Municipal Clerks Week – Monday

Happy Monday everyone! Did you know that Ancient Greece had a city secretary who read official documents publicly? At the opening of a meeting, one of their duties was to read a curse upon anyone who should seek to deceive the people. Interestingly enough, City Clerks are reverting back to the times in Ancient Greece … Continued

Municipal Clerks Week 2020

Hey everyone, it’s that time of year again. May 3-9, 2020 is Municipal Clerks Week and we are going to celebrate its 51st anniversary! A lot happened in 1969:  Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon Woodstock attracted more than 350,000 rock-n-roll fans Sugar, Sugar by The Archies was … Continued

Virtual City Council Meetings

Our next City Council meeting will be held virtually and we have been testing, testing, and testing some more! Here’s what you need to know: 🎥 YouTube Live: To have your comments read aloud, write PUBLIC COMMENT before your message in the live chat section on YouTube. Also, if you want your name included make sure … Continued

Boards and Commissions February 2020 Appointments

In February, the City Council appointed five members to the Cannabis Industry Tax Oversight Committee: Abi Rivas, Drew Erik Revai, Stephen Roth, Drew Bulfer and Jen Dye; and two new members to the Pickleweed Advisory Committee: Janet Tanchez and Jairo Ceballos. Here is a little information about our newly appointed members: Abi Rivas is a resident … Continued

Dominican Sisters, Citizen of the Year 2020

The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael have had an unparalleled impact on the community in the areas of education, social justice and health care. For more than 100 years, the Sisters have provided uncompromising leadership in the community through their extensive education mission at Dominican University, The Garden School, San Domenico School, and the Osher … Continued

Boards and Commissions December 2019 Appointments

In December, the City Council appointed five members to the ADA Access Advisory Committee: Ashley Tomerlin, Ewen McKechnie, John Erdmann, Timothy Lord and Francine Falk-Allen. Here is a little information about our newly appointed members: Ashley Tomerlin is a Certified Access Specialist and landscape architect specializing in inclusive outdoor recreation environments and Title II accessibility. Professionally, … Continued

Boards and Commissions November 2019 Appointments

In November, the City Council appointed four members to the Park and Recreation Commission: Mark Machado, Cicily Emerson, Ariel Gutierrez and Jeren Seibel, and four members to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee: Barry Bergman, Philip Mooney, Marc Solomon, Jim Geraghty and Anne Coyne. Here is a little information about our newly appointed members: Mark Machado has lived … Continued

Fire Commission October 2019 Appointment

The City Council met in a special meeting in October to interview applicants and make an appointment to the Fire Commission. We received seven great applications, and the City Council selected Elias Hill to serve on the San Rafael Fire Commission. Here is a little information about our newly appointed member: Eli Hill attended his … Continued

Pickleweed Advisory Committee Vacancies

Interested in serving on a board or commission? Apply today to serve on the Pickleweed Advisory Committee! The Pickleweed Advisory Committee provides valuable input in representing and advocating for the Canal area resident’s needs and wishes for programs and services; and is a primary public networking resource between the Canal residents, representatives from governmental and … Continued

Boards and Commissions July 2019 Appointments

The City Council met in June at a special meeting to interview applicants and make appointments to the Planning Commission and the Design Review Board (DRB). We received incredible applicants: seven for the Design Review Board and six for the Planning Commission. The City Council selected Stewart Summers and Samina Saude to serve on the Design … Continued

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