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This document provides additional information related to the City's recreation programs. Vendors can also find a sample of the City's normal recreation program offerings in our Spring 2020 Activity Guide.

The first step to being prepared is awareness. Knowing what disasters are possible in your community helps to make your emergency plans more effective. Understanding how you will be warned of a danger means that you will know when to put your plans into action. Sign up on Alert Marin to receive critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe...

The disaster resiliency of our communities is directly tied to the preparedness of individuals, households and small businesses. First response and emergency management agencies work hard to ensure that they are ready, but emergency resources are limited. In the U.S., there is (on average) only one first responder for every 200 people in the community. The ability of individuals...

Location: 618 B Street, San Rafael Community Center When: Sat, 09/12 - Sun, 09/13 Time: 1PM - 5PM The City of San Rafael has opened a Clean Air Center Saturday, September 12th through Sunday, September 13th at the 618 B Street Community Center. This Clean Air Space will help to protect the health and well-being of those who are continually exposed to very...

PurpleAir is a real-time air quality sensor that feeds into a continuously updated, crowd sourced map at www.purpleair.com. Particularly useful for geographic-specific and realtime air quality readings, PurpleAir has become a go-to site for many during this fire season to check the air quality in their backyard or in the destination they’re heading. The City...

We were able to increase the on-street parking supply by approximately 24 spaces in East San Rafael. On Thursday August 29th, Bayside Striping and Seal striped on-street angled parking on the on the south side of Bellam Boulevard between Vista del Mar and Playa del Rey and on the west side of Kerner Boulevard south...

This past week Public Works Streets and Parks Maintenance staff installed 6 new outdoor dining areas in parking spaces in front of businesses along 4th Street. The barricades, planters, and plants were funded by TAM’s Quick Build Grant – a Measure AA funded grant program designed to aid local businesses during the pandemic by building...

Streets Supervisor John Shindelus with his crew of Jeremy Quintal and Arturo Tinoco work with some of our contracted labor to clear out a large homeless encampment in the City's storm drain system. This was an especially difficult clean up due to the location, type of debris and conditions within the storm drain. They hauled...

The Parks Division has had a very busy couple of weeks. The Parks crew devised a creative solution to beautify an empty planter bed in front of Johnny Doughnuts. The Parks Division also assisted the San Rafael Police Department with the clean up of another large homeless encampment. Parks Division crew members Valente Curiel, Jorge...

Date and time: Date and time: 2020-09-14 08:00 amLocation: City Council - September 14, 2020 (Special Closed Session)Department: Public MeetingsAgendaSelect 'download' below to view the AgendaDate and time: 2020-09-14 08:00 amLocation: City Council - September 14, 2020 (Special Closed Session)Department: Public MeetingsAgendaSelect 'download' below to view the Agenda

Garage Division vehicle mechanic Angel Lopez made quick work of this transmission replacement. With all maintenance personnel riding alone in vehicles, it was important to get this truck back into service as soon as possible.

The Francisco Blvd West multi-use path and one-way conversion is under construction. Over the last two week’s Francisco Blvd West was temporarily closed at Rice Drive as the contractor drove sheet piles along the creek. The majority of the new bike path will be installed within the previous southbound vehicle travel lane, but as the...

At the end of July, the City kicked off the multimillion-dollar upgrade of the sidewalk on Francisco Blvd East between Vivian and Grand Ave. The City’s contractor, Ghilotti Bros, continues to make progress replacing underground storm drainpipe. Concurrent with the City’s project is a cooperative effort with the San Rafael Sanitation District (SRSD). The project...

Date and time: Date and time: 2020-09-17 06:00 pmLocation: Park & Recreation Commission - September 17, 2020Department: Public MeetingsDate and time: 2020-09-17 06:00 pmLocation: Park & Recreation Commission - September 17, 2020Department: Public MeetingsAgendaSelect 'download' below to view the AgendaAgenda packetSelect 'download' below to view the Agenda PacketDate and time: 2020-09-17 06:00 pmLocation: Park &...

Ross Terrace/Clayton Street lots Address: Ross Street Terrace/Clayton Street APNs: 012-141-59 and -60 Project No: ED19-090/ED19-091/LLA19-008 Applicant: Steve Carter Joseph Farrell Architect 1 Commercial Drive, Suite 106 Novato, CA 94949 Scarter @ farrellarc.com Project Planner: Ali Giudice, Principal Planner (415) 485-3092 Alicia.giudice @ cityofsanrafel.org   Project Description The proposed project includes an application for an...

Living in the Bay Area can feel especially tough these days, from the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, wildfires throughout the state, unhealthy air, and a general anxiety throughout the nation. Though we may feel overwhelmed by all this, it is important to take care of ourselves and our loved ones.   Today is Thursday, September 10th—World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD).  Each year, suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters...

All short-term rental units are required to post emergency procedures, information on signing up for emergency alerts, and fire safety information.  Why? Short-term rentals represent a unique fire risk for a variety of reasons. Those using short-term rentals may be from out of the area and unfamiliar with wildfire risk and safety procedures. The information will...

All new construction, home improvements impacting more than 25% of the structure, replacing roofing or windows, all community owned space (i.e. HOA shared land), etc. Vegetation management plan approval will be part of residential building resale (RBR) inspections or if the property is transferred to a new owner (inheritance, donated, etc.) or the zoning or...

Designated parcels would be required to have more than one means and direction of egress in the event of a wildfire or other emergency. Fences over two (2) feet tall will be required to have two gates, accessing different cardinal directions installed. This will include new fences, replaced fences, and at property resale.  Why? This would...

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