The City’s administrative offices will be closed from Monday, December 25 – Monday, January 1. 24-hour operations will remain in effect for the Police and Fire Departments. Some facilities will be open at full or limited hours. Get more information.

November 5, 2013 Election

At the Council meeting of May 6, 2013, the City Council adopted a resolution proposing a General Municipal Election be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, and to include the San Rafael Elementary School District and the San Rafael High School District General Election. The issues presented to the voters at the election were:

Election of two (2) City Councilmembers for the full term of four years each;
Election of three (3) members of the Board of Education for the full term of four years each

For more detailed information regarding the November 5, 2013 General Municipal Election or election procedures, please see the staff report & resolution.

Additional Resources:
Notice of Election
Staff report and resolution calling election
Independent Expenditure Ordinance

Election Results:

At the Council meeting on December 2, 2013, the City Council adopted a resolution declaring canvass of returns and results of the consolidated Municipal Election held on November 5, 2013. The City of San Rafael voters elected Kate Colin and Maribeth Bushey Lang to the offices of City Councilmember.

Rachel Kertz and Natu Tuatagaloa appointed to members of Board of Education.

Candidates for San Rafael City Council & Financial Reports

Kate Colin:
Form 501 – Candidate Intention Statement
Form 410 – Statement of Organization
Nomination Papers issued 7/16/2013
Nomination Paper filed 07/26/2013
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – January – June, 2013 (Semi-Annual)
Form 497 – Contribution Report 08-15-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report 09-12-2013
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – July 1 – September 21, 2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report 09-26-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-04-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-07-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-24-2013 (6)
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – September 22 – October 19, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – September 22 – October 19, 2013 (Pre-Election) Amendment

Randy Warren:
Nomination Papers issued 7/15/2013
Form 501 – Candidate Intention Statement
Form 410 – Statement of Organization
Nomination Paper filed 08/07/2013
Form 410 – Statement of Organization Amendment
Form 497 – Contribution Report – 09-03-2013
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – July 1 – September 21, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 410 – Statement of Organization Amendment – October, 2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report – 10-16-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report Amendment – 10-16-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-18-2013 (3)
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-23-2013 (4)
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – September 22 – October 19, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-30-2013
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – September 22 – October 19, 2013 (Pre-Election) Amendment

Form 460 – Campaign Statement – October 20 – December 26, 2013 (Termination)
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – October 20 – December 26, 2013 (Termination) Amendment
Form 410 – Statement of Organization (Termination)

Maribeth Bushey Lang:
Form 501 – Candidate Intention Statement
Form 410 – Statement of Organization
Nomination Papers issued 7/17/2013
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – January – June, 2013 (Semi-Annual)
Form 497 – Contribution Report – 08-07-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report – 09-11-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report – 09-21-2013
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – July 1 – September 21, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 497 – Contribution Report – 10-07-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report – 10-23-2013
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – September 22 – October 19, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 497 – Contribution Report – 10-28-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report – 10-30-2013
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – July 1 – September 21, 2013 (Pre-Election) Amendment
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – September 22 – October 19, 2013 (Pre-Election) Amendment

Greg Brockbank:
Form 501 – Candidate Intention Statement
Form 410 – Statement of Organization
Nomination Papers issued 7/15/2013
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – January – June, 2013 (Semi-Annual)
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – January – June, 2013 (Semi-Annual) Amendment 
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – July 1 – September 21, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – September 22 – October 19, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 497 – Contribution Report – 08-20 and 10-02-2013 (1)
Form 497 – Contribution Report – 10-25 and 10-28-2013 (2)
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – July – December 2013 (Termination)

Candidates for Board of Education – Two Seats – No Election

Rachel Kertz:              Nomination Paper issued 07/22/2013 – Filed 08/05/2013
Natu Tuatagaloa:      Nomination Papers issued 08/06/2013 – Filed 08/06/2013

