Wednesday, June 20, 2018

MARIN HORIZON SCHOOL CAMPUS PLANS / Mill Valley School District Design Review Update

A new planner has been assigned to the Marin Horizon School project.

Mill Valley School District Design Review (P1799)

Summary

Main Component of the Project

Institutional/Educational/Public Facility

Location

305 Montford Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Parcel Number: 047-161-07

Status

Incomplete

Project Planner

Sabrina Sihakom
415-473-3607

Applicant


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Project Description

This is the third transmittal submitted for the subject property. The additional materials (attached) are intended to respond to items of incomplete application identified in a letter to the applicant dated October 19, 2017. Changes that have been submitted are provided in the attached document titled "Marin Horizon School – Campus Project Changes".
The applicant requests Design Review approval to allow for physical improvements to the Marin Horizon School in Mill Valley. The applicant proposes to construct a new 5,285 square-foot multi-use building, a 2,190 square-foot library/classroom building and a 424 square-foot restroom building. The applicant also proposes to remove two portable buildings. The existing building area is 25,106 square feet and the 9,853 square feet of proposed development would result in a building area of 32,206 square feet on the 97,336 square-foot lot.
The new multi-use building would include a large multi-use space with a stage, a small 245 square-foot food preparation kitchen, storage areas and a lobby. The structure would reach a maximum height of 26 feet, 6 inches above surrounding grade and the exterior walls would have the following setbacks: more than 100 feet from the eastern front property line; 84 feet from the northern side property line; more than 100 feet from the southern side property line; and 16.27 feet from the western rear property line.
The library/classroom building would include a library, multiple offices, two classrooms and restrooms. This building would reach a maximum height of 32 feet above surrounding grade and the exterior walls would have the following setbacks: 100 feet from the eastern front property line; 25 feet from the northern side property line; 100 feet from the southern side property line; and more than 100 feet from the western rear property line.
The restroom building would reach a maximum height of 15 feet above surrounding grade and the exterior walls would have the following setbacks: 85 feet from the eastern front property line; 87 feet from the northern side property line; more than 100 feet from the southern side property line; and more than 100 feet from the western rear property line.
Design Review approval is required because the project is located in a planned zoning district.
Zoning: PF-RSP-5.8 (Public Facility- Residential Single-Family Planned, 5.8 units/acre)
Countywide Plan Designation: PF-SF6 (Public Facility-Single Family, 4-7 units/acre)
Community Plan (if applicable): Tamalpais Area Community Plan

Design Review Board Meetings

TitleDateLocationDocuments
Tam Design Review Board10/19/17
7:00 PM
Homestead Valley Community Center
315 Montford Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941

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Monday, April 23, 2018

HVCA/MHS Joint Committee Meeting : 4/24/18 7:30 pm

Next HVCA/ MHS Joint Meeting : 4/24/18 7:30 pm

For anyone who is interested, next joint meeting will be on Tuesday, April 24th @ 7:30 p.m. in the Marin Horizon School library.



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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Fwd: County Captures State Awards for Communications

I am just forwarding this as it was written.
Wondering who among us can be described as a "curious but impatient resident."
Perhaps I would have used the phrase  "Citizens who wish to be more engaged but don't have much time to spare..." or something similar.

Anyway, it is encouraging to see the County using multi media communications in this short attention span environment.

Congratulations to all the award winners. 



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Date: Wed, Apr 18, 2018, 2:44 PM
Subject: County Captures State Awards for Communications




County of Marin News Release

Five members of the RxSafe Marin coalition pose with their award.

County Captures State Awards for Communications
Viral video, annual report and teen-focused poster win accolades
San Rafael, CA – The County of Marin has earned three prestigious statewide awards for outreach initiatives as it continues to emphasize the value of trusted public information.
The California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) honored Marin with two first-place EPIC Awards at the group's statewide conference April 12 in Santa Rosa. One award recognized the 2016 Marin At A Glance Annual Report and another honored Marin Health and Human Services Department's RxSafe Marin "Know the Facts" infographic poster campaign aimed at educating teens about opioid abuse.
In addition, the County received an Award of Distinction for Marin County Fire's "Wall Fire: Voicemail From A Thankful Resident" video.

The 2016 Marin At A Glance Report was designed for the curious but impatient resident. The report capsulized what the County accomplished for its residents during the fiscal year between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016. Wary of yawn-inducing, hard-copy reports, it included a two-minute video, a 10-page annual report that featured easy-to-understand infographics, and a letter to the community from County Administrator Matthew Hymel. The annual report was fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The "Know the Facts" infographic poster was a visual queue and conversation starter for youths to approach their parents about prescription drugs rather than previous efforts directed toward doctors and other adults. The outreach effort is considered a local emergency because prescription opioids kill more people in Marin than vehicle collisions.  The RxSafe Marin coalition, which is led by the County of Marin, wanted to use the poster to increase teen awareness of opioid use and misuse and increase youth participation in the coalition.
The "Wall Fire: Voicemail from a Thankful Resident" was a short video clip created from an emotion-tinged voicemail left by a woman whose home was saved by Marin County Fire Department personnel. The voicemail, left for Fire Chief Jason Weber, was illustrated with still photos from the firefighters and the caller's words transcribed and superimposed on the screen. It became one of the County's most viewed and shared videos.
CAPIO's EPIC (Excellence in Public Information and Communications) Awards are presented annually to honor outstanding public agency information and communications programs. Entries are judged on overall quality, effectiveness of message with measurable results, creativity, and appropriate use of budget. Of the nearly 200 entries considered in this year's contest, only 49 entries were selected as award finalists.
This is the third consecutive year the County of Marin has received public outreach excellence recognition from CAPIO. Last year, the County received honors for its State of the County 2016 video and the bilingual Viva Marin guide. In 2016, Marin County Parks took first place for a photo essay by Ranger Craig Solin.
The County has expanded its public outreach staff in recent years after a 2009 public survey showed that residents wanted to hear more about its departments, programs and initiatives. The County's 5 Year Business Plan, adopted in 2015, included commitments to be a more responsive government and to encourage engagement at all levels. One of the plan's focus areas was to strengthen communications both internally and externally to improve service and enhance public trust.
"The County has created a strong foundation in the past couple of years, and we have a lot to build on," said Damon Connolly, President of the Marin County Board of Supervisors. "Our dedicated and hardworking staff members are pushing the envelope in creating safe, healthy, sustainable communities. It's imperative that the work we're doing is shared with the County we represent, and that those we represent are engaged in the process and heard in the decision-making. We are really proud of this recognition from CAPIO and the fact that the County's outreach efforts are recognized among the best in the state."


