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1125 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

COVID-19 Service Modifications

During the current public health crisis, the City of San Rafael remains committed to protecting the health and safety of community members and employees, while also striving to deliver public services to the greatest extent possible.  The City remains committed to our local San Rafael businesses, supporting them during this difficult time by providing business guidance, helping our merchants navigate the various loan programs on offer, exploring the financial resources that are available to them, and promoting our local businesses that are open during the shelter in place order.  Visit our COVID-19 specific business resources webpage for a collection of business and employment information and our open businesses webpage to support our local merchants as we get through this together.  Although we are not meeting our business community face-to-face at this time, we are here for you.  If there are any questions at all, please feel free to contact us here and we will email or call you back as soon as we can to assist you.

Economic Development in San Rafael

 

The Economic Development Department works to improve the business environment in San Rafael. We are here to help you with your business location questions, permit process issues, real estate investment needs, or other business assistance. We also provide real estate project planning,  oversee special events throughout the City, and administer various special projects.

Community Events

Oct 21 2020

Day of the Dead San Rafael- Memories of Altars Past Video: 2012

9:00am - 10:00am
  • Add to calendar 2020-10-21 09:00:00 2020-10-21 10:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Day of the Dead San Rafael- Memories of Altars Past Video: 2012

When  Wed, October 21, 9am – 10am Description  A flashback of altars created for our event over the years. Una retrospectiva de los Altares creados para nuestro evento a través de los años. https://www.facebook.com/DiaDeLosMuertosSanRafael

Oct 22 2020

Day of the Dead San Rafael- Cooking Tutorial with Chef Ana of La Villa Bonita (In English)

3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-10-22 15:00:00 2020-10-22 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Day of the Dead San Rafael- Cooking Tutorial with Chef Ana of La Villa Bonita (In English)

When  Thu, October 22, 3pm – 4pm Description   Learn to make a tasty Mexican treat with Chef Ana of La Villa Bonita Culinary Vacation. Aprenda a hacer una rica comida mexicana con Chef Ana de La Villa Bonita Culinary Vacation. https://www.facebook.com/DiaDeLosMuertosSanRafael

Oct 23 2020

Day of the Dead San Rafael- Pan Rafael

5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-10-23 17:00:00 2020-10-23 18:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Day of the Dead San Rafael- Pan Rafael

When Fri, October 23, 5pm – 6pm Description Local musician (and Pickleweed Advisory Committee member) Louise Yost plays cheery calypso music on her steel pan. Músico local Louise Yost toca música alegre de calipso en su tambor de acero. https://www.facebook.com/DiaDeLosMuertosSanRafael

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