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Here at the City of San Rafael, it’s no secret that we strive to make San Rafael a great place to work and live. We recently created a visualization tool to display sweeping routes and their schedules to make it easier for you to see what days and timeframes the sweeper will be on your...

Back in August, in response to ongoing and pervasive gun violence, Mayor Phillips ordered the City’s flags to be lowered to half-staff. After a period of time, the Mayor directed that the flags be returned to full-staff and that the City carefully review all available policy and program actions that the City may take to address gun...

SMART is getting closer to opening its extension to Larkspur and is currently testing the train control and railroad crossing warning systems along the newly constructed portion of track from San Rafael to Larkspur. This work was preceded by the construction of a new intersection at Andersen Drive, “flipping” the road and the railroad tracks to...

Did you know that you can receive Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event notifications, even if you are not a PG&E account holder? This means that you can be notified of potential public safety outages impacting you, your workplace, or the home of a friend or loved one, which may help you both prepare and stay safe. This new...

  Have you ever waited at the bus stop and wondered where you bus is? Now, you don’t have to wonder anymore! Golden Gate Transit has partnered with Transit app which features real-time arrivals, trip planner that plots your journey and allows you to select preferred transit modes and travel dates/times, a trip companion that gives step-by-step directions...

On July 15, 2019, the City Council authorized combining the former Community Services Department with the former Library Department. The new department is called “Library and Recreation,” and together, they create new possibilities for collaboration and innovation in programming and services for the community. We have been carefully evaluating the design of the new department, which...

The City of San Rafael (City) hereby requests proposals from qualified consultants for the preparation of contract documents for the Southern Heights at Courtright Retaining Wall Project. It is the intent of the City to hire a qualified consultant who can facilitate environmental compliance, permitting clearance (if necessary), design, and construction support services (at City’s...

PG&E will be hosting an upcoming webinar to share information about their Community Wildfire Safety Program (CWSP). This webinar will provide an additional opportunity for anyone who is interested in PG&E’s wildfire safety efforts to receive a presentation from PG&E leadership, ask questions and provide feedback. Topics will include: Expansion of the Public Safety Power...

Located along Spinnaker Point Drive, Schoen Park is a small playground serving the Canal and Spinnaker Point communities. After considering the community’s needs and following extensive upgrades to playground equipment located at the nearby Pickleweed Park, the City has decided to re-purpose the Schoen Park area. In the near future, the playground equipment will be...

Located along Spinnaker Point Drive, Schoen Park is a small playground serving the Canal and Spinnaker Point communities. After considering the community’s needs and following extensive upgrades to playground equipment located at the nearby Pickleweed Park, the City has decided to repurpose the Schoen Park area. In the near future, the playground equipment will be removed...

If extreme fire danger conditions threaten a portion of the electric system serving a community, it may be necessary to turn off electricity in the interest of public safety - a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).  Beginning with the 2019 wildfire season, PG&E announced expansion of their PSPS program to include all electric lines (distribution...

One of the key calls to action is for PG&E customers to update their contact information at their earliest convenience to help PG&E notify them in the event of a possible PSPS: Update contact info with PG&E online or by calling 1-866-743-6589 during normal business hours to receive alerts directly from PG&E through automated calls,...

Setting aside one gallon of drinking water per person, per day. Non-perishable food that is easy to prepare without power. Non-electric can opener, along with forks, spoons, and knives. Adequate baby and pet food if a household has either or both. Flashlights (Do not use candles.) At least two extra sets of batteries. A battery-powered...

Marin Transit: If Traffic lights are affected, then Marin Transit services may be delayed.  Most of Marin Transit vehicles are either fueled at the County or at Golden Gate Transit’s yard. These fuel pumps have generators in the event of electrical outages.  Marin Transit currently has two electric buses at this time, and would be...

The City of San Rafael Public Works facility has a back-up generator, fuel tanks on site. In the event of a PSPS, Public Works would be responsible for ensuring adequate fuel supplies for emergency vehicles and City back-up generators.

The City has been in touch with cell phone companies and understand that they are actively working on their contingency plans to assist consumers in the event of a potential power shutdown by PG&E. This is a statewide issue and as soon as the City hears back from them, we will share the information with...

Dance DiscoveryCommunity Services

Dance Discovery offers a unique opportunity to work with career track dance students from the Dominican University of CA BFA program with Alonzo King LINES Ballet. This class will cultivate a rich sense of self-expression and physicality for students in grades 4-6. Ballet based warm-ups will develop coordination, strength, balance, and rhythm, while creative tasks...

Battery back-up units will be utilized at all intersections along major arterials and major collectors, that is about 50% of our traffic signals. The remainder of the intersections will be left dark. By the California Vehicle Code, an intersection in dark mode is a legal four way stop with or without stop signs. Please be...

The City’s sewage system will continue functioning, Central Marin Sanitary Agency (CMSA) has the ability to extend the sewage system function with the use of existing co-generation engine and holding tanks for the primary treated effluent at their plant. Residents would be asked to limit use of the sewage system by doing things like not...

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