Town Council Meeting: November 3, 2021

Nov 3 2021
October 26, 2021
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Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 7:00 pm




Due to the declared State of Emergency and to ensure the health and safety of the public by limiting human contact that could spread the COVID-19 virus, and pursuant to AB 361 and Fairfax Town Council Resolution No. 21-40, this meeting will be held via teleconference only. 

There will be no in-person meeting location. The public can participate in the meeting as follows:

  • Watch on or 
  • Watch on TV Comcast Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99
  • Watch/speak on Zoom: Webinar ID 892 2302 5481 or join 
  • To speak during the Public Comment time, select the Raise Hand icon and you will be added to the queue and unmuted when it is your turn.
  • Listen/speak by phone: +1(669) 900-9128 and use Webinar ID above. If you receive a busy signal, call +1 346 248-7799. (Press *67 before dialing to hide your phone number.) To speak during the public comment time press *9 and you will be added to the queue and unmuted when it is your turn.
  • Prior to the meeting, you may email written comments to the Town Council to read and consider, up to 3:00 pm on the day of the meeting. All emails will be included in the meeting record.  




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.


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. 


Housing Element Virtual Community Workshop – Saturday, Nov. 20 

Town Boards and Commissions: a great way to volunteer and meet neighbors! Applications available on the Town website Current opportunities:

  • Community Emergency Preparedness Committee 
  • Climate Action Committee 
  • Parks and Recreation Commission
  • Volunteer Board 
  • Open Space Committee 
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  • Fairfax Food Pantry: Saturdays 8:00-10:00am, Fairfax Community Church, 2398 SFD Blvd.


  1. A Collaborative Approach: Ending Chronic Homelessness in Marin PowerPoint Presentation Presented by County Health and Human Services:  
    • Ken Shapiro, Chief Operating Officer / Chief Assistant Director
    • Ashley Hart McIntyre, Homelessness Policy Analyst
  1. Marin County Mobile Crisis Continuum Teams PowerPoint Presentation Presented by Connor Pearce, Mobile Crisis Continuum Unit Supervisor, and Kellianne Martinez, Licensed Crisis Specialist


This is the time to address the Council on matters not on the agenda. Individuals are limited to 3 minutes, groups to 5 minutes, subject to the mayor’s discretion. The Council is not permitted to take action and state law strictly limits the right of the Council to discuss any unagendized item unless it can be demonstrated to be of an emergency nature or the need to take immediate action arose after the posting of the agenda. (Gov. Code §54954.2). 


The Council may approve the entire consent calendar with one action (vote). In the alternative, items on the Consent Calendar may be removed by any Town Council or staff member for separate discussion and vote. The opportunity for public comment on consent calendar items will occur prior to the Town Council’s vote on the Consent Calendar. 

  1. Receive Financial Statement and Disbursement Reports September 2021 – Finance Director Michael Vivrette
  1. Approve minutes for the Town Council meetings of September 2021 – Town Clerk
  1. Receive written report on Councilmembers’ assignments, committees, and activities in October – Town Clerk Michele Gardner
  1. Adoption of a Resolution Making Findings and Determinations under AB 361 for the Continuation of Virtual Meetings – Town Clerk Michele Gardner
  1. Receive update on the Public Works Director recruitment, approve recruitment brochure and direct Staff to provide an update and recommendation on salary range at the December 1st Council meeting – Interim Town Manager Adam Politzer

Supplement – Revised Brochure

  1. Receive Report of Town Hall Closure and Winter Furlough Days for Town Hall Employees from December 23, 2021 to January 3, 2022 – Interim Town Manager Adam Politzer
  1. Adopt a Resolution Establishing the Regular Council Meeting Dates for the Months of January and July in 2022, and confirm 2022 regular meeting calendar – Town Clerk Michele Gardner
  1. Adopt Resolution Supporting the Goal of Reaching 100% Zero Emission Vehicle Sales in California by 2030 – Town Clerk Michele Gardner
  1. Second reading by title only and adoption of an Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of Fairfax Amending Chapter 8.44 of Title 8 of the Fairfax Municipal Code, entitled “Clean Indoor and Outdoor Air and Health Protection – Smoking Regulations” to Address Smoking in Multi-Unit Residences; CEQA Exempt Under CEQA Guidelines Sections 15060(c)(2) and 15060(c)(3) – Town Clerk Michele Gardner
  1. Authorize Interim Town Manager to submit a letter supporting extension of Measure “A” Quarter-Cent Sales Tax which supports parks, open space, and agricultural lands – Interim Town Manager Adam Politzer
  1. Authorize Mayor to send a letter expressing concerns over congressional redistricting currently in process – Town Clerk Michele Gardner

Supplement: Sample Letter

  1. Adopt a Proclamation declaring November 2021 Native American Heritage Month – Councilmember Cutrano

Supplement: Proclamation


  1. This item is continued to December 1, 2021. 

80 Crest Road: Appeal of a Planning Commission denial of a Height Variance for an unpermitted Ground Floor Level that would result in the height of the residential structure being approximately 50 feet; Assessor’s Parcel No. 002-152-32; Residential Single-family RS-6 Zone; Verle and Marene Sorgen, appellants/owners; CEQA categorically exempt, § 15301(e)(2)(1). – Principal Planner Linda Neal, Town Attorney Janet Coleson 


  1. Receive Presentation and Update Surrounding Options Related to the Town of Ross Facilities and impacts to the Ross Valley Fire Department, and provide direction to the Town Council Representatives on the Ross Valley Fire Board regarding restructuring options – Ross Valley Fire Chief Weber, Interim Town Manager Adam Politzer (1 hour)  PowerPoint Presentation
  1. Introduction and first reading by title only of an Ordinance Amending Chapter 8.08 Relating to Solid Waste, Recyclables and Organic Waste to Implement SB 1383 Regulations. Exempt from CEQA because it does not constitute a project under CEQA pursuant to Guideline 15378(b)(5) – Interim Director of Public Works Jonathon Goldman (1 hour)  PowerPoint Presentation

Supplement: Revised ordinance and redline of changes

  1. Discussion of Safety Element progress including potential changes to the text, policies, programs, and graphics; the development of new wildfire safety programs, recognition of the efforts of Fire Safe Marin, Neighborhood Response Groups, and the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority; and compliance with SB 379 (2015) to address climate adaptation and resiliency – Planning Director Ben Berto (1 hour) 

Supplement:  Housing Element Subcommittee Report

COUNCIL REPORTS AND COMMENTS (Brief announcements and reports on Councilmember assignments, committees, and activities, including reports from meetings attended at Town expense.)



Agenda Forecast


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  

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

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