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Information and Upcoming Workshops on Objective Development and Design Standards

Posted on February 26, 2020

In collaboration with ten other jurisdictions (including the County of Marin, who is coordinating the effort) the Town of Fairfax is working on Objective Development and Design Standards (ODDS) for residential development in Fairfax.  Please see the notice about upcoming public workshops.  You can also read the staff report on this topic from the February...

What do you think about regulating emergency generators in Fairfax? Please take our survey to inform decisionmakers.

Posted on February 21, 2020

We are happy to announce our most recent survey with OpenGov - Tell us what you think about regulating emergency generators in Fairfax. Take the survey here.

Opportunity to serve Fairfax: vacancies on the Planning Commission and Climate Action Committee

Posted on February 13, 2020

COMMITTEE:  Fairfax Planning Commission  TERM OF OFFICE: Full four-year term to January 31, 2024  DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 23, 2020 Interested applicants are expected to attend one meeting of the Commission and must be at least 18 years old and a resident of the Town of Fairfax. As a general rule, this group meets the 3rd Thursday of...

Sidewalk Replacement in Downtown

Posted on February 13, 2020

The first phase of the downtown sidewalk repair project will begin Tuesday, February 18th. This phase replaces the sidewalk from Gestalt Haus to the southern edge of the Mono parking lot on Bolinas Road. The work will take 2-3 days. During this time, the Bolinas Road entrances to Mono alley (adjacent to Gestalt Haus) and...

FIRESafe Marin Vegetation Management Work Has Begun Along Evacuation Routes

Posted on February 7, 2020

FIRESafe Marin vegetation management work has begun. The work is focused on vegetation near the ground, from 0' to 16', along fire evacuation routes. Read the plan here.

Elections Dept. Needs Poll Workers

Posted on February 7, 2020

Elections Dept. needs Poll Workers for March 3rd Primary Election. Click for Details.

Traffic Enforcement Update – Cascade Drive

Posted on February 5, 2020

Due to repeated complaints from residents of speeding cars on Cascade Drive, as well as stop sign violations at the intersection of Cascade and Laurel we have focused our attention in this area as we do throughout the entire town based on need or community concern.  While we have heard complaints that the police are...

PG&E Has Begun Tree Trimming for Fire Safety – Orange Tags Have Been Placed on Trees That Threaten High-Voltage Power Lines.

Posted on January 31, 2020

Dear Residents, You may have noticed orange ribbons/paint on trees in your neighborhood.  These tags represent the trees that a PG&E contractor will be trimming pursuant to California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulations.  PG&E states it has an arborist mark trees that do not meet the new standard of 12’ of clearance above, below, and...

Victory Village Will Be Opening its Waitlist on Feb. 15th

Posted on January 28, 2020

Victory Village will be opening its Waitlist on Feb. 15, 2020. View the flier with more information about the application process.

Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Dwelling Units Ordinance Adopted

Posted on January 24, 2020

The Town Council adopted Ordinance 844 regarding Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Dwelling Units at the January 15, 2020 Town Council Meeting. To read the Ordinance visit our Recent Ordinances page.

Cascade Striping Project

Posted on December 16, 2019

The striping work being done on Cascade is an effort to create more traffic calming and to reserve a portion of the roadway for people to walk. The striping is intended to create “Two-Way” traffic sections of the road. The purpose of the TWO-WAY TRAFFIC AHEAD sign is to warn drivers travelling they are approaching a roadway section where two-way...

Special Municipal Tax Service, SmartMeter Ban and Fairfax Fire and Building Codes Updated by the Adoption of Four Ordinances at the December 4 Town Council Meeting

Posted on December 12, 2019

At the December 4 Town Council Meeting, four new ordinances were adopted. Ordinance 839 authorized the levy of a special municipal tax to finance the Town’s Municipal Services by the passage of a two-thirds vote on Measure F on the November 5, 2019 General Election. Ordinance 840 extended the Town’s ban on SmartMeters until repealed...

Notice of Reorganization of the Fairfax Town Council

Posted on December 5, 2019

At it's December 4, 2019, regular meeting, the Fairfax Town Council reorganized as follows: Mayor Renee Goddard Vice Mayor Bruce Ackerman Council Member Barbara Coler Council Member Stephanie Hellman Council Member John Reed The Fairfax Town Council regular meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the Council Chambers in the Fairfax Women's...

Scenic Road Paving Project

Posted on November 19, 2019

SCENIC ROAD PAVING PROJECT (11/25-11/26) The Scenic Road pavement project is scheduled to begin Monday (11/25) and to be completed on Tuesday (11/26).  The approximate location is between the Scenic/Ridge intersection and the 450 block of Scenic Road (approx. 1,000 linear ft).  The project does require Ridge and the affected portion of Scenic Road to...

Current Information – PG&E Power Update

Posted on November 19, 2019

11/19/19  2pm Good News! The PSPS event for Marin has been CANCELED. There will be no PSPS power outage in Marin.   PG&E reports that forecasted weather conditions have improved and that they are not planning to turn off power for public safety in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Trinity...

Cannabis Licensing Application and Processing Procedure Information Are Now Available

Posted on November 1, 2019

Cannabis Licensing Application and Processing Procedure Information are now available on the Planning and Building Department page under Forms & Permits. Applications can also be obtained at Fairfax Town Hall, 142 Bolinas Road, during regular business hours 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. -  5 p.m. Monday thru Thursday.

Citizen of the Year Awarded to Two Outstanding Community Members at the October Town Council Meeting

Posted on October 8, 2019

David Smadbeck and Jody Timms were awarded the Town of Fairfax’s 2019 Citizen of the Year Award on October 2, 2019 at the Town of Fairfax’s regular Town Council meeting. Read more about how they have contributed to our community on the Citizen of the Year page.

Two Ordinances Adopted at the October Council Meeting Regarding Single Use Plastics and Planning Application Time Limits and Extensions

Posted on October 4, 2019

At the October 2nd Council Meeting two new ordinances were adopted. Ordinance 837 Added Sections Establishing Time Limits for Incomplete Planning Permit Applications and Extensions for Permit Application Deadlines. Ordinance 838 Regulating Single-Use Foodware. To read each ordinance please visit our Recent Ordinances page.

Looking for ways to get more involved? Join a Town committee!

Posted on January 31, 2019

Take a look at our current vacancies and learn more on the Boards and Commissions page.
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