In February of 2021, after a multi-year process including a citizens advisory committee and dozens of public and community meetings, City Council adopted our enhanced Citywide Vegetation Standards to better protect our City from the risks of a devastating wildfire. Since adoption, staff have worked diligently to knock on every door in San Rafael to provide information and complete property evaluations. If no one is home, information is left at the door. Residents can access their free reports using personal codes provided on door hangers.
In addition, in 2021 and 2022 informational mailers were sent to every physical and tax record address in San Rafael. It is also important to note that the City has had specific vegetation standards for homes in the wildland urban interface since 2007, which included the required removal of Juniper.