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In early 2017, the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge was launched as a collaborative research and design project to initiate innovative solutions brought on by climate change. Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, this Bay Area adaptation design competition focuses specifically on sea level rise. The competition was set-up to select ten site areas in...

The first day for students in the San Rafael City Schools District and the Dixie School District is next Thursday, August 23. You may see an increase in traffic congestion around the City--and it won’t be just commuters trying to get to work; you’ll likely see parents dropping off their students, school buses driving through...

Also on Monday, the City’s Community Development Director will give a brief presentation on various housing topics: state-mandated housing laws; current City housing policies and regulations; the City’s current housing stock, including our affordable housing inventory; accessory dwelling units; current housing development activity; short-term residential rentals; and the current rental housing market. This report will...

This year, San Rafael, similar to many parts of the Western United States, is in the midst of an unusually long and high-risk fire season as a result of several recent years of drought, high levels of extremely dry vegetation, and elevated summer temperatures. We currently staff two open space rangers and a comprehensive vegetation...

On Monday evening, the City Council will consider a response to the recently released Grand Jury report, Yellow School Bus for Traffic Congestion Relief. In their report, the Grand Jury examined yellow school bus (YSB) programs in Marin County and found that these programs were developed in a varied district-by-district approach that lacks coordination and consistent funding that...

Over the past several meetings, the City Council has discussed and approved several employee labor agreements with various bargaining groups. On Monday evening, the City Council will discuss a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the San Rafael Police Association. At the City Council’s direction, this MOU would be brought back for final consideration in September....

Please be advised that San Rafael Mayor Gary Phillips and Governor Brown have authorized that the flag of the United States be lowered and flown at half-staff at San Rafael facilities in honor and remembrance of Fire Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett, of Draper, Utah, who passed away on August 13, 2018, while working on the Mendocino Complex Wildfires.  We extend our heartfelt...

September 16, 2018

The West End Neighborhood Association (WENA) is planning to have the annual Block Party / Picnic on Sunday September 16, 2018. It is to be held on Neame Street in the West End of San Rafael. The Block Party has been held by WENA since 2002 and has been having it on Neame Street for...

August 29, 2018

San Rafael Night with the Pacifics! Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 7:05 pm  FREE Tickets for San Rafael Residents & Employees                                     +                                                   Spot Light on the B Team & Albert Park Improvement Project Join the City of San...

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