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Supes to Address Grand Jury Report, Community Plan Update, Parks Funding

Selected highlights from the board agenda for Aug. 7.

Previews (upcoming items) and Reviews (a wrap-up) of the last Board meeting posted every Thursday on Patch. 

Previews

Upcoming Items for the Board meeting on Aug. 7

  1. Volunteers Program Grand Jury Response to be Considered

  2. Community Plan Update Strategy to be Considered
  3. Final Decisions on Parks Funding Measure to Take Place
  4. Final Actions on Immunization Fee Changes
  5. Appointments to be Considered for Several Boards & Commissions

Reviews

There was no Board meeting on July 31

Previews

1. Volunteers Program Grand Jury Response to be Considered

On May 29th, the Marin County Civil Grand Jury published a report entitled: “Civic Center Volunteers Program – The Goose That Lays the Golden Egg”, which included a number of findings and recommendations related to how the County manages its volunteers program. Per the requirements of state law, the Board will consider adopting a formal response to the report.

Need more info? See the Staff Report to the Grand Jury Report or Draft Board Response to the Grand Jury Report

Contact: Diane Ooms, Human Resources Department at dooms@marincounty.org

2. Community Plan Update Strategy to be Considered

Sixteen communities in Marin County are presently guided by community plans containing area-specific policies related to issues like land use, design, and environmental quality. Due to current budget and staffing constraints, the Board will consider authorizing a strategic approach to efficiently developing or updating these plans. Particular emphasis would be placed on those communities demonstrating interest and commitment to such a process.

Need more info? See the Full Report on the Community Plan Update Strategy

Contact: Jack Liebster, Principal Planner at jliebster@marincounty.org

3. Final Decisions on Parks Funding Measure to Take Place

On Wednesday, July 25, the Board held a special meeting and okayed revisions to an ordinance and spending plan that will place a countywide ¼ cent sales tax increase on the November 6th ballot to fund parks, open space and agricultural land preservation in Marin County. A final hearing on the merits of the proposal will now take place, which will be the final go-ahead before bringing the measure to Marin voters in November.

Need more info? See the Full Report on the Parks Funding Measure

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

4. Final Actions on Immunization Fee Changes

On July 24th, the Board took the first step in authorizing a change in the fee that is charged for immunizations to ensure they are consistent with Medi-Cal reimbursement rates. Federal law prohibits clinics from charging clients less than the amount paid by Medi-Cal for that service. The current fee to administer a vaccine to those with an ability to pay is $10, and staff proposes to increase that fee to $17. The Board will now conduct a final hearing on the merits of the proposal.

Need more info? See the Full Report on Revised Immunization Fee Schedule

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

5. Appointments to be Considered for Several Boards & Commissions

Need more info?

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

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