Contacts:
Laine Hendricks
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
County Administrator's Office
Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 325
San Rafael, CA 94903
415 473 7496 T
CRS Dial 711
lhendricks@marincounty.org
Angela Nicholson
ASSISTANT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR
Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 325
San Rafael, CA 94903
415 473 4396 T
CRS Dial 711d
anicholson@marincounty.org
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fwd: REVISED: Board Hearing 4/24/2018 on the Local Coastal Program Amendment



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Subject: REVISED: Board Hearing 4/24/2018 on the Local Coastal Program Amendment




REVISED to include location of hearing
PUBLIC HEARING
MARIN COUNTY LOCAL COASTAL PROGRAM AMENDMENT
The Marin County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:30 PM to consider the five separate Local Coastal Program Amendments (LCPAs) approved with modifications by the California Coastal Commission (CCC) on November 2, 2016. At the close of the hearing the Board may act to accept or not accept each of the separate Amendments. Staff recommends the Board accept Amendments 1 and 2, which (excepting the Hazard policies) comprise the entire Land Use Plan setting out the fundamental policies for managing Marin's coast, as well as Amendment 6 (Administration), as modified by the CCC, and not accept modified Amendments 3 and 7. The materials for the hearing are now available.
The hearing will be held in the Board of Supervisors Chambers (Room #330 - Administration Building), Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California.
Other Information:
The estimated time above is provided for reference, and the hearing could start later. The final agenda will be posted Thursday before the scheduled hearing on the Board's website at http://www.co.marin.ca.us/efiles/BS/AgMn/cybagnda.htm. Please see below to for how to obtain a copy of the staff report. Written material should not be mailed or delivered directly to the Board because it will not be accepted or considered as part of the administrative record for the project.  Written material for the Board of Supervisors should be submitted to staff at  MarinLCP@marincounty.org at least 10 days prior to the hearing date so that it can be distributed and considered by the Board of Supervisors with the staff report.  Any written material submitted after this date will be distributed to the Board of Supervisors prior to or at the hearing.
How to Obtain LCPA Documents:
The staff report as well as the Coastal Commission Approved LCPA and other related documents are available on the website at MarinLCP.org on the Plans and Documents page. Paper copies are also available from the Marin County Community Development Agency front reception desk in room 308 at the Marin County Civic Center.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the proposed project please contact Kristin Drumm at (415) 473-6290 or MarinLCP@marincounty.org.



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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

SB827 Stalls

https://www.citylab.com/equity/2018/04/californias-transit-density-bill-stalls/558341/

SB827 changes

Notice of Draft Annual Action Plan and Board of Supervisors Meeting on May 8th


From: Federal Grants Updates
Date: Tue, Apr 10, 2018, 5:20 PM
Subject: Notice of Draft Annual Action Plan and Board of Supervisors Meeting on May 8th




Banner: Marin County Federal Grants Update 

NOTICE OF COMMENT PERIOD AND BOARD HEARING FOR PROPOSED 2018 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
The County of Marin Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years 2015-19 (Consolidated Plan) is a planning and budgeting report mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for entitlement communities. The Plan describes the affordable housing and priority non-housing community development needs of extremely low and moderate-income persons in the County, and sets forth priorities and strategies for meeting these needs. The Consolidated Plan includes an annual Action Plan for each year of the 5-year period. The fourth-year Action Plan serves as the Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the use of Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds. The County of Marin is required to amend the Consolidated Plan Action Plan annually to reflect each new program year's budget for the use of CDBG and HOME funds. The County is also required to update the Consolidated Plan with new affordable housing and priority non-housing community needs data as it becomes available, and to address public comments received during the public hearings and the comment period.
The proposed budgets for the use of Fiscal Year 2018 CDBG and HOME Program funds will be presented in the 2018 Annual Action Plan. All activities recommended for funding are consistent with the County's priorities as reported in the Consolidated Plan.
This notice is to inform the public and all relevant parties that we will open a 30 day comment period two weeks following the publishing of this notice.

NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that Federal funding for the CDBG and HOME programs will be voted on for the 2018-19 fiscal year at the Marin County Board of Supervisors for final approval). All interested parties are encouraged to attend the On May 8, 2018.
Board of Supervisors Public Hearing
May 8th, 2018 9:00 AM, or thereafter
Marin County Civic Center, Board of Supervisors Chambers
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 330, San Rafael, CA 94903

Please contact Molly Kron, Planner at mkron@marincounty.org or 415-473-6279 if you are not able to attend the public hearings but would like to comment on the proposed Annual Action Plan, or housing and non-housing community development needs. Comments may also be sent to: Molly Kron, Marin County Community Development Agency, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 308 San Rafael, California 94903.



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