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Supes to Discuss November State Ballot Initiatives

The following provides a list of selected highlights from the Marin County Board of Supervisors' agenda.

Previews and Reviews

Upcoming items and a wrapup of the last Marin County Board of Supervisors' meeting, posted every Thursday. Click here for agendas

Previews

Upcoming Items of the Board meeting on Sept. 25

  1. Board to Discuss November State Ballot Initiatives
  2. Appointments to be Made for Various Commissions
  3. Changes to Public Health Lab Services to be Considered

Reviews

Wrap up of the last Board meeting on Sept. 18

  1. September Declared National Childhood Obesity Month
  2. September 22nd is Fall Prevention Awareness Day
  3. September Proclaimed Substance Use Disorder Recovery Month
  4. Canal Summer Youth Opportunities Collaborative Recognized
  5. Presentation on Tsunami Warning Signs Provided
  6. County to Participate in Earthquake Drill
  7. Housing Analysis Contract Extension Adopted
  8. Ordinance Regulating Body Art Establishments Adopted
  9. Youth Commission Appointments Made

Previews

1. Board to Discuss November State Ballot Initiatives

This November’s statewide election ballot will contains 11 initiatives on a range of public policy issues, some of which could have substantive impacts to the residents of this state. Topics include Governor Brown’s tax initiative, a possible repeal of the death penalty, and genetically modified food labeling. After hearing a staff presentation and receiving public input, the Board will discuss whether to take positions on any of these measures.

Need more info? See the full report on the November ballot measures

ContactEric Engelbart

2. Appointments to be Made for Various Commissions

Need more info?

ContactClerk of the Board

3. Changes to Public Health Lab Services to be Considered

The Board will consider a staff recommendation to move forward with a new shared services model for the provision of Marin’s Public Health Laboratory services with the Napa-Solano-Yolo County Public Health Laboratory. If implemented, this new shared services model would provide stable long-term lab services at less cost than the County’s current model.

Need more info? See the full report on the Public Health Laboratory

ContactKaren Wupio

Reviews

4. September Declared National Childhood Obesity Month

At the request of Supervisor Kinsey, the Board adopted a resolution proclaiming September 2012 as National Childhood Obesity Month in order to recognize the growing public health challenges associated with childhood obesity. In Marin County, it is estimated that 1 in 3 children of low income families are obese.

Need more info? See the draft resolution on childhood obesity

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

5. Sept. 22 is Fall Prevention Awareness Day

At the request of Supervisor Kinsey, the Board adopted a resolution proclaiming September 22, 2012 as Fall Prevention Awareness day. Falls are a significant cause of injury in all ages of the U.S. population, but a particular burden in those ages 65 years and older.

Need more info? See the draft resolution on Fall Prevention Awareness Day 

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

6. September Proclaimed Substance Use Disorder Recovery Month

At the request of Supervisor Adams, the Board adopted a resolution proclaiming September 2012 asSubstance Use Disorder Recovery Month. Substance Use Disorders are treatable chronic health conditions that affect millions of Americans and recovery is possible through a variety of treatment resources and recovery support services.

Need more info? See the draft resolution on Substance Use Disorder Recovery Month

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

7. Canal Summer Youth Opportunities Collaborative Recognized

At the request of Supervisor Kinsey, the Board adopted a resolution recognizing the Canal Summer Youth Opportunities Collaborative, which provides opportunities for young people living in the canal district of San Rafael.

Need more info?

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

8. Presentation on Tsunami Warning Signs to be Provided

The Board heard a presentation from the County Office of Emergency Services about current efforts to install Tsunami warning signs throughout coastal and bay-fronting communities in Marin County that are potentially at risk for tsunamis. The State has worked extensively via the California Tsunami Program to provide training, brochures, and support materials to those communities that want to have signage.

Need more info?

Contact: Ursula Hanks, Emergency Services Coordinator at uhanks@marincounty.org

9. County to Participate in Earthquake Drill

In order to help prepare the County for the next major earthquake, the Board will be participating in the Great Shake Out drill that is scheduled to take place on October 18th. As the largest earthquake drill ever held, the drill is being organized in order to ensure residents and public service providers throughout the state are sufficiently prepared for the next major earthquake.

Need more info? See the full report on the earthquake drill

Contact: Ursula Hanks, Emergency Services Coordinator at uhanks@marincounty.org

10. Housing Analysis Contract Extension Adopted

In order to assist the County in its efforts to ensure more housing opportunities for residents, the Board authorized an additional $25,000 for the contract with the Walkeryee Group. This contractor is providing assistance to county staff in implementing a number of items contained in the Marin County Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.

Need more info? See the full report on the housing analysis contract

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

11. Ordinance Regulating Body Art Establishments Adopted

In order to address the public health risks posed by tattoo, piercing, and permanent cosmetics, the Board adopted an ordinance allowing County Environmental Health Services to regulate establishments providing these services.

Need more info? See the full report on body arts ordinance

Contact: Becky Ng, Community Development Deputy Director at rng@marincounty.org

12. Youth Commission Appointments Made

Need more info?

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

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