Special Town Council Meeting: February 29, 2024

Feb 29 2024

6:30 pm Fairfax Women’s Club

Fairfax Women's Club - 46 Park Road, Fairfax 94930
February 26, 2024
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Special Agenda

Thursday, February 29, 2024 | 6:30 p.m.
Fairfax Women’s Club, 46 Park Road
Zoom Webinar ID 880 3100 1183


This meeting will be held in person and on Zoom. It will be broadcast on Channels 27 and 99 and livestreamed on https://www.townoffairfax.org/watch-live-2/ and https://www.cmcm.tv/27.

In-person and remote participation

  • Women’s Club at 46 Park Road, Fairfax
  • Join the Zoom webinar https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88031001183
  • Dial in to Zoom’s telephone number +1(669) 900-9128 or +1(346) 248-7799 and press *9 to provide verbal public comment. Zoom Webinar ID 880 3100 1183.

Public Comment

  • Email written comments to the Town Council before 3:00 p.m. to be posted online. Emails received after the cutoff time will be posted online and made part of the record the next business day.
  • You may also provide comments in-person and over Zoom during the meeting. For Zoom, use the ‘raise hand’ feature to provide verbal public comment.
  • Speakers are limited to two (2) minutes per person.

Hybrid meeting at the Fairfax Women’s Club and via Zoom




Land Acknowledgement

The Fairfax Town Council acknowledges that we are located on the un-ceded ancestral lands of the Coast Miwok people of present-day Marin County. We honor with gratitude the land itself, and all of its ancestors: past, present, and emerging.

Meeting Protocol

The Mayor shall maintain order at the meetings. The Council and the audience are expected to refrain from using profane language and/or ridiculing the character or motives of council members, staff, or members of the public and to maintain the standards of tolerance and civility. Please turn off all cellular phones or place in silent mode.

The Town Council will review the agenda at 10:00 P.M. to ascertain which items, if any, will be continued to another meeting. Any matter not started by 11:30 P.M. will be continued to an adjourned or regular council meeting unless the Council votes to suspend this rule.

Report Out on Closed Session Action

Public Hearings

1. Directed referral of Planning Commission Resolution No. 24-01 temporarily suspending Planning Commission Resolution 22-01 for Application # 21-17 due to non-compliance with conditions of approval, plans and discretionary permits, including a Hill Area Residential Development Permit, Design Review Permit, Excavation Permit, Tree Removal Permit and Minimum and Combined Side-yard Setback and Retaining Wall Height Variances for a Single-family Residence, Detached Garage/Accessory Dwelling Unit at 79 Wood Lane. CEQA: Not a project under CEQA pursuant to Guidelines Section 21065. – Town Attorney, Janet Coleson

Supplement to Agenda Item #1

Regular Agenda

Speakers are limited to two (2) minutes per person.

2. Discuss partial implementation for rent stabilization program; consider adoption of a resolution to start partial implementation of the rent stabilization program; and consider introduction of an ordinance to amend Chapter 5.55 (Rent Stabilization Program) of the Town Code. s. CEQA: This Resolution and Ordinance are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) pursuant to section 15061(b)(3) of the State CEQA Guidelines. — Planning Director, Jeff Beiswenger and Town Attorney, Janet Coleson

Ordinance is designed to provide housing providers a lower cost option to request rent increases above the Annual General Adjustment.


Public Comment 1
Public Comment 2
Public Comment 3 (pages 1-19)
Public Comment 3 (pages 20-38)
Public Comment 4
Comments submitted after the 3:00 p.m. deadline


In memory of Fred “Lee” Berensmeier

If any of the matters described above is challenged in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at any public hearing described on this agenda, or in written correspondence delivered at, or prior to, this Council meeting.

If you need an accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting due to disability, please contact the Town Clerk prior to the meeting: (415) 453-1584 or cfoster@townoffairfax.org.

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Council after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection www.townoffairfax.org.

Meetings are be broadcast, recorded, and uploaded to the Town’s website.

This meeting notice was posted in accordance with Government Code section 54954.2(a)(1) on or before February 26, 2024.

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