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Town Council meeting recap | August 2, 2023

Posted on August 4, 2023


Photo credit: Martha E. Ture, Mt. Tamalpais Photography

August 2, 2023 Highlights

Certification of Initiative Petition regarding Fairfax Just Cause Eviction and Rent Stabilization Ordinances

The Council accepted and filed the Certificate of Sufficiency of Initiative Petition. After over two hours of public comment and discussion, the Council voted 4-1 to submit the Measure to the voters at the next municipal election on November 5, 2024.

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Just Cause Evictions and Rent Stabilization Ordinance amendments

The Council discussed, reviewed, and approved several amendments to these ordinances. The approved amendments will come before the Council for adoption at their September 6, 2023 meeting.

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Gate Safeguards

The Council adopted an ordinance adding Chapter 15.17 “Gate Safeguards” to Title 15 “Buildings and Construction” of the Fairfax Municipal Code.

The ordinance establishes additional rolling gate safety requirements, including periodic inspection of gates to ensure that they are in good working order and in compliance with the applicable codes. It also mandates gate safety measures be put into place for existing rolling gates by January 1, 2024.

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Street Sweeping Services

The Council discussed contracting with a third party service to perform regular street sweeping. The Council authorized the Town Manager to issue a request for proposals.

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Consent Calendar

All consent calendar items were approved.

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Agenda items #4: EV Acceleration Strategy presentation and #6: Prohibiting New Gas Stations were moved to a future meeting date.

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