Town of Fairfax

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July 11, 2023

Town News

Regular Town Council meeting July 12th at 6:30 p.m.

Join the next regular Town Council meeting tomorrow evening, Wednesday, July 12th at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be in-person at the Fairfax Women’s Club, 46 Park Road and online.

View the July 12 agenda
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Fairfax wins storm water cleaning funds

Fairfax’s Public Works Department applied for a Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP) grant and won funding to install storm water trash capture devices in several downtown locations. Look for work to be starting in the next few weeks near Bolinas Road between Park Road and Broadway, and on Merwin Avenue. 


This is a big deal! The trash capture devices will help us combat trash, chemicals, and other pollutants from entering Fairfax’s creeks and waterways. Special thanks to MCSTOPP for their help with this project.  

Fairfax celebrates the new SoulSail sculpture in town

Recently, Fairfax community members came together to celebrate SoulSail: the new kinetic sculpture in Fairfax Parkade created by local artist in residence, Susan Pascal Beran. Thanks to everyone who joined in the celebration!

Photos taken by artist in residence, Stephanie Mohan.

Get financial support to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit

The California Housing Finance Agency has an ADU Grant Program available to homeowners to help with pre-development and non-reoccurring closing costs associated with building an ADU.  

Learn more about this ADU Grant Program and how to apply. 

Wildfire and emergency preparedness

Defensible Space Evaluations happening in Fairfax

Uniformed Fire Inspectors will conduct Wildfire Defensible Space and Home Hardening Evaluations on residential properties in Fairfax, including: 

  • Oak Manor and Oak Manor Ridge neighborhoods starting this week. 
  • Cascade Canyon neighborhood starting July 24th. 

Every home in Marin will receive a wildfire evaluation:

  1. Open the report.
  2. Fix the issues. 
  3. Stay safe. 


Contact or call (415) 275-1185 with questions or for assistance accessing your property's online Defensible Space Report.

Look up your Defensible Space report
Learn more about these inspections

Check on your neighbors during increased temperatures

During a heat wave, certain groups are at higher risk, such as the elderly, young children & people with pre-existing health conditions. Check on your friends and neighbors regularly who may struggle with higher temperatures. 

Sign up for one of the remaining chipper days in Fairfax

Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) Chipper Days has three more opportunities for Fairfax residents to take advantage of this amazing program—you cut down your own yard waste and the MWPA comes and chips it away!

Weeks remaining for Fairfax include: 

  • Week of August 28th 
  • Week of October 2nd 
  • Week of November 6th 

Check out the schedule online and sign up for a reservation during one of these weeks!


Summer in Fairfax

Fairfax summer camps are underway, and we couldn’t be more excited! There is room for anyone still looking to join and we’d be happy to have you. Come join the fun! 

  • Spanish camp
  • Skate camp 
  • Tennis camp 
  • Basketball camp 

Family Fun Days are coming up soon! Check out our Summer and Fall dates

Learn more and sign up for summer in Fairfax

Age Friendly Fairfax

Read the July Age Friendly newsletter to learn about new and upcoming classes and events.

Read the July 2023 Age Friendly Newsletter

Upcoming public meetings

Town Council Meeting 

Wednesday, July 12 | 6:30 p.m. 

Climate Action Committee  

Tuesday, July 18 | 7:00 p.m. 

Planning Commission  

Thursday, July 20 | 7:00 p.m. 

Tree Committee 

Monday, July 24 | 7:00 p.m. 

Learn more about our public meetings.

Local events

July 13 San Anselmo-Fairfax Neighborhood Meeting 

July 13 | 6:30 p.m. 

Ross Valley Fire Station 19, 777 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo 

Join Senator Mike McGuire, Fairfax Mayor Chance Cutrano, San Anselmo Mayor Steve Burdo and Ross Valley Fire Chief Dan Mahoney for a San Anselmo-Fairfax Neighborhood Meeting. Sharing updates and discussing critical issues facing the community. 

Seating is limited, register online for a spot.

Fairfax Farmers' Market

Every Wednesday | 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Bolinas Park

Enjoy Fairfax’s Farmers' Market now through October! Grab dinner or pick up fresh veggies and baked goods to bring home.  

  • Live music 
  • Fresh handmade foods 
  • Artisans 
  • And more! 

Learn more about the Fairfax Community Farmers' market.

Get involved with your town

Get involved by joining a Board or Commission

Do you want to make a real difference in 2023? Consider joining a board or commission for the Town of Fairfax. There are openings on several boards and commissions, find out what they are and consider joining!

Learn more about Boards and Commissions

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