Fairfax Update
News From Around Town...
February 28,2022
Join Us in Welcoming Our New Town Manager
When we announced that Heather Abrams was hired as our new Town Manager at the December 15th Council meeting, March still felt so far away. Well now here we are on the last day of February and Ms. Abrams will be starting work with the Town of Fairfax this week!

Please join us in welcoming Heather to our special town. We also want to extend a huge thank you to Adam Politzer for being our Interim Town Manager for the last several months. He has kept things running smoothly as we found, hired and prepared for our new Town Manager. We are especially grateful that he was able to extend his time to make sure we had leadership while Heather finished her commitment with Tamalpais Community Services District.

March 2nd Town Council Meeting - Upcoming Items

Here are some key items coming up at the March 2nd Town Council meeting:

  • Introduction of new staff - Heather Abrams, Town Manager; Sean Youra, Climate Action Coordinator and Lorena Barrera, Administrative Analyst

  • The emergency work on Sir Francis Drake is complete and as such, the Council will consider adopting a resolution proclaiming the termination of the local emergency. They will also consider adopting a resolution making a supplemental budget appropriation, authorizing payment, accepting the work as complete and directing the issuance of a notice of completion for the temporary repairs made to the roadway.

  • They will consider adopting resolutions denying the application for a commercial medical cannabis business permit, design review permit, and sign exception permit for a cannabis storefront retailer/adult use retail delivery-only business at 1930 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and dismissing as moot an appeal of a Planning Commission denial of a conditional use permit and formula business conditional use permit for a medical cannabis storefront retail/adult use retail delivery-only business.

  • The Council will also consider adopting a resolution extending the current terms for temporary use permits and temporary encroachment permits to March 1, 2023, and direct staff regarding next steps framework for long-term outdoor dining structures.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Marin Events 

Join Drive Clean Bay Area at their upcoming webinar to learn about EVs and visit their in-person EV and e-bike road shows to take a test drive/ride. 

Zoom Webinar
EV 101 Marin: Tuesday, March 8th at 7PM

Please visit www.rideanddriveclean.org for a full list of events. 
Artist in Residence Applications - Last Day to Apply!

The Town’s Recreation & Community Services Department is seeking to add another Artist-in-Resident (AIR) to the Town’s existing artists. 

The application opened on February 1st and the deadline to apply TODAY - February 28th

Housing Element Update

Be Part of the Solution: Add Housing to your Property
  • More than 10 Fairfaxians have already indicated their interest in learning more about the process for adding housing units to their property. You can add your name and learn more by filling out the Property Owner Interest Form.
  • Your contribution could help the Town meet its housing goal for the Housing Element Update.

Make Public Comments on Important Documents
  • The Housing Element Update process is starting to move into drafting important sections of the Housing Element policy document. 
  • Check out the Public Comments page where Fairfaxians can review the latest drafts of important documents, voice their suggestions, and ask questions. 
Other Ways to Voice your Vision for Future Housing
  • Visit the Fairfax Speaks Sites Inventory page to see and provide input on the potential sites being considered for additional housing. 
  • Make sure to register on the Fairfax Speaks website for future updates throughout this year-long planning process.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
Volunteer Board Meeting
February 28 - 6:30pm

Tree Committee Meeting
February 28 - 7pm

Town Council Meeting
March 2 - 7pm

Parks & Recreation Meeting
March 14 - 7pm

Climate Action Committee Meeting
March 15 - 7pm

To view the agendas visit our Public Meetings page.
Fairfax Recreation
Toddler Music with Dani Levy
Women’s Club outside patio
Ages 0-6 years
Wednesdays, March 2-30

NEW CLASS starting in March! 
Chi Gong with Susan Ezra
10am -11am 
Bolinas Park

Other Town and County News
Fairfax Library

Gathering Stories / Weaving Resistance: Climate Justice and Justice Across Borders
March 5 - April 2
Fairfax Library during open hours
Community Room Gallery

Reception will be held on Saturday March 26, 2-4pm

In this exhibit, documentary photographer Peg Hunter explores two social justice movements: Climate Justice and Justice Across Borders. From Honduras to Minnesota to the Bay Area, she shines a light on some of the human stories and issues at the heart of each movement. 
Town of Fairfax is Hiring a Neighborhood Response Group Coordinator

The Fairfax Neighborhood Response Group (NRG) Coordinator works with Fairfax Neighborhood Response Groups (NRGs), which are volunteer neighborhood initiatives that help residents prepare for, respond to, and recover from major disasters like earthquakes and floods, and wildfires. The NRG Coordinator's primary role is to aid in developing new NRGs and providing support to existing NRGs (such as current FireWise neighborhoods).

Want to Get Involved? Join a Board or Commission!

Do you want to make a real difference in 2022? Consider joining a board or commission for the Town of Fairfax. There are openings on several boards and commissions. Click here to see the current vacancies.

Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) Grants

This is the perfect time of year to do yard work and clear brush to be as fire safe as possible.

Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA) offers two grants opportunities to help residents with expenses related to creating defensible space and home hardening.

Contact: 415-539-6972 info@marinwildfire.org
The next episode of Wildfire Watch is now available on Fire Safe Marin's Youtube channel. 

This episode's focus - Backyard Do's & Dont's - promotes a shift towards fire-smart landscaping and highlights the new responsibilities that this poses to local landscapers, nurseries, and real estate agents.

Marin Water Update
Water is a precious resource year round. Please continue to monitor usage and take steps to save water.

More data regarding our water supply, reservoir levels, and recent rainfall can always be found at marinwater.org/water-watch.
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