Town of Fairfax

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April 18, 2023

Town News

Special Town Council meeting April 19 from 5:00 - 9:30 p.m.

The main topic of this special meeting is the Draft Sixth Cycle Housing Element Update and a Scoping meeting on the Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report. There will be two presentations from the Town’s consultants.

Fairfax residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to make comments both orally and in writing.

View the Housing Element staff report
View the Draft Sixth Cycle Housing Element

Take our Survey for the May 6 Just Cause Evictions Workshop

To help us prepare for the workshop and focus the discussion on the aspects of the just cause eviction ordinance that residents prioritize for amendment, please take our pre-workshop survey by April 23, 2023.

Take the Just Cause Eviction survey
Learn more about Fairfax's Just Cause Eviction Ordinance

FireSafe Marin's April message: Spring Fire Prevention in Zone 0

It’s time to prepare for wildfire. The most important thing you can do to protect your home is to clear combustible materials from the first 5 ft around your house. Then, if a wildfire blows burning embers your way, there is nothing next to your home to ignite. This is called Zone 0 and can be part of a beautiful, fire safe yard.

Adapting to wildfire means being prepared.

Learn more about fire safe yards

Climate Action

Earth Day + Take Back Day

Saturday, April 22 | 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mark your calendars and let the cleanout begin! Take Back Day is on Saturday, April 22.

  • E-waste and paper shredding: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Medication: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Electronics waste and paper shredding

Take advantage of this free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of electronic waste (no batteries or bulbs).

Confidential paper shredding will also be available.

Medication drop-off

Turn in unneeded medication for safe disposal of unused or expired medications. We will not accept injectables, syringes, and illicit substances.

Compost and mulch pick-up

Compost is available to Fairfax residents only next to the Fairfax Skatepark off of Bank Street. Bring your own container and shovel! First come- first served.

Learn more about Take Back Day

Electric Landscape Equipment Rebate Program

Earlier this year Fairfax launched its Landscape and Equipment Trade-in Rebate Program, and there are still funds available!

Who is eligible?

Residents and commercial landscapers with an active Fairfax business license are eligible to receive these rebates.

Learn more about this progam and apply online

Free Hot Water Heater Assessment & Other Ways to Reduce Household Emissions

Heat pump water heaters are a climate-friendly alternative to gas water heaters. But most gas water heaters are replaced when they fail, with another gas one, locking in years of greenhouse gas emissions. Getting a free assessment is a great first step to be ready to replace your gas water heater.

Sign up to get a free assessment of your hot water heater as part of a new Fairfax and San Anselmo pilot program with Ready-Set-Replace

Sign up for a free water heater assessment


Summer is right around the corner - sign up and join us for some fun in the sun!

We have some NEW Springtime classes happening for our community. Please check them out and sign up today! 

  • New Toddler Music class with Lakshmi starting in April at lower cost!
  • Mommy & Me class for 0-3 year olds
  • Contemporary Dance for School Aged Kids
  • Contact Improvisation Family Jam with Good Fun Stuff
Learn more and sign up for a class
View the Spring and Summer Catalog

Teen Open Mic - save the date!

Friday, May 12 | 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Fairfax Women's Club

Singers, Musicians, Bands, Poets, Actors, Comedians and anyone wanting to share the spotlight are welcome!

The event aims to promote youth participation in performance arts.

Text or call to reserve your spot: 415-390-6196

Middle and High School Game Night

April 21 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Come out and enjoy an exciting new night of games, sports, and other fun activities with Brandon Marsh!

We're introducing a new game night for kids and teens, creating a space for friendly competitive fun. This new game night will allow you to choose the game, sport, or activity of your choice and liking.

Learn more and sign up for game night

Age-Friendly Newsletter

Check out the Age Friendly Fairfax newsletter for April 2023

Read the April Age-Friendly newsletter

Upcoming public meetings

Climate Action Committee

Tuesday, April 18 | 7:00 p.m.

Special Town Council Meeting

Wednesday, April 19 | 5:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

Thursday, April 20 | 7:00 p.m.

Tree Committee

Monday, April 24 | 7:00 p.m.

Learn more about our public meetings.

Local events

Learn about Vanpooling with Transportation Authority of Marin

April 19 | 12:00-12:30 p.m.


The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) has teamed up with Commute with Enterprise, MTC’s Bay Area Vanpool Program Contractor, to host a webinar for employers interested in learning more about forming vanpools and associated incentives currently provided by TAM and MTC.

Learn more about how you can benefit from vanpooling and RSVP.

Arbor Day Tree Planting - Saturday, April 29

April 29 | 12:00 p.m.

Peri Park

Join us to celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday April 29, 2023 at Peri Park near the Women’s Club. We will plant a tree to commemorate the day. Residents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Ember Stomp 2023 - Saturday, May 20

11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Marin Civic Center Fairgrounds

Ember Stomp invites residents to learn their role in being part of a fire-adapted community and how we can all prepare for wildfire. This year offers a bigger space with new music, entertainment, exhibits, vendors and a live burn demonstration. This FREE event is fun for the whole family.

Learn more about Ember Stomp 2023.

Postponed until further notice - Fairfax Theater Company presents their Spring Play – a bawdy satire – Days in the Life of Shakespeare!

When the event has been rescheduled, new details will be provided.

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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