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					                                      Community Services
Total General Fund Operating Budget
           $ 299.1 Million




         Community Services
            $ 7.9 Million
Community Services
Functional Group
Expenditures and Revenues for FY 2002-2003


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                                                                             Functional Group Summary
                                                                                                Community Services


                                                     FY 1999-2000            FY 2000-01        FY 2001-02           FY 2002-03
                 General Fund                           Actual                 Actual          Est. Actual 1       Recommend
    Expenditures
      Salaries and Benefits                         $     4,201,230 $          4,646,943 $        5,210,203 $          5,629,373
      Services and Supplies                               1,196,243            1,500,218          1,783,965            1,542,926
      Other Charges and Reserves                                  -                    -                  -                    -
      Projects and Fixed Assets                             116,083              217,441            101,431               63,090
      Interdepartmental Charges                             166,915              370,447            498,335              709,653
      Total Expenditures                            $     5,680,471 $          6,735,049 $        7,593,934 $          7,945,042

    Revenues
      Local Taxes                                   $             - $                  - $                - $                  -
      Other Local Revenue                                 3,091,518            3,407,902          3,344,606            3,325,831
      Federal Assistance                                          -                    -                  -                    -
      State Assistance                                      274,777              521,166            639,550              356,516
      Total Revenues                                $     3,366,295 $          3,929,068 $        3,984,156 $          3,682,347

    Net County Costs                                $     2,314,176 $          2,805,981 $        3,609,778 $          4,262,695


    Allocated Positions (FTE)                                  56.50                61.00               66.00               66.00

    Financial Indicators
      Salary and Benefits as Percentage of
                                                             73.96%              69.00%              68.61%               70.85%
        Total Expenditures
      Percent Change in Total Expenditures                        n/a            18.56%              12.75%                4.62%
      Percent Change in Total Revenues                            n/a            16.72%               1.40%               -7.58%
      Percent Change in Net County Costs                          n/a            21.25%              28.65%               18.09%

1. For comparison purposes, FY 2001-02 Estimated Actuals do not reflect prior year encumbrances, which may understate net County cost.

This table presents information in aggregated format summarizing expenditures, revenues and net County
costs for the Community Services Functional Group. Not included in the table is the financial data for
County Library, which is not a General Fund program. Included are data for the following departments:

•     Agriculture/ Weights & Measures                                    •     Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
•     Farm Advisor




County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                                                                                        C-1
361 – Agriculture/Weights & Measures
Community Services                                                                                Stacy Carlsen, Director




          T    he Agricultural Commissioner’s mission is to serve the public’s interest
               by ensuring equity in the market place, promoting and protecting
          agriculture, protecting environmental quality, recreational resources, and the
          health and welfare of Marin County’s citizens.




                                                     FY 1999-2000          FY 2000-01          FY 2001-02           FY 2002-03
                 General Fund                           Actual               Actual            Est. Actual 1       Recommend
 Expenditures
      Salaries and Benefits                         $       574,596 $           700,450 $           781,309 $            869,412
      Services and Supplies                                  53,459             176,288             264,396              109,515
      Other Charges and Reserves                                  -                   -                   -                    -
      Projects and Fixed Assets                              17,712              47,694              11,848               11,848
      Interdepartmental Charges                              95,780             102,000             181,410              233,882
      Total Expenditures                            $       741,547 $         1,026,432 $         1,238,963 $          1,224,657

 Revenues
      Local Taxes                                   $             - $                 - $                  - $                 -
      Other Local Revenue                                    47,912              69,214               53,000              53,000
      Federal Assistance                                          -                   -                    -                   -
      State Assistance                                      263,824             509,376              630,126             356,516
      Total Revenues                                $       311,736 $           578,590 $            683,126 $           409,516

 Net County Costs                                   $       429,811 $           447,842 $            555,837 $           815,141


 Allocated Positions (FTE)                                       9.00               11.00               11.00               11.00

 Financial Indicators
      Salary and Benefits as Percentage of
                                                             77.49%              68.24%              63.06%               70.99%
        Total Expenditures
      Percent Change in Total Expenditures                        n/a            38.42%              20.71%               -1.15%
      Percent Change in Total Revenues                            n/a            85.60%              18.07%              -40.05%
      Percent Change in Net County Costs                          n/a             4.20%              24.11%               46.65%

1. For comparison purposes, FY 2001-02 Estimated Actuals do not reflect prior year encumbrances, which may understate net County cost.




C-2                                                                     County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget
                                                     361 – Agriculture/Weights & Measures
                                                                                               Community Services


                                                     FY 1999-2000         FY 2000-01          FY 2001-02          FY 2002-03
             Workload Indicators                        Actual              Actual            Estimated           Estimated

    Permits/Registrations/Training                        568                 308                 325                 325
    Inspections and Investigations                       10,986              11,245              11,500              11,500
    Fines/Cost Recovery Received                         $5,739              $3,253              $4,500              $4,500
    Compliance & Enforcement Actions                      156                 111                 125                 125
    Pests Intercepted                                      87                  86                 55*                  55
    Notices of Rejection (Shipments)                      530                 178                 150*                150
*    Many Notices of Rejection (NOR) are for balsam fir gall midge. The State quarantine restricting this pest has been lifted which
     will result in fewer NOR’s and Pests Intercepted.



Program Description                                                      •    Pest Eradication. This program provides for
                                                                              the destruction of pests that have great
The Department of Agriculture, Weights and                                    economic and statewide impact. The purpose
Measures enforces State law for the protection of                             is to destroy the pest before it becomes
the public, environment, and the agriculture                                  established, and requires immediate action to
industry from serious pests, improper or hazardous                            prevent great loss or expense. Marin County
use of pesticides, inaccurate gas pumps, scales and                           has had Gypsy Moth eradication in 1983,
other devices used in trade; and produce and eggs                             1989, and in 2001; Oriental Fruit Fly in 1996,
that do not meet State standards of wholesomeness                             and in 2001; Medfly in 1998; Plumeless
and quality. The department has countywide                                    Thistle eradication on federal lands is on-
jurisdiction. The level of service in these                                   going. Food and Ag Code 5322, 5401, 5761,
programs is usually set by contract, and reductions                           6024.
in service lead to reductions in revenue. The
environmental protection and some consumer                               •    Pest Management. Programs provide
protection programs are eligible for agricultural                             supervision, technical assistance and training
gas tax reimbursement by the State. State law sets                            to the public, government agencies and
the level of service for Weights and Measures                                 ranchers in the management of certain noxious
device inspection.                                                            weeds, insects and vertebrate pests. Activities
                                                                              include Biological Control (agents that
Major Program Responsibilities                                                biologically manage pest populations),
                                                                              Integrated Pest Management (least toxic pest
•     Pest Detection. This program selectively                                control), Endangered Species Monitoring, and
      surveys for pests of significance, which may                            Predatory Animal Control (minimizing loss of
      slip through quarantine inspections and may                             livestock from uncontrolled depredation).
      require eradication if found. Elements of the                           Food and Ag Code 403, 551-2, 883, 2281,
      program are insect trapping in accordance                               4022.
      with State guidelines, and identification of
      pests brought in by homeowners or growers.                         •    Pest Exclusion. Program is designed to
      Significant finds in Marin County in recent                             prevent the introduction and spread of
      years include Medfly, Oriental Fruit Fly and                            injurious pests. Activities require the
      Gypsy Moth. Food and Ag Code: 482, 2274,                                inspection of shipments of plants and plant
      2276, 2281, 2283, 2285.                                                 products at UPS, FED-EX, of truck shipments
                                                                              from out of state to nurseries and landscape



