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Snapshot — Redistricting, ADUs, Homelessness Update, & More

Snapshot – de parte del Gerente de la Ciudad de San Rafael Spotlight Photo Walking procession for Día de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, November 6 in the Canal neighborhood.  PHOTO CREDIT: Doug Kaye,  Last Quiz Question Congrats to Kevin Smead for being the first to correctly respond to our mystery photo in the last Snapshot Quiz! The picture was of the Turtleback Hill Trail … Continued

SSA Update: Personal Stories + Donation Opportunities

The City of San Rafael continues to successfully operate the temporary Service Support Area (SSA) for those experiencing homelessness. The rain has certainly had an effect on the SSA, but the City and local partners have been quick to help keep the area dry. City staff are assisting by building platforms to keep tents elevated and out of puddles with lumber donated by Golden State Lumber, re-routing … Continued

City of San Rafael Stands United Against Hate

The City of San Rafael City Council has unanimously approved a resolution declaring the week of November 14 – 21 as United Against Hate week. United Against Hate is a statewide campaign undertaken by local municipalities to raise awareness of and declare unequivocal opposition to hateful and discriminatory actions and rhetoric in our communities. The … Continued

Snapshot — United Against Hate, Housing, Potential Roundabouts, & More

Snapshot in Espanol Spotlight Photo The Downtown San Rafael Day of the Dead Car Procession was held last Saturday, October 23rd. Join continued Day of the Dead festivities Saturday, November 6th at our Albert J. Boro Community Center—see our events section for more details! PHOTO CREDIT: Jim Schutz, San Rafael City Manager  Last Quiz Question Congrats to Edward Chin for being … Continued

2020 Sewer Pipe Repair & Replacement Project – Phase 1 (Complete)

This project was completed on October 1, 2020 by D&D Pipelines, Inc.  D&D completed the Ross Street and D Street work but was not able to complete the 2nd Street work due complications in the pipeline that would have expanded the originally intended scope of this project.  This work well be added to another future … Continued

Woodland Ave Sewer Improvement Project Progress

Work on this project has progressed well, as the sewer main pipe and lower lateral sections have been installed at all locations to include Lindaro Street, Woodland Avenue, Octavia Street, B Street and Woodland Place.  Remaining work includes installation of the upper laterals for Woodland Place.  These laterals are brand new as the District has moved … Continued

Homelessness and Housing: Service Support Area Update

The City of San Rafael continues to operate the Service Support Areas (SSA) for those experiencing homelessness and continues to see positive results. As part of the collaboration with Caltrans, the County of Marin, CHP, and multiple service organizations, this designated space located between Fifth and Mission in downtown San Rafael provides: Full time security Restrooms Handwashing stations Garbage pick-up Regular … Continued

Snapshot — Transit Center, 101 NB Off-Ramp, New Water Limits, & More

Snapshot in Espanol Spotlight Photo Staff members from Fire and Public Works have completed walking all the streets in the Lincoln Hill neighborhood to identify designated parking boxes to help make San Rafael more fire safe. Pictured are Vegetation Management Specialists Mary Skramstad and Jesiah Goree, along with DPW Traffic Engineer Lauren Davini and DPW Intern Justin Lin.  PHOTO CREDIT: Quinn Gardner, Emergency Operations … Continued

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