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Supervisors Vote to Pay Down Unfunded Pension Liability

The following provides a list of selected highlights from the board agenda of Nov. 13.

The following provides a list of selected highlights from the Marin County Board of Supervisors agenda, and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of the entire agenda.  Please check out the Cyberagenda for a copy of the complete agenda as well as copies of these reports and others.

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There is no Board meeting on Nov. 20, 2012

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Highlights of the Board meeting on Nov. 13, 2012

  1. Accelerated Payment of Unfunded Pension Liability
  2. Emergency Operations Facility Construction Cost Budgeting
  3. Budget Planning for Fiscal Year 2013-14
  4. Appointments to Child Care Commission
  5. Countywide Plan Amendment
  6. Coastal Program Amendments

1. Accelerated Payment of Unfunded Pension Liability

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Following up on their October 2nd workshop, the Board will consider authorizing a $32.2 million one-time contribution, or roughly 70 percent of the available one-time sources, towards the County's unfunded pension liability.  If adopted, it is anticipated that this one time payment would generate ongoing annual savings beginning in Fiscal Year 2014-15 

Need more info?

See the report on the pension payment

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The Board authorized contribution toward unfunded pension liability

Contact: Dan Eilerman, County Administrator's Office

  2. Emergency Operations Facility Construction Cost Budgeting

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In November 2011, the County purchased the property at 1600 Los Gamos, portions of which are planned to be used for the County's Emergency Operations Facility.  The Board will now consider a staff recommendation to allocate $3.9 million in one-time reserves towards construction and capitol costs associated with the facility.

Need more info?

See the report on 1600 Los Gamos

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The Board considered and accepted staff recommendation

Contact: David Speer, County Administrator's Office

  3. Budget Planning for Fiscal Year 2013-14

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The Board will hear an informational briefing on the County's Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget planning and also consider a request to approve the distribution of budget instructions to County departments.  The County's financial outlook is generally improving, but risks of further cuts from the state and federal government remain.  Staff currently project a General Fund operating gap of approximately $4.3 million,  or about 1 percent of the County's operating budget.  

Need more info?

See the report on FY 2013-14 budget planning

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The Board heard staff briefing and approved budget instructions

Contact: Dan Eilerman, County Administrator's Office

4. Appointments to Child Care Commission

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Child Care Commission

Need more info?

See the Boards and Commissions webpage

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The Board approved the appointments

Contact: Clerk of the Board staff

5. Countywide Plan Amendment

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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 is returning with language to clarify that increased densities for affordable housing may be considered, on a case-by-case basis, subject to certain conditions. 

Need more info?

See the report on the Countywide Plan

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The Board approved the amendments with modifications

Contact: Kristin Drumm, Community Development Agency

6. Coastal Program Amendments

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On October 2nd, the Board discussed a number of Local Coastal Program Amendments relating to Agriculture and Biological Resources, although due to time constraints was unable to finish its review of all the proposed amendments.  The Board will now continue its consideration of those remaining policy amendments.

Need more info?

See the report on the Coastal Program Update

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The Board confirmed that the October 2, 2012 staff report accurately reflected changes in the agricultural policies and accepted additional changes. The Board also directed staff to continue discussion on policies related to vineyard areas, inter-generational housing, and stream/riparian areas.

Contact: Jack Liebster, Community Development Agency

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