County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                                                                                      C-3
361 – Agriculture/Weights & Measures
Community Services

      construction sites; household goods from              capacity scales, taxi meters and electric and
      Gypsy Moth quarantined areas. Food and Ag             gas meters according to State procedures.
      Code 5101-2, 5346, 5401, 6401, 6501-2, 6504.          Business and Professions Code 12210-15,
                                                            12539, 12546, CCR Title 4, Div. 9, Chapters
•     Pesticide Use Enforcement. The department             1-4, 4084-5.
      is the local enforcement agency of pesticide
      laws and regulations. Most pesticide use in       •   Petroleum Products. Complaint investigation
      Marin occurs in the urban areas for structural        of gasoline quality and other petroleum
      pest control—general pests (ants, flies,              products. Samples are taken and submitted to
      beetles) and termite fumigation. Regulations          the State lab for analysis. Also involves price
      require permitting and registration of pest           sign inspection to ensure advertising is in
      control businesses and ranchers, inspections of       compliance with State laws and regulations, so
      applications, investigations of illnesses and         as not to deceive the customer. Business and
      complaints, use reporting. Food and Ag Code           Professions Code: 12012, 12015, 13413,
      2281, 11731,12002, 12671, 12976-7, 14004-             13590-2, 13611.
      006, 15201, Health & Safety Code 105200,
      Regs: CCR 6140, 6412, 6432, 6614, and 6706.       •   Weighmaster. The program assures that the
                                                            commercial transactions by individuals or
•     Nursery and Seed. Enforcement of standards            firms that weigh or measure bulk commodities
      for nursery stock offered for sale to ensure          issue accurate certificates. Licenses firms,
      plants sold are free of insect and weed pests.        including those that sell construction materials
      Food and Ag Code 6761, 6901.                          (rock, sand and gravel) and those that
                                                            purchase seafood (salmon, herring). Activities
•     Fruit, Vegetable and Egg Quality Control.             include audits, complaint investigation and
      Protection of the consumer from substandard           spot inspection of weighing or measuring
      quality, incorrectly labeled and deceptively          transactions. Business and Professions Code:
      packed fruits, vegetables and eggs through            12015, 12713-18, 12723-4, 12726-7, 12732.
      enforcement of State standards. Services
      include certification and supervision of          •   Quantity Control. Assures the sales of
      activities at local Farmers Markets and               commodities that are made directly over
      Organic Farmer registration. Food and Ag              weighing and measuring devices or in
      Code 2281, 27561, 29441, 42791, 49441,                packages are accurately represented as to
      CCR: 1351, 1357, 1359, and 1479.                      quantity. Inspection of packages found in
                                                            meat, bakery and deli counters, wholesalers, to
•     Crop Statistics. Gathering of statistics for          verify accuracy of label. Also includes
      annual crop report, crop loss due to                  checking scanner-pricing accuracy at retail.
      environmental disaster, and data research             Business and Professions Code: 12104,
      summaries. Reports are tools used by                  12015, 12024-26, 12211, 12603, 12606-07.
      government agencies, private industry,
      farmers and lenders in making a variety of        Major Accomplishments in
      decisions. Food and Ag Code: 406, 2272,           FY 2001-2002
      2279.
                                                            Accreditation of County’s organic certification
•     Weights and Measures Devices. Inspection              program by USDA.
      and testing of all commercial weighing and
      measuring devices within the county to ensure         Member of Marin Organic Board of Directors.
      accuracy. Includes testing of supermarket
      checkout scales, gasoline pumps, large


C-4                                                     County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget
                                          361 – Agriculture/Weights & Measures
                                                                      Community Services

   Support organic legislation amending                 Assisted in developing SOD contract and
   California Organic Food Act.                         work plan for County’s Hazard Tree Removal
                                                        program.
   Implementation of Marin Organic Certified
   Agriculture (MOCA).                                  Implemented Wildlife Services Strategic Plan
                                                        and Predator Management program.
   Seven Marin County organic growers
   currently certified through MOCA, anticipate         Developed cost-share program for predator
   seventeen growers by year-end.                       management.

   Implementation of Model Integrated Pest              Prepared and presented safety guidelines for
   Management Program (IPM) for Marin                   Agricultural Equipment Transportation.
   County Schools.
                                                        Developed and presented worker safety and
   Exporting Model IPM Schools Program in to            spray equipment calibration workshop.
   Bay Area and Central California County
   schools.                                             Participated in developing short and mid-term
                                                        agricultural recommendation for Agriculture
   Updated and expanded the Federal and State           Advisory Group.
   IPM in Schools Workbook.
                                                        Participated in County Strategic Plan
   Implemented Civic Center Kitchen IPM plan.           development.

   Participation in developing IPM plan for             Participated in the identification and
   County grounds and facilities.                       development of the County’s sustainability
                                                        indicators.
   Implementation of IPM elements in the Marin
   Sonoma Weed management District,                     Inspected 3,204 commercial weighing and
   development of weed brochure, sponsorship of         measuring devices.
   Weed Day.
                                                        Maintained County taxi meters at 95%
   Pesticide Use Enforcement program achieved           compliance and County retail fuel dispensers
   a 100% rating through annual State evaluation.       at 97% compliance.

   Eradication of Gypsy Moth infestation without        Increased weights and measures price scanner
   bio-environmental effects or damage.                 surveillance inspections by 50%.

   Intercepted 110 exotic pests under the high-     Major Program Goals and Objectives
   risk pest exclusion program including 86 Q-      for FY 2002-2003
   rated, A-rated, and B-rated pests.
                                                    •   Increase rancher participation in County
   Established Sudden Oak Death (SOD)                   Predator Management program.
   management program for regulated articles.

   Member California’s Oak Mortality Task
                                                    •   Develop outline for agricultural soil erosion
                                                        and sedimentation control ordinance.
   Force, Sudden Oak Death Treatment protocol
   Committee.
                                                    •   Evaluate environmental impact reports for
                                                        Gypsy moth, and assist in development of EIR
                                                        for Pierces Disease/GWSS program.


County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                                                        C-5
361 – Agriculture/Weights & Measures
Community Services

•     Support cities and special districts in
      developing Integrated Pest Management
      programs.

•     Implement Hazard Tree Removal program.

•     Facilitate review and registration of products
      for managing Sudden Oak Death.

•     Develop inter- and intra-county coordination
      for SOD regulated articles.

Pending Issues and Policy
Considerations for FY 2002-2003

•     Coordinate development of IPM program for
      all County sites and properties.

•     Coordinate and assist with development of
      Agricultural Specialist Position class
      specifications.

•     Implement Federal/USDA Sudden Oak Death
      regulations.

•     Continue to develop community partners to
      assist with program support.

•     Participate in revisions to County General
      Plan and agricultural element.

•     Implement State recommended pesticide use
      enforcement program activities.




C-6                                                    County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget
                                                                                             741 – Farm Advisor
Ellie Rilla, Farm Advisor                                                                       Community Services



          T   he mission of the Farm Advisor (Cooperative Extension) is to serve
              California through the creation, development and application of knowledge
          in agricultural, natural and human resources.



