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The City of San Rafael’s Cause for Eviction Ordinance goes into effect on July 17, 2019. The City Council discussed this policy on February 4, 2019 (Staff Report | Council Meeting), May 6, 2019 (Staff Report | Council Meeting), and June 3, 2019 (Staff Report | Council Meeting). A copy of the final Ordinance is...

The City of San Rafael’s Rental Housing Dispute (i.e. “Mandatory Mediation”) Program goes into effect on July 17, 2019. The City Council discussed this policy on February 4, 2019 (Staff Report | Council Meeting), May 6, 2019 (Staff Report | Council Meeting), and June 3, 2019 (Staff Report | Council Meeting). A copy of the...

The Fair Housing Act was passed by the United States Congress in 1968. It prohibits discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin or sex. Today, communities federal agencies and federal grantees are required to "affirmatively further" fair housing. In practice, this means "taking meaningful actions, in addition...

The City of San Rafael has adopted a variety of policies and programs to support landlords and tenants. This page will provide an overview of those resources.

The City of San Rafael does not have a dedicated Housing Department. Instead, we have an interdepartmental team with representatives from Community Development, Economic Development, and the City Manager’s Office. The goal of this page is to connect you with the housing information you need. Please note, this page is still under construction. Not all...

Each year, the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce hosts a nine-month Leadership Institute, a leadership development program for professionals seeking to make a difference in their community, expand their network, and understand Marin County from the ground up. Each year's class conceives of and carries out a Class Project to support the community in a meaningful way. For...

The San Rafael City Schools (SRSC)  Board of Education recently appointed Jim Hogeboom as their Superintendent, effective July 1. Currently, Mr. Hogeboom is the Superintendent of the Novato Unified School District (NUSD), where he led the district of approximately 7,600 students for the past four years. He began his teaching career as a high school...

San Rafael City Schools (SRCS) is switching to by-trustee area elections (also known as district elections). Currently, Board members are elected in "at-large" elections, where each member is elected by voters throughout the District’s territory, including both the elementary and high school regions. Beginning in 2020, the SRCS Board of Education will be elected based...

Great news! The Marin Audubon Society was selected by the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority to receive a grant of up to $968,916 for the Tiscornia Marsh restoration and sea level rise adaptation project. The Tiscornia Marsh site covers 20 acres of tidal marsh and bay lands located north of East Canal Street. The marsh has experienced considerable erosion...

Our new Department of Digital Service and Open Government is preparing a Strategic Framework to define their vision, purpose, values, and areas of focus. The Strategic Framework will guide the new department in achieving its purpose: to make City services easy to use, and work for everyone. Please take our feedback survey (English / español) and let us know if you...

In response to the growing risk of wildfire across California, PG&E is enhancing their vegetation and safety work. Their focus will be on addressing vegetation that poses a higher potential for wildfire risk in high fire-threat areas as designated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). You may see PG&E vegetation management inspectors and contractors...

We’re in budget season! That means that over the next couple of City Council meetings, you’ll see budget-related items on the meeting agendas. For Monday’s meeting, the City Council will receive two-part report from City staff: the preliminary Capital Improvement Program (CIP)  and the Measure A - Open Space Work Plan. The CIP, which is...

On April 25, 2019, the Marin County Civil Grand Jury issued a report entitled Wildfire Preparedness: A New Approach relating to their evaluation of the impacts of wildfire to life and property in Marin County, including in San Rafael. In their report, the Grand Jury reviewed the conditions that make Marin County vulnerable to wildfire,...

Work continues in the Gerstle Park neighborhood as the City and Van Midde and Son Concrete passed the 3,000 square foot milestone in the neighborhood.  That's enough new sidewalk in the neighborhood to stretch two football fields long. Over 400 feet of curb and gutter have also been replaced. Work has slowed a little in...

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