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Category: Community Development

Temporary Outdoor Dining & Retail Permits

We are partnering with the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Business Improvement District to support our incredible business community as best as possible. Starting next week, the latest Marin County Public Health order will allow outdoor dining and retail based on the following guidelines: Guidelines for retail Guidelines for restaurants To facilitate outdoor dining … Continued

Priority Development Areas in San Rafael

Should the City continue to pursue a PDA-designation and funding for a PDA planning process for Northgate and Southeast San Rafael/Canal? As part of the on-going work for San Rafael’s General Plan 2040, City staff has received requests for deeper planning efforts in the Canal neighborhood and around the Northgate Mall area. Planning efforts such as these require grant … Continued

Construction Safety Protocols During COVID-19

To continue to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Marin County Health Officer has issued a new Shelter in Place Order (“Order”) that extends the shelter in place mandate through May 31, 2020 with some modifications. Under this new Order, small construction projects may continue if Construction Safety Protocols per Appendix B-1 of the Order … Continued

New Program Provides Free Restaurant Meals to Older Adults

State’s Great Plates Delivered program goes before Board of Supervisors May 12 San Rafael, CA – In partnership with the local community, the County of Marin plans to start participation in the State of California’s Great Plates Delivered Program, set up to support older adults who are sheltering in place, unable to access meals, and ineligible for … Continued

Submit your Planning applications online!

In an effort to make more services available online while City Hall is closed to the public, Planning is now taking applications online!   We have prepared guides to help walk you through the process of applying and paying online. After submitting online, staff will review the application to determine the project type, fees, any … Continued

Apply for ALL Building permits online during the City Hall Closure

The City has made the decision to close all non-essential services to the public in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. As part of our effort to make some of these services available digitally, you can temporarily apply for ALL building permits online.  Anyone can apply for a … Continued

BioMarin/Whistlestop Project in Downtown

At Monday night’s City Council meeting, which starts at 7 p.m., the City Council will consider approving a redevelopment project in Downtown at 999 Third Street. BioMarin is proposing to redevelop a former PG&E site by building two new 70 ft tall office buildings totaling 207,000 square feet, which will be incorporated into their existing … Continued

General Plan 2040 Update

On Monday December 2, 2019 at 7 p.m., the City Council will hear a progress report on the General Plan 2040 update.  Staff will brief the City Council on the status of the project and get input on key policy issues. Topics include transportation policy, including a proposed addition of a “vehicle miles traveled” methodology … Continued

What You Need to Know: Potential PG&E Power Shutoff

Prepare Now Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) has notified the County of Marin that it may activate its Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) protocols in response to a high wind event and Red Flag Warning. At 7:30am this morning, PG&E said it could potentially initiate a planned power shutoff in parts of Marin County … Continued

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