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.

What should I do if I see someone panhandling?

Rather than providing money or food, you can always make eye contact and say hello to someone in need.  If someone does need emergency services like food, St. Vincent’s  is open for breakfast, lunch and to-go meals 365 days a year.

You can also put your change to work at purple parking meters throughout the City. The purple meters installed downtown accept both coins and credit cards for donations to Downtown Streets Team in San Rafael. Feed the meter or if you need a tax receipt, donate online.

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