Please note the time change of San Rafael Regular City Council Meetings to commence at 6:00 p.m. 


Snapshot -Electric Vehicle Strategy, Special Presentations, Events and More!!!

Snapshot en Español   Spotlight Photo Los Gamos Hike ViewsPhoto Credit: Lidia Que, City Manager’s Office Last Quiz Question Congrats Kevin Smead! You can find the World’s Greatest Bait Shop in the Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael. Congratulations Kevin, and thanks for reading Snapshot! Scroll down to see this edition’s quiz and be the … Continued

Excessive Heat Warning

The Excessive Heat Warning from the National Weather Service (NWS) has been extended to continue until Thursday. Temperatures in the mid to high 90s are likely, with only some reprieve overnight. In addition, daily Flex Alerts continue to be issued by California ISO.  Flex alerts are issued to encourage the conservation of energy in order to reduce the need … Continued

City Administrative Offices Holiday Closure 12/24 – 1/2/22

City administrative offices and facilities will be closed from Friday, December 24, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022. Offices will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022. Public Safety and Emergency Services Police, fire and paramedic services will be fully staffed with 9-1-1 emergency service continuing to dispatch calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a … Continued

33rd Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration

  San Rafael’s 33rd annual Día de los Muertos celebration was held at the Albert J. Boro Community Center on Saturday, November 6. The free community celebration included viewing of 20 altars; art workshops; musical performances by Pan Rafael, ELM, Cascada de Flores and dancing with La Misa Negra; cultural performances by Danza Azteca Mixcoatl … Continued

A Virtual Sustainability Scavenger Hunt

Need more activities during your shelter-in-place life? Do you want to reduce your impact on the planet? Take part in the virtual Sustainability Scavenger Hunt organized with some of our community partners to learn strategies for living more sustainably while connecting with local climate action organizations.  This online contest starts June 15th and ends July … Continued

Sales Tax Survey Results

One of the action items identified in the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan is to “explore and gauge community interest in other revenue generating possibilities.” The City recently worked with a third-party to conduct a survey of local voters to determine community sentiment for a potential ballot measure to increase the local sales tax rate. On Monday evening, the … Continued

Priority Development Areas

At their May 18 meeting, the City Council provided direction to staff to get community feedback and initiate a letter of interest for two “priority development areas” (PDA) in San Rafael. Since then, City staff created a webpage with an online engagement platform to collect comments and held seven virtual community meetings. The meetings provided an opportunity for participants to get a better understanding of PDAs, the current thinking and recommendations, ask … Continued

COVID-19 Economy Recovery Plan

At the last City Council meeting, staff presented a report on preliminary financial impacts that projects revenue losses of almost $12M through July 2021. The City Council also took several actions to curb expenses including voluntary retirement and work hour reduction programs as well as mandatory furloughs. On Monday night’s meeting, the City Council will review a … Continued

Annual Progress Report on Housing

Also on Monday, the City Council will hold a public hearing to review an annual housing report required by the State. The report must include data on housing development applications submitted, approved units, building permits issues, built units, etc. Since January 2020, the City Council has approved four development projects that total 150 units, and … Continued

Infrastructure Improvement Planning

On Monday evening, City Council will receive a two-part report from City staff: the preliminary Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the Measure A – Open Space Work Plan. The CIP is a planning document that summarizes the City’s planned capital and infrastructure improvement projects. Measure A, a tax passed in 2013, is used to preserve … Continued

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