In response to community concerns about noise the San Rafael and Novato City Councils have established a Quiet Zone effective immediately. The train horn will not blow at railroad crossings.

Even Year Elections

Posted on April 3, 2017


State law (SB 415) requires cities to change local elections to even-year statewide elections – this change is expected to lower costs by consolidating elections and increase voter turnout. As our local elections in San Rafael have been in odd years, this change could impact the term lengths of current elected officials. At their March 6 meeting, the City Council discussed this topic and directed staff to return with an ordinance that implements this transition to even-year elections by 2022. On Monday, April 3, at 7p.m., the City Council will consider this ordinance.

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