In response to community concerns about noise the San Rafael and Novato City Councils have established a Quiet Zone effective immediately. The train horn will not blow at railroad crossings.

Sidewalk Repair & Maintenance

June 19, 2017 City Council Meeting

On Monday, June 19, 2017, the City Council accepted a report and provided direction to staff about a proposed plan for ensuring sidewalks in San Rafael are well-maintained. We’ve researched how other communities have addressed sidewalk repair and presented recommendations on next steps: including the the potential adoption of an ordinance and a repair cost-sharing program. After input from City Council and the community on the proposal, staff will return in July with a final plan. If you were unable to attend, check out the meeting online and view the presentation.

If you were unable to attend, check out the meeting online and view the presentation.

February 6, 2017 City Council Meeting

On Monday, February 6, 2017, the City Council considered developing a shared sidewalk and tree maintenance program whereby the City matches the funding provided by the adjacent property owner up to a maximum of $1000 per property per year, with an annual budget of $250,000. If you were unable to attend, check out the meeting online and view the presentation.

October 2016 Community Meetings

In October 2016 we sought input toward a solution to improve sidewalks. We held 3 community meetings to hear your thoughts on a potential Sidewalk Repair Program and surveyed residents for their opinions on potential funding sources. The survey is now closed, staff is reviewing the survey results so that a proposal may be drafted and presented to the City Council. If you were unable to attend the community meetings, you can still view the presentation from staff. 

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