Other Filings

San Rafael Firefighters PAC:
Form 497 – SRFA Contribution Report – Measure E – 08-28-2013
Form 497 – SRFA Contribution Report – Kate Colin – 09-12-2013
Form 497 – SRFA Contribution Report – Maribeth Bushey Lang – 09-13-2013
Form 497 – SRFA Contribution Report – Measure E – 09-24-2013
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – July 1 – September 21, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – September 22 – October 19, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 497 – SRFA Contribution Report – Measure E – 10-28-2013
Form 497 – SRFA Contribution Report – Measure E – 11-04-2013

San Rafael Police Association:
Form 497 – Contribution Report – Measure E – 09-11-2013
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – July 1 – September 21, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 497 – Contribution Report – Bushey Lang & Colin – 10-02-2013
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – September 22 – October 19, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – September 22 – October 19, 2013 (Pre-Election) Amendment
Form 465 – Independent Expenditure Report – Colin – 10-19-2013
Form 465 – Independent Expenditure Report – Bushey Lang – 10-19-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report – Measure E – 10-30-2013

Independent Expenditures

Independent Expenditure Ordinance
For more information, also visit the California Fair Political Practices Commission web site

Form 496 – Bushey Lang
Form 496 – Colin
Independent Expenditure Literature 1
Independent Expenditure Literature 2
Form 496 – Bushey Lang
Form 496 – Colin
Independent Expenditure Literature

Measure E

At the Council meeting on July 15, 2013, the City Council introduced Ordinance No. 1913 and adopted Resolution 13572, placing a measure on the November 5, 2013 ballot to extend and increase by one-quarter of one percent (0.25%) the existing transactions and use tax adopted in 2005 by Measure S. Resolution No. 13572 also contained the specific ballot question to appear on the ballot. Since the July 15 meeting, the City Attorney revised the ballot question slightly, and the City Council adopted a resolution revising the ballot question as follows:

Measure E – City of San Rafael Transactions and Use Tax

“Shall the City of San Rafael extend the existing one-half percent local sales tax and increase the rate by one-quarter percent to provide YES funding that cannot be taken by the State, and can be used to preserve essential city services for a period of 20 years, including: maintaining NO rapid emergency police/fire response times, maintaining adequate numbers of on-duty firefighters/paramedics/police, ensuring earthquake safe police/fire stations, maintaining community centers and repairing city streets?”

On August 5, 2013, the City Council accepted the impartial analysis from the City Attorney.

Election Results

At the Council meeting on December 2, 2013, the City Council adopted a resolution declaring canvass of returns and results of the consolidated general municipal election held on November 3, 2013. The City of San Rafael voters approved the Measure E with the required two-thirds majority vote, and adopted a new Ordinance amending Chapter 3.19 of the Municipal Code of the City of San Rafael to extend and increase the existing Transactions and Use Tax.

Additional Resources:
Measure E Notice
Staff report & resolution calling election
Ordinance No. 1913 – Tax Measure
City Attorney Impartial Analysis
Staff report & resolution declaring canvass of returns

Financial Filings

Form 410 – Statement of Organization
Form 410 – Statement of Organization Amendment
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – January 1 – August 22, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 497 – Contribution Report 08-29-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report 09-11-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report  09-12-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report 08-26 – 09-25-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report 09-26-2013
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-03-2013
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – August 23 – September 26, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 497 – Contribution Report Amendment
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-07-2013 (7)
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-07-2013 (8)
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-16-2013 (8) Amendment
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-17-2013 (9)
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-22-2013 (10)
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-23-2013 (11)
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – September 27 – October 22, 2013 (Pre-Election)
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-25-2013 (12)
Form 497 – Contribution Report 10-30-2013 (13)
Form 497 – Contribution Report 11-01-2013 (14)
Form 497 – Contribution Report 11-01-2013 (15)
Form 497 – Contribution Report 11-04, 05-2013 (16)
Form 460 – Campaign Statement – September 27 – October 22, 2013 (Pre-Election) Amendment
Form 460 – Campaign Statement 12-20-2013 (Termination)
Form 410 – Statement of Organization (Termination)

Close window