                                                     FY 1999-2000          FY 2000-01          FY 2001-02           FY 2002-03
                 General Fund                           Actual               Actual            Est. Actual 1       Recommend
 Expenditures
     Salaries and Benefits                          $        84,529 $           100,016 $            101,542 $           110,609
     Services and Supplies                                   26,720              36,151               43,731              31,697
     Other Charges and Reserves                                   -                   -                    -                   -
     Projects and Fixed Assets                                    -              10,286                1,911               2,392
     Interdepartmental Charges                               49,390              50,487               50,924              71,430
     Total Expenditures                             $       160,639 $           196,940 $            198,108 $           216,128

 Revenues
     Local Taxes                                    $                - $                  - $               - $                   -
     Other Local Revenue                                             -                    -             9,690                     -
     Federal Assistance                                              -                    -                 -                     -
     State Assistance                                                -                    -                 -                     -
     Total Revenues                                 $                - $                  - $           9,690 $                   -

 Net County Costs                                   $       160,639 $           196,940 $            188,418 $           216,128


 Allocated Positions (FTE)                                       2.00                2.00                2.00                 2.00

 Financial Indicators
     Salary and Benefits as Percentage of
                                                             52.62%              50.79%              51.26%               51.18%
       Total Expenditures
     Percent Change in Total Expenditures                         n/a            22.60%                0.59%              9.10%
     Percent Change in Total Revenues                             n/a                n/a                  n/a          -100.00%
     Percent Change in Net County Costs                           n/a            22.60%               -4.33%             14.71%

1. For comparison purposes, FY 2001-02 Estimated Actuals do not reflect prior year encumbrances, which may understate net County cost.




County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                                                                                          C-7
741 – Farm Advisor
Community Services

                                           FY 1999-2000    FY 2000-01      FY 2001-02      FY 2002-03
          Workload Indicators                 Actual         Actual        Estimated       Estimated

 Youth Contacts                                 4,772        5,000            5,000           5,000
 Public Service Contacts                       17,290        21,575          18,000          18,000
 Newsletters Distributed                       23,898        22,000          22,000          22,000
 Educational Meetings/Presentations              211          202              210             175
 Web site Visits                               500/mo        17,836          750/mo          750/mo
 Sudden Oak Death Information
                                                 n/a                     18,000 (actual)     20,000
   (brochures/leaflets)



Program Description                                       Major Accomplishments in
                                                          FY 2001-2002
The U.C. Cooperative Extension program provides
countywide farm and home advisor services                     Received a $10,000 grant to provide a
through an agreement between the County and the               demonstration model for riparian habitat
University of California. The University provides             management on grazed lands. Three
research and education services through three                 educational meetings were held for
university professionals which are paid for directly          landowners with attendance by over 50% of
by the state. In addition, six Sonoma based UC                the Tomales Bay watershed agricultural
advisors work cross-county in Marin. The county               landowners. A riparian habitat checklist was
provides support staff and basic operational costs.           developed for use by landowners to evaluate
                                                              their own riparian areas and information was
In 2001/02 University salaries and support for the            provided on obtaining funding to implement
academic advisors totaled $337,365 for the Marin              improved practices.
office. Research, education grants and donations
which support the work of advisors and research               Received $45,000 grant from UC Emergency
and education projects totaled $150,744. Federal              funds and $7,000 in additional County support
contributions totaled $69,619. 410 volunteers in              to hire Kim Keirnan as a Sudden Oak Death
4-H and Master Gardener programs contributed                  (SOD) Coordinator to coordinate the efforts
34,853 hours.                                                 for Marin and subregion response to
                                                              increasing Sudden Oak Death. Tasks include
                                                              the development of educational materials,
Major Program Responsibilities                                maintaining the SOD web site, organizing
                                                              community presentations and workshops and
Services provided by the staff involve research               coordinating local UC researchers in Marin.
and education assistance for private industry and             The web site contains numerous publications
public agencies involved with the following areas:            on SOD and received 17,836 hits this past
dairy, livestock, specialty crops, horticulture,              year, and the department provided talks to
coastal and natural resource management and                   1,100 Marin residents via service clubs and
youth development. Clientele includes youth ages              other community groups.
5-19, resource agencies, agricultural producers and
processors in aquaculture, animal production,                 Co-sponsored the third Sudden Oak Death
vegetable and horticultural crops, and the                    Task Force meeting (prior to creation of a
landscape industry; and Marin homeowners and                  statewide Task Force) and assisted Supervisor
residents.                                                    Murray and County Fire, with the organization



C-8                                                       County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget
                                                                       741 – Farm Advisor
                                                                         Community Services

    of the first Sudden Oak Death summit for 60        •   Complete the MOU between UC Division of
    legislators, to seek state and federal funding         Ag and Natural Resources and CA Dept of
    for research, education and fire safety efforts.       Forestry (representing the state Oak Mortality
                                                           Task Force) to provide funding for a Sudden
    Completed a third $20,000 grant from the               Oak Death Coordinator. The Sudden Oak
    County Stormwater Pollution and Prevention             Death bill AB62 (Migden) will provide
    Program to conduct least toxic training and            $50,000 in FY2002-03 to fund the position. In
    coordinate school garden efforts through the           the previous year, $44,000 was provided by
    Marin Less Toxic Home and Garden Program.              UC Cooperative Extension via an emergency
    Master Gardeners are trained to give free              fund and the County provided $6,000 of
    workshops on how to control pests using less           funding.
    toxic, less environmentally destructive
    chemicals.                                         •   Conduct survey of all agricultural operations
                                                           in Marin for use in developing countywide
    Consulted with 20 schools on the creation and          producers directory (to be funded by Marin
    operation of school garden projects involving          Community Foundation).
    99 teachers and 1,514 children in Marin.
                                                       •   Continue Year 3 of Tomales Bay Water
    Provided assistance to Marin Organic
                                                           Quality Grant (supplemental funding from
    organization and other agricultural
                                                           state funds).
    diversification projects in West Marin (cheese,
    organic beef).
                                                       •   Use the $160,000 three year grant from
                                                           Clarence E. Heller Foundation to hire an
Major Program Goals and Objectives                         Organic and Sustainable Agriculture
for FY 2002-2003                                           Coordinator to provide diversification
                                                           assistance to Marin ranchers and farmers. The
These goals are consistent with the University of          funds will be provided through the UC
California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) mission            accounting system.
of extending research based information &
education to local communities in natural, human       •   Continue Year 3 of Federal Food Stamp Youth
and agricultural resources. The goals are also             Nutrition Program and expand outreach
consistent with the County mission to provide              efforts.
services that support safe and sustainable
communities and preserve Marin’s unique
                                                       •   Expand in-school efforts to raise awareness of
environmental heritage.                                    watersheds and need to reduce pesticide use
                                                           through grant (year 4) from Marin County
•   Continue Sudden Oak Death (SOD) education              Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program
    coordination for Marin and other surrounding           (MCSTOPPP).
    counties; continue to seek funding from state
    and federal SOD appropriations.

•   Pursue $10 million in funding from the USDA
    and state appropriations that is pending for
    research into the cause and extent of oak die
    back problem and for management and
    disposal in affected counties.




County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                                                          C-9
721 – Library
Community Services                                                                                     Carol Starr, Director




          T  he mission of the Marin County Free Library is to provide library and
             information services for the residents of the unincorporated areas of the
          County as well as the cities and towns of Corte Madera, Fairfax, Novato and
          Ross.



