Zone 10 Advisory Board Meeting: May 22, 2024

May 22 2024

4:00 pm Inverness Fire Department

50 Inverness Way, Inverness 94937


Wednesday, May 22, 2024 

4:00 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. 

Inverness Fire House 




Before meeting, some Advisory Board members will swear oath of office. 


Item 1. Meeting Call to Order 

Roll Call and Introductions 


Item 2. Officer Elections 

Article VI of the Advisory Board’s bylaws stipulate that officers of the Advisory Board be elected  to a two-year term by a majority vote of the Advisory Board. There are two officers – chair and vice-chair. The advisory board will nominate and vote by roll call for officers. Staff will give roll call. 

            Recommended Action: Elect chairperson and elect vice-chairperson.  


Item 3. Approval of Meeting Minutes: March 4, 2021 

            Recommended Action: Elect chairperson and elect vice-chairperson.  


Item 4. Open Time for Items Not on the Agenda 

Except for advisory board members there is a limit of three minutes per speaker. Advisory board will not take actions on items brought up in Open Time. 


Item 5. LAFCo Municipal Service Review (Action Item) 

In June of 2022 the Marin Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) completed a Municipal Service Review (MSR) for the West Marin Region. This review included an evaluation of the adequacy and efficiency of Flood Zone 10. The final MSR can be found at the link below: 


The MSR’s determinations for Flood Zone 10 are excerpted below: 


At this time (and since its formation), Flood Control Zone 10 has no source of annual revenue and has been constrained to emergency maintenance work within the current levels of funding remaining in the reserve fund. FCZ10 along with its advisory board has been inactive for an extended period of time, though the board recently revived its meetings in order to discuss these issues. In order to provide the consistent annual funding levels necessary for the work within the Zone to be completed, the Zone’s boundary would likely need to be expanded and residents within the boundary would need to agree to a special assessment to fund the Zone. If residents in the area are unwilling to create a new funding source, the Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation should consider dissolving the Zone. 


In 2021 the advisory board established an ad-hoc subcommittee to discuss the zone boundaries. Members of this committee included Peter Gradjansky, Leslie Alder-Ivanbrook, and Amanda Eichstaedt. 


Staff request that the advisory board make a decision at this meeting whether to dissolve the zone or pursue a special tax measure and boundary adjustment. The Zone has sufficient funds to carry out a dissolution. However, a special tax measure would need to be grassroots led and additional support would be needed from Supervisor Rodoni’s office. 

Item 6. Zone 10 FYs 2024-26 Proposed Baseline Budget 

The County Administrator’s Office requested that the zones recommend a baseline budget for the beginning of each fiscal year that does not include major project expenses. Baseline budgets are intended to be relatively consistent year to year. Major project expenditures will require separate actions from the AB and District BOS to adjust the budget as needed. As usual, the approved budget may always be adjusted as necessary as priorities and cost estimates for projects and studies planned for this coming fiscal year are more clearly identified. The proposed budget is located at this website: 

Recommended Action: Recommend the District Board of Supervisors adopt the proposed Zone 10 Baseline Budget for FYs 2024-26.  


Item 7. Schedule Next Meeting 

Per the Zone 10 bylaws, the next regular meeting date is March 6, 2025. Special meetings may be called before then should the need arise. Bylaws can be viewed here: 



Agendas and related material can be viewed at the office of the Marin County Department of Public Works (Marin County Civic Center, Room 304, located at 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael) Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. A copy of the agenda can be faxed or emailed upon request by calling (415) 473-6528. Agendas and related material are also available online at 


All public meetings and events sponsored or conducted by the County of Marin are held in accessible sites. Requests for accommodations may be made by calling (415) 473-6528 (Voice), CA Relay 711, or by email at at least four workdays in advance of the event. The County will do its best to fulfill requests received with less than four business days’ notice. Copies of documents are available in alternative formats upon request. 


How to Provide Public Comment 

Before the meeting: email comments to no later than 2pm on the day of the meeting including your name, meeting date, and item it is in reference to. 

At the meeting: comments can be provided during each agenda item following these procedures and time limits: 

  1. Flood District Staff report – typically less than 30 minutes
  2. Advisory Board questions to staff – no defined limit 
  3. Public Testimony to Advisory Board – 3 minutes per speaker. If written public testimony is brought to the meeting, it is not necessary to read the entire text into the minutes, it will be attached to the minutes automatically.
  4. Deliberation by the Advisory Board – no defined limit 
  5. Decision by Board – no defined limit 
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