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June 27, 2023

Town News

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

Due to the July 4 holiday, the next regular Town Council meeting will be 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.

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Fairfax Planning Commission is accepting applications!

The Town of Fairfax is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on the Planning Commission! 

  • Have a voice in the planning of your town. 
  • Learn more about the specifics of planning and zoning in Fairfax. 
  • Give back to your community. 

Boards and commissions members bring a diverse voice and perspective to inform a variety of decisions and projects in town – apply today

Applicants must be a Town resident and at least 18 years of age. 

The deadline to apply is June 30, 2023.

Apply for the Planning Commission

Defensible Space Evaluations begin this week for Forrest and Deer Park neighborhoods

Uniformed Fire Inspectors will conduct Wildfire Defensible Space and Home Hardening Evaluations on residential properties in the Forrest and Deer Park neighborhoods of Fairfax starting this week.

Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority's progress by the numbers

  • 50,000 homes evaluates.
  • 4,000 acres of shaded fuel breaks created.
  • 1,000 miles of evacuation routes cleared.
  • More than $1 million given in residential grants.


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

Look up you Defensible Space Report
Learn more about these inspections

Fairfax residents are chipping away their yard waste!

Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) Chipper Days recently chipped their way through town and Fairfax residents didn’t waste any time! In Fairfax so far, the MPWA has conducted 77 pickups with 165 total cubic yards removed (unchipped).

The average pile size per pickup is 2.23 cubic yards - that is the equivalent to 16 dump trucks of unchipped material!

It’s not too late to take advantage of this amazing program, check out the schedule online and sign up for their next scheduled pickup.

Marin County makes progress on Upper Bolinas Road Repair project

Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) is moving through the required bidding process for the Bolinas Road repair project. 

It is anticipated that the contractor will begin operations in late July.  Contact the Marin County DPW with questions about this project

Town Administrative offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4th 

The Town of Fairfax offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

24-hour operations will remain in effect for the Police and Fire Departments.

Climate Action

Residential Organics Carts Being Delivered for State mandated program, effective January 2024

Using your green cart for organics recycling is good for the earth. Starting January 1, 2024, participating in the green cart program to compost organic food scraps and yard trimmings is also becoming State mandated.

Marin Sanitary will soon be delivering organics service carts to the remaining 27 single family homes that don’t currently use a green cart. This additional cart will not cost residents anything as it is already a part of their bundled service. This will ensure that every resident can keep their organic waste out of the landfill. 

Ongoing Climate Action programs


Summer in Fairfax

It’s not too late to sign up for one of Fairfax’s awesome camps. Grab a friend, or two, and join the summer fun!

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

Open Space Committee

Tuesday, June 27 | 7:00 p.m.

Special Town Council Meeting in Closed Session

Wednesday, June 28 | 9:00 a.m.

Town Council Meeting

Wednesday, July 12 | 6:30 p.m.

Parks and Recreation (CANCELED)

Monday, July 10 | 7:00 p.m.

Learn more about our public meetings.

Local events

Reception for SOULSAIL: The new kinetic sculpture in the Parkade  

June 30 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Fairfax Parkade

Have you seen the new SoulSail sculpture in the Parkade? It is a 20-foot colorful kinetic sculpture by one of our Artists in Residence, Susan Pascal Beran

Come meet the artist and celebrate Fairfax’s commitment to arts and culture. Drinks and refreshments, great conversation and interesting folks!

2023 Marin County Fair

June 30—July 4 | 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Marin County Fairgrounds

The Marin County Fair returns in full (indoors and outdoors) for the first time since 2019. With the theme Electrifying!, this year’s fair will celebrate all things electric, solar, and charged with excitement.

The 2023 fair will include fair favorites such as the juried Fine Arts and Photography Exhibit, headline concerts, carnival rides, sheepdog trials, the petting zoo, fireworks every night, and much more.

2023 Fair tickets are available online only.

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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