                Marin County                         FY 1999-2000          FY 2000-01          FY 2001-02           FY 2002-03
              Library Fund (158)                        Actual               Actual            Est. Actual 1       Recommend
 Expenditures
     Salaries and Benefits                           $    4,171,364 $         4,433,082 $ 5,094,773 $                  5,661,236
     Services and Supplies                                1,989,787           2,286,929    2,860,124                   2,860,988
     Other Charges and Reserves                             233,112              55,000    2,119,512                      55,000
     Projects and Fixed Assets                              249,936             232,102      732,797                     549,491
     Interdepartmental Charges                                    -                   -            -                           -
     Total Expenditures                              $    6,644,199 $         7,007,113 $ 10,807,206 $                 9,126,715

 Revenues
     Local Taxes                                     $    5,281,583 $         5,530,351 $          5,917,850 $         6,078,791
     Other Local Revenue                                  1,212,226           1,230,763            1,774,102           1,884,237
     Federal Assistance                                         211                 345                    -                   -
     State Assistance                                       368,732             420,703              520,838             259,157
     Total Revenues                                  $    6,862,752 $         7,182,162 $          8,212,790 $         8,222,185

 Residual Fund (158) Costs                           $     (218,553) $          (175,049) $        2,594,416 $           904,530


 Allocated Positions (FTE)                                     78.09                79.59               80.67                80.67

 Financial Indicators
     Salary and Benefits as Percentage of
                                                             62.78%              63.27%               47.14%              62.03%
       Total Expenditures
     Percent Change in Total Expenditures                          n/a            5.46%             54.23%               -15.55%
     Percent Change in Total Revenues                              n/a            4.65%             14.35%                 0.11%
     Percent Change in Net County Costs                            n/a           19.91%           1582.11%               -65.14%

1. For comparison purposes, FY 2001-02 Estimated Actuals do not reflect prior year encumbrances, which may understate net County cost.




C-10                                                                     County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget
                                                                                   721 – Library
                                                                          Community Services

                                           FY 1999-2000   FY 2000-01     FY 2001-02       FY 2002-03
            Workload Indicators              Actual *       Actual       Estimated        Estimated

 Circulation                                 1,189,802    1,248,047       1,342,814        1,409,954
 Reference                                    150,802      154,776         150,666          108,665
 Materials Processed/Cataloged                29,625       36,533          37,106           37,500
 Electronic Holds Placed on Materials         51,366       53,200          52,655           54,235
* Revised

Program Description                                         increasing need for more public access
                                                            Internet PCs, the Library Online has made it
The Marin County Free Library provides library              possible for the Library to maximize public
and information services for the residents of the           access to this limited resource.
unincorporated areas of the County as well as the
cities and towns of Corte Madera, Fairfax, Novato,          The Library has added a new DVD collection
and Ross, including the overlap of services in San          to each library branch’s audiovisual collection
Rafael through the Civic Center branch. Services            and has further plans to increase purchases of
are provided through branch libraries; the Anne T.          new DVDs instead of videos, as DVD players
Kent California History Room; and the                       become increasingly the electronic device of
Bookmobile. A very active Literacy program                  choice by our patrons.
operates from offices located in San Rafael,
Novato, and Olema. Twenty-four hour online                  The Bolinas Library was renovated,
access to the library catalog and other databases is        retrofitted, and reopened with an expanded
available via the Internet. Library Administration          facility that included an Americans with
is located at the Civic Center and Technical                Disabilities Act (ADA) public/staff restroom.
Services operates in Novato.                                The local community and the Library have
                                                            provided the major funding for this needed
Major Program Responsibilities                              renovation project.

The Marin County Free Library is a special district         In response to the State’s energy crisis, the
library operating under the authority of the Marin          Library has replaced Corte Madera, Fairfax,
County Board of Supervisors. It is charged with             and Novato Libraries lighting system with
providing a full host of library services to the            new electronic ballasts and T-8 lamps, which
unincorporated areas of the County as well as the           has reduced lighting energy costs
cities and towns of Corte Madera, Fairfax, Novato           significantly. To further increase energy
and Ross, including the overlap of services in San          conservation, the Library installed window
Rafael through the Civic Center branch.                     tinting at the Corte Madera, Fairfax, and
                                                            Novato Libraries.
Major Accomplishments in                                    The Fairfax Library installed a 3M Security
FY 2001-2002                                                Detection System in order to safeguard library
                                                            materials.
    The Library has implemented the Library
    Online software at all the regional libraries.
    The Library Online software allows patrons to
    schedule computer use on Internet PCs by
    signing up at the Library’s website monitors
    patrons time on the computer. With



County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                                                           C-11
721 – Library
Community Services

Major Program Goals and Objectives
for FY 2002-2003

•   Continue working towards upgrading and
    replacing outdated staff equipment.

•   Continue to implement ergonomic
    improvements in staff workstations, furniture,
    and library technology.

•   Implement automated materials (i.e., books,
    videos, CDs, DVDs, etc.) selection,
    acquisitions, and ordering that would
    minimize paperwork and allow for
    coordinated collection development by
    librarians.

•   Expand Corte Madera Library’s existing
    parking lot to accommodate more parking
    spaces for library patrons.

•   Remodel Novato Library circulation and
    reference desks as well as build a separate
    book return area.

Pending Issues and Policy
Considerations for FY 2002-2003

The County Library will continue lobbying efforts
with the State Legislature, for the return of
Educational Relief Augmentation Fund (ERAF)
dollars to maintain existing level of library
services. In FY 2001-2002, the Library
transferred approximately $1.4 million dollars of
its portion of ad valorem tax to ERAF.




C-12                                                 County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget
                                                                                                                   Summary
Frances Brigmann, Director                          Parks, Open Space & Cultural Services Budget

          T  he mission of the Parks Department is to enhance and maintain a high
             quality of life for Marin’s residents and visitors through protection of
          Marin’s special lands and the provisions of facilities, events, and services that
          promote a healthy and culturally enriched life.


                                                     FY 1999-2000          FY 2000-01          FY 2001-02           FY 2002-03
                 General Fund                           Actual               Actual            Est. Actual 1       Recommend
 Expenditures
     Salaries and Benefits                           $    3,542,105 $         3,846,477 $          4,327,352 $         4,649,352
     Services and Supplies                                1,116,064           1,287,779            1,475,838           1,401,714
     Other Charges and Reserves                                   -                   -                    -                   -
     Projects and Fixed Assets                               98,371             159,461               87,672              48,850
     Interdepartmental Charges                               21,745             217,960              266,001             404,341
     Total Expenditures                              $    4,778,285 $         5,511,677 $          6,156,863 $         6,504,257

 Revenues
     Local Taxes                                     $            - $                 - $                  - $                 -
     Other Local Revenue                                  3,043,606           3,338,688            3,281,916           3,272,831
     Federal Assistance                                           -                   -                    -                   -
     State Assistance                                        10,953              11,790                9,424                   -
     Total Revenues                                  $    3,054,559 $         3,350,478 $          3,291,340 $         3,272,831

 Net County Costs                                    $    1,723,726 $         2,161,199 $          2,865,523 $         3,231,426


 Allocated Positions (FTE)                                     45.50                48.00               53.00                53.00

 Financial Indicators
     Salary and Benefits as Percentage of
                                                             74.13%              69.79%               70.29%              71.48%
       Total Expenditures
     Percent Change in Total Expenditures                          n/a           15.35%               11.71%               5.64%
     Percent Change in Total Revenues                              n/a            9.69%               -1.77%              -0.56%
     Percent Change in Net County Costs                            n/a           25.38%               32.59%              12.77%

1. For comparison purposes, FY 2001-02 Estimated Actuals do not reflect prior year encumbrances, which may understate net County cost.

