Fairfax Newsletter | February 20, 2024


Marin County Public Works Closes Fairfax-Bolinas Road through Tomorrow, Wednesday February 21

A precautionary closure of Fairfax-Bolinas Road in both directions from Azaela Hill to Highway 1 has been implemented by the Marin County Public Works due to hazardous weather conditions. The road is schedule to reopen by Thursday this week. Check the Marin Public Information Map or sign up for Alert Marin to receive updates on road closures. 

Special Town Council Meeting - Thursday, February 29

The Town Council will hold a Special Town Council meeting on Thursday, February 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairfax Women's Club. The agenda will highlight:

  • 79 Wood Lane Appeal
  • Rent Stabilization Program Implementation

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Comments for the Town Council can be sent to fairfaxtowncouncil@townoffairfax.org.

Updates on Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Projects Around Town

PG&E Begins Gas Line Replacement Project on Upper Scenic

PG&E has begun a gas line replacement project on Upper Scenic and Tamalpais to enhance and upgrade the gas supply services. The project is expected to last until April or May.

Residents can expect road closures and detours in order for PG&E to safely complete this work. Updates will be provided throughout the project from PG&E and shared in our newsletter.

For more information about our pipeline safety programs, visit pge.com/gas or call 1-800-743-5000.

PG&E Planned Outage Beginning Thursday, February 22

A PG&E planned outage will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 10:00 PM continuing through, Friday, February 23, 2024, until 3:30 AM affecting service at Claus Drive & Sir Francis Drake Blvd.. This upgrade work will improve the electric system in your community. For questions, call the Planned Outage Coordinator at (877) 743-6397 and refer to Reference ID 905946, or visit pge.com/plannedoutages.

Vroom, vroom - Street Sweeping Begins

We're excited to announce the start of our street sweeping program in town! Maps displaying sweeper routes for each day of the week are available on the Town’s website. Stay tuned for more details on how to sign up for sweeper notifications so you can be in the know about when the sweeper will be in your neighborhood.


Inquiries about street sweeping services can be directed to Marin Sanitary at 415-456-2601.

Registration Deadlines Coming for March 5 Election

Today, Tuesday, February 20, is the last day to register to vote online for this election. After that, a prospective voter must register in person at the Elections Department in San Rafael or one of the 20 other vote centers throughout the county. The opportunity remains open to register and participate in the primary up until 8 PM on Election Day, March 5.


Learn more about other keys dates to keep in mind for the March 5 Election.

New Gate Safeguards in Effect

Over the summer, the Town Council adopted new gate safeguards to address the safety concerns associated with vehicular gates, automatic vehicular gates, and other large gates. The primary purpose of this ordinance is to mitigate the significant threats these gates pose. It achieves this by introducing additional requirements for the installation, operation, and inspection of gates within the town.

These new safeguards went into effect January 1, 2024. 

We are Recruiting to Fill Vacancies on Fairfax's Board & Commission!

It’s not too late to apply! We’re recruiting to fill vacancies on Fairfax’s boards and commissions, including, Parks and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, and Community Emergency Preparedness Committee. 

Participating on a board or commission is a great way to get involved with your community and your local government. Learn more and apply online!

Fairfax Police

Fairfax Police Department Launches New Wellness App for Employees

The Town of Fairfax has introduced a confidential wellness app for police officers and their families, addressing mental and physical wellness challenges faced by law enforcement personnel. Developed by Cordico, the app features a wellness toolkit, self-assessments, and resources on topics like fatigue, suicide prevention, and nutrition. It aims to support officers in managing job-related stress and building resilience by providing 24/7 access to mental health resources, local therapists familiar with first responder needs, peer support, and chaplains. This initiative marks Fairfax Police Department's commitment to enhancing the well-being of its personnel, joining numerous other agencies nationwide using Cordico's technology.

Read the full press release here.

Climate Action

Electric Landscape Equipment Rebates

Starting from January 1, 2024, it is mandatory for residents, Town staff, contractors, and commercial landscapers to use electric (battery-operated or corded) or manual landscape equipment.

Good news! We continue to offer rebates for both residents and landscapers who purchase eligible electric landscape equipment from Fairfax Lumber & Hardware. Additionally, you can receive a rebate discount at the point of sale when you trade in your gas- or diesel-powered tools. Make the switch to electric and save!


For additional information about the ordinance and rebate program, visit the Landscape Equipment webpage.

Residential Electrification Program

Fairfax and San Anselmo have teamed up with ReadySetReplace for a pilot program offering free assessments to homeowners interested in switching to electric appliances. Assess your home's electric readiness and determine which gas appliances to replace first. When you're ready to upgrade, we'll connect you with local contractors and help you get rebates on appliances like heat pump space heaters, heat pump water heaters, and induction stoves.

Sign up now and get more program details at ReadySetReplace's website.


Dive into a season of fun and inspiration with Fairfax Recreation’s Spring/Summer 2024 Recreation Guide! Whether you’re looking for enriching classes, exciting events, or just a dose of daily inspiration, our latest catalog has something for everyone. From the comfort of your home, view and download the guide online or stop by Town Hall to pick up a physical copy.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make the most of the warmer months ahead. Join the Fairfax community in celebrating the joys of spring and summer.

Summer camps

From tennis to Basketball to Spanish Camp – we’ve got all your interests covered. Get the kids and their friends together and sign up for one of our awesome camps this summer!

Upcoming Meetings

Climate Action Committee

Tuesday, February 20 | 7:00 p.m.

Tree Advisory Committee

Monday, February 26 | 6:30 p.m.

Open Space Committee

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

Special Town Council Meeting

Thursday, February 29 | 6:30 p.m.

See more public meetings.


Save the Date for the Fairfax Theater Company’s Alice in Wonderland Tea Party—March 23rd

Saturday, March 23rd | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Women’s Club

Join us for a whimsical tea party with Alice, the Mad Hatter, March Hare, Queen of Hearts, and other Wonderland characters. The Fairfax Theatre Company will provide entertainment as you indulge in a delightful English Tea experience. Don't be late! Tea starts at 2:00 PM.

Learn more about this event on our website.

From our Partners

Marin Countywide Electrification Roadmap

In concert with community stakeholders, Marin Climate and Energy Partnership members and County of Marin staff have drafted recommended key actions to equitably transition Marin’s buildings to an all-electric and energy efficient future. They are requesting your feedback on actions proposed. Please take their five minute SURVEY, which should take 5 - 10 minutes to complete. In addition, please download this supplementary document for more details on the key actions proposed. Survey closes March 1, 2024.


For more details on roadmap development and stakeholder engagement results, please visit the following:

  1. The "2023/2024 Marin Countywide Electrification Roadmap" landing webpage
  2. The Roadmap FAQs page

Age Friendly Fairfax

Read the Age Friendly February newsletter to learn about new and upcoming age-friendly classes and events.

If you're looking to get connected with or have questions about the Age Friendly community, contact our representative for the Commission on Aging, Kristin Amlie at aginginfairfax@sonic.net.

Fairfax Festival Open Poster and T-Shirt Contest

Every year, the poster and T-shirt art for the Fairfax Festival is decided through their annual Poster & T-Shirt Contest. Entries are submitted and voted on by the Festival Committee.

The winning entry will be the artwork judged to best capture the spirit and essence of the upcoming Festival.

There is no cost to enter. This contest is open to all artists high school age and up.

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