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June 21, 2018

Summer is right around the corner and what better way to start the season of BBQs, pool parties, and tan lines then by donating a small amount of blood to those who may not be able to enjoy summer’s activities. Each blood donation has the power to save up to three lives. Please join the...

July 28, 2018

Now in its 20th year, the San Rafael Sunset Criterium has become part carnival, part madhouse, part Thunderdome. It has reached a critical mass of energy that circles among crowds and riders, across announcer and DJ, and through the streets and community, only to feed into the reputation of the next year. The best riders. The best...

Goldenaires Newsette July 2018Community Services

Before After   The new Victor Jones Park Playground is open to the public! There will be some minor utility work that will be completed by mid-July, however, the playground is now open for the community to use and enjoy. The Victor Jones Park Improvement project includes two new play structures, a new swing set,...

State law requires public employers to negotiate employment agreements with employees. We have approximately 400 full-time employees, most all of which are members of some form of a bargaining group, from the various public safety groups to non-safety groups which include positions such as engineers, street maintenance workers, and librarians. Negotiations between the City and...

The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) plays a major role in funding transportation projects and programs that improve mobility, reduce congestion, and provide a transportation system with more options for those living, working, visiting and traveling in Marin County. TAM administers the expenditure plans for Measure A, the ½-cent sales tax measure passed in 2004,...

The Marin County Grand Jury recently released a report, Homelessness in Marin: A Progress Report as a follow up to their 2015 report, Homelessness in Marin: A Call for Leadership. According to the report, our community has made significant progress in addressing homelessness. The City of San Rafael was called out as having played a...

At Monday’s meeting, the City Council will consider one of the most--if not the most--important recurring items: the City’s budget. The budget is the City’s fiscal plan that sets out anticipated revenues and expenditures for accomplishing a variety of services over a fiscal year. Basically, it’s our financial plan. This item is presented as a...

On Monday evening, the City Council will consider a response to the recently released Grand Jury report, Sexual Assault in Marin: Evidence Collection, Processing and Backlog. The report finds that while Marin County has taken a positive direction in its handling of sexual assaults and support of victims, there are areas of improvement. The proposed response...

Also on Monday evening, the City Council will consider a resolution supporting the Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act. In response to the housing crisis, in the fall of 2017 the California State Legislature and Governor Brown passed a series of new bills, including new measures to increase financial support for housing creation.  Senate Bill...

The City of San Rafael is proud to announce the launch of its new online business permitting portal, OpenCounter, which includes two new tools centered around business development. The first tool, a Zoning Portal, will allow users to explore where different businesses are permitted throughout the City.  The second, a Business Portal, is designed to...

Last Thursday, the City of San Rafael - in partnership with the County of Marin, Downtown Streets Team, the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, and Homeward Bound of Marin - hosted Marin's 1st Annual Community Job Fair.  The results are in - it was a huge success!     According to Job Seekers ....  ...

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