This table presents information in aggregated format summarizing expenditures, revenues and net County
costs for the five budget centers administered by the Department of Parks, Open Space, and Cultural Services.
Data for the following budget centers is included:

     761 – Parks Division                                                      781 – Convention & Visitors Bureau
     762 – Landscape Maintenance                                               782 – Civic Center Concessions
     780 – Marin Center




County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                                                                                       C-13
761 – Parks Division
Community Services                                                                          Frances Brigmann, Director



                                                     FY 1999-2000            FY 2000-01        FY 2001-02           FY 2002-03
                 General Fund                           Actual                 Actual          Est. Actual 1       Recommend
 Expenditures
     Salaries and Benefits                           $    1,585,412 $          1,645,403 $         1,810,917 $         2,018,963
     Services and Supplies                                  445,611              407,741             443,995             449,125
     Other Charges and Reserves                                   -                    -                   -                   -
     Projects and Fixed Assets                               34,219              130,008              39,194              13,695
     Interdepartmental Charges                               42,878               67,622              15,532              21,928
     Total Expenditures                              $    2,108,120 $          2,250,774 $         2,309,638 $         2,503,711

 Revenues
     Local Taxes                                     $            - $                  - $                 - $                 -
     Other Local Revenue                                  1,261,446            1,368,042           1,330,717           1,269,508
     Federal Assistance                                           -                    -                   -                   -
     State Assistance                                         2,453               11,790               9,424                   -
     Total Revenues                                  $    1,263,899 $          1,379,832 $         1,340,141 $         1,269,508

 Net County Costs                                    $      844,221 $            870,942 $           969,497 $         1,234,203


 Allocated Positions (FTE)                                     21.50                21.50               22.50                22.50

 Financial Indicators
     Salary and Benefits as Percentage of
                                                             75.21%              73.10%               78.41%              80.64%
       Total Expenditures
     Percent Change in Total Expenditures                          n/a             6.77%               2.62%               8.40%
     Percent Change in Total Revenues                              n/a             9.17%              -2.88%              -5.27%
     Percent Change in Net County Costs                            n/a             3.17%              11.32%              27.30%

1. For comparison purposes, FY 2001-02 Estimated Actuals do not reflect prior year encumbrances, which may understate net County cost.



Program Description                                                      Major Program Responsibilities

To provide a regional and community parks                                The parks budget provides for the following:
system that provides quality park and recreational
facilities and programs, both passive and active,                        •     Operations and maintenance of County
that can be enjoyed by all.                                                    regional parks, smaller community parks in
                                                                               unincorporated areas, including beaches,
                                                                               bikeways, fishing piers, a swimming pool,
                                                                               boat launch facilities, group picnic facilities, a
                                                                               marine reserve, playgrounds, soccer and
                                                                               softball fields, and other facilities.



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                                                                       761 – Parks Division
                                                                          Community Services


                                           FY 1999-2000   FY 2000-01     FY 2001-02       FY 2002-03
          Workload Indicators                 Actual        Actual       Estimated        Estimated

 Acres Maintained                                825         825            825              825
 Park Admission Fees                          $262,452.    $270,518       $258,882         $258,882
 Number of Facility Reservations                 689         729            750              750
 Number of Accident Claims                        2           2              -                1



•   Planning and Development section handles                Applied for a grant to “Boating and Water
    planning and repair of existing and new                 Ways” for major improvements at the Black
    facilities; they also coordinate with funding           Point Boat Ramp.
    and regulatory agencies, including processing
    grant applications.                                     The trail along the bluffs at Agate Beach was
                                                            re-routed to a less erosive and safer route.
•   The administration section handles
    administrative functions related to County              Staff worked with the Auditor’s Office to
    parks including budgeting, record keeping,              streamline automated fee collection systems in
    public inquiries, park reservations, public             the parks.
    relations and event management.
                                                            Multi-lingual signage was installed at Paradise
                                                            Beach Park and McNear’s Beach Park fishing
Major Accomplishments in                                    piers for health & safety purposes.
FY 2001-2002
                                                            Electrical use was reduced by 20% in some
    Replaced the playground at Stafford Lake                park areas.
    Park using grant money. The new playground
    is made of recycled plastic materials and is            Park patron surveys were distributed.
    ADA accessible.                                         Comments and input were used to improve
                                                            service to our visitors.
    Obtained several small grants for projects
    within the park system, including:                      The McInnis Park Master Plan was completed
        Replacement of stairs and trail repair at           after many months of community input.
        Paradise Beach Park;
                                                            Bolinas Park was renovated with the
        Construction of a trail at Agate Beach;             assistance of community fundraising and
        Reduction of fire fuels at McNear’s Beach           participation in the design. This included the
        Park.                                               construction of new restrooms, paths,
                                                            landscape, fencing, and installing a new
    Funding sources for the Mclnnis Skateboard              drinking fountain.
    Park have been identified, grants have been
    applied for, and partnerships have been                 Encroachments along the Old Corte Madera
    formed to pay for the Park’s engineering and            Railway have been surveyed and a plan to
    construction.                                           remove them has been formulated.




County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                                                           C-15
761 – Parks Division
Community Services

Major Program Goals and Objectives                  •   Improve the accounting practices within our
for FY 2002-2003                                        department, especially in the area of project
                                                        and facility cost accounting.
•   Complete projects begun in 2001-2002.
                                                    •   Improve project planning and tracking
•   Develop a strong community based volunteer          including grant applications, cost accounting,
    program in the Parks. Work with                     permits contract administration and project
    environmental organizations and the Office of       management.
    Education to reach county youth and local
    organizations to support sustainability and     •   Complete improvements to Miller Boat
    create the opportunity for public service           Launch with funding and assistance from
    within the parks.                                   Boating and Waterways.

•   The Parks division is pursuing a number of      •   Begin engineering for the Black Point Boat
    grant-funded projects including: Miller Boat        Ramp Improvements upon approval of the
    Launch Renovation, Blackpoint Boat Launch           Grant application to “Boating and
    Renovation, McInnis Skateboard Park,                Waterways.”
    lnkwells project, and others.
                                                    •   Implement a comprehensive utility resource
•   Inventory recreational use and trends at all        management program to manage water and
    County owned facilities in order to identify        energy use.
    short and long term community facility needs.
                                                    •   Work with community groups to stage special
•   Eliminate encroachments along the Corte             and cultural events held at our facilities
    Madera Railroad Property.                           (including the Persian New Year, the
                                                        Renaissance Faire and the McNear’s
•   Increase community based support for the            Triathlon).
    County Park’s system by outwardly promoting
    their physical, social, cultural and economic   •   Continue an aggressive program of facility
    benefits.                                           maintenance and repair.

•   Use the West Marin Ranger to expand service     •   Manage the occurrence of Sudden Oak Death
    to West Marin facilities; and expand our            Syndrome in our parks.
    habitat and stream/watershed protection.
                                                    •   Identify areas of multi-lingual signage needs.
•   Produce engineering plans and repair the
    Paradise Beach Park seawall.                    •   Begin to address dog use policies and
                                                        enforcement at Mclnnis and other park
•   Implement improvements to the historical            facilities.
    McNear’s Beach barn.
                                                    •   Improve the Department’s web site by adding
•   Complete the Stafford Lake Park Master Plan.        additional features such as online reservations
                                                        and viewing of park facilities.
•   Begin updating and completing the McNear’s
    Beach Park Master plan.                         •   Create a monitoring system for long term
                                                        tracking of coastal easements.




C-16                                                County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget
                                                       761 – Parks Division
                                                         Community Services

Pending Issues and Policy
Considerations for FY 2002-2003

•   The Department is continuing to address
    deferred maintenance and renovation projects
    of its facilities, funded both by the County and
    by State sources.

•   The approval of State Proposition 40 on the
    March 2002 ballot means additional funds for
    the County for deferred maintenance projects
    and for new facility development. Additional
    State and federal grant monies are also
    available for specific projects.

•   The Department will be handling Sudden Oak
    Death monies for the Bay Area counties, in
    conjunction with the Auditor’s office.




