Also on Monday night, the City Council will be considering an agreement with the Town of Ross relating to the annexation of a property that lies at the border of San Rafael and Ross. The property owner of 400 Upper Toyon Drive, San Rafael, submitted an application to the Marin Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) to detach from the City of San Rafael and annex into the Town of Ross. The Marin LAFCO is the countywide regulatory agency that is responsible for coordinating logical and timely changes in local governmental boundaries. In order for the Marin LAFCO to consider the property owner’s request for detachment and annexation into Ross, the City of San Rafael and Ross must enter into a tax sharing agreement regarding the loss in tax revenue from the property itself (such as property tax, library parcel tax, and paramedic tax). At Monday’s meeting, the City Council will specifically consider the creation of a tax sharing agreement with the Town of Ross.
For more information, read the staff report.