cover the costs of providing those services. As a result, staff is recommending a 3% rate increase, although few clients would be asked to pay those rates.

Need more info? See the full report on mental health treatment service rates

Contact: Karen Wuopio, Public Health Program Manager at kwupio@marincounty.org

5. Rate Change for Marin Mental Health Plan to be Considered

Based upon a study of the County’s Mental Health and Substance Use Services indicates that the current rates paid to service providers for adult and children is below the bay area average. The Board will therefore consider a revision to the rates charged in order to maintain an adequate provider network. While the proposed change would result in an increase in the reimbursement rate to providers, it will not impact the costs to clients who receive services.

Need more info? See the full report on mental health plan

Contact: Karen Wuopio, Public Health Program Manager at kwupio@marincounty.org

6. County Projects to be Budgeted

The Board will consider rolling forward existing budgeted appropriations from the prior fiscal year for previously approved projects valued below $250,000.

Need more info? See the full report on project budgets

Contact: Mina Teymourtash, Department of Finance at mteymourtash@marincounty.org

7. Appointments to be Considered for Various Boards and Commissions

Need more info?

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

8. Employee of the Month and Team of the Quarter to be Honored

At 1:30pm, the Board will honor Olga Lobato of the Assessor-Recorder’s Office with the Employee of the Month and the Odyssey Implementation Team with the Team of the Quarter Award.

Need more info?

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

9. Amendment to Countywide Plan to be Considered

At 2pm, the Board will consider adoption of a resolution approving an amendment to the 2007 Countywide Plan. Since the adoption of the plan in 2007, staff has identified additional technical corrections and clarifications as part of the ongoing maintenance of the plan. The proposed amendment includes minor grammatical changes, updates to flooding and land use maps, new language to further explain the role of community plans, and other minor changes to provide additional clarification.

Need more info? See the full report on the Countywide Plan Amendment

Contact:Tom Lai, Community Development Agency at tlai@marincounty.org

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