County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                            C-17
762 – Landscape Maintenance
Community Services                                                                       Frances Brigmann, Director



                                                     FY 1999-2000            FY 2000-01        FY 2001-02           FY 2002-03
                 General Fund                           Actual                 Actual          Est. Actual 1       Recommend
 Expenditures
     Salaries and Benefits                           $      516,509 $            557,124 $           682,228 $           747,522
     Services and Supplies                                  236,503              267,426             292,390             293,790
     Other Charges and Reserves                                   -                    -                   -                   -
     Projects and Fixed Assets                               17,114                8,077              10,340                 807
     Interdepartmental Charges                             (218,139)             (30,472)             (8,256)             (4,070)
     Total Expenditures                              $      551,987 $            802,155 $           976,702 $         1,038,049

 Revenues
     Local Taxes                                     $            - $                  - $                 - $                 -
     Other Local Revenue                                    344,146              410,530             352,173             371,673
     Federal Assistance                                           -                    -                   -                   -
     State Assistance                                             -                    -                   -                   -
     Total Revenues                                  $      344,146 $            410,530 $           352,173 $           371,673

 Net County Costs                                    $      207,841 $            391,625 $           624,529 $           666,376


 Allocated Positions (FTE)                                       9.00                9.00               10.00                10.00

 Financial Indicators
     Salary and Benefits as Percentage of
                                                             93.57%              69.45%               69.85%              72.01%
       Total Expenditures
     Percent Change in Total Expenditures                          n/a           45.32%               21.76%                6.28%
     Percent Change in Total Revenues                              n/a           19.29%              -14.22%                5.54%
     Percent Change in Net County Costs                            n/a           88.43%               59.47%                6.70%

1. For comparison purposes, FY 2001-02 Estimated Actuals do not reflect prior year encumbrances, which may understate net County cost.



Program Description                                                      Major Program Responsibilities

To provide landscape and park management for a                           The landscape budget provides for the following:
variety of areas in order to maintain and enhance
the aesthetic, recreational, and cultural                                •     County buildings and grounds is responsible
opportunities for the communities.                                             for Marin County Civic Center, Marin Center,
                                                                               Lucas Valley yard and grounds, Health
                                                                               Department, 10-20 N. San Pedro Road,
                                                                               County Fair, Fairfax Library, Juvenile Hall,
                                                                               Rotary Valley housing project, Lucas Valley
                                                                               fields, and Novato Library.



C-18                                                                     County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget
                                                        762 – Landscape Maintenance
                                                                            Community Services


                                           FY 1999-2000   FY 2000-01       FY 2001-02      FY 2002-03
          Workload Indicators                 Actual        Actual         Estimated       Estimated

 Number of Properties Maintained                 35             36             36              37
 Number of Acres Maintained                     136            137            137             142
 Hours Required to Maintain:                   11,751         11,751         13,701          13,701
   General Fund Facilities
   Other Facilities
 Number of Accident Claims                        3            3                1               1
 Number of Properties Maintained                  35           36              36              37



•   Flood control districts’ properties within Flood          The Landscape Division has spread nearly 100
    Control Districts 3, 7, and 9.                            yards of mulch material to reduce the need to
                                                              use herbicides in the parks and around public
•   Landscape and park properties within                      areas. This is part of the effort to meet our
    Community Service Agency (CSA) # 9, 17,                   goals to reduce overall use of pesticides by
    and 18.                                                   75% as prescribed in the County Integrated
                                                              Pest Management (IPM) Ordinance.
•   Landscape and Lighting District
    landscape/park properties including                       Completed the I.P.M. plan for both the County
    Strawberry Point, Stinson Beach, and Rush                 owned properties and the eight-acre pond at
    Creek.                                                    Lagoon Park by working with two contractors.

                                                              Improved the landscaping and irrigation on the
Major Accomplishments in
                                                              median islands along Mt. Lassen Drive. The
FY 2001-2002                                                  existing landscape had no regular water and
    Overlay of asphalt path at Lagoon Park on the             the trees often defoliated by August due to
    west side of the pond. This work was                      water stress.
    contracted out and over seen by the Landscape
    Division. Additional paving projects included
                                                          Major Program Goals and Objectives
    the path in front of the Veteran’s Memorial
    Auditorium parking lot, the Civic Center              for FY 2002-2003
    Landscape Corporation Yard, and an area to
    store mulch material near “Dedication Hill.”          •   Develop the renovation master plan for the
                                                              Civic Center. Produce working drawings and
    Dredging at the Civic Center Lagoon was                   work under the guidelines of the
    contracted out and completed under budget.                superintendent to set priorities.
    The main intake line for the Cascade fountains
    was also replaced.                                    •   Meet the goal set by the IPM ordinance to
                                                              reduce the use of pesticides at County
    The Landscape Division oversaw the re-                    properties by 75%, from the 1997 usage. This
    roofing of the Lucas Valley Field Office, and             includes additional mulching in ground cover
    the addition of 300 feet of fencing to allow for          areas to prevent weed growth.
    the new storage building to be built.
    Landscape also worked with the contractor to
    install the new patio at the field office.


County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                                                            C-19
762 – Landscape Maintenance
Community Services

•   Complete the renovation of Candy’s Park to         •   Review and improve current customer service
    meet the needs of CSA 18. The work is                  training received by landscape staff.
    currently in progress with an expected
    completion date of April 2003.                     •   Begin renovation of Civic Center/Marin
                                                           Center landscape.
•   Begin the design and renovation process of
    Castro Field Park in CSA 18. Currently the
    field is a vacant lot and the community is         Pending Issues and Policy
    meeting to decide what type of improvements        Considerations for FY 2002-2003
    they would like to see in this park.
                                                       •   Review operations and responsibilities of
•   Install new toilet facilities at Lagoon Park to        Landscape Division
    replace the existing portable toilet. This
    project is underway with the new sewer line        •   Provide additional customer service and public
    currently under construction. The contract has         relations training to Landscape Division staff.
    been let for the installation.

•   Extend the sidewalk on the northeast portion
    of the Civic Center to improve accessibility to
    the public building. It is currently a dirt path
    and gets quite a bit of traffic. The plan is to
    pave this walkway with asphalt and to repave
    the ramp pathway from the ‘pit parking lot’ to
    the ‘terrace parking lot’ at the same time.

•   Replace the landscape around the new
    bathroom facilities at the Veteran’s Memorial
    Auditorium (VMA). Mature landscape was
    removed during construction. When the
    roofing project for the VMA proceeds,
    scaffolding will be placed in this area, so re-
    landscaping will occur after completion of the
    roof work.

•   Improve the landscape and upgrade the
    irrigation in the median islands along Peter
    Behr Drive at the Civic Center.

•   The Landscape Division is beginning Phase I
    of landscape improvements at the Marin
    County Civic Center. Building on work
    started as part of the San Pedro Road/Civic
    Center turn lane realignment, the entrance to
    the administration wing of the Civic Center
    will be re-landscaped, providing an appealing
    entry to the building. Improvements will be
    made in accordance with the approved new
    landscape master plan for the Civic Center.


