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Supervisors Commend Woolsey for 20-year Career in Congress

Highlights of the actions taken on Oct. 23.

Highlights of the Marin County Board of Supervisors' meeting on October 23rd, 2012

  1. Presentation on Marin County Display in State Capitol Building
  2. Repayment of Housing Loans
  3. Appointment to Peace Conversion Commission
  4. Commendation for Congresswoman Woolsey
  5. Countywide Plan Amendment
  6. Camp Tamarancho Cell Tower Appeal

1. Presentation on Marin County Display in State Capitol Building

Lining the halls of the California Capitol are 58 glass display cases, inside of which each of the state's counties can provide a display touting their particular county. Marin’s current display was designed 15 years ago, so after hearing a staff presentation, the Board authorized a redesign of the contents of the case. The proposed display will show famous landmarks and vibrant images of the County.

Need more info? See the report on the Capitol display case

Contact: Jim Farley

2. Repayment of Housing Loans Review

In 2003 and 2004 the Board accepted two loans through the California Housing Finance Agency’s HELP (Housing Enabled by Local Partnership) program in order to establish a revolving loan fund to develop and preserve affordable housing throughout Marin. In order to take advantage of low interest discounts, the Board authorized the repayment of $1.7 million in outstanding loans.

Need more info? See the report on housing loans

Contact: Leelee Thomas

3. Appointment to Peace Conversion Commission Review

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff

4. Commendation for Congresswoman Woolsey

In recognition for her 20 years of service in the U.S. House of Representatives, at 10:30 am the Board adopted a resolution of commendation for Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey. A reception in the Board Chambers lobby area followed shortly afterward.

Need more info? See the resolution on Congresswoman Woolsey

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff

5. Countywide Plan Amendment Review

On September 11, 2012, the Board approved an amendment to the 2007 Countywide Plan that included minor grammatical changes, updates to flooding and land use maps, new language to further explain the role of community plans, and other minor changes. On October 2, 2012, the Board considered technical changes to three policies related to affordable housing. Per their request at that meeting, staff will return with language to clarify that increased densities for affordable housing may be considered, on a case-by-case basis, without encouraging higher development in environmentally constrained areas. The public hearing on the proposed amendment was continued to Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm due to a schedule conflict.

Need more info?

Contact: Kristin Drumm

6. Camp Tamarancho Cell Tower Appeal Review

Should the Board authorize the construction of a new telecommunication facility at Camp Tamarancho? On September 10th, the Planning Commission unanimously approved the proposed project, a decision that was subsequently appealed to the Board of Supervisors. After hearing a staff presentation and public testimony, the Board  adopted a modified resolution authorizing the installation of the proposed 50-foot tall monopine tower that would be located at the Tamarancho Boy Scout camp at 1000 Iron Springs Road, near the town of Fairfax.

Need more info? See the report on the telecommunications project

Contact: Lorene Jackson

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Al Dugan October 27, 2012 at 03:00 AM
The Marin supervisors should donate their discretionary "slush" Fund to parks and en spaces and vote NO on Measure A.
B. Gore October 27, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Please read the letter to the editor today in the IJ titled "Public Servants" by Richard Gore, Novato. It states: "Again, a member of the Board of Supervisors defends her right to a large personal county fund. Supervisor Judy Arnold talks as though this money is her private money. Government at all levels has lost the vision of being public servants."

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