Updates to City Hall Hours on Fridays in July and August 

 

Author: lauren.crandell@cityofsanrafael.org

The Fiscal Year Ahead

Also on Monday, the City Council will receive an informational report on the City’s financial performance and budget changes for fiscal year 2016-2017. This is a follow-up to the first financial review which was held in December 2016. They will also receive a preview of the General Fund budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  

Sustainability Priorities

Curious about San Rafael’s sustainability priorities for 2017? On Monday evening, the City Council will hear an update on the City’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) and review proposed priorities for the upcoming year. The CCAP provides the City with a roadmap to reducing San Rafael’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25% community-wide by 2020. This … Continued

Call for Applications – Get involved in your local government!

The City Council is seeking applications for one vacancy on the Planning Commission and one vacancy on the Design Review Board. The Planning Commission makes decisions on land use applications and advises the City Council on land use and property development issues.  The Design Review Board is an advisory board with responsibility to provide advice … Continued

Lend a Hand on Earth Day

On Saturday, April 22 from 9 am to noon, roll up your sleeves to clean trash and invasive plants. Bring your family and friends! This year we will be at four locations focusing on the San Rafael Canal and Jean and John Starkweather Shoreline Path. After volunteering, enjoy a free family event: Living Oceans Earth … Continued

Terra Linda Pool is open!

Okay, so it has been a little rainy, but it is about to get sunny and beautiful again! The Terra Linda Community Pool is open, providing opportunities for lap swim, recreation swim, family fun days and water exercise. Terra Linda Pool offers weekday and weekend lessons and instructors are also available for private lessons. Drop in … Continued

Drug take-back day – time to clean out the cabinets

On Saturday April 29 the San Rafael Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host a prescription drug disposal event.  This is a great opportunity for you to help prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding your home of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you may … Continued

Even Year Elections

State law (SB 415) requires cities to change local elections to even-year statewide elections – this change is expected to lower costs by consolidating elections and increase voter turnout. As our local elections in San Rafael have been in odd years, this change could impact the term lengths of current elected officials. At their March … Continued

Freitas and Las Gallinas Intersection Improvements

Public Works staff has been working on modifications and improvement projects for the of Manuel T. Freitas Parkway and Las Gallinas Avenue intersection. The Intersection is very narrow, preventing left turning cars traveling east and west from turning at the same time. In addition, queues for these turn lanes back up into the adjacent through … Continued

Business Improvement District

The year 2016 was one of transitions for the Downtown San Rafael Business Improvement District (BID), both in staffing and at the board. At the BID public hearing on November 21, 2016, the City Council appointed a new BID Advisory Board consisting of 5 members of our business community. At Monday’s City Council meeting, the … Continued

Solar Energy at two City Facilities

We now have solar panels on the Al Boro Community Center and the Department of Public Works building. Check out the real-time solar energy production from these two facilities!

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