C-20                                                   County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget
                                                                                               780 – Marin Center
Frances Brigmann, Director                                                                      Community Services


                                                     FY 1999-2000          FY 2000-01          FY 2001-02           FY 2002-03
                 General Fund                           Actual               Actual            Est. Actual 1       Recommend
 Expenditures
     Salaries and Benefits                           $    1,344,957 $         1,464,633 $          1,584,725 $         1,625,617
     Services and Supplies                                  391,306             473,105              525,393             482,403
     Other Charges and Reserves                                   -                   -                    -                   -
     Projects and Fixed Assets                               41,347              12,832               29,455              24,455
     Interdepartmental Charges                              194,469             178,219              228,234             344,179
     Total Expenditures                              $    1,972,079 $         2,128,789 $          2,367,807 $         2,476,654

 Revenues
     Local Taxes                                     $            - $                 - $                  - $                 -
     Other Local Revenue                                  1,409,926           1,429,099            1,480,000           1,495,000
     Federal Assistance                                           -                   -                    -                   -
     State Assistance                                         8,500                   -                    -                   -
     Total Revenues                                  $    1,418,426 $         1,429,099 $          1,480,000 $         1,495,000

 Net County Costs                                    $      553,653 $            699,690 $           887,807 $           981,654


 Allocated Positions (FTE)                                     13.00                13.50               16.50                16.50

 Financial Indicators
     Salary and Benefits as Percentage of
                                                             68.20%              68.80%               66.93%              65.64%
       Total Expenditures
     Percent Change in Total Expenditures                          n/a            7.95%               11.23%               4.60%
     Percent Change in Total Revenues                              n/a            0.75%                3.56%               1.01%
     Percent Change in Net County Costs                            n/a           26.38%               26.89%              10.57%

1. For comparison purposes, FY 2001-02 Estimated Actuals do not reflect prior year encumbrances, which may understate net County cost.



Program Description                                                      Major Program Responsibilities

Promote and enhance the cultural, educational,                           The Marin Center budget provides for managing
social, economic, recreational, and entertainment                        and operating the Marin Center complex,
life of Marin County by serving as the County’s                          including the Marin Veterans’ Auditorium, Exhibit
major performing arts, convention, and event                             Hall, Showcase Theatre, meeting rooms, and
center.                                                                  Fairgrounds. A year-round calendar of events is
                                                                         scheduled which serves varied community
                                                                         interests in a cost-effective manner; the facilities
                                                                         and fairgrounds are maintained in the best possible
                                                                         condition.



County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                                                                                      C-21
780 – Marin Center
Community Services


                                           FY 1999-2000    FY 2000-01      FY 2001-02       FY 2002-03
         Workload Indicators                  Actual         Actual        Estimated        Estimated

Event Days                                     1,056         1,102            1,100           1,100
Patrons                                       470,000       492,000          500,000         500,000
Mailing List–Marin Center Magazine             57,622        65,071           69,765          72,000
Revenues                                     $1,418,425    $1,429,000       $1,410,000      $1,400,000



Major Accomplishments in                                      Completed projects, including replacing
FY 2001-2002                                                  hardware and painting doors in the Marin
                                                              Veterans Memorial Auditorium, and soffet
   Continued to develop programs and market                   replacement and door repair in the Exhibit
   facilities to maintain and increase events and             Hall.
   revenues.
                                                              Continued to work with the Office of
   Worked closely with the Board of Friends of                Emergency Services to finalize an effective
   Marin Center, Inc. (FOMC) with board                       Marin Center Emergency Evacuation Plan.
   development and funding, and support of
   FOMC through a benefit gala with the Girls                 Improved the marketing tools of the Marin
   Choir of Harlem in May 2002. Assisted                      Center: the readerboard, box office services,
   FOMC with the purchase of new furniture for                magazine, and web site.
   the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium.
                                                              Completed the upgrade of the Toyon Room in
   Updated the prioritized master list of deferred            the Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium
   maintenance projects for all Marin Center                  through a $20,000 grant from the State of
   facilities.                                                California Division of Fairs and Expositions.

   Implemented a technological upgrade of the                 Continued to lead and support a series of
   Marin Center Box Office featuring the first                meetings to develop strategies, and worked
   year of online ticket sales; the purchase of a             with consultants and Marin Center
   new server, and more modern, custom                        Renaissance Council to create a new Marin
   ticketing software.                                        Center Vision Report through interviews,
                                                              focus groups, and public workshops. Phase II
   Assisted County of Marin Public Works staff                of the vision process was completed in FY
   with coordination of construction of new                   2001-2002.
   women’s restrooms in the Marin Veterans’
   Memorial Auditorium.                                       Completed improvements in the Showcase
                                                              Theatre facilities to further comply with the
   Created and coordinated new customer service               Americans with Disabilities Act.
   and diversity training for Marin Center paid
   and volunteer ushering staff.

   Twelve successful Marin Center Presents arts
   and cultural programs in the Marin Veterans’
   Memorial Auditorium.




C-22                                                      County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget
                                                                        780 – Marin Center
                                                                         Community Services

Major Program Goals and Objectives                     •   Continue to closely monitor the list of deferred
for FY 2002-2003                                           maintenance projects at all facilities and
                                                           address safety projects, as funding permits.
•   Continue to develop programs and market
    facilities to maintain and increase events and     •   Work to maintain and increase rental usage to
    revenues to meet the projected FY 2002-2003            continue track record of revenue growth and
    budget.                                                strong customer service.

•   Continue to work with the Board of Friends of      •   Increase the number of Marin Center Presents
    Marin Center, Inc. (FOMC) to develop                   performances.
    membership benefits, organization and
    funding, and support FOMC through a benefit
    gala in Spring 2003.

•   Update the master list of deferred maintenance
    projects for all Marin Center facilities.

•   Continue to improve the Marin Center Box
    Office services and further implement online
    ticket services in FY 2002-2003.

•   Continue to improve the marketing tools of the
    Marin Center, especially the marincenter.org
    web site — to further develop audience
    outreach and rental services.

•   Upgrade additional equipment through a grant
    from the State of California Division of Fairs
    and Expositions Millennium Flex Program.

•   Continue to coordinate with County of Marin
    Public Works staff on upcoming major
    projects, including: sealing and painting of the
    Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium; repair
    of Exhibit Hall exterior parapets; repair of
    lighting in Marin Veterans’ Memorial
    Auditorium parking lot.

•   Continue to lead efforts and develop strategies
    to move the Marin Center Renaissance
    Council forward into Phase III of the vision
    process. Continue to develop and implement
    the Marin Center Vision Report and initiate
    grant requests and private sector partnerships,
    as needed.




County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                                                         C-23
781 – Convention & Visitors Bureau
Community Services                                                                          Frances Brigmann, Director



                                                     FY 1999-2000          FY 2000-01          FY 2001-02           FY 2002-03
                 General Fund                           Actual               Actual            Est. Actual 1       Recommend
 Expenditures
     Salaries and Benefits                           $       95,227 $             71,983 $           123,339 $           124,291
     Services and Supplies                                   42,644               60,836              43,936              42,436
     Other Charges and Reserves                                   -                    -                   -                   -
     Projects and Fixed Assets                                5,691                4,550               5,733               5,733
     Interdepartmental Charges                                2,537                2,591              24,631              34,524
     Total Expenditures                              $      146,099 $            139,960 $           197,639 $           206,984

 Revenues
     Local Taxes                                     $             - $                 - $                  - $                 -
     Other Local Revenue                                      28,088              30,507               24,631              30,500
     Federal Assistance                                            -                   -                    -                   -
     State Assistance                                              -                   -                    -                   -
     Total Revenues                                  $        28,088 $            30,507 $             24,631 $            30,500

 Net County Costs                                    $      118,011 $            109,453 $           173,008 $           176,484


 Allocated Positions (FTE)                                       2.00                2.00                 2.00                2.00

 Financial Indicators
     Salary and Benefits as Percentage of
                                                             65.18%              51.43%               62.41%              60.05%
       Total Expenditures
     Percent Change in Total Expenditures                          n/a            -4.20%              41.21%               4.73%
     Percent Change in Total Revenues                              n/a             8.61%             -19.26%              23.83%
     Percent Change in Net County Costs                            n/a            -7.25%              58.07%               2.01%

1. For comparison purposes, FY 2001-02 Estimated Actuals do not reflect prior year encumbrances, which may understate net County cost.

