How is the City supporting downtown businesses?

In April 2020, the City launched the San Rafael Small Business COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund to help small businesses struggling to maintain cash flow during these unprecedented times. Please visit the fund’s website for more information. In addition, in conjunction with the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce and the Citythe San Rafael Business Improvement District (BID) spearheaded a weekly initiative to support downtown restaurants by closing down Fourth Street, so these restaurants can utilize the parking spaces, sidewalks, and roadways to place tables and chairs to serve customersOriginally intended to occur on Thursday nights, this program is now extended to both Thursday and Friday nights! Visit the BID’s website for more information. Additionally, the Marin Recovers website has more information on a plan for a safe and scaled reopening of Marin County. 

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