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Direct Connect Pilot

The San Rafael Fire Department is constantly innovating to find better ways to deliver important services that our community relies on. Our Fire Department recently began a 90-day pilot program aimed to better serve frequent 9-1-1 callers, helping to connect people to needed services. This program targets callers who request emergency services more than four … Continued

Updates to Marin Transit Fares & Programs

2020 is bringing new changes to Marin Transit programs and fares! In February 2020, Marin Transit’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a staff proposal on changes to Marin Transit fare policies, Marin Access program eligibility, and the Low-Income Fare Assistance program. The adopted plan includes changes to local bus pass programs, Catch-A-Ride, Dial-A-Ride, … Continued

Congratulations to the B Team!

If you know about the new Albert Park playground, then you have probably heard of the B Team. A group of community members, known as the B Team, came together a few years back to co-create solutions to challenges in their neighborhood, including, spearheading the design and construction of Albert Park. They hosted fundraising events, developed relationships … Continued

Potential Changes to Land Use

On Tuesday evening, the City Council will hold a public hearing to review proposed changes to the General Plan 2040 Land Use Map. The Land Use Map is used to determine how parts of the City are used (such as residential, commercial, industrial, etc.). These land uses are then used to determine property zoning. The City Council will invite public … Continued

Francisco Boulevard East Sidewalk Improvements

Also on Tuesday night, the City Council will hear an informational report about the final phase of a multi-project, long-term vision to fill a significant bicycle and pedestrian safety gap between the Canal neighborhood and Downtown. This project spans ¾ mile along the roadway and will provide a seamless pedestrian and bicycle connection, increasing safety … Continued

Reduce and Reuse

Historically, the United States has relied heavily on China to manage our recycling needs. Amidst recent changes we are facing new recycling challenges. Did you know recycling still uses energy and causes pollution? And although it is still good to do, it’s the last thing to consider when it comes to the “stuff” we use. … Continued

Marin County Storefront Advertising Survey

Advertising impacts our health! The Community Health and Prevention Program with Marin Health & Human Services is conducting a survey about the retail environment and wants to know your opinion about advertising in stores. The survey takes about five minutes. TAKE THE SURVEY  

Sidewalk Repair Update

Thanks to a partnership with property owners and the City, over 20,000 square feet of new sidewalk was installed last year; that’s a mile of new sidewalk! In two weeks, we will finish up projects in both the Gerstle Park and Bret Harte neighborhoods and gear up to start projects in East San Rafael, with work starting … Continued

Census 2020

On Monday evening, the City Council will hear a special presentation about the countywide efforts underway to ensure maximum participation in this year’s census. The City has been working closely with the County, Canal Alliance, and others on outreach and education efforts related to our “Hard-to-Count” communities across Marin. Over the next few months, these efforts will … Continued

New Housing Development Proposal for Merrydale Road

Also on Monday, the City Council will consider a proposal involving a new 45-unit townhome development at 350 Merrydale Road / 3833 Redwood Hwy. The project proposes a creative redevelopment of an underutilized infill site with much-needed housing, on a site that is located near major employment and services and with a variety of transportation … Continued

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