Pending Issues and Policy
Considerations for FY 2002-2003

The Convention and Visitors Bureau is currently
in a state of transition pending consideration of a
reorganization plan by the Board.




C-24                                                                     County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget
                                                             782 – Civic Center Visitor Services
Frances Brigmann, Director                                                                      Community Services



                                                     FY 1999-2000            FY 2000-01        FY 2001-02           FY 2002-03
                 General Fund                           Actual                 Actual          Est. Actual 1       Recommend
 Expenditures
     Salaries and Benefits                           $               - $         107,334 $           126,143 $           132,959
     Services and Supplies                                           -            78,671             170,124             133,960
     Other Charges and Reserves                                      -                 -                   -                   -
     Projects and Fixed Assets                                       -             3,994               2,950               4,160
     Interdepartmental Charges                                       -                 -               5,860               7,780
     Total Expenditures                              $               - $         189,999 $           305,077 $           278,859

 Revenues
     Local Taxes                                     $               - $               - $                  - $                -
     Other Local Revenue                                             -           100,510               94,395            106,150
     Federal Assistance                                              -                 -                    -                  -
     State Assistance                                                -                 -                    -                  -
     Total Revenues                                  $               - $         100,510 $             94,395 $          106,150

 Net County Costs                                    $               - $          89,489 $           210,682 $           172,709


 Allocated Positions (FTE)                                           -               2.00                 2.00                2.00

 Financial Indicators
     Salary and Benefits as Percentage of
                                                                   n/a           56.49%               41.35%              47.68%
       Total Expenditures
     Percent Change in Total Expenditures                          n/a                 n/a           60.57%               -8.59%
     Percent Change in Total Revenues                              n/a                 n/a           -6.08%               12.45%
     Percent Change in Net County Costs                            n/a                 n/a          135.43%              -18.02%

1. For comparison purposes, FY 2001-02 Estimated Actuals do not reflect prior year encumbrances, which may understate net County cost.



Program Description                                                      •     Training, retaining, and scheduling volunteers
                                                                               to staff the Marin County Gift Shop and the
To provide information and services to visitors                                Docent Tour program for the Civic Center.
and employees with an emphasis on education of
the historical and architectural significance of the                     •     Purchasing merchandise and publicizing
Marin County Civic Center as a Frank Lloyd                                     quality gift items in the Gift Shop.
Wright designed National and State Historic
Landmark.

Major Program Responsibilities

The Visitor Services budget provides for:


County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                                                                                      C-25
782 – Civic Center Visitor Services
Community Services


                                             FY 1999-2000    FY 2000-01       FY 2001-02       FY 2002-03
            Workload Indicators                 Actual         Actual         Estimated        Estimated

    Gift Shop Revenue                            79,000        91,478            89,000           98,000
    Number of Tours                                40            75                90               90
    Number of Rentals                              62            82                 0               40



•     Schedule comprehensive docent tours for local
      school children and senior groups, tour groups            Tours for schools continue to be strong.
      from other counties, out-of-State, and foreign            Feedback from teachers and parents is that the
      visitors, by tailoring a tour that meets each of          experience of visiting the Civic Center and the
      their individual needs.                                   knowledge gained about the history and
                                                                architecture is invaluable. Their yearly visits
•     Act as liaison to the Frank Lloyd Wright                  are a highlight of their school year. Often, it is
      Foundation and the Civic Center Conservancy.              possible to incorporate a talk by a member of
                                                                the Board of Supervisors to the school groups.
•     Respond to public inquiries regarding the                 Between July and December, 8 classes toured
      architecture and history of the Civic Center              the building including Marin third graders,
      from students, architects, and writers who                College of Marin students, and Academy of
      contact the County.                                       Art Students.

•     Provide photos and information to publishers              During the first 6 months of the current fiscal
      and media regarding the building.                         year, the tours were hosted for 1,288
                                                                participants in Elder Hostel programs, a tour
•     Develop products based on the Civic Center                of 18 architects from Finland, and 6 architects
      design and aesthetics.                                    from Barcelona.

                                                                The regularly scheduled Wednesday tours
•     Ensure a safe and pleasant experience of the
                                                                have attracted local visitors from the Bay
      building for our visitors.
                                                                Area, as well as, dozens of other California
                                                                cities. Visitors from other states included
Major Accomplishments in                                        Tennessee, Arizona, Illinois, Virginia,
FY 2001-2002                                                    Nevada, Maine, Texas, Missouri,
                                                                Pennsylvania, Colorado, Minnesota, New
      With a recommendation by a committee
                                                                Jersey, New York, Oregon, Arkansas, North
      comprised of individuals representing various
                                                                Carolina, Kentucky, and New Mexico. Others
      County of Marin departments, a new
                                                                have come from as far away as Australia, New
      concessionaire was chosen. Ray’s Catering
                                                                Zealand, Thailand, The Netherlands, Slovakia,
      became the civic center’s new food provider
                                                                The Czech Republic, and Canada to take a
      as of 01/01/02.
                                                                tour of the County’s famous building. Overall
      Completed Gift Shop remodel.                              numbers are up 25% over two years ago for
                                                                this Wednesday “drop-in” tour.
      Approximately 1,500 individuals came to the
      Civic Center and had a docent-led tour during
      the first 6 months of the current fiscal year.



C-26                                                        County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget
                                                       782 – Civic Center Concessions
                                                                           Community Services

    A tour of the building was an integral part of       •   Docent training is continuing.
    the orientation program for 152 new County
    employees during the first half of this fiscal       •   Flyers will be distributed to hotel concierges
    year.                                                    on a continual basis.
    Expansion of the Gift Shop has just been             •   Efforts will be made to market tours to locals
    completed. This will serve busloads of                   while the airline industry recuperates by
    visitors who tour the Civic Center as well as            contacting other local attractions such as
    having an improved showcase for Gift Shop                Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Bay Model
    merchandise.                                             to determine if collective efforts would be
                                                             advantageous.
    An e-commerce site is now online through the
    county’s new web site.
                                                         •   The Civic Center Visitor Services function of
                                                             the Department will be moved under the
    The Civic Center employees, with the help of
    discount coupons in paychecks, contributed               Marin Center/Fair division in July 2002,
    forty-two percent of sales in December, a                although their physical base of operation will
    substantial increase over previous years.                continue to be in the Civic Center.

    After years of negotiation, the County has           •   The major emphasis for the Gift Shop during
    successfully negotiated an Associates                    the next fiscal year will be to focus on
    Agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright                    development of product based on design
    Foundation. As a result, approved licensed               elements of the building.
    manufacturers will be developing products
    based on the Civic Center. The beautiful             •   Discussions have been opened this year with
    Bulova clock based on the decorative                     the organization who erects a Frank Lloyd
    grillwork of the upper balconies is the first            Wright designed booth at the International
    example of the quality products that can be              Gift Shows to the trade in San Francisco,
    expected to be available in the future. Sales of         Atlanta, and New York to feature top Frank
    products based on the Civic Center will                  Lloyd Wright inspired products. The goal is
    generate royalty revenue and an increased                to get the new Bulova clock in the booth to
    awareness and appreciation of this landmark.             offer as a wholesale product.

    Separate web pages have been updated and             •   Enhance design of the e-commerce web site
    posted on the new County web site. Links                 needs to be reworked.
    have been established where possible.


Major Program Goals and Objectives
for FY 2002-2003

•   Continue to provide café catering for lunch
    events for employees and general public at the
    Civic Center.

•   Increase revenue to the County by increasing
    caterer events at Civic Center, after spire
    refurbishment is completed.



County of Marin FY 2002-2003 Proposed Budget                                